TechTarget News - Week of Feb 06, 2022

WM5G expands 5G remit to address challenges in urban settings

Growing 5G hothouse in UK’s industrial heartland announces new education events designed to explore the possibilities and opportunities that next-generation infrastructures can bring to urban settings

Met police deploy facial recognition in Westminster

Police facial recognition deployment resulted in four arrests, but questions remain about the necessity, proportionality and legality of the technology’s use

WebAssembly tech infiltrates the cloud via edge computing

WebAssembly's first beachhead in its mission to break out beyond the web browser has been in edge computing, where it offers efficient support for bespoke serverless workloads.

Office workplace relationships weakened by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the office workplace permanently, according to Gartner. Employee relationships are weaker, turnover is higher, and automation may accelerate.

CNCF hosts WebAssembly server-side projects

Once strictly a web browser utility, WebAssembly may soon be coming to a server near you and bringing with it a new level of computing abstraction to contend with.

Dell simplifies channel incentive structure

Vendor announces several changes as it updates the partner programme for the fiscal year 2023 and looks to make life simpler for its channel

Wormhole offers $10M to Ethereum thieves

Wormhole also offered $10 million to anyone who provided 'information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible' for last week's heist.

Analytics database vendor Exasol launches DBaaS on AWS

The OLAP database vendor now has a new cloud service model that provides users with a managed instance for data analysis, business intelligence and machine learning.

IRS drops facial recognition plans after criticism

The agency said it will no longer require taxpayers to use a third-party website to authenticate identity and will develop its own tools to boost security and prevent fraud.

Metaverse rollout brings new security risks, challenges

When companies and users decide to adapt the technologies of the coming metaverse, they will also expose themselves to a new class of security risks and vulnerabilities.

Nvidia’s Arm deal is dead

‘Significant regulatory challenges’ have prevented Nvidia in its $31bn attempt to purchase chipmaker Arm

Right to disconnect and less monitoring key to better remote work

The World Health Organisation and International Labour Organisation warn against invasive workplace surveillance and promote right to disconnect in joint briefing on how to promote healthy and safe remote working

Female-led data hackathon runs for second year

After a successful first year, TrueCue has partnered with several firms to run another female-only hackathon to encourage data analysts to solve real-world problems

NO-UK submarine cable system claims record line rate

Submarine cable system between Norway and the UK claims milestone that will facilitate a new era of connectivity between the countries

Porn sites will be legally required to verify users’ ages

Porn sites could be legally obliged to verify that their users are 18 or over under proposed online safety rules, in UK government’s second attempt to prevent children from accessing pornography online

Midwich picks up Nimans

Acquisition will boost firm’s unified comms position as well as bringing in more security and networking expertise

IBM upgrades FlashSystem to tackle ransomware

Addressing the continuing onslaught of cyber attacks, IBM has delivered an offering that combines its FlashSystem and Cyber Vault products for fast recovery.

BT announces managing director of Incubation for Digital unit

Innovation leader announced for digital unit as it aims to build a customer-centric digital organisation to bring products and services to customers and create new opportunities

Tiger offers lightweight file access for hybrid cloud

Roar data, anyone? Tiger offers local access to cloud data, with only parts of the file being worked on downloaded and file locking in cloud buckets to ensure integrity

5G networks increase content consumption

Study reveals a near-$20bn spike in carrier billing spend over the next two years, driven by the growth in 5G-based mobile gaming and video subscriptions

DPD delivers swift fix for serious API flaw

API vulnerability potentially left PII on DPD Group’s customers dangerously exposed, but was rapidly fixed on disclosure

Pegasystems releases contact center agent-assist tools

Pegasystems adds voice recognition and natural language processing agent-assistant 'copilot' tools for contact centers, based on 2021 acquisition of

Nvidia, Arm deal fails after heightened regulatory scrutiny

Nvidia's acquisition of Arm Ltd. faced its share of regulatory hurdles, but the global semiconductor chip shortage prompted increased scrutiny of the chip-related deal.

Microsoft disables VBA macros by default

Microsoft's change in the default settings of five Office applications aims to shut down a widely used and longstanding threat vector to enterprises.

Fintech vendor releases AI tool for commercial real estate

Unlike the residential real estate market, growth in commercial real estate has been slow. A fintech vendor is seeking to fill a market need for commercial real estate data.

Gamification in learning platform tested at Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic is piloting a gamification in learning platform. Unlike other forms of learning, the healthcare organization believes the platform facilitates two-way communication and team effectiveness.

DOJ recovers $3.6B from 2016 Bitfinex hack

A couple was arrested Tuesday morning after the DOJ traced 120,000 bitcoin to a digital wallet containing funds stolen during the 2016 hack of cryptocurrency platform Bitfinex.

