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YI Technology Announces Microsoft Azure Integration Plans

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YI Technology (YI), a leading provider of advanced, intelligent imaging technologies, today announced its plans to integrate with Microsoft Azure to provide millions of YI customers with secure cloud storage, next generation AI and computer vision features. The integration with Azure underscores YI's commitment to protecting customer data and delivering innovative cloud services for consumers and enterprises.

YI Technology believes that the very best imaging and sensing technology should be easy and accessible to everyone. From world-class innovation to numerous best-selling products, YI knows that great hardware is only possible when paired with great software and infrastructure. Integration with Azure provides data residency within our customers' geographical-regions and enterprise-grade cloud service for YI's rich product portfolio, including Kami, YI's upcoming initiative for the smart home.

Zerto Expands Executive Leadership Team with Appointment of Chief Revenue Officer

A new position to build on the company's high-growth partner and customer strategy 

Zerto, an industry leader for IT resilience, today announced the appointment of Ed Carter as chief revenue officer. The role will focus on leading Zerto's global sales team and building on this year's record-breaking growth.   

Zerto's total cloud and enterprise sales in Q1 2018 have far surpassed total cloud and enterprise sales in Q1 2017. Carter joins Zerto to build on this momentum. He and the sales team will focus on acquiring new customers, growing enterprise and existing accounts and building Zerto's partner GTM strategy to increase strategic partner revenue and deepen relationships across the company's partner ecosystem. Carter will also be instrumental in an aggressive growth strategy as Zerto continues to build itself into a world-class company. 

Protecting Your Organization's Cloud

As organizations move to the cloud, the next evolution of Network Access Control takes shape to meet business demands.
 

What are the chances that your organization has moved some of its data, systems, programs and applications to the cloud? Quite high. According to a Synergy Research survey of IT professionals, spending on private cloud and cloud-enabled solutions grew by 16% between the second quarters of 2015 to 2017. During that same period, traditional, non-cloud data center hardware and software dropped 18%. It is easy to understand why these days, cyber security threats are coming in through many new channels and vulnerabilities that are not part of the traditional IT infrastructure such as, mobile devices and cloud-based applications. The following prevalent trends in the enterprise highlight why it is essential to monitor your network with a Cloud Network Access Control (Cloud-Based NAC). 

Company Networks Go Global

Organizations are becoming perimeter-less. Traditional IT perimeters have been torn down by the adoption of BYOD, IoT devices, telecommuting and cloud computing. Therefore, one can no longer look at the network as a defined infrastructure within a physical firewall. The network is essentially global without boundaries. According to a Gallop News Service poll from 2015, 37% of U.S. workers had telecommuted for work, and this was up by 30% from the last decade but four times greater than the 9% found in 1995. Perimeter-less companies require continuous risk-monitoring and risk-assessment that can match the ever increasing mobile and cloud-based reality and this can be performed best via the cloud. 

WhiteHat Security Delivers New Crash Course Series to Grow AppSec Expertise

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Today, WhiteHat Security, leading application security provider, launched its "Crash Course" series, which includes three webinars run by Kimberly Chung, who runs the Threat Research Center's WhiteHat Academy.

"WhiteHat has made a major commitment to educating and training the wider security and developer community. The WCSD program, Crash Course series and on-demand technical webinars-all provided for free-- demonstrate the company's long-term commitment to supporting industry professionals and helping them fulfill their potential," commented Eric Sheridan, chief scientist at WhiteHat and leader of the WCSD program.

The series complements the successful WhiteHat Certified Secure Developer (WCSD) program, which has enrolled more than 3,300 people and certified more than 500 developers in 2017 alone. The series is specifically tailored for application developers, security analysts, architects, managers or auditors and any security professionals interested in learning how web application security is key to vulnerability management. 
 

Webinar: Streamline the Deployment and Management of Windows Desktops with VDI

 

 

Wondering why you should consider VDI?  Join this Parallels RAS webinar on April 17th to learn about the easiest way to deliver and manage virtual Windows applications to any device!

WHEN?  April 17th, 2018 @ 09:00 AM PDT

VDI solutions offer several benefits to organizations, including improved security, centralized desktop management, and reduced IT overhead. Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) makes VDI quick, easy, and affordable. It enables organizations to deliver fully functioning virtual Windows desktops and applications that employees need. Parallels RAS allows users to be productive anywhere by providing a Windows desktop-like experience on any device.

Parallels RAS v16 adds significant enhancements to the VDI capabilities, now supporting even more hypervisors, including Nutanix Acropolis and HPE. 

