TechTarget News - Week of May 08, 2022

Pyramid Analytics raises $120M, IPO could be next

The vendor plans to use the influx of capital to fund product development, geographic expansion and add staff with an eye toward going public within three years.

Malaysian government inks agreement with Google Cloud

The cloud framework agreement with Google will make it easier for Malaysia’s public sector agencies to access Google Cloud services through a single government contract

Amdocs launches Americas 5G Experience Lab

Communications software and services provider opens up 5G Experience Lab to capitalise on a diverse mobile communications partner ecosystem to unlock new applications and services

Ctera opens up its storage to third-party analytics via APIs

File system software builds pools of NAS-like storage accessible from anywhere, with APIs to third-party tools to interrogate data for business processes, anomaly detection and more

Qualcomm announces Wi-Fi 7 product line

Chip giant announces product line that supports latest version of wireless standard, anticipating a new class of customer systems for current applications and emerging Wi-Fi 7 ecosystem

5G connections set to double year-on-year by the end of 2022

Leading analyst says that while next-generation mobile infrastructure growth is set to be strong, providers should look to bundle-rich 5G apps and services to drive demand and sate consumer needs

US offers $10M bounty for Conti ransomware information

The bounty follows a recent Conti ransomware attack that Costa Rica suffered in April. The country's new president, Rodrigo Chaves, declared a national emergency Sunday.

Victims of Horizon Actuarial data breach exceed 1M

Five months after the data breach was discovered, the number of Horizon Actuarial Services customers and individuals affected by the attack has climbed significantly.

Upstream Istio service mesh hones IT ops user experience

The Istio service mesh community has revealed further plans to simplify the project's notoriously difficult 'Day 2' management, which can't all be addressed by downstream vendors.

Cisco warns of hardware failure in DIMM memory components

A manufacturing defect affecting some DIMMs made in late 2020 could cause persistent memory errors and server failure. Cisco recommends customers replace impacted DIMMs.

How one Australian firm is creating smarter menus

Me&u’s smart menus are intelligent enough to recommend food items based on customer preferences, and even help to reduce food waste and alleviate bartender workloads during peak periods

CyberUK 22: NCSC refreshes cloud security guidance

The National Cyber Security Centre is revising its cloud guidance as increasing uptake of potentially vulnerable cloud services puts more organisations at risk of compromise

Avaya extends CCaaS reach on Microsoft Azure

Avaya and Microsoft expand partnership by pairing CCaaS with Azure to provide more options to increase productivity and customer engagement by accelerating digital transformation initiatives in the cloud

What will a quantum datacentre look like?

IBM has set out plans for hybrid supercomputing, with quantum and classical computing. This impacts both hardware installation and software

EE hits coverage landmark with 5G network

UK operator hits key milestone in its ambition to offer 5G anywhere in the UK by 2028 through its macro network and on-demand connectivity solutions

Cohesity FortKnox: Datenisolierung in der Cloud

Neben dem neuen Managed-Service-Angebot für Datenisolierung in der Cloud, stellt Cohesity auch eine aktualisierte Version seiner Plattformsoftware Pegasus vor.

SAP reboots Service Cloud, adds retail recommerce

SAP venture-backed Feather by SAP integrates marketplaces for retail users to give their customers a place to resell goods they've bought from them.

Couchbase Server 7.1 advances enterprise NoSQL database

The database vendor is updating its namesake platform with an optimized storage engine and new integrations to connect data sources including cloud data lakes.

Nasa takes off with SES for near-Earth satellite broadband

US space agency selects Luxembourg-based satellite operator to develop near-Earth communication services and investigate potential to partner on future projects involving proven non-geostationary orbit systems

Talend Data Fabric updates data health functionality

The data integration vendor is improving its data fabric with enhancements that strengthen its trust score for providing a metric for data quality and health.

