Here are five (actually, a bit more…) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, January 30, 2020. Sip up.
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A. What’s Hot Today
2. Arcserve, Multiple Cloud Backup Companies Up for Sale: Here are the details.
3. SAP on Microsoft Azure: Blue Chip Consulting Group, an IT consulting firm and Microsoft Managed Gold Partner, has launched SAP on Azure services.
4. Microsoft Earnings Results: Microsoft on Wednesday reported quarterly sales and profit that beat Wall Street expectations, driven by the first acceleration of Azure cloud computing revenue growth in eight quarters amid a pitched battle with Amazon Web Services, Reuters reports.
5. ServiceNow Earnings Results: ServiceNow's Q4 financial results generally beat Wall Street's expectations. Revenue grew 33 percent, and the company now has 892 customers that spend $1 million or more with the IT service management (ITSM) software provider.
6. Service Desk Twist: Sparkhound, an IT solutions provider that offers cloud services, custom applications, advanced analytics, and managed enterprise services, has unveiled a Pop-up Service Desk. The service applies a team of IT professionals to augment existing help desk staff with expert, 24-hour support services, Sparkhound says.
7. VMware Layoffs: VMware's chief customer officer and four direct reports are leaving the company amid a restructuring and some targeted layoffs, Silicon Valley Business Journal reports. Still, VMware's overall business remains in acquisition and organic growth mode.
B. Next Five Cybersecurity Conferences
- RSA Conference 2020 (February 24-28, San Francisco)
- Women in CyberSecurity (WiCys) Conference 2020 (March 12-14, Aurora, Colorado)
- OKTA Oktane 2020 Cybersecurity Conference (March 30-April 2, San Francisco, California)
- SANS 2020 Cybersecurity Training Conference (April 3-10, Orlando, Florida)
- VMware Carbon Black Connect 2020 (May 13-14, Chicago).
- Bonus: The complete MSSP Alert calendar