TechTarget News - Week of Nov 20, 2022

Informatica CEO: ‘We’re the Switzerland of data’

Informatica CEO Amit Walia talks up the company’s role as the ‘Switzerland of data’, helping organisations to manage data across different platforms as it transitions into a cloud-first supplier of data management tools

AI adopted without due consideration for workers, MPs told

MPs have been warned that the rapid roll-out of artificial intelligence in workplaces has changed UK enterprises’ management practices so much that current employment law is no longer fit for purpose

Diffblue expands AI-powered unit testing platform

Diffblue Cover is gaining traction amidst a trend toward AI-augmented testing, say industry analysts. Cover can now run a suite of unit tests without developer intervention.

Genome lab puts Vast Data’s rapid I/O to work on patient data

French government-backed SeqOIA ditched its Lustre-based storage after it reached performance limits and files got corrupted. That got fixed by a Vast Data QLC flash-based array

Bug Bounty Calculator helps organisations fine-tune their payouts

Newly launched comparison tool will supposedly help operators of vulnerability disclosure or bug bounty programmes to ensure their payments match market rates and expectations, and attract the right sort of attention

Virgin Media feels strain from Warzone, teams with TIP for Dublin Wi-Fi

Comms provider sees busiest day on record for UK data consumption, and teams with local authority in Irish capital to trial open, disaggregated Wi-Fi network with goal to provide city centre with free wireless internet access

Dell PowerFlex comes to AWS for hybrid cloud storage

Dell brings its software-defined storage PowerFlex to AWS. The new offering is part of its Project Alpine initiative to connect its storage OSes to hyperscalers.

Software developer layoffs and hiring freezes on the rise

As tech companies tighten their belts, developers should prepare for a tighter job market by updating resumes and expanding job searches beyond big tech, say industry experts.

MSP platforms show resiliency as valuations rise

Interest in managed services as an investment opportunity continues as larger private equity funds enter the market, seeking attractive here-and-now cash flows.

How Singapore’s OCBC is harnessing open source

OCBC using the OpenShift container platform to modernise its applications, reduce its reliance on proprietary software and deliver new business capabilities

Slack expands footprint in APAC

Slack’s Singapore operations remains the epicentre of its growth in the region and will fuel its expansion into markets such as Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines

Ultrafast broadband quickens pace across UK

Analyst’s bi-monthly update on broadband infrastructure deployments in the UK highlights uptick in progress of fibre-to-the-premises and gigabit infrastructure in the UK in the months from August to October 2022

C-suite mystified by cyber security jargon

Malware, supply chain attack, zero-day, IoC, TTP and Mitre ATT&CK are just some of the everyday terms that security pros use that risk making the world of cyber incomprehensible to outsiders

Pure aims at near bare metal I/O with Portworx PX-Fast

PX-Fast is driven by customer need for scale and high performance in containerised environments and sees reworking of Portworx data architecture to slash storage access time

CityFibre inks strategic relationship with Toob

Terms agreed to give rapidly growing full-fibre platform’s wholesale customers access to growing network footprints of south of England fibre-to-the-premise network provider

Government launches AI-focused green innovation programme

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy claims the programme will not only help the UK achieve its net-zero goals, but may also help bring down energy costs

How Cisco uses AI to find diverse suppliers

The digital communications technology giant employs machine learning vendor Tealbook to gain access to data that fits the types of suppliers it wants.

Google's new YARA rules fight malicious Cobalt Strike use

Google's YARA rules detect cracked versions of Cobalt Strike's older releases so that legitimate instances of the red teaming tool, which use the latest version, aren't targeted.

Scality's Ring9 adds NVMe storage tier, new APIs

Scality Ring introduces its ninth major update, bringing an all-NVMe tier for better performance and new APIs for tighter integration to tools and third-party applications.

OpenText's CEO on content AI, cloud strategy and hybrid work

OpenText CEO Mark Barrenechea discusses the state of Magellan, the massive Micro Focus acquisition, the metaverse and more in this wide-ranging conversation.

Dell adds 3 new services to data protection portfolio

Dell adds a new appliance, expanded cloud support and backup target as a service to its data protection portfolio. Soon it will add a $10 million data guarantee to the lineup.

Cybereason warns of fast-moving Black Basta campaign

Threat actors with the Black Basta ransomware-as-a-service group are compromising networks in as little as one hour and stealing sensitive data before disabling DNS services.

Hidden energy cost of on-premise data stores

Data is said to be the new oil, but organisations may be storing far more than they need – and now there is an energy crisis

Red team tool developer slams ‘irresponsible’ disclosure

UK security firm MDSec defends its Nighthawk command and control penetration testing framework after suggestions were made that it could be appropriated by threat actors

AI accountability held back by ‘audit-washing’ practices

Algorithmic auditing will be useless in holding artificial intelligence accountable until there are common standards, approaches and goals that scrutinise systems at each stage of development and deployment, says think-tank

How Fauna looks to advance serverless database technology

The CEO of the serverless database vendor is overseeing his firm's drive to build out a developer-focused database as an API to let organizations deploy applications faster.

Warriors joins other NBA teams in building smart arenas

The Golden State Warriors installed 250 Wi-Fi 6E access points in Chase Center to deliver high-speed internet almost anywhere in the arena. Faster networks are a trend in the NBA.

Data resiliency guarantees offer new kind of assurance

Data resiliency guarantees from Druva, Rubrik and AvePoint offer data warranties of up to $10 million, but experts caution customers to read the fine print.

Ceridian adds twist in rush to build talent marketplaces

HR platform vendor Ceridian unveiled its internal marketplace -- but unlike other vendors, its platform integrates contractors and staffing agencies, along with employees.

Apple's AI-powered RoomPlan complements a design app

Interior design company Planner 5D introduced an API feature created by Apple that enables app users to quickly scan rooms without taking too much time to draw and trace manually.

UK police arrest 120 in largest-ever cyber fraud crackdown

The administrator and more than 100 users of the cyber fraud website have been arrested in a major counter-fraud operation led by the Metropolitan Police

How APAC organisations are hiring cyber security pros

Hiring managers in cyber security are turning to existing employees in non-IT roles and providing professional development for junior-level staff to plug the talent gap

Profits fall but Zoom maintains revenue momentum in Q3

Breakout collaboration service maintains momentum for rising revenues in third fiscal quarter of 2022 with significant rise in number of customers contributing more than $100,000

Meta faces UK lawsuit over surveillance business model

The High Court case against Meta could set a precedent for millions of UK users to object to their personal data being collected and processed for advertising purposes

Internet of things market continues to surge

China and US to drive world adoption of internet of things with global demand for smart offerings from industrial to security use cases still rising

BT aims to reign in industry where connectivity is king

In the latest part of its drive to evolve from a telco to a techco, BT unveils range of 5G-enabled robotics systems and reveals how it is driving the evolution of advanced communications in industrial applications

Getting data analytics right

Organisations will need to marry the art and science of data analytics to drive innovation in their analytics initiatives, according to Gartner

Pharrowtech expands next-gen mmWave capabilities to the UK

Global 5G millimetre-wave wireless tech leader Pharrowtech accelerates hiring and opens two new offices as it grows its product and development capabilities

Westcon-Comstor adds security depth with Okta

Distributor Westcon-Comstor adds more zero-trust capabilities to its portfolio with latest vendor signing

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