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AWS News
AWS And Formula 1 Announce New Racing Performance Stats For 2020 Season
First of six real-time racing statistics to debut July 3-5 at FORMULA 1 ROLEX GROSSER PREIS VON OSTERREICH, giving fans more insight into the action on the track with combined driver, race team, and vehicle performance
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company (NASDAQ: AMZN), and Formula 1 (F1) (NASDAQ: FWONA, FWONK) are introducing six new, real-time racing statistics that will roll out through the 2020 season, beginning with the launch of 'Car Performance Scores' at the season opening Grand Prix in Spielberg, Austria July 3-5. 'Car Performance Scores' isolate an individual car's performance and allows race fans to compare its performance to that of different vehicles head-to-head. The new set of statistics to be released this season will use a range of AWS services, including machine learning, to give fans the ability to compare their favorite drivers and cars and better predict race outcomes...
AWS News, June 23rd, 2020
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AWS Announces Amazon Honeycode
Amazon Honeycode makes it easy to build powerful mobile and web applications - with no programming required
Amazon Web Services announced Amazon Honeycode, a fully managed service that allows customers to quickly build powerful mobile and web applications - with no programming required. Customers who need applications to track and manage things like process approvals, event scheduling, customer relationship management, user surveys, to-do lists, and content and inventory tracking no longer need to do so by error-prone methods like emailing spreadsheets or documents, or hiring and waiting for developers to build costly custom applications. With Amazon Honeycode, customers can use a simple visual application builder to create highly interactive web and mobile applications backed by a powerful AWS-built database to perform tasks like tracking data over time and notifying users of changes, routing approvals, and facilitating interactive business processes.
AWS News, June 24th, 2020
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Fortinet News
Financial Institution Leverages Fortinet To Increase Efficiency Of Its Security Infrastructure
One of the world's largest financial services firms embarked on a massive IT automation initiative several years ago. The organization has trillions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of employees spread across countries around the world
"In order to improve staff productivity and reduce costs, it wanted to streamline infrastructure management by automating processes wherever possible.

At the same time, the bank was upgrading its security architecture. After a rigorous proof of concept, it selected FortiGate next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) to protect its many data centers. Decision-makers liked the depth of integration with Red Hat Ansible, a tool the institution had deployed to automate software provisioning and configuration. They also appreciated Fortinet's ability to scale efficiently to support the bank's centralized network, which is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Additional reasons for choosing the FortiGate NGFWs were their exceptional performance and manageability..."

Fortinet News, June 25th, 2020
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Securing The Cloud During Remote Work
The cloud, especially multi-cloud, continues to play an important role in ongoing digital transformation efforts by organizations
"It was especially crucial in enabling many organizations to successfully transition most or all of their employees to remote worker status in a very short period of time this year.

One of the key challenges of this increased reliance on cloud resources is establishing and maintaining consistent security, including unified visibility and control, to see and mitigate threats and deal with misconfigurations in a seamless manner. We met digitally with three of Fortinet's Field CISOs, Courtney Radke, Joe Robertson, and Alain Sanchez, to discuss cloud security challenges they are seeing as they work with organizations around the world.

Q: What is top of mind for CISOs in relation to cloud security in 2020? ..."

Fortinet News, June 26th, 2020
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Why Virtual Patching Is Essential For Vulnerability Mitigation
One of the most critical tasks that most enterprise security teams struggle with on a continual basis is how to protect their organizations against new and existing vulnerabilities
When the FortiGuard Labs team produces threat research on a new exploit, their reports include the following information for that mitigation plan, along with mitigation recommendations that often refer to specific patches provided by vendors:

  • Affected platforms: (Operating systems or devices impacted)
  • Impacted parties: (Users of specific software versions, devices, etc.)
  • Impact: (Malware details)
  • Severity level: (High/Medium/Low)

But what happens when it's not possible to patch the asset?

