TechTarget News - Week of Nov 27, 2022

Nominations open for Computer Weekly Innovation Awards APAC 2023

Computer Weekly is looking for nominations for the annual Innovation Awards to honour digital transformation initiatives in Asia-Pacific that have transformed organisations in six industries

Plexal inducts six into cyber leadership scheme

Tech innovation hub Plexal is expanding its Cyber Runway programme with a new Ignite strand dedicated to supporting high-potential security leaders

AWS pledges to become a water-positive entity by 2030

Amazon Web Services has marked the first day of its Re:Invent partner and customer conference by going public with its pledge to become a water-positive entity

1&1, Orange seal worldwide international roaming agreement

German startup telco and global operator take advantage of 5G OpenRAN technology to offer users seamless automatic network performance and quality, even when outside home territory

Public safety 5G networks represent $700m opportunity

Research on public safety broadband and mission-critical communications over 3GPP networks predicts that cumulative spending on deployable network assets in sectors will exceed $700m between 2022 and 2025

RM slims down with MIS sale

Education player continues to review the business as it looks to put itself in a position to support schools

SAP security requires specific skills, teamwork

Critical SAP vulnerabilities are a constant concern and are increasing as SAP systems open more due to digital transformation and integration with other systems.

Small open source projects pose significant security risks

Open source security initiatives might prevent large-scale vulnerabilities such as Log4j, but smaller projects pose risks without more maintainer support, industry experts say.

Healthcare firm builds SaaS analytics tools with ThoughtSpot

The healthcare consulting firm used the analytics vendor's platform to develop tools that enable customers to reduce risk and increase efficiency related to the auditing process.

Ciena acquires Benu and Tibit for PON, edge

Ciena acquires Benu for advanced subscriber management and Tibit for pluggable PON technology that connects to existing hardware. Acquisitions bring engineers during shortage.

AWS eyes mission-critical workloads in ASEAN

Cloud giant AWS is eyeing more business from mission-critical workloads and the financial services industry in Southeast Asia as it readies itself for the next phase of growth

How MongoDB is driving growth in ANZ

MongoDB, which counts the likes of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank as clients, has been driving skills development and investing in local manpower in Australia and New Zealand

Government needs to do more for UK semiconductor industry, say MPs

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee report says the government is putting the UK chip industry at ‘significant risk’ by failing to support it sufficiently, and calls on Whitehall to publish its semiconductor strategy immediately

‘Legal but harmful’ clause dropped from Online Safety Bill

Online Safety Bill’s ‘legal but harmful’ provision will be dropped by the UK government in favour of public risk assessments, tools to help users control the content they consume, and new criminal offences around self-harm

Starburst adds features to further data mesh approach

The data and analytics vendor advanced its SaaS platform with data discoverability and governance features and its enterprise platform with support for AWS Lake Formation.

Amazon enhances QuickSight with added NLQ capabilities

The platform's latest update includes the ability to ask "why" of data and do forecasting without writing code as well as new cloud migration and paginated reporting capabilities.

Amazon Connect users get Contact Lens AI chat analytics

Contact Lens expands into chat channels. Also on tap in Amazon Connect: Agent performance monitoring and expanded, machine learning-driven workforce management tools.

Rubrik Cyber Recovery adds plan testing, forensics to mix

To be released as part of its security cloud, Rubrik Cyber Recovery provides recovery plan testing, snapshot cloning for vulnerabilities and investigations of infected data.

Amazon boosts CodeWhisperer, AI and ML tools

AWS rolled out updates to a series of AI tools and services, highlighted by improvements to its CodeWhisperer coding system and Textract AI service for extracting document text.

AWS expands cloud data options with Amazon DataZone

The cloud computing giant at its AWS re:Invent 2022 conference introduced a series of new capabilities to help organizations better integrate and manage data across services.

