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Tintri News
Ransomware Data Recovery: VMware Protection Review Tintri VMstore vs Pure Storage
When considering your backup and data recovery operations, it is vital to think about how it will all work in an impacted setting. How are systems going to find each other?
How can you authenticate to them? These questions and more were discussed in Tintri's latest Geek Out! Technology Demo Session on Ransomware Recovery. These demos are designed to be interactive, and we often receive great feedback from the participants. One unsolicited response to this recent session was from Burdweiser, as he is affectionally called from his days of service (thank you for that service, by the way). His blog post Tintri vs. Pure Storage Ransomware Protection for VMware did an awesome job describing the ransomware data recovery experiences with both Pure Storage and Tintri VMstore from a boots-on-the-ground perspective. It was a great compare and contrast of the challenges faced when disaster strikes and how infrastructure design can either help or hurt a quick recovery process.
Tintri News, January 3rd, 2022 EST
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AWS News
Amazon And Stellantis Collaborate To Introduce Customer-Centric Connected Experiences Across Millions Of Vehicles, Helping Accelerate Stellantis' Software Transformation
Amazon and Stellantis will collaborate to deliver software solutions for Stellantis' new digital cabin platform, STLA SmartCockpit, starting in 2024
Amazon and Stellantis N.V. (NYSE/MTA/Euronext Paris: STLA), a leading global automaker and mobility provider, announced a series of global, multi-year agreements that will transform the in-vehicle experience for millions of Stellantis customers and advance the mobility industry's transition to a sustainable, software-defined future.

Stellantis will accelerate its shift to becoming a sustainable mobility tech company through this relationship, which involves Amazon Devices, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Amazon Last Mile. Stellantis and Amazon will collaborate to deploy Amazon's technology and software expertise across Stellantis' organization, including vehicle development, building connected in-vehicle experiences, and training the next generation of automotive software engineers. Together, the two companies will create a suite of software-based products and services that seamlessly integrate with customers' digital lives and add value over time through regular over-the-air (OTA) software updates.

AWS News, January 5th, 2022
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How Pioneering Deep Learning Is Reducing Amazon's Packaging Waste
A combination of deep learning, natural language processing, and computer vision enables Amazon to hone in on the right amount of packaging for each product.
Finding the right amount of packaging to ship an item can be challenging - and at Amazon, an ever-changing catalog of hundreds of millions of products makes it an ongoing challenge. In addition, Amazon's scale also means it is impossible to solve this challenge using manual inspection to choose packaging for each and every item. For the same reason, general packaging rules and run-of-the-mill logic just won't cut it. What's required is a cutting-edge-smart automated mechanism that can adapt on the fly to changing circumstances.
AWS News, January 4th, 2022
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Recorded Future News
Recorded Future Acquires SecurityTrails
Acquisition Completes Company Vision to 'Know the Enemy, Know Yourself'
Recorded Future, the world's largest provider of intelligence for enterprise security, announced that it has acquired SecurityTrails, the Total Internet Inventory and leading provider of Attack Surface Monitoring. With the addition of SecurityTrails' data, Recorded Future provides the foremost intelligence solution for unique threat landscape visibility, including insight into an organization's attack surface and shadow infrastructure.

Global digital transformation has rapidly moved organizations and governments into a cloud-first world and companies and professionals are spinning up tools, systems, and entire ecosystems without proper security oversight and hygiene. The basic security principle to 'know your network better than the adversary' simply cannot happen as CIOs and CISOs have little visibility into all of their internet-facing assets and infrastructure.

Recorded Future News, January 4th, 2022
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NVIDIA Expands Reach With New GeForce Laptops And Desktops, Geforce NOW Partners, And Omniverse For Creators
160+ Gaming and Studio Laptop Designs, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti for Laptops and RTX 3050 for Desktops; More Electronic Arts Games, Samsung TVs and AT Omniverse Extended to Millions of Creators
NVIDIA set out the next direction of the ultimate platform for gamers and creators, unveiling more than 160 gaming and Studio GeForce-based laptop designs, as well as new desktop and laptop GeForce RTX GPUs and technologies.

