TechTarget News - Week of Dec 01, 2019

OPPO joins Ericsson 5G spectrum sharing project

Chinese smartphone manufacturer deploys Ericsson dynamic spectrum-sharing technology in data call on Telstra and Swisscom 5G networks

Orange Poland picks Juniper Networks for major core network upgrade

Orange Poland has embarked on a project to enhance the resilience and automation capabilities of its IP network core by automating its WAN and enhancing the management of label-switched paths

UKISUG 2019: Qualtrics unknown to 43% of SAP customers

On the opening day of its annual conference, the UK and Ireland SAP User Group unveils member research showing scant awareness of Qualtrics, and continuing slow adoption of S/4 Hana

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another busy week with several comings and goings to report on from across the channel

China Mobile stakes 5G first for Hong Kong

CMHK successfully accomplishes 5G Standalone network test and completes first voice over NR call in Hong Kong

UK boards lose digital confidence

Fewer organisations feel they have the expertise they require, according to a Harvey Nash survey

Exposed Firebase databases hidden by Google search

A security researcher found that Google's search engine hides results for misconfigured Firebase databases that are publicly accessible on the internet.

Chinese web users take more risks than Brits or Americans

A research paper published by the University of Birmingham seems to show that differences in cultural values have an impact both on risky behaviour online and legal regulation

UK government urged to ramp up digital skills

Programme for International Student Assessment results show UK is lagging behind Asian powerhouses, according to Open Knowledge Foundation

CounterPath preparing for UCC battle in SME space

The unified comms specialist is competing in a crowded SME market and the expectation is that customer segment will continue to be fought over

Survey finds most firms don’t respond to GDPR requests in time

Most organisations do not respond to requests for GDPR data in the one month allowed, while many return incorrect data. The education sector does best, but the public sector lags behind

How AWS is growing its ASEAN footprint

Building ‘strong autonomous country teams’ has been a key focus for AWS in Southeast Asia where demand for cloud computing services is on the rise

HCI storage adoption rises as array sales slip

Dell goes against the grain by increasing storage sales, but much of its gains came from hyper-converged and data protection products rather than traditional primary storage arrays.

AWS plans renewable energy project in Australia

AWS’s renewable energy project in Australia is one of six projects that the cloud supplier is spearheading to reduce its global carbon footprint

New Amazon Kendra AI search tool indexes enterprise data

With Kendra, a new cognitive search tool from Amazon, enterprise users can more easily query their data. The tool uses machine learning and NLP to understand context, according to AWS.

AWS moves into quantum computing services with Braket

Amazon joined IBM, Google and Microsoft in the emerging quantum computing market this week with the Amazon Braket managed service along with a new quantum computing research center.

AWS Outposts debuts in Australia

Amazon Web Services rolls out Outposts in Australia, enabling enterprises to run a consistent version of the AWS platform at locations that require low latency

5G to reshape global telecoms sector in 2020

Study says next-gen technologies and the pressures of digital transformation are likely to continue to reshape what it means to be a telecoms operator next year

Logically acquires Carolinas IT in geographic expansion

The purchase of Carolinas IT is another transaction that demonstrates the active managed services merger and acquisition environment, which has seen more than 30 deals this year.

Brother pushing the security message

Printer vendor is educating partners around the need to cover off the security conversation with customers

Druva expands on AWS backup, moves S3 snaps across regions

In response to customers' expanding AWS footprint, Druva added new backup features to CloudRanger, which it acquired in 2018 for protection of data stored in AWS.

3 networking startups rearchitect routing

Networking startups Arrcus, DriveNets and Volta Networks help service providers redefine routing in the data center and at the edge.

Windows 10 issues top list of most read stories for IT pros

IT pros seemed focused on the latest Microsoft OS, based on our most read stories for 2019. That may not come as a surprise, given next month's end-of-life deadline for Windows 7.

Amazon cloud database and data analytics expand

AWS expands its Redshift data warehouse capabilities including managed storage and query acceleration at the re:Invent 2019 conference, alongside a new managed Cassandra database service.

RMIT to tackle cyber security challenges

Australia’s Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology has teamed up with Amazon Web Services to launch a Cloud Innovation Centre to solve cyber security challenges

New capabilities added to Alfresco Governance Services

The updates are intended to secure electronically stored information residing across different locations in light of recent regulatory changes, including the GDPR, FOIA and CCPA.

Hackers primed to exploit 5G to Wi-Fi handover flaws

Warning that attackers will find new vulnerabilities to access voice and data on 5G mobile phones as carriers hand off calls and data to Wi-Fi networks to save bandwidth

Huawei mounts legal challenge to US subsidy programme ban

Chinese tech giant fights back against FCC ban on carriers in the rural US from using the Universal Service Fund to buy its equipment and designation as threat to US national security

Aviatrix VPN vulnerability left user endpoints wide open

Immersive Labs has disclosed a serious vulnerability in VPN supplier Aviatrix’s enterprise client that could have granted hackers elevated user privileges across enterprise targets

Wells to become UK’s next gigabit city

Medieval Somerset city hopes to encourage business growth and attract new employers by going gigabit

Barracuda enjoys MSP growth

The firm has seen its MSP business improve over the last year and there are no signs that will slow down in the short-term

Two Russians indicted over Dridex and Zeus malware

The US Department of Justice has indicted two Russian citizens over their alleged role in the distribution of the virulent Bugat, or Dridex, and Zeus banking trojans

Session cookie mishap exposed HackerOne private reports

A security researcher used a mishandled session cookie to access private HackerOne bug reports with an account takeover attack and earned a bug bounty for their efforts.

Epicor ERP system focuses on distribution

Companies like Jergens Industrial Supply are favoring purpose-built ERP systems like Epicor Prophet 21 for distributors over comprehensive ERPs that need customizations.

DOJ takes action against Dridex malware group, Evil Corp

The U.S. Justice Department indicts two alleged members of the Russian threat group behind the Dridex banking Trojan, known as Evil Corp, and offers a $5 million bounty.

Great Cannon DDoS operation fires on Hong Kong protesters

AT&T’s security unit has evidence that China is pressing its Great Cannon DDoS tool into service once again, specifically to target pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong

IT's technology experience problem gets HR tool

Technology deployments have been blamed for loss of productivity and even employee resignations. A new tool from Qualtrics could help IT get on top of bad tech experiences.

FCO to boost cloud analysis setup

A new procurement process has been launched to bring in new features such as geospatial analysis

Zoom Chat update takes vendor further beyond video

The latest enhancements to Zoom Chat come as the video conferencing vendor pushes more aggressively into the cloud calling market.

AWS, NFL machine learning partnership looks at player safety

A new AWS and NFL partnership aims to use AI and machine learning to reduce the risk of injuries to players. The partnership builds off of the companies' Next Gen Stats agreement.

10 DevOps tools vendors to watch in 2020

A vast market for DevOps tools includes every major IT vendor and many up-and-comers. A panel of industry experts say these 10 are most likely to shift the market in 2020.

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