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DDN News
DDN To Launch First 'Make In India' Data Storage Products
Plans to Capture 2500 Crore Indian Market
Pune, India, October 20th, 2021: DataDirect Networks (DDN), the global leader in High-Performance Computing (HPC), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and multi-cloud data management solutions, today announced local manufacturing of their data storage solutions in India. Inspired by the Government of India's Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan (Self-reliant India campaign), DDN would be commencing local manufacturing of their EXAScaler HPC & A3I (Accelerated, Any-Scale AI) Storage Appliances, IntelliFlash SAN, NAS & Unified Storage Appliances, and Tintri Vmstore line of products.
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Tintri News
New Tintri VMstore NVMe-based Platforms Deliver the Latest Pinnacle in Performance, Density, and Scale
Next-Generation VMstore T7000 Platforms with 30% Performance Boost and Fully Autonomous Operations Drive Better End User Application Experiences
Tintri, a DDN subsidiary and the leading provider of auto adaptive, workload intelligent platforms, today expanded its line of VMstore T7000 NVMe-based systems to include the VMstore T7060 and T7040 platforms. VMstore, the world's most intelligent storage management system, features AI-driven autonomous operations, app-level visibility and real-time and predictive analytics for hands-off operations for nearly all administrative tasks - reducing administrative overhead by as much as 95%.
Tintri News, October 19th, 2021
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AWS News
AWS Announces General Availability Of The AWS Panorama Appliance
AWS Panorama Appliance allows customers to use existing on-premises cameras and analyze video feeds in edge environments to improve quality control, optimize supply chains, and enhance consumer experiences
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announced the general availability of the AWS Panorama Appliance, a new device that customers can install in their facilities to run applications that analyze multiple video streams from existing on-premises cameras. The AWS Panorama Appliance enables customers to use computer vision technology to quickly and easily perform visual inspections of production lines (e.g. spot defects in manufactured parts), enhance customer experiences at quick service restaurants (e.g. monitor drive-through queues), or optimize the layout of physical retail stores (e.g. improve product placement, inventory checks, etc.). The AWS Panorama Appliance is one of four AWS products (along with Amazon Monitron, Amazon Lookout for Equipment, and Amazon Lookout for Vision) that form the most comprehensive suite of cloud-to-edge industrial machine learning services available.
AWS News, October 20th, 2021
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Recorded Future News
How To Assess A Potential Phishing Email
A Comprehensive Guide to Investigating Suspicious Emails
"Phishing is the most prevalent type of cybercrime on the planet. In fact, according to Verizon's 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report, phishing is the number one 'action variety' observed in breaches in the last year. 96% of phishing attacks arrive via email, which makes email security a key priority for organizations of all types.

But how exactly should you investigate and act on suspicious emails? This step by step guide will show you exactly what to do..."

Recored Future News, October 20th, 2021
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WeTheNorth: A New Canadian Dark Web Marketplace
This Summer, Insikt Group discovered a new Canada-focused darknet marketplace called WeTheNorth, a salute to the Toronto Raptors basketball team slogan
"This localized criminal marketplace features a variety of illegal goods and services for sale, many of which pose a threat to local and global enterprises.

Insikt Group judges that with moderate confidence that WeTheNorth market was likely created to replace the now debunked The Canadian Headquarters, which shut down in July 2021. Insikt Group's Criminal Underground Team first discovered WeTheNorth in July 2021 in advertisements posted on open source forums such as Reddit. The new market appears similar in appearance to the now-debunked Empire market, Alpha Bay, and Torrez..."

