TechTarget News - Week of Jun 23, 2019

ASEAN CIOs learn to navigate the data economy

A group of IT leaders in Southeast Asia will converge in Edinburgh this July to delve deeper into issues that have been holding back efforts to become better data-driven organisations

Steel firm adds steel to resilience with Scale hyper-converged

Carrs Tool Steels had to move on from legacy servers and found hyper-converged infrastructure from Scale Computing the ideal fit for a small business that couldn’t afford downtime

IoT seen as key revenue and fresh business generator

CompTIA has turned to its emerging technology community to ask what technologies are going to drive opportunities and for the second year IoT has topped the list

Chef demos Windows Server 2008 migration

Windows Server 2008 R2 reaches end of support in January 2020. Businesses using older Windows server software have little time to redevelop code

Hospitality industry at highest risk of phishing

Benchmarking report shows average phish-prone percentage across all industries and sizes of organisations at 29.6% – up 2.6% since 2018

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another week with some senior executives deciding that the time is right for a fresh challenge

Aviatrix adds next-gen firewalls to cloud services

The Palo Alto Networks VM-Series next-generation firewalls are now deployed as part of Aviatrix's Firewall Network Service -- an extension of the Multi-Cloud Backbone portfolio.

Eggplant adds new features to AI test automation suite

Eggplant has added customer experience-focused upgrades to its Digital Automation Intelligence Suite that aim to make the testing process faster and easier.

Ministry of Defence appoints chief scientific adviser

The first female to hold the role, professor dame Angela McLean will direct the department's core research programme and advise on all science and technology matters

Scotland ‘needs stronger digital leadership’

Despite some good progress, Scotland needs greater strategic direction to further its digital endeavours, says central auditor

NetBackup at core of Veritas services platform

The Veritas services platform addresses protection, availability and data intelligence by unifying multiple products around NetBackup and its metadata catalog.

Omron Health incorporates new capabilities for its Alexa skill

Omron added new capabilities to its Alexa skill through its Omron Health app, such as personalized readings and daily heart health tips, to inspire positive health behavior.

3PAR customers face adjustment with new HPE Primera array

Hewlett Packard Enterprise storage customers say they like many of the Primera storage array's new capabilities, but will miss some 3PAR features that are going away.

Tellius joins Google Cloud Partner Program

Tellius is now part of the Google Cloud Partner Program, which enables it to integrate with Google BigQuery and Google Analytics in addition to using the Google Cloud Platform.

HR execs express anxiety, interest about AI in HR

There are some 22,000 people at the annual SHRM conference in Las Vegas. It's HR's biggest gathering, and it's becoming more of a technology conference, thanks to AI.

DHS warns of increased Iranian cyberattacks on enterprises

The cyberthreat warning from Christopher Krebs, director of the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, follows escalating tension between Iran and the U.S.

Power BI update firms up Microsoft analytics market

With its latest update to Power BI, Microsoft showed its commitment to its business intelligence platform and maintained its position as an industry leader.

New security challenges await 5G planners, say APAC experts

With 5G technology expected to move more data and processing to the network edge, some experts have called for the need to address the security risks when planning 5G networks

Acquia Content Cloud is here, in private beta version

Acquia Content Cloud is a cloud-based headless content management system built on Drupal. The content-as-a-service product is only available in private beta.

DBS Bank goes big on open source

Besides using a slew of open source software, DBS Bank is looking to contribute some of its own projects to the open source community in future

UK firms downloading vulnerable open source software

Vulnerable open source software components are posing a security threat to UK firms, according to a report that also shows how best practice, including automation, can reduce the risk

Cyber attackers using wider range of threats

Businesses need to ensure they are able to defend against a wide range of threats in the face of increased malicious Office documents, Mac malware and web application exploits, report shows

Moscow’s 2019 Startup Village rewards innovation

Moved to a bigger site, Moscow’s annual Startup Village continues to expand, with interest from large corporates growing

Myths around SD-WAN holding back wider adoption

Cogeco Peer 1 finds that customers are putting off deployment because of some concerns that could be addressed by the channel

Three Finnish banks, one core IT platform

Can a shared core IT platform enable three Finnish banks to become more efficient yet maintain individual competitiveness?

New upgrades added to Ujet customer service platform

Ujet has added a handful of new features, such as workforce management, quality management and CRM to its Customer Support Platform.

