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DDN News
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DDN Advances Powerful Enterprise Ai Breakthroughs With Its Latest AI Storage Platform
DDN's A3I Storage Solutions Set a New Bar for AI Application Performance and IT Manageability with Twice the Throughput, and Unmatched Operational Insight and Integration with NVIDIA DGX A100 Systems
DDN announced the latest addition to its powerful A3I solutions, the AI400X2, which delivers twice the performance of the previous generation appliance in the same footprint, furthering A3I performance leadership among AI data systems. Additional performance and usability enhancements introduced with the AI400X2 include Hot Node integration and a streamlined intelligent user interface to accelerate and simplify enterprise IT operations.

The AI400X2 joins the lineup of A3I appliances that are deployed today and powering thousands of NVIDIA DGX systems globally across a wide range of production environments in financial services, life sciences, healthcare, and autonomous vehicle industries. The enhanced speed, efficiency and intelligence of the AI400X2 moves organizations toward an increasingly hands-off approach to AI application management that improves competitiveness and overall customer experience without sacrificing security.

DDN News, November 9th, 2021
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DDN And Tintri Intelliflash H-Series Hybrid Systems Named A Finalist For CRN's 2021 Tech Innovator Awards
DDN announced that the IntelliFlash H-Series hybrid system
Available as both a DDN and Tintri offering the H-Series hybrid system has been recognized by CRN as a finalist in its 2021 CRN Tech Innovator Awards program. The IntelliFlash H-Series was ranked among this year's top three storage systems in the 'Storage-Midrange' category.

This annual award program from CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, showcases innovative vendors in the IT channel across key technology categories, ranging from cloud to storage to networking to security. To determine the winners, a panel of CRN editors reviewed hundreds of vendor products using an extensive set of criteria, including key capabilities, uniqueness, technological ingenuity, and ability to address customer and partner needs.

DDN News, November 10th, 2021
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DDN Launches AI Innovation Lab With NVIDIA
DDN has joined with NVIDIA to establish an AI Innovation Lab in Singapore to drive innovation and accelerate the deployment of AI-based solutions for enterprises.
The AI Innovation Lab will provide customers and partners the necessary infrastructure and tools to build AI-led solutions at scale. With the best-in-class computing, networking and storage infrastructure provided by the lab, enterprises will be able to build, test and optimize AI models.

The lab will be powered by DDN's A3I AI400X systems to provide unmatched performance, optimal efficiency and flexible growth when used with NVIDIA DGX systems. DDN's AI400X systems have been deployed to deliver the robust and high-performance storage for NVIDIA Selene, the world's sixth most powerful supercomputer. DDN systems are certified by NVIDIA for scalable NVIDIA DGX POD and NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD configurations, and offer storage infrastructure optimized to meet the demands of evolving AI workloads.

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Tintri News
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DDN And Tintri Intelliflash H-Series Hybrid Systems Named A Finalist For CRN's 2021 Tech Innovator Awards
The IntelliFlash H-Series hybrid system - available as both a DDN and Tintri offering - has been recognized by CRN as a finalist in its 2021 CRN Tech Innovator Awards program
This annual award program from CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, showcases innovative vendors in the IT channel across key technology categories, ranging from cloud to storage to networking to security. To determine the winners, a panel of CRN editors reviewed hundreds of vendor products using an extensive set of criteria, including key capabilities, uniqueness, technological ingenuity, and ability to address customer and partner needs.
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AWS News
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Under Armour Selects AWS As Its Preferred Cloud Provider For SAP Environments
One of the world's leading athletic performance brands moves business-critical SAP workloads to AWS to increase reliability and scalability, and accelerate digital transformation
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA, UAA) has selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider for SAP to increase resilience, enhance security, and provide more significant insights across its business. The athletic performance brand completed the migration of its SAP environments to AWS earlier this year, providing the foundation for improving performance and visibility across its design, merchandising, planning, manufacturing, supply chain, and sales distribution channels. Under Armour will now integrate its SAP environments with AWS's broad and deep set of technologies, including analytics, machine learning, compute, and storage.
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Fortinet News
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Career Transition Into Cybersecurity: A Discussion With Veteran David Rojas
This week as many countries pause to recognize veterans for their service, Fortinet is showcasing a recent graduate of the Fortinet Veterans Program
"The program is part of the NSE Training Institute and is one of many initiatives of Fortinet's Training Advancement Agenda (TAA), aimed at closing the cybersecurity skills gap and helping veterans transition careers.