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Fortinet News
Addressing The Need For A New Security Platform
Security platforms have been around for a while. When Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW) appeared on the scene - able to blend several products into a single platform, reducing IT overhead and simplifying setups - they quickly became the cornerstone for security in nearly every organization worldwide
"But many NGFW solutions are not without their own set of challenges. Far too often, the various technologies pre-loaded onto the device (firewall, IPS, VPN, web filtering, antivirus, and sandboxes) do not work together seamlessly. While they may be wrapped in a single piece of sheet metal, many of its components actually require separate management consoles, and even run on different operating systems. Compounding the problem further, the quality of the technologies embedded within that single device is also frequently lacking. While such a platform may have a top-notch firewall, for example, the rest of the security roster may include a second-rate IPS or web filtering solution that customers will need to either just learn to live with, or that they will have to replace with another box..."
Fortinet News, October 22nd, 2021
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Fortinet Releases Essential Survival Guide For Cyber Leaders
Experts Across Industries Offer Practical Advice to Proactively Improve Cybersecurity Strategies and Foster the Next Generation of Diverse Cyber Talent
Fortinet announced the release of Fight Fire with Fire: Proactive Cybersecurity Strategies for Today's Leaders, authored by Renee Tarun, Fortinet's Deputy CISO, along with fourteen female cybersecurity leaders who have come together to contribute their unique perspectives and learnings from across industries and sectors. The book is the latest effort by Fortinet as part of its Training Advancement Agenda (TAA) initiative to help showcase diversity within the cybersecurity workforce and close the cyber skills gap.
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VMware News
VMware Announces Record Date For Conditional Special Dividend
Record Date for $11.5B conditional special dividend is October 29, 2021
VMware Inc. (NYSE:VMW) ('VMware'), a leading innovator in enterprise software, today announced that October 29, 2021 has been set as the record date (the 'Record Date') for VMware's $11.5 billion, conditional special dividend payable pro-rata to all VMware stockholders (the 'Special Dividend'). The Special Dividend is payable in connection with the closing of the transactions contemplated by that Separation and Distribution Agreement, both originally announced on April 14, 2021, pursuant to which VMware will be spun-off (the 'Spin-off') from Dell Technologies Inc. ('Dell'). Payment of the Special Dividend remains subject to the Dividend Payment Conditions, as defined in the Separation and Distribution Agreement and described in VMware's Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 14, 2021 and October 7, 2021.
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Centrify News
2021 State Of Ransomware Report Reveals 83% Of Victims Paid To Get Data Restored
Research by ThycoticCentrify shows a majority of organizations experienced a ransomware attack, while 93% are allocating special budget to fight growing threats
ThycoticCentrify, a leading provider of cloud identity security solutions formed by the merger of privileged access management (PAM) leaders Thycotic and Centrify, today released new research confirming that ransomware has become a preferred method for cyberattacks, with nearly two out of three companies (64%) surveyed admitting to be victims of a ransomware attack in the last 12 months.

The report, titled '2021 State of Ransomware Survey & Report: Preventing and Mitigating the Skyrocketing Costs and Impacts of Ransomware Attacks,' is based on survey responses from 300 U.S. based IT business decision makers. It further reveals that more than four out of five (83%) ransomware attack victims felt they had no choice but to pay ransom demands to restore their data.

Centrify News, October 19th, 2021
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Cisco News
Deutsche Telekom And Cisco Deliver Faster Internet To Connect More People Across Europe
Deutsche Telekom deploys Cisco 8000 Series routers powered by Cisco Silicon One, the industry's highest bandwidth router, with speeds of 260 terabits per second (Tbps)
Cisco and Deutsche Telekom (DT) share a common vision to connect more people and businesses to quality internet with faster speeds, added security, and the reliability needed to support always-on connectivity.

Recently, Cisco launched the Broadband Index which shows that having thriving broadband infrastructures plays a significant role in creating agile and growing economies. 78% of the workforce across Europe believe fast, reliable, and secure access to broadband connectivity is now a necessity.

Cisco News, October 20th, 2021
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Fighting Climate Change With Innovation
Wendy Mars on Cisco as partners of the COP26 climate summit
"Climate change is no longer a debate; it's a crisis.

