TechTarget News - Week of Jun 16, 2019

5G to drive hybrid cloud adoption in ANZ

5G networks will move computing to the edge, driving adoption of hybrid cloud and hyper-converged infrastructure, says Nutanix’s ANZ chief

Inside F5’s cyber security playbook

F5 Networks' CISO talks up measures that the application delivery and security specialist is employing to fend off cyber attackers that come knocking on its doors

Asco breaks silence on ransomware attack

A week after reportedly being hit by a ransomware attack, Belgium-based mechanical equipment manufacturer Asco has finally provided some details

CRM sellers advised to push cloud offerings

With three quarters of CRM sales heading into the cloud those looking to make revenues in the market need to have a strong SaaS offering

Oracle and Adobe CDP war heats up, Salesforce close behind

The customer data platform market continues to simmer as large vendors such as Oracle, Adobe, SAP and Salesforce rush to catch up to smaller, more nimble CDP competitors.

DevSecOps is key to uniting opposing forces

Unifying DevOps and security teams with the aid of automation will bring harmony and added business benefits, says systems engineer

How the Salesforce acquisition will affect Tableau users

In the wake of Salesforce's acquisition of Tableau, it remains to be seen whether Tableau users will be pushed to the cloud and how Tableau's pace of innovation might be affected.

Scale Computing HC3 hyper-converged hardware gets edgy

Scale Computing 1U edge nodes allow easy deployment by retailers in multiple sites that lack on-site IT. The Scale Computing storage layer removes the need for RAID-based data protection in the box.

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

UK resellers striking out for the US, board appointments at a couple of security players and a channel specialist at an AI player feature in this week's roundup

Aerohive Networks launches new Wi-Fi management products

Aerohive Networks is using AI and machine learning to provide behavior insights for Wi-Fi management with the launch of its new products, Traffic Insights and Maximum Client Capabilities.

Deloitte's Heat launches Heat AI for trend predictions

Heat's AI-based advertising platform uses algorithms to gather and analyze customer data and then predict social trends up to 72 hours before they peak, according to the vendor.

CoreMedia launches omnichannel content creation platform

CoreMedia Content Cloud-Marketing Connector enables omnichannel content creation. It also gives customers access to CoreMedia Content Cloud content management capabilities.

5G will be a public utility, says IMDA

Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority is looking beyond access speeds in charting the deployment of 5G networks, which it has likened to a public utility

Singapore faced fewer cyber threats in 2018

Despite the fall in the number of common cyber threats last year, Singapore will continue to face advanced persistent threats, CSA warns

UK to host world’s first surveillance camera day

The UK is to host the world’s first surveillance camera day to raise awareness about surveillance cameras and generate a debate about how they are used

Tableau sticking to data mission under Salesforce

Tableau President and CEO Adam Selipsky told the company’s European user conference in Berlin that Salesforce acquisition will not affect its mission of “seeing and understanding data”

Actifio multi-cloud support extends DR to AWS, Azure

Actifio Multi-Cloud Mobility and Automation brings multi-cloud disaster recovery to Sky, along with flexible migration capabilities for companies that want to stay agile.

Netskope announces enterprise application security platform

Netskope for Private Access is a cloud-based platform that secures private enterprise applications on public clouds and in on-premises data centers using zero-trust access.

GandCrab decryption tool helps victims recover data

The No More Ransom initiative released one last GandCrab decryption tool to help victims recover data after the ransomware was allegedly shut down by its authors.

ReliaQuest's cybersecurity platform integrates technologies

ReliaQuest's security analytics platform, GreyMatter, claims to improve threat detection by up to four times and reduce system downtime by 98% by integrating AI and human analysis.

Salesforce teases new CDP features ahead of fall release

Salesforce gives details about the makeup of its Customer 360 integration platform and features of the customer data platform that it plans to release this fall.

HPE unveils Nimble dHCI, InfoSight on SimpliVity HCI

Is disaggregated HCI a thing? Hewlett Packard Enterprise says yes, with its new Nimble Storage-ProLiant server combo that looks more like converged infrastructure than hyper-converged.

HPE GreenLake composable cloud services get a boost

HPE's latest products support hybrid cloud strategies by allowing users to tie composable and hyper-converged infrastructure technologies more tightly together.

How Carsales cuts through the noise in incident response

The Australian firm is using PagerDuty to sieve through a sea of alerts from various alerting systems that notify operations staff of customer and IT issues

HPE to go fully as a Service

The firm has set 2022 as the deadline all of its portfolio will be available on an as a Service basis with the channel playing a key role delivering it

Regional alliances boost Nordic AI industry

Universities and technology businesses in Nordic countries are working cross-border as part of two pan-Nordic organisations

Blue Prism snaps up Thoughtonomy

Channel building intelligent automated specialist the target of an acquisition which leads to joint commitment to continue building the partner network

UK government pushes data-driven agenda

A smart data report has been published with consultations under way, while an open call for evidence has been launched to help shape the national data plan

Converged security takes centre stage at IFSEC

The importance and benefits of combining physical and cyber security was underlined in the opening session of the 2019 IFSEC security conference

Target glitch pits e-commerce vs. POS customer experience

Big-box retailer Target's checkout outage showed how e-commerce systems can fill in when POS systems fail. They're not quite ready to supplant POS -- but they're getting there.

BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite adds 5 new features

BlackBerry has upgraded its Enterprise Mobility Suite in an effort to connect business and consumer applications in a secure environment to enable instant collaboration.

