Regardless of whether on-premises or a cloud-solution hosted by a third party, the costs of managing immense quantities of data are equally immense. There are big benefits to sharing data across the various places a device has been manufactured, as well as their behavior in the field. To reap that benefit data needs to be uploaded to a central place, and cloud companies have the most up-to-date infrastructure and lowest latency. While many companies believe that it’s better to physically control data on-site, the reality is that cloud facilities often have better security because that’s their core business.
IDC Forecast: Cloud Computing could Prevent Emission of Over 1 Billion Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide from 2021 through 2024
According to a new forecast from IDC, the continued adoption of cloud computing could prevent the emission of more than 1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) from 2021 through 2024. A key factor in reducing the CO2 emissions associated with cloud computing comes from the greater efficiency of aggregated compute resources. The emissions reductions are driven by the aggregation of computation from discrete enterprise data centers to larger-scale centers that can more efficiently manage power capacity, optimize cooling, leverage the most power-efficient servers and increase server utilization rates. The forecast uses IDC data on server distribution and cloud and on-premises software use along with third-party information on data center power usage, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per kilowatt-hour, and emission comparisons of cloud and non-cloud data centers.
Direct impact of hyperscale computing can have on CO2 emissions is getting increased notice – Cushing Anderson, Program Vice President, IDC
The idea of ‘green IT’ has been around now for years, but the direct impact of hyperscale computing can have on CO2 emissions is getting increased notice from customers, regulators and investors and it’s starting to factor into buying decisions. For some, going ‘carbon neutral’ will be achieved using carbon offsets, but designing datacenters from the ground up to be carbon neutral will be the real measure of contribution. And for advanced cloud providers, matching workloads with renewable energy availability will further accelerate their sustainability goals.
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From biometrics and computer vision to smart devices and self-driving cars, emerging trends are fuelling the AI craze
Artificial intelligence is the technological blow that took the world by storm. When the term ‘artificial intelligence’ was first coined at a conference, no one imagined that one day, it will replace all the repetitive jobs and relieve humans from performing heavy labour works. The advent of the internet helped technology to progress exponentially. Artificial intelligence stood alone for the past three decades, and now, it is streamlining with widespread sub-technologies and applications. From biometrics and computer vision to smart devices and self-driving cars, emerging trends are fuelling the AI craze.
FortiWeb Web Application Firewall (WAF) as Cloud Native Function (CNF) added to list of Certified Applications in Ericsson Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI)
Fortinet is committed to helping our customers protect their applications and APIs anywhere they choose to deploy them, including 5G networks. We’re pleased to announce that the FortiWeb Web Application Firewall (WAF) as a Cloud Native Function (CNF) has been added to the list of certified applications in Ericsson Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI). Combined with the previously certified Fortinet FortiGate next-generation firewall as a VNF, mobile network operators can now offer best-in-class network security from the perimeter to applications and application programming interfaces, running on Ericsson Cloud Infrastructure.
Set to be its biggest ever buyout, Wipro will acquire London-headquartered Capco in a USD 1.45 billion (over Rs 10,500 crore) deal as the Indian IT major seeks to become a “bolder and ambitious” company as well as rake in higher revenues from banking and financial services space. Announcing the deal on Thursday, Wipro said the acquisition will provide it access to 30 new large banking and financial clients and strengthen its position in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector.
Banking and financial services industry is our largest sector globally – Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji
The banking and financial services industry is our largest sector globally, and a high priority and growth segment for us. Capco will bring significant scale in our BFSI business, a highly complementary set of service offerings, creating a unique combination of consulting and domain led expertise with scale, digital technology and operations. This, we believe, will drive accelerated growth.
Transaction is being Financed through Internal Cash & Debt – Wipro CEO Thierry Delaporte on Wipro to buy Capco for $1.45 billion
Set to be its biggest ever buyout, Wipro will acquire London-headquartered Capco in a USD 1.45 billion (over Rs 10,500 crore) deal as the Indian IT major seeks to become a “bolder and ambitious” company as well as rake in higher revenues from banking and financial services space. Wipro CEO Thierry Delaporte said the transaction is being financed through internal cash and debt, and that the acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals. It is expected to close in the quarter ending June, 2021, subject to requisite regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. After completion of the transaction, it will be EPS (Earnings Per Share) accretive from the third year onwards. Delaporte pointed out that there are five reasons as to why Capco is a great fit for the company.
I had shared with you that you will see a bold Wipro, a more ambitious approach, one that will be more risk taking, one that will not be afraid to shake up the applecart to make tough calls to invest in deep tech. And to think big. This acquisition fits well into that strategy and will pave the path of building a bold tomorrow for Wipro.
Nine Masts Capital Migrated to Bare Cove Technology’s Fully Managed, Cloud-Hosted IT Services Platform
Bare Cove Technology (BCT) is announced that Nine Masts Capital has successfully migrated to Bare Cove Technology’s fully managed, cloud-hosted IT services platform. In addition to cloud hosting and IT support, Nine Masts has engaged BCT on an ongoing basis to provide CTO consultancy, cyber security advisory, and software development services. “Nine Masts believes investment in technology is key to staying competitive and furthering our growth strategy. BCT’s commitment to innovation, cloud-based collaboration, and strategic technology decision-making made them the obvious path forward,” said Alain Bordoni, Head of the Non-Investment Team at Nine Masts Capital.
We are honoured Nine Masts Capital trusts us as their primary technology partner – Emily Randall, Chief Executive Officer of Bare Cove Technology
“We are honoured Nine Masts Capital trusts us as their primary technology partner,” said Emily Randall, Chief Executive Officer of Bare Cove Technology. “We look forward to helping them drive their innovative technology strategy forward.” Bare Cove Technology (BCT) is an award-winning IT and cybersecurity solutions provider.
Bridgecrew, the DevSecOps company that automates cloud security, announces they’ve shifted their security scanning and fixing technology even further left with a new Visual Studio Code (VS Code) extension. For the first time, developers will be notified about infrastructure as code (IaC) misconfigurations and policy violations at the earliest possible moment within the DevOps lifecycle: while they are coding on their local workstation.
Bridgecrew’s Mission is to Ensure Infrastructure Security at Every Stage – Barak Schoster, CTO & Co-Founder of Bridgecrew
While Bridgecrew’s mission is to ensure infrastructure security at every stage of the development lifecycle — from code and build, through deployment, and into runtime — the earlier you catch issues, the less headaches you’ll have later down the road. This is shifting security as early in the lifecycle as possible, directly into the developer’s IDE where they spend most of their time.
Siren, a provider of Investigative Intelligence analytics, is releasing Siren 11.1, focusing on ease of use and control
Siren, a provider of Investigative Intelligence analytics, is releasing Siren 11.1, focusing on ease of use and control, with new functionality simplifying many day-to-day tasks for the analyst and business user. Usability has been addressed with the addition of a new Search UI which is also compatible with mobile devices. In terms of organizational control, a new deep audit feature is available as well as support for end user certificate security. Finally, Siren announces that the platform can now be deployed on top of Elastic Cloud Enterprise (ECE) and Elastic Cloud Service.
Data loss prevention (DLP) is a set of tools and processes used to ensure that sensitive data is not lost, misused, or accessed by unauthorized users. DLP software classifies regulated, confidential and business critical data and identifies violations of policies defined by organizations or within a predefined policy pack, typically driven by regulatory compliance such as HIPAA, PCI-DSS, or GDPR. Once those violations are identified, DLP enforces remediation with alerts, encryption, and other protective actions to prevent end users from accidentally or maliciously sharing data that could put the organization at risk. Data loss prevention software and tools monitor and control endpoint activities, filter data streams on corporate networks, and monitor data in the cloud to protect data at rest, in motion, and in use. DLP also provides reporting to meet compliance and auditing requirements and identify areas of weakness and anomalies for forensics and incident response.
DLP (Data Loss Prevention) Provides Clear Business Value & Gives CISOs necessary Reporting Capabilities to Provide Regular updates to CEOs
In the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise DLP, Gartner estimated that the total data loss prevention market would reach $1.3 billion in 2020. Now, updated forecasts show a likely $2.64 billion market size in 2020. The DLP market is not new, but it has evolved to include managed services, cloud functionality, and advanced threat protection amongst other things. All of this, coupled with the upward trend in giant data breaches, has seen a massive uptick in DLP adoption as a means to protect sensitive data. More companies have hired and are hiring Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), who often report to the CEO. CEOs want to know the game plan for preventing data leaks. DLP provides clear business value in this regard and gives CISOs the necessary reporting capabilities to provide regular updates to the CEO.
