TechTarget News - Week of Nov 04, 2018

NHS to use predictive tech to prevent illnesses

Health secretary Matt Hancock wants to use technology to predict disease and stop people falling ill, with AI and genomics having the ‘potential to change everything’

Banking sector leading CIAM innovation, say Big Four

Maturity in consumer identity and access management (CIAM) differs from sector to sector, with the banking sector taking the lead in terms of innovation, according to the Big Four accounting firms

Robots deliver savings for Dutch postal service PostNL

Dutch delivery company PostNL is reaping huge efficiency savings by using robotic technology to automate time-consuming administrative tasks

TalkTalk makes ‘fair broadband’ promises

TalkTalk has launched its own Fairer Broadband Charter as research reveals widespread dissatisfaction with some common industry practices

As PHP v5 nears its end, enterprises face serious threats

The majority of websites still use the outdated PHP v5, according to recent data, causing concern over the fact that it will stop receiving security support at the end of the year.

Former Veeam CEO looks back, company looks ahead

Peter McKay, formerly president and co-CEO of Veeam, said a lot of factors went into his departure from the company, and he plans to become a CEO again soon.

AWS re:Invent 2018 another test for the cloud giant

AWS continues to dominate the cloud landscape, but there's plenty of work left to do, as more traditional companies integrate its services with their own data centers.

GSMA urges fresh action on 5G mobile spectrum

Mobile industry body says time is running out to ready enough radio frequency spectrum in the appropriate bands to account for the demands of 5G mobile networks

VMware readies green blockchain

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger says the power used for blockchain computation will cause an environmental crisis

Start preparing for post-quantum data protection

Organisations that need to retain sensitive information for long periods of time need to start preparing for the post-quantum era, according to an IBM security architect

NatWest pilots digital bank for SMEs

App-based banking platform offers small enterprises other business tools on top of a current account

Smart Dubai platform is the backbone of the city's transformation

Aisha bin Bishr, director general at Smart Dubai Office, talks about the Smart Data platform and soon-to-be-unveiled UAE Pass, a digital ID and signature which is being touted as one of the foundations a city needs to transform

Fujitsu powers forward with business restructure

Technology firm Fujitsu has announced a number of plans for restructuring its business, including the closing of its German manufacturing plant and a number of board resignations

IBM-Red Hat deal highlights changes due in data processing

The IBM acquisition of Red Hat marks a watershed in computer architecture. The duo says it can rebuild data applications in new ways. This news analysis explores what's coming.

Latest Symantec acquisitions target endpoint security

Endpoint security startups Appthority and Javelin Networks are the latest Symantec acquisitions as the cybersecurity giant aims to improve its endpoint protection product.

DH2i DxOdyssey adds a layer of protection to multi-cloud

The new DH2i security software tackles the difficulty of setting up a secure perimeter in hybrid and multi-cloud environments by creating one that is software-defined.

Expanded IBM-VMware partnership eyes hybrid cloud deployments

A managed cloud service for high availability and additional product integrations for microservices and Watson are the latest fruits of a partnership between IBM and VMware.

APAC firms warm up to SD-WAN to solve networking woes

A third of enterprises in the APAC region have already deployed SD-WAN at most of their sites, while 55% are in the process of doing so, a study shows

Tech must be a force for good

VMware CEO shares his belief that the industry has a responsibility to use technology as a positive force in society

Silver Peak revamps partner programme

Vendor makes changes in response to partner calls for more predictability around pay-outs

Cyber security high on European Commission agenda

The European Commission is recognising the growing importance of cyber security to the digital economy and is increasing funding to support research, resilience and cooperation

Investment fund buys into broadband supplier Hyperoptic

Mubadala Investment Company, the VC arm of the government of Abu Dhabi, is to acquire a minority stake in full-fibre broadband supplier Hyperoptic as the firm brings forward its roll-out

BEIS to fund five healthcare AI innovation centres

Five healthcare innovation centres will receive a total of £50m in funding to use artificial intelligence to improve diagnosis and treatment of diseases

Decentralised ID key to identity security

Enterprises need to step up protections around identity-related compromises and look to decentralised identity in the longer term to improve security, says computer scientist

Why the tech industry needs a moral compass

Technology has unintended consequences, says Martha Lane Fox – but technologists have an opportunity to make a difference

Dropbox Extensions gives users chance to try other vendors

The new Dropbox integrations will bring APIs to other file editing and e-signature vendors, making it easier for users to update files without toggling through applications.

