TechTarget News - Week of Dec 08, 2019

Top APAC telecoms predictions for 2020

The 5G bandwagon is the talk of town, but 4G will remain the priority for much of Asia-Pacific, among other key trends that will shape telecoms markets across the region

Sabio looks for growth with fresh CEO

Firm looks to build on six acquisitions in the last three years with a fresh face in the CEO chair

China bans foreign computing kit from government contracts

All government offices and public institutions must eliminate foreign hardware and software within three years, according to a leaked directive dubbed 3-5-2

Jailed hacker ordered to pay back £270k

An Essex man jailed in April over malware offences dating back years has been ordered to pay back the profits of his crime spree, and sell valuable assets

China, Japan, India to drive APAC networking spend to 2023

Asia-Pacific enterprises are continuing to strengthen their network agility and service delivery capabilities with a view to offering converged service offerings, says GlobalData study

Public sector still losing user devices in high numbers

The Ministry of Justice has lost 354 smartphones, PCs, laptops and tablets in the past 12 months, according to a Freedom of Information request, and other government departments are in the same boat

Quobyte storage brings satellite imagery down to Earth

Quobyte storage customer 3vGeomatics produces analytical data on ground deformities that are potential environmental hazards. The distributed file storage replaces NFS.

Alteryx 2019.4 highlighted by new integration with Tableau

New integrations with Tableau that enable easier data management and Mapbox to provide street-level map views come with the latest platform update from Alteryx.

Autonomous ships on Dutch horizon

The Port of Rotterdam is creating an environment where autonomous ships will become the norm, through IoT and IBM Watson

Stone Group undergoes an MBO

Firm goes through second MBO in the space of 11 years as it changes investment backers

SCC chief heralds solid year

The last twelve months have been busy ones for SCC and its chief executive is keen to highlight its achievements

Rapid evolution of quantum computing a concern for CISOs

With the race to achieve so-called quantum supremacy hotting up, security pros are concerned that it will outpace the development of appropriate safeguards, according to a report

IT workforce skews younger, says analysis of US data

The IT workforce is getting younger, according to government IT workforce data. The reasons for this are subject to a debate that includes everything from age bias to a heavy reliance on foreign workers.

Ryuk ransomware change breaks decryption tool

The threat actors behind Ryuk ransomware made changes to their code that have made the official decryption tool unreliable, according to security researchers.

AWS seeks niche in the cloud UC market

AWS could play a bigger role in the cloud UC market in 2020 and beyond by targeting developers and existing AWS customers.

City of Pensacola hit by ransomware attack

A cyberattack, later confirmed to be ransomware, hit the city of Pensacola, Florida on Saturday, and the city is currently in the process of responding.

APAC IT leaders lay out priorities for 2020

Robotic process automation and data analytics are among the top priorities for IT leaders in the Asia-Pacific region in the new year

Circle IT secures major university deal

The Welsh managed services specialist has won the opportunity to help its local university deliver a network fit for the demands of the 21st century

December Patch Tuesday resolves Windows zero-day

Microsoft delivers the final batch of security fixes for the year with a Windows zero-day vulnerability getting top billing for administrators.

IoT to be supplanted by internet of senses by 2030

Ericsson research reveals consumers expect AI, VR and AR-enabled connected technology to interact with the senses of sight, sound, taste, smell and touch by 2030

Acquia acquisition of AgilOne CDP signals CX platform expansion

Acquia's acquisition of AgilOne, a customer data platform specializing in analytics, shows it's serious about competing against CX platforms from Adobe, Oracle and SAP.

Cerner-AWS partnership deepens ties

EHR vendor Cerner is expanding its relationship with AWS for added AI and machine learning capabilities as well as tools like a digital scribe that can translate speech to text.

Aerospike 4.8 advances database persistent memory support

Aerospike 4.8 adds full support for Intel's Optane persistent memory, enabling the NoSQL database to run both the index and data in memory for better overall performance.

HP expands channel finance options

Vendor renews its relationship with HPE and adds DLL to the mix to provide channel finance options

Cisco unveils plans for internet of the future

Online technology giant Cisco introduces platform for the internet of the future based on $5bn of investment in areas covering silicon, optics and software, bringing the ability to support massively scaled enterprise networks and 5G networks

RSNA inundated by AI in radiology

At RSNA, AI in radiology was everywhere. Unlike in years past, image analysis was just the tip of the iceberg. Analysts from Frost & Sullivan give their take.

Tableau 2020.1 unveiled for beta testing

Featuring improvements to Explain Data, an AI product that aims to explain the reasons behind data points, the update is made up of 21 features.

Pivot3, Scale Computing HCI appliances zoom in on AI, edge

Pivot3 Acuity automates data protection for self-healing node rebuilds. New Scale Computing HE150 HCI systems combine M.2 NVMe SSD, Scale networking software and Intel mini-PCs.

Major funding, SaaS trends top data backup news in 2019

Several data backup vendors, including Carbonite, Commvault and Clumio, had a bustling 2019. The backup market continues to develop with acquisitions and more cloud-based products.

H-1B lottery change may drive increase in visa applicants

The U.S. is launching an H-1B electronic registration system in March. It should make the process of applying for a visa easier, users say. That is if it works.

Microsoft Teams for Linux launches in public preview

The release of Microsoft Teams for Linux is welcome news to software engineers, who have been pressuring Microsoft to support the open source operating system for years.

Pentagon CMMC program to vet contractor cybersecurity

The U.S. Department of Defense has developed a five-level certification framework designed to vet the cybersecurity posture of potential contractors in an effort to avoid future risks.

DataRobot acquisition of Paxata adds data prep to AI platform

By buying data prep vendor Paxata, DataRobot plans to fill out its machine learning and AI platform with tools to automate data prep processes and provide an underlying data fabric.

Why Lendlease is embracing digital twin technology

Australia-based property developer Lendlease is using digital twins and other technologies to break the bulwark of rising costs and declining productivity in the construction sector

Geek gifts 2019: Think Opex, not Capex with subscriptions

Why manage buying your own gifts for geeks, when there are so many subscription gift box services that will do that kind of undifferentiated heavy lifting for you?

RSA teams up with Yubico for passwordless authentication

RSA Security joined forces with Yubico to eliminate passwords within the enterprise. RSA's Jim Ducharme explains what it will take to the reach the 'last mile' of the pursuit.

CyberX launches partner program in IoT security market

Managed service providers, consultancies and integrators are among the channel partners participating in CyberX's partner program; more news from the week.

Qualtrics XM adds mobile, AI, information governance

SAP's influence is reflected in some new features Qualtrics revealed in its XM customer and employee experience measurement platform.

Google expands multiple Chrome password protection features

Chrome's updated, built-in protections are intended to help users protect their passwords and data against malware, data breaches and phishing sites, according to the company.

Amazon Managed Apache Cassandra Service stokes competition

Vendors in the open source Cassandra NoSQL database market voice their concerns about AWS' entry into the field, as the cloud giant looks to expand its database portfolio.

Vendors step up MSSP partner initiatives in 2020

Security vendors are looking to MSSPs to drive their business growth in 2020. Find out about MSSP initiatives at SonicWall, BlackBerry Cylance and Siemplify.

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