Data loss prevention software (DLP software) is used by companies to prevent data theft. However, what about the employees’ data protection rights? DLP software enables email content and attachments to be checked for conflicts with chosen rules (the DLP policy). For example, it records the names of files that are uploaded to and downloaded from all USB devices. Every modification to protected data is then detected (along with the assistance of third-party software). This way, the unauthorized or unwanted leaks of confidential data is supposed to be prevented. Yet are these proposed solutions in line with the company’s data protection policy, especially in terms of employee data protection?
Data loss prevention (DLP) is an increasingly popular solution in toolkits of enterprise information security teams. However, the criteria for choosing DLP systems are often blurred and resemble a checklist for buying an antiseptic. As a result, they pick a brand that employs more intrusive advertising and promises bells and whistles, all with an appealing price tag. The caveat is that these systems deliver plenty of features that aren’t listed in marketing brochures. The cost of a wrong choice here is much higher than when buying household chemicals. Infosec experts are better off scrutinizing the characteristics beyond a formal comparison of available functions.
You may have heard in the news that some of the biggest companies in the world are investing or getting involved with cryptocurrencies. Organizations today are exploring how blockchain technology is able to enhance their operations and boost their bottom line. Acting as an information bridge for executives and organizations on why and how to adopt blockchain, Morpheus Labs recently co-organized a webinar (symposium) with HUAWEI CLOUD. This is among the first symposium globally that focused on accelerating innovations in FinTech with Blockchain and AI.
Aruba in collaboration with Microsoft, announced 2 new solutions that enable organizations to accelerate their Digital Transformation
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, in collaboration with Microsoft, announced two new solutions that enable organizations to accelerate their digital transformation from edge-to-cloud by delivering deeper integration between Aruba ESP (Edge Services Platform) and Microsoft Azure. Announced at Microsoft Ignite 2021, the first solution is Aruba IoT Transport for Azure, a service that enables IoT devices connected to Aruba access points (APs) and controllers to bi-directionally communicate with the Azure IoT Hub. In addition, Aruba announced the introduction of the Aruba Central cloud management platform hosted on Azure, bringing Aruba’s enterprise-grade cloud networking solution, with more than 1 million devices already under management, to Azure.
Working closely with Microsoft, Aruba developed the Aruba IoT Transport for Azure service – the first of its kind for general purpose applications – to address these challenges. The Aruba IoT Transport for Azure multiplies the power of Aruba ESP by seamlessly enabling the secure, bi-directional movement of data from IoT devices connected to Aruba APs and controllers, enabling customers to take advantage of the vast array of services and applications available in Azure. Aruba IoT Transport for Azure eliminates the need for an intermediate gateway, server, or application, thus reducing processing latency. Additionally, the solution allows customers to run IoT systems and services over their existing Aruba infrastructure, thus reducing the time, cost and risk of developing homegrown or customized solutions. This frees customers to focus on instrumenting facilities, achieving hyperawareness, and deriving deeper insights from their business processes.
General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) recently welcomed the addition of Amazon Web Services GovCloud services to the milCloud 2.0
General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) recently welcomed the addition of Amazon Web Services GovCloud services to the milCloud 2.0 lineup under an agreement announced last month. The new partnership gives Department of Defense (DoD) mission partners an easy and effective way to adopt both fit-for-purpose and general purpose cloud capabilities for a wide variety of workloads. Eric McGrane, GDIT’s senior director of DISA and DoD Enterprise Services, said during a Feb. 24 webinar hosted by AWS, GDIT, and MeriTalk, that the existing milCloud 2.0 service lineup remains intact, and that the deal with AWS adds the “capacity to broker to AWS commercial cloud services.”
Privileged Access Management: TPG Capital Signed Definitive Agreement to combine Thycotic and Centrify
TPG Capital, the private equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to combine Thycotic, a next-generation, cloud-first company with innovative identity security solutions, and Centrify, a trusted PAM market leader. The combination creates a dynamic identity security provider offering scalable, world-class products in an environment where cyber-attacks are increasing in frequency and sophistication. The acquisition of Thycotic from Insight Partners and subsequent merger follows TPG’s previously announced acquisition of Centrify, which has now closed.
