TechTarget News - Week of Apr 18, 2021

Digital secretary steps in on Nvidia/Arm deal

The first stage of a formal investigation by the CMA is now underway, to look at whether the sale of Arm to Nvidia will damage the chip industry

Salesforce Digital 360 for Industries adds developer tools

Salesforce Digital 360 for Industries releases developer tools, templates and guides for users to build e-commerce storefronts, webpages and portals on its vertical-specific clouds.

BBC appoints new digital and technology leaders

BBC splits former chief technology and product officer role into two, with Just Eat executive Storm Fagan to join in September

Channel round-up: Who’s gone where?

Those with expertise across the channel in partner management and marketing have been in strong demand over the last week

Log management tools add finesse to Elasticsearch

Vendors that bring log management expertise to open source Elasticsearch helped unlock collaboration and incident response for companies that had struggled with ELK on their own.

Face mask detection a newcomer to employee surveillance

Face mask detection has emerged as another form of employee surveillance technology, and its adoption may be helped indirectly by the potential of COVID-19 workplace regulations.

Druva gets $147M boost, brings valuation to more than $2B

The additional money will help Druva expand its cloud platform to new geographies and keep up with growing customer demand for cloud data protection, said Druva CEO Jaspreet Singh.

Atlassian Jira shrinks ITSM competitive gaps with ThinkTilt

Atlassian Jira Service Management chips away at incumbent ITSM vendors' market lead with low-code/no-code IP from ThinkTilt, but it must keep adding features to fully catch up.

Singapore’s ViewQwest debuts security service

ViewQwest’s SecureNet service uses Palo Alto Networks’ next-generation firewall with deep packet inspection capabilities to guard against cyber threats

Startup Veezoo emerges from stealth with NLQ-based platform

Aiming to be 'Siri for enterprises,' an analytics startup emerged from stealth with a platform that enables users to interact with data using natural language.

Nokia, Edzcom raise Konecranes R&D with 5G SA private wireless

Network technology provider to fuel lifting equipment firm’s 5G research and digitised solution development for factories and ports, building on existing LTE private wireless investment

Zoom unveils $100m apps fund

After a blazing year fuelled by the pandemic, breakout conferencing solutions provider announces venture fund to stimulate innovation in the apps ecosystem

Performanta snaps up Identity Experts

Firm moves for Microsoft gold partner just weeks after landing private equity backing for its growth plans

Unit4 cheers channel momentum

Figures for the first quarter reveal that the ERP player has seen triple-digit growth in the value of contracts coming from partners

Drax partners with Solace to manage biomass supply chain

Event-based IT architecture helps energy provider optimise its biomass supply chain and drive greater efficiencies, but questions remain about the fundamental sustainability of biomass as an alternative to coal

Dgraph GraphQL database users detail graph use cases

Graph DB vendor Dgraph Labs is expanding its AWS cloud footprint with new regions and adding change data capture capabilities in its latest open source release.

Chinese APT exploits critical CVE in Pulse Secure VPN

A newly disclosed vulnerability in Pulse Secure’s VPN is being exploited by a Chinese advanced persistent threat group – assume compromise and mitigate today

Zoom bolsters platform play with App Fund

Zoom will invest $100 million in third-party developers to augment its app store. The company hopes new apps can differentiate it in the market, experts said.

Specific and targeted interventions necessary to ensure UK mobile tech diversification

UK comms tech industry report highlights that successful diversification will require specific and targeted interventions to stimulate the supply market, de-risk the integration of new suppliers into operator networks and lay the foundations for long-term market growth and increased competition

The wide web of nation-state hackers attacking the US

Cybersecurity experts weigh in on what it means to be a nation-state hacker, as well as the activities and motivations of the 'big four' countries attacking the U.S.

Pulumi cloud engineering boosts dev infrastructure control

A Pulumi early adopter says this week's cloud engineering update will save time and resource costs with more support for developers to test infrastructure-as-code plans locally.

RingCentral plays catch-up with latest video features

RingCentral has introduced overlay and video background features to its video-conferencing product. Soon, the company will add breakout rooms, a highly requested feature.

Era Software raises $15.25M for enterprise data management

The startup that began as the EraDB time series database is advancing its efforts with new funding and a cloud service for its EraSearch data management platform.

Microsoft to open Malaysia cloud region

Microsoft’s new cloud region located in the Greater Kuala Lumpur area is part of a broader move to expand its footprint in the Asia-Pacific region

Time is running out to probe networks for Emotet

Security teams will lose an unprecedented opportunity to gain valuable intelligence to enhance their defences when Emotet is finally ‘executed’ in a few days’ time

Virgin Media innovation trials deliver 2.2Gbps broadband speeds

Latest stage in cableco’s trials of multi-gigabit broadband speeds in Southampton and Manchester deliver speeds around 40 times faster than the local average connection

EU lays out plans to regulate AI development

Proposal aims to encourage the development of ethical artificial intelligence systems that do not infringe the human rights of EU citizens

Salesforce Service Cloud to add features, partners

Salesforce will announce partnerships this fall to connect new telephony providers to Service Cloud as contact centers reconfigure their teams for post-COVID-19 work.

