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AWS News
AWS Announces General Availability Of Amazon Managed Grafana
Fully managed data visualization service gives customers a scalable, secure, and highly available way to visualize operational metrics, logs, and traces across multiple AWS and third-party data sources
"Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of Amazon Managed Grafana, a fully managed data visualization service that enables customers to instantly query, correlate, and visualize operational metrics, logs, and traces, as well as Internet of Things (IoT) data. Developed in collaboration with Grafana Labs, Amazon Managed Grafana manages the provisioning, setup, scaling, and maintenance of Grafana so customers can easily create dashboards to view operational data from multiple data sources without having to worry about the underlying Grafana infrastructure.

Additionally, built-in security and compliance features like single sign-on, fine-grained access control, and audit reporting mean that customers no longer need to invest time and resources setting up their own infrastructure to manage and audit access to Grafana dashboards. Amazon Managed Grafana also integrates with AWS data sources that collect operational data (e.g. Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus, etc.) and provides plug-ins for popular third-party data sources (e.g. Graphite, InfluxDB, MySQL, etc.), so customers can easily connect their data sources to Amazon Managed Grafana to get up and running quickly..."

AWS News, September 2nd, 2021
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Recorded Future News
Recorded Future's Predict 21 (Oct 12-13)
Join us for Predict 21, where intelligence analysts, network defenders and cybersecurity leaders come together to discuss the rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape, and the role of intelligence in enabling a proactive and persistent security posture.
In today's uncertain world, where every connection and access point is an opportunity for adversaries, intelligence is the only equalizer, providing the visibility to make faster, smarter, more confident decisions.

With more sessions, more speakers, and more opportunities to learn than ever before, we'll explore intelligence-led security and the increasingly blurred lines between physical and digital worlds.

It's time to think differently about cybersecurity. It's time to act with confidence in an uncertain world.

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Fortinet News
A Conversation On Cybersecurity Training And Careers For Women In Cyber
Fortinet is committed to closing the cybersecurity skills gap challenge by providing training, certifications and resources through its Training Advancement Agenda (TAA) initiatives and NSE Training Institute programs
"We are proud of the number of participants these programs have impacted, helping individuals either kickstart their career in cyber or grow in their profession. We recently had a discussion with Sarah Ryba who has accomplished NSE level 7 certification and recently won the gold medal at one of Fortinet's regional Ultimate Fabric Challenges (UFC) that took place during the XPERTS Summit in Las Vegas.

Sarah recently discussed her background leading to a role in cybersecurity, how Fortinet NSE training and certifications have helped her in her career and what advice she has for other women looking to start a career in cyber..."

Fortinet News, September 2nd, 2021
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An Integrated Platform Approach To Cloud Security
Organizations need to implement an integrated platform approach to address the various issues that highly distributed cloud environments may introduce
"As more and more enterprises embrace multi-cloud, they need solutions that can connect and secure these complex environments. According to the Flexera 2020 State of the Cloud Report, 93% of enterprise customers reported that they are or were in the process of adopting multi-cloud strategies. However, a majority still plan to use legacy data centers. Indeed, 87% percent of the same respondents also indicated pursuit of a hybrid cloud strategy. With the need to support numerous applications located across multiple data centers, hybrid clouds, and multi-clouds, as well as an ever increasingly sophisticated threat landscape, IT teams face greater complexity and more risks than ever before. Add in expanding compliance requirements, and one can readily see why so many organizations are struggling with cloud security..."
Fortinet News, August 30th, 2021
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Choose Your Cloud Firewall Wisely
A Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) is the cornerstone for securing your cloud workloads and data.
"A true NGFW needs to provide the security tools required to ensure legitimate traffic is appropriately routed while illegitimate traffic is blocked. And it also needs to be able to scan traffic for attacks, identify malware, block phishing efforts, and prevent data loss. Whether an organization's compute is on-premises, in a cloud, or across multiple clouds, a next-generation firewall is essential for building your cyber-defense strategy. And for those organizations running a hybrid network, choosing an NGFW solution that provides consistent protection across the distributed network is especially critical..."
Fortinet News, September 1st, 2021
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How SecOps Teams Can Combat Threats With The Fortinet Security Fabric
Ransomware is a problem for security operations (SecOps) teams everywhere
"They're facing increased volume, velocity, and sophistication of threats. According to the latest Global Threat Landscape report from FortiGuard Labs, ransomware has increased more than tenfold in the last year. Many SecOps teams are already exhausted dealing with an overwhelming number of alerts, but attacks are not letting up anytime soon.

