TechTarget News - Week of Jul 24, 2022

TMT firms among top targets for cyber attacks in Singapore

Organisations in the technology, media and telecoms sector were among the most lucrative targets for malicious actors as their services penetrate almost every aspect of society

NCSC seeks community input for Cyber Advisor service

The NCSC is proposing to establish a new Cyber Advisor service to train up experts in security guidance, and is inviting interested parties to come forward

SAP green CX tech aids sustainable retail, B2B sales

SAP users can tackle sustainable e-commerce -- and be accountable to customers wary of 'greenwashing' -- with a bundle of Qualtrics, CDP, e-commerce and other tech tools.

Google to test AR glasses in public

Google will seek to iron out challenges for AR as it tests a lightweight, glasses-type device. The company already has a foothold in the enterprise with its Glass AR glasses.

CrowdStrike launches cloud threat hunting service

Launched at AWS re:Inforce 2022, CrowdStrike's Falcon OverWatch Cloud Threat Hunting is a standalone threat hunting service built to stop advanced threats from within the cloud.

Microsoft partner ecosystem revved up, riled by 2022 event

A contact center product launch, a space industry community and an upcoming partner program revamp topped the list of Microsoft Inspire developments; more IT channel news.

OneWeb merger plans with Eutelsat confirmed

French satellite operator reveals talks with UK government and Bharti Global-owned company that they say would be the first multi-orbit satellite operator offering integrated GEO and LEO solutions

Orange Spain, Masmóvil confirm merger plans

Spanish telcos sign binding agreement to combine their businesses in a move they say will drive competition, digitisation and innovation in the market

Oracle releases major Fusion Sales CRM update, facelift

Oracle Fusion Sales users get a new UX and new features, including microsites called 'digital sales rooms,' which parallel Microsoft and Salesforce sales collaboration features.

Meta publishes first-ever human rights report

Meta details its approach to protecting and promoting human rights, but civil society groups say the company has failed to grapple with the human rights risks associated with its own business model

Visibility and proactive stance needed to secure OT systems

Critical infrastructure operators need to have more visibility into their IT and operational technology environment, and take a more active stance to fend off sophisticated adversaries, expert says

Supermarket facial recognition challenged by privacy group

Big Brother Watch’s legal challenge against Southern Co-op’s use of facial recognition claims the use of the technology in stores is ‘unlawful’ and ‘Orwellian in the extreme’

Mirantis Kubernetes deployment buy ups DevOps platform ante

The Mirantis Lens IDE will integrate the Lagoon Kubernetes deployment project to provide a self-service DevOps platform alternative with no developer Kubernetes training required.

Eutelsat confirms OneWeb merger after ‘robust’ financial year

As it posts results showing growth in connectivity and mobile services, satellite operator inks agreement with joint venture satellite broadband provider to create what they claim will be a global connectivity leader

CityFibre to upgrade all networks to 10Gbps XGS-PON technology

Boosting considerably the capability of its rapidly growing network, full-fibre provider, in partnership with Calix and Nokia, announces that 10Gbps XGS-PON access technology will be deployed as standard across full infrastructure from April 2023

StorOne scales storage for free

StorOne's new Scale-for-Free pricing model, with its license fees per drive instead of per capacity, targets storage consumers that wish to use larger media for a set price.

AWS issues MFA call to action at re:Inforce 2022

To reduce growing attack surfaces in the cloud, AWS executives emphasized the importance of implementing MFA to protect accounts and blocking public access to cloud resources.

Shadow cast over future of Google's C++ replacement

A C++ replacement is long overdue, but Google's experimental language, Carbon, is far from a perfect solution, some industry experts say.

