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Tintri News
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Geek Out! Demo Series (Feb. 2nd)
Join This Week's Tintri Geek Out! Technology Demo Series Session Dr. Sleepwell: Autonomous Storage Administration
Dreaming of a good night's rest? Knowing the myriad tasks that need to get done can make it hard to relax. Tintri has the prescription to improve your sleep, and it's not melatonin. Meet Dr. Sleepwell! He's here to cure your sleepless nights.

Join us on February 2nd at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT for our Geek Out! Technology Demo Series session Dr. Sleepwell: Autonomous Storage Administration

Tintri News, January 17th, 2022
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AWS News
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Amazon Reimagines In-Store Shopping With Amazon Style
Our first-ever physical apparel store offers a personalized, convenient shopping experience where Amazon's technology and operations make it easy for customers to find styles they love at great prices
We're excited to introduce Amazon Style, our first-ever physical fashion store where customers can find a selection of women's and men's apparel, shoes, and accessories. Amazon Style brings together the best of shopping on Amazon-great prices, selection, and convenience-with an all-new in-store shopping experience built to inspire.
AWS News, January 20th, 2022
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Amazon Web Services Scholarships Help High School Seniors Go To College
Applications are now open to students from four U.S. states where AWS has data center operations, to support their higher education ambitions in science, technology, engineering, and math.
The AWS InCommunities Scholarship Program offers scholarships to high school seniors who plan to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects at higher education institutions in designated districts of California, Oregon, Ohio, and Virginia, where the company has data center operations.

A total of $100,000 in scholarships is open to students enrolling in courses such as electrical and electronics engineering, computer science, artificial intelligence, biochemistry, software engineering, and physics.

AWS News, January 19th, 2022
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Amazon's DynamoDB - 10 Years Later
Amazon DynamoDB was introduced 10 years ago today; one of its key contributors reflects on its origins, and discusses the 'never-ending journey' to make DynamoDB more secure, more available and more performant.
Ten years ago, Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched Amazon DynamoDB, a fast, flexible NoSQL database service that offers single-digit millisecond performance at any scale.

In an online post on Jan. 18, 2012, Werner Vogels, chief technical officer at Amazon.com, wrote: 'Today is a very exciting day as we release Amazon DynamoDB, a fast, highly reliable and cost-effective NoSQL database service designed for internet scale applications. DynamoDB is the result of 15 years of learning in the areas of large scale non-relational databases and cloud services.

AWS News, January 18th, 2022
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Recorded Future News
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2021 Adversary Infrastructure Report
Recorded Future's Insikt Group conducted a study of malicious command and control (C2) infrastructure identified using proactive scanning and collection methods throughout 2021.
Recorded Future tracks the creation and modification of new malicious infrastructure for a multitude of post-exploitation toolkits, custom malware, and open-source remote access trojans (RATs). Since 2017, Insikt Group has created detections for 80 families, including RATs, advanced persistent threat (APT) malware, botnet families, and other commodity tools. Recorded Future observed over 10,000 unique command and control (C2) servers during 2021 across more than 80 families. Our collection in 2021 was dominated by Cobalt Strike Team Servers and botnet families, both of which applied more resiliency and stealth measures throughout the year.
Recorded Future News, January 18th, 2022
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NVIDIA News
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Billions Served: NVIDIA Merlin Helps Fuel Clicks for Online Giants
Deep learning-based systems enable improved recommendation relevance for billions of online consumers
Online commerce has rocketed to trillions of dollars worldwide in the past decade, serving billions of consumers. Behind the scenes of this explosive growth in online sales is personalization driven by recommender engines.

Recommenders make shopping deeply personalized. While searching for products on e-commerce sites, they find you. Or suggestions can just appear. This wildly delightful corner of the internet is driven by ever more massive datasets and models.

NVIDIA News, January 18th, 2022
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New Nvidia AI Enterprise Release Lights Up Data Centers
Software suite for enterprise AI adds production support for VMware vSphere with Tanzu, validates Domino Data Lab Enterprise MLOps software, and expands roster of NVIDIA-Certified Systems and channel partners to serve industries worldwide.
With a new year underway, NVIDIA is helping enterprises worldwide add modern workloads to their mainstream servers using the latest release of the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software suite.

NVIDIA AI Enterprise 1.1 is now generally available. Optimized, certified and supported by NVIDIA, the latest version of the software suite brings new updates including production support for containerized AI with the NVIDIA software on VMware vSphere with Tanzu, which was previously only available on a trial basis. Now, enterprises can run accelerated AI workloads on vSphere, running in both Kubernetes containers and virtual machines with NVIDIA AI Enterprise to support advanced AI development on mainstream IT infrastructure.