David Rojas is a 2021 Fortinet Veterans Program graduate with a completed Network Security Expert (NSE) level 4 certification and an NSE level 6 certification in progress. He offers his perspective on career transition for veterans and on how his military experience has helped his civilian career in cybersecurity..."

Fortinet News, November 10th, 2021
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Multinational Bank Manages Threats And Prevents Ransomware With AI/Ml Powered Fortigate IPS
The financial sector is a key target for cyber criminals, who are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their attempts to encrypt data and demand ransomware or steal data and threaten to make it public, and if it happens, resulting in brand damage and regulatory penalties
"For banks, an effective intrusion prevention system (IPS) is critical to combatting these threats. By scanning network traffic, IPS systems help enterprises identify and mitigate network vulnerabilities and spot potentially fraudulent activity.

In 2017, this leading multinational bank faced the daunting prospect of losing its IPS capability. The bank had until then relied on the IPS service of a major US technology vendor, which had decided to exit the market. With little advance notice, the bank needed to find an alternative system provider. The FortiGate NGFW consolidates IPS, delivers predictable TCO, and prevents ransomware with coordinated threat intelligence and AI/ML powered FortiGuard services..."

Fortinet News, November 11th, 2021
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Seven Observations Of COVID-19's Impact On Cybersecurity
Looking back since the pandemic started, cybersecurity has had a lasting affect in many ways
Recently, Rob Rashotte, VP, Fortinet NSE Training Institute, sat on a panel hosted by Fortinet's academic partner, the University of Ottawa, to discuss the impact the pandemic has had on the cybersecurity sector. Here are some of the main themes that arose from that conversation:...
Fortinet News, November 9th, 2021
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To Joke or Not to Joke: COVID-22 Brings Disaster to MBR
Even now, almost two years after the COVID-19 pandemic started, there is no sign that cybercriminals will stop taking advantage of the situation as an attack vector.
This time, however, this attacker uses a COVID pandemic that has not yet happened as bait. FortiGuard Labs recently discovered a new malware posing as a mysterious COVID22 installer. While containing many of the features of "joke" malware, it is also destructive, causing infected machines to fail to boot. Because it has no features for encrypting data demanding a ransom to undo the damage it inflicts, it is instead a new destructive malware variant designed to render affected systems inoperable. This blog explains how this malware works.
Fortinet News, November 11th, 2021
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ForgeRock News
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Forgerock Unlocks Path To Passwordless For Hybrid Enterprises Moving To The Cloud
ForgeRock announced new features to ForgeRock Identity Cloud to help enterprises overcome the barriers caused by passwords when moving to the cloud with Pass-Through Authentication and Just-in-Time Migration.
These new features come at a time when many businesses are at a crossroads in their digital transformation journeys. Teams must evaluate the best authentication approach that will both maximize security while simultaneously preserving a seamless user experience. For many organizations, maintaining sensitive passwords on-prem while moving other operations to the cloud creates a significant challenge.
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VMware News
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Employee Surveillance Measures Could Threaten Trust And Increase Staff Turnover, VMware Research Finds
Rise in remote working requires new ways of monitoring performance and output but not simply through counting keystrokes and time at the desk
VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, today shared results of a global study that revealed the rise in employee performance and trust established in new hybrid working models could be under threat from an increase in the implementation of remote monitoring measures.

The study, 'The Virtual Floorplan: New Rules for a New Era of Work,' conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of VMware, found that 70 percent of companies surveyed have either already implemented or are planning to implement employee surveillance measures to monitor employee productivity since the shift to hybrid working. Among these organizations, the measures being taken include the monitoring of emails (44%), web browsing (41%) and collaboration tools (43%), as well as video surveillance (29%), attention tracking via webcams (28%) and keylogger software (26%). However, 39 percent of companies that have already implemented device monitoring, and 41 percent of companies who are currently in the process of doing so, are in fact seeing 'drastically increased' or 'increased' employee turnover.

