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Google Cloud and Boeing Collaborate to Enhance Aerospace Industry

Google Cloud and Boeing have collaborated to support Boeing’s cloud transformation by transferring tons of applications over several market segments and aerospace technologies to Google Cloud. Boeing will be able to overcome issues related to traditional on-premises IT deployments by leveraging the cloud’s versatility, as well as Google Cloud’s data analytics and artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) technologies’ simplicity of use and innovation.

CEO of Google Cloud, Thomas Kurian stated, “Boeing is a global aerospace icon, and we’re proud to partner and apply the best of Google Cloud’s capabilities, including AI, data analytics, and clean infrastructure. We look forward to working together to transform Boeing’s business and help them continue to build innovative aerospace services that help airlines run efficiently and in an environmentally friendly way.”

Boeing’s aerospace product software and internal developers will be able to design and deploy apps and solutions across the organization to solve problems, create new digital products, and support its business partners because of the partnership. Boeing application owners will be able to use Google Cloud’s automation to speed up the provisioning of services for projects. Developers will also be able to use new data analytics and AI/ML capabilities for greater business effect, such as providing insights that can help Boeing enhance its airplane manufacturing efficiency.

Boeing’s chief information officer and senior vice president of Information, Technology & Data Analytics, Susan Doniz commented, “Today’s announcement represents a significant investment in Boeing’s digital future. Google Cloud will help us modernize our applications; empower our people with the latest technology, tools, and expertise; and continuously innovate with rapid software changes. With Google Cloud’s years of cloud leadership, data analytics, and AI/ML experience, we are looking forward to driving advanced digital aerospace solutions together.”

Boeing will deploy apps and workloads in Google Cloud areas with the lowest carbon footprint, in keeping with the company’s objective to achieve net-zero emissions. Google Cloud uses renewable energy to power all cloud workloads, making it the cleanest cloud in the business. When customers such as Boeing migrate an application from a self-managed data center or collocation facility to Google Cloud, the net operating expenditures are zero.

Diebold Nixdorf Releases Vynamic Retail Platform!

Diebold Nixdorf releases Vynamic Retail Platform, a cloud-native software solution that will power the retail of the future. This company is a global leader in driving connected commerce for the retail and financial industries The modular platform provides retailers with the functionality and flexibility depending on today’s changing customer needs environment.

The Vynamic Retail Platform integrates all aspects of the retail operation, such as customer journeys, stores, and back-office operations, into a single open, flexible software environment, resulting in new efficiencies and cost savings. As physical and digital channels continue to merge and customers’ needs shift daily, a holistic approach to retail management is becoming increasingly important.

The following features are included in the Vynamic Retail Platform:

• Checkout: A highly customizable checkout solution that can be applied to any retail segment. There are three pre-configured checkout solutions to help with quick implementation: Vynamic GRx for Grocery, Vynamic SFx for Specialty & Fashion, and Vynamic FCx for Fuel & Convenience.

• Loyalty: Vynamic Engage is the platform’s modular solution for providing personalized, cross-channel experiences to customers based on real-time insights into their preferences and purchase history. Loyalty management, promotions and campaigns, and customer rewards are available as separate modules.

• Retail Management: With Vynamic Retail Management, retailers can efficiently run all back-office processes from the cloud, including inventory management, online order fulfillment, POS configurations, reporting, and more.

• Compliance: Vynamic CPaaS is a software module that ensures every touchpoint in every store has to access to the cloud repository, which serves as the single source of truth for all legal and fiscal requirements. Vynamic CPaaS, which stands for “Country Package as a Service,” offers retailers a constantly updated repository of legal and fiscal regulations for more than 60 countries.

Bernd Kraus, senior vice president, Retail software, at Diebold Nixdorf, said: “Rather than ‘cloudifying’ our current solutions, we built a new cloud-native software platform from scratch. We believe this is the only way to achieve true scalability, security and performance in the cloud. Hosted as-a-service and leveraging open APIs and modular microservices, Vynamic Retail Platform is the best cloud solution in the market to support connected, flexible and efficient shopping experiences for retail customers.”

Snowflake Announces Retail Data Cloud

Snowflake announced Retail Data Cloud to help retailers break down the data and increase business efficiency and user experiences. The platform, according to Snowflake, brings together the company’s data platform, partner-delivered solutions, and industry-specific datasets.

