TechTarget News - Week of Jan 01, 2023

Remote workers shun return to work

Study from UK gigabit broadband service provider reveals that despite received wisdom of home workers wanting to make at least partial return to pre-Covid working practices, stark contrast exists between employers and employees in their desire for staff to hit the office once more

Multi-cloud networking trends to watch in 2023

As multi-cloud networking becomes an industry standard, enterprises increasingly seek tools to wrangle data, services and security in a sprawling network that can span countries.

Companies focus on UCaaS consolidation

Replacing redundant collaboration tools with a UCaaS platform is the focus of many companies looking to cut unified communications costs as the possibility of a recession looms.

How Tencent Cloud is cracking ASEAN’s cloud market

The Chinese cloud supplier is playing to its strengths in platform services, media streaming and communications to grow its business in Southeast Asia

CityFibre and Vodafone complete first UK 2Gbps residential trial

Leading UK independent full-fibre broadband provider teams with comms operator and leading anchor tenant for trial of 2Gbps services, with scope to scale for introduction of services up to 10Gbps, made possible by recent upgrade to XGS-PON

SAP's future hinges on opening up its IT stack

SAP's first 50 years centered on core ERP systems for internal business operations, but the years ahead must focus on extending functionality outside of the enterprise.

Telus completes WillowTree acquisition in $1.2B CX deal

Telus acquired the developer of customer experience products, including mobile apps and unified web interfaces, and strengthened its position in the custom CX and UI market.

Nvidia adds generative AI suite to Omniverse platform

The AI hardware/software vendor released new generative AI tools for developers. It also updated its Omniverse Enterprise platform and introduced registration for avatar builders.

Rackspace: Ransomware attack caused by zero-day exploit

The exploit that led to the Rackspace ransomware attack, referred to as OWASSRF, combines two Exchange Server flaws -- CVE-2022-41080 and a ProxyNotShell flaw, CVE-2022-41082.

Warning over ransomware attacks spreading via Fortinet kit

Following the disclosure of a critical vulnerability in October 2022, Fortinet VPN devices were exploited in two known ransomware attacks, with access likely sold on the dark web

IBM launches enhanced partner programme

IBM looks to reward those backing its vision by making work quicker and life easier for the channel

LG announces technical collaboration for the future of mobility

Global CE giant unveils infotainment slate, including partnership to develop next-generation autonomous driving solution proof of concept, and launches TV featuring real-time video and audio wireless transmission at up to 4K 120Hz

FTC proposed ban on noncompetes seen as boldest possible

The Federal Trade Commission wants to end the use of noncompete agreements in the U.S. Its proposed noncompete rule will also force employers to rescind existing contracts.

Micro credentials could stave off software engineer layoffs

Software developers can take measures to protect their jobs with micro credentials tailored to their company’s needs within hot trends such as cloud computing and AI.

How cloud technology is supporting space missions

Cloud-based machine learning and other services are finding their way into space to analyse satellite imagery and monitor space debris, among other space applications

Vice Society cyber gang targeted multiple UK schools

The Vice Society ransomware gang has made a habit of attacking educational institutions, and now appears to have struck multiple schools, colleges and universities in the UK

ERP needs relevant functionality in 2023

ERP systems are becoming increasingly critical to help organizations mitigate changing business issues. But ERP needs to include new technology and capabilities to stay relevant.

Salesforce layoffs evidence Tableau has lost independence

The analytics vendor was significantly affected by the CRM giant's latest staff cut, which comes on the heels of an exodus of executives from Tableau that included its former CEO.

Rackspace: Ransomware actor accessed 27 customers' data

Rackspace said Personal Storage Tables of 27 customers were accessed in the attack last month, but added there was no evidence threat actors viewed, obtained or misused the data.

10 of the biggest ransomware attacks of 2022

Like last year, ransomware attacks in 2022 caused prolonged disruptions and saw stolen data leaked to public sites. Here are 10 of the biggest attacks from last year.

AMD doubles down on AI with new Ryzen 7000 chips

Looking to take on market leader Nvidia, AMD unveiled its first Ryzen 7000 series chip that includes a built-in AI engine to speed artificial intelligence content creation.

Hiring still outpaces tech layoffs, but cuts leave scars

Employees affected by tech layoffs should have good job prospects given the strength in hiring, but the experience could make them less loyal at their next place of employment.

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