TechTarget News - Week of Oct 17, 2021

Apple ditches hated MacBook Pro features, adds M1 chips

The new MacBook Pro laptops come in 14-and 16-inch models, return ports that were missing in the past few iterations, and add faster, more energy efficient processors.

Couchbase Capella brings new managed DBaaS capabilities

The NoSQL database vendor launched a DBaaS platform providing a fully managed cloud database aimed at users who don't want to manage their own resources.

Federal agencies issue warning on BlackMatter ransomware

U.S. government agencies say a new family of malware could create problems for critical infrastructure by shutting down critical networks and disrupting commerce.

Gitex 2021: Arc spans network ecosystem in Oman

Integrated networking services provider invests in Nokia technology to offer added connectivity options for enterprise customers in key Middle East location

VMware refines cross-cloud strategy

VMware’s CTO Kit Colbert talks up the evolution of the company’s cross-cloud strategy and how it stands out from other suppliers eyeing the multicloud pie

Singapore pulls ahead with public sector 5G trials

Singapore’s public sector organisations are testing the use of 5G connectivity to remotely operate an autonomous vehicle for road-sweeping, among other use cases

'Intelligent workplace' tools, video calls create anxiety

The role of technology and automation in the so-called 'intelligent workplace' was the focus of a lively debate at a conference last week. Video conferencing was cited as a particular problem.

Government launches consultation on future of medical devices

UK government aims is to gather views on possible changes around innovations in the medical device field, including the creation of a regulatory framework for software and artificial intelligence

Channel key to delivering Avaya Experience Builders

Comms player reacts to the increasing need from customers for better employee experiences, with an ecosystem approach that pulls together partners and developers

Huawei plots course for 5Gigaverse society

Keynote presents roadmap to new landscape of all-scenario continuous next-generation network coverage driven by the rapid development of 5G, with more than 170 networks built and nearly 500 million users developed within two years

Dell extends Edge, reveals 5G and Open RAN services

Technology giant continues with its advancement into the world of telecoms with offerings designed to automate the deployment and management of open, cloud-native network infrastructure to fast-track opportunities at the edge

DCMS appoints Plexal to drive telecoms diversity strategy

Government chooses UK innovation company to understand and develop the role of SMEs in the telecoms market with particular reference to how to create a diverse market that supports the creation of home-grown, sovereign technology

Graphcore opens Southeast Asia hub in Singapore

The AI chipmaker is looking to expand its sales teams and hire more engineers to support customer deployments in Singapore and the rest of Southeast Asia

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