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HP News
Daily QR 'Scan Scams' Phishing Users On Their Mobile Devices
New HP Wolf Security report shows move to block macros by default is forcing threat actors to think outside the 'box'
HP issued its latest quarterly HP Wolf Security Threat Insights Report, showing hackers are diversifying attack methods, including a surge in QR code phishing campaigns. By isolating threats on PCs that have evaded detection tools, HP Wolf Security has insights into the latest techniques being used by cybercriminals in the fast-changing cybercrime landscape. To date, HP Wolf Security customers have clicked on over 25 billion email attachments, web pages, and downloaded files with no reported breaches. Further HP Wolf Security insights will be featured at the upcoming Amplify Partner Conference, March 28-30, McCormick Place Chicago.
HP News, March 16th, 2023
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Gear To Make Any Size Home Office Work For You
Set your home office up for success, whether it's a cramped corner or an entire room.
Salome Coutinho, a client services and relationship manager at a large financial services organization in south Australia, switched to a hybrid work schedule last year. One of her first moves: rearranging and making a few additions to the small study she uses as a home office.

'I've added a working desk with a swivel chair, a fan that I can move around, and a little corner for documents that I need for work,' she says. 'I also adjusted the lighting and ensured I have the window to look out from.'

According to a 2022 Gallup poll, eight in 10 employees are already working hybrid schedules or are fully remote. Like Coutinho, many are recognizing that the makeshift workspace they cobbled together may have gotten the job done for the past couple years, but a long-term hybrid work schedule requires thinking beyond the dining table chair or lap desk in bed.

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Cisco News
Can You Hire Your Way To Security Resilience?
Can you hire your way to security resilience? We all seek that place where you're able to protect all aspects of your business by anticipating and responding to threats and change, and then emerging stronger.but what role do people play in it?
The short answer Hiring alone won't get you there.

But there are strategies to implement into your security culture that can have a big impact on both your hiring and retention practices - and that can lead to greater resilience. Like many worthy ambitions in life, a healthy security culture is not something that can be achieved without time and effort. It's something that must be planted and grown. One thing that is under appreciated is how important consistent voices are in the 'planting and growing' of your culture.

Cisco News, March 14th, 2023
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Cisco And Telenor Group Sign Agreement To Explore New As-A-Service Business Models And Enable A More Inclusive Internet For The Future
Cisco and Telenor extend their relationship to explore and develop new business opportunities, joint research, and innovation.
Cisco and the Telenor Group today announced an expanded relationship-through the fifth iteration of their Joint Purpose Agreement (JPA)-to advance strategic priorities that benefit markets in which the companies jointly operate, including Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG); as-a-service and automation innovations; and cybersecurity and multi-cloud as-a-service.
Cisco News, March 16th, 2023
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Cisco Catalyst IR8300 Rugged Series Router Wins 2023 'Industrial IoT Innovation Of The Year'
We're honored to be named Industrial IoT Innovation of the Year in the 2023 IoT Breakthrough Awards for our Cisco Catalyst IR8300 Rugged Series Router.
Designed to be deployed in mission-critical environments, the Catalyst IR8300 is purpose-built for secure, high-performance, reliable connectivity in industrial environments.

The Catalyst IR8300 Rugged&#8203;&#8203; Series Router is a rack-mounted, ruggedized router that delivers 5G performance and unprecedented flexibility. It is much more than a new version of its predecessor, the Cisco 2010 Connected Grid Router, and combines enhanced scalability with cutting-edge security in order to meet modern routing needs.

