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IT News - CxO
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The 3 IT Processes CIOs Need Most
Building effective IT 101: Processes matter, but some matter more than others. Here's where to put your skin in the game as an IT leader.
"Principle No. 7 of the Keep the Joint Running Manifesto says that before you can be strategic you have to be competent," writes Bob Lewis in CIO.

"IT's processes and practices are how IT's work gets done. They're where competence, or its absence, happens..."

CIO, August 25th, 2021
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What Is A Chief Technology Officer? The Exec Who Sets Tech Strategy
The CTO has emerged as a key player in the C-suite, as digital transformations become high strategic priorities for so many organizations
"The chief technology officer (CTO) is the senior executive who focuses on the technological requirements, opportunities," writes Bob Violino in CIO, "and challenges within an organization. The CTO role has emerged as a key player in the enterprise C-suite, especially with digital transformation being such a high strategic priority for so many organizations.

These executives, in many cases working in collaboration with CIOs, are oftentimes at the forefront of innovative technology products and services. And they can help steer their organizations toward greater efficiencies and better performance by adopting these tools..."

CIO, August 27th, 2021
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Cloud Security Alliance Welcomes Inaugural Members Of The CxO Trust Advisory Council
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world's leading organization dedicated to defining standards, certifications, and best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, announced the inaugural members of the CSA CxO Trust Advisory Council
"The Council, whose membership is reserved exclusively for C-level executives of CSA's Corporate Members, will contribute to and advise on the overall strategy and roadmap of the CxO Trust, a first-of-a-kind initiative that brings together a community of C-suite executives to evolve cloud and cybersecurity understanding, knowledge, and needed solutions in response to enterprise challenges..."
AiTHORITY, August 25th, 2021
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How To Encourage Healthy Conflict: 8 Tips From CIOs
Learn how to harness the power of conflict to make better decisions and build team trust
"Healthy debate, contrarian points of view, and passion on all sides of an issue can lead teams to the best possible decisions and outcomes," opines Carla Rudder in The Enterprisers Project.

"It's up to leaders to find the balance between conflict and harmony - and help each member of the team build their healthy conflict skills.

We had an opportunity to ask CIOs who recently won the 2021 National CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards about the role conflict plays on their teams. This is the first year that InspireCIO has brought past ORBIE winners from chapters across the United States together to present National awards, recognizing CIOs for their excellence in technology leadership..."

The Enterprisers Project, August 25th, 2021
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Why Is Risk Management Important?
Enterprise risk management done correctly can mitigate different types or levels of risk. Depending on the industry and group, risk management should address the organization's business needs and respond to any risk event
Kent Barnett writes in CIOinsight, "At best, risk is challenging to handle at any business level. But enterprise risk management streamlines the company's risk portfolio.

What Is Enterprise Risk Management?

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is the core principles and practices to guide a company through uncertain events. It provides a response and strategy to help the business when an event occurs. Today, many Fortune 50 companies have a Chief Risk Officer (CRO) or equivalent. The role of a CRO is to establish an effective risk plan and response for the organization..."

CIOinsight, August 24th, 2021
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Gartner Says Executive Leaders Must Act Now In Evaluating 7 Trends For An Effective Strategic Planning Process
Function-Specific Strategic Planning Templates Are Available for Complimentary Download
"While many long term plans were put off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, executive leaders should act now in implementing a strategic planning process for future revenue growth, according to Gartner, Inc.

Organizations must actively prepare to respond to future disruptions and anticipate change. Executive leaders should evaluate the use of technological, political, economical, social/cultural, trust/ethics, regulatory/legal, and environmental (TPESTRE) - what Gartner refers to as a 'Tapestry' - factors and analysis to identify relevant accelerators and inhibitors..."

Gartner, August 27th, 2021
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How I Landed My CIO Job: With Kirsten Garen Of CDK Global
The latest subject in our CIO career series is Kirsten Garen, CIO of CDK Global. Garen joined the $1.7B auto dealership technology provider in November 2020.
Steve Rovniak writes in Heller Search Associates, "Steve Rovniak: Can you provide an overview of your career leading up to your current CIO role at CDK Global?

Kirsten Garen: I often talk about my career as having two chapters. Chapter One was the first 15 years on the East Coast. After getting an undergraduate business degree, I joined Aetna, in Hartford, and did a rotational program, went through different functions, did a little bit of sales and a little bit of marketing, and then ended up on an M&A team..."

