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DDN News
DDN's Annual User Group AI, Data & Analytics Summit 2022 (May 30th)
Congress Center Hamburg (CCH), Hall A Room 4
Hosted during ISC22 in Hamburg, the International Conference for High Performance Digital Event, DDN's annual User Group conference will take place on May 30th 2022, where you can hear the latest on DDN's vision for Intelligent Infrastructure for Enterprise AI and Analytics at scale!

We are bringing together the best and brightest IT and storage architects, data scientists and technologists to share and learn how leading global organizations are executing cutting-edge AI and HPC initiatives that are transforming the world.


  • DDN's vision for AI workflows and analytics at scale
  • Customer use cases on how they've successfully implemented infrastructure for AI initiatives&#8203;
  • The biggest challenges that lie ahead in production AI environments

Congress Center Hamburg (CCH), Hall A Room 4

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Tintri News
Preparing For The Inevitable: Understanding Ransomware And How To Mitigate Risk
Tintri and Entara Share Practical Insight on Ransomware Attacks and How to Recover
In 2021, the number of ransomware attacks rose 105% worldwide, crippling supply chains, causing system downtime and economic loss. 1 It is imperative that all companies - large and small - are prepared for the inevitable ransomware attack, as data is any business's most valuable asset. Tintri, a DDN subsidiary and the leading provider of auto-adaptive, workload intelligent platforms, and Entara, delivering exceptional, security-focused IT solutions for its clients, have teamed up for a three-part webinar series to share insights about what ransomware is and how to proactively limit exposure to future cyber threats, as well as hold an open Q&A session where attendees can ask the experts for practical advice.
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AWS News
Amazon Announces Plans To Create 2,500 Corporate And Tech Jobs In California With Expansions In Santa Monica, Irvine, And San Diego
Amazon currently employs more than 170,000 people across California, with thousands of roles available from tech to logistics
Amazon announced plans to create more than 2,500 corporate and technology jobs over the coming years in multiple cities across California. The company will expand its Tech Hubs in San Diego and the Los Angeles area, including Irvine and Santa Monica, as it seeks to recruit local talent and continue inventing and innovating on behalf of its customers. These latest investments come after Amazon opened more than 15 sites across Southern California and created more than 17,000 jobs statewide in 2021 alone.
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AWS Re/Start Launches In Three New Cities Across The U.S.
The reskilling program builds local talent by providing cloud skills training in communities.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) re/Start is starting new cohorts in 10 cities this summer, including launching for the first time in Oakland, California; Phoenix, Arizona; and Charlotte, North Carolina. AWS re/Start is a 12-week, full-time, classroom-based skills development and job training program that reskills learners for careers in the cloud and connects them to potential employers. The mission of the program is to build local talent by providing cloud skills development and opportunities to unemployed or underemployed individuals.
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Driver's Ed: How Waabi Uses AI, Simulation To Teach Autonomous Vehicles To Drive
Teaching the AI brains of autonomous vehicles to understand the world as humans do requires billions of miles of driving experience. The road to achieving this astronomical level of driving leads to the virtual world.
On the latest episode of the AI Podcast, Waabi CEO and founder Raquel Urtasun joins NVIDIA's Katie Burke Washabaugh to talk about the role simulation technology plays in developing production-level autonomous vehicles.

Waabi is an autonomous-vehicle system startup that uses powerful, high-fidelity simulation to run multiple scenarios simultaneously and tailor training to rare and dangerous situations that are difficult to encounter in the real world.

Urtasun is also a professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. Before starting Waabi, she led the Uber Advanced Technologies Group as chief scientist and head of research and development.

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Setting AIs on SIGGRAPH: Top Academic Researchers Collaborate With NVIDIA to Tackle Graphics' Greatest Challenges
NVIDIA co-authors are presenting a record 16 research papers at the year's most important graphics conference, pushing forward the fields of neural rendering, 3D simulation, holography and more.
NVIDIA's latest academic collaborations in graphics research have produced a reinforcement learning model that smoothly simulates athletic moves, ultra-thin holographic glasses for virtual reality, and a real-time rendering technique for objects illuminated by hidden light sources.

These projects - and over a dozen more - will be on display at SIGGRAPH 2022, taking place Aug. 8-11 in Vancouver and online. NVIDIA researchers have 16 technical papers accepted at the conference, representing work with 14 universities including Dartmouth College, Stanford University, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne and Tel Aviv University.