Thycotic is a next-generation, cloud-first security provider that empowers more than 12,500 organizations across the world
Thycotic is a next-generation, cloud-first security provider that empowers more than 12,500 organizations across the world to manage privileged access. Thycotic’s history of innovation, deployment speed, and leadership in the cloud complements Centrify’s strong identity bridging capabilities and deep experience operating in highly complex environments. Centrify’s solutions are used by many large companies, including the world’s largest financial institutions, intelligence agencies, and critical infrastructure companies.
As the recovery from the pandemic gets underway, the world “will require much more” from the cloud and will demand innovations from cloud computing to devices, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Tuesday. Speaking at the virtual Microsoft Ignite 2021 conference, Nadella outlined his vision for the five “key attributes” that will “drive this next generation of innovation in the cloud.” “It’s time for us to reflect on how the cloud will change over the next decade, and the innovation [that] our changing world will require from the cloud,” Nadella said in his pre-recorded keynote address for Ignite 2021. “We will need to foundationally transform how cloud can drive the next level of broad economic growth that everyone can participate in.”
Tech major IBM has launched a Cloud Satellite to give wings to its hybrid cloud strategy in India. The cloud satellite is a unifying layer of cloud services, available across locations, offering businesses control on critical data delivered via IBM Cloud, regardless of where the data resides, the company said. Clients can now deploy cloud services securely in a multi-cloud environment for both public and private cloud, on-premises, or at the edge. For instance, IBM Cloud Satellite will support satellite locations on Amazon Web Services, Azure and Google Cloud.
While every organization is striving to ensure successful digital transformation, the real winning recipe depends on the quality and quantity of the data collected by them. The more relevant the data they gather, more are chances of them gaining actionable insights for business expansion strategies. By integrating IoT and ERP, companies can improve data availability, which can lead to operational excellence. The data accumulated due to IoT sensors will be directly fed to the ERP software. Any changes in the process are reported in real-time. For example, sensors integrated into machines in a construction site will send real-time information on the working condition of the equipment. If the IoT data is linked to the ERP system, the occurrence of any problems pertaining to equipment health will be directly reflected in the application. This vital information will reach all the concerned workers on the spot via the ERP platform, which will help them take immediate action as required. We have mentioned just one of many examples here. The possibilities of integrating IoT and ERP will change for different departments, depending on the work they perform.
ERP, when armed with IoT data, will help organizations to gain vital business-related insights instantaneously. The continuous stream of data enables enterprises to carry out real-time analysis, which will help them gain actionable insights to make tactical and quick decisions that will increase the revenue generation significantly. Besides, with IoT, organizations can consider integrating ERP systems with AI and ML so that employees get smart suggestions to make optimal decisions. ERP solutions promise to cut down an organization’s pressure to maintain the complex business operations, allow team collaboration, and deliver real-time actionable insights for making the best possible decisions. With every core business function assimilated in one platform, companies can eliminate paperwork and records management, become more efficient and productive at work, and also automate time-consuming tasks. The standard ERP system, already capable of doing so much, is now empowered with new-age technologies like IoT and AI to function smartly and intelligently. While ERP helps companies to add efficiency and accuracy across every department, sophisticated technologies like IoT and AI when combined with ERP allow enterprises to strategize for business growth and success, benchmark against competitors, and also achieve their set goals.
We had to transition from a work-from-office culture to a remote-work culture – Cloudflare co-founder and CEO Matthew Prince
There were things that were really challenging. We had to transition from a work-from-office culture to a remote-work culture. We also saw unprecedented demand, as internet use nearly doubled globally. At one level, that sounds like a good thing. But there was a lot of infrastructure that we had to build to make that happen. And we had to do it at a time when we weren’t always able to get servers to build out our network and deploy things around the world. The superheroes in this crisis are the medical professionals on the front lines taking care of the sick. That and the scientists who pretty miraculously found a vaccine as quickly as they have, and they’re looking for other treatments for this horrible disease. Their sort of faithful sidekick in it all has been the internet. I keep thinking, how much worse this crisis would have been had it happened 10 years ago? We didn’t know we were doing it, but over the last 10 years we were getting the internet ready for what it’s gone through over the last 10 months.