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Tintri News
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Tintri Named Performance Vendor Of The Year At The Storage Awards XIX
Tintri announced it has been named Performance Vendor of the Year and recognized as a finalist in six categories of the 2022 Storage Awards.
In association with leading UK industry publication Storage Magazine, 'The Storries' are now in its 19th year and recognizes the industry's finest products, companies and people. Winners are selected by readers of the magazine and companies from the IT ecosystem.

Tintri was recognized as a finalist in six categories including Storage Innovation, Performance Storage Vendor, One to Watch Vendor, Editor's Choice Vendor, Storage Company of the Year, and Editor's Choice Product, and earned the Performance Storage Vendor of the Year Award. Voters recognized the strength and unique value of Tintri's solutions for powerful, flexible and simple storage management, which includes its VMstoreTM T7000 Series.

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NVIDIA News
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AI For Personalized Health: Startup Advances Precision Medicine For COVID-19, Chronic Diseases
U.K.-based Inception member PrecisionLife uses AI-led data analytics to identify significant combinations of disease biomarkers.
At a time when much about COVID-19 remained a mystery, U.K.-based PrecisionLife used AI and combinatorial analytics to discover new genes associated with severe symptoms and hospitalizations for patients.

The techbio company's study, published in June 2020, pinpoints 68 novel genes associated with individuals who experienced severe disease from the virus. Over 70 percent of these targets have since been independently validated in global scientific literature as genetic risk factors for severe COVID-19 symptoms.

NVIDIA News, June 16th, 2022
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Smart Utility Vehicle: NIO ES7 Redefines Category with Intelligent, Versatile EV Powered by NVIDIA DRIVE Orin
The new SUV has something for everyone with an array of human-centered and autonomous driving modes.
Accounting for nearly half of global vehicle sales in 2021, SUVs have grown in popularity given their versatility. Now, NIO aims to amp up the volume further.

This week, the electric automaker unveiled the ES7 SUV, purpose-built for the intelligent vehicle era. Its sporty yet elegant body houses an array of cutting-edge technology, including the Adam autonomous driving supercomputer, powered by NVIDIA DRIVE Orin.

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Fortinet News
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Fortinet Recognized As A Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice For Enterprise Wired And Wireless Lan Infrastructure
It's well known that Fortinet delivers the most-deployed network security solution on the market, representing over one-third of all firewall shipments.
Fortinet is also a serious networking vendor with technology in SD-WAN, Ethernet switching, Wi-Fi access points, and more. We believe our position as a networking leader is further exemplified by Fortinet being named a Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure for the fourth year in a row.

The Importance of Security-Driven Networking

Organizations value Fortinet's network offerings because they bridge the gap between networking and security-breaking down silos that have existed for years-to offer a better experience both for the groups running the network and the users who rely on it to get their jobs done.

Fortinet News, June 13th, 2022
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Major Retailer Converges Network And Security Systems With Fortinet Secure SD-WAN
For most retailers, effective networking must deliver on the three Ps: protection, performance, and price.
One major retailer with more than 1,700 stores had found that its legacy network was failing to meet any of these touchstones. For one, it was obliged to manage its security and network devices separately, which added cost and complexity. Additionally, given the adverse effect it had on network performance, the retailer could not fully utilize its IPS (intrusion prevention system). Other challenges included poor performance optimization and limited visibility into network traffic.

Overall, the retailer found itself with an expensive system that adversely affected business performance and profitability.

Fortinet News, June 15th, 2022
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New Global Ot And Cybersecurity Report Outlines Key Challenges For Industrial Organizations
Fortinet recently released the 2022 State of Operational Technology and Cybersecurity Report.
Based on a detailed survey conducted in March 2022 of more than 500 global operational technology (OT) professionals, the report's data highlights the current state of OT security and provides a roadmap to better secure OT organizations.