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Fortinet News
A True Converged Platform Starts With A Powerful Network Firewall
Building and managing networks is hard. It requires specialized skills and training, especially today, when networks must be designed to automatically adapt to the constant pressures of digital acceleration.
Ironically, this is one of the reasons why so many security products fail to interoperate with the network. Most security developers only have a basic grasp of modern networking, which is why legacy security solutions struggle to adequately protect today's dynamic networks.

This fundamental lack of expertise is also why so many security vendors have been quick to declare that the network-and by extension, the firewall-is dead. They have wrongly assumed that because so many applications and services have been moved to the cloud that the network as we know it is a dinosaur. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Ensuring Strong Cyber Hygiene On World Password Day
World Password Day is a reminder for users to update weak or old passwords to ensure personal and corporate information security.
As cyber threats continue to evolve and bad actors develop new attack techniques, a good cybersecurity posture requires more than just a strong password to avoid compromise.

As many employees continue to work remotely from anywhere or even in a hybrid model, it's critical that they have strong passwords for all platforms as they no longer have the same level of on-site IT and security support to help.

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Fortinet Enhances The Industry's Only True Converged Networking And Security Platform With New Suite Of Fortigate Network Firewalls
FortiGate serves as the foundation of the industry's most comprehensive converged platform, powered by custom ASICs, integrated AI-powered security services, and FortiOS everywhere
Fortinet announced a suite of new FortiGate appliances that features ASIC-based performance acceleration and integrated AI-powered FortiGuard Security Services to support campus, branch, and hybrid data center environments. The new FortiGate 600F, FortiGate 3700F, and FortiGate 70F each feature Security Compute Ratings that offer better performance than competitive offerings. This means organizations that choose FortiGate realize better ROI, more scale to protect against advanced threats, and realize better user experience with a converged networking and security platform.
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Fortinet Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results
Product revenue of $371.0 million, up 54% year over year
Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.

'We delivered better than expected first quarter revenue growth of 34% year over year, driven by record quarterly product revenue growth of 54% year over year. The outstanding results we achieved reflect exceptionally strong demand across our broad portfolio of cybersecurity and networking solutions as our teams skillfully navigated the challenging supply chain environment. At the same time, we improved visibility to our future business by increasing backlog by $116 million in the first quarter,' said Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer.

'Fortinet's industry leading operating system, FortiASIC SPU, and core platform innovations are geared towards making our customers' entire infrastructure more secure. We have prioritized providing integrated security products on a single operating system and converging networking functionality with security capabilities.'

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How To Secure Your Edges Without Inhibiting Productivity
Most organizations used traditional hub-and-spoke network model for connecting branch offices with data centers.
Unfortunately, this type of network architecture is quickly becoming obsolete with the emergence of the hybrid, work-from-anywhere (WFA) workforce and much more distributed computing. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digital transformation and drove employees to work remotely, away from a traditional workplace, and many are now functioning like "branches of one" and hybrid work models.

This development means network edges have dramatically expanded. The shift from traditional enterprise perimeters to remote work and cloud adoption means users now need consistent networking and security performance from any location, on any device, using any access methodology. At many organizations, user productivity is suffering because traditional network architectures simply cannot fully support remote workers need to access cloud-based network resources. The practical need for consistent, high networking, security and computing performance across LAN, WAN, data center and cloud edges is a big reason why networking and security must converge to meet the needs of today's workforce.

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VMware News
Atos And VMware Join Forces To Help Organizations And Industries Derive Value From Data More Easily
Companies Expand Partnership to Help Meet Customers' Data Sovereignty and Interoperability Needs, and Align with Gaia-X Principles
Atos and VMware, Inc. announced an extension of the companies' strategic partnership by working to deliver an integrated set of capabilities to help speed up the development of 'Data Spaces'. Data Spaces are platforms that allow for greater exchange, collaboration, and monetization of data between organizations or industries, independently of the underlying infrastructure, whilst enabling data sovereignty and interoperability.

With the VMware and Atos collaboration effort on Data Space development, the companies plan to deliver an integrated set of capabilities that help enable data and industry applications to be used and shared more strategically to boost national and regional digital economies. The expanded collaboration will deliver capabilities aligned to the Gaia-X architecture and serve as a key enabler and booster of the Gaia-X initiative, which seeks to accelerate the exchange of data through new digital platforms that comply with common rules.

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VMware And Wipro Expand Partnership To Power Customers' Digital Transformation
Companies extend decade-long partnership to help customers across industries realize value faster from app and cloud modernization initiatives
VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) and Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) announced an expanded collaboration that will enable customers to achieve the cloud freedom they desire with the enterprise control they require as they execute their digital strategies. The companies are bringing together the power of VMware Cross-Cloud services with industry-leading Wipro FullStride Cloud Services to help global enterprises accelerate app modernization and reduce the cost, complexity, and risk of moving to the cloud.