Fortinet News, June 26th, 2020
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VMware News
VMware Expands Its VMware Ready For Telco Cloud Program To Accelerate The Deployment Of 5G Services On Its Telco Cloud Platform
New Certification Program Levels Will Focus on Network Functions Orchestration and Automation, As Well As Certification of Cloud-Native Network Functions (CNFs)
VMware announced it has expanded its award-winning VMware Ready for Telco Cloud program, formerly known as the VMware Ready for NFV program. The enhanced certification program will enable telco network functions partners to test the interoperability and readiness of their Virtual Network Functions (VNF) and Cloud-Native Network Functions (CNF) with the VMware Telco Cloud platform.
VMWare News, June 24th, 2020
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Centrify News
Nearly Half Of Uk Businesses Admit Current Cyber Security Policies Are Not Fit For Home-Working
New research from Centrify reveals insight into businesses' preparation, policies and approaches to 100 per cent remote working during the Coronavirus outbreak
"Almost half (48 per cent) of business decision makers have admitted that their existing cyber security policies are currently not suitable for maintaining a 100 per cent remote working model. This increased risk has led to nearly two thirds (65 per cent) anticipating an increase in phishing and breach attempts, according to a new survey from Centrify, a leading provider of Identity-Centric Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions.

The survey, conducted by independent polling provider Censuswide on behalf of Centrify, polled 200 senior decision makers in large-and medium-sized businesses on how they are adapting to the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak..."

Centrify News, June 25th, 2020
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Cisco News
Cisco Donates Critical Wi-Fi Access To Cayman Islands Communities
Public Wi-Fi hotspots deployed across ten community sites to help bridge digital divide in the post-pandemic reality
"Minister of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure, Hon. Joey Hew announced today, (Tuesday, June 23) that ten community sites across the Cayman Islands will be made available for residents to enjoy free, public access to wireless internet. The opening of the community Wi-Fi hotspots coincides with the easing of three-month shelter-in-place restrictions, which were officially lifted on Sunday, June 21.

The technology infrastructure and equipment for the public Wi-Fi hotspots were donated by global networking and technology leader Cisco, to help provide relief to the social impact caused by COVID-19 and help bridge the gaps of the digital divide..."

Cisco News, June 23rd, 2020
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Telenor and Cisco Strengthen Partnership to Support Critical Infrastructure Transitions for Telcos; Scale Joint Venture WG2 for Global Operations
Cisco and Telenor CEOs met virtually to sign the third iteration of their Joint Purpose Agreement between the companies to help telcos cross major milestones spanning security, 5G, cloud, B2B
"Telenor and Cisco announced today the signing of the third iteration of the Joint Purpose Agreement between the companies, outlining areas where they will strengthen focus together including security, 5G, Open vRAN, B2B expansion, distributed cloud and furthering Telenor Group's digital transformation to support its flexible working hours approach.

The companies are continuing the exploration of new 5G architectures and have started an Open vRAN trial at Telenor headquarters in Norway to further investigate using a virtualized, open infrastructure to improve cost efficiency for service rollouts..."

Cisco News, June 25th, 2020
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Citrix News
Citrix And Hewlett Packard Enterprise Collaborate To Return Employees To Offices
HPE leverages microapp capabilities within Citrix Workspace to deliver intelligent experience with wellness in mind
"The traditional office has always been rife with challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a new set of issues that businesses must deal with as they look to return employees currently working from home, and Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) are partnering to enable companies to bring employees back to the office and empower them to do their best work.

"COVID-19 has challenged businesses to respond to the crisis quickly and rethink their workforce strategies in real time," said Saadat Malik, Vice President for IoT and Intelligent Edge Services at HPE. "HPE's Intelligent Workplace solution is designed to help companies engage and enable employees; attract and retain talent; and ensure safety and security while controlling workplace costs. Citrix is one of the partners that HPE is working very closely with to enhance existing solutions with components that are tailor made for COVID-19 response..."