VMWare News, November 10th, 2021
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Vodafone Selects VMware For Automation And Orchestration Of All Workloads Running On Core Networks Across Europe
As service providers continue to virtualize and containerize network functions, they require a consistent, cloud-native platform for onboarding and managing these workloads across any network and any cloud
Vodafone has selected VMware (NYSE: VMW) as its strategic technology partner to deliver a single platform to automate and orchestrate all workloads running on its core networks across Europe, starting with 5G standalone (5G SA).

Vodafone previously announced its selection of VMware Telco Cloud Infrastructure as its Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) platform. Last year, Vodafone completed the rollout of Telco Cloud Infrastructure across all its European business and 21 markets in total. The company saw gains in productivity as it brought network functions online around 40% more quickly, and cost savings of up to 55%*.

Vodafone is now expanding its partnership with VMware to deploy the full VMware Telco Cloud Platform in all European markets. This means that in addition to utilizing Telco Cloud Infrastructure for NFV, Vodafone will leverage VMware Tanzu for Telco and VMware Telco Cloud Automation to orchestrate all network functions and services, regardless of vendor, to run its core networks.

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Cisco News
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AT&T Cybersecurity Delivers New Managed Sase Solution To Connect And Protect The Multi-Cloud, Hybrid Enterprise
AT&T SASE with Cisco empowers innovation through highly secure remote connection and collaboration
"AT&T is expanding its global, managed Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) portfolio to include a new offering. AT&T SASE with Cisco is a converged network and security management solution that connects and protects enterprises with software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) technology and security capabilities. The comprehensive solution includes expert policy design and configuration, and 24/7 network management. With AT&T SASE with Cisco, organizations can accelerate adoption of cloud-based applications through optimized, highly secure, and reliable digital experiences..."
Cisco News, November 10th, 2021
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Cisco And Meta Partner On Open Compute Project Contribution
At the Open Compute Project (OCP) Global Summit, Cisco and Meta are unveiling the Wedge400C, a 12.8 Tbps white box system utilizing Cisco Silicon One
As part of its commitment to the open source community and the hardware and software disaggregation movement, Cisco announced today it is collaborating with Meta on an Open Compute Project (OCP) contributed design.

Meta has deployed the Cisco Silicon One Q200L device along with the Wedge400C Top of Rack (TOR) switch. Cisco Q200L uses 7nm technology to provide a 12.8 Tbps solution for web scale switching and routing. The 12.8 Tbps Wedge400C supports up to 16 ports of 400G and 32 ports of 200G.

Cisco News, November 9th, 2021
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Cisco Simplifies Software And Services Buying Program At Partner Summit 2021
Makes it easier for partners and customers to buy, sell, and manage Cisco software and services
At their 26th annual Partner Summit conference, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced today a new Enterprise Agreement (EA) to make it easier for partners and customers to buy, sell, and manage Cisco software and services. The single contract increases access to Cisco's portfolio and solutions, offering predictable costs, more choice, and greater flexibility for organizations looking to accelerate their digital transformation.
Cisco News, November 9th, 2021
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Flexibility And Simplicity At The Heart Of Cisco Partner Summit
We explore how Cisco is tackling everything from multicloud ecosystems to the next phase of hybrid work.
Speaking at Partner Summit 2021, Cisco's Julia Chen emphasized the sheer speed of change and technology adoption over the past 20 months - along with the toll that rising complexity is taking on many organizations.

'Complexity is a liability in today's agile environment,' Chen, vice president of global partner transformation, said at a press and analyst conference. 'Customers want to have a simplified way to adopt new technologies and reduce the amount of time and effort that they spend managing this multitude of stuff.'

Cisco News, November 10th, 2021
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The Future Of Technology Empowers Global Hybrid Work Success
Cisco has the pulse on the future of technology, business, and teams in the era of hybrid work.
Technology should enable change, not drive it. With Hybrid Work, technology should remove as much friction as possible, allowing people to do their jobs from anywhere, and ensuring successful outcomes.

