TechTarget News - Week of Jul 17, 2022

Inside Sompo Asia’s agile approach to data analytics

Regional insurer takes agile approach to democratise access to data analytics by creating virtual databases and visualising the insights through Tableau

Government proposes pro-innovation AI framework

In contrast to the EU’s more centralised approach to artificial intelligence regulations, the UK government is giving regulators more freedom to adapt rules

Tibco adds SaaS version of MDM platform, updates TCI

The analytics vendor unveiled Cloud EBX as it continues to add cloud-native versions of its tools. In addition, it launched an updated version of its cloud integration suite.

US cyber agency CISA to open London office

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has chosen London to host its first office outside America

Tulsa group will spend $11M on remote workers in 2022

A new pathway to building local talent pools may be to give remote workers cash incentives to relocate. One city, Tulsa, is spending millions to bring in new workers.

5G connections in APAC to surpass 400 million by 2025

The number of 5G connections in Asia-Pacific will grow to more than 400 million by 2025, but a usage gap due to the lack of digital skills and affordability will still exist

UK fintech outperforms global sector

Investment in UK fintech continues to increase, outpacing a flat global sector, according to Innovate Finance

Trellix underlines MSP cyber threats

Security player adds to the growing weight of evidence that the channel is a target for cyber criminals

Microsoft releases cloud contact center platform

Contact center platform technology buyers have another option: Microsoft assembles a CCaaS from Nuance, Power Platform, Teams and -- for those who need it -- Dynamics 365 tech.

Confluent update eases multi-cloud event data streaming

The event data streaming vendor's new update introduces features to make it easier to integrate into a multi-cloud data stack deployment with the debut of a Terraform provider.

How NEC is transforming its business

While NEC is known for its public safety systems, the company has been expanding into new areas including e-government, financial services and customer experience in Asia-Pacific

Sophos launches cross-operational task force X-Ops

The Sophos X-Ops team aims to create an AI-assisted security operations center using the cybersecurity vendor's research and threat response teams.

ISV support is the focus at Microsoft Inspire

Vendor’s partner event has included programme updates and enhancements to its commercial marketplace

Management of IT pioneer dies

IT heads in the 1970s could not have predicted today’s tech revolution, yet two IT experts established a business to consult on the imminent tsunami

AI predictive analytics startup aims for data analysts

Pecan AI has raised $116 million for its predictive business intelligence platform aimed at data and business analysts. The platform automates model building and deployment.

Cato aims to bust cyber myths as it extends network protections

Cato Networks is beefing up its platform’s security features with ransomware and data loss protections, and the firm’s security strategy lead Etay Maor is using the occasion – and his unique access to billions of data points from the firm’s network – to explode some cyber myths

Transatlantic PET contest open for entries

A joint UK-US innovation prize challenge for developers of privacy-enhancing technologies has opened for entries

Microsoft makes Viva more like Facebook

Remote and hybrid workers will use a Microsoft Viva app to share and react to posts and build relationships with other employees.

Microsoft Inspire 2022 points to 'digital imperative'

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella encouraged partners to push beyond digital transformation, while the company's channel executives updated the company's industry push.

CNCF, CISA address hurdles to SBOM for cloud security

Discussions in the tech industry about how to overcome cloud security challenges for SBOMs include an early-stage CNCF idea that uses a graph database to manage transitory metadata.

Victorian multilingual chatbot to provide Covid-19 support

The AskVic WhatsApp chatbot will provide culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia’s state of Victoria, with Covid-19 information and support

Four key need-to-knows about CXL

Compute Express Link will pool multiple types of memory and so allow much higher memory capacities and the possibility of rapidly composable infrastructure to meet the needs of varied workloads

Russia-linked APTs targeted fleeing Ukrainian civilians

Mandiant and the US authorities have shared details of a phishing campaign that spoofed humanitarian information on evacuation procedures to target Ukrainians fleeing Russian bombardment

SSEN partners with Icebreaker One to break energy data silos

Better access to, and sharing of, energy data will help direct the installation of new electric vehicle charging points, as well as help network operators to better understand the electricity grid’s capacity for the introduction of more renewables

DataRobot CEO resigns amid turmoil

DataRobot CEO Dan Wright resigned amid turmoil surrounding 'immoral' stock sales and layoffs. His departure follows the protest resignation of DataRobot's chief AI evangelist last week.

Atlassian Confluence plugin contains hardcoded password

A flaw in Questions for Confluence, a first-party application in Atlassian Confluence, contains a hardcoded password enabling access into any vulnerable instance.

Microsoft industry clouds hover over partner event

At Microsoft Inspire, industry-specific cloud offerings emerged as a key FY 2023 direction for the technology company and one in which it enlists partner ecosystem support.

NCC Group observes a drop in ransomware attacks -- for now

Changes in top ransomware-as-a-service groups like LockBit 2.0 and Conti accounted for the decline in activity, though NCC Group anticipates attacks will ramp back up.

LinkedIn most impersonated brand in phishing attacks

Social network LinkedIn, along with Microsoft and DHL, are just some of the brands that are most frequently imitated by cyber criminals conducting phishing attacks

Cheap malware kits put channel under pressure

Research from HP underlines just how easy it is for criminals to get hold of malware, and the need for partners to protect customers

OpenAI Dall-E could spark enterprise creativity

The natural language tool could entice enterprise users who create content and are interested in the metaverse -- if it can pass muster with the corporate compliance team.

Developers beware: AI pair programming comes with pitfalls

Despite the promise of faster coding, AI pair programming has a host of pitfalls, including inapplicable code suggestions, security flaws and copyright issues.

SAP earnings reveal cloud as largest revenue stream

SAP reported strong cloud revenue for Q2 2022, driven by increased adoption of Rise with SAP. But it faces a challenging Q3 due to inflationary pressures and the Ukraine war.

CHIPS Act takes step forward on long road to production

If Congress approves the CHIPS Act, it will funnel billions into domestic chip production and provide companies like Intel and TSMC with tax breaks to build U.S. facilities.

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