Storage startup StorCentric takes flier on Retrospect backup

Retrospect backup software has survived a series of owners ranging from EMC to Dantz, and now is part of StorCentric's plan of acquiring storage vendors for midsize enterprises.

Mist Wi-Fi no longer just cloud

The Mist Wi-Fi is no longer cloud only. The company's new Mist Edge appliance splits some management components between the cloud and on premises.

ARM upgrades network visibility tool cARMa and adds Guru

ARM Data Center Software upgraded its SaaS network inventory tool cARMa to include more network visibility capabilities, including the introduction of mapping and analytics tool Guru.

New SurveyMonkey SMS feature available for enterprise users

The new SurveyMonkey SMS collector enables enterprise plan customers to send out web links to surveys via text message. The vendor claims this will elicit a higher response rate.

Oracle layoffs hit Dyn team's sales, marketing staffs

Oracle Dyn cuts sales and marketing jobs as Oracle plans to end some Dyn services in 2020. The layoffs come amid other Oracle downsizing as the vendor moves toward the cloud.

Oracle Analytics Cloud update unifies BI products, pricing

Oracle Analytics Cloud now offers a consistent UI and all-in-one pricing for Oracle's analytics tools. But an on-premises BI update is also on the way for cloud holdouts.

Australia’s demand for cloud continues to soar

Over 40% of local businesses are now using public cloud services, though the lack of cloud skills remains a key barrier to wider adoption

NHS Wales provides 100,000 staff with Microsoft 365

Cloud-based suite will help Welsh healthcare service drive digitisation initiatives and support greater collaboration and video-based consultations

UK cyber security progress stalled, says report

UK firms rank cyber attacks as a top business issue, but are stalling in cyber security best practice, lagging behind top performers in India

Six arrested over €24m cryptocurrency theft

Police have arrested six people in the UK and the Netherlands in connection with the theft of cryptocurrency worth €24m

Wider threat campaign behind Wipro breach

A sophisticated, far-ranging threat campaign was behind the breach at Indian IT services firm Wipro in April, which was not an isolated incident, RiskIQ report reveals

Lenovo joining the DaaS party

Vendor on the brink of rolling out an offering that channel partners can take out the SME customers

Channel delivers solid growth for Lenovo

Firm aiming to build on the momentum of its last fiscal year with the channel playing a key role in delivering the growth

SysAid launches Automate Joe for ITSM platform automation

Integrating Automate Joe with the SysAid ITSM platform will boost automation, minimize repetitive tasks for service agents and improve productivity, according to the vendor.

AI in HR seen as inevitable -- and unstoppable

HR is preparing to embrace AI tools without knowing exactly what they will deliver or change. Attendees at the SHRM conference believe AI will, at least initially, take on routine jobs.

Commercial interests put customer security at risk, survey shows

Firms are bypassing security to push products and services into the market, increasing security risks for the organisation and its customers, a poll of information security professionals shows

Fido Alliance announces new standards

Fido Alliance announces new identity verification and IoT initiatives to expand the reach and impact of Fido authentication, which seeks to eliminate the world’s dependence on password-based security

New Qumulo all-flash and hybrid arrays equipped with NVMe

The Qumulo all-flash P-184T packs 184 TB of NVMe storage in 2U. The vendor also launched the C-168T hybrid and K-168 Active Archive arrays that use disk storage with SAS SSDs as a write cache.

GM deploys employee recognition software globally

Employee recognition software is having a moment at General Motors Co. The software helps with budgeting and engagement, and the automaker is deploying it to 160,000 employees globally.

Working toward explainable AI

Many constituencies are on a push toward explainable AI algorithms, as AI technologies become more widespread, powerful and relied upon than ever before.

Stellar Cyber launches Starlight 3.1 for AI threat detection

Stellar Cyber, a security analytics vendor, launched Starlight 3.1 as its first unified security analytics platform, using AI and machine learning to detect and thwart attacks.

Blacktip uses AvePoint for Office 365 backup

Serving users who are mobile and not highly technical, MSP Blacktip turns to SaaS apps such as Microsoft Office 365 and Google G Suite. But those apps need protection.

Netflix content engineers pick GraphQL over REST, Falcor

When the Netflix content engineering team chose a data query language for a new system to pull data from a variety of back-end services, they passed over REST to go with GraphQL.

