IBIE to feature virtual reality bakery tours

IBIE | April 12, 2019

The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) announced it has partnered with iba to offer virtual bakery tours at IBIE 2019, scheduled for Sept. 7-11 in Las Vegas. The virtual bakery tours debuted at the iba trade fair in September 2018 in Munich, Germany. In a few months the tours will again come to life with enhanced content from the wholesale baking sector. Attendees at IBIE 2019 will be able to put on virtual reality glasses to view 360-degree videos showcasing bakeries from around the world, including Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, Sandholt Bakery in Reykjavik, Iceland, and Joseph Brot in Vienna, Austria.

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Brendan Kinkade discusses the VMware–IBM partnership and shared vision for their joint-customers. These companies team up to deliver innovation, differentiation and new solutions that allow clients to accelerate and deliver better solutions to IBM's end customers.

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Brendan Kinkade discusses the VMware–IBM partnership and shared vision for their joint-customers. These companies team up to deliver innovation, differentiation and new solutions that allow clients to accelerate and deliver better solutions to IBM's end customers.

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A Partnership Between VMware and Venafi Improves Multi-cloud, Multi-cluster Security

Venafi | January 12, 2023

Vanafi, a leading provider of machine identity management, said that VMware has added its machine identity control plane to its Tanzu service mesh. With this integration, virtual machines, containers, and Kubernetes clusters can talk to each other in a secure way right out of the box. Customers will be able to set up and keep secure connections between applications, services, and other workloads with this integration. Enhanced multi-cloud and multi-cluster security helps to gain better observability, consistency, and freedom of choice when it comes to machine identity management, ensuring regulations are adhered to. Vice president of security strategy and threat intelligence at Venafi, Kevin Bocek, said, "It's exciting to see VMware simplifying customers' cloud-native journeys while still ensuring enterprise-grade security." Moreover, he added, "Other service mesh – such as Istio, only support self-signed machine identities out-of-the-box, which fall outside of companies’ already existing machine identity management infrastructure and trust chains." Further, he said, "It's great to see VMWare is addressing this security gap by tapping into the control plane for machine identity management in a way that’s frictionless and security-team approved." (Source: Businesswire) This enables Tanzu users integrate their service mesh with a trusted certificate authority (CA) of they select to support mutual Transport Layer Security (mTLS) between Kubernetes clusters. This integration will help customers automate the issuance and renewal of machine identities, generate identities from over 40 trusted certificate authorities, and gain unparalleled observability and freedom of choice over machine identity management. It will also help with compliance with regulations. About Venafi Venafi is a cybersecurity company that specializes in machine identity management. It offers solutions that manage and protect identities for various types of machines, including physical and IoT devices, software applications, APIs and containers. The company has a global visibility of all machine identity types and the risks associated with them. Jetstack is a Venafi company that specializes in working with enterprises using Kubernetes and OpenShift. It is an open source pioneer and the creator of cert-manager, an industry standard for cloud native machine identity management. Jetstack's products and solutions protect the application environments and platform infrastructure for global organizations. Venafi has over 30 patents and serves security-conscious organizations and government agencies, including top U.S. health insurers, airlines, credit card issuers, and banks from the U.S., U.K, Australia and South Africa.

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Remote Work is Here to Stay and Canadian Companies That Offer It Have Competitive Edge