Citrix News, June 25th, 2020
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Citrix Announces Back-To-Office Solution
Digital workspace leader leverages expertise in flexible work models and expanded microapp capabilities to help companies return employees to facilities as economies reopen
"As governments around the world ease their lockdowns, businesses must decide how, when and if to return their employees to offices. And Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS), the global digital workspace leader, is leveraging its decades of experience in delivering flexible work solutions to help organizations of all sizes across industries do it. The company today announced the availability of a new back-to-office solution built on Citrix Workspace that its customers and partners can use to safely transition employees back to offices, enhance their experience and wellbeing and enable them to efficiently adapt to the new world of work..."
Citrix News, June 22nd, 2020
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Top 10 Reasons To Move To Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 LTSR
Citrix Hypervisor is no stranger to the desktop and server virtualization game
"Some may know Citrix Hypervisor as XenServer, and others may know it all the way back to the acquisition of XenSource in 2007. Citrix Hypervisor's continuous evolution since then has taken us from the XenServer 7.1 Long Term Service Release (LTSR), to the name and platform change of Citrix Hypervisor 8.0, and, now, to the release of the Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 LTSR.

That's a long and eventful history full of innovations, customer insights, feature enhancements, and much more. Whether you are an original XenServer fan or are new to Citrix Hypervisor, there is a lot about the product to love, including the LTSR. Check out the announcement blog post with everything you need to know about the new LTSR and its lifecycle and how to upgrade..."

Citrix News, June 25th, 2020
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Datacore News
Why Software-Defined Storage Matters To The CIO And CTO
From reducing TCO and increasing ROI, to the benefits of automation and predictive analytics, SDS is a must-have for every IT organization
"Technology is bound to evolve. With software that simplifies management and improves IT services, the status quo changes. What was manual can now be automated, what was bound to dedicated IT resources can be easily migrated, and what forced a single vendor strategy will now be a best buy. In the long lineage of technology innovation, the introduction of software-defined infrastructure in enterprise IT has revolutionized the way IT infrastructures are designed and managed..."
Datacore News, June 23rd, 2020
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Dell News
10 Biggest Dell Technologies News Stories Of 2020 (So Far)
CRN breaks down the 10 most important Dell Technologies news stories of 2020 so far --from new storage innovation to Dell's response to the coronavirus pandemic
"The coronavirus pandemic hasn't slowed down the constant news coming from Dell Technologies so far in 2020. Whether it be new product innovations or COVID-19 relief offerings, the $91 billion Round Rock, Texas-based infrastructure giant has remained steady throughout the year.

With bullish growth plans ahead, the 160,000-employee-strong company continues to defy the odds in a software-driven, multi cloud-oriented world. Dell's stock has already rebounded to pre-coronavirus pandemic levels, while the company's PC, storage and software innovation pace is arguably at an all-time high.

Here are 10 of the most important Dell news stories of 2020 so far that you need to know about..."

CRN, June 22nd, 2020
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Dell Technologies Brings IT Infrastructure And Cloud Capabilities To Edge Environments
New Dell EMC VxRail systems and software deliver HCI to extreme conditions, advance performance and simplicity
Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL), the leader in hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI)1, announces two new VxRail systems-including the first ruggedized VxRail model and introduction of AMD EPYC processors-bringing the power and simplicity of HCI to the most challenging and space-constrained edge environments.

"More data is being created at the edge, and more companies are moving their data management infrastructure closer to where data is created. But sometimes the edge is a 100-degree rooftop, not a temperature-controlled traditional data center,' said Tom Burns, senior vice president and general manager, Dell Technologies Integrated Products & Solutions. 'With the new ruggedized VxRail systems, location and conditions don't matter..."

