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What Has Been Going on in the World of IT?

IT Insights in October

IT Insights in October 2020

What’s been happening in the tech and vendor world in October? 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: Office 2010 reached its end of support on October 13, 2020.

C3.ai, Microsoft, and Adobe combine forces to re-invent CRM with AI.

IBM is spinning off a significant part of its business to focus on new opportunities in hybrid cloud growth.

Oracle has released the “October 2020 Critical Patch Update” which brings certain changes in the format of the Advisory in order to simplify its interpretation.

AWS introduces the “AWS Activate Console” for helping startups accelerate their growth and development.

VMware releases “Global Incident Response Threat Report” detailing surge in sophisticated cyberattacks as eCrime groups grow more powerful.

SAP and Partners expand Industry Cloud Portfolio to Retail, Professional Services and IM&C.

Autodesk sponsors independent report series outlining strategies for growth in the next normal.

IBM unveils new capabilities across IT Infrastructure Portfolio to help clients modernize and accelerate their path to hybrid cloud.

Microsoft teams up with Honeywell to reshape the industrial workplace.

Red Hat expands automation for hybrid clouds with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform Integration for Red Hat OpenShift Environments.

SAP launches “SAP Customer Data Platform” to enable enterprises to meet the customer in the moment.

SoftwareONE News

PyraCloud has an exciting new look: Our User Experience (UX) Lab conducted hundreds of interviews with users across the globe who provided feedback and participated in design sessions.  The results are a new simplified menu and navigation structure.

The new menu focuses on business outcomes with sections divided into the most important aspects of your critical tasks:

  • Buying new software and cloud services
  • Analyzing your software and cloud spending
  • Checking your inventory
  • Monitoring your SoftwareONE services

Read more in our blog or watch our short fun video.

In addition to the new menu, there are a number of new and exciting features if you are taking advantage of our AzureSimple or 365Simple services.

New AzureSimple and 365Simple Dashboards: provide you with an overview of your billing, alerts, and recommendations.

You can also view existing tickets and create new ones directly within the platform. These views enable you to view a summary of your Simple service data while retaining the ability to leverage all of the PyraCloud tools to govern your cloud environments.

Marketplace: We are enhancing our Cloud Subscription Marketplace to now also include Azure. This will give you the ability to add additional Azure workloads and subscriptions as you need. Marketplace supports both legacy Azure and the new Azure plan.

Software Lifecycle Management: Missed the ITAM Review Webinar, “ITAM’s Time to Shine: Gaining Visibility Within the C-Suite?” You can view the on-demand version here. In addition, we are a proud patron of ITAM Forum. Interested in learning more about ITAM Forum? You can do so here.

SoftwareONE was named a leader in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for SAM Managed Services. You can download Gartner’s full report here.

Security: Cybersecurity Awareness Month came to an end. If you are interested, how you can do your part to make sure that your company´s online live is kept safe and secure, check out these Cybersecurity Awareness ressources.

Tech News

TechRepublic summed up the five predictions for 2021.

Forrester’s five major predictions IoT Predictions for 2021.

ZDNet on the freedom of cloud choice: The myths and truths about multi-cloud.

Cloud-native tech will continue to power Digital Transformation strategies in 2021.

Gartner's Top tech trends for 2021 - Hyperautomation, AI and more will dominate business technology.

Sophos independent survey provides new insights into the state of cybersecurity skills and resources across the globe.

IDC's Worldwide IT predictions for 2021 that CIOs need to know.

Forrester: Digital goes mainstream as the new normal sets in for Healthcare.

Gartner: Cloud shift impacts all IT markets

Kaspersky's latest report "The State of Industrial Cybersecurity in the Era of Digitalization" addresses worldwide status quo and future development with regards to industrial cybersecurity.

TechRepublic: Cybersecurity Awareness Month - Train employees to be first line of defense.

It Was Cybersecurity Awareness Month

With an unprecedented amount of people working from home, it is more important for organizations around the world to elevate their cybersecurity awareness than ever before. Let’s break down how to fight fraud with security intelligence training sessions, so your organization can recognize the signs and stay safe.

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