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Tintri News
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Tintri 2022 Predictions: Workload Intelligence, Autonomous Operations, and AIOps - Addressing IT's Most Pressing Pain Points
It's not new news. Exponential data creation and manipulation continue by the microsecond. The accelerant fueling the shift? New methodologies bring new efficiencies and reduce costs, while improving application lifecycles, thus exposing a global digital transformation at a scale and speed never before witnessed.
There is a surge of growth in all aspects of modern application stacks. This growth is fueled in part by advancements in data collection, analysis, and AI operations, in addition to unexpected advancements in processing architectures. We can do far more with far less. But how?

Following is our complied views with input from our customers and partners. We have uncovered many interesting shifts in the industry for 2022:

Tintri News, January 13th, 2022
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AWS News
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AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon EC2 Hpc6a Instances
New purpose-built Amazon EC2 instances for HPC workloads deliver up to 65% better price performance compared to similar compute-optimized Amazon EC2 instances
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Hpc6a instances, a new instance type that is purpose-built for tightly coupled high performance computing (HPC) workloads. Hpc6a instances, powered by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors, expand AWS's portfolio of HPC compute options and deliver up to 65% better price performance compared to similar compute-optimized Amazon EC2 instances that customers use for HPC workloads today. Hpc6a instances make it even more cost-efficient for customers to scale HPC clusters on AWS to run their most compute-intensive workloads like genomics, computational fluid dynamics, weather forecasting, molecular dynamics, computational chemistry, financial risk modeling, computer-aided engineering, and seismic imaging. Hpc6a instances are available on demand via a low-cost, pay-as-you-go usage model with no upfront commitments.
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NVIDIA News
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Ai Startup To Take A Bite Out Of Fast-Food Labor Crunch
Vistry's drive-through automated ordering system for quick-service restaurants could help address growing labor crunch
Addressing a growing labor crisis among quick-service restaurants, startup Vistry is harnessing AI to automate the process of taking orders.

The company will share its story at the NRF Big Show, the annual industry gathering of the National Retail Federation in New York, starting Jan. 16.

'They're closing restaurants because there is not enough labor,' said Atif Kureishy, CEO of Vistry, which is a member of the NVIDIA Inception startup accelerator program.

NVIDIA News, January 13th, 2022
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From Imagination To Animation, How An Omniverse Creator Makes Films Virtually
Award-winning filmmaker and YouTuber Jae Solina shares his creative workflow with NVIDIA Omniverse, Blender and Reallusion.
Growing up in the Philippines, award-winning filmmaker Jae Solina says he turned to movies for a reminder that the world was much larger than himself and his homeland.

He started the popular YouTube channel JSFILMZ a decade ago as a way to share home videos he made for fun.

NVIDIA News, January 14th, 2022
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How Retailers Meet Tough Challenges Using NVIDIA AI
AI is helping retailers and restaurants solve labor shortages, supply chain constraints and improve customer experiences using digital twins, computer vision and routing optimization software.
At the National Retail Federation's annual trade show, conversations tend to touch on recurring themes: 'Will we be able to stock must-have products for next Christmas?,' 'What incentives can I offer to loyal workers?' and 'What happens to my margins if Susie Consumer purchases three of the same dresses online and returns two?'

The $26 trillion global retail industry is undergoing accelerated change, brought on by the pandemic and rapidly changing consumer habits. Now, it's looking for accelerated problem solving using NVIDIA AI to address increasingly acute labor, logistics and supply chain challenges that are accompanying those changes.

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World Record-Setting DNA Sequencing Technique Helps Clinicians Rapidly Diagnose Critical Care Patients
Initiative led by the Stanford University School of Medicine identifies genetic diseases in as little as 7.5 hours using NVIDIA Clara, Google DeepVariant and Oxford Nanopore Technologies sequencing.
Cutting down the time needed to sequence and analyze a patient's whole genome from days to hours isn't just about clinical efficiency - it can save lives.

By accelerating every step of this process - from collecting a blood sample to sequencing the whole genome to identifying variants linked to diseases - a research team led by Stanford University took just hours to find a pathogenic variant and make a definitive diagnosis in a three-month-old infant with a rare seizure-causing genetic disorder. A traditional gene panel analysis ordered at the same time took two weeks to return results.

