TechTarget News - Week of Aug 13, 2023

Exertis launches B2B trade-in option

Distributor’s offering should make it easier for resellers to give customer devices a second life and avoid disposal for longer

Snowflake partner network takes on optimization

Snowflake optimization spans cost reduction, infrastructure rightsizing and query reengineering. But will partner demand endure or decline as customers mature?

Cisco acquisitions target mostly ThousandEyes, Cloud Security

Cisco has made nine acquisitions this year, with all but two focused on improving internet monitor ThousandEyes as well as security manager and policy administrator Security Cloud.

Tech groups seek changes to H-1B lottery

A surge in H-1B lottery registrations, some legitimate and some potentially fraudulent, is prompting efforts to reform the system. Any new rules will require public input.

Confusion mounts amid HashiCorp open source change

Ripple effects from HashiCorp's switch to BSL spread through the industry, raising questions among enterprise users and trepidation about the future of corporate open source.

Cloud costs continue to rise among IT commodities

CIOs can expect higher cloud costs as the U.S. government's wholesale inflation index hits its highest rating for the technology category that includes this IT model.

How Qualtrics is driving experience management

Qualtrics’ global and regional leaders outline the company’s product directions, including its work in AI, its traction in the region and the future of experience management

Umbraco involves channel in sustainability efforts

Content management system specialist Umbraco recognises the need to create a community effort to tackle the reduction of carbon emissions

Norfolk and Suffolk police hit by FoI-linked data breach

Latest UK police data breach relates to crime suspects, victims and witnesses across East Anglia, and comes just days after a similar incident at the Northern Irish service

Manchester United begins Extreme approach to upgraded Wi-Fi

Just a year after becoming football club’s official Wi-Fi network solutions and Wi-Fi analytics provider, cloud networking services provider kicks off new season with upgraded wireless infrastructure for the Red Devils

Biometrics and surveillance camera commissioner resigns

Dual biometrics and surveillance camera watchdog will step down at the end of October 2023, noting that while he agreed to stay on until the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill received royal assent, continuing delays to its passage means he will not be able to effectively discharge his functions

London calling as Zoom opens hub heralding new era of modern work

Communications tech provider makes latest evolutionary step having gained reputation as breakthrough pandemic collaboration company, opening doors on hub in UK capital to support hybrid ways of working

5G, eSIM now a must for IoT enterprises

Despite a recent step back by some tech players, research finds that enterprises are still embracing the internet of things and embedded subscriber identity module technology and are seeing positive outcomes

PeerIQ peers into NAS software across vendors, clouds

NAS storage analytics can be viewed in a single place with Peer Software's PeerIQ, bringing different vendors and on-premises and cloud storage analytics together.

ITAM influence on cyber risk becoming a factor in credit ratings

Credit agency S&P Global Ratings warns that organisations that pay inadequate attention to IT asset management as a factor in their cyber risk management processes may find their creditworthiness takes a dive

NCSC expands Cyber Incident Response service more widely

The NCSC has added a level to its CIR programme to enable more cyber attack victims to take advantage of the service, which offers access to assured incident response specialists

BT flies into NATS network, cyber security project

Organisation tasked with managing air travel in the UK implements ‘transformational’ technology programme to keep skies safe and support customers worldwide

AI is the most hyped technology of 2023

Gartner's 2023 hype cycle puts generative AI at the peak of inflated expectations in its latest analysis of emerging tech trends

CyberArk eyes growth beyond PAM

CyberArk is seeing exponential growth in the broader identity security market as the company expands its capabilities beyond privileged access management

Carlsberg turns tap on massive global SASE deployment

Global brewer addresses strategic IT challenges at scale, improving application delivery, modernising network security capabilities and standardising IT service delivery across more than 200 locations and 25,000 remote users

NUHS taps LLM to boost productivity, patient care

Healthcare professionals at Singapore’s National University Health System can now summarise patient case notes and predict patient healthcare journeys using a large language model trained by a supercomputer

Insight picks up Amdaris

Acquisition will add more depth to the channel player’s ability to support customers looking for digital transformation support

Vendor-led group vows to fork HashiCorp Terraform

HashiCorp Terraform is a flashpoint of contention in the wake of the vendor's move to a Business Source License, including allegations that it ignored open source contributions.

MongoDB secures IRAP certification

MongoDB’s certification from Australia’s Information Security Registered Assessor Program will pave the way for federal government agencies to use its Atlas database service for protected workloads

Exclusive expands relationship with Thales

Vendor hands distributor the right to represent it globally and start selling the firm’s security products in North America

BSI launches sustainability-focused startup accelerator

Startups selected to participate in the BSI and Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership’s joint sustainability startup accelerator are working in a diverse range of areas and using a variety of technologies to positively affect society

Europe’s fastest supercomputer trains large language models in Finland

Much of the innovation in natural language processing comes from large enterprises in the US, resulting in proprietary technology with a bias towards English. One consortium in Finland decided to change the game

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