TechTarget News - Week of Feb 19, 2023

How Syniti is honing its chops in data management

A move to shed its back office image and a laser focus on data migration has been fuelling Syniti’s growth in data management

Channel round-up: Who’s gone where?

It’s time for the channel to update their contacts books as more personnel moves are made across the industry

App-based Zopa bank buys BNPL fintech

App-based Zopa bank is adding a buy now, pay layer platform to its technology stack through its first acquisition

Lenovo boss talks of a PC rebound in second half

Talking around the firm’s third-quarter numbers was an opportunity to provide an update on the prospects of the vendor’s core product area

Full-fibre internet to reach half of UK homes by March 2023

Ofcom data shows full-fibre deployment in the UK has maintained pace over the past 12 months and is set to reach a major tipping point in the next few weeks

NBN nails down fixed wireless higher-speed tiers

Rapidly growing digital backbone of Australia reveals tiers for FWA services with universally available option offering 100-130 Mbps download speed and upload speed of 8-20 Mbps

Williams stepping into Trustmarque CEO role

Just a few weeks after indicating it was starting a mid-market growth strategy, channel player Trustmarque has chosen a fresh leader to deliver on that ambition

NetSuite and Oracle executives optimistic about economy

Oracle NetSuite’s recent SuiteConnect event in London found executives in optimistic mood about the economy and positive about synergies between the two businesses

UK finance firms short of data skills

Financial services companies in the UK lack the data skills they will need to succeed in an increasingly digital world

Gap grows between users and providers in digital service delivery

Global survey of 10,000 consumers finds demand for self-service channels is twice as high as current usage, and reveals a large gap between providers’ reported rates of digitisation and consumer behaviour

Technology trends behind Cisco, Arista earnings

Cisco and Arista's latest earnings reports show that companies are upgrading campus networks and distributing more applications across cloud and edge environments.

Royal Mail resumes full export service after cyber attack

Royal Mail resumes the last of its international services as it recovers from a ransomware attack, while the Post Office offers postmasters compensation for their lost business

Leading European operators team to accelerate Open RAN development

Leading European operators show how they are addressing questions and challenges raised by experts and decision-makers regarding open radio access networks, with a particular focus on maturity, security and energy efficiency

Google's Wright names embedded BI top analytics trend

While AI has developed into an important aid for making decisions, infusing data into the workflows of business users in real time is the most significant movement in BI now.

GoDaddy's response to 'multi-year' breach criticized

GoDaddy took nearly three months to disclose that attackers breached the company in a multi-year campaign, and customers are still in the dark about the details of the attack.

Singtel eyes retailers with enterprise 5G offerings

Singtel teams up with Apple’s enterprise solution partners to drive 5G adoption among retailers with industry-specific offerings aimed at improving retail operations and customer experience

IBM: Ransomware defenders showing signs of improvement

According to IBM X-Force's Threat Intelligence Index report, a smaller percentage of threat actors executed a ransomware attack after gaining access in 2022 than in 2021.

Private mobile networks hit accelerator in 2022

Driven by North America and Europe, but with Asia-Pacific expected to catch up soon, private mobile network market defies tough economic climate and shows robust growth over the course of 2022

Researchers find new bug ‘class’ in Apple devices

A group of vulnerabilities in Apple products that stem from the ForcedEntry exploit used by spyware firm NSO constitutes a whole new class of bug, say researchers at Trellix

Snowflake launches industry-specific data cloud for telecom

Designed specifically for telecom companies, the tool comes with prepackaged data sets and capabilities to enable quick onboarding and efficient data management and analytics.

