HITS News Headlines

Amazon Releases Kendra to Solve Enterprise Search With AI, Machine Learning (TechCrunch)

The company announced the general availability of Amazon Kendra, its cloud enterprise search product that the company announced last year at AWS re:Invent. It uses natural language... More

8 Ways to Manage Your Team While Social Distancing (HBR)

The Covid-19 virus has disrupted and rearranged the workplace with breathtaking speed. In the span of a week, organizations across every sector have sent millions of employees home... More

Verizon’s CIO Helping the Telecom Giant Adapt Swiftly to a Contactless World (Forbes)

Like many other tech leaders, Shankar Arumugavelu, senior vice president and global CIO of Verizon, has had to compress years’ worth of change into a matter of weeks because of C... More

Cognizant to Acquire Consultancy Collaborative Solutions (HITS)

Professional services firm Cognizant is set to acquire Reston, Va.-based Collaborative Solutions, a consultancy that specializes in enterprise cloud applications for finance and hu... More

DXC’s Dan Hushon on Transforming Business (Thrive)

Dan Hushon, senior vice president and chief technology officer at DXC Technology, discuses IT modernization, digitization, the talent market and more.... More

Microsoft Azure, Avid Strike New Agreement to Bring More Media Companies to the Cloud (HITS)

Avid announced it has renewed its cloud collaboration with Microsoft. Over the course of the new five-year strategic alliance agreement Avid will continue to develop and deploy its... More

AWS Launches the $995 Elemental Link for Streaming Video to its Cloud (TechCrunch)

AWS today announced the launch of the Elemental Link, a small hardware device that makes it easy to connect a live video source to the AWS Elemental Media Live service for broadcas... More

Low-Code Automation and the Future of Work (Forbes)

Modern enterprises are continually trying to bridge the gap between two of their key employee groups: those who write code and those who write emails.... More

How to Maintain Security When Employees Work Remotely: 4 Common Challenges (Enterprisers Project)

Security fundamentals still apply. But your previous definition of human error probably didn't account for an employee helping kids navigate distance learning, checking on a vulner... More

CIOs Can Weaponize Their API Architectures Through Better Governance (Forbes)

In a world in which multiple SaaS tools provide very similar functionality, IT professionals need to start thinking about the API architectures they are constructing, not the idios... More

Why Your Modernization Push Must Start With Data (CIO)

As organizations race to transform themselves around new technologies like cloud platforms, software as a service, data analytics, and edge computing, the data that’s locked up i... More

Akamai CEO Tom Leighton on Managing Increased Internet Demand During the Crisis (CNBC)

With people across the United States staying at home in the coronavirus pandemic, there has been an increased reliance on the internet to work and connect remotely. Global content ... More

Legacy Technology Could Prove a Problem for Remote Working (Forbes)

Business continuity plans are being put to the test as organizations close their physical locations and enforce a rigid work from home policy. IT professionals have been forced to ... More

Featured Jobs: Genpact; Microsoft; Akamai

Lead Consultant, UI Developer — NYC — Genpact Principal Software Engineering Lead — Austin — Microsoft Senior Product Architect — San Diego — Akamai Click here to vi... More

SAP Execs: Strong Cloud Demand Gave Company a Q1 Lift (HITS)

Continued strong cloud demand, especially in January and February, helped SAP overcome COVID-19 challenges in the first quarter (ended March 31), according to company executives. (... More

Microsoft Signs Coca-Cola to 5-Year Cloud Technology, Business Software Deal (GeekWire)

Coca-Cola Co. will standardize its business operations on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, Dynamics 365 customer service software and Microsoft 365 apps such as Microsoft Teams ... More

AWS Launches Region in Italy (HITS)

Amazon Web Services announced the opening of the AWS Europe (Milan) Region. With this launch, AWS now spans 76 Availability Zones within 24 geographic regions around the world, and... More

Trump Betting Millions to Lay the Groundwork for Quantum Internet in the U.S. (CNBC)

In the 1960s the U.S. government funded a series of experiments developing techniques to shuttle information from one computer to another. Devices in single labs sprouted connectio... More

With Sudden Shift to WFH, Attracting Talent Will Never be the Same (Digitally Cognizant)

A massive work-from-home experiment is underway, ignited by the COVID-19 pandemic. By most measures, the experiment is succeeding. An estimated 56% of jobs can be done from home, a... More

Legacy Technology Could Prove a Problem for Remote Working (Forbes)

Business continuity plans are being put to the test as organizations close their physical locations and enforce a rigid work from home policy. IT professionals have been forced to ... More