The need to improve OT security is underscored in the report, which found: 93% of OT organizations experienced an intrusion in the past year, and 78% of them experienced more than three intrusions.

Air-gapped No More

Traditionally, security was not as critical a consideration when programmable logic controllers (PLCs)-the brains of any industrial control system (ICS) or OT network-were designed. PLCs never verified the authenticity of message senders, and controller communications had zero encryption capability. Previously, there was no need for these security measures because an organization's OT network was always air-gapped from their IT network.

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The World's #1 Network Firewall Also Delivers Powerful Networking Solutions
Fortinet has been the driving force in the evolution of cybersecurity for over 20 years
Central to that is FortiGate, the industry's most-deployed, patented, and validated firewall. With over 8.4 million cumulative units shipped, representing over one-third of all firewall shipments, and performance numbers that average 15x better than competitive offerings, it's no secret that FortiGate is the #1 firewall in the world.

Less well-known is that FortiGate also serves as the foundation of the only true converged networking and security platform available today. Here are just a few of the robust networking solutions delivered via FortiGate.

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VMware News
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Centrica Modernizes Applications With Vmware Tanzu Observability By Wavefront And AWS
AWS Customers Can Purchase Tanzu Observability in AWS Marketplace
VMware, Inc. announced the company is empowering Centrica in its mission to help customers live sustainably, simply, and affordably by providing better visibility into the company's cloud-native applications running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront enables Centrica to gain better insights and trends into their platforms, allowing a much smoother path to innovative products and services. With the help of VMware, Centrica delivers metrics via simple dashboards on smart home applications which allow its customers to use energy more efficiently.
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VMware Named A Leader In Three Unified Endpoint Management IDC Marketscape Vendor Assessments
VMware positioned as a Leader in Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) Software, UEM Software for Apple Devices, and UEM Software for Ruggedized/IoT Device Deployments
The evaluated solution, VMware Workspace ONE, enables customers to automate management and security for all endpoints (including mobile, desktops, AR/VR, and mission-critical frontline devices) running any OS (including iOS/iPadOS, Android, Windows 10/11, macOS, Linux, and Chrome OS) and any app, across diverse use cases, all from an integrated digital workspace platform.
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Cisco News
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Axians Teams With Cisco To Help Enterprises In Germany And The Netherlands Digitize And Expand IoT With Cisco Private 5G
Axians brings more than 10 years of experience servicing enterprise customers with 4G/5G and IoT opportunities across private and public-sector, mobile operators and service providers.
Cisco announced it is collaborating with Axians, a Vinci Energies brand, to provide Cisco private 5G to enterprises across industries in Germany and the Netherlands.

As an independent multi-national ICT company with more than 10 years of experience in planning, building, and managing 4G and 5G networks, Axians supports private-sector companies, public-sector entities, operators, and service providers in their infrastructure and digital solutions development. Axians' specialized consulting, design, integration, and service teams develop tailored digital transformation solutions spanning business applications, analytics, networking, digital workspaces, datacenter, cloud, infrastructure, and security.

Cisco News, June 16th, 2022
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Cisco Launches Appdynamics Cloud To Enable The Delivery Of Exceptional Digital Experiences
Cisco has launched AppDynamics Cloud, a cloud-native observability platform for modern applications which are based on increasingly complex, distributed architectures and services. Designed for simplicity, usability, and intuitiveness, it empowers IT teams to deliver the exceptional digital experiences currently demanded by businesses, consumers and end users.
Cisco announced the launch of AppDynamics Cloud at Cisco Live, the premiere networking and security event. AppDynamics Cloud enables delivery of exceptional digital experiences by correlating telemetry data from across any cloud environment at massive scale. It leverages cloud-native observability to remediate application performance issues with business context and insights-driven actions.

'AppDynamics Cloud delivers power and usability in a single, intuitive interface. It puts the focus where it needs to be-on 360-degree visibility and insights, and the ability to take action that leads to extraordinary application experiences every time,' said Liz Centoni, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, GM of Applications.

