TechTarget News - Week of Mar 19, 2023

Ransomware gangs harass victims to ‘bypass’ backups

Analysis reveals how cyber criminal gangs are turning to extensive, targeted harassment campaigns to force victims to pay up, even if their backups are in good order

Oracle OKE takes on Azure, AWS with serverless Kubernetes

Oracle added serverless Kubernetes and a financially backed SLA to its OKE managed service, playing catch-up with AWS, Google and Azure and taking a swipe at them on pricing.

NCSC launches cyber check-up tools for SMEs

The NCSC has launched two new security services aimed at SMEs that lack the resources to address cyber issues, and may underestimate their vulnerability to attack

HPE to acquire OpsRamp for GreenLake IT ops tools

IT automation specialist OpsRamp will become part of HPE’s GreenLake portfolio, adding hybrid cloud visibility and notification tools to the IT conglomerate’s SaaS offerings.

Amazon’s latest round of layoffs includes HR

Amazon has cut another 9,000 jobs in a number of areas including HR,
Amazon Web Services and advertising, citing the need to be "leaner" due to economic uncertainty. The company laid off 18,000 in January.

VMware Partner Connect reboots with accent on SaaS

VMware's partner program gets a new look as the company invests in the subscription model; Endor Labs, Graphiant and TrueFort also launch or update channel efforts.

FBI arrests suspected BreachForums owner in New York

The BreachForums arrest occurred days after DC Health Link's data went up for sale on the dark web message board, though the affidavit did not cite the breach in the arrest.

Docker Free Team concerns linger after mea culpa

Docker apologized for a 'terrible job' sharing its plan to deprecate a Free Team subscription, but some observers remain worried about security implications from the transition.

Zoom strikes unified communications home run in MLB partnership

Conferencing and communications company claims first-of-its-kind partnership with major US sports league to enhance MLB games and the fan viewership experience based on contact centre and core platform

Acceldata update enhances data observability platform

The vendor's latest platform update adds four new capabilities, including low-code/no-code options for developing data quality standards and self-healing capabilities.

UK altnets advance pace of full-fibre deployment

One of the fastest-growing altnets in the UK raises £230m in committed debt financing, while country’s leading independent network provider becomes object of takeover as it maintains build-out momentum

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

The first quarter is coming to its end, but the need for expertise and experience continues across the industry

VMware enhances partner programme

Vendor looks to encourage its channel to cover the entire customer lifecycle, with more rewards and certifications

Ofcom extends time on BT wholesale broadband tariff probe

UK comms regulator to take a further two months to assess whether a regulatory green light for new wholesale pricing from ultrafast broadband market leader threatens competitiveness of UK gigabit sector

Government should invest in maritime tech, say MPs

Report from the Transport Committee calls for investment in technology for the maritime sector, and wants the government to make it easier to scale-up innovation

BBC cracks down on TikTok after review

The BBC is asking staff not to install TikTok on corporate-owned devices without a justified business purpose, although its use will still be allowed to share media content with its audiences

Inside AIA’s cloud adoption journey

The Hong Kong-based multinational insurance firm has moved 86% of its IT infrastructure to public cloud to drive growth, productivity and efficiency

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