AWS doubles down on data management

Cloud giant Amazon Web Services declares a bold vision to eliminate the need to extract, transform and load data alongside other efforts to address business problems in domains like cyber security and logistics

eSIM proves green credentials

Independent study by provider of adapted system integration technologies at wafer, chip and board level confirms eSIM as an environmentally friendly SIM solution​

NIS regulations to be extended to cover MSPs

The UK government is moving ahead with plans to update the Network and Information Systems regulations to bring outsourcers and MSPs into scope

AWS commits to becoming the ‘cleanest’ cloud to run enterprise workloads

AWS CEO Adam Selipsky used the opening keynote at this year’s Re:Invent partner and customer conference in Las Vegas to outline the company’s commitment to becoming the greenest place for enterprises to run their IT and applications

Nearly $1bn in mobile trade-ins and upgrades in third quarter of 2022

Just more than halfway into what is always the market’s busiest quarter, quarterly analysis of smartphone trade-in and upgrade industry reveals a third quarter of 2022 with the amount returned estimated at $970m, making this the highest third quarter recorded

SMEs put faith in communications technology

Study from orchestration and digital platform provider shows a ‘new’ kind of small and medium-sized enterprise market, with companies already adopting connectivity technology for business resilience

AWS expands backup, disaster recovery services

AWS adds new features and capabilities to its backup and disaster recovery services as third-party vendors look to secure hybrid and multi-cloud customers.

Channel cranking up GreenLake sales for HPE

Firm reveals the impact partners have made around its as a service portfolio as it shares its fourth-quarter numbers

Microsoft 365 banned in German schools over privacy concerns

German schools cannot legally use Microsoft Office 365 over lack of clarity about how data is collected, shared and used, as well as the potential for unlawful transfer of European citizens’ personal data to the US

Exchange Server bugs caused years of security turmoil

The four high-profile sets of security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server, disclosed by researcher Orange Tsai, are set to remain a major concern for organizations.

Lockbit 3.0 has BlackMatter ransomware code, wormable traits

LockBit 3.0 or 'LockBit Black' includes anti-debugging capabilities, the ability to delete Volume Shadow Copy files and the potential ability to self-spread via legitimate tools.

Global 5G market defies macroeconomic challenges

Research from Ericsson shows 5G continues to scale faster than any previous mobile generation, with subscriptions expected to reach five billion by the end of 2028 and fixed wireless access forecast set to grow more quickly than previously expected

Expectation gap appears between users and managers with hybrid working IT

Research from Canon Europe finds that while more than three-quarters of IT decision-makers believe their company provides the right technology to enable people to do their jobs regardless of location, a fifth are providing their own IT equipment and struggling to get remote IT support

Archive files become preferred format for malware delivery

The team at HP Wolf Security found that cybercriminals are using archive files as the preferred method for spreading malware, beating Microsoft Office for the first time.

Rise in Nutanix revenue driven by subscription renewals

Nutanix revenues jumped 15% thanks to more users renewing their subscriptions. The company also reported positive quarterly non-GAAP income for the first time.

AWS DevOps tools expand low-code features, focus on devx

Many of the features of AWS CodeCatalyst and Application Composer were technically possible before, but the new services package them accessibly via a low-code UI.

Communications runs in his blood

Symbio Connect CEO Giorgio Mihaila has spent more than two decades in a career dotted with roles at major communications technology providers

NBN Co, Ericsson team to transform fixed wireless access network

Ericsson and company that manages national broadband infrastructure in Australia announce new 10-year partnership to secure the supply of next-generation 5G technology that will deliver enhanced coverage and speed across the fixed wireless access portion of network

Siemens, Qualcomm collaborate on 5G smart building networks

Leading wireless platform provider teams with intelligent, adaptive infrastructure division of German technology giant mobile chip giant to show how firms working in the built environment can intelligently use 5G for building automation

NFON increasing channel support

Vendor has seen its IT partner levels increase and has a fresh portal and products that will support resellers

Tableau CEO Mark Nelson steps down, no successor to be named

Nelson ascended to the leadership role in March 2021 after the departure of Adam Selipsky. Salesforce, which acquired the analytics vendor in 2019, will now take on its leadership.

AWS' Kevin Miller talks S3 in 2023 and beyond

Amazon S3 has become a massive portfolio of products, which only grew at re:Invent 2022. Here, the vice president and general manager of S3 talks about what's next.

EDB brings new tools to open source PostgreSQL database

The database vendor released new extensions designed to help PostgreSQL users with best practices for storage, user access and performance optimizations for database operations.

Experts argue 'sludge' could muck up cyber attacks

Network defenders can supplement their security postures with additional settings and policies that frustrate and discourage attackers, according to a new research paper.

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