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Cisco SD-WAN: The Right Tool For Keeping Fleets Moving
When people think of fleets, they often think of a collection of ships cruising across the sea. Modern-day fleets, however, include public transportation, first responders, and service trucks for utilities, ISPs, and equipment or appliance repair.
Gone are the days when fleet activities were solely managed by two-way radio voice communication from a dispatcher. In the last 20 years, fleets have been reinvented to digitally connect over wide area networks (WANs) while on the move and sending and receiving important information in real-time enabling them to operate efficiently and reliably. Modern fleets share the need for reliable and available communications, security, and visibility.
Cisco News, March 13th, 2023
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Software-Defined Infrastructure: Cisco And NTT Co-Deliver A Solution For A Complex Problem
These days, flexibility, adaptability, and agility are vital. Organizations must be able to take advantage of opportunities as they arise, amid economic and supply chain uncertainties. The pressure to reduce costs and add efficiencies continues to squeeze technology budgets.
Fortunately, digital operating models deliver faster time to value, and subscription-based applications offer flexible solutions to help organizations transform by providing access to the latest applications and capabilities at a lower cost. Businesses can choose from an array of subscription-based solutions that make it easier to empower employees and to conduct business, and subscription-based models must deliver recurring value. Subscription-based solutions are available for everything from: computing as a service for networking; infrastructure and storage to specific applications for benefits management, and accounts payable to customer service and AI tools.
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Citrix News
Preview: EDT Lossy On Citrix Gateway Service
Citrix Gateway service now supports Loss tolerant mode (preview), which uses EDT Lossy transport protocol to enhance the end-user audio experience for users connecting through networks with high latency and packet loss.
In recent years, remote work has become increasingly common, with many organizations adopting a hybrid model that allows employees to work from home or other locations outside the office. As a result, real-time multimedia and unified communications (UC) software has become essential for many organizations because it enables remote workers to participate in activities that require synchronized, high-quality audio.
Citrix News, March 13th, 2023
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Uncover VDI And DaaS Data Risks With In-Session Clipboard Monitoring
To meet the needs of a fast-growing, distributed workforce, organizations have rolled out virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) with a goal of improving employee productivity and the end-user experience.
While these IT strategies have provided immense benefits in terms of infrastructure cost savings, flexibility of provisioning, scaling of corporate apps, and ability to provide quick IT access to end users, organizations are at risk of potential breaches and threats of data loss. Mergers and acquisition activities have added to the threat mix, creating access risks from unmanaged endpoints and third-party contractors or task-worker users.

These risks can lead to breach incidents that can damage businesses, exposing them to financial liability, damaged reputation, and costs and employee effort related to legal audits and incident responses.

Citrix News, March 16th, 2023
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Red Hat News
Fedora 38 Beta Now Available
The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Fedora Linux 38 Beta, the latest version of the free and open source Fedora Linux operating system. Fedora Linux 38 Beta reflects the community's desire for workstation, security and developer innovations. Users can look forward to the release of Fedora Linux 38 in late April.
Fedora Workstation

Previous iterations of Fedora Workstation's third-party repository feature allowed users to enable a selection of software repos hosted by external organizations, including a filtered version of Flathub which provided access to a small number of Flathub applications. Fedora 38 Workstation Beta has removed this filtering, allowing users to enable a complete version of Flathub using the third-party repositories feature.

Additionally, Fedora 38 Workstation Beta now includes GNOME 44. Users can look forward to a new lock screen, a background apps section on the quick menu and improvements to accessibility settings.

Red Hat News, March 15th, 2023
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Friday Five - March 17, 2023
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.
  • What is Podman Desktop? A developer's introduction
  • How to run containers on Mac with Podman
  • International Women's Day: Embracing equity at Red Hat
  • Fedora 38 Beta now available
  • RT Insights - Red Hat Deepens Partnership With Google, SAP, and Oracle

Read on for details

Red Hat News, March 17th, 2023
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The Supply Chain Optimization Imperative
The pandemic brought physical supply chain issues into focus and made organizations recognize dynamic supply assurance as a critical capability for their business.
Over the next decade, consumer packaged goods (CPG) and retail businesses, among others dependent on supply chains, will invest in supply chain optimization to solve key industry challenges. The desire for convenience and personalization, awareness of the environmental impact of consumption, and fears about trade disruptions and fluctuations in cost are all challenges that can be solved with more connected, agile, sustainable supply chains.
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Dell News
Accelerate Digital Transformation At The Manufacturing Edge
Deploy emerging technologies at scale across your manufacturing operations to deliver your business outcomes.
Manufacturers are increasingly investing in edge innovation to drive smart manufacturing. Numerous advanced edge applications, such as digital twin and computer vision, are transforming continuous, real-time streaming data - from people, equipment, facilities and products - into insightful innovation, more efficient operations and revenue growth.

But barriers to edge success are significant. Data silos, scalability limitations, fragmented technologies and security concerns are but a few of the obstacles holding back the full potential of computing at the edge. Manufacturers are also burdened by the complexity of figuring out the optimal architecture that will scale these applications in the future.

