TechTarget News - Week of May 26, 2019

Australian firms coming to grips with AI ethics

Australian businesses are warming up to AI, but just two in five have standards and guidelines for AI ethics, a study finds

StarHub taps OpenStack to run telco network

The Singapore telco has deployed OpenStack and signed up for Red Hat’s training programme to equip its network engineers with technical expertise

NHS Digital sets out Internet First policy

NHS Digital is soliciting input to its Internet First policy, a set of standards and guidelines to help health and social care organisations make digital services accessible over the internet

Fines might help the channel spark more GDPR urgency

A year on from GDPR being introduced and there are plenty of customers not yet totally on top of the data regulations but without any large fines it is hard for the channel to challenge that attitude

JetStream Software seeks MSP DR partners

Enterprise Networking Solutions chose JetStream backup because of its continuous replication technology, giving it an RTO/RPO edge over other products in its DR catalog.

NetApp, Pure misses raise all-flash storage questions

NetApp said 'execution challenges' cut into earnings last quarter due, in part, to changing data center buying patterns. All-flash vendor Pure Storage's losses grew to $100 million.

Perfect storm for data science in security

After nearly 20 years of research, the perfect storm of computing technologies is finally enabling data science to realise its potential to make valuable contributions to improving cyber security capabilities

What's coming to Zerto backup in 2019

ZertoCon 2019 revealed tidbits about Zerto backup's roadmap, including a new pricing option, further integration with technology partners and upcoming product features.

Cylance CSO: Let's name and shame failed security controls

Malcolm Harkins, the chief security and trust officer at BlackBerry Cylance, says security controls that don't live up to their billing should be taking more blame for data breaches.

GitHub Enterprise security, monitoring tools target large orgs

Additional tools and services in GitHub Enterprise, such as security vulnerability alerts and auditing for open source dependencies, seek to satisfy the company's large customers.

ICO to shortlist Sandbox applicants

Privacy watchdog’s Sandbox service aims to help develop innovative and beneficial products and services that are privacy compliant

HPE adds depth to SME targeted solution

Vendor looking to help SMEs with their digital transformation needs with server, storage and cloud software options

Finland globalises AI training programme

The success of an online course in understanding artificial intelligence launched in Finland has led to a global roll-out

Turla APT group beefs up cyber attack tool

An advanced persistent threat cyber espionage group has improved its tools to attack diplomatic targets, making their activities more difficult to detect and block

HPE storage OEMs help anchor vendor's enterprise strategy

HPE storage revenue grew 3% last quarter, helping to offset a decline in servers. The vendor said using OEMs helps it bring new storage products to market faster at reduced cost.

Inside Digital Realty’s datacentre playbook

Digital Realty’s chief technology officer talks up key trends that are shaping its business and the datacentre industry, including edge computing and the impending roll-out of 5G networks

Intel 10th Gen CPUs are here, AMD follows with 3rd Gen Ryzen

Intel's 10th Gen CPUs, codenamed Ice Lake, are available now, and the 7nm AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen lineup will be available on July 7. Both releases will increase competition among chip vendors.

New Dell Precision, Inspiron, XPS products coming soon

Dell announced the upcoming launch of new Dell Precision, Inspiron and XPS products. These include the Precision 5000, Precision 7540, Precision 7740, XPS 13, XPS 15 and new Inspiron PCs.

Hackers scan for MySQL ransomware targets

A security researcher found that malicious actors have been scanning database servers for MySQL ransomware targets running on Windows, but mitigation should be relatively easy.

Red Hat storage GM explains strategy change, customer impact

A Red Hat GM discusses the impact of a shift in storage focus from stand-alone products to OpenShift containers, hybrid cloud and hyper-convergence. He says value lies more with innovation than commoditization.

Tortuga launches Radix-M, new firmware security product

Tortuga Logic has launched a firmware security platform that automatically performs security validation of firmware on SoC designs using an existing platform from Cadence.