Ransomware ever more sophisticated and impactful, warns NCSC

UK’s National Cyber Security Centre teams up with US and Australian partners in a joint advisory warning organisations of the increasing sophistication exhibited by criminal ransomware gangs

Linux-based clouds an open door for attackers, says VMware

Its prevalence as a cloud operating system means Linux is becoming a meal ticket for malicious actors, but the security industry does not seem to have cottoned on to this yet, says VMware

Minister defends digital economy legislation before Lords

A digital minister has said that the UK’s forthcoming digital markets legislation is ‘superior’ to similar efforts in the EU, but could not commit to a specific time frame for when it will be introduced to Parliament

After rough January, IT gets a mild February Patch Tuesday

With one public disclosure and not a critical vulnerability in sight, administrators will have time to recover from the roller coaster of patch problems from last month.

Apple Tap to Pay makes iPhone a payment terminal

In the spring, Stripe will become the first payment platform to support Tap to Pay for contactless credit and debit cards and digital wallets. Shopify's POS app uses Stripe.

Reverse ETL vendor Census raises $60M

Census raises new money as the vendor ramps up its operations to help organizations get data from data warehouses to power large-scale business applications.

Ransomware groups shift from big game hunting

A joint cybersecurity advisory documented top ransomware trends for 2021 and addressed ways for organizations to improve security.

Samsung ditches Note, brings S Pen to flagship S series

The Galaxy S22 Ultra combines the Note's writing utensil and size with the S series' camera. The new smartphone has a starting price of $1,200.

Half of key IT spending to shift to cloud

Some 51% of spending in key areas such as application software, infrastructure software, business process services and system infrastructure will shift to cloud by 2025, says Gartner

UK second in money laundering hall of shame

Banks need to step up their anti-money laundering processes if billions of pounds’ worth of criminal activity is to be prevented

Qualcomm expands investment in XR and the metaverse

Mobile chip giant opens new labs in Europe to build on existing commitment to make extended reality accessible to the masses, with focus activities on XR R&D, engineering and key technology development

CDW delivers robust 2021 financials

Channel player has shown resilience over the course of what was another challenging year for the IT market

ScyllaDB 5.0 set to advance NoSQL database capabilities

At Scylla Summit 2022, the open source NoSQL database vendor introduced upcoming services including a DBaaS as well as a new platform release, and a user outlined its application.

EMEA sales improving at Insight

Firm’s recently installed CEO gets the chance to share some upbeat numbers as the channel player looks back on 2021

Why Massachusetts' data breach reports are so high

Massachusetts discloses breaches of companies that affect just a single resident, giving the commonwealth a much larger number of 2021 incidents than other states.

Vast Data, Commvault partner for faster backup, recovery

Vast Data is using its high-performance flash as a backup target for Commvault's software, bringing its efforts to compete with HDDs to the purpose-built backup appliance market.

Dynatrace hands observability-as-code reins to DevOps

Dynatrace expanded observability-as-code tools to let developers and DevOps engineers determine how production services send feedback via a self-service interface.

Data quality startup Superconductive raises $40M

The vendor behind the open source Great Expectations data quality technology is looking to build a commercial cloud service to help data professionals accurately profile data.

DEF CON bans social engineering expert Chris Hadnagy

Hadnagy, an influential figure at the DEF CON security conference, was permanently banned following allegations of misconduct at the annual Las Vegas gathering.

ISPA, Good Things Foundation team to address UK digital divide

Digital exclusion remains a huge issue in the UK and to address the problem, leading digital inclusion charity has entered into a partnership with the Internet Services Providers’ Association

The birth of Estonia’s digital civil servant

As Estonia finalises the initial version of its government services digital assistant for launch later this year, the man heading the project describes the birth of Bürokratt and beyond

Operator 5G engagements increase by more than 50% in 2021

Research from mobile test and assurance services provider shows that standalone core, network cloudification and operational agility drive accelerating 5G roll-outs, with service assurance rapidly gathering pace

NetApp provides data infrastructure for EMBL

European Molecular Biology Laboratory uses NetApp to enable researchers to share and process high-end electron microscopy data

Chess adds telco player TTNC to the fold

Channel player indicates this is going to be a year of activity as it makes its first acquisition since last summer

Amazon takes its telehealth offering nationwide

Amazon has made its Care telehealth service available nationwide with in-person healthcare services to follow later in the year. The company is tapping a growing healthcare market.

TalkTalk: Switch to full fibre benefits climate

Study from leading UK operator pinpoints green gains from switching to full fibre over copper networks, including increased efficiency, reduction in degradation and exchanges, and fewer engineer journeys

Observability data finds its way into BizDevOps

The digitize-or-die catalyst of the COVID-19 pandemic forced enterprises toward BizDevOps, and IT observability data has begun to inform cooperation with business users.

Digital transformation acceleration drives cloud spend

Recent research points to a continuation of the enterprise IT projects -- many built on cloud technology -- that emerged in the second half of 2020; more IT channel news.

Research predicts enterprises will skip Wi-Fi 6E entirely

Supply chain issues plaguing Wi-Fi 6E will lead many enterprises to skip the wireless standard and go straight to Wi-Fi 7, according to the Dell'Oro Group.

Google boosts AI customer experience

Two bits of CX news from Google: Cloud Platform expands customer success operations globally, and users find the search behemoth's AI a fit for customer experience deployments.

Microsoft brings parity to OneNote web, desktop apps

OneNote web app users will be able to set a view-only mode, copy and paste objects without changing their format, and perform other functions found in the desktop version.

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