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DDN News
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DDN Honored With Multiple Esteemed Hpc Awards For Achievements In Supercomputing In Solving The Most Prominent Global Issues
DDN Earns Editors' Choice in HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards under the 'Best HPC Storage Product Category' for 11th Consecutive Year
DDN, the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multicloud data management solutions, today announced it has earned multiple accolades, including Editors' Choice in the Best HPC Storage Product category for the 11th consecutive year in the 19th annual HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards, presented at the 2021 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC21) - the industry's premier supercomputing event, held in St. Louis, Missouri. Being honored with these awards for the past 16 years substantiate DDN as the storage vendor of choice among HPC customers, delivering the most robust systems and innovative intelligent technology to address the most demanding HPC, AI and analytics challenges.
DDN News, November 18th, 2021
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AWS News
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AWS Expands Access To Free Cloud Skills Training On Its Mission To Educate 29 Million People By 2025
New AWS digital learning experience, technical courses on Amazon.com, expanded access to AWS re/Start, and Amazon's first dedicated in-person cloud learning center will put cloud skills training into the hands of millions of people
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced four initiatives to empower learners and make it even easier for anyone with a desire to learn to access free cloud computing skills training and unlock new career possibilities in the cloud. The initiatives announced today include the launch of AWS Skill Builder-a new digital learning experience, the addition of AWS courses to the Amazon.com website, the expansion of the AWS re/Start global reskilling program, and the opening of the AWS Skills Center-Amazon's first dedicated, in-person cloud learning space.
AWS News, November 18th, 2021
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Qualtrics And AWS Expand Relationship To Transform Customer Feedback Into Enhanced Experiences
Leading experience management software provider selects AWS as its preferred cloud provider to support accelerated innovation, scale globally, and deliver actionable stakeholder insights faster
AWS and Qualtrics (NASDAQ: XM) announced they are expanding their relationship, with Qualtrics migrating its internal IT systems and customer-facing workloads to the world's leading cloud. The migration includes Qualtrics' complete portfolio of experience management (XM) applications and its xFlow automated workflow system. Qualtrics selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider to enhance operational performance, expand globally, and develop new features that help uncover deeper insights for its customers. Qualtrics will be able to provide customers with actionable insights faster and more efficiently using AWS's proven infrastructure and broad capabilities, including machine learning, analytics, databases, security, and compute.
AWS News, November 15th, 2021
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Recorded Future News
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Best Practices For Robust Identity Management
Strong identity authentication is more important than ever before as organizations face an expanding threat landscape and unprecedented level of attacks.
This is further compounded with the rapid growth in remote work and digital interactions across multiple channels, as it introduces new challenges for security and IT teams responsible for securing their employees' and customers' identities. In short, verifying user identities and controlling access to sensitive data is critical, but difficult to achieve.
Recorded News, November 17th, 2021
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Cyber Threats To Veterans In 2021: Spam And Scams Exploit Support For Veterans
This report provides a high-level overview of cyber threats affecting veteran charity organizations in 2021 to include analysis of sample malicious domains, who is affected, and what individuals can do to protect themselves and others from falling for these types of scams
Veterans and their charitable donors have become the targets of many types of financial scam operations in recent years. These operations benefit from two emotional avenues by which to exploit victims: veterans struggling to support themselves, and those who wish to help veterans through charitable giving. Per Recorded Future data, we have found that veterans and their supporters are likely targeted by scams or spam associated with newly registered domains. We also identified an example of a scam operation called Protect Our Veterans SP, which uses several vectors to target veterans and their supporters, including fake charity, political action committee (PAC), and job scams. Finally, through psycholinguistic analysis, we have identified words, phrases, and syntax used on scam sites that indicate malicious intent by scam operators. To help those seeking to help veterans avoid falling prey to these operations, we offer several recommendations, such as how to research charitable organizations effectively and how to spot potential scams or spam based on their language and platform