Cybercriminals are focused and relentless, targeting companies in every industry and market including the operational technology (OT) segment. And it's not just a rise in the number of attacks. The severity of the impact that attacks like EKANS, DearCry, and Darkside have had on organizations have increased as well. Threats can come from multiple vectors. The three top ways ransomware can get into the network are:..."

Fortinet News, August 31st, 2021
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VMware News
VMware Named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management for Fourth Year in a Row
Company Also Receives Highest Product Scores in Three of Four Use Cases in 2021 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Unified Endpoint Management Tools Report
VMware announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a Leader in the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management (UEM). According to Gartner, VMware has been evaluated for its ability to execute and completeness of vision. This is the fourth consecutive year VMware has been named a Leader for VMware Workspace ONE in the Gartner market evaluation for unified endpoint management.

In addition, Workspace ONE has received the highest product scores across three of the four defined use cases - Security-Centric, Remote Worker, and Modern Windows Management - in the 2021 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Unified Endpoint Management Tools report.

VMware News, August 31st, 2021
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VMware Named a Leader in Zero Trust Network Access by Global Analyst Firm
The report evaluated 15 zero trust network access (ZTNA) solutions, including VMware Secure Access.
'Applications are moving to the cloud and employees are working from everywhere, rendering traditional security models for protecting the network perimeter obsolete,' said Shankar Iyer, senior vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware. 'Our Anywhere Workspace solutions, including VMware Secure Access, enable organizations to implement Zero Trust security by allowing only trusted devices and users to access applications hosted on premises or in the cloud. We believe this recognition by Forrester validates our strategy and we will continue to innovate in this area to support our customers' journey to implementing an end-to-end Zero Trust security architecture.'
VMware News, August 30th, 2021
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Centrify News
ThycoticCentrify: Centrify and Thycotic Named Leaders Again in 2021 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Privileged Access Management
Leadership across all nine evaluation categories reinforce strengths and synergies for a best-in-class combined PAM offering
ThycoticCentrify, a leading provider of cloud identity security solutions formed by the merger of privileged access management (PAM) leaders Thycotic and Centrify, today announced that both Centrify and Thycotic have been recognized as Leaders in the 2021 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Privileged Access Management. Both companies received the highest rating - Strong Positive - across all nine evaluation categories.
Centrify News, September 1st, 2021
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Cisco News
From Infuriating To Fun: Creating The Perfect Contact Center Experience
With AI and empowered agents, Cisco technologies take the dread out of contact center calls
'Your call is important to us.'

You've heard these words 87 times and are beginning to wonder if the disembodied voice on the other end of the line genuinely means it, complete with an endless musical jingle that drives you mad. And when you finally do connect with an actual human, the information you shared with a bot 45 minutes earlier isn't transferred. In the end, you've lost valuable time and the problem still isn't solved.

Cisco News, August 30th, 2021
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Remote Run At Spielberg: DTM And Schaeffler Provide The Next Look Into The Future
Elements of DTM Electric and autonomous driving are showcased in this futuristic project
"It all started with over 1,200 fully electrified horsepower at Hockenheim. Now, DTM and Schaeffler are showing the next electrifying project: during the race weekend at the Red Bull Ring from 3-5 September, the long-standing series and its innovation partner, together with other important partners, are presenting the DTM Electric Remote Run. Here, the DTM Electric Demo Car that already thrilled fans during its maiden outing in October 2020, will be driven at the 4,326 metres long track in Styria, Austria prior to the races on Saturday and Sunday, without a driver sitting in the car! The car will be guided by DTM Trophy champion Tim Heinemann from a state-of-the-art simulator located 82 kilometres away at DTM partner AVL in Graz..."
Cisco News, September 2nd, 2021
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The Reimagined Contact Center: Proactive And Pain-Free
We've all had a bad contact center experience. But now we don't have to. See how Webex customer experience solutions are reimagining the experience for customers and agents.
"We've all been there. At an airport, a store, or at home with a technical issue, spending hours on hold waiting for customer service with an annoying jingle replaying in our ears. But Cisco understands how broken the customer journey can be. And that's why we've reimagined customer experience with the all-new Webex Contact Center; where all touchpoints are connected - no matter where the customer is - via text, social, chat, email, or voice. This makes the experience intuitive and seamless for both customers and agents, and ensures that customers' issues are resolved quickly, they can find what they need - and make their flight on time!..."
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Citrix News
Announcing The Citrix Launchpad Series
As organizations everywhere organize around hybrid work models, many face new requirements that necessitate a reorientation in how they approach their business and IT operations
"They need infrastructure that gives them the ability to adapt quickly to change, but that isn't cost prohibitive. They need security solutions that support distributed work, protect against uncertainty, and keep expanded attack surfaces safe. And they need work tools that enable employees to work where and how they want to so they can perform at their best.

