TechTarget News - Week of Apr 07, 2019

APL Logistics fast-tracks global shipments with cloud

The Singapore-based supply chain firm has moved its transport management system and other business applications to the cloud, while keeping its ‘secret sauce’ on-premise

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

It's been another busy week in the HR departments across the channel as more executives come and go

UK plans for online safety laws not enough, says BCS

Government plans for online safety laws need to be complemented with a national cyber safety programme in schools, according to IT and computer science professional and educational body

How APAC firms can tame the data beast

Companies and data management experts across Asia-Pacific reveal how they are tackling data management challenges that have been compounded by growing cloud usage and compliance requirements

UK introduces world’s first online safety regulations

Announcing ‘the end of online self-regulation’, a duty of care is introduced to hold companies accountable for potential harm and safety of users of their services

GDPR at a critical stage, says information commissioner

The ICO is calling on data protection officials to help kick off the next phase of the GDPR by embedding sound data governance at its annual conference, where another DPO was recognised for excellence

Ransomware getting more targeted, warns Flashpoint

Ransomware attacks are becoming more targeted and designed to infect different sized organisations in specific industries and regions, say security researchers

Logically targets MSP companies in acquisition plan

Logically, a newly launched managed service provider, joins the list of organizations pursuing MSP acquisitions, with the goal of creating a nationwide IT services platform.

Google's BigQuery ML needs big changes to compete

On the eve of Google Cloud Next '19, experts assess the impact of Google's BigQuery ML since its release and their hopes for the automated machine learning tool's future.

Alfresco CMS now using AI, ML to pull, organize data

A new Alfresco CMS module uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to allow users more specific organization and use of their data stored across multiple documents and devices.

As quit rate soars, employee flight risk gets attention

Economic growth is encouraging employees to look for other jobs. The quit rate is the highest it's been in 15 years. HR is now trying to identify employee flight risks.

Secarma makes investment in Shearwater

Lawrence Jones owned security business makes closer ties with fellow cyber security firm Shearwater Group

UK councils team up to boost cyber security

Three UK councils and data analysis firm Splunk have teamed up to improve cyber defence capabilities and maintain their security systems

Digital doppelgangers for sale to defeat anti-fraud tech

Security researchers have uncovered an online market selling digital identities to help cyber criminals to defeat anti-fraud technologies, as financial cyber crime becomes a bigger threat than ever before

HPE-Nutanix deal expands roster of hyper-converged options

The Hewlett Packard Enterprise-Nutanix partnership sprang up on two fronts, bringing more layers of coopetition to the world of HCI. But where does this leave HPE SimpliVity?

HPE and Nutanix go after hybrid cloud service opportunity

Enterprises are taking a hybrid approach to cloud computing. A new deal with Nutanix is HPE's latest attempt at simplifying hardware as a service

Nutanix channel will benefit from HPE partnership

The two vendors are working together and the integrated appliance that will appear later this year will be available through Nutanix partners

Google, open source vendors join for cloud managed services

Google has partnered with seven prominent open source software providers, including MongoDB and Redis, to tap customer demand for managed OSS services in the cloud.

Cohesity backup available as a service on Google Cloud

Cohesity backup software is available as a service on Google Cloud Platform. The partnership simplifies purchasing and implementing backup for workloads in Google Cloud.

April Patch Tuesday closes 2 zero-day exploits

In addition to Microsoft's fixes, administrators should patch holes in several Adobe products to keep attackers from creating havoc in their systems.

How to remove the paper trail

The speed with which a contract is signed is often the rate-determining step in a digitally enabled business process

EC publishes artificial intelligence guidelines

Report is intended as a starting point of an international discussion around trustworthy AI and its recommendations will be put to the test in a trial later this year

A quarter of phishing emails bypass Office 365 security

Cloud-based email is leaving enterprises vulnerable to phishing attacks capable of giving cyber criminals access to a wide range of critical data, warn security researchers

Nokia: 5G network slicing could be a boon for security

According to Nokia's Kevin McNamee, the rise of 5G will mean more danger of IoT botnets, but also more options to secure those devices -- including using network slicing for segmentation.

Malmo: Sweden’s small but sturdy tech ecosystem

While Stockholm is a recognised hub for tech startups, Malmo, in Sweden's south, is attracting increasing numbers of digital entrepreneurs

HaaS already an option for many customers

Hardware as a Service is a model already being used by plenty of customers according to research from Spiceworks

New ASIC bolsters Fortinet SD-WAN performance

Fortinet claims it has given its FortiGate SD-WAN and security appliance a boost. The vendor said a more powerful ASIC improves the performance of key Fortinet SD-WAN features.

