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DDN News
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DDN's Kimberly Moran-Blad Recognized As CRN 2022 Women Of The Channel
CRN a brand of The Channel Company, has named DDN's Kimberly Moran-Blad to its highly respected Women of the Channel list for 2022.
This annual list honors the incredible accomplishments of female leaders in the IT channel, recognizing vendors, distributors, and solution providers whose vision, expertise and contributions make an impact on the industry every day.

Moran-Blad, head of Field and Channel Marketing, DDN, has taken significant strides in promoting the growth and success of DDN's channel program. Over the past year, Moran-Blad worked toward refreshing DDN's channel strategy, a necessary move in its recent expansion into AI, machine learning and natural language processing.

DDN News, May 19th, 2022
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NEC Selects DDN Storage For Japan's Largest Corporate Ai Research Supercomputer
NEC Chooses DDN's Data Solutions for Modern Workloads to Power Advanced AI Research
DDN announced that NEC Corporation (NEC) has selected DDN storage for its new supercomputer dedicated to AI research.

With a raw compute performance of 580 PFLOPS, the new research supercomputer will provide data scientists at NEC with access to the largest AI-focused development environment in the industry in Japan and assist in the rapid development of advanced AI.

The AI research supercomputer relies on the DDN EXAScaler parallel file system, which has been used in HPC environments around the world for more than 20 years, and more recently to support emerging large-scale AI use cases. The storage environment consists of multiple DDN ES400NVX EXAScaler appliances with a total capacity of 16 PB, providing 400 GB/sec read and 320 GB/sec write IO performance, and around 24 million IOPS. The AI research supercomputer's hardware system is configured with NVIDIA's A100 80GB Tensor Core GPU for processing and NVIDIA Spectrum SN3700 switches for networking, which are tightly integrated with the DDN solutions.

DDN News, May 18th, 2022
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Tintri's Heather Allen Recognized In CRN 2022 Women Of The Channel
CRN has named Tintri's Heather Allen to its Women of the Channel list for 2022.
This annual list honors the incredible accomplishments of female leaders in the IT channel, recognizing vendors, distributors, and solution providers whose vision, expertise and contributions make an impact on the industry every day.

By bringing innovative concepts, strategic business planning and comprehensive channel initiatives to life, these extraordinary women support partners and customers with exceptional leadership. CRN celebrates these women, who are so deserving of recognition, for their constant dedication to channel excellence.

Tintri News, May 16th, 2022
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NVIDIA News
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AI On The Ball: Startup Shoots Computer Vision To The Soccer Pitch
After making its mark in pro leagues, startup Track160 has set its sights on democratizing sports analytics using NVIDIA GPUs and software.
Eyal Ben-Ari just took his first shot on a goal of bringing professional-class analytics to amateur soccer players.

The CEO of startup Track160, in Tel Aviv, has seen his company's AI-powered sports analytics software tested and used in the big leagues. Now he's turning his attention to underserved amateurs in the clubs and community teams he says make up 'the bigger opportunity' among the world's 250 million soccer players.

NVIDIA News, May 17th, 2022
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From Cloud To Car: How NIO Develops Intelligent Vehicles On NVIDIA HGX
Electric-automaker NIO uses world-class AI infrastructure to build high-performance software-defined vehicles.
Building next-generation intelligent vehicles requires an AI infrastructure that pushes the cutting edge.

Electric vehicle maker NIO is using NVIDIA HGX to build a comprehensive data center infrastructure for developing AI-powered, software-defined vehicles. With high-performance compute, the automaker can continuously iterate on sophisticated deep learning models, creating robust autonomous driving algorithms in a closed-loop environment.

NVIDIA News, May 20th, 2022
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Mission Made Possible: Real-Time Rendering Helps Studio Create Cinematic Battle Between Characters From 'Diablo Immortal'
Impossible Objects enhances virtual production workflows using Epic Games' Unreal Engine and NVIDIA RTX-powered Dell Precision 7920 workstations.
Real-time rendering is helping one studio take virtual production to impossible heights.

In their latest project, the creators at Los Angeles-based company Impossible Objects were tasked with depicting an epic battle between characters from the upcoming video game, Diablo Immortal. But the showdown had to take place on the surface of a Google Pixel phone, set in the living room of a live actor.

