TechTarget News - Week of Oct 24, 2021

The future of data analytics

The rise of no-code and event-driven architectures are among the developments that will shape the future of data analytics, according to Tibco’s regional chief technology officer

Singapore-developed chatbot to provide genetic counselling

National University Cancer Institute, Singapore’s chatbot will kickstart the counselling process for patients who have a higher risk of contracting hereditary breast and ovarian cancer

Huawei teams with UK innovators to create 5G futures

Next-generation network facility in Cambridge claims to be breaking fresh ground across multiple industries and creating a true first-mover advantage with private 5G

Tech firms launch digital identity scheme for real estate

Five companies joined the digital identity programme aimed at enabling buyers of real estate, and more providers are expected to join a pilot starting this month

Microsoft adds telehealth features to Teams

Microsoft's latest Teams features try to ease the confusion and some of the difficulties patients face when using telehealth technology to meet with doctors.

Trino set to advance open source SQL query performance

The rebranding of PrestoSQL to Trino has been a boon to the open source effort, as new capabilities and adoption of the query technology are growing in 2021.

Lacework expands into ANZ, eyes APAC market

DevSecOps supplier Lacework’s expansion into Australia and New Zealand will pave the way for a broader move into the Asia-Pacific region

Market recovery drives channel optimism

Softcat CEO adds to the growing chorus across the channel who are feeling positive about the year ahead

Qlik adds Forts to analytics suite, enabling faster analysis

Qlik Forts, a tool that enables customers to access and analyze data where it resides rather than forcing them to first import it into Qlik, is now generally available.

Acquia adds CDP, digital experience platform features

Analyst: Latest features added to Acquia's marketing, commerce and customer data platform offerings show the company is serious about adding enterprise users.

DarkMarket takedown results in 150 arrests

A coordinated operation by law enforcement has seen 150 taken into custody amid allegations of buying or selling illicit goods on the dark web

Cisco to add AR collaboration to Webex

Cisco's Webex Hologram is an augmented reality product aimed at improving collaboration when workers can't be in the same space. Cisco didn't provide a release date.

Teradata and partner on multi-cloud platform

The partnership between the open source AI vendor and veteran data service provider demonstrates the emphasis enterprises are now placing on the data in their AI systems.

My channel take: Alex Walsh, Veeam

How did Alex Walsh get to be running the UK channel at Veeam and what does he think about the current state of the market?

Eero reveals boom in ISP customer network business

Amazon company reveals increased business with service provider partners following new integrations of its technology with TalkTalk, MasMovl, Mediacom, and others

AWS to open cloud region in New Zealand

Cloud giant will invest NZ$7.5bn in New Zealand over the next 15 years through the new Auckland cloud region

Cohesity beefs up ransomware and disaster recovery offer

Disaster Recovery as-a-service, Data Govern and project Fort Knox available or in development as data protection supplier augments its portfolio with ransomware firmly in mind

UK, India strike 5G collaborations

UK foreign secretary’s visit to India sparks a number of collaborations in developing next-generation network projects

Cyber sector growth exacerbating skills shortage

Data from security association (ISC)² shows demand for cyber pros is still outpacing supply as the sector continues an upward growth trajectory

Informatica goes public again as data management grows

Informatica has transformed in recent years from an on-premises software vendor to a SaaS-based subscription model in the cloud as new services for data have emerged.

Microsoft earnings soar on the wings of Azure, Office

Microsoft reported revenues of $45.3 billion, a 22% gain over last year's first fiscal quarter. The company saw cloud revenue for the quarter surpass $20 billion for the first time.

City of Edinburgh Council signs up CGI to implement smart city plans

Five-year contract to support Scottish capital’s transformation into a smart city includes data insights, processes and tools to achieve transformational change and deliver high-quality services to citizens

Salesforce Field Service adds scheduling, Lightning web tools

Salesforce turns its attention to field service technology development, bringing mobile app and web experiences more in line with consumer-grade customer service.

Illegal state surveillance in Africa ‘carried out with impunity’

Analysis of surveillance laws and practices in six African countries finds that existing privacy laws are failing to protect citizens from illegal digital surveillance, which is being facilitated and enabled by global tech companies

Nokia launches first shared 5G network in Taiwan, takes private LTE across Argentina

Nokia lands deal building on existing relationship with Taiwanese operator to power first 5G service across the island using a multi-operator core network, while private LTE selected by Argentinian operator to connect rural regions and boost Industry 4.0

TrueNAS Scale puts storage spin on HCI

TrueNAS Scale hits general availability and marks iXsystems' first foray into HCI, bringing scale-out storage to its NAS devices.

Yugabyte raises $188M to grow distributed SQL database

With support for both PostgreSQL and Cassandra, Yugabyte is scaling up to enabled distributed transactions with its open source-based technology platform.

Twitter details internal Yubico security key rollout

Following last year's breach, Twitter obtained 100% security key enrollment from its 5,500 internal employee accounts within a month of the cutover date.

Commvault Metallic launches backup security dashboard

Commvault's Metallic Security IQ provides visibility into potential security vulnerabilities in Metallic environments and calculates a security posture score for admins to beat.

Avast releases decryptors for multiple ransomware strains

Victims of three separate ransomware families can now recover data using tools developed by the antivirus vendor with help from a malware analyst and an alleged Babuk developer.

Upgrades to Vast Data OS emphasize simplicity, security

Vast Data released VastOS 4, which includes security features such as indestructible data snapshots and visualization tools aimed at making storage simpler to use and manage.

How GitHub is driving secure software development

GitHub’s first chief security officer offers a glimpse into the company’s efforts to help developers and organisations embrace secure software development practices

Fibre to the fore for fixed broadband in Q2

Though varied across different markets, overall quarterly global fixed broadband growth returns to normal at the end of the second quarter of 2021

Roaring iPhone drives Apple in flagging Q3 smartphone market

Record September quarter drives double-digit growth in Apple’s fiscal year but global smartphone market loses steam in third quarter as shipments decline in wake of supply chain woes

Facebook rebrands to Meta amid continuing controversies

Facebook has changed its corporate name to Meta to support its work on the next generation of “social technologies”, but concerns around trust and privacy persist

Amazon Q3 2021: AWS nears 40% in year-on-year growth

Amazon has reported 39% year-on-year growth for its public cloud division AWS and posted overall third quarter revenue of $110.8bn, up 15% on last year

Europol 'targets' 12 suspects in ransomware bust

Europol has not said whether the suspected ransomware actors were arrested or detained, but the 12 were allegedly involved in attacks that affected 1,800 victims in 71 countries.

InfluxDB users detail time series database use cases

InfluxData sees a lot of potential for its InfluxDB open source database, as the need to instrument and collect data from both physical and virtual sources continues to grow.

Facebook expects business collaboration to move to metaverse

Facebook said the metaverse will change how business is done. However, the company faces competition in the VR collaboration space and skepticism about its practices.

Biden wants permanent work visas, not more H-1Bs

President Joe Biden's administration has eased H-1B work visa processing, but it is not seeking a cap increase. Instead, it's aiming to grant more green cards.

Google chases Apple with tablet version of Android

Android 12L, the new OS for tablets, foldables and Chromebooks, will include new ways to use the split-screen feature, but analysts are doubtful it will appeal to enterprises.

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