At Citrix, we've been focused on helping customers to accelerate cloud transformation, to secure critical assets without adding complexity for the end user or IT admins, and to deploy work tools to help employees stay productive and engaged, even during the most trying times. We've listened to the challenges you've faced and worked to understand your needs today, and in the future, and Citrix is positioned to deliver new, innovative solutions to help your organization succeed..."

Citrix News, September 1st, 2021
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Citrix Is Ready With Day 1 Support For Microsoft Windows Server 2022
Microsoft Windows Server 2022 is here, and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is offering Day 1 support for this new OS! When it comes to integrations, it is no surprise that Citrix is ready to add value to Microsoft's latest offering upon its release
"With a focus on security and streamlined management, Citrix technologies running on top of Microsoft Server 2022 offer fantastic benefits for our VDI and DaaS customers.

This new server release is available for both cloud-hosted and on-prem environments, giving admins the flexibility to host their infrastructure where it works best for their businesses.

Here's what you need to know as a Citrix administrator:..."

Citrix News, September 1st, 2021
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University Of Toronto Mississauga Fuels New Model For Education With Citrix And Third Octet
Institution provides simple, secure access to resources students need to learn and thrive wherever they happen to be
"Just like work today, education is happening everywhere. To support this new model, the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) has given its IT infrastructure and approach to delivering programs a fresh look. With the support of Citrix 2021 Partner Innovation Award finalist Third Octet, UTM has built a modern environment in which it can provide consistent, secure and reliable access to all of the resources its students need to learn and succeed, anywhere, anytime, using digital workspace solutions from Citrix Systems, Inc..."
Citrix News, August 31st, 2021
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What's New With Citrix Workspace - August 2021
This year, we have seen organizations everywhere shift to a hybrid approach to work, adopting new ways to streamline communications and workflows so their people can be productive and have a great employee experience
Citrix Workspace continues to evolve, making daily tasks seamless to manage and enabling teams to perform their best work.

Distributed workforces are likely to encounter gaps in connection and collaboration. At Citrix, we are focusing on delivering tools to help organizations and individuals be more productive, no matter the device, location, or time. We work continually to evolve our current capabilities and to develop new ones. We want to ensure that customers have the most reliable and frictionless experiences possible, repeatedly.

Citrix News, August 30th, 2021
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SAP News
Hello, SAP Mobile Start
How much time do you spend on mobile devices? I bet it's quite a lot. The power of mobile is not only omnipresent in our personal lives, but also the way people conduct their work - even more so during this time of working at home.
"Welcome to a new mobile entry point to our intelligent enterprise...

At SAP, we estimate that up to 70% of enterprise interactions this year to-date have occurred on mobile devices. According to the Ericsson Mobility Report June 2021, the annual increase in data traffic through 2026 will be at 25%. As a result, mobile technologies are constantly creating new opportunities for your business to become more innovative and productive. At the same time, organizations need a people-centric user experience across devices to meet their users' rising expectations..."

SAP News, August 31st, 2021
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SAP Named A Leader In 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant For Data Integration Tools For The 14th Year In A Row
This is the 14th consecutive year that SAP has been named a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools.
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced that independent analyst firm Gartner Inc. has named SAP a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools* report. Gartner evaluated 18 vendors and named SAP a Leader based on 'ability to execute' and 'completeness of vision.'

According to Gartner, 'The data integration tool market is seeing renewed momentum, driven by requirements for hybrid and multicloud data integration, augmented data management, and data fabric designs. This assessment of 18 vendors will help data and analytics leaders choose a best fit for their data integration needs.'