NVIDIA News, May 17th, 2022
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What Is Extended Reality?
Extended reality, or XR, is a collective term that refers to immersive technologies, including virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality.
Advances in extended reality have already changed the way we work, live and play, and it's just getting started.

Extended reality, or XR, is an umbrella category that covers a spectrum of newer, immersive technologies, including virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality.

From gaming to virtual production to product design, XR has enabled people to create, collaborate and explore in computer-generated environments like never before.

NVIDIA News, May 20th, 2022
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Fortinet News
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2022 Cloud Security Report
The COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to work-from-anywhere has forced organizations to significantly advance their digital acceleration initiatives, resulting in increasingly hybrid IT networks to help deliver better access to applications and data.
In many cases, these assets are distributed across data center networks and cloud deployments that are in a constant state of flux. In addition to the added complexity of managing hybrid IT architectures, organizations underwent forced acceleration to the cloud due to external factors such as competitive pressures or supply chain issues. The lack of time to properly plan and coordinate around these efforts has led to security gaps across an expanded attack surface. Now, today's organizations are scrambling to provide consistent security and policy everywhere to defend against attacks without disrupting business operations.
Fortinet News, May 19th, 2022
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Chaos Ransomware Variant Sides With Russia
Since the beginning of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine War, some ransomware and hacking groups have publicly declared which side they are on.
Such actions have created tension internally within the threat actor groups as it has caused dissension, and externally, as organizations fear being targeted due to the political nature of the war.

One notable example is the Conti RaaS (Ransomware-as-a-Service) that officially announced in February 2022 that they are backing Russia and would use their arsenal against critical infrastructures that belong to the West. Fear spread quickly as many organizations around the globe had been victimized by the Conti group in the past, with stolen data exposed and critical files being encrypted. However, the Conti group was bitten back soon after the announcement was made. An allegedly unhappy Conti insider took the matter in their hands and leaked Conti's internal chat logs to the public.

Fortinet News, May 17th, 2022
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Large U.S. Equipment Dealership Secures Remote Workforce With Fortinet SASE
For many businesses, one of the persistent legacies of the pandemic will be the shift to hybrid working models, where people split the working week between home and office. However, embracing this new approach to work demands a very different take on enterprise networking and security.
This was the realization of one fast-growing construction equipment dealership that operates in dozens of counties across the Southern United States.

Having coped with the move to remote working during the pandemic, the company was looking to support hybrid working over the long term. However, the company discovered that its legacy approach to network security was poorly suited to the world of hybrid working.

The company had been using different solutions to secure traffic generated by users on-premises and those working from home and other locations. Not only was this approach complex, but the organization also found that the security logging and troubleshooting capabilities for remote workers was lacking.

Fortinet News, May 17th, 2022
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Cisco News
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Cisco Reports Third Quarter Earnings
$12.8 billion in revenue, flat year over year; GAAP EPS $0.73, up 7% year over year, and Non-GAAP EPS $0.87, up 5% year over year
Cisco today reported third quarter results for the period ended April 30, 2022. Cisco reported third quarter revenue of $12.8 billion, net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $3.0 billion or $0.73 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $3.6 billion or $0.87 per share.

"We continued to see solid demand for our technologies and our business transformation is progressing well," said Chuck Robbins, chair and CEO of Cisco. "While Covid lockdowns in China and the war in Ukraine impacted our revenue in the quarter, the fundamental drivers across our business are strong and we remain confident in the long term."

Cisco News, May 18th, 2022
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Citrix News
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ABAC vs. RBAC: What's the Difference
Two of the most common methods for securing access to business resources are attribute-based access control (ABAC) and role-based access control (RBAC)
These types of access control models determine authorization based on who the user is and what resources they're trying to access - but there are some key differences. While ABAC focuses on attributes like location and time of day, RBAC assigns permissions based specifically on the role of each user within an organization.

Let's say your company is growing or onboarding new remote and hybrid workers. You have an increasing mix of new employees and third-party associates who will need access to your systems and resources. As part of this process, you need to define who has access to what, and when.

Choosing the right access control system in this scenario is critical. But how do you decide between ABAC and RBAC? Let's review their differences and use cases.

