TechTarget News - Week of Sep 25, 2022

Intel expands Developer Cloud, updates GPUs, CPUs

Intel's raft of product updates includes an expanded Developer Cloud, new software that makes iOS and Android OSes compatible with Windows PCs, and updated GPUs and CPUs.

CloudBees ReleaseIQ buy renews CI/CD pipeline, SaaS support

The newly acquired startup adds SaaS-based low-code views into multiple tools and doesn't require upfront integration work, as CloudBees regroups after recent upheavals.

UK suffers third highest number of ransomware attacks globally

Based on an analysis of around 5,000 ransomware incidents, NordLocker has found that UK businesses, and small businesses in particular, are a priority target for ransomware gangs

BT Wholesale reveals channel marketing concerns

Comms player shares research that reveals worries across the industry about the ability to market brand and capabilities effectively

EnterpriseDB rides on PostgreSQL momentum in APAC

The open-source database supplier has seen more enterprises in the region replacing their Oracle databases with Postgres to support their digital transformation initiatives

Online Safety Bill needs complete overhaul, say rights groups

Civil society groups write to new digital minister to challenge various aspects of the upcoming Online Safety Bill, which they say threatens rights to privacy and freedom of expression

Most hackers exfiltrate data within five hours of gaining access

Insights from more than 300 sanctioned adversaries, otherwise known as ‘ethical’ hackers, reveal that around two-thirds are able to collect and exfiltrate data within just five hours of gaining access

IoT success fuelling further expansion

Survey reveals profound change around the benefits derived from internet of things over past 12 months, with senior decision-makers focused on operational efficiencies, reducing costs, and increasing revenue and profit

Neos Networks to connect Viking Wind Farm to SSE Renewables HQ

Business connectivity provider constructs communications links between wind farm being built on Scottish island and headquarters on mainland more than 300 miles away with machine-to-machine network to control and monitor performance of wind turbines remotely

Chipotle pilots AI systems to assist workers and diners

The fast-food chain is trying out AI-powered cook assistants and consumer experience programs. Its tortilla-making bot will start making chips for some consumers next month.

Jamf to acquire ZecOps to bolster iOS security

Jamf will pay an undisclosed sum for ZecOps, which logs activity on iOS devices to find potential attacks. The companies expect the deal to close by 2023.

Storage vendors pitching self-service as-a-service

Storage vendors like Dell Technologies are adding self-service products to their as-a-service portfolios, directed at enterprises seeking to keep daily operation in house.

SAS, Microsoft make Viya available on Azure Marketplace

The vendors aim to market the analytics platform to a new audience of self-service customers that will be able to quickly deploy Viya and pay only for the compute power they use.

Poly channel adapting to a hybrid world

Collaboration specialist has seen the demands on its partners change and a response across its reseller base

Telefónica, Qualcomm collaborate to build XR, metaverse systems

Partnership designed to grow metaverse and extended reality ecosystem using Snapdragon Spaces as well as upskilling Telefónica’s internal teams and external innovation programmes in XR hardware and applications

Bank warns of spike in online cost-of-living scams

Fraudsters are exploiting the cost-of-living crisis by tricking people into sending money to help friends and relatives pay bills, TSB has warned

Starburst adds tools to enhance its data mesh capabilities

The vendor added data product and data set sharing features along with enhanced governance capabilities aimed at enabling organizations to decentralize their analytics operations.

HPE expands Alletra with lower prices and more options

HPE added the hybrid Alletra 5000 to its block storage portfolio and GreenLake, giving customers more capacity and more consumption options while lowering costs.

4-day workweek productivity claims gather criticism

A preliminary survey from a pilot program of businesses trying out a four-day workweek says the change can be made without hurting productivity. Economists are skeptical.

Critical Sophos Firewall bug under active exploitation

Sophos said the exploitation of the critical firewall vulnerability has, at this time, affected "an extremely small subset of organizations" predominantly located in South Asia.

Lenovo launches entry-level block storage arrays

Lenovo has released to the entry-level market new all-flash and hybrid arrays, which provide companies with a boost in previous performance, and has unified hardware management.

More than 30 startups to join Plexal’s Cyber Runway accelerator

Now in its second year, the Cyber Runway accelerator has been designed to support firms at various stages of growth, as well as help the cyber security sector to improve on its diversity, inclusion and regional representation

FCSA calls for government clampdown on cloned umbrella companies

One year has passed since the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association spoke out about the problem of umbrella company cloning, and it claims the authorities are not moving fast enough to tackle the issue

How AWS is tapping the groundswell in cloud adoption

Phil Davis, managing director of Amazon Web Services in Asia-Pacific and Japan, talks up the company’s growth strategy and how it is retaining customers amid rivals nipping at its heels

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