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Datacore News
Datacore Software Expands Executive Leadership Team To Support Growing Demand For Block, File, And Object Storage Solutions
After completing a profound transformation, DataCore is investing to accelerate growth and establish itself as the independent leader in software-defined storage
"DataCore Software today announced that Abhijit Dey, Chief Product Officer, and Gregg Machon, Vice President, Americas Sales, have joined the company's executive leadership team. Both executives bring a wealth of experience in the data storage and IT infrastructure industries, helping the company to meet growing demand for its complete, best-of-breed software-defined storage solutions for block, file, and object storage.

The additions come at a time of transformation and growth for DataCore. The company has made a significant investment in R&D, resulting in an increase of technical talent of more than 40% in the last two years alone while modernizing software development and testing practices, opening a center of excellence in Bangalore, India, and a new office in Austin, Texas..."

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Dell News
Advancing 5G Innovation Through Our Open Telecom Ecosystem Lab
Collaborating in an open environment focused on technical excellence and business impact to achieve goals.
"Between the 2019 Mobile World Congress and this year's largely virtual event, 5G network deployments have exploded - from just three in South Korea to 165 in over 65 countries. Yet despite the speed of 5G roll out, the real returns on these massive investments lie in the future for most communication service providers (CSPs).

5G's game-changing capacity and latency make for great headlines, but in themselves won't generate game-changing income streams. Instead, they give CSPs a shot at moving beyond connectivity with innovative, high value enterprise services delivered largely at the edge using a cloud framework. With IDC predicting the number of new operational processes deployed on edge infrastructure will grow from under 20% today to over 90% in 2024, there's extraordinary potential..."

Dell News, August 31st, 2021
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Are Competing Initiatives Gridlocking Your Cloud Storage Scalability?
Lower storage cost and improve scalability with APEX Custom Solutions.
"Business demands on IT storage are growing and there is no slowing down in sight. The need for storage extends beyond local on-premises infrastructure to cloud environment. With the onslaught of competing initiatives and new requirements, stress is placed on IT resources to keep pace with big data, application expansion, business innovation and digital transformation.

Strategic placement and flexible scaling of storage across cloud and on-premises infrastructure has become a key priority of the C-suite. Decision makers will need to balance the percentage of storage capacity utilization in the cloud, on-premises data center, and co-location data centers with latency, data gravity, regulatory compliance and application requirements..."

Dell News, September 2nd, 2021
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Employee Experience: Three Key IT Strategies For Success
Discover key strategies to deliver the internal IT experience your teams need to succeed in today's hybrid and remote reality.
"With the hybrid and remote workforce reality, there's a tightening focus on the horizon for IT teams: EX (employee experience).

Based on a recent Forrester study, nearly 70% of surveyed IT decision makers (ITDMs) plan to increase their investment in their remote workforce and distributed teams in the next year. When the office-based elements of work life are removed, the technology that enables and connects employees to work is now the largest opportunity and threat to EX.

IT holds the keys to employee experience. So how do you ensure that the employee experience is central to your IT strategy?..."

Dell News, September 2nd, 2021
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Explore A New Multi-Tenant Cloud Solution
Go from difficult and time consuming to deploy, to services in as few as 14 days
"Introducing VMware Cloud Director on VxRail from Dell Technologies and VMware. This pre-engineered, integration tested solution stack for Cloud Service Providers (CSP), provides secure multitenant private and hybrid cloud services for their SMB and enterprise customers.

The solution includes Dell EMC VxRail, a hyperconverged infrastructure that enables CSPs to provide virtual data centers for customers needing private and hybrid cloud in a self-service model, and VMware Cloud Director, a cloud service delivery platform to operate and manage successful cloud service businesses..."

Dell News, September 1st, 2021
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Run Your Business, Not Your Infrastructure
Consuming infrastructure as-a-service reduces complexity in managing IT, brings cloud everywhere, and accelerates digital transformation
"As we all experienced first-hand last year, successful digital transformation depends on the digital resiliency of our organizations. Meaning - how quickly can we adjust to disruptions by using digital capabilities to restore business operations and then recognize opportunity within the changed conditions?

Digital transformation is not just about the technology, but how we are changing the entire way we do business. From storage and cloud, to food delivery and music listening, society has increasingly come to expect service-based consumption. So, it should come as no surprise that organizations also want to consume one of the most challenging aspects of running a business - IT infrastructure - as-a-Service..."

