TechTarget News - Week of May 21, 2023

AI-powered robot starts sorting Melbourne’s recyclables

Melbourne’s APR Kerbside has been using an AI-powered robot to pick up used Tetra Pak beverage cartons that can be turned into poly-coated boards

Worker-focused AI Bill introduced by backbench MP Mick Whitley

Using the 10-minute motion rule, backbench Labour MP Mick Whitley has introduced a worker-focused artificial intelligence (AI) bill to Parliament, which outlines a similar approach to AI being advocated by unions in the UK

Dell finds storage Apex of Project Alpine

Storage and cloud products developed under Dell Technologies' Project Alpine emerge for Dell Apex, including storage platforms for partner clouds and public cloud offerings.

SAP's new sustainability ledger tracks carbon emissions

If companies want to improve sustainability efforts, they will need to treat environmental reporting like financial accounting. SAP unveiled the green ledger to facilitate this.

Dell bolsters Apex to ease multicloud deployments

In the biggest expansion of its Apex portfolio, Dell Technologies adds storage offerings and a trio of cloud platforms that integrate OpenShift, Azure and vSphere with Dell infrastructure

NTT and NARS claim mission-critical comms breakthrough at Narita International Airport

Comms and IT tech giant partners with radio services provider to interconnect 5G service with the wireless infrastructure at Tokyo’s main airport in a move designed to level up integrated mission-critical communications at international travel hubs around the globe

Aston Martin gets F1 pole position with NetApp storage

AMF1 race team tracks hundreds of car sensor metrics for raceday and post-event analysis that has seen it surge forward in recent Formula One rankings with NetApp NVMe storage

Starmer pledges to reform the NHS through technology

The Labour Party wants to create an NHS powered by ‘groundbreaking technology’, with genomics testing for every baby, modernising appointment booking and overhaul incentives for tech adoption

Connectivity issues cost UK economy millions

Study shows investment from UK government in cellular connectivity is holding back businesses, especially in rural areas

Dell expands Apex options

Vendor’s as-a-service portfolio gets more storage, PC action and cloud compatibility

Cohesity Turing aims AI tools at backup and ransomware

Backup supplier continues to enrich its ecosystem with more artificial intelligence for backup and ransomware, with chat-like reporting functions and new security partners in its alliance

SAP connecting consultants and partners

Vendor’s talent portal aims to make it easier for the channel to find expert staff and plug skills gaps

Visa to recruit 1,500 tech staff in Poland

Visa’s latest global tech hub will recruit up to 1,500 staff, with focus on artificial intelligence, cyber security, and resilience in payments and ecommerce sectors

Bytes delivers strong full-year numbers

Channel player plugs into strong demand for security and cloud across its customer base and talks of further growth opportunities

Microsoft unveils AI boost for Power BI, new Fabric for data

The tech giant introduced a tool that will infuse its primary analytics platform with generative AI, as well as a new SaaS suite that combines Microsoft's data and analytics tools.

Nokia bolsters fixed network offer with SaaS suite, 10G broadband in Vietnam

Global comms tech provider expands fixed network portfolio with AI-based SaaS suite, and works with leading Vietnamese operator to deploy fibre access nodes and fibre modems to connect homes and businesses in the eight largest provinces of the country

Dell takes edge deployment from the frontier to NativeEdge

At Dell Tech World, the vendor seeks to simplify deploying and managing up to thousands of edge devices in various locations, as Project Frontier becomes Dell NativeEdge.

Ansible Lightspeed leads Red Hat generative AI agenda

Red Hat leans on IBM's expertise in training Watson Code Assistant to write Ansible playbooks, as worries linger about AI-generated code risks and rivals hold a strong lead.

Threat actors leverage kernel drivers in new attacks

Fortinet detailed a campaign using a malicious driver in attacks against organizations in the Middle East, and Trend Micro detailed a driver-based attack by BlackCat ransomware.

Meta fine highlights EU, US data sharing challenges

Until the new EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework is established, Meta's $1.2 billion euro fine should serve as a warning to U.S. businesses handling EU personal data.

