TechTarget News - Week of Oct 21, 2018

McAfee CTO raises concerns about election cyber security

The security industry needs to look at the security of election processes around the world as well as the security of voting and counting machines, says McAfee CTO

Commvault web interface getting a major overhaul

At Commvault Go, the data protection vendor introduced a revamped user interface with machine learning-powered analytics and smarter storage usage reporting.

FinancialForce adds Einstein Analytics to back office

FinancialForce added an analytics layer to its Professional Services Automation product to help its users find better insights in their back-office applications.

Hammerspace targets data silos with new software service

Silicon Valley startup debuts software service that harnesses data virtualization technology from Primary Data and adds hybrid cloud data management and metadata as a service.

IT pros shore up Prometheus monitoring via third-party tools

Upstream Prometheus monitoring isn't ready for prime time in enterprise environments, but it gets by with a little help from its friends, such as Sysdig and Rancher Labs.

Zero-day jQuery plugin vulnerability exploited for 3 years

A zero-day in jQuery File Upload could affect thousands of projects because the jQuery plugin vulnerability has existed for eight years and actively exploited for at least three years.

Morrisons loses appeal against data breach liability ruling

Supermarket chain has lost its appeal against a High Court ruling that found it liable for a data leak by a former employee, underlining the importance of managing insider threats

Software suites will dominate the business applications market

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd contends that having a common user interface and the ability to support data flows across a business are key capabilities that will spur the dominance of software suites over time

Igneous enhances unstructured data management product

Specialist Igneous allows customers to backup and archive, search, manage, move and handle large sets of unstructured files that mainstream NAS can find difficult to handle

IBM eyes services bid with Multicloud Manager

Organizations that run applications in a multi-cloud environment could benefit from IBM's Kubernetes-based management platform that supports on-premises and other cloud platforms.

Oracle CX Unity unveiled at OpenWorld

In an attempt to compete with Salesforce, Oracle unveils Subscription Management, a software tool to help users manage the growing number of consumer-facing subscription products.

The Arista 400 GbE 7060X4 takes on Cisco, Juniper

Arista has joined rivals Cisco and Juniper in the 400 GbE switching market. The company introduced this week the Arista 400 GbE 7060X4 Series for hyperscale data centers.

Healthcare.gov breach exposes data on 75,000 people

Malicious actors attacked a back-end insurance system and the resulting Healthcare.gov breach exposed an unknown amount of data on 75,000 people.

Updated Oracle Gen 2 Cloud aims to challenge cloud leaders

With enhancements to its Autonomous Database technology and cloud infrastructure security services, Oracle is trying to gain ground on Amazon and other cloud rivals.

HP ties up with Singapore university on Industry 4.0

The personal computing and printer giant has opened a research facility at Nanyang Technological University to advance digital manufacturing technologies

Datacentre glitches expose data loss risks

A new study has highlighted the fragility of corporate datacentres and the very real risk of data loss

Sibos 2018: ‘Black swan’ cyber event is inevitable

With security experts and bankers expecting a 9/11-style cyber event, deeper collaboration between companies and governments is necessary to identify emerging threats before they occur

Government can’t guarantee no-deal Brexit data-sharing agreement

Digital minister Margot James says there is no clear timetable on when the UK will secure a data adequacy decision from the EU, and cannot guarantee an agreement will be in place in the event of a no-deal Brexit

UK unicorn creation goes unrivalled in Europe

The UK's regional cities are creating more billion-dollar tech startups than many European capitals, with the UK as a whole creating more unicorns since 2016 than France, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands

CityFibre backers pump £2.5bn into full-fibre broadband

Network expansion will add 27 towns and cities to CityFibre’s current roll-out to 10 locations in support of a consumer full-fibre service delivered by Vodafone

Autonomous taxi trials underway in Dubai

Dubai’s transport authority has started road testing the region’s first autonomous taxi, designed in partnership with Dubai Silicon Oasis and DG World

Choose security tools wisely to gain upper hand

The cyber threat landscape is continually changing, but staying abreast of attacker and defender innovation can help business leaders gain the upper hand, says KuppingerCole

Exertis shuffles its management pack

The distributor has made a raft of changes to its management team to support its international ambitions

Twilio Autopilot looks to simplify contact center AI

Twilio Autopilot gives developers the building blocks for creating contact center AI that businesses can use to improve customer service and save money.

Tableau new features include NLP, AI, machine learning

Tableau unveiled AI and NLP tools intended to improve users' experience with its BI platform by adding smart capabilities to Tableau 2019, now out in a public beta.

Dell EMC Cyber Recovery isolates and protects data

Cyber Recovery software from Dell EMC forms a last line of defense against malware by putting critical data in a secure vault, isolated from where data attacks occur.

FedEx's Oracle hybrid cloud only a bridge to all-SaaS ERP

A logistics heavyweight is in year three of a five-year plan to consolidate PeopleSoft and SAP systems on Oracle ERP Cloud and Analytics Cloud and absorb corporate acquisitions.

