Commentary: The next frontier of experience — 5G — is good news for retailers

Chain Store Age | April 02, 2019

Reports of 5G service soon flooding the market are everywhere, and even though the technology is still some years away from mass adoption, the race for faster and better connectivity is underway. The 5G era will certainly provide an answer to our allergy to time-wasting. Promise of speeds that will leave 4G in the dust means slow-loading sites and cellular dead zones will be a thing of the past. Consumers can look forward to faster download speeds, near-zero latency, and as a result, a whole new class of digital experience.

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Learn about Datometry’s (www.datometry.com) data warehouse virtualization architecture. Datometry® Hyper-Q™ is the industry’s first database virtualization technology that makes databases and applications truly interoperable in real-time by making applications written originally for a specific database on premises can run natively and instantly on any cloud database.

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Learn about Datometry’s (www.datometry.com) data warehouse virtualization architecture. Datometry® Hyper-Q™ is the industry’s first database virtualization technology that makes databases and applications truly interoperable in real-time by making applications written originally for a specific database on premises can run natively and instantly on any cloud database.

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Independent Research Firm Names VMware a Leader in Unified Endpoint Management

VMware | December 02, 2021

VMware, Inc., a leading innovator in enterprise software, announced it has been positioned as a leader in The Forrester Wave: Unified Endpoint Management, Q4 2021, which evaluated 11 unified endpoint management (UEM) vendors. The evaluated solution, VMware Workspace ONE, was the top ranked solution in the current offering category and tied for the highest score in the strategy category. According to the Forrester Wave report, “VMware continues to balance EX [employee experience], management, and security exceptionally well… In the past year, VMware has released multiple new market-leading capabilities, such as Digital Employee Experience Management (DEEM), Freestyle Orchestrator for low-code automation, and Anywhere Workspace, a remote work solution that combines endpoint management, security, virtualization, and SD-WAN into a single package.” The report continues, “VMware supports a wide array of operating systems, delivers a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) experience, and has some unique integrations with human capital management (HCM) tools like Workday to enable day-zero onboarding for employees. Workspace ONE’s DEEM feature is one of the most advanced EUEM capabilities in this evaluation, and its endpoint management has some unique differentiators, such as Workspace ONE Assist for remote support… VMware is an excellent choice for large enterprises with heterogeneous computing needs, particularly in regulated or frontline-worker-oriented industries.” Workspace ONE is one of the core technologies that comprise VMware Anywhere Workspace, an integrated solution that enables employees to work from anywhere with more secure, frictionless experiences. It brings together Workspace ONE with VMware Carbon Black Cloud and VMware SASE. Workspace ONE UEM, part of the Workspace ONE platform, provides a comprehensive solution that enables companies to manage and better secure any device across all platforms. It incorporates modern device management, application management, and security that’s effective outside the corporate perimeter. It empowers IT to: Intelligently manage every device on every platform Automate the device onboarding and update process over the air Flexibly support all use cases – BYOD, corporate-owned, frontline, or purpose-built Easily manage apps and provide a consistently positive self-service employee experience Make data-driven decisions and automate important repetitive IT processes Better secure devices, apps, and data at rest and in transit VMware continues to deliver on new innovations that make Workspace ONE the industry’s digital workspace platform of choice for IT and employees. Recent innovations added to the Workspace ONE platform, announced at VMworld 2021, include: Enhancements in Digital Employee Experience Management: With DEEM, customers can monitor metrics like login failures, boot up and shutdown times, app usage and performance, device health, and crashes, among many others. DEEM is an integral part of VMware’s Digital Employee Experience (DEX) solution that brings together Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub, DEEM and Workspace ONE Assist. New DEX capabilities include unified user experience scores, employee sentiment scoring/surveying, machine learning-enabled anomaly detection and root cause analysis and remediation. Workspace ONE XR Hub: XR devices (Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality devices) are now being deployed to deliver remote training to frontline workers, augment designers and engineers and connect the anywhere workforce in more immersive ways. VMware Workspace ONE XR Hub, now in beta, delivers the digital workspace to VR devices, providing a simple yet more secure enterprise employee experience. Continuous Compliance Supports Zero Trust: A new compliance engine at the heart of Workspace ONE will enable richer posture checks with more attributes, using real-time data instead of fixed intervals and leveraging on-device capabilities to directly remediate any compliance drift in state. Integration of Intel vPro with Workspace ONE: With this partnership, customers will be able to manage endpoints independent of the operating system. Key capabilities include the ability to remotely wake a device, patch it and place it back into sleep; remotely wipe a device out-of-band for device recovery; and gain better insights into experiences such as Wi-Fi performance and battery health. VMware SaaS App Management by BetterCloud: VMware SaaS App Management by BetterCloud extends Workspace ONE’s visibility and management of SaaS apps, enabling IT admins to have broader control over the end user computing environment. Hybrid work is here, and it’s here to stay. With employees, including those at the frontline, accessing apps from the home, office and everywhere in between, IT teams are challenged to provide a great experience while providing rock solid security. We continue to bring industry-leading innovations to Workspace ONE to provide the broadest platform support, deepest management and security capabilities, and an expansive partner ecosystem. It’s this pace of innovation and ability to execute that, we believe, has earned us recognition from today’s leading analyst firms.” Shankar Iyer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, End User Computing, VMware About VMware VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s cloud, app modernization, networking, security, and digital workspace offerings help customers deliver any application on any cloud across any device. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to being a force for good, from its breakthrough technology innovations to its global impact.