NVIDIA News, January 19th, 2022
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NVIDIA GPUs Enable Simulation of a Living Cell
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign developed GPU-accelerated software to simulate a 2-billion-atom cell that metabolizes and grows like a living cell.
Every living cell contains its own bustling microcosm, with thousands of components responsible for energy production, protein building, gene transcription and more.

Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have built a 3D simulation that replicates these physical and chemical characteristics at a particle scale - creating a fully dynamic model that mimics the behavior of a living cell.

NVIDIA News, January 20th, 2022
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Van, Go: Pony.ai Unveils Next-Gen Robotaxi Fleet Built on NVIDIA DRIVE Orin
High-performance, energy-efficient AI compute platform to be integrated into fleet of Toyota Sienna level 4 autonomous vehicles.
Robotaxis are on their way to delivering safer transportation, driving across various landscapes and through starry nights.

This week, Silicon Valley-based self-driving startup Pony.ai announced its next-generation autonomous computing platform, built on NVIDIA DRIVE Orin for high-performance and scalable compute. The centralized system will serve as the brain for a robotaxi fleet of Toyota Sienna multipurpose vehicles (MPVs), marking a major leap forward for the nearly six-year-old company.

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Fortinet News
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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.
After all, almost every company has proprietary data to protect. 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. According to research from Deloitte, the demand for cybersecurity professionals grows by seven per cent every year.
Fortinet News, January 17th, 2022
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Fortinet Recognized By Glassdoor As One Of The Best Places To Work In Canada For 2022
'We are proud to once again be included in Glassdoor's Best Places to Work list in Canada..." Michael Xie, Founder, President and CTO at Fortinet
"We are committed to a culture of innovation focused on openness and teamwork to enable our employees to learn and build long-term careers in cybersecurity and at Fortinet. We owe this recognition to our employees, they are vital to the growth and success of the company.'
Fortinet News, January 19th, 2022
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Fortinet Scores Highest In Three Use Cases In The 2022 Gartner Critical Capabilities For Network Firewalls Report
Cyberattacks are emerging as a global threat, not just to organizations but to the global digital economy.
The US Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) recently reported that organizations paid out nearly $600 million in ransomware in the first half of 2021, which puts the US on track to surpass the combined payouts of the previous decade. And that's just the start. Not only is ransomware predicted to increase, but more and different threats are looming on the horizon. So, while the World Economic Forum has estimated costs from cybercrime will come in this year at a staggering $2.2 trillion, that number is likely to increase by nearly 5X to $10.5 trillion by 2025.
Fortinet News, January 20th, 2022
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Leading Canadian Home Improvement Retailer Extends Fortinet Secure SD-WAN Across 1,100+ Network Edges
Fortinet Secure SD-WAN Enables Home Hardware to Enhance Business Critical Application Performance with Centralized Management
Fortinet announced Home Hardware, a leading home improvement, construction, and furniture retailer based in Canada, has implemented Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to digitally transform their organization.

Over the past few decades, Home Hardware has grown dramatically to around 1,100 Dealer-owned stores as well as multiple data centers and cloud environments. Locations with multiple legacy point products for network and security procured over the years made centralized management challenging and provided sub-optimal visibility and control of day-to-day operations. With critical payment applications and other SaaS applications including Office365 accessed from the cloud, securing their over 1,100 network edges, data, and applications was a top priority for Home Hardware.

Fortinet News, January 18th, 2022
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The Partner Opportunity Around Cloud-Based Remote Work
As organizations progress into 2022, many will permanently support hybrid and remote work models.
Even without a pandemic, the increased employee satisfaction and productivity that remote work offers is widely recognized. Accordingly, many organizations are increasing their usage of secure access solutions to improve resilience and ensure that their employees can access resources from anywhere. As this happens, partners have a unique opportunity to help their customers make the transition as smoothly and securely as possible.
Fortinet News, January 18th, 2022
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VMware News
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VMware SASE Launched by BT As A Managed Service
VMware announced an agreement with BT, a leading global communications services provider, to offer multinational customers more choice and flexibility in how they embrace a cloud-first approach to networking, security, and edge computing.
Under the terms of the agreement, BT will offer its customers VMware Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) as a global managed service, combining BT's extensive networking capabilities and in-depth security expertise with VMware technology.

The launch of the BT-managed service builds on the strong partnership between the companies. BT already offers a managed service based on VMware SD-WAN.

