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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
September 24, 2018

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: September 24, 2018. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

CloudBees, a DevOps platform provider, has announced an enhanced product suite designed to support an end-to-end software delivery system to address the needs of modern software development organizations who are adopting continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD) and DevOps practices.

IBM has introduced technology intended to provide businesses new transparency into AI. The software service, which automatically detects bias and explains how AI makes decisions—as the decisions are being made —runs on the IBM Cloud, and is designed to help organizations manage AI systems from a wide variety of industry players. In addition, IBM Research will release into the open source community an AI bias detection and mitigation toolkit, bringing forward tools and education to encourage global collaboration around addressing bias in AI.

Quest Software has announced the general availability of KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA) 9.0, a multi-platform endpoint and asset management solution that helps businesses proactively provision, manage, secure and service their growing endpoint environments.

Veeam Software, a provider of intelligent data management, is partnering with Lenovo, allowing Veeam customers to integrate with Lenovo Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) and Storage Area Network (SAN) offerings directly from Lenovo.


News From SHARE

Database reorganization has always been about improving database performance and reclaiming free space. However, as Rocket Software software engineer Ka-Chun Ng explained in a recent SHARE presentation, the new capabilities of database management software have changed the "how" and "why" when it comes to reorganization strategy.


Think About It

A recent survey among 1,295 members of the Society for Information Management (SIM) finds a great deal of support for the shared services concept. The average percentage of shared IT services increased by more than 50%—from 42% in 2016 to 63% in 2018. More than 90% of organizations used at least some shared services. In addition, 37% of organizations indicated they deliver more than 90% of all IT in a shared service model. Cloud adoption has a lot to do with the continuing embrace of shared services—79% report their cloud adoption has been on the rise.

A recent survey among 1,295 members of the Society for Information Management (SIM) finds a great deal of support for the shared services concept. The average percentage of shared IT services increased by more than 50% -- from 42% in 2016 to 63 percent in 2018. More than 90% of organizations used at least some shared services. In addition, 37% of organizations indicated they deliver more than 90% of all IT in a shared service model. Cloud adoption has a lot to do with the continuing embrace of shared services - 79% report their cloud adoption has been on the rise.

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