CxO


 

5 Top Enterprise Risk Management Trends We're Tracking In 2024

theCUBE research, Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

5 Top Enterprise Risk Management Trends We're Tracking In 2024

In this episode of The SecurityANGLE, our webcast series focused on the cybersecurity sector, I'm joined by fellow analyst and member of theCUBE Collective community, Jo Peterson, for a conversation about enterprise risk management trends that we are tracking in 2024.

Enterprise Risk Management from the 30,000-Foot View

Business continuity, risk mitigation, and enterprise risk management processes might not be sexy terms, but they all work together and play an outsized role in business success.

Before we dig into the trends shaping 2024, here's a 30,000-foot view of Enterprise Risk Management and what it does. For starters, ERM solutions are gaining ground as people understand their vital role in risk management and protection. Global News Wire reports that the enterprise risk management market size is expected to surge from $10.58 billion in 2023 to $11.89 billion in 2024, boasting in impressive CAGR of 12.5%.

 

AI High On Agenda For CIOs In 2024

Techstrong.ai, Friday, February 9th, 2024

AI High On Agenda For CIOs In 2024

Chief information officers (CIOs) worldwide are placing a heightened emphasis on integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into their organizational frameworks, according to a Canva survey of more than 1,360 CIOs.

According to the report's key findings, an overwhelming 94% of surveyed CIOs express intentions to ramp up their investments in AI technologies.

Despite this enthusiastic embrace of AI, 84% of respondents had trouble sorting through with the over-abundance of AI tools saturating the market - this inundation poses a significant hurdle for CIOs seeking to pinpoint the optimal solutions tailored to their specific requirements.

Moreover, the report highlights a pressing concern among nearly three-quarters (72%) of CIOs regarding the phenomenon of application sprawl within their organizations.

 

Risk In 2024

Cyber Defense Magazine, Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

Risk In 2024

Throughout 2023, data privacy has been front and center in conversations about cybersecurity. Consumers everywhere are increasingly vigilant about how their data is being gathered and used, especially with new technologies like AI creating fresh risks.

CISOs are leading the data privacy charge for their organizations. In a constantly changing environment, security leaders are always on the lookout for IT solutions that will shore up customer confidence and ensure regulatory compliance. And CISOs know best of all that failure to do so can have disastrous consequences.

In 2024, CISOs will need to adapt to a wave of new risks. Chief among these will be the challenges associated with AI, regulation and enforcement, and the very role of the CISO itself.

 

Server And Storage Spending Growth Looks Rosy Out To 2027

The Next Platform, Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

Server And Storage Spending Growth Looks Rosy Out To 2027

For a market that is so integral to the global economy, it sure is hard to get a complete dataset on quarterly and annual spending on information technology. We try to gather up all of the information we can find and flesh it out where we can so you can see trends and see how what you are buying or what you are selling or what you are investing in pans out as time goes by.

We like feeds and speeds, but we like dollars and sense, too.

The latest datacenter infrastructure spending track from IDC is out for the third quarter of 2023, and its forecast for all of 2023 allow us to take a pretty good stab at figuring out what spending on servers and storage looked like in the final quarter of 2023. (It's just the addition of three numbers quarterly subtracted from the bigger annual forecast. It's not rocket science, and we know because we studied rocket science.)

 

What CIOs Stand To Gain In A Tech M&A Revival

CIODIVE, Friday, February 9th, 2024

What CIOs Stand To Gain In A Tech M&A Revival

Acquisitions by companies like IBM, Cisco and SAP reflect a trend that gives IT executives a window to centralize IT spend around key vendors.

Tech sector merger and acquisition activity is heating up again after a year-long economic freeze, punctuated in March by the alarming collapse of Silicon Valley Bank.

IBM announced in January it would acquire Advanced's mainframe modernization unit for an undisclosed sum, expanding a portfolio that includes the $4.6 billion purchase of business management software company Apptio announced in June.


CxO Podcasts


 

Hacking The System With Chris Roberts: Insights From Cybersecurity Pioneer #259

Dissecting Popular IT Nerds, Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

Hacking The System With Chris Roberts: Insights From Cybersecurity Pioneer #259

In this compelling conversation, we explore critical issues facing modern IT leaders. Our guest Chris Roberts provides unique perspective, drawing from his extensive cybersecurity experience to discuss evaluating risk, establishing visibility, and choosing the right partners.

You'll discover proven methods for evaluating your security posture and partnering with key vendors to drive meaningful change. Whether you lead a small firm or a large enterprise, this conversation provides actionable steps you can take to strengthen security, align teams, and build a culture of resilience. Expect candid insights from a pioneering hacker along with memorable stories that reveal why empowering your most important assets - people - is the key to cyber preparedness and operational excellence.

 

Practical AI For The Enterprise: Lessons From Customers

Explore the business impact of AI with Clara Shih, CEO of Salesforce AI, in CXOTalk episode 823. Learn about AI transformation, future trends, and ethical AI practices., Friday, February 9th, 2024

Practical AI For The Enterprise: Lessons From Customers

In episode 823 of CXOTalk, we speak with Clara Shih, CEO of Salesforce AI, to explore the transformative role of artificial intelligence in the enterprise. Clara's career is extraordinary, and she brings a deep understanding of how AI is shaping business strategies and enhancing customer experiences.

Key highlights of the episode will include:

  • AI-Driven Business Transformation: Discover how AI is revolutionizing business models, driving innovation, and reshaping customer engagement, through practical examples and strategic insights from Salesforce AI.

  • Future Trends and Adaptation Strategies: Delve into Clara's predictions for the evolution of AI in enterprise and learn how businesses can stay ahead in this dynamic landscape.

  • Ethical AI and Trust: Understand Salesforce AI's commitment to responsible AI practices, focusing on the importance of ethical development, trust, and transparency in AI systems.

Join this important conversation in which Clara shares her expert perspectives, based on many interactions with Salesforce customers.


Security


 

5 Trends & Advances That Are Set To Define Cloud Security In 2024

Data Science Centrsl, Monday, February 5th, 2024

5 Trends & Advances That Are Set To Define Cloud Security In 2024

Let's dive into the cloud, but not just any cloud-the cloud of the future, specifically the realm of cloud security in 2024. We're not just talking about your everyday, run-of-the-mill updates here.

We're looking at the big players, the game changers, the trends that are going to set the stage for how we protect our digital skies.

So, grab your virtual umbrella (or shield, for that matter), and let's explore these five trends set to redefine cloud security in 2024.

1. AI & ML: The dynamic duo of defense

2. Zero Trust architecture

3. Enhanced encryption techniques

4. Regulatory compliance as a baseline, not a ceiling

5. The rise of cloud security platforms

 

6 Multi-Cloud Identity Management Tips And Best Practices

Search Security, Monday, February 5th, 2024

6 Multi-Cloud Identity Management Tips And Best Practices

The more cloud services organizations adopt, the more identity challenges they face. Follow these five tips to improve multi-cloud identity management.

It's common for organizations to use multiple clouds, including a mix of public, private and hybrid. The multi-cloud model introduces added complexity to cloud identity and access management, however, especially with identity now at the forefront of the modern security perimeter.

A number of tips and best practices have emerged that help alleviate these challenges and ensure identities and access controls are secure and effective across cloud environments.

 

Beyond The Basics: Advanced Insights Into Secrets Management Challenges

Security Boulevard, Monday, February 5th, 2024

Beyond The Basics: Advanced Insights Into Secrets Management Challenges

Cybersecurity is high stakes, and secrets management is the bedrock upon which your security architecture stands. You know the drill - keeping those API keys, connections-strings, and certificates under wraps is crucial.

But let's not beat around the bush; this isn't your typical 'lock it and leave it' scenario; it's about maintaining an impenetrable defense in an era where threats evolve as rapidly as technology.

Whether cloud-based platforms like Kubernetes or traditional IT infrastructures, each presents its unique battlefield. Missteps in managing secrets aren't just errors; they are breaches waiting to happen - a scenario every leader strives to avoid.

 

Deepfake Video Call Scam Cons Company Out Of $25 Million

readwrite, Monday, February 5th, 2024

Deepfake Video Call Scam Cons Company Out Of $25 Million

A multinational company's Hong Kong office was the victim of an elaborate scam using deepfake video technology to impersonate executives and scam the company out of HK$200 million ($25.6 million), local police reported on Sunday

In what police described as the first scam of its kind in Hong Kong, scammers used deepfake technology to digitally recreate company executives and impersonate them on a video conference call. The technology allowed the scammers to generate fake but convincing representations of targeted individuals that replicated their voices and appearances.

The scam began in mid-January when an employee in the Hong Kong branch's finance department received a phishing message, seemingly from the company's UK-based chief financial officer, reports the South China Moring Post. The message claimed a secret transaction had to be conducted. Although initially doubtful, the employee was convinced after being invited to a video call in which the CFO and other familiar employees appeared to be present.

 

Hackers Are Lying Low In Networks To Wage Critical Infrastructure Attacks - Here's How They Do It

ITPro, Friday, February 9th, 2024

Hackers Are Lying Low In Networks To Wage Critical Infrastructure Attacks - Here's How They Do It

Hackers backed by China are breaking into the networks of US companies so they are able to launch destructive cyber attacks against critical infrastructure in the event of a major crisis or conflict.

In their attempts to gain access to systems the attackers are paying particular attention to network and IT staff who often hold the keys to the system.

The warning from the National Security Agency (NSA), FBI and the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) is a remarkably detailed breakdown of how a Chinese state-backed group, known as Volt Typhoon, has compromised the networks of multiple critical infrastructure organizations across communications, energy, transportation systems, and water sectors.