VMware News, January 20th, 2022
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Cisco News
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Cisco Expands Enterprise-Grade Switching Capabilities Into Industrial Networks To Modernize And Secure Critical Infrastructure
Cisco expands its Catalyst 9000 switching portfolio to improve reliability, security, and scalability for industrial and ruggedized outdoor use cases in industries like utilities, oil and gas, roadways and rail
Cisco announced an expansion of the Cisco Catalyst 9000 portfolio, based on the powerful Unified Access Data Plane (UADP) ASIC silicon, to bring more enterprise-grade switching capabilities to the industrial edge for industries operating in harsh environments and supporting critical infrastructure like utilities, oil and gas, roadways, and rail.

Operational connectivity in industrial spaces is growing exponentially as organizations seek to improve efficiencies, employee safety, business agility, and support hybrid work. As the operational world evolves, IT expertise is required to scale and secure the network as operational technology (OT) systems are brought onto the corporate networks.

Cisco News, January 20th, 2022
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Cisco's Kenna Security Research Shows The Relative Likelihood Of An Organization Being Exploited
A record-breaking 20,130 software vulnerabilities were reported in 2021 - 55 a day on average. However, only 4% of them pose a high risk to organizations.
New research has quantified the success of various strategies for vulnerability management and the exploitability of entire organizations, expanding the risk-based playbook for cybersecurity practices.

With an average of 55 new software vulnerabilities published every day in 2021, even the best staffed and resourced IT teams cannot fix all of the vulnerabilities across their infrastructures. Fortunately, there is a better solution.

The research conducted by, Kenna Security, now part of Cisco and a market-leader in risk-based vulnerability management, and the Cyentia Institute, shows that properly prioritizing vulnerabilities to fix is more effective than increasing an organizations' capacity to patch them, but having both can achieve a 29 times reduction in an organizations' measured exploitability.

Cisco News, January 19th, 2022
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Hybrid Work In 2022: A Look Ahead From Cisco Customers
We sat down with customers to ask how pandemic changes might shape our world of work
It's safe to say that we are relieved to put most things COVID in our rearview mirrors when we can. We cheered when fairgrounds went back to being fairgrounds, when cotton candy vendors and Ferris wheels replaced makeshift hospitals and testing sites. And even those who aren't usually fans of tradeshows may welcome their next chance to travel for work.

But while we're eager to put many things behind us, we also learned things during the pandemic that we'll want to carry forward. What positive changes did the pandemic push into existence? How might they shape our post-virus world of work? And what do we still need to tackle?

We sat down with Cisco customers (virtually, of course!) to find out as we ring in the new year. Here's what they had to say.

Cisco News, January 17th, 2022
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When Cybercriminals Get Busy, Businesses Must Be Increasingly Resilient
Cisco Talos' Brad Garnett shares his thoughts on creating a resilient incident response program in a hybrid work world.
"Another holiday season is behind us, and with it a period of peak shopping, peak travel, and yes, peak cybercrime.

The end-of-year holidays are open season for cybercriminals. Last month, a particularly worrisome computer bug known as Log4J became the latest in a series of high-profile exploits.

How should organizations battle these challenges, particularly in the event of such an emergency when the bad guys may already have a foot in the door?

If you've teamed up with Cisco to help you prepare for and respond to cyber incidents, you call Cisco Talos Incident Response..."

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Citrix News
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DaaS vs. SaaS vs. PaaS Vs. IaaS: Which Is Right For Your Business?
As workforces are moving out of physical offices in favor of remote work environments, cloud services - which allow employees to access corporate applications, data, and resources from any location using any device - have become increasingly essential. Businesses now have several different cloud service options to choose from when managing hybrid and remote workers...
  • Software as a service (SaaS)
  • Platform as a service (PaaS)
  • Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
  • Desktop as a service (DaaS)

Each business must make a comparison among DaaS vs. SaaS vs. PaaS vs. IaaS to decide which cloud-based solution is ultimately most appropriate to help streamline the remote workforce. Company goals, culture, and line of business are all important considerations when weighing cloud-service options. But first, it's important to take a closer look at what each of these four services are.

Citrix News, January 20th, 2022
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How Sales, HR, And Finance Can Simplify, Accelerate Work With Citrix Podio
Time-consuming, manual processes exist in all departments. Whether it's onboarding new employees, closing deals, or budget management, every department has processes that slow down the speed of business.
Citrix Podio can reduce these complexities by consolidating content, processes, and communications into one tool that's available anywhere and on any device. Through unified collaboration, no-code automated workflows, and operations management, teams can streamline their most complex work.