Recorded News, November 16th, 2021
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Fortinet News
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Best Practices For Safe Online Shopping
Another year, another cyber Monday-and another opportunity for cybercriminals.
"But, the 2021 holiday shopping season is already expected to pose more challenges. Shoppers are expected to descend upon e-commerce as many sought-after items could be in short supply. As a result, both consumers and retailers must be especially wary of opportunistic scammers who will offer too-good-to-miss deals in order to steal sensitive information and profit off their victims' losses..."
Fortinet News, November 17th, 2021
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Fortigate-VM And Fortinet Secure SD-WAN Run Natively In Azure Virtual Wan To Simplify Secure Cloud On-Ramp
Today, we are pleased to announce that Fortinet has become the first vendor to offer customers a converged next-generation firewall and secure SD-WAN solution that can be deployed and run natively inside Azure Virtual WAN.
Achieved via the integration of FortiGate-VM, this offering expands our already broad coverage of cloud on-ramp and security use cases and further simplifies management and deployment of secure SD-WAN solutions across hybrid and multi-cloud environments. FortiGate-VM offers the same industry-leading next-generation firewall, Secure SD-WAN, and IPS capabilities as those found in our award-winning FortiGate appliances. And, as part of the Fortinet Security Fabric, our broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity mesh platform, customers get the benefit of consistent policies and visibility across their hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
Fortinet News, November 17th, 2021
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Fortinet Is A Visionary In The 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant For Enterprise Wired And Wireless Lan Infrastructure For The Second Year
Wired and wireless local area network (LAN) infrastructure technologies are among the oldest and most established in the networking industry
Even so, we believe there is always room for innovation. To that end, our vision for wired and wireless networking leverages Fortinet's ground-breaking Security-Driven Networking approach and AIOps, which evolve our LAN Edge solution beyond typical market offerings. Specifically, we leverage extensive, deployment-wide data for better outcomes and break down technology silos for intelligent networking. This reduces complexity, lowers costs, ensures consistent user experiences, and tightens security.
Fortinet News, November 18th, 2021
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Fortinet Security Fabric: The Industry's Highest-Performing Cybersecurity Mesh Platform
As networks become more complex and distributed, seeing and responding to threats has become increasingly difficult
This has led to security sprawl that complicates management, fragments visibility, and limits the ability of organizations to respond effectively to threats. That's due, in part, to today's enterprises having deployed an average of 45 security solutions across their network, making any sort of centralized management nearly impossible. And worse, detecting and responding to a cyber incident requires coordination across 19 of those tools, leading to complex workarounds that need to be constantly managed and reconfigured every time a device is upgraded.
Fortinet News, November 16th, 2021
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Predictions For 2022: Tomorrow's Threats Will Target The Expanding Attack Surface
According to FortiGuard Labs, 2022 is shaping up to be a banner year for cybercriminals, with ransomware on the rise and an unprecedented number of attackers lining up to find a victim
Attacks will continue to span the entire attack surface, leaving IT teams scrambling to cover every possible avenue of attack. This will be incredibly challenging because the attack surface will simultaneously be expanding as organizations transition to more hybrid environments and workspaces, adopt more AI and ML-based technologies, develop new connectivity options, and deploy additional business-critical applications and devices into the cloud. By understanding what the future may hold in relation to cyber threats, we give ourselves the best possible chance of defeating them.
Fortinet News, November 16th, 2021
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VMware News
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Kyndryl and VMware Expand Partnership to Accelerate Customers' App Modernization and Cloud Initiatives
Kyndryl and VMware announced an expansion of the companies' strategic partnership focused on app modernization and multi-cloud services
This collaboration will enable customers to enhance their digital innovation and business transformation with enterprise control.

