TechTarget News - Week of Oct 02, 2022

Digital transformation is brewing at Heineken

In a presentation at the Digital Transformation Week conference in Amsterdam, Heineken’s data management director revealed some of the ways the company is using information technology to transform

BT Group sees network gains through AI Accelerator

Telco announces new platform to orchestrate, accelerate and monitor artificial intelligence model deployments developed by its data community and to drive efficiencies

Digital right to work checks officially go live

Under the new government guidance, employers can choose between 16 certified identity service providers to digitally check their employees legal right to work in the UK

Intermittent encryption attacks: Who's at risk?

Threat analysts have observed some ransomware gangs using a new technique that only partially encrypts victims' files, which could evade some ransomware defenses.

Channel roundup: Who’s gone where?

It’s been another busy week on the personnel front across various parts of the channel

Spot by NetApp exec on acquisitions and catalog slimming

In this Q&A, Spot by NetApp's Kevin McGrath talks about the future of Fylamynt, evolving partnerships with hyperscalers and how buying teams for Spot's technology are changing.

Red Hat CEO on OpenShift roadmap, competitive play

Red Hat’s newly minted CEO Matt Hicks talks up OpenShift’s roadmap, the competition with VMware and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region

Vodafone confirms Three UK merger talks

UK’s mid-sized operators begin negotiations on consolidation to gain the scale to accelerate roll-out of 5G in the UK, expand broadband connectivity to rural communities and small businesses, and offer stronger competition

Dynatrace overhauls AIOps back end, beefs up log analytics

The AIOps vendor unveiled a new approach to data management that has enterprise customers such as BT hopeful it could eliminate the need for separate log analytics products.

Next phase of open banking already gathering pace

Open banking has had a major impact on the banking industry as finance forms harness data to provide better services, but the next phase of open finance promises even more

IBM integrates Red Hat storage for hybrid cloud

IBM storage has integrated Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation and Ceph into its new hybrid cloud data storage offering. Analysts said the move is good for both vendors.

OpenText enhances CX package, customer data platform

OpenText CE 22.4, its latest quarterly release, adds content security, CDP enhancements, and integrations with Microsoft Teams and the Google BigQuery data warehouse.

Tories to replace GDPR

IT industry reacts to the government’s plan to replace the pan-European data protection regulation

UK a broadband laggard as altnets grab share from incumbents

Ookla overview of UK broadband market reveals that while fibre development is accelerating throughout the country, median fixed broadband download and upload speeds compare badly with global market

Mavenir to deliver cloud-based 5G solutions on Google Cloud

Telecoms software provider and cloud giant team to offer combined system with containerised and micro-serviced converged 5G packet core, IP multimedia subsystem, messaging, orchestration, AI and telco analytics, and Open RAN products

Public sector aims to close digital skills gap with private sector

Digital leaders from the public sector have stressed the need to build up the digital skills and capabilities of civil servants to successfully deliver the government’s digital transformation ambitions, but not at the expense of supplier ecosystems

AI Bill of Rights blueprint lacks enforceability

The AI Bill of Rights blueprint offers guidance to businesses, but the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy cannot enforce its recommendations.

Confluent brings designer and governance to streaming data

The streaming data platform vendor added a stream designer and new governance capabilities to its cloud service for organizations working with real-time data coming from Kafka.

Inside Dell Technologies’ zero-trust approach

Dell Technologies’ zero-trust reference model starts with defining business controls and having a central control plane that manages all the security aspects of an organisation’s infrastructure

Forrester: US set to dominate AI enterprise software market

Artificial intelligence is the fastest growth area in software. This is driving adoption, which will make AI mainstream technology in business software

Orange Belgium, KPN plot 5G course for world’s smartest waterway

Operators plan to submit grant application to European Commission for project to use 5G to ensure secure and highly reliable connectivity and accelerate further digitisation in one of Europe’s most important corridors

Policy action needed for EU to achieve 5G goals

Report finds that economic contribution of mobile continues to expand in Europe, but market dynamics are impeding 5G’s progress throughout the region and further regulation may be needed to hit digital goals

Ransomware attacks ravage schools, municipal governments

Attacks disclosed in September revealed that K-12 schools, universities and local governments continued to suffer at the hands of gangs such as Vice Society and BlackCat/Alphv.

