Industry News: April 12-16 – Microsoft Talks Partners, SAP Posts Strong Financial Results, AWS Introduces New Tool
Every week we highlight cloud computing and technology news of interest. This week we’re covering an inside look at Microsoft’s relationship with partners, SAP’s strong financial results leading to a 2021 forecast boost, the challenges of a hybrid work model, Amazon Web Services’ new tool leveraging machine learning and educational institutions targeted by phishing attacks.
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Partner relationships are a major driver of growth and innovation for Microsoft. Nick Parker, the tech giant’s corporate vice president of Global Partner Solutions, recently spoke about the partner program’s evolution during his time with the company, including the advantage Azure provides and how they’re investing in cloud migrations. Learn more in CRN here.
Following strong financial results, SAP has raised its 2021 forecast for cloud revenue, which is now projected between $10.99 billion and $11.35 billion. The positive news comes as the company reports early interest in its RISE with SAP program. Dive into the first-quarter results in Silicon Angle here.
While remote work and the hybrid model have become the norm for many, there remain industries with jobs that simply cannot be carried out from home. How is technology being adapted within those industries to connect employees at home with those on-site and close gaps created by the pandemic? CIO Dive examines the issue, including Navisite survey data on the shift to remote work, here.
Amazon Web Services has just launched a new tool meant to save organizations time. Amazon Lookout for Metrics uses machine learning to track patterns in key performance indicators, while detecting anomalies within that business data. Explore how the tool works in AWSInsider.net here.
According to a new cybersecurity report, of all vertical industries analyzed, education organizations have experienced the most phishing attacks targeting cloud data. In fact, 60% of education organizations have fallen victim. Why has this vertical become a favored target of threat actors? Find out in VMblog here.