Hackers targeting UK universities a threat to national security

Poorly defended UK university research that is mainly commissioned by government is a top target for hackers, putting national security at risk, a study reveals, underlining the need for better cyber security

More AI education needed

CompTIA finds that many firms are in the dark over the technology and would benefit from some guidance over its advantages

Danish government launches national AI strategy

Strategy aims to capitalise on investment in artificial intelligence technologies to enhance Denmark’s societal advancement and give business and industry a competitive edge

4G networks reach near ubiquity in APAC

Although coverage of 4G services in Asia-Pacific, particularly in India, is almost ubiquitous, telcos in the region still have some catching-up to do

2.3 billion business and consumer data files exposed online

In the year since the GDPR compliance deadline, the number of data files exposed online without adequate protection is up more than 50% due to misconfigured security controls, report reveals

Red flags missed during ESN planning process, Home Office admits

The PAC’s latest evidence-gathering session for its inquiry into the delayed and over-budget Emergency Services Network has laid bare a number of crucial errors made over the past few years, and found the Home Office missed a number of warning signs

AI struggles with data silos and executive misconceptions

Bosses don’t seem to understand that artificial intelligence needs good data management and a different understanding of end goals compared with traditional IT

EE launches consumer 5G, but experts say no rush to upgrade

EE launched the UK’s first official 5G network this week, but with limited availability and 4G networks improving all the time, industry watchers say there is no big impetus for users to upgrade yet

Seal contract analytics software brings new UI, AI features

Seal Software launched version 7 of its contract analytics software, dubbed Seal 7, touted to provide a more seamless user experience, scalability and extensibility.

Avaya-Google integration targets SMBs with cloud UC

Avaya is giving partners the ability to deliver cloud UC through containers running on the Google Cloud, a cheaper and simpler deployment model.

ERP vendors get high marks in Panorama report

A substantial majority of ERP customers are satisfied with their ERP vendors, according to a new report from Panorama Consulting. But whether they're realizing the benefits of ERP implementations remains unclear.

IT resilience requires simpler tools, survey says

A survey on the state of IT resilience concluded backup, DR and BC fall on a continuum of data availability, and many organizations want to merge them.

Cisco and F5 launch F5 ACI ServiceCenter app

Now available in Cisco's ACI App Center, the F5 ACI ServiceCenter app was designed by Cisco and F5 Networks to combine L2-3 connectivity with L4-7 application services.

Citrix Cloud management adoption relies on integration, features

Before organizations adopt Citrix Cloud management for their virtual desktops and apps, they must familiarize themselves with the platform's strengths, newest features and limits.

Azure Cost Management adds AWS, reflects multi-cloud strategies

Microsoft's Azure Cost Management tool now integrates with AWS to track spending across both cloud platforms, a nod to customers' increased shift toward multi-cloud strategies.

GCHQ urged to abandon plans to access encrypted chats

Tech companies and security and policy experts are calling for more dialogue with GCHQ on encryption, urging it to ditch its proposal for eavesdropping on encrypted chats

Slowing smart meter roll-out puts 2020 deadline at risk

The smart meter installation rate is slowing, and with 18 months until the December 2020 deadline, achieving the Smart Meter Programme’s aims now looks very unlikely

New-build homes to get broadband quality certification

Broadband connectivity rating firm WiredScore is offering its full-fibre certifications to residential property developers and landlords for the first time

AWS could disrupt cloud UC with aggressive voice pricing

Amazon Web Services is offering usage-based pricing for its new business calling plan, a pricing model that could shake up the cloud UC industry if successful.

New Sophos endpoint security software releases

Sophos has released Intercept X for Server with endpoint detection and response to protect users against blended threats and proactively detect stealthy attacks.

ShadowXafe 2 supports Hyper-V, network tunneling

StorageCraft wants to bring its ShadowXafe data protection software to midsize enterprises and managed service providers, rather than only small and medium-sized businesses.

Facebook loses bid to halt European court decision on EU-US data sharing

Irish Supreme Court dismisses attempt by Facebook to prevent the European Court of Justice considering the validity of US-EU data transfers, after Austrian lawyer Max Schrems argued that they put the privacy of EU citizens at risk

SUSE Enterprise Storage 6 targets ease of use, hybrid cloud

SUSE will ship its Ceph-based Enterprise Storage update next month, with management, data protection and cloud integration improvements. Its product roadmap includes containerized Ceph and HCI.

Tech buyer rights raised in Cisco vulnerability

The seriousness of the Cisco vulnerability, Thrangycat, raises the question of tech buyers' rights when dealing with such a serious flaw in a vendor's hardware.

MapR's future in jeopardy, layoffs loom

It's right there in a MapR letter to California's labor department: A leader in the Hadoop market is desperately seeking funding after poor sales of its promising data platform.

Datadog Log Management is now HIPAA-compliant

Datadog has achieved HIPAA compliance for its SaaS platform Log Management, so it can now better reach more customers in healthcare industries.

Docker vulnerability with no patch could allow root access

A security researcher disclosed a Docker bug that could allow an attacker to gain root-level access to a system. Docker signed off on the disclosure, despite a fix not yet being available.

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