The company also announced new RTX-accelerated content, and the expansion of both GeForce NOW cloud gaming and the NVIDIA Studio ecosystem, including the launch of NVIDIA Omniverse for creators.

NVIDIA News, January 4th, 2022
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Prepare For Genshin Impact, Coming To GeForce NOW In Limited Beta
GFN Thursday brings announcements from CES, including two more EA titles; plus eight games coming to the cloud in January.
GeForce NOW is charging into the new year at full force.

This GFN Thursday comes with the news that Genshin Impact, the popular open-world action role-playing game, will be coming to the cloud this year, arriving in a limited beta.

Plus, this year's CES announcements were packed with news for GeForce NOW. Battlefield 4: Premium Edition and Battlefield V: Definitive Edition join the exhilarating collection of Electronic Arts titles streaming from the cloud. Plus, a GeForce NOW promotion is available for AT&T 5G customers, and GeForce NOW will be streaming on Samsung TVs later this year.

NVIDIA News, January 6th, 2022
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Scooping Up Customers: Startup's No-Code AI Gains Traction For Industrial Inspection
Cogniac is transforming defect detection across automotive, railway and manufacturing industries.
Bill Kish founded Ruckus Wireless two decades ago to make Wi-Fi networking easier. Now, he's doing the same for computer vision in industrial AI.

In 2015, Kish started Cogniac, a company that offers a self-service computer vision platform and development support.

Like in the early days of Wi-Fi deployment, the rollout of AI is challenging, he said. Cogniac's answer is to offer companies a fast track to building datasets on their own for models by scanning parts and equipment, using its no-code AI platform.

NVIDIA News, January 7th, 2022
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Teamwork Makes AVs Work: NVIDIA and Deloitte Deliver Turnkey Solutions for AV Developers
Consulting giant leverages NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD for AV training solutions.
Autonomous vehicles are born in the data center, which is why NVIDIA and Deloitte are delivering a strong foundation for developers to deploy robust self-driving technology.

At CES this week, the companies detailed their collaboration, which is aimed at easing the biggest pain points in AV development. Deloitte, a leading global consulting firm, is pairing with NVIDIA to offer a range of services for data generation, collection, ingestion, curation, labeling and deep neural network (DNN) training with NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD.

Building AVs requires massive amounts of data. A fleet of 50 test vehicles driving six hours a day generates 1.6 petabytes daily - if all that data were stored on standard 1GB flash drives, they'd cover more than 100 football fields. Yet that isn't enough.

NVIDIA News, January 5th, 2022
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Fortinet News
From User to Domain Admin in (less than) 60 seconds: CVE-2021-42278/CVE-2021-42287
On Patch Tuesday of last November, Microsoft released advisories to address several vulnerabilities in Active-Directory.
Analysis of these vulnerabilities showed that by combining CVE-2021-42278 and CVE-2021-42287 it is possible, under default conditions, for a regular user to easily impersonate a domain admin. This means that any domain user can effectively become a domain administrator, which makes these vulnerabilities extremely severe. Moreover, there are already several Github repositories with free-to-use PoC code that facilitates the exploitation of these vulnerabilities.

In this post, we will describe how the exploitation of these vulnerabilities works and show how the attack is mitigated by FortiEDR.

Fortinet News, January 5th, 2022
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Healthcare Organization Converges Networking And Security With Fortigate Secure SD-Branch
It is not news that healthcare organizations are in the crosshairs of cyberattackers looking to steal valuable personal information. Geographically dispersed healthcare organizations also face a particularly complex set of challenges to their cybersecurity and network operations.
Limited personnel, bandwidth constraints, and slim budgets may reduce the ability of healthcare businesses to deploy and secure a high-performance network across many office locations. At the same time, there is a proliferation of connected devices, and high-performance access is needed to a variety of healthcare apps and electronic health records.

One Latin American healthcare organization faced these pressures as it grew operations to include more than 30 branches-such as outpatient centers, clinics, and laboratories-across an entire country. Its technology infrastructure needed to provide fast connectivity so that healthcare service providers could coordinate care seamlessly as the organization scaled. Decision-makers saw software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) as an excellent option for improving application performance and resiliency across all 30-plus offices.

