TechTarget News - Week of Feb 28, 2021

First Newcastle residents gain CityFibre gigabit access

UK’s third national digital infrastructure platform provider claims Tyneside digital revolution is gathering pace as the first homes are connected to next-generation full-fibre network

Only 12% of worldwide enterprises fully embrace SASE

Global survey reveals that although many public and private sector organisations have elements of secure access service edge in their IT stack, few have a comprehensive architecture and a significant number do not embrace the philosophy at all

Veale looks for channel growth at Vectra

NDR player views the channel as key to growing its footprint in the growing mid-market

Digital secretary Dowden outlines UK post-Brexit data approach

The UK government is searching for a new information commissioner with an updated remit to use data to support growth and innovation, and plans on reaching new international data partnerships

Qlik analytics platform keeps focus on active intelligence

With new data catalog capabilities and enhanced SAP connectors, Qlik continues its focus on the concept of active intelligence to enable users to more easily gain insights.

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Until the robots take over, the best chance of gaining growth is to reach out to an experienced and skilled person. More across the industry have done just that in the past week

Chinese threat group 'RedEcho' targeting Indian power grid

The Chinese nation-state actor's targets include 10 different Indian power sector organizations, but Recorded Future said there's no evidence RedEcho triggered blackouts.

How SAP is riding the rising tide of cloud

SAP’s newly minted president for Asia-Pacific and Japan talks up the company’s cloud traction and what is being done to ease the transition to S/4 Hana

Cellular IoT connections to reach 3.5 billion by 2030

Strategy Analytics survey finds that despite mass roll-out of next-gen networks, in the real world of the internet of things, 4G will continue as the dominant underlying platform, and 5G-based IoT growth will be gradual over the remaining part of the decade

HMCTS rolls out digital case management system

The Common Platform digital system aims to make it easier to share and manage case information across the criminal justice system

Lawsuit challenges Amazon's treatment of Black employees

Amazon is facing a lawsuit from a corporate employee who details inappropriate behavior of co-workers and broad allegations about the firm's treatment of Black employees.

Power Fx: Microsoft's low-code language for Power Platform

Microsoft has extended its low-code application development strategy with a new programming language known as Power Fx that will be consistent across the Power Platform.

Microsoft adds intercompany collaboration to Teams

Microsoft's Teams Connect lets companies message and share files with partners and customers through the collaboration app. Teams users have wanted the feature for a while.

Review of global supply chains a delicate undertaking

A federal review of vital global supply chains such as semiconductors will likely produce a 'carrot/stick approach' to change, according to Gartner's Kamala Raman.

Gartner emphasizes augmented analytics in new Magic Quadrant

Augmented intelligence features and value are what separate leading BI platforms from the rest, Gartner analyst Rita Sallam said in a recent interview.

Microsoft bolsters data security in 365

Microsoft said the latest 365 security features provide better protection for corporate data. The improvements guard sensitive information against attacks and leaks.

Google forms cyber insurance pact with Allianz, Munich Re

Google has joined forces with two cyber insurance companies to craft specialized cyber insurance policies for Google Cloud customers called Cloud Protection+.

Microsoft ignites Apache Cassandra Azure service

Microsoft rolled out a series of enhancements for the company's cloud data efforts, including updates to Azure Cosmos DB and a new database service for Cassandra.

IBM eyes hybrid cloud opportunity in ASEAN

The hybrid cloud message is resonating among Southeast Asian enterprises that are looking to modernise their applications and systems, says IBM’s general manager for the region

Accellion FTA attacks claim more victims

More details have emerged about the Accellion FTA attacks since the December disclosure, including possible threat groups behind the breach and a growing list of victims.

Cisco completes $4.5 billion Acacia deal

Cisco said it will sell and support Acacia's optical networking products separately. Cisco will also continue selling the technology with its switches and routers.

Veritas looks beyond NetBackup for growth in ASEAN

Veritas has seen increased demand for its availability tools as it looks to address backup and recovery requirements from cloud, database and VMware workloads

Qualys caught up in Accellion FTA breach

Security services supplier confirms that some of its data was stolen via vulnerabilities in Accellion’s file transfer product

Okta acquires identity rival Auth0 for $6.5 billion

Okta CEO Todd McKinnon said Auth0 shares his company's vision to establish identity services as one of the 'primary clouds' for enterprises, such as IaaS and collaboration.

