TechTarget News - Week of May 02, 2021

New standard to simplify IoT device onboarding

Fido Alliance’s device onboarding protocol will automate the process of connecting internet-of-things devices to device management platforms while improving security

New ML, AI features highlight Oracle Analytics Cloud update

Augmented intelligence and machine learning capabilities feature prominently in the latest Oracle analytics platform update, which the vendor revealed on May 3.

Celonis process mining aids Hager's S/4HANA journey

A successful SAP S/4HANA migration depends on companies fully understanding business processes. Here's how the Hager Group uses Celonis process mining to analyze and optimize processes.

Endeavor Energy sparks colocation move with Datadobi

Facing impending office construction, Endeavor used Datadobi's DobiMigrate to move its production workloads and corporate file storage to a colocation facility.

Apple hurries out fixes for WebKit zero-days

Mac and iOS users are urged to patch their devices immediately for Apple WebKit flaws following reports of active exploits in the wild.

How Transport for NSW is tapping machine learning

Transport agency in New South Wales taps machine learning to restore public confidence in the state’s transportation network amid the pandemic

Pegasystems enhances customer service, CX workflows

Pegasystems users get access to long-awaited Process Fabric automation tool, as well as new vertical-specific customer service tools and AI for interactive voice response.

Infosys to create 1,000 tech jobs in UK

Infosys joins TCS in announcing the creation of UK IT jobs as India and the UK negotiate a future trading relationship

Government digital chiefs outline plans for CDDO and GDS

Paul Willmott, Joanna Davinson and Tom Read talk about establishing a digital, data and technology sub-board, plans to hire a chief technology officer and a chief data officer, and a five-year plan for the Government Digital Service

BT aims to extend UK fibre affordability with Home Essentials package

The debate regarding access to gigabit broadband in the UK has to date been centred around geography, in particular providing access to places regarded as hard to reach, but UK telco BT believes there is also a financial barrier – one it aims to surmount with a new fibre package

Pegasystems to release Process AI amid hyperautomation surge

Pegasystems will add intelligent automation features to its Pega Platform that apply event stream processing, machine learning and natural language processing to business actions.

Verizon sells off media division to focus on core comms

US comms giant follows in the footsteps of BT and divests division in order to make more profitable push into fibre and next-gen communications

Verizon media group sale brings cash for 5G network

Verizon's sale of the media group, which includes AOL and Yahoo, comes as it deals with a cash crunch and $129 billion in debt. Verizon competes with AT&T and T-Mobile.

Goals in Power BI a new data-driven performance tracker

Microsoft unveiled a new performance-tracking tool for Power BI that enables organizations to create key business objectives and metrics and measure their progress.

HP expands Amplify to cover retail channel

Vendor’s channel programme will expand to cover e-tailers and bricks-and-shop-front dealers from this summer

HPE storage hones cloud focus with new array, data console

HPE has sharpened its cloudlike operations approach with a new Alletra storage array, management console and cloud data services available by consumption and subscription options.

IT pros make a case for GitOps in IT governance

GitOps requires shifts in IT team mindset and workflows, but enterprises with regulatory compliance and strict IT governance mandates say the pros outweigh the cons.

Syniti boosts DataOps chops with DMR merger

The CEO of an enterprise data management vendor explains why his firm is merging with Data Migration Resources to expand their reach and data quality offerings.

Trilio and Portworx showcase Kubernetes backup at KubeCon

With Kubernetes applications moving from development projects to production, Kubernetes backup vendors are making their products easier to use for the IT operations audience.

Qualys finds 21 vulnerabilities in Exim mail software

Qualys, which discovered the '21Nails' vulnerabilities, said that it did not see evidence of exploitation, but many vulnerabilities are 17 years old and at risk of being exploited.

Cambridge scale-up company Eagle Genomics expands in India

UK data analytics life sciences-focused scale-up company Eagle Genomics announces Indian expansion to coincide with government declaration of UK-India trade partnership

Warren Buffett urged to take DEI strategy leadership role

Berkshire Hathaway is being urged to take an industry leadership role by publishing its diversity, equity and inclusion strategy and data. So far, it has declined to do so.

Early commercial 6G deployments anticipated by 2028

Analyst says data security, user privacy and energy sustainably are the key features that make 6G a completely new communication system, not just a better 5G

Avast opens arms to channel partners

Security player is keen to expand its partner numbers and build on the momentum stirred by the signing of Westcoast earlier this year

Maintel sells MPS unit to CCS Group

Firm offloads managed print services unit as it looks to tighten its focus on cloud and managed services

Deloitte: Widespread broadband infrastructure critical to the US economy

Deloitte study finds that increased broadband coverage, adoption and speed is needed to create more US jobs and GDP, but warns of diminishing returns due to lack of widespread, high-quality broadband access

Why ITAM can aid IT-fuelled business recovery

As a sense of normality returns, we look at why IT asset management is the stealth tool for clearing a path towards greater digitisation

Microsoft focuses on reading skills in Teams for Education

The latest Microsoft Teams for Education features will hone student reading skills, let teachers set up assignment groups and centralize student calendars

Researchers use PyInstaller to create stealth malware

Academic researchers say the application builder could be used to create undetectable attack bundles that bypass many widely used antimalware programs.