 

Identity Management Is The New Perimeter

Solutions Review, Monday, February 5th, 2024

Identity Management Is The New Perimeter

Sergey Medved of Quest Software examines why, in the wake of SEC charges against SolarWinds, enterprises need to shift their focus to identity management.

Recent SEC charges against the CISO of SolarWinds shook many in the cybersecurity industry as they made real the long-lasting consequences of cyber incidents. The charges also focused attention on the method used to leverage compromised SolarWinds systems way back in 2020: abuse of privileged accounts. Once attackers gained access to the privileged account status of SolarWinds deployments, they were able to do essentially whatever they wanted within numerous SolarWinds customers.

 

Ransomware Payments In 2023 Hit $1 Billion: Chainalysis

Security Boulevard, Thursday, February 8th, 2024

Ransomware Payments In 2023 Hit $1 Billion: Chainalysis

Ransomware gangs raked in more than $1 billion in ransom payments last year as they exploited security flaws - particularly the vulnerability in the MOVEit file transfer software - and grew their focus on hospitals, schools, and other critical infrastructure.

'2023 marks a major comeback for ransomware, with record-breaking payments and a substantial increase in the scope and complexity of attacks - a significant reversal from the decline observed in 2022,' researchers with Chainalysis wrote in a report this week. 'Although 2022 saw a decline in ransomware payment volume, the overall trend line from 2019 to 2023 indicates that ransomware is an escalating problem.'

The report from the blockchain analysis firm echoes themes of the growing number and sophistication of ransomware attacks other cybersecurity vendors saw in 2023. Unit 42, Palo Alto Networks' threat intelligence arm, said in a report this week that the number of victims reported on ransomware leak site in 2023 jumped 49% year-over-year and that at least two dozen new groups emerged, driven by the amount of money to be had.

 

Top 2024 Scams: The Top Predicted Scams For This Year

Click Armor, Monday, February 5th, 2024

Top 2024 Scams: The Top Predicted Scams For This Year

In the advancing time of AI and technology, it's crucial for every individual to know about the top 2024 scams.

2023 was an intense year for cyber security, with big companies being hit by malware and AI increasing the number of opportunities for cyber criminals. Unfortunately, cyber criminals and scams are only going to get smarter and more common this year.

Whether you are part of the security world or just interested in protecting your personal data, here are the top scams for the year that you should be aware of:

  • Deep fakes
  • Social engineering
  • Trusted organizations phishing scam
  • Job listing scam
  • The Grandparents Scam

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital threats, awareness and vigilance are our greatest defences.


Cloud


 

A Tale Of Three Cloud Builders, All Seeking Dominance

The Next Platform, Monday, February 5th, 2024

A Tale Of Three Cloud Builders, All Seeking Dominance

While Amazon Web Services has first mover advantage when it comes to building a compute and storage cloud, it would be a mistake to believe that the division of the world's largest online retailer can rest on its laurels. AWS has to work hard every day to make its cloud cheaper and better, and that is because both Microsoft and Google are gunning for it.

And the threat is ever-present, and has been for the past several years, which is why you see the AWS share of the cloud revenue stream hovering around a third. At some price and some level of function, customers will move, and moreover, there are customers who love the Microsoft's Windows Server platform, its development tools, and its application software and there are other customers who think Google has the smartest infrastructure on the planet and is the safest place to invest in the future of compute and storage.

 

Enterprise Cloud Spend Jumped In Q4, Nudged Upward By AI

CIODIVE, Monday, February 5th, 2024

Enterprise Cloud Spend Jumped In Q4, Nudged Upward By AI

The power balance among AWS, Microsoft and Google Cloud shifted slightly as infrastructure services saw the largest ever quarter-over-quarter market expansion recorded by Synergy Research Group.

As annual enterprise cloud spend hurtled past the $500 billion threshold last year, AI investments began to feed growth in the infrastructure services market. The immediate impact on overall IT spend has been modest, according to analyst firm Gartner, but generative AI investments registered in cloud.

'It takes a lot to move the needle, but AI has done just that,' the SRG report said.

 

Why Companies Are Leaving The Cloud

InfoWorld, Friday, February 9th, 2024

Why Companies Are Leaving The Cloud

Cloud is a good fit for modern applications, but most enterprise workloads aren't exactly modern. Security problems and unmet expectations are sending companies packing.

Don't look now, but 25% of organizations surveyed in the United Kingdom have already moved half or more of their cloud-based workloads back to on-premises infrastructures. This is according to a recent study by Citrix, a Cloud Software Group business unit.

The survey questioned 350 IT leaders on their current approaches to cloud computing. The survey also showed that 93% of respondents had been involved with a cloud repatriation project in the past three years. That is a lot of repatriation. Why?


AI


 

Shadow AI Poses New Generation Of Threats To Enterprise IT

SearchSecurity, Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

Shadow AI Poses New Generation Of Threats To Enterprise IT

AI is all the rage -- and so is shadow AI. Learn how unsanctioned use of generative AI tools can open organizations up to significant risks and what to do about it.

Large language model AI is the new black, at least for now.

But, even if the IT industry has hit the peak of AI hype -- and it is not clear that it yet has -- the world is still a long way from understanding how to use this newly powerful AI category responsibly, safely, effectively and efficiently. And unsanctioned AI, also known as shadow AI, poses even more challenges.


Storage


 

GigaOM Radar For Primary Storage For Large Enterprises

StorageNewsletter.com, Monday, February 5th, 2024

GigaOM Radar For Primary Storage For Large Enterprises

Primary storage systems for large enterprises have adapted quickly to new needs and business requirements, with data now accessed from both on-premises and cloud applications.

We're in a transition phase, moving from storage systems designed to be deployed in data centers to hybrid and multicloud solutions, with similar functionalities provided on physical or virtual appliances, as well as through managed services.

The concepts of primary storage, data, and workloads have radically changed over the past few years. Mission- and business-critical functions in enterprise organizations used to be concentrated in a few monolithic applications based on traditional relational databases. In that scenario, block storage was often synonymous with primary storage, and performance, availability, and resiliency were prioritized, usually at the expense of flexibility, ease of use, and low cost.


Big Data


 

Navigating The Evolution: Transitioning From Traditional Analytics To AI

insideBIGDATA, Monday, February 5th, 2024

Navigating The Evolution: Transitioning From Traditional Analytics To AI

Traditional analytics has long been the cornerstone of business intelligence. It involves gathering historical data, performing statistical analysis, and drawing conclusions to make informed decisions.

While this approach, which relies on predefined rules and static models, has served organizations well, it has limitations. Traditional analytics excels at providing insights into past performance, but falls short in predicting future trends or prescribing optimal actions and, in a rapidly changing world, this retrospective view can be a significant disadvantage.

Artificial intelligence, on the other hand, represents a quantum leap in the world of data-driven decision-making. Unlike traditional analytics, AI can analyze vast amounts of data in real-time, allowing businesses to detect emerging patterns and trends that would be impossible to identify through traditional means. This predictive capability empowers organizations to proactively respond to market shifts and consumer behavior, staying one step ahead of the competition.

 

Sony AI Big Data Industry Predictions For 2024

insideBIGDATA, Monday, February 5th, 2024

Sony AI Big Data Industry Predictions For 2024

Our friends over at Sony AI have prepared a special set of compelling technology predictions for the year ahead.

The Sony AI team is comprised of researchers and leaders with backgrounds in deep reinforcement learning, data science, law, privacy and security, and more. They each offer different perspectives on topics related to AI ethics and policy, the use of AI to augment creativity and scientific research, emerging AI training methods, and more. From the company's point of view 2024 should be quite a year! Enjoy these special perspectives from one of our industry's best known movers and shakers.

 

What Is Data Classification? Your Ultimate Guide

Data, Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

What Is Data Classification? Your Ultimate Guide

Data classification is a component of the data management process in which data is categorized based on various characteristics to reinforce data security, aid regulatory compliance, and enable efficient data management. Data classification helps companies comply with regulations, cut costs, manage risks, and maintain data integrity.

This process typically includes identifying and categorizing data types and implementing security measures accordingly. Generally, data management teams and executives or IT professionals must work together to classify data and ensure its alignment with business policies.

Despite its technical nature, understanding how to perform data classification is a must for organizations, as it is a key element of a comprehensive data governance strategy.


BI


 

Business Intelligence And Analytics Trends In 2024

Dataversity, Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

Business Intelligence And Analytics Trends In 2024

As organizations continue to generate massive amounts of data from various sources, the need for effective data analytics and business intelligence (BI) solutions has never been more pressing.

Here are some general trends for data analytics and BI:

  • Use of Advanced Algorithms in Data Analysis
  • Automated Predictive Analytics
  • Big Data for Enhanced BI Strategies
  • Emerging Technologies Shaping the Future of Data Analytics and BI
  • Top Six Data Analytics Trends in 2024
  • Top Six BI Trends for 2024
  • What Is the Future of Data Analytics and BI?

Read on for details.


Compliance


 

How To Comply With GDPR Requirements

wallarm, Monday, February 5th, 2024

How To Comply With GDPR Requirements

Within the sphere of cybersecurity, significant strides were made as the European Union (EU) introduced an innovative legislative tool called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), unveiled on May 25, 2018.

This regulation highlights the EU's unified approach to bolster the control of its citizens over their personal details, while synchronizing numerous security methods across all EU nations under a single common benchmark. Corporations all over the world dealing with sensitive details of EU inhabitants need to adhere to the GDPR guidelines. This prerequisite equally applies to American companies that offer services to clients based in the EU.