The primary goal of the expanded partnership is to accelerate IT and business reinvention for customers through the combination of VMware solutions and Kyndryl's design, build and managed services. The companies also aim to help customers speed their digital transformations by rapidly building and deploying new, more secure applications designed and built for a world of distributed work.

VMWare News, November 19th, 2021
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VMware Cross - Cloud Services Help Customers Run Their Businesses Better In Aws
VMware Carbon Black Cloud and VMware Tanzu now available in AWS Marketplace
VMware Inc. (NYSE:VMW) is making it easier for Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers to purchase and deploy VMware Cross-Cloud services to support their AWS environments. VMware Cross-Cloud services help AWS customers drive digital innovation with enterprise control.

VMware Carbon Black Cloud and VMware Tanzu are the latest services now available in the AWS Marketplace, a digital catalog with thousands of software listings from independent software vendors that make it easy for customers to find, test, buy, and deploy software that runs on AWS

VMWare News, November 18th, 2021
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VMware Recognized For Esg Leadership With Invitation To Dow Jones Sustainability Indices For 2nd Consecutive Year
VMware announced the company has been invited to be a member of the 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), one of the world's leading environmental, social and governance (ESG) benchmarks, for the second consecutive year.
VMware ranked in the 97th percentile in the Software & Services Industry category for its leadership in ESG and was ranked among the top six software companies in the indices.

'ESG is at the heart of everything we do at VMware, and we hold ourselves accountable to our 2030 Agenda goals through transparent reporting on our progress,' said Nicola Acutt, vice president of ESG at VMware. 'Being recognized-especially for the second year in a row-is a significant achievement, and we couldn't be prouder of the results we're starting to see. This reflects the work our teams drive every day and is an indicator of our commitment to ESG across the company as it involves numerous stakeholders, practices and policies.'

VMWare News, November 19th, 2021
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Centrify News
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ThycoticCentrify Report: 57% Of Organizations Suffered Security Incidents Related To Exposed Secrets In DevOps
Survey commissioned from Forrester reveals that centralizing secrets and using consistent tools is the key to securing DevOps innovation
ThycoticCentrify, a leading provider of cloud identity security solutions formed by the merger of privileged access management (PAM) leaders Thycotic and Centrify, today published a new survey report from Forrester that addresses the security innovation paradox in DevOps environments. While revealing that over half of organizations have experienced security incidents related to exposed secrets in the past two years, it also paints a troubling picture where only 5% say that most of their development teams use the same secrets management processes and tools.
Centrify News, November 16th, 2021
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Cisco News
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Cisco Reports First Quarter Earnings
Overall performance: $12.9 billion in revenue, up 8% year over year, with broad-based strength across the business; GAAP EPS $0.70, up 37% year over year, and Non-GAAP EPS $0.82, up 8% year over year
Cisco reported first quarter results for the period ended October 30, 2021. Cisco reported first quarter revenue of $12.9 billion, net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $3.0 billion or $0.70 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $3.5 billion or $0.82 per share.

"In Q1, we had robust growth and continued strong demand despite the very dynamic supply environment," said Chuck Robbins, Chair and CEO of Cisco. "Cisco's technology sits at the heart of the accelerated digital transformation happening today. Our breakthrough innovation, strong demand, and the success of our business transformation position us well for another year of growth in fiscal 2022."

Cisco News, November 17th, 2021
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Dish And Cisco Partner To Drive Wireless Disruption And Innovation For Enterprises
DISH and Cisco announce a go-to-market partnership to deliver next-level 5G enterprise services.
DISH Wireless and Cisco today announced a multi-layered agreement to accelerate 5G services in the United States. The partnership is designed to enable businesses to capitalize on DISH's 5G network and application infrastructure to support new hybrid work models.

Together with Cisco, DISH will unlock the value and benefit of 5G for businesses by building the United States' first smart 5G network. This open and secure network allows DISH to customize solutions and enable enterprise-driven slices of its network to meet the needs of specific industry verticals. Unique to DISH's network, this customized approach will grant enterprises across industries the access to rapidly reap the full benefits of 5G.

Cisco News, November 16th, 2021
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Citrix News
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Cybersecurity 2022: Disrupt And Conquer
As the journey towards digital transformation continues, IT will leverage innovative technologies to transform the user experience and fuel competitive advantage
Cybersecurity has taken center stage. In the wake of attacks that have crippled business and threatened our daily lives, calls are growing louder for IT to shore up defenses. The last year introduced a new set of really tough problems, as the pandemic forced companies to embrace remote and hybrid work and expand the use of cloud-based solutions to support it with unprecedented speed and scale. And many challenges remain. But they can be overcome.
Citrix News, November 18th, 2021
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Empowering Call Center Agents With Podio And CallHippo
Whether handling customer queries or just providing an ear to listen, call center agents often go the extra mile to ensure that the client/customer is satisfied.
That can be a challenge when the technology isn't up to the task - 88 percent of service teams reported that the pandemic exposed technology gaps, even with the many tools that go into making sure every call is a productive one.