Multi-cloud architectures can accelerate service delivery and give lines of business and IT the flexibility to innovate using the best services from different cloud providers, without lock-in. Multi-cloud also comes with inherent complexity that can slow down application development, increase management costs, create networking and security blind spots, and produce sub-par user experiences.

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Cisco News
Cisco Releases Its Cloud Controls Framework To The Public, Making Security Certification Ever More Accessible
The Cisco Cloud Controls Framework (CCF) is now available to the public.
Cisco is pleased to release the Cisco Cloud Controls Framework (CCF) to the public. The Cisco CCF is a comprehensive set of international and national security compliance and certification requirements, aggregated in one framework. It empowers teams to make sure cloud products and services meet security and privacy requirements thanks to a simplified rationalized compliance and risk management strategy, saving significant resources.

Meeting the fast-evolving requirements for security certifications and standards across the globe is becoming increasingly important, but also extremely challenging, and resource- and time-intensive for Cloud-based software providers.

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Cisco, APGA Tour Partner To Promote Greater Inclusivity, Diversity In Golf
Cisco has partnered with the APGA Tour as part of an ongoing effort to promote a more inclusive and diverse sport of golf through enhanced playing opportunities, financial investment and mentorship programming.
Cisco and the APGA Tour - a non-profit organization committed to bringing greater diversity to the game of golf - have today announced an official partnership centered on powering greater inclusivity in the sport by providing enhanced pathways for players of diverse backgrounds to succeed both on and off the golf course.

As part of the partnership, four APGA players at various stages of their playing careers -- Kevin Hall, Aaron Beverly, Troy Taylor II and Olajuwon Ajanaku -- will join the brand's team of sponsored professional golfers. Team Cisco, which also includes LPGA Tour standouts Nelly Korda, Jessica Korda and Danielle Kang; PGA TOUR pros Viktor Hovland, Brendon Todd, Keith Mitchell, Chez Reavie and Maverick McNealy; and fellow APGA player Kamaiu Johnson, is one of the largest and most diverse rosters of brand ambassadors in the sport.

Cisco News, May 3rd, 2022
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New Cisco Technology Can Predict Network Issues Before They Happen
Cisco reveals how it is helping networks evolve by predicting application issues before they happen, enabling a new level of reliability and performance.
For the last 30 years, Cisco has been powering the internet, keeping the world connected to what matters most. Networks have evolved to detect and react to issues to maintain performance and reliability. The next logical step is for networks to predict problems before they happen, something that has been difficult until now.

Today, Cisco is offering a look behind the curtain at how it is defining the future of connectivity with groundbreaking technology designed to help IT teams learn, predict and plan, to avoid costly disruptions.

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Citrix News
Citrix Achieves FedRAMP Moderate Status
US government agencies can now leverage company's market-leading digital workspace solutions to enable secure work anywhere, anytime from any device
Citrix Systems announced that it has achieved the U.S. Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program's (FedRAMP) Moderate Status, clearing the way for U.S. government agencies to use the company's market-leading digital workspace solutions to empower secure work anywhere, anytime from any device. The authorization was approved for Citrix Cloud Government and Citrix DaaS by the FedRAMP Program Management Office (PMO) and Joint Authorization Board (JAB) following a rigorous review process.
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Citrix And Google Cloud Simplify Shift To Flexible Work
New Citrix DaaS solutions available on Google Cloud Marketplace deliver cost and time-savings in making transition from procurement to deployment.
Last year, Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) and Google Cloud announced their commitment to helping customers accelerate and embrace hybrid work models through Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solutions. And they're delivering on it. The companies today announced that two new Citrix DaaS solutions are available for purchase in the Google Cloud Marketplace, making it easier than ever for organizations with Citrix VDI solutions to transition to Citrix DaaS on Google Cloud.

And the timing couldn't be better.

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Citrix Features Explained: Improving User Experience With Citrix Secure Private Access
Your workforce has gone hybrid. Your employees demand anywhere access to the SaaS and cloud apps they need to be productive alongside an engaging and secure user experience
But because your critical business apps remain inside the datacenter while employees access them on a variety of networks and devices, ensuring a strong security posture is not easy. Enter Citrix Secure Private Access, which delivers zero trust network access (ZTNA) for hybrid employees inside an unparalleled security user experience.

