TechTarget News - Week of Oct 10, 2021

IBM introduces Environmental Intelligence Suite

The tech giant said the new software suite from its weather subsidiary will help organizations prepare for climate risk and weather disasters such as wildfires and flooding.

Singapore refreshes cyber security strategy

The city-state updates its national cyber security strategy to shore up the security of critical infrastructure and enterprises while growing its cyber security industry, among other goals

Covid-19 will loom over cyber strategy for years to come

In remarks delivered to a Chatham House conference, NCSC head Lindy Cameron reflects on the security challenges facing the UK, and sets out some plans for the future

Channel roundup: Who’s gone where?

Experience, market knowledge and the ability to help grow the business are some of the attributes that explained the choices for some personnel changes in the industry this week

Employer vaccine mandates set stage for return to office

COVID-19 mandates may be clearing the way to a return to the office, but employees may still have concerns about office air quality and cleaning standards.

UnaBiz raises $25m in Series B funding

Regional IoT tech supplier will use the funds to strengthen its foothold in key markets and develop new products and services

New tools from Komprise focus on multi-cloud data movement

Komprise's new update expands data management features with Deep Analytics Actions to catalog, search and make use of siloed data across on-prem and cloud storage.

Cohesity focuses channel efforts

Firm takes steps to make life easier for partners and arm them with the skills to offer data management as a service

AI estimated to provide 10% boost to UK GDP by 2030

AI has financial benefits but there are concerns the technology could displace a significant number of human workers in the next decade, says report

NetApp adds CloudCheckr to Spot portfolio

CloudCheckr brings multi-cloud audit capabilities as well as visibility of security and governance in an acquisition that adds to its cloud price optimisation in the Spot portfolio

5G service revenue to reach $73bn by 2021, $600bn by 2026

Revenue is set to increase around 5G, but Juniper Research says providers need to improve core network functions to reduce strain from increased traffic and to meet the challenges of mobile data demands

AIOps adoption accelerates to improve network experiences

Research reveals heightened level of confidence and trust as companies invest in artificial intelligence to make their IT operations – networks in particular – smarter, faster and more secure

HubSpot CRM adds B2B online payments processing

HubSpot CRM adds no-code Stripe online payments as well as data governance and enhancements to Operations Hub such as analytics and a Snowflake integration.

Hitachi Vantara's new VSP 5600 hits 33 million IOPS

Hitachi Vantara launched new VSP 5000 models and added storage options to its E Series. The products may help enable storage consolidation for customers.

Ban UK police use of facial-recognition, House of Lords told

Experts giving evidence to the House of Lords have said that UK police use of facial-recognition technology is disproportionate and ineffective, and further questioned the utility of algorithmic crime ‘prediction’ tools

Google expands Cloud Spanner database with PostgreSQL

A year after it was first introduced, Google's BigQuery Omni multi-cloud data platform is now generally available as Google continues to push its data agenda in the cloud.

Google Cloud unveils integration between Looker and Tableau

Two analytics vendors unveiled an integration Tuesday that enables users to benefit from the semantic modeling strength of one and the data visualization capabilities of the other.

BCS calls on government to retain protections against AI

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, wants the government to retain protections that allow people to have decisions about them made by an AI reviewed by humans if needed

Australia unveils ransomware action plan

The Australian government has established a task force to address the ransomware menace and is proposing legislation to mandate reporting of ransomware incidents by businesses

Telstra taps Infinera for 800G subsea cable connection

Telco chooses global supplier of open optical networking systems as part of its drive to increase capacity on all segments of its global network across its new and legacy cables

Exertis Pro AV extends support for Poly

As customers move to a hybrid working model the distributor has increased the technical assistance it can provide resellers

Government to launch app

Service to be introduced as part of plans to simplify access to government services

Modern SaaS shifts core ERP architectures

There are numerous ways to achieve the same result. Salesforce, Microsoft and Microsoft offer a different way to consider enterprise systems

Google Cybersecurity Action Team springs into life

Google has announced a new Cybersecurity Action Team, with a mission to support security and digital transformation in governments, critical infrastructure, enterprises and small businesses

Google unveils Workspace integrations, security features

Google wants to make it easier to do work within Workspace. Integrations with Jira, while AppSheet will reduce the need to click away from the productivity suite.