Citrix News, May 17th, 2022
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Citrix Extends The Windows 365 Cloud PC Experience For The Modern Workplace
For decades, Citrix and Microsoft have worked together to deliver robust technology solutions that enable IT to support the ever-changing needs of business.
As organizations have turned to the cloud to enable increased business agility, our joint efforts have enhanced IT offerings for deployments of all sizes.

It is clear that hybrid work has fundamentally changed the corporate landscape and is here to stay. Employees who have adapted to this new workstyle are enjoying the increased productivity and flexibility of being able to work when and where they need to. Together, Citrix and Microsoft solutions can enable an efficient, high-performing, work-from-anywhere model to meet the needs of this new distributed workforce.

Citrix News, May 18th, 2022
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Citrix Features Explained: Browser Security In Citrix Secure Private Access
Swift and easy access to information is the lifeblood of productive remote work.
You want your hybrid workers to be able to easily browse the internet for whatever insights and resources they need to do their best work - but how do you protect these users from browser-based attacks? It's tempting to adopt strict browser policies to liberally block any site or app that might be risky, but draconian internet policies can frustrate your hybrid workforce. This can lead to users devising complex and vulnerable workarounds to access the sites or apps they want to access, which puts your organization at risk.

This is why Citrix Secure Private Access offers remote browser isolation and security capabilities. Using secure browser, Citrix Workspace Browser, and the mobile web viewer for Citrix Workspace, your hybrid workers can easily access the sites and web apps they want in a safe browsing experience. This protects users from browser-based attacks and malware to create proper internet security policies without disrupting the remote work experience.

Citrix News, May 19th, 2022
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Citrix Partners With Microsoft To Bring New Integrations To Windows 365
Companies combine product strengths to deliver secure, high-performance experiences to power the future of work
Employees today want to work from anywhere using any device and expect a streamlined, high-definition experience that allows them to perform at their best. And together, Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) and Microsoft can deliver it. Citrix announced today it is working with Microsoft on an upcoming offering that combines Citrix's market-leading high-definition user experience (HDX) technology, robust IT policy control, and ecosystem flexibility with Windows 365, the world's first Cloud PC, offering IT administrators streamlined Citrix user licensing and employees a seamless switch to Citrix clients through Microsoft Endpoint Manager and windows365.microsoft.com.
Citrix News, May 18th, 2022
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Citrix Survey Reveals Major Divide On Return To Office
More than half of global employees prefer flexibility in when and where they work and will leave jobs to get it
Offices around the world continue to open for business, and while many companies expect employees will eventually return full time, new research suggests this isn't likely to happen. According to a global survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS), employees are divided on how they want to work going forward. But one thing is clear: the majority enjoy the flexibility they've been given to work from anywhere and are willing to leave jobs to maintain it. Of 6,500 workers polled in ten countries, 57 percent prefer hybrid work, and 69 percent will ditch their current positions if it isn't an option.
Citrix News, May 17th, 2022
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SAP News
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The Take: Shanghai Lockdown
Corporate leaders can be forgiven for feeling that the whole toolbox - not just a wrench - has been thrown into their supply chains. From the war in Ukraine to renewed lockdowns in China, supply chains have never been under so much stress.
SAP's Take

Tight restrictions designed to limit the spread of COVID-19 in China have resulted in some of the latest supply chain constraints, particularly in the electronics and consumer goods sectors. Shanghai is the world's largest container port, has been locked down for more than six weeks and is not expected to open again until at least June 1.

At the end of April,&#8239;more than 500 ships&#8239;were awaiting berthing space at Chinese docks. By some estimates, a third of global shipping delays have their root cause in Asia. And currently, one in five cargo ships are stranded in a port somewhere in the world as the result of the Shanghai lockdown has a domino effect. China as a whole accounts for about 12% of global trade.

SAP News, May 19th, 2022
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The Take: What The Baby Formula Shortage Can Teach Us About Industry 4.0
A shortage of some brands of baby formula in the U.S. has alarmed parents and forced some to drive hundreds of miles looking for supplies or spend hours searching online. It doesn't have to be that way.
SAP's Take

When a manufacturing plant goes down, companies equipped with new technology, such machine learning and predictive planning, can avoid crises by quickly divert operations to other facilities ahead of catastrophes, according to Mike Lackey, SAP global vice president of Digital Solution Management for Digital Manufacturing.