COP26 is undoubtedly the most significant milestone for progress on climate change since the Paris Agreement, this year's conference will welcome representatives from more than 200 nations to Glasgow, Scotland, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12. And after missing 2020 due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the summit presents an overdue opportunity to reach international agreements on slashing greenhouse emissions and more - before it's too late.

In this interview, Wendy Mars, president of Cisco's Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia region (EMEAR), discusses the company's partnership with COP26, and how Cisco is leveraging its own technology and influence to battle the climate crisis..."

Cisco News, October 21st, 2021
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Talking Hybrid Work With Nasdaq's VP Of Global Corporate Infrastructure Technology, Bharat Patel
Patel chats about working with Cisco on Nasdaq's hybrid work approach and some recent technology moves his team has made.
"Quick - what is Nasdaq? If you said it's a global stock exchange that's home to the fastest-growing, most innovative companies, you're right. If you said it plays an important role in the US and global economy, with its two major indexes that are closely watched barometers of business - the Nasdaq Composite and the Nasdaq 100 - you're also right. And if you said its technology powers capital markets all around the world, from Argentina to Turkey to Indonesia, you too are right..."
Cisco News, October 20th, 2021
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Telenor Deploys 5G xHaul Transport Network With Cisco And NEC To Connect More People And Businesses In Norway And Denmark
Telenor works with NEC and Cisco to build-out new 5G xHaul transport network to better connect people and businesses across the Nordics
NEC Corporation and Cisco announced they have been selected by Telenor to deploy 5G xHaul transport networks in Norway and Denmark.

In April this year, NEC and Cisco entered a Global System Integrator Agreement (GSIA) to expand their partnership for accelerating the deployment of innovative 5G IP transport network solutions worldwide. This project is a flagship initiative in which the two companies take full advantage of the GSIA and collaborate to deliver state-of-the-art networks to the customer.

Cisco News, October 21st, 2021
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Webex By Cisco Eliminates The Need To Carry Multiple Mobile Devices For Business And Personal Use
The Company Also Unveiled New Webex Features to Improve the Customer Experience and Make Workers More Productive and Innovative in the Hybrid Work World
"Cisco is helping businesses reimagine calling experiences for hybrid work from conference rooms and call centers to home offices and on-the-go mobile calling. In advance of WebexOne , Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced new Webex Calling features, and new Webex Customer Experience and Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) enhancements to help enterprises successfully adapt to the new hybrid work world.

Additionally, following the acquisition of imimobile, Cisco is introducing integration with Webex to build smarter interactions and frictionless experiences on any communications channel..."

Cisco News, October 19th, 2021
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Citrix News
Access Assurance Now Generally Available In Citrix Analytics For Security
At Citrix, we've long held the position that work isn't a place, it's a thing you do.
"Workplace strategies have been forced to evolve since the beginning of 2020, and all signals point to hybrid and remote work environments becoming the rule, not the exception.

The change in workstyles has affected how we collaborate, how productivity is measured, and how employee engagement is defined. There's also been significant impact on SecOps teams, including how they assess risk and implement policies that mitigate threats. Gaining visibility into remote workers and the potential risks they may be introducing to company resources has also proved challenging..."

Citrix News, October 21st, 2021
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Coillte Forest Keeps Irish Woodlands Under Control With Citrix SD-WAN
State agency builds modern network infrastructure to provide seamless, secure and reliable access to applications and information workers need to deliver services
Coillte Forest has a big job: manage and ensure the sustainable development and use of more than seven percent of land across Ireland. The state agency relies heavily on technology to do this, and expects it to perform. When its traditional network infrastructure began to falter, Coillte's IT team saw the forest through the trees and knew it was time for an upgrade. And it turned to Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) and its partner, Edge7 Networks, for help in making it.
Citrix News, October 18th, 2021
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How To Deliver Green Tech That's Good For Your People, Your Business And The Planet
Organizations are making sustainability a high priority. It's good for the planet and good for business, too
"But, how do you improve sustainability without compromising other organizational goals?

