TechTarget News - Week of Nov 27, 2022

Microsoft 365 banned in German schools over privacy concerns

German schools cannot legally use Microsoft Office 365 over lack of clarity about how data is collected, shared and used, as well as the potential for unlawful transfer of European citizens’ personal data to the US

Channel cranking up GreenLake sales for HPE

Firm reveals the impact partners have made around its as a service portfolio as it shares its fourth-quarter numbers

AWS expands backup, disaster recovery services

AWS adds new features and capabilities to its backup and disaster recovery services as third-party vendors look to secure hybrid and multi-cloud customers.

SMEs put faith in communications technology

Study from orchestration and digital platform provider shows a ‘new’ kind of small and medium-sized enterprise market, with companies already adopting connectivity technology for business resilience

Nearly $1bn in mobile trade-ins and upgrades in third quarter of 2022

Just more than halfway into what is always the market’s busiest quarter, quarterly analysis of smartphone trade-in and upgrade industry reveals a third quarter of 2022 with the amount returned estimated at $970m, making this the highest third quarter recorded

AWS commits to becoming the ‘cleanest’ cloud to run enterprise workloads

AWS CEO Adam Selipsky used the opening keynote at this year’s Re:Invent partner and customer conference in Las Vegas to outline the company’s commitment to becoming the greenest place for enterprises to run their IT and applications

NIS regulations to be extended to cover MSPs

The UK government is moving ahead with plans to update the Network and Information Systems regulations to bring outsourcers and MSPs into scope

eSIM proves green credentials

Independent study by provider of adapted system integration technologies at wafer, chip and board level confirms eSIM as an environmentally friendly SIM solution​

AWS doubles down on data management

Cloud giant Amazon Web Services declares a bold vision to eliminate the need to extract, transform and load data alongside other efforts to address business problems in domains like cyber security and logistics

AWS expands cloud data options with Amazon DataZone

The cloud computing giant at its AWS re:Invent 2022 conference introduced a series of new capabilities to help organizations better integrate and manage data across services.

Amazon boosts Code Whisperer, AI and ML tools

AWS rolled out updates to a series of AI tools and services, highlighted by improvements to its CodeWhisperer coding system and Textract AI service for extracting document text.

Rubrik Cyber Recovery adds plan testing, forensics to mix

To be released as part of its security cloud, Rubrik Cyber Recovery provides recovery plan testing, snapshot cloning for vulnerabilities and investigations of infected data.

Amazon Connect users get Contact Lens AI chat analytics

Contact Lens expands into chat channels. Also on tap in Amazon Connect: Agent performance monitoring and expanded, ML-driven workforce management tools.

Amazon enhances QuickSight with added NLQ capabilities

The platform's latest update includes the ability to ask "why" of data and do forecasting without writing code as well as new cloud migration and paginated reporting capabilities.

Starburst adds features to further data mesh approach

The data and analytics vendor advanced its SaaS platform with data discoverability and governance features and its enterprise platform with support for AWS Lake Formation.

‘Legal but harmful’ clause dropped from Online Safety Bill

Online Safety Bill’s ‘legal but harmful’ provision will be dropped by the UK government in favour of public risk assessments, tools to help users control the content they consume, and new criminal offences around self-harm

Government needs to do more for UK semiconductor industry, say MPs

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee report says the government is putting the UK chip industry at ‘significant risk’ by failing to support it sufficiently, and calls on Whitehall to publish its semiconductor strategy immediately

How MongoDB is driving growth in ANZ

MongoDB, which counts the likes of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank as clients, has been driving skills development and investing in local manpower in Australia and New Zealand

AWS eyes mission-critical workloads in ASEAN

Cloud giant AWS is eyeing more business from mission-critical workloads and the financial services industry in Southeast Asia as it readies itself for the next phase of growth

Ciena acquires Benu and Tibit for PON, edge

Ciena acquires Benu for advanced subscriber management and Tibit for pluggable PON technology that connects to existing hardware. Acquisitions bring engineers during shortage.

Healthcare firm builds SaaS analytics tools with ThoughtSpot

The healthcare consulting firm used the analytics vendor's platform to develop tools that enable customers to reduce risk and increase efficiency related to the auditing process.

Small open source projects pose significant security risks

Open source security initiatives might prevent large-scale vulnerabilities such as Log4j, but smaller projects pose risks without more maintainer support, industry experts say.

SAP security requires specific skills, teamwork

Critical SAP vulnerabilities are a constant concern and are increasing as SAP systems open more due to digital transformation and integration with other systems.

RM slims down with MIS sale

Education player continues to review the business as it looks to put itself in a position to support schools

Public safety 5G networks represent $700m opportunity

Research on public safety broadband and mission-critical communications over 3GPP networks predicts that cumulative spending on deployable network assets in sectors will exceed $700m between 2022 and 2025

1&1, Orange seal worldwide international roaming agreement

German startup telco and global operator take advantage of 5G OpenRAN technology to offer users seamless automatic network performance and quality, even when outside home territory

AWS pledges to become a water-positive entity by 2030

Amazon Web Services has marked the first day of its Re:Invent partner and customer conference by going public with its pledge to become a water-positive entity

Plexal inducts six into cyber leadership scheme

Tech innovation hub Plexal is expanding its Cyber Runway programme with a new Ignite strand dedicated to supporting high-potential security leaders

Nominations open for Computer Weekly Innovation Awards APAC 2023

Computer Weekly is looking for nominations for the annual Innovation Awards to honour digital transformation initiatives in Asia-Pacific that have transformed organisations in six industries

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