Global Head of Industry GTM, Retail & CPG at Snowflake, Rosemary Hua, stated, “The retail industry has seen some disruptions of late due to the pandemic and ongoing geopolitical crises. These problems are a result of enterprises being unable to predict how customers are reacting to the changing circumstances.”

Snowflake announced Retail Data Cloud helps retailers, manufacturers, distributors, consumer packaged goods vendors, and industry technology providers to use their own data, gain access to new data, and collaborate across the retail industry seamlessly.

The Retail Data Cloud, which is based on Snowflake’s specialized cloud data warehouse, combines Snowflake’s highly scalable data warehousing, analytics, and compliance tools with access to third-party data sources and resources via a data marketplace, as well as various partner consulting services from Capgemini and Infosys.

Prebuilt data applications from various technology and consulting partners will be available in the Retail Data Cloud. A Retail Intelligence dashboard was created in collaboration with representation to allow merchants to bring in their data and obtain instant insights regarding pre-optimized working and hiring habits. Customers who want to apply machine learning to their data can turn to Amazon Web Services, Dataiku, or DataRobot for a speedier time-to-market.

The benefits of Snowflake’s Retail Data Cloud are:

  • Integrating and operating from a single source all data, independent of source, speed, or format.
  • Businesses may communicate data in near real-time across their ecosystems using three key public cloud platforms.
  • Optimizing operations with elastic performance, scaling up at busy times to support analytical needs and reducing to optimize efficiencies and revenue.

Snowflake now has four industry-specific versions of its platform, with the two that debuted this year joining the financial services data cloud and the media data cloud, both of which debuted last year.

The AWS Marketplace has the Menlo Security Cloud Security Platform!

According to Menlo Security, the Menlo Cloud Security Platform is now available in the AWS Marketplace, a leader in cloud security. Menlo Security’s isolation-powered platform, which eliminates malware threats, connects users to enterprise applications from anywhere, and scales elastically to match user demand, is now available to Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers. 

Using yesterday’s outdated security tools to detect and respond to today’s sophisticated attacks is ineffective. The Menlo Cloud Security Platform, which is driven by a unique Isolation CoreTM, protects workers from malware risks without affecting the user experience. 

The browser has swiftly become the major attack surface for threat actors, ransomware, and other threats, with 75 percent of work done on it every day. As identified by Menlo Security, highly Evasive Adaptive Threats (HEAT) are a new breed of cyberattack that bypass existing security defenses. HEAT attacks are a type of cyber-attack that uses web browsers as the attack vector and use strategies to circumvent detection by various levels in today’s security stacks, such as firewalls, Secure Web Gateways, sandbox analysis, URL reputation, and phishing detection.  

Their strategic head stated that the main goal is to ensure that their partners and customers can access and deploy the Menlo Security cloud security solution on their terms and on their timeline.

Vendors benefit from Google Cloud and Teamwork Commerce’s collaboration!

Teamwork Commerce, a marketing software company based in the United States, has teamed up with Google Cloud to provide customers with a seamless buying experience. They have joined together to build a business-level platform, as part of the agreement. On Teamwork’s new point-of-sale (POS) Pro platform, this will be offered to all customers. Teamwork Commerce and Google hope to assist marketers in overcoming post-epidemic issues and providing a consistent and effective consumer experience while adhering to all applicable laws.

Google’s BigQuery server, which does not require a server, as well as Cloud Composer, a fully managed data flow service, and its business enterprise Locker service, are used for team collaboration.  Vendors can use these solutions to evaluate big data and get business information.

They can also use BigQuery ML and Vertex AI to do predictable analysis and solve forecasting demands related to product distribution and refilling, variety editing, and other characteristics using machine learning (ML) models.

The alliance intends to assist traders in capturing omnichannel revenue growth by enhancing sales and obtaining cellular trading capabilities.

The company has previously used Google’s Kubernetes Engine to help shops cope with the spike in e-commerce users over the holiday season.

Kubernetes, according to the firm, has prevented system overload for its stores and allowed customers to effortlessly check gift card balances, place orders, and conduct other tasks.

Kinetic Business launches OfficeSuite Express to provide cloud-based communications for small businesses!

Kinetic Business has introduced OfficeSuite Express to provide small businesses with an affordable communication solution for 10 or fewer desktop phones in one place.