NVIDIA News, January 12th, 2022
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Fortinet News
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2022 Cybersecurity Trends: A Q&A With Fortinet CISOs
From AI and automation to ransomware and cybersecurity mesh architectures, two Fortinet Field CISOs give a glimpse into some of the priorities they are hearing from customers and partners. Alain Sanchez and Joe Robertson share their perspective about some of the biggest trends they are seeing going into 2022.
What is the biggest cybersecurity trend going into 2022?

Alain: I don't anticipate big changes at least in the first months of 2022, but more of an acceleration of the trends that we saw at the end of 2021.

Joe: I agree. For example, ransomware isn't going away, and the fallout of the Log4J exploit is going to go on for a long time. I also think there will be more and more attacks on different types of targets, not just typical IT targets. For example, operational technology (OT) will be targeted more frequently because when production is attacked, companies will likely pay the ransom. Not only is down-time costly, but the machines themselves are expensive and could be damaged. And of course, there are the threats to human and environmental safety as well.

Fortinet News, January 10th, 2022
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Considering A Career In Cybersecurity? Don't Let Misconceptions Hold You Back
While some industries have seen a decline in job prospects over the last 18 months, there's one sector where job opportunities abound: cybersecurity
According to research from Deloitte, the demand for cybersecurity professionals grows by seven per cent every year. After all, almost every company has proprietary data to protect and, given the rapid increase in the number and severity of cyber attacks brought on by the widespread adoption of working and learning from home during the pandemic, the need for skilled professionals is now greater than ever.

I recently completed my Master's of Computer Science in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ottawa. From the start, I was eager to move into cybersecurity. This spring, I landed a job working in a software quality assurance and developer role at Fortinet, but with a significant presence in many parts of Canada. It's exciting work that requires creative thinking and problem solving to ensure we consistently deliver a great customer experience, fast performance, and best-in-class security.

Fortinet News, January 14th, 2022
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COVID Omicron Variant Lure Used To Distribute Redline Steale
Just like the previous year, 2021 ended with COVID and 2022 started with the same. The only difference is that the world is now dealing with the new Omicron variant rather than the Delta variant, which emerged in April 2021.
While reportedly less lethal than its predecessor, the Omicron variant has a much higher transmission rate, and as a result, daily counts of new Omicron patients have become a global concern. This has renewed heightened concern about the pandemic, and as we have all sadly learned, threat actors don't shy away from using misery and fear to their advantage.

FortiGuard Labs recently came across a curiously named file, 'Omicron Stats.exe', which turned out to be a variant of Redline Stealer malware. This blog will look at the Redline Stealer malware, including what's new in this variant, its core functions, how it communicates with its C2 server, and how organizations can protect themselves.

Fortinet News, January 10th, 2022
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Fortinet Survey Indicates Gaps In Zero Trust Implementation
In cybersecurity, zero-trust has been a hot topic for years, and most experts support the concepts behind the zero-trust security model.
Instead of assuming anyone or anything that has gained access to the network can be trusted, zero-trust assumes the opposite. Nothing can be trusted anywhere, whether outside or inside the network perimeter.

According to a new survey from Fortinet, although many organizations have a vision for zero-trust, that vision isn't necessarily being translated into the solutions they're able to put in place. And granting too much trust can have dire consequences. According to IBM, the global average cost of a data breach is now at a whopping $4.24M. That said, it's no surprise that more organizations are looking to shift from implicit trust to zero trust.