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HPE News
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Completes Acquisition Of Zerto
Adds industry-leading ransomware and data protection to growing HPE GreenLake cloud services portfolio
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Zerto, an industry leader in cloud data management and protection with a net cash purchase price at closing of $374 million. This acquisition immediately positions the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform in the high-growth data protection market with a proven solution and further propels HPE's storage business into a cloud-native, software-defined data services business.
HPE News, September 1st, 2021
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Wins $2B Hpe Greenlake Contract With The National Security Agency
New collaboration will tackle growing AI and data needs with HPE's industry-leading high performance computing solutions, delivered as a service
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) announced that it has been awarded a $2B contract, that will be leveraged over a 10 year period, with the National Security Agency (NSA) to deliver HPE's high performance computing (HPC) technology as a service through the HPE GreenLake platform.

The new collaboration will enable the NSA to harness rapidly growing AI and data needs more efficiently to create insights and other forecasting and analysis with optimal performance. By using HPE's HPC solutions through the HPE GreenLake platform, which provides fully managed, secure cloud services on-premises, the NSA will benefit from an agile, flexible, and secure platform to meet their growing data management requirements.

HPE News, September 1st, 2021
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Hpe Reports Fiscal 2021 Third Quarter Results
Q3 marked by strong orders, profitability and free cash flow; Raising FY21 EPS and FCF outlook; Reinstating share repurchases
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) announced financial results for the third quarter, ended July 31, 2021.

'We delivered a very impressive Q3 performance, marked by strong order growth, expanded margins and record free cash flow,' said Antonio Neri, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. 'I am pleased to see how our differentiated portfolio is resonating with the market, and our edge-to-cloud strategy is driving improved momentum across our businesses.'

'The impacts of the pandemic continue to accelerate the shift we predicted years ago to an edge-centric, cloud-enabled and data-driven world,' he continued. 'Now, more than ever, companies need secure connectivity, faster insights from data, and a cloud experience everywhere. We expect those trends to continue. Digital transformation is no longer a priority but a strategic imperative.'

HPE News, September 2nd, 2021
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Japan's University Of Hyogo Selects Hewlett Packard Enterprise To Build New Supercomputer To Tackle AI In Research Across Meteorology, Manufacturing And Medicine
Students and researchers will gain advanced high performance computing, artificial intelligence and big data capabilities to address large, data-intensive projects
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) announced that it has built a new supercomputer for the University of Hyogo, Japan's leading public university. The new supercomputer uses HPE Apollo systems to target modeling, simulation and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to advance investigations into society's most complex and pressing issues. This is the university's third generation supercomputer with significantly improved performance to run big data sets involving complex scientific data across meteorology, manufacturing, physics and medicine. The advanced capabilities will also help increase accuracy in outcomes through the use of AI and machine learning.
HPE News, September 1st, 2021
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Krona Tubos E Conexoes Selects Hewlett Packard Enterprise To Modernize IT Operations And Support Business Growth
Company chooses HPE software and storage solutions to drive efficiency and streamline operations with next generation composable IT Infrastructure
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) announced that Krona Tubos e Conexoes, a leading hydraulic and electrical solutions company in Brazil and Latin America, has selected HPE to provide next-generation sustainable IT infrastructure to streamline operations and support strong business growth. The solution is delivered in partnership with Sercompe, a leading data center infrastructure reseller and HPE authorized partner. It will support all of Krona's business critical apps - from sales and core manufacturing, to HR, enabling more efficient and sustainable operations while also unlocking data-driven insights to inform key business decisions.
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HP News
First-Ever Tech Conference For HBCUs To Expand Access To Tech Careers
HP expands partnership with HBCUs by launching virtual conference with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel and Microsoft
HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) today announced an inaugural technology conference for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with support from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Intel and Microsoft. The virtual conference will promote learning, networking and lasting connections to inspire digital transformation and accelerate digital equity.

COVID-19 reinforced the new reality that organizations must learn to pivot to a virtual environment in days, not years. For HBCUs, which are engines of social mobility for many Black and African Americans, forming the right partnerships to accelerate digital transformation is key to being successful in this new world. As part of HP's ambition to become the world's most sustainable and just technology company, it is stepping up to empower HBCUs to meet 21st century student needs through the HBCU Technology Conference...

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IBM News
IBM And Mercedes Develop 'Stolen Vehicle Help' For Mercedes Me Service
Service builds on IBM hybrid cloud expertise in developing connected vehicle solutions based on open-source technologies
IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Mercedes announced the successful development of "Urban Guard - Stolen Vehicle Help," a recently launched service in the Mercedes me app designed to help find and recover stolen vehicles. The solution builds on prior collaboration between IBM and Daimler, Mercedes' parent company, to develop connected car services such as "ready to."