LogicMonitor wades into AIOps with anomaly detection

Another country heard from in AIOps: LogicMonitor rolls out anomaly detection and alert dependency correlation, but can it rise above the noise?

Immuta Automated Data Governance Platform comes to AWS

Immuta's Automated Data Governance Platform, providing data visibility, accessibility and protection, is now available as a managed service on AWS Marketplace.

CloudGenix SD-WAN platform open for developers

The CloudGenix SD-WAN is open for developers. The vendor has launched a developer program and tool set for integrating third-party infrastructure software.

Singapore aims to be global node for 5G innovation

The government will spend S$40m to develop 5G technology use cases in key sectors such as maritime and manufacturing with an eye on exporting Singapore's expertise to global markets

DWP looks to extend digital identity capabilities

Department for Work and Pensions wants to reduce reliance on existing identity assurance methods such as Gov.UK Verify and face-to-face

Isles of Scilly among first UK locations to get 5G

The Isles of Scilly are to be included in Vodafone’s 5G network roll-out from day one, with the aim of supporting local community organisations

Panzura launches global file system Freedom 8

Panzura's new platform, Panzura Freedom 8, is a multi-cloud services platform designed to enable users around the world to collaborate on a single, large-scale project with ease.

Exertis stepping up DaaS efforts

Distributor hires former Tech Data staffer to come on board and run its desktop as a Service efforts

MPs to probe UK’s growing e-waste problem

The parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee has launched an inquiry into electronic waste and the circular economy

8x8 Contact Center launches as a stand-alone CCaaS offering

8x8 Contact Center is a stand-alone, cloud-based contact-center-as-a-service offering, aimed at organizations that feel restricted by legacy contact center infrastructure.

CollabNet, Icon Agility team up for value stream management

The companies are combining CollabNet's value stream management platform with Icon's agility strategy consulting to help enterprises adopt value stream management and DevOps.

Pica8 PicOS upgrade enhances network security

Pica8 claims its PicOS network operating system will address rising security and efficiency challenges with its new network access control integrations.

Quantum launches Distributed Cloud Services

Distributed Cloud Services is now available from Quantum, as well as storage-as-a-service offerings and Cloud-Based Analytics software to manage day-to-day storage operations.

Growth of dark data shows need for better classification

Dark data causes all sorts of problems, but there are ways to mitigate it. However, customers continue to add storage as a bandage solution, because it's cheaper and simpler.

SmartBear acquires Cucumber to bolster its testing tool set

SmartBear adds Cucumber's behavior-driven development tools in a bid to pad its lead in software testing, but must also balance the needs of open source and paid tool audiences.

Use of AI in government still lags

Adoption of AI in government might lag behind the business world, but some agencies within the government hope to make more use of AI.

Adept4 showing progress during challenging H1

Managed services provider updates investors on its half year indicating that although things remain down year on year it has been taking steps to remedy the situation

Ofcom gets go-ahead for new Openreach access model

Following referral to the European Commission, Ofcom is pressing ahead with a new regulatory model governing more open access to Openreach’s ducts, poles and dark fibre

Cyber crime reporting crucial, say UK police

UK police are gearing up to make it easier for business to report cyber crime, saying that under-reporting continues to be a challenge

DRaaS an opportunity for managed service players

Getting on top of data backup and recovery is a challenge that continues to elude some customers with the cloud now becoming increasingly important for those developing disaster recovery plans

Super Micro storage server refresh homes in on NVMe flash

Product revamp includes new BigTwin SuperServer and launch of 1U Petascale line. Super Micro storage servers are optimized for EDSFF NVMe SSDs and Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory.

Verizon to resell Zoom video conferencing to businesses

Verizon has struck a deal to resell Zoom video conferencing to small and midsize businesses. The telecommunications firm will target the enterprise market with Cisco Webex.

AI-enabled malware is coming, Malwarebytes warns

AI-driven threats may not be here yet, but a new report from Malwarebytes predicts they will be here soon and could potentially change the cybersecurity game for good.

PostgreSQL database specialist EnterpriseDB gets new backing

EnterpriseDB is looking to push its database further with help from new financial backers. The deal sees Postgres originator Michael Stonebraker coming onboard as technical adviser.

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