Cloud Foundry PaaS undergoes seismic shifts as IT evolves

Cloud Foundry undergoes drastic changes as infrastructure automation technology develops, to the point where some industry experts see more erosion than evolution.

Reimagined customer experience mobile apps driving new sales

Mobile and lightweight web apps aren't new. But digital teams driving demand generation is new, thanks to marketing automation platforms that can personalize the pitch.

Google's multi-cloud platform goes GA as Anthos

Google's Cloud Services Platform, now called Anthos, aims to make waves for hybrid and on-premises cloud management, but customers should be aware the GA tag has its limitations.

Triton industrial malware group still active, researchers warn

Security researchers have found traces of a Russian-linked cyber attack group in another critical infrastructure facility, prompting calls for increased diligence around industrial cyber security

Most organisations still lack incident response plans

Most companies lack incident response plans, others fail to test them and nearly half are not GDPR compliant, but some report improved security through automation, a study shows

Ahead of FTTP and 5G, BT picks Nokia to enhance core capacity

With the national full-fibre broadband roll-out in full swing and 5G expected to launch, BT is deploying new Nokia hardware at its network core to boost capacity for data-hungry services

CPU shortages hitting PC shipments

Intel CPU shortages and Brexit issues have combined to hit the UK PC market in the first quarter

New Baldr information stealer could target businesses

Malwarebytes explains why the rapidly evolving info-stealer Baldr could spell trouble for businesses and consumers, and offers pointers on how to defend against such malware.

Mitel partners with Talkdesk for cloud contact center

Mitel this month will begin selling the Talkdesk cloud contact center under the brand MiCloud Connect CX. The companies are working to integrate their UC and contact center products.

E8 Storage adds file to flash with BeeGFS overlay for HPC

NVMe all-flash startup E8 Storage forms 'symbiotic' relationship to support BeeGFS scale-out parallel file system on its NVMe block arrays. Vendors plan to attack the HPC market.

Dell EMC data protection engineers firm's backup, DR

Engineering and environmental consulting business GEI needed quicker backup and had to keep an eye on DR cost. It found an answer in Dell EMC data protection software and hardware.

Huawei security questioned around the world

Troubles continue for Huawei as new bans and government reports put security into question, but the company is attempting to fight back against the criticism.

Google Cloud for Retail debuts, Contact Center AI makes inroads

Google takes on cloud competitors by making an AI-rich home for online and bricks retailers with new suite. Also: Google Call Center AI extends to Genesys, Avaya, Salesforce, more.

Juniper SD-WAN as a service linked to wired, wireless LAN

The new Juniper SD-WAN as a service integrates with the vendor's EX Series wired LAN switches and the Mist wireless LAN. The bundle shows Juniper moving toward an SD-branch offering.

Google expands Windows support with managed SQL Server

Google's decision to add SQL Server to its Cloud SQL family of managed database services is an appeal to Google Cloud Platform customers with ample Windows workloads.

ASEAN datacentre providers must up their game

Digital transformation trends are changing the ASEAN datacentre landscape and those that wish to succeed must transform themselves, says Frost & Sullivan

O2 5G network to support Millbrook CAV trials

O2 will activate 59 5G sites in June to support trials of connected and autonomous vehicles at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire

HR budgets remain flat in the face of growing expectations

HR departments are facing increased expectations on a flat budget. To advance, they need to reallocate HR budgets to support digital initiatives, The Hackett Group reported.

New AMD Ryzen PRO, Athlon PRO processors added to AMD lineup

AMD claims the second-generation AMD Ryzen PRO 3000 series and Athlon PRO 300 series will outperform competition in graphics performance, battery life and security in business-grade laptops.

WPA3 flaws found in Dragonfly handshake

Researchers discovered vulnerabilities in the WPA3 protocol, specifically in the Dragonfly handshake authentication, allowing for multiple exploits branded Dragonblood.

Google Cloud Code extends VS Code, IntelliJ for the cloud

Google Cloud Code's plugins for IntelliJ and Visual Studio Code aim to make Google Cloud Platform more attractive for developers that build cloud-native apps.

Opsgenie integrations expand under Atlassian

Opsgenie's induction into the Atlassian fold reflects a trend of incident management tools' absorption into broader DevOps platforms, but not every user prefers a one-stop shop.

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