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Patrick J. McGovern Foundation invests in AI for public good

Organization pledges $40 million for initiatives to help nonprofits and NGOs benefit from data science and to foster the responsible and inclusive use of data and AI.

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SolarWinds Trojan: Affected enterprises must use hot patches, isolate compromised gear

SolarWinds is recommending that customers hit by the Trojan embedded in a version of its Orion network-monitoring platform update to a new release of the software as Microsoft, Cisco, others weigh in.

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SolarWinds attack explained: And why it was so hard to detect

A group believed to be Russia's Cozy Bear gained access to government and other systems through a compromised update to SolarWinds' Orion software. Most organizations aren't prepared for this sort of software supply chain attack.

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Google services, apps hit by global outage

The company’s popular business apps and services, including Gmail, Docs, Workspace, Sheets and Meet were knocked offline for more than a half hour Monday morning.

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SAP rolls out RPA, low-code tools to help cut dev debt

At its annual developer conference, SAP rolled out not one but three new automation technologies, hoping to recruit citizen developers to its platform.

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With Hyperforce, Salesforce embraces the public cloud

Salesforce is letting CIOs choose where they run its software, easing compliance with data protection and data sovereignty laws.

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Salesforce scoops up team chat pioneer Slack for $27.7B

Slack’s popular business chat app will be integrated with Salesforce’s cloud tools, serving as the front end for its Customer 360 portfolio.

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With IT salaries dropping, some hard-earned skills still pay

Employers are still willing to pay highly skilled IT staff a premium — but certification is making much less of a difference than it used to, a study shows.

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IBM set to spin-off managed service business to focus on hybrid cloud

IBM plans to dedicate itself to hybrid cloud, AI, quantum computing, and mainframe technologies, and is breaking out its $19B Managed Infrastructure Services group in order to do so.

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Salesforce to add Einstein Analytics AI to Tableau platform

Salesforce's Einstein Analytics offering will be rebranded as Tableau CRM and Einstein's AI and machine learning capabilities will be integrated with the Tableau platform in a push to democratize data science.

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Oracle fine-tunes Fusion Cloud for new world of work

The Fusion Cloud ERP suite gains new supply-chain and workplace management features to meet post-pandemic needs.

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SAP ASE leaves sensitive credentials in installation logs

Two vulnerabilities in SAP ASE's Cockpit component leaves some sensitive information available to anyone on the network and other data susceptible to brute-force attacks.

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Microsoft Ignite showcases first Project Cortex AI tool for SharePoint

Civil engineering firm Mott McDonald has been testing SharePoint Syntex, the first product to come out of Microsoft’s Project Cortex proving ground for AI-based content management tools.

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The state of ethnic minorities in U.S. tech: 2020

A survey of people of color shows a mix of good and bad news on racial inequality, and a disturbing lower concern within Silicon Valley and by executives compared to IT at large.

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ServiceNow makes platform ambitions clear with new workflow tools

ServiceNow is doubling down on its move to become a digital workflow platform with its Paris code release, adding applications for industry verticals to push beyond its ITSM roots.

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SurveyMonkey STEPs up battle for experience measurement market

Just as SAP prepares to sell a stake in Qualtrics, rival SurveyMonkey is doubling down on its enterprise partnerships, offering CIOs an opportunity to optimize spend and results in this emerging area.

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How AI can create self-driving data centers

Early adopters are driving the use of AI to optimize power and cooling systems, automate predictive maintenance, and improve workload distribution in enterprise data centers.

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Wipro to run its business on SAP in Google’s cloud

The Indian IT services giant is accelerating its move to S/4HANA as it prepares to migrate workloads to the cloud

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SAP offers new marketplace for filling staff vacancies

Contingent labor has been hard to find during the COVID-19 pandemic. SAP Fieldglass External Talent Marketplace aims to offer access to a larger temp staffing pool.

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