Today, we are sharing a new research study of nearly 40,000 CIOs, IT decision makers and workers that are traditionally based in offices across 34 global markets. Our goal: to get a pulse on the future of technology, business, and teams in the era of hybrid work.

Cisco News, November 8th, 2021
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Citrix News
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Integrating Citrix Workspace Microapps Companywide
When we introduced Citrix Workspace microapps internally in 2020, we not only succeeded in working out some of the bugs that come with adopting new technology, we also gained key insights about the launch and rollout process.
"Now we're sharing those insights with customers to help them navigate their own adoption as smoothly as possible.

In the first two blog posts, we addressed planning and the initial launch, including piloting the technology with early adopters and champions. In Part 3, we address the companywide rollout and integration; the fourth post will cover optimization..."

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Nilkamal Enables Secure Remote Work With Citrix
Leading Indian furniture manufacturer leverages virtual apps and desktops to deliver simple access to resources needed to work safely and productively from anywhere
Enabling remote work has been a challenge for organizations around the world. When the pandemic hit, Nilkamal Limited, an industry pioneer in manufacturing molded furniture and material handling products, had to figure out how to equip employees across its eight manufacturing plants, network of more than 1,000 distributors, over 20,000 dealers, and 80 stores to work from anywhere in a consistent and secure way to keep business moving. And it turned to Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) for help.
Citrix News, November 9th, 2021
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To DaaS or not to DaaS?
That isn't even the question. Everyone is looking at or has already moved workloads to the cloud. Cloud. Cloud. Cloud.
"Sometimes, it's all we hear. And it can make us feel 'cloud-nauseam.'

It may seem like a forgone conclusion that people will move hosted desktops to the cloud. Hence, we have desktops as a service (DaaS).

If you've been looking at the news and word bubbles surrounding Microsoft Ignite (#MSIgnite) you have undoubtedly seen Microsoft Cloud, Azure, and maybe even Azure Virtual Desktops..."

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SAP News
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AKT Global Keeps Remote Workforce Connected And Engage
As a leading provider of cloud-based people experience management solutions, AKT Global's business is people
AKT Global helps its clients to redefine and transform the way people experience their organizations and brands, adapting to the new expectations of the digital experience economy. And the company practices what it preaches.

'Providing a great workplace experience for our employees is a top priority,' confirms Yoav Ventura, co-founder and managing partner at AKT Global. 'The sudden shift from hybrid to fully remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic and the expansion of our workforce to include both on- and off-balance-sheet talent forced us to rethink how we manage and engage with our people.'

SAP News, November 12th, 2021
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SAP And Boehringer Ingelheim Create Smart App Prototype To Track Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals
SAP SE is announcing a smart app designed to track, trace and authenticate prescription medicines in the United States.
"Developed in partnership with leading global pharmaceutical research company Boehringer Ingelheim, the smart app will enable law enforcement officials to potentially detect illicit, counterfeit or unapproved Boehringer Ingelheim medicines being smuggled into the United States or sold illegally.

The smart app will allow U.S. law enforcement officials across the country to scan the 2D barcode on Boehringer Ingelheim-manufactured life-enhancing medications and authenticate them before the medicines reach patients..."

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Datacore News
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DataCore Filefly 4.0 Enables Hybrid Cloud, Streamlines Data Center Efficiency With Automated File Migration To Object Storage And Public Clouds
Automated policy-based file tiering solution helps Kinetiq and other organizations reduce costs, reclaim primary storage, and protect the end user experience
DataCore Software announced the global availability of DataCore FileFly 4.0, a policy-based file tiering solution that helps enterprises automate the migration of historical data and achieve more agile IT architectures. FileFly helps organizations offload seldom-used files from expensive primary storage and continuously migrate this data to lower-cost object storage or hybrid or public cloud architectures - and in doing so, save time and costs while preserving a strong end user experience...
Datacore News, November 9th, 2021
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Make Room On Your NAS And File Servers By Actively Archiving To Lower-Cost Object Storage
Policy-Based File Tiering Automates the Ongoing Process
"Are you struggling with data sprawl in your NAS devices and file servers? Are you constantly running out of room and having to periodically add more filers? It's likely that over 80% of your files are old and not frequently accessed, yet they occupy much of the space on high value equipment. Newer files soon age quickly, adding to the clutter.