Operations


 

8 Dangers Of Shadow IT And How To Manage Them

SearchCIO, Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

8 Dangers Of Shadow IT And How To Manage Them

Unauthorized devices, software and system changes -- and other forms of shadow IT -- can expose organizations to a range of security risks. Here are ways to manage them.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then CIOs and their teams should be aware that allowing shadow IT can weaken an organization in more ways than one. But there are ways to minimize or eliminate the dangers.

Shadow IT occurs when employees get frustrated by the IT department's slow response to trouble reports, refusal to update a system or another situation where IT is not accommodating user requests or complaints. This frustration can result in the creation of an invisible or "shadow" IT activity, usually by employees with IT skills willing to bypass IT policies and procedures to get what they want.

 

Data Center Sustainability Predictions, Hopes, And Questions For 2024

DataCenter Knowledge, Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

Data Center Sustainability Predictions, Hopes, And Questions For 2024

Industry experts outline the key challenges and opportunities for data center sustainability in 2024.

Amid the rapid growth of AI and video-streaming sectors, analysts look ahead to some of the most promising data center sustainability developments and forecast what work will need to be done for the industry to move closer to reaching its green aspirations.

Expect Innovations in Liquid Cooling Products and AI

Greater adoption of liquid cooling solutions is one of the innovations Dan Thompson, Principal Research Analyst for Data Centers at S&P Global Market Intelligence, believes will drive energy efficiency across the industry.


CRM


 

6 Best Enterprise CRM Software For 2024

TechRepublic, Friday, February 9th, 2024

6 Best Enterprise CRM Software For 2024

Freshsales, Zoho CRM and Pipedrive are among the top enterprise CRM software that organize and automate data workflows to help achieve businesses' client management goals in 2024.

Enterprise CRM software are customer relationship management platforms specifically designed for mid-large organizations. With the right software, businesses can automate a series of sales and marketing related tasks, such as deal tracking, client engagement and team management.

These providers organize and track current and past client activity through custom workflows and pipelines with advanced tech features and AI tools. They're meant to help teams, departments and entire enterprises access the same up-to-date information through visually digestible dashboards.

 

Open Source CRMs: 10 Best Open Source Software Solutions for 2024

Datamation, Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

Open Source CRMs: 10 Best Open Source Software Solutions for 2024

Open source customer relationship management (CRM) systems offer all of the same lead nurturing and sales pipeline features as proprietary CRMs, but also make their source code available for users to customize, integrate, and distribute.

The best open source CRMs offer flexibility for companies to create cost-effective solutions to suit their industry's requirements. We reviewed the leading platforms to help you find the best solution for your business.

Here are our picks for the best open source CRM software of 2024:


MFA


 

MFA Isn't Always Keeping Businesses Safe From Cyberattack

techradar, Friday, February 9th, 2024

MFA Isn't Always Keeping Businesses Safe From Cyberattack

Despite deploying MFA, businesses are still getting hacked

If you think multi-factor authentication (MFA) is the be-all and end-all security solution for your business, you might want to think again. New research from IDEE found that despite having MFA deployed, many firms still suffered devastating data breaches.

The company recently surveyed more than 500 IT and cybersecurity professionals working within UK businesses. Of that number, 95% have deployed some form of MFA. Still, less than half (44%) did not suffer a cybersecurity incident in the past year.


Email


 

EasyDMARC VS Proofpoint DMARC

EasyDMARC, Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

EasyDMARC VS Proofpoint DMARC

Looking for email authentication and security software? This article proposes the EasyDMARC platform as a Proofpoint alternative for DMARC software.

We've reviewed features on EasyDMARC and Proofpoint's Email Fraud Defense products and considered user reviews to help you choose the best solution for your needs.


ERP


 

Cloud ERP Vs. On-Premises ERP: Key Differences

SearchERP, Friday, February 9th, 2024

Cloud ERP Vs. On-Premises ERP: Key Differences

Understanding the differences between on-premises ERP and cloud ERP, especially multi-tenant SaaS, is critical in buying decisions. Here's how they compare in 12 important areas.

In the ERP world, the debate is over, and the cloud has won. Leading ERP vendors, including Oracle, SAP and Microsoft, have shifted their focus almost entirely to the cloud, and their on-premises versions only get token attention, mostly for bug fixes.

"Vendors are putting their innovation efforts toward their cloud-based solutions rather than on-prem," said Tim Crawford, president of Avoa, an IT consultancy. "Some innovations will be added to the on-prem version, but it's not feasible for things like generative AI to try and add capabilities locally."


IoT


 

Industrial IoT And Open Source Apps: Shaping The Future Of Manufacturing

OpenSourceForU, Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

Industrial IoT And Open Source Apps: Shaping The Future Of Manufacturing

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is reshaping industries and driving efficiencies through the integration of physical and digital systems. Open source applications are a vital component of this transformation, offering cost-effective, customisable, and secure solutions that enable organisations to harness the power of IIoT.

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is revolutionising the manufacturing landscape, ushering in an era of increased automation, efficiency, and data-driven decision-making. At the heart of this transformation lies the seamless integration of physical machines with digital technologies, resulting in smart factories and industrial processes. One critical component of this evolution is the utilisation of open source applications in the realm of IIoT.


Wireless


 

What Is Wi-Fi Halow, And Do I Need It?

How-To Geek, Thursday, February 8th, 2024

What Is Wi-Fi Halow, And Do I Need It?

Wi-Fi HaLow is a wireless technology based on the IEEE 802.11ah protocol, offering long signal range and low power consumption for IoT devices. Unlike traditional Wi-Fi protocols, Wi-Fi HaLow operates on sub-1GHz frequencies.

Although Wi-Fi 7, being the newest and fastest Wi-Fi, is getting all the attention, an emerging wireless technology called Wi-Fi HaLow is quietly poised to transform the Internet of Things (IoT) landscape. Here's everything you need to know about Wi-Fi HaLow.

What Is Wi-Fi HaLow?

Wi-Fi HaLow is a wireless technology specification that is based on the IEEE 802.11ah protocol. It was first introduced in 2016 and runs on sub-1GHz frequencies, unlike the traditional Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E, and Wi-Fi 7 protocols, which use 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz frequencies.


Google


 

How Satellites, Algorithms And AI Can Help Map And Trace Methane Sources

Google News, Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

How Satellites, Algorithms And AI Can Help Map And Trace Methane Sources

Environmental Defense Fund's satellite, MethaneSAT, will soon orbit the Earth to collect satellite data. This data, combined with Google's AI and infrastructure mapping, will create a better understanding for how to mitigate methane emissions.

Every year, our planet gets hotter because of greenhouse gas pollution. In fact, 2023 was the hottest year on record, and the last ten years have been the hottest years since 1850. Reducing this warming is essential to decreasing the risk of wildfires, drought and other extreme environmental events, and results in cleaner air and healthier communities. Today, we're announcing a partnership with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) that combines our science and technology to reduce methane emissions. This is one of the most powerful, short-term actions we can take to reduce warming.

 

Google Announces AI Cyber Defense Initiative To Enhance Global Cybersecurity

SiliconANGLE , Thursday, February 15th, 2024

Google Announces AI Cyber Defense Initiative To Enhance Global Cybersecurity

Google LLC announced a new AI Cyber Defense Initiative and proposed a new policy and technology agenda aimed at harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to bolster cybersecurity defenses globally.

The new initiative is designed to counteract evolving threats by leveraging AI's capabilities to enhance threat detection, automate vulnerability management and improve incident response efficiency.

Google argues that the main challenge in cybersecurity is that attackers need only one successful, novel threat to break through the best defenses. On the flip side, defenders need to deploy the best defenses at all times across increasingly complex digital terrain with no margin for error. Google calls this the 'Defender's Dilemma,' and there has never been a reliable way to tip that balance.

This is where AI enters the picture. Google believes AI at scale can tackle the Defender's Dilemma. AI can do so by allowing security professionals and defenders to scale up their work in threat detection and related cybersecurity defense requirements.

 

Google Open Sources File-Identifying Magika AI For Malware Hunters And Others

The Register, Monday, February 12th, 2024

Google Open Sources File-Identifying Magika AI For Malware Hunters And Others

Cool, but it's 2024 - needs more hype, hand wringing, and flashy staged demos to be proper ML

Google has open sourced Magika, an in-house machine-learning-powered file identifier, as part of its AI Cyber Defense Initiative, which aims to give IT network defenders and others better automated tools.

Working out the true contents of a user-submitted file is perhaps harder than it looks. It's not safe to assume the file type from, say, its extension, and relying on heuristics and human-crafted rules - such as those in the widely used libmagic - to identify the actual nature of a document from its data is, in Google's view, "time consuming and error prone."

 

How To Integrate Google Gemini With Power BI?

Analytics Insight, Friday, February 16th, 2024

How To Integrate Google Gemini With Power BI?

A guide to the seamless integration of Google Gemini with Power BI for advanced analytics

In the dynamic world of digital marketing, data-driven decisions are crucial for success. Integrating advertising platforms with powerful analytics tools like Power BI enables marketers to gain deeper insights into their campaigns. One such integration that holds immense potential is the combination of Google Gemini, a robust advertising platform, with Power BI, a leading business intelligence tool. In this article, we will explore the steps and benefits of integrating Google Gemini with Power BI for enhanced advertising analytics.

 

What Is Google One And Is It Worth It?

Google News, Monday, February 12th, 2024

What Is Google One And Is It Worth It?

Google's cloud storage has a tier for everyone. From $2/month up to Premium plans packing the AI smarts of Gemini Advanced, we compare all your options.

