Enterprise IT Vendor News (269.2)

Each week I select 60-90 items from mainstream IT publications and publish them on the website for “IT News and Events.

I also select press releases from various mainstream IT vendors and certain blog articles. In this issue the vendors are: DDN, Tinri, Oracle, Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, Dell, Lenovo, Red Hat, AWS, Citrix. Dell, Veeam, Nutanix and Centrify.


Oracle News


Nissan Moves To Oracle Cloud Infrastructure For High-Performance Computing

Plans to migrate computational fluid dynamics, structural mechanics simulation, and 3D visualization to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to bring new cars to market faster
[Oracle News, August 13th, 2020]

Oracle Inventory Optimization Enables Retailers To Navigate Uncharted Demand

Cloud service taps machine learning to help retailers optimize inventory to adapt to changing customer buying behaviors
[Oracle News, August 11th, 2020]

Restaurant Survey: Consumers Eager To Dine-Out And Are Supporting Local

Oracle study highlights consumer views on restaurants during COVID-19 and what brands should expect in terms of take-out and dine-in experiences
[Oracle News, August 12th, 2020]

Oracle A Winner In Celent Health Policy Administration Systems Report

Oracle Health Insurance noted for having the greatest breadth of functionality
[Oracle News, August 13th, 2020]

Oracle Named A Leader In Gartner Magic Quadrant For Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems North America For The 7th Time

Oracle recognized for its completeness of vision and ability to execute
[Oracle News, August 13th, 2020]

Marshall Retail Group Deploys Oracle Retail In 100 Days With BTM Global

New cloud point-of-sale system provides agility to adhere to new shopping requirements and social distancing
[Oracle News, August 13th, 2020]


Microsoft News


Standard Chartered Bank Partners With Microsoft To Become A Cloud-First Bank

Standard Chartered Bank and Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced a three-year strategic partnership to accelerate the bank’s digital transformation through a cloud-first strategy
[Microsoft News, August 11th, 2020]


Cisco News


Cisco Reports Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2020 Earnings

Q4 Results: Revenue: $12.2 billion – Decrease of (9)% year over year
[Cisco News, August 12th, 2020]

An Unprecedented Opportunity

Cisco took a very bold step and declared a global ‘work from home’ policy for most of our 140,000 employees, contractors, and partners. The almost-overnight move presented a number of challenges-for example, securing 130,000 devices across 498 offices in 94 countries. Overall, the transition went smoothly
[Cisco News, August 14th, 2020]

Threat Roundup For August 7 To August 14

Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between August 7 and August 14. As with previous roundups, this post isn’t meant to be an in-depth analysis
[Cisco News, August 14th, 2020]

Security Resolutions For Partner Success

It may only be August, but in Cisco time it’s the start of a brand-spanking-new (fiscal) year. As with any changing of calendars, it’s the perfect time to take a step back and re-evaluate our priorities
[Cisco News, August 14th, 2020]


IBM News


Coca-Cola European Partners Signs A Multiyear Agreement With IBM To Accelerate Its Strategic Transformation Journey With Hybrid Cloud

Modernize applications using Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux; Digital transformation designed to reduce costs and lay foundations for the future; IBM Services to architect industry-specific new platform around IBM hybrid cloud environment
[IBM News, August 11th, 2020]

Without Data, The Journey To AI Is Like A Trek Through The Desert, Sans Compass

James Fisher & Sons had hearty ambitions to build predictive maintenance capabilities for its customers’ subsea cables — but lacked the right data to do so. In a creative pivot, the IBM Data Science and AI Elite team delivered more than what the heritage engineering company bartered for — with an entire roadmap for their data science strategy
[IBM News, August 14th, 2020]

Workday And IBM Expand Partnership To Help Customers Plan Return To The Workplace

Integrated Planning Solution Combines Power of Workday and IBM Watson-Enabled AI to Help Customers Safely Reopen
[IBM News, August 12th, 2020]

