TechTarget News - Week of Jun 18, 2023

Software République unveils H1st vision connected vehicle

Consortium introduces ‘revolution’ in mobility, with connected vehicle bringing together 20 concrete operational innovations, offering a ‘true experience’ beyond automotive mobility

Nakivo adds ransomware scanning and new restore options

Backup maker adds malware scanning with big names in security to immutable backup copy functionality. “Tape’s not dead” either, with restore from the venerable medium now possible

Supreme Court sidesteps Section 230 -- for now

Although the Supreme Court's recent decisions in cases against Twitter and Google avoided ruling on Section 230, the issue will likely be in front of the justices again soon.

Channel round-up: Who’s gone where?

Highlights from the personnel moves across the industry that have been made in the past week

Mobile computing market continues downward trend

Life might get better later this year, but for now, even the optimistic predictions from Context make difficult reading for those selling hardware

Dynamics 365 ERP adds Copilot AI functionality

Microsoft introduced three new Copilot AI tools in Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP for project management, finance and procurement that show better business use cases for generative AI.

United Airlines clears CI/CD pipelines for takeoff

In an industry heavily affected by pandemic disruptions, United Airlines brought in a new orchestration tool to navigate fluctuating software delivery requirements.

8 ways to drive business value with advanced analytics

It can be difficult to get buy-in for analytical operations. These eight bottom-line benefits of data analytics -- with real-world examples -- can win over execs.

Avaya prioritizes slow migration from on-prem to the cloud

The longtime contact center vendor aims to rebound from double bankruptcy by focusing on highly regulated customers' needs, such as continuity of some on-premises communications.

Tech entrepreneur Ian Hogarth to chair AI Foundation Model Taskforce

The government has hired tech investor Ian Hogarth to lead its taskforce on artificial intelligence (AI) safety, aiming to tackle the safety challenges presented by AI and build public confidence in the use of the technology

Starburst Galaxy update targets governance, data access

The vendor's latest update includes the public preview of Gravity, a centralized access and governance layer that enables users to better control and connect data across clouds.

Attackers discovering exposed cloud assets within minutes

Cloud security vendor Orca Security used honeypots to learn more about how threat actors compromise cloud resources such as misconfigured AWS S3 buckets and GitHub repositories.

Avaya deals Aces to boost customer experiences

Communications and collaboration tech provider unveils what it calls reimagined professional services, prioritising AI, cloud and digital transformation through its core customer experience services platform

HPE GreenLake expands further into AWS, VMware clouds

Updates to GreenLake services and new partnerships allow customers to integrate more AWS and VMware public cloud workloads into HPE's private cloud.

May ransomware activity rises behind 8base, LockBit gangs

LockBit was the most active group last month, but NCC Group researchers were surprised by 8base, which started listing victims from attacks that occurred beginning in April 2022.

Virgin Media O2 extends Nokia 5G RAN deal

Leading comms tech provider continues business relationship with operator to improve connectivity in the UK and supply RAN equipment from its AirScale portfolio

Belgian researchers build energy-efficient AI frameworks

Researchers in Belgium are working on a new generation of platforms to support artificial intelligence applications in an energy-efficient manner

HPE adds AI cloud option to GreenLake portfolio

Vendor launches first of a number of planned AI offerings as it looks to get more deeply involved with an expanding market opportunity

Retail companies gain DORA metrics ROI from specialist tools

DORA metrics and other measures of engineering efficiency are popping up in add-ons to existing DevOps tools. But third-party vendors added more value for Puma and Sensormatic.

Critical VMware Aria Operations bug under active exploitation

Reports of exploitation for a critical command injection flaw in VMware Aria Operations for Networks came roughly a week after a researcher published a proof-of-concept for it.

Study: Tech industry often denies job interviews to women

A study by Hired found improved but persistent bias in tech industry hiring. In 2022, 38% of positions sent interview invitations exclusively to men, down from 45% in 2018.

Kinaxis provides tool for sustainable supply chain

Kinaxis debuted new applications designed to improve supply chain management, including sustainability reporting, planning and execution integration, and AI for demand sensing.

How Vedanta is harnessing tech in aluminium production

India’s largest aluminium producer Vedanta Aluminium is using industrial internet of things devices to improve emissions control and robotic process automation to improve efficiency, among other digitisation efforts

Orange Business leads team to deliver cloud-native managed SASE to enterprises

Enterprise division of the global telco taps in-house cyber security practice and leading cyber security technology provider to offer simpler operational model for customers with end-to-end accountability, improved agility, efficiency and performance

Lloyds Bank to open tech centre in India

UK bank taps into Hyderabad tech ecosystem by opening a tech centre focused on improving digital experiences for customers

EE looks to ace Wimbledon 4G mobile capacity

Leading UK comms provider upgrades mobile network with small cell system and makes additional upgrades to existing sites in and around iconic London home of tennis tournament to head off traffic spike

MongoDB unveils new AI, migration tools for database

The vendor, with its latest slate of new and updated capabilities, is adding generative AI with its partnership with Google Cloud and launching a new data migration tool.

NHS England hires internally to fill CIO role

The merger of NHS England and NHS Digital resulted in job losses, which meant the new organisation needed to fill the role of IT chief

Qlik adds generative AI capabilities via OpenAI connectors

The vendor launched OpenAI Analytics Connector and OpenAI Connector for Application Automation so that users can import generative AI and LLM technology to their Qlik deployments.

AWS invests $100 million in new generative AI program

The Generative AI Innovation Center will connect AWS machine learning experts and data scientists with enterprises. Enterprises can also use AWS services to train and scale models.

Cisco acquires Accedian for Network Assurance portfolio

Cisco expects Accedian to bolster its Network Assurance portfolio for service providers. The product line provides network troubleshooting, root-cause analysis, and remediation.

Mid-band cloud on horizon but global 5G subs smash billion barrier

Research from comms tech provider shows global operators continue to invest in 5G, with mobile 5G subscriptions set to reach 1.5 billion globally by the end of 2023 and 4.6 billion by 2028

Government announces £21m AI diagnostic fund as NHS hits 75

To coincide with the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the NHS, the government has announced a £21m fund for NHS trusts to buy diagnostic tools that use artificial intelligence

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