Information technology has a big role to play, both directly and indirectly.

Directly, IT departments can ensure their operations are efficient as possible by reducing energy consumption and extending the life of hardware..."

Citrix News, October 19th, 2021
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Vattenfall Solar Team Laps Competition With Citrix
Team leverages digital workspace technology to ensure solar-powered car and drivers perform at the best
"The rubber is about to meet the road for the Vattenfall Solar Team. Next week, the group of 17 engineering students from the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) will rev things up at the Solar Challenge Morocco, a 2,500-kilometre race for solar-powered cars built and run by the world's leading technical universities. And it has put the wheels in motion to notch yet another win, leveraging technology from Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS), to create a secure digital workspace where it can share the information needed to ensure its car and drivers perform at their best..."
Citrix News, October 21st, 2021
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Why Modernizing App-Delivery Infrastructure Is Integral To Digital Business
Applications are essential to business success. That's why it's critical for organizations to understand the importance of the application delivery infrastructure that supports their apps
"If organizations deploy the right application delivery infrastructure, their applications will perform better, and their businesses will achieve greater digital resilience and improved business outcomes. Recently, I talked with Brad Casemore Research, Vice President, Datacenter and Multicloud Networking, IDC, about the modernization of IT and the future of application delivery..."
Citrix News, October 18th, 2021
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SAP News
SAP Announces Third Quarter 2021 Results
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021.
SAP Cloud Momentum Accelerates Significantly
  • Strong Surge in 'RISE with SAP' Adoption
  • Current Cloud Backlog Up 24% (Up 22% At Constant Currencies)
  • S/4HANA Current Cloud Backlog Up 60% (Up 58% At Constant Currencies)
  • Cloud Revenue Up 20% (Up 20% At Constant Currencies)
  • IFRS Operating Profit Down 15%; Non-IFRS Operating Profit Up 2% (Up 2% At Constant Currencies)
  • Raises Full Year Revenue and Profit Outlook On The Basis of Strong Third Quarter

'Our strategy is clearly working. Customers are choosing SAP for their business transformation in the cloud. We see record adoption of our applications and our platform. This has resulted in strong acceleration of our cloud growth.' -- Christian Klein, CEO

SAP News, October 21st, 2021
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Datacore News
How M&E Orgs Can Lower Storage TCO & Improve Efficiency
As studios & post-production houses develop new content, it is critical to lower storage TCO & improve efficiency for remote video workflows
"In today's economic climate, it's necessary to do more with less-perhaps more now than ever before. Projects are being greenlighted for studios and production houses but issues with global supply chains and complexity in shooting and producing make it difficult to invest in new infrastructure. Even when the need is there..."
Datacore News, October 19th, 2021
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Dell News
Co-Innovate To Succeed In The 5G Era (And Beyond)
Tomorrow's leaders are already staking their claim in telecom's open future
"The importance of reliable, resilient and secure networks has been brought into sharp focus in recent years. As network usage continues to skyrocket, Communication Service Providers (CSPs) must adapt to this sustained demand at a time when the industry requires new capabilities and services to improve the bottom line. Spurred on by the rollout of 5G, the proliferation of edge computing and the creation of a new breed of open networks, the future of telecommunications is looking increasingly bright..."
Dell News, October 18th, 2021
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Delivering Customer Choice And Flexibility With Apex
Dell Technologies is expanding our portfolio and capabilities of APEX so you can deliver the latest solutions as-a-Service today, providing the IT agility and choice your customers require
"Today's IT customer is managing a growing array of pressures-an accelerating need for digital transformation, increasing complexity in technological offerings and innovation, and the market demand to be fast, nimble and flexible. Accompanied by an uncertain macro-economic environment, these pressures only intensify their need for trusted support and expertise, creating an enormous opportunity for partners. In fact, IDC recently shared that the importance of partners to solve complex customer challenges and aid in their digital transformations is more important than ever..."
Dell News, October 21st, 2021
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HPE News
Ark Multicasting Builds Nationwide Broadcast Internet Network In The Usa With Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Leveraging cloud infrastructure, software and services from HPE, ARK Multicasting is delivering content to homes that lack sufficient broadband connectivity
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) announced that ARK Multicasting, a leading television broadcaster, has selected HPE to power its next generation ATSC 3.0 broadcast internet network. ARK is leveraging edge-to-cloud infrastructure, software and services from HPE to move its broadcast stations from a physical environment to a virtualized one, which enables ARK to move data at high speeds to the consumer edge. ARK's new network delivers television pictures and data files using internet protocol (IP) and ATSC 3.0 broadcast technology to help to bridge the connectivity gap in the rural United States.
HPE News, October 20th, 2021
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Data Center Transformation: The Road To 400Gbps And Beyond
With an increase in the number of mission-critical workloads running on denser and faster datacenter infrastructures, there is an increased need for speed and efficiency from high performance networking infrastructure.
"Network traffic within and across data centers has consistently experienced exponential growth. This immense growth is primarily triggered by high-performance workloads such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, with data being generated at massive scale, volume and velocity. The challenge to organizations is real; all of this data needs to be collected, transported, stored, and analyzed in real time.