Let's dig into how Podio can help simplify common workflows in three key lines of businesses.

Citrix News, January 19th, 2022
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How To Protect Yourself Against Keyloggers
Conversations about the future of work were propelled forward during the pandemic.
The rapid shift to remote work and the necessity to expand bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs encouraged business leaders to fully embrace innovative business models. This trend is expected to continue long after the pandemic has subsided.

Digital native employees, particularly Generation Z employees, demand that companies introduce more technology in the workplace to make their workday more productive. Citrix's Work 2035 report revealed that the vast majority of young employees prefer hybrid work to working in the office.

Citrix News, January 18th, 2022
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IT Leaders Prioritize Secure Remote Work
Respondents to Citrix survey see enabling distributed collaboration as job number one
Two years ago, IT leaders were forced into remote work. Many viewed it as a temporary experiment. Today, they see it for what it is: the future of work. And they've made it their top priority. According to the results of a Pulse survey conducted by Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS), 100 percent of 400 IT and security leaders across North America, EMEA, and APAC have adopted the hybrid model, and rank enabling it as job number one for their organizations...
Citrix News, January 19th, 2022
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Preview: Adaptive Access Based On Network Location For Citrix Workspace
Organizations need employees to be productive, no matter where they're working from or what device they're working on
At the same time, they need to ensure secure access to corporate resources and that potential threats are managed to protect the organization. Adaptive access is a key pillar for implementing a zero trust network access framework.

That's why we're pleased to announce a preview to support adaptive access to Citrix Workspace. With this preview, IT admins can enable adaptive access to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops accessed through Citrix Workspace based on network location, the public IP address from which a user tries to access Citrix Workspace.

Citrix News, January 19th, 2022
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Datacore News
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A Much-Needed Measure Of Data Protection For Backups
We place so much faith in backups to recover from all kinds of critters that clobber our data or simply wipe it out- some malicious (ransomware), others accidental (clumsy people).
"But is our trust misguided?

What's to say that our backups have not been tampered with as well? There's really only one way: make them immutable.

And if immutability is the solution, why not do that for the data in the first place? Because then you couldn't make any changes to it. Every file would turn into a WORM (Write Once Read Many) object.

WORM spreadsheets and WORM documents lead a pretty dull existence. A one-time record never to be updated again. Who wants that?..."

Datacore News, January 18th, 2022
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Datacore Swarm Object Storage Achieves Veeam Ready Qualification
Swarm protects Veeam backups and replicas from ransomware attacks, hardware failures, and accidental deletions across a wide range of standard hardware to mitigate the impact of cyberthreats and supply chain issues
DataCore Software, the largest independent vendor of Software-Defined Storage solutions, announced that its DataCore Swarm object storage has qualified as a 'Veeam Ready-Object' and 'Veeam Ready - Object with Immutability' solution by Veeam Software, the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection. In an era of almost constant security intrusions, organizations can cost-effectively safeguard their short- and long-term backups by deploying Swarm as the scalable capacity tier for Veeam Backup & Replication, or Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. The combined solution enables more frequent backups with less effort at a lower cost, for rapid recovery.
Datacore News, January 18th, 2022
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Dell News
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Dell Technologies Boosts Cloud Services with Availability of APEX Data Storage Services in Australia and New Zealand
New Storage-as-a-Service offer transforms IT experience, allowing organisations to focus on outcomes instead of infrastructure management
Dell Technologies announces the expansion of APEX Data Storage Services with new availability in Australia and New Zealand. The portfolio of scalable and elastic storage resources is deployable on premises or in a secure Dell-managed Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre for use in the cloud, helping customers expand business and IT operations into new geographies while gaining better control of their storage costs.

  • APEX Data Storage Services offers industry leading storage with simple pricing and performance options, delivered as-a-Service and managed by Dell Technologies

  • Australian and New Zealand organisations can easily procure and scale data storage services through the APEX Console

  • Equinix collaboration provides Dell-managed colocation for APEX Data Storage Services deployment from Sydney, allowing Australian customers to deploy storage services where they deliver the most value

  • Referral and hosting opportunities available for Dell Technologies channel partners in Australia and New Zealand, offering simplified IT to customers

'With the expansion of our APEX Data Storage Services, more customers now have the opportunity to make the shift to as-a-Service and easily grow their business. Importantly, it gives organisations complete oversight of their storage resources,' said Amit Midha, president, Asia Pacific & Japan, and Global Digital Cities, Dell Technologies. 'Dell will support Australian and New Zealand customers in their Storage as-a-Service decisions and work with them to simplify their storage needs.'