New Relic open sources Pixie observability platform

The Pixie Kubernetes-native observability platform is now available to the open source community after New Relic, which acquired the tech last December, contributed it to the CNCF.

Acquisition by ThoughtSpot adds data integration capabilities

ThoughtSpot both acquired Diyotta on May 4 to add data integration capabilities and released ThoughtSpot Everywhere, a new embedded analytics platform, for general availability.

Future of data management is in the cloud

Organizations are increasingly moving their data management efforts to the cloud with cloud database systems set to produce the majority of revenue by 2022.

IBM's 2 nanometer CPU roadmap heats up chip manufacturer race

IBM continues its push to be more competitive in the chip manufacturer competition, showing off its first 2 nanometer chip expected to boost performance of its Power and Z series mainframes by 40%.

Wipro’s AI platform to improve vaccine safety

Wipro is partnering a stem cell technology firm on the use of its Holmes artificial intelligence platform to help researchers ascertain the safety and potency of vaccines

Softcat sets out ambitious sustainability targets

Channel player looks to mark itself out as a leader on the issue of sustainability, with carbon commitments and plans for the way it chooses those it works with

5G mmWave delivering speeds 16 times faster than sub-6GHz

Mobile technology provider reveals speed test data that shows full extent of throughout gains at high-end part of next-generation infrastructure spectrum band

Google to introduce mandatory MFA for users

In future, holders of Google accounts will have no option but to use multifactor authentication if they want to use the firm’s services

Scammers accidentally reveal fake Amazon review data

More than 13 million records relating to an organised fake review scam have been found on an unsecured ElasticSearch database, implicating hundreds of thousands of people in unethical behaviour

Prometheus Q&A: How the Kubernetes monitoring tool is evolving

Prometheus has a reputation for being hard to work with. Richard Hartmann, a member of the Prometheus team and community director at Grafana Labs, talks about how that might be changing.

Nokia unveils Smart Node for premium 5G mobile indoor coverage

Nokia rolls out ‘all-in-one solution’ for delivering high-quality 4G and 5G indoor mobile coverage, and is selected to provide technical, maintenance and management services for Germany’s BDBOS public safety digital radio network

AWS Marketplace, partners get new leadership

AWS Marketplace's newly appointed general manager plans to broaden the digital catalog's offerings and focus on governance.

US defense contractor BlueForce apparently hit by ransomware

The Conti ransomware operators demanded nearly $1 million in bitcoin during ransomware negotiations and threatened to publish the defense contractor's data on its leak site.

Popular mobile apps leaking AWS keys, exposing user data

Security researchers at CloudSek discovered approximately 40 popular mobile apps contained hardcoded API secret keys, putting both user information and corporate data at risk.

CNCF projects hone multi-cluster Kubernetes management

Cluster API is considered production-ready by early adopters of multi-cluster Kubernetes, while a new multi-cluster API and control plane prototypes take shape.

VA's lack of diversity in management called out in hearing

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs faces criticism over its lack of diversity in senior management, where white workers are more likely to gain management roles than Black workers.

Ransomware, supply chain attacks show no sign of abating

Security experts at Black Hat Asia 2021 discuss the state of ransomware and supply chain attacks, two of the most common attack vectors that offer high returns for threat actors

Nordic real estate industry moves digital

The Nordic real estate is investing in technologies like IoT to prepare the sector for the changing demands from customers post-Covid

Juniper Networks offers path to ease SASE transition

New cloud-based portal is designed to help customers transition seamlessly and securely to a secure access service edge architecture by safeguarding users, applications and infrastructure amid network transformation

Toob teams with Neos Networks to facilitate full-fibre

Broadband provider and connectivity firm will utilise growing UK fibre network to deliver reliable broadband services addressing the needs of consumers in Hampshire and Surrey

Dell channel partners adopt ecosystems, industry focus

Dell Technologies has updated its partnering strategy to focus on three trends, according to executives at Dell Technologies World; other IT channel news.

Brunel goes SD-WAN with Orange Business Services

Global specialist recruitment consultancy aims to accelerate time to market for new global offices with software-defined networking architecture

Dell draws line between cyber recovery and disaster recovery

Recovering from natural disasters and from cyber attacks represent separate use cases. Dell says customers should be aware of the differences in how to approach the two problems.

Microsoft, Zoom gain UCaaS market share

Business use of video conferencing during the pandemic caused a spike in UCaaS market growth in 2020. Analysts predict growth to continue at 20% as people return to work.

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