Google One is a subscription service that gives your Google account access to extra storage and features unavailable for free Gmail, Drive, and Photos users.

Also: The top cloud storage services you can buy to protect your files

These features include increased cloud storage spread across Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos; a VPN for multiple devices; dark web monitoring; access to Google Photos editing features, like Magic Eraser; and, in some plans, 10% back in the Google Store, access to premium Google Workspace features, and access to AI offerings.

Google One is available on web and on mobile for both Android and iOS.

 

Our Next-Generation Model: Gemini 1.5

Google News, Thursday, February 15th, 2024

Our Next-Generation Model: Gemini 1.5

The model delivers dramatically enhanced performance, with a breakthrough in long-context understanding across modalities.

Last week, we rolled out our most capable model, Gemini 1.0 Ultra, and took a significant step forward in making Google products more helpful, starting with Gemini Advanced. Today, developers and Cloud customers can begin building with 1.0 Ultra too - with our Gemini API in AI Studio and in Vertex AI.

Our teams continue pushing the frontiers of our latest models with safety at the core. They are making rapid progress. In fact, we're ready to introduce the next generation: Gemini 1.5. It shows dramatic improvements across a number of dimensions and 1.5 Pro achieves comparable quality to 1.0 Ultra, while using less compute.

 

Google Chromeos Is Offering AI Tools That I'm Actually Interested In

techradar.pro, Friday, February 16th, 2024

Google Chromeos Is Offering AI Tools That I'm Actually Interested In

AI-powered PCs appear to be the future, with tech giants including Intel, AMD, and Apple throwing their support behind neural processing unit (NPU)-equipped computers.

However, I'm finding that it's Google's ChromeOS AI tools and features that interest me the most.

Though the tech bigwigs are confident that many of the best computers and best laptops will be AI-powered soon, with Gartner predicting that 22% of all personal computers will be AI-powered in 2024, there's a clear disconnect between this expectation and what the standard of AI PCs should be.

The price of admission to this technology could be in the thousands, making it a huge investment that buyers will have to make for a product that doesn't yet have a defined shape or a roadmap for future development.


Cisco


 

Cisco Announces Cisco Identity Intelligence, Infusing Identity Into Cisco Security Cloud

Cisco News, Saturday, February 17th, 2024

Cisco Announces Cisco Identity Intelligence, Infusing Identity Into Cisco Security Cloud

Cisco's announcement of Cisco Identity Intelligence at Cisco Live 2024 Amsterdam signals a strategic move to integrate identity into its Security Cloud.

This move aligns with the increasing recognition among IT leaders that identity plays a crucial role in organizational security strategies.

Why is identity intelligence so critical? Compromised credentials are no joke. The second annual Cisco Talos Year in Review report breaks down the major trends that shaped the threat landscape in 2023 by sorting through massive amounts of data covering things like incident response engagements, network traffic, email corpus, sandboxes, honeypots, and endpoint detections. The report showed that compromised credentials on valid accounts were responsible for almost one-quarter of incidents in 2023.

 

Cisco Delivers 800Gbps On Amitie Transatlantic Cable In Collaboration With Microsoft To Support Exponential Growth Of Cloud And AI Services

Cisco News, Monday, February 12th, 2024

Cisco Delivers 800Gbps On Amitie Transatlantic Cable In Collaboration With Microsoft To Support Exponential Growth Of Cloud And AI Services

Cisco, in collaboration with Microsoft, have successfully executed a cutting-edge 800Gbps transmission trial on the Amitie transatlantic cable.

Cisco announced that they have successfully transmitted 800Gbps on the Amitie transatlantic communications cable, which runs 6,234 kilometers from Boston, Massachusetts to Bordeaux, France.

The continued growth of cloud and explosion of AI services is driving the need for greater subsea network capacity, which requires advanced coherent transmission systems that support higher performance. This trial was conducted to target improvements in subsea transmission to provide increased performance and capacity.

 

Cisco Reports Second Quarter Earnings

Cisco News, Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

Cisco Reports Second Quarter Earnings

$12.8 billion in revenue, down 6% year over year; GAAP EPS $0.65, down 3% year over year, and Non-GAAP EPS $0.87, down 1% year over year

Cisco reported second quarter results for the period ended January 27, 2024. Cisco reported second quarter revenue of $12.8 billion, net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $2.6 billion or $0.65 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $3.5 billion or $0.87 per share.

"We delivered a solid second quarter with strong operating leverage and capital returns," said Chuck Robbins, chair and CEO of Cisco. "We continue to align our investments to future growth opportunities. Our innovation sits at the center of an increasingly connected ecosystem and will play a critical role as our customers adopt AI and secure their organizations."


Citrix


 

Optimizing Cloud Performance For Enhanced User Experience: Key Metrics To Monitor For Citrix Deployments

Citrix News, Monday, February 12th, 2024

Optimizing Cloud Performance For Enhanced User Experience: Key Metrics To Monitor For Citrix Deployments

As more enterprises deploy their business-critical apps and desktops on the cloud and/or hybrid infrastructure, Citrix has become their primary choice. Citrix DaaS and VDI solutions are empowering enterprises to deploy their workloads at any scale by providing great experience and simplified management.

It is critical to monitor, analyze, and implement proactive measurements to enhance productivity and the user experience through day-to-day issues. Whether addressing performance latency, security enhancements, or adapting to changing work patterns, strategic optimization can significantly improve Citrix Cloud's overall efficiency. Therefore, focusing on key metrics and optimizing those to suit your business goals is highly imperative.

In this blog, we'll walk through key metrics that can help businesses and their digital workspaces reach new levels of responsiveness and resilience.

 

Save Costs With New Innovations In Autoscale

Citrix News, Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

Save Costs With New Innovations In Autoscale

Citrix Autoscale was introduced in 2019, and ever since it has been one of our most adopted features. It's easy to see why: with its ability to reduce your cloud spend while still maintaining an exceptional employee experience, using Autoscale is a no-brainer.

Earlier this year we introduced this capability to our on-premises control plane in Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 2305, bringing the power of Autoscale to all our administrators.

IT teams and administrators are being asked to do more with less. Businesses need to cut costs, and IT teams need to deliver. We are here to help you deliver on your business goals with a suite of newly released Autoscale features designed to help you save on costs. Let's take a look at some of our newest features.

 

Supercharge Your Citrix Environment With Citrix Itsm And Servicenow

Citrix News, Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

Supercharge Your Citrix Environment With Citrix Itsm And Servicenow

If you're a Citrix and ServiceNow customer, you could help your administrators reduce the amount of time spent on helpdesk activities and free up their time for value-add projects and organizational initiatives.

The Citrix ITSM adapter integrates with ServiceNow to provide a plug-and-play solution that gives access to out-of-the-box workflows that automate common Citrix helpdesk tasks such as session reset, requesting apps and desktops, and troubleshooting technical issues.

The Citrix ITSM adapter also supports the creation of custom workflows for additional flexibility, allowing admins to create advanced automated tasks. The benefits of the Citrix ITSM adapter for ServiceNow include enabling self-service for employees for an enhanced user experience, IT automation, and consistent monitoring and reporting of your environment.


DDN


 

Unstructured Data Management Done Better With Infinia Object Storage

DDN News, Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

Unstructured Data Management Done Better With Infinia Object Storage

Most organizations have been dealing with fast data growth for a while. But we're in a different place now than we were even five years ago.

Businesses today - maybe yours included - are dealing with a lot of unstructured data. It probably represents about 90% of all your data. Stuff like emails, texts, videos, audio, web pages, social media, and more. And it's this data that's growing really, really fast, close to three times as fast as structured data. 95% of businesses have issues with unstructured because, well, it's unstructured. It's non-uniform, hard to categorize and organize, and doesn't fit neatly into columns and rows.


Dell


 

Achieve Business Resiliency At The Retail Edge

Dell News, Thursday, February 15th, 2024

Achieve Business Resiliency At The Retail Edge

Learn how Dell is integrating ISV software with NativeEdge to provide a ready solution for resiliency and customer satisfaction.

Dell Technologies is committed to helping retailers deploy more intelligent systems and technologies into their business operations to improve service and drive efficiencies, from computer-vision assisted loss prevention, robotics and AI-assisted pick and pack, to self-service kiosks and pick-up lockers. These applications depend on software-increasingly AI-based applications-running on smart devices that live inside the retail store, including servers, storage, handheld scanners and POS systems. When you add in the network of interconnected cloud and enterprise services that support the backend of these systems, you need solutions to help keep your systems running smoothly.

 

Dell AI-Ready Data Platform: Your AI Innovations Start Here

Dell News, Thursday, February 15th, 2024

Dell AI-Ready Data Platform: Your AI Innovations Start Here

Whatever your business, data is the key to competitive advantage.

Innovation is at the core of Dell Technologies DNA, and our AI and industry experts are dedicated to guiding you every step of the way. We're excited to explore the robust features of our AI-Ready Data Platform that are at the forefront of powering new generative AI (GenAI) use cases. Recently, we launched our AI Anywhere on Data Everywhere vision event, where we made a number of major announcements.

 

Dell Technologies And Nokia Announce Strategic Partnership To Advance Network Cloud Transformation And Private 5G

Dell News, Thursday, February 15th, 2024

Dell Technologies And Nokia Announce Strategic Partnership To Advance Network Cloud Transformation And Private 5G

Nokia adopts Dell Technologies as its preferred infrastructure partner for Nokia AirFrame servers, helping transition customers to Dell PowerEdge servers with Dell global services and support

Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) and Nokia (NYSE: NOK) announced the extension of a strategic partnership to use each company's expertise and industry-leading solutions, including infrastructure solutions from Dell and private wireless connectivity from Nokia, to advance open network architectures in the telecom ecosystem and private 5G use cases among businesses.