Heller Search Associates, August 25th, 2021
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IT News - Security
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Why Privileged Access Management Is So Hard In The Cloud
Privileged access management (PAM) is in a bizarre place right now. On the one hand, organizations mostly understand the value of PAM.
David Bisson writes in SecurityIntelligence, "In a July 2019 study cited by Forbes, for instance, just 1% of respondents said that they don't use any kind of PAM. More than eight of 10 of those respondents were happy with the tools and strategy that they were using for PAM.

On the other hand, many people aren't confident that their PAM solutions and strategy are helping. Two out of five respondents said their PAM solution could prevent only some types of attacks. What's more, 8% said that they didn't feel their PAM solution could stop inappropriate access..."

SecurityIntelligence, August 27th, 2021
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Top Endpoint Detection And Response (EDR) Tools & Software 2021
On average, it takes a business 287 days to find and contain a data breach
Jenn Fulmer writes in IT Business Edge, "That's nearly ten months of stolen data that could cost the organization thousands of dollars in recovery and potential legal fees. However, endpoint detection and response (EDR) software identifies breaches faster, allowing businesses to contain and expel the malware before it does too much damage..."
IT Business Edge, August 25th, 2021
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5 Practical Strategies For Mitigating Insider Cybersecurity Threats
The insider cybersecurity threat vector is vast and complex, but here are some things you can do now to prevent an incident.
"Although cybersecurity has traditionally focused on keeping the bad actors out of an organization's IT resources, it is important not to overlook the threats posed by insiders," opines Brien Posey in Data Center Knowledge.

"An employee might sell sensitive data to a competitor, engage in cyber vandalism as a form of revenge or take other actions to harm the organization and its data. The insider cybersecurity threat is vast and complex--including accidental and purposeful breaches--but here are five things you can do now to keep the organization safe..."

Data Center Knowledge, August 24th, 2021
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Top Cyber Security Threats To Organizations
Cyber security threats are a constant for organizations, whether they do business with the public or other organizations.
"Cyber threats are malicious attempts to gain unauthorized access to an organization's network, and the resources on the network." writes Don Hall in CIOinsight.

"Cybercriminals or hackers somewhere in the world are constantly attempting to infiltrate an organization's network, and these criminals pose a constant threat. Cyber threats can easily become cybercrimes if organizational leadership does not champion a cyber security program..."

CIOinsight, August 23rd, 2021
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What CISOs Need To Know About Wi-Fi 6E
Wi-Fi 6E is the most secure wireless standard ever, but making the wrong implementation decisions or not understanding its risks will negate that advantage
Michael Hill reports in CSO Online that "Wi-Fi 6E is a technical extension of the Wi-Fi 6 standard to deliver improved Wi-Fi capacity, less interference, and higher throughput. Introduced in January 2021 by the Wi-Fi Alliance, Wi-Fi 6E allows for an increased frequency band of 6 GHz, providing up to 1,200 MHz of additional spectrum compared to Wi-Fi 6.

In April 2020, the FCC voted to open 6 GHz for unlicensed use, meaning that electrical consumer products such as phones, tablets, laptops, and routers could benefit from the enhanced Wi-Fi performance. Commenting last year, FCC chairman Ajit Pai said, 'I expect that 6 GHz unlicensed devices will become a part of consumers' everyday lives. And I predict the rules we adopt today will play a major role in the growth of the internet of things, connecting appliances, machines, meters, wearables, smart televisions, and other consumer electronics, as well as industrial sensors for manufacturing.'

CSO Online, August 24th, 2021
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5 Key Cybersecurity Trends To Know For 2021
The fundamentals of cybersecurity in 2021: Scalability, user awareness, and the ability to evolve to meet changing network and security needs
Norman Lewis writes in Network Computing, "COVID-19 pushed many businesses to adopt remote and flexible working. As a consequence, businesses now have to find new, more effective ways of coping with the rapidly changing post-pandemic digital space. There now are millions of connected offices, and most of these offices are not as protected digitally as traditional offices. The secure firewalls, access management systems, and secure routers, etc., in your office, may not be sufficient to cover all your remote workers. That leaves your devices and networks vulnerable to data thieves..."
Network Computing, August 24th, 2021
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IT News - Storage
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What's New In Computational Storage? A Conversation With SNIA Leadership
The latest revisions of the SNIA Computational Storage Architecture and Programming Model Version 0.8 Revision 0 and the Computational Storage API v0.5 rev 0 are now live on the SNIA website
"Interested to know what has been added to the specifications, SNIAOnStorage met 'virtually' with Jason Molgaard, Co-Chair of the SNIA Computational Storage Technical Work Group, and Bill Martin, Co-Chair of the SNIA Technical Council and editor of the specifications, to get the details.

