TechTarget News - Week of Nov 07, 2021

Belfast City Airport: Most apps in the cloud by 2031

George Best Belfast City Airport has already achieved 50/50 cloud and on-premise working, with 80% of workloads expected to be cloud-based in the next decade. We look at what hybrid cloud means in practice

Splunk’s cloud shift is paying off in APAC

Splunk’s Asia-Pacific business is growing faster than the rest of the company, but it’s not resting on its laurels

More than four-fifths of firms expect to keep hybrid work environment

While business leaders are comfortable with and believe there are many benefits to hybrid work, most organisations are unprepared to deliver a seamless experience in a hybrid workplace, where the need for end-to-end data visibility and actionable insights intensifies

Bug bounty programs in 2021: High payouts, higher stakes

Bug bounty programs today offer high monetary rewards for researchers, but they can also suffer from communication issues, delays and inaction that may portend bigger problems.

Gig economy workforce nearly trebles over five years

Over four million people in England and Wales now work for gig economy platforms at least once a week, marking a nearly threefold increase since 2016

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another roundup of some of the job moves that have caught the eye in the last working week

GitLab's head of remote work talks successes and strategy

GitLab Inc.'s workforce is entirely remote. It's Darren Murph's job, as the firm's head of remote, to make sure the firm and employees succeed under its remote model.

Instaclustr open sources Shotover data layer proxy

The DBaaS vendor looks to enable developers to control and manage the flow of data from one data service to another with open source Shotover system.

Agility a key quality to surviving supply chain issues

In this Q&A, IDC's Simon Ellis discusses the ongoing disruption to global supply chains and how enterprise apps can help improve processes, mitigate problems and introduce agility.

Deephaven extends real-time streaming data platform

Deephaven Data Labs has built a platform financial services organizations use to operationalize real-time data for queries and historical reporting of financial and client data.

DOJ charges REvil ransomware members, seizes $6.1M

One of the accused cybercriminals, who was directly involved in the ransomware attack on Kaseya earlier this year, was arrested and faces extradition from Poland.

Tableau to add new business science tools to analytics suite

Self-service data science tools are among the capabilities the analytics vendor unveiled during its virtual user conference and plans to add to its platform in coming updates.

Tableau makes data literacy a priority with new pledge

As organizations increasingly turn to data to inform decisions, more data workers are needed. To address demand, Tableau pledged to help train 10 million data learners worldwide.

Singapore ups ante in AI with sectoral programmes

Singapore launches two national AI programmes to bolster adoption of AI by financial institutions and the public sector

BT unveils robotics test lab to speed infrastructure roll-out

Telco opens UK’s first dedicated telecoms civil engineering robotics test facility designed to help fibre network development and roll-out in challenging environments

DCC’s H1 numbers benefit from recovering market

UK supply issues the only negative in a first-half update that shows the group, which owns Exertis, has kept the momentum going after last year

More than 90% of Virgin Media O2’s network now gigabit-ready

After switching on gigabit-capable services for 1.6 million more homes, UK cable provider claims to be within touching distance of enabling its entire network to access broadband download speeds of up to 1.13Gbps

Looker adds customization capabilities to analytics platform

In concert with its virtual user conference, the vendor introduced the idea of composable analytics, along with tools that enable users to compose customized embeddable dashboards.

Yoti develops age estimation algorithm for under-13s

Age estimation technology developed by Yoti is being pitched as a way of helping social media platforms and other online businesses protect younger internet users from harm

Gartner HR trends: Facial analysis, big vendor market share

Facial recognition tech may play a role in helping managers assess employee reactions to events in the office, according to Gartner. Other HR trends include market consolidation.

Datafold raises $20M for data reliability engineering

Datafold's founder and CEO details the data observability challenges the startup is looking to address with its suite of data tools that provide visibility into data pipelines.

ScaleFlux debuts SFX 3000 series and SSDs

ScaleFlux showcased its new SFX 3000 computational storage suite, including a custom chip and new SSDs with higher performance along with compression and encryption.

Biden's top science advisor working on AI bill of rights

A national AI bill of rights could include the rights to transparency and data governance, according to Biden's top science advisor.

Confluent Platform 7 extends event data streaming

The event data streaming vendor builds out hybrid event streaming deployment capabilities that can help organizations with data in the cloud and on premises.

