TechTarget News - Week of Jul 02, 2023

Driving synergies in digital healthcare

As group CIO of API Holdings, Chandresh Dedhia has been driving synergies across a spectrum of digital healthcare businesses to create operational efficiency and other business outcomes

PAC slams HMCTS justice system transformation programme

HMCTS has consistently underestimated the scale and complexity of the reforms, and criticises the programme, which only has £120m of its £1.3bn budget left with only just over half of projects completed, MPs say

5G takes its intended place in UK mobile

Study from specialist network analyst finds mobile games and video users’ experience over 5G is more consistent and drops less at busy hours of the day than when using 4G infrastructures

CDO interview: Robert Michael, group head of data, DFS

‘Data Bob’ is transforming data strategy at furniture retailer DFS, aiming to build a digital twin of the company to improve business modelling – but his first task is to make sure people can trust data

Trustmarque refreshes brand identity

The time is deemed to be right to give its logo and website a lick of paint as channel player Trustmarque looks to continue growing its mid-market business

Gass announces TD Synnex retirement plans

Long-serving senior staffer will leave the business next year, and bring the curtain down on a three-decade-long association with the channel player

OneWeb expands commercial service across Europe, US

Satellite connectivity services provider announces coverage of for the majority of the US and expands reach with 37 new countries in Europe added to footprint

Over half of ANZ organisations hit by ransomware

Amid the rising ransomware threat, almost four in five organisations in ANZ expect to pay a ransom if they could recover data and business processes

How Maxeon is forging the path to SASE

Maxeon Solar Technologies is building out its security service edge capabilities with an eye on a SASE implementation that combines best of breed offerings from different suppliers

HPE, BT team for global managed LAN service

Business division of leading UK telco and networking technology and service provider enter collaboration to introduce LANs supporting high-performance experiences for hybrid workers and IoT transformations

Coping with the ongoing chip crisis in the UK

China has imposed export restrictions on key semiconductor compounds, so how will the UK's National Semiconductor Strategy cope?

Scotland’s Techscaler programme joins forces with CivTech

The partnership between the scaler programme and the innovation accelerator means CivTech alumni companies will be offered Techscaler membership and gain access to its technology hubs, education initiatives and support

EU judgment sinks Meta’s argument for targeted ads

The EU Court of Justice has issued a significant judgment against Meta, ruling that national anti-trust bodies can investigate GDPR breaches, disrupting the platform’s entire basis for carrying out targeted advertising

Dassault Systèmes, Cranfield collaborate on 3DExperience centre of excellence

Partnership between tech firm and university aims to provide centre for experiential, lifelong learning with connected 3D engineering platform to accelerate digital and sustainable transformation of aerospace and defence industry

UK public increasingly concerned over NHS data sovereignty

Amid security concerns and AI advances, a majority of the British public still trusts the NHS to store and analyse their health data, but would prefer it remains domiciled in the UK

Allo Bank taps Tencent Cloud in digital banking

Indonesia’s largest digital lender is tapping Tencent Cloud’s TDSQL database management system and cloud infrastructure to provide digital banking services for six million customers

Construction begins on Medusa submarine cable system

Routing on construction of submarine cable system to establish crucial connections between Morocco, Portugal, Spain, France, Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Egypt

Berlin ranked top smart city in Europe in 2023

Study finds German capital is the smart city centre of Europe and that in addition to connected lifestyles, such places are driving strong emissions savings in across the continent CO2e Savings set to reach 247 MMT by 2028

Meta’s Threads hits app stores, but no EU launch in sight

Meta’s Twitter competitor makes its debut and signs up millions of users in just 12 hours, but concerns over compliance with the EU’s Digital Markets Act have sunk a pan-European launch for now

Event analytics tool answers CX data queries using ChatGPT

Mixpanel aims to improve users' CX strategy with its new generative AI-supported data query tool, which lets users type CX data-related questions and get answers in chart format.

Privacy campaigners call for UK data adequacy to be revoked

The European Commission should revoke the UK’s data adequacy if its Data Protection and Digital Information Bill passes, which campaigners argue ‘flies in the face’ of the decision

Biometrics watchdog calls for public space surveillance review

The biometrics and surveillance camera commissioner is calling for a review of public space surveillance to gain a clearer picture about the proliferation of Chinese surveillance technology across the public sector, but warns against applying double standards on companies just because they are from China

Vodafone tests quantum-safe business network solutions

Telco announces initiative looking at transition to a quantum safe world, exploring and trialling new algorithms with upgraded smartphones to provide protection against possible quantum-empowered attackers in the future

Vast Data channel boss braced for busy second half

The recently installed worldwide channel boss at the storage company has got a couple of months under his belt ahead of the business making major announcements next month

Salesforce adds SASB templates to Net Zero Cloud

Salesforce's Net Zero Cloud now includes its SASB Report Builder, which is designed to help companies gather and disclose industry-specific ESG risk data.

CISA: Truebot malware infecting networks in U.S., Canada

CISA warned of Truebot attacks in a joint advisory alongside the FBI, the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

VMware ramps up on sovereign cloud in APAC

VMware is working with local partners to deliver sovereign cloud services in the region, amid growing sovereignty interests among governments and the need maintain business continuity

UK altnets hit fibre accelerator

Fast-growing broadband infrastructure provider passes more than 500,000 homes and businesses as part of XGS-PON full-fibre network roll-out

Satellite connectivity industry to gain even higher orbit

Reports from leading analysis firms predict strong growth in satellite connectivity sector as integration of satellite capabilities in mass-market smartphones marks significant leap in expanding connectivity to remote areas

Suspicious email reported every five seconds in UK

National Cyber Security Centre report reveals a suspicious email was reported by UK citizens and organisations every five seconds last year

Co-selling approach working for Infinidat

Storage player’s CMO outlines how it is working with the channel and the progress that has been made as a result

Dremio names former Splunk executive new CEO

The former Splunk executive takes over as the data lakehouse vendor's leader, aiming to raise the company's profile to demonstrate its capabilities and compete for market share.

Prices for cloud infrastructure soar 30%

Tough macroeconomic conditions as well as high average selling prices for cloud computing and storage servers have forced enterprises to spend less on private cloud infrastructure.

Alaian, Qualcomm seek out extended reality startups

Collaboration between telco alliance and leading mobile platform provider looks to offer emerging talents in extended reality the ability to accelerate their growth and promote the development of disruptive offerings

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