TechTarget News - Week of Dec 05, 2021

Australia’s NSW to build A$40m digital twin

The spatial digital twin brings together government data sources to provide insights for urban planners and residents to support decision-making and see into the future

AWS launches Cloud WAN to manage global networks

AWS Cloud WAN, which creates a centralized dashboard to manage globally distributed on-premises and cloud-based networks, is available in preview mode.

Qlik integration with UiPath boosts automation capabilities

Although the analytics vendor's platform already has automation capabilities, the integration with the RPA vendor will extend those capabilities to new use cases.

Surge in Nobelium-linked supply chain attacks

Mandiant’s researchers share new intel on two distinct clusters of Russian APT activity, linked to the Nobelium SolarWinds attackers

MPS Monitor launches UK operation

Managed print player recruits industry veteran and looks to tap into growing interest in print services

Consumers say supermarkets among best at social engagement

Many types of business have improved their online interactions with consumers as a result of the pandemic, with consumers claiming supermarkets are among the most engaging

European finance firms increase open banking spend

Financial services firms are increasing investment in open banking capabilities, with improvements to payment initiation and onboarding capabilities expected

Network technologies shaping post-Covid global recovery

Latest round-up ranking world’s most ‘network ready’ markets revealing how countries around the world are using information technologies to emerge from the Covid pandemic and become network ready.

LogDNA raises $50M for observability data

The LogDNA CEO discusses challenges and the need for organizations to collect and analyze log data to enable operations, DevOps and security applications.

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

It’s been another busy week with personnel moves across the industry as firms look to bolster their management teams

NetSpring raises $13M to fuel operational intelligence suite

The startup offers a real-time analytics platform designed to enable agile decision-making. It plans to use its funding for product development and to expand its go-to-market efforts.

Volkswagen begins 5G private wireless network pilot project

Private 5G wireless network to support industrial connectivity at the production development centre and pilot hall at car giant’s headquarters plant in Wolfsburg

MuleSoft to add API management, governance tools

MuleSoft plans to release tools to catalog and manage APIs across multi-cloud environments to reduce redundancy, apply governance policies and build compliance.

Commvault looks to extend MSP ecosystem

Storage player continues to reach out to managed service providers through its Metallic offering and programmes.

UK technology issues contributed to Afghanistan withdrawal chaos

Multiple problems including email management, collaboration restrictions and lack of technical expertise may have risked the lives of thousands of Afghans, according to whistleblower Raphael Marshall

IT Priorities 2022: ERP gets back on the horse

Automation and going cloud-first have gained significant interest for enterprise software and data management investment in the UK, according to the annual TechTarget/Computer Weekly IT Priorities 2022 survey

Cambridge Quantum delivers first quantum encryption keys

Cambridge Quantum, newly merged with Honeywell's Quantum Solutions division, has debuted the first as-a-service cryptographic key generator for quantum computing.

Year in review: 3 app development trends from 2021

Automation and AIOps left their marks on the evolution of code development in 2021. Experts say these trends will likely continue into the new year.

Backups for Microsoft 365 expands Rewind's portfolio

Rewind expands its SaaS protection with Backups for Microsoft 365. The new service is the first from Rewind in support of a major SaaS platform.

BadgerDAO users' cryptocurrency stolen in cyber attack

Following last week's attack, BadgerDAO sent the threat actor a message, offering to 'compensate' the individual for finding a vulnerability in the company's systems.

USB-over-Ethernet bugs put cloud services at risk

SentinelOne says vulnerabilities in the Eltima SDK, which connects USB devices on virtual workstations, can put enterprises at risk of privilege escalation attacks.

Microsoft unveils responsible AI guidelines and dashboard

The tech giant unveiled 10 guidelines for organizations to consider when building AI models, and a dashboard that data scientists can use to ensure their models are ethical.