Cisco aims to conquer complexity in hybrid world of work

Network tech and services giant Cisco unveils solutions designed to simplify complex environments as the world embraces flexible ways of working, giving global view of SaaS application health and outages map

Cisco to launch channel sustainability specialisation

Vendor will encourage more to take part in the circular economy and will provide branding materials for those that want to promote their green credentials

EU artificial intelligence regulation risks undermining social safety net

Europe’s proposed artificial intelligence regulation will not adequately protect people from European governments' increasing use of the technology in social security decisions and resource allocation, says Human Rights Watch

US targets REvil, DarkSide ransomware with $10M rewards

Infosec experts weigh in on the U.S. government's latest tactic to thwart ransomware operations -- the offering of rewards of up to $10 million for information on operators.

Vast Data: Big shifts promised for an AI future

Purveyor of Universal Storage says AI and GPU-based compute will dominate, and is set to benefit with its (relatively) cheap, deep and quick QLC-plus-Optane offer

Cisco ThousandEyes gets SaaS application monitoring

The new service creates a global map of SaaS delays, interruptions and outages to help IT staff troubleshoot and record problems that violate service-level agreements.

Cisco enterprise agreement refresh adds simplicity

The vendor's updated software agreement provides a broader scope of product coverage while also addressing service bundling and EA quoting.

Clumio extends protection to SQL Server on Amazon EC2

Clumio Protect now covers Microsoft SQL Server on Amazon EC2, enabling customers to protect SQL Server data in the cloud instead of manual scripts or on-premises backup.

GoodData unveils new UI focused on composability

With the launch of the second phase of its platform overhaul, the analytics vendor is enabling users to build their own visual experience without having to write code.

HPE’s Aruba networking unit hit by cyber attack

Undisclosed threat actor compromised data buckets used to run the Aruba Central cloud environment using a stolen access key

IBM reveals new NLP features for Watson Discovery

The tech giant said the new features will help users parse through complex business-specific documents in highly regulated industries such as finance and insurance.

Microsoft, Meta integrate Teams with Workplace

Using the Microsoft Teams collaboration platform, corporate employees can access news feeds and other content from Meta's Workplace social network for business.

'King of Fraud' sentenced for Methbot botnet operation

Aleksandr Zhukov was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the theft of $7 million in a massive digital advertising fraud operation using his 'Methbot' botnet.

Citrix DDOS bug leaves networks vulnerable

Citrix patched a critical bug in its Application Delivery Controller and Gateway software that left networks open to DDOS attacks. It also fixed a less-severe SD-WAN WANOP bug.

Atlassian Jira ITSM sways IT pros with pricing, integrations

Since its first release a year ago, Atlassian Jira Service Management has closed competitive feature gaps and captured adoption, although some key features remain in development.

Trend Micro reveals 'Void Balaur' cybermercenary group

New Trend Micro research revealed a cybermercenary group that has been actively targeting high-profile organizations and individuals across the globe since 2015.

Aruba Central breach exposed customer data

HPE-owned Aruba Networks said one of its cloud databases was accessed by hackers who were able to make off with location and telemetry data for its customers' Wi-Fi gear.

AT&T launches a managed SASE offering with Cisco

AT&T aims its latest managed SASE service at enterprises using Cisco hardware. The offering's features range from firewall and secure web gateway functionality to DNS layer security.

Oversight of biometrics and surveillance should not go to ICO

Biometrics and surveillance camera commissioner Fraser Sampson has panned the UK government’s proposed plan to absorb the functions of those roles under the remit of the information commissioner

OpenUK debuts carbon-negative datacentre blueprint at COP26

Open source championing not-for-profit OpenUK puts forward plan to reduce the environmental impact of datacentres, with an emphasis on encouraging site and hardware reuse

GSMA announces 5G mmWave accelerator initiative

Mobile industry trade association announces new accelerator, with an aim to drive education efforts and showcase innovation

GraphQL use grows as organizations build out a graph layer

Apollo GraphQL is updating its graph federation capabilities as its users outline how they are using the technology to enable data and service delivery to users.

New law needed to rein in AI-powered workplace surveillance

MPs and peers call for new legislation to regulate the growing use of artificial intelligence in the workplace, which is being used to surveil workers’ performance and behaviour

ConnectWise platform aims to unify MSP software portfolio

With Asio, the software company ConnectWise aims to boost service provider efficiency through a single view and with greater scalability; other IT channel news.

Seagate debuts NVMe HDD technology at OCP

Seagate demonstrated NVMe HDD technology, showing off its stability and its potential benefits. Customers can see a reduction in complexity and a step toward composability.

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