The Citrix Secure Private Access solution gives you the best of both worlds: adaptive, robust, and VPN-less security without disrupting the preferred workflows of your remote employees. Let's examine how Citrix Secure Private Access can strengthen your security posture with location-based security and provide zero trust network access to critical business apps - all inside a simplified user experience.

Citrix News, May 4th, 2022
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In An Age Of Chip Shortages, Citrix Software And SaaS Come To The Rescue
The global semiconductor shortage continues to place severe constraints on IT departments.
The U.S. Department of Commerce reports that demand for chips has risen by 17 percent from 2019 to 2021, with little growth in supply. The mismatch in supply and demand has led to delays and even cancellation of critical digital transformation initiatives.

This shortage has served as a wake-up call for technology leaders. There is a growing realization that excessive dependency on hardware vendors can jeopardize digital transformation initiatives. These technology leaders are accelerating their move to the cloud.

Citrix News, May 2nd, 2022
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Rising Fuel Costs Snarl Return To Office Traffic
Citrix survey reveals majority of employees will continue to work from home until skyrocketing gas prices return to Earth
hey've been given the green light to head back to the office, but employees aren't in a rush to do so given the rising price of gas. According to the results of a OnePoll survey conducted by Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS), 57 percent of workers across the United States plan to stay parked at home to avoid the high costs of commuting. And close to half of their counterparts around the world say they will do the same.

And the timing couldn't be better.

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SAP News
Accenture and SAP Launch Joint Offering to Help Large Enterprises Drive New Value from Cloud Services and Business Innovation
The new joint offering combines the RISE with SAP solution and SOAR with Accenture services offering and has been augmented with new features that encompass Accenture's comprehensive suite of transformation services, including customized cloud services and proprietary intelligent tools, delivered through a cohesive as-a-service model. Accenture is the largest SAP partner to offer services entirely designed to help large enterprises across industries easily plan, implement and manage deployments of RISE with SAP in the cloud.
'The most successful companies will undergo total enterprise reinvention over the next decade, transforming every part of their business through technology, data and AI, and new ways of working and engaging with customers as well as new business models,' said Julie Sweet, chair and chief executive officer, Accenture. 'SAP and Accenture are now offering the ability for large enterprises to dramatically accelerate their transformations and new opportunities for growth.'

Large enterprises often have expansive, complex IT environments, with legacy systems that operate in silos and stand in the way of agility, growth and innovation. With enterprise applications that can be tailored to specific needs, this new joint offering from Accenture and SAP helps large enterprises build a clean core on SAP S/4HANA Cloud that can be extended and integrated with other cloud-native business solutions through SAP Business Technology Platform. This modern approach supports optimized business processes that can result in sustainable improvements and rapid innovation across the enterprise.

SAP News, May 3rd, 2022
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Google Cloud and SAP Expand Partnership to Enable Native Integration Between Google Workspace and SAP S/4HANA Cloud
New integrations will allow customers to leverage collaborative features of Google Docs and Google Sheets directly from within their SAP software workflows
Google Cloud and SAP SE announced an expansion of their relationship, unveiling new integrations between Google Workspace and SAP's flagship cloud ERP, SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

These native integrations will allow customers to connect core SAP software designed for running all mission-critical processes in the cloud with the collaborative capabilities of Google Docs and Google Sheets to innovate how work gets done across the enterprise.

SAP is a leading ERP software provider for enterprises. Its RISE with SAP solution provides a comprehensive set of products and services - including SAP S/4HANA Cloud - to help companies on their journey toward becoming intelligent and sustainable enterprises. Google Workspace enables teams of all sizes to connect, create and collaborate - to drive innovation from any device and any location. Built on the industry's leading cloud-native communication and collaboration platform, Google Workspace brings together the apps loved by billions of people - Gmail, Chat, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Meet and more - into a single integrated workspace.

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Dell News
Dell Technologies And Snowflake Simplify Data Access And Accelerate Insights
Snowflake enables every organization to mobilize their data with Snowflake's Data Cloud.
Dell Technologies and Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, will work together to connect data from Dell's industry leading enterprise storage portfolio1 with the Snowflake Data Cloud. A first of its kind, this collaboration will help customers have greater flexibility operating in multi-cloud environments, meet data sovereignty requirements, and easily turn data into insights.

Once available, Dell and Snowflake customers will be able to use on-premises data stored on Dell object storage with the Snowflake Data Cloud while keeping their data local or seamlessly copying it to public clouds. The companies will pursue product integrations and joint go-to-market efforts in the second half of 2022.

