TechTarget News - Week of Apr 04, 2021

How Lenovo is tackling HCI workloads

Lenovo has teamed up with AMD to address mission-critical workloads such as in-memory databases as APAC organisations look beyond VDI in their hyperconverged infrastructure deployments

Remote work increases demand for zero-trust security

One year after lockdowns and office closures prompted a massive, hurried move to remote work, many enterprises are reexamining their security posture.

CISA: APTs exploiting Fortinet FortiOS vulnerabilities

Three Fortinet FortiOS vulnerabilities that have been fully patched since last summer are being exploited by advanced persistent threat actors, according to the FBI and CISA.

Bank BJB Syariah taps DevOps

Indonesia’s Bank Jabar Banten Syariah is adopting DevOps and microservices to speed up delivery of applications

Ultima CEO talks of digital strategy

With the recent deal for cloud services player Just After Midnight in the bag, Scott Dodds is looking ahead to carving out more digital transformation business

Verizon and AWS team on private MEC to bring enterprises an edge

Partnership forged to allow enterprises to deploy a dedicated, private edge compute platform fully integrated with AWS cloud services and Verizon 5G private networks to improve productivity, safety and operational efficiencies

Upsolver raises $25M for no-code data lake platform

Upsolver's CEO discusses why the vendor is raising new money to advance its cloud data lake go-to-market efforts, and technologies such as the open source Presto query engine.

CDDO will assess delivery of government digital projects

Government Digital Service boss Tom Read and the government’s Central Digital and Data Office executive director Joanna Davinson reveal next steps for digital, data and technology in government

Dell EMC adds cloud-based backup to PowerProtect lineup

Dell EMC has expanded its PowerProtect portfolio with the launch of Backup Service, a cloud-based data protection product for SaaS applications, endpoints and hybrid workloads.

Facebook data leak could be outside scope of GDPR

Regulators may be unable to do much about leaked data on 533 million Facebook users, as it seems to have been stolen before GDPR came into force

New Intel Ice Lake processors boost performance, security

Intel launches third-generation Xeon Scalable processors that bolster security, accelerate common data center workloads by 46% on average and support up to 40 cores per processor.

LG to stop selling mobile phones

The Korean manufacturer will drop mobile phones and focus on electronic vehicles, smart homes and robotics. Its mobile phone unit will close by August.

Puppet Relay links event-driven IT automation to Enterprise

Puppet's Relay event-driven automation framework ships this week, with Puppet Enterprise integration that can link cloud-native workflows with on-premises infrastructure and apps.

Keeping tabs on employees in the hybrid workplace

Companies want better ways to determine if their employees are mentally healthy or are at risk of a breakdown in the hybrid workplace. Vendors line up to meet the demand.

VMware to ease hybrid cloud deployments

VMware is combining VMware Cloud Foundation and its Tanzu portfolio into a single software stack to simplify hybrid and multicloud deployment and management

Digital Realty expands Singapore footprint

Digital Realty opens its third and largest datacentre in Singapore to meet the needs of local and multinational companies that are looking to deploy critical infrastructure and scale their digital business

5G Future Forum calls for members

Hoping to provide “a beacon of opportunities previously untapped”, 5G Future Forum is seeking new members to bolster ecosystem of expanded 5G partnerships and establish global edge market that drives innovation, collaboration and competition

iomart continues shift to managed services

Cloud player’s trading statement reveals that the most recent unexpected lockdown had a negative impact on business performance

Cisco: Threat actors abusing Slack, Discord to hide malware

The threat intelligence vendor released a new report on how threat actors are increasingly abusing popular collaboration applications like Slack and Discord during the pandemic.

Trifacta unveils new integrations to enable data wrangling

Trifacta on Wednesday unveiled an updated tool to enable customers to work with their directly in Google BigQuery along with two new integrations designed to improve data preparation.

Yellowbrick Manager embraces Kubernetes for data warehouse

Yellowbrick is building out a new unified control plane to help users manage distributed cloud data warehouse deployments. The vendor also advanced its data lake integration.

Microsoft pushes deeper into Dynamics 365 industry clouds

Microsoft's vertical industry strategy keeps pace with similar approaches from Oracle and Salesforce, which strive to woo users on the benefits of their platforms and data models.