'We're all in a world of disruptions,' Lackey said. 'How you respond to it is going to be determine who people want to partner with in the future. I think this is a prime example of why Industry 4.0 and smart factory initiatives are so prevalent right now.'

SAP News, May 17th, 2022
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DataCore Debuts Enterprise-Grade Container-Native Storage Software For Higher Performance And Scalability
Offices around the world continue to open for business, and while many companies expect employees will eventually return full time, new research suggests this isn't likely to happen.
According to a global survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS), employees are divided on how they want to work going forward. But one thing is clear: the majority enjoy the flexibility they've been given to work from anywhere and are willing to leave jobs to maintain it. Of 6,500 workers polled in ten countries, 57 percent prefer hybrid work, and 69 percent will ditch their current positions if it isn't an option.

DataCore Software, the largest independent vendor of Software-Defined Storage solutions, today announced DataCore Bolt, enterprise-grade container-native storage software for DevOps. Stateful applications running on Kubernetes clusters in the cloud and on-premises benefit from Bolt's dynamic provisioning of high-performance persistent storage. Bolt's containerized microservices stack exploits low-latency and high IOPs characteristics of NVMe-oF/TCP along with Kubernetes' intrinsic orchestration and resilience at scale. DataCore made the announcement at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe in Valencia, Spain, where Bolt is being showcased through May 20.

Datacore News, May 17th, 2022
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DataCore Software Unveils K8S-Native Storage Platform
At the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022 event, DataCore Software today launched a container storage platform based on OpenEBS, a container storage platform that runs natively in userspace on Kubernetes.
DataCore Software CEO Dave Zabrowski says DataCore Bolt is based on a microservices architecture that, unlike legacy storage platforms that rely on plug-ins, natively scales up and down within a Kubernetes cluster. It also makes it simpler to provision and replicate storage across multiple Kubernetes pods while support for NVMe-oF/TCP infrastructure ensures high levels of I/O throughput, he adds.

OpenEBS was originally developed by MayaData, which was acquired last year by DataCore Software. As more stateful applications are deployed on Kubernetes clusters the need for storage software that is specifically designed to run natively in those environments is becoming more apparent, says Zabrowski.

Datacore News, May 17th, 2022
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How To Protect Backups From Ransomware Attacks
Immutable S3-enabled Object Storage for Comprehensive Data Protection and Fast Recovery
Data is the most powerful currency in the digital world; and there are threat actors lurking to breach your network and get hold of your data. Alongside the advancement of information technology, which is at the forefront of today's digital economy, cybercrime is also developing at an alarming pace - especially in this war-torn world where attacks are expanding from the physical to the cyber realm. Tidings of hacking has become a daily affair. From large enterprises to small- and mid-sized companies, and government agencies, data breaches are rampant everywhere.
Datacore News, May 16th, 2022
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Dell News
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AI - Enabling 5G Superpowers?
The expansion of computing capabilities to the Edge opens up the opportunity to bring AI/ML closer to where information is created.
If there is one thing to recognize about 5G is that, above all the hype, 5G has ignited Enterprise's edge transformation plans. It shook the market with its speed records and shallow latency figures. But it was also able to convince critical business operations of its security and reliability attributes. Now, every company we talk to is working on incorporating process automation and using data for fast and consistent decision-making.
Dell Technologies, May 19th, 2022
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Better Ways To Cool Your Poweredge Servers
Get to know more about Dell's latest Smart Cooling technologies.
These are exciting times. Advanced technology is fueling game-changing innovations that are impacting the way we work and live. With new technology and applications, meteorologists can make more accurate weather predictions and potentially save lives. Scientists are hastening the drug discovery process by using genome sequencing to rapidly find effective drug targets while more accurately assessing potential side effects. And manufacturers are streamlining their operations and making them safer with robotics and automation. Sustaining all these technological advancements are servers, equipped with the most powerful processors and accelerators to create, sort, arrange and process the increasing amounts of data, faster and more efficiently than we ever thought possible.
Dell Technologies, May 17th, 2022
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Global Retailer Gets Flexibility For Less Investment
A global retailer moves to APEX Flex on Demand infrastructure, improving budget power and business outcomes with a consumption-based IT solution.
Retail is one of the most challenging and competitive markets for consumer non-durable goods. While most sales are generated in-store, appealing online experiences and fast deliveries mean retailers need to offer customers a multichannel experience that builds brand loyalty. Successfully competing in this environment involves a substantial amount of IT infrastructure that is integrated across the organization to deliver a unified and personalized buyer journey. Managing the associated costs is equally important, especially in this intensely competitive market with razor-thin margins.
Dell Technologies, May 18th, 2022
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HCI Customers Have Spoken- and Choose VxRail and PowerFlex
Dell Technologies named a Customers' Choice for HCI in Gartner Peer Insights
At Dell Technologies, we never stop pushing for better. We are deeply committed to helping our customers push through every challenge and deliver the right technology so they can innovate to serve their customers in amazing new ways. To do this, we take an active approach, incorporating customer feedback that helps shape the future path of our products and services. That's why we are so honored to be recognized - for the third consecutive year - as a Customers' Choice in the May 2022 Gartner Peer Insights 'Voice of the Customer' for Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
Dell Technologies, May 17th, 2022
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Reducing The Data Gravity Pull
Data gravity unchecked is a growing blind spot that needs attention yesterday.
Flashback to when I was 10 years old. I'm trying to assemble two 11-person football teams on my football field designed rug using my toys as the players. I pull out old Star Wars figures, Evil Knievel, Stretch Armstrong and Bionic Man from the bottom of my toy chest. Luckily, my older sister didn't throw away her old Barbie and Ken dolls, since I need them to complete my team; they made outstanding cornerbacks. While I might have changed my interest from action figures to sports, I'm so glad my sister and I didn't get rid of our toys after only playing with them a few times.