As part of the agreement, Nokia will adopt Dell as its preferred infrastructure partner for existing Nokia AirFrame customers, offering Dell's technology as the infrastructure of choice for telecom cloud deployments. Nokia and Dell will help transition existing AirFrame customers over time to Dell's broad infrastructure portfolio, including Dell PowerEdge servers, purpose built for modern telecom network workloads from core to edge to RAN.

 

Intel And Dell: Sustainable Computing With Immersion Cooling

Dell News, Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

Intel And Dell: Sustainable Computing With Immersion Cooling

Together, Intel and Dell Technologies continue to enable innovations that improve lives, increase productivity and unleash creativity. With every generation of processors, energy efficiency is increasing: more computations can be performed per watt of electricity needed by the servers.

However, the demand for compute performance is insatiable, leading to processors being designed to run at higher wattages to meet the performance demand.

Cooling these higher thermal design power (TDP) processors becomes a challenge from both a technology and energy consumption standpoint. Traditional cooling systems, which consume up to 40% of a data center's energy consumption, weren't designed to eliminate the higher amount of heat generated. Cooling the data center through immersion technology enables cooling higher TDP parts while being more sustainable through reduced electricity (and water) consumption.

 

Leading The Way Through Data Protection Industry Changes

Dell News, Monday, February 12th, 2024

Leading The Way Through Data Protection Industry Changes

Dell Technologies stands by its customers with steadfast support and innovative solutions for an ever-increasing threat landscape.

The data protection landscape shifted quite dramatically with the recent announcement that Cohesity would be acquiring its much larger rival, Veritas Software. Acquisitions of this size in the data protection market space are somewhat unusual, particularly when the acquiring entity is significantly smaller in both revenue and customer base than the acquired company. Bringing two technology organizations together with different cultures and overlapping product offerings is certainly going to be challenging-particularly since the stated intent is to continue supporting all the enterprise solution offerings in Veritas' portfolio for years to come and 'leave no customer behind.' In addition, they will try to do this while integrating the best capabilities of the collective product offerings from both companies. To be sure, these are laudable goals; however, it will be a delicate balancing act.

 

Zero Traffic, Zero Watts

Dell News, Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

Zero Traffic, Zero Watts

We have arrived at the intersection of sustainability, energy consumption and modern (4G/5G) telecommunications networks.

Let's take stock of where we are. We explored sustainability at the edge. Now we arrive at the intersection of sustainability, energy consumption and modern (4G/5G) telecommunications networks. Network energy consumption is directly tied to sustainability and is among the most significant contributing factors to total cost of ownership (TCO). According to GSMA research, the Radio Access Network (RAN) consumes approximately 73% of the total network energy. The rollout of 5G is poised to increase data consumption by an order of magnitude over today, and this increase will require more investment in infrastructure and, by extension, energy to carry that network traffic.


Fortinet


 

Android/Spynote Moves To Crypto Currencies

Fortinet News, Thursday, February 15th, 2024

Android/Spynote Moves To Crypto Currencies

Spynote is a Remote Access Trojan that initially surfaced in 2020.

Since then, it has grown into one of the most common families of malware for Android, with multiple samples, integration of other RATs (e.g. CypherRat), and a large family of over 10,000 samples. There are multiple variants and integrations of other RATs, and since 2023 there has been a growing interest in financial institutions.

 

TicTacToe Dropper

Fortinet News, Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

TicTacToe Dropper

While analyzing malware samples collected from several victims, the FortiGuard team identified a grouping of malware droppers used to deliver various final-stage payloads throughout 2023. Malware droppers are malicious software designed to deliver and execute additional malware on a victim system and are employed to obfuscate final payloads during load and initial execution.

Droppers within this group employ multiple stages of obfuscated payloads loading reflectively in memory. Some of the final stage payloads we identified include Leonem, AgentTesla, SnakeLogger, RemLoader, Sabsik, LokiBot, Taskun, Androm, Upatre, and Remcos. We have named this group of payloads 'TicTacToe dropper' due to a common Polish language string, 'Kolko_i_krzyzyk,' found in multiple earlier samples of the dropper, which translates to TicTacToe in English. While not all versions of this group of droppers contain this string, commonalities in their behavior led us to this grouping.


HPE


 

University of Maryland enhances student success and world-class research by standardizing on HPE Aruba Networking

HPE News, Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

University of Maryland enhances student success and world-class research by standardizing on HPE Aruba Networking

Flagship institution gains a secure, policy-driven network that authenticates over 80,000 devices daily while saving multi-millions on infrastructure costs

To support its mission for turning idealism into action by facilitating innovative new learning models and supporting world-class research, the University of Maryland (UMD) has chosen the HPE Aruba Networking ESP (Edge Services Platform) networking solution by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE). The campus-wide deployment includes Wi-Fi 6E wireless access points (APs) and CX wired switches, powered end-to-end by AI insights. The new network will enable the flagship institution, which is home to more than 40,700 students and 14,000 faculty and staff, to continue its tradition of global academic leadership on its 1,300-acre campus while saving millions of dollars over the life of the infrastructure versus other offerings.


HP


 

Cyber Ad-Versaries Using Analytics To Measure 'Victims Per Click'

HP News, Thursday, February 15th, 2024

Cyber Ad-Versaries Using Analytics To Measure 'Victims Per Click'

HP warns of rise in malicious PDF campaigns and Office exploits, while noting Office macros persist

HP issued its quarterly HP Wolf Security Threat Insights Report, showing attackers are continuing to find innovative ways to influence users and infect endpoints. The HP Wolf Security threat research team uncovered several notable campaigns including:

DarkGate campaign uses Ad tools to sharpen attacks: Malicious PDF attachments, posing as OneDrive error messages, direct users to sponsored content hosted on a popular ad network. This leads to DarkGate malware.

 

HP Announces 2024 Digital Equity Accelerator To Drive Global Digital Inclusion

HP News, Thursday, February 15th, 2024

HP Announces 2024 Digital Equity Accelerator To Drive Global Digital Inclusion

Accelerator will prioritize digital equity challenges in Brazil, Canada, and Poland

In an effort to bridge the global digital divide and foster inclusive opportunities, HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) and the HP Foundation invite submissions for the 2024 Digital Equity Accelerator. The program offers 10 selected nonprofit organizations a USD $100,000 grant, HP technology (~USD $100,000 value), and six months of virtual training to scale digital equity solutions focused on educational, healthcare, and economic opportunities. HP will accept applications until March 1, 2024, and organizations in Brazil, Canada*, and Poland are invited to apply.


IBM


 

Customer Service vs. Customer Experience: Key Differentiators

IBM News, Friday, February 16th, 2024

Customer Service vs. Customer Experience: Key Differentiators

In many organizations, but not all, customer service is treated as part of the customer experience. Both are interested in driving customer satisfaction, but they focus on different parts of the customer journey to achieve it.

So what are the key differences in customer service vs. customer experience? And why do both matter for your business?

Customer experience, or CX, is a holistic accounting of customers' perceptions resulting from all their interactions with a business or brand, whether online or in-store. Customer experience involves customer experience management (CXM), which refers to strategies, technologies and practices for improving business results by creating an ideal experience for anyone interacting with a company. The overall customer experience focuses on meeting customer expectations and influencing the customer's overall perception of products and solutions wherever they take place on the customer journey.

 

How To Achieve Kubernetes Observability: Principles And Best Practices

IBM News, Thursday, February 15th, 2024

How To Achieve Kubernetes Observability: Principles And Best Practices

Kubernetes (K8s) containers and environments are the leading approach to packaging, deploying and managing containerized applications at scale.

The dynamic, open-source, microservices-based configuration of Kubernetes can be a great fit for businesses that are looking to maximize infrastructure agility. However, the distributed flexibility that makes Kubernetes appealing can also make implementing Kubernetes monitoring and observability practices challenging.

Observability comprises a range of processes and metrics that help teams gain actionable insights into a system's internal state by examining system outputs. It's an essential part of maintaining any IT infrastructure. But managing the sheer volume of data, nodes, pods, services and endpoints that comprise Kubernetes environments requires observability practices that are appropriate for the job.

In this blog, we discuss how Kubernetes observability works, and how organizations can use it to optimize cloud-native IT architectures.

 

Reducing Defects And Downtime With AI-Enabled Automated Inspections

IBM News, Friday, February 16th, 2024

Reducing Defects And Downtime With AI-Enabled Automated Inspections

A large, multinational automobile manufacturer responsible for producing millions of vehicles annually, engaged with IBM to streamline their manufacturing processes with seamless, automated inspections driven by real-time data and artificial intelligence (AI).

As an automobile manufacturer, our client has an inherent duty to provide high-quality products. Ideally, they need to discover and fix any defects well before the automobile reaches the consumer. These defects are often expensive, difficult to identify and present a myriad of significant risks to customer satisfaction.

Quality control and early defect detection are paramount to uphold standards, enhance operational efficiency, reduce costs and deliver vehicles that meet or exceed customer expectations while safeguarding the reputation of the manufacturer.

 

Unveiling The Transformative AI Technology Behind Watsonx Orders

IBM News, Thursday, February 15th, 2024

Unveiling The Transformative AI Technology Behind Watsonx Orders

You're headed to your favorite drive-thru to grab fries and a cheeseburger. It's a simple order and as you pull in you notice there isn't much of a line. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty.

