TechTarget News - Week of May 12, 2019

Health screening IT unfit for purpose since 2011

National health bodies do not have full visibility of all the patients who need screenings, and a replacement system faces further delay, a new PAC report has found

Lower HIPAA violation fines shouldn't translate into lax security

Healthcare organizations will pay less for HIPAA violation fines annually under Health and Human Services' new fines structure, but security should still be top of mind for CIOs.

HSBC hires Ian Bromwich as UK CIO

New incumbent Ian Bromwich joins HSBC from Lloyds Banking Group

Red Hat OpenShift Operators target AI, big data workloads

Speedy deployment of machine learning jobs may not arrive too soon. But container platform enhancements from Red Hat aim to quicken the uptake of such innovations.

Acronis data protection gives Red Sox an edge in backup

Acronis has stepped up to the plate for the Boston Red Sox. The 2018 World Series champions will use Acronis products for backup, recovery, transfer and remote data accessibility.

New MobileIron zero-trust security platform launches

MobileIron launched its zero-trust security platform, so customers could use their mobile phones as secure IDs. This would eliminate the need for passwords.

Nakivo backup supports Nutanix AHV in latest update

In its quest to reach feature parity with Veeam, backup software vendor Nakivo adds support for the Nutanix AHV hypervisor and the ability to replicate VMs from backup sets.

Microsoft gets its dev mojo back with Linux, .NET 5, web IDE

Microsoft enticed developers at Build 2019 with a bevy of tools and services that focus on open source, open standards and innovation, including a new release of .NET.

UK leads Europe in scaleup investment

Tech Nation report places UK at forefront of global investment in technology scaleups for 2018

Councils urged to support 5G readiness

Local authorities must do more to facilitate the roll-out of next-generation mobile connectivity, study finds

Spyware targets WhatsApp users

Social media platform issues update after it discovered a flaw being exploited by commercial spyware

Acquisitions fueling growth at Exertis

DCC announces double acquisition on the day it shares its numbers for the last fiscal year

CX initiatives driving contact center technology trends

Making contact center agents more present across all channels is a new focus, as tech vendors rush to give customer service operations more tools to improve customer experiences.

Application dependency mapping expands in New Relic One

DevOps monitoring vendors rev their engines as enterprises take on more sophisticated IT monitoring practices to reach the next major phase of app modernization.

Lenovo launches AR for the workplace with ThinkReality

Lenovo announced ThinkReality A6, its new head-mounted AR product. It was designed specifically with the workforce in mind to increase time and cost efficiency.

APAC firms on the back foot in cyber security

Most Asia-Pacific organisations did not consider cyber security until after their digital transformation projects had begun, new survey finds

AWS IQ marketplace taps demand for AWS experts

AWS is at work on IQ, a job marketplace that matches AWS experts with customers. Similar in appearance to the likes of Upwork, IQ is set for launch later this year.

May Patch Tuesday fixes zero-day, new Intel CPU bugs

Microsoft fixed 23 critical vulnerabilities in its latest monthly security updates, as well as patches for supported and unsupported Windows systems to ward off a worm that has the potential to be the next WannaCry.

Optus shows off real-time call translation smarts

The Australian telco has bigger plans to make its network more open to enable developers to build and integrate new services into phone calls

Implement multifactor authentication, urges expert panel

Multifactor authentication should be a top priority for organisations to defend users from cyber attacks, coupled with zero-trust architecture and artificial intelligence-based technologies, says expert panel

Exertis looking for further growth after a strong year

Distributor is looking to build on the momentum in its last fiscal year and push organic growth as well as looking to continue making strategic acquisitions

Oncore IT and Node4 hit the acquisition trail

Both firms bolster their activities through purchases that will deliver unified comms for Oncore IT and SaaS skills for Node4

Qlik debuts free data literacy certification

Qlik unveiled a free data literacy certification in the hopes of making people -- both customers and non-customers -- more data literate.

Lenovo to launch ThinkBook brand, next-gen ThinkPad X1

Lenovo announced the launch of its ThinkPad subbrand called ThinkBook. It will be focused on small and medium-sized businesses and will launch with two laptops.

Qlik multi-cloud, Kubernetes options drive cloud-first vision

Qlik advances its plan to be a cloud- and SaaS-first analytics vendor with new multi-cloud and Kubernetes deployment options. But on prem still is a priority -- for now.

Datrium DVX storage adds ControlShift cloud DR option

The Datrium cloud DR SaaS app, formerly known as Project CloudShift, is now called ControlShift and GA, but the first version only supports Datrium on premises and Cloud DVX hosts.

