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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
July 16, 2018

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: July 16, 2018. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

Broadcom is acquiring CA Technologies for a sum of $18.9 billion. Broadcom, a U.S.-based corporation headquartered in San Jose, CA, is a designer, developer, and global supplier of a range of digital and analog semiconductor connectivity solutions. Broadcom serves four primary end markets: wired infrastructure, wireless communications, enterprise storage and other.

IBM and Cegid, a provider of performance-enhancing cloud management solutions, announced an enterprise services agreement to enhance Cegid's service delivery in a hybrid IBM Cloud environment. Under the new agreement, IBM will provide hybrid cloud IT infrastructure as a service and will give Cegid access to its cloud resources and capabilities, including providing services running on IBM's data center in Paris, France.

Dell EMC has announced its newest Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA), the Dell EMC IDPA DP4400, providing converged data protection to help mid-size organizations transform IT while alleviating data sprawl and complexity. In addition, integration with VMware native tools, Oracle RMAN, and SQL Server Management Studio enables application administrators to leverage protection features within familiar user interfaces.

Telit, a global enabler of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, has announced that its deviceWISE IoT platform is now fully interoperable with the IBM IoT platform. Working together, the two companies say they will help manufacturers and other businesses to minimize the cost, risk, complexity and lead time of deploying solutions for monitoring and control, industrial automation, asset tracking and field service operations.


News From SHARE

Classroom education is important for learning new technologies, but when it comes to learning a complex field like mainframe technology, there's no replacement for the value of on-the-job training. With its Mainframer in Training (MIT) program, U.K.-based service provider RSM Partners aims to add structure to this process, addressing the industry's skills gap by developing future mainframe specialists from the ground up.


Think About It

In a new study, IBM Security and Ponemon Institute found that the average cost of a data breach globally is now $3.86 million, representing a 6.4% increase from the 2017 report. Much of it comes from hidden costs in data breaches—lost business, negative impact on reputation and employee time spent on recovery—which are difficult and expensive to manage.

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