Dell Technologies, May 2nd, 2022
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Dell Technologies Expands Multi-Cloud Experiences Across Cyber Recovery, Data Analytics And Partner Ecosystem
Dell strengthens its APEX portfolio with managed services for cyber recovery and extends multi-cloud cyber recovery capabilities in public clouds
Dell Technologies is delivering new cloud experiences, an expanded ecosystem, and offerings to help customers manage and protect applications across data centers and multi-cloud environments. These new offerings are designed to help organizations easily store, protect and control their data and applications across an increasing number of platforms and locations.

'Our customers want help reducing complexity and are seeking solutions that use a common approach to managing data wherever it lives - from public clouds, to the data center, to the edge," said Chuck Whitten, co-chief operating officer, Dell Technologies. 'We are building a portfolio of software and services that simplifies on-premises and multi-cloud environments and offers.'

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Dell Technologies Solar Community Hubs Bring Technology, Healthcare, Workforce Skills To Remote Communities
Dell, Computer Aid, Intel and Microsoft to launch 25 solar-powered community hubs across three continents
Dell Technologies, in partnership with Computer Aid, Intel and Microsoft, announced its Solar Community Hubs strategy, marking an evolution in its established Solar Learning Labs program. Moving beyond technology access for education alone, the hubs improve access to technology, healthcare and workforce skills for communities in remote areas around the world.

The Solar Community Hubs will be built with Dell technology-enabled solutions and look to introduce 5G, edge computing and other services. Each hub will be managed by the community and will offer services based on each community's unique needs. The hubs will provide communities with access to water and electricity, healthcare and resources for environmental preservation. Community members can also access technical skills training, entrepreneurship support, education and career guidance, and revenue-generating services to support job creation and financial sustainability.

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Dell Technologies Storage Software Innovations Power New Levels Of Automation, Security And Multi-Cloud Flexibility
More than 500 Dell storage portfolio software advancements improve intelligence, automation, data mobility and security across clouds, on-premises and edge environments with no additional cost to existing customers
Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) is enhancing software across its industry-leading1 storage portfolio, driving increased intelligence, automation, cyber resiliency and multi-cloud flexibility.

'Organizations all over the world look to Dell to help them move faster while turning their data into a competitive advantage,' said Jeff Clarke, vice chairman and co-chief operating officer, Dell Technologies. 'We're delivering major software innovation across our portfolio to help customers make the most of their data and resources.'

Dell Technologies, May 3rd, 2022
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HPE News
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Opens New Head Office In Canada To Realize A New Workplace Experience For Team Members
New head office in Toronto designed as a collaboration and culture hub with a focus on teamwork, creativity, and talent development
Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced that it has opened a new head office in Toronto, Canada, designed to enhance team members' onsite experiences; from facilitating collaboration, heightening culture-building, and providing amenities to let teams get the greatest benefit that coming together affords while maximizing flexibility and wellness.

In 2021, HPE created the Edge-to-Office experience, which prioritizes flexibility and choice in the balance between office and remote work while maintaining a strong culture and connectedness. Offices, such as the new campus in Toronto, are envisioned and transformed into hubs for collaboration and social interaction, rather than full time dedicated workstations.

HPE News, May 3rd, 2022
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How Employers Shape The Experience Of Motherhood
HPE's people-centric culture offers gender-neutral flexibility for parents, as well as benefits that keep mothers' careers on track with flexible, personal options that help minimize the career interruptions that are typically associated with motherhood
I have generally considered Mother's Day a personal affair, when families show gratitude for the tireless work that mothers put into raising the next generation. But as a mother of two teenagers and an executive at a global tech company, I can't help but reflect on the significant role employers play in shaping the experience of motherhood.
HPE News, May 6th, 2022
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HP News
HP Introduces Beautifully Compact And Intelligent Scanners For Re-Imagined Hybrid Workspaces
Advanced software streamlines workflows for an enhanced digital workplace experience
  • Intelligent document capture helps extract and digitize scanned information
  • Desktop shortcuts and customized profiles streamline document classification, editing and filing
  • Enhanced security helps prevent malicious threats

HP announced its new HP ScanJet Pro and Enterprise devices with HP's most advanced and sophisticated workflow scanner software. The HP ScanJet series includes four new modern and secure devices that make scanning a simple and integrated part of the digital workplace experience. As workers come back into re-imagined workspaces designed for collaboration, the HP ScanJet series allows companies to bring a perfectly compact, intelligent device into the office space where work happens.

