TechTarget News - Week of Oct 03, 2021

How GYG Singapore moved to paperless contracts

The Singapore franchisee of Mexican cuisine specialist Guzman y Gomez has turned to electronic agreements and digital signatures to ease the administrative burden on its HR team

NHSX IT chief outlines opportunities of elective recovery tech fund

Priorities for the digital unit of the health service include remote recovery with virtual wards, pre-surgical digital support, and use of robotic process automation to reduce the administrative burden on staff

Mandiant name returns to fore ahead of FireEye sale

Mandiant has completed its corporate rebrand pending the imminent sale of the FireEye products business to a private equity group

Google-Lemongrass partnership boosts SAP on GCP

Google stakes its claim as the best public cloud option for SAP workloads thanks to a new partnership with Lemongrass, a well-known cloud managed services provider.

2 suspected ransomware operators arrested in Ukraine

A coordinated international law enforcement operation led to the arrest of two alleged ransomware operators, though the ransomware gang has not been identified.

Disney adopts Amazon's white-label voice assistant for hotels

The "Hey Disney" voice assistant is the first use of Amazon's white-labeled voice assistant in a major hotel chain. It will coexist with Amazon's "Hey Alexa" in Echo devices.

Enterprise software an investment target

The channel has seen investment levels rise this year, and market dynamics are making those involved with supporting the changing working world attractive to backers

TigerGraph 3.2 targets platform's performance, ease of use

Enterprise-grade performance and ease of use are the key areas of the latest platform update from the startup graph database vendor as it looks to attract more enterprise customers.

Australian organisations lack maturity in responsible AI

Most Australian organisations are still in the early stages of their responsible artificial intelligence efforts despite growing use of AI by businesses and consumers, study finds

SoftwareONE adds SAP depth with Centiq buy

Firm is back in the acquisition game as it continues to add more muscle to its EMEA coverage and ability to support SAP customers

Dell introduces Validated Design for AI at VMworld 2021

The tech vendor revealed a new partnership with AI GPU maker Nvidia at VMWorld 2021 aimed at providing an AI and machine learning platform for IT users in virtualized environments.

Quantum unveils ActiveScale on-prem archiving service

Quantum's new product combines ActiveScale object storage and Quantum tape to deploy a petabyte-scale cold storage environment within customers' on-prem data centers.

Veeam backup updates focus on cloud, containers

Veeam Software seeks simplified management with its latest batch of updates. In addition, Kasten by Veeam enhanced support for its Kubernetes data protection.

Canalys Channels Forum: The reseller of the future

The market demands have changed and the channel has to keep up with the hunger for digital, managed services and speed if it also wants to thrive, says Canalys

Gartner predicts exponential growth of graph technology

As both organizations and their databases struggle to manage growing amounts of data, experts see dramatic growth in the use of graph databases by 2025.

Mailchimp AI tool targets small-business email marketing

The veteran email marketing vendor's new tool, the result of its purchase of martech vendor Inspector 6, is aimed at boosting small businesses' email campaigns with AI.

VMware Tanzu roadmap targets multi-cloud, vSphere pros

VMware shops say the Tanzu platform's integration with familiar tools is a big draw as they move toward Kubernetes, but much of that integration is still in progress.

Qualcomm and SSW get into gear to strike definitive agreement to acquire Veoneer

Purchase of American-Swedish provider of automotive technology designed to augment comms tech giant’s ability to create an open and competitive advanced driver-assistance systems platform for the global auto industry and take ownership of RCS and active safety businesses

Aetos to deploy Singtel MEC for security operations

Security firm Aetos will use Singtel’s multi-access edge computing platform to run applications such as surveillance robots, drones and video analytics at its security command centre

5PRING issues call for 5G innovation in UK events sector

West Midlands telecoms industry testbed challenges innovators to help lead the next-generation networks revolution as live events industry gets back to life

Pandemic increases need to hire tech workers

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed consumer behaviour and technology use within organisations, leading to plans for technology hiring to increase over the next year

Box adds ransomware content security

In its pursuit of enterprise business, Box Shield adds security features that may circumvent ransomware; Box Sign available for U.S. and Canadian customers.

