TechTarget News - Week of Nov 28, 2021

Singapore telcos get more 5G spectrum

Singtel, M1-StarHub and TPG will be getting 2.1GHz spectrum to support the growth of 5G services in the city-state

Covid has hit contract values, says Osirium

Impact of the pandemic has been seen in the time it takes customers to make decisions and the money they are prepared to spend

UK ‘impact startups’ raise £2bn in 2021

Impact startups in the UK have raised record levels of investment this year, with most of the capital raised going to climate tech firms

IT Priorities 2022: End-user computing

IT departments have needed to rethink their end-user computing strategy in order to support a workforce in which the majority of staff work from home

Porsche revs up for private 5G in production

Leading sports car manufacturer enters into research partnership with Ericsson to take advantage of 5G networks to accelerate production capabilities at manufacturing production complex

UKISUG 2021: S/4 Hana skills deficit and legacy custom code hamper migration

On the opening day of its 2021 conference, the UK and Ireland SAP User Group unveils member research showing concerns that an S/4 Hana skills deficit and a surfeit of legacy customisation is retarding migration to the Hana-based ERP

Channel roundup: Who’s gone where?

A few personnel moves caught the eye in the last working week as the channel continues to seek out talent

5G to the fore in five-year Ooredoo-Nokia strategic agreement

Multi-country strategic deal sees Nokia supply telco with technologies including 5G, RAN, Core, Optics, IP and microwave across Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia

Technology drives holiday shopping for retail, e-commerce

Black Friday e-commerce sales maintained 2020 gains. Retail traffic is up but hasn't rebounded to pre-pandemic levels. Technology, supply chain, COVID-19 variants all factors.

Hack 'Sabbath': Elusive new ransomware detected

A newly uncovered ransomware operation, dubbed UNC2190 or "Sabbath," has roots in a previous ransomware group but has so far been able to operate mostly undetected.

How Maxim’s Group is using Oracle Cloud

The Hong Kong-based F&B operator is using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to run its VMware workloads and datawarehouse to improve resilience and productivity

Computer Weekly Buyer's Guide feature list 2022

Here is our 2022 schedule of up-and-coming in-depth articles that will cover carefully selected topics to help IT leaders select the right technology for their organisation

Accenture to create 3,000 UK tech jobs

Accenture’s recruitment plan in the UK is a response to businesses to the release of pent-up demand for digital transformations

Over 100 civil society groups call for changes to EU AI Act

Civil, human and digital rights organisations sign open letter calling on European policymakers to put fundamental rights at the heart of the proposed Artificial Intelligence Act

UK government launches report on digital trade

Report outlines future opportunities and challenges such as the rise of digital protectionism and poor infrastructure

5G becomes the fastest-deployed mobile generation to date

Tenth anniversary edition of in-depth study of mobile market reveals 5.5 billion additional smartphone users since 2011 and 4.4 billion 5G subscriptions forecast by the end of 2027

HP patches bugs in over 150 printer models

More than 150 HP multifunction printers are at risk of compromise through a series of newly disclosed vulnerabilities, one of them wormable

Initiative launched to increase London tech diversity

After research from the Greater London Authority finds that young black men are most likely to be unemployed in the capital, London’s mayor launches an initiative to increase employment in the tech sector

UK MSP set to use Nebulon cloud-defined storage IaaS

UK service provider Inca to use “cloud-defined storage” to support managed service provider offer in move which shunned hyper-converged infrastructure because of cited costly overheads

Windows Installer zero-day under active exploitation

McAfee said the Windows Installer vulnerability is being exploited in 23 countries around the world, including the United States, China, India and others.

Satellite and 4G/5G-driven autonomous shuttle hits the road in Oxfordshire

Darwin Innovation Group is running an autonomous shuttle to transport passengers around Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in a one-year trial funded by UK and European space agencies to demonstrate how self-driving vehicles operate in a real-world setting, with data transmitted via O2’s mobile networks and Hispasat’s satellites

Honeywell, Cambridge Quantum form new quantum computing firm

Honeywell is merging its internal quantum computing divisions with Cambridge Quantum, forming a new company that promises to deliver a complete quantum computing software stack.

Partners get AWS Data Exchange, container market updates

New Data Exchange capabilities avoid ETL and provide consistent API governance, while a container marketplace update supports an expanded set of Kubernetes management tools.

Zerto launches DR orchestration tool for AWS EC2

The new Zerto In-Cloud is standalone DR automation and orchestration software that uses EBS snapshots and AWS APIs instead of Zerto's continuous data protection technology.

AWS Lake Formation advances cloud data lake control

AWS added new features to its cloud data lake service, featuring Governed Tables to manage consistency of data and row-level access control for security.

Zoom to blur lines between video, phone meetings

Zoom Phone head Graeme Geddes said the lines between video meetings and phone calls will blur, allowing workers to choose the best communication tool for their needs.

Syspro focuses on hybrid ERP to fuel growth

In this Q&A, Syspro's Scott Hebert explains why the company is walking the line between pure cloud and on-premises ERP for its manufacturing and distribution customer base.

