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DDN News
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Building A Machine Learning Factory
The latest round of STAC conferences in Chicago, London and New York just concluded - it's an event we attend every year to connect with the brightest and most innovative Financial Services organizations.
DDN was grateful to participate in the 'Building a ML Factory' panels at each of the events as this was a very hot topic across the board. During the panel there was a lot of discussion about how businesses can effectively scale Machine Learning projects from proof of concept to fully industrialized applications built for growth.
DDN News, June 8th, 2022
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AWS News
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AWS Announces General Availability Of AWS Mainframe Modernization
New AWS Mainframe Modernization service makes it faster and easier for customers to modernize mainframe workloads by moving them to the cloud and benefiting from the superior agility, elasticity, and cost savings of AWS
AWS announced the general availability of AWS Mainframe Modernization, a new service that makes it faster and easier for customers to modernize mainframe-based workloads by moving them to the cloud to enjoy AWS's superior agility, elasticity, and cost savings. With AWS Mainframe Modernization, customers can refactor their mainframe workloads to run on AWS by transforming mainframe-based applications into modern cloud services. Alternatively, customers can keep their applications as written and replatform their workloads to AWS by reusing existing code with minimal changes. A managed runtime environment built into AWS Mainframe Modernization provides the necessary compute, memory, and storage to run both refactored and replatformed applications and helps automate the details of capacity provisioning, security, load balancing, scaling, and application health monitoring.
AWS News, June 8th, 2022
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NVIDIA News
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Festo Develops With Isaac Sim To Drive Its Industrial Automation
Dionysios Satikidis was playing FIFA 19 when he realized the simulated soccer game's realism offered a glimpse into the future for training robots.
An expert in AI and autonomous systems at Festo, a German industrial control and automation company, he believed the worlds of gaming and robotics would intersect.

'I've always been passionate about technology and gaming, and for me and my close colleagues it was clear that someday we will need the gaming tools to create autonomous robots,' said Satikidis, based in Esslingen Germany.

NVIDIA News, June 7th, 2022
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From Code To Clinic, Smart Hospital Tech Boosts Efficiency, Sustainability In Medicine
Researchers at the University Hospital Essen, in Germany, use NVIDIA-powered AI to supercharge smart hospital platforms, improving patient care and reducing energy consumption
NVIDIA is collaborating with clinical organizations across Europe to bring AI to the point of care, bolstering clinical pathways with efficiency gains and new data dimensions that can be included in medical decision-making processes.

The University Hospital Essen, in northwestern Germany, is one such organization taking machine learning from the bits to the bedside - using NVIDIA technology and AI to build smart hospitals of the future.

NVIDIA News, June 10th, 2022
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Stunning Insights From James Webb Space Telescope Are Coming, Thanks To GPU-Powered Deep Learning
NVIDIA GPUs will play a key role interpreting data streaming in from the James Webb Space Telescope, with NASA preparing to release next month the first full-color images from the $10 billion scientific instrument.
The telescope's iconic array of 18 interlocking hexagonal mirrors, which span a total of 21 feet 4 inches, will be able to peer far deeper into the universe, and deeper into the universe's past, than any tool to date, unlocking discoveries for years to come.

GPU-powered deep learning will play a key role in several of the highest-profile efforts to process data from the revolutionary telescope positioned a million miles away from Earth, explains UC Santa Cruz Astronomy and Astrophysics Professor Brant Robertson.

NVIDIA News, June 8th, 2022
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What Is Zero Trust?
Zero trust is a cybersecurity strategy for verifying every user, device, application and transaction in the belief that no user or process should be trusted.
For all its sophistication, the Internet age has brought on a digital plague of security breaches. The steady drumbeat of data and identity thefts spawned a new movement and a modern mantra that's even been the subject of a U.S. presidential mandate - zero trust.

So, What Is Zero Trust?

Zero trust is a cybersecurity strategy for verifying every user, device, application and transaction in the belief that no user or process should be trusted.

