TechTarget News - Week of Jun 25, 2023

Office workers feel AI is better than a human boss

UK and US workers are quitting their jobs due to frustrations with how they are being managed – and some feel AI can be a better boss

HSBC leaving Canary Wharf headquarters

HSBC is to leave its current Canary Wharf headquarters by 2027 as hybrid-working policies reduce demand for office space

Nokia claims 5G fixed wireless access distance record

Finnish comms tech provider reveals test showing world-record download speed for 5G fixed wireless access that paves the way for cost-effective, extended-range, high-quality internet connectivity

Databricks acquiring MosaicML to add more generative AI

The data lakehouse vendor's purchase of the generative AI vendor will enable customers to build and train language models specific to their needs by using their own data.

HPE customers move to embrace hybrid cloud by design

Hybrid clouds are often a reaction to problems. The Dallas Cowboys, Texas Children's Hospital and Experian turned to HPE GreenLake ahead of -- rather than in response to -- issues.

HPE GreenLake exec: It's always the year of storage

In this Q&A, HPE's Omer Asad talks about HPE GreenLake's transformation into an on-premises hyperscaler and the importance of both storage hardware and the abstraction of it.

Partners: IT investment balances innovation, optimization

IT service executives expect to see customers pursue the transformative potential of AI and cloud in the second half of 2023 -- while keeping a close watch on costs and results.

How Ikea is driving digital customer experience

Ikea franchisee in four Southeast Asian markets and Mexico taps chatbots, conversational commerce and remote planning, among other capabilities, to drive digital customer experience

SES-18 C-band satellite goes operational

New craft comes onstream in what is said to represent one of the final milestones as operator taps into expected rich vein of services based at key wireless spectrum band

Army enlists BT Wi-Fi to support smart bases project

Five-year contract covering more than 150 sites across UK to deliver managed Wi-Fi services and enhance security, improving experience for soldiers on bases, even in remote locations

ANZ IT pros get salary bump this year

Over half of IT professionals in Australia and New Zealand received a higher salary this year, underscoring the tight IT labour market

A tenth of kids claim they could hack you

More and more young people are at risk of being drawn into cyber criminality, and parents must shoulder some of the blame, according to a report

WithSecure forges ahead with green coding initiative

WithSecure’s W/Sustainability programme kickstarts a number of initiatives, including a commitment to green coding the security supplier hopes will set an example for others to follow

One Login’s ID check apps downloaded over two million times

The One Login digital identity system is being used by eight government services, and GDS has issued more than 1.5 million verified identities since summer 2022, while its ID check apps are proving popular

Zoom Rooms' Intelligent Director follows in-room users

The vendor's AI-backed tool uses multiple cameras to capture in-office users' best angles and present them onscreen to boost facetime between participants.

Intelsat and Lintasarta expand Indonesian connectivity

Nearly 400 remote sites in the world’s largest archipelago have received first ever connectivity through deal between local telco and satellite operator

Alkira introduces extranet as a service

Provider of cloud networking as a service unveils infrastructure designed to enable third parties to securely connect to critical business applications 

Oracle shifts database support goalpost

Oracle has updated its maintenance and support across its relational database family – we explore the implications

Snowflake targets generative AI with new capabilities

The vendor unveiled new features -- including new containerization capabilities in Snowpark -- to create a secure environment for developers to build LLM-infused applications.

ChatGPT users at risk for credential theft

As ChatGPT's user base continues to grow, Group-IB says threat actors have exploited stolen accounts to collect users' sensitive data and professional credentials.

New AWS service targets data security, genAI feature to come

The cloud provider's new service helps employees within organizations be more productive while securing their work. The vendor will add a generative AI feature in the future.

Climate Vault launches new carbon reduction venture

Climate Vault's approach to CO2 reduction allows companies to buy and lock up pollution permits in cap-and-trade markets, making it more expensive to generate emissions.

Censys finds hundreds of exposed devices in federal orgs

Censys found exposed instances of Progress Software's MoveIt Transfer and Barracuda Networks' Email Security Gateway appliances during its analysis of FCEB agency networks.

Dubai Smart IoT unclear on deadline, but not ambition

While the Dubai Smart IoT strategy reads like any other ambitious – and equally ambiguous – plan for the overhaul of a gulf state economy, there is still a clear message that the country is serious about technology

Oracle to add generative AI to HR systems by year's end

Oracle is adding generative AI to its HR platform, and claims it will deliver significant efficiency gains. But the AI output will be in areas where human review takes place.