Introducing IBM Knowledge Accelerators For IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog On Cloud Pak For Data

Today IBM announces IBM Knowledge Accelerators, a new content offering delivering an enriched glossary for IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog on IBM Cloud Pak for Data.
[IBM News, August 12th, 2020]


Dell EMC News


Reducing Wait Times With A New I/O Bottleneck Buster

The Data Accelerator from Dell Technologies breaks through I/O bottlenecks that impede the performance of HPC workloads
[Dell EMC News, August 11th, 2020]

Dell Technologies Helps Keep Businesses And Innovation Engines Running

Over the past few months, we’ve seen great resolve from our customers and partners as we all work together to overcome a new set of challenges every day.
[Dell EMC News, August 11th, 2020]

Dell EMC Poweredge Brings Flexibility & Freedom To Your Workloads

Most IT professionals know too well the balancing act of wanting to implement cutting-edge, modern solutions while still maintaining control of the overall IT landscape
[Dell EMC News, August 13th, 2020]

Simplify Hybrid Cloud With Dell EMC Poweredge + VMware

With the explosive growth of data fueling today’s global environment, businesses’ ability to readily adapt is becoming more and more critical for survival, and IT managers are under enormous pressure to deliver applications and services that innovate and transform the business.
[Dell EMC News, August 10th, 2020]


Lenovo News


Lenovo Delivers Outstanding Q1 Performance And Strong Growth, Overcoming Challenging Global Environment

Group revenue up by almost 7% year-on-year to US$13.3 billion; Pre-tax income (PTI) of US$332 million, up 38% year-on-year
[Lenovo News, August 13th, 2020]

Beyond The Numbers: Lenovo’s 3S Strategy And Service-Led Transformation

Lenovo released its Q1 financial results and a big part of our success stems from the strong execution of our 3S strategy and our ongoing Service-led intelligent transformation
[Lenovo News, August 13th, 2020]

Beyond The Numbers: Services Lead The Next Stage Of Technological Transformation

The impact of information technology on people’s ability to work, communicate, interact and even live has never been more keenly felt that during the last few months
[Lenovo News, August 13th, 2020]


Red Hat News


Infusing Your UX Writing With Brand Personality

Brand can often be overused as a content term, but it can be overlooked as a content strategy. Plenty of folks rave about building their brand, promoting their company brand, creating brand recognition, and so on. But how many of those people actually consider the vast array of content channels that should be on-brand?
[Red Hat News, August 13th, 2020]

Boosting Manufacturing Efficiency And Product Quality With AI/ML, Edge Computing And Kubernetes

The manufacturing industry has consistently used technology to fuel innovation, production optimization and operations
[Red Hat News, August 12th, 2020]

Red Hat Insights Delivers Easier RHEL Management With Red Hat Knowledge Base Integration And Enhanced Customer Portal Applications

As a system administrator, working quickly and efficiently is important. There is a good chance that you manage a large estate of Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems and that it continues to grow in complexity. In this post, we’ll look at some ways Red Hat Insights can help you deal with that complexity.
[Red Hat News, August 11th, 2020]

Friday Five – August 14, 2020

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our eye
[Red Hat News, August 14th, 2020]


Fortinet News


Organizations Improve Security Posture With Forticloud’s SaaS Offerings

As organizations look to enhance their on-premises and cloud security, they need the proper tools in place that don’t introduce risks and complexities. A study from IDG found that 48 percent of respondents believe that increased complexity is a primary downside in using multiple clouds.
[Fortinet News, August 14th, 2020]

Phishing In A Pandemic: How To Combat Social Engineering Attacks

Over the past few months, threat intelligence teams around the world have been tracking a significant increase in phishing attacks. These attacks coincide with a temporary drop in more traditional attacks, indicating that attackers, like workers, are modifying their efforts in order to accommodate changes due to the pandemic
[Fortinet News, August 13th, 2020]