NCSC pins Viasat cyber attack on Russia

UK authorities have attributed the 24 February cyber attack on the network of satellite comms company Viasat to Russia

CyberUK 22: Cyber leaders affirm UK’s whole-of-society strategy

On the opening day of CyberUK 2022, GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming and NCSC CEO Lindy Cameron have spoken of their commitment to the government’s ambition for a whole-of-society cyber strategy

‘Spy cops’ inquiry delves into police relationship with MI5

There was ‘no filter’ on the information that undercover police officers were collecting on activists throughout the 1970s, despite senior managers and officials involved in directing the surveillance questioning the appropriateness of the information gathering and sharing

ThoughtSpot adds analytics app templates, more automation

New capabilities included in the vendor's latest platform update include prebuilt applications, tools that automate insight delivery and a series of integrations with partners.

IBM pledges to push boundaries in quantum computer roadmap

IBM revised its quantum computing roadmap with a 4,000-qubit system by 2025 and unveiled its Modular Quantum Computing initiative to support multiprocessor systems.

US, EU attribute Viasat hack to Russia

The U.S. and U.K. governments, along with the EU, confirmed the suspicions around the attack that disrupted satellite services for customers in Ukraine as Russia invaded the country.

New clues point to REvil ransomware gang's return

New research from Secureworks' Counter Threat Unit provides further evidence that the REvil ransomware group, once thought to be defunct, is indeed back on the scene.

ThoughtSpot broadens analytics customer base, targets SMBs

The analytics and BI vendor has added plug-in API apps to its natural language processing and embedded BI-friendly platform aimed at larger cloud-based enterprises and SMBs.

Microsoft corrects Windows zero-day for May Patch Tuesday

Administrators should plan on extra testing after deploying this month's patches due to the heavy concentration of fixes in three distinct areas of the Windows OS.

SAP ‘optimistic’ about S/4 Hana in APAC

A top SAP executive is confident that more of its customers in Asia-Pacific will adopt S/4 Hana this year, as the company shores up integration of its ERP software with other business applications

Kao Data debuts datacentre education programme for seven-to-11-year-olds

Harlow-based colocation provider wants to help teach children about the important role datacentres play in our society, in the hope that it might inspire some of them to pursue a career in the field of server farms

GTT announces 400G upgrade of global IP network

New IP infrastructure designed to improve scalability and performance for enhanced internet services as IP traffic continues to increase, with initial phase of deployment expected to complete in the second half of 2023 

Analysts confirm return of REvil ransomware gang

Secureworks CTU analysis has found that the REvil ransomware is undergoing active development, possibly heralding a new campaign of cyber attacks

DWP partners with AI-powered career and job services

Partnership involves a trial to see how well artificial intelligence can be used to help job seekers find work more quickly

Data Reform Bill announced in Queen’s Speech

Government claims proposals to reform the UK’s data protection regime will create a framework ‘focused on privacy outcomes rather than box-ticking’

CyberUK 22: Five Eyes focuses on MSP security

The western intelligence community has set out practical steps IT service providers and their customers can take to protect themselves

Nerbian RAT enjoys using Covid-19 phishing lures

The world is slowly coming to terms with Covid-19, but fear of the coronavirus is no less useful to cyber criminals because of it, as Proofpoint researchers have discovered

Zendesk enhances CRM, low-code customer service chatbots

Zendesk's Answer Bot moves past the knowledge base and gets a low-code interface so that business users can orchestrate automated conversations.

ThoughtSpot demonstrates its evolution at Beyond 2022

The vendor's first in-person user conference since 2019 has showcased its transformation. In an interview, ThoughtSpot CEO Sudheesh Nair discusses the company's modernization.

SAP Sapphire focuses on speed, disruption, sustainability

At SAP Sapphire 2022, the ERP vendor highlighted accelerating business transformation, disruptions to supply chains and sustainability as main challenges that businesses face.

Google introduces AlloyDB PostgreSQL-based cloud database

The tech giant is growing its cloud database portfolio with a new service that add analytics query acceleration to and boosts performance of the PostgreSQL database.