Both SNIA volunteer leaders stressed that they welcome ideas about the specifications and invite industry colleagues to join them in continuing to define computational storage standards. The two documents are working documents - continually being refined and enhanced. If you are not a SNIA member, you can submit public comments via the SNIA Feedback Portal..."

SNIA, August 28th, 2021
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How To Choose The Best NVMe Storage Array
NVMe arrays are the highest performance storage solutions available, offering a massive speed boost for enterprises willing to make the investment. Here's how to select the right NVMe solution for you.
"Storage will never be as fast as system memory--that's just the nature of system architecture," suggests Tim Ferrill in Networkworld. "But thanks to NVMe (nonvolatile memory express), SSDs can deliver such blazingly fast performance, the penalty of 'going to disk' tends to be miniscule.

NVMe encompasses a family of specifications for how software talks to storage. It works over a number of transport methods, including PCI Express, RDMA, and TCP. Storage arrays that support the NVMe standard are the sports cars of storage, exposing super-fast storage media more directly and efficiently than any other mainstream method allows..."

Networkworld, August 24th, 2021
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QLC vs. TLC NAND: Which is best for your storage needs?
QLC flash memory is best for most read-intensive workloads, while TLC is suited to write-dominant workloads. Discover how QLC vs. TLC NAND are coexisting in the data center.
Kurt Marko writes in SearchStorage, "IT professionals tend to see the march of technology as monotonic and progressive -- always moving in one direction toward greater improvement, however that's measured. The impression is generally valid: No one makes CRT TVs, rotary landline phones or cassette recorders anymore because there's no market for them, given the vastly superior replacement technologies..."
SearchStorage, August 25th, 2021
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Demystify The Distributed File System And Object Storage Market
IT teams in search of a distributed file system that supports object storage must carefully map out their requirements -- and remember that no two products are exactly alike
Robert Sheldon writes in SearchStorage, "Today's dynamic data storage market can make it a challenge to classify products in a meaningful way. Even when products are similar in nature, they often go by different labels and descriptors

This is especially true when it comes to the distributed file systems and object storage market.

The only way for storage admins to make sense of this product category is to dig into the details of vendor offerings, determine exactly what they provide and gauge whether they meet their data storage needs..."

SearchStorage, August 23rd, 2021
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56% Of Enterprises Want To Store More Data In Cloud
But questions of where and when remain, and better visibility being top priority
"The third-party survey examines the challenges and opportunities with unstructured data in the enterprise with responses from 300 storage IT decision makers at companies in the United States and in the UK.

The majority of organizations surveyed are managing more than 1PB of data and spending more than 30% of IT budgets on storage and protection - a cost overhead that's showing no signs of slowing down..."

StorageNewsletter, August 26th, 2021
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Lenovo News
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Lenovo And Realwear Join Forces To Bring Assisted Reality Solutions To Enterprise Customers
Lenovo's global sales network to offer customers RealWear's HMT-1 assisted reality wearable solutions, and Lenovo and RealWear certify the HMT-1 device for Lenovo's ThinkReality XR cloud platform
Lenovo, a global technology leader, and RealWear, the world's leading provider of assisted reality solutions for frontline industrial workers, today announced a global collaboration to bring assisted reality solutions to enterprise customers. The combined technologies and resources of both companies will enable customers to select, deploy and scale right-fit extended reality (XR) technologies worldwide.
Lenovo News, August 30th, 2021
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Lenovo Announces New Climate Change Mitigation Goals And Releases 2020/21 ESG Report
Company charts course for a more sustainable future through environmental, social and governance operations
Lenovo is committing to new goals in the areas of climate change mitigation, circular economy and sustainable materials. As part of its annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, Lenovo shares its ESG progress and outlines plans to leverage smarter technology to create a brighter, more sustainable future for all.

Lenovo is committing to achieving 50 percent improvement in energy efficiency for desktops and servers and 30 percent for notebooks and Motorola products by FY 2029/30. The company is also announcing a goal to purchase 90 percent of electricity from renewable sources and remove one million tons of GHG emissions from its supply chain by FY 2025/26..."