Dell News, January 18th, 2022
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Dell Technologies Speeds Journey To Multi-Cloud With Portfolio Expansion
APEX Multi-Cloud Data Services delivers storage and data protection as-a-Service with simultaneous access to all major public clouds through a single console
Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL) introduces multi-cloud capabilities that offer a consistent experience wherever applications and data reside. The company also expands support for developer operations (DevOps) with new offers and resources to help choose the right cloud environment combined with the security, support and predictable cost of Dell infrastructure.
Dell News, January 19th, 2022
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HPE News
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Signs Agreement With UAE Cyber Security Council To Accelerate Youth Education
The HPE initiative will support the Government's efforts to enhance Emirati youth skills to prepare them for the private labor market
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the UAE Cyber Security Council to enhance cyber skills training in schools and prepare Emirati youth for careers in the technology industry. HPE and the Cyber Security Council will launch various initiatives nationwide and expect to work with more than 500 students a year.

The MoU was signed by Mohammed Hamad Al-Kuwaiti, Head of Cyber Security for the Government of the UAE, and Ahmad Alkhallafi, managing director, UAE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, at Intersec, the largest security exhibition in the Middle East region, currently underway in Dubai.

HPE News, January 20th, 2022
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J. J. Keller Chooses HPE Greenlake To Optimize Operations And Accelerate Innovation For Safety And Compliance
Mid-sized North American leader in safety and compliance solutions selects the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud Platform to transform operations, expand business, and significantly bolster offerings for trucking, construction and industrial customers
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced that J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., a leading provider of safety and compliance solutions, serving trucking, construction and industrial companies in North America, has selected HPE to power its edge-to-cloud transformation using scalable HPE GreenLake cloud services. The new services support the growing demands for data processing and storage across various business applications that run onsite or across remote locations, and enables J. J. Keller to scale its business across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
HPE News, January 18th, 2022
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HP News
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How The Switch To Hybrid Could Lead To Better Business Conferences
New technologies and tools help create a cohesive experience at hybrid events and allow in-person and virtual attendees to connect and engage.
Just as it seemed like there was a window of opportunity for safe in-person events, the rapid rise of Omicron slammed it shut. The much-anticipated annual Consumer Electronics show (CES) saw only 45,000 in-person attendees in Las Vegas this year, down from it's usual 170,000+. The World Economic Forum postponed its annual meeting in Davos to early summer.
HP News, January 20th, 2022
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Time For A Home Tech Upgrade? Here's How To Do It Safely And Responsibly
Learn how to protect your data and reduce environmental impact when you're ready for a new device.
With all of the new gadgets unveiled at the recently-wrapped CES, many may be eyeing a tech upgrade this year. And for the lucky ones who scored big gifts over the holidays, that shiny new device may already be in hand.

But before that older go-to gadget is lost forever to that drawer of has-been tech, make a plan to part with it as responsibly as you can, not only to protect your privacy and personal data, but also for the good of the planet.

HP News, January 18th, 2022
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IBM News
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A Challenge To The Ad Industry: It's Time We Mitigate Bias In Advertising
Since the programmatic revolution swept through the advertising industry more than a decade ago, marketers have been using algorithms to determine which demographics to target and how to segment audiences in their campaigns
But today, we're at a crossroads.

Among growing concerns over walled gardens, equity, transparency and consumer privacy, the industry has another obligation to embrace - working together to swiftly re-architect the future of ad-tech.

Advanced technologies are driving greater efficiency and accuracy, but the potential for unintended consequences - bias, in particular - still exits. Bias is often unintentional, a consequence of human assumptions and judgments. The danger is technology's ability to capture and scale that bias, ultimately impacting and alienating the very audiences advertisers seek to connect with. That's why we at IBM believe every brand and agency should take steps to understand bias and its impact on campaigns and consumer trust.