AWS re:Invent 2021: Four key takeaways for ASEAN firms

AWS’s third-generation Graviton processor and other offerings in edge computing, machine learning and digital twin technologies are of relevance to organisations in Southeast Asia

UK privacy chief denies conflict of interest in new role

UK information commissioner will join a private law firm that represents technology companies she used to regulate, raising questions about conflicts of interest and drawing ‘revolving door’ criticisms

Pure adds flagship FlashArray//XL with doubled throughput

High-end enterprise-targeted FlashArray//XL leverages latest Intel Ice Lake CPU, PCIe 4.0 and distributes SLC flash across drive modules to double throughput over existing arrays

2021 another record-breaker for vulnerability disclosure

More than 50 CVEs were logged every day in 2021, more than at any time since records began, while ethical hackers continue to prove their value

Commvault adds DMaaS to ArrowSphere

Data specialist will work with distributor as it looks to widen its market and increase its penetration into the SME customer base

NFL's Raiders use analytics to engage new customer base

The franchise's move to Las Vegas forced it to modernize its analytics stack as it engaged a new fan base and cultivated the unique opportunities present in Sin City.

AWS expands managed file service with FSx for OpenZFS

AWS grows its managed file service portfolio with support for OpenZFS and improvements to FSx Lustre. Experts say AWS could be getting ready to compete with on-premises vendors.

Aruba unveils EdgeConnect Microbranch for home office

IT staff can use the Aruba Central management console to onboard EdgeConnect Microbranch devices, which deliver wireless connectivity, security and traffic management.

NEXTDC opens edge datacentre on the Sunshine Coast

NEXTDC’s SC1 facility is the first in a series of edge datacentre sites that will provide low-latency services to regional businesses and global linkages

Threat actors targeting MikroTik routers, devices

Eclypsium researchers found vulnerable MikroTik devices have become a popular target for threat actors, who are exploiting known flaws that remain unpatched.

Home Office slammed over police IT legacy replacement delays

Modernisation initiative has seen a significant increase in costs and several changes in scope, and measures introduced to address issues seem ineffective, says Public Accounts Committee report

CDEI publishes roadmap for UK AI assurance ecosystem

Publication from CDEI sets out the steps required to verify the effectiveness, trustworthiness and compliance of artificial intelligence systems

Automating customer service empathy a work in progress

Bots and AI tools can help clean up customer service texts, emails and chats -- and make them more consistent. But finding empathy is still mainly the purview of humans.

17 Discord malware packages found in NPM repository

These latest reports of Discord malware follow a trend of threat actors using open source software repositories to host malware, two JFrog researchers said.

AWS CDK v2, Construct Hub now generally available

AWS unveiled general availability of a major version release of its Cloud Development Kit, as well as Construct Hub. One user described the tools as a time saver for developers.

Why Criteo chose Aerospike real-time database

Criteo is in the process of migrating to Aerospike Database to reduce the number of servers it needs to power its global advertising marketplace from 5,000 to 600.

Singapore and UK sign digital trade deal

Described as the world’s most comprehensive digital agreement between two countries, the deal supports the UK’s bid to join Trans-Pacific Partnership to build trade connections with 11 Indo-Pacific markets

SMEs dominate list of 200 fastest growing tech companies

List of 200 fastest growing companies in the public sector is made up primarily of small and medium-sized enterprises, which collectively earned £936m from government contracts in the past fiscal year

Critical Apache Log4j 2 bug under attack; mitigate now

The Log4j 2 flaw has a base CVSS score of 10 and enables remote code execution against applications, cloud services and PC games with vulnerable configurations.

Dark web posts shed light on Panasonic breach

A network breach at Japanese electronics giant Panasonic was possibly set up as far back as January, according to researchers who were monitoring dark web forums.

'Shift left' doesn't complete DevSecOps story for fintech

An online banking SaaS company trained its developers to code securely, but API security also required "shifting right" to bolster production-level monitoring tools and training.

Kyndryl grows ecosystem via Google Cloud partnership

The infrastructure services provider aims to offer multi-cloud services and integration offerings as it cultivates industry ties beyond its IBM origins; more IT channel news.

AWS Cloud Storage VP talks data growth, price cuts

The market-leading hyperscaler plans more customer cost savings in the future alongside a push for cloud tech education, says AWS Cloud Storage VP Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec.

Aryaka releases SASE, managed SD-WAN offerings

Aryaka's managed SD-WAN and SASE products for midsize enterprises deliver their services over the company's new L3 private core. Aryaka plans to ship the products next year.

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