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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 vendor news and trending topics of the past month. It takes just a few minutes to be up to date.

Vendor news

Adobe: Combination of Adobe and Figma Will Usher in New Era of Collaborative Creativity

Adobe: Leads Transition of Video Production to the Cloud

AWS: Introducing the Smart City Competency program

AWS Enterprise Support launches AWS Incident Detection and Response

AWS and VMware help customers migrate and modernize enterprise workloads with speed and confidence

IBM Acquires Dialexa to Speed Digital Innovation

McKinsey and Microsoft have joined forces to create an integrated solution that combines sustainability data intelligence from Microsoft Sustainability Manager with decarbonization planning and an execution engine using McKinsey Sustainability’s Catalyst Zero

Microsoft: New Windows 11 security features are designed for hybrid work

Microsoft announces quarterly dividend increase

Microsoft: The NBA launches a first-of-its-kind new app experience for fans, driven by the power of data

Oracle Cloud Integrations Fuel Efficiency and Compliance for Automotive Suppliers

Oracle Releases Java 19

SAP Delivers New Innovations to Build Future-Ready, Sustainable Workforces

SAP’s New Recognition System Improves Partner Visibility to Attract New Customers

Expert discussion

What has RISE with SAP taught us about optimizing our customer's SAP journey to the cloud?

If you missed this, last month, our SAP experts PF Grillet, Sascha Wenninger and Grzegorz Gorkiewicz performed an amazing expert session with SAPInsider analyst Robert Holland on RISE with SAP and observations, recommendations, and key takeaways gained over the last 18 months engaging with our customers from the early stages of their journey with RISE with SAP and SAP S/4HANA.

Review the on-demand recording

SoftwareOne & partner news

Analyst firm TBR Insights wrote a report on SoftwareOne’s position in the market, focus areas and priorities. Worth a read if you want to understand the breadth of what SoftwareOne does and get a third party view on our position in the market.

We are happy to announce two new partnerships with education-focused software partners.

Firstly, we partnered with SEAtS Software to deliver student success solutions and campaign management insights to the education sector. Secondly, we announced a partnership with CloudSwyft, the global leader in virtual lab solutions for education, to deliver scalable cloud-based virtual labs to universities, vocational colleges, K-12 and governments in over 100 countries.

SoftwareOne has a thriving education-focused business and it's through partnerships like these that we are helping educational institutions achieve more.

We’re delighted to have played a part in the Australian start up bringing lifesaving technology to the world. A brilliant idea that will change lives.

SoftwareOne’s general manager of Azure Cloud Services Gordon Davey shared his thoughts with Finance Digest on the advantages of using cloud for financial organisations.

SoftwareOne South Africa Country Manager Marilyn Moodley shares her thoughts on how to create a digital transformation strategy that actually works, when it comes to hybrid working.

Every year, SLCA tracks data on thousands of flights to efficiently deliver fuel directly to aircraft without causing delays. When it wanted to reduce the time spent manually retrieving this data from separate business apps, it turned to SoftwareOne for support. We used Google Cloud Smart Analytics to optimize its data, which resulted in 5x faster data analysis, and four new customer contract wins for SLCA as a result.

FinOps is more than a set of cost optimization tools; it‘s an operating model that incorporates the 5 Cs. Read our brand-new blog series “The 5 Cs of FinOps” and jumpstart your FinOps practice.

While the cloud is increasingly becoming the way of the future, many organizations continue to prefer on-premises data centers, which some consider a safer choice. When it comes to SAP, many are not sure about the overall business case and how to justify the move to the cloud, which can be a major undertaking. Understand your key driver and how you can best prepare for your move.

Earlier this year, Microsoft made a formal announcement that changes are forthcoming to MPN starting in October 2022. If your organization is one of the 400,000 members of Microsoft’s Partner Network (MPN), then you may want to pay close attention to this article.

Being one of the best performing migration competence partners for AWS, our teams in Brazil and Chile have been awarded the AWS Migration and Modernization Partner of the Year at the AWS Partner Summit.

The award is a fantastic result and great recognition of the incredible hard work the LATAM team has put in to supporting and advising our customers on AWS in the region!

Bernd Schlotter

President of Software & Cloud Services, SoftwareOne

Tech news

CloudTech: 55% of UK IT pros trust public cloud providers less than two years ago

IBM: Supply Chain Leaders Are Investing in AI and Automation to Navigate Supply Chain Uncertainties and Improve Sustainability

InfoSecurity: Malware Decreases but Encrypted Malware Up in Q2 2022

TechRepublic: European cloud providers grow but lose market share to US titans

TechRepublic: Multicloud vs hybrid cloud: Which one is right for your organization?


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