Technology Week in Review

By Celeste Collins
Posted in Technology Week in Review
On October 03, 2016

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week:

September 26, 2016

Microsoft released a beta version of SharePoint for Android. SharePoint for Android provides quick access to team sites, organization portals, and resources. To use this application, your company must have an Office 365 subscription that includes SharePoint Online.

VMware announced a new solution for customers to assess and implement their Windows 10 migrations. VMware’s SysTrack Desktop Assessment Service for Windows 10 is a free, cloud-hosted service by Lakeside Software Inc., and is the first step customers need to begin their migration process from legacy Windows systems to the modern, enterprise mobility management-friendly Windows 10.

Ransomware has emerged as the most dangerous cyber threat for both organizations and individuals. Norton by Symantec, one of the global leaders in cyber security software, found that globally, consumers are the most likely victims of ransomware, accounting for 57 percent of all infections between January 2015 and April 2016.

September 27, 2016

Citrix customers experience growth, increased cost savings, and productivity with ShareFile. Businesses that are investing in ensuring that employees, customers, and partners are able to collaborate on business documents across any device, at any time, while maintaining a high level of security, are experiencing increased productivity and ROI.

NetApp unveiled several new solutions at its annual NetApp Insight conference. These solutions include ways to manage data across on-premises infrastructures and the cloud, as well as all-flash storage solutions that not only promise increased performance and density over its existing line, but that helps strengthen the line for the channel’s all-important midmarket customers.

Splunk updated a number of its suites with machine learning advances. Splunk’s algorithms are focused on investigations for security incidents, alerting, predictive tools for operations and maintenance, and business optimization for demand, inventory, and analysis of historical data.

September 28, 2016

Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the AlwaysOn Enterprise, announced that Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has deployed Veeam to ensure 24/7/365 availability of the critical applications and data used by physicians.

Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President for Cloud and Enterprise at Microsoft, discussed at the Ignite conference how the company wants IT professionals to feel empowered and digitally transform their organizations. Accordingly, Microsoft is focusing on three areas to do this: security, intelligence, and the cloud.

Dell has released a series of redesigned mobile thin client machines targeted at workers who travel for business but also need critical intellectual property and data to be secured. These new thin clients are capable of securely accessing cloud applications and data remotely, while also presenting workers with manageability options.

September 29, 2016

Deploying Citrix XenApp 7.11 workloads from the Microsoft Azure cloud can give your IT organization a strategic advantage since it enables the delivery of desktops and applications in an agile way. The scalability and economics of XenApp 7.11 on various Azure VM instances A-Series, D-Series, and the new Dv2-Series are discussed in this blog post.

Microsoft announced several new artificial intelligence-powered features for Office 365 and Dynamics 365 for Sales. At its annual Ignite conference, Microsoft showed off new AI features across its core products for the enterprise. Microsoft has not only beefed up Office 365 with AI features, but has also deployed a new AI-enabled virtual agent at all its US support centers.

Splunk is making machine learning capabilities a core capability of its real-time operational intelligence platforms to help companies use predictive analytics to optimize IT, security, and business operations.

September 30, 2016

Symantec showed how easy it is to hack an election by simulating a variety of methods that malicious hackers could use to access modern electronic voting booths and disrupt political elections.

Simon Eid, Country Manager, ANZ, at Splunk discusses how Splunk is much more than a log aggregation and search tool.

The majority of enterprises are vulnerable to insider threats. Insider threats are not always due to malicious, unprincipled employees, but rather accidental data breaches.

Celeste Collins

Celeste Collins

Celeste has more than 15 years’ experience in technical and business communications as a writer and editor. Celeste works on Gotham's documentation and communication efforts.