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Cisco's Emerging Technology And Incubation Efforts Deliver Free-Tier, API-First Developer Solutions
Panoptica and Calisti Signal Continued Advancement of Products and Services Strategy to Connect, Secure, and Observe Modern Applications
Cisco unveiled Panoptica and Calisti, the latest additions to Cisco's suite of API-first solutions and tools that result in faster application development cycles, and provide businesses with modern application connectivity, security, and observability that is critical for exceptional digital experiences. The announcement was made at Cisco Live, the premiere networking and security event.

Panoptica and Calisti underscore the company's strategy towards managing and securing distributed application architectures, making it possible for developers to programmatically discover, connect, secure, and observe application programming interfaces (APIs), applications, and workloads across the breadth of their cloud journey from born-in-the-cloud use cases on a singular cloud, to hybrid and multi-cloud architectures that span public, private, SaaS, and edge components.

Cisco News, June 15th, 2022
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Pharrell Williams' Non-Profit YELLOW And Cisco Unite To Help Reimagine Education
Grammy award-winning, Academy Award-nominated Musician and Filmmaker, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Pharrell Williams discusses role of tech in education and future of work with Cisco CEO at Cisco Live
We don't know much about the workforce today's 10-year-olds will eventually enter; in fact, The Institute for the Future reports 85% of the jobs today's students could apply for in 2030 don't even exist yet. But some things are certain-they will need a solid education to be adaptable, creative, and tech fluent. Driven by its mission to secure an inclusive future for all, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is partnering with multiple Grammy award-winning musician, producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Pharrell Williams to provide technology centered around connectivity, collaboration and security at Williams' school, YELLOWHAB.
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Citrix News
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Citrix/ServiceNow Integration: Five Benefits For Global Systems Integrators
While chatbots have been hailed by some as the future of IT support, some IT leaders say chatbots aren't very robust.
For example, IT teams still find themselves manually handling common incidents such as virtual application and desktop session 'resets.'

In simpler terms, while chatbots manage IT tickets on the frontend, they still require manual help desk intervention on the backend - even for simple things. Citrix session resets have been identified as a 'Top 5 use case' and the need for resets can be caused by a variety of factors, such as networking issues, forgotten passwords, or an issue with the IT organization's chosen authentication policies, such as single sign-on or multi-factor authentication.

Citrix News, June 16th, 2022
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Kingston And Sutton Councils Enable Secure Remote Work With Citrix
Work used to be a place people went. Today, it happens everywhere.
The London councils of Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and London Borough of Sutton understand this, and are leveraging virtual desktops from Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) to create a simple experience that empowers employees to perform at their best and deliver for the more than 400,000 constituents they serve.

'We believe that work is what you do, not where you go and the whole strategy behind our infrastructure has been to enable our people to access all of their services from any device, anywhere,' explained David Grasty, Corporate Head of Digital Strategy & Portfolio for the two councils' Digital and IT service.

Citrix News, June 14th, 2022
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Make Device Management Simpler With Citrix Provisioning Services
Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) has long been a trusted delivery mechanism for images across customer estates.
It provides infrastructure teams with the ability to manage many thousands of devices with a single image, simplifying operations, and, in many ways, enhancing an organization's security posture by ensuring devices are clean before a user consumes a service.

If you've been around Citrix products a while, you're probably familiar with the debate over Citrix Provisioning Services and Citrix Machine Creation Services. Both products share similar driver stacks in terms of the way they can front storage with memory cache to improve performance. Check out this blog post, which explains RAM cache with overflow to disk extensively within PVS.

Citrix News, June 14th, 2022
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Reduce Remote Cybersecurity Risks With ZTNA As A Service
How are you managing the risk presented by your employees using personal devices to access corporate resources outside the office?
The reality of an increasingly remote workforce means your valuable data and information is being requested from devices you may not have previously authenticated or authorized, or assets that have not previously met corporate standards or compliance.