Dell Technologies News, March 15th, 2023
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Are You Prepared For A Cyberattack?
Get ahead of potential threats with Product Success Accelerator for Cyber Recovery.
Clearly brilliant, yet perpetually humble, Albert Einstein famously stated, 'it's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.' With those words Einstein reminds us to take the time to fully explore and define our problems with greater clarity.

Of course, pinpointing the most critical problems is neither fast nor easy. Organizations continually look to keep pace with change, scaling for future needs while maintaining a constant pool of talented resources. Add to that one of today's top priorities: how to effectively protect and safeguard data in the event of a cyberattack. For most, it's not just a concern; it's of critical importance.

Dell Technologies News, March 15th, 2023
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Dell Technologies Strengthens Security Portfolio With New Services And Solutions
Dell Technologies Managed Detection and Response Pro Plus blocks routes to cyberattacks and accelerates recovery
Dell Technologies is announcing new security services and solutions to help organizations protect against threats, respond to attacks and secure their devices, systems and clouds.

Seventy-two percent of IT business leaders and professionals believe the changing working world exposes their organization to even greater risk.'i' The highly distributed IT environment creates new opportunities for cybercriminals and require organizations to transform their approach to securing and recovering their data and systems. Dell's new security offerings help tackle these challenges so organizations can reduce risk and protect their business.

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Fortinet News
Emirates National Oil Company Transforms Customer Experience And Increases Operational Efficiency With Fortinet Secure Sd-Wan
55% cost savings resulting from lower multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) usage and simpler administration
Fortinet announced that Emirates National Oil Company Limited (ENOC), a wholly owned company of the Government of Dubai, has chosen Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to transform customer experience and increase operational efficiency.

Established as a local oil and gas company in 1993, ENOC has grown to become a leading global player operating across the entire energy value chain. Today, ENOC is committed to economic diversification and sustainable development. The group now comprises more than 30 related subsidiaries spanning refining, lubricant blending, storage, aviation, and retail. To serve its many thousands of customers across 60 global markets, the organization employs over 9,000 staff in more than 400 separate locations.

Fortinet News, March 15th, 2023
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Extending Cybersecurity To Employees No Matter Where They're Working
For many employees, the traditional workplace has evolved over the past 20+ years into today's work-from-anywhere (WFA) environment.
And recently, this evolution, with a boost from 2020's global pandemic shutdowns, has accelerated at breakneck speed. Currently, many organizations and their IT cybersecurity teams are struggling to keep up with the pace of change.

While IT leadership is desperately trying to provide consistent support and protection for their WFA people, there's never been a more opportune time for cybercriminals to take advantage of the new challenges, vulnerabilities, and expansion of the attack surface. Evidence of the increase in cyberattacks can be found in a recent global survey commissioned by Fortinet for a WFA study.

Fortinet News, March 14th, 2023
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How Best To Secure Applications In Any Cloud
Organizations worldwide are digitizing their products, services, and operations and moving applications to the cloud as quickly as possible.
This forced - though often not well-planned - acceleration to the cloud is happening for a number of reasons, both internally and externally driven.

IT leaders within organizations are pushing the 'go digital' movement because they know it can lead to improvements in product innovation, customer experience, and operational efficiency. As for external drivers of this digital push, the recent past has the COVID-19 pandemic with the hybrid workforce as the most obvious one. However, there have also been dynamic business issues such as responding to board-of-directors directives or the specter of increased competition that have compelled organizations to ratchet up the use of the cloud to better defend and acquire market share.

Fortinet News, March 16th, 2023
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Bad Actors Practicing The Three Rs
Malware has a way of grabbing all the attention in the media and keeping companies on their toes.
The world watched as wipers were deployed to Ukrainian organizations after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which marked the beginning of a time of instability that included ransomware and InfoStealers, as well. Adding to the negative cybersecurity load of 2022, the contemporary version of ransomware celebrated its 10-year anniversary.

And if that weren't enough, our FortiGuard Labs researchers have seen that a cybercriminal, like any sensible businessperson, are big proponents of getting the most out of their resources. You might say they're practicing the reduce, reuse, recycle principles, but instead of being focused on environmental concerns, they're retrofitting code to enable more successful criminal outcomes.