This scenario is true. It is also a great analogy for why we collectively have a growing data gravity problem. I've made it my professional mission to help companies proactively solve their respective data gravity challenges (something akin to organizing and cleaning up my toy collection) before they become a completely unwieldy, data hoarding problem.

Dell Technologies, May 20th, 2022
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HPE News
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Strengthens Europe's Supercomputer Supply Chain With New Factory In Czech Republic
HPE builds on its significant investments in Europe with new facility to support the region's supercomputing mission by manufacturing exascale-class high performance computing and at-scale artificial intelligence systems
Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced its ongoing commitment in Europe by building its first factory in the region for next-generation high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) systems to accelerate delivery to customers and strengthen the region's supplier ecosystem. The new site will manufacture HPE's industry-leading systems as custom-designed solutions to advance scientific research, mature AL/ML initiatives, and bolster innovation.

The dedicated HPC factory, which will become the fourth of HPE's global HPC sites, will be located in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic, next to HPE's existing European site for manufacturing its industry-standard servers and storage solutions. Operations will begin in summer 2022.

HPE News, May 18th, 2022
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HPE Discover 2022 (June 28-30)
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From the latest insights in secure connectivity, hybrid cloud, AI and unified data analytics, HPE Discover 2022 is the best place to stay ahead of the trends and technologies that will move your business forward, faster.

HPE News, May 18th, 2022
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Three Goals I Want To Achieve At World Economic Forum 2022
Set against a backdrop of acute geopolitical tension and economic instability; the World Economic Forum presents its attendees a magnitude of opportunities to play a role in improving the state of the world
The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2022 convenes next week with more than 2,000 business, political, academic, and other leaders of society coming together with a mutual commitment to improving the state of the world. I am delighted to once again be part of the HPE delegation, with the opportunity to listen and contribute to the many conversations that will take place over the course of the week.

I am also conscious that this year's event comes at an inflection point for the world, set as it is against the backdrop of acute geopolitical tension and economic instability; the positive role that businesses can and should play in our society is at the forefront of my mind ahead of this year's Annual Meeting.

HPE News, May 19th, 2022
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HP News
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10 Top Enterprise Service Management Systems - And How To Choose
Brands are setting up a blended reality retail environment that will be like nothing consumers have experienced before.
Everyone from Walmart (filing trademarks for NFTs, creating its own cryptocurrency) to Gucci (opening a virtual multi-store in Roblox) has been trying to imagine what the metaverse will look like. Brands that get it right will bring digital wallets, gaming, and mixed realities together, along with digital storytelling and new forms of engagement - a kind of 360-degree retail.