When we take a look at the data that's generated at this unpreceded volume and velocity, we see that there is an increased need for managing and analyzing the data in order to draw actionable insights that will benefit the business or organization. That is only possible if we can correlate the historical stored data with near-real-time data. The enhanced customer experience is enabled for latency-sensitive applications with predictive analytics..."

HP News, October 19th, 2021
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Expands Venture Capital Program In Support Of Edge-To-Cloud Strategy
Hewlett Packard Pathfinder announces three new investments as part of plan to significantly expand investment program
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) announced plans to expand its venture capital program, Hewlett Packard Pathfinder to help accelerate HPE's edge-to-cloud strategy. Pathfinder expects to significantly ramp its rate of investment over the next year starting with three new investments that solve key customer challenges across edge, cloud, and data.

"Our increased rate of investment will allow us to enhance our engagement with the robust venture-backed ecosystem and better support HPE's vision to be the edge-to-cloud company,' said Paul Glaser, Vice President and Head of Hewlett Packard Pathfinder. 'The new portfolio companies will add value for HPE customers by bringing innovative, edge-to-cloud solutions that are evaluated by HPE technologists.'

HPE News, October 21st, 2021
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Participates In SC21: In-Person And Virtually
HPE demonstrates latest high performance computing (HPC) and AI solutions at SC21
"High performance computing (HPC) plays a critical role in solving some of the world's most complex problems from predicting extreme weather conditions such as hurricanes and wildfires, to accelerating discovery for a vaccine or drug discoveries to cure diseases.

Through its massive computing capabilities, HPC also optimizes and advances areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics that have become integral to unlocking insights for any business or research need..."

HPE News, October 18th, 2021
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HP News
Award Winning HP Reverb G2 VR Headset Just Got Better
New and improved tracking, compatibility, and visual customization
"Last year we launched the HP Reverb G2, a headset delivering cutting-edge optics, long-wearing comfort, and plug and play support for Windows Mixed Reality and SteamVR.

Today, we are excited to announce a trio of new upgrades that will make our original award-winning headset even better. New Reverb G2 headset purchases will include upgrades for improved vertical controller tracking1, increased AMD compatibility, and expanded eye relief customization..."

HP News, October 21st, 2021
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HP Inc. Announces Fiscal 2022 Financial Outlook And Raises Annual Dividend Approximately 29% To $1 Per Share
Estimates GAAP diluted net earnings per share ('EPS') for fiscal 2022 of $3.86 to $4.06
At HP's 2021 Securities Analyst Meeting ('SAM'), the company reiterated its fiscal 2021 financial outlook provided at Q3 2021 earnings, and provided details on its strategy and opportunities for long-term growth, along with its financial outlook for fiscal 2022.

