TechTarget News - Week of Sep 01, 2019

APAC enterprises warm to S/4 Hana

SAP customers in Asia-Pacific are assessing migration options in the run-up to 2025, when the German software giant will stop supporting older ERP applications

Nordic greentech attracts investment

The Nordic region is seeing digital innovation across a diverse range of sectors and, not surprisingly, a region known for its green credentials also has a burgeoning green technology (greentech) sector

CISOs turn to AI, detection, response and education

Information security leaders are looking to artificial intelligence, better detection and response capabilities and user education in the face of cyber threats, but need more budget, a study shows

UK organisations join quantum comms pilot

Four UK companies are taking part in a pilot project to build the most secure communication infrastructure in Europe

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Changes in personnel worth noting this week at Googe Cloud, Lexmark, AOC/MMD and Qualitest

Nearly £1m of EU funding to boost tech skills in UK SMEs

An initiative led by the Department for Work and Pensions will focus on enhancing skills in rural locations to unleash competitiveness in areas such as agritech and biorenewables

Assessing China’s machine learning platforms

In a new market research report, technology analyst firm IDC offers insights on key suppliers of machine learning platforms in China

Aberdeen Standard Investment deploys Igel for VDI

The investment management group is rolling out virtual desktop infrastructure globally and will use the secure Linux platform Igel to manage the VDI environment

Commercial PC demand continuing in Q3

Context has taken an early look at how PC sales have fared in early Q3 and found that things are looking good for those selling hardware

Slack-Zoom partnership could include joint pricing

Slack and Zoom may eventually bundle their products to provide discounts to customers considering or already using all-in-one suites such as Office 365, analysts predict.

At least 47,000 servers vulnerable to remote attack

All organisations using Supermicro servers are being urged to update firmware to block remote attacks exploiting vulnerabilities in baseboard management controllers

CISOs think cloud safer, but security fears remain

The majority of information security leaders think cloud is now safer than on-premise, but security fears remain, with recently breached and highly regulated organisations most concerned, poll reveals

Virtual Instruments brings automated VM right-sizing in v6.2

Storage and app performance specialist can now change virtual machine compute and network resources according to workload, with increased shift to analytics and proactive monitoring

Danish MobilePay app moves away from mainframe

Danske Bank’s popular mobile payment app moves from mainframe to open source DataStax Enterprise built on Apache Cassandra

PDG, Equinix tap booming APAC datacentre market

Major datacentre providers are expanding their footprint in a region that is set to become the biggest datacentre market by 2020

TrickBot Trojan switches to stealthy Ostap downloader

Operators of the TrickBot banking Trojan have switched to a new downloader to evade detection and analysis for a high-volume malicious spam campaign targeting business, researchers warn

Users struggling to get hold of digital skills

Research has found that a lot of customers are not able to take advantage of the latest technology because they do not have the in-house expertise needed to adapt and adopt it

Check Point warns of Android phishing attacks

Researchers at Check Point have identified a security flaw in Android-based smartphones that exposes vulnerable users to phishing attacks

Microsoft PowerApps pricing proposal puts users on edge

Microsoft's PowerApps pricing changes, expected to take effect in October, could make them too expensive for some users who connect to data outside of SharePoint and Dynamics.

Insight-PCM deal opens integration, service opportunities

Insight CEO Ken Lamneck says the newly closed PCM purchase will augment the combined company's managed service offerings, add scale to its product business and boost efficiency.

VMware vSAN HCI: Complete stack or 'vaporware'?

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger says vSAN is crushing Nutanix, while Nutanix CEO Dheeraj Pandey says VMware sells 'vaporware' -- but users say they like the integrated stack for HCI.

Economic worry may be impacting HR budgets

HR managers are preparing for the possibility of an economic slowdown. Gartner said they are looking at hiring and reassessing tech contracts as two places to curb spending.