Fortinet News, March 15th, 2023
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IT News - Operations
The Changing State Of Data Center Auditing Requirements
Data center auditing requirements are changing as new rules appear and old ones evolve.
Few people get excited about auditing or regulatory requirements. However, given the rapid pace of change within the regulatory and compliance landscape in recent years, there is reason to get excited about data center auditing. The auditing rules that data centers need to meet are changing in some ways, and stakeholders must track and respond to the changes if they want to remain in compliance with the various regulatory and industry auditing standards they need to meet.
Data Center Knowledge, March 10th, 2023
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IBM News
IBM Brings Intelligent Automation Software To Telecom Egypt To Transform Their Network Operations
IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps will be adopted to help Telcom Egypt maintain control & governance over their IT operations
Telecom Egypt (TE), a leading network operator in Egypt announced that they are working with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to adopt intelligent automation technologies to implement an umbrella solution for all its operations support systems (OSS) on mobile, fixed, and core networks.

TE will adopt IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps deployed on RedHat OpenShift and implement IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions. The solution will be designed to offer TE a holistic view of their entire IT environment, and to help them innovate quickly, reduce operational cost, minimize the time required to troubleshoot and resolve network related incidents.

IBM News, March 13th, 2023
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IBM Launches RFP To Help Accelerate Global Water Management Solutions For Vulnerable Populations
IBM will support projects that can help improve access to safe drinking water for all, improve water quality by reducing pollution, increase water-use efficiency, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, increase sanitation management, and reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity
IBM announced that it is accepting proposals for the next cohort of the IBM Sustainability Accelerator, which will focus on water management solutions. This program applies IBM technologies, such as hybrid cloud and artificial intelligence, and an ecosystem of experts to enhance and scale projects focused on populations vulnerable to environmental threats.

According to the World Health Organization, over 2 billion people live in water-stressed countries. This challenge is expected to be exacerbated in some regions as result of climate change and population growth.

IBM News, March 14th, 2023
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Lenovo News
Artificial Intelligence Welcomed, But Human-Centered IT Support Is Key To Employee Satisfaction And Productivity
A global survey of employees reveals 74% think inefficient IT support affects morale and hinders productivity, while 87% welcome adoption of AI in resolving IT issues with minimal disruption
Nine in ten employees (87%) recognize that AI has a positive role to play in helping them stay productive, while eight in ten (81%) prefer a blend of AI and human interaction, according to Lenovo.

The new global study1 reveals that a majority of 12,000 employees surveyed (91%) believe they would be more productive if their IT issues at work were resolved quickly and effectively. Another 74% say poor IT support has decreased their motivation at work. Results show an efficient and effective IT support system needs to be in place to power today's hybrid workforce.

Lenovo News, March 14th, 2023
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Lenovo Storage Innovation And Channel-Centric Strategy Drives Record Growth And Infrastructure Leadership
Lenovo ranked the #1 worldwide storage solutions vendor in the $25K and under market and #5 storage provider globally, according to IDC
Lenovo announced new solutions to enable customers to better solve for rapidly growing data management needs, coupled with new milestones in its enterprise storage momentum. For the first time, Lenovo is ranked as the #1 storage provider in the 'Price Bands 1-4 (storage <$25K) external storage' category, which represents 61% of the total market for storage device units sold globally1. Lenovo also grew to the #5 storage provider globally in all segments, according to IDC Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, 4Q22. Additionally, its new enterprise-class storage solutions deliver significant power efficiency increases and datacenter space savings to help support sustainability goals while new ThinkSystem storage systems help safeguard critical data with advanced ransomware protection. Lenovo's storage portfolio has experienced significant growth in the last year with an all-time record 138% YTY revenue increase.
Lenovo News, March 15th, 2023
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Microsoft News
Increasing Access To Education For People With Disabilities
Around the world 2.2 billion people have a form of vision disability according to WHO. As disabilities affect people of all ages, it's critical that education is accessible to all and ensures equitable access to children and adults alike.
However, the reality is there are currently barriers in education for those who are blind or have low vision, including the lack of accessible textbooks and classroom materials. This is what is commonly referred to as a 'book famine' in the print disabled community.

Founded initially as self-advocacy group for people who are blind or low vision with an interest in STEM, I-Stem aims to enhance access to this otherwise inaccessible content for people with print disabilities. Through their past experience having experienced the challenges first-hand as blind co-founders, coupled with their experience in engineering and AI, the team uses AI to address this barrier faced by their community. Through support from Microsoft's AI for Accessibility grant program, I-Stem technology utilizes Microsoft's Azure which helps to recognize inaccessible text and extract it for further processing. This then is processed with custom models that help identify the layout and structure of the document, thereby retaining the formatting and semantic representation of the document.