Brands are banking on the metaverse as the platform that will leave digital catalogs (even that well-used Amazon app) in the dust, one not confined by device, medium, or channel. Some are already filling their digital shelves with products that will get your crypto wallet twitching. They're developing creative and interactive experiences where the pixelated sky's the limit.

HP News, May 17th, 2022
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IBM News
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Global Data From IBM Shows Steady AI Adoption As Organizations Look To Address Skills Shortages, Automate Processes And Encourage Sustainable Operations
New market research commissioned by IBM (NYSE: IBM) revealed that global AI adoption grew steadily over the last year, to 35 percent of those surveyed in 2022, further underscoring that AI growth is poised to accelerate as it continues to mature, becoming more accessible and easier to implement.
Other data points from the "Global AI Adoption Index 2022," conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of IBM, reveal this growth was due to companies recognizing the value of AI as they emerged from the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and invested in their digital transformation, while dealing with talent and skills shortages. In fact, the study shows that AI adoption was up 4 percentage points compared with 2021.

For the first time, the report also polled companies about their plans to use AI in their sustainability initiatives and found that AI is poised to play a significant role. 66% of IT professionals surveyed said that their company is either currently applying AI, or plans to apply AI, to accelerate ESG initiatives.

IBM News, May 19th, 2022
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IBM Enhances Global Data Platform To Address AI Adoption Challenges
In today's hybrid cloud reality, distributed data holds the key to unlocking value through new business and operational insights.
However, according to the "Global AI Adoption Index 2021," conducted by Morning Consult and commissioned by IBM, data complexity and data silos are top barriers to AI adoption. Overcoming this is critical for improving data access and transforming business processes, from supply chains and asset management to analytics.

Addressing these challenges, we announced key enhancements to our next-generation software-defined storage, IBM ESS 3500. IBM ESS 3500 is designed to accelerate data delivery for AI workloads and help speed time to market with cloud-scale performance and capacity.

IBM News, May 18th, 2022
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IBM Reimagines Its Relationship With Partners: A Q&A With IBM Ecosystem General Manager Kate Woolley (Part 1)
Kate Woolley was a veteran Bain & Company partner when IBM chairman and CEO Arvind Krishna recruited her to become his chief of staff in 2020.
Since that time, she has played an instrumental supporting role for the CEO, helping amplify his strategic priorities throughout the company. In January, Woolley stepped into a new role-both for her and for the company-as IBM Ecosystem General Manager.

In this Q&A series, she talks about her priorities and her big plans for growing the IBM Ecosystem.

'I think of partner ecosystems as one of the most powerful forces in technology. That's where companies come together to solve the toughest business problems.' After two years as CEO Arvind Krishna's chief of staff, what prompted you to take the IBM Ecosystem leadership role?

IBM News, May 18th, 2022
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2022 Global Accessibility Awareness Day
Each year, Global Accessibility Awareness Day reminds us of technology's limitless potential and the critical role Lenovo plays, as a global technology leader, in developing smarter technology that is accessible to everyone - regardless of ability.
Today and every day, it is essential to remember that while accessibility encompasses physical limitations such as vision and mobility impairment, it also includes those that are 'invisible,' such as mental health.

We're proud to reflect on the achievements Lenovo employees put together this year in making Lenovo's workplace - as well as our products, services and solutions - more inclusive. Discover their stories below

Lenovo News, May 18th, 2022
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Easy To Deploy Thinkpad C14 Chromebook Enterprise Delivers Mission Critical Productivity
Lenovo announced at its Accelerate event in Las Vegas the new ThinkPad C14 Chromebook Enterprise laptop
The productivity boosting laptop delivers the reliability and durability expected from a ThinkPad with the cloud-based simplicity geared for a hybrid working world offered by Google Chrome OS. It comes in a distinguishing Abyss Blue design and offers more secure, connected, and collaborative features to empower businesses and front-line workers. Chrome OS further adds to the flexibility by providing end users with access to cloud-based applications and offering IT admins speedy deployment and simple management via the Google Admin console.
Lenovo News, May 17th, 2022
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ESL Gaming And Lenovo Legion Join Forces For Intel Extreme Masters
Exclusive PC collaboration to cover all IEM events until IEM Katowice 2023
ESL Gaming, the world's leading esports company, and global technology brand, Lenovo, today announced their exclusive PC partnership for ESL's Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) properties. Starting with IEM Dallas in June 2022, Lenovo Legion will be the official OEM Partner covering multiple IEM tournaments that will run through IEM Katowice 2023.

