TechTarget News - Week of Nov 10, 2019

A buyer’s guide to hybrid cloud management tools

As more Asia-Pacific enterprises gear up for the hybrid cloud, a slew of tools has emerged to help organisations manage the lifecycle of cloud applications in a heterogeneous IT environment

Zain taps Ericsson for 5G network

Zain commissions Ericsson for 5G technology to meet growing data traffic demands and deliver high-quality mobile broadband and fixed wireless experiences, encompassing new business in the automotive, health and energy sectors

Swisscom takes step towards nationwide 5G coverage

Telco deploys spectrum-sharing technology to help realise its goal of reaching 90% 5G coverage of Switzerland by end of this year

ASL swoops for Smart Print

Managed print and office specialist makes continues to use acquisition as a way of extending the reach of the business

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

A busy week with lots of announcements of fresh faces taking up roles across the industry

Major report on TSB IT disaster expected soon

A damning report into the 2018 IT disaster at TSB is expected to heavily criticise executives when it is published in November

Upland Software extends its portfolio with CRO tool Altify

Features offered by Altify include analytics with Salesforce Einstein and Tableau, relationship map visualizations and integrations with applications in the CRO tool ecosystem.

ADP DataCloud makes its data easier to use

ADP DataCloud has an upgrade that includes what it calls 'mashup' capabilities. This will make it easier for customers to overlay business data and use third-party systems, such as Tableau.

Commvault lays out Metallic and Hedvig roadmaps

Commvault is adding nonbackup capabilities to Metallic and integrating Hedvig with HyperScale. The vendor will roll out features for the two ventures over the course of next year.

How SAP is supporting ASEAN’s digital economy

A regional SAP executive outlines what it takes for Southeast Asia’s workforce to tap the opportunities offered by the region’s booming digital economy

German telcos team to combat mobile dead spots

Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica Deutschland and Vodafone have entered into a co-operation for mobile network expansion to extend coverage throughout Germany

IBM drums up quantum computing future

IBM’s head honcho, Ginni Rometty, welcomes Australia’s Woodside Energy to the quantum computing fold through a partnership to harness the technology to shore up cyber security and plant operations

Exertis delivers for DCC

Half year numbers show that although facing its challenges the Technology side of the business is performing strongly

Subs spike sees growth return to Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK is claiming its best-ever quarter for new customers, with more than 500,000 additions in the three months ending 30 September

NHS still holds citizen trust on data use

But the public trust banks more than local or central government bodies when it comes to handling personal information, a new study has found

Mist gets into gear with first self-driving network for the enterprise

Mist Systems has launched what it claims as the world’s first AI-driven self-driving network for the enterprise, allowing business users to streamline IT operations, simplify troubleshooting across wired/wireless domains and deliver optimised experiences

PCI DSS payment security compliance drops again

Worldwide, barely one-third of companies are maintaining full compliance with the PCI DSS security standard – and the numbers are falling

Dell EMC PowerOne, On Demand add cloud-like pricing

Dell EMC expands storage-as-a-service pricing, launches PowerOne converged stack for IT users looking for the "Holy Grail" of cloud pricing and on-premises management.

CIO interview: James Freed, CIO, Health Education England

As well as the usual IT leadership tasks, the healthcare IT chief is also responsible for helping to develop digital skills and awareness for staff across the health and care sectors in England

Dell sets out ambitions for a better world

Firm is looking to use the next ten years to improve the fortunes of millions and get the channel delivering as a service and more automation

Nasuni update adds Analytics Connector, Cloud Migrator

Nasuni's new Analytics Connector does file-to-object translation, Cloud Migrator speeds data transfers, and multi-cloud support expands to Google and more on-premises options.

How and why data breach lawsuits are settled

For all of the talk about data breach class action lawsuits, virtually none of them reach a courtroom. Here's why and how data breach lawsuits almost always end in settlements.

Aqua Security buys CloudSploit, expands into cloud security

Amid consolidation and chaos in the cloud security market, Aqua snaps up CloudSploit and sets the stage for increased competition with traditional IT security vendors.

Cyber risk insurance is more than just insurance

Insurance companies such as Chubb are offering incident response services and security tools to help companies improve their cyber security posture and better cope with cyber attacks

Business must engage with consumers to boost AI

Artificial intelligence is set to become a core part of business, but to get the most from it, enterprises need to engage with consumers to focus personalisation

Enterprises begin mandating open APIs as part of RFPs

Back-office implementations see increased demand for native support for TM Forum’s Open APIs, boosting interoperability and helping service providers improve agility and reduce IT integration and maintenance costs

Business leaders fibbing to cover up lax security posture

Nominet study finds evidence that many businesses tout the robustness of their security posture as a selling point even though their security teams lack confidence in themselves

Google to launch bank accounts in 2020

Google is launching bank accounts in the US in 2020 as tech giants continue to deepen their activities in the financial services sector

Jamf Protect offers visibility, protection for macOS admins

Jamf Protect, the new endpoint security software announced at JNUC 2019, provides organizations with a native macOS tool that takes a kernel-less approach to macOS security.

