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MSP & MSSP Industry Notes for May 30th, 2020


May 30th, 2020

MSP & MSSP Industry Notes

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ABBYY releases FineReader Server 14.2

  • Launches new version of FineReader Server to streamline document workflows
  • ABBYY’sFineReader Server 14.2 automatically converts large-scale collections of documents into accessible and searchable digital repositories, enabling seamless enterprise-wide document processes
  • dedicated webpage for OCR and file conversion which enables employees to convert documents whenever they need to
  • Offers digital signature support allowing users to sign batch documents automatically

Zscaler Acquires Edgewise Networks

  • Zscaler provides cloud security
  • Edgework Networks provides application to application communications for public cloud and date centers
  • Edgewise discovers individual applications and their legitimate communication patterns and, using AIand machine learning algorithms
  • “Edgewise is highly innovative technology that enables application segmentation without having to do traditional network segmentation which is often done with virtual firewalls

Fortune 500 company NTT discloses security breach

  • Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT), the 64th biggest company in the world, according to the Fortune 500 list, has disclosed today a security breach
  • NTT says hackers gained access to its internal network and stole information on 621 customers from its communications subsidiary, NTT Communications
  • The hack took place on May 7, and NTT says it became of the intrusion four days later, on May 11
  • The company says hackers breached several layers of its IT infrastructure and reached an internal Active Directory

Greater Cincinnati university among 5 in US recognized for IT innovation

  • Northern Kentucky University’s Office of Information Technology is one of five universities to to be honored with the CIO 100 Award for 2020
  • Sponsored by CIO Magazine
  • The magazine’s annual CIO 100 Award celebrates 100 premier organizations and teams that are using IT to deliver business value

Tasan Promoted to Lead IT Strategy of Core Banking Tech at DCI

  • Data Center Inc. (DCI), the privately-owned developer of iCore360® core banking software
  • Named Sencer Tasan its newest Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to lead the company's core IT infrastructure and digital ecosystem
  • DCI is the developer of the award-winning iCore360® core banking software and related technologies for community banks nationwide

Aptum Launches Managed DevOps Service Powered by CloudOps to Simplify and Streamline ...

  • Aptum, a global hybrid cloud and managed services provider
  • launched its Managed DevOps Service in partnership with CloudOps, a cloud consulting and professional services company specializing in DevOps
  • The Managed DevOps Service offers a cloud-based DevOps platform that allows customers to automate their development pipelines and reduce application delivery times
  • Managed DevOps Service from Aptum is a fully managed stack, running on cloud infrastructure

Aptum’s Managed DevOps Service solves several common DevOps challenges for customers:

  • Speeds up application development times
  • Avoids costs and time involved in hiring and retaining DevOps platform talent
  • Multi-cloud support enables agile and flexible deployments
  • Supports hyperscale and private clouds, allowing companies to choose the most cost-effective option
  • Customizable deployment of the data and control plane to comply with data sovereignty regulations

DISYS Managed Services Re-Launched as D2M

  • D2Mannounces its re-launch as an independent division of DISYS and with expanded services
  • D2M is an outcome-driven service and solution partner that serves enterprises across their Information Technology operations
  • The re-launch is a strategic growth plan initiative for 2020
  • D2M is headquartered in McLean, VA, with more than 45 offices worldwide

CloudShark Integrates with Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR to Accelerate Incident Response

  • -QA Cafe, a provider of innovative test and analysis software solutions for communication and information technology teams
  • announced that CloudShark Enterprise, a secure packet analysis and management platform designed for increasing team efficiency, is now integrated with Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR (previously Demisto)
  • Using CloudShark, analysts can share packet captures more easily and perform retrospective analysis across historical data without the need for additional software
  • Cortex XSOAR is an extended security orchestration, automation, and response platform that unifies case management, automation, real-time collaboration, and threat intel management
  • Palo Alto Networks and QA Cafe will host a joint webinar demonstrating the Cortex XSOAR and CloudShark integration on Wednesday, June 17, at 11:00 a.m. PT. Interested parties can register here

IT Tech Packaging, Inc. Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Intelligent Healthcare IT Solution Provider

  • IT Tech Packaging, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ITP) ("IT Tech Packaging" or "the Company"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of diversified paper products in North China
  • announced that its operating entity in China, Hebei Baoding Dongfang Paper Milling Company Limited ("Dongfang Paper"), has entered into a letter of intent to acquire 60% equity interest in Baoding Huizhi Ruixing Information Technology Co., Ltd
  • a new high technology company with registered capital of RMB10 millionfocused on providing intelligent healthcare IT solutions to hospitals, medical institutions, government agencies, enterprises and public institutions in China

Next-Generation Cloud Printing brings driverless printing to ThinPrint's ezeep platform

  • ThinPrint’s ezeep for Azure, the company’s platform for cloud printing developed specifically for Microsoft’s Windows Virtual Desktop
  • First cloud printing solution to enable print rendering to take place entirely in the cloud
  • new ezeep Hub to be used in branches and remote offices as a plug-and-play device for immediate network printer availability
  • With ezeep’s new cloud rendering, almost all existing and new printer models can now be addressed with their individual characteristics

Sharp IT budget cuts expected in wake of COVID-19

  • Posted in CIO
  • Gartner and IDC have revised their forecasts for 2020 in the wake of the pandemic, and the outlook is grim
  • Worldwide enterprise IT spending, including telecommunications and business services, rose 5.0 percent year on year in 2019
  • Four months later, IDC now expects overall 2020 IT spending to drop by 5.1 percent
  • Gartner is even more pessimistic, expecting worldwide IT spending to fall by 8 percent this year, compared with a rise of 1 percent it calculated for 2019

Cybersecurity: Half of employees admit they are cutting corners when working from home

  • Posted on ZDNet
  • Analysis by researchers at cybersecurity company Tessian reveals that 52% of employees believe they can get away with riskier behaviour when working from home
  • According to Tessian's The State of Data Loss Report, some of the top reasons employees aren't completely following the same safe data practices as usual include working from their own device

Wipro positioned as Leader for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services

  • Wipro Limited, a global information technology
  • Positioned as a 'Leader' in Gartner's 2020 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services, Worldwide
  • This Magic Quadrant is focused on MSPs that have deep technical expertise with hyperscale providers, effective cloud management platforms (CMPs), and managed services that leverage automation, where possible

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Department of Justice Awards Leidos Follow-On Managed IT Service Contract

  • Leidos (NYSE:LDOS), a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader, was awarded the Enterprise Standard Architecture V (ESA V) task order to provide managed IT services for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) within the Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • single award hybrid task order has one ten-month and two one-year base periods of performance followed by six one-year option periods
  • It includes a ceiling value not to exceed $850 million. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C. and Clinton, Miss., supporting both domestic and international customer sites




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