globenewswire | December 16, 2022

Remote work is here to stay and employers offering it have a competitive edge when it comes to retaining and recruiting employees, according to a survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. Three-quarters of businesses (76%) that have offered remote work since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic say they are continuing to allow their employees to work remotely. The most cited reason is to help attract and retain employees (66%). Nearly half of employers (49%) say remote work has had a positive impact on their company as a whole, while only 15% say it has had a negative impact, and the remainder say it has had no impact at all. What’s more, a plurality of employers (46%) say remote work has not impacted employee productivity compared to when they were in the company’s physical workspace. Nearly a quarter of companies (22%) reported their employees became more productive, though one-third (32%) of companies say their employees became less productive with remote work. The ability to work remotely has become a basic requirement for an employer to stay competitive in many industries, according to Hanif Hemani, an Express franchise owner in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. “Quite simply the ‘genie is out of the bottle’ and most employers have offered and continue to offer work from home options,” said Hemani. “Remote work isn’t going anywhere and, in fact, employers are using this flexibility as a recruitment strategy.” Hemani says hybrid work weeks have become the most popular remote work model. “Most businesses are electing a hybrid model requiring employees to be in the office for a set number of days,” he said. “Typically, I am finding that the 3 consecutive days in office is a popular and good option, as all employees are available for face-to-face meetings on one set day of the week.” There are some potential drawbacks to remote work. “Recent insights from some large surveys have warned that remote work can stifle innovation, as employees tend to interact (remotely) with only the same group of people, and cross divisional collaboration and cross pollination of ideas can become less frequent as innovation can often occur from in-person ‘watercooler’ interactions,” said Hemani. “Remote work can also cause a disconnect between employees and their managers which can lead to problems down the road.” But there are also many benefits to offering remote work. “Remote work is popular and desired by many employees, and if employees are happier, this should lead to better engagement, which can lead to better productivity,” he said. “If employees are more engaged and more productive then the employer will benefit. In addition, if employees are more satisfied, they will be less likely to leave which will save companies time and money not having to deal with turnover and recruitment.” When, and if, the country’s labour shortages ease, it remains to be seen if fully remote or hybrid workplace options are as prevalent,” Express Employment Professionals CEO Bill Stoller. “As long as productivity doesn’t suffer, offering a remote work option for employees has many benefits and is a popular incentive shaping many companies’ cultures right now,” he added. “While this arrangement may not be feasible for everyone, competition for top talent is still fierce, so it may be worth a try.” About Bill Stoller William H. "Bill" Stoller is chairman and chief executive officer of Express Employment International. Founded in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the international staffing franchisor supports the Express Employment Professionals franchise and related brands. The Express franchise brand is an industry-leading, international staffing company with franchise locations in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. About Express Employment Professionals At Express Employment Professionals, we’re in the business of people. From job seekers to client companies, Express helps people thrive and businesses grow. Our international network of franchises offers localized staffing solutions to the communities they serve across the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, employing 586,000 people globally in 2021 and 10 million since its inception. For more information, visit ExpressPros.com/CA.

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CoreStack and Logicalis Partner to Provide Industry-Leading Cloud Governance Solution

CoreStack | January 31, 2023

CoreStack and Logicalis announced a strategic partnership to offer customers a cloud governance solution that is the best in the business. CoreStack's NextGen Cloud Governance platform and Logicalis's Cloud Management Portal (CMP) will work together as part of the partnership to power the Production Ready Cloud (PRC) solution. The solution provides customers with visibility and insight into their cloud consumption, governance, and security postures. The NextGen governance solution allows for multi-cloud governance and 360-degree visibility for financial management, security operations, and cloud operations in a single dashboard. VP of Global Solutions, Stephen Buhagiar, noted, "We are excited to partner with CoreStack to help customers scale and accelerate their digital journey." CoreStack's NextGen platform provides transparency to help customers be more cost-effective, compliant, and secure, and to achieve seamless operations with increased availability. (Source - Businesswire) The platform connects directly to the Logicalis Digital Fabric platform and gives customers insights they can use and real-time visibility into how their digital ecosystem is doing. CoreStack's AI-powered solution has led to transformational results, including a 40% increase in cloud operational efficiencies, a 50% decrease in cloud costs, and 100% compliance with security standards. About CoreStack CoreStack is a NextGen Cloud Governance platform that helps businesses make more money, be more efficient, and gain a competitive edge through real-time cloud governance that is powered by AI. It helps FinOps, SecOps, and CloudOps make the most of their cloud spending while making sure security and compliance across multiple clouds. With executive dashboards for real-time insights, CoreStack has been recognized as a leader in cloud management by top industry analysts and strategic advisors and is affiliated with major cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Oracle Cloud, and Google Cloud.

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