US, allies warn of nation-state attacks against MSPs

The joint advisory did not name any specific nation-states, though co-sponsor agencies expect threat actors to 'step up their targeting' of managed service providers (MSPs).

Fashion tech investment grew 66% during pandemic

As the pandemic caused an increase in online shopping, fashion businesses began investing in technology to help them match customer demand

APAC career guide: Becoming a cyber security pro

The region’s burgeoning cyber security industry has attracted more talent last year, but it takes more than just technical knowhow to succeed in the field

Three UK to switch off 3G network in two years’ time

End of UK’s first third-generation network planned as operator announces its investments in 4G and 5G gather pace, with next-gen network hitting new usage milestone, increasing by over 358% over the past year

Amdocs unveils digital transformation and SaaS support

Software and services provider supports media and communications base with offerings designed to deliver integration of streaming services for leading UK cableco

GPDPR data scrape a ‘mistake’, says leading scientist

Giving evidence to the Science and Technology Committee, academic, physician and science writer Ben Goldacre has expressed serious misgivings about the on-hold GPDPR NHS data scrape

SCC adds more AV muscle with Visavvi buy

Channel player keen to build on its activities in the market with deal to add greater UK coverage

Red Hat CEO on IBM, VMware and hybrid cloud coopetition

Two years into his tenure as Red Hat CEO, Paul Cormier discusses his company's relationship with IBM and how it's competing with its own partners in hybrid cloud.

Privacy groups urge Zoom to abandon emotion AI research

Privacy organizations want Zoom to ditch emotion-tracking AI. The tech is invasive, discriminatory and doesn't work, the groups said.

Red Hat CEO: We're going SaaS-first with OpenShift

Red Hat President and CEO Paul Cormier offers a glimpse into the OpenShift roadmap as IT reckons with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and hybrid work.

MIT Sloan innovation startups pursue AI at scale

Modzy and Snowplow are among the early-stage companies aiming to move AI from science project to enterprise asset. Success will let businesses reap the benefits of the technology.

Zerto 9.5 update adds Linux support and multi-cloud storage

Zerto's biannual update to its disaster recovery and data backup platform expands data protection features into Linux environments and adds features for Azure and GCP users.

Vendors, governments make ransomware decryptors more common

Ransomware decryption tools are increasingly common today, thanks to cybersecurity vendors and law enforcement agencies working on cracking past and present ransomware threats.

Iranian APT Cobalt Mirage launching ransomware attacks

Secureworks researchers said a new Iranian state-sponsored threat group is melding government and financial interests by targeting U.S. organizations with ransomware attacks.

Amazon shareholders to vote on audit of working conditions

Amazon shareholders will vote on whether the company has to conduct an independent audit on the working conditions and treatment of its warehouse workers, following the e-commerce giant’s unsuccessful attempt to dismiss the proposal

K3 Business Technology CEO has seen progress in year one

The turnaround at the channel player continues, but the man in charge has delivered a fair bit in the year a bit since he stepped into the chief executive role

Intel's data center strategy rests on accelerator chips

Intel will release three generations of 200 GB, 400 GB and 800 GB infrastructure processing units over the next four years. The first two generations will include ASICs and FPGAs.

Data storytelling, cloud in focus at Tableau Conference '22

Following its 2021 acquisition of Narrative Science, data storytelling -- along with cloud capabilities -- will be prominent when the vendor hosts its upcoming user conference.

Google adds AI summary feature to Workspace

AI-generated meeting and document summaries can help workers find important information, according to Google. The company will add the feature to its Workspace apps.

Policymaker proposes commission to oversee digital platforms

The proposed Federal Digital Platform Commission would oversee tech giants and could impose penalties and conduct investigations into bad conduct. Not everyone thinks it will work.

IBM steps up its cloud partnership strategy with AWS deal

Still lagging behind the Big Three in the cloud market, IBM hopes its coopetition partnership agreement with AWS will help close down the market share gap.

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