The restaurant is near a busy freeway with roaring traffic noise and airplanes fly low overhead as they approach the nearby airport. It's windy. The stereo is blasting in the car behind you and the customer in the next lane is trying to order at the same time as you. The cacophony would challenge even the most experienced human order taker.

With IBM watsonx Orders, we have created an AI-powered voice agent to take drive-thru orders without human intervention. The product uses bleeding edge technology to isolate and understand the human voice in noisy conditions while simultaneously supporting a natural, free-flowing conversation between the customer placing the order and the voice agent.

 

What Are Breach And Attack Simulations?

IBM News, Friday, February 16th, 2024

What Are Breach And Attack Simulations?

Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) is an automated and continuous software-based approach to offensive security. Similar to other forms of security validation such as red teaming and penetration testing, BAS complements more traditional security tools by simulating cyberattacks to test security controls and provide actionable insights.

Like a red team exercise, breach and attack simulations use the real-world attack tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) employed by hackers to proactively identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities before they can be exploited by actual threat actors. However, unlike red teaming and pen testing, BAS tools are fully automated and can provide more comprehensive results with fewer resources in the time between more hands-on security tests. Providers such as SafeBreach, XM Cyber, and Cymulate, offer cloud-based solutions which allow for the easy integration of BAS tools without implementing any new hardware.

As a security control validation tool, BAS solutions help organizations gain a better understanding of their security gaps, as well as provide valuable guidance for prioritized remediation.


Lenovo


 

Lenovo And Anaconda Announce Agreement To Accelerate AI Development And Deployment

Lenovo News, Thursday, February 15th, 2024

Lenovo And Anaconda Announce Agreement To Accelerate AI Development And Deployment

Intel-Powered Lenovo Workstation Portfolio and Anaconda Navigator Streamline Data Science Workflows

Lenovo announced an agreement with Anaconda Inc., the leading provider of the world's most popular artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and data science platform, to empower Lenovo's high performance data science workstations. The partnership will couple Lenovo's trusted ThinkStation and ThinkPad workstation product portfolio heritage and leadership with Anaconda's enterprise strengths for open-source leadership, security, and reliability.

 

Lenovo Recognized For Continued Commitment To Customer Support And Sustainability In Its Supply Chain

Lenovo News, Monday, February 12th, 2024

Lenovo Recognized For Continued Commitment To Customer Support And Sustainability In Its Supply Chain

Access to digital apps and tools has meant customers expect better and more responsive customer service than ever before. Research has shown that 73 percent of customers point to experience as an important factor in their purchasing decisions, behind price and product quality.

At the same time, businesses are grappling with how to increase their sustainability without compromising on the service they deliver. In fact, a recent study from McKinsey showed that products making ESG-related claims averaged 28 percent cumulative growth over the past five-year period, versus 20 percent for products that made no such claims.

Faced with both challenges, Lenovo is showcasing its commitment to customer satisfaction, innovation and achieving a more sustainable future. Recent accolades from respected Brazilian Consumer advisory body, Reclame Aqui, along with the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) Award, as well as developing AI customer support services, are just some of the ways in which Lenovo is setting the industry standard in customer support and providing solutions that address sustainability.


Microsoft


 

Meeting The Moment: Combating AI Deepfakes In Elections Through Today's New Tech Accord

Microsoft News, Friday, February 16th, 2024

Meeting The Moment: Combating AI Deepfakes In Elections Through Today's New Tech Accord

As the months of 2024 unfold, we are all part of an extraordinary year for the history of both democracy and technology. More countries and people will vote for their elected leaders than in any year in human history.

At the same time, the development of AI is racing ever faster ahead, offering extraordinary benefits but also enabling bad actors to deceive voters by creating realistic 'deepfakes' of candidates and other individuals. The contrast between the promise and peril of new technology has seldom been more striking.

This quickly has become a year that requires all of us who care about democracy to work together to meet the moment.

 

New Data And AI Solutions In Microsoft Cloud For Sustainability Help Move Organizations From Pledges To Progress

Microsoft News, Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

New Data And AI Solutions In Microsoft Cloud For Sustainability Help Move Organizations From Pledges To Progress

As global sustainability progress becomes more pressing, organizations need tangible, transformative solutions to help them move forward faster. Most have not progressed as much as they'd like.

While 85% of executives report that sustainability is strategically important to their company, only 16% have integrated sustainability into their business strategies.

Today, we're introducing new data and AI solutions in Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability that provide capabilities organizations need to progress in their sustainability journey. These include faster environmental, social and governance (ESG) data analytics and insights, an AI assistant to help accelerate impactful decision-making and reporting, and other advanced capabilities - all designed to help organizations move the needle faster.

 

Technology Industry To Combat Deceptive Use Of AI In 2024 Elections

Microsoft News, Friday, February 16th, 2024

Technology Industry To Combat Deceptive Use Of AI In 2024 Elections

20 leading technology companies including Adobe, Amazon, Google, IBM, Meta, Microsoft, OpenAI, TikTok, and X pledge to work together to detect and counter harmful AI content

At the Munich Security Conference (MSC), leading technology companies pledged to help prevent deceptive AI content from interfering with this year's global elections in which more than four billion people in over 40 countries will vote.

The 'Tech Accord to Combat Deceptive Use of AI in 2024 Elections' is a set of commitments to deploy technology countering harmful AI-generated content meant to deceive voters. Signatories pledge to work collaboratively on tools to detect and address online distribution of such AI content, drive educational campaigns, and provide transparency, among other concrete steps. It also includes a broad set of principles, including the importance of tracking the origin of deceptive election-related content and the need to raise public awareness about the problem. The accord is one important step to safeguard online communities against harmful AI content, and builds on the individual companies' ongoing work.


NVIDIA


 

AI's Hottest Ticket: NVIDIA GTC Brings Together Automotive Leaders and Visionaries Transforming the Future of Transportation

NVIDIA News, Friday, February 16th, 2024

AI's Hottest Ticket: NVIDIA GTC Brings Together Automotive Leaders and Visionaries Transforming the Future of Transportation

Experience how NVIDIA DRIVE and its ecosystem are enabling safer, smarter, AI-built mobility solutions.

Generative AI and software-defined computing are transforming the automotive landscape - making the journey behind the wheel safer, smarter and more enjoyable.

Dozens of automakers and NVIDIA DRIVE ecosystem partners will be demonstrating their developments in mobility, along with showcasing their next-gen vehicles at GTC, the conference for the era of AI, running from March 18-21 in San Jose, Calif., and online. These include the Mercedes-Benz Concept CLA Class, the new Volvo EX90, Polestar 3, WeRide Robobus, Nuro R3 autonomous delivery vehicle and more.

 

Artistry With Adobe: Creator Esteban Toro Delivers Inspirational Master Class Powered By AI And Rtx

NVIDIA News, Thursday, February 15th, 2024

Artistry With Adobe: Creator Esteban Toro Delivers Inspirational Master Class Powered By AI And Rtx

Plus, Chat with RTX debuts; register for in-person GTC; and it's Omniverse OpenUSD month this week 'In the NVIDIA Studio.'

Adobe is putting generative AI into the hands of creators with Adobe Firefly - powered by NVIDIA in the cloud - and adding to its impressive app lineup with exciting new features.

The AI-powered Enhance Speech tool, available soon in Adobe Premiere Pro, is accelerated by NVIDIA RTX. This new feature removes unwanted noise and improves the quality of dialogue clips so they sound professionally recorded.

Esteban Toro, senior community relationship manager at Adobe and this week's featured In the NVIDIA Studio artist, expertly wields AI-powered features in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom to create his emotionally moving Cinematic Portraits series.

 

Digitalization: A Game Changer For The Auto Industry

NVIDIA News, Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

Digitalization: A Game Changer For The Auto Industry

NVIDIA automotive partners describe how digitalization is redefining productivity, cost-efficiency and innovation.

The fusion of the physical and digital worlds is reshaping the automotive industry. NVIDIA's automotive partners are using digitalization to transform every phase of the product lifecycle - evolving primarily physical, manual processes into software-driven, AI-enhanced digital systems.

Digitalization: A Game Changer From End to End Kaivan Karimi, global partner strategy lead at Microsoft, observes that companies are achieving 'huge' results from 'digitizing the physical entity, running simulations and rendering in 3D, whether it's factory automation or modernizing the design and development of the car.'

Brian Ullem, vice president of engineering at Capgemini, explains that, with 'the 30,000 parts that go into a car, it takes approximately five years to develop a vehicle end to end. Instead of building 50 or 100 cars, we can use digitalization to simulate without having to build prototypes. That saves a lot of time and money in the process.'

 

How The Ohio Supercomputer Center Drives The Future Of Computing

NVIDIA News, Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

How The Ohio Supercomputer Center Drives The Future Of Computing

NASCAR races are all about speed, but even the fastest cars need to factor in safety, especially as rules and tracks change.

The Ohio Supercomputer Center is ready to help. In this episode of NVIDIA's AI Podcast, host Noah Kravitz speaks with Alan Chalker, the director of strategic programs at the OSC, about all things supercomputing. The center's Open OnDemand program, which takes the form of a web-based interface, empowers Ohio higher education institutions and industries with accessible, reliable and secure computational services and training and educational programs. Chalker dives into the history and evolution of the OSC, and explains how it's working with client companies like NASCAR, which is simulating race car designs virtually. Tune in to learn more about Chalker's outlook on the future of supercomputing and OSC's role in realizing it.

