TechTarget News - Week of Sep 04, 2022

VMware doubles down on cloud in ASEAN

Paul Simos, VMware’s managing director and vice-president for Southeast Asia and Korea, dives deeper into the company’s cloud strategy for the region

Giganet takes Cuckoo under wing to further full-fibre ambitions

Acquisition of full-fibre ISP described as marking a meeting of minds at a time when gigabit broadband consumers deserve more from the internet, while the UK’s largest independent broadband provider claims landmark in fibre delivery in Derby

Russian-speaking cyber criminals feel economic pinch

Russian-speaking cyber criminals are being forced to refine and adapt their techniques as Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine makes current methods redundant

Global 5G subscriptions growth stays strong in Q2 2022

Updated analysis reveals massive uptick in uptake of 5G in Q2 2022 analysis with 690 million global 5G subscriptions offered over 218 services, 24 of which are 5G standalone networks

Bus company Go-Ahead fighting off cyber attack

Go-Ahead Group, which operates bus companies around the UK, says it is in the process of dealing with a cyber attack that may cause disruption to services

Smartphone users ready to join eSIM revolution

Survey of 2,500 consumers across the US, UK and Australia reveals strong appetite for the enhanced flexibility, convenience, speed and sustainability enabled by eSIM technology

Companies House to introduce digital ID system

Companies House will introduce a digital identity verification process for people wanting to register and run a company in the UK

Acquisitions deliver for Midwich

Audiovisual specialist Midwich reports interim half-year numbers that should provide investors with cheer and market watchers with reasons to be confident going forward

ScottishPower charges up connectivity with BT

Leading UK telecoms provider enters into strategic partnership with Glasgow-based integrated energy company in to help connect renewable growth and provide integrated and bespoke telecommunications services to approximately 100 locations across the UK, France, and Germany

How the Australian Red Cross coped with a donation surge

The Australian Red Cross adopted Boomi’s integration platform to manage the surge in donations in response to the floods in New South Wales and Queensland earlier this year

Xandr's bumpy ride to AI software test automation success

AI-based software testing tool Mabl reduced bugs and testing complexity for advertising company Xandr, but the initial implementation process was far from smooth.

Ransomware hits Los Angeles Unified School District

The second-largest public school system in the U.S. confirmed a ransomware attack caused districtwide disruption to various services over the holiday weekend.

Healthcare and education remain common ransomware targets

August disclosures showed ransomware attacks against education and healthcare entities resulted in slow recovery times and the potential loss of highly sensitive information.

IWGB to take Deliveroo to Supreme Court over riders’ rights

The legal challenge to establish riders as workers rather than self-employed comes months after Deliveroo and GMB signed a voluntary partnership agreement, which IWGB says does not grant riders the full range of rights they are entitled to

Digital identity is key to coping with surge in air travel

The International Air Transport Association’s One ID digital identity initiative will pave the way for seamless air travel from curb to gate and help airports cope with growing passenger traffic

Qualcomm adds bite to Snapdragon platform

Just days after kicking off IFA show outlining plans to embed its Wi-Fi, 5G and satellite connectivity technology to drive connected experiences in a world that Qualcomm sees as one where everything is intelligent and everyone connected, chip giant launches new version of core mobile platform

Minor League Baseball hits in-stadium connectivity to new level

Cloud networking provider partners with Minor League Baseball to provide in-stadium tech and help its teams and players to become smarter and faster in improving their games and optimising the overall in-stadium experience

Albania cuts diplomatic ties with Iran after cyber attack

In a global geopolitical first, the Albanian government has severed diplomatic ties with Iran and expelled its ambassador after it was targeted by an APT backed by Tehran

Google: Former Conti ransomware members attacking Ukraine

Google said former members of the Conti ransomware gang are operating as part of threat group UAC-0098, which is conducting attacks of both political and financial nature.

IBM iSeries subscription plan aims to simplify IT budgets

Following the lead of competitors including Dell and HPE, IBM has debuted an all-in-one subscription plan for iSeries that bundles hardware, software and technical services.

India’s wake-up call on health data privacy

Health app developers and industry watchers in India are keeping an eye on data privacy following the reversal of the Roe vs Wade ruling in the US

EE upgrades 5G network across 14 new UK locations

BT-owned MNO extends mid-band next-generation network capability across 14 UK towns and cities to support the latest 5G smartphones and pay monthly mobile plans

NEC, Mavenir drive mMIMO through Open RAN on Orange France 5G SA

IT and comms giant teams with cloud-native telecoms software provider to drive open and advanced radio access network functionality with deployment of massive MIMO on leading telco’s experimental 5G SA network in France

Dutch cyber security organisations to join forces

Cyber security organisations in the Netherlands are going to merge into a single central expertise centre and information hub, which all organisations in the country will soon be able to tap into

Chinese APT using PlugX malware on espionage targets

China’s Bronze President APT is once again targeting government officials of interest to its paymasters, this time using forged diplomatic correspondence, according to the Secureworks Counter Threat Unit

UCaaS player Gamma Communications enjoys strong H1

Unified communication-as-a-service specialist Gamma Communications has seen decent activity as customers continue to adopt the technology

Cisco Talos traps new Lazarus Group RAT

The North Korean-backed Lazarus Group has deployed a new type of remote access Trojan that has already been turned against foreign government networks and private energy companies.

Apple chases growing premium market with iPhone 14

Apple shifted its attention to premium smartphones in the latest iPhone 14 lineup with features such as Lockdown Mode that IT organizations can use to protect sensitive data.

NAND prices drop, but customers won't benefit

Supply chain disruptions, recession fears and war in Ukraine have helped push the price of NAND down sharply, but OEMs may not lower their prices any time soon.

5 reasons to prioritize application modernization

Application modernization should be at the top of an enterprise's to-do list for five reasons, including security concerns, staffing shortages and competitive differentiation.

Snowflake, UiPath launch integration to automate data prep

The collaboration between the data cloud vendor and robotic process automation vendor will enable joint customers to automate data pipelines used to fuel business applications.

LockBit gang leads the way for ransomware

New research from Malwarebytes shows LockBit is far and away the most prolific ransomware gang, with hundreds of confirmed attacks across the globe in recent months.

NCSC CyberUK event heads to Belfast in 2023

National Cyber Security Centre’s annual CyberUK roadshow is crossing the Irish Sea to Belfast in April 2023

Singtel and Intel team up on 5G

Singtel and Intel have started an incubation programme to spearhead the development of enterprise 5G applications in areas including content delivery and video analytics

Apple, Sephora settlements shine light on data privacy

High-profile lawsuits and the potential for new FTC data privacy rules should be a warning to businesses to ensure that internal data privacy practices are in order.

Kafka co-creator details event data streaming evolution

The open source Apache Kafka streaming technology and commercial vendor Confluent have grown over the last decade as organizations increasingly have turned to real-time data.

How Loram reduces distracted driving with AI technology

The road and rail maintenance company employs technology from a startup AI vendor with a computer vision and deep learning device that alerts unfocused fleet truck drivers.

Amazon's iRobot acquisition raises concerns

Numerous organizations wrote to the Federal Trade Commission Friday, raising data privacy and competition concerns about Amazon's iRobot acquisition.

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