Telstra and Microsoft deepen cloud and connectivity ties

Telstra will use Azure as a preferred cloud while Microsoft will look at boosting its capacity on Telstra’s subsea cable network in a wide-ranging deal

Google results show bigger GCP operating loss

The company remains committed to the Google Cloud Platform, but continues to assess the value of extra datacentre investment

UK 5G operators make strides in first half of 2022

Latest analysis by Ookla-owned mobile network performance measurement firm RootMetrics finds UK 5G market in fine fettle, particularly as regards download speeds, latency reliability and availability

D-Link bulks up channel education efforts

The need to keep on top of a changing networking market has seen a continued demand from the vendor’s channel for training and support

Consumers left out of pocket as security costs soar

As the average cost of a security incident reaches an all-time high of nearly $4.5m, an IBM Security study reveals how these costs are being passed on to ordinary people

Netomnia, Truespeed advance UK altnets’ full-fibre march

Company claiming to be the UK’s fastest-growing wholesale fibre broadband operator expands reach across swathe of UK while Southwest England provider racks up 300 gigabit business customers

Micron breaks the 200-layer barrier in NAND

Micron is shipping a 232-layer NAND that brings higher density and performance with potentially lower costs, starting on the client side before moving to the data center.

Saueressig: SAP's future is multi-tenant SaaS ERP

SAP's Thomas Saueressig explains the future of multi-tenant cloud ERP for SAP customers and why it will take some large companies longer to get there.

Deepfake technology risky but intriguing for enterprises

Enterprises can generate synthetic data sets with the technology. It is useful in broadcast and for advertising. However, its privacy and political implications can be dangerous.

Microsoft Azure revenue continues to climb, despite slowdown

Microsoft Azure revenue extended its rocket rise in the latest quarter -- but a variety of industry and geopolitical issues put a lid on the company's overall revenue growth.

Zoom, RingCentral, BlueJeans improve virtual whiteboards

Zoom, RingCentral and BlueJeans have released updates to their virtual whiteboards to make them more useful for meetings between office and home workers.

Ex-Google engineer Blake Lemoine discusses sentient AI

Ex-Google engineer Blake Lemoine discusses why LaMDA and other AI systems may be considered sentient and explains exactly how much AI systems know about consumers.

Ocado revenue drops despite distribution centre successes

Ocado has spent the past six months rolling out new customer fulfilment centres and signing partners for its smart platform, but the cost-of-living crisis still sees revenue taking a hit

Hibs push for the backup premier league with Acronis

Hibernian FC signs Acronis to get top division data protection and make the most of ticketing information and match footage as it tries to gain more value from the data it holds

Home Office selects CGI as strategic delivery partner

IT services supplier will act as strategic delivery partner for the Home Office’s plans to modernise and join up UK law enforcement’s digital capabilities

H0lyGh0st ransomware gang faces challenges, but still a threat

Digital Shadows reports on the recently identified H0lyGh0st ransomware outfit, a new threat actor operating out of North Korea that faces some clear challenges, but is nevertheless still a live threat

How Zoom security incident response survived the pandemic

March 2020's influx of users meant the video conferencing company had to massively scale its incident response operation and the observability infrastructure that fed it, and fast.

Digital HQs fundamental to making hybrid work successful, say UK workers

Business messaging app provider finds cost-of-living crisis is eased by hybrid work, but 66% of employees would look for a new job immediately or within three months if hybrid or remote working was not an option

AWS adds anti-malware and PII visibility to storage

New tools unveiled by AWS at re:Inforce 2022 add new anti-malware capabilities to AWS block storage and a way to find personally identifiable information with S3 object storage.

AWS adds Kubernetes security tie-ins amid SecOps tool sprawl

Amazon Detective pulls Kubernetes security data into a broader threat detection and CSPM context as IT pros at large orgs seek integrated multi-cloud security workflows.

House sends CHIPS Act to Biden's desk

Congress approved the CHIPS Act and billions more for scientific research to help the U.S. better compete against China in technology markets.

Pandemic has changed the SaaS sales process

The channel has a small window to pitch in and needs to make sure it is prepared if it is going to be successful

IPA revises review of HMRC’s £300m datacentre migration

Infrastructure and Project Authority’s annual report ranks HMRC’s £300m datacentre migration as “unachievable”, but – ahead of publication – it appears the organisation has had a change of heart

AIOps in networking helps but can't solve complex problems

The AIOps tools offered by network management vendors are good at solving routine problems but lack the intelligence to address complicated issues, customers said.

Intel pulls the plug on Optane

Intel will wind down its storage class memory business as it plans to shift focus elsewhere, while still supporting current customers using the technology.

Coveware: Median ransom payments dropped 51% in Q2

Coveware hypothesized that large enterprises are making themselves more expensive targets for ransomware gangs and refusing to give into high demands.

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