As we'll explore, implementing zero trust network access (ZTNA) for your organization can greatly reduce the risks presented by users, applications, and devices requesting access to your applications and data.

We'll also highlight how resourcing your bespoke security solution can save you time and money.

Citrix News, June 14th, 2022
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Why Hybrid Work Works
Employees given the flexibility to work both in an office and at home report higher levels of engagement, productivity and wellbeing.
Whether businesses like it or not, hybrid work is here to stay, and employees like it. And whether they believe it or not, the model is working. Research shows that 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.

Despite the evidence and clear benefits that hybrid work can deliver, many companies are still grappling with whether and how to implement it. Some business leaders feel that real work can't get done outside the office. But if implemented properly, flexible work models can lead to a more productive, healthy workforce.

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SAP News
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How The Cloud Changes The Business Transformation Mindset
Executives often speak highly of the vast potential of cloud technologies. But in practice, fewer than expected business capabilities are supported by cloud services and applications.
Why do so many still struggle to connect the dots between cloud technology and their digital transformation aspirations?

The answer is quite simple: true business transformation in the cloud requires a comprehensive approach that unites the strategy, organization, process, and technology needed to optimize performance and accelerate innovation.

SAP News, June 16th, 2022
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How Your Drive For Sustainability Can Impact The Employee Experience
The ethos of the sustainable business has become a corporate ideal that's on everyone's radar.
Conversations about carbon footprints, water and energy consumption, production waste, social inequality, product recyclability, and other dimensions of sustainability are more serious. And even customers and partners are growing more vocal about their expectations.

But this sustainability mindset rarely translates to workplace culture in the same way. While new policies, processes, and practices are being adopted at an incredible pace, little attention is paid to how people internalize the purpose and impact of their work and how that sentiment changes the dynamics of talent attraction, retention, and engagement.

SAP News, June 15th, 2022
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Hyperconnected Auto Supply Chains Give Electric Vehicles A Jolt Of Sustainable Mobility
Just last year, SAP celebrated the 25th anniversary of the founding of Ariba.
A few years after the company was founded, Ariba Network was launched. The concept was both simple and revolutionary: digitize the paper documents companies send, like purchase orders (POs) and invoices, and enable communication via a common digital language.
SAP News, June 16th, 2022
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Looking Back And Ahead With Identity And User Management Transformation At SAP
The Identity and User Management team at SAP has been working on transforming the login experience to make working with SAP easier.
From supporting more than 11,000 websites with SAP Universal ID to enhancing user experience (UX) on a range of topics, a number of recent updates have impacted our customers and partners.

Now Available for All Users: SAP Universal ID

In late 2019, SAP Universal ID, our solution to the SAP.com complex login system, went live. The approach of a centralized account allows users to log on once, by linking all existing SAP accounts (S/P-users).

SAP News, June 17th, 2022
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SAP's Bold Vision To Strengthen The World's Supply Chains
Just last year, SAP celebrated the 25th anniversary of the founding of Ariba. A few years after the company was founded, Ariba Network was launched.
The concept was both simple and revolutionary: digitize the paper documents companies send, like purchase orders (POs) and invoices, and enable communication via a common digital language.

Innovation That Changed Procurement Forever

When it was introduced in 1998, Ariba Network took the exchange of procurement documents far beyond the realm of PDFs and e-mails. This was true data exchange. Overnight, companies gained the ability to send and receive POs and invoices electronically - system to system. And with digital versions of their documents, they saved time and money by delivering accurate invoices via three-way document matching (POs, invoices, goods receipt notices). This was a game changer that helped companies wrangle procurement spend and increase efficiency.

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Dell News
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Finding Order In Chaos: Making Sense Of Unstructured Data
Managing unstructured data is key to business growth.
Every organization today is data-rich. Today, it is widely acknowledged that no organization can effectively service their customers without investing in some form of data-driven technology and analytics. As companies double down on digital transformation, more capacity is needed to process a wider variety of applications from files and objects to streams, forcing them to prioritize a well-designed digital infrastructure investment.