Tableau extensions get more dev tools for integrations

With the Tableau Developer Program, developers will be able to use a Tableau Online development sandbox and sample codes, among other free resources.

NetApp flash offerings push into cloud, edge and IoT

At the NetApp Insight user show, the vendor advocates for flash to replace disk for backup, cloud and object storage. NetApp HCI expands, and StorageGrid gets flash.

Oracle bullish on growth in ASEAN

Enterprise technology juggernaut Oracle claims traction in cloud applications and growing interest in its cloud-based autonomous database service in Southeast Asia

Becrypt security platform helps ease cloud adoption

Becrypt’s secure operating system is driving a new service aimed at helping organisations reduce cost and increase agility in using cloud-based services and online applications

Nordic banks target SME customers with fintech services

Traditional Nordic banks are slimming down workforces as they turn increasingly to technology-based service delivery, and some are linking up with small fintech companies to deliver online products.

ICO issues maximum £500,000 fine to Facebook

The UK privacy watchdog has confirmed that Facebook has escaped a fine of more than $1bn under the GDPR, but will face the maximum under the DPA for failing to protect users’ personal information

BT picks fintech leader to succeed Gavin Patterson

BT has named Philip Jansen, current co-chief executive of global payments services group Worldpay, as the successor to outgoing chief executive Gavin Patterson

GandCrab decryption tool released by No More Ransom

Another decryption tool has been made available free of charge in the battle against ransomware to help victims avoid paying to release their data

Belgian startup makes a game of creating secure software code

A global tech startup has placed its research and development centre in Belgium, taking advantage of regional financial support as well as cooperations with local educational organisations

Vodafone claims UK 5G first

Mobile network operator Vodafone claims the activation of a trial site in Manchester marks the first time mobile data traffic has been streamed to and from the internet exclusively over 5G technology

Windows Server 2019 RDSH drops Office 365 ProPlus support

Microsoft hopes to accelerate customer cloud desktop adoption when it makes the Office 365 ProPlus suite a cloud-only product for Windows Server 2019 RDSH users.

Juniper earnings downed by a lack of cloud sales

The latest Juniper earnings report shows lower-than-expected sales to cloud providers will result in a revenue decline in the current quarter. The company had expected to return to growth.

Igneous Systems takes on unstructured data management

With the addition of DataFlow and DataDiscover as-a-service offerings, Igneous is building out its portfolio of products to manage and protect unstructured data.

IBM storage products get another NVMe booster shot

IBM bolstered support for NVMe technologies across its storage portfolio with its latest round of product updates, which also adds new Spectrum Discover data management software.

Be prepared for SD-WAN implementation complexities

With SD-WAN implementation burgeoning, enterprises should ensure they have the internal staff to support the technology. And it doesn't hurt to plan for deployment challenges.

Adobe Magento Commerce Cloud brings e-commerce muscle

After acquiring Magento for $1.7 billion earlier this year, Adobe has integrated its commerce product into Adobe Experience Cloud for both enterprises and SMBs.

Nomad vs. Kubernetes talk prompts HashiCorp managed service plan

HashiCorp's founders say Nomad and Kubernetes are not mutually exclusive, but the company will launch a Nomad managed service to match cloud providers' turnkey Kubernetes services.

IoT ecosystem needs to be investigated, say experts

A conference of IoT experts convened by Enisa and Europol has made key recommendations to ensure security vulnerabilities do not overshadow benefits

British Airways data breach worse than thought

British Airways has admitted that up to 185,000 more people than first thought may have had personal details compromised in August’s data breach

NGA secures £22m for Bristol-Newport fibre link

Ultrafast wholesale network builder Nextgenaccess has been awarded funding from the National Digital Infrastructure Fund to improve connectivity in South Wales

Versa Networks integrates SD-WAN service with Azure Virtual WAN

In networking news, Versa Networks partners with Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN; CenturyLink launches the Managed Cisco SD-WAN service; and Aryaka expands cloud offerings with Oracle.

Microsoft releases Skype for Business 2019 server

The Skype for Business 2019 server includes several new hybrid cloud features and simplifies the migration path from the on-premises product to cloud-based Microsoft Teams.

WebExec vulnerability leaves Webex open to insider attacks

A remote code execution flaw in Cisco Webex -- called WebExec -- could be an easy vector for insider attacks, and the researchers who found it say it's easier to exploit than detect.

Jakarta EE spec process paves way for enterprise Java

Eclipse will govern the future direction of enterprise Java for developers through the Eclipse Foundation Specification Process, and it pledges vendor-neutral support and IP protection.

Symphony Ventures acquisition: Deal underscores RPA growth

Sykes Enterprises' acquisition of Symphony Ventures, a robotic process automation consulting firm, sheds light on the meteoric rise of the RPA market; other news from the week.

Job cuts part of Nokia 5G, enterprise changes

Nokia plans to cut thousands of jobs as it doubles down on its 5G and enterprise businesses. The Nokia 5G strategy focuses on selling and developing mobile radio products.

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