TechTarget News - Week of Aug 01, 2021

Building supply chain resilience with cloud ERP

Vallen Asia’s cloud enterprise resource planning system has enabled it to scale its operations across the region and made its supply chain operations more resilient amid the pandemic

SAS planning an IPO after rumored acquisition talks end

The longtime independent analytics vendor, which just two weeks ago was in negotiations to get acquired, revealed plans to, instead, prepare for an initial public stock offering.

Huawei courts Asian startups in cloud push

Huawei will spend $100m over three years to grow the startup ecosystem in key markets as it eyes a bigger slice of Asia’s cloud market

Ransomware attacks increase dramatically during 2021

Dramatic increase in ransomware attacks globally during first half of 2021 driven by triple extortion technique, and is only set to expand further

HMRC will shut down Chief system by end of March 2023

From 31 March 2023, the Customs Declaration Service will become the only operating UK customs platform when HMRC turns off the legacy Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight system

Windows 365: Cloud PC pricing starts at £20

Will Microsoft change the way people buy PCs in much the same way that streaming services have revolutionised video subscription services?

New ransomware gang spins out of DarkSide

The emergence of a ransomware gang known as BlackMatter raises questions that it could be a re-brand of REvil or DarkSide

Ahana raises $20M for Presto cloud data lake query tech

Ahana looks to grow the market for its open source-based cloud data query engine as the volume of stored data that organizations want to analyze continues to expand.

Salesforce automation strategy sharpens with acquisition

The CX giant plans to fold RPA technology from an acquisition into some of its platforms. The move comes after Microsoft and other big tech firms bought RPA vendors.

Fred IT replaces paper prescriptions with QR codes

Fred IT’s eRX Script Exchange is now used by 21,000 doctors and 95% of Australian pharmacies, delivering more than 11 million digital prescriptions by July 2021

Initial access brokers unaffected by ransomware content bans

Banning ransomware content from cyber crime forums has done little to prevent initial access brokers from advertising their services, with the number of access listings increasing in the second quarter of 2021

Leading venture capital firms are failing to protect human rights

Venture capital firms and high-profile tech accelerators are not conducting human rights due diligence on their investments, which means they cannot be sure the companies they invest in are not causing, or contributing to, human rights abuses

A million UK households reach to the skies for broadband

Satellite broadband is showing signs of beginning to take off in the UK, with further gains expected as Starlink arrives and BT teams with OneWeb

Varada scales cloud data platform with new release

Varada realized it needed more flexibility to help its users scale its data lake query platform, so it added elasticity capabilities to help meet that demand.

Six Isle of Wight schools hit by ransomware attack

Authorities are still working to manage the fallout from the attack, which has already forced at least one school to delay the start of the new term in September

Zoom settlement of privacy suit covers some businesses

Smaller businesses could benefit from Zoom's recent class-action lawsuit settlement. However, the deal does not cover companies with enterprise licenses.

Hybrid office brings scheduling software to forefront

Scheduling systems for hybrid offices are an emerging post-pandemic tool to manage employees without permanent desks and facilitate in-person collaboration.

Matt Tait warns of 'stolen' zero-day vulnerabilities

During Black Hat 2021, the COO of Corellium discussed three main threats that have ramped up: stolen zero days, zero days being exploited in the wild and supply chain attacks.

Unit4 doubles down on APAC business

Supplier of mid-market ERP systems Unit4 is investing in a research and development centre in Jakarta as part of efforts to win market share from established players

Dell’Oro: Full speed ahead for broadband tech spending

Analyst says worldwide broadband access market for technologies supporting cable, DSL, PON and fixed wireless improved again at 3% CAGR over the forecast horizon of 2020-2025

SAP customers more alert to internal than external threats

SAP customers are more concerned by insider threats than by external attacks, according to a report. And yet the average SAP customer has around 2,500 vulnerabilities within their customised SAP code

BlackMatter goes on the record about DarkSide and REvil links

BlackMatter gives details of its ransomware-as-a-service operation and distinguishes itself from now-defunct ransomware gangs in interview with cyber security analysts from Recorded Future

Collaboration key to Qlik's quest for active intelligence

Among the new capabilities Qlik recently unveiled is a tool that enables collaboration not only at the end of an analytics project, but also throughout the project lifecycle.

Komprise COO talks 2021 growth and future software plans

Krishna Subramanian, COO of Komprise, discusses improvements made to the company's flagship data management software and updates planned for the remainder of the year.

DevOps security pros share steps for success

DevOps security isn't a technical problem -- it's a people and process problem, experts say. Enterprise IT pros offer their advice on how to solve it.

CISA director announces 'Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative'

The Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative, or JCDC, is a partnership between the public and private sectors to create and implement comprehensive national cybersecurity plans.

DevSecOps suffers from a lack of specifics, IT leaders say

Cybersecurity won't improve without clearer guidance from regulators and industry experts about how to implement DevSecOps, according to discussions at a virtual event this week.

Half of Gen-Z would leave job if not given a hybrid work option

Even though two-thirds of workers surveyed by workspace technology company say hybrid work benefits mental health and productivity, over half believe that their employers are not prepared to implement it

Pressure to find staff increases across the industry

There are not enough people out there to fill jobs in the tech world, but it might help if the focus on technical expertise was taken out of working in the industry

Startup Sisu adds more automation to its analytics platform

Sisu recently introduced Smart Waterfall Charts, a tool that automates the development of certain visualizations, as part of its effort to find ways to explain changes in data.

VMware expands VD management tools for Microsoft Azure

VMware's latest Horizon virtual desktop management tools improve the performance of the product on Microsoft Azure. The changes appear in the Horizon Control Plane.

Amazon GDPR fine signals expansion of regulatory focus

Amazon's $887 million GDPR fine likely stems from consumer consent and may indicate the EU is moving beyond data breaches and zeroing in on data practices.

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