GDPR tax reclaim scheme preys on fears of SMEs

IT suppliers are a target of companies offering a tax reclaim scheme that preys on small businesses’ fears around General Data Protection Regulation compliance

Databricks introduces Delta Lake 3.0 to help unify data

As part of the open source community developing the data storage platform, the vendor unveiled the platform's latest iteration with data unification the main goal of the update.

Scottish government tech accelerator opens latest funding round

The Scottish government’s CivTech accelerator is seeking technology businesses to help develop new tools to improve public services, as well as to address pressing social and environmental issues

UK comms regulator to probe BT emergency number failure

Investigation to assess source and extent of 25 June technical issue causing lack of access to key first response services, including Metropolitan Police, Bedfordshire Police, Suffolk Police, and Cheshire Fire and Rescue

Charity demands transparency in digital universal credit system

The digital universal credit system needs overhauling to ensure greater transparency over benefit claims and more effective means of redress when things go wrong, says child poverty charity

Refining HPE GreenLake as it sets its sights on everything

HPE's Bryan Thompson talks about how HPE GreenLake has become synonymous with the brand, and looks to its future and how the platform will meet customers' specific needs.

Banks dump Terraform for Crossplane infrastructure as code

Two EU banks favor Crossplane's reconciliation approach over Terraform's dependency graph, saying the former hastens deployments -- with a few migration caveats.

ThoughtSpot buying Mode for $200M to add deeper analysis

The acquisition will extend the vendor's self-service BI platform with tools designed for data experts that enable data science, machine learning and predictive analytics.

SonicWall gives MSSPs firewall options

Security player adds monthly billing option to make life easier for its channel partners and more flexible financially for customers

The Finnish Food Authority uses AI to accelerate research

Researchers have reduced the time taken to get critical insights into potential public health crises and address issues in real-time, through artificial intelligence

NHS to launch Digital Health Check

The NHS Digital Health Check will be rolled out from spring 2024, and allow patients to do certain tests and get advice from their homes

CloudCoCo delivers growth in H1

Managed service provider CloudCoCo has seen revenues rise and its customer base expand in its fiscal first half

‘Shadow’ AI use becoming a driver of insider cyber risk

Off-the-books use of generative AI tools will inevitably lead to a costly, high-profile data breach for someone, but a little attention paid to appropriate data management policy can help mitigate the risk

NHS England signs five-year Microsoft 365 contract

Hot on the heels of its earlier deployment of Microsoft Teams, NHS England is now going all-in on the rest of the software giant’s online productivity tools

How companies straddle the return-to-office debate

LinkSquares, a Boston-based startup, faced challenges in a five-day-a-week return-to-office schedule, highlighting the push-pull dynamics over office returns.

Resume company builds non-biased generative AI feature

WorkStory used startup Armilla AI's AutoAlign platform. The platform tunes open source large language models and acts as a guardrail for non-open source ones.

Cisco to add SamKnows broadband visibility to ThousandEyes

SamKnows data in ThousandEyes will let enterprises monitor the broadband connections of employees working from home. The information can help companies troubleshoot problems.

NHS has potential to get digital transformation right

NHS must address digital skills gap in its workforce, demonstrate the value of the NHS App and address the digital maturity gap in organisations if it wants to succeed, MPs say

5G can improve society more than AI

Vodafone reveals that over half of UK adults believe 5G has the potential to improve their day-to-day life, more so than artificial intelligence, and points to potentially massively lucrative 5G use cases

How STT GDC is cracking the Philippines datacentre market

The joint venture formed by ST Telemedia Global Data Centres, Globe and Ayala Corporation is building its largest datacentre in the Philippines among other efforts to meet the needs of an underserved market

NHS data stolen in Manchester Uni ransomware attack

The ransomware gang behind the cyber attack on the University of Manchester appears to have got its hands on an NHS dataset being used by the university for research purposes

Logicalis maintains Cisco relationship

Channel player renews global partner status to keep position in select bunch of channel partners

Salesforce brings more AI tools to Sales GPT and Service GPT

The CRM giant brings generative AI-supported tools like message creation and call summaries to sales and service workers, and teams with Deloitte Digital for AI safety resources.

AI can never be given control over combat decisions, Lords told

Artificial intelligence is technically incapable of distinguishing between the complex contextual factors of combat situations, and will likely never be able to, according to legal and software experts

Prosimo offers free multi-cloud connectivity

The new MCN Foundation can find and connect to public clouds and provide visibility. The company's full-stack product powers the limited free version.

TSMC partner breached by LockBit ransomware gang

A cyber attack against Chinese systems integrator Kinmax led to the theft of TSMC proprietary data, which LockBit threatened to publish unless TSMC paid a $70 million ransom.

Conversion Pixel