Lenovo News, August 31st, 2021
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IT News - AI
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AI More Likely To Complement Than Replace Predictive Analytics
The discipline of predictive analytics is likely to increase in importance as it is complemented by artificial intelligence. NHS and National Express case studies prove the point
Cath Everett writes in ComputerWeekly, "While in data analytics terms, tools for activities such as data extraction and exploration are quite mature and well adopted, the situation for predictive and prescriptive analytics is quite another story.

Predictive capabilities make it possible to forecast future events based on past and present performance, while prescriptive, or instructive, analytics offerings examine data to enable organisations to answer questions such as 'what should we do?'..."

ComputerWeekly, August 23th, 2021
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5 Misconceptions Of ML Observability
In this special guest feature, Aparna Dhinakaran, Chief Product Officer at Arize AI, explains five of the biggest misconceptions surrounding machine learning observability. Arize AI is a startup focused on ML Observability. Aparna was previously an ML engineer at Uber, Apple, and Tubemogul (acquired by Adobe).
"Over the last year, we've spent countless hours with ML engineers to understand and improve the results of their machine learning initiatives.

From upstarts that are building their entire businesses around the use of ML to some of the world's largest financial institutions, ML techniques are increasingly powering crucial pieces of technology that people interact with daily..."

insideBIGDATA, August 27th, 2021
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Four Key Steps To Simplify Enterprise AI Success
Among the techniques to speed AI deployment, companies can deploy ready-made AI software, including pre-trained models and scripts.
"IT plays a critical role in setting up companies for success in artificial intelligence. Learning from early adopters' best practices can help enterprises sidestep common pitfalls when starting new AI projects.

A few predictable issues are often at play when new AI initiatives stall out. Some of the most common challenges are hitting snags that delay projects from getting started, not having the right AI infrastructure and tools, workflow bottlenecks that stifle data scientist productivity, and failing to control costs..."

eWeek, August 24th, 2021
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IT News - Technology
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Inside Boston Dynamics' Project To Create Humanoid Robots
Boston Dynamics is known for the flashy videos of its robots doing impressive feats. Among Boston Dynamics' creations is Atlas, a humanoid robot that has become popular for showing unrivaled ability in jumping over obstacles, doing backflips, and dancing
"The videos of Boston Dynamics robots usually go viral," reports Ben Dickson in The Next Web, "accumulating millions of views on YouTube and generating discussions on social media.

And the robotics company's latest video, which shows Atlas successfully running a parkour track, is no exception. Within hours of its release, it received hundreds of thousands of views and became one of the top-ten trends of U.S. Twitter..."

The Next Web, August 25th, 2021
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What Has To Happen For Quantum Computing To Hit Mainstream?
Data Center World keynote: It's still early days for quantum computing, where the fundamental technology remains unsettled, and the nature of workloads is fuzzy.
Christine Hall writes in Data Center Knowledge, "If you stretch the timeline of quantum computing onto the timeline of IBM computers, we're somewhere between the vacuum-tube-powered machines of the 1940s and the models built on transistors, integrated circuits, and silicon of the 1960s. And we're much closer to the former..."
Data Center Knowledge, August 24th, 2021
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Gartner Identifies Key Emerging Technologies Spurring Innovation Through Trust, Growth And Change
NFT, Quantum ML, Generative AI, Homomorphic Encryption and Composable Applications and Networks Among Key Technologies to Watch
"Engineering trust, accelerating growth and sculpting change are the three overarching trends on the Gartner, Inc. Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2021 that will drive organizations to explore emerging technologies such as nonfungible tokens (NFT), sovereign cloud, data fabric, generative AI and composable networks to help secure competitive advantage..."
Gartner, August 23th, 2021
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HP News
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First-Ever Tech Conference For HBCUs To Expand Access To Tech Careers
HP expands partnership with HBCUs by launching virtual conference with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel and Microsoft
HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) today announced an inaugural technology conference for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with support from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Intel and Microsoft. The virtual conference will promote learning, networking and lasting connections to inspire digital transformation and accelerate digital equity.

COVID-19 reinforced the new reality that organizations must learn to pivot to a virtual environment in days, not years. For HBCUs, which are engines of social mobility for many Black and African Americans, forming the right partnerships to accelerate digital transformation is key to being successful in this new world. As part of HP's ambition to become the world's most sustainable and just technology company, it is stepping up to empower HBCUs to meet 21st century student needs through the HBCU Technology Conference...

