IT Insights January 2021

What Has Been Going on in the World of IT?

IT Insights in January

IT Insights January 2021

What’s been happening in the tech and vendor world in January? 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

Microsoft introduces Microsoft Cloud for Retail.

Microsoft introduces Azure Health Bot as an evolution of the Microsoft Healthcare Bot with new functionality.

Microsoft and Oracle among newly formed coalition of health and technology leaders called Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI) to develop a digital COVID-19 vaccination passport.

IBM announced that ILMT will soon become mandatory for Products based on a Virtual Processor Core (VPC) metric.

IBM and Atos collaborate to accelerate Digital Transformation in the Enterprise with AI and Red Hat OpenShift Technologies.

IBM boosts its Hybrid Cloud Consulting Capability with Taos.

IBM acquires 7Summits to drive Digital Transformations for Salesforce Clients.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure delivers new low-code service to simplify Application Development.

SAP and DNV GL partner to deliver an Oil and Gas Industry Cloud Solution designed to combat corrosion.

SAP co-Innovates Replenishment Planning Solution with Retailers.

Red Hat announced its intent to acquire StackRox, a leader and innovator in container and Kubernetes-native security.

Autodesk announced the majority of ENR-ranked top contractors building critical infrastructure are now using Autodesk Construction Cloud to seamlessly connect teams and data.

AWS announces the global expansion of AWS Contact Center Intelligence (CCI) solutions powered by AWS AI Services and made available through the AWS Partner Network

SoftwareONE News

Software Lifecycle Management (SLM) – Cloud Financial Management Operations (“FinOps”) provides the ability to leverage the possibilities of cloud without the risk of over usage, spiraling costs, lack of visibility and the other associated issues of cloud usage. In December of 2020 SoftwareONE became a FinOps Certified Service Provider (FCSP), and we believe profitability requires a combination of SLM & FinOps. You can learn more about the details of this symbiotic relationship in our recent SLM + FinOps blog post.

PyraCloud – We are very excited to share that PyraCloud is now a FinOps Certified Platform (FCP). You can read more on our Cloud Financial Management landing page or view our 2-minute videos on how PyraCloud can help you at each phase of the FinOps journey:

  • Inform: Gain Visibility to Take Control of Your Cloud Spend
  • Optimize: Use Efficient Optimizations to Save Cloud Costs
  • Operate: Manage Multiple Cloud Environments Effectively

Inform: Gain Visibility to Take Control of Your Cloud Spend

Optimize: Use Efficient Optimizations to Save Cloud Costs

Operate: Manage Multiple Cloud Environments Effectively

Digital Supply Chain (DSC) – Traditional procurement and vendor management processes no longer cut it when it comes to meeting the needs of an organization’s rapid digital transformation. Read our latest DSC blog post, “Traditional Reselling: The Tip of the Iceberg” to explore our new model for achieving cost optimization.

We help you to transform: As a certified AWS Migration Competency Consulting Partner we are your strategic business advisor to accelerate your cloud adoption journey while helping you reduce risk, increase agility, and improve security. Let us guide you on your journey to migrate and modernize both your applications and legacy infrastructure to AWS. Read more about to best remove your migration barriers.

Enable your employees to best work in the new digital era and improve your adoption result with a clear communication, enablement and reiteration strategy. SoftwareONE’s customized, professional Adapt & Adopt service guides you on your successful Adoption & Change Management journey. Whether you need support for building a growth mindset and communication activities or whether you want to improve your adoption results, our different modules help you get to your desired state, following and adapting to your own speed and business needs.

Tech News

IBM Study: Majority of surveyed companies are not prepared for IT needs of the future, say U.S. and U.K. Tech Leaders.

Forrester: 12 steps CDOs can use to accelerate data-driven insights.

Gartner forecasts worldwide IT Spending to grow 6.2% in 2021.

VMWare Report: How 2020 changed the way we use the Cloud.

TechRepublic: How next-gen cloud SIEM tools can give critical visibility to companies for effective threat hunting.

Report by the Capgemini Research Institute: 60% of organizations have the capabilities for digital transformation success.

Health Tech Company Jvion uses Azure and AI to create priority list for COVID vaccination shots.

IDC Cloud-Based Enterprise Application Performance Survey: Digital transformation training boosts productivity and efficiency for DevOps and IT infrastructure teams.

TechRepublic: How AI is improving operational efficiencies across oil and gas, healthcare, and more.

TechRepublic: How digital adoption solutions will improve employee usage, engagement, and productivity in 2021.

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