Rapid advancements in computing power and 5G connectivity (check out my take on the future of 5G here) are top-of-mind scenarios that create vast quantities of data and increase enterprise workloads across Edge, Core and Cloud. By 2025, there will be 175 zettabytes of data in the global datasphere, of which 80% will be unstructured. However, Deloitte reported that only 18% of organizations could take advantage of such data, underscoring a huge opportunity for businesses to derive valuable insights and make data-driven decisions.

Dell News, June 13th, 2022
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Simplifying Your Infrastructure As-A-Service Deployments
Partners can now provide multi-tenancy for Tanzu on VxRail and VMware Cloud Foundation to simplify their IaaS deployments.
With the explosive growth of containerized applications running from the core to the edge, and onto the Radio Access Network (RAN), businesses of all sizes and roles are challenged with managing the myriad of infrastructures needed to host those ever-growing applications.

Dell Technologies and VMware have created a solution architecture (illustrated below) that simplifies IaaS deployments at Cloud Service Provider locations for their end customers, offering the end customer a virtual private cloud leveraging the multi-tenancy features of VMware Cloud Director with the implementation simplicity of Cloud Foundation.

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Software Innovation Drives Your Unity XT Hybrid Flash Arrays
The new Dell Unity XT 5.2 Operating Environment brings feature/function parity between Unity XT HFAs and AFAs.
Dell Technologies continues delivering breakthrough storage software innovations to its customers with the availability of Dell Unity XT's latest Operating Environment (OE) 5.2. This software release delivers several important storage technologies designed to simplify how users address capacity expansion and recover data faster, expand disaster recovery topologies, increase storage utilization and cost-effectively upgrade Unity XT systems while lowering CapEx/OpEx.
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HPE News
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Eclit Chooses HPE Greenlake To Launch A New Cloud Offering And Expand Its Managed Services Portfolio
With HPE GreenLake, Turkish service provider drives growth with new cloud and managed services portfolio and responds more quickly to customers' requirements and business demands
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced that Eclit has selected the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform to launch a new cloud portfolio and expand its infrastructure as a service and managed IT services offering. The comprehensive services suite enables customers to deploy custom-built solutions with an agile, scalable, pay-per-use cloud experience across all workloads.

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Eclit provides simplified and managed IT services to modernize business processes and offer advanced solutions. As part of its growth strategy, Eclit wanted to pursue additional opportunities and therefore selected the HPE GreenLake platform to launch a new suite of cloud services and transform part of its existing IT estate.

HPE News, June 14th, 2022
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Iliane Selects HPE Greenlake For Expansion Of High Performing Cloud Offerings
HPE GreenLake provides leading French cloud services and hosting services provider with scalability and flexibility in two new future-proof datacenters
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced that Iliane, a French cloud services and hosting service provider, has selected the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform to accelerate the deployment of their cloud offerings for regional accounts. The HPE GreenLake platform meets Iliane's requirements for flexibility, security, manageability and fast delivery of resources and allows Iliane to administer their IT and cloud offerings with extreme flexibility.
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Swedish Cloud Service Provider, Datarewind, Boosts Hybrid Office Productivity With HPE Cloud-Native Storage And Enhanced Compute Capacities
VDI solution specialist chooses the new HPE Alletra 6000 and HPE ProLiant servers to support growing hybrid office demands
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced that Datarewind, a Swedish IT service provider, has selected HPE Alletra cloud-native data infrastructure and high-performing, versatile HPE ProLiant servers to host virtual machines on behalf of its clients. The new compute and data services solution allows Datarewind to offer higher performance and quicker access to the work environment for its clients, meeting the hybrid office demands of today while providing a strong foundation to easily adapt to future requirements.
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Taeknizon Selects HPE Greenlake To Expand Their Fully Managed Cloud Offering In The UAE
HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform enables Taeknizon to expand its operations, accelerate time to market, and ensure financial flexibility and ROI
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced that Taeknizon, a private cloud service provider focused on Asia and the Middle East, has selected the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform to further expand its operations in the UAE. This partnership with HPE will enable Taeknizon to meet growing demand from end customers and elastically scale up services in line with demand.