No doubt you've tried periodic manual purges and given up. Especially when the organization may be forced to hold on to these files for many years..."

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HPE News
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Connected Construction: The Future Of An Industry
For an industry infamous for delays and cost overruns, tech could be a savior
Construction is the world's largest industry, comprising 13 percent of global GDP. And while construction projects are some of the most visible and tangible signs of economic progress, other statistics related to the industry don't reflect its dominant position: Productivity growth in construction has clocked in at a mere 1 percent over the past 20 years, and earnings before interest and taxes still hover around 5 percent, according to McKinsey.
HPE News, November 10th, 2021
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Builds Supercomputer To Improve Weather Predictions For Denmark, Iceland, Ireland And The Netherlands
New supercomputer supports a collaboration between the four countries, the 'United Weather Centres-West' initiative, to improve weather predictions in real-time and strengthen national weather services
Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced that it is building a new supercomputer for the United Weather Centres - West (UWC-West), a collaboration between the Danish Meteorological Institute, Icelandic Met Office, Met Eireann, Ireland's national weather service, and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute to advance weather forecasting for the four nations. The supercomputer, which will be based in an Icelandic Met Office data center facility and powered by local renewable energy, will be built using the HPE Cray system that features powerful, end-to-end performance to speed time-to-predictions with higher resolution, helping weather services issue timely alerts and improve public services.
HPE News, November 10th, 2021
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Swarm Learning: Driving Advances Both Practical And Profound
This episode of On the Goh highlights how swarm learning has the potential to solve some big problems, from helping hospitals diagnose disease to tackling credit card fraud.
Data is a powerful currency in today's global economy, enabling advances such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. But for enterprises to maximize the full value of their data, they must be able to share it not only within their own organizations but also with others.

"That's where challenges arise," says Dr. Eng Lim Goh, senior vice president and chief technology officer for AI at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

HPE News, November 12th, 2021
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HP News
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HP Powers Real-Time Collaboration And Co-Creation For High-Performance Workflows
Enable new remote experiences tailored for hybrid work with Z by HP, NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise, and Teradici CAS; Accelerate data science workflows out of the box with Z by HP and Microsoft WSL 2
HP Inc. announced new Z by HP, Teradici, and NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise subscription offers to power remote collaboration across multiple systems and applications, at the edge or in the cloud. HP is also releasing its data science software stack for Linux workflows in collaboration with Microsoft on the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2)3, providing all the development advantages of Ubuntu with the enterprise security and manageability of Windows.
HP News, November 9th, 2021
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IBM News
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IBM Study: CIOs' Influence Is Growing As Technology Becomes Core To Surveyed Enterprises
Only 23% of CIOs surveyed expect remote workplace changes from the COVID-19 pandemic to become permanent
A new IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study revealed CIOs' influence on business strategy and operations is growing as technology pervades surveyed enterprises. When asked which other C-Suite members will be most critical over the next few years, CEOs surveyed named their tech chiefs (CIOs and CTOs) at more than twice the rate of CMOs, CHROs or any other position excluding CFO and COOs.

The annual global study* also revealed critical challenges CIOs are facing and recommendations to help overcome those challenges and drive agility, innovation and growth for their organizations.

IBM News, November 9th, 2021
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IBM To Add New Natural Language Processing Enhancements To Watson Discovery
New planned features are designed to help business users quickly start applying AI to find more precise document insights with less training time and data science skills
IBM announced new natural language processing (NLP) enhancements planned for IBM Watson Discovery. These planned updates are designed to help business users in industries such as financial services, insurance and legal services enhance customer care and accelerate business processes by uncovering insights and synthesizing information from complex documents.

Businesses are increasingly turning to NLP and machine learning to help them comb through rising volumes of documents and data sets in a wide range of formats1. By applying AI to get document insights, business users can reduce research time and help their employees make more fact-driven decisions during complex, time sensitive tasks such as processing insurance claims, conducting financial analyses and reviewing legal agreements or contracts...