Oracle and Microsoft expand OCI, Azure cloud connections

The multi-cloud capabilities offered by Oracle and Microsoft are now available in the U.K. via a link between the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Azure platforms.

Tide Foundation aims to boost password security

While passwordless security remains just out of reach, a non-profit organisation has developed a mechanism that it says makes passwords exponentially more difficult to crack

Security pros doubt officials can enact effective security laws

Elected officials cannot be trusted to enact effective cyber security legislation and social media firms should be subject to strict privacy regulation, according to most information security professionals in a survey

Awake Security adds adversarial model to security platform

The new feature is meant to enable companies to identify attackers faster. Other updates to the security system include extending cloud capabilities to Amazon Web Services.

Yellowfin analytics platform gets upgraded mobile app

Yellowfin upgraded its business intelligence platform with a revamp of its mobile app that will enable users to have more complete functionality while away from their desktops.

Hackers earn nearly $2M in HackerOne's hacking event

One hundred hackers and 75 hackers in training gathered in Las Vegas for HackerOne's hacking event to find security flaws in organizations, including Verizon Media and GitHub.

Cisco brings CUCM into the Webex cloud

Cisco has brought its flagship IP-based telephony platform, CUCM, into the Webex cloud, offering large businesses private instances of the software similar to what is already available from Cisco HCS partners.

Atlassian cloud woos enterprises with SLA, security boost

Large enterprise users of Atlassian's on-premises software say the vendor's cloud tools have piqued their interest with updates to security and support.

Cloudera Data Platform to debut, as big data fortunes waver

The interim CEO of Cloudera is cautiously optimistic about growth prospects as the big data vendor acquired Arcadia Data and planned to bolster its own cloud platform.

DevOps tools market shrinks with SmartBear, TPG Capital moves

The DevOps tools space has seen a steady stream of mergers and acquisitions, as private equity investors and larger companies see money in software development and delivery tools.

Slack waters down cloud SLA after $8.2 million payout

Slack issued $8.2 million in credits after failing to keep its team messaging app online as often as promised. The vendor changed its cloud SLA to avoid big payouts in the future.

Singapore’s SecureAge eyes US market

The Singapore-based supplier of encryption and anti-malware tools has set up a new office in Greater Washington, DC as the next logical step in its global expansion plan

Royal Navy readies autonomous technology push

A competition ran by new accelerator NavyX will seek to find mature ideas around the approach to improve operations and increase efficiency in maritime operations

Towns invited to bid for connectivity boost

Some 100 places in England are eligible to get resources from the £3.6bn fund aimed at creating local jobs and economic growth, with broadband as a key priority

Channel underpinning Crowdstrike Q2 growth

Security vendor saw revenues and subscriptions improve in its fiscal second quarter with the firm's CEO noting growing channel interest

Feature flags emerge as enterprise DevOps must-have

CloudBees and Atlassian have feature flags on their near-term product roadmaps, as enterprise DevOps shops seek to lower the risk of continuous code deployment to production.

Paychex software gets upgrade, E-Verify automation

Paychex is staying true to its SMB roots, even though it is adding features to its platform seen in enterprise HR and payroll systems. New features include E-Verify automation.

Data-driven marketing, the real risk boards are missing

Boards need to act to break the cycle of privacy compliance failures, and shift focus to aligning business purpose with privacy and dealing with the real risk of data driven marketing, warns PwC’s GDPR and data protection lead

After fine, YouTube AI to help flag content for children

YouTube AI will help flag videos that contain content for children following a settlement with the FTC and the New York attorney general over mishandling of children's data.

KCF Technologies taps Rubrik for Cassandra backup

KCF Technologies decided getting Cassandra backup through a vendor like Rubrik would be less work and more reassuring than putting it together from open source tools and scripting.

Virtual Instruments repackages AIOps platform for channel

Virtual Instruments has changed the way it licenses its AIOps platform in a bid to make its technology easier for channel partners to consume; more news from the week.

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