Learn why this is the easiest way to deliver and how to get:

  • Cost effective application delivery
  • Brilliant mobile experience
  • Single pane of glass solution
  • Easy to use
  • Cloud ready

Does Cloud Hosting Have any Effect on SEO?



The days of your website being restricted to a physical server are long gone, with people now considering the switch to cloud hosting. Many can reel the benefits of cloud hosting off the top of their head, though not everyone is certain if such a move will positively impact their website's search engine page ranking. For businesses, the bottom line of any change to their website is getting more customers, improved visibility and revenue, whereas anything else is just a fringe benefit.

"In today's increasingly competitive world, something as simple as where your website is hosted can be the deciding factor in the success or failure of your business, and it is important that you gain the competitive advantage by making the right choice", according to an SEO specialist from Domains4less.

If you're considering a move to cloud hosting, then you need to understand how it will interact with your website's SEO. This brings us back to the question:

How does cloud hosting affect your website's SEO?

2 Ways To Keep Your Business More Secure

While it may be impossible to remain 100% protected at all times, it is increasingly important that every company is making the most of its security. The growing threat of cybercrime means that alongside the huge number of benefits that the internet offers, it also comes with some substantial risks. It is this reason why it has never been more important that you look at your online security and critically view it regarding its strengths. Identifying your weak security points is the first stage of addressing them, so here are the key ways that you can assess your business security and help to keep your business much more secure. 

Netwrix Survey: 69% of Healthcare Providers Plan to Move More Data to the Cloud, Disregarding Insider Threat

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Netwrix Corporation, provider of a visibility platform for data security and risk mitigation in hybrid environments, today released the 2018 Netwrix Cloud Security: In-Depth Report for Healthcare infographics. The infographics provide an industry perspective into the healthcare sector's use of cloud technology and assessment of the risks associated with cloud migration. 

The report reveals that most healthcare providers store sensitive data, such as electronic protected health information (ePHI), personally identifiable information (PII) and financial data, in the cloud, yet only a few of them have pervasive visibility into who is accessing that data.

The key findings include:

Tens of Thousands of Customers Flocking to AWS for Machine Learning Services

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Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) shared that tens of thousands of customers are using AWS machine learning services, with active users increasing more than 250 percent in the last year, spurred by the broad adoption of Amazon SageMaker since AWS re: Invent 2017. Amazon SageMaker is a fully managed service that removes the heavy lifting, complexity, and guesswork from each step of the machine learning process, empowering everyday developers and scientists to use machine learning much more expansively and successfully. AWS has meaningfully more reference customers for machine learning than any other provider, and much of it has to do with AWS's unmatched array of services that enable a full stack machine learning experience. With AWS machine learning services, customers are building a wide variety of intelligent applications and solutions with the help of AWS's P2 and P3 graphical processing unit (GPU) instances, deep learning Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) that embed all the major frameworks, Amazon SageMaker, AWS DeepLens-a device that has helped thousands of customers gain hands on experience with machine learning, and services at the top layer of the stack such as Amazon Rekognition, Amazon Polly, Amazon Lex, and Amazon Comprehend.

Today, AWS also announced the general availability of two new machine learning services, which are part of AWS's machine learning portfolio, Amazon Transcribe and Amazon Translate. Amazon Transcribe provides grammatically correct transcriptions of audio files to allow audio data to be analyzed, indexed, and searched. Amazon Translate is a deep learning powered machine translation service that provides natural sounding language translation in both real-time and batch scenarios. These services further extend the language capabilities already provided on AWS with Amazon Lex for conversational interfaces, Amazon Polly for Text-to-Speech, and Amazon Comprehend for processing natural language to discover insights and contextual relationships in text.

Droplet Computing Unveils at Cloud Field Day

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Droplet Computing today announced their patent-pending application container solution - Droplet Universal - that decouples applications from the operating system and enables applications to run on any device, on- or offline. 

"Application delivery methods haven't really changed for the past 20 years or so," stated Stephen Horne, co-founder and CEO, Droplet Computing. "The various technologies currently available all come with complexities and caveats to deliver an acceptable user experience. Droplet Computing's raison d'etre is to redefine application delivery to remove the barriers to an extraordinary user experience, no matter what their applications or preferred choice of device."

In the Gartner Symposium keynote in October 2017, they predicted that, by 2023, 90% of current applications would still be in use. Droplet Universal enables businesses to run current and legacy applications on any device, regardless of connectivity, operating system and underlying chipset. 

Droplet Universal enables: