TechTarget News - Week of Mar 20, 2022

NZ glassmaker taps IoT to track delivery trolleys

Architectural Glass Products has installed tracking devices on delivery trolleys to track its products and delivery trolleys in real time

Mavenir makes business communications software pivot

Network software provider transitions from radio access network software solutions towards offering SaaS portfolio of business communications for CSPs, channels and systems integrators

DWP Digital launches Birmingham hub

The new space will aim to create 130 jobs and tap into the digital talent pool of the West Midlands

Siloed data holding back coordinated health responses

Digital health experts discuss the role of data in coordinating the NHS’s pandemic response and how managing privacy and governance issues are key to further success

Samsung top user interface available on non-flagship phones

Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets will get the One UI 4.1 user interface. The premium UI for the company's flagship phones offers screen sharing while on video calls.

Wellness essential as hybrid work to see total redesign of the office

Almost one-fifth of companies are asking employees to return to the office full-time, as new workspaces with quiet zones, Zoom pods and wellness areas are seen as key to retaining and attracting talent

SREs provision their role in DevSecOps

Whether it's creating automated tools for OS certification or exploring eBPF as a way to safeguard supply chain security in production, cybersecurity is a growing part of SRE jobs.

Google, Twilio release CCaaS tools and integrations

Google Contact Center AI Platform bundles its own tech with partners' for a complete contact center package. Twilio, meanwhile, releases Flex Conversations.

Employment background checks shift to continuous

Conducting employment background checks on existing employees and contractors is a growing trend. But the practice raises ethical questions for HR departments.

Kurmi brings UC, CC provisioning automation to the cloud

Software developer takes on-premise platform to a hosted model to deliver faster and easier access to the tools required to streamline and optimise the day-to-day administration of Unified Communication platforms

Hispasat gets in higher orbit with agreement to acquire AXESS Networks

Spain-based satellite operator aims to position itself as a leader in the market of satellite solutions for telecommunications operators, corporate networks and public administrations in Latin America

Details of Conti ransomware affiliate released

Information about a new Conti affiliate has been released by eSentire and BreakPoint Lab after a joint investigation into the group’s indicators of compromise

Domo making app development a focus of analytics platform

With a new CEO in place, one of the cloud-based vendor's main goals is to get data into the hands of more business users within the flow of their everyday work.

3 IT services partners win top projects awards

Computools, Mission and Vandis captured SearchITChannel's 2021 Top Projects Awards, which recognize innovation and business benefits in partner-customer engagements.

Microsoft, Cisco, Zoom pledge conference room compatibility

Workers used to the flexibility of PC-based video conferencing during the pandemic won't have the same experience in the office's conference-room gear.

HPE GreenLake rolls in Aruba, adds block STaaS

HPE GreenLake folded Aruba Central under its umbrella and added data services, including block storage as a service and new data protection capabilities.

Biden issues warning about Russian cyber attacks

President Biden has said that US companies running critical infrastructure should immediately harden their defences in anticipation of potential cyber attacks from Russia

Biden: Russia exploring cyber attacks against US

President Joe Biden's warning of potential Russian attacks against U.S. critical infrastructure is the latest call to action for the private sector to fortify its cyberdefenses.

StarTree brings Apache Pinot real-time database to the cloud

The open source Apache Pinot OLAP data store is set to become easier to deploy, manage and operate in the cloud with improved data ingestion and data observability capabilities.

Amazon Connect updates contact center workforce management

AWS's Amazon Connect contact center as a service platform adds machine learning workforce optimization to predict customer contact volume, as well as staffing numbers to cover it.

F-Secure splits in two as WithSecure launches

The Finnish security vendor's enterprise business sets off on its own as a new brand called WithSecure, while F-Secure will continue to operate the consumer side of the business.

Lapsus$ hacking group hit authentication vendor Okta

Authentication vendor Okta is the latest tech giant to be named as a victim of the prolific Lapsus$ crew, through key details about the attack remain in dispute.

Nvidia beefs up its line of AI supercomputers, chips

Nvidia rolls out a new GPU architecture, supercomputers and chips that in concert will aid developers in creating the hardware foundation for the next generation of AI applications and services.

Nvidia shows updated AI, omniverse tools for enterprises

Software is the engine that powers many of the AI hardware and software giant's systems, including a new computing system for the omniverse, according to CEO Jensen Huang.

FlexPod XCS brings cloud capabilities to data centers

FlexPod XCS, the latest NetApp and Cisco converged infrastructure appliance, expands support for hybrid cloud environments with hyperscaler integrations.