Fortinet News, January 4th, 2022
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Join Fortinet At Accelerate 2022
In March, Fortinet is once again holding its annual Accelerate conference in digital format, which will offer limitless opportunities to learn more about important industry trends facing organizations around the world and developments from Fortinet
Customers and partners are invited to join online at no cost to hear about the latest cybersecurity innovations from Fortinet executives and experts. This year's conference will deliver engaging and inspiring sessions designed to broaden perspectives and help improve security.

Schedule: Accelerate

  • March 8-10: Americas
  • March 9-11: Asia
  • March 9-11: EMEA

Registration opens on January 11, 2022. The event is free and available to anyone interested in Fortinet products and solutions. Activities include keynotes and sessions with virtual interaction opportunities.

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VMware News
IDC Marketscape Positions VMware As A Leader In SD-WAN Infrastructure
VMware announced it has been positioned as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SD-WAN Infrastructure 2021 Vendor Assessment
The solution, VMware SD-WAN, is a cloud-delivered solution that optimizes application performance over any WAN link, simplifies WAN management, and provides security from branches to data centers and cloud locations.

The inaugural assessment that evaluated 12 SD-WAN Infrastructure providers states, 'VMware SD-WAN is a strong offering in the market and is also a good fit for customers that already use any number of VMware's popular IT management tools. Furthermore, many communications SPs already work with VMware, so customers that are looking for integrated connectivity and SD-WAN could look to VMware SD-WAN.'

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Cisco News
Lockheed Martin, Amazon And Cisco To Bring Voice Technology And Video Collaboration To The Moon
Innovative 'Callisto' payload featuring Alexa and Webex to fly onboard Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft for NASA's Artemis I Mission
Lockheed Martin, Amazon and Cisco have teamed up to integrate unique human-machine interface technologies into NASA's Orion spacecraft, providing an opportunity to learn how future astronauts could benefit from far-field voice technology, AI and tablet-based video collaboration.

The Callisto technology demonstration will be integrated into NASA's Orion spacecraft for the agency's Artemis I uncrewed mission around the Moon and back to Earth. Callisto uses Amazon Alexa and Webex by Cisco to test and demonstrate commercial technology for deep space voice, video and whiteboarding communications. Lockheed Martin, which designed and built the Orion spacecraft for NASA, is leading the development and integration of the payload.

Cisco News, January 5th, 2022
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Webex Shoots For The Moon
When NASA's Artemis I mission circles the Moon, Cisco technologies will be there.
The Apollo Moon missions inspired a generation of scientists, engineers, and visionaries to aim higher than anyone thought possible. But it has been almost 50 years since astronauts ventured beyond Earth's orbit. That is set to change. NASA's uncrewed Artemis I mission, scheduled for this year, will test the agency's Orion spacecraft and super heavy-lift Space Launch System rocket. An ambitious around-the-Moon flight, Artemis I will pave the way for future missions that will bring humans back to the Moon and even beyond, to Mars.
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Citrix News
Resolutions For Remote And Hybrid Leaders
If you expect that you'll continue to lead teams distributed among multiple sites and home offices, these resolutions for remote and hybrid leaders are for you.
I'm a true advocate for face-to-face interactions with colleagues, and while I'm impressed with how well we've all adapted to virtual collaboration, I believe we risk eroding connection and relationships if we don't actively adopt practices to mitigate for the loss of in-person time together. As a leader and executive, I've also learned that my digital behaviors carry extra weight with my team, and it takes conscious effort to avoid missteps and miscommunication.
Citrix News, January 4th, 2022
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Using WEM For A Complete GPO Deployment Experience
For IT admins, using GPOs to manage corporate devices and user configurations can be a challenge. GPOs provide a well-defined configuration for Windows systems and user-definable ADMX templates from third-party vendors for a variety of settings. Still, IT admins can run into challenges when applying GPO policy in various scenarios.
First, the group policies are Active Directory-based so they can only apply to machines that are added in and connected to AD. The policies cannot be applied easily to non-AD joined devices. With BYOD becoming more common in enterprise IT, figuring out how to manage and configure those machines can be a challenge.