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Nord Security, the umbrella company of NordVPN, joins the World Economic Forum

Nord Security | February 18, 2022

Nord Security, a family of digital privacy and security solutions, has joined the Centre for Cybersecurity, launched by the World Economic Forum. Alongside other global cybersecurity companies, Nord Security will accelerate the societal benefits of a secure digital world and participate in invaluable knowledge sharing within the sector. The World Economic Forum's Centre for Cybersecurity is an independent and impartial global platform committed to fostering international dialogues and collaboration between the global cybersecurity community in both the public and private sectors. The focal points of the center are to build cyber resilience, strengthen global cooperation, and understand future networks and technology. Nord Security joining the Centre for Cybersecurity will not only benefit the World Economic Forum and its aims, but it will also help Nord Security to further develop into an encompassing cybersecurity suite. As a global brand that has continuously advocated for greater online privacy and security, joining the World Economic Forum's Centre for Cybersecurity marks the natural next step for us and our products. Nord Security has accumulated extensive cybersecurity experience that could provide valuable insights to this platform. But more importantly, we hope that, together with other members of the center, we will further boost the users' trust and close cooperation between public and private stakeholders in the cybersecurity industry." Tom Okman, one of the co-founders of Nord Security "We are excited that Nord Security has joined the Centre for Cybersecurity. Their expertise will be a value add to ongoing projects on cyber resilience, governance and privacy," said Alexander Klimburg, head of the Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum. About NordVPN NordVPN — the first brand in the Nord Security family of products — was established in 2012. Throughout the years, it became the VPN solution of choice worldwide. Lately, the company has been expanding to include security solutions for businesses and advanced tools for consumers. These include the next-generation password manager NordPass, the powerful file encryption tool NordLocker, and the business solution NordLayer.

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Cloud4C Join Forces with Citrix for VDI Solutions

Cloud4C | January 12, 2021

Cloud4C, World's driving Cloud Managed Services supplier, has partnered with Citrix to bring to the table Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops administration for endeavors to use unequaled security and portable labor force capacities. With extending groups and far off chipping away at the ascent, the joint effort among Cloud4C and Citrix will assist ventures with consistently sending Citrix's Virtual Apps and Desktops to any gadget across the labor force easily and zero interruption. Cloud4C's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions will upgrade profitability and improve execution, with productivity, security, and adaptability. Giving secure, distant work is the basic belief suggestion of the VDI arrangement and this has gotten more important because of the requirement for representatives to work safely from home because of COVID-19 pandemic. Cloud4C gives start to finish VDI solutions, including managed services and managed security services. Cloud4C's consistence prepared solutions guarantee a consistent change and continuous execution. Cloud4C gives profoundly talented Citrix specialists who improve usage, decrease organization time, and help in utilizing the full advantages of virtualized work areas. The joint effort among Cloud4C and Citrix will assist undertakings with addressing significant difficulties with Cloud4C taking start to finish possession. As a feature of a wide scope of Hybrid VDI solutions, Cloud4C deals with the execution, permitting, foundation and start to finish managed services. This joint effort will likewise give a ton of different advantages to ventures, for example, fast provisioning of work areas dependent on the prerequisite, simple associate over the web or through MPLS connect, Hosted Shared Delivery or VDI method of Virtual Desktop and Integration with existing Active Directory/New AD. Aside from these services, the clients can use single window managed administration and simple coordination with other cloud services like Office 365. Sridhar Pinnapureddy, Founder and CEO, Cloud4C said, "We are happy to collaborate with Citrix to offer a hybrid Citrix VDI solutions which help enterprises with high-definition consistent VDI experience on any device, boosting productivity even on unreliable connections, fast and secure access to applications and data, easy scaling up to support temporary workers working from anywhere, easy access to data-intensive applications, and reduced IT costs. At Cloud4C, we are equipped with multiple certified resources for Citrix, Windows, Security, and public cloud platform." "The pandemic has highlighted the importance of solutions to enable people to work from home and keep business-critical services going," says Ravindra Kelkar, Area Vice President, Indian Subcontinent, Citrix. "Now more than ever, it is crucial to support businesses and their distributed workforce to get work done efficiently, unlocking their full potential, without putting their employees nor security requirements on risk." About Cloud4C Cloud4C is World's leading Cloud Managed Services Provider serving 4,000 customers in 25 Countries and 52 locations including 60 of the Fortune 500 Global Multinationals. The company provides cloud (public, private, hybrid) and community cloud services (Banking Community Cloud, SAP Community Cloud), cloud migration on public cloud platforms such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, end to end cloud managed services, disaster recovery services, managed security services and helps businesses comply with stringent data sovereignty laws in respective countries.

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