TechTarget News - Week of Dec 19, 2021

Tokopedia ups ante on observability capabilities

Indonesian e-commerce giant Tokopedia has consolidated its observability capabilities on a single cloud-based platform, enabling it to improve customer service and identify infrastructure issues

Top 10 ransomware and backup stories of 2021

Key articles from 2021 that highlight the link between ransomware and snapshots and backup and their role in repelling attacks, plus effects of the pandemic on backup and recovery

Top 10 artificial intelligence stories of 2021

This year, artificial intelligence has moved to operationalisation, explainability and regulatory frameworks. Here are Computer Weekly’s top 10 artificial intelligence stories for 2021

AWS to rearchitect support network following major outage

AWS plans to rearchitect its support system to run across multiple regions to prevent a future hours-long outage. Also, it will release an updated Service Health Dashboard.

Critical bugs could go unpatched amid Log4j concern

Many organizations are focused on finding and patching Log4Shell, but there are other vulnerabilities, including Patch Tuesday bugs, already under active exploitation.

With Cerner, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure gets a boost

Oracle plans to acquire Cerner in a deal valued at about $30B. The second-largest EHR vendor in the U.S. could inject new life into Oracle's data and cloud businesses.

Log4j 2.17.0 fixes newly discovered exploit

The Log4j 2.17.0 update is the third of its kind since Log4Shell was disclosed and the mass exploitation began. Versions 2.15.0 and 2.16.0 patched remote code execution bugs.

5 Russians charged in hacking, illegal trading scheme

A group of hackers based in Russia and tied to the GRU stand accused of breaking into companies and using confidential data to profit from illegal stock trades.

IT Priorities 2022: Cloud-first mindset growing in India

Nearly half of organisations in India are expected to spend more on cloud services, underscoring the growing cloud-first mindset that is taking root in the subcontinent

UK IT shapes up for hybrid new normal in 2022

The latest Computer Weekly IT Priorities survey shows that secure connectivity and cloud remain at the core of enterprises’ needs for the foreseeable future

Top 10 cloud storage, DR and datacentre storage stories of 2021

Key articles from 2021 that demonstrate the growing importance of cloud storage and disaster recovery, but also the snags that lead to cloud repatriation and difficulties restoring from the cloud

Top 10 telecoms stories of 2021

Here are Computer Weekly’s top 10 telecoms stories of 2021

Top 10 software development stories of 2021

Business recovery is leading to more emphasis on software projects. Here are Computer Weekly’s top 10 software development stories for 2021

Top 10 NHS IT stories of 2021

Technology has been central to the National Health Service response to the Covid-19 pandemic – we look back at the stories that made the headlines on 2021

Nokia wins five-year sole vendor 5G deal with Elisa Estonia

Comms tech provider replaces incumbent supplier in enabling Baltic telco to swap out existing 4G network nationwide with 5G AirScale portfolio and develop O-RAN ecosystem

Disaster recovery planning on readers' minds in 2021

New disaster recovery products attracted the site's most page views in 2021, indicating disaster recovery planning is top of mind with cloud-native protection.

Fintech startup passes SOC 2 audits with serverless security

Undertaking SOC 2 audits in a serverless security environment came with up-front challenges, but the company's former chief security architect predicts long-term advantages.

Top 10 ANZ IT stories of 2021

Here are Computer Weekly’s top 10 ANZ IT stories of 2021

Top 10 cyber crime stories of 2021

Cyber crime hit new heights and drew more attention than ever in 2021. We look back at the biggest stories of the year

Top 10 end-user computing stories of 2021

Office work has largely remained hybrid this year. Here are Computer Weekly’s top 10 end-user computing stories of 2021

Top 10 government and public sector IT stories of 2021

Technology is an increasingly important part of government policy in the UK – while the digital transformation of the public sector continued during 2021, albeit slowly in some places

5 business intelligence trends to watch in 2022

Predicted trends for 2022 include rising adoption of automated insight delivery and augmented analytics capabilities, including natural language processing and AutoML.

Data consumption surges in lockdown Britain

Virgin Media O2 reveals performance data showing 2021 was a record year for data consumption

AWS outage brings DR strategies back into focus

A lengthy outage for AWS in December brought many enterprise apps and services to a halt, but it also provided a moment of reflection on DR plans and data availability.

Gig work platforms see uptick in interest due to COVID-19

The gig work model may expand into jobs occupied by full- and part-time workers. It is helping one HR manager in an industry where hiring has become difficult because of COVID-19.

Tech vendors to help people disconnect from work in 2022

Burnout has surged during the pandemic, and the inability to fully disconnect from work isn't helping. Tech firms will continue addressing the problem in 2022.

Skillsoft to pay $525M for learning platform Codecademy

Codecademy, a software development learning platform with 40 million users worldwide, is being acquired by Skillsoft, a learning platform focused on the corporate market.

Top 10 Middle East IT stories of 2021

The Middle East is about more than oil these days, with advanced technology industries developing across the region. Here are Computer Weekly’s top 10 Middle East IT stories of 2021

Top 10 cyber security stories of 2021

Cyber security dominated the headlines in 2021, making it hard to gain a clear picture of what to pay attention to. What is an IT buyer to do?

Top 10 cloud stories of 2021

Here are Computer Weekly’s top 10 cloud stories of 2021

RPA vendor Automation Anywhere to acquire FortressIQ

The acquisition is expected to help the vendor advance its AI platform with process discovery, while giving it a well-rounded product in time for its public offering.

ManageEngine attacks draw warning from FBI

The FBI said a vulnerability in the ManageEngine Desktop Central IT management tool is being used by APT actors in targeted network attacks dating back to October.

Top 10 ASEAN IT stories of 2021

Here are Computer Weekly’s top 10 ASEAN IT stories of 2021

Top 10 IR35 stories of 2021

The extension of the IR35 reforms to the private sector in April 2021 has provided Computer Weekly with lots to write about this year

Top 10 networking stories of 2021

Here are Computer Weekly’s top 10 networking stories of 2021

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