Dell News, June 22nd, 2020
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Dell EMC News
Dell EMC Powerflex - Software-Defined Storage To Harness The Power Of Change
Three years ago, Dell Technologies embarked on a journey to simplify our infrastructure portfolio, delivering significant innovation designed to help customers address current IT challenges while ensuring they're prepared to tackle what lies ahead.
"We have made incredible strides, building on our industry-leading PowerEdge server portfolio by introducing products like PowerSwitch in networking, PowerOne autonomous infrastructure and PowerProtect in the data protection space. On top of that, we have streamlined our storage portfolio, introducing PowerMax and PowerStore primary storage and PowerScale unstructured storage, joining PowerVault for entry-level customers. And of course, VxRail remains the premier HCI platform for VMware environments..."
Dell EMC News, June 25th, 2020
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Dell Technologies High Performance Computing Customers Drive Breakthroughs For Global Impact
Dell Technologies, Intel and the University of Cambridge advance next-generation supercomputing with new Open Exascale Lab and HPC storage Data Accelerator
"When organizations, including the University of Cambridge, Cardiff University and the University of Pisa, wanted to advance their data-centric research for new and emerging communities, they turned to Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL) for high-performance computing (HPC) solutions...

"Every day, researchers worldwide push the limits of what we perceive as possible, by collaborating to create and enhance life-saving technologies," said Thierry Pellegrino, vice president, Data-Centric Workloads & Solutions, Dell Technologies. "Our goal is to deliver high performance computing solutions that give more organizations the modern infrastructure they need to use advanced data analytics and AI to develop the next discovery, the next breakthrough and the next never-before..."

Dell News, June 24th, 2020
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It's Time To Simplify Virtual And Physical Network Management
Virtualization has expanded in the data center as organizations seek to maximize the use of resources and simplify operations and management. What's left to complete this transformation in the final step towards a software defined data center (SDDC)? The network, of course.
"But the reality is that networks are complex. They also support the business-critical applications and workloads that today's businesses rely on to operate, compete and grow. The reliance on apps and workloads to run and support the business means that workloads must operate at peak efficiency. Fast is a business imperative, and your network infrastructure needs to provide the performance, stability, and scale that can deliver that speed, both from a physical and virtual perspective..."
Dell EMC News, June 25th, 2020
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HPE News
Introducing The Hewlett Packard Enterprise Ezmeral Software Portfolio
The HPE Ezmeral portfolio of enterprise software helps modernize applications, unlock insights from data, and automate operations-from edge to cloud
"This week during the HPE Discover Virtual Experience, we're focused on helping our customers with their recovery today, while accelerating their transformation for tomorrow. We've assembled an impressive set of experts, topics, and sessions designed to help you navigate your 'new normal'-now and in the post-pandemic world..."
HPE News, June 23rd, 2020
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New Cloud Data Protection Services From Hewlett Packard Enterprise Deliver Agility And Unlock Innovation
HPE is enabling organizations to simplify how they safeguard their most important assets, and make the most of data
"Data drives business, and that data is at an increasing risk. Organizations make every effort to safeguard their data and keep mission-critical applications highly available but, still face system downtime caused by hardware failures, power outages and natural disasters. To make matters worse, cybercriminals are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to carry out malware and ransomware attacks. Despite the severe consequences of potential data loss, IT organizations are spread too thin to meet their data protection needs with outdated technology..."
HPE News, June 23rd, 2020
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The New Normal: How Flexible Consumption And NaaS Will Enable Business Recovery And Advance The Intelligent Edge
Today, we are tackling the consumption piece by introducing our Network as a Service (NaaS) offering, Aruba Managed Connectivity Services
"In the past few months my conversations with customers have centered around a common theme: as the world grapples with the worst health and economic crisis in the past hundred years, we envision what our new normal will look like. How to make sure we are set up for business continuity while turning an eye to recovery. How to put technologies in place to keep our employees safe in the workplace. And how flexible consumption models can get our customers started as they navigate our new reality..."
HPE News, June 23rd, 2020
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HP News
2019 HP Sustainable Impact Report: Taking Stock Of Progress Inspires Accountability And Action
Today marks my first day as Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer at HP, and the day we release our 18th annual Sustainable Impact Report and inaugural Human Rights Progress Report.
"At this milestone moment, I find myself thinking a lot about accountability and action. In a year that has tested our values, resolve, leadership, and resilience, it's more essential than ever that companies are transparent with their stakeholders and truly own their impact and influence..."
HP News, June 24th, 2020
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Hp Releases Annual Sustainable Impact Report
HP Sustainable Impact Strength Helped Drive More Than $1.6 Billion in New Sales in FY19 - A 69 Percent Increase Year-Over-Year
HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) released its 2019 Sustainable Impact Report, highlighting the progress the company is making to drive greater diversity and inclusion, reduce its environmental footprint, and strengthen communities around the world.