Headquartered in Singapore, service provider Taeknizon is seeking to expand their regional availability in the fast-growing Middle East market. With this expansion, Taeknizon's mission is to become a specialized provider in a range of technology services, including multi-cloud solutions, data management, data security, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, cyber security, and colocation services across Middle East.

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Lenovo News
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Lenovo And PCCW Announce Strategic Partnership To Form Technology Solutions Powerhouse In Asia Pacific
Lenovo Group Limited and PCCW Limited jointly announced today that they have entered into definitive agreements to establish a strategic partnership to create a technology solutions business in the Asia Pacific region
The partnership, which will be known as PCCW Lenovo Technology Solutions Limited ('PLTS'), will leverage the combined strengths of Lenovo and PCCW to create compelling value for employees, customers, and shareholders of both companies.

PLTS will benefit from the combined resources and experience of Lenovo and PCCW, including complementary service offerings, operational expertise, go-to-market capabilities, technical development capabilities, and highly skilled talent pools.

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Lenovo Officially Opens First European In-House Manufacturing Facility In Ullo, Hungary
Lenovo has today officially opened the doors to its first in-house manufacturing facility in Europe
Based in Ullo, Hungary, the factory focuses primarily on building server infrastructure, storage systems and high-end PC workstations used by customers throughout the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region.

Extending Lenovo's international manufacturing operations, the investment represents significant economic potential for both the private and public sectors in Hungary, with increased production capacity, greater potential for collaboration with local vendors, and the creation of new job openings. The site already employs over 1,000 full-time staff in a variety of engineering, management & operational roles, with numbers continuing to increase as the facility moves towards full capacity.

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Microsoft News
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Introducing Viva Sales, A Modern Way Of Selling That Brings Together Any CRM, Microsoft 365 And Teams
Today we're introducing Viva Sales, a new seller experience application that brings together any customer relationship management technology (CRM), Microsoft 365 and Teams to provide a more streamlined and AI-powered selling experience.
The past two years have changed the way we work. Employees are demanding more from their employers in today's hybrid world - from the tools they use to the hours and the places that they work. For sellers, the hybrid work environment means spending more time in video conferences, chats, email and documents to connect with customers and close deals.

Salespeople also need to access their CRM system - as well as multiple applications and databases - several times a day to stay on top of their accounts. This adds up to dozens of interruptions as they navigate among these disparate applications and the collaboration and productivity tools they're using to accomplish administrative tasks, collaborate internally and work on deals. Yet, all sellers really want is to spend more time with their customers.

Microsoft News, June 15th, 2022
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Microsoft Announces Viva Sales, Redefining The Seller Experience And Enhancing Productivity
Viva Sales works with any seller's CRM to automate data entry and brings AI-powered intelligence to sellers in Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Corp. announced Microsoft Viva Sales, a new seller experience application. Viva Sales enriches any CRM system with customer engagement data from Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams, and leverages AI to provide personalized recommendations and insights for sellers to be more connected with their customers. This helps sellers more seamlessly personalize their customer engagements toward faster deal closure.

Employees are demanding more from their employers in today's hybrid world - from the tools they use, to the hours and locations they work.

Microsoft News, June 16th, 2022
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Microsoft To Acquire Miburo To Boost Threat Intelligence Research Into New Foreign Cyber Threats
Microsoft is announcing that we have entered into an agreement to acquire Miburo, a cyber threat analysis and research company specializing in the detection of and response to foreign information operations.
Microsoft detects and helps customers defend against cyber threats from nation-states as part of our commitment to keep customers safe online. These efforts are underpinned by the threat intelligence we gather, publish, and use to fuel disruptions of malicious nation-state activity across a range of cyber-attack vectors.