HP News, May 2nd, 2022
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New HP Chromebooks And Thin Clients Power Cloud-First Computing For Hybrid Work
Every company has roles that are critical to the business' success. These are typically customer-facing jobs that handle sensitive information or manage real-time operations.
The technology these people rely on requires higher standards for security, robustness, and performance. If these tools fail, the consequences can be dire: revenue is immediately lost, sensitive data may be exposed, or in the case of public safety such as emergency dispatch or healthcare, people's safety may be at stake.

Companies are virtualizing applications and desktops to provide enhanced security, resilience, and uninterrupted productivity for mission critical work, especially in hybrid work environments. Eighty-five percent of organizations will embrace a cloud-first strategy by 2025 and they will not be able to fully execute on their digital strategies without the use of cloud-native technologies.

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Lenovo News
Lenovo Collaborates With Stella Mccartney And Central Saint Martins To Champion The Future Of Sustainable Fashion Design Through Technology
Lenovo and Stella McCartney will challenge MA Design students from Central Saint Martins to explore the relationship between fashion and technology during a live brief
World-leading technology brand, Lenovo is collaborating with iconic fashion designer and conscious luxury pioneer Stella McCartney, and world-renowned art and design college Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London, to help inspire and empower the next generation of designers on sustainable fashion design.

As a powerhouse innovator in all things design-led, Stella will inspire 38 students from the Central Saint Martins MA Design course to channel their desire to change the world for the better and apply their creativity in an eight-week live brief. They will each be tasked to explore the relationship between fashion and technology and create a sustainable solution that pushes the boundaries of where they intersect.

Lenovo News, May 6th, 2022
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Lenovo Foundation Supports UNICEF USA and local NGOs in Humanitarian Response for Ukraine
As a global company, Lenovo understands its responsibility to support communities when they need it most.
The rapidly evolving situation in Ukraine and surrounding areas has impacted and disrupted the lives of many. As a result, the Lenovo Foundation, Lenovo's philanthropic U.S. entity, has made a US$1 million contribution to UNICEF USA's response to Ukraine, in alignment with UNICEF's work in the region that began in 1997. UNICEF's humanitarian work in Ukraine focuses on meeting the most critical urgent needs for safety, health care, safe water and nutrition, and protection while also safeguarding children's rights and long-term well-being.
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Lenovo Unveils New Yoga PCs To Empower Consumers To Do More, Their Way
At the pinnacle of portable performance, the new seventh generation of the Yoga Slim premium clamshell laptop line offers power, flexibility, and collaborative features as well as the smart adaptive performance of Lenovo's X Power paired with the brilliant visuals of Lenovo's PureSight Display
Lenovo has unveiled today the next generation of premium, ultra-slim Windows 11 Yoga laptops featuring:

  • The flagship 14-inch Yoga Slim 9i (known as Lenovo Slim 9i in the U.S.), a carbon neutral certified laptop1 that offers smarter productivity and incredible portable entertainment

  • The Yoga Slim 7i Pro X and Yoga Slim 7 Pro X (known as Lenovo Slim 7i Pro X and Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X in the U.S.), fueled by Lenovo X Power that enables creation anywhere, anytime

  • The Yoga Slim 7i Carbon (known as Lenovo Slim 7i Carbon in the U.S.) that fuses powerful mobility with durable style.

The new Yoga line also offers refreshes of the 14-inch and 16-inch Yoga Slim 7 Pro (known as Lenovo Slim 7 in the U.S.), the Yoga Slim 7i Pro (known as the Lenovo Slim 7i in the U.S.), and the Yoga 7. To meet the needs of the new hybrid home office, Lenovo has also announced today the new Yoga AIO 7, a new 4K 27-inch desktop PC that features an ergonomic hinge for endless adaptability, collaboration across multiple devices, and modern engineering for the contemporary home.

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Microsoft News
Microsoft Announces General Availability Of Microsoft Defender For Business Designed To Boost Small And Medium Business (Smb) Security
One in four small to medium-sized businesses has experienced a security breach in the past year and lacks the resources of large enterprises to protect themselves
Microsoft Corp. announced the general availability (GA) of the stand-alone version of Microsoft Defender for Business. Defender for Business brings enterprise-grade endpoint security to SMBs, including endpoint detection and response capabilities to protect against ransomware and other sophisticated cyberthreats.

In April 2022, Microsoft surveyed more than 150 small and medium businesses in an online quantitative survey in the U.S. to better understand changing SMB security needs. The survey found that more than 70% of SMBs think cyberthreats are becoming more of a business risk. That concern is well-founded - nearly one in four SMBs surveyed reported experiencing a security breach in the past year.