Microsoft News, March 15th, 2023
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Introducing Microsoft 365 Copilot - Whole New Way To Work
Microsoft announced Microsoft 365 Copilot-your copilot for work. Copilot combines the power of large language models (LLMs) with your data in the Microsoft Graph-your calendar, emails, chats, documents, meetings, and more-and the Microsoft 365 apps to turn your words into the most powerful productivity tool on the planet. And it does so within our existing commitments to data security and privacy in the enterprise.
Right now, we spend too much time on the drudgery of work and too little time and energy on the work that ignites our creativity and sparks joy.

Copilot is integrated into Microsoft 365 in two ways. It works alongside you, embedded in the Microsoft 365 apps you use every day-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and more-to unleash creativity, unlock productivity, and uplevel skills. Today, we're also announcing an entirely new experience: Business Chat. Business Chat works across the LLM, the Microsoft 365 apps, and your data-your calendar, emails, chats, documents, meetings, and contacts-to do things you've never been able to do before. You can give it natural language prompts like 'tell my team how we updated the product strategy' and it will generate a status update based on the morning's meetings, emails, and chat threads.

Microsoft News, March 16th, 2023
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Launch To The Moon With Minecraft Education Artemis Missions
Minecraft STEM Events and Announcements Did you know we're going back to the Moon? With Artemis missions, NASA will land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon using innovative technology to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before!
After collaborating with partners, NASA will establish the first long-term presence on the Moon. Then, they will use what is learned about the Moon to take the next giant leap; sending the first astronauts to Mars!

To celebrate this historic event, Minecraft Education is partnering with NASA and the Challenge Center to bring the incredible and captivating Artemis Mission worlds into Minecraft. Help students make history with the groundbreaking Artemis Mission, taking on the seemingly impossible goal of reaching the Moon and creating a survivable base for research and habitation to launch the next era of space exploration.

Microsoft News, March 14th, 2023
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Microsoft Announces Partnership With Cloud Gaming Provider Boosteroid To Bring More Games To More Players Around The World
Through a new 10-year agreement to support Boosteroid's leading Ukrainian software development team, Microsoft will bring Xbox PC games, as well as Activision Blizzard titles including 'Call of Duty,' to the largest independent cloud gaming provider in the world
Microsoft Corp. and Boosteroid on Tuesday announced a 10-year agreement to bring Xbox PC games to Boosteroid's cloud gaming platform. Boosteroid, which has its software development team in Ukraine, recently surpassed 4 million users globally and has become the largest independent cloud gaming provider in the world. The agreement will also enable Activision Blizzard PC titles to be streamed by Boosteroid customers after Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard closes.

When combined with other partnerships recently announced by Microsoft, this means popular franchises such as 'Call of Duty' will surpass more than 150 million additional players, and make games built by Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda and Activision Blizzard playable on multiple cloud gaming services and subscriptions.

Microsoft News, March 14th, 2023
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Power Platform Is Leading A New Era Of AI-Generated Low-Code App Development
Microsoft Power Platform is reinventing software development with AI-powered no-code development. Today, Microsoft Power Platform is announcing Copilot in Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents further democratizing development and enabling even more people to create innovative solutions through natural language.
Now, if you can imagine your solution, you can simply describe it in everyday language, and copilot can create it for you via an intuitive and intelligent low code experience. Copilot will accelerate development for citizen and professional developers alike.

Microsoft Power Platform has been on a journey to empower all developers with AI-powered development experiences since 2021. Power Apps was one of the first products to use GPT in a commercial capacity, and express design in Power Apps has enabled makers to automatically turn their drawings, images and Figma documents into app user interfaces (UIs). This union of AI and low-code revolutionizes the way solutions are built and fundamentally transforms the way people work, collaborate, and create.

