TechTarget News - Week of Jun 26, 2022

Assange appeals against Priti Patel’s extradition order

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is expected to raise concerns over the political nature of his prosecution, the likelihood of him receiving a fair trial and the risk of a coercive plea bargain

UK rural primary schools to receive huge broadband upgrade

Government announces up to 3,000 primary schools across rural England will get gigabit broadband as part of £82m investment designed to encourage roll-out of better broadband

Channel key for Google Cloud

Approach taken by public cloud player shows partners are critical to its growth ambitions

US court rules no conflict of interest in tech firms’ mining deaths case

A US district court judge who dismissed a forced labour case against five technology companies was found to have investments in four of the firms, with a separate court now ruling against the victims’ motion for reversal that there was no conflict of interest

Microsoft will sign idle users out of Office web apps

Hybrid work puts corporate data at risk as employees use various devices to access company resources. Microsoft has worked to address that risk in Office web apps.

Meta intends to win metaverse wallet race with Meta Pay

Meta plans to let metaverse users pay for digital items, retain the proof of item ownership and manage their identities with the newly rebranded Meta Pay.

OpenText bolsters secure file sharing with Teams integration

OpenText Cloud Editions customers get Teams-Core integration among a raft of new features, as OpenText kicks off 'Project Titanium' to harmonize public and private cloud features.

ICO to cut back on fines for public sector data breaches

Information commissioner John Edwards sets out a revised approach to how the ICO handles data breaches in the public sector, saying fining victims risks punishing the public twice over

WBA sets out how Wi-Fi 6/6E enables Industry 4.0

Report highlights next-gen wireless use cases, including detailed autonomous mobile robots, automatic guided vehicles, augmented and virtual reality, and posts IIoT deployment guidelines

HPE GreenLake achieves everything as a service

The latest version of HPE GreenLake has realized the vision of everything as a service, although customers are still figuring out the new way to consume infrastructure.

5G investment could deliver £7bn a year to UK economy

Benefits of next-gen networks are clear, but research warns that more needs to be done to ensure the UK doesn’t miss out on the full economic benefits of 5G technology

Distribution delivers for Dropbox

Evolution of disties has seen them better positioned to support a wide range of partners selling into the SME customer base

India gears up for 5G but challenges remain

The country’s upcoming spectrum auction marks the start of larger scale deployments of 5G in the subcontinent, but telcos will need to find a way to address high infrastructure costs and monetise their investments

Tableau adds data storytelling tool in latest update

Six months after the analytics vendor's acquisition of Narrative Science comes Data Stories, a new tool aimed at enabling more employees within organizations to work with data.

IT buyers respond to HPE GreenLake cloud pitch

Tech buyers are interested in the breadth and depth of services sold through the HPE GreenLake service, but want proof of cost savings and data control.

New Collibra, Snowflake integration enhances data governance

The new tool aims to enable customers to quickly put protections on sensitive data without requiring them to write code so that business users can securely work with data.

DataStax extends Astra Streaming event data platform

The data platform vendor extended its Apache Pulsar-based Astra Streaming platform with support for more streaming protocols, including Kafka, JMS and RabbitMQ.

Mexico-based education firm named best HR tech startup

A Mexico-based educational platform beat out U.S. firms to win Society for Human Reource Management's HR tech startup competition. It may signal a rise in international competition.

ServiceNow ITSM users recharge workflows with familiar tools

Digital transformation hasn't required Flex and the city of Santa Monica to replace the IT service management system they already had, and a new IT ops workflow is on the way.

HPE GreenLake adds new Zerto disaster recovery services

Two new SaaS data recovery services available in HPE GreenLake offer easier use of Zerto and other software to entice users familiar with public cloud offerings.

Urgent need for new laws to govern biometrics, legal review finds

Independent review says new framework is needed to clear up legal and ethical concerns over the use of biometric data and technologies, which can impact privacy, freedom of expression and other human rights

New cyber extortion op appears to have hit AMD

Semiconductor specialist AMD has confirmed it is investigating reports that a ‘bad actor’ has stolen hundreds of gigabytes of its data

Liverpool 5G Create adds use cases

Liverpool school’s 5G-enabled anti-anxiety game and care home’s 5G-supported fall prevention technology demonstrate benefits of affordable next-generation technology

Romance scammers exploit Ukraine war in cynical campaign

Romance scammers can make easy money exploiting people looking for love, but in this newly observed campaign linked to the Ukraine war they are playing on deeper emotions

Inside Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s cloud journey

With a strong DevOps culture, Australian bank has been moving its most important applications to the cloud in a journey that has already reaped returns

Hardware and commercial flexibility issues slow down IoT adoption

Eseye survey finds more than eight out of 10 internet of things professionals view hardware design as top challenge for initial IoT deployments while more than 97% have found their IoT projects less than 50% successful

Databricks accelerates data lakehouse at Data + AI Summit

Databricks committed to making its Delta Lake technology fully open source as the vendor rolled out platform updates to accelerate data analytics and machine learning workloads.

Wiz launches open database to track cloud vulnerabilities

Wiz researchers Alon Schindel and Amitai Cohen and Scott Piper, cloud security engineer at Block, launched a database to list all known cloud vulnerabilities and security issues.

Channel confidence holds firm

Agilitas survey shines light on positive mood across IT channel as CloudCoCo H1 numbers add to evidence of growth

Micron releases first 176-layer NAND SATA SSD

Micron brings high endurance, lower costs and continued support for the SATA interface with the release of its new 5400 SATA SSD for the data center.

Proposed changes to copyright law open doors for AI data mining

Update to copyright law will mean researchers who already have access to data will not require extra permission from copyright owner to run data mining algorithms, removing barriers to artificial intelligence research and development

Digital Poverty Alliance unveils evidence review

Evidence review into the state of digital poverty in the UK sets out policy principles and recommendations, which will be used as the basis for a national action plan to eliminate the issue

Qualcomm expands its RF front end with range of Wi-Fi 7 front-end modules

Mobile chip giant aims to take business beyond smartphones with launch of next-gen Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radio frequency front-end modules that are claimed to offer superior wireless performance in automotive and internet-connected devices

Veritas aims at autonomous backup discovery and provisioning

Veritas bets on a backup platform that can discover all enterprise data – on-premise and in the cloud – and make its own decisions about the optimal place to store copies

How MSD is harnessing AI

MSD’s global lead for artificial intelligence discusses what it will take for the technology to realise its full potential in healthcare

HPE partner program spans the as-a-service ecosystem

The initiative accommodates partners that integrate, sell or provide services around Hewlett Packard Enterprise's as-a-service portfolio; more IT channel news.

Brexit a net negative for UK cyber, say CISOs

Six years on from the UK’s Brexit vote, the majority of security professionals say leaving the EU has raised concerns over their ability to keep their organisations safe

Channel roundup: Who’s gone where?

Reaching out for experience is the theme of the week as some executives with impressive CVs start fresh roles

A1 Telekom Austria offers VMware SD-WAN

Covering Seven Sites in the CEE Area, leading telco teams with IT services provider to offer a new range managed software-defined wide area network services

China’s Cyclone Robotics eyes APAC market

One of China’s largest suppliers of robotic process automation software has made a foray into Asia-Pacific, leveraging its bot management and ‘human-in-the-loop’ capabilities

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