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Lenovo News
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Lenovo Becomes The Preferred Workstation Innovation Partner For Dreamworks Animation
DreamWorks Animation will use Lenovo's high-performance ThinkStation and ThinkPad P Series workstations to accelerate their most challenging workflows across all departments at the studio
Lenovo announced that DreamWorks Animation has selected Lenovo as its preferred workstation innovation partner to deliver the high-end power and performance needed to bring its next cutting-edge animation feature films to life. This PC collaboration further strengthens the companies' partnership, as it expands upon the technology leader's current role as DreamWorks' data center innovation partner. As part of this multi-year agreement, DreamWorks will deploy Lenovo workstations, including the ThinkStation P620 and ThinkStation P920, across all departments for the development of content and characters, including the highly anticipated release of the studio's upcoming film, 'The Bad Guys.'
Lenovo News, November 10th, 2021
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Lenovo Empowers Black-Owned Small Businesses With The Premiere Of 'Small Business Revolution, Season Six'
The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented challenges. As we've navigated the past 18 months, businesses have fought to keep their doors open, their staff employed and their customers' needs fulfilled.
While each business owner has been tested with challenges unique to their industry, services and clientele, we at Lenovo believe we can play a role in helping these businesses go forward.

It has always been our charge to innovate with purpose and support small and medium-sized businesses, and this year we launched a multi-faceted program, Evolve Small, in partnership with Deluxe, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Toronto Region Board of Trade, Intel, Microsoft and the Carolina Panthers to provide more than $1 million in grants, mentorship opportunities, and smarter technology for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color -owned small businesses across North America. Today, we celebrate entrepreneurs and the positive impact they have in their local communities with the premiere of Deluxe's Small Business Revolution (SBR), Season Six.

Lenovo News, November 9th, 2021
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Microsoft News
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Kyndryl And Microsoft Establish Global Strategic Partnership To Accelerate Digital Transformation Across Industries
New co-innovation lab to build and deploy cloud solutions & skills initiative to quickly scale Kyndryl technical expertise in Microsoft
Kyndryl, the world's largest IT infrastructure services provider, and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), today announced a landmark global strategic partnership that will combine their market-leading capabilities in service of enterprise customers. The deal with Microsoft is Kyndryl's first since recently becoming an independent public company and provides incremental multi-billion dollar revenue opportunities for the two companies.

Together the companies will bring to market state-of-the-art solutions built on the Microsoft Cloud that will accelerate hybrid cloud adoption, modernize applications and processes, support mission critical workloads, and further enable modern work experiences for customers.

