TechTarget News - Week of Sep 24, 2023

Workday: Conversational AI will change how we work

In six to 12 months, Workday will roll out generative AI uses for everything from job description writing to contract verification. Conversational AI will be part of the UI.

Cisco patches zero-day vulnerability under attack

Cisco said its Advanced Security Initiatives Group discovered the zero-day flaw while investigating attempted attacks on the vendor's Group Encrypted Transport VPN feature.

Everbridge 360 emphasizes communication, preparedness

Everbridge envisions its new 360 critical event management platform as a multiyear release. Features are heavy on the ability to communicate in a disaster.

SAP joins generative AI crowd with Joule

SAP's Joule is the company's generative AI assistant for its cloud portfolio, but the technology is still in the early stages and the ERP giant will need to prove its value.

US lawmakers write to AI firms about ‘gruelling’ work conditions

Lawmakers have written to nine tech companies – including Amazon, Google and Microsoft – about the working conditions of those they employ to train and maintain their artificial intelligence systems, giving them until 11 October 2023 to respond

CyberSmart arming MSPs in security fight

Vendor CyberSmart is keen to ensure those serving SMEs are as secure as their customers can be in the face of increasing attacks

HPE drives Ryder Cup connectivity with Wi-Fi 6E, Private 5G

Tech provider delivers Athonet private 5G service alongside Aruba Networking Wi-Fi technology for the first time, providing connectivity for fans and operations staff at premier golf event

Sisense unveils composable toolkit for app development

Compose SDK for Fusion is a composable set of APIs that enable developers to build customized advanced analytics applications to inform business users within their normal workflow.

How Akamai is driving growth in APAC

Akamai's managing director for the region outlines the company’s growth journey, how it sets itself apart from competitors, and its strategies to drive the next phase of growth

Yahoo picks Intigriti to run crowdsourced bug bounty programme

Digital media brand Yahoo is setting up a crowdsourced bug bounty programme with ethical hacking specialist Intigriti, and is reaching out to the Capture the Flag community to participate

NTT, Qualcomm drive AI at the network edge

Mobile platform giant and leading IT infrastructure and services company invest in and accelerate the development of the 5G device ecosystem, including edge-as-a-service offering and 5G-enabled chipsets with AI models built in

Meta introduces new AI assistant and studio

The social media giant introduces new tools that incorporate generative AI capabilities in Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. Some features could be helpful for small businesses.

Now a graduated CNCF project, Istio contests complexity rep

Boasting a broader contributor base, including Microsoft, and with service mesh on the verge of going fully mainstream, Istio advocates look to shake the project's early image.

Researchers offer free threat briefings on Vegas casino hackers

Permiso, a cloud detection and response startup, is making its threat intel team available to speak on Scattered Spider, the group behind recent cyber attacks on MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment

Satcom market set for decade of expansion

Space-based connectivity sector set for much higher orbit as new satellite technology acts as catalyst for improved economics, including lower-capacity pricing and capability to provide higher provisioning rates per site

MongoDB reveals new generative AI, vector search tools

After unveiling an integration with Google's LLM suite in June, the vendor moved a set of NLP tools into preview and introduced new data migration and vector search capabilities.

SurveyMonkey Forms has new templates, pre-built prompts

The vendor brings new capabilities such as pre-built question fields with Forms, an online form creation tool, to make it easier for businesses to collect data from customers.

D-Link focusing on channel profitability

Networking vendor D-Link is keen to make sure it does good business with partners and sell a wide range of products

UK government quietly disbands data ethics advisory board

The government has disbanded its Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation’s advisory board in favour of pulling the relevant artificial intelligence (AI) and data knowledge from a pool of external experts

Sony alleged victim of new extortion gang

A little-known threat actor claims it has breached IT systems and networks at electronics and entertainment giant Sony, and is threatening to release the organisation’s data unless paid off

Dell Apex brings cloud Azure HCI to ground

Dell Apex Cloud Platform for Microsoft Azure combines Dell hardware with Microsoft Azure software, a move that adds to Dell's hybrid cloud offerings.

BT announces regional roll-out schedule for Digital Voice

Despite its plan for making voice services an add-on to broadband, rather than a service in its own right, UK leading telco asserts that the landline is here to stay as it reveals strategy to change analogue services to digital

Cover-ups still the norm in the wake of a cyber incident

Almost half of organisations that have experienced a cyber incident did not report it to the appropriate authorities, according to a report

Amazon's $4B investment in Anthropic fuels GenAI race

This makes the tech giant Anthropic's primary cloud provider. This arrangement is different from Google's investment in the AI startup and Microsoft's investment in OpenAI.

Channel roundup: Who’s gone where?

Another busy week across the industry on the personnel movement front, as more executives take up fresh positions

Utility Warehouse switches on broadband through CityFibre

Leading UK independent broadband provider awards contracts to full-fibre build partners in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Hampshire and Suffolk, and inks deal with energy, broadband, mobile and insurance services company

Shopify adds Audiences integrations for more segmentation

The e-commerce vendor builds on its customer segmentation capabilities by adding platform integrations with Snapchat, Criteo and TikTok for creating lists of target contacts.

How Liverpool FC is tapping cloud and data analytics

Liverpool Football Club is leveraging data analytics and cloud technology to improve fan engagement and enable its media production team to work more efficiently

Virgin Media O2 trials connected farm of the future

UK operator enables mobile communication from anywhere on a farm, and installs network of sensors to monitor items such as soil conditions, machinery, livestock and land boundaries

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