Google adds hardware flexibility to distributed cloud

Google Distributed Cloud Edge, available in preview, takes the company's cloud computing infrastructure to the private data center, colocation facility or a remote location.

Generation Novel hybrid workers bring new demands and risks

Aruba survey warns business leaders that they must strike a balance between flexibility and security to address risky behaviours and evolving expectations of today’s tech-savvy workforce

CIO interview: Cynthia Stoddard, CIO, Adobe

Leading IT at one of the world’s best-known software companies brings its own challenges and opportunities around digital transformation

Dell CEO praises partners

Vendor’s event provides an opportunity for senior leadership to express appreciation for their channel

Datto CEO urges MSP world to talk security

Tim Weller used his keynote at DattoCon to underline the sense that this is a moment for the industry to face up to the need to protect data through the entire supply chain

UK government advances voter ID project

Cabinet Office-led project will see the introduction of a digital card to be used in future elections

OpenText releases document capture, Salesforce integrations

Like Salesforce, Box and Adobe, OpenText invests in AI and machine learning to enable smartphone document capture so users can digitize documents that are searchable in the cloud.

IBM pledges to reskill 30 million people by 2030

Tech giant launches worldwide initiative to provide about 30 million people with technology and digital skills over the next nine years

UK government to provide full-fibre broadband to 1,000 schools

New programme aims to give access to gigabit broadband speeds to UK schools while connectivity to nearly 7,000 hospitals, libraries, police stations and other public buildings will be upgraded by the end of March 2022

MLB Statcast delivering real-time insights with Google Cloud

With Google Cloud to process and transform data collected during games by its tracking technology, Major League Baseball is delivering real-time insights to both fans and teams.

Crossplane project could disrupt infrastructure as code

An emerging CNCF project extends Kubernetes orchestration to non-container resources, displacing infrastructure-as-code tools in some early-adopter environments.

DevOps platform operators hone support for GitOps

GitOps practitioners at companies such as State Farm and Intuit have begun to fill in the details of observability, security and other 'day 2' practices for the maturing paradigm.

Enterprises ask Washington to step up cyber collaboration

During CISA's National Cybersecurity Summit, critical infrastructure companies said they need better information on cyberthreats from the federal government.

Google digs into Iran's APT35 hacking group

Covert phishing tactics and cleverly disguised notifications are among the calling cards of the increasingly sophisticated operation aimed at Iran's opponents.

Vodafone aims for SoHo with business broadband package

UK operator launches service designed for small office and home office businesses, providing cost-effective and reliable broadband coverage for single sites

Plume raises $300m to develop communications services with AI

Personalised comms services provider claims cash injection will enable it to continue its global expansion and cements its position as the cloud controller of the world’s largest software-defined network

Connectivity takes telehealth from a nice-to-have to a must-have

Survey shows how the healthcare industry is evolving with digital experiences in the post-pandemic world, with providers needing to offer telehealth options that ensure the experience is easy, intuitive and enjoyable

OpenSSF adds $10M to software supply chain security effort

IT pros hope for improved software supply chain security standards from OpenSSF, a Linux Foundation group that gained momentum with new funding this week.

Dell EMC Container Storage Modules hit general availability

Dell EMC announced the general availability of its six Container Storage Modules that are designed to make legacy storage container-ready. Dell also announced a unified CSI driver.

Shopify opens e-commerce platform to enterprise ERP vendors

Shopify's new Global ERP Program takes steps to attract larger enterprises, but the transition won't be easy, as large ERP systems are far more complex than those of Shopify's SMB base.

Google pushes Meet features for hybrid work challenges

Google lags rivals Cisco, Microsoft and Zoom in addressing the needs of a hybrid workplace, analysts said. The latest catch-up features are in Google Meet.

Accenture sheds more light on August data breach

The IT services giant disclosed in an SEC filing that threat actors stole and leaked proprietary data during a LockBit ransomware attack earlier this year.

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