Fortiguard Labs Reports Cyber Adversaries Are Exploiting The Global Pandemic At Enormous Scale

Cyber Criminals Targeting Remote Work to Gain Access to Enterprise Networks and Critical Data
[Fortinet News, August 12th, 2020]


AWS News


AWS Announces General Availability Of Amazon Braket

Amazon Braket helps developers and researchers get started with quantum computing, providing development tools, simulators, and access to a diverse set of quantum hardware
[AWS News, August 13th, 2020]

Jack In The Box Goes All-In On AWS

One of the nation’s largest restaurant chains leverages AWS to innovate new services and drive operational efficiency across its more than 2,200 restaurants
[AWS News, August 11th, 2020]


Citrix News


How Citrix Helps Northcott Deliver A Premium Experience

Paul Herbert is CIO of Northcott, one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit disability service organisations, with more than 2,500 employees across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory
[Citrix News, August 13th, 2020]

Citrix Provides Security Update On Citrix Endpoint Management

Today we posted a Security Bulletin covering a set of vulnerabilities in certain on-premises instances of Citrix Endpoint Management (CEM), often referred to as XenMobile Server
[Citrix News, August 11th, 2020]

Citrix Tips: Make Your Cloud Migrations Easier Than Ever

Businesses are looking to Citrix Workspace to improve their users’ experience through simpler IT. Customers have also placed a huge emphasis on improving employee productivity through remote work
[Citrix News, August 12th, 2020]


Dell News


Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise Released

Dell Technologies and Google announced the latest Chromebook, with the Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise. This marks an expansion of Chrome OS into businesses and enterprises where devices for remote work are looking more attractive by the day
[StorageReview, August 11th, 2020]

New Dell Latitude Chromebook Enterprise Provides The Confidence Businesses Need To Embrace Work From Anywhere

The latest Latitude Chromebook Enterprise enriches the employee experience with sleek, compact design and innovative productivity features with first 4K panel with Low Blue Light technology and the longest battery life on a premium Chromebook
[Dell News, August 11th, 2020]


DDN News


DDN AI Storage Gets Faster And Simpler With GPUDirect Storage

DDN breaks its own record performance with DGX A100: 178 GB/s delivered directly to GPUs, 60x more than NFS
[DDN News, August 12th, 2020]


Veeam News


Ransomware Is Attacking NAS Data – Are You Prepared?

We know that ransomware is attacking us from all angles. With strains of ransomware and malicious activity exploring new routes to your data, it’s just a matter of time until you and your business are compromised
[Veeam News, August 11th, 2020]


Datacore News


The Importance Of Analytics In Data Storage Management

Transform data into insight and information into intelligence with the power of analytics and machine learning
[Datacore News, August 13th, 2020]


Tintri News


Enhanced Multiprotocol NAS And Business Continuity Use Cases – Tintri Intelliflash OS Release 3.11.0.0

Tintri is on a roll! Coming on the heels of last month’s Tintri SQL Integrated Storage announcement is the introduction of Tintri IntelliFlash 3.11.0.0
[Tintri News, August 10th, 2020]


VMware News


11 Ways To Boost Business Agility and Adapt – Fast

Time and again, organizations that quickly adapt and pivot during periods of rapid change prove the most enduring. When the market fluctuates, these businesses churn out apps and services that reflect customers’ new needs. When the world turns turbulent, leading companies also keep employees safe and productive no matter what
[VMware News, August 11th, 2020]


Nutanix News


Nutanix Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Now Available On Amazon Web Services

Nutanix Clusters enables seamless application migration and unified operations across clouds to help businesses accelerate their cloud journey with AWS
[Nutanix News, August 11th, 2020]


Centrify News


Centrify Again Named A Leader In 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant For Privileged Access Management

Centrify Recognized as a Leader for PAM for Second Consecutive Time in Gartner’s Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute
[Centrify News, August 10th, 2020]

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