TechTarget News - Week of Mar 06, 2022

India’s Mahindra Group makes cloud move

The Indian conglomerate will migrate SAP S/4 Hana and its data warehouse to Google Cloud and build up its DevOps capabilities

Ukrainian engineers fight to keep internet online

IT professionals in Ukraine are working tirelessly and at great risk to keep the country connected to the internet during the Russian invasion

Ukraine joins Nato cyber knowledge hub

Ukraine is to become a contributing participant in Nato’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

Micron 7450 aims its 176 TLC layers at QLC flash use cases

New 176-layer tech brings densely packed flash cells in drives that come in 2.5”, M.2 and EDSFF form factors, aimed at datacentre workloads from archive to database storage

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another week with people embarking on fresh chapters in their careers across the industry

Samsung breached, Nvidia hackers claim responsibility

Samsung said Galaxy device source code was stolen, but no employee or customer personal information was taken by the attackers, who appear to be with the Lapsus$ ransomware group.

Fannie Mae, Mercedes-Benz detail data lake platform uses

At the Subsurface Winter 2022 virtual conference, several organizations including Fannie Mae and Mercedes-Benz explained why and how they are using Dremio's data lake engine.

Deep Instinct still on the hunt for MSSPs

Security player has been building its partner base and continues to keep the door open for more to sign up

Limelight gains large CDN scale with Edgecast acquisition

Leading CDN provider gains extra scale with strategic purchase, claiming to have created global leader in edge-enabled software services with diversified revenue across products, clients, geographies and channels

Amazon resists independent audit of warehouse working conditions

Two shareholder proposals pushing for an independent audit of working conditions at Amazon are being challenged by the ecommerce giant, which claims it is a matter for management rather than shareholders

Orange Spain announces merger plans with MásMóvíl

Leading telco aims to enhance its Spanish reach in joint venture, but fears emerge of anti-trust uncertainty in bid to consolidate Spanish telecoms market, leading to potential 18-month delay in completion

Google buys Mandiant for £4bn

Acquisition will see cyber defence and threat intelligence specialist folded into Google Cloud’s security suite

DataStax scales K8ssandra for cloud-native Cassandra

The real-time data vendor is out with a new release of its K8ssandra Kubernetes operator that enables organizations to deploy, configure and run the Apache Cassandra database.

Google to acquire Mandiant for $5.4B

Google's acquisition announcement came less than a year after Mandiant and FireEye split. FireEye was sold to Symphony Technology Group last fall for $1.2 billion.

iPhone SE set to fuel global 5G device expansion

New mid-range 5G device in flagship range projected to spur adoption of next-generation network services in developed and emerging markets alike

China’s APT41 exploited Log4j within hours

APT41 compromised multiple government organisations via the Log4Shell exploit within hours of its initial disclosure, Mandiant claims

Microsoft UK partners on path to net zero

Vendor shares research that indicates the vast majority of its channel base are aiming to hit government sustainability targets

Databricks extends data lakehouse platform to healthcare

Healthcare data exists in widely varying formats. Getting it into a data lake where it can be used for analytics and machine learning is a challenge Databricks is looking to meet.

Demand for neurodivergent talent rising

For neurodivergent hires to be successful, companies should prepare their offices and provide training, said Anthony Pacilio, vice president of neurodiverse solutions at CAI.

Apple's M1 Ultra delivers more power for creative pros

The latest iteration of Apple's proprietary chip will power the Mac Studio workstation, a replacement for the Mac Pro and the last model to get the M1 series chip.

Liverpool 5G Create showcases levelling-up in public health

Liverpool 5G Create claims to demonstrate real investment in people’s futures, and the chance to digitally level up health, education and economic opportunities

Critical Exchange Server bug fixed for March Patch Tuesday

The vulnerability on the on-premises mail server system is one of just three critical flaws from a total of 71 bugs corrected in Microsoft products this month.

Red Hat cloud leader defects to service mesh upstart

Brian Gracely, now vice president of product strategy at after six years at Red Hat, sees service mesh platforms beginning to edge Kubernetes out of the industry spotlight.

An analyst's blueprint for choosing a cloud data platform

Though choosing the tools that best fit the needs of an organization is difficult, analyst Doug Henschen has come up with a series of steps that can serve as a guide.

Researchers disclose new Spectre V2 vulnerabilities

The Spectre class of data disclosure vulnerabilities is once again at the security forefront after researchers discovered a new variant of the side-channel attack.

DevOps teams seek service mesh help from network platform

Service mesh users including T-Mobile and Constant Contact have deployed's application networking platform to cope with overwhelming operational complexity.

Amazon launches audio communication app Amp

Businesses could use Amazon's Amp to promote their brand on shows created with the app. The iPhone-only software resembles products from Clubhouse, Spotify and Twitter.

How Kofax is tapping the groundswell in automation

Kofax is counting on its pedigree in optical character recognition and other capabilities to tap the growing market for automation technologies

CityFibre deploys 100th fibre exchange to power full-fibre roll-out

Century up for fibre exchange (FEX) deployments for UK’s largest independent full-fibre platform, enabling the delivery of live gigabit broadband services to the first 4.8 million premises of its eight million roll-out

Orange Business Services and Fortinet seal SASE partnership

Business services division of telco inks partnership with cyber security firm to gain differentiation for secure access service edge solution based on cloud-native technologies and using a dedicated global IP backbone to deliver expanded on-demand services

Hybrid cements place in working life as employees choose flexibility

Research from automation platform advises that focusing on technologies that improve employee and IT experiences is critical for future of work success and retaining talent in the hybrid world

AST SpaceMobile enlists SpaceX to deliver on space comms mission

Aiming to bridge the digital divide through in-orbit technology, space-based cellular broadband network provider teams with Elon Musk-owned firm to deliver direct-to-phone connectivity

M2MC claims a first for IoT messages delivery

Comms management firm’s acknowledgement feature will form part of a ‘unique’ integration platform, aiming to increase significantly the reliability of low-energy networks

Telefónica Vivo launches 5G-ready IP transport network across Brazil

Brazilian operator teams with Cisco and NEC to deploy a flexible and scalable 5G-ready IP transport network for its converged mobile and fixed networks as it prepares to launch a next-generation communications network infrastructure

RPA market expected to plateau in the next few years

While the technology was useful during the pandemic, enterprises are shifting away from its simple fix and are looking at more complex ways of automating business processes.

GM revamps talent acquisition strategy with new tech

General Motors' talent acquisition strategy includes new tools to improve recruiter efficiency, including chatbots, automated scheduling and candidate grading systems.

Log4Shell vulnerability continues to menace developers

Months after it was first disclosed, the Log4j RCE vulnerability remains widespread on code-sharing sites and open source repositories, according to security researchers.

Apple to launch iOS 15.4 with Tap to Pay, Face ID update

The last update to iOS 15 will include Tap to Pay, a mask-friendly Face ID, a new Siri voice, and the ability to store a driver's license or state ID in Wallet.

CW Innovation Awards: Weikfield bags analytics rewards

The success of Weikfield Food’s analytics initiative is underpinned by small successive deployments to overcome resistance from users and ensure requirements are met

Kaspersky forced to deny source code leak

Kaspersky says an alleged leak of its source code was in fact material anyone could have gleaned from its public servers

600 public buildings in Wales get full-fibre broadband

Completion of the largest public sector broadband project in Wales, funded by the UK government, sees gigabit connectivity delivered to buildings including hospitals, GP surgeries, care homes, libraries and youth centres

AWS launches its first UK healthtech accelerator

A cohort of 12 startups will use AWS resources to accelerate their technology and business development, with opportunities to sell to public sector healthcare organisations at the end

SolarWinds CEO on life after Sunburst

Last year was dominated by the cyber attack, but the firm has learnt from that experience and has a clear strategy for the future

Google improves Android message management

The latest Android update will sort text messages as business or personal and send reminders for unanswered messages. The update is for devices running Android 6 or higher.

Majority of UK adults support legal right to disconnect

The introduction of ‘right to disconnect’ legislation to stop employees having to engage in work-related electronic communications outside their normal hours remains popular in the UK

Partner ecosystems build IP with Cisco, SAP

Channel companies collaborate with technology providers, creating differentiated offerings that address customer demand for business outcomes; other IT channel news.

Kioxia, WD NAND contamination to affect flash pricing

A contamination last month of WD NAND that also affected Kioxia has been corrected, but the fallout from disrupted flash memory production is not yet known.

Magic Leap 2 takes on HoloLens in enterprise AR market

Magic Leap will launch the AR headset Magic Leap 2 by the end of September. The company must work quickly to compete in an increasingly crowded enterprise AR market.

Tech firms relocate Ukrainian developers

Companies tapping Ukrainian coding talent are working to relocate employees willing to move. Tech firms, in the longer term, may need to rethink resiliency plans due to the war.

Sitecore's headless commerce play fuels ambitions

Sitecore CEO Steve Tzikakis took over during the pandemic -- amid massive growth -- and has reimagined the company as a digital experience provider with a composable commerce bent.

File Explorer tabs reappear in new Windows 11 preview build

The latest Windows 11 developer build lets people open multiple folders in the file management app. The feature is supposed to cut down on time switching between folders.

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