China's supercomputing systems soar from 21 to 219 in a decade

The U.S. dominates in total supercomputing performance, but lags behind China in the overall number of supercomputers. U.S. x86 vendors sell many of the chips used in these systems, but ARM may soon be giving them a run for their money.

Helpshift launches omnichannel communication platform

Connected Customer Conversations is an omnichannel communication platform where a customer's information follows them from channel to channel for customer support.

Applitools Eyes now free for open source libraries

Open source libraries can now access Applitools Eyes at no cost as part of Applitools' effort to invest in open source. It has also partnered with This Dot for an apprentice program.

BlueKeep warnings having little effect on Windows patching

DHS issued the latest security advisory for BlueKeep, but it's unclear whether the repeated warnings are being heeded by organizations that have vulnerable systems on the internet.

Microsoft Azure Bastion service seeks to secure VMs

Microsoft's Azure Bastion managed service provides a means for companies to remotely access their VMs without touching the public internet.

How AirAsia streamlined its customer service

Integrating multiple customer touch points with Salesforce has enabled Asia’s leading low-cost carrier to shorten waiting time and improve customer service

Most mobile apps vulnerable to malware

iOS and Android apps equally vulnerable to being exploited remotely by malware, report reveals

Enterprises challenged with security basics

Visibility, security tool overload and manual reporting are cited as top concerns by UK security leaders, a report reveals

Online porn age-verification checks delayed for six months

Changes to force UK internet users to prove their age to access adult content are postponed for a third time because of failure to notify the European Commission of key policy details

Asos trials AR catwalk technology

Online retailer Asos has partnered with HoloMe to trial an augmented reality catwalk for users of its fashion app

Dropbox Business gets integrations with G Suite, Slack and Zoom

Dropbox Business has been overhauled in an attempt to make it a hub for business communication and collaboration. The updates include new integrations with G Suite, Slack and Zoom.

Gartner: Application security programs coming up short

At the 2019 Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit, experts discussed how enterprise application security efforts are falling short and what can be done about it.

Alaska Airlines charts course for DevOps security

As Alaska Airlines plots a flight path to a hybrid cloud infrastructure, it will navigate with an automated DevOps security tool that spans multiple IT environments.

ERP vendor IFS makes a near-merger with Acumatica

EQT Partners, which owns ERP vendor IFS, has acquired Acumatica, another ERP vendor. Both firms will be working together, sharing leadership and expertise in hope of each broadening market share.

Aruba NetInsight, User Experience Insight coming to Central

Aruba plans to add analytics to its Central management console for the WLAN. Customers will be able to access Aruba NetInsight and User Experience Insight in Central.

Assist acquisition advances Conversocial chatbot service

Conversocial had rudimentary chatbots before acquiring Assist earlier this year, but now can deploy chatbots to take on more sophisticated customer engagements.

HPE SimpliVity gets new features, competition

HPE exec says vendor's HCI strategy is 'SimpliVity, SimpliVity, SimpliVity' -- but don't forget HPE's competitive Nutanix and Nimble Storage dHCI products.

DataRobot acquisition of ParallelM to enhance AI management

DataRobot machine learning tools should see a boost following the company's acquisition of ParallelM, a startup with tools for deploying, managing and monitoring AI.

New Amax servers aim to accelerate AI and ML workflows

The Amax BrainMax Series servers feature the latest Nvidia RTX GPU accelerator cards for intensive GPU and AI applications and deep learning initiatives.

Oracle IaaS strategy pivots to specialization

Oracle probably won't get out of the public IaaS market entirely, but it seems clear that specialization is its goal, not head-to-head challenges to AWS, Microsoft and Google.

IT pros brace for wave of M&A in microservices security

Microservices and DevOps have made IT security a shared responsibility among enterprise stakeholders, and experts expect this shift to prompt mass consolidation among vendors.

How APAC CIOs are driving AI projects

IT leaders at a Computer Weekly roundtable say they are grappling with compute bottlenecks and explainable artificial intelligence even as chatbots and other AI projects are being rolled out in full swing

Ada looks to improve chatbot handoff with AI-powered Ada Glass

To improve chatbot customer experience, Ada introduced Glass to its platform. Ada Glass connects customers with live agents directly within Ada's interface, according to the vendor.

Intelligent data management drives smarter use of copy data

Intelligent data management has turned copies of backup data into tools for analytics, test/dev and other use cases. But company culture prevents some organizations from adoption.

Small business not necessarily weakest security link

Small businesses may not be the weakest link in the supply chain after all, with a lack of skills and best practices being bigger factors, a study by (ISC)² reveals

Parents don’t know enough about cyber careers

Research by the SANS Institute finds that while parents are aware of cyber security, they don’t know enough to encourage their children into cyber roles

UK takes world lead in surveillance camera security

Although the UK is sometimes referred to as “the most surveilled country” in the world, it has taken the lead in setting minimum security requirements for surveillance cameras. But how will this make a difference internationally?

SAP customers plan to stay on ECC6 beyond 2025 deadline

A new survey suggests SAP customers will stay on SAP ECC6, despite SAP's plan to pull support by 2025. One analyst said reports like this should be taken with a grain of salt.

Challenges lie ahead following Slack public offering

Following Slack's public debut, analysts say the company needs to boost enterprise sales and retool third-party integrations to attract users who aren't as tech-savvy.

IBM Blockchain platform adds hybrid, multi-cloud support

IBM has enhanced its blockchain platform such that it will run on other cloud platforms beyond the IBM Cloud, including the AWS and Microsoft Azure clouds.

Startup applies AI in hiring to contracting niche

AI is gaining ground in recruiting, hiring and now in contracting. A London-based firm provides some insight about what the future may hold in contracting for niche markets.

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