Fortinet News, January 12th, 2022
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IDC MarketScape Report Names Fortinet a Leader in SD-WAN
With nearly 35,000 WAN Edge customers worldwide, organizations across industries and vertical markets trust Fortinet to address their WAN transformation and security challenges.
Fortinet was the first SD-WAN provider to integrate advanced networking and connectivity capabilities with a full stack of enterprise-class security solutions in a unified and powerful platform. And we are now pleased to announce that Fortinet has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SD-WAN Infrastructure 2021 Vendor Assessment (doc # US47279821, November 2021) report.
Fortinet News, January 12th, 2022
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Reaching Fortinet NSE Level 8 - A Cybersecurity Training Perspective
Reaching level 8 in the Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) program requires some time, ambition, and the desire to get certified for cybersecurity
Levels 1-3 focus on cybersecurity awareness and are suitable for anyone interested in learning some basics. Levels 4-6 dive deeper into technical aspects and provide Cybersecurity Technical Certification. NSE 7 identifies advanced skills in deploying, administering, and troubleshooting security solutions. NSE 8 is the Cybersecurity Expert Certification designation that identifies comprehensive and expert knowledge of network security design, configuration, and troubleshooting for complex networks.
Fortinet News, January 11th, 2022
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Centrify News
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ThycoticCentrify Secret Server Further Enhances Industry-Recognized Usability with Automated and Simplified Secrets Management
ThycoticCentrify, a leading provider of cloud identity security solutions formed by the merger of privileged access management (PAM) leaders Thycotic and Centrify, today announced new and expanded capabilities for its award-winning PAM solution, Secret Server
With the addition of new security controls, automation, and design updates, Secret Server builds on its industry-leading secrets management capabilities and ease-of-use to offer greater protection and higher productivity.

According to the Verizon 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report, credentials are the primary means by which bad actors hack into an organization, with 61% of breaches attributed to compromised credentials. To reduce this threat, all organizations independent of size, location, or industry need robust, easy-to-use solutions in place to protect the accounts and credentials that allow access to these privileges.

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Cisco News
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Wearable Solution For Frontline Workers Set To Transform Collaboration On The Go
Technology fades into the background as new Cisco and Google partnership puts the needs of frontline workers front and centre
Frontline workers know what the real world can throw at them through the course of a day. They take weather, noise, heights, dust, dirt and dangerous environments in their stride - it's just another day at the office. But when you're working in a challenging workspace, the need to be connected, and safe, is paramount. A new partnership between Webex and Google is transforming the future of work for frontline workers, fading technology into the background, and completely changing our perceptions of how frontline workers can truly collaborate in the modern world.
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Citrix News
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Add Citrix DDoS mitigation service to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops to protect your business
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is easy to manage, delivers a seamless app experience, can secure your organization's apps, and help you boost employee productivity
Citrix Gateway ensures secure access to apps, enabling SSO, authenticating users, and protecting your network with ICA proxy.

Cyberattacks are on the rise, and one of the most common and dangerous types is the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. Without a mitigation solution, a DDoS attack can disrupt access to your apps and your network, disrupting your business' operations.

Citrix News, January 13th, 2022
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Employees Resolve To Shape New Future Of Work In 2022
Nearly 80 percent say they'll work on flexible models, with more than 72 percent planning to remain fully remote.
While many employers continue to push for a return to the days of old where all employees are in the office all the time, new research reveals this isn't likely to happen. According to Citrix polls conducted on LinkedIn and Twitter, nearly 80 percent of 13,000 respondents plan to work on flexible models in the year ahead, with more than 72 percent indicating they'll remain fully remote.
Citrix News, January 11th, 2022
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Getting Started With Citrix Podio: 4 Tips To Jumpstart Your Team
Let's face it - change can be disruptive. It can be difficult to shift away from how we currently work
But what if I told you the change that comes with Citrix Podio could save your organization an average of 1,257 hours per user in just one month? Change with Podio doesn't sound too bad after all.

Podio helps transform your organization's workflows by bringing all content, conversations, and processes into one collaboration platform. But how do you start? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3 . 4.

Citrix News, January 14th, 2022
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IAM vs PAM: How are they different?
As more companies adopt hybrid work models and employees are spread over larger geographic areas, cybersecurity and access control have been thrust into the spotlight.
Enterprises are paying more attention to how employees access company information and go about conducting daily business activities. The challenges brought about by this new work arrangement are only exacerbated by the increase in bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies. Even before the pandemic, 95 percent of businesses allowed the use of personal devices for work - and 85 percent expanded BYOD programs as a result of the pandemic.
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SAP News
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SAP Announces Preliminary Q4 And Full-Year 2021 Results
SAP Announces Outstanding Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2021 With Record Cloud Performance Exceeds High End of Outlook for Cloud & Software Revenue and Operating Profit
"After an initial review of its fourth-quarter 2021 performance, SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced its preliminary financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021. All 2021 figures in this release are approximate due to the preliminary nature of the announcement.

Businesses around the world are embracing digital technologies and the cloud to transform the way they do business. Today's unpredictable reality, from supply chain disruptions to new regulatory restrictions, means the need for flexibility and adaptability has never been greater. Our depth of experience in mission critical business processes across all customer sizes, industries and geographies sets us apart and is core to why businesses are choosing SAP for their business transformation...."

SAP News, January 13th, 2022
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SAP Announces Share Repurchase Program To Service Future Share-Based Compensation Awards
SAP today announced a new share repurchase program. The program, with a volume of up to 1 billion Euros, is planned to be executed in the period between February 01 and December 31,\
It will be implemented based on the authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting of SAP SE on May 17, 2018, and in compliance with the restrictions set forth therein.

Repurchased shares will primarily be used to service future awards granted under the &#8242;Move SAP&#8242; share-based compensation plan.

'Move SAP' is SAP's long-term employee incentivization and retention plan. It is aimed at rewarding employees who provide a significant impact to business success. The plan accounted for the majority of SAP's 2018 - 2020 share-based compensation expenses. Under its previous policy, SAP serviced obligations arising from the plan with cash payments but has now decided to settle future awards predominantly in shares.

SAP News, January 13th, 2022
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Sustainable Retail Business Solutions from SAP Showcased During NRF 2022
The retail industry's $3.9 trillion contribution to the U.S. annual GDP makes it the nation's leading industry for private sector employment and uniquely positioned to address climate change.
As recently as the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) meetings, the National Retail Federation (NRF) stated, 'Retailers will continue inventing and implementing pragmatic climate change solutions because the needs identified at COP26 demand nothing less.'

To help retailers digitally transform to make their businesses sustainable, SAP is featuring a number of offerings, including these:...

SAP News, January 13th, 2022
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The Take: Keeping Employees Onboard
Roughly 25% of American adults intend to find a new job in 2022. Those new survey results underscore the potential for another year of turmoil in a labor market where 9% of workers have already secured a new job for the new year.
The latest survey, conducted by ResumeBuilder.com, confirms the results of other studies and highlights the challenges facing businesses as they struggle to hold onto their employees and fill an unprecedented number of vacancies. As McKinsey noted in a report this week, U.S. employers are facing an exodus of workers who are exhausted, overwhelmed and questioning what work means.

According to the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, there are now almost 11 million job openings across the U.S., a near-record high.

SAP News, January 12th, 2022
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The Take: Supply Chain Woes Contribute To U.S. Inflation Spike
U.S. consumer prices rose 0.5% in December and 7% on a year-on-year basis, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics - the fastest rate for 40 years
Unexpectedly strong consumer demand coupled with congested supply chains and labor shortages are being blamed for the recent spike in U.S. inflation. Prices are rising across the board, but food, energy and healthcare costs have been particularly hard.

Take food, for example: Almost every category of food has become more expensive in the past year as the industry confronts rising energy and transportation costs, along with mounting labor shortages. Some prices have risen by more than 10% because of higher grain and costs, and overall grocery prices have risen 6.5% since last year.

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HPE News
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Leading Japanese Telecommunications Provider OPTAGE trialling local 5G services Powered by HPE 5G Core Stack
Pre-integrated, automated, and cloud-native software stack enables OPTAGE to rapidly deploy, configure and test 5G core network
Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced that OPTAGE, a leading Japanese telecommunications provider, has selected HPE 5G Core Stack for its testbed Local 5G network - as part of Japan's private 5G initiative. OPTAGE is testing the viability of Local 5G networks to meet business customer demands for use cases such as manufacturing, logistics, healthcare and education.

Local 5G is a Japanese Government initiative that enables organizations, such as enterprises, local government and universities, to deploy private 5G networks in a limited area using spectrum which is different from that used by mobile operators.

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IBM News
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IBM Acquires Envizi to Help Organizations Accelerate Sustainability Initiatives and Achieve Environmental Goals
IBM announced it has acquired Envizi, a leading data and analytics software provider for environmental performance management.
This acquisition builds on IBM's growing investments in AI-powered software, including IBM Maximo asset management solutions, IBM Sterling supply chain solutions and IBM Environmental Intelligence Suite, to help organizations create more resilient and sustainable operations and supply chains. This acquisition closed on January 11, 2022. Financial details were not disclosed.
IBM News, January 11th, 2022
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IBM Welcomes LG Electronics to the IBM Quantum Network to Advance Industry Applications of Quantum Computing
LG Electronics joins IBM Quantum Network and aims to explore applications of quantum computing to support big data, artificial intelligence, connected cars, digital transformation, IoT, and robotics applications
IBM announced that LG Electronics has joined the IBM Quantum Network to advance the industry applications of quantum computing.

