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GK's CLOUD4RETAIL hosted on IBM Cloud to help drive innovation and enhance the omni-channel experience

"GK Software (FRA: GKS) today announced that it has launched a new collaboration with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to help drive next generation retail underpinned by hybrid cloud technology from IBM and Red Hat. Furthering their work together, the companies will help retailers to innovate and adapt quickly to the digital era by offering consumers enhanced and connected omni-channel experiences..."

The Italian clothing brand relies on hybrid cloud capabilities from IBM and BlueIT to meet the needs of an enhanced user -experience for its clients

Harmont & Blaine, the Italian clothing company positioned in the upper premium segment today announced that it has selected IBM (NYSE: IBM) Cloud to modernize its entire IT infrastructure and support its expansion into international markets, responding more quickly and effectively to its increasingly attentive and demanding clients.

Recognized and appreciated in Italy and abroad for the modern and unique style of its men's, women's and children's collections, Harmont & Blaine needed to migrate its technological infrastructure from a traditional IT Managed Services environment to IBM Cloud to modernize its key business processes, such as supply chain, retail management and business intelligence, and rely on a solution with high customization, scalability, flexibility, and security.

School Districts Selected in New York, California, Texas, Florida, Georgia and Colorado

IBM announced it has selected six school districts to receive its IBM Education Security Preparedness Grant, which totals $3 million. The in-kind grant was created to help United States K-12 public school districts proactively prepare for and respond to cyberattacks. With nearly 1,700 schools, colleges and universities in the U.S. impacted by ransomware in 2020, cyber preparedness is needed more than ever.1 Each grant will sponsor IBM Service Corps teams to deploy to the selected districts and provide in-kind security services with a value of $500,000.

IBM Center for Government Cybersecurity to help agencies navigate current and future threats Convenes advisory group of former government officials for expanded expertise

IBM announced that it is creating the IBM Center for Government Cybersecurity, a collaborative environment focused on helping federal agencies address current and future cybersecurity threats. The center will facilitate events and learnings, drawing on IBM's cybersecurity expertise from delivering software and managed services to over 17,500 security customers globally. Working with a group of internal IBM experts and external advisors, including former government officials with decades of cybersecurity experience, the center will leverage IBM technology and host workshops focused on priorities such as zero trust frameworks and cloud security, complemented by access to IBM Research labs to collaborate around the future of encryption.

With animal welfare, sustainability, and food safety becoming increasingly important for consumers, Nova Sea announced it is joining the Norwegian Seafood Trust, a national seafood tracking network enabled by IBM Blockchain technology.

"The Norwegian Seafood Association and Atea last year launched the network, which allows fish farming companies to share data from the entire life cycle of the salmon to consumers all over the world.

The Norwegian Seafood Trust network builds supplier and consumer trust in the supply chain by creating a permanent, immutable and digitized chain of transactions. This way, feed manufacturers, fish farmers, distributors and retailers can all access comprehensive product data in near real-time. Each member of the chain can also download and use an app to scan each salmon lot at each point of receipt..."

New Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation will bring together innovative AI, quantum computing and the expertise of STFC Hartree Centre and IBM to benefit UK industry and research communities

"Science Minister Amanda Solloway has unveiled a five-year, 210 million UK pound partnership with IBM (NYSE: IBM). Its mission is to support UK businesses and the public sector by reducing the risk of exploring and adopting innovative new digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing, by breaking down practical barriers to innovation such as access to infrastructure or digital skills gaps within their organisation. By advancing the pace at which businesses can take advantage of new digital technologies, the collaboration will enhance productivity, create new skilled jobs and boost regional and national economic growth..."

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