Cloud

TM Forum Urges Collaboration as Open Digital Architecture Reaches Next Milestone

London, United Kingdom — TM Forum, the industry association driving digital transformation through collaboration, is issuing a call for telecoms software suppliers, service providers and systems integrators to join the next critical phase of its Open Digital Architecture (ODA) initiative focused on delivering cloud native software component specifications to deliver plug-and-play IT and networks.

Perforce Releases Free, Turnkey Solution for Game Dev and VFX Studios on Microsoft Azure

MINNEAPOLIS, June 17, 2021 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to teams requiring security, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, announces partnership with Microsoft to deliver the free Enhanced Studio Pack, providing the industry’s best development tools in a click-to-start model on the Azure cloud.

By providing enterprise tools in a simple, pre-configured environment — with the infrastructure needed to support large files, numerous iterations, and remote team members — any studio can get up and running fast. This makes it possible for studios to develop high-quality, game-changing experiences quickly.

Technology companies leaping ahead in DevOps, but Redgate survey shows challenges remain

Cambridge UK, Tuesday 25 May – Having the highest DevOps adoption of all industry sectors, using more database types in development, and moving to the cloud faster are key factors in the strong business performance of the Technology sector over the last year. These are the highlights of a detailed examination of respondents from technology businesses and organizations to the latest State of Database DevOps survey from Redgate Software.

The high number of respondents to the survey – over 3,000 IT professionals took part in this, it’s fifth year – provides an opportunity to uncover insights at a sector level and compare those to the average across all businesses and organizations.

Everything You Should Know Before Purchasing Insurance For Your Business

Only around 50% of businesses [PDF] make it past the 5-year mark. Making a small, regular, and gradual investment into a business insurance policy may have protected them from going out of business.  Business insurance exists to keep your savings and profits intact. Small businesses especially can shut down after a single lawsuit, and an appropriate liability insurance policy could be a lifesaver. In the text below, you’ll find relevant, up-to-date information on insurance for business ventures, as well as some additional tips for business owners.

New SQL Monitor release gives organizations control on-premises and cloud databases from a single global dashboard

Cambridge UK, Thursday, 15 April – To help organizations explore and manage the advantages the cloud provides, the latest release of Redgate’s popular database monitoring tool, SQL Monitor, now supports Amazon EC2 and RDS, and Azure SQL Database and Azure Managed Instances as well as on-premises SQL Server. A new global dashboard allows users to check the health of their entire SQL Server estate at a glance and pinpoint issues with individual servers and instances, wherever they are, however large the estate.

Automation will shape cyber security for better and worse in 2021

24 November 2020: Researchers in WatchGuard Technologies’ Threat Lab are predicting that automation will play a major role in shaping cyber security attack and defense activities in 2021. Traditionally a high-investment, high-return targeted attack, WatchGuard predicts that automation tools will replace manual techniques to help cyber criminals launch spear phishing campaigns at record volumes, by harvesting victim-specific data from social media sites and company web pages. And as society continues to grapple with the impact of COVID-19, it is likely that these automated spear phishing attacks will prey on fears around the pandemic, politics and the economy.

Pandemic-driven demand for cloud may be stymied by migration challenges

London, UK – 12th November, 2020 - iland, a leading VMware-based cloud services provider for application hosting, data protection and disaster recovery, today released the findings of its research into customer confidence in cloud services. It found that despite the increase in cloud adoption due to the pandemic, three quarters of organizations surveyed say hyperscaler IaaS instance types may not meet their cost and performance needs for mission-critical applications, while more than one in five are not satisfied with key features of cloud provision such as security, performance, availability and support.

Majority of UK Oracle E-Business Suite users are running old systems, research reveals

London. November 9th, 2020: A study conducted by the UK’s leading independent Oracle managed service provider, Claremont, has revealed that the majority of UK businesses using Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) are running on old versions of the business critical ERP system.

Of the 154 IT professionals polled, almost two-thirds (64%) revealed they are running on an earlier version that the current R12.2. With Oracle cutting off premier support to EBS12.1 in December 2021, this leaves these businesses facing potential legislative and security issues if they fail to upgrade prior to the deadline. More than half (58%) of the businesses polled claimed they did intend on making the upgrade to R12.2.

MetaCX Announces Revenue Revolutionaries Podcast Series

INDIANAPOLIS - Oct. 15, 2020 - MetaCX, the pioneer in a new outcomes-based approach for managing the customer lifecycle, today announced a new weekly podcast series called "Revenue Revolutionaries," hosted by Dave Duke, MetaCX co-founder and chief community officer. Published every Wednesday, each episode will feature candid conversations with chief revenue officers (CROs), chief customer officers (CCOs), and chief operating officers (COOs) responsible for leading teams focused on revenue growth and customer success. 

New Research: Nearly 60% of Security Professionals Believe Cloud Deployments Surpass Security Capabilities

SAN FRANCISCO – February 24, 2020 – RSA Conference 2020 – FireMon today released its 2020 State of Hybrid Cloud Security Report, the annual benchmark of the cloud security landscape. The latest report finds that while enterprises rapidly transition to the public cloud, complexity is increasing, but visibility and team sizes are decreasing while security budgets remain flat to pose a significant obstacle to preventing data breaches. The 2020 State of Hybrid Cloud Security Report features insights from more than 500 respondents, including 14 percent from the executive ranks, detailing cloud security initiatives in the era of digital transformation.