Gaming service Twitch hacked, data leaked

Users of livestreaming platform Twitch may be at risk after a 125GB torrent of data was leaked

Nokia aims for edge in journey to Industry 4.0

Comms tech provider Nokia aims to address new category of Industry 4.0 applications that require increased capabilities and performance at the network edge and tight integration with industrial systems and networking solutions

US lawmakers propose ransomware reporting rules

Former presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren lends her support to a bill that would require corporate ransomware victims to disclose more information about their attacks to the authorities

Wi-Fi 6/6E deployment set to be diffuse by 2022

Survey of service providers and technology suppliers reveals next-generation wireless communications standards will flourish over the course of the next year

MEPs approve report opposing certain uses of AI by police

European policymakers have approved a report on the use of AI in criminal matters, rejecting several amendments in the process that would have made it easier for police to potentially conduct predictive analytics and biometric surveillance

Experts: Facebook outage signals need for redundancies

The social media platform, which is often used for e-commerce, upset many small businesses that could not sell their products for six hours and did not have backups in place.

Apache HTTP Server vulnerability under active attack

Security experts are urging administrators to update their installations of Apache HTTP Server following the disclosure of a zero-day vulnerability that had been under attack.

Cohesity backup integrates with Cisco SecureX

Cohesity's anomaly detection and recovery functions can be accessed in Cisco SecureX, allowing greater visibility and quicker response time during a ransomware attack.

Eutelsat raises stake in OneWeb

Leading French operator takes involvement with growing Bharti/UK government-owned satellite firm into higher orbit, becoming second largest shareholder

How VMware is tackling the Indian market

VMware is eyeing growing opportunities in India around cloud-native application development, remote work as well as 5G and edge computing, says VMware president Sumit Dhawan

Canalys Channel Forum: The channel is thriving

The channel has emerged from the pandemic with growth, but as the world reopens, economic, technological and cultural challenges are emerging

Q&A: Todd Thibodeaux, CompTIA

Industry body’s boss was on stage this week to talk about the need for more diversity and for the channel to continue improving its skills

Twitch data breach investigations continue

Investigations are ongoing into a 125GB data breach that hit livestreaming platform Twitch, apparently the work of hacktivists

ICO expresses concerns over its future independence

In its response to the government’s data protection consultation, the Information Commissioner’s Office has raised worries over its future ability to function independently of government interference

Machine learning development for autonomous vehicles

AI experts from the autonomous vehicle technology industry discuss automation, spotting flaws in and speeding up machine learning systems and accounting for changes in real time.

Alteryx acquisition of Hyper Anna adds AI capabilities

The data management vendor has acquired Hyper Anna, an Australian startup, to add automated augmented intelligence capabilities to its data management and analytics platform.

Hyland execs offer insight into content services roadmap

After an acquisition binge, Hyland Software pauses to discuss its acquisition strategy and future roadmap, which may include more AI/machine learning and vertical-specific features.

How Zoom is growing its APAC business

Zoom is driving its growth in Asia-Pacific by embedding business processes into video communications, supporting the hybrid workplace and expanding its headcount in the region

Need for work equity and total meeting equality in world of hybrid work

Research into the evolution of the workplace in the wake of Covid shows hybrid workers embracing anytime working as office culture ‘changes for ever’, but concerns over discrimination, career progression and noise weigh on employees’ minds

Micron launches 7400 PCIe Gen 4 SSDs for data centers

Micron unveiled NVMe SSDs with seven form factors this week, all with PCIe Gen 4 performance. The new family of SSDs could take Micron deeper into the data center.

Examining both sides of the AI regulation debate

Some government and business leaders want more AI regulation to ensure that systems don't discriminate against or harm others. Others say too much regulation will stifle innovation.

Admins: Patch management is too complex and cumbersome

A new survey from Ivanti shows a majority of administrators and infosec professionals feel the shift to decentralized workspaces has made patch management an even bigger headache.

Half of remote workers remain silent during video meetings

A Cisco study said half of remote employees don't talk during video meetings. Fixing the problem is likely a combination of technology and nudging on the part of managers.

Windows 11 bugs cause app slowdown on AMD chips

The flaws can slow application performance by as much as 15% on high-performance PCs for gaming and other demanding software. AMD said a fix will come this month.

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