Microsoft News, May 2nd, 2022
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Nutanix News
Boost Your Database Operations With Nutanix Database Service 2.4
The latest version adds provisioning, database-sharing and disaster-recovery capabilities. But before I dive into the details, it's important to set some context.
As the product management leader for Nutanix, I have the privilege of working with many customers who use NDB to run and manage their database workloads. They support everything from dev and test environments to production applications.

Explosive data growth coupled with a massive increase in database workloads has prompted significant challenges for these customers:

  • Overtaxed database administration (DBA) and IT teams are saddled with managing more and more databases. Important but tedious tasks like patching and cloning take up valuable DBA and IT admin time and stretch teams thin

  • As the number of databases increase, common tasks like backing up and restoring databases have become incredibly time-consuming. Organizations expect their database backups to be stored as cost-effectively as possible, available across sites, and recover quickly with no data loss

  • The flood of developer requests for things like provisioning databases for dev and test purposes is only growing. These requests consume valuable DBA time and can negatively impact developer productivity if they have to wait hours, days, or even weeks to access a new database.

Since its release, NDB has helped customers modernize their database architectures, simplify database provisioning and administration, and improve DBA and developer productivity.

Nutanix News, May 2nd, 2022
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Oracle News
37% Of Consumers Trust Social Media Influencers Over Brands
80 percent of consumers have purchased products in direct response to social media content
Social media influencers and online communities are reshaping how consumers form opinions, buy from brands, and get their questions answered, according to a new study from Oracle and Brent Leary, partner, CRM Essentials. The study of more than 2,000 adults, ages 18 to 80 in the United States, found that consumers, particularly Gen Z, are increasingly turning to social media influencers and online communities to make purchasing decisions and receive
Oracle, May 3rd, 2022
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Madison Gas And Electric Taps Oracle To Supercharge Customer And Asset Operations
Investor-owned utility implements Oracle Energy and Water applications to integrate trusted data, reduce costs through automation, and enrich customer service
Madison Gas and Electric (MGE)'s investment in its Wisconsin service territory dates back more than 150 years. To continue to deliver reliable energy and services to its 159,000 electric and 169,000 gas customers, the company is digitizing its operations with Oracle.

As part of a larger 'Enterprise Forward' strategy, MGE recently implemented Oracle Utilities Customer to Meter, a complete customer information system (CIS) and advanced meter solution, and Oracle Fusion Cloud Customer Experience (CX).

Oracle, May 3rd, 2022
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NetSuite Helps Partners Develop Consulting Talent with SuiteLife Campus Initiative
As the fight for talent gets fiercer, businesses across all industries are challenged to find, hire, develop, and retain talent.
This is especially noticeable in the software industry and as NetSuite grows its customer base, we are seeing demand for NetSuite expertise and qualified consultants at an all-time high. To help our partners who often don't have the time, infrastructure, or capacity to train new talent-as well as support a broad NetSuite partner ecosystem to give our customers greater choice-we are introducing SuiteLife Campus.

SuiteLife Campus is a talent development initiative that helps our partners expand their teams by offering accelerated training to new college graduates or career change candidates to create a stronger, more diverse ecosystem of NetSuite consultants. The initiative energizes students' career trajectories within the NetSuite ecosystem and helps our partners reduce costs and realize faster ROI on new hires.

Oracle, May 5th, 2022
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Oracle Fusion Cloud Provides Real-Time Insights To One Of Nation's Largest Energy Infrastructure Companies
With eyes on efficiency and cost control, Williams moves finance and operations processes to Oracle Cloud ERP
Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB), a Fortune 500 company that handles nearly 30 percent of the natural gas in the United States, has moved finance and operations to the cloud with Oracle. Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) will play a critical role in providing Williams with real-time insights and control over costs, in addition to reducing its own energy consumption with SaaS.

To improve productivity and simplify its finance and operations processes, Williams needed to replace its legacy financial management system with a modern cloud solution that would enhance visibility and governance across its business. After careful evaluation, Williams selected Oracle Cloud ERP for its ability to automate and manage key financial data on a single, highly secure and scalable cloud platform as well as joint venture management capability to distribute costs and revenue efficiently and accurately among partners.

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Oracle Named A Leader In Analyst Report For B2B Commerce Solutions, Q2 2022
Independent research firm recognizes Oracle Advertising and Customer Experience for its 'strength in product vision and execution roadmap' in commerce
Oracle announced that it has been recognized as a Leader in The Forrester Wave: B2B Commerce Solutions, Q2 2022. This report evaluated the 10 most significant B2B commerce solutions providers based on 27 criteria. Oracle Commerce was one of only three Leaders and received the highest score in the current offering category and the highest possible score in the product vision, execution roadmap, and supporting product and services criteria.