CallHippo, a leading global virtual call center service provider, is partnering with Citrix Podio, a low-code work management platform. CallHippo customers wanted an integrated platform, so the Podio and CallHippo teams created a seamless union of business phone systems and CRM software.

Citrix News, November 16th, 2021
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How Citrix Technology Helps Red Bull Racing Honda Make Real-Time Key Decisions
Every race weekend, Red Bull Racing Honda strives to be the best team on the track
"The team's drivers, Max Verstappen and Checo Perez, give it their all, with a focus on raising the Constructors' and Drivers' Championship trophies at the end of the F1 season.

To the average F1 fan, it might seem like the drivers are racing alone in their cars, but that's far from the truth. In these technologically advanced times, communication between the drivers and their team is key, and data plays a vital role in a sport that is more popular than ever..."

Citrix News, November 18th, 2021
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How To Secure Access To SaaS And Web Apps Without The Overhead
Citrix customers traditionally had to publish a virtual browser on Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops or rely on a local browser with minimal authentication security to enable secure access to internal web and SaaS apps
"While secure, the problem is that publishing a browser with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops for all web and SaaS apps can be expensive, considering servers, infrastructure, and licenses.

For many apps, this is worth the cost due to security requirements. However, we see many organizations that don't want this added overhead and frequently use a standard browser for SaaS and a VPN for internal access. This scenario works but also brings security vulnerabilities, including data leakage, malware, ransomware, and unmanaged network access..."

Citrix News, November 16th, 2021
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SAP News
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Everyone Can Be A Developer: SAP Introduces Tools For Citizen And Professional Developers, Embedded AI, And A Free Learning Experience
SAP SE announced new products and services that empower citizen and professional developers alike to accelerate digital transformation
The pandemic spotlighted talent as a key challenge for organizations around the world. 'The worldwide shortage of full-time developers will increase from 1.4 million in 2021 to 4.0 million in 2025,' according to IDC.* SAP's announcements tackle the talent gap with new tools, integrations, embedded AI and learning programs to help both employees and applicants build new skills for the cloud-first era. The announcements were made at SAP TechEd, SAP's global developer conference, taking place online Nov. 16-18, 2021.
SAP News, November 16th, 2021
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SAP Named A Leader In Learning And Experience Platforms By Independent Research Firm
SAP SE announced that it has been positioned as a Leader in 'The Forrester Wave: Learning Management Systems and Experience Platforms, Q4 2021' report.
"Forrester Research Inc. researched, analyzed and scored 10 vendors across 28 criteria and ranked SAP a Leader based on its current offering, strategy and market presence. SAP was noted as ranking highest in the market presence and strategy categories...

According to the report: ''SAP' SuccessFactors is a powerhouse from a resources perspective. In-house research capabilities drive its vision and strategy, and it brings a balanced focus to offering in-suite capabilities and integration beyond 'human capital management' into business at all levels..."

SAP News, November 18th, 2021
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Datacore News
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Datacore Acquires Mayadata, To Accelerate Container Deployments For Cloud-First Enterprises With The Leading Container Storage Software
With its deep software-defined storage (SDS) expertise, DataCore will accelerate MayaData product development; helping cloud-first teams simplify deployment of container workloads that meet enterprise requirements
DataCore Software, the largest independent vendor of Software-Defined Storage solutions, announced it will acquire MayaData, the original developer of OpenEBS and developer of MayaStor. The move follows a joint venture between the two companies in January 2020 that included funding, technology licensing, transfer of the DataCore container team to MayaData, and seats on the board of directors for DataCore's CEO and primary investors. Today, MayaData and its entire San Jose, CA-based team become part of DataCore. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Datacore News, November 18th, 2021
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Datacore Software Acquires Mayadata And Openebs Software
MayaData and its OpenEBS, an open source container storage software, are now part of DataCore Software's portfolio following a joint venture between the companies last year
"DataCore Software acquired MayaData Thursday, formally drawing the latter company's OpenEBS persistent container storage software into the DataCore portfolio.