NVIDIA News, June 7th, 2022
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Fortinet News
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Cyberratings.Org Announces First-Of-Its-Kind Test On Cloud Network Firewall
Fortinet FortiGate-VM receives AAA rating across all five categories in CyberRating's assessment
CyberRatings.org, the non-profit entity dedicated to providing transparency on cybersecurity product efficacy, has completed an independent test of FortiGate-VM, Fortinet's virtual network firewall, as part of the first-ever Cloud Network Firewall evaluation. Fortinet received the highest possible rating of 'AAA' with Management and Reporting Capabilities, Routing and Policy Enforcement, SSL/TLS Functionality, Threat Prevention and Performance all earning 'AAA' ratings.

The CyberRatings exploit repository contains exploits that demonstrate a wide range of protocols and applications. Exploit sets for individual tests are selected based on CVSS score (how widely used is an application + what can an attacker do?), use case, and relevance to customers. Fortinet's Threat Protection was rated excellent, blocking 35 out of 35 evasion techniques, 977 out of 977 exploits, and passing all the stability and reliability tests.

Fortinet News, June 6th, 2022
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Fortinet Announces Five-For-One Stock Split
Fortinet announced its intention to implement its previously announced five-for-one forward stock split (the 'Stock Split') on June 22, 2022.
Fortinet previously disclosed the Stock Split on April 22, 2022, and further details on the Stock Split were included in Fortinet's definitive proxy statement (the 'Proxy Statement') relating to Fortinet's Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on June 17, 2022 (the '2022 Annual Meeting'). The Stock Split is contingent upon stockholder approval at the 2022 Annual Meeting of an Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the 'Restated Certificate') that would increase the number of authorized shares of Fortinet's common stock and implement the Stock Split, among certain other changes described in the Proxy Statement.
Fortinet News, June 9th, 2022
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Fortinet Announces Public Sector Advisory Council
Public Sector Experts Offer Insights and Counsel for Public and Private Organizations Globally to Stay Ahead of the Evolving Threat Landscape
Fortinet announced its Fortinet Public Sector Advisory Council (PSAC). The Fortinet Council includes highly esteemed global leaders, including: Gary Locke, Rachelle Chong, James R. Clapper, Peter Jennings, Sir Richard Shirreff, and Suzanne Spaulding. The members have excelled in a variety of government roles and missions and understand firsthand the value of public-private partnership and the critical importance of cybersecurity today.

As part of the Council, members will contribute strategic counsel and leadership on some of the world's most critical cybersecurity challenges across the breadth of the public sector-both within the US and internationally, expanding Fortinet's commitment to securing public sector organizations worldwide.

Fortinet News, June 7th, 2022
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Fortinet Elevates Its Commitment To Mitre Engenuity Center For Threat-Informed Defense
Fortinet is now an official Research Partner with MITRE Engenuity's Center for Threat-Informed Defense (Center), a nonprofit organization with a global mission to 'advance the state of the art and the state of the practice in threat-informed defense.'
As a new Research Partner, Fortinet will have a more prominent role in the organization's high-profile projects. The ultimate goal for the Center, Fortinet, and other Center Participants is to change the game on the adversary by continually advancing our understanding of cyber adversaries and their tactics, techniques, and procedures and applying that knowledge to systematically advance the community's ability to defend against those threats.
Fortinet News, June 8th, 2022
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Fortinet Receives Highest Rating (AAA) From Cyberratings In Cloud Network Firewall Third-Party Test
In the first-ever third-party testing of cloud network firewalls, Fortinet FortiGate-VM earned the highest possible rating of AAA in all five categories of a test by CyberRatings, an independent, nonprofit member organization that provides transparency and expert guidance on cybersecurity risks via research and testing programs.
The CyberRatings 'scorecard' for the Fortinet Cloud Network Firewall states, 'Security Effectiveness was excellent; Fortinet blocked 35 out of 35 evasion techniques, 977 out of 977 exploits, and passed all the stability and reliability tests.'

Fortinet Continues to Raise the Bar for NGFWs Across the Infrastructure

Below is a summary of the Fortinet scores in the five testing categories of the CyberRatings test:

Fortinet News, June 6th, 2022
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Fortinet Unveils New Digital Risk Protection Offering To Empower Security And Executive Teams With An Attacker'S View Of The Enterprise
FortiRecon combines machine learning, automation, and human intelligence to continually monitor an organization's external attack surface, determine its brand risk, and deliver custom intel to act earlier and faster on threats
Fortinet announced FortiRecon, a complete Digital Risk Protection Service (DRPS) offering that uses a powerful combination of machine learning, automation capabilities, and FortiGuard Labs cybersecurity experts to manage a company's risk posture and advise meaningful action to protect their brand reputation, enterprise assets, and data. FortiRecon uniquely delivers a triple offering of outside-in coverage across External Attack Surface Management (EASM), Brand Protection (BP), and Adversary-Centric Intelligence (ACI) to counter attacks at the reconnaissance phase - the first stage of a cyberattack - to significantly reduce the risk, time, and cost of later stage threat mitigation.
Fortinet News, June 6th, 2022
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Global Cybersecurity Experts Map Underworld Ecosystem To Help Law Enforcement
Cybercrime impacts everyone from individuals to global corporations and critical infrastructures and governments. It causes immense, though not always visible, damage to economies and societies.
As part of our mission to secure people, devices, and data everywhere, Fortinet is proud to be one of the founding members of the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Centre for Cybersecurity and active contributor as part of its Partnership Against Cybercrime (PAC).

The PAC is a subset of the WEF's Centre for Cybersecurity and strives to address the global challenge posed by cybercrime by exploring ways to amplify public-private cooperation against this crime and overcome existing barriers to cooperation. Its membership includes experts from private cybersecurity companies like Fortinet, as well as law enforcement agencies, service and platform providers, global corporations, and non-profit alliances.

Fortinet News, June 9th, 2022
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VMware News
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VMware Named A Visionary In The 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant For Application Performance Monitoring And Observability
VMware announced it has been named a Visionary in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring and Observability
VMware's observability platform, Tanzu Observability by Wavefront, has been recognized for its vision and execution. For a complimentary copy of the Gartner 2022 Magic Quadrant for Application

Organizations are increasingly adopting multi-cloud strategies and modern application development to meet the requirements of being a modern digital business. However, managing and monitoring app performance across these distributed environments is complex and requires integrated observability across the tech stack that traditional, siloed monitoring tools can't provide.

VMware News, June 10th, 2022
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Cisco News
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Cisco Unveils Innovations Driving New Security Cloud Strategy
Cisco unveiled its new strategic vision of a unified platform for end-to-end security across hybrid multi-cloud environments
Cisco, the leader in enterprise networking and security, unveiled its plan for a global, cloud-delivered, integrated platform that secures and connects organizations of any shape and size. The company is designing the Cisco Security Cloud to be the industry's most open platform, protecting the integrity of the entire IT ecosystem - without public cloud lock-in.

'With the complexity of hybrid work, continued acceleration of cloud adoption, and the ever-advancing threat landscape, organizations are looking for a trusted partner to help them achieve security resilience. We believe Cisco is uniquely positioned due to its scale, breadth of solutions and cloud-neutral business model to meet their needs,' said Jeetu Patel, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Security and Collaboration at Cisco. 'Cisco is already delivering upon key tenets of our cloud platform vision. We're excited to increase our innovation velocity to truly deliver on the vision of the Cisco Security Cloud.'

Cisco News, June 6th, 2022
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Webex By Cisco Delivers New Technology To Enable Flexibility For The Hybrid Workforce
Updates to Webex Calling, part of the Webex Suite, enhance quality and reliability of calls, and expands global reach
Cisco unveiled new Webex Calling innovations in the Webex Suite to improve work flexibility, reliability, and audio quality. Customers no longer risk calls dropping despite network outages and broadband bandwidth issues. Webex Calling users can now automatically remove background noise from external callers, a new feature that harnesses the Webex Suite's intelligence capabilities to optimize audio. Additionally, Cisco launched new devices for hybrid work - the Webex Room Bar and Cisco Video Phone 8875.
Cisco News, June 9th, 2022
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Citrix News
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Background Blur And Effects For Optimized Microsoft Teams Now In Preview
Microsoft Teams adoption accelerated dramatically during the pandemic, and companies everywhere continue to use the platform every day as a critical business tool, enabling their teams to collaborate wherever they might be located.
Citrix has optimized the secure delivery of Teams for years, collaborating closely with Microsoft to ensure the best possible user experience for end users and optimal control for IT.

One of the most popular features of Teams is the ability to automatically detect your background and change it when using a webcam. This helps prevent distractions and allows participants to focus on each other and the topics at hand.