As part of these commitments, HP announced a new goal to double the number of Black and African American executives inside the company by 2025.

HP also announced a new goal to eliminate 75 percent of single-use plastic packaging by 2025, supporting the company's efforts to drive a low-carbon, circular economy.

HP News, June 24th, 2020
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IBM News
IBM Security Study Finds Employees New To Working From Home Pose Security Risk
X-Force Red Expands Testing Practice to Help Organizations Strengthen Work from Home Security
IBM (NYSE: IBM) Security released findings from a study focused on the behaviors and security risks of those new to working from home (WFH) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study shows more than 80% of respondents either rarely worked from home or not at all prior to the pandemic, and, in turn, more than half are now doing so with no new security policies to help guide them. This shift to working from home has exposed new security risks and has left nearly 50% of those employees worried about impending cyber threats in their new home office settings.
IBM News, June 22nd, 2020
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Mediapro Uses IBM Watson To Create Personalized Soccer Experience
LaLiga leverages new AIProclips to deliver customized soccer summaries, a first for professional soccer
"Grupo MEDIAPRO and IBM announced today that MEDIAPRO is using IBM Watson in its new service AIProclips, a pioneer artificial intelligence (AI) enriched tool that creates near real-time customized soccer summaries. The first user of AIProclips is top professional division, LaLiga, from which hundreds of games from the season have been processed.

With operations worldwide in 58 offices distributed across 36 countries, MEDIAPRO provides the creativity and technical solutions necessary to design, produce and distribute any audiovisual or multi-channel project in any corner of the globe using state-of-the-art technology..."

IBM News, June 25th, 2020
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Sustainable Seafood Gets a Boost from IBM Blockchain Technology for Insight into the Journey from Sea to Table
Leading Norwegian seafood producers turn to blockchain for help in using technology to provide high-quality, fully traceable products
"Atea, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Sjomatbedriftene, the Norwegian Seafood Association, today announced a new cross-industry collaboration to use blockchain technology to share supply chain data throughout Norway's seafood industry to provide safer, better seafood to consumers worldwide.

Several Norwegian seafood companies are now in the process of putting data onto the network. One of these companies is Kvaroy Arctic, a leading provider of naturally sea farmed salmon, who will soon begin delivering products to leading retailers in the United States and Canada using the tracking and provenance technology. BioMar, a leading provider of high-grade fish feed, has also joined the network allowing Nordic seafood companies to provide insight into the origin and quality of seafood as well as the quality of feed the fish consume..."