Lithium-ion batteries find their way into datacentres

Lithium-ion batteries are increasingly being deployed in uninterruptible power supply systems to reduce datacentre real estate and energy consumption

HPE results boosted by new orders rush

A rush on new orders to avoid HPE price hike, along with some help from Oracle, has helped to boost revenue

DCC tapping into recovering market

Exertis parent has seen hybrid working developing and hospitality recovering as the year progresses

Goldman Sachs debuts AWS-powered cloud for financial services sector

Goldman Sachs is building on its decade-long relationship with Amazon Web Services to launch a cloud-based environment that other financial services firms can use for data analytics and processing purposes

Kaspersky introduces cyber policy for bionic devices

Cyber firm Kaspersky has become one of the first organisations in the world to develop and implement a security policy covering the use of bionic devices and other forms of human augmentation

Cloud, self-service BI capabilities fuel agile analytics

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of agile data-driven decision-making, and key to that agility are a deployment in the cloud and self-service BI capabilities.

AWS DevSecOps tools build in advanced features

Enterprises stand to benefit from new AWS DevSecOps features, even if they don't use them, as analysts say they set a new baseline for third-party vendors to differentiate against.

CISA taps CrowdStrike for endpoint security

The U.S. government's cybersecurity authority will be watched over by security vendor CrowdStrike as part of the larger government IT security overhaul.

New Yanluowang ransomware mounting targeted attacks in US

Symantec threat analysts observed the new ransomware operation abusing legitimate tools such as ConnectWise's remote access product to move laterally inside networks.

AWS to take on Microsoft Azure in private 5G

The AWS Private 5G managed service will compete with Microsoft Azure's private multi-access edge computing system. Unlike Microsoft, the AWS product focuses on an unlicensed spectrum.

Dell extends Cyber Recovery ransomware protection to AWS

Dell EMC's PowerProtect Cyber Recovery launched in AWS Marketplace, providing customers with a way to isolate their data in AWS-based storage instead of on premises.

AWS aims to ease cloud database management and migration

The tech giant is looking to help its users to better migrate to, manage and operate cloud databases with a series of new data management product releases and updates.

India’s IT spending to cross $100bn mark in 2022

Led by software investments, the growth in IT spending comes as organisations in the subcontinent look to modernise their IT infrastructure and support a hybrid workforce

GTT teams with Palo Alto to power SASE platform

Secure access service edge platform will offer advanced security techniques, fortifying network access from any location

Juniper Networks adds top tier to partner programme

Networking player will make sure the best of the best will get access to more support and rewards from the start of next year

Chipset shortages to put brake on 5G roll-out in 2022

Research firm reveals telecoms, media and tech trends to watch in 2022, highlighting developments in Metaverse, 5G, gaming and connectivity

8x8 buys Fuze to expand UCaaS customer base

8x8 plans to acquire fellow UCaaS provider Fuze for $250 million as it looks to increase its global reach and accelerate the addition of new features.

AWS disaster recovery service now available

AWS disaster recovery services now feature a first-party option with AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery alongside a new Recycling Bin service for data snapshot recovery.

AWS throws down the gauntlet in private 5G sector

Many analysts forecast that 2021 would be the year of private 5G. Now such predictions have received an almost royal seal of approval with the launch of AWS Private 5G

Google changes tune on Knative, applies to CNCF

Google's decision to submit Knative to the CNCF for incubation prompts speculation about its future: a budding industry standard or a project not worth keeping to itself?

AWS shakes up cloud storage pricing, expands Free Tier

AWS Free Tier users benefit from increased data transfer limits and the removal of some limited time trials as the hyperscaler further compartmentalizes storage tiers and services.

More marketing personalization from AWS, Pegasystems

AWS and Pegasystems add AI tools to their cloud offerings that enable deeper personalization and journey orchestration for marketers and e-commerce sellers.

AWS Kubernetes roadmap includes Flux for GitOps

Amazon EKS will include a Flux-based GitOps add-on, while ECS Anywhere seems destined for a niche in edge computing, per roadmap plans unveiled by AWS execs this week.

NUHS to tap edge supercomputing to crunch AI workloads

Singapore’s National University Health System will tap edge supercomputing resources to train AI models in a range of healthcare-related AI applications by mid-2022

Serious violence duty in PCSC Bill would gut UK data rights

Proposed data gathering powers for UK police could override existing data protection rules, damage citizens’ trust in essential public services and further entrench discriminatory policing practices

Top 10 CIO interviews of 2021

More UK IT leaders talk to Computer Weekly than any other publication. We review the plans, priorities and challenges that have faced tech chiefs over the past year

Context and Canalys chart ongoing PC momentum

Analyst houses have been keeping an eye on the demand for desktops and notebooks across Western Europe as customers continue to buy hardware

AWS cloud database users detail applications

AWS has more than one database to choose from, as the cloud provider aims to provide users like eHealth and HBO Max with technologies to meet different use cases.

Hundreds of new vulnerabilities found in SOHO routers

Researchers credited vendors for their swift response to reports of widespread security vulnerabilities but warned users to make sure firmware is updated to avoid attacks.

Omicron extends uncertainty about return to office

For firms with immediate plans to return to the office early in the new year, the new COVID-19 variant, omicron, may prompt delays and reassessments about the future.

Deutsche Telekom preps Kubernetes 5G core with GitOps

GitOps will help the German mobile carrier manage IT automation for its 5G SA app on a large internal Kubernetes platform with minimal staff needed to do hands-on administration.

Amazon Connect adds quick bot setup, call summarization

AWS' Amazon Connect CCaaS offering comes into sharper focus with new features for contact center managers, agents and data scientists setting up bots.

Legal experts back Section 230 reform

Section 230 reform and addressing the liability protections afforded large tech companies is a divisive debate that has yet to result in bipartisan bills.

Seagate's 20 TB hard drives ship

Seagate has pumped its max-capacity hard drive up to 20 TB, with a version for the enterprise, Exos X20, and another for SMBs, IronWolf Pro 20 TB.

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