Citrix News, June 8th, 2022
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Citrix Research Shows Hybrid Work Works
Employees given flexibility to work both in office and at home report higher levels of engagement, productivity and wellbeing
Whether businesses like it or not, employees like hybrid work. And the model is working. According to Work Rebalanced, the latest research from Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS), hybrid workers - those who work partly in an office and partly remote - are more productive and engaged than employees who are entirely office-based or fully remote. They also report better wellbeing - both physical and mental - and feel more positive about their organization.
Citrix News, June 7th, 2022
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Citrix Simplifies Devsecops For App Modernization Initiatives
DevSecOps teams are the new security champions in the app modernization journey. They implement security practices and testing across the entire software development lifecycle to prevent breaches, data loss, and regulatory penalties.
They also work with DevOps on the CI/CD pipeline to fulfill the dual mandate of app security and agility.

But it is difficult to build in application security without compromising agility. Developer teams must stay in sync with network and security teams. Developers must communicate the security policies and profiles they need while network and security teams must manually configure them so code can be developed and tested correctly. And the underlying security requirements have multiplied. Applications being refactored or migrated to cloud are more exposed to global threats. Changing workloads, users, and services also introduce new risks and vulnerabilities that need different security enforcement in different situations.

Citrix News, June 8th, 2022
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Citrix ZTNA Solutions Help Organizations Secure Their Remote Workforce
Citrix has been in the business of delivering secure remote work through its digital workspace solutions for more than three decades. And leading companies around the world are using them to provide employees with access to the applications and insights they need to get work done, wherever it needs to get done.
As RSA Conference 2022 wraps up, we wanted to highlight Citrix Secure Private Access, how it enables ZTNA for customers around the world, and how three customers are using Citrix solutions to protect their remote workforce.

Large, Global Financial Organization Goes Remote with ZTNA from Citrix

Citrix News, June 9th, 2022
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Zero trust network access (ZTNA) Vendors: What To Look For
Zero trust network access (ZTNA) has been a watchword in digital security for years. Recently, the technology has reached a tipping point.
Two parallel trends have increased the importance of using ZTNA to connect users with companies' digital resources. First, ongoing development has made ZTNA solutions more affordable and feature-packed. Second, greater use of remote work models has necessitated that businesses have versatile, secure ways to support employees outside of the office walls.

Now, with more organizations looking for a ZTNA vendor, it's a good time to weigh the features these organizations can offer. Choosing the right ZTNA vendor for a particular business is a complicated process, but by studying the offerings on the market and the capabilities of the latest technology, your company can find the ideal match.

Citrix News, June 9th, 2022
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SAP News
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The Take: Knowing Customers Digitally And Physically Could Rescue Retailers From Fire Sales
Like other retailers, such as Walmart and Macy's, Target is a victim of changing consumer demand that has shifted away from stay-at-home pandemic items. Returning to the office and a desire to travel, tempered by higher inflation, has refocused consumer demand away from furniture and sweatpants.
The change in consumer demand is likely manifold. U.S. consumers, housebound for two years, are itching to travel. Many are going back to the office either by requirement or voluntarily. In addition, their pockets are shallower as pandemic-driven government subsidies end and inflation prevails. Demand for furniture and home appliances have waned, while consumer spending on dressier clothing, staples and travel has grown.
SAP News, June 10th, 2022
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Dell News
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Building More Scalable And Reliable Ecommerce Sites With SRE
Learn how SRE practices helped Dell IT's Global eCommerce Experience organization reduce downtime and increase availability.
If you want to delight customers, SRE is not an option, it's a business imperative.

SRE, or Site Reliability Engineering, is a software engineering approach to IT operations that ensures scalable and highly reliable software systems. Websites-such as the one you're reading right now-have to be reliable and consistent to provide the user experience customers want, which is why SRE is so important to delighting customers.

Dell Technologies News, June 7th, 2022
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Simplify Patient Data Management With As-A-Service For Healthcare
The healthcare industry has been accelerating digital transformations in response to changing care delivery needs brought about by the pandemic.
Deploying new technology has enabled hospitals and care facilities to develop new care models to meet the needs of patients and clinical teams. We are continuing to see increases in telehealth, wearable devices and patient interactions with their medical records.

