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IT Insights in March

IT Insights in March: What Has Been Going on in the World of IT

  • 01 April 2021
  • 2.5 minutes to read

What’s been happening in the tech and vendor world in March? We compiled the latest vendor news and trending topics of the past month. It takes just a few minutes to stay up to date in the world of IT.

Vendor News

Adobe releases batch of security fixes for Framemaker, Creative Cloud, Connect.

Amazon and Red Hat announce the general availability of Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS.

Azure and AMD announce landmark in confidential computing evolution.

IBM launches new and enhanced services to help simplify security for hybrid cloud.

IBM unveils new capabilities designed to accelerate hybrid cloud application modernization.

Microsoft Ignite: How Azure Percept will bring AI to the Edge for the Enterprise.

Microsoft unveils Azure Percept kit for bringing Azure AI services to edge devices.

Microsoft proposes incentivizing digital solutions to mitigate supply chain risk.

Microsoft acquires The Marsden Group, a leader in rapid industry innovation.

Oracle announces Java 16 with 17 enhancements, including new Java language improvements, tools, memory management, and incubating and preview features.

Oracles applies the lessons of the pandemic to update Fusion Cloud Applications.

SAP completes the acquisition of Signavio, a leader in the enterprise business process intelligence and process management space.

VMware's vSphere software now certified to run Nvidia AI workloads.

VMware broadens multi-cloud management support to address customer flexibility and choice.

SoftwareONE News

We are proud to announce that we have acquired ITPC, a European pioneer for SAP cloud solutions, and have entered into a strategic agreement with Microsoft for application services and SAP on Azure.

SoftwareONE’s Audit Support and Oracle Software Compliance Review saved huge costs for a Middle Eastern Hospitality Organization and an Automotive Company.

You’re looking for a way to improve your M365 security? Here’s a closer look at the current security landscape and several top strategies that today’s most secure organizations are using.

Learn about the importance of collaboration in a nonprofit organization, about the barriers involved, the main influencers in the nonprofit sector, how technology can enable effective collaboration, and why you need comprehensive communications.

The average organization has at least 14 times more instances of cloud services running than the CIO thinks – resulting in organizations wasting millions on solutions that bring little-to-no benefit. Take a look at how to quickly identify potential areas of savings in your software environment through high-quality SLM.

In the past, manual penetration testing was laborious and costly and could only be performed periodically as a result. Today, penetration testing allows for faster, cheaper, and more frequent testing, keeping organizations of all sizes safer from attacks.

Paul Wooldridge, SoftwareONE UK’s Future Workplace Practice Lead, sat down with customers from the Leeds City Council, City of Lincoln Council, and Almac to share their learnings and experiences with driving new technology adoption in their respective organizations.

Studies show that organizations are wasting approximately 35-45% of their cloud spend. Areas of waste include over-provisioned or idle instances, abandoned cloud resources, and sub-optimal license assignment methodology. If your organization is experiencing this, learn more about Cloud Cost Optimization, SoftwareONE’s advisory service that helps you identify and reduce your cloud waste.

Organizations need a holistic approach to identify gaps in governance, simplify operations, and ultimately reduce software and cloud spend. Learn about how our Diagnostic Platform helps with this, and how reliable SLM processes make your SaaS model more effective, as well as how searching for SLM savings can accelerate your transformation.

Our Simple for AWS customers can now take advantage of new dashboards in PyraCloud. These dashboards provide users with an overview of their committed and actual AWS spend, potential savings opportunities and recommendations. The dashboards encapsulate the Inform principal of the FinOps operating model, providing customers with the visibility and control they need to optimize their AWS spend.

2020 brought many opportunities for growth – especially with our valued partners. Snow Software named SoftwareONE the North American Growth Partner of the Year and the Solution Partner of the Year for EMEA. We are honored by the recognition and look forward to our continued partnership.

Snow Solution Partner of the Year 2020 / EMEA
Snow Growth Partner of the Year 2020 / NORAM

Tech News

Deloitte's State of AI in the Enterprise Survey: More than Half of Respondents reported Spending more than $20 Million over the past Year on AI Technology and Talent.

Deloitte partners with NVIDIA to launch Artificial Intelligence Computing Center.

Flexera Survey: Up to one-third of cloud computing spending is not tracked and wasted.

Forrester: Generation Z and millennials have different expectations around tech preferences.

Gartner Report: AI and Data Science to drive Investment Decisions rather than "Gut Feel" by Mid-Decade.

Gartner forecasts worldwide Social Software and Collaboration Market to grow 17% in 2021.

Google is rolling out new Capabilities to Google Workspace designed to help Organizations cater to more flexible Styles of Working.

Google Cloud, Allianz and Munich Re team up on cyber insurance program.

IDC Research: The Lack of responsible Artificial Intelligence Guidelines is one of the top three Barriers to wider Adoption.

IDC: Cloud computing could prevent 1B metric tons of CO2 emissions by 2024.

IDC presents a Digital Resiliency Framework that shows CEOs, CIOs, and other business leaders how technology can support the entire organization through the different stages of any business crisis.

IDG / Insight Enterprises Study: 80% of Senior IT Leaders see Cybersecurity Protection Deficits.

KPMG Survey: AI Adoption accelerated too fast during the Pandemic.

Linux Foundation and partners have created a new free cryptographic software signing to improve open-source program security.

Lynx Software: Less than Half of Employees feel their Organization's Cybersecurity has strengthened since the Start of COVID-19.

Microsoft Work Trend Index: These are the seven hybrid work trends every business leader must know as we enter a new era of work.

Red Hat Survey: The Enterprises' biggest Pain Point with Open Source seems to be the Support.

TechRepublic on Microsoft Azure: This new developer kit helps to bust the myth that AI is hard.

ZDNet: Multicloud deployments surge as Microsoft Azure duels with AWS.

ZDNet: These two unusual versions of ransomware tell us a lot about how attacks are evolving.

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