By joining the IBM Quantum Network, IBM will provide LG Electronics access to IBM's quantum computing systems, as well as to IBM's quantum expertise and Qiskit, IBM's open-source quantum information software development kit.

IBM News, January 10th, 2022
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Retail Industry Reshapes With Hybrid Cloud And AI To Help Meet Shifting Consumer Shopping And Sustainability Preferences
2022 IBM/NRF global consumer study finds: 'Hybrid shopping' is the method of choice for over one in four consumers surveyed; 62% of consumers surveyed are willing to change their purchasing habits to reduce environmental impact, but intention/action gap remains
At NRF 2022: Retail's 'Big Show', the IBM (NYSE:IBM) Institute for Business Value, in association with the National Retail Federation, the world's largest retail trade association, released their second global study*, "Consumers want it all," which reveals rising consumer preferences for sustainability and shopping journeys splintered across multiple digital, physical, and mobile touchpoints.

The new global study of over 19,000 surveyed consumers shows hybrid shopping - mixing physical and digital channels in shopping journeys - is on the rise as shopping habits consumers adopted out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic are becoming routine. Retailers must become more agile to meet customers where they are, integrating digital and in-store experiences.

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Lenovo News
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Enterprise Metaverse: Employees Are Ready, Can Organizations Deliver?
Research commissioned by Lenovo reveals close to half of employees are willing to embrace a metaverse workplace, presenting an opportunity for businesses to usher in the future of work
"Just as businesses are starting to find their groove with hybrid working, the workplace has begun to evolve again with the emergence of the metaverse. New research from Lenovo1 reveals that close to half of employees (44%) are willing to work in the metaverse and believe that it can deliver benefits like productivity to the workplace.

The metaverse is primarily defined as a shared digital space with digital representations of people, places, and objects. In the future, the metaverse can be a highly immersive extension of the physical world, with its rich user interface. At the enterprise level, this opens up possibilities for businesses to create a more viable, interactive workplace..."

Lenovo News, January 13th, 2022
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Growing Alliance For The Environment: DB Schenker And Lufthansa Cargo Welcome Lenovo On Their Co2-Neutral Flights
New SAF customer Lenovo uses regular cargo flights from Shanghai to Frankfurt - Every week 78 tons less greenhouse gases - Carbon-neutral air transport of IT hardware powered by sustainable aviation fuel
Another major global player joins DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo on their way towards greener supply chains: Global technology provider Lenovo is flying 20 tons of chargeable weight per week from Shanghai (PVG) to Frankfurt (FRA). The carbon-neutral freighter flight is the only regular full charter connection worldwide which is 100 percent covered by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). SAF is produced out of renewable waste and residue raw materials such as used cooking oils. Lenovo will be shipping laptops and PCs for both consumers and business customers on these weekly flights.
Lenovo News, January 11th, 2022
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Microsoft News
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Empowering 2 Billion Global Frontline Workers
The past two years have been challenging for everyone, especially frontline workers tasked with keeping the proverbial lights on throughout the pandemic.
From healthcare to hospitality, the manufacturing floor to the retail sales floor, these workers have weathered health risks, labor shortages, supply chain issues and more.

So, it's not surprising to hear they're ready for change. They want help prioritizing culture and well-being and, despite their essential roles, feel underserved by technology and training. Those are some of the key findings from our latest Work Trend Index report, which focuses on the experiences of the global frontline workforce. Just as the pandemic was a catalyst for spurring rapid digital transformation for information workers, our report suggests we're at a similar inflection point on the front line.