IBM News, June 25th, 2020
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Lenovo News
Lenovo Introduces New Factory Services For Expanded Portfolio Of Windows Secured-Core PCs
Now available on an extended Secured-core PC line of 12 ThinkPad X1, T, X and P series devices, Lenovo introduces new custom BIOS and imaging configuration service for Secured-core PC customers
"Lenovo today announced a significant expansion of Secured-core PCs within its ThinkShield portfolio. In addition to offering a wider selection of these devices, Lenovo also introduced its new Secured-core PC Enablement Service to support customers with custom imaging, BIOS protection, and configuration of operating system settings. Designed to simplify and further secure the deployment of these devices within an organization, this new factory service can be purchased as an add-on to the device..."
Lenovo News, June 25th, 2020
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Lenovo Launches Internet Of Things Solutions To Make The Workplace Safer During COVID-19
ThinkIoT Solutions Simplify Workplace Preparation for Bringing Employees Back to the Office
"Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced IoT solutions for businesses returning to work after the coronavirus pandemic - ThinkIoT Back to Work Solutions. Lenovo has assembled an ecosystem of IoT solutions to help make it easier for customers to get back to work in offices without dealing with the hassle traditionally encountered in IoT projects. To that extent, Lenovo validates, deploys, and manages these end-to-end solutions globally in a set of turnkey offerings, especially important for large businesses with distributed locations. These are the first solutions from Lenovo's Commercial Internet of Things Business Group, established in 2019 to help drive the company's service-led transformation..."
Lenovo News, June 23rd, 2020
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Lenovo Thinkcentre's Smallest Ever Desktop Serves Up AMD Power
ThinkCentre M75n and M75n IoT Nano form factor desktops available now
"Lenovo announced its latest ThinkCentre ultra-small form factor 'Nano' desktops. The 350ml ThinkCentre M75n is the smallest desktop in the ThinkCentre portfolio and is perfectly suited to respond to the ways and spaces in which people now work. Powered by AMD Ryzen PRO processors, with solid state storage and Windows 10, the M75n delivers powerful desktop performance and robust security helping users accomplish their daily tasks..."
Lenovo News, June 24th, 2020
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Microsoft News
Hitachi And Microsoft Form A Strategic Alliance To Advance Next-Generation Digital Solutions For Manufacturing And Logistics Across Southeast Asia, North America And Japan
Hitachi, Ltd. and Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced a multiyear strategic alliance to accelerate the digital transformation of the manufacturing and logistics industries across Southeast Asia, North America and Japan
"The two companies will work together to meet the growing demand for predictive maintenance and process automation in remote areas and support enterprises as they tackle the challenges infused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hitachi will integrate its industry-leading solutions, such as Lumada, and its IoT-ready industrial controllers HX Series, with the Microsoft cloud platform, leveraging Azure, Dynamics 365 and Microsoft 365 to help businesses increase their workforce productivity and operational efficiency. Lumada provides advanced digital solutions, services and technologies to turn data into insights to drive digital innovation..."
Microsoft News, June 25th, 2020
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Microsoft Store Announces New Approach To Retail
Microsoft to continue to support customers online, with retail team members working remotely and at Microsoft corporate locations
Microsoft announced a strategic change in its retail operations, including closing Microsoft Store physical locations. The company's retail team members will continue to serve customers from Microsoft corporate facilities and remotely providing sales, training, and support. Microsoft will continue to invest in its digital storefronts on, and stores in Xbox and Windows, reaching more than 1.2 billion people every month in 190 markets. The company will also reimagine spaces that serve all customers, including operating Microsoft Experience Centers in London, NYC, Sydney, and Redmond campus locations. The closing of Microsoft Store physical locations will result in a pre-tax charge of approximately $450M, or $0.05 per share, to be recorded in the current quarter ending June 30, 2020. The charge includes primarily asset write-offs and impairments...
Microsoft News, June 26th, 2020
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Nutanix News
Christian Goffi Joins Nutanix As Vice President Of Channel Sales For The Americas
Former Juniper Networks Channel Leader Brings 25+ Years Experience to Nutanix
Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced that it has appointed Christian Goffi as Vice President, Americas Channel Sales, where he will lead Nutanix's Americas Channel team. Goffi is stepping into the role previously held by Christian Alvarez, who was promoted to Senior Vice President of Worldwide Channels.
Nutanix News, June 25th, 2020
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Nutanix Announces Remote IT Solutions For Cloud Infrastructure Management
IT Teams Can Deploy, Upgrade and Troubleshoot Cloud Software from Anywhere
Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced new solutions that will allow IT teams to deploy, upgrade and troubleshoot their cloud infrastructure while working from anywhere - whether at home or from a central office location. These solutions will be delivered via Nutanix Foundation Central, Insights and Lifecycle Manager - all of which will be available as part of Nutanix HCI software at no additional cost to customers.
Nutanix News, June 24th, 2020
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Oracle News
Chubu Electric Power Grid Co. Deploys Seven Million Smart Meters With Oracle
Meter data helping Japanese utility increase operational efficiencies as it moves toward goal of 10 million residential and commercial properties by 2023
"Chubu Electric Power Grid Co., Inc. (President & Director, Yaoji Ichikawa) has rolled out seven million smart meters with Oracle Meter Data Management (MDM). This milestone is part of the utility's larger initiative to achieve 10 million connected residential and commercial properties by 2023.