Second, although the GPO definitions (templates) are fully customizable, internal needs sometimes require additional configuration of software that isn't fully defined in those GPOs. Consider the provisioning guide for Citrix Workspace app. Even though there are fully defined options in the GPO templates, registry-based configurations are sometimes still required.

Citrix News, January 7th, 2022
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What's New With Citrix Workspace
The last year was one of transformation for professionals everywhere, as many organizations adopted new work models due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At Citrix, our vision remains the same: We empower customers to move to a hybrid work model by providing a complete digital workspace platform that delivers secure access to everything people need, wherever work gets done.

Through our customer and market research, we've found that the primary investment priorities for IT and business decision makers are around accelerating IT modernization to move more efficiently to the cloud; adopting remote and hybrid models to enable secure, distributed work; and boosting worker productivity to enhance employee engagement. With this in mind, we continue to innovate with Citrix Workspace to optimize and streamline the needs of consumers across these various markets.

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SAP News
The Take: Technology Could Render Potential Weather-Related Disasters Inconveniences
Geospatial technology could help prevent weather-related disasters such as the 50-mile traffic jam along the Interstate in eastern Virginia that left some motorists stranded in a snowstorm for more than 24 hours.
The Monday storm dumped more than a foot of snow on the I-95 corridor area. It not only stranded highway travelers overnight and wreaked havoc on nearby roads, but also stopped an Amtrak passenger train in its tracks for more than 30 hours.

But the disaster could provide the data for geospatial technology to predict a similar event in future. That would give first responders, utility workers and emergency crews the time and information they need to respond and mitigate the damage and suffering events such as the I-95 jam inflict.

SAP Press Release, January 6th, 2022
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The Take: Omicron Threatens To Halt Progress On Supply Chain Issues
Global supply chain issues blamed for disrupting the flow of goods and sparking higher inflation may have finally peaked, according to a new gauge from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, but the rapid spread of the omicron variant of COVID-19 has already caused a new wave of labor and supply chain problems.
As the New York Fed noted in a blog post published on Tuesday, supply chain disruptions have become a major challenge for the global economy since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Factory shutdowns, particularly in Asia, along with widespread lockdowns and mobility restrictions have resulted in disruptions across logistics networks, increases in shipping costs and longer delivery times.

In the post, the New York Fed unveiled a new gauge, the Global Supply Chain Pressure Index (GSCPI), which integrates a number of commonly used metrics with an aim of providing a more comprehensive summary of potential disruptions affecting global supply chains.

SAP Press Release, January 7th, 2022
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Dell News
Alienware Explores the Evolution of eGPUs with Concept Polaris
The Alienware community may remember when we launched the Alienware Graphics Amplifier in 2014.
This was our take on the Gaming eGPU (external Graphics Processing Unit). It was praised for its performance enhancing feature set and helped gamers take their laptop's graphics performance to previously unreachable levels.

As the needs of the gaming community evolve and change, we constantly look at how to bring unique experiences and take performance to the next level. This can lead to net new innovations and the exploration of different product categories, or it can even rewrite the definition of an existing solution. We believe Concept Polaris is the latter. Concepts like this are just one of the many ways we develop, test and refine features and solutions. It's how we push the boundaries for the performance-driven enthusiast as we think about the future.

Dell News, January 4th, 2022
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Alienware Smashes Space-Time Boundaries With Concept Nyx
It's one of the most common and frustrating problems - having multiple gamers under one roof competing for access to their favorite titles and totally crushing Wi-Fi bandwidth. Then there's the medium: if you're playing on a PC and want to seamlessly switch to the TV, the very idea is a ridiculous fantasy.
We're always thinking ahead to the future - near and far - and thinking about the ways we can provide the best gaming experiences out there. Which is why we're incredibly stoked about potentially solving one of the biggest challenges in PC gaming and changing the game completely: how to simultaneously allow players in a household to easily access their full game library and play on any device, even if they want to change screens during gameplay. A tall order, but Alienware is hurtling towards a solution.
Dell News, January 3rd, 2022
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XPS 13 Reinvents Itself, Embracing Simplicity As The New Premium
Introducing XPS 13 Plus and a new UltraSharp monitor that takes collaboration and visual experiences up a notch.
It's no coincidence the new XPS 13 Plus is our most powerful yet, considering it was inspired by Gen-Z - a group that knows who they are, where they want to go and demands the horsepower they need to get there.