Microsoft fixes flaws in Skype Meetings App

Microsoft announced upgrades to the Skype Meetings App to ease installation and setup. The vendor plans to eliminate the Mac version of the product in favor of the desktop app.

Kubernetes on VMware gains a lifeline with Heptio acquisition

VMware's Heptio buy brings it Kubernetes chops that will help it make a multi-cloud bid, but it will struggle to raise its profile in open source container management, industry watchers predict.

Automation added to Extreme SLX data center networking

Extreme Networks has introduced network automation and a single console for managing data center and campus networks. The technology is part of the Extreme SLX Agile Data Center.

DXC makes digital transformation push in Asia

IT services firm uses automation and AI to trim its portfolio and size as it helps customers on their digital transformation journey

Singapore’s SunMoon uses blockchain to trace apples

Fruit and vegetable distributor has implemented a blockchain platform that enables consumers and suppliers to trace the origin of Fuji apples – with other fruits to follow

GDPR a challenge to AI black boxes

Most artificial intelligence “black boxes” do not comply with EU data protection laws and will have to be re-engineered, warns security researcher and consultant

U.S. Cyber Command malware samples to be logged in VirusTotal

The Cyber National Mission Force will share unclassified U.S. Cyber Command malware samples to VirusTotal and one expert hopes there will be more action taken to help researchers.

Talkdesk iQ provides AI analytics, monitoring in contact center

Talkdesk iQ, the cloud contact center startup's new AI platform, includes an analytics dashboard and bot development tools. The vendor also announced a new 100% uptime SLA for enterprise calling.

Self-driving cars may have to break law, says Law Commission

Self-driving cars may have to break the rules of the road to operate safely, and the Law Commissions of England, Wales and Scotland are embarking on a consultation to seek input on how to manage this

M&S admits online remit “well behind” competitors

Food and clothing retailer Marks and Spencer has admitted its website and online fulfillment capabilities are behind that of its competitors, but it is seeing progress since implementing changes

Dell EMC VxRail HCI builds on VMware Cloud Foundation

Dell EMC builds on VMware Cloud Foundation and plans to offer a new two-node VxRail entry point, with a flexible VMware vSAN license. Dell EMC also adds VMware integration to VxBlock.

Researcher urges IoT security legislation

Suppliers of internet connected devices are largely failing to improve the security of their products, exposing users to privacy risks, so there is no choice but to legislate in this area, says a researcher

Google Cloud Scheduler brings job automation to GCP

Google's Cloud Scheduler managed service assists with job execution and management for cloud workloads, and it evens another score with AWS and Azure.

Teridion intros cloud-based WAN for enterprises

Teridion plans to launch next year a cloud-based WAN for enterprises that includes a carrier-grade service-level agreement. The service connects to SaaS, IaaS and branch offices.

ON Semiconductor distributors drive $1B in revenue

It may not be the traditional channel, but semiconductor distributors play a key role in boosting ON Semiconductor's sales in emerging markets; more news from the week.

IT Nation 2018 drills into managed security opportunity

At the IT Nation 2018 conference, ConnectWise CEO Arnie Bellini bid attendees to embrace the fast-growing managed security market and abandon their generalist approaches.

Docker on Windows Server helps legacy apps, with caveats

Windows-only Docker Enterprise Edition prospects struggle with Linux requirements and a shift to a container-first mindset as they plan to modernize legacy Microsoft applications.

Cisco layoffs mark Customer Experience restructuring

Cisco is laying off hundreds of employees as it restructures its Customer Experience unit led by new-hire Maria Martinez. The Cisco layoffs come the week before its Partner Summit.

New spam botnet infects over 100,000 home routers

News roundup: A new spam botnet infected over 100,000 home routers through a UPnP vulnerability, according to researchers. Plus, HSBC Bank reported a data breach, and more.

Enterprise devs win with Veracode's SaaS security spinout

Independent once again, Veracode will focus on its cloud-based test services that enable developers to add security to the software development lifecycle.

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