Unit4 reaches out to developers to support ERPx

Firm cuts the ribbon on its next-generation enterprise resource planning offering with a programme specifically designed to increase developer activity

Businesses need to heed employee bounce in hybrid workplace

Workplace tech firm releases study showing how firms are grappling with the depth and breadth of the return-to-office process and unveils new platform to help enable an effective hybrid workplace

TelcoSwitch makes second acquisition of 2021 with PBX Hosting

Having indicated back in January that it would be expanding through acquisition, the UCaaS specialist has been true to its word, with a second deal in the space of just a few months

More than two-thirds of staff want flexible working to stay

Microsoft research finds 71% of UK workers want flexible work options to remain after the Covid crisis has passed and one-third are likely to move to a new location in the next year because they can work remotely

Facebook ducks calls to apologise over huge data leak

Facebook gives its side of the story as data on millions of its users leaks, but is yet to apologise for security lapses that put half a billion people at risk of compromise

Deliveroo riders strike over pay and work conditions

Riders across the country are demanding fair pay, safety protections and basic workers’ rights pay on Deliveroo’s first day of trading as a public company

MinIO launches trio of enterprise management features

MinIO has launched Operator, Console and Subnet Health to make multi-tenant object storage deployment and management for Kubernetes simpler for IT administrators.

Alation brings data catalog technology to the public cloud

Alation's data intelligence technology is getting easier for organizations to use, with a new managed service that can help enterprises better use the data they have.

Consumer, business harmonize with Zoom on Amazon Echo Show

Zoom's integration with Amazon's Echo Show 10 means more people will turn to the consumer device for business video conferencing while working from home.

Logi Analytics acquired by ERP vendor Insightsoftware

Logi Analytics, a BI vendor specializing in embedded business intelligence, was acquired on April 7 by an ERP vendor specializing in financial reporting and budgeting tools.

Inside Microsoft’s industry cloud strategy

Microsoft dives deeper into its industry cloud strategy and what it means for enterprises in the Asia-Pacific region

Nation-state cyber attacks double in three years

Cyber attacks backed by nation states are becoming more frequent and varied, moving the world closer to a point of ‘advanced cyber-conflict’, according to a University of Surrey research project

CDO summer school plots step change for data leaders

The summer school for chief data officers, run by Caroline Carruthers and Peter Jackson, promises data leaders a curriculum to match the elevated salience of the CDO role

Unpatched applications threaten SAP security

Cyberattacks are a significant threat to unpatched, unprotected SAP applications, according to a new threat intelligence report from SAP and Onapsis.

Samsung introduces its cheapest A Series 5G phone yet

The Korean smartphone maker announced five additions to its midtier Galaxy A Series, including the A02s, A12, and three 5G phones, the A32, A42, and A52.

GitHub Mobile brings new push notifications to developers

The latest version of GitHub mobile delivers push notifications to developers in a manner that enables them to set time frames for when they can and cannot be reached.

Microsoft previews OpenJDK distro to the delight of devs

In a move meant to attract more Java developers to its Azure cloud and further support the Java community, Microsoft launched a preview of its own distribution of OpenJDK.

Salesforce updates vaccine distribution tool ahead of surge

President Biden moves COVID-19 vaccine availability deadline for American adults to April 19; Salesforce Vaccine Cloud adds asynchronous bookings on more channels to meet surge.

Cring ransomware attacking vulnerable Fortigate VPNs

A vulnerability impacting Fortinet's Fortigate VPN, first disclosed and patched in 2019, is being exploited by Cring ransomware operators to extort bitcoin from enterprises.

Arista simplifies network management in latest CloudVision

Arista's CloudVision 2021 has better analytics for spotting network congestion and a dashboard for monitoring Microsoft 365, Salesforce, Google Workspace and other applications.

Fujitsu, Trend Micro team to secure private 5G

Security and IT leaders Fujitsu and Trend Micro announce streamlined security product for IoT devices and networks to help accelerate manufacturing digital transformation

EU advances Horizon 2020 project with 5GMediaHUB project

EU advances project to accelerate the testing and validation of 5G-empowered media applications and NetApps through open, integrated and fully featured experimentation facility investigating network slicing, AR and VR

Cisco, NEC advance 5G IP transport networks deployment

IT provider and systems integrator team up to provide added value to the 5G ecosystems that are accelerating enterprise users’ digital transformations

Check model accuracy with Facebook AI's new data set

Facebook paid people for their likenesses in its new Casual Conversations data set. The data set can help researchers check for bias in their AI models.

SAP skills, cloud development expertise in demand

IT services firms Pythian and Ensono have gone the acquisition route to build out their respective SAP and cloud-native development practices; other news.

Hybrid workplace may give employers hiring edge

The post-pandemic office is leaning strongly in the direction of hybrid workplaces. Job candidates view working from home as a key consideration when searching for a new position.

IBM boosts vertical cloud push with financial services cloud

IBM doubles down on its investment in vertical markets, rolling out a financial services cloud that shares workloads with clouds in telecommunications and healthcare.

Microsoft update of Teams Rooms for Android falls short

Microsoft has yet to add to Teams Rooms on Android critical features available on the Windows version. Missing features include the ability to join Zoom or Webex meetings.

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