'We continue to build a stronger HP. We have delivered exceptional financial performance since our last investor day in 2019 - and we are confident in our plans to deliver sustained revenue, operating profit, EPS and free cash flow growth,' said Enrique Lores, President and Chief Executive Officer, HP Inc. 'We are strengthening our core business, building a more growth-oriented portfolio, and creating a more digital company to meet changing customer needs and capitalize on secular trends across our categories.'

HP News, October 20th, 2021
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IBM News
IBM Acquires Leading Adobe Workfront Consultancy
Enhances business transformation expertise to automate marketing workflows with AI
IBM announced plans to acquire the Adobe Workfront consulting unit and assets from Rego Consulting Corporation to further its hybrid cloud and AI strategy. Building on IBM's strategic partnership with Adobe, the consultancy specializes in work management software consulting for enterprise clients.
IBM News, October 21st, 2021
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IBM Report Reveals Potential Rebound For Travel And Event Spending, End Of Traditional Shopping Season
Due to Waning Vaccination and Safety Measures, Many Surveyed Consumers' Return to Public Life Has Been Indefinitely Delayed
According to the findings of a new global consumer study released by IBM's (NYSE: IBM) Institute for Business Value (IBV), respondents are feeling slightly more festive for the 2021 holiday season than they were in 2020, and are reporting higher household budget allocation for travel and local activities. However, the survey suggests COVID-19 pandemic-related concerns are hindering the return of the traditional shopping season
IBM News, October 21st, 2021
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IBM Reports 2021 Third-Quarter Results
Revenue Performance Led by Consulting and Software; Solid Cash Generation
  • Revenue of $17.6 billion, up 0.3 percent (down 0.2 percent adjusting for divested businesses and currency)
  • Revenue, up 2.5 percent (up 1.9 percent adjusting for divested businesses and currency), normalized to exclude Kyndryl to be separated in November
  • Net cash from operating activities of $16.1 billion and adjusted free cash flow of $11.1 billion, both up $0.3 billion over last 12 months

IBM announced third-quarter 2021 earnings results.

'With the separation of Kyndryl early next month, IBM takes the next step in our evolution as a platform-centric hybrid cloud and AI company," said Arvind Krishna, IBM chairman and chief executive officer. "We continue to make progress in our software and consulting businesses, which represent our higher growth opportunities. With our increased focus and agility to better serve clients, we are confident in achieving our medium-term objectives of mid-single digit revenue growth and strong free cash flow generation.'

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Lenovo News
Esper And Lenovo Collaborate On Android Device Deployment In Enterprises
Esper's DevOps enterprise mobility management solution bolsters Lenovo's intelligent devices for enterprise
"DevOps for Devices leader Esper and Lenovo are teaming up to place Esper software on key models of Lenovo Android tablets and other intelligent business devices. This collaboration allows enterprises that manage large fleets of devices to focus on their critical line-of-business applications, leaving the device infrastructure and management tasks to Lenovo and Esper's joint solution.

As the fastest-growing tablet maker (YoY) last quarter1, Lenovo's expertise in smarter device design, engineering and user experiences combines with Esper's modern, DevOps-powered device infrastructure software that lets organizations of every size and segment (e.g. healthcare, retail, hospitality), easily set up, manage, better secure, and maintain large fleets of devices on its journey to digital transformation..."