DataCore Software sells software-defined storage (SDS) products for block, file and object storage. MayaData created the open source OpenEBS software and sells several tiers of engineering and architecture support to supplement the product..."

Data Center Dynamics, November 19th, 2021
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Dell News
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Closing In On Telecom's Open Future
With the proliferation of global 5G availability, a new era of telecommunications is being brought into existence. Communication Service Providers (CSPs) have a once in a decade opportunity to go beyond connectivity and deliver a host of new services to enterprises across every industry
"While 5G is the focal point for this new chapter in telecom's history, the network transformation taking place to enable its application is equally important - perhaps even more so.

New territory means new complexity

To capitalize on the potential of 5G, the telecom industry must overcome deep technical and strategic challenges including:..."

Dell News, November 18th, 2021
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Giving Tuesday: You Trade In One, We Give One
With the holiday giving season approaching, we are supporting access to technology for those who need it most to open doors to opportunities for the future, for everyone.
"The holiday season always makes me think about what I have to be thankful for - my family, our health and a job where I can drive positive change top the list. While the pandemic and the impacts it has had on society aren't in the rearview mirror yet, I am hopeful and optimistic about the opportunities ahead, specifically in the areas where I can help make a difference. At Dell Technologies, we've always focused on using our technology to deliver access to opportunity, but with the disparity between those with access and those without more visible than ever, we are even more driven to make a meaningful difference for those who need it most..."
Dell News, November 18th, 2021
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HPC At The Edge ... Of The Parking Lot
The Dell Technologies Rattler supercomputer is a TOP500 system deployed in a modular data center in the company parking lot.
"The Rattler supercomputer at the Dell Technologies Edge Innovation Center has earned yet another claim to fame. The high performance computing (HPC) system, stemming from a partnership with NVIDIA, placed at No. 233 on the latest TOP500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers.

While that distinction alone shows that we're talking about a world-class HPC system, this story gets even better when you consider that part of the Rattler cluster is in a modular data center in the parking lot of a Dell Technologies building in Austin, Texas. That makes Rattler truly HPC at the physical edge..."

Dell News, November 18th, 2021
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Planning To Play In 5G? You'll Need A Bigger Sandbox
Join us in our Open Telecom Ecosystem Lab, the door is open and we're ready to play whenever you are.
"At an early age, we learn the importance of playing well together with everyone in the sandbox. Then as we grow older, the number of people we invite into our sandbox grows smaller even as our world grows larger. This new sandbox is familiar, comfortable and secure. But it doesn't lead to great discoveries or new partnerships.

The future of global communications requires a bigger sandbox and a lot more people in it digging for solutions. The 5G services of tomorrow won't be delivered by any single company. They will require new partnerships that bring together operators, equipment vendors, hardware and software companies and other businesses to build the next generation of mobile services, from autonomous vehicles to augmented reality..."

Dell News, November 16th, 2021
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HPE News
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Builds New Supercomputer For France'S Genci-Cines To Advance Nation'S Open Science And R&D
France's national HPC centers gain significantly powerful supercomputer using advanced high performance computing and AI solutions to make breakthrough discoveries in medicine, energy, and materials science
HPE announced that it is building one of Europe's most powerful supercomputers to be installed and operated at CINES (National Computing Center for Higher Education), which is one of the three high performance computing (HPC) centers in France. The new supercomputer was procured by GENCI, a national French agency which invests and provides HPC resources to support France's academic and industrial research communities.
HPE News, November 15th, 2021
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With Decentralized Clouds, The World Moves Closer To An All-Inclusive Digital Economy
Are decentralized clouds the answer to the widening digital divide? Xavier explores a new model that gives everyone equal access to data
"Data isn't just bits and bytes of information that is stored in or used by computers.

