TechTarget News - Week of Apr 17, 2022

Partners bring hybrid workplace technology to market

NWN Carousel and ROI Communications are among the service providers creating offerings for customers pursuing flexible work models; more IT channel news

Attack on Beanstalk Farms results in $182M loss

High payouts and security weaknesses make cryptocurrency a growing target, which was highlighted even further in the latest attack involving virtual currency and a DeFi platform.

GoodData to launch fully managed analytics platform on AWS

The vendor unveiled its overhauled suite in June 2021, and in July 2022 expects to make GoodData Cloud generally available to users who prefer not to manage their own deployments.

Pegasus spyware discovered on U.K. government networks

Citizen Lab confirmed it spotted the notorious spyware running on systems within the U.K. prime minister's office, and it believes the United Arab Emirates is to blame.

Singtel expands datacentre footprint in Indonesia

Singtel’s datacentre platform will host selected datacentre assets from Indonesia’s Telkom as part of the telco’s move to grow its datacentre footprint in key regional markets

Mavenir, Fujitsu, Aspire accelerate global development of Open RAN

Network software provider and network solutions developer accelerate O-RAN-compliant cloud-native CU/DU with pre-tested and integrated remote radio head units, while Japanese tech firm announces collaboration to hasten global adoption of Open RAN

Hammers sign Acronis as backup and security in one

West Ham United set to replace separate backup from Veeam and a variety of security products with Acronis Cyber Protect to have backup, data protection and file share on a single platform

Tibco WebFocus update aims to make analytics accessible

The platform update adds capabilities including a hub for analytics assets and natural language query designed to increase the number of potential users within organizations.

Aparavi update focuses on managing, eliminating PII

Aparavi Platform's new capabilities include automation tools to isolate personally identifiable information and other sensitive unstructured data.

Confluent secures event data streaming in cloud update

The vendor's Q2 2022 cloud update provides more precise security access control to help organizations better secure, scale and manage the Apache Kafka-based technology platform.

Flexible return-to-office policies are hammering employee experiences

Research shows work-related stress and anxiety is skyrocketing among office workers and those without flexibility, stressing that trusting teams to work where and when works for them will lead to better results

How PropertyGuru is approaching technology integration

Property tech firm PropertyGuru has invested in capabilities such as DevOps and authentication that can be applied across different platforms that it has acquired over time

Distology: MSSP consolidation is a customer concern

Distributor shares findings of research that gave customers an opportunity to say where they felt the disruption to the industry was coming from in the next few years

EE, Qualcomm collaboration claims European 5G first

UK operator says use of spectrum aggregation technology across 4G and 5G bands to boost network capacity has seen it become the first European network to deliver 5G over seven combined spectrum carriers, achieving the network’s fastest 5G speeds to date

BlackCat emerges as one of the top ransomware threats

After several notable ransomware attacks against major enterprises, the BlackCat gang is drawing the attention of security researchers who have connected it to other groups.

LTO tape capacity shipments rose sharply in 2021

Shipped LTO capacity and media unit shipments increased in 2021. Ransomware protection and the release of LTO-9 were among the reasons for the jump, analysts said.

Kaspersky releases decryptor for Yanluowang ransomware

Kaspersky is offering users and admins a tool to decrypt data that had been locked away by the emerging Yanluowang ransomware gang, which was first revealed in December.

Oracle boosts Exadata Cloud Infrastructure with X9M

New hardware is coming to the tech giant's cloud service for database workloads, with the Exadata X9M for more compute and storage to provide increased performance and scale.

Sungard files second Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Sungard Availability Services cited pricey colocation centers and COVID-19 as business challenges that led the company to file for bankruptcy in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

Self-service analytics key to agile decision-making

With worldwide events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and war in Ukraine causing economic uncertainty, organizations need to be able to make informed decisions in near real time.

US warns of 'increased' threats from Russian hacking groups

The U.S. government and its Five Eyes intelligence partners issued a joint advisory warning of the dangers posed by both state-sponsored hackers and cybercriminal crews in Russia.

Alibaba Cloud eyes VMware workloads with new cloud service

The Alibaba Cloud VMware Service is aimed at Chinese enterprises that are looking to move their VMware workloads to public cloud, perform disaster recovery and reduce their on-premise datacentre footprint

Leadwind completes €140m first closing to fund deep tech scaleups

First investment for fund designed for firms at the intersection of technologies such as edge computing, artificial intelligence, data analytics, 5G connectivity, blockchain and cloud services located in Southern Europe, prioritising Spain and Latin America

General Motors taps Cisco to accelerate in-car connectivity

Automotive giant becomes first manufacturer of its kind to deploy comms tech provider’s wireless backhaul technology for real-time, high-speed performance testing of pre-production vehicles

Impact of Lapsus$ attack on Okta less than feared

Okta’s investigation into Lapsus$ breach of its systems via a Sitel workstation has concluded that the impact was significantly less than the maximum potential

Five Eyes in new Russia cyber warning

Latest cross-body alert warns of Russian threat to utilities and other core elements of national infrastructure

Orange opens Warsaw 5G Lab

Telco adds Polish facility to its roster of 5G Labs across Europe, allowing businesses across the country to have the opportunity to discover and experiment all the potential of next-generation networks

Chatbots and a tortilla-making robot: Chipotle's AI

The restaurant chain uses the technology to provide recommendations to customers, help with complaints and improve its inventory system. It is also testing out AI in the kitchen.

Ukrainian company offers lesson in IT resilience

Keiki, a product development company, uses remote collaboration tools and cloud resources to continue operations and keep its educational apps in the hands of children.

‘Postcode lottery’ for UK gigabit broadband affordability

UK gigabit connectivity roll-out continues apace with total fibre-to-the premises coverage hitting 9.8 million at the end of February 2022, but pricing of basic tariffs and installation costs vary across the country

Asda adopts Workday as part of digital transformation

As Asda undergoes a digital transformation as part of its separation from Walmart, the supermarket has adopted Workday to manage its 140,000 employees

Earth Day: The channel can make a difference

As the focus settles on caring for the planet, the channel is being given opportunities to do its bit to help improve the situation

Civo moves to four-day working week

Cloud player Civo becomes one of the first to offer staff the option of a four-day working week after a successful trial

EU lawmakers propose limited ban on predictive policing systems

MEPs’ joint report on European Artificial Intelligence Act sets out limited ban on predictive policing systems alongside a raft of further amendments to improve redress mechanisms and extend the list of AI systems deemed high-risk

Microsoft bolsters Teams Operator Connect options

Microsoft plans to bring more telephone companies into its Teams Operator Connect program. The initiative pairs telcos with integrators experienced with Teams telephony.

Digital humanism aims to balance human needs, emerging tech

Digital humanism is an approach to designing a digital future with human values and needs in mind, a concept arriving in response to the unchecked power of digital platforms.

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