IBM News, January 19th, 2022
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Francisco Partners To Acquire IBM's Healthcare Data And Analytics Assets
Upon close, acquisition to position new standalone company for next phase of growth
IBM and Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses, today announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement under which Francisco Partners will acquire healthcare data and analytics assets from IBM that are currently part of the Watson Health business. The assets acquired by Francisco Partners include extensive and diverse data sets and products, including Health Insights, MarketScan, Clinical Development, Social Program Management, Micromedex, and imaging software offerings.
IBM News, January 21st, 2022
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Transforming The Retail Experience With Frictionless Supply Chain
How Party City improved the speed and reliability of order fulfillment by removing supply chain friction
As the retail industry continues to navigate fallout from the pandemic, many organizations have turned to digital transformation to support the challenges of supply, demand and logistics. This has been critical to help navigate the unprecedented volatility and has accelerated the vision of supply chain executives by 5 to 10 years. We can no longer depend on historical data to make supply chain decisions and looking forward we are not certain how consumer behavior will continue to change over the next few years as we adjust to a post-COVID life.
IBM News, January 17th, 2022
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Lenovo News
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Lenovo Boosts Children's Access To Education Across Europe, Middle East, And Africa During Global Month Of Service
At Lenovo, we are proud to have many employees in our business who are passionate about empowering underrepresented communities and fostering positive change
One such individual is Santiago Mendez Galvis, EMEA Head of Philanthropy who led this year's Global Month of Service, an annual grassroots effort that champions volunteering to align with Lenovo Foundation's mission.

Last year marked our fifth annual Global Month of Service where we invited employees across 66 countries across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to give back to their communities. Last year saw projects take place virtually, in line with Covid-19 restrictions, so we were excited this year to schedule several more in-person giving back initiatives, making a positive, yet safe impact.

Lenovo News, January 20th, 2022
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Lenovo Education Solutions Deliver Agile Learning Tools
Lenovo announced new additions to its broad education portfolio designed to enhance learning efficiencies in a new age for education.
The new devices are purpose-built to meet the needs of modern in-person and distance-learning. The all-new Lenovo 10w Tablet running Windows 11 is powered by the Snapdragon 7c compute platform to enable an Always On, Always Connected computing experience, balancing the power and performance students expect and the mobile computing experiences they need to help them succeed in modernized learning. The new Lenovo 13w Yoga offers the flexibility of a convertible device with AMD Ryzen 5000 U-Series processors for mobile up to an AMD Ryzen 7 processor, and can include options to boost teacher and student engagement, device protection and improved connectivity.
Lenovo News, January 18th, 2022
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Lenovo Recognized As One Of The World's Most Sustainable Companies
For the third consecutive year, Lenovo has been recognized as one of the 2022 world's 100 most sustainable companies by Corporate Knights
The Corporate Knights annual ESG-focused rankings evaluated over 7,000 global businesses which generate more than US$1 billion in revenue. Companies are evaluated based on 23 key performance indicators covering resource management, employee management, financial management, clean revenue, clean investment, and supplier performance.

The recognition by Corporate Knights reinforces Lenovo's efforts to build a smarter, brighter future. Lenovo has a number of programs in place such as setting aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals for 2030, in alignment with the latest climate science and approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

Lenovo News, January 19th, 2022
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Microsoft News
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Microsoft Donation To The Smithsonian Latino Center Celebrates And Supports Community History And Culture
Microsoft is honored to announce a $1 million donation to the Smithsonian Latino Center to support the new National Museum of the American Latino and the development of the Molina Family Latino Gallery
The National Museum of the American Latino is the Smithsonian's first museum space dedicated to celebrating the U.S. Hispanic and Latinx community experience. While the larger museum is being built, our contributions will support the development of the Molina Family Latino Gallery in the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

The new museum will serve as a destination for visitors to learn how the Hispanic and Latinx community have contributed to art, history, culture and science in the U.S. and will serve as a gateway to collections and programming at other Smithsonian museums and research centers. Exhibitions in the Molina Family Latino Gallery will present bilingual stories for multigenerational and cross-cultural audiences, and visitors can enjoy the experience in person or virtually when it opens this year.

Microsoft News, January 19th, 2022
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Microsoft To Acquire Activision Blizzard To Bring The Joy And Community Of Gaming To Everyone, Across Every Device
Legendary games, immersive interactive entertainment and publishing expertise accelerate growth in Microsoft's Gaming business across mobile, PC, console and cloud
With three billion people actively playing games today, and fueled by a new generation steeped in the joys of interactive entertainment, gaming is now the largest and fastest-growing form of entertainment. Today, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) announced plans to acquire Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), a leader in game development and interactive entertainment content publisher. This acquisition will accelerate the growth in Microsoft's gaming business across mobile, PC, console and cloud and will provide building blocks for the metaverse.
Microsoft News, January 18th, 2022
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What Will 2022 Hold For Sustainability? We Asked Four Experts At Microsoft
What's next in the fight against climate change?
"Last year was pivotal for efforts to tackle the crisis. A major Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report underscored the urgency of strong measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions, while the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference - also known as COP26 - increased global focus on the issue.