Rubrik makes Security Cloud case to its Polaris customers

During its first stop on its world tour, Rubrik pitched its Security Cloud SaaS platform to Polaris customers by touting new features and upgrades such as support for databases.

Dell outlines growth strategy in APAC

Dell Technologies is building on its momentum with Apex while eyeing growth areas such as edge computing and AI in a bid to expand its business in the region

Microsoft pushes to dominate in AI race

The cloud platform provider revealed an expanded plugin ecosystem and an updated ChatGPT, while forging a key strategic partnership with AI vendor Nvidia.

Alteryx unveils generative AI engine, Analytics Cloud update

The longtime data management vendor developed a new AI engine that incorporates generative AI. It also unveiled new capabilities for the cloud-based version of its platform.

Dell enters generative AI market with Nvidia partnership

The initiative provides enterprises with both Dell servers and Nvidia's H100 GPUs and software. It could appeal to Dell users that want to create generative models on premises.

Whiteboard collaboration app Miro to get generative AI tools

The online workspace vendor's generative AI tool will bring instant summarization, code translation, template building, idea clustering and image creation to virtual coworking.

Event-Driven Ansible early adopters share lessons learned

Beta testers of the new Event-Driven Ansible tool from Red Hat said expanding automation and moving toward self-healing systems requires fresh skills and organizational shifts.

Updated 'StopRansomware Guide' warns of shifting tactics

CISA's updates to the 'StopRansomware Guide' address shifts in the threat landscape as more threat actors skip the encryption step and focus on data theft and extortion.

Australian government IT spending to grow 8.4% in 2023

The Australian government will increasingly look to digital investments, particularly automation, to drive efficiency opportunities and improve service delivery, according to Gartner

Digital channels thriving for M&S but profits down

Many of M&S’s digital offerings have gained more users over the past year, but after a long programme of transformation, profits are still smaller this year than last

Cabinet Office publishes response to data sharing for digital ID consultation

The majority of respondents to government’s consultation on data sharing for digital identity are critical to the plans and concerned about data privacy, but Whitehall’s response says many of the responses ‘were driven by anti-digital commentaries’

Snowflake acquisition of Neeva to add generative AI

The pending purchase will let the data cloud vendor infuse generative AI throughout its data management suite and potentially open the technology's use to a broader audience.

Ofcom gives approval to BT full-fibre broadband pricing

UK’s independent full-fibre providers express disappointment that after a new probe, national comms regulator gives green light to incumbent telco’s new pricing structure for wholesale broadband gigabit services

Users dish on ransomware protection, recovery at VeeamON

To help protect against and recover from ransomware attacks, IT professionals at VeeamON 2023 recommended planning, testing and other key security measures.

Infinidat goes hybrid, adds cyber detection

Infinidat introduces a cloud OS, expanding its storage capabilities to the hybrid cloud, and adds cyber detection for advanced data protection to primary storage.

Chinese hackers targeting U.S. critical infrastructure

Microsoft uncovered a Chinese nation-state threat group that is compromising Fortinet FortiGuard devices to gain access to critical infrastructure entities in the U.S. and Guam.

AI and automation take center stage at AnsibleFest 2023

Amid excitement around the possibilities raised by AI and automation, experts at Red Hat Summit and AnsibleFest 2023 highlighted the importance of trust and responsibility.

Hellawell joining Gamma board

Former Softcat boss has been named as the next chair at comms player Gamma as the business looks for further growth

Zoom kicks off year with solid revenue growth

Zoom posts results for first quarter of 2024 fiscal year, showing impressive increases in enterprise revenues and growth in number of customers

Bumbling IT security analyst convicted of blackmail offences

A Hertfordshire man has been convicted of blackmail and other offences after piggybacking on an in-progress ransomware attack to try to defraud his employer, but failing to cover his tracks in any meaningful way

Cisco joins growing Manchester cyber security hub

Networking kingpin signs up to Greater Manchester Digital Security Hub to support centre’s work on security resilience and skills

Adam Binks steps down as SysGroup CEO

After five years at the helm of the business, the chief executive reveals he has decided now is the right time to move on

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