 

NVIDIA Accelerates Quantum Computing Exploration at Australia's Pawsey Supercomputing Centre

NVIDIA News, Thursday, February 15th, 2024

NVIDIA Accelerates Quantum Computing Exploration at Australia's Pawsey Supercomputing Centre

Scientists to Run State-of-the-Art Quantum Computing Simulations Using NVIDIA CUDA Quantum Platform, Turbocharged by NVIDIA Grace Hopper Superchips

NVIDIA announced that Australia's Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre will add the NVIDIA CUDA Quantum platform accelerated by NVIDIA Grace Hopper Superchips to its National Supercomputing and Quantum Computing Innovation Hub, furthering its work driving breakthroughs in quantum computing.

Researchers at the Perth-based center will leverage CUDA Quantum - an open-source hybrid quantum computing platform that features powerful simulation tools, and capabilities to program hybrid CPU, GPU and QPU systems - as well as, the NVIDIA cuQuantum software development kit of optimized libraries and tools for accelerating quantum computing workflows.

 

Telco GPT: Survey Shows Scale of Industry's Enthusiasm and Adoption of Generative AI

NVIDIA News, Thursday, February 15th, 2024

Telco GPT: Survey Shows Scale of Industry's Enthusiasm and Adoption of Generative AI

Generative AI is fueling investments in AI, but the telecom industry remains at the early phase of the AI investment cycle.

It's been five years since the telecommunications industry first deployed 5G networks to drive new performance levels for customers and unlock new value for telcos.

But that industry milestone has been overshadowed by the emergence of generative AI and the swift pace at which telcos are embracing large language models as they seek to transform all parts of their business.

A recent survey of more than 400 telecommunications industry professionals from around the world showed that generative AI is the breakout technology of the year and that enthusiasm and adoption for both generative AI, and AI in general, is booming. In addition, the survey showed that, among respondents, AI is improving both revenues and cost savings.

 

The Easiest Upgrade: Play At Ultimate Quality With Geforce Now

NVIDIA News, Thursday, February 15th, 2024

The Easiest Upgrade: Play At Ultimate Quality With Geforce Now

Plus, Ubisoft's 'Skull and Bones' and Microsoft's 'Halo Infinite' lead five newly supported games.

GFN Thursday keeps its fourth anniversary celebrations rolling by bringing Ubisoft's Skull and Bones and Microsoft's Halo Infinite to the cloud this week.

They're part of five newly supported games, and thanks to the power of the cloud, members can play them at unrivaled quality across nearly any device.


Oracle


 

Bandhan Bank Transforms Its Core Banking And Expands Digital Services With Oracle

Oracle News, Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

Bandhan Bank Transforms Its Core Banking And Expands Digital Services With Oracle

Fast-growing private bank using Oracle FLEXCUBE and Oracle Banking Digital Experience to bring new capabilities to millions of customers and help support underserved segments of Indian society

Bandhan Bank, one of the largest private banks in India, proudly announces the successful overhaul of its core banking system and the expansion of its digital services through a strategic collaboration with Oracle. Leveraging Oracle FLEXCUBE and Oracle Banking Digital Experience, Bandhan Bank has not only modernized its operations in Retail and Wholesale Banking areas, but has also introduced new digital capabilities implementing Oracle Payments, Retail Loan Originations, and services for Retail Internet and Mobile Banking to cater to millions of customers, particularly focusing on underserved segments within Indian society.

 

CROs Continue to Choose Oracle to Support their Operations

Oracle News, Monday, February 12th, 2024

CROs Continue to Choose Oracle to Support their Operations

AMS, EPS Corp., and Firma Clinical among newest contract research organizations to use Clinical One to meet market demands

Contract Research Organizations (CROs) continue to rely on Oracle to keep pace with competitive pressures, changing market requirements, and a lack of skilled talent. Since its inception in summer 2022, numerous CROs have joined the Oracle CRO growth initiative, including recent entrants AMS Advanced Medical Services GmbH, Firma Clinical, and EPS Corp., among many others. Through the initiative, CROs can evaluate, familiarize, train, and enable their users with Oracle Clinical One and demonstrate the power of the platform with their potential sponsors. This winning combination of Oracle's life sciences expertise and platform technology help CROs win more business and run trials more efficiently.

 

How To Migrate VMware Vsphere To Oracle Linux KVM

Oracle News, Monday, February 12th, 2024

How To Migrate VMware Vsphere To Oracle Linux KVM

The goal of this document it to offer a solution to automate the migration from other hypevisor solutions to Oracle Linux KVM managed by Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager (OLVM). This version of the document covers the automated migration from VMware vSphere.

Migration from VMware vSphere / ESXi

The semi-automated migration procedure relies on the following components:

  • libvirt, qemu and virt-v2v correctly installed and configured on an Oracle Linux KVM host
  • Network access (ssh or https) to VMware vSphere

Requirements and Assumptions

  • VMware hosts and manager (source) and Oracle Linux KVM/OLVM (destination) hosts are network reachable to each other
  • OLVM/VDSM releases are >= 4.5
  • ovirt-engine-4.5.4-1.el8 RPM or higher is installed on the Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager host
  • vdsm-4.50.3.4-1 RPM or higher is installed on the Oracle Linux KVM Server virt-v2v-1.42.0-22 or higher is installed on the Oracle Linux KVM Server
  • At least one Oracle Linux KVM host and a Storage Domain have already been configured on OLVM and are up and running

Setup...

 

NetSuite Named A Leader In IDC Marketscape Report For Midmarket Finance And Accounting Applications

Oracle News, Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

NetSuite Named A Leader In IDC Marketscape Report For Midmarket Finance And Accounting Applications

NetSuite recognized for its ability to adapt to both product and service-based businesses and its industry specialization

Oracle NetSuite announced NetSuite has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Midmarket Finance and Accounting Applications 2023-2024 Vendor Assessment (doc #US51405023, December 2023) for its two pronged approach to industries and industry specialization. A complimentary copy of the excerpt is available here.

 

Oracle Helps Customers Drive Efficiency In Global Supply Chains

Oracle News, Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

Oracle Helps Customers Drive Efficiency In Global Supply Chains

New logistics capabilities in Oracle Cloud SCM help customers increase visibility, reduce costs, automate compliance, and improve decision-making

To help organizations increase the efficiency of global supply chains, Oracle is introducing new logistics capabilities within Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain & Manufacturing (SCM). The updates to Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle Global Trade Management, part of Oracle Cloud SCM, will help customers optimize logistics operations by increasing visibility, reducing costs, automating regulatory compliance, and improving decision-making.

 

State Of North Carolina Transforms Finance With Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP

Oracle News, Monday, February 12th, 2024

State Of North Carolina Transforms Finance With Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP

North Carolina standardizes key finance processes for state agencies in the cloud with Oracle

The State of North Carolina has implemented Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to support its mission to protect the financial integrity of the State and promote accountability in an objective and efficient manner. With Oracle Cloud ERP, North Carolina has standardized finance processes in the cloud, increased efficiency, improved controls, and enhanced its ability to serve constituents.


Red Hat


 

The 4 Easiest Ways To Migrate Centos Linux To RHEL

Red Hat News, Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

The 4 Easiest Ways To Migrate Centos Linux To RHEL

If you're considering a migration from CentOS Linux to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), then you're probably eager to make the process as easy as possible. The good news is that somebody else (Red Hat) has already made it easy for you.

In most cases, changing a system from CentOS Linux to RHEL is actually more like running some updates than a system reinstall. With this in mind, here are 4 of the easiest ways to switch from CentOS Linux to RHEL.

1: Convert2RHEL

2: Convert from CentOS Linux using Red Hat Satellite

3: Get help from Red Hat

4: Let Red Hat do it for you

 

Friday Five - February 16, 2024

Red Hat News, Friday, February 16th, 2024

Friday Five - February 16, 2024

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 we ekly digest of things that caught our eye.

  • Network World - Linux is moving into efficient and flexible manufacturing
  • InfoQ - How Platform and Site Reliability Engineering Are Evolving DevOps
  • Build in-demand skills for modern virtualization with Red Hat OpenShift
  • Intelligent CIO - AI skills gap must be addressed urgently say 72% of IT leaders in Red Hat survey
  • DevOps and Platform Engineering: What's the difference?

Read on for details

 

Build In-Demand Skills For Modern Virtualization With Red Hat OpenShift

Red Hat News, Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

Build In-Demand Skills For Modern Virtualization With Red Hat OpenShift

The IT industry is experiencing a shift in the virtualization field. Organizations running mission-critical applications are increasingly concerned about the impact of vendor selection on their business, and are seeking the right long-term technologies to mitigate downstream risks

In this rapidly changing environment, there's a more pressing need for decisions to address the cost and inefficiencies associated with outdated virtualization solutions. These older solutions often fall short in supporting modern application development and delivery. Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization offers a pathway to modernize applications, providing a consistent platform for virtualization workloads. It supports both VM and container-based applications, aligning with current and future technological demands.

 

Building A Unified Hybrid Cloud Strategy With Red Hat Openshift Virtualization

Red Hat News, Friday, February 16th, 2024

Building A Unified Hybrid Cloud Strategy With Red Hat Openshift Virtualization

Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization may seem like a paradigm shift for some, but it's an essential part of transforming and consolidating your platforms into a modern, unified tech stack that helps match your company's skills and applications with its larger goals.

This shift can cause some uncertainty, however, so let's take a closer look at this concept.

Red Hat OpenShift is the premier application development platform that runs anywhere Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) will run. Whether you seek to deploy the platform and applications on-premise or across various hyperscalers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and IBM Cloud, OpenShift Virtualization can accommodate your IT requirements. Since OpenShift and OpenShift Virtualization can run anywhere RHEL runs, you have the option to either install OpenShift on bare metal or add a bare metal worker node to OpenShift.