Microsoft debuts AR/VR collaboration platform Mesh

Microsoft Mesh lets people meet with colleagues as avatars in a virtual meeting place. Participants can work together on 3D models and interact through gestures.

Okta picks up Auth0 for $6.5bn

Multibillion-dollar acquisition a vote of confidence in future of identity and access management services

Sisu redesigns analytics platform to streamline workflows

Sparked by feedback from both existing and potential customers, startup BI vendor Sisu redesigned its platform to make data exploration and analysis more efficient.

Microsoft unveils per-user pricing for Power BI Premium

Microsoft is making Power BI Premium, the top-tier version of the big tech vendor's business intelligence platform, available on a per-user basis for the first time.

Microsoft makes Universal Print generally available

Microsoft wants Universal Print to replace on-premises print servers. The cloud service provides printer management and eliminates the use of printer drivers.

Microsoft's security roadmap goes all-in on 365 Defender

Microsoft 365 Defender's new threat analytics feature includes step-by-step reports on attacks, vulnerabilities and more, as well as links to relevant alerts in each report.

APAC leads in open source adoption

APAC organisations are using open source software to modernise their infrastructure and develop containerised applications, though security concerns linger on

Singapore Airlines the latest victim of supply chain attack

A restricted set of data of over 580,000 frequent flyer members of Singapore Airlines was exposed in a supply chain attack against Sita’s passenger service system

Jamie Farrelly takes on EMEA channel role at Commvault

Former Veritas staffer Jamie Farrelly joins Commvault at a time when the data player is going through a transformation and is keen to take its channel partners with it

Mandiant: MS Exchange bugs first exploited in January

Analysis from technical teams at FireEye’s Mandiant tracked activity exploiting newly disclosed vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server more than a month ago

Williams F1 car launch disrupted by data leak

Williams Formula One team forced to pull augmented reality app it had planned to use to launch its 2021 car at the last minute after an apparent cyber attack

Connectivity the ‘unsung hero’ of the future of work

Research finds that by stripping away bureaucracy, flattening hierarchies and streamlining processes, the response to Covid-19 has given an indication as to how work could and should change for the better, but there will be losers along with the winners

T-Mobile targets post-pandemic workplace with remote working suite

Aiming to address a world of work in which Covid-19 brought a decade’s worth of progress in a year’s time,T-Mobile launches a collaborative solutions suite that it says will meet the challenges of remote working head on

Microsoft makes Productivity Score useful to tech buyers

Microsoft's Productivity Score update lets an organization's tech buyers monitor, without the help of IT staff, the average performance of employees' PCs and mobile devices.

Oracle Database 21c looks for adoption of blockchain tables

Blockchain isn't just for cryptocurrency. The technology can be an additional layer of security and authenticity enabling an immutable transaction ledger in a relational database.

Linkerd 'opt-in,' developer accessibility sway IT pros

Not every enterprise needs the detailed configurability of Istio service mesh, and devs can unobtrusively experiment with Linkerd alongside other Kubernetes workloads.

HPE SimpliVity gains cloud backup and Kubernetes CSI plug-in

SimpliVity has added integration with HPE Cloud Volumes Backup and HPE StoreOnce to enable easier backup at the edge, as well as a new Kubernetes CSI plug-in.

Microsoft revamps Teams webinars

The latest Teams version lets webinar hosts register people and send notifications. Microsoft has also increased the number of view-only webinar participants to 20,000.

Prisma Cloud hatches DevSecOps plans for Bridgecrew

Palo Alto Networks will add Bridgecrew DevSecOps tools to Prisma Cloud and open its considerable coffers to fund the new acquisition's infrastructure-as-code projects.

Schneider Electric shifts to hybrid workplace

The hybrid workplace model is being embraced by Schneider Electric, which is moving to coworking offices for its employees. The firm sees it as an adaptable, if challenging, option.

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