As part of the collaboration, Lenovo Legion will feature its portfolio of high-performance gaming PCs - known for being 'Stylish Outside. Savage Inside.' - through distinct brand integrations.

Lenovo News, May 18th, 2022
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Introducing the Lenovo ThinkPad P16: A New Power-Packed Mobile Workstation Tackling the Most Demanding Workflows On-the-Go
Today's workstation users are balancing the need to seamlessly be able to work in multiple environments, with the challenge of running their most critical applications and maintaining productivity no matter where they are
Historically, the outstanding level of power and performance needed to execute these complex workflows sometimes meant sacrificing true mobility. With recent technological advancements in CPU and GPU performance combined with engineering innovations around thermal capacity and display offerings, users no longer need to rely on bulky or heavy machines to get what they need.

Lenovo is today introducing a new power-packed mobile workstation built for the ultimate professional user - the ThinkPad P16. From engineers and designers creating sophisticated renderings to developers working on compute-heavy virtual and mixed reality simulations, the all new P16 removes any compromise - providing the top-end of mobile performance inside a bold form factor designed to match the capabilities of what's under the hood.

Lenovo News, May 17th, 2022
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Lenovo Signs Declaration of Amsterdam, Underlining the Company's Commitment to its LGBTIQ+ Employees
To mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT), Lenovo has signed the Declaration of Amsterdam, confirming its commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace for its LGBTIQ+ employees
Developed by Workplace Pride in 2011, the Declaration of Amsterdam was created to make meaningful progress for LGBTIQ+ people worldwide and eliminate the discrimination, harassment, and discomfort these employees may face in the workplace. In addition to Lenovo, organizations that have previously signed the declaration include Accenture, IBM, Cisco, Deloitte, and Microsoft, amongst others.
Lenovo News, May 17th, 2022
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Accelerate Sustainability Progress And Business Growth With Microsoft Cloud For Sustainability - Starting June 1
It's a moment we've been building toward - new capabilities from Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability that will enable faster, broader transformation for organizations at varying stages of their sustainability journey
We are pleased to announce the general availability of Cloud for Sustainability on June 1.

Now, a growing set of ESG (environmental, social and governance) capabilities from Microsoft and our global ecosystem of partners will give organizations the opportunity to accelerate their progress and business growth.

Turning sustainability commitments into action with better data intelligence

To stabilize our future and build more quickly toward a global net-zero carbon economy, organizations of all types, sizes and sectors are facing the need to transform common practices. This includes more effectively managing their environmental footprint, embedding sustainability through their organizations and value chains, and making strategic business investments that drive value. And this starts with solving a data problem.