HP News, August 31st, 2021
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Citrix News
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Announcing The Citrix Launchpad Series
As organizations everywhere organize around hybrid work models, many face new requirements that necessitate a reorientation in how they approach their business and IT operations
"They need infrastructure that gives them the ability to adapt quickly to change, but that isn't cost prohibitive. They need security solutions that support distributed work, protect against uncertainty, and keep expanded attack surfaces safe. And they need work tools that enable employees to work where and how they want to so they can perform at their best.

At Citrix, we've been focused on helping customers to accelerate cloud transformation, to secure critical assets without adding complexity for the end user or IT admins, and to deploy work tools to help employees stay productive and engaged, even during the most trying times. We've listened to the challenges you've faced and worked to understand your needs today, and in the future, and Citrix is positioned to deliver new, innovative solutions to help your organization succeed..."

Citrix News, September 1st, 2021
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Citrix Is Ready With Day 1 Support For Microsoft Windows Server 2022
Microsoft Windows Server 2022 is here, and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is offering Day 1 support for this new OS! When it comes to integrations, it is no surprise that Citrix is ready to add value to Microsoft's latest offering upon its release
"With a focus on security and streamlined management, Citrix technologies running on top of Microsoft Server 2022 offer fantastic benefits for our VDI and DaaS customers.

This new server release is available for both cloud-hosted and on-prem environments, giving admins the flexibility to host their infrastructure where it works best for their businesses.

Here's what you need to know as a Citrix administrator:..."

Citrix News, September 1st, 2021
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University Of Toronto Mississauga Fuels New Model For Education With Citrix And Third Octet
Institution provides simple, secure access to resources students need to learn and thrive wherever they happen to be
"Just like work today, education is happening everywhere. To support this new model, the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) has given its IT infrastructure and approach to delivering programs a fresh look. With the support of Citrix 2021 Partner Innovation Award finalist Third Octet, UTM has built a modern environment in which it can provide consistent, secure and reliable access to all of the resources its students need to learn and succeed, anywhere, anytime, using digital workspace solutions from Citrix Systems, Inc..."
Citrix News, August 31st, 2021
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What's New With Citrix Workspace - August 2021
This year, we have seen organizations everywhere shift to a hybrid approach to work, adopting new ways to streamline communications and workflows so their people can be productive and have a great employee experience
Citrix Workspace continues to evolve, making daily tasks seamless to manage and enabling teams to perform their best work.

Distributed workforces are likely to encounter gaps in connection and collaboration. At Citrix, we are focusing on delivering tools to help organizations and individuals be more productive, no matter the device, location, or time. We work continually to evolve our current capabilities and to develop new ones. We want to ensure that customers have the most reliable and frictionless experiences possible, repeatedly.

Citrix News, August 30th, 2021
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Nutanix News
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Nutanix Reports Fourth Quarter And Fiscal 2021 Financial Results
Drives Outperformance Across All Guided Metrics With Consistent Execution
'Our fourth quarter was a strong end to an excellent fiscal year, which was marked by consistent execution and solid progress across both financial and strategic objectives,' said Rajiv Ramaswami, President and CEO of Nutanix. 'We have entered our fiscal 2022 with good momentum and a solid plan for growth, executing on the model we laid out at Investor Day and delivering on our vision of making clouds invisible.'

'We achieved records across a number of key metrics in the fourth quarter, including ACV billings and revenue, which grew 26 and 19 percent year over year, respectively,' said Duston Williams, CFO of Nutanix. 'In fiscal 2022, we expect our growing base of low-cost renewals will drive further improvements in top and bottom line performance.'

Nutanix News, September 1st, 2021
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Nutanix Unveils Programming For The 2021 Global .Next Digital Experience, The Leading Hybrid Multicloud Conference
With a Wealth of Insights from Cloud Thought Leaders and Practitioners, Nutanix is Bringing the .NEXT Digital Experience to Global Audiences on September 20-23, 2021
Nutanix announced the speakers and programming for its .NEXT Digital Experience conference, which will be hosted virtually from September 20-23, 2021.

This year's event will bring together IT and cloud professionals from around the globe to explore the latest trends, solutions, and best practices in hybrid multicloud technology. The event will feature fresh perspectives on topics including hybrid multicloud, HCI and private cloud, app modernization and more from a series of technology visionaries including:

  • Theresa Payton - First Female White House CIO, Leading Cybersecurity Expert
  • Reshma Saujani - Founder, Girls Who Code and Marshall Plan for Moms
  • Gary Vaynerchuk - CEO of VaynerMedia, Author & Entrepreneur

Nutanix will deliver insightful keynotes from experts and thought leaders that will discuss the latest breakthroughs in datacenter and cloud technologies...