What does this all mean? It means healthcare is facing a data explosion. In examining the data, we see a 7x anticipated growth in telehealth1 with healthcare data forecast to reach 10ZB by 2025.2 The healthcare industry is facing a major data boom as part of its transformation. Add to this a 20% longer data retention rate3 and an increase in ransomware attacks, leaving hospitals with a challenge to manage, make sense of, and protect all this data. What now?

Dell Technologies News, June 8th, 2022
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Take Control Of Server Cybersecurity With Intelligent Cloud-Based Monitoring
PowerEdge servers get cybersecurity, anomaly detection, and APIs for ITSM and automation with Dell's CloudIQ AIOps application.
You've read the headlines: cybersecurity threats and losses for businesses have grown precipitously. According to the United States FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center, in 2021 Americans had over 850,000 cybercrime reports and related losses estimated at $6.9 billion, nearly double from the FBI's report from just 3 years ago. Globally, Check Point Research reported a 50% increase in attacks on corporate networks per week from 2020 to 2021 and a peak of 900-plus attacks per week per organization by the end of 2021.
Dell Technologies News, June 8th, 2022
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Talking Tech With Travis: Episode 9 - Software-Driven Storage Innovations
Join Travis Vigil for a mega episode with some of product management's top storage athletes, triathlon style.
Businesses want to innovate with data, which requires them to address the challenges of operational silos, cybersecurity threats, developer productivity and cloud complexity. We believe what our customers need is a continuous modern storage experience and the only way to truly provide that is with software-driven innovation. We're delivering more than 500 new high-value software features in Dell PowerStore, PowerMax and PowerFlex. Organizations tell us they have a major focus on automation and simplified IT operations - so they can boost productivity, reduce risk and be ready for what's next. Our software enhancements deliver intelligent automation across the storage portfolio for these critical AIOps initiatives. Highly adaptable software architectures are the key to making this happen.
Dell Technologies News, June 9th, 2022
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Technology Is Only Half The Story
At Dell Technologies OEM Solutions, we know your success involves far more than the right technology solution-in fact, the tech is just half the story.
Winning in the market requires a whole story, a comprehensive narrative with a fully developed technology, customer and business strategy, supported by a complex 'subplot' of route to market, supply chain and product life cycle.

At OEM Solutions, we specialize in the full story. Let's start at the beginning

To set you up for success, we want to understand your vision and strategy, so we ask a lot of questions during the early planning and consulting stage: How do you plan to roll out your solution? How can you ensure your product is tested and certified to work in different markets? How will you provide responsive, quality support to your customers?

Dell Technologies News, June 8th, 2022
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Unveiling The New XPS 13 And XPS 13 2-In-1
The reinvention of our award-winning XPS portfolio continues.
On the heels of its marquee XPS 13 Plus launch, where the system has been praised for its 'futuristic redesign', Dell continues this year's rollout of its reimagined XPS portfolio with today's launch of the iconic XPS 13 and the reveal of the upcoming XPS 13 2-in-1.

Today's hybrid and mobile world means that your tools have to meet you wherever you are. Versatility and multi-tasking with ease are paramount, and Dell's XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 deliver each in spades.

Dell Technologies News, June 9th, 2022
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HPE News
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More Financial Institutions Are Turning To HPE Greenlake To Accelerate Their Hybrid Cloud Transformation
Ireland's leading digital financial service provider, Allied Irish Banks, selects HPE GreenLake to meet growing transaction volume and deliver improved scalability and enhanced security
Most enterprises today, including financial institutions, are on a multi-generational IT journey. Many started with a data center environment and are shifting to a hybrid multi-cloud approach to drive innovation and increase speed and agility. And they recognize the need to securely access and control their data assets from edge to cloud to accelerate business outcomes.

I have spent time with our financial/banking customers over the past few months, and I consistently hear that they want to enhance customer experience, modernize mission-critical systems and payment platforms, and take advantage of the efficiency and flexibility that hybrid cloud offers. And, because financial institutions have significant cyber security requirements, there are many non-negotiables, including resilience, sustainability, and security of the underlying technology platforms.

