TechTarget News - Week of Jun 13, 2021

HammondCare takes procurement to the cloud

The Australian health and aged care provider migrated its procurement and invoicing systems to the cloud in just six months to improve efficiency and security

G7 commits to action on ransomware, digital privacy

The G7 urges Russia to do more to hold criminal ransomware gangs operating from within its borders to account as it commits to more action on the issue

Channel round-up: Who’s gone where?

It’s been another busy few days across the industry, with some senior movers and shakers taking up fresh challenges

Collaboration challenges loom but UK adults demand hybrid working

Analysis of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on attitudes to future working practices in the UK reveals that population wants more remote working despite technical hurdles

Accellion breach raises notification concerns

Victims of the breach continue to emerge, and one customer said it could have acted sooner, but a critical alert about a zero-day never left Accellion's email system.

Microsoft integrates virtual desktop, Azure Active Directory

Azure Virtual Desktop will let people use their Azure Active Directory credentials to sign in to any device. Microsoft plans more integration between the two products later.

How healthcare organisations are tapping data analytics

Healthcare providers are harnessing data analytics to improve clinical and operational outcomes even as they continue to face challenges in data aggregation and data protection

Cisco unveils catalyst for 5G at industrial IoT edge

Communications and services giant enhances portfolio of internet of things routers to unite edge networks and scale IoT deployments in factory and production environments

Oliver Dowden hails Tech Zero Taskforce at CogX

Government backs a group of UK tech companies and associations to combat the climate emergency, drive green investment and help consumers make greener choices

5G race hotting up in UK cities

RootMetrics analysis of UK 5G sees rapid improvement in overall network capability, with BT-owned network recording the highest availability in all four cities tested and fastest download speed approaching 200Mbps

Apple issues patches for two more WebKit zero-days

Apple said both WebKit zero-days, which affect older iOS devices, have reportedly been exploited in the wild, but further details about the threat activity are unknown.

Repeat ransomware attacks hit 80% of victims who paid ransoms

New research from Cybereason offers troubling findings for organizations that pay ransoms, from repeat attacks to corrupted data and faulty decryption tools.

Databricks taps groundswell in lakehouse adoption

Databricks has been expanding its footprint across the Asia-Pacific region amid growing interest among traditional enterprises and digital native companies in the data lakehouse architecture

Veeam Government Solutions subsidiary features federal focus

Following Veeam's acquisition by Insight Partners, the data protection vendor sought to make gains among U.S. government customers. The unveiling of a subsidiary is the next step.

Lack of clarity hinders UK gigabit broadband roll-out

UK’s ability to capitalise on solid current momentum in roll-out of next-generation gigabit broadband is at risk because too few consumers are aware of the technology and its benefits, study warns

Tech Nation launches D&I toolkit for tech founders

Tech Nation has launched a public diversity and inclusion “toolkit” including guidance for tech company founders to help create more inclusive businesses

Google introduces Spaces collaboration in Workspace

The Spaces feature set will let users reply to messages directly, set custom availability statuses and converse in chatrooms while working on documents.

Zscaler: Exposed servers, open ports jeopardizing enterprises

Zscaler analyzed 1,500 networks and found administrators are leaving basic points of entry wide open for attackers as neglected servers are falling by the wayside.

Tech features high on McKinsey’s disruption list

The management consulting firm has published a list of innovations that could disrupt business models, with many related to IT

6 suspected Clop ransomware gang members arrested in Ukraine

The impact of the arrests is unknown, as Clop's ransomware leak site remains online after the arrests. The scale of the gang's current operation is also unknown.

Infor CloudSuite ERP zeros in on industry specificity

In this Q&A, Infor CEO Kevin Samuelson and CTO Soma Somasundaram discuss the company's approach to cloud ERP, which focuses on multi-tenancy and deep industry specificity.

Harness baits CI/CD set with feature flags, cloud auto-stop

New modules from Harness may entice customers to buy more of its CI/CD software, but unseating DevOps pipeline tools from larger vendors remains a daunting challenge.

Tech sector hiring reaches highest level in five years

The number of job vacancies in the UK tech sector has reached the highest level since 2016, with massive expansion of remote working opportunities and growing demand for software developers

Jobs that can be done anywhere may end up overseas

Corporate embrace of remote work may encourage employers to do more hiring in lower-cost regions, including other countries, according to a U.K. study.

Axiata doubles down on Google Cloud

The regional telecoms group plans to use Google Cloud’s compute, storage and networking services across the six telcos under its fold

Biden tackles Putin on ransomware at Geneva summit

Discussions between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin on cyber crime appear to have been somewhat positive, but the path ahead remains unclear

5G subscriptions expected to exceed half a billion by end of 2021

Driven by China, North America and the Gulf Cooperation Council markets, 5G remains on track to become the fastest adopted mobile generation in history, with subscriptions increasing at a rate of about a million per day, says latest Ericsson Mobility Report

Salesforce adds more HR, employee tools to Work.com

Salesforce to release more employee experience tools on Work.com to support the onboarding and well-being of workers who remain remote after the pandemic passes.

GDS to improve Gov.uk with user monitoring

Gov.uk’s measurement approach is expected to enhance the experience of 335 million users of the government’s online platform

DISH, Dell announce Open RAN 5G edge infrastructure first for US

Leading US operator taps IT giant for cloud-native, open 5G radio access network and edge compute technology and announces collaboration on go-to-market strategies for joint edge solutions

Microsoft updates Teams for the hybrid workplace

Microsoft has redesigned Teams for the hybrid workplace. Other 365 productivity apps receiving updates throughout the year include Outlook, Whiteboard and OneNote.

Time to face up to rising demand for power

Research from Schneider Electric has indicated that the demand generated by IT for power will increase significantly and actions to counter carbon dioxide rises need to be considered

Neo4j raises $325M in funding to advance graph database

Emil Eifrem, CEO and co-founder of Neo4j, discusses how the graph database vendor is seeing growing demand for its technology, with applications for data science and supply chain.

OpenShift Virtualization gives KubeVirt enterprise foothold

Industry experts are wary of OpenShift Virtualization, but some Red Hat users favor it to help with application modernization and, in one case, nested Kubernetes clusters.

Fed concerns point to challenges for HR and recruiting tech

The Federal Reserve's concerns about the labor market spoke to a major HR problem -- namely, quit rates and retirements. It's unclear how much help recruiting tech can deliver.

SolarWinds response team recounts early days of attack

During a webcast, members of the SolarWinds incident response team explained how a lucky break with a virtual machine aided their investigation into the historic breach.

UK taskforce calls for cutting GDPR protections

The UK’s Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform has recommended scrapping safeguards against automated decision-making contained in the General Data Protection Regulation

Lenovo ramps up DaaS through the channel

Vendor has completed pilot of programme and is getting more partners involved with its desktop-as-a-service offering

ICO issues guidance on facial recognition in public spaces

Information commissioner’s concern over the problematic use of facial recognition in public spaces has prompted her to publish official guidance on its deployment, while civil society calls for an outright ban

Hyperoptic selects EXFO to accelerate fibre net deployment

As it embarks upon a nationwide expansion of network, the fast-growing UK gigabit broadband provider enters into partnership to obtain network testing technology to guarantee buildout optimisation

PwC cloud report points to 'value gap'

Despite widespread enthusiasm for cloud computing, many organizations have yet to see a significant payoff from their investments, a PwC cloud study found; other news.

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