Lenovo News, November 12th, 2021
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Oracle News
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Cloudflare And Oracle Join Forces To Help Eliminate Data Transfer Fees And Ease Path To Multicloud
As a member of the Bandwidth Alliance, Oracle joins 19 cloud providers in effort to reduce data transfer fees entirely across the industry
Cloudflare, Inc. announced that Oracle is joining the Bandwidth Alliance as the latest cloud provider committing to eliminate unnecessary data transfer fees. Now, organizations that use both Cloudflare cybersecurity solutions and Oracle's cloud infrastructure will automatically save money by avoiding the high data transfer fees charged by cloud providers outside of the Bandwidth Alliance.
Oracle News, November 10th, 2021
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Oracle Learning Integrates Linkedin Learning For Skills Development
We are currently at an interesting turning point in the lifecycle of careers.
"A couple of generations ago, American workers would spend their entire professional lives moving up the ranks of a single company. They would start in entry level roles and-through recognition and seniority-get promotions until they receive their gold watch for 50 years of service. Now, the median number of years for someone to stay with a company is just over 4 and employees are quitting jobs at record rates. This trend will only intensify as the needs of today's workforce continue to evolve. We're already seeing drastic changes in movements like 'The Great Resignation' with as many as 1 in 4 people looking to change jobs or careers as workplaces reopen..."
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Oracle Reaffirms Commitment To Singapore With Opening Of Oracle Cloud Region
Invests USD 3 million to help startups accelerate digital initiatives and offers free cloud training and certifications to expand Singapore's IT talent pool
"Oracle today announced the opening of its Oracle Cloud Singapore Region. The new Singapore region will support growing demand for enterprise cloud services in South East Asia and expands Oracle's reach to 33 cloud regions globally; fueling the region's economic recovery and contributing to its digital economy..."
Oracle News, November 9th, 2021
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Oracle Reaffirms Commitment To The United Arab Emirates With Second Cloud Region
Emaar, Emirates Post Group choose new Oracle Cloud Abu Dhabi Region for strategic business operations; Oracle now has 34 cloud regions worldwide, one of the fastest expansions by any major cloud provider
Oracle announced the opening of its second cloud region in the United Arab Emirates to continue supporting UAE organizations with enterprise cloud services. The Oracle Cloud Abu Dhabi Region and the Oracle Cloud Dubai Region will provide customers with stronger business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities. The opening of the Abu Dhabi Region also directly supports the UAE's Fourth Industrial Revolution Strategy which focuses on advancing the national economy by driving innovation with the latest technologies.
Oracle News, November 9th, 2021
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Samsung Securities Lays Foundation For Digital Innovation With Oracle Cloud Infrastructure; Moves Derivatives Analytics Business To The Cloud
Reduces cost and risk, and delivers customer-oriented service enhancements; Secures the flexibility and high performance needed for key analytics services in the public cloud using OCI
Samsung Securities, Korea's leading financial investment company, has selected Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to underpin its digital innovation strategy as the company looks to respond to changes driven by the rise of digital finance in a post-pandemic world.
Oracle News, November 12th, 2021
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Survey Highlights Key Components To Provide Enterprises With An Easier Path To IoT Adoption
Oracle study of 800 global IoT adopters agree that prioritizing commercial off-the-shelf solutions and bundled connectivity are the way forward
Enterprise adopters of Internet of Things (IoT) are ready to take an easier path, shows a new Oracle survey. Of the 800 IoT decision-makers polled, nearly two-thirds (64%) would opt for an 'off-the-shelf' IoT solution over a custom-built offering, indicating a market shift in the way enterprises are buying IoT offerings. Further, 75% of respondents want connectivity to be 'baked-in' or bundled by the solution provider, and 70% want providers to include data and analytics tools as part of a comprehensive solution. Together, the findings show increasing demand for an easy route to IoT capabilities that provides faster time to value.
Oracle News, November 10th, 2021
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The Newest Security Innovations From Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
We hear often from customers that traditional cloud security is too hard.
They have too many security tools, too many security vendors, and too much security complexity as they strive to keep all their applications and cloud tenancies secure. According to the Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report, 78 percent of organizations use more than 50 discrete cybersecurity products to address security issues. In fact, Gartner recognizes that 'through 2025, more than 99% of cloud breaches will have a root cause of preventable misconfigurations or mistakes by end users...
Oracle News, November 9th, 2021
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Red Hat News
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Friday Five - November 12, 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.
  • The New Stack - Linux and Cloud Native Security: Red Hat's Perspective
  • CRN recognizes Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux as Tech Innovators
  • Welcoming Phlyt's Team of Cloud-native Development Experts to Red Hat
  • ITP.net - The Right Features Make Technology More Adaptable & Adoptable, says Red Hat's Phil Andrews
  • Red Hat Extends Foundation for Multicloud Transformation and Hybrid Innovation with Latest Version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Red Hat News, November 12th, 2021
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High Performance Computing 101
The data is in-massive amounts of it, and high computing power can help enterprises make some sense out of it
For a technology that has gone through ebbs and flows in popularity, high performance computing (HPC) may be expanding to use cases beyond those found in scientific research as more industries can tap into valuable insights gained from artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other emerging technologies.

So, what does this mean to your organization? If you're increasingly facing the need to translate large amounts of consumer data to track trends or calculate thousands of financial transactions a day to support business growth, is HPC something you should be considering?

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Red Hat Collaborates With NVIDIA To Deliver Record-Breaking STAC-A2 Market Risk Benchmark
We are happy to announce a record-breaking performance with NVIDIA in the STAC-A2 benchmark, affirming Red Hat OpenShift's ability to run compute heavy, high performance workloads
The Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) facilitates a large group of financial firms and technology vendors that produces benchmark standards which enable high-value technology research and testing software for multiple financial applications.

