TechTarget News - Week of Jul 25, 2021

OAIC: Uber failed to protect personal data of Australians

Uber did not take reasonable steps to protect Australians’ personal information from unauthorised access, says Australia’s national privacy watchdog

Tokyo 2020 hit by data breach

The user names and passwords of Tokyo 2020 ticket holders and event volunteers were reportedly compromised, but government official claims the data leak was not large

Qualcomm claims world first for 5G mmWave data connection

Showcasing what it believes will be features required in anticipated 5G mmWave roll-outs in China, mobile comms tech provider unveils mmWave capabilities for global expansion with support for 200MHz carrier bandwidth

Box Sign gives business users built-in digital signature tool

Box's $55 million acquisition of SignRequest in February yields a native digital signatures feature for Box Business and Enterprise cloud content management users.

Channel roundup: Who’s gone where?

Logicalis lead the way with announcements about changing its corporate structure, but there are also moves at Cellhire, Uberall and Noname Security

Gartner: 'Weaponized' operational tech poses grave danger

New research by Gartner analyst Wam Voster warns that while attacks in the IT world can lead to loss of information, attacks in the OT world can lead to loss of life.

Coveware: Median ransomware payment down 40% in Q2 2021

Coveware CEO Bill Siegel said that the efficacy of using data leak threats to obtain ransomware payments has gone down because 'you don't get anything in return when you pay.'

Welsh media industry gets £22.2m innovation funding package

As part of plans to make the UK a global innovation hub by 2035, as set out in its innovation strategy, the UK government is pumping £22.2m into the programme

How IBM is solving the data privacy problem

IBM’s fully homomorphic encryption technology lets enterprises apply analytics and machine learning to encrypted data without compromising data privacy

Restore eyes more acquisitions

Recycling and data management player delivers strong H1 and talks of adding to the four deals it has already struck in 2021

Virgin Media O2 goes with Ericsson for 5G standalone core

Leading 5G infrastructure technology provider selected by newly merged UK operator to deploy its cloud-native, container-based, dual-mode 5G standalone core to pave the way to deliver connectivity to enable what are claimed to be the ‘most advanced’ enterprise applications and services

Apache Cassandra 4.0 advances open source database

Among the new features in the open source Cassandra database update are virtual tables that help operators improve performance and optimize operations.

5G roamers to surpass 200 million by 2026

With travel restrictions around the world being slowly phased out, analyst predicts 4,500% growth in 5G roaming subscribers over the next five years

OpenText releases customer data platform

OpenText customers get a natively integrated runtime CDP to drive marketing personalization and other customer interactions; AI content security features debut.

DataRobot acquires Algorithmia to further MLOps goal

DataRobot continues to pursue its growth-by- acquisition strategy by buying MLOps vendor Algorithmia in a bid to become a full-service machine learning platform provider.

Cloud Foundry Kubernetes integration hits snags

Cloud Foundry platform users want an on-ramp to Kubernetes, but the community is still sorting through how to create a unified developer experience.

IBM z/OS V2.5 integrates mainframes with hybrid clouds, AI

Bringing mainframes deeper into the hybrid cloud mix, IBM delivered an updated version of z/OS that makes it easier for IT pros to modernize applications and improve security.

Microsoft results show demand for automation and AI

Microsoft’s Dynamics business has benefited from enterprises automating business processes and the connectivity with Teams

5G offers potential £6.3bn boost to UK manufacturing by 2030

In addition to outlining the potential of adding multi billions to the value of the UK manufacturing industry by the end of the decade, the UK operator recommends support for manufacturers to invest in 5G mobile private networks, and the creation of 5G test and innovation centres

Apple posts all-time high for Q3 revenues

Global tech giant continues storming the consumer electronics industry, reporting record revenues for its June quarter featuring double-digit growth in each of its product categories and significant improvements in its services segment

Top vulnerabilities target perimeter devices

The most frequently exploited CVEs of the year so far are to be found in perimeter and network access devices, according to a joint advisory from the NCSC and partners

5G adoption ‘purposely delayed’ by European network strategy decision-makers

Aiming to gain a deeper understanding of user perspectives on 5G, including adoption plans and implementation obstacles, research from IoT and wireless solutions provider claims to have found alarming lack of purpose to explore next-gen networks

Trifacta moves beyond data wrangling to DataOps

'Data wrangling' is a term that Trifacta assigns to data preparation, but there is more than that to the concept as part of the vendor's Data Engineering Cloud platform.

New 'BlackMatter' ransomware gang has echoes of REvil

Although connections are being made between ransomware groups REvil and BlackMatter, the jury is still out on whether they have threat actors in common.

HP to buy Teradici to improve virtual-desktop delivery

Teradici would provide HP with technology to help customers bolster the performance of their virtual desktops. HP expects to close the deal this year.

Almost half unaware of GP data-sharing plans

Around half of adults in England – approximately 20 million people – remain unaware of the scope of the NHS GPDPR programme, prompting calls for a public education campaign

Virgin Media O2 unveils UK fibre upgrade plan

Newly merged operator announces FTTP upgrade of fixed network starting this year with completion in 2028, taking advantage of what it says is efficient fibre deployment with ‘value accretive roll-out economics’

Linkerd service mesh plans expansion post-graduation

Linkerd joins the likes of Kubernetes, Prometheus and Envoy as a graduated project within CNCF and lays out a fresh roadmap for the coming year.

U.S. lawmaker seeks national four-day workweek

The four-day workweek could become law under legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Mark Takano. It would require firms to pay overtime to hourly employees working more than 32 hours.

Couchbase NoSQL database adds relational capabilities

With its latest update, Couchbase introduced features that bring the equivalent of tables and schema to its database to reduce friction for those moving from a relational database.

Technical debt is holding back innovation

Technical debt is limiting seven in 10 companies in their capacity to innovate, according to a global study

Cybersecurity consulting, MSSPs in channel spotlight

Channel companies have put a premium on cybersecurity services in 2021. The latest round of market activity features Deloitte and Epiphany Systems; other news.

When long-term data archiving means 'forever'

Storage customers such as the German data processing service center GWDG have started to think about how they can archive data forever. It's challenging and complex, but possible.

Tech buyers warned Windows PC prices rising soon

Gartner and IDC expect price hikes for Windows PCs to come soon because of the global chip crisis. An IDC analyst said prices could rise more than 15%.

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