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IT Insights in May 2021

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

What’s been happening in the tech and vendor world in May? 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 completes acquisition of cloud-based PLM and PDM provider Upchain.

IBM to acquire Turbonomic Building Industry's most comprehensive AIOps capabilities for Hybrid Cloud.

IBM will deliver IT automation, machine learning and managed infrastructure services designed to help Pitney Bowes transform and embrace hybrid cloud computing.

Microsoft is partnering with Darktrace, a leading autonomous cybersecurity AI company that uses self-learning artificial intelligence to respond to threats at machine speed.

Microsoft named a Leader in The "Forrester Wave 2021 Enterprise Email Security" evaluation

Oracle and Mashreq collaborate to develop the future of transaction banking.

Oracle collaborates with The Trade Desk to usher in new approach to identity.

SoftwareONE News

SoftwareONE’s ONEClub portfolio of multi-vendor solutions is ideal for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to jump-start new capabilities and deliver more value to their end users, as it provides the resources, knowledge and support needed as the MSP business grows.

SoftwareONE now offers a free Ransomware Survival Guide to help you prepare your defense against a ransomware attack.

At the end of April we hosted the FinOps Foundation for a live event: “Going the Distance with FinOps”. A wide variety of experts from the FinOps space joined forces to discuss experiences from customers across all stages of the FinOps journey. If you missed it, you can view the on-demand version here.

Software as a Service (SaaS) represents a growing share of the public cloud services market, with spending expected to top $130B in 2021! This dramatic growth has meant most organizations’ IT Procurement and Asset Management teams are under increasing pressure to manage the associated SaaS consumption and contract negotiations – resulting in up to 30% or more in wasted expenditure. Stop wasting spend! Learn how SaaS Management can help you discover, track and optimize SaaS use and spend.

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SoftwareONE acquires controlling stake in SynchroNet, a leading cloud specialist for AWS digital workplace solutions.

SoftwareONE announces expansion of Executive Board with Bernd Schlotter as President of Services.

SoftwareONE joins the AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) for SAP.

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Tech News

The Economist and Microsoft: Digital preparedness helped organizations adapt to COVID-19.

Gartner: 70% of organizations will shift their focus from big to small and wide data by 2025.

Gartner: Worldwide Security and Risk Management spending to exceed $150 billion in 2021.

IDC: 80% of the respondents indicate that the need to engender organizational Trust during this Infodemic is above average.

Tech Republic cybersecurity expert: The cloud is more secure than on-prem, but the speed of adoption is making it less so.

TechRepublic: AI is having a big impact, but not how you think.

TechRepublic: IoT, AI, analytics and telematics can help small businesses improve their efficiency and bottom line.

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