Modern and stylish, yet approachable and efficient - simple and intentional are the new definition of premium. Redesigned from the ground up with more performance than ever before, the XPS 13 Plus makes it so you can do everything you love to do in style.

While beautiful designs and powerful technology innovations are crucial, there's so much more beneath the surface. And when it comes to creating your own world, a better tomorrow or whatever it is you love to do, there's no better companion than the XPS 13 Plus.

Dell News, January 4th, 2022
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HP News
HP At CES 2022: Designing The Next Steps In Gaming With Revolutionary Experiences For All
OMEN introduces new desktops, including the 45L model with OMEN Cryo Chamber, a radical new CPU cooling solution; Victus by HP debuts its first desktop in a small form factor with a mainstream audience in mind
HP revealed its newest gaming lineup with the revolutionary OMEN 45L Desktop, refined OMEN 25L Desktop, powerfully small footprint Victus by HP 15L Desktop, and HP's first next-gen console ready OMEN 27u 4K Gaming Monitor. The company also updated its OMEN 16 and 17 Laptops and introduced a new coverage plan to help protect a player's gaming ecosystem.

Gaming isn't just growing, it's a constantly evolving part of today's culture that's led to 2.7 billion people plugging in2 - nearly 35% of the global population. Women are playing a critical part in the development and progression of this space, making up 60% of all new gamers2. Meanwhile, 30% of new gamers are under 252 years of age, showing that it's taken firm hold as a generational form of entertainment and social connection being passed down.

HP News, January 4th, 2022
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New HP Business PCs Deliver Meaningful Experiences For Hybrid Work
The hybrid world has given us more freedom to choose where we work, when we work, and how we work
Today's end users and IT need the right technology to boost productivity wherever they are working - whether at a dedicated office desk, at home, or on the go. Powered by the latest AMD Ryzen Processors, HP has significantly enhanced its portfolio for this new way of life, with updates to the EliteBook 805 Series PCs, as well as introducing the new EliteBook 605 Series PCs, and refreshing its ProBook 405 Series PCs to help keep people connected and productive in any setting.
HP News, January 4th, 2022
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IBM News
IBM Watson Advertising Brings AI-Driven Weather Analytics To AWS Data Exchange
IBM Watson Advertising and The Weather Company offer AWS Data Exchange users access to weather data and insights to inform marketing strategies
IBM Watson Advertising announced the availability of data from The Weather Company, an IBM Business, on AWS Data Exchange, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. The AWS Data Exchange allows businesses to easily find and subscribe to third-party data in the cloud.

Providing data from the world's most accurate weather forecaster1, IBM Watson Advertising's Weather Analytics harness the relationship between weather and consumer behavior using artificial intelligence to extract deep insights to help businesses make more confident, data-driven and insightful enterprise decisions.

IBM News, January 7th, 2022
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Lenovo News
Expanding Ecosystem Strengthens Avid Gamer Affinity For Lenovo Legion
Latest gaming laptops deliver style with new design language and in-house RGB lighting solution and more savagery with improvements to Legion TrueStrike, Legion Coldfront 4.0
From its inception, Lenovo Legion wanted to make the modern gaming experience immersive, as well as more inclusive. At CES 2022, Lenovo Legion once again delivers on its pursuit of unyielding play and productivity to gamers of every generation and content creators, who can now all universally enjoy premium entertainment and play from home battle stations, dorms, esports arenas - or practically anywhere, and look good doing it too.

Lenovo's first batch of 2022 battle-ready PCs, monitors, accessories and gamer-focused software and services unveiled today, which include the powerful 16-inch Lenovo Legion 5i Pro and Lenovo Legion 5 Pro laptops and the polished 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5i and Lenovo Legion 5 laptops...