As more and more countries, municipalities and companies pledge to meet net zero carbon emissions, we asked four Microsoft sustainability experts about the policy and technology developments they would like to see in the coming year..."

Microsoft News, January 21st, 2022
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Nutanix News
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Study Shows Multicloud Is Here To Stay, But Complexity And Challenges Remain
Research Reveals Multicloud Deployments are on the Rise, but Enterprises Look to Hybrid Multicloud
Nutanix announced the findings of its fourth global Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey and research report, which measures enterprise progress with cloud adoption. The research showed that multicloud is currently the most commonly used deployment model and adoption will jump to 64% in the next three years. But the complexity of managing across cloud borders remains a major challenge for enterprises, with 87% agreeing that multicloud success requires simpler management across mixed-cloud infrastructures. To address top challenges related to interoperability, security, cost and data integration, 83% of respondents agree that a hybrid multicloud model is ideal...
Nutanix News, January 22nd, 2022
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Oracle News
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Award-Winning Polish Retailer eobuwie.pl steps into the Oracle Cloud
Inventory planning and productivity cloud service implemented in just 13 weeks
eobuwie.pl is a leader in selling shoes, bags, and accessories in Central and Eastern Europe. As the company expands into new markets, its footwear and accessory inventory and assortments grows more complex. To streamline and automate their planning processes and meet changing customer demands, eobuwie.pl recently chose Oracle Retail's merchandising cloud solution. Now, the company's category teams will be able to execute a more integrated and intelligent planning process for all product lines and increasing assortments across the brand portfolio.
Oracle News, January 19th, 2022
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Backcountry Upgrades In-Store Service With Oracle
With plans to expand its brick-and-mortar footprint, Backcountry streamlines in-store services with mobile Oracle Point-of-Service systems
Backcountry, the specialty retailer of premium outdoor gear and apparel, is expanding its store footprint with Oracle. After 25 years as an online-only retailer, Backcountry opened two brick-and-mortar stores in 2021 with plans to quickly expand across the US. Each store doubles as a shopping destination and gathering space for the outdoor community to get together. Using Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service, retail associates can better help shoppers anywhere their in-store adventure takes them.
IT Business Edge, January 18th, 2022
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Netsuite Cash 360 Helps Organizations Effectively Manage Cash Flow
New cash management solution includes configurable dashboard and automated cash flow forecasting capabilities that provide a real-time view of cash positions
"To help businesses make more strategic cash decisions and improve forecasting, Oracle NetSuite today announced Oracle NetSuite Cash 360. Embedded within NetSuite, Cash 360 enables customers to effectively manage cash flow by providing a real-time view of their cash position and the ability to generate fast and accurate near-term forecasts. Cash 360 also simplifies cash management by providing a configurable dashboard that can include links to key cash management activities-displaying reminders of tasks that need to be taken care of, current cash balance, accounts payable and accounts receivable balances, cash flow trends, and a rolling six-month cash flow forecast..."
Oracle News, January 19th, 2022
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Netsuite Project 360 Empowers Project Managers To Deliver Projects On Time And Within Budget
New dashboard within NetSuite SuiteProjects brings an additional layer of visibility and reporting enhancements
Oracle NetSuite today announced a new dashboard within NetSuite SuiteProjects to help services-based businesses efficiently manage projects for their clients. Oracle NetSuite Project 360 provides a centralized view of key metrics, reports, statuses, and resources, from across SuiteProjects to give project managers greater insight into vital project information. This helps project managers minimize administrative tasks and quickly identify projects needing attention and take the appropriate corrective action.
Oracle News, January 19th, 2022
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Oracle Cloud Helps Schools Embrace The Next Era Of Higher Education
Better use of data and more efficient operations enable higher education institutions to simplify business processes, maximize resources, and reduce costs
Colleges and universities continue to face a wave of change, from the adoption of remote learning and working to more distributed academic research models. To be able to quickly adapt in the face of adversity, leading higher education institutions are looking to Oracle Cloud. With Oracle Cloud for Higher Education, including Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications, and Oracle Student Cloud, schools including Bowie State University, Butler Community College, Coppin State University, Skidmore College, and University of Pittsburgh are simplifying business processes, maximizing resources, and better supporting their students and staff.
Oracle News, January 19th, 2022
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Oracle Opens First Cloud Region In Africa
New cloud region in Johannesburg delivers superior performance, built-in security, and high availability
Oracle announced the availability of its first cloud region in Africa to meet the rapidly growing demand for enterprise cloud services on the continent. The Oracle Cloud Johannesburg Region will boost cloud adoption across Africa while also helping businesses achieve better performance and drive continuous innovation. The opening marks Oracle's 37th cloud region worldwide with plans to have at least 44 cloud regions by the end of 2022, continuing one of the fastest expansions of any major cloud provider.
Oracle News, January 19th, 2022
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Xerox Selects Oracle Cloud To Launch New Businesses Focused On Solving Complex Problems At Scale
Company accelerates time to market with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Fusion Cloud Applications, and NetSuite
Oracle announced that Xerox, a company continually redefining the workplace experience, selected Oracle Cloud to support the launch of new businesses aiming to solve some of the world's most pressing problems at massive scale. With Oracle Cloud solutions, Xerox is bringing new technologies to market focused on 3D printing for manufacturing, structural health monitoring for critical infrastructure, and augmented reality to improve customer support.
Oracle News, January 18th, 2022
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Red Hat News
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Using The No-Cost Developer Subscription With The New Red Hat Enterprise Linux Image Builder Hosted Service
We recently published "Introducing the hosted beta experience Red Hat Enterprise Linux Image Builder," hosted service as part of the Insights application suite.
As a followup to that exciting announcement, we are pleased to share that this new service can be used with the no-cost Developer Subscription for Individuals, providing the benefits of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Insights, and simple OS image creation to everyone!