Red Hat and NVIDIA collaborated to create this latest STAC-A2 entrant, and STAC performed an independent, third-party audit. These are the first public STAC-A2 results using Red Hat OpenShift. Compared to all other publicly reported results to-date, this solution based on Red Hat OpenShift and NVIDIA DGX A100 set several new records for performance metrics and energy efficiency:...

Red Hat News, November 9th, 2021
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What Is AI/Ml And Why Does It Matter To Your Business?
AI/ML-short for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)-represents an important evolution in computer science and data processing that is quickly transforming a vast array of industries
"As businesses and other organizations undergo digital transformation, they're faced with a growing tsunami of data that is at once incredibly valuable and increasingly burdensome to collect, process and analyze. New tools and methodologies are needed to manage the vast quantity of data being collected, to mine it for insights and to act on those insights when they're discovered.

This is where artificial intelligence and machine learning come in..."

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What's New In RHEL 8.5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.5 is now generally available (GA), and brings new features and improvements to help streamline deployments, optimize performance and help mitigate risk in your environments
"Whether you're deploying RHEL on-prem, in the public cloud, at the edge - or all of the above - RHEL 8.5 has improvements that users will be eager to dig into.

Linux container improvements in RHEL 8.5

RHEL 8.5 continues the tradition of new features and improvements for running Linux containers. This release brings tooling that will add flexibility and reduce friction in running Podman in a wider range of environments..."

Red Hat News, November 10th, 2021
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SuperMicro News
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Supermicro Enhances Broadest Portfolio Of Edge To Cloud AI Systems With Accelerated Inferencing And New Intelligent Fabric Support
GPU Systems Unleash AI Innovation With 10x Faster Data Center to Edge Inferencing and 3x Faster Training - Critical for Autonomous Driving, Factory Floor, Video Streaming, and Cloud Gaming Applications
"Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), announces the enhancement of the broadest portfolio of Artificial Intelligence (AI) GPU servers which integrate new NVIDIA Ampere-family GPUs, including the NVIDIA A100, A30, and A2.

Supermicro's latest NVIDIA-Certified Systems deliver ten times more AI inference performance than previous generations, ensuring that AI enabled applications such as Image Classification, Object Detection, Reinforcement Learning, Recommendation, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) that can produce faster insights with dramatically lower costs. In addition to inferencing, Supermicro's powerful selection of A100 HGX 8-GPU and 4-GPU servers deliver three times higher AI training and eight times faster performance on big data analytics compared to previous generation systems..."

Supermicro News, November 9th, 2021
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Supermicro Expands GPU System Portfolio With Innovative New Servers To Accelerate A Wide Range Of Ai, Hpc, And Cloud Workloads
NVIDIA HGX A100 4-GPU Platform and Resource-saving 2U 2-Node GPU System with 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI) announced new systems based on NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPUs and 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with built-in AI accelerators (Supermicro X12 series). These servers are designed for demanding AI applications where low latency and high application performance are essential.

The 2U NVIDIA HGX A100 4-GPU system is suited for deploying modern AI training clusters at scale with high-speed CPU-GPU and GPU-GPU interconnect. The Supermicro 2U 2-Node system reduces energy usage and costs by sharing power supplies and cooling fans, reducing carbon emissions, and supports a range of discrete GPU accelerators, which can be matched to the workload. Both of these systems include advanced hardware security features that are enabled by the latest Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX)...

Supermicro News, November 12th, 2021
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PeopleTek News
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Peopletek Coaching: Case Studies
The following 6 case study scenarios present various business challenges faced by real clients, the leadership solutions used to resolve those challenges, and the end results after implementing those solutions
These case studies are intended to provide insight as to how the proper coaching, based on the unique needs and situation of each organization, can make a dramatic impact on the prosperity and growth of that organization and it's members.

Topics include:

  • Communication and Influencing
  • Teamwork/Change
  • Business Turnaround
  • Mindset Shift
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Building Trust and Driving Results

Read on for details

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