Nutanix News, August 31st, 2021
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HPE News
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Completes Acquisition Of Zerto
Adds industry-leading ransomware and data protection to growing HPE GreenLake cloud services portfolio
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Zerto, an industry leader in cloud data management and protection with a net cash purchase price at closing of $374 million. This acquisition immediately positions the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform in the high-growth data protection market with a proven solution and further propels HPE's storage business into a cloud-native, software-defined data services business.
HPE News, September 1st, 2021
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Wins $2B Hpe Greenlake Contract With The National Security Agency
New collaboration will tackle growing AI and data needs with HPE's industry-leading high performance computing solutions, delivered as a service
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) announced that it has been awarded a $2B contract, that will be leveraged over a 10 year period, with the National Security Agency (NSA) to deliver HPE's high performance computing (HPC) technology as a service through the HPE GreenLake platform.

The new collaboration will enable the NSA to harness rapidly growing AI and data needs more efficiently to create insights and other forecasting and analysis with optimal performance. By using HPE's HPC solutions through the HPE GreenLake platform, which provides fully managed, secure cloud services on-premises, the NSA will benefit from an agile, flexible, and secure platform to meet their growing data management requirements.

HPE News, September 1st, 2021
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Hpe Reports Fiscal 2021 Third Quarter Results
Q3 marked by strong orders, profitability and free cash flow; Raising FY21 EPS and FCF outlook; Reinstating share repurchases
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) announced financial results for the third quarter, ended July 31, 2021.

'We delivered a very impressive Q3 performance, marked by strong order growth, expanded margins and record free cash flow,' said Antonio Neri, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. 'I am pleased to see how our differentiated portfolio is resonating with the market, and our edge-to-cloud strategy is driving improved momentum across our businesses.'

'The impacts of the pandemic continue to accelerate the shift we predicted years ago to an edge-centric, cloud-enabled and data-driven world,' he continued. 'Now, more than ever, companies need secure connectivity, faster insights from data, and a cloud experience everywhere. We expect those trends to continue. Digital transformation is no longer a priority but a strategic imperative.'

HPE News, September 2nd, 2021
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Japan's University Of Hyogo Selects Hewlett Packard Enterprise To Build New Supercomputer To Tackle AI In Research Across Meteorology, Manufacturing And Medicine
Students and researchers will gain advanced high performance computing, artificial intelligence and big data capabilities to address large, data-intensive projects
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) announced that it has built a new supercomputer for the University of Hyogo, Japan's leading public university. The new supercomputer uses HPE Apollo systems to target modeling, simulation and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to advance investigations into society's most complex and pressing issues. This is the university's third generation supercomputer with significantly improved performance to run big data sets involving complex scientific data across meteorology, manufacturing, physics and medicine. The advanced capabilities will also help increase accuracy in outcomes through the use of AI and machine learning.
HPE News, September 1st, 2021
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Krona Tubos E Conexoes Selects Hewlett Packard Enterprise To Modernize IT Operations And Support Business Growth
Company chooses HPE software and storage solutions to drive efficiency and streamline operations with next generation composable IT Infrastructure
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) announced that Krona Tubos e Conexoes, a leading hydraulic and electrical solutions company in Brazil and Latin America, has selected HPE to provide next-generation sustainable IT infrastructure to streamline operations and support strong business growth. The solution is delivered in partnership with Sercompe, a leading data center infrastructure reseller and HPE authorized partner. It will support all of Krona's business critical apps - from sales and core manufacturing, to HR, enabling more efficient and sustainable operations while also unlocking data-driven insights to inform key business decisions.
HPE News, August 31st, 2021
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Dell News
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Advancing 5G Innovation Through Our Open Telecom Ecosystem Lab
Collaborating in an open environment focused on technical excellence and business impact to achieve goals.
"Between the 2019 Mobile World Congress and this year's largely virtual event, 5G network deployments have exploded - from just three in South Korea to 165 in over 65 countries. Yet despite the speed of 5G roll out, the real returns on these massive investments lie in the future for most communication service providers (CSPs).

