• Poly pivots product line to remote working

    Recognising the enduring new normal of the hybrid workplace, premium audio and video products provider Poly has announced a product line that it said is designed to address the needs of today’s remote worker, offering what it claims is the industry’s first professional-grade personal video-conferencing equipment.

    The company described its latest video solutions as being able to let workers “command the conversation” while giving IT teams control, no matter where workers are located.

    That is to say the webcams, video bars, speakerphones and an all-in-one video conferencing monitor deliver a professional edge for workers to engage in meetings with co-workers

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  • Netbackup 9 adds flexibility with hyper-converged backup options

    Veritas has updated its market heavyweight enterprise backup product, NetBackup, to version 9 with added support for storage scaling on demand.

    That elasticity – dubbed Flex Scale – comes with installation of NetBackup on hyper-converged infrastructure and not on a server, as was previously the case.

    Here, Veritas has partnered with HPE to allow enterprises to buy NetBackup software and the required server hardware to run it on. NetBackup Flex Scale appliances start at four nodes of 112TB usable storage each, going up to a maximum of 16 nodes.

    Veritas still sells NetBackup for use in traditional, scale-up appliances

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  • Serco confirms Babuk ransomware attack

    Outsourcing giant Serco has confirmed that parts of its infrastructure in mainland Europe have been hit by a double extortion ransomware attack from the emergent Babuk group, but the parts of its operation relating to the NHS Test and Trace programme are unaffected.

    The Babuk gang claimed the attack on Thursday 25 October, according to information shared with Computer Weekly, but Serco did not publicly acknowledge the incident until Sunday 31 January, when a spokesperson confirmed the attack to Sky News.

    Serco’s spokesperson told the news channel that its European systems were isolated from those in the UK and

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