TechTarget News - Week of Oct 16, 2022

Neos Networks announces business-grade managed dedicated internet access

UK fibre connectivity supplier announces launch of the managed variant of its dedicated internet access service, providing businesses with fully managed, enterprise-grade, fibre-optic internet connectivity

Goodbye Tech Data, hello TD SYNNEX

With the merger completed, the rebranding of the distributor takes effect across most of the world

Channel round-up: Who’s gone where?

The usual busy week across the industry as some fresh talent is brought aboard to drive growth

Vodafone, Altice create a fibre-to-the-home joint venture in Germany

A 50/50 joint venture partnership aims to build on operator’s next-generation network with broadband firm’s industrial expertise and proven fibre-to-the-home construction capabilities, enabling gigabit connectivity to customers in Germany

Oracle analytics update adds CX app, semantic modeling tool

The tech giant's latest platform update adds capabilities designed to improve the productivity of business users and reduce organizations' reliance on IT teams.

Oracle partners can now sell Oracle Cloud as their own

Alloy, a new infrastructure platform, lets partners and Oracle-affiliated enterprises resell OCI to customers in regulated industries or at the edge.

NetApp ushers in Partner Sphere

Vendor’s partner programme will drive its channel towards the high-revenue areas of cloud and services

Why some businesses are failing at AI

Deloitte’s ongoing research into artificial intelligence adoption has found that more than 20% of organisations are underachieving in their AI ambitions

Enterprises learn the downsides of DevSecOps metrics

DevSecOps metrics can be helpful, but they can also steer developer and security collaboration in an unproductive direction if they are over-emphasized, practitioners said.

Guided analytics tool highlights Tableau platform update

Data Guide features augmented intelligence capabilities designed to assist users as they surface insights from their data and reach actionable decisions.

Oracle CloudWorld rollout includes new serverless options

New Oracle Cloud Infrastructure serverless offerings hide more of the gory infrastructure details from application developers to hasten software delivery workflows.

Python vulnerability highlights open source security woes

A 15-year-old unpatched vulnerability in a tarfile module for the Python programming language prompted researchers from cybersecurity vendor Trellix to take action.

MoD must have clear delivery plan for digital strategy, says NAO

While the Digital Strategy for Defence seems to be going well, the National Audit Office is concerned there is no overarching plan to implement it, or a clear way of measuring whether it is on track

Canalys: Partners have the power

The channel has got to a size and a position where it is a serious industry in its own right – and that will have an impact on ecosystem relationships

Gartner: Hero CIOs are needed again to save businesses

During the pandemic, IT enabled businesses to remain operational. As the economic crisis worsens, business executives are once again reaching out to CIOs

As layoffs rise, Oracle HCM releases mass hiring tool

Oracle is rolling out a new set of recruiting tools, including tools that will help companies run events for high-volume hiring, such as on college campuses or for seasonal retail.

Oracle pushes forward with CX tech amid layoff cycle

Rumors of the demise of Oracle marketing, CRM and customer service turn out to be unfounded, as the company forges ahead with vertical-specific CX offerings.

Lloyds Bank launches innovation sandbox

Banking group establishes a sandbox where fintechs can build and test applications for Lloyds

Ransomware crews regrouping as LockBit rise continues

Overall ransomware activity dropped off in the third quarter of 2022, but increasing attack volumes in September may herald a difficult few months ahead

Qualtrics tackles contact center experience measurement

Can employee experience improvement, especially in the contact center, improve the customer experience? Qualtrics wants users to measure it and find out.

Azure vulnerability opens door to remote takeover attacks

Orca Security researchers uncovered a flaw in Azure Service Fabric that was fixed in last week's Patch Tuesday. It allows elevation of privilege and remote takeover of nodes.

Computer Weekly’s Women in UK Tech Rising Stars 2022

Each year, Computer Weekly selects a number of Rising Stars in the women in tech sector, women who are making waves in the women, diversity and inclusion in tech space and may find themselves on the top 50 list in the future

TigerGraph unveils support for query language openCypher

The graph database vendor moves to support openCypher to attract customers unfamiliar with its GSQL query language while the industry works to develop a standard query language.

IFS aims to help companies improve ESG goals

Customers at the IFS Unleashed conference showed interest in the IFS ESG module, which is intended to measure ESG data and introduce sustainability into decision-making.

Mandiant launches Breach Analytics for Google's Chronicle

Mandiant Breach Analytics for Google Cloud's Chronicle marks a new product launch from the security giant after its acquisition by Google was completed last month.