5G's game-changing capacity and latency make for great headlines, but in themselves won't generate game-changing income streams. Instead, they give CSPs a shot at moving beyond connectivity with innovative, high value enterprise services delivered largely at the edge using a cloud framework. With IDC predicting the number of new operational processes deployed on edge infrastructure will grow from under 20% today to over 90% in 2024, there's extraordinary potential..."

Dell News, August 31st, 2021
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Are Competing Initiatives Gridlocking Your Cloud Storage Scalability?
Lower storage cost and improve scalability with APEX Custom Solutions.
"Business demands on IT storage are growing and there is no slowing down in sight. The need for storage extends beyond local on-premises infrastructure to cloud environment. With the onslaught of competing initiatives and new requirements, stress is placed on IT resources to keep pace with big data, application expansion, business innovation and digital transformation.

Strategic placement and flexible scaling of storage across cloud and on-premises infrastructure has become a key priority of the C-suite. Decision makers will need to balance the percentage of storage capacity utilization in the cloud, on-premises data center, and co-location data centers with latency, data gravity, regulatory compliance and application requirements..."

Dell News, September 2nd, 2021
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Employee Experience: Three Key IT Strategies For Success
Discover key strategies to deliver the internal IT experience your teams need to succeed in today's hybrid and remote reality.
"With the hybrid and remote workforce reality, there's a tightening focus on the horizon for IT teams: EX (employee experience).

Based on a recent Forrester study, nearly 70% of surveyed IT decision makers (ITDMs) plan to increase their investment in their remote workforce and distributed teams in the next year. When the office-based elements of work life are removed, the technology that enables and connects employees to work is now the largest opportunity and threat to EX.

IT holds the keys to employee experience. So how do you ensure that the employee experience is central to your IT strategy?..."

Dell News, September 2nd, 2021
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Explore A New Multi-Tenant Cloud Solution
Go from difficult and time consuming to deploy, to services in as few as 14 days
"Introducing VMware Cloud Director on VxRail from Dell Technologies and VMware. This pre-engineered, integration tested solution stack for Cloud Service Providers (CSP), provides secure multitenant private and hybrid cloud services for their SMB and enterprise customers.

The solution includes Dell EMC VxRail, a hyperconverged infrastructure that enables CSPs to provide virtual data centers for customers needing private and hybrid cloud in a self-service model, and VMware Cloud Director, a cloud service delivery platform to operate and manage successful cloud service businesses..."

Dell News, September 1st, 2021
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Run Your Business, Not Your Infrastructure
Consuming infrastructure as-a-service reduces complexity in managing IT, brings cloud everywhere, and accelerates digital transformation
"As we all experienced first-hand last year, successful digital transformation depends on the digital resiliency of our organizations. Meaning - how quickly can we adjust to disruptions by using digital capabilities to restore business operations and then recognize opportunity within the changed conditions?

Digital transformation is not just about the technology, but how we are changing the entire way we do business. From storage and cloud, to food delivery and music listening, society has increasingly come to expect service-based consumption. So, it should come as no surprise that organizations also want to consume one of the most challenging aspects of running a business - IT infrastructure - as-a-Service..."

Dell News, August 31st, 2021
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IT News - PM
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Best Agile Project Management Tools For 2021
Agile project management has grown in popularity for software development teams globally, but also for other businesses that balance multiple projects and deadlines.
Shelby Hiter writes in CIOinsight, "With the growing number of agile adopters, many business technology companies have developed agile project management tools, or software that aids in iterative communication, collaboration, deadline management, and deployment.

Because agile project management tools can include any combination of the agile features included in this article, it's difficult for prospective customers to research their options and find the solution that best fits their needs.

To guide your decision-making process, read on for the best tools in the project management sphere and the areas in which each tool outshines its competitors..."

CIOinsight, August 25th, 2021
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IT News - HR
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What Are 3 Best Practices For Decentralized Storage Systems?
Decentralized storage technology can be confusing and complicated. These best practices, however, can help with implementation in enterprise IT infrastructure
"Decentralization is one of the hottest trends in cloud storage," writes Brien Posey in SearchStorage.

"Rather than storing all of an organization's data in a single location, decentralization breaks the data up into fragments and scatters them across many cloud storage devices.

Decentralized storage systems help insulate data against a cloud data center failure or cyber attack. They also help to keep data private because storage providers do not have a full copy of the data -- only encrypted fragments.

If an organization decides to try decentralized storage, there are three best practices to keep in mind..."