 

Customer Success Stories: How Red Hat Delivers Edge Solutions For Regional Digital Operators, Smart Cities, And Industrial Automation

Red Hat News, Thursday, February 15th, 2024

Customer Success Stories: How Red Hat Delivers Edge Solutions For Regional Digital Operators, Smart Cities, And Industrial Automation

When operating at the edge, companies are looking to drive efficiencies and opportunities from their core business. In this roundup of customer success stories, learn how NTT East, FIWARE and ABB chose Red Hat edge solutions to deliver regional marketing insights, create open urban ecosystems and enable enterprise-grade, open source industrial edge applications.

NTT East creates Video AI Service to deliver community data insights

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation (NTT East) uses digital technology to help community businesses and organizations address challenges such as declining service levels due to labor shortages or stalled sales growth due to lack of marketing capabilities.

NTT East recently began the Regional Edge with Interconnected Wide-Area Network (REIWA) project to deliver edge computing data analysis to regional businesses and organizations. Local hubs intelligently collect and analyze information, such as point of sale (POS) and consumer purchasing history for retail, product growth status updates for agriculture, and information on disaster evacuation sites and food stockpiles for the government.

 

Kubernetes Api Performance Metrics: Examples And Best Practices

Red Hat News, Thursday, February 15th, 2024

Kubernetes Api Performance Metrics: Examples And Best Practices

Kubernetes monitoring helps engineers (SRE, performance, and DevOps) to identify performance issues, including insufficient resources, high CPU usage, and pod failures, across a Kubernetes (K8s) environment.

Prometheus simplifies the management of your containerized applications by tracking uptime, cluster resource utilization, and interactions among cluster components. This article provides an overview of essential API-related metrics you should be collecting, and the best practices for monitoring them.

To get a better understanding of API performance metrics, you need to know how Kubernetes application workloads are created, and how they run on Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift.

 

Putting A Multicloud Architecture Into Practice In The Banking Industry

Red Hat News, Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

Putting A Multicloud Architecture Into Practice In The Banking Industry

There are several reasons why banks should consider connecting their cloud environments together.

An on-premise environment limits the ability for the bank to scale on demand or quickly take advantage of new infrastructure offerings from third parties. On the other hand, operating fully off-premise adds additional operational risk along with the cost to migrate services.

Regulators in many markets have also taken an interest in how banks are approaching their cloud strategy. For example, Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) introduced new requirements for third-party risk management. This includes additional obligations with regards to business continuity and service placement. It puts the onus on the bank to ensure continued operations if there are issues with one of their third-party providers.


Tintri


 

Geek Out! Technology Demo Series - Feb 29th

Tintri News, Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

Geek Out! Technology Demo Series - Feb 29th

What in the world is the Geek Out! Technology Demo Series? Well, here at Tintri we listen to our users and tailor our technology to their most pressing IT needs. Certain pain points are acute, so we pair our sharpest engineers with the best solutions to show you how Tintri VMstore technology and its features can ease your work burden and improve your life.

Geek Out! sessions are by geeks for geeks, and geeks know how to have a good time! Come curious, ready to laugh, learn, and Geek Out! over Tintri VMstore.

This day comes around every four years once in a lifetime! Step into the Quantum Geek accelerator and leap ahead of legacy storage, a quantum leap forward in your management of VMs. Tintri offers a robust PowerShell Toolkit which enables administrators to automate administrative tasks, create workflows, and design custom dashboards. There are no limits to where you jump to next.

Join us February 29th at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT for our Geek Out!


Veeam


 

Backup Modernization Guide: Empowering Resellers

Veeam News, Friday, February 16th, 2024

Backup Modernization Guide: Empowering Resellers

In today's challenging business environment, most CEOs are focused on digital transformation, since many know it's the key to increasing revenue and growth. Evolving digitally lets them build new products and services, improve relationships with customers, and follow compliance regulations.

An essential part of achieving digital transformation is backup modernization. However, too many companies spend excessive hours and money on legacy backup systems that can't quite support their efforts. According to the 2024 Data Protection Trends Report, 68% of organizations estimate it would take them more than a week to recover their data after experiencing a cyberattack or disaster event, and a driver behind these long recovery times is the use of outdated legacy backup.

This issue of the report also found that data protection budgets will increase by 6.6% overall in 2024, and 92% of respondents said they would increase their own data protection budgets.

 

Guide To Multi-Cloud Backup: Strategies, Benefits, & Solutions

Veeam News, Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

Guide To Multi-Cloud Backup: Strategies, Benefits, & Solutions

Migration to and adoption of the public cloud has been a mainstay in our environments for the better part of a decade now.

One of the most popular choices for enterprises is a multi-cloud strategy, which is comprised of two or more private or public clouds. Whether you're already leveraging a multi-cloud environment or just getting started, data resiliency is paramount. Having a strong backup and recovery strategy for all your environments is a must and Veeam is here to help. Our cloud experts are ready to support you on your journey to multi-cloud resilience. Let's start by taking a closer look at what multi-cloud backup is and why it's important.

 

Veeam To Provide Data Backup And Recovery Software For The U.S. Navy With Contract In Total Value Of $21 Million

Veeam News, Monday, February 12th, 2024

Veeam To Provide Data Backup And Recovery Software For The U.S. Navy With Contract In Total Value Of $21 Million

Veeam announced the award of a $5 million contract with follow on options resulting in a total value of $21 million to provide data backup and recovery software to the U.S. Navy.

Through the five-year Program Level Agreement Veeam is supporting PMW 160, the program office responsible for the Navy's Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) technology program that enables the fleet to communicate and share information. Veeam will provide configuration, maintenance, and testing of Veeam Data Platform and Kasten K10 for Kubernetes software solutions.

'Veeam is excited to be supporting our federal government and valued Navy partners through the delivery of our software to the CANES program,' said Anand Eswaran, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Veeam. 'Over the past two years, we have made significant product investments to ensure our products are the most secure and reliable data backup and recovery solutions on the market. We believe this contract with the Navy demonstrates the success of those investments.'


SAP


 

SAP Accelerates Seagate Technology's Digital Evolution with SAP S/4HANA

SAP News, Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

SAP Accelerates Seagate Technology's Digital Evolution with SAP S/4HANA

SAP SE announced the successful launch of SAP S/4HANA and the SAP BW/4HANA solution at Seagate Technology Holdings plc (NASDAQ: STX), a leading innovator of mass-capacity data storage solutions.

It will modernize the company's enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and benefit nearly 30,000 global employees through integrating advanced functionalities, such as enabling global manufacturing, supply chain and finance business processes. This achievement signifies the third crucial phase in Seagate's digital transformation journey, complementing SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain and SAP SuccessFactors solutions.

Seagate embarked on this transformative path in 2021, transitioning from its legacy systems to embrace SAP S/4HANA, SAP SuccessFactors, and SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain.

 

SAP Further Strengthens Focus on AI with Dedicated Growth Area

SAP News, Thursday, February 15th, 2024

SAP Further Strengthens Focus on AI with Dedicated Growth Area

SAP SE has created a new end-to-end growth area focused on AI under the leadership of Dr. Philipp Herzig in the newly created role of chief artificial intelligence officer (CAIO).

The new unit oversees the entire value chain for SAP Business AI, from product development and research through to customer implementation. In this new role, effective January 2024, Herzig reports directly to CEO Christian Klein.

Herzig's team will collaborate with innovators across SAP to infuse artificial intelligence into every part of the company's portfolio. With this new setup, SAP aims to further accelerate the pace at which customers can benefit from groundbreaking business AI solutions and services. The newly established division also underscores the central importance of business AI as a strategic driver for SAP's ongoing growth.

 

SAP Goes the Distance with EV Fleet Digitalization

SAP News, Thursday, February 15th, 2024

SAP Goes the Distance with EV Fleet Digitalization

Electric vehicles (EVs) are transforming the mobility experience in corporate fleet management. A great example is the partnership between Mercedes-Benz and SAP where the companies are both customers and vendors to each other.

Mercedes-Benz is using SAP solutions to digitalize its omnichannel buying experience, and SAP is the first customer using its own technology to manage the company's vehicle fleet in Germany.

As longtime partners, SAP and Mercedes-Benz have a history of shared knowledge for mutual competitive advantage. The fleet management program is grounded in the companies' similar business philosophies and product road maps.

Mercedes-Benz has committed to move the company's B2B business to 100% digital and plans to sell 25% of all new cars online by 2025. The company selected SAP Commerce Cloud to help support this mission. It will create a future-proof composable commerce portfolio designed to reliably power the company's digital strategy, including a standardized offering across different markets. It will also simplify processes and reduce time-to-market.

 

SAP Recognized as a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape Experience-Centric Intelligent Digital Workspaces

SAP News, Thursday, February 15th, 2024

SAP Recognized as a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape Experience-Centric Intelligent Digital Workspaces

Today's digital workplace is constantly evolving, but the way we work is still siloed and complicated. Employees often waste time switching between applications, searching for information, finding data, and seeking recommendations and insights to get work done.

They desire an intelligent work experience to boost engagement and productivity.

2024 IDC MarketScape: Experience-Centric Intelligent Digital Workspaces Recognition

SAP has been recognized as a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Experience-Centric Intelligent Digital Workspaces 2024 Vendor Assessment (doc # US49741923, January 2024), based on IDC analysts and customer feedback. We believe this recognition acknowledges SAP's ongoing dedication in delivering a modern, robust digital workplace solution to optimize user engagement and productivity, and to drive overall business agility.