Acquia, Drupal founder Dries Buytaert on open source, Vista, CDPs

Acquia and Drupal founder Dries Buytaert discusses his company's move into marketing automation, CDPs and what's next after Vista Equity Partners' billion-dollar investment in Acquia.

Adobe Sign introduces updates targeting mobile device users

The updates include a new home screen and a page for users to track the signing process, the ability to zoom and navigation buttons that help improve users' experience on mobile.

HYCU backup for Google Cloud adds SAP HANA support

HYCU dives deeper into the Google Cloud Platform with backup for SAP HANA. The backup vendor aims to keep costs down and provide a fully managed service.

DreamWorks animates its cloud with NetApp Data Fabric

The 'virtual studio' DreamWorks cloud relies on various components of NetApp Data Fabric, including All Flash FAS storage, NetApp HCI and OnTap cloud-based data management.

Vancouver Canucks defend data with Veeam backup

To prepare for the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Vancouver Canucks used Veeam to protect against point-of-sale system failures -- a major upgrade over its previous tape backup.

Microsoft closes IE zero-day on November Patch Tuesday

Security updates for the month also include corrections for bugs in the Hyper-V virtualization platform, Excel for Mac systems and Exchange Server.

ZombieLoad v2 disclosed, affects newest Intel chips

Researchers disclosed another variant of the ZombieLoad side-channel attack that affects the newest Intel processors, and also discovered a flaw in the original ZombieLoad patch.

Salesforce acquisition of Tableau details emerge as CEOs speak

The Salesforce and Tableau CEOs appeared together for the first time at Tableau Conference 2019, five months after the analytics vendor agreed to be acquired by the CRM giant.

ASEAN regulatory sandbox will promote cross-border data flows

The Regulatory Pilot Space will offer ASEAN businesses a safe test environment to provide digital services across the region while complying with data privacy rules

Uploadcare gets $1.7m cash investment to expand CDN

Funding will help bi-directional CDN technology provider to accelerate content delivery speed, reduce internet traffic volume and acquire Blinkloader content optimisation platform

Booming broadband drives EU cable to new highs

Record revenue fuelled by continued growth in cable revenue generating units, says European broadband cable yearbook

Dell platinum partner OCF undergoes an MBO

The owners of the high performance computing specialist have decided the time is right for some fresh hands at the wheel

Amazon Chime gets integration with Dolby Voice Room

Amazon Chime now integrates with Dolby Voice Room, a hardware kit for small and midsize meeting rooms. It's Amazon Chime's first pre-integrated room system.

Datrium opens cloud DR service to all VMware users

Datrium's upcoming DRaaS Connect will extend its cloud DR with fast RTO to all users of VMware vSphere infrastructure on premises, not just its DVX customers.

Adobe Experience Platform CDP adds marketer-friendly features

Adobe adds features for non-IT marketing users to more easily deploy the Adobe Experience Platform CDP. Photoshop-like layering tools for data sets, previewed earlier this year, go live.

Anaheim PD explores facial recognition for law enforcement

Using a facial recognition platform from Veritone, the Anaheim Police Department can more quickly identify suspects captured on camera by comparing photos with booking photos.

Google to unveil post-Chronicle cloud cybersecurity plans

Google plans to discuss its cloud cybersecurity portfolio at a conference next week, with the capabilities developed by Chronicle figuring heavily into the mix.

Cisco earnings foreshadow slowdown in tech spending

The latest Cisco earnings report indicated a weakening in business confidence as economic uncertainties lowered tech spending by enterprises and other segments.

AWS, Azure and Google peppered with outages in same week

Cloud outages hit AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud within the past week, an outcome that suggests customers must take a more sophisticated approach to ensure maximum uptime.

How Slack is going beyond messaging in enterprise play

Deeper integrations with business applications and data residency support are part of Slack’s broader strategy to penetrate deeper into the enterprise

8x8 Video Meetings launches for free in challenge to Zoom

8x8 Video Meetings has launched as a free, stand-alone app. It will rival free versions of Zoom and GoToMeeting, as 8x8 looks to use the offering to funnel businesses into its UCaaS platform.

Accenture: AI scaling looms as existential challenge

Partners deploying AI take note: 75% of the executives Accenture polled believe they risk business failure if they are unable to scale the technology; more news from the week.

Tableau analytics platform upgrades driven by user needs

In a Q&A, Tableau chief technology officer Andrew Beers talks about the driving factors behind recent product upgrades centered around data management and augmented intelligence.

Salesforce acquisition of Tableau finally getting real

With Salesforce and Tableau finally free to start integrating, Andrew Beers, Tableau's chief technology officer, talks about what the future might be for Tableau and its users.

Check Point: Qualcomm TrustZone flaws could be 'game over'

Researchers discovered vulnerabilities in Qualcomm TrustZone that Check Point says could lead to 'unprecedented access' because of the extremely sensitive data stored in mobile secure elements.

D2iQ latest to seek Kubernetes management niche

D2iQ's CTO says it will use its enterprise experience with Apache Mesos container orchestration and big data apps such as Kafka to compete in a crowded market for Kubernetes management.

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