Miburo, led by founder Clint Watts, will become part of the Customer Security and Trust organization. Working in close collaboration with the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center, our Threat Context Analysis team, our data scientists and others, the new analysts from Miburo will enable Microsoft to expand its threat detection and analysis capabilities to address new cyber-attacks and shed light on the ways in which foreign actors use information operations in conjunction with other cyber-attacks to achieve their objectives.

Microsoft News, June 14th, 2022
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Narrowing The Data Gap: World Bank And Microsoft Commit To Unlocking Better Development Outcomes For Persons With Disabilities
Across the world, persons with disabilities remain invisible in the global development agenda. One key reason is because of variances in the availability and use of disability-disaggregated data across organizations and borders.
While it is estimated that one billion people, or 15 percent of the world's population, have a disability - more data is needed to understand the true scale of the living conditions and development outcomes for persons with disabilities, and to get clarity on the degree to which persons with disabilities continue to be underserved.

This reality is a part of what the World Bank calls the disability divide - the gap in societal inclusion for persons with disabilities in all stages of development programs, including education, employment and digital inclusion. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this risk and exposed some of the existing inequalities faced on a regular basis.

Microsoft News, June 15th, 2022
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Oracle News
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Bastard Burgers Takes On NYC With Oracle Cloud
Swedish restaurant chain taps Oracle MICROS Simphony to support global growth and boost customer service
Since its start in Lulea, Sweden in 2016, the NYC-inspired street food chain, Bastard Burgers, has been on a mission to go global. To support its rapid growth and expand its digital ordering capabilities, Bastard Burgers has chosen Oracle MICROS Simphony Cloud Point-of-Sale (POS). With Oracle's help, the company now boasts 67 restaurants across Sweden, Norway, and most recently at The Bronx Brewery Taproom in New York City. Expansion plans include bringing tasty burgers to more communities across Finland this fall and then Central Europe.
Oracle News, June 14th, 2022
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Global Report: 45% Of People Have Not Felt True Happiness For More Than Two Years
People are searching for happiness in new ways and are willing to pay a premium
People want brands to make them smile and laugh, but business leaders fear using humor in customer interactions according to a new research report from Oracle Fusion Cloud Customer Experience (CX) and Gretchen Rubin, five-time New York Times bestselling author and podcaster. The Happiness Report includes insights from more than 12,000 consumers and business leaders across 14 countries and found that people are searching for new experiences to make them smile and laugh and will reward brands that embrace humor with loyalty, advocacy, and repeat purchases, and walk away from those that don't.
Oracle News, June 15th, 2022
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Komax Taps Oracle Cloud For Retail To Overhaul Its Inventory And In-Store Tech
Oracle helps Latin American retailer scale with rapid growth and improve in-store shopping outings for customers
Retail Group, Komax is committed to bringing the latest clothing, shoes, and accessories from a roster of famous brands, including Gap, Banana Republic, and UGG, to consumers across Latin America. After years of rapid growth and multi-national expansion, Komax needed a single retail platform to manage multiple countries and brands for the modern omnichannel retail. Komax chose the Oracle Retail suite of services deployed on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and partnered with SkillNet to achieve its goals.
Oracle News, June 16th, 2022
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Oracle Announces Fiscal 2022 Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Full Year Financial Results
Q4 GAAP Earnings per Share $1.16, Non-GAAP Earnings per Share $1.54; Total Q4 Revenue $11.8 billion, up 5% in USD, up 10% in constant currency...
Oracle Corporation announced fiscal 2022 Q4 results. Total quarterly revenues were up 5% year-over-year in USD and up 10% in constant currency to $11.8 billion. Cloud services and license support revenues were up 3% in USD and up 7% in constant currency to $7.6 billion. Cloud license and on-premise license revenues were up 18% in USD and up 25% in constant currency to $2.5 billion.