Microsoft News, May 17th, 2022
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American Airlines And Microsoft Partnership Takes Flight To Create A Smoother Travel Experience For Customers And Better Technology Tools For Team Members
As summer travel season approaches, companies streamline operations and reimagine team member and traveler experiences with the Microsoft Cloud
American Airlines and Microsoft Corp. are partnering to use technology to create better, more connected experiences for customers and American Airlines team members, supporting the robust operations of the world's largest airline. As part of the partnership, American will use Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform for its airline applications and key workloads, significantly accelerating its digital transformation and making Microsoft one of the airline's largest technology partners.
Microsoft News, May 18th, 2022
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Nutanix News
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Study Shows Financial Services Organizations Are In Early Phases Of Multicloud Adoption
Research Reveals Hybrid Multicloud is the Ideal IT model, but the Financial Services Industry is Slower to Adopt
Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in hybrid multicloud computing, announced the financial services findings of its global 2022 Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey and research report, which measures enterprise progress with cloud adoption in the industry. The research showed that fewer financial services organizations have adopted multicloud than any other industry surveyed, trailing the global average by 10%. However, adoption is expected to nearly double from 26% to 56% in the next three years, in line with the global trend of evolving to a multicloud IT infrastructure that spans a mix of private and public clouds.
Nutanix News, May 17th, 2022
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Oracle News
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Oracle And NIH Networks Collaborate To Help End HIV
Oracle extends technology first built to fight COVID-19 to accelerate efforts to get a safe and effective HIV vaccine to market
The HIV Vaccine Trials Network, funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a part of the NIH, today launched a new HIV awareness campaign and the Red Ribbon Registry with the goal of helping end HIV. Built by Oracle, the unique cloud-based registry makes it easy for anyone to volunteer to be considered for an HIV clinical study-getting us one step closer to a cure.
Oracle News, May 19th, 2022
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Oracle Interconnect For Azure Momentum Continues
More connection points come online to meet growing demand
Just as companies have long relied on more than a single software provider, they are now adopting multiple cloud providers to run their important operations. That's why, almost three years ago, Oracle and Microsoft announced plans with Microsoft for a series of cloud 'interconnects' that, as the name implies, connect their respective clouds.
Oracle News, May 17th, 2022
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Red Hat News
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Friday Five - May 20, 2022
The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat blog post with 5 of the week's top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our eye.
  • Red Hat Boosts Performance and Scale for Cloud-Native Application Development with Latest Portfolio Updates
  • SearchITOperations - Red Hat CEO on IBM, VMware and hybrid cloud coopetition
  • TechCrunch - Red Hat open sources StackRox, the Kubernetes security platform it acquired last year
  • The State of Kubernetes Security in 2022
  • CRN - Open Hybrid Cloud Will Be Defined By Hardware Innovation At The Edge

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Red Hat News, May 20th, 2022
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Hot Off The Presses: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9
We are excited to announce the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 (RHEL 9), the latest release of the world's leading enterprise Linux platform.
RHEL 9 provides a more flexible and stable foundation to support hybrid cloud innovation and a faster, more consistent experience for deploying applications and critical workloads across physical, virtual, private and public cloud and edge deployments.

What's new?

RHEL 9 includes features and enhancements to help achieve long-term IT success by using a common, flexible foundation to support innovation and accelerate time to market.

Red Hat News, May 18th, 2022
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Red Hat's The State Of Enterprise Open Source Report: Highlights From The Government Sector
Red Hat's fourth annual The State of Enterprise Open Source report highlights how organizations have adapted to new ways of operating - whether due to external forces or proactive choices - and are selecting methods that provide better competitive advantage.
The report is based on interviews of 1,296 information technology (IT) leaders from 14 countries, presenting an unbiased view of the use of enterprise open source. Respondents stated they have influence over the purchasing decisions within their organization (in app development, app infrastructure, cloud, storage, middleware, server OS or virtualization), and were not informed that Red Hat was the sponsor of the survey. Respondents also needed to be familiar with enterprise open source, and have at least 1% Linux installed at their organizations.
Red Hat News, May 19th, 2022
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The Evolution Of Application Connectivity In A Multicloud Environment
In a previous article, we outlined how to connect applications that run across hybrid cloud environments.
We saw how a layered approach with an enterprise Kubernetes platform, API management and service mesh can address north-south, east-west and network connectivity with the right isolation and separation of concerns.

Hybrid cloud environments and cloud-native applications are evolving, and with them the requirements for application connectivity evolve as well. Therefore, unified solutions that address network and application connectivity concerns together are required to provide abstraction and observability across the environment.

Red Hat News, May 20th, 2022
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What's New In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 For Edge Computing
Each release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is an exciting time and establishes a ten-plus year foundation for the industry to build upon. RHEL 9 marks the next milestone and offers improvements across the board in areas of stability, performance, upgrades and security capabilities.
With edge computing being a strategic target for many of our customers, this post takes an in-depth look at the most significant features targeted to remote deployments.

Edge management

The single largest feature of this release lives alongside the operating system at console.redhat.com. Users familiar with Red Hat Insights will notice a new edge management application in the console. Previously, building edge images required an on-prem version of Image Builder and then the user's choice of any "day 2" management technology.

Red Hat News, May 18th, 2022
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