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IT insights, September: What has been going on in the world of IT

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What’s been happening in the tech and vendor world in September? We compiled the latest SoftwareOne, vendor and tech news from the past month. It takes just a few minutes to be up to date.

Vendor news

AWS supply chain has been recognised as a notable retail planning solution by Forrester, offering features such as data lake integration, real-time visual mapping, actionable insights, and collaboration tools.

GitHub advanced security for Azure DevOps is now generally available, allowing users to enable code, secret, and dependency scanning within Azure Repos.

IBM expands its Cloud Security and Compliance Center to help enterprises mitigate risk and protect data in their hybrid, multicloud environments. The new solution suite includes data encryption and application-level security capabilities to address evolving regulations and compliance challenges.

IBM is integrating Natural Language Processing (NLP) in its Envizi ESG Suite to help organisations streamline the capture and analysis of Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions data, including automating the categorisation of spend data.

IBM and Salesforce are collaborating to accelerate the adoption of AI for CRM, revolutionising customer experiences and safeguarding data.

Microsoft has announced enhancements to its privacy solution, Microsoft Priva, to help organisations meet evolving privacy requirements. Microsoft Priva offers solutions to help organisations automate risk mitigation, manage subject rights requests, and empower employees to make better data-handling decisions.

Microsoft and Oracle expand partnership to deliver Oracle Database Services on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft and Adobe have partnered to provide integrated solutions that simplify deployment, reduce costs, and improve customer experiences. By combining their technologies, they provide end-to-end digital experiences, personalised marketing campaigns, and improved collaboration tools.

Microsoft is expanding advanced security benefits for Microsoft 365 subscribers, including credit monitoring and privacy protection, to help individuals and families protect their personal data online.

Oracle expands its distributed cloud offerings with Oracle Database@Azure and MySQL HeatWave Lakehouse on AWS, providing organisations with more flexibility in deploying cloud services anywhere while addressing data privacy and latency requirements.

Oracle cloud infrastructure is introducing new compute instances powered by next-generation NVIDIA GPUs and Ampere Computing CPUs, offering improved performance and efficiency for a range of workloads, including AI model training and cloud-native applications.

Oracle and Red Hat are expanding their alliance to offer customers the option to deploy applications on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), with Red Hat OpenShift now supported and certified to run on OCI.

Oracle introduces the Fusion Data Intelligence Platform, a next-generation platform that combines data, analytics, and AI to help businesses achieve better outcomes.


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Tech news

IBM is enhancing its watsonx AI platform with new generative AI models and capabilities to help enterprises scale and accelerate their AI initiatives. The new features include generative AI data services, integration of foundation models, and tools for prompt tuning and synthetic data generation.

IBM has committed to training two million learners in AI by 2026, with a focus on underrepresented communities, in order to address the global AI skills gap.

Microsoft 365 Copilot, with its new hero experience called Microsoft 365 Chat, goes beyond simple Q&A to solve complex work problems by leveraging AI and integrating with Microsoft 365 Apps.The new visual identity, the Copilot icon, will be rolled out across all Copilot platforms, starting with Windows. Microsoft 365 Copilot, with enterprise-grade security and privacy, will be available for enterprise customers.

Microsoft is addressing customer concerns about copyright infringement by introducing the Copilot Copyright Commitment, taking responsibility for any potential legal risks associated with the use of their AI-powered Copilots.

Microsoft has been recognised as a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Desktop as a Service. Microsoft has introduced two cloud solutions, Windows 365 and Azure Virtual Desktop, to support flexible work options.

Oracle is embedding generative AI into its cloud services to help customers tackle complex problems and is positioning itself as a leader in developing generative AI models.

Oracle Database 23c introduces AI Vector Search, allowing for fast and accurate searches on semantic and business data, enabling enterprises to implement AI solutions without compromising security or performance.

Oracle Analytics Cloud is introducing new AI-powered capabilities to enhance decision-making by assisting users in conducting sophisticated analysis and making better business decisions without relying on data scientists or IT teams.

Trend Micro is organising an internal AI competition to enhance understanding and expertise in the emerging technology, with industry partners showing interest in the outcome. Microsoft is sponsoring the event, which will run on Trend's AI platform powered by Azure OpenAI, highlighting the potential of AI in digital transformation.

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