HPE News, June 8th, 2022
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HP News
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What Is... Quantum Computing?
A monthly tech explainer series about the technology shaping our world today, from the Garage.
Computer science is about to make a quantum leap. Thanks to a radically different kind of architecture, computers of the future will be able to carry out feats that are impossible on today's machines. The technology is called quantum computing, and while it's a little hard to wrap your head around how it works, experts say it could transform information technology in a profound way by enabling new forms of computation, such as rapidly cracking unbreakable codes, modeling drug interactions at the molecular level, and modeling complex investments. In the decades ahead it could become a $1 trillion industry, and some heavyweights are already planning to take their share, including Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Honeywell. China, too, wants a place at the table, and has reportedly committed billions to developing its own applications.
HP News, June 7th, 2022
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IBM News
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IBM Tackles Growing Attack Surface Risks With Plans To Acquire Randori
Addition of Randori helps further simplify threat detection and response, building on recent acquisition of ReaQta and Launch of QRadar XDR
IBM at RSAC 2022 announced it plans to acquire Randori, a leading attack surface management (ASM) and offensive cybersecurity provider based in the Boston area. Randori helps clients continuously identify external facing assets, both on-premise or in the cloud, that are visible to attackers - and prioritize exposures which pose the greatest risk. Today's news further advances IBM's Hybrid Cloud strategy and strengthens its portfolio of AI-powered cybersecurity products and services.
IBM News, June 6th, 2022
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Power Of Hybrid, Multicloud Innovation Creates A Seamless Customer Experience Across Industries
Think about the rate and pace of innovation we are all experiencing as customers in today's digital age - from securely initiating a timely banking transaction to rapidly changing a flight last minute on an airline's mobile app or ensuring the video of a must-see sports final does not get dropped on a 5G network.
All of these daily activities must be powered by agile technology platforms that can help businesses modernize in response to our ever-changing demands to provide us faster, better customer experiences.

A study conducted by IBM Institute for Business Value in cooperation with Oxford Economics revealed that enterprises have moved on from a single cloud approach and have entered the hybrid, multicloud era to boost flexibility as they work to keep pace with customer demands. If not managed properly, the shift to this new era can create complexities around security and interoperability, opening the door to major security threats that can potentially compromise your data.

IBM News, June 6th, 2022
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The Mayflower Autonomous Ship Has Reached North America: Why This Pioneering Transatlantic Voyage Matters For The Advancement Of Ai And Automation Technology Across Every Industry
In a voyage lasting 40 days and conquering approximately 3,500 unmanned miles at sea, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship arrived in North America in Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 5, 2022
Following two years of design, construction and AI model training, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) was officially launched in September 2020. Fast forward to today, June 6, 2022, we celebrate the completion of MAS's historic transatlantic voyage from Plymouth, UK to its North American arrival in Halifax, Nova Scotia yesterday, June 5.

With no human captain or onboard crew, MAS is the first self-directed autonomous ship with technology that is scalable and extendible to traverse the Atlantic Ocean.

IBM News, June 6th, 2022
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Lenovo News
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Flying High: Lenovo And The Triangle Takeoff Coalition
At a recent Triangle Takeoff Coalition Business (TTC) Meeting at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) our Lenovo crew enjoyed meeting face-to-face with partners who are crucial to the success of our business and community.
I was humbled to share my thoughts on how a thriving airport helps businesses like Lenovo, including providing a strong first impression for job candidates as well as other visitors to the greater Triangle region.

The Triangle has been a hub for technology companies for many years, largely due to the fact that we have such amazing talent here locally. It is part of the reason Lenovo established one of our two global headquarters in North Carolina back in 2005. For nearly two decades, the Triangle has been Lenovo's home. It's where our employees, live, work, play and travel.

Lenovo News, June 7th, 2022
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Lenovo Unveils Thinksmart One, World's First Windows-Based All-In-One Collaboration Bar
Lenovo announced today at Infocomm 2022 in Las Vegas the all new ThinkSmart One Smart Collaboration bar
Designed for small to medium meeting rooms or dedicated home office spaces, ThinkSmart One all-in-one (AIO) bar is the world's first running Windows 10 IoT Enterprise and powered by an embedded 11th Gen Intel Core processor with vPro technology. Supporting familiar video conferencing applications such as Microsoft Teams Rooms or Zoom Rooms2 , and featuring eight microphone arrays with echo and noise cancellation, 15-Watt stereo speakers and an integrated high-resolution camera with wide field of view, ThinkSmart One offers an exceptional audio-visual experience.
Lenovo News, June 7th, 2022
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Microsoft News
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Announcing 2022 Microsoft Security Excellence Awards Winners
Spirits soared at the Microsoft Security Excellence Awards on June 5, 2022. And is it any wonder?
The celebration marked the first time that Microsoft executives and Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) members had gathered in person in more than two years so it was a special night for many reasons!

Formerly known as the Microsoft Security 20/20 Awards, the Microsoft Security Excellence Awards recognizes MISA member success across security during the past 12 months. MISA is a coalition of Microsoft leaders and subject matter experts, independent software vendors (ISVs), and managed security service providers (MSSPs) working together to defend against increasing security threats.

Microsoft News, June 6th, 2022
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P&G And Microsoft Co-Innovate To Build The Future Of Digital Manufacturing
Microsoft technology empowers scalability for consumer products leader
'Together with Microsoft, P&G intends to make manufacturing smarter by enabling scalable predictive quality, predictive maintenance, controlled release, touchless operations and manufacturing sustainability optimization - which has not been done at this scale in the manufacturing space to date,' said P&G CIO Vittorio Cretella. 'At P&G, data and technology are at the heart of our business strategy and are helping create superior consumer experiences. This first-of-its-kind co-innovation agreement will digitize and integrate data to increase quality, efficiency and sustainable use of resources to help deliver those superior experiences.'
Microsoft News, June 8th, 2022
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Oracle News
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Warehouse Management For Resilient Supply Chains
To add to what seems like an endless list of supply chain disruptions over the last two years, supply chain leaders are now facing additional pressure to control costs as inflation increases and the economic outlook worsens.
And with no signs of these pressures subsiding, supply chain visibility and strong warehouse management are more important than ever.

For our customers, the stakes couldn't be higher. A recent study that we conducted found that 84 percent of people would cancel their purchase if their order was delayed and even more alarmingly, 80 percent said delays or shortages would cause them to stop buying from a brand entirely. It wasn't all bad news though as on the other side of the coin, the same study found that 81 percent of consumers are willing to pay a premium for the smooth and timely delivery of their items.

Oracle, June 7th, 2022
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Red Hat News
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Containers Vulnerability Risk Assessment
Security considerations are even more important today than they were in the past. Every day we discover new vulnerabilities that impact our computer systems, and every day our computer systems become more complex.
With the deluge of vulnerabilities that threaten to swamp our security teams, the question, "How much does it matter?" comes quickly to our minds.

This question, "Does it matter?", has two parts:

  • How soon does it need to be fixed (a question for the software vendor)?
  • How soon does it need to be applied (a question for the end user)?

To set the stage, Red Hat Product Security uses the following terminology to help remove some of the ambiguity around discussing software vulnerabilities.

Red Hat News, June 8th, 2022
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Explaining Artificial Intelligence Governance - And Why Financial Institutions Need It
The financial services sector is highly challenging, with participants seeking to gain a competitive advantage through technologies, business practices and the incorporation of more efficient operational methods.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming one of the essential tools that financial institutions possess that can assist in automating processes, improving the accuracy of predictions and forecasts and improving customer service. However, financial institutions must establish a robust AI governance framework to drive AI implementations that encompass operational safety while remaining effective.
Red Hat News, June 8th, 2022
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Friday Five - June 10, 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.
  • SiliconANGLE - Three insights you might have missed from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU
  • Application modernization with Apache Kafka
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Kubernetes Operators: Good Security Practices
A Kubernetes operator is a method of packaging, deploying and managing a Kubernetes application.
A Kubernetes application is both deployed on Kubernetes and managed using the Kubernetes API. Operators automate the management of applications or service life cycles on behalf of a human operator, providing for the ability to automate at every level of the stack-from managing the parts that make up the platform all the way to applications that are provided as a managed service.
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Using Multipath TCP To Better Survive Outages And Increase Bandwidth
MultiPath TCP (MPTCP) gives you a way to bundle multiple paths between systems to increase bandwidth and resilience from failures.
Here we show you how to configure a basic setup so you can try out MPTCP, using two virtual guests. We'll then look at the details of a real world scenario, measuring bandwidth and latency when single links disappear.

What is Multipath TCP?

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 (RHEL 9) and later enables the MultiPath TCP daemon (mptcpd) to configure multipath TCP. But what exactly is MPTCP and how can it help us?

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