Lenovo News, October 21st, 2021
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Windows 11 Windfall For Thinkbook And Thinkpad E Series
ThinkBook and ThinkPad E series laptops now available with Windows 11 preloaded including new ThinkBook 15p Gen 2 ITH (Intel Core H-Series)
Lenovo announced Windows 11 preload availability on our current ThinkBook and ThinkPad E series business laptop portfolio. Adding more products to the previously announced availability, Lenovo is embarking on a new era for the PC. As outlined by Microsoft on October 4, we are bringing innovative experiences to the next generation of employees around the world. The stylish feature rich ThinkBook and the legendary durability of ThinkPad offer a complete choice to meet user needs for productivity, security, connectivity and collaboration; all critical success factors in a hybrid working world.
Lenovo News, October 21st, 2021
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Microsoft News
Microsoft's 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Report: Demonstrating Progress And Remaining Accountable To Our Commitments
Today, I am sharing Microsoft's 2021 Diversity and Inclusion report, our third annual report and our eighth year of releasing our global workforce demographic data publicly
"This past year was a challenging time for so many people, communities and organizations. Ongoing acts of hate and violence in the U.S. and around the world have continued to move racial injustice to the forefront of social consciousness, while the global pandemic has exacerbated inequities and upended our lives. In the face of these realities, the sense of urgency to solve some of the biggest systemic problems of equality and inclusion is palpable..."
Microsoft News, October 20th, 2021
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Oracle News
NetSuite Analytics Warehouse Helps Organizations Unlock New Opportunities
New pre-built analytics help customers accelerate insights and enhance decision making
"To help organizations quickly identify new growth opportunities, Oracle NetSuite today announced the availability of NetSuite Analytics Warehouse. Built on Oracle Analytics Cloud and Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, NetSuite Analytics Warehouse helps customers spot patterns and quickly surface insights from NetSuite and third-party data to enhance decision making and uncover new revenue streams..."
Oracle News, October 19th, 2021
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NetSuite Announces Suitebanking, The First Cloud ERP To Integrate Fintech Into A Unified Suite
SuiteBanking alliance partner HSBC will provide services to enable international payments and expense management
"To help organizations improve forecasting and make more strategic cash decisions, Oracle NetSuite today announced SuiteBanking. As the first unified suite that embeds fintech into cloud ERP, SuiteBanking helps customers automate key financial processes and gain full visibility into cash flow. By bringing together automated accounts payable and accounts receivable processes, SuiteBanking makes it fast and easy to pay bills, send invoices, and get paid, all from within NetSuite..."
Oracle News, October 19th, 2021
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Oracle Named A Leader In The Gartner Magic Quadrant For Cloud HCM Suites For 1,000+ Employee Enterprises
For the fourth consecutive year Oracle is positioned the furthest to the right for completeness of vision out of 12 vendors evaluated
Oracle announced that it has been named a Leader for the sixth successive year in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites for 1,000+ Employee Enterprises for Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM). The report evaluates vendors based on ability to execute and completeness of vision. Oracle was placed furthest to the right for completeness of vision for the fourth year in a row.
Oracle News, October 22nd, 2021
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Partner Power: Accenture And Oracle, 30 Years Of Co-Innovation
Accenture has been one of Oracle's largest channel partners for much of the 30-year relationship between the companies
From back when Accenture was still Andersen Consulting, the two have joined forces to solve complex challenges for the world's largest enterprises by implementing advanced technologies with a focus on business outcomes.

Both companies have gone through major cloud transformations over the last few years. As Oracle dedicated enormous resources to building a native cloud stack comprised of a comprehensive application suite and a rapidly emerging infrastructure business, Accenture leaned into cloud by scaling its professional services and go-to-market expertise to become a leader in both cloud applications services and infrastructure.

Oracle News, October 20th, 2021
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Red Bull Racing Honda And Oracle Deliver First-Of-Its-Kind Loyalty Program: Welcome To The Red Bull Racing Paddock
There's a reason the term 'fanatic' has been applied to the tens of millions of people who obsessively follow a given team, athlete, or sport
"First of all their loyalty, with apologies to Penny Marshall, is in a league of its own. It's no exaggeration to say that many fans - myself included - are notoriously devoted to their favorite athletes and teams for their entire lives. They (and by 'they' again I mean 'I') also pour lots of time, money, energy, and often emotional capital into the objects of their fascination.

