TechTarget News - Week of Sep 11, 2022

SAP users ramp up ESG efforts

The UK & Ireland SAP User Group is developing a special interest group to help their members hit their ESG goals more effectively

Babble makes another double swoop

Comms player likes to order doubles, and has made another couple of acquisitions to keep its list of deals growing further

Spaceflight takes Astrocast IoT constellation to orbit

Global nanosatellite IoT network inks commercial arrangement with NewSpace India to launch four spacecraft aboard India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle mission

Mandiant floats off into Google Cloud

As planned, the acquisition of Mandiant will see the threat intel and incident response giant become a part of Google’s Cloud business

Cloud consultants attract investors, grow revenue

Money keeps pouring into the cloud consulting and professional services market as industry executives cite steady demand for their services in an uncertain economy.

Blancco works with charity to provide IT for African schools

Blancco is providing data sanitisation and erasure software to The Turing Trust so that old IT equipment can be securely reused by school children in Sub-Saharan Africa, instead of adding to world’s growing e-waste problem

Nokia boosts business software to enhance time to value

Leading communications technology provider strengthens software portfolio to focus on security, automation and monetisation, while introducing digital ecosystem programme to accelerate innovation through collaboration with partners and customers

Users warned over Azure Active Directory authentication flaw

Secureworks researchers found what they say is a serious vulnerability in an Azure Active Directory authentication method, but Microsoft says it should not pose a serious risk to users

Cloud compromise a doddle for threat actors as victims attest

Two separate studies into the state of public cloud security reveal insight into the ease with which threat actors can compromise vast numbers of targets, and some of the challenges security teams are facing in the cloud

COBOL application modernization tools and techniques

COBOL code modernization options range from a simple, yet expensive, application re-write to automated tools that can convert code and extract business rules.

IBM targets energy-saving mainframes at Linux users

IBMs new generation of Linux-based mainframes can significantly reduce energy use for companies willing to replace x86 servers with proprietary systems.

Oracle hones in on AWS cost, multi-cloud database support

Oracle is allowing its database users to access those services on rival clouds, while aggressively pursuing AWS customers in search of lower-cost cloud infrastructure.

Secureworks reveals Azure Active Directory flaws

Secureworks published details of what it claims are significant security flaws in Azure's authentication system, but Microsoft has dismissed them as non-issues.

Windows zero-day quashed for September Patch Tuesday

A relatively light patching workload awaits admins this month, but a "wormable" threat should increase the sense of urgency to rapidly deploy Microsoft's batch of fixes.

VMware Cloud on AWS debuts in Hong Kong

VMware has expanded its VMware Cloud on AWS to Hong Kong, following the launch of the Alibaba Cloud VMware service in Greater China

Amdocs claims industry’s first 5G-native charging system

5G- and cloud-native charging product will provide ‘endless’ monetisation opportunities for advanced standalone 5G and beyond, backed by proven multicloud deployment experience, says Amdocs

Deutsche Telekom deploys converged packet core to boost enterprise 5G

Leading German operator deploys cloud-native standalone core, marking key milestone in the evolution of 5G architecture with scale and flexibility required to deliver innovative 5G standalone services to enterprise customers

AI vendor SambaNova intros next generation of DataScale

The AI vendor released an updated version of its DataScale system. The new system boasts improved performance and expanded memory for enterprises working with large models.

BICS partners with Thales to simplify eSIM integration for IoT

International connectivity and global IoT enabler partners with technology provider to take simplicity of consumer eSIMs to the broader internet of things while further streamlining connectivity activation for enterprises

Workday paves way for greater interconnectivity

Workday Rising provided a launch pad for new features including a low code, no code user interface for the Workday app dev platform.

Asigra adds new scanning capability to Tigris

Asigra has added the ability to remove ransomware infections from files while keeping the file intact with its new Content Disarm and Reconstruction feature.

Data privacy concerns grow as legislation lags

While healthcare and financial data are protected by federal legislation, individuals have little control over how consumer data is collected and used.

AutoRabit tool seeks to simplify Salesforce security for DevOps

OrgScan extends CodeScan's security scanning ability in Salesforce. CodeScan Shield aims to simplify security for devs as the trend to shift left continues, industry analysts say.

Consumer data needs better protection by government

Though legislation is before Congress that would address data privacy, it may not set clear enough guidelines or give individuals enough control.

U.S. drops the hammer on Iranian ransomware outfit

The departments of Justice and the Treasury announced criminal charges and sanctions against a group of Iranian nationals accused of running an international ransomware operation.

Airtel to deploy edge computing platform

Bharti Airtel will deploy its multi-access edge compute platform across India to support edge computing applications in manufacturing and other industries, as India gears up for 5G

US charges three Iranians over CNI cyber attacks

Three Iranian nationals have been indicted over a spate of ransomware attacks against organisations in the US, UK, Israel and Iran

IBM and Airtel team to bring secured edge cloud services to Indian enterprises

Indian telco teams with IT giant with aim of using network of edge datacentres to help businesses address critical business needs with greater efficiency, making it easier for companies to process workloads where their data resides

Full-stack observability top priority for IT teams

Annual forecast reveals observability – the ability to see everything in the tech stack that could affect customer experience – has become a board-level imperative, but only a quarter of organisations have achieved it

Organisations failing to account for digital trust

The vast majority of businesses are well aware of the importance of digital trust, yet very few have a dedicated staff role responsible for it, report finds

The future of HR is big 'A' Agile

The principles of Agile product development can provide guidance on how to incorporate employee voice in processes and ensure resilience in the face of change.

Altnets a target for the channel

Experience of EfficientIP indicates that this is a market sector that could benefit from working with partners

Webworm retools old RATs for new cyberespionage threat

Symantec's Threat Hunter Team uncovered a new cyberespionage campaign run by a threat group named Webworm, which uses customized versions of old remote access Trojans.

Claroty bringing in Medigate partners

Operational technology security player is bedding in partners that have come on board following acquisition that took the firm into the healthcare market

Transparency, disclosure key to fighting ransomware

Current and former CISA members say the best methods for curbing ransomware attacks are organizations reporting attacks and assisting in investigations.

Uber suffers major cyber attack

Details are trickling out of an apparent ‘near total’ compromise of ride-sharing service Uber by an alleged teenage hacktivist

Barnet Council awards Capita contract extension

Barnet Council has awarded Capita a contract extension as part of its transition away from a large contract with the supplier

Uber responds to possible breach following hacker taunts

Security researchers spotted suspicious activity on Uber's HackerOne page when the alleged hacker posted messages claiming they had compromised the ride-share company's network.

SAP SuccessFactors HXM targets changing workforce

At the SuccessConnect conference, SAP SuccessFactors focused on the changing world of work and how companies can manage more dynamic workforces, with new modules for HXM Suite.

Adobe buys Figma to fill remote collaboration product void

Adobe expects to bolster its collaboration tools for the hybrid workplace with its $20 billion acquisition of Figma, the maker of cloud-based software popular with developers.

DOJ drops report on cryptocurrency crime efforts

The U.S. Department of Justice issued a report to President Biden on its various enforcement efforts around cybercrime and digital currency, as well as looming challenges.

IXsystems, Storj unveil distributed storage feature

As an alternative to AWS S3 or storage-as-a-service offerings, iXsystems and Storj now offer a distributed storage model on TrueNAS Scale for $4 per TB, per month.

After a bad August, the channel could help retail

The pressure is on to turn around sale decreases, and a trusted partner that can help introduce efficient technology might be part of the answer

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