Microsoft News, January 12th, 2022
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Leaders Across Healthcare, Academia And Technology Form New Coalition To Transform Healthcare Journey Through Responsible AI Adoption
Coalition established to identify and solve significant societal and industry barriers through the use of AI
"Leading public, private, educational and research organizations across the U.S. healthcare and life sciences industries announced the formation of the Artificial Intelligence Industry Innovation Coalition (AI3C). The coalition brings together the Brookings Institution, Cleveland Clinic, Duke Health, Intermountain Healthcare, Microsoft, Novant Health, Plug and Play, Providence, UC San Diego, and University of Virginia with the goal of maximizing technology to provide recommendations, tooling and best practices for AI in healthcare.

'The goal of the newly created AI3C is to establish a pragmatic coalition with public and private organizations to advance health by identifying and addressing significant societal and industry barriers,' said Patty Obermaier, vice president, US Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft. 'I am excited about the launch of AI3C and working with its distinguished board as we continue the momentum toward serving the needs of patients and communities through AI innovation.'

Microsoft News, January 13th, 2022
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Microsoft Announces New Research And Technology To Empower Millions Of Frontline Workers
New product features come as company sees 400% Microsoft Teams growth per month by frontline workers during the pandemic
"Microsoft Corp. released a Work Trend Index Special Report, 'Technology Can Help Unlock a New Future for Frontline Workers,' and announced new features in Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Viva designed to serve millions of frontline workers.

The 2 billion frontline workers worldwide represent 80% of the global workforce, with 88% of organizations employing people in frontline roles. Increasingly, companies are investing in digital tools for frontline workers to modernize workflows, enhance job performance, and improve workplace culture and communication. Microsoft has seen 400% growth in monthly active usage of its Teams collaboration platform among frontline workers since March 2020..."

Microsoft News, January 12th, 2022
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Nutanix News
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Partners Are Our Customers
Recently Nutanix received an immense honor in achieving Champion status in the Canalys Channel Leadership Matrix 2021 for EMEA, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific.
Even more importantly, the results reflected direct feedback from our valued partners around the world. Specifically in EMEA, Nutanix received 2-3X more responses than any vendor in the Canalys Candefero platform - and we are incredibly grateful for this support from our partners.

We know that it takes more than just a program or incentives to win the hearts and minds of our partners. Our partners face a plethora of choices to ensure that their customers succeed, and we take that seriously. We view our role across the Nutanix channel organizations similarly: our job is simply to help our partners succeed...

Nutanix News, January 13th, 2022
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Oracle News
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Helbiz Kitchen Boosts Ghost Kitchen Global Growth With Oracle Cloud
Helbiz a global leader in micro-mobility also runs one of the world's largest ghost kitchens. Its 21,500 square foot Helbiz Kitchen brings together the best dishes from across Milan-from burgers to ice cream-by licensing from popular brands and preparing multiple cuisines in one location
To help ensure that all orders get processed correctly and out for customer delivery quickly, Helbiz turned to Oracle MICROS Simphony Point of Sale. With integrated inventory management, the brand is able to avoid out-of-stock items, while also delivering on its sustainability and waste reduction goals. With the success of its Italian operations, Helbiz Kitchen is expanding into the US in 2022.
Oracle News, January 11th, 2022
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Introducing Oracle Cloud For Telcos - Redefining The Telco Cloud Market
Operating complex networks to serve millions of subscribers is a constant challenge. From day-to-day operations and expansion to new technology and standards, the telco world is about reinventing yourself every day.
Telcos need to constantly strive for greater efficiencies, reduced costs, new sources of revenue, and new ways to provide customers with the best possible experience.

But it's also about data - and lots of it. Voice is a commodity and data is king. Customers are growing ever more distributed and data-rich with 5G, mobile, and IoT. Global businesses are increasingly making product and service decisions regionally, locally, and often, exactly where the customer happens to be. Governments and citizens want to keep their data and applications in-country and within sovereign borders...