It is the currency that is driving the digital economy. And a lack of easy access to this data is further widening the digital divide, broadening the stark realization that the world is separated into two distinct camps: the 'haves' and the 'have-nots.'

As illustrated by the world's response to COVID-19, the 'haves' were those countries that leveraged advanced technologies and ubiquitous access to data that enabled millions to benefit from remote work, telemedicine and access to vaccines that saved or enhanced countless lives..."

HPE News, November 15th, 2021
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HP News
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From Growing Supply Chain Attacks To Ransomware Gangs Putting Lives At Risk: Top Cybersecurity Predictions For 2022
From ransomware pile-ons to increasingly commoditized supply chain TTPs, weaponized firmware exploits and targeted attacks on hybrid workers - the threat landscape is set to evolve at a worrying pace in the year ahead.
As 2021 draws to a close, our HP security experts and advisors have been reflecting on what the year ahead has in store. Here, we include insights from a range of HP security experts - including: Michael Heywood, Supply Chain Security Lead; Joanna Burkey, CISO; Dr. Ian Pratt, Global Head of Security for Personal Systems; Patrick Schlapfer, Malware Analyst; Alex Holland, Senior Malware Analyst; Julia Voo, Global Lead Cybersecurity and Tech Policy; and Michael Howard, Head of Security and Analytics Practice; alongside HP Security Advisory Board member and Partner at Deloitte, Robert Masse - identifying four key trends to look out for.
HP News, November 18th, 2021
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IBM News
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Fortune And IBM Watson Health Reveal Annual List Of 50 Top-Performing U.S. Cardiovascular Hospitals
The Fortune/IBM Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals winners demonstrate opportunities to potentially save thousands of additional lives and billions of dollars in costs
IBM Watson Health announced its 2022 Fortune/IBM Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals list, naming the top-performing U.S. hospitals for inpatient cardiovascular services. This year's study included 951 U.S. hospitals with cardiovascular service lines. Based on comparisons between the study winners and a peer group of similar hospitals in the study, the winners delivered better outcomes while operating more efficiently and at a lower cost. The list of the top cardiovascular hospitals was published by Fortune today.
IBM News, November 16th, 2021
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IBM And Yonsei University Unveil Collaboration To Bring Ibm Quantum System One To Korea
Korea set to become the fourth country to have a co-located IBM Quantum System One
At the IBM Quantum Summit, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Yonsei University announced that Korea is expected to become the fourth country in the world to have an on-premises IBM Quantum System One after the United States, Germany, and Japan.

Expected to be deployed at the Songdo International Campus, this milestone ushers in a new era of quantum workforce development in Korea, which is also driven by the Korea Ministry of Science and ICT to foster about 1,000 researchers and scientists by 2030 . According to the IBM Institute for Business Value's 'The Quantum Decade' report, 'only about 3,000 skilled quantum workers exist today, and that base needs to be doubled or quadrupled.'

IBM News, November 16th, 2021
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IBM Unveils Breakthrough 127-Qubit Quantum Processor
New processor furthers IBM's industry-leading roadmaps for advancing the performance of its quantum systems
IBM announced its new 127-quantum bit (qubit) 'Eagle' processor at the IBM Quantum Summit 2021, its annual event to showcase milestones in quantum hardware, software, and the growth of the quantum ecosystem. The 'Eagle' processor is a breakthrough in tapping into the massive computing potential of devices based on quantum physics. It heralds the point in hardware development where quantum circuits cannot be reliably simulated exactly on a classical computer. IBM also previewed plans for IBM Quantum System Two, the next generation of quantum systems.
IBM News, November 16th, 2021
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Lenovo News
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Introducing The Evolve Small Community Collective For North American Businesses
This past year, COVID-19 showed us that small businesses are resilient and an essential part of our economy. They provide opportunities for entrepreneurs, foster local economies, and support neighborhoods and communities
I joined Lenovo as the CMO of the Personal Computing business this past August. Before joining Lenovo, I founded Tankee-a parent-approved destination for kids to watch family-friendly gaming videos. As an entrepreneur, I can empathize with the struggles of these small business owners, especially minority-owned business owners who face even greater hardships and obstacles.