In 2014, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) mandated the liberation of the electricity market to provide a stable supply of energy, curb energy charges and create an open retail market that provides choice for customers. Following METI's decision, Chubu Electric Power Grid Co. decided to implement a smart meter system and plans to roll it out to all customers by 2023..."

Oracle News, June 22nd, 2020
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Italian Restaurant Chain Taps Oracle To Navigate The New Dining
Panino Giusto looks to technology to safely welcome back customers
"Panino Giusto has been a staple of the Italian restaurant scene since 1979 priding itself on having helped brought the panini to the world. It currently operates in five countries with a store on almost every major street in Milan and plans to significantly increase its business in the coming years. In January 2020 Panino Giusto became a Certified B Corporation, the first in the Italian food service industry. While Italy was one of the hardest-hit regions during the current health crisis, restaurants are finally being permitted to slowly reopen among heavy restrictions. Panino Giusto is embracing technology, including Oracle Food and Beverage Simphony and MICROS Point-of-Sale to help pivot and deliver a safer, pleasurable experience to customers..."
Oracle News, June 22nd, 2020
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Larry Ellison, Safra Catz Explain Why Oracle's Cloud Business Is Growing
Two anecdotes shared by Oracle's top executives, CTO and Executive Chairman Larry Ellison and CEO Safra Catz, give a glimpse into how businesses are picking their cloud providers today
"The first is how companies across a range of industries - such as 8x8, Jefferies, Quest Diagnostics, and Zoom - are using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to meet rising computing demands.

Ellison said that more companies are giving Oracle Cloud Infrastructure a chance, and that's all Oracle needs to prove that its cloud can deliver results...

"Most people don't believe that Oracle has the fastest cloud and the lowest cost cloud, but when you come here and try it, that's exactly what you find out," he said. "...Once they look, we win."

Oracle News, June 22nd, 2020
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Red Hat News
Friday Five - June 26, 2020
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
  • CRN - Red Hat CEO: We Have A 'Head Start' In Kubernetes
  • Red Hat Blog - Podman paves the road to running containerized HPC applications on exascale supercomputers
  • Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform Enhancements and New Certified Ansible Content Collections Refine the Automation Experience to Drive Business Imperatives
  • Red Hat Blog - 2 billion minutes served: The Red Hat Customer Portal celebrates 10th birthday
  • Open Source Stories: How to Start a Robot Revolution

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Red Hat News, June 26th, 2020
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Red Hat, IBM And SAP: Collaborating On Bridging The Intelligent Enterprise With A Cloud-Native Future
At Red Hat, we believe that the open hybrid cloud is the future. Realizing the opportunity it offers rests on balancing data strategies, business models, and using the latest innovation
"We find that as companies continue to rapidly evolve business models and re-architect processes to better support clients, suppliers and the workforce, many are realizing that public cloud offerings cannot fully meet their changing needs. The result is an increased interest in intelligent enterprises based on private and open hybrid cloud offerings. Frequently, we see business intelligence being driven by managed services, like SAP Cloud Platform, which makes the ability to use these services on-premises a key need for many organizations..."
Red Hat News, June 25th, 2020
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Top Telco Benefits Of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 comes with a host of enhancements to help digital service providers (DSPs) build a foundation for responding to customer requirements and seize new opportunities, particularly as they deploy 5G and edge services
"From cloud portability to performance improvements and more, there are significant advantages for DSPs to explore.