APTs compromised defense contractor with Impacket tools

A CISA alert warned that APT actors compromised a defense contractor's Microsoft Exchange server and used Impacket, an open source Python toolkit, to move laterally in the network.

Good sustainability strategy balances tech, use cases

During Forrester Research's Technology and Innovation Forum, experts said IT leaders should identify use cases for technology to advance a company's sustainability strategy.

Equinix to open new datacentre in Indonesia

Equinix’s new facility in Indonesia follows a slew of datacentre builds that have been sprouting up in Jakarta to cater to the country’s growing digital economy

Channel feeling good about Q4

Despite economic uncertainty, thoughts around the key fourth quarter remain positive

EU rolling out measures for online safety and AI liability

The European Council has approved the passage of the Digital Services Act to protect people’s rights online, while the European Commission has announced proposals to help those negatively affected by artificial intelligence to claim compensation

Context: Channel remains optimistic

Research from market watcher shows most across the European channel are feeling upbeat, even if that sentiment is not shared with all their customers

SingleStore raises funding to fuel development, expansion

The database vendor plans to use the capital to fund product development, global expansion and marketing as well as keep some in reserve as a hedge against a potential recession.

Terraform Cloud continuous validation inches toward GitOps

Terraform is already part of the GitOps workflow for some enterprises, but a new continuous validation feature could increase its overlap with tools such as Argo CD and Flux.

Splunk suit claims Cribl built on stolen log management IP

Former Splunk employees and industry watchers reacted to a lawsuit filed by Splunk this week alleging that Cribl's business is based on stolen log management code.

ServiceNow buys Era Software to unify observability strategy

ServiceNow's acquisition of Era Software looks to strengthen the company's position in the observability market and make digital transformation projects easier to implement.

Companies search for ROI from cloud spending

A KPMG survey of 1,000 executives found that two-thirds were reevaluating cloud spending after failing to achieve a significant ROI.

Automation and digital assistants in a post-pandemic world

From the food industry to manufacturing and healthcare, enterprises are looking for more ways to enhance their businesses and scale their growth with digital automation.

ArangoDB expands scope of graph database platform

The database vendor extended its namesake database platform to support machine learning applications with its revamped ArangoGraph Insights Platform cloud database service.

Yellowfin enhances NLQ tool in analytics platform update

The release is the vendor's first since being acquired by Idera in early 2022 and builds on natural language query features it first launched in late 2021.

HashiCorp Waypoint public beta adds fresh take on PaaS

The sales pitch for HashiCorp Waypoint sounds a lot like traditional PaaS, but its technical approach may be uniquely well-suited to the recent rise of DevOps platform engineering.

Private investors back innovators to boost African connectivity

Local operator research finds nearly four out of five VC and private equity firms believe innovation in connectivity will drive expansion in Africa, despite infrastructure issues

Satellite 5G boost as SES-20 and SES-21 launches confirmed

As part of its plan to continue delivering network services while freeing up C-band spectrum to enable the deployment of 5G across the US, satellite operator SES has announced the successful launch of its SES-20 and SES-21 craft

Barracuda looks to new CRO to share best practices

Security player’s recently appointed CRO will look at how it can take the best bits of its global channel activities and share them to improve its routes to market

Oracle unveils 5G cloud-native network analytics suite

Data giant claims to put communications network data analytics function first with portfolio of statistical and predictive 5G network core analytics services

CISA lists top vulnerabilities exploited by Chinese hackers

The U.S. government published a list of the most commonly exploited vulnerabilities exploited by Chinese state-sponsored actors, including Log4Shell and the ProxyLogon bugs.

Micron investment to spark chip ecosystem in New York

The $100 billion plan aims to bring businesses and thousands of workers to the Syracuse, N.Y., area -- and boost the chip supply for the IT staples and innovations CIOs pursue.

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