TechTarget News - Week of Apr 25, 2021

How Toffs is seizing Asia’s CDN market

Toffs Technologies is eyeing second- and third-tier cities in Asia as it bolsters its infrastructure and experiments with the use of home networks as content delivery networks

JLL assures better office experience for hybrid workforce

Real estate and investment management professional services firm introduces collaboration suite designed to enhance employee connectivity, solidifying its suite of hybrid workplace offerings

Remaining Emotet infections uninstalled by German police

A German federal police action led to all infections of Emotet malware being uninstalled Sunday, following an international police takeover of Emotet infrastructure in January.

Adobe Commerce users get AI search for sites

Adobe Commerce adds AI live search, product recommendations tuned for B2B organizations and digital signatures.

UnitingCare Queensland hit by cyber attack

Healthcare service provider UnitingCare Queensland was reportedly hit by a ransomware attack that crippled several IT systems

Wipro and Google Cloud deepen partnership

Wipro earns application development specialisation from Google Cloud following an earlier move to migrate SAP workloads to Google Cloud Platform

Apple OS updates patch multiple security holes

The much-heralded release of the privacy-centric iOS 14.5 also brings patches for multiple CVEs, and users of Apple smartphones, tablets and notebooks are best advised to update as soon as possible

Startup targets PC gamers to build decentralised supercomputer

US-based Salad Technologies has been tapping up PC gamers to donate their surplus capacity for cryptocurrency mining for several years now, but it is now turning its attention to diversifying its workloads

Scality launches Artesca object storage for Kubernetes

With object storage increasingly becoming primary storage, Scality Artesca targets demanding workloads such as AI, machine learning, big data analytics and in-memory applications.

Scality launches Artesca container-native object storage

Object storage specialist gets on a burgeoning container object storage market with Artesca, which runs from Kubernetes to provide persistent storage for containerised applications

Red Hat OpenShift lays foundation for hybrid cloud services

Amid a post-pandemic cloud shift, Red Hat looks to meet customer needs and beat out competitors with new OpenShift-based managed services for distributed applications.

Flexible CIOs gain friends in finance

The pandemic has shown the value of IT to business leaders. Chief financial officers are looking for quick IT investment returns

Zoom Immersive View fosters worker togetherness

Zoom's Immersive Mode places as many as 25 meeting participants in the same virtual location. The feature reflects the direction of video conferencing platforms.

Box Shield adds enterprise content security features

Box Inc. adds security features for information governance to prevent unintended oversharing of sensitive information and intellectual property in the remote work era.

Fujitsu, NTT look beyond 5G to realise sustainable digital society

IT giants come together, envisioning a new, energy-efficient digital society founded on global and open collaboration with a range of partners supporting the Innovative Optical and Wireless Network

Rewind pins down cloud backup for Trello boards

Rewind's Backups for Trello provides an automated method to restore Trello boards. The vendor continues to target SaaS applications outside of Salesforce and Office 365.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 doubles down on edge computing

The latest version of RHEL gives users additional management features and includes capabilities that will serve as the foundation of Red Hat's edge computing initiative.

Rise in ransom payments may fuel more dangerous attacks

A new report from Coveware found that ransom payments increased significantly in Q1 this year, as did ransomware actors' use of software vulnerabilities in attacks.

Social media algorithms under Senate microscope

Social media algorithms, like those from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, have created economies and sowed misinformation. Senators want to know how they should be legislated.

Quantum updates StorNext architecture and appliance lineup

Quantum distilled its StorNext file system down to a single 2U appliance. The new H4000 promises easier deployment without losing StorNext's speed or data management capabilities.

O2 and Vodafone enter UK 5G spectrum trade agreement

Leading UK mobile operators take advantage of new regulations and trade spectrum bands following auction, claiming to have created the UK’s fastest 5G for customers

Red Hat eyes edge computing workloads

Open-source juggernaut has enriched its enterprise Linux and OpenShift offerings to support edge computing workloads better

Microsoft results get a pandemic jab

Covid-19 has stimulated businesses to digitise more, and this is reflected in Microsoft’s latest results

Kasten Kubernetes backup adds ransomware protection

Kasten launched its biggest update since Veeam acquired the Kubernetes data protection provider. Kasten Kubernetes backup adds immutability to its K10 platform.