More information about this subscription offering is on Red Hat Developer site, "No-cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux Individual Developer Subscription: FAQs."

Access to Image Builder requires a Red Hat account and at least one subscription of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. If you do not have either of these, you can easily request them at no cost.

Red Hat News, January 17th, 2022
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Friday Five - January 21, 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 Insights Resource Optimization is released
  • DevOps.com - How Are API Management and Service Mesh Different?
  • Red Hat and OS-Climate Data Commons: Helping financial services with data for informed decisions
  • The New Stack - DevOps, Pandemics and 2022's Cloud-y Future
  • Forrester study highlights partner opportunities for Red Hat OpenShift

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Red Hat News, January 21st, 2022
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Building Better Businesses: Announcing our Red Hat EMEA Digital Leaders 2021
Life moves fast. Innovation moves faster. We're all in a rush to keep up. Every now and then, it's important to hit the pause button and reflect on achievements.
Reflection isn't just good for the soul. The accomplishments of others can be the gateway to our own progress. By taking inspiration and learnings from others, we can overcome organizational groupthink, draw on a more diverse pool of ideas and experiences, and shortcut our way to solutions and success.

This is the thinking behind the Red Hat EMEA Digital Leaders Awards-a new program in association with Intel and IDC celebrating the best open source projects using Red Hat technology and services

Red Hat News, January 20th, 2022
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How To Install Red Hat Satellite
Red Hat Satellite is a powerful content management and provisioning tool that you can add to any Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) subscription with the addition of a Smart Management subscription
With Red Hat Satellite you can curate specific content across multiple lifecycle environments throughout your entire RHEL environment whether it is on-prem, in the cloud or hybrid. In fact you can use Red Hat Satellite with your market-place instances of RHEL.

In this multi-part tutorial we will cover how to provision RHEL VMs to a vSphere environment from Red Hat Satellite. We will focus on provisioning RHEL 8.3 VMs in one lifecycle environment, but you can easily adapt what you learn here to provision other RHEL versions.

Red Hat News, January 20th, 2022
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Overcoming Vulnerabilities With Live Kernel Patching In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5
IT operations folks strive to not only maximize uptime, but also keep systems patched
These might seem like competing goals, but we're here to help with Live kernel patching in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and enjoy some improvements with live kernel patching in RHEL 8.5.

You can use a built-in tool to get update the kernel on RHEL systems with no downtime. That tool is live kernel patching (kpatch). Kpatch has been a part of our operating system for some time now (since RHEL 8.1, 7.7). However, with RHEL 8.5 (and the 9.0 Beta), there are some significant enhancements.

Red Hat News, January 19th, 2022
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Red Hat And OS-Climate Data Commons: Helping Financial Services With Data For Informed Decisions
Effective data gathering and data processing is crucial for businesses looking to evaluate climate change risk and opportunity.
Since joining OS-Climate (OS-C), Red Hat has been participating in an initiative to equip financial services institutions with the data they need to make informed decisions. At the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), Red Hat speakers discussed ways financial institutions can more effectively use and share data to address climate change.

Climate finance was a central talking point among delegates at COP26. How can banks help address these goals of COP26? We'll share some highlights of our conference presentation in this post.

Red Hat News, January 19th, 2022
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