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6 Ideas To Improve Your New Year's Wellness Resolutions In 2022
Body positivity experts share their best tips to pivot from unrealistic to sustainable goals in 2022.
Most New Year's resolutions related to fitness stall by January 19, according to research from Strava. Some people even endearingly call it "Quitter's Day." But that doesn't mean all hope is lost for 2022. In fact, saying good riddance to improbable resolutions-and introducing positive affirmations-could be the best thing you do this year.

"People set themselves up with unrealistic expectations and goals. When they aren't able to achieve those goals, they feel like they've failed," said Jillian Lampert, Ph.D., chief strategy officer at The Emily Program, a national eating disorder treatment program. "Affirmations could be a way to counter that disappointment and find more meaningful and sustainable ways to be in a relationship with yourself."

AWS News, December 27th, 2021
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Independent Selling Partners Broke Amazon Records This Holiday
Customers checked off their holiday lists by supporting Amazon's third-party sellers, most of which are small and medium-sized businesses.
This holiday season, Amazon's independent selling partners delivered smiles and joy for customers around the world. Amazon kicked off the season by announcing the Small Business Gift Guide and encouraging customers to support small businesses, including Black-owned, women-owned, family-owned, and military family-owned small businesses.

Amazon spent more than $100 million to help small and medium-sized businesses reach more customers during Prime Day (including the Spend $10, Get $10 promotion) and throughout the holiday season. Worldwide sales for independent businesses selling in Amazon's store-most of which are small and medium-sized businesses-reached record sales this holiday season:...

AWS News, December 29th, 2021
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Fortinet Announces PGA Tour Player Max Homa Named Global Brand Ambassador
Fortinet has named PGA TOUR player and Fortinet Championship winner Max Homa as a Fortinet Global Brand Ambassador. Fortinet will also once again team up with the PGA TOUR and Silverado Resort and Spa to kick off the 2022-2023 FedExCup Regular Season September 14 - 18, 2022.
'We're pleased to welcome Max Homa as a Fortinet Global Brand Ambassador for the upcoming PGA TOUR season. At the inaugural Fortinet Championship event in September 2021, Fortinet brought together the greatest minds in the industry to double down on the most pressing cybersecurity challenges today and Max Homa met the challenge of besting the PGA TOUR competitor field.

Fortinet looks forward to the September 2022 Fortinet Championship event kicking off the 2022-2023 season and kicking off another year of charitable giving for the PGA TOUR, with proceeds set to support local non-profits that share Fortinet's vision in building an inclusive and diverse workplace that will close the cybersecurity skills gap. These initiatives further Fortinet's vision to make possible a digital world that organizations can always trust by securing people, devices, and data everywhere.'

Fortinet News, December 31st, 2021
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Three Advantages Of Integrated Security At The LAN Edge
The LAN edge presents a broad and potentially vulnerable target for cyber criminals, and many LAN solutions lack built-in security, so they end up being secured with add-on solutions that add cost and complexity. Even solutions that have security often aren't integrated with the LAN edge, which can lead to opportunities for configurations to drift and cybercriminals to slip through the gaps.
When it comes to managing the LAN edge, IT organizations face a number of challenges:

  • Keeping different configurations in sync
  • Gaining visibility across the network
  • Managing differing levels of access
  • Dealing with high total cost of ownership (TCO)

Although users want fast Ethernet and Wi-Fi connections, IT staff needs secure solutions that reduce complexity and overhead so they can focus their time on strategic initiatives rather than spending time managing common network issues.

Fortinet News, December 27th, 2021
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Weaponizing The Edge With Cyber Threats
Networks have more edges than ever. The traditional network perimeter has been replaced with multiple edge environments that include WAN, multi-cloud, data center, Internet of Things (IoT), and home and other remote workspaces.
All of these edges are interconnected, which has improved performance, but often at the expense of centralized visibility and unified control. Each edge has unique risks that are offering new opportunities for cybercriminals to get a foothold. In fact, reports indicate that home networks used by remote workers are 3.5x more likely to have at least one family of malware, and 7.5x more likely to have five or more.

The lack of security on these networks means it's inevitable that more corporate network attacks will be launched from a remote worker network located at the edge.

Fortinet News, December 30th, 2021
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Interview: CTO Q&A With David McNeely
In any C-Suite role, governance is paramount. But a CTO needs to help drive value using technology to help it achieve its business objectives.
To hear more about his role as CTO and his journey down the road of privileged access management, I was happy to chat with my long-time friend and colleague, David McNeely.