SAP to invest S$250m in Singapore innovation lab

New lab will double SAP’s engineering workforce in Singapore by 2025 and help to shape the company’s product development roadmap

Private equity house spins SSE company out of McAfee Enterprise

The launch of Skyhigh Security completes division of McAfee Enterprise into separate businesses by Symphony Technology Group, which acquired the long-standing cyber security firm for $4bn in March 2021

UK government promises high-speed internet for all schools by 2025

Hot on the heels of announcing upgrades to UK mobile networks in hard-to-reach places, and as part of its latest plans to roll out gigabit broadband across the country, government turns connectivity focus on educational establishments

ECSC delivers a year of progress

Security player ECSC delivers growth in its latest financial results, and has reasons to look at the rest of this year with a sense of optimism

Domo BI update includes app development, multi-cloud tools

The vendor's platform update highlights its focus on applications as a way to extend analytics to more business users and expands the platform's multi-cloud capabilities.

Cisco bolsters Webex flexibility as hybrid work looms

Cisco said companies must have the flexibility to let employees work how and where they want. Hybrid work features for Webex will provide employees with more choices.

Microsoft confirms breach, attributes attack to Lapsus$

Microsoft disclosed it had been breached by emerging threat group Lapsus$ toward the end of a threat intelligence post dedicated to the extortion gang and its tactics.

NPM 'protestware' raises questions on open source security

The deliberate sabotage of an NPM package to protest war in Ukraine worsens the already complex threat of software supply chain attacks, open source and security experts said.

Oracle amps up field service management mobile app support

As customer service and field service converge, software giants still build functionality for techs visiting homes and businesses to work on devices and machines.

ServiceNow adds new RPA features to San Diego release

Doubling down on its RPA initiative, ServiceNow unveiled the San Diego version of its Now Platform that contains an RPA Hub and a complete overhaul of the product's interface.

CW Innovation Awards: Plugging supply chain gaps

StratMed’s Integer platform is facilitating data exchanges between healthcare providers and their suppliers to improve transparency in India’s healthcare supply chain

CW Innovation Awards: Tracking cargo on the road

Through Geodis APAC’s One Road platform, supply chain companies have received fewer enquiries on cargo locations and improved on-time performance using roads as an alternative way to move cargo

How India organisations can mitigate cyber threats

Organisations in India will need to invest more in cloud security, gain more visibility into their systems and improve security awareness among employees to fend off cyber attacks

Anonymous claims it has hacked the Central Bank of Russia

Hackers operating under the Anonymous banner claim to have stolen more than 35,000 sensitive files from the Central Bank of Russia as part of its cyber war against the Russian state

PlanetScale eases serverless database schema migration

The database-as-a-service platform vendor looks to make it easier for developers to build data-driven applications and revert schema changes when needed.

Okta provides new details on Lapsus$ attack

The authentication provider shed new light on how a customer service agent at subcontractor Sitel was hacked and then used to obtain data on hundreds of Okta clients.

IBM quietly introduces software-only Spectrum Fusion

IBM has added to its Spectrum Fusion lineup with a software-only version, which also includes data protection for containers and app monitoring for the new and older HCI versions.

Anaplan to go private after $10.7B acquisition

Cloud-based integrated business planning vendor Anaplan will be acquired by Thoma Bravo for $10.7 billion, positioning it to be more competitive with IBP rivals SAP and Oracle.

North Korean hackers exploited Chrome zero-day for 6 weeks

Google researchers say a Chrome zero-day bug stemming from a use-after-free error was exploited by North Korean hackers against both media and financial targets earlier this year.

DataStax Astra DB integrates real-time data streaming

The database-as-a-service vendor advanced the change data capture capabilities of its cloud database with technology from its Apache Pulsar-based streaming service.

BlueJeans provides meeting controls via smartphones

BlueJeans is rolling out features that add more meeting controls to smartphones. The capabilities make mobile devices a more viable option for remote workers.

Hybrid work takes bite out of return to office

Despite the current reality of the hybrid work model, office building owners might have to invest in amenities such as gyms and bike storage to entice workers back to the office.

London police arrest seven in connection to Lapsus$

Seven people arrested by London police over cyber attacks carried out by Lapsus$ group, which is responsible for a number of recent, high profile attacks

Observability maturity favors data clarity over quantity

Experienced SREs share lessons learned about making effective use of copious amounts of observability data, from pre-collection priorities to data visualization.

Businesses have plenty of time to adopt VR technology

Experts agree that VR could one day play an important role in business collaboration -- but it will take 10 years or more for the technology to mature

Data, analytics remain key tools as pandemic abates

The past two years have shown the vital role of analytics, and even as some COVID-19 restrictions ease, many organizations now understand BI is a permanent part of decision-making.

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