Microsoft News, March 16th, 2023
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Nutanix News
How To Tackle Resource Planning In A Hybrid Infrastructure
Many organizations use public or hybrid cloud infrastructure to address issues surrounding the cost of storing data and running applications. Still, infrastructure is rarely optimized for the consumer's specific processes. Poor resource pooling leads to excessive and unnecessary spending, but there are elegant and simple solutions for proper resource planning in your hybrid infrastructure.
Key Takeaways:
  • Virtualization is the foundation of cloud computing and provides access to latent resources in a datacenter.
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can become part of an ongoing monitoring strategy that allows for the dynamic allocation of resources.
  • Cutting-edge hybrid cloud tools replace complex management practices with simplified access to infrastructure configuration.

Develop a sound resource planning strategy by learning more about the resources present in your hybrid cloud and the steps you can take to make the most of what is available to you.

Nutanix News, March 17th, 2023
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The Why And How Of Server Virtualization
Modern businesses store their data and apps everywhere: across on-premises data centers, public clouds, and even in the edge. Though these applications and workloads run on server hardware, acquiring a separate server for each digital process your business performs is impractical.
That is why server virtualization is essential for organizations with on-site servers and those seeking to use cloud servers from service providers.

Key Takeaways:

  • Virtualization capitalizes on the excess processing power of a server by creating multiple isolated server instances within a single host.
  • Adopting virtualization practices saves enterprises money they might otherwise spend on unnecessary server hardware and excessive energy consumption.
  • Multiple types of virtualization are made possible either through hypervisor software or the inherent functionality of the operating system.

Cloud computing is a methodology made viable mainly in part due to virtualization. Cloud platform products go hand in hand with virtualization, and vendors of such platforms are often able to collaborate with consumers on building a virtualization strategy that works well for their unique circumstances.

Nutanix News, March 15th, 2023
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Oracle News
5 Infrastructure Tech Trends To Watch For In 2023
As 2023 unfolds, there are five areas of infrastructure technology that will play a big part in shaping the year ahead. Read on to learn why new cloud requirements, platform architectures, essential technologies, controlled automation, and artificial intelligence for IT security need to be on organizations' watch lists.
1. New requirements for multicloud, hybrid cloud, and the edge will drive buying decisions

2. Platform architectures will evolve past x86

3. Organizations' IT spend will focus on technologies that are essential to their business

4. The next era of automation will prioritize control

5. Artificial intelligence will play a major role in IT security

Oracle News, March 13th, 2023
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Guidehouse Insights Names Oracle A Leader In Advanced Distribution Management Systems
Oracle Energy and Water recognized for its DER-aware advanced applications that help utilities manage their rapidly evolving grid
As distributed energy resources (DERs) surge, distribution utilities need new tools to modernize the grid and safely integrate and manage the influx of new energy sources and devices. Recognizing Oracle's ability to deliver the holistic enterprise-wide platform and data intelligence utilities need to navigate this transition, Guidehouse Insights again named Oracle Energy and Water a leader in its ADMS Vendors report.
Oracle News, March 13th, 2023
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Hibbett Drafts Oracle Cloud To Improve In-Store Shopping Experiences
Athletic-inspired fashion retailer adopts the Oracle retail cloud platform to deliver more personalized interactions that support customer loyalty and sales
Hibbett Retail, Inc. delivers cutting-edge footwear and fashion to consumers across 1,133 stores in 36 states. To provide its customers with a winning in-store shopping experience, the retailer has drafted the latest Oracle retail cloud platform technology. By upgrading its mobile Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service systems and adding Oracle Retail Store Inventory Operations Cloud Service, associates will always have an accurate view of available merchandise across channels and be able to serve customers from anywhere in the store to increase loyalty.
Oracle News, March 14th, 2023
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JVCKENWOOD Selects Oracle Cloud ERP to Transform Finance Operations
Oracle Cloud ERP helps standardize and centralize operational processes to improve efficiency and productivity
JVCKENWOOD Corporation (JVCKENWOOD), a leading video, audio and telecommunications manufacturer in Japan, has implemented Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), including Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), to help simplify and standardize financial planning and analysis, increase productivity, reduce costs and improve controls.

Founded in 2008 after the merger between two leading electronics brands, JVCKENWOOD aims to provide audio visual products, services, and solutions that provide excitement and peace of mind to customers. The merger resulted in multiple legacy business systems with manual processes and complicated interfaces, which made it increasingly difficult for the management team to gain fast and accurate insights. To improve business visibility and enhance decision-making, JVCKENWOOD decided to consolidate financial processes by modernizing on Oracle Cloud ERP.

