Industry News: April 4 – 8
Every week we highlight cloud computing and technology news of interest. This week we’re covering Google Cloud’s new pitch to MSSPs, details on Microsoft’s new Azure virtual machines, a look at how investments in data strategies are paying off, how talent shortages are impacting security teams, and how Navisite is supporting the STEM innovators and leaders of tomorrow.
Google Cloud is making a new pitch to managed security service providers (MSSPs). That’s why the cloud provider is launching a new four-part initiative to increase sales of security products and services for its channel partners. CRN has details on how Google is “turbocharging” its outreach to MSSPs here.
We’re learning more about the public preview of Microsoft’s new Azure virtual machines powered by the Arm-based Ampere Altra server processors. What sort of benefits will Azure customers receive? Network World has the details here.
Many organizations accelerated digital transformation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Has the investment paid off? According to industry experts, the answer is yes, and organizations are benefiting from this increased investment in data strategies. Learn more in CIO Dive here.
The IT talent shortage and Great Resignation have left many companies scrambling to fill positions. New research indicates that security teams have been hit especially hard, with 45% of security respondents saying their department is currently experiencing a shortage of employees. And they’re struggling to keep up with workloads as a result. Explore the findings in BetaNews here.
For the second year in a row, Navisite has kicked off its ‘Next Steminist’ scholarship. The annual program awards three $10,000 scholarships to young women pursuing STEM careers with the goal of closing the gender gap and supporting the tech leaders of tomorrow. Read more on how the program is helping young women and details on how to apply in VMblog here.