TechTarget News - Week of Apr 03, 2022

Can 'shift left' in DevOps pipelines go too far?

More and more functionality, from security to cost management, is now packed into DevOps pipelines -- but if done improperly, "shift left" can create more problems than it solves.

Cryptocurrency companies targeted in Mailchimp breach

Cryptocurrency wallet maker Trezor revealed phishing attacks against its customers that stemmed from a breach at Mailchimp, which the email marketing firm later confirmed.

Higher salaries for IT pros in ANZ

Study finds over half of IT professionals in Australia and New Zealand received higher salaries last year, while flexible work arrangements are fast becoming the norm

IBM z16 tackles financial fraud and quantum hacks

New addition to Z series mainframe family uses IBM Telum processor to accelerate AI for real-time credit card fraud detection

Zopa bank profitable after just 21 months

The bank that emerged from peer-to-peer lending pioneer has hit its first profit after 21 months of operation

K3 shows further evidence of its turnaround

Channel player shares FY21 numbers and underlines the progress made by its recently installed CEO to reshape the business

New IBM Z mainframe blunts quantum cyber attacks

Looking to compete with AI-based supercomputer vendors, IBM unveiled a Z mainframe armed with new AI features and security that deflects attacks launched from quantum computers.

Discount retailer The Works hit by cyber attack

A small number of The Works’ bricks-and-mortar stores were forced to close amid a cyber attack of an undisclosed nature

Conti ransomware deployed in IcedID banking Trojan attack

The Conti ransomware gang gained recent notoriety for publicly backing Russia in its invasion of Ukraine. An anonymous researcher then leaked massive amounts of internal Conti data.

UK broadband providers keep up pace of full-fibre deployment

Alternative network provider brsk gets brisk with gigabit deployment in West Yorkshire, Lancashire and South Manchester regions, while CityFibre makes next stage of £43m buildout in key southern location

Redpanda expands event data streaming with more visibility

Alex Gallego, founder and CEO of Redpanda, discusses why his company acquired Kafka user interface vendor CloudHut, as organizations deal with the challenges of real-time data.

German authorities behead dark web Hydra Market

Police in Germany raided facilities hosting the infamous Hydra Market site as part of an international effort to crack down on dark web forums and marketplaces.

Surge hiring, HR tech highlighted in 2023 federal budget

The White House's proposed federal budget for 2023 seeks to create an enterprise-wide HR system, as well as improve its ability to recruit for an expanding federal workforce.

New Relic adds SRE features, preps security offering

A New Relic observability update this week reflects the crucial role of SREs in microservices architecture, and there are plans to align with the firm's DevSecOps ambitions.

New integrations unite Looker with other Google BI tools

As part of a project the tech giant is calling Big BI, Google is unifying the analytics vendor's capabilities with those of Data Studio and Connected Sheets.

Lynk claims commercial-ready world’s first with cell-tower-in-space deployment

Satellite-direct-to-phone telecoms company announces the successful launch of what it says is the world’s first commercial-ready cell-tower-in-space, helping to solve the world’s ‘0G problem’ and enabling its subscribers to connect everywhere

MongoDB 5.3 enhances time series data capabilities

MongoDB is continuing to grow its multimodel database capabilities, adding the ability to help users with gap filling for missing data sets, in the new 5.3 release.

StorageCraft DRaaS outage highlights layered protection need

As a result of the StorageCraft outage, some of the vendor's DRaaS users lost the ability to fail over. Having a local backup is one method of protection against cloud outages.

Software developers need more than coding skills

Employers are increasingly looking for software developers with soft skills, including time management and the ability to work on a team.

Salesforce Marketing, Service Clouds add, rename features

Salesforce partners with Genesys, Google for telephony; adds AWS Contact Lens natively, among a raft of new features. Some are available now; some are coming in Summer '22 release.

AMD heats up DPU competition with Pensando acquisition

AMD's $1.9 billion acquisition of Pensando would hand the chipmaker a DPU that leans toward providing distributed network services within large enterprises' private clouds.

US sanctions Garantex for laundering over $100M

The latest action follows a string of sanctions imposed during the past year against cryptocurrency exchanges operating out of Russia.

APAC organisations to spend more on AI

The higher investments in AI will be led by the region’s banking industry which is harnessing AI systems to mitigate risks and detect fraud

European IT and BPO outsourcing off to strong start

European IT and business process outsourcing services continue to increase rapidly, with cloud-based services now more than half of the total

Amazon workers defeat company to form first US union

Amazon warehouse workers in Staten Island, New York, have successfully formed the first union at the company, with organisers pledging to help their colleagues across the US do the same

How the FBI took down the Cyclops Blink botnet

The FBI's operation copied and removed Cyclops Blink's malware from victims' systems that were used as command and control devices, severing Sandworm's control of the botnet.

Making AI systems responsible, competitive and functional

Many enterprises have a tough time building fair and trustworthy models. Doing so could be profitable for enterprises, while not doing so could be catastrophic.

Domo unveils integrations with Microsoft 365, Teams

The new integrations will allow joint customers of the analytics vendor and the tech giant to access data assets while remaining in their everyday workflows.

Gartner: Augmented analytics, ecosystem for BI now key

While AI capabilities are now a must for BI vendors, it is becoming increasingly important that their capabilities fit into a larger ecosystem for users, according to Gartner.

NetApp acquires Instaclustr for database as a service

Instaclustr is being acquired by NetApp in a bid to the help the vendor grow beyond its on-premises storage roots into the bustling market for cloud software as a service.

Monte Carlo introduces Circuit Breakers for data pipelines

In an effort to help improve data workflow reliability, Monte Carlo is rolling out a new feature that can help organizations stop inaccurate data flows from affecting operations.

AirAsia taps Google Cloud to bolster its super-app

AirAsia is setting up a cloud centre of excellence with Google Cloud to shore up its super-app and build capabilities in site reliability engineering and machine learning operations

5G overtakes 3G on Three UK network

Operator’s Mobile Britain 2022 report reveals how nation is making the best of connectivity and reveals that 5G handset usage quadrupled in 2021 and use of its 5G network has increased by 385% since 2020

Ukrainian cyber criminal gets five years in jail

A US court has sentenced Denys Iarmak, who worked as a penetration tester for the FIN7 cyber crime group, to a five-year prison sentence

Equinix Metal adds bite-sized Dell storage

Equinix Metal added more storage options with Dell PowerStore, as well as adding HCI with VxRail and data protection with Data Domain Virtual Edition.

SAP teams up with BCG on sustainability strategy

SAP and BCG combine products to enable implementing sustainability programs around eliminating carbon emissions, reducing waste and tracking environmental, social and governance information.

Fin7 hacker sentenced to 5 years in prison

A Ukrainian man has been sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted as one of the primary hackers behind the notorious Fin7 financial malware ring.

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