So, it's not only the right thing to reward the loyalty of the existing fan base and attract new converts, it is also smart business. Creating intriguing, interactive programs helps ensure that fans have fun every time they engage-virtually or in the real-world- with their franchise. And that enjoyment should apply not only during the heat of competition, but in the 'downtime' before and after the season as well..."

Oracle News, October 19th, 2021
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Research Shows Customer Action Key To Reaching Utility Decarbonization Goals
New study from The Brattle Group and Oracle shows utility customer action can be twice as impactful as current clean energy supply policies in reducing greenhouse gas emissions
In the race to meet aggressive decarbonization and net-zero carbon goals and regulations, a new study shows that utilities cannot afford to just focus on clean energy supply investments. The report, by The Brattle Group and Oracle Utilities, found that by 2040 actions by utility customers can reduce nearly two times more greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the residential and light-duty vehicle sectors than would result from current policies to promote investments in clean energy supply alone. By adopting new technologies and energy efficiency to reduce energy consumption, residential utility customers can account for 534 metric tons of avoided carbon dioxide by 2040, the equivalent of retiring more than half (135) of the United States' coal plants.
Oracle News, October 21st, 2021
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Red Hat News
How Security Has Changed In The Era Of Cloud Computing
Technologies come and go, but one concept has remained at the forefront of IT conversations for decades: Security
"While security remains a perennial top priority for IT departments, what it means to be secure, and the processes required, continue to change. Let's talk about how security, open source, and cloud computing can co-exist.

Open doesn't mean insecure

It may seem counterintuitive, but open source code isn't inherently less secure than proprietary code. Security by obscurity can be a good practice in some cases (the less attackers know about your organization's IT architecture, the better) but hiding source code isn't going to prevent attackers from finding vulnerabilities..."

Red Hat News, October 19th, 2021
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Friday Five - October 22, 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
  • Introducing Node.js 17
  • Container Journal - Red Hat Bolsters Cloud-Native and Edge Portfolio
  • Meet single node OpenShift: Our newest small OpenShift footprint for edge architectures
  • Forbes - Software's Big Skill-Up, Learning The Way To Cloud-Native
  • Awards roll call: August to October 2021

Read on for details.

Red Hat News, October 22nd, 2021
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Announcing Language Support For Java By Red Hat 1.0 For Visual Studio Code
Red Hat is excited to announce that today we are shipping the 1.0 release of Language Support for Java by Red Hat on Visual Studio Code
"The 1.0 release includes support for Java 17, type hierarchy and a number of performance improvements.

This is the product of a multi-year collaboration between Red Hat, Microsoft, and members of the Java developer community at large. This release would not have been possible without your help, and we appreciate everyone who has given us feedback or contributed to the project.

Since the start of the "Language Support for Java by Red Hat" (vscode-java) extension for VS Code, the goal has always been to provide the kind of Java support one would expect from any IDE. As we release version 1.0.0, it's a great opportunity to look back at how this project started, what has been accomplished, and plans for the future..."

Red Hat News, October 20th, 2021
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Automotive Transformation To Software-Defined Vehicles: Red Hat Point Of View And Synergies With State-Of-The-Art IT
Get an overview of what software-defined means, particularly when it comes to a vehicle.
"Building a dream car doesn't just revolve around factors like horsepower and interior finishes anymore. The automotive industry is going through some big changes as the electric vehicle market revs up and edge computing extends new capabilities for vehicle connectivity.

At Red Hat, we are working to enable a number of edge use cases-from telecommunications use cases with core network infrastructure for radio access networks to distributed computing for retail environments and manufacturing environments..."

Red Hat News, October 21st, 2021
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PeopleTek News
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PeopleTek News, October 19th, 2021
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