September 3, 2021

Industry News: August 31–September 3 – Introducing Navisite’s Next Steminists, AWS’ New Partner Incentives, Tech Giants Pitch in on Cybersecurity

Megan Ferringer

Every week we highlight cloud computing and technology news of interest. This week we’re covering the recipients of Navisite’s inaugural ‘Next Steminist’ scholarships, Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) new incentives for partners, tech giants pitch in on cybersecurity following a White House meeting, a warning about cyberattacks ahead of Labor Day, and what technology budgets may look like post-COVID-19.

Let’s get started…

Following the launch of Navisite’s inaugural ‘Next Steminist ’scholarship program this spring, the company is happy to announce its first-ever recipients. The three winners will each receive a $10,000 scholarship towards their undergraduate STEM education, in an effort to close the gender gap in tech and encourage young women to pursue STEM careers. Dive into more about the three winners and what they plan to study in VMblog here.

AWS is introducing new incentives to reward partners for helping to drive growth in their AWS customer accounts. Among them is the new Partner Growth Rebate, which is a first for the cloud giant. Learn more about what this means for partners going forward, and exactly how they’ll be rewarded, in CRN here.

Following a White House meeting with the Biden Administration on U.S. cybersecurity initiatives, several top technology companies are stepping up to help in the fight against cyberattacks. Among those pitching in money and resources to help combat the issue is Amazon and Microsoft. Read more about the resources Amazon is offering up in AWSInsider.net here. And read more about the $20 billion cybersecurity investment Microsoft is making here.

While many Americans are looking forward to the holiday weekend, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is warning organizations to be on alert. And they’re specifically concerned about ransomware attacks timed around Labor Day. Why do cyber-criminals tend to target holidays? Find out in Silicon Angle here.

COVID-19 and the shift to remote work had a major impact on organizations’ technology budgets and digital transformation initiatives. But what happens next? ZDNet takes a look at what industry analysts, experts and IT budgeting surveys are saying here.

About Megan Ferringer

Megan is the Content Marketing Manager at Navisite with more than 10 years of experience helping brands discover and tell their stories. From working at a global non-profit organization to boutique marketing agencies in Chicago, she champions the power of storytelling across all industries.