TechTarget News - Week of Jan 30, 2022

Google inks $1bn deal with Bharti Airtel

The wide-ranging deal covers Google’s equity investment in Airtel, as well as efforts to spur cloud adoption and lower barriers to smartphone ownership

Huawei retains 5G RAN leadership

As 5G flourishes across Asia-Pacific, analyst finds Chinese telecoms equipment and services giant is defying bans on its technology to claim leadership in 5G radio access networks

NEC acquires Blue Danube Systems

Open RAN comms technology proponent and provider swoops for mobile network tech supplier to enhance its 5G product portfolio and customer support capability

Citrix to focus on digital workspace following acquisition

A private equity consortium acquiring Citrix will merge it with business intelligence vendor Tibco to add data analytics into Citrix Workspace. The deal is set to close this year.

Neil MacDonald steps into HP UK&I channel role

HP looks within the company for its next country channel head as it aims towards further growth to be generated across its partner base

Tibco, Citrix to merge after Citrix acquired by Vista

The combination will join the analytics vendor's capabilities with a digital workspace and app delivery platform used by 98% of the Fortune 500. The deal is worth $16.5 billion.

Wayfinding tools chart course for hybrid office

Wayfinding tools, which make use of apps, maps, electronic signage and wireless tech, are being targeted by HR for hybrid offices. The capability may include employee tracking.

Emsisoft releases DeadBolt ransomware decryption tool

Emsisoft's DeadBolt ransomware decryption tool fixes broken decryptor keys issued by threat actors, and works only if the victim has paid the ransom and received a key.

Microsoft steadily adding to Power BI analytics platform

The tech giant continues to add functionality to its BI platform, recently including a feature that will enable Premium users to run reports with only the freshest data.

Enterprise AIOps quietly gets real

Machine learning algorithms are being used to automate some aspects of enterprise IT operations, but the original goal of advanced self-healing systems is still a long way off.

Yellowfin acquired by B2B software specialist Idera

The formerly independent analytics vendor hopes to expand its customer base by getting acquired, while its app development tools made it attractive to its new parent company.

Giganet, Anixter team to expand FTTP internet service to the UK

Further momentum in UK full-fibre broadband market sees leading ISP entering into a multi-year agreement with subsidiary of Wesco International, to support the expansion of gigabit connectivity delivery across the UK

Met Police faces legal action over Gangs Matrix

Campaign group Liberty is taking legal action against the Met over its use of the Gangs Matrix, claiming it is driven by racial stereotypes and disproportionately affects people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds

Bakkavor aims for more network bite with Neos Networks SD-WAN

UK-based provider of fresh prepared food selects software-defined wide area network technology from growing connectivity provider to improve resilience and continue its digital transformation.

German fuel supplier taken offline in cyber attack

Cyber attack against Germany’s Oiltanking, a major fuel logistics company, affects 13 distribution terminals across Germany, in an incident with echoes of last year’s hit on Colonial Pipeline

Nuvias joins the GTDC ranks

Distributor joins the Global Technology Distribution Council, an organisation dedicated to promoting the value of members

Ransomware attacks continue to plague public services

Ransomware this year has picked up right where 2021 left off, with several local governments, schools and health services across the U.S. suffering attacks.

Open source database vendor MariaDB set for IPO

As cloud database-as-a-service demand grows, the open source-based relational database vendor is looking to go public, a decade after it was first forked from the MySQL database.

NVMe-oF storage provider Pavilion Data raises $45 million

NVMe-oF startup Pavilion Data completed a series C1 funding with an additional $45 million, while keeping its focus on helping customers tackle modern workloads.

Cato Networks adds CASB to growing SASE portfolio

Cato Networks has added CASB app visibility and enforcement capabilities to its growing SASE portfolio, and plans to add data loss prevention in the coming months.

More than 1,000 malware packages found in NPM repository

Researchers with WhiteSource were able to find some 1,300 examples of malware hiding under the guise of legitimate JavaScript packages on the NPM repository.

Mechanism underlying cookie popups found in breach of GDPR

A fundamental element of the mechanism by which the advertising industry requests tracking consent from web users has been found in breach of the General Data Protection Regulation

LogMeIn rebrands to GoTo, simplifies offerings

LogMeIn becomes GoTo as it aims to appeal to small and medium-sized businesses with UCaaS and IT management that's available through a single application.

Federal data privacy law efforts fizzle

As Congress shifts to antitrust enforcement, the momentum behind creating a federal data privacy law is waning. The states, meanwhile, are adopting privacy laws.

Samsung and Amdocs collaborate on 4G and 5G private network solutions

Communications software and services provider teams with leading comms tech provider to deliver end-to-end 4G and 5G private network solutions, speeding and simplifying the deployment of 5G-ready CBRS solutions to industries such as education, utilities, manufacturing, logistics, transportation and retail.

IoT surges as Vodafone claims solid third quarter

Mixed bag of growth in key European markets but global operator claims steady progress in third quarter of financial year, with IoT showing demand in flagship arena

Singtel adds Azure Edge Zones to MEC platform

Azure customers will be able to leverage existing Azure subscriptions in Singtel’s new MEC offering and use the Azure portal to deploy 5G applications at the edge

CommScope and Parallel push Open RAN

Further acceleration in the field of open radio access networks as comms tech provider CommScope collaborates with Meta Connectivity to promote standard designs and interoperability testing across Open RAN ecosystem, while O-RAN-compliant software platform Parallel Wireless broadens partner roster

Openreach sees record-breaking quarter for fibre as BT reports mixed Q3

BT’s trading update for the nine months to 31 December 2021 shows overall decline in revenues in global and enterprise, supply chain issues and rising costs, but Openreach full-fibre roll-out rockets

Distrust, feuds building among ransomware groups

In an industry that operates in anonymity, trust is everything -- but recent accusations of ransomware actors working with or being law enforcement is threatening that work model.

Apple working with Dropbox, Microsoft to fix macOS 12.3

Apple said it will work with Dropbox and Microsoft on the macOS 12.3 problem that prevented their file storage software from running correctly on the upcoming version of the OS.

DHS forms first-ever Cyber Safety Review Board

The new initiative is one in a string of many by the Biden administration to push public and private collaboration in addressing cyber threats such as Log4j vulnerabilities.

Female tech founder programme hits Helsinki

From Denmark to Finland: Helsinki’s women in tech are introduced to Tech Nordic Advocates’ International Mentoring Programme

Check Point looks to plug ASEAN’s cyber security gap

Check Point is shoring up its sales force and partner ecosystem to address the cyber security needs of small and mid-sized businesses in a region that is highly targeted by threat actors

Cyber attacks on European oil facilities spreading

Following a cyber attack on distribution facilities in Germany, more incidents have been reported in Belgium and the Netherlands, but it is too early to necessarily draw a link between them

Amazon to create 1,500 UK apprenticeships in 2022

Retail giant Amazon will be on the lookout for more than 1,000 UK apprentices this year, adding to the thousands of new hires it made in 2021

Kasten, Veeam revenue reports reflect backup market strength

Cloud and container-based protection were among the keys that helped Kasten, Veeam and Commvault hit major revenue increases. Security is a major focus for these vendors in 2022.

Citrix, Tibco partners stand to gain from merger

Promising technology combinations and a consolidated partner program are among the potential pluses of the pending Citrix-Tibco merger; other IT channel news.

Zoom attacking hybrid meeting shortfalls

Zoom will look to stand out in a competitive market by improving hybrid meetings. The company hopes upcoming features will bridge the divide between remote and in-person attendees.

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