Lenovo News, January 5th, 2022
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Latest Thinkpad X1's Strengthen Uncompromised Premium Laptop Experiences
New ThinkVision monitors and ThinkCentre desktop solutions augment vision and collaboration experience
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 continues to deliver uncompromised user experiences with premium laptops driven by a relentless focus on the customer experience. At the pinnacle of our ThinkPad portfolio, the latest X1 Carbon 10th Gen, X1 Yoga 7th Gen and X1 Nano 2nd Gen further push the boundaries of timeless ThinkPad design and purposeful engineering. They are optimized for hybrid workers and professionals who seek higher levels of performance, better camera and audio capabilities for more immersive collaboration, and a more secure laptop to protect them from the daily demands of hybrid working.
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Lenovo Unveils Innovations and Solutions at CES to Power Hybrid Life, Including Smarter Work, Home, and Gaming Products
New ThinkPads, ThinkBooks, Lenovo Legion gaming devices, data center innovations, software and solutions make their debut at CES 2022
At CES 2022, Lenovo unveiled a portfolio of innovative new products and solutions designed to empower individuals and businesses in a hybrid world.

The lineup includes a wide range of sophisticated, sustainable products and solutions that support Lenovo's vision of Smarter Technology for All. Redefining the user experience for breakthrough technologies that support remote and hybrid work, learning and entertainment is at the forefront of Lenovo's latest innovations.

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Lenovo's New Yoga PCs Blend Elevated Design with Sustainability
It was 10 years ago at CES when Lenovo debuted its iconic 360-degree flexible hinge design on the world's first multi-mode Yoga 2-in-1 laptop that redefined the industry
Designed for versatility and portability as users flip-and-fold from work to play, the sophisticated style of Lenovo Yoga continues to delight. Now a decade later, the Yoga spans and stretches across form factors, bringing bold innovation and refined craftsmanship to consumers in a 'work/learn/play-from-anywhere' world.
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Lenovo's Small and Medium Business Portfolio Inspires a New Generation to Power Global Recovery
Lenovo unveiled new ThinkBook laptops, an all-new desktop sub-brand, and complementary accessories showcasing premium materials, sophisticated and sustainable designs, and innovative features to address the needs of next generation Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs)
The unique new ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 introduces an industry first1 17.3' inch ultra-wide 21:10 aspect ratio primary display with an innovative 8-inch secondary screen that introduces a whole new meaning to multitasking and opens up a host of use case possibilities.

Lenovo is also excited to introduce an all-new desktop portfolio. ThinkCentre neo offers growing businesses a wider selection of adaptable high-performance fixed computing solutions with remarkable technological advancement in a new era of interconnected hybrid workplaces.

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New Smarter Ways to Set the Mood for a Modern Home with Lenovo
Introducing the Lenovo Smart Clock Essential with Alexa Built-in​ and its new ecosystem docking accessories, plus updates to Lenovo Smart Frame including clever Interactive concept
It's nice to have choices when upgrading your home in a smarter way. Today, Lenovo unveiled the new Lenovo Smart Clock Essential with Alexa Built-in, the latest consumer device in Lenovo's innovative smart home lineup designed to make homelife easier and more convenient. 'Alexa, let's have some fun.'

The Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is the ultimate smart clock for any room with exciting features from Alexa1 to help you stay connected. From setting timers, alarms and reminders, Alexa is there to help add items to your Amazon cart&#8203; and even control your smart home with just your voice. It's easy to manage compatible smart home devices with Alexa - just look for the 'Works with Alexa' badge on plugs, lights, and more.