Oracle: We’re punching above our category

Oracle claims to have debunked the misnomer that Oracle Cloud is only good for Oracle workloads and that its efforts to support and interoperate with other platforms has been driving growth

CRM and BPM vendor Pegasystems adds new AI features

The CRM and business process management vendor, looking to scale up, introduced new features for business users, service representatives and call center customers.

ProxyLogon researcher details new Exchange Server flaws

After testing Microsoft's mitigations for ProxyLogon, security researcher Orange Tsai discovered new Exchange Server bugs, including one flaw that took more than a year to fix.

IBM takes the bits out of deep learning

Computing giant is developing an ASIC optimised for training deep neural networks, which can be plugged into a PC

Parliamentary committee launches inquiry into AI governance

MPs will examine the impacts of artificial intelligence throughout the UK economy and how governance of the technology can be improved ahead of the government publishing its formal regulatory proposals

Manchester to launch digital strategy

Four-year strategy to focus on smarter use of technology and data to make Manchester a sustainable and resilient city

Canalys: Channel optimistic despite threat of challenging 2023

Channel Forum event concludes with a sense that although there are clouds on the economic horizon, the fundamentals for the channel are sound and the reasons for customers to keep spending still exist

Broadband majors, altnets respond to cost-of-living crisis

With latest UK inflation figures set to see comms contracts rise, industry reacts to mitigate against worst effects of price rises for customers and staff

Microsoft confirms data leak caused by misconfiguration

Microsoft criticized SOCRadar's reporting of the data leak, saying the threat intelligence vendor "greatly exaggerated" its claim that 65,000-plus entities had data exposed.

Sophos expects MDR approach will chime with MSSPs

Security player’s plans to make third-party compatibility really mean something should arm managed service providers with more flexibility

St. Luke's triages healthcare data management for hospitals

Storage administrators for a network of hospitals and medical offices across Idaho turn to tagging and tiering software to staunch unstructured and ever-growing healthcare data.

Developers warned: GitHub Copilot code may be licensed

Questions surround GitHub Copilot's use of open source code, but it's a Supreme Court decision on Warhol's art that developers should keep an eye on, according to one legal expert.

VMware ESXi users must decide: Should I stay or should I go?

With many VMware ESXi servers reaching end of life, users must decide to extend existing support agreements, upgrade to version 7 or -- an unlikely scenario -- switch vendors.

Brazil arrests alleged Lapsus$ hacker

Federal police in Brazil arrested a person accused of being a key member of the Lapsus$ hacking group on charges related to the takedown of government websites.

Observability tools add FinOps amid macroeconomic worries

FinOps features added to observability tools from Datadog and Sysdig this week reflect concerns about cloud cost management amid gloomy economic forecasts.

BlackByte ransomware using custom data exfiltration tool

Symantec researchers say BlackByte ransomware may be poised to move into the elite ransomware ranks, as the group has begun developing its own custom malware tools.

Microsoft slams external researchers over its own data leak

Microsoft inadvertently leaked customer data after misconfiguring an Azure Blob, but has hit out at the organisation that discovered its error, claiming it is exaggerating the scope of the issue

Orange reveals digital future with 5G innovations

Operator unveils latest in next-generation infrastructure applications and technologies, including what is said to be a first in Europe – a reflective surface intended to improve network speeds and coverage inside buildings

Ukrainian and UK IT sectors to deepen collaboration, partnerships

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, and the IT Ukraine Association have signed an MoU to deepen collaboration between the UK and Ukrainian IT sectors, and champion new partnerships and growth opportunities

Schneider Electric: Sustainability is a team sport

Vendor Schneider Electric vows to do its bit to help partners get up to speed on establishing a green strategy, and to help customers to meet their own ESG objectives

Turkcell deploys TIP distributed disaggregated backbone router

Global community of companies and organisations set up to drive infrastructure services to advance global connectivity announces its deployment of the first-ever distributed disaggregated backbone router internet gateway offering

Execs feel leadership strain in the new normal of work

Research finds flexible work policies as the leading factor that has improved company culture over the last two years, but burnout is on the rise globally and executive experience scores for overall satisfaction at work have dropped markedly

Latest Windows 11 update adds tabbed File Explorer

The latest Windows 11 update offers a tabbed File Explorer for rearranging files and switching between folders. The OS also includes collaboration features through OneDrive.

Oracle Cloud ERP to add direct finance, logistics services

The new Oracle B2B Commerce is aimed at easing the complexity of B2B transactions by integrating finance from JP Morgan and logistics from FedEx into the Oracle Cloud ERP platform.

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