TechTarget News - Week of Feb 05, 2023

Griffin steps into Exertis CEO role

Distributor shuffles senior management and looks to experience as it starts a fresh chapter

Acceldata raises $50M to boost data observability platform

The vendor plans to invest in attracting new Global 2000 customers and enhancing tools that enable users to monitor the health of their data throughout the analytics process.

Campaigners lament lack of movement on Computer Misuse Act reform

Westminster has opened a new consultation on proposed reforms to the Computer Misuse Act of 1990, but campaigners who want the law changed to protect cyber professionals have been left disappointed

India launches homegrown BharOS

The homegrown Android-based mobile operating system could reduce India’s reliance on foreign software, but uncertainties around market adoption and software updates remain

Zoom lays off 15% of its workforce, cuts executive salaries

Zoom cuts 1,300 jobs due to the current economic downturn, saying it can no longer support the number of workers it hired during the pandemic. It also cut executive salaries.

Western Digital releases dual-actuator HDDs

WD has quietly released a dual-actuator HDD, bringing dense drives with higher transfer rates, but customers can't reap the full benefits just yet.

ChatGPT bursts into Microsoft Bing as Google Bard rises

The AI search race heated up as Microsoft infused its struggling Bing search engine with OpenAI technology and Google introduced Bard, a lightweight version of its LaMDA chatbot.

Cisco samples OpenTelemetry-based observability tool blends

Updates set to ship this week and next quarter will unify data collection for Cisco's observability and security tools and catch them up with full-stack competitors.

NetApp adds storage buying options, arrays

NetApp introduces a myriad of buying options and hybrid cloud capabilities for VMware workloads on Google Cloud. Soon-to-come: new QLC all-flash arrays.

UK altnets slam Ofcom BT wholesale tariff approval

UK’s independent full-fibre providers express fear that likely regulatory green light for new wholesale pricing from market leader threatens competitiveness of UK gigabit sector

TSB pilots pods as branch replacements

TSB joins Barclays in adopting banking pods to ensure customers have access to physical banking services as the number of high street branches declines

Online banks still riddled with cyber security flaws, report says

Online bank Virgin Money was found to have the weakest online and application security measures in a Which? study but Nationwide, TSB and The Co-Operative Bank all failed on multiple points, too.

Vastaamo hacking suspect arrested in France

The suspect in the infamous cyber attack, Julius Kivimäki, is a 25-year-old Finnish man who was arrested after being remanded in absentia in October 2022.

Printer volumes and revenues up in Q4

Market analysis from Context indicates that channel promotions have had an impact

FinOps, co-innovation could unlock cloud business benefits

Industry studies underscore businesses' continuing struggle to obtain cloud computing benefits. A greater focus on strategy, financial management and co-innovation could help.

Post Office branches struggling after Royal Mail cyber attack

Royal Mail has restored almost all of its international services to some extent, but remains unable to accept parcels bought over the counter in a Post Office branch

MoD needs to transform to succeed with digital strategy, says PAC

A Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report says the department is ‘not well setup’ to effectively implement its digital change, and calls for both a cultural and organisational shift at the Ministry of Defence (MoD)

Operator 5G revenue to 2027 to soar while 6G development emerges

Research reveals hot streak for fifth-generation mobile communications, with revenues from networks set to double over the next four years, and identifies work needed to make sixth-generation a viable prospect

Australian organisations underinvesting in cyber security

Over half of Australian organisations failed to invest enough in cyber security in past three years, though awareness is improving in aftermath of high-profile data breaches

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