What Has Been Going on in the World of IT?

IT Insights in April 2021

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

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

Autodesk to acquire Upchain to accelerate Product Development Data and Processes in the Cloud.

AWS rolls out OpenSearch, its open source Elasticsearch fork.

IBM, Celonis and Red Hat form Strategic Partnership to help transform Business Execution.

IBM Cloud for Financial Services Accelerates Innovation with Support for Red Hat OpenShift and other cloud-native Services.

IBM launches new Watson capabilities to help businesses build trustworthy AI.

Microsoft accelerates industry cloud strategy for healthcare with the acquisition of Nuance.

Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 2021 release launches with hundreds of new capabilities.

Microsoft partners with Intel to deliver technology that uses silicon-based threat detection to enable EDR capabilities in Microsoft Defender.

Microsoft collaborates with Coursera to bring new opportunities for skilling in Azure via three new Specializations: Azure Fundamentals, AI Fundamentals, and Data Fundamentals.

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella’s plan to unlock ‘Trillions Of Dollars’ in partner opportunity.

Oracle is making GoldenGate technology available as a highly automated, fully-managed cloud service.

Red Hat and NEC Corporation collaborate to drive Kubernetes-based 5G Adoption.

Red Hat and Alstom team to transform railway communication with Edge Computing and Open Hybrid Cloud.

ServiceNow combines ITOM Visibility with the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. 

SAP forms a strategic partnership with investment company Dediq GmbH for the Financial Services Industries.

SAP and Accenture extend partnership to help companies accelerate sustainability transformation, drive new sources of value and lead in the circular economy.

VMware introduces its Service Provider and Edge Team.

VMware announces new Anywhere Workspace tool to help businesses make remote work easier.

SoftwareONE News

SoftwareONE collaborates with Microsoft Tech for Social Impact to accelerate the Digital Transformation of Nonprofit Organizations (NPOs) globally. This collaboration represents a commitment to jointly enable NPOs to deploy leading-edge, innovative technology to have a greater impact on the world’s most critical social issues.

SoftwareONE’s ONEImpact initiative seeks to empower philanthropic organizations around the world to undergo a digital transformation. Learn why bringing your nonprofit up-to-date with digital transformation is imperative for growth.

In SoftwareONE’s new blog post series about Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Automation, we discuss the benefits and risks of implementing artificial intelligence in the cloud, and how SoftwareONE can support you on your unique journey towards implementing AI.

Tech News

Gartner Forecasts: Worldwide Public Cloud End-User Spending to grow 23% in 2021.

Gartner Survey: 1-in-5 Workers consider themselves Digital Technology Experts since COVID-19.

Prey Project Report: It's not all doom and gloom in cybersecurity with remote workers.

WeWork Study: 64% of employees are willing to pay for access to office space to support hybrid work.

TechRepublic: How AI is being used for COVID-19 vaccine creation and distribution.

ZDNet: A boundless company has a new operating system that includes a shift in mindset and greater adoption of emerging technologies.

ZDNet: Automation will accelerate decentralization and digital transformation.

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