Mark Lederman, vice president of marketing for Kinetic products said, “Businesses of all sizes across our 18-state footprint count on Kinetic Business for affordable, reliable and quality communications solutions. OfficeSuite UC has been a successful solution for many business customers, allowing their employees to stay connected and collaborate even while working remotely, maintaining business continuity. We are proud to bring a similar solution to our small business customers.”

OfficeSuite Express is designed to meet the different and unique needs of small businesses which enable employees to work anywhere on any device. It is a turnkey solution that provides direct access to an affordable, state-of-the-art cloud-based communications system by integrating OfficeSuite UC service with up to 10 desktop phones, allowing businesses to vent their guesses on their communication technology needs and make their phone system faster and have professional installation installed. This device carries features that escalate efficiency and productivity like one can work anywhere and at any time, add or receive calls and manage emails on any device, meet face to face and interact in real-time with OfficeSuite HD Meeting video conference, also access and manage all business communications securely online.

Kaspersky Industry Analyst Summit 2021

Global cybersecurity solution provider, Kaspersky, recently hosted its industry analyst summit 2021. Research analyst Sachin Birajdar attended the virtual event on behalf of Quadrant Knowledge Solutions (QKS).
The summit was opened by Kaspersky CEO Eugene Kaspersky, who talked about ‘Cyberimmunity on CyberAge’. Next, Kaspersky CTO Andrey Efremov elaborated on Kaspersky’s product vision and strategy. Alexander Moiseev (Chief Business officer) explained Kaspersky 2020 performance/2021 Outlook, while Sergey Martsynkyan explained the Kaspersky stage-by-stage approach.

Following this, discussions concerning Kaspersky Optimum Security EPP EDR, MDR and Sandbox security awareness, Kaspersky Hybrid Cloud Security, Kaspersky Expert Security: xDR (EDR, KATA, MDR), Kaspersky Cybertrace and threat intelligence, Kaspersky MDR services, Kaspersky OS/transportation, Kaspersky industrial cybersecurity, and Kaspersky fraud prevention took place. Kaspersky also announced the launch of its Optimum Security solution, which integrates EPP, EDR, and MDR in a single platform to help users create critical incident response process and protect from evasive attacks. The Kaspersky analysts further informed that the company is focusing on providing comprehensive multi-layered protection to the hybrid environment, supporting advanced level security, robust, granular visibility and control, and seamless integration with Kaspersky Optimum Security and Kaspersky Expert Security.

On this occasion, Kaspersky analysts also explained about their new technology and service framework Kaspersky Expert Security. This solution helps users to detect and respond to threats in the network, including APTs and targeted attacks and helps to enhance their current security system. Kaspersky informed that it offers threat intelligence services to contextualize various aspects of security operations and helps minimize the detection and response time. The analysts added that the company’s MDR (Managed Detection and Response) service offers continuous machine learning-driven protection to analyze, investigate and respond to threats in real-time. Kaspersky also informed the attendees about their efforts to secure organizations’ operational technology layers and elements, including SCADA servers, HMIs, engineering workstations, PLCs, network connections with their product and service portfolio. The company informed that it also provides training programs and technical support to manage organizational endpoint security and control industrial networks centrally. Kaspersky explained how they are allowing and securing organizational global client interaction on the web or mobile channels and how they are using machine learning and risk-based authentication to secure access to the accounts and resources.

Kaspersky introduced a new Operating system (KasperskyOS) to protect web integrated systems in emerging digital transformation use cases such as wired and autonomous vehicles. the analysts also showcased customer stories and use cases as proof of customer satisfaction and efficiency of the Kaspersky’ products.

Quadrant Knowledge Solutions would like to thank the Kaspersky team for providing an opportunity to attend the event.

About the Author

Sachin Birajdar
Analyst – Data Analytics and Security Domain

Sachin is a part of Quadrant’s global research and consulting team. He is responsible for data analytics & security research.
Sachin is responsible for conducting global strategic market outlook, SPARK Matrix Analysis, and client consulting assignments. He has worked on strategic research and vendor evaluation projects for Data Preparation Tool, Application Security Testing, Bot Management, Deception Technology, Identity as a service, Mobile Threat Management, Privileged Access Management (PAM), and such others. Sachin is also a part of Quadrant’s best practice team in identifying the most promising companies in the data analytics & security domain space. He was part of the team for consulting assignments including detailed market mapping, custom market intelligence, analyst briefing, and such others.
Sachin holds an MBA in Marketing and BSC in Physics from Savitribai Phule Pune University, India.