According to National Insurance Crime Bureau, a U.S. industry membership organization, car thefts saw a 9.2 percent increase in 2020. Digital, connected car services can offer a solution to help address this risk and enhance the potential for law enforcement to recover lost or stolen vehicles.

IBM News, September 2nd, 2021
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IBM Collaborates With Adobe To Introduce Teens To Basic Design Principles
IBM SkillsBuild for Students provides no-cost visual design coursework that aims to help teens be more successful when they begin careers
IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced that it is providing no-cost, online coursework and a digital badge credential in a collaboration with Adobe. The collaboration is designed to help prepare students, particularly those from under-resourced backgrounds, for successful academic and professional careers by teaching them basic design principles and creativity tools that are highly valued by today's employers. All coursework is provided at no cost to learners through IBM's SkillsBuild for Students ( program.
IBM News, September 1st, 2021
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IBM Creates Personalized Fantasy Football Experience With Updated Trade Assistant With Watson And Player Insights In ESPN Fantasy App
To improve the game for fantasy players of all levels and skillsets, IBM worked with ESPN to create a more customizable, transparent and understandable experience within the ESPN Fantasy App
IBM (NYSE: IBM) is announcing an updated, customized experience powered by IBM Watson artificial intelligence (AI) technology in the ESPN Fantasy App designed to make the game more engaging for fantasy football players. New this year, IBM is launching customizable and more simplified projections and player comparisons in the Trade Assistant with Watson tool. Building on last season's successful launch of Trade Assistant with Watson, the tool now allows ESPN fantasy football players to customize trade preferences, get personalized trade recommendations and view data-driven metrics to transparently explain suggested trades.
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Lenovo News
Lenovo And Realwear Join Forces To Bring Assisted Reality Solutions To Enterprise Customers
Lenovo's global sales network to offer customers RealWear's HMT-1 assisted reality wearable solutions, and Lenovo and RealWear certify the HMT-1 device for Lenovo's ThinkReality XR cloud platform
Lenovo, a global technology leader, and RealWear, the world's leading provider of assisted reality solutions for frontline industrial workers, today announced a global collaboration to bring assisted reality solutions to enterprise customers. The combined technologies and resources of both companies will enable customers to select, deploy and scale right-fit extended reality (XR) technologies worldwide.
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Lenovo Announces New Climate Change Mitigation Goals And Releases 2020/21 ESG Report
Company charts course for a more sustainable future through environmental, social and governance operations
Lenovo is committing to new goals in the areas of climate change mitigation, circular economy and sustainable materials. As part of its annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, Lenovo shares its ESG progress and outlines plans to leverage smarter technology to create a brighter, more sustainable future for all.

Lenovo is committing to achieving 50 percent improvement in energy efficiency for desktops and servers and 30 percent for notebooks and Motorola products by FY 2029/30. The company is also announcing a goal to purchase 90 percent of electricity from renewable sources and remove one million tons of GHG emissions from its supply chain by FY 2025/26..."

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Nutanix News
Nutanix Reports Fourth Quarter And Fiscal 2021 Financial Results
Drives Outperformance Across All Guided Metrics With Consistent Execution
'Our fourth quarter was a strong end to an excellent fiscal year, which was marked by consistent execution and solid progress across both financial and strategic objectives,' said Rajiv Ramaswami, President and CEO of Nutanix. 'We have entered our fiscal 2022 with good momentum and a solid plan for growth, executing on the model we laid out at Investor Day and delivering on our vision of making clouds invisible.'

'We achieved records across a number of key metrics in the fourth quarter, including ACV billings and revenue, which grew 26 and 19 percent year over year, respectively,' said Duston Williams, CFO of Nutanix. 'In fiscal 2022, we expect our growing base of low-cost renewals will drive further improvements in top and bottom line performance.'

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Nutanix Unveils Programming For The 2021 Global .Next Digital Experience, The Leading Hybrid Multicloud Conference
With a Wealth of Insights from Cloud Thought Leaders and Practitioners, Nutanix is Bringing the .NEXT Digital Experience to Global Audiences on September 20-23, 2021
Nutanix announced the speakers and programming for its .NEXT Digital Experience conference, which will be hosted virtually from September 20-23, 2021.