SearchStorage, August 24th, 2021
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IT News - Database
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A 10-Year Journey With Mysql Brings Oracle's Heatwave Into The Query Database Discussion
When Oracle Corp. acquired the rights to MySQL through its purchase of Sun Microsystems Inc. in 2010, the company had a decision to make.
Mark Albertson writes in siliconANGLE, "Should it pursue a set of partnerships to retool the database technology for broader enterprise use, or should it integrate hardware and software innovation into its own in-house engineering solution?

Oracle chose the latter path, and it took the firm 10 years of development work. Yet the introduction of MySQL HeatWave in December, followed by the release of additional features and enhancements this August, has positioned Oracle squarely in the same query database processing discussion, along with other heavyweights such as Amazon Web Services Inc., Snowflake Inc. and Google LLC..."

siliconANGLE, August 26th, 2021
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IT News - Cloud
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Don't Let Your IT Team Make These 4 Mistakes In Cloud
As cloud adoption surges in popularity, it's important that your cloud team is well equipped to handle their next project. However, there are mistakes that can derail a project
"Ideally, a cloud team can lead a business through almost any cloud project," opines Stephen J. Bigelow in SearchCloudComputing. "But the path to cloud team success can be fraught with mistakes and missteps. To get the most from a cloud team, it's worth considering these four common oversights.

1. Wrong team and skills

Relatively simple cloud projects may succeed with the same handful of cloud experts. But successful cloud projects may require a mix-and-match approach of cloud team members. For example, a cloud project that requires software development in Java may not be well served with developers that specialize in the PHP scripting language..."

SearchCloudComputing, August 23rd, 2021
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Here's Who Made Gartner's Magic Quadrant For Cloud Infrastructure And Platform Services
Here's a look at the seven IaaS and PaaS cloud providers included in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services report.
Donna Goodison writes in CRN, "Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google-the cloud computing industry's top three players in order-have ranked as leaders in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services.

The major differences between the seven cloud providers in the report is 'below the surface,' at the architecture, implementation and operations levels, according to Gartner..."

CRN, August 26th, 2021
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The 3 Pillars To A Successful Cloud Strategy
Three facets when you're considering cloud
Patrick Smith writes in techradar.pro, "It's no secret that cloud now plays a pivotal role in the success of modern organizations. For those looking to thrive, it should be a given. When implemented correctly, cloud should enable smooth business agility, with its scalability and flexible capacity ultimately providing technology services on tap.

Of course, the label 'cloud' has now come to mean a whole variety of things, making the term itself rather nebulous. Indeed, clouds now come in many forms, and with a mind-boggling variety of providers and services, it can make the prospect of implementing a cloud strategy, and getting it right, both daunting and confusing..."

techradar.pro, August 24th, 2021
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Misconfigurations: Still The Biggest Threat To Cloud Security
With a bit of effort and attention, businesses can avoid cloud security problems that arise from misconfigurations
Sam Bocetta writes in Network Computing, "It is nearly impossible to find a business today that doesn't have some degree of presence in the cloud. The rise in cloud migration started in the past decade, but the explosion of remote work during the COVID pandemic has expanded the need for business-oriented, cloud-based services. And where there once was a single cloud service, many businesses now have multi-cloud and distributed environments for edge computing power..."
Network Computing, August 25th, 2021
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IT News - Careers
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Top 10 Paying IT Jobs In 2021
Millions of Americans are looking for ways to increase their salaries and advance their careers. Fortunately, IT jobs are plentiful and lucrative.
Joanna Redmond writes in CIOinsight, "IT professionals account for some of the most in-demand workers in the job market today. For example, data scientists, product managers, and DevOps engineers account for some of the best and top-paying jobs overall, according to Glassdoor.

So how do you get the IT career of your dreams? To get that job, you have to put in the time. The most high-paying companies tend to recruit employees with the most extensive experience, both in the classroom and the workplace...."

CIOinsight, August 23rd, 2021
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Top 10 In-Demand It Certifications 2021
IT jobs deal with technical procedures or software that requires a specialty, so becoming certified in a specialized area demonstrates to employers that you have the distinct skill set needed to succeed in that role
"An IT certification is a terrific way to build and showcase your technical skills on a resume as you work to break into the field," opines Lansford Roberts in IT Business Edge.

"It also helps to provide a quick sight validation of your technical knowledge, skill or proficiency, to hiring managers and staffing members and can prove useful as you aim to further your career path..."

IT Business Edge, August 27th, 2021
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