Edge-to-cloud computing improves businesses by enabling real-time data processing, leveraging cloud resources, reducing downtime, and optimizing production. Prior to implementing a hybrid cloud infrastructure, organizations must consider several issues, such as higher data transmission latency, higher edge network maintenance costs, the deployment of numerous edge devices, and maintaining the security and privacy of data resources. It is crucial to address these concerns using best practices for maintenance, data transmission, resource management, and data security. The long-term viability of edge-to-cloud technologies will depend on collaborative efforts between software, hardware, and networking players.
Digital twins are a game-changer for businesses, providing virtual replicas of physical asset or system to simulate and predict their behavior. They offer substantial benefits such as increased efficiency and productivity, cost reduction, and enhanced project planning. Digital twins can help businesses identify safety hazards and risks, improve decision-making, detect and prevent potential equipment problems, and reduce downtime and costs. However, they may also present difficulties with data privacy and security, cost, and implementation. Businesses must invest in skilled personnel and integrate digital twins with existing systems to fully realize the potential of digital twins.
The SAP SuccessFactors first half 2023 release emphasizes and builds on the strength of the Human Experience Management (HXM) Suite in finding, enabling, and developing the skills needed. The Talent Intelligence Hub provides individuals with the data foundation for proactive people development. Dynamic teams, opportunity marketplace, engaging with elevated experiences, horizon visual theme, digital workplace, and more are being added in this release. Data-driven insights enable businesses to connect talent to opportunities and gaps, giving employees agency over their personal development and career path while building the skills needed today and in the future.
Project-based businesses are under growing pressure to provide innovative goods and services at minimal extra expense. They may prioritize high-value work and maximize resource usage, track and allocate the right talents to the right project at the right time, and improve planning with the aid of a PSA (professional services automation) solution. NetSuite OpenAir makes project delivery much easier to manage by aligning project activities with company financials and ensuring that the right resources are assigned to the right tasks throughout the project lifecycle.
Akamai Technologies acquires Neosec to gain expertise in API risk identification and attack mitigation, allowing customers to gain visibility into all APIs, analyze their behavior, and defend against API attacks. API attacks are on the rise, with 80% happening over authenticated APIs. Two factors are driving the increase in API attack volume: acceleration in the application development lifecycle and increased exposure of APIs. Large organizations need to focus on high-risk APIs due to complexity, visibility issues, and rising API attack incidents in 2022. API security is becoming increasingly important due to the ubiquity of APIs as intermediaries in more and more cloud-native transactions.
Cybersecurity firm Infoblox has identified a sophisticated malware toolkit that targets enterprise networks by employing techniques such as strategic domain aging and DNS query dribbling. It is unique in that its DNS signature matches less than 0.0000027% of the 370 million active domains on the Internet, and its use of the open source trojan Pupy RAT has been linked to nation-state actors from China. Further investigation suggests that the operation had been set up at least a year prior to its discovery. The unusual DNS beaconing behavior suggests either one threat actor gradually evolving their tactics or multiple threat actors deploying the same toolkit on different infrastructure.