  • Freedom to deploy anywhere: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 delivers a consistent operating environment for your private or public cloud deployments, easier upgrades from previous releases, and new support across multiple architectures. This continuity can give DSPs the flexibility and agility to adapt more rapidly to changing business priorities in increasingly competitive and dynamic global markets. It can help them deliver new offers, optimize business processes, or elastically scale services to match demand fluctuations..."

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Red Hat News, June 25th, 2020
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SuperMicro News
Supermicro and Goethe University Frankfurt Deliver High-Performance Computing Solution for COVID and Physics Research
Supermicro Delivers Advanced AMD Based GPU Servers With Double the I/O Bandwidth and 200Gb Networking to the Goethe University Frankfurt CSC Supercomputer Center to Support Computationally Intensive Research
Super Micro Computer announced that the Center for Scientific Computing (CSC) has chosen Supermicro's 4U 8 GPU A+ server with PCI-E Gen 4 and 200Gb/s networking (AS -4124GS-TNR) as the foundation for their next generation of High-Performance Computing (HPC) servers. CSC is an initiative of the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, and Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitst Frankfurt am Main.

The Supermicro AS-4124GS-TNR is an advanced state-of-the-art server that incorporates AMD EPYC processors that have been designed to eliminate bottlenecks in the transfer of data between main host memory and the GPUs. When equipped with Radeon Instinct MI50 GPU accelerators, this server enables researchers to conduct their investigations exceptionally fast..."

Supermicro News, June 24th, 2020
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Supermicro Boosts Performance Up to 20x on Data Science, HPC and AI Workloads with Support for NVIDIA A100 PCIe GPUs on Over a Dozen Different GPU Servers
New Supermicro Servers with PCIe Gen 4 Feature Fully Optimized Support for the New NVIDIA A100 GPUs, Third Generation NVIDIA NVLink, and NVIDIA NVSwitch to Deliver Maximum Acceleration for Training, Inference, HPC, and Analytics
Super Micro Computer announced full support for the new NVIDIA A100 PCIe GPUs across the company's broad portfolio of 1U, 2U, and 4U GPU servers.

Supermicro first announced support for NVIDIA HGX A100 configurations in May with its new high-density 2U and 4U servers based on the four- and eight-way NVIDIA HGX A100 boards. With A100 GPUs now also available in PCIe form factor, customers can expect a major performance boost across Supermicro's extensive portfolio of multi-GPU servers when they are equipped with the new NVIDIA A100 GPUs...

Supermicro News, June 22nd, 2020
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Veeam News
Baywa R.E. Shapes The Future Of Renewable Energy With Veeam
Veeam ensures high-available IT for sustainable energy projects, accelerates digital transformation and protects against data loss in the cloud
Veeam Software announced that BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH chose a Veeam solution to achieve maximum data availability at all levels - from the data center to the cloud. Data and applications needed for developing and operating solar, wind and bioenergy plants are reliably backed up and can be restored within minutes in the event of a failure. Moreover, the Veeam solution facilitates the adoption of cloud services like Office 365 for BayWa r.e.'s global workforce. The energy company retains full control over the data stored in the cloud and eliminates risks caused by the accidental deletion of e-mails or documents.
Veeam News, June 24th, 2020
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Coficab Standardizes Its Global Backup Strategy With Veeam
Manufacturing company consolidates its status as an international company
Veeam announced that Coficab, a Tunisian company specialized in the design, manufacturing and sales of automotive cables and wires, chose Veeam Backup & Replication Enterprise to homogenize its IT infrastructure and standardize its backup strategy across production sites. Thanks to Veeam, Coficab improved its management efficiency and now ensures data integrity and availability, while consolidating its international company status...
Veeam News, June 24th, 2020
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Veeam Named As One Of IDG Insider Pro And IDG's Computerworld 2020 100 Best Places To Work In IT
Veeam Software, the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management, announced it has been named as one of IDG's Insider Pro and Computerworld 2020 Best Places to Work in IT, one of 100 top organizations that challenge staff and nurture their growth while providing great benefits and compensation.
Veeam News, June 23rd, 2020
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