Information Technology

Happy IT Professional Day? #ITProDay

I'm not really sure this is a thing but Twitter thinks to seem so. According to my sources, IT Professional Day is celebrated on the third Tuesday in September of every year. Honestly, this is the first year I've heard of this national/international day but a quick search shows that quite a bit of those in my profession are celebrating this day. So given that national and international days have been given to every breed of cat and dog imaginable, I say why not elevate us IT folks with our own day of celebration?

Perforce Software Boosts Git Performance With Release of Helix TeamHub Command-Line Client Real Wire Fri, 09/11/2020 - 08:29

MINNEAPOLIS, September 11, 2020 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, announced the release of the Helix TeamHub Command-Line Client (hth-cli). hth-cli is the only command-line tool to enable developers to execute Git commands across repositories and gain speed. 

Remote testing is the key to continuity and employee safety in testing new network equipment, says HUBER+SUHNER

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has shown how important it is for companies to operate remotely. In fact, it’s the difference between completing a task or facing extensive delays for businesses relying on new, certified equipment for day-to-day activities, Chris O’Conor, Regional VP, Service Provider Sales at HUBER+SUHNER Polatis said today. 

The Great Digital-preparedness Divide

Milan, 2nd September 2020 – Today, Fincons Group, an international system integration consultancy with offices in Italy, Switzerland, the UK, France, the U.S. and Germany, releases a new free guide to digital transformation for Financial Services and Insurance businesses. The whitepaper takes stock of digital preparedness in the FSI sector in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. As social distancing exposed significant lacunae, Fincons Group, analyzes the digital preparedness gap and suggests practical quick-win solutions to help make up lost ground.

In just one Evil Internet Minute organizations spend nearly $25 and face 375 new threats

London, UK – August 27, 2020 – RiskIQ, the global leader in attack surface management, has released its annual "Evil Internet Minute" security intelligence report. The company tapped its proprietary global intelligence and third-party research to analyse the volume of malicious activity on the internet, revealing that cybercrime costs organizations $24.7 (£18.8), year-over-year increase of more than $2 (£1.5) every minute. It will also have a per-minute global cost of $11.4 million (£8.7 million) by 2021, a 100 percent increase over 2015.

Halt to surveillance audits due to coronavirus lockdowns set to cause thousands of ISO certifications to lapse

18th August 2020 – London, UK – Thousands of valuable ISO management system certifications earned by UK companies may now be at risk because auditors from Certification Bodies may not have been able to attend organizations’ premises to conduct essential re-certification audits during the current coronavirus pandemic. Worldwide, hundreds of thousands of certifications are at risk of lapsing as lockdown conditions look set to continue for the foreseeable future.

Video Calls Trigger Home & Garden Purchases, New Research Finds

Over half (51%) of UK and US consumers indicated in a new survey that being at home during the pandemic lockdown has motivated them to spend money on making their living environment a more comfortable and fun place to be. And over a third (36%) agreed that seeing inside the homes of friends and colleagues in pandemic video calls has inspired them to improve their own home environment. 

52% of the sample reveal that their household has bought at least one product online during lockdown to make their indoor or outdoor living space nicer or more comfortable. And the trend is likely to continue – with 55% expecting to be spending more time in their homes or gardens even after lockdowns have completely lifted.

Survey shows positive upturn in manufacturing in the wake of COVID-19 Real Wire Tue, 08/11/2020 - 05:40

Green shoots of recovery are emerging within the manufacturing sector, as evident in new findings from InfinityQS’ 2020 Global Client Survey. The results show a positive upturn in the industry, with nearly 74% of respondents reporting that they are optimistic toward the future. These manufacturers are adapting and rebounding in the wake of the pandemic, adopting new technologies and processes for managing production and controlling quality, including 75% who noted more of their workers are now working remotely.

Jumpstarting the Hyperautomation Journey with Intelligent Automation

Gartner calls ‘hyperautomation’ the most important of the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2020. Is it worth the hype? The short answer is, “Yes.”

As 2020 has unfolded, digital disruption has had many organizations feeling the pressure to innovate to streamline internal operations and customer-facing experiences more quickly. However, as organizations look to drive innovation by transforming business processes, they often run into roadblocks or are uncertain of where to begin.

Bamboo Systems Recognized on CRN® 2020 Emerging Vendors List

SAN JOSE, CA – July 20, 2020 – Bamboo Systems, a provider of transformative ARM servers designed to power the next generation of net-zero data centers, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Bamboo Systems to its 2020 Emerging Vendors list in the data center category. This annual list honors new, rising, channel-focused technology suppliers that exhibit great promise in shaping the future success of the channel with their dedication to innovation.