UK’s MoJ publishes £165m WAN tender

Ministry of Justice announces tender for wide-area network to deliver secure connectivity for authorised devices at key locations and those of its service recipients

UK forces lead live-fire cyber war exercise

The seven-day Defence Cyber Marvel 2 exercise put cyber responders from 11 countries through their paces

UK HSE to launch regulatory sandbox for industrial safety tech

The sandbox will see the regulator work with industry and tech startups to accelerate the development and adoption of a range of safety-related technologies, with a particular emphasis on data and analytics

Nokia bolsters mission-critical industrial edge capabilities

Comms tech provider bolsters MX Industrial Edge to support the increasing processing needs of Industry 4.0, and unlock future business-critical AI and machine learning OT use cases

AWS, Hugging Face and the growing generative AI competition

The tech giant and LLM vendor team up as rivalry intensifies between Microsoft and Google in the generative AI war. The partnership is Amazon's response to the competition.

How hackers can abuse ChatGPT to create malware

ChatGPT's capabilities for producing software code are limited. But researchers have observed cybercriminals bypassing the chatbot's safeguards to produce malicious content.

HR SaaS prices rise, especially for new implementations

The cost of implementing new HR SaaS software is on the rise as contractor wages increase. HR software prices are going up overall, requiring sharper negotiation skills.

How APAC organisations can harness the power of IoT

In a panel discussion moderated by Computer Weekly, industry experts from across Asia-Pacific discussed the use cases, challenges and future developments in the internet of things

Santander SME platform harnesses Salesforce

Bank platform that helps UK small and medium-sized enterprises expand export opportunities is built on cloud technology from Salesforce

Oracle goes on hunt for Java non-compliance

Non-Oracle organisations warned to check if they comply with Java SE licensing after Oracle introduces radical changes

RingCentral eyeing channel growth

Comms specialist has made sure it has options for partners that want to get on board with its unified communications and contact centre options

ANZ CIOs flag priorities amid inflation concerns

CIOs in Australia and New Zealand are concerned about inflation and plan to adjust their technology priorities to optimise resources and combat cyber threats

Aryaka brings managed SD-WAN and SASE to more markets, verticals

Aryaka adds rich capabilities and innovations to accelerate the adoption of its cloud-based delivery for network and security services and to enable acceleration for improved application performance for increasingly hybrid workforces

Top L&D skills now include management, communication

Employers are putting soft skills -- such as management, leadership and communication -- as their top learning and development priority, according to LinkedIn.

Lawsuit alleges Workday's AI enables hiring bias

An older Black man with a disability is accusing Workday's technology of hindering his pursuit for employment, claiming its AI is biased. Workday says the lawsuit has no merit.

WithSecure proposes ‘undo’ button for ransomware

WithSecure’s Activity Monitor technology supposedly overcomes the shortcomings of sandbox test environments, and may be able to stop ransomware attacks from ever happening

Teradata reports strong cloud earnings

Teradata’s cloud-first strategy is starting to pay off, with the company reporting its strongest cloud earnings to date in the fourth quarter last year

UK police have ‘culture of retention’ around biometric data

A culture of retention around biometric data in UK policing is damaging public trust, says UK biometrics commissioner, who is calling for clear regulation to govern police use of biometric technologies

RAKwireless brings private 5G core closer to business

LoRa/IoT technology developer launches what it calls world’s first small cell with integrated core network featuring 5G and LTE radio, LTE/5G core network, and edge computing capabilities

Amazon denies claims hiring freeze is slowing AWS sustainability work

Amazon’s cloud arm has seen several high-profile departures leave its sustainability teams, but the company denies its hiring freeze is stalling efforts to help AWS customers bring their carbon emissions down

European Commission unveils plans for gigabit future

Brussels presents set of actions aimed to make gigabit connectivity available to all EU citizens and businesses across EU by 2030

How ChatGPT can advance AI in the law industry

AI technology has made it easier for lawyers to do their job effectively. The emergence of generative AI is no exception. But lawyers who use this tool must do so responsibly.

CRM titan Salesforce is squeezed in a competitive market

CRM and CX giant Salesforce is plagued by an activist investor, slower business growth and pressure to increase profit margins with layoffs as the CRM market gets more competitive.

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