Tony: Welcome, David.

David: Thanks Tony, a pleasure to be here.

Tony: You've been with the company for over 15 years, and you've seen it evolve from an Active Directory bridging company to a full-service privileged access management, or PAM, company. So just take a couple of minutes and share some of the highlights of that journey.

Centify News, December 27th, 2021
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Citrix News
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Fieldwork By Citrix: Highlights From 2021
The world of work and the technologies that support it are changing faster than ever. As organizations everywhere transition to hybrid-work models, it's critical that leaders are prepared to manage and capitalize on these shifts and can deliver a great work experience for their people.
Fieldwork by Citrix brings you the latest research on employee experience, flexible work, security, and digital wellness to help you build new ways of working.

Let's look at some of the highlights from the last year.

To succeed at hybrid work, adopt a designer's iterative mindset As we transition into a world centered on hybrid work, it becomes vital for us to learn from design thinking. A successful hybrid work strategy demands constant listening, regular iteration, and technology agility. Learn how embracing a designer's iterative mindset can help you in all these areas.

Citrix News, December 27th, 2021
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Highlights From The Citrix Blog 2021
From new technologies to accelerate your cloud transition and support hybrid work to solutions that helped to power a championship F1 season, the Citrix blog gave readers insights into how we can help organizations thrive in the new world of work. Let's look at some of the 2021 highlights from the Citrix blog.
VDI vs. DaaS: What's the difference?

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and desktop as a service (DaaS) seem similar, providing access to virtual desktops and lessening the burden on IT. But looking deeper, you'll find key differences. Learn about both in this post, the first in series that also examined the cost benefits of DaaS and DaaS security.

Citrix News, December 27th, 2021
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SAP News
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B2B Marketplaces As A Growth Vehicle
'E-commerce isn't the cherry on the cake; it's the new cake!' said Jean-Paul Ago, CEO of L'Oreal, and it couldn't be more true.
Marketplaces are becoming more commonplace and many forward-thinking B2B enterprises have either already created one for their customers or successfully joined a marketplace to gain new customers.

Experts agree - Gartner projects that 75% of B2B procurement spending will happen via online marketplaces by 2023.

SAP News, December 29th, 2021
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Supply Chain 2021: A Year In Review
As we face the end of 2021, I am looking back on the year to share some highlights and thoughts on SAP Digital Supply Chain.
Despite what might be viewed as a tough year for supply chain, with visually dramatic crises - the Suez Canal blockage, shortages in the UK, semiconductor chip shortages, and so forth - 2021 was a significant year once again in underscoring how vital the supply chain is to the world.

Supply chain became crucial to businesses and is now embedded in companies' C-suite as part of critical decision making - even the President of the United States took up the cause.

SAP News, December 28th, 2021
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Three Wholesale Distribution Trends To Watch In 2022
A well-known proverb says, 'To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.'
Throughout the past year, industry experts from SAP have identified and written about trends affecting wholesale distributors in today's changing world.

These trends are shaping the future of the industry and prompting companies to take a serious look at the way they will do business in years to come. Here are a few to watch in 2022.

SAP News, December 31st, 2021
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Vaccine Portlet: The Key To A Confident Return To The Workplace In An Ongoing Pandemic
With every new variant, a triumphant return to the office and a fully staffed operation gets pushed back further and further.
And HR leaders are exhausted, facing a slew of questions that never seem to go away, including:
  • Can the business accommodate teams requiring physical space to get work done?
  • How can leaders help accelerate the transition to having their staff back in proximity to them?
  • Are there any state, local, federal, and customer pandemic policies that should be considered?
  • Will the workforce respond to the transition well enough to build a cohesive culture and strong morale?
  • How can employees come back with the peace of mind that they and their families will remain safe, regardless of vaccination status?

These matters unquestionably impact how businesses drive enduring changes to operating models, adapt mindsets to meet safety measures, and ensure inclusive environments that support productivity

SAP News, December 30th, 2021
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Datacore News
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Immutable Storage For Data Protection And Recovery
Safeguard Data and Backups on Object Storage with WORM-compliant S3 Object Locking
In today's digital age, organizations are experiencing an astronomical volume and velocity of data creation. As we see data becoming a digital currency and its intrinsic value rising higher each day, protecting it from security threats and other data loss incidents takes foremost importance for IT security and administration teams. Ensuring data permanence and data authenticity is key for organizations as they deal with industry and government compliance mandates and other SLAs.
Datacore News, December 27th, 2021
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