This year's event will bring together IT and cloud professionals from around the globe to explore the latest trends, solutions, and best practices in hybrid multicloud technology. The event will feature fresh perspectives on topics including hybrid multicloud, HCI and private cloud, app modernization and more from a series of technology visionaries including:

  • Theresa Payton - First Female White House CIO, Leading Cybersecurity Expert
  • Reshma Saujani - Founder, Girls Who Code and Marshall Plan for Moms
  • Gary Vaynerchuk - CEO of VaynerMedia, Author & Entrepreneur

Nutanix will deliver insightful keynotes from experts and thought leaders that will discuss the latest breakthroughs in datacenter and cloud technologies...

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Oracle News
Oracle Named A Leader For Third Successive Time In The 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant For Cloud ERP For Product-Centric Enterprises
Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP recognized with the highest 'Ability To Execute' and furthest right 'Completeness Of Vision' positioning
Oracle announced that it has been named as a Leader for the third successive time in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Enterprises for Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). This Magic Quadrant, which evaluated ten providers, 'reflects Gartner's definition of 'composable ERP'. This strategy delivers a core of composable applications and, as a service, software platforms that are highly configurable, interoperable, and flexible, in order to adapt to future modern technology.' Oracle was positioned highest on the 'ability to execute' and furthest on the 'completeness of vision' axes...
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Red Hat News
Frequently Asked Questions About Linux And The GPL
In this post we take a look at some of the frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Linux and the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Q: What's the difference between "free" or "libre" software and open source? Aren't they the same thing?

A: Free software and open source software have a huge overlap, but there are differences worth discussing. The term free software is used to describe software that respects users' freedoms. It's a philosophy and one that many people care about deeply.

Open source originated as a term used to talk about a pragmatic approach to developing software, as well as a definition of what is or isn't an "open source" license. Today it's largely used to describe all software under an open source license without being a deliberate attempt to disown the "free software" philosophy.

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Friday Five - September 3, 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
  • Celebrating 30 years of the Linux kernel and the GPLv2
  • Open Source Stories: Healthcare Made Human
  • Command Line Heroes Season 8 Trailer
  • Business Live - The rise and rise of open source software
  • Finding freedom in open source: From translation to managing the implementation of edge in the automotive industry

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Red Hat News, September 3rd, 2021
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Looking Back On 30 Years Of Linux History With Red Hat's Stephen Smoogen
The Linux kernel and the second version of the GNU General Public License (GPLv2) turned 30 this year. As part of that major milestone we asked Red Hatters who had been using or contributing to Linux since the early days about their experiences
"What was it like contributing to Linux, what was it like using it? Could you imagine that Linux would have the impact it's had on the world up until now?

Q: What was your first encounter with Linux? When did you start contributing to the project?

A: My first encounter with Linux was in early 1992, when I was working on a digitized astronomy project. We had been struggling with getting moved from a 1972 miniframe to newer hardware. At first we tried an RTOS, but a professor said: 'Hey, try this other OS and see if you can get it to do what you want'. Where I had been stuck with getting basic email compiled, with Linux I had a fully operational 'Unix-like' system working after 20 floppies...

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Using RHEL's Lightweight Kiosk Mode in Edge Deployments
Less is more. This is often the perspective behind requests we see that involve the words "light weight."
"I've come to loosely translate this to mean, "install and/or run only the applications I care about with no fluff."

The motivation can be any number of problems around decreasing the installed footprint for security purposes, maximizing system resources, or perceived stability improvements from using less software (less to go wrong).

Each of these points have their merit in any environment, but they are especially relevant in edge computing which is why we have a new means of deploying RHEL that helps tackle these concerns..."

Red Hat News, September 1st, 2021
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PeopleTek News
Leading From A Distance
The Challenge of Leading From a Distance
"As virtual teams become more and more a reality for growing numbers of people, leading them effectively is critica..." - Carl Eidson

"Gone are the days when a leader and team members are all in one location. Leadership has taken on new challenges with the need to be effective across time zones, understand cultural differences, and keep telecommuters engaged and productive.

The number of remote workers is staggering. Reports show:

  • 64 million U.S employees hold a job that allows some telework
  • 50 million workers both could and want to telework
  • Roughly 4.5 million people telework daily
  • 20 - 30 million work from home at least one day per week

A primary reason for NOT exercising the telework option is 'job security.'

PeopleTek News, August 30th, 2021
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