Evolve Small, Lenovo's initiative to support small businesses, was launched earlier this year to provide resources to SMBs recovering from the impact of COVID-19. The initiative celebrates small business owners all while providing mentorship resources from industry experts, community support and financial aid. Lenovo has committed $1 million in grant funding and business development to help BIPOC-owned small businesses bounce back from the pandemic.

Lenovo News, November 17th, 2021
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Lenovo Sparks National Effort To Increase Diversity Of Patent Holders In Tech
Efforts to increase diversity in a corporation are not new, and the payoff of creating a diverse and inclusive workforce has been shown time and time again
While many companies can agree on how a diverse and inclusive workforce functions overall, they often overlook a key question: On which teams and in which processes can diverse perspectives have the biggest impact? While Lenovo has focused its 2025 representation goals on diverse leadership, Jason Friday, Senior Counsel for Lenovo, has taken a different approach by measuring diversity by going straight to the place that defines new ideas: the patent program.
Lenovo News, November 16th, 2021
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Oracle News
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New Connected TV Capabilities Within Oracle Moat Help Advertisers Measure Reach And Frequency Across Campaigns
From Formula 1 and the Premier League to This is Us and The Masked Singer, Americans are spending an estimated 20+ hours per week watching and streaming their favorite shows-and it's giving advertisers a massive opportunity
As consumer behavior continues to shift from traditional linear TV (i.e. cable) to multi-device and on-demand viewing (i.e. connected TV (CTV) and over-the-top (OTT) media), advertisers are doubling down on CTV and OTT ad spend.

To help advertisers effectively measure ad performance across their media investments, Oracle Moat has added new capabilities to its cross-channel audience measurement offering. With CTV now included in Oracle Moat Reach, advertisers can better understand which audience segments an ad campaign reached and which platforms and media partners delivered those audiences most efficiently across digital, linear TV, and CTV. Insight into these critical metrics enables advertisers to make more informed decisions about their campaigns, which results in increased efficiency of ad spend, and ultimately increased ROI.

Oracle News, November 17th, 2021
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Oracle Cloud Brings Sizzling Service To Brothers Bar & Grill
Midwest fan favorite embraces Oracle Simphony to streamline operations, reduce wait times, and speed customer transactions by 15% during peak hours
The Fortney Hospitality Group, which operates 19 Brothers Bar & Grill's across 10 states, has been a mainstay of the midwest bar scene for over three decades. To fuel growth of the Brothers' chain, Fortney chose to move to the cloud and modernize its IT infrastructure with Oracle MICROS Simphony Cloud Point-of-Sale (POS). With Oracle, the group will be able to optimize in-house operations, process transactions quickly and accurately, and analyze data in real-time to provide staff the best information for making business decisions.
Oracle News, November 17th, 2021
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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Scores 78 Percent In 2021 Gartner Solution Scorecard For IaaS And PaaS, Showing Continued Momentum
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) has again demonstrated strong growth, introducing hundreds of services and features over the past year.
With all the challenges of a global pandemic, our teams continued to deliver on our product vision, and I'm both amazed and sincerely grateful.

Gartner analyzes major cloud infrastructure providers in three reports: The 2021 Gartner Solution Scorecards for Integrated infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS), the 2021 Critical Capabilities for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services (CIPS), and the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for CIPS. I'm happy to share the following results:

Oracle News, November 17th, 2021
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Oracle Explores The Future Of Energy At New Smithsonian Futures Exhibit
Interactive experiences help visitors understand their role in building a clean energy future
A new virtual reality (VR) experience designed to explore a clean energy future will be unveiled at the Smithsonian's groundbreaking new experience 'FUTURES' opening Saturday, November 20th at the historic Arts and Industries Building (AIB). Created by Oracle in collaboration with curators, 'Future of Energy,' aims to help visitors better understand how they use energy, ways to conserve it, and their role in building a clean energy future.
Oracle News, November 18th, 2021
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Soundhound Inc. Selects Oracle As Its Strategic Cloud Infrastructure Provider
Migrates voice AI platform from other cloud providers to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) for higher performance, built-in security, and lower cost
Oracle announced that SoundHound Inc., a global leader in voice artificial intelligence (AI), has selected Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) as its strategic cloud infrastructure provider for its core cloud requirements. OCI will power SoundHound's voice AI platform as it processes billions of queries and scales to support explosive growth and global expansion. This will include SoundHound migrating its core suite of AI capabilities to OCI to achieve improved performance at a lower cost.
Oracle News, November 18th, 2021
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Red Hat News
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Implementing ANSSI security recommendations for RHEL 7 and 8
Maintaining security for Linux systems can be a complex task, especially as your number of servers and applications increases
"The SCAP Security Guide, which is used in various Red Hat technologies like Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Red Hat Insights and Red Hat Satellite, can help you maintain system compliance with select security baselines.

In this post, we'll share some details about the SCAP profiles for ANSSI-BP-028, a guideline published by Agence nationale de la securite des systemes d'information (ANSSI), the French National Information Security Agency, and how you use them to assist in hardening your RHEL 7 and 8 environments..."

Red Hat News, November 18th, 2021
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Friday Five - November 19, 2021
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 Global Customer Tech Outlook 2022: Hybrid and multicloud strategies lead the way as funding priorities hold steady
  • How Discover implemented automation as an organization-wide strategy
  • ZDNet - RHEL 8.5 delivers key container improvements
  • 3 things CIOs should know about developers in the cloud era
  • Red Hat collaborates with NVIDIA to deliver record-breaking STAC-A2 Market Risk benchmark

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Red Hat News, November 19th, 2021
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Red Hat Openshift Extends High Performance Computing (HPC) Infrastructure From Edge To Exascale
Massive amounts of data are racing towards us at an unheard of velocity. But processing this data quickly, at a centralized location, is no longer possible for most organizations.
"How might we better act on this data to preserve its relevance? The answer lies in acting on the data as close to the source as possible. This means making data-driven decisions or getting answers to the most pressing questions in real-time, across all of your computing environments - from the edge to the exascale.

If you're processing massive amounts of data at scale with multiple tasks running simultaneously, you are likely already using high-performance computing (HPC). Oil & gas exploration, complex financial modeling and DNA mapping and sequencing are just a few modern workstreams that have massive data requirements and rely on HPC to drive breakthrough discoveries..."

Red Hat News, November 17th, 2021
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Red Hat Shares - Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
The Red Hat Shares newsletter helps IT leaders navigate the complicated world of IT―the open source way.
AI/ML: Go beyond science fiction into real-world applications

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rules-based software that performs tasks typically accomplished with human intervention. Machine learning (ML) is a subset of AI in which the AI is able to learn and develop over time. These two terms are often combined as AI/ML. AI/ML helps organizations extract insights and value from the massive amounts of data they collect.

Red Hat News, November 17th, 2021
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SuperMicro News
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Supermicro Accelerates Delivery Of HPC Clusters For Total IT Solutions With A Broad Portfolio Of Servers, Storage, AI Solutions, And Liquid Cooling
Delivering Efficient Large-Scale Clusters from Portfolio of Over 30 GPU Systems and Off the Shelf Liquid Cooled Solutions Supporting Up to 350 Watt CPUs and 500 Watt GPUs
Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), a global leader in high-performance computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, is expanding its HPC market reach for a broad range of industries by innovating at the system and cluster level. With its Total IT Solutions, Supermicro can deliver complete rack-level solutions faster and at a lower cost to not only scientific research organizations but also to enterprise customers in diverse industries such as manufacturing, life sciences, and energy exploration, as HPC and AI converge.
Supermicro News, November 15th, 2021
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PeopleTek News
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Leadership And Humility
Last week we shared some traits our clients wanted to see their leaders exhibit and one of them was the ability to be humble. Did this strike a chord with you?
We've talked about servant leadership in the past and part of the common theme of definitions includes the need to be humble.

A post by Rebecca shares 21 attributes of a humble person. We'll highlight a few; to read her entire list and article click here. Humble people:...

PeopleTek News, November 15th, 2021
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