According to the report, Oracle is 'now firing on all cylinders, as all CX apps were rewritten on the quickly evolving Oracle Cloud. The company has strength in its product vision and execution roadmap; Oracle Commerce (cloud) is an integral (and admirably loosely coupled) part of its larger advertising and CX portfolio.'

Oracle, May 4th, 2022
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Red Hat News
RHEL At 20: How Enterprise Linux Has Evolved From Server Closet To Cloud
Today there's no question that Linux, and open source, belongs at the heart of enterprise IT
20 years ago, though, Linux was the underdog and it took a lot of faith to bet big workloads on Linux. Red Hat had the confidence that it could bring Linux into the enterprise, and delivered on it with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

Roughly 20 years ago we released the first version of RHEL, which we initially called Red Hat Advanced Server. Because 1.0 and .0 versions were always seen as iffy, Red Hat started with version 2.1 and embarked on an adventure few would have thought possible.

Early days: From server closet to supported hardware to major workloads

These days you can be fairly confident that server hardware is going to work with Linux. That wasn't the case 20 years ago. One thing that RHEL brought to the table early on for enterprise Linux was a list of certified hardware you could count on working with Linux, and a stable platform for software vendors.

Red Hat News, May 6th, 2022
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Friday Five - May 6, 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.
  • 2022 Red Hat Innovation Awards
  • The Fast Mode - Red Hat Integrates its OpenShift with Kaloom's Unified Edge Fabric
  • Command Line Heroes - Ruthless Ransomers
  • The Enterprisers Project - Enterprise Open Source: 4 Priorities for CIOs
  • Summit is Next Week!

Read on for details

Red Hat News, May 6th, 2022
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Integrate Red Hat Insights Into Your Existing Operational Workflow
Red Hat Insights is a managed service that gathers and analyzes platforms and applications' data to predict risk, recommend actions, and track costs.
Insights alerts administrators with warnings and/or optimizations covering the domains of operations (e.g. an outage is about to occur), security (e.g. a new CVE is discovered for your systems), and business (e.g. overspending is happening). Insights is included as part of your Red Hat subscription, and is accessible through Red Hat Hybrid Cloud Console.

For those users who try to reduce management tools proliferation, Red Hat Insights offers multiple ways of integrating and/or querying its data.

This can be used to consolidate an existing configuration management database (CMDB), feed a unified monitoring or observability solution, or even trigger the creation of support tickets with relevant data in an IT service management (ITSM) platform. There are lots of options when it comes to integrating, and how you want to embed Insights into your operational workflow is often unique to your organization.

Red Hat News, May 3rd, 2022
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Security Recommendations For SAP HANA On RHEL
SAP HANA is SAP's in-memory database (DB) that has been around since 2010. It is used as the backbone of their main applications like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Business Warehouse (BW), or as a standalone application since it incorporates many features that are useful for Big Data and analytics.
There are other databases (Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, MaxDB and Sybase) on which SAP applications can run, but starting in 2027 customers wishing to maintain regular support will have to migrate to the new ERP suite, SAP S/4HANA. The suite only runs on SAP HANA, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is one of two supported platforms for the database.

All of SAP's applications are critical since they sit at the core of the company, and SAP HANA is especially resource demanding. Given this criticality, IT departments need to drive the highest levels of security and performance for the SAP ecosystem to limit impact on the company's operations.

Red Hat News, May 5th, 2022
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What's New On The Red Hat Customer Portal
We're pleased to announce the launch of our redesigned Red Hat Customer Portal homepage.
The previous design served our customers well, but we saw the potential to clarify available content, highlight special announcements and updates more flexibly, and offer more personalized content to logged-in users.

What's new?

  • The search feature is prominently placed on the homepage so you can quickly find helpful content.
  • New users without an account can easily register or recover a lost password.
  • Logged-in users are presented with a list of next steps to help them be successful with their subscriptions.
  • Trending content is surfaced so you can easily engage with community discussions.
  • Snapshots of support cases and subscriptions are displayed for logged-in users.

Why redesign the homepage?

Of the two million visitors per year to the Red Hat Customer Portal homepage, data shows that people most often navigate to support, subscriptions, or product content. By placing links to product documentation front and center, we have improved discoverability, enhanced the onboarding experience, and created personalized paths more closely aligned with your goals. The new design provides you with direct access to content that will help you solve product issues quickly.

Red Hat News, May 4th, 2022
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