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Industry Info to Know – 04.24.20 Roundup

  Greg LaBrie     Apr 24, 2020

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WEI Weekly Industry Info Roundup 04.24

Each Friday you can expect to see a new "Industry Info to Know" blog post from WEI consisting of a roundup of articles from industry experts, analysts, and our partners that we find insightful and helpful. We will also include links to industry news that you need to know about—news that will impact your business so you can plan ahead for it. We all need to help each other right now—we're all in IT together.

There were a lot of great articles that caught our attention this week. Let's take a look...

Industry News & Insights

How Johnson & Johnson IT is Managing a Global Crisis
In this article from CIO.com, J&J CIO Jim Swanson reveals how he and his IT team are helping keep operations running at the $82B healthcare giant, as well as the lessons learned—and silver linings—of leading through crisis.

Dell Unveils $9B Financing Program to Insulate Customers from COVID-19 Fallout
This Forbes article shares details surrounding this week's announcement from Dell Financial Services about the availability of $9B in financing for customers struggling to fund their critical infrastructure needs.

Six Considerations for Business Continuity in the Age of Telecommuting
Security decisions intended to support telecommuting could also help to build resiliency to defend against future cyberattacks. Fortinet offers six considerations for business leaders as they work to execute workforce-enabling goals.
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3 Critical Strategies for Protecting Remote Workers Data
As organizations deal with the new rigors of remote-working and the challenge of protecting critical business data on PCs, this article highlights a few Veeam solutions that can help. Get the Veeam perspective on tool configurations as well as some advice for successful data protection.

Empower your Employees to Work Remotely with VDI
VDI ensures your users have their desktop and necessary applications at their fingertips so that they have the same predictable experience every time they log on. Read about 8 advantages of VDI over other remote work technologies in this WEI blog post.

Building a Dynamic Digital Workplace that will Address Today’s Challenges and Stand the Test of Time
This article from HPE’s VP for IoT and Intelligent Edge Services for HPE Pointnext Services explores key attributes of a 'dynamic digital workplace environment' and shares tips for building a digital environment that effectively addresses remote work challenges and more. 
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VMware App Volumes on Nutanix
One of the components of end-user computing is application management and delivery. This Nutanix blog article about application delivery for virtual desktops dives into how VMware App Volumes on Nutanix improves availability and performance. 


Industry Conferences Update

We are actively monitoring the status of industry tradeshows and conferences and will provide updates as they come in. We've been referring to this helpful roundup from SDxCentral:  COVID-19 Trade Show Impact (Update).


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Tags  cloud strategy data security security strategy enterprise security HPE VMware Veeam IT Security IT infrastructure CISO VDI nutanix IT executive topic Fortinet Dell EMC business continuity

Greg LaBrie

Written by Greg LaBrie

Greg LaBrie has more than 20 years of network architecture and engineering experience designing networks that exceed technical requirements, improve operational proficiency and reduce total costs of ownership. Greg holds a number of technical certifications for HPE, Cisco, Fortinet, and much more.

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