TechTarget News - Week of Aug 21, 2022

U.S. spending triggers race to train construction workers

Massive U.S. spending on everything from new roads to wind generation is testing the ability of the government and private sector to churn out enough construction workers.

PyPI phishing renews call for mandatory 2FA, package signing

Some developers view compulsory 2FA and package signing as a threat to productivity, but industry experts say such requirements are inevitable amid ongoing cyberattacks.

New funding for Anyscale boosts popular Ray AI platform

The startup raised $99 million and released a new version of its open source framework, which helps enterprises scale AI workloads and projects with the resources they have.

Server costs rise, software selling at premium: Reports

Latest PPI data reveals a 3.1% month-over-month uptick for host computers and servers, while storage prices drop slightly and professional services stand pat.

Low-code platforms create call for business-savvy developers

The rising popularity of low-code platforms may mark a decline for coding as a job priority, but demand is up for developers with a strong grasp of business knowledge, say experts.

Zilliz raises $60M for open source Milvus vector database

The leading commercial backer behind the open source Milvus database project is looking to advance the technology to build out a database for AI application workloads.

Nokia, Furukawa accelerate Optical LAN in Latin America

Leading global communications technology provider strikes up partnership with network cabling specialist to bring benefits of optical local area network connectivity to Latin American enterprise market

Apple's hybrid work plans draw worker pushback

Apple's executives say in-person collaboration is essential to the company's innovative culture. Employees have asked the company to rethink forced hybrid work.

Most CISOs think they’ve been attacked by a nation state

Most organisations have made changes to their cyber strategies and policies following Russia’s invasion, and almost two-thirds suspect they have been directly targeted or impacted by a nation-state cyber attack

Transition continuing at K3 Business Technology

Channel player updates investors on progress made in its fiscal H1 as it looks to build a business serving the retail sector

New SAS, SingleStore integration boosts speed, efficiency

The integration between the longtime data and analytics vendor and the upstart database vendor enables users to work with data in-database, which increases speed-to-insight.

Subway puts Zen on broadband menu

Leading UK food chain confirms long-standing ISP as an accredited partner to supply its stores across the country with a bespoke connectivity offering that facilitates a delivery line of service that was not previously possible

Alleged Twitter security failings spell trouble ahead

Twitter’s former security head, Pieter Zatko, has alleged a number of serious cyber failures at the social media platform, raising the spectre of investigations and sanctions

Alibaba Cloud unveils RISC-V chip development platform

The Wujian 600 chip development platform will help developers build systems-on-chip to support edge applications such as home robots, medical imaging and video conferencing

InfluxData eases event streaming data collection

The new Native Collectors service in the cloud is an attempt by the time series database vendor to let users connect to message broker services and event streaming data.

Altice gets regulatory green light for added stake in BT

Despite previous worries by UK government of potential threat to levelling-up agenda on broadband, corporate regulatory probe finds no issue with increase in stakeholding by long-rumoured potential buyer of UK incumbent telco

Giganet taps Neos Networks to drive UK gigabit broadband expansion

UK fibre connectivity supplier provides what it says is crucial back-haul capability to allow growing established internet service provider to offer regional and national high-speed fibre connectivity

Continued major customer rise fuels strong second quarter for Zoom

Post-Covid boom may have subsided, but conferencing and comms company keeps on track with increased total revenues in second fiscal quarter, when its product diversification strategy focused on delivering better intelligence

Farming tech projects get £16.5m in government funding

Projects receiving funding through latest round of farming innovation programme include tech to improve fruit farming and the use of artificial intelligence to improve pigs’ welfare

Google Cloud and Singapore government team up on AI

Singapore’s National AI office will tap Google Cloud’s expertise in artificial intelligence to build artificial intelligence applications and train public sector officers on AI

CEO of spyware vendor NSO Group steps down

Current NSO Group COO Yaron Shohat will replace outgoing CEO Shalev Hulio as part of a reorganization for the vendor, which has come under fire from the U.S. government.

Ogi ramps up full-fibre broadband roll-out across south Wales

Leading Welsh broadband provider reveals the latest areas designated for full-fibre connectivity as part of its broadband digital infrastructure programme, bringing the total to 38 Welsh towns and villages

CityFibre looks to power next phase of growth with brand update

Corporate brand refresh is designed to help cement firm’s increasing prominence in UK full-fibre arena, addressing what it says is consumer confusion across the broadband market

Kaspersky threat data added to Microsoft Sentinel service

Microsoft and Kaspersky have agreed a collaboration to integrate Kaspersky’s threat data feeds into Microsoft’s cloud-native SIEM/SOAR service

How a female coder rose through the ranks in tech

Padmaja Kota started her career as a software engineer before picking up product development and rising through the ranks to become an engineering leader at a cloud-based software company

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