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Easier cloud migration 

Ultima is adding sustainability and disaster recovery capabilities to its IACloud cloud management platform, which, as well as reducing cloud management costs by up to 46% and consumption by 30%, provides businesses and MSPs with security features like automated patching and monitoring, security compliance and a vulnerability analyser. New features include a Migrate tool that enables organisations to replicate on-prem workloads to Microsoft Azure for testing purposes before turning off on-prem equivalents; the ability to build out an Azure DR capability for on-prem resources; and integration of a carbon footprint calculator that shows customers how they can shrink their carbon footprint by moving compatible workloads to Azure. The calculator is part of a quick assessment tool that enables businesses and MSPs to evaluate which on-prem workloads would be suitable for Azure and the cost of hosting those workloads within the platform.

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Ransomware survival 

Zero Trust data security company Rubrik has expanded its offering with Rubrik Cloud Vault, a fully managed cloud archival and ransomware recovery solution that maintains immutable and instantly recoverable copies of a customer’s most critical data logically air-gapped from customers’ production environments. Built on Microsoft Azure, the SaaS solution offers end-to-end data immutability to ensure data isn’t compromised, corrupted or maliciously deleted; strong encryption; multi-factor authentication and role-based controls so that only authorised users can access sensitive business data; and accelerated recovery of key digital assets in the event of a cyber-attack or ransomware demand.

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Say goodbye to bottlenecks

Xerox is helping overcome delays and bottlenecks in everyday processes with the launch of a cloud-based software platform that gives 24/7, secure access to workflow automation and digitisation tools from any device (PC, tablet, smartphone, multifunction printer), when in the office, at home or in transit. Xerox Workflow Central enables users to transform printed and digital documents into the optimum format for sharing, editing and processing. Core capabilities include the ability to turn handwriting into text; to translate to and from over 40 languages; to convert PDF or image files into Microsoft Office formats; to redact sensitive information; to convert documents into audio files; to merge and combine files; and to summarise lengthy reports. Advanced subscriptions include additional functionality, such as the ability to create custom workflows, to route documents to cloud-hosted repositories and to encrypt and track emails and attachments.  xerox.co

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Three’s a crowd 

Powell Software’s recently launched intranet for small businesses has been garlanded with a trio of awards. Accessible from Microsoft Teams, Together provides a secure, all-in-one workspace, deployable in minutes, and a single, intuitive interface through which workers can collaborate, share documents, socialise on a Virtual Coffee Machine app and access support via the HR Hub. Together’s success in helping SMEs support remote and hybrid workers was recognised at the International Brilliance Awards, where it won Gold awards for Innovative use of Technology in HR and for Brilliance in use of Technology in Internal Communications, and at the 2021 HRO Association awards, where it won the award for Innovation in HR Technology Small-Mid Market EMEA. https://powell-software.com

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Cyber exercises

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) has launched a Micro Exercise in a Box programme to help organisations protect themselves from cyber-attack. Providing real world scenarios against which businesses can test their cyber resilience, each free, 90-minute session combines aspects of existing SBRC Exercise in a Box workshops with broader cyber security learnings. Available in virtual and in-person formats, Micro Exercise in a Box workshops cover topics such as password security, identifying phishing emails, connecting securely during remote work and responding to a ransomware attack. www.sbrcentre.co.uk

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Welcome to the metaverse 

Mesh for Microsoft Teams, due to roll out in the first half of the year, offers 250 million Teams users a gateway to the metaverse – a persistent digital world inhabited by digital twins