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Smarter IT Sustainability is Only a Click Away with Expansion of Lenovo's CO2 Offset Service
Lenovo Legion and Yoga Customers Can Now Add Lenovo CO2 Offset to Their Device Purchase
One year after introducing a new carbon emissions compensation program for its commercial Think PCs, today Lenovo announced the expansion of its CO2 Offset Service to its consumer PC portfolio. Available initially on all Lenovo Legion and Yoga PCs, including those unveiled at CES, the Lenovo CO2 Offset Service gives consumers a simple and transparent way to offset carbon emissions and help the environment by supporting one of several United Nations Climate Action projects.
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Microsoft News
CVS Health And Microsoft Announce New Strategic Alliance To Reimagine Personalized Care And Accelerate Digital Transformation
CVS Health and Microsoft Corp. announced a new strategic alliance focused on developing innovative solutions to help consumers improve their health, while empowering over 300,000 CVS Health employees - including frontline workers - with tools to better serve more than 100 million people.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations in every industry - health care in particular - have grappled with the need to adapt quickly. According to an Economist Intelligence Unit study commissioned by Microsoft, organizations have accelerated transformation initiatives and have begun to rely more heavily on digital tools. From creating hybrid environments to help employees work from home virtually, to deploying new applications to better support frontline workers, digital transformation has become a fundamental necessity for business resilience, accelerating growth, and driving efficiencies.
Microsoft News, January 3rd, 2022
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Introducing Microsoft Teams Essentials
New Teams offering designed for small businesses delivers meetings, chat and collaboration for the lowest price in the market today
On Wednesday, Microsoft Corp. announced the general availability of Teams Essentials, the first-ever standalone Microsoft Teams offering, designed specifically for small businesses. Teams Essentials gives small businesses a professional and affordable meetings solution to support collaboration, connection and productivity in a hybrid work environment. At $4 USD per person, per month, Teams Essentials is the most competitively priced online meetings and collaboration solution in the market.
Microsoft News, January 3rd, 2022
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Microsoft Announces Quarterly Dividend
Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.62 per share.
The dividend is payable March 10, 2022, to shareholders of record on Feb. 17, 2022. The ex-dividend date will be Feb. 16, 2022.

Microsoft (Nasdaq 'MSFT' @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Microsoft News, January 7th, 2022
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Nutanix News
Ringing In The New Year With Industry Recognition And Awards From 2021
Company Recognized Across Industry, Company, and Executive Categories
Nutanix announced that the company was recognized across various publications and reports for its executive leadership, products, innovation within the industry and customer support throughout 2021.

'At Nutanix, one of our top priorities is to provide customers with the best service and products possible. Throughout the past year we have continuously enabled our customers to innovate and empower those around them,' said Tonya Chin, SVP of Corporate Marketing and Investor Relations, and Chief Communications Officer at Nutanix. 'These awards are a testament to the hard work, determination and passion our employees showcase everyday. I am extremely proud of all we have accomplished and look forward to 2022.'

Nutanix News, January 5th, 2022
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Red Hat News
Friday Five - January 7, 2022
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
  • APIS IT Modernizes Legacy Applications and Projects with Red Hat OpenShift
  • InfoWorld - 2022: The year of software supply chain security
  • Intelligent CIO - Argentine Ministry of Health builds national digital data network with Red Hat
  • OMG! Ubuntu! - My Top 5 Linux Distro Releases of 2021
  • The New Stack - 5 Cloud Native Trends to Watch out for in 2022

Read on for details

Red Hat News, January 7th, 2022
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AI/ML, Edge And Serverless Computing Top Priority List For The Year Ahead
In Red Hat's 2022 Global Tech Outlook report, more organizations indicated they are considering or planning to use most types of emerging technology.
Here, "emerging technologies" include leading innovations such as artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), internet of things (IoT), blockchain and edge.

From June through August 2021, we surveyed 1,341 information technology (IT) leaders and decision makers to learn about their digital transformation journeys, their IT and non-IT funding priorities for the coming year, and the types of infrastructure they're using to run their applications.

Red Hat News, January 6th, 2022
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Red Hat Smart Management For SAP
One of the constant challenges that SAP Basis and operating system (OS) administrators face is to keep the hosts that run SAP workloads up to date and compliant.
The usual large size and complexity of the SAP landscapes, together with the critical importance of these workloads, make the process of planning and applying updates on their servers a long and difficult task.

It is not unusual to find SAP ecosystems that are really behind what SAP recommends, which can result in limited support or old OS versions reaching their end of support.

Red Hat Smart Management for SAP is about automating the whole update process SAP hosts according to policies that can be defined by the administrators, which can save time and frustration. This post will provide a suggested solution architecture for updating SAP hosts using Red Hat technologies.

Red Hat News, January 5th, 2022
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