Q4 GAAP operating income was $4.5 billion, down 1% in USD and up 6% in constant currency. Non-GAAP operating income was $5.6 billion, up 3% in USD and up 8% in constant currency. GAAP operating margin was 38%, and non-GAAP operating margin was 47%. GAAP net income was $3.2 billion, and non-GAAP net income was $4.2 billion. Q4 GAAP earnings per share was $1.16 while non-GAAP earnings per share was $1.54.

Oracle News, June 13th, 2022
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Deploy Enterprise Applications On Red Hat Enterprise Linux In Microsoft Azure
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) provides the stable foundation for advanced workloads both on-premises and in public clouds such as Microsoft Azure
For Azure, Red Hat and Microsoft have been working together to provide the tools needed to deliver workloads faster, with less effort - backed by tightly integrated, enterprise-grade support. Many of today's workloads require some form of enterprise database, and one of the most popular is Microsoft SQL Server.

We've given several presentations covering how using RHEL as the operating system platform for SQL Server helps organizations to reduce costs, avoid reliance on a single vendor, and increase performance. The response from SQL Server DBAs has been impressive with nearly one third of those surveyed by Red Hat and Unisphere Research saying that they were running the database on Linux today, and RHEL being the most popular distribution for deployment.

Red Hat News, June 17th, 2022
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Friday Five - June 17, 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.
  • Software development in 2022: 5 realities CIOs should know
  • Intelligent CIO - Employers centralizes insurance apps on Red Hat OpenShift
  • LISTEN TO THE PODCAST: How Does Data Help Shape Movies?
  • TrustyAI - an open source project looking to solve AI's bias
  • IT Brew - All hands on deck: Gov officials call for cybersecurity help from.everyone

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Red Hat News, June 17th, 2022
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Post-Quantum Cryptography, An Introduction
A new type of computer is being developed that can break many of our existing cryptographic algorithms.
As a result, we need to develop new algorithms that are secure against those computers and that will run on our existing computers. This is called "post-quantum cryptography".

What is a quantum computer?

In 1981, Richard Feynman proposed a new way to model quantum interactions in complex systems. There is a problem when modeling these interactions, however, in that we need to represent each linked particle as a set of probabilities. As we add particles, these arrays grow exponentially. For any sufficiently large system, we can no longer handle the storage and time requirements using existing computers.

Red Hat News, June 15th, 2022
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TrustyAI - An Open Source Project Looking To Solve AI's Bias
The next decade will see giant leaps forward in 5G, edge computing, enterprise Linux and plenty of other areas. As organizations look at the opportunities ahead, they must weigh both the opportunities and the risks.
One such exciting area is artificial intelligence (AI). As the tools and methodologies advance, many organizations are looking to use AI to improve business efficiencies, bring innovation to customers faster, gain actionable market insights and more. However, the rush to put AI in place without always knowing what it can be used for, or how to use it, can lead to problems with the systems and the data itself. We have heard many stories of when AI makes the "wrong" decision due to built-in biases, and in some cases, the outcome can be life or death.
Red Hat News, June 13th, 2022
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Using Cloud, Application And Data Services - Plus Other Hosted Tools - In The Red Hat Hybrid Cloud Console
In a recent blog post, we talked about why many people are choosing to use cloud services instead of self-managed infrastructure.
According to a recent report, 68% of organizations are deploying application services in cloud environments.1 Using cloud services, including application and data services, helps teams focus on the work that's most important to them while trusted experts manage the infrastructure. Using Red Hat OpenShift cloud services&#8213;including application and data services like Red Hat OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka, Red Hat OpenShift API Management and Red Hat OpenShift Data Science&#8213;helps organizations shorten development cycles.
Red Hat News, June 17th, 2022
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