Sage cloud ERP services add production management module

Sage has released the Production Management module for its cloud-connected ERP Sage 100cloud. The new module is designed to give users visibility into the production process.

IBM-Red Hat deal raises no storage red flags yet

Storage practitioners say they expect Red Hat's 'new overlords' at IBM to tread lightly on Red Hat storage, despite potential product overlaps after the $34 billion deal closes.

WannaCry infections continue to spread 2 years later

Two years after the initial wave of WannaCry attacks, security researchers said the ransomware continues to spread to vulnerable devices even though it's not encrypting data.

Effective customer surveys help contact centers drive CX

As companies try to figure out who will run customer experience initiatives, contact centers make a strong case for the customer support team, using the right technology.

VMware's Bitnami buy targets multi-cloud deployments

VMware has inked a deal to buy Bitnami, maker of a catalog that vets and packages up popular software, such as MySQL, for quick, secure multi-cloud deployments.

UK government boosts AI Council with new appointments

New recruits come from online-only retailer Ocado, the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information, and the Alan Turing Institute

Huawei debuts AI-powered database

Huawei is using reinforcement learning to deliver self-tuning and self-healing capabilities for the latest iteration of its GaussDB database

Fujitsu sets out to restore trust in technology

Trust in technology, how to recapture it, and how to ensure AI doesn’t overstep its bounds were the big messages on the opening day of Fujitsu Forum in Tokyo

Datrium rebrands hybrid cloud data platform as Automatrix

NVMe pioneer Datrium announces ControlShift disaster recovery automation as a service, while bundling its data platform offerings as Automatrix, and lauds the benefits compared to siloed IT

Self-sovereign ID key to data privacy

Coupling self-sovereign identity with insights from research on consumer identity management may be the key to personalising products and services without putting people at risk, says industry analyst

Field Nation One aims for better employee management

Field Nation One is a suite of programs aimed at simplifying the management of a blended workforce. There are platforms for recruitment, managing workflow and more.

Zoom Phone adds support for third-party calling services

Zoom Phone is now compatible with third-party calling services, and the product will launch in beta in the United Kingdom and Australia later this month.

Micro apps, AI to power new version of Citrix Workspace

Citrix adds intelligence and micro apps to its Workspace product, bringing in capabilities from the Sapho acquisition to bolster Workspace and make it easier for end users.

New executive order moves to ban Huawei

U.S. businesses are barred from dealing with Huawei following an executive order from the White House and the additions of Huawei and its affiliates to a trade blacklist.

Apptio buys Cloudability for cloud cost optimization

Apptio looks to strengthen its cloud cost optimization services with the addition of Cloudability, as the industry continues to coalesce around hybrid and multi-cloud management.

ANZ CIOs hit roadblocks in digital agenda

Top IT leaders in Australia and New Zealand are grappling with cultural roadblocks and slow progress in advancing the countries’ digital agenda

GozNym bust underlines cyber crime threat

A criminal network using GozNym malware has been shut down in an international law enforcement operation, but others are still operating, underlining the need for vigilance, warns a security expert

Identity custodians needed in digital era

Digital identity systems will fail if they do not take humans into account, warns identity innovator, suggesting that a ‘digital guardian’ could help overcome most of these challenges

PDP Gaming seeks immediate ban on Poly's use of logo

PDP Gaming is seeking an immediate injunction against Poly's use of a disputed logo. The escalation comes despite the two companies initially pursuing a settlement.

NHS 111 online hits new milestone

The urgent healthcare service has reached its one millionth triage mark since its launch

Mainframe DevOps gets fresh integration option in LzLabs

Most mainframe DevOps tools make open source app delivery pipelines speak mainframe's language, but LzLabs brings mainframe apps to a Linux-based platform without recompilation.

HPE-Cray deal brings supercomputers to enterprises for AI

HPE's $1.3 billion deal to acquire supercomputing pioneer Cray Inc. should better position the company in the HPC market among IT shops looking for added muscle to run AI workloads.

Former Chef Software CTO talks IT automation, open source

Chef Software's founder, Adam Jacob, built widely used IT automation software for the enterprise. Now that he's no longer CTO, he's taking a break and pondering what comes next.

Trump's move to ban Huawei a wake-up call for IT execs

The Trump administration's move to effectively ban Huawei products from U.S. networks has big implications for IT execs in charge of supply chain sourcing and security.

Microsoft tunes Power Platform for pros, citizen developers

Microsoft's PowerApps low-code app dev environment has quietly crept into a leadership position among low-code tools with its ties to Microsoft Office and Dynamics platforms.

Microsoft hands developer advocates keys to the kingdom

Microsoft views developers as key to not only maintaining its customer base, but expanding it through interaction with open source communities.

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