UK government renews cloud discount pricing MoU with Microsoft

Three-year deal ensures eligible public sector organisations can continue to access discounted pricing on a range of the tech giant's cloud software and infrastructure offerings

TigerGraph unveils support for GCP, adds new connectors

Graph database vendor TigerGraph unveiled support for Google Cloud and new connectors to Snowflake and Tableau on April 21 during its virtual user conference.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 ups the 'dev' in DevOps

Microsoft's Visual Studio 2022 will provide devs with 64-bit performance, better accessibility, improved collaboration with Live Share and a new UI for the Mac.

Oracle brings GoldenGate data integration service to cloud

Oracle is making its GoldenGate real-time data technology available on its second-generation Oracle Cloud Infrastructure platform, as well as enabling multi-cloud operations.

Hackers exploit 3 SonicWall zero-day vulnerabilities

SonicWall patched the zero-day vulnerabilities earlier this month, but the security vendor didn't disclose they were being exploited until Tuesday.

VMware launches Anywhere Workspace to secure remote workers

Anywhere Workspace is an integrated product bundle that includes Workspace One, the VMware secure access service edge architecture and the Carbon Black endpoint security tool.

Shift to HR shared services could save Connecticut millions

By consolidating 17 separate HR operations into one shared service, Connecticut expects to save significantly on costs, most of it in personnel reductions through retirements.

How AWS is supporting Asia’s battle with Covid-19

Public sector organisations and startups across the region have been tapping AWS cloud services to speed up and enable a range of pandemic-related initiatives

Hyland gets digital asset management tech with Nuxeo buy

By acquiring a smaller competitor's digital asset management platform, Hyland looks to build on its 2020 purchase of Alfresco, another cloud-native content management vendor.

Apple takes its M1 chip to the iMac, iPad Pro

The proprietary Apple silicon allows for an iPad Pro and an ultra-thin iMac with faster processing and graphics than previous models. The new products will ship next month.

Australia and India team up on critical technology

The first three projects under a joint research grant programme will focus on developing ethical and regulatory frameworks for quantum computing, AI and 5G

Vodafone unveils first dedicated Open RAN test and integration lab

UK operator adds momentum to digital transformation programme and its transition to a software-orientated technology company with a big step towards readiness to deploy commercial open radio access network platforms

Department for Education publishes digital strategy

The department's digital and technology function wants to become a leader in the field, invest in its own platforms and manage its legacy technologies

US O-RAN first as DISH and AWS form 5G-cloud strategic collaboration

Telco and cloud giant claim industry first by using infrastructure and services to build cloud-based, 5G open radio access network that is said to deliver consistent, cost-effective performance from core to the edge

Redis Labs previews future database and caching features

Open source database vendor previews a series of upcoming improvements as Redis users at RedisConf 2021 provide insights into how they are using the technology today.

Intel breaks silence on effects of Micron's 3D XPoint exit

Intel's director of technology initiatives was surprised by Micron's exit from 3D XPoint business and confirms company's plans to have Optane on emerging CXL interface.

Business practices that could ease meeting fatigue

Researchers say breaks between meetings and team-building activities that give employees a sense of belonging help combat fatigue in the hybrid workplace.

Ericsson aims to ride 5G wave as it lands O2 Slovakia 5G supply deal

Swedish telecommunications technology and services provider selected by leading Slovakian operator as its sole 5G radio access network technology supplier hot on the heels of reporting 5G gaining momentum in quarterly results

London mayoral candidates debate tech

The four mayoral candidates have set out their plans for the tech sector, including creating skills academies, harnessing kinetic energy, creating a London passport and setting up new tech hubs, but Tech London Advocates founder Russ Shaw says they all missed the mark

M1 manages and monetises digital and 5G with Amdocs Openet

Software and services provider’s charging and data management systems deployed to accelerate Singapore telco’s digital transformation based on Microsoft Azure cloud platform

Triangle shapes up to expand gigabit broadband services

Full fibre finds further momentum in UK with with new consumer ISP brand Fibrehop to offer gigabit services to locations including Cheltenham, Gloucester, Weston-Super-Mare, Bath, Swindon, Leicester and Plymouth

SAP earnings strong for Q1, Oracle claims dismissed

SAP results in Q1 2021 were strong, led by a growth in cloud revenue and the growth of the customer base for SAP S/4HANA. However, there are weaknesses in the Intelligent Spend unit.

‘Spy cops’ victims share ongoing data protection concerns

Under Cover Policing Inquiry will consider whether the extensive amount of personal data collected about left-wing activists by the Special Demonstration Squad was justified, as witnesses question whether information about them is still being collected

Rejecting hybrid work will cost employers, survey finds

Employees may rush to the exits post-pandemic, and many will want a hybrid work option. If employers want people back in the office full-time, they have to pay them more.

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