Digital divide narrows but 1.5 million UK homes remain offline

Gap between UK broadband haves and have-nots narrows as people have gone online to escape the lockdown and ‘proxy internet’ users emerge, but a significant minority remain digitally excluded

Check Point rolls out partner programme enhancements

Security player is increasing rewards for those that generate fresh orders and is giving a professional services certification for those looking to stand out in the market

8x8 pushes work collaboration through a browser

8x8 said offering its Work apps through browsers helps companies prepare for the hybrid workplace by allowing workers to use the devices at hand to collaborate.

Panasonic to buy Blue Yonder in $7.1 billion deal

Panasonic's acquisition of Blue Yonder aims to build out Panasonic's software business, but how well the traditional hardware vendor can adapt remains to be seen.

New iPhone privacy settings to hurt small business bottom lines

Small businesses said revenue could drop by as much as 30% because of recent changes Apple made in the iPhone privacy settings. Companies worry they won't reach customers online.

EEOC deals with thorny COVID-19 vaccine issues

At a hearing, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission assessed COVID-19's impact on people of color and women, as well as workplace vaccination issues.

Intel seeks broader platform play with Ice Lake

Company is counting on performance improvements from its third-generation Xeon ‘Ice Lake’ chip and its broader platform strategy to regain its mojo in the market

Eutelsat takes stake in OneWeb satellite service

French satellite operator looks for growth beyond traditional broadcast and broadband applications, and becomes shareholder partner in UK government/Bharti Global LEO project

Toucan Toco unveils native integration with Snowflake

A France-based data storytelling startup unveiled its first native integration with a cloud service provider, aligning with Snowflake to improve security and speed queries.

G7 countries to cooperate on digital regulation

Digital and technology ministers outline their agenda for how technology can be used to facilitate the post-Covid recovery, signalling closer collaboration in key areas of the digital economy

HYCU Protégé integrates Kubernetes data protection

Backup and recovery vendor HYCU has added Kubernetes protection, an increasingly popular trend. The first release targets Google Kubernetes Engine users, with more support to come.

Smartphone industry smashes it in Q1 2021

Apple and China among the big winners as smartphone industry shows a renaissance in first quarter due to a boost from 5G-capable devices

Acumatica ERP upgrade built around customer needs

Acumatica 2021 R1, the latest version of the SaaS ERP, includes CRM and industry-specific enhancements inspired by close customer engagement.

Red Hat refocuses on IT operations as cloud use expands

Red Hat renews its focus on IT operations, which have become both more complex and more crucial amid the rise of DevOps and cloud-native applications.

Atlassian Open DevOps beats 'good enough'

Atlassian's new Open DevOps strategy taps best-of-breed DevOps tools for integration into a single toolchain to ease the burden for software development teams.

Ransomware Task Force takes aim at cryptocurrencies

The Ransomware Task Force released a new report with recommendations on how to tackle the growing ransomware problem, including regulation of cryptocurrency services.

Simon Bolton named as NHS Digital interim CEO

Following the announcement of Sarah Wilkinson’s departure as CEO of NHS Digital, the organisation has appointed NHS Test and Trace CIO Simon Bolton as interim CEO

AWS, QCI look to bridge classical and quantum computing

Quantum computing startup QCI has developed a SaaS-based offering for AWS' cloud platform in hopes of bringing classical and quantum computing platforms closer together.

TelcoSwitch passes 100,000-user milestone

Unified comms specialist adds a fresh milestone in a year that has already included a couple of acquisitions

HKT powers Hong Kong business hub with 5G

Business hub in Hong Kong territory goes for next-gen networking technology from leading local operator in a bid to ‘revolutionise’ the workplace with ultra-speed connectivity

EU charges Apple with antitrust violations

The European Union is charging Apple with App Store antitrust violations. The charges stem from a 2019 complaint filed by Spotify.

Digital innovation shift shakes up IT budgets

New research shows a change in attitudes toward IT investments, with business looking to go beyond modernized infrastructure to digital innovation; other IT channel news.

Excelero adds option to pool NVMe storage on Azure cloud

A new deployment option for Excelero's NVMesh software-defined storage will target some of the most demanding applications running on Microsoft Azure virtual machines.

Samsung releases 2 lightweight laptops

The Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 pair with other Samsung devices and start at $1,000 and $1,200, respectively. The 13-inch Book Pro weighs less than 2 pounds.

Federal telework may be poised to take off

The post-pandemic future of federal telework will be up to President Biden's administration, but employee interest in it is high and job satisfaction is up.

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