Oracle News, March 16th, 2023
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Netsuite Personalizes Cloud Training And Industry Skills Development
New NetSuite MyLearn platform offers comprehensive educational resources to develop skills and gain more value from NetSuite
To help customers optimize NetSuite for specific business needs and quickly and easily learn about and apply the latest in cloud technology, Oracle NetSuite today announced NetSuite MyLearn. NetSuite MyLearn is a new digital learning platform that provides access to live training and on-demand modules in a personalized and engaging environment. Available to NetSuite Learning Cloud Support customers, NetSuite MyLearn helps users accelerate NetSuite implementations, simplify employee training, and identify new features and use cases to optimize NetSuite. An introductory version is also available at no cost.
Oracle News, March 15th, 2023
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SuperMicro News
Ruler SSDs Rule Supermicro Petascale Servers
Supermicro has launched PCIe gen 5 storage servers in 1RU and 2RU form factors supporting 16, 24 or 32 NVMe SSDs and up to a petabyte of capacity, with a 16-bay system coming first.
The systems are powered by either Intel dual Sapphire Rapids Gen 4 Xeons or gen 4 AMD EPYC processors. The SSDs come in either the E3.S or E1.S formats. These are short and long ruler standards in the EDSFF (Enterprise and Data centre SSD Form Factor) scheme, with varying length, depth and width measurements.

Supermicro CEO and president Charles Liang said: 'With up to a petabyte of storage in a standard rackmount system, users can quickly access tremendous amounts of data at their fingertips. The new storage system is compact and energy efficient and will give our users the lowest latency and highest bandwidth in the industry.'

Blocks & Files, March 13th, 2023
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SAP News
Forrester Consulting Study Shows How Sap Maxattention Supported Better, Faster Cloud Adoption
If you're embarking on cloud migration, you already know that it's a journey. You'd never set out on a long road trip without some advance planning and a mapping app.
And if you're venturing into an unknown area, you might need an experienced guide to help you anticipate what's around the corner and stay ready for the unexpected.

Navigating your cloud journey isn't so different. Every organization is unique, so you have to forge your own distinct path to the cloud, backed by experts who have been down the road before.

SAP News, March 17th, 2023
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Modernize Your ERP To Compete In A Fast-Changing World
There were many 'firsts' during the pandemic, but from a business perspective, it was the first time that office workers were forced to work from home for months and global supply chains and buyers were brought to a near-total stop simultaneously.
Retrospectively, we learned important lessons about who survives and who thrives amidst great 'shakings.' Companies tended to fall into three categories:

1. The 'flexible, agile' companies that thrived because they could adapt quickly and reinvent how they run and sell...

2. The 'clay feet' companies that went out of business ...

3. The 'blood, sweat, and tears' companies that barely survived...

SAP News, March 16th, 2023
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The 'Show Me' Sales Approach: Sap Partner Demo Environment
A customized, intuitive user experience is a powerful tool to grow and win sales. Having an engaging demo enlivens the discussion by showing how and why a solution is the best fit to achieve a customer's goals. This visceral experience often closes the deal for many customers.
SAP Partner Demo Environment delivers end-to-end, integrated, pre-scripted solutions that help partners showcase the promise and opportunity of customers becoming an intelligent enterprise - and no authorization or costly integration is required.

Over the last two and half years, partners have used the environment to pitch and sell customers on RISE with SAP, SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP), SAP's industry cloud, and more.

SAP News, March 15th, 2023
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Vodafone Builds Its Future-Ready Workforce On Cloud HR Foundations
For as long as there have been customers for mobile phones, Vodafone has been powering the networks and services that bring them together. It introduced the cellular network to support the UK's first mobile phone call in 1985, built Africa's largest mobile fintech platform to connect 54 million users, and launched Europe's largest 5G network to power a new era of digital services.
A leader in technology communications, Vodafone Group Plc digitally connects more than 350 million customers with voice and data services for mobile, fixed line, the Internet of Things (IoT), and television throughout Europe and Africa. Vodafone lives its purpose to connect technology and humanity for a better future. Its motto: 'Together we can.'

This vision drives Vodafone's global transformation into a next-generation connectivity and digital services provider that delivers sustainable growth. As innovation is fundamental to its business strategy, Vodafone is investing in cloud HR to transform its culture and elevate the employee experience as it reinvents the workplace to 'build the human spirit of technology.'

SAP News, March 14th, 2023
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