Oracle News, January 11th, 2022
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Oracle Scales Up Converged Charging To Serve 100 Million Subscribers
Multi-site deployment validates geographical scale and real-time charging efficiency of Oracle Cloud Scale Charging on OCI
With nearly 200 commercial 5G deployments, communications service providers (CSPs) will need to monetize new offers ranging from cloud gaming to smart construction and IoT. The success of these new use cases and their underlying business models will hinge on efficiently scaling charging operations to support tens or even hundreds of millions of subscribers.
Oracle News, January 11th, 2022
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Qatar Airways Gains Business Advantage In Moving Financial Planning To Oracle Cloud
One of the world's fastest-growing airlines implements Oracle Cloud EPM to increase agility, improve insights and enhance business decision-making
Oracle has announced that Qatar Airways has implemented Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) as the multiple award-winning airline transitions through the pandemic and embarks on a major global expansion. With Oracle Cloud EPM, Qatar Airways financial teams gain the transparency and flexibility needed for more accurate planning, budgeting, and forecasting. The improved processes are helping the airline increase agility, improve insights and enhance business decision-making across the organisation.
Oracle News, January 12th, 2022
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Red Hat News
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How Red Hat's Helping Customers With High Performance Computing, Container Technology And More
Things are ramping for our customers in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA). In this month's customer success stories, we'll share how customers in Belgium, Norway and Slovenia have counted Red Hat technologies to work better and faster as we enter the new year.
Let's see how Red Hat, along with our partner ecosystem, is helping customers keep up with competition and prepare to enter new markets with high performance computing, container technology and more.

Accelerating research with HPC

Ghent University is in charge of developing the cloud component for the Vlaams Supercomputer Centrum (VSC), as part of a Supercomputing-as-a-Service offering for researchers in Belgium's Flemish region.

Red Hat News, January 10th, 2022
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Friday Five - January 14, 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.
  • Red Hat Statement on White House Open Source Security Summit
  • How Red Hat's helping customers with high performance computing, container technology and more
  • Red Hat and Temenos enable process automation for digital banking
  • TechTarget - The Red Hat ecosystem: Then vs. now
  • Red Hat's 2022 Global Tech Outlook report reveals active participation in the Financial Services and Banking sectors

Read on for details

Red Hat News, January 14th, 2022
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Automating Postfix installation and configuration with RHEL System Roles
Many organizations have a requirement to configure a mail transfer agent (MTA) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) servers
This is frequently done to enable servers to send out notifications or reports over email. For example, you might configure a script to email out a notification after an event occurs, or you might have a script to email out a monthly report after it is generated.

RHEL 7, 8 and 9 provide two options for MTAs: Postfix and Sendmail. Sendmail has been deprecated, and this post will be focusing on Postfix.

Red Hat News, January 12th, 2022
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How Red Hat Helps Organizations Build DevOps Capabilities
The beginning of any new year brings a wealth of new opportunities for growth and change, which is equally valid for organizations across all industries.
So, rather than falling into the same old routines, now is the time to focus on integrating and practicing more robust DevOps approaches and updating archaic practices.

Throughout 2021, Red Hat Services worked closely with customers and partners across many industries and engagements, both in-person and online, to provide consulting and technology solutions. These interactions have helped refine our observations, advancements, and key takeaways for future engagements, technology utilization, and implementation practices. Out of all of these, four stand out as the most significant focus areas that can bring the biggest impact to your organization's DevOps plan in 2022.

Red Hat News, January 12th, 2022
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How To Update A Disconnected Red Hat Satellite Server
There are multiple use cases for Red Hat Satellite where the Satellite server is not connected directly to the Internet (through a proxy or otherwise).
It may be the case that an organization requires a very high security standard against attacks originating from the Internet. Sometimes the connection to the internet is unavailable or extremely slow and costly.

Red Hat Satellite supports the use case where a Satellite server is disconnected or hosted on a network without access to the internet. Content updates to the disconnected Satellite server require extra steps. RPMs, Ansible collections, files, etc., are defined as Content. This post will describe how to perform Content updates to the disconnected Satellite server.

Red Hat News, January 10th, 2022
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Red Hat And Temenos Enable Process Automation For Digital Banking
Banking software company and Red Hat partner, Temenos, announced the integration of Red Hat Process Automation Manager into the Temenos Infinity digital banking platform
This comes as a result of a long-standing collaboration between Red Hat and Temenos and our shared commitment in helping organizations navigate this new world of digital banking by leveraging cloud-native, open source solutions.

As the banking industry experiences a new wave of digital disruption, driven by evolving technology, new startups and a rising demand from customers for fast and effective services, many financial institutions are turning to the cloud for support. In fact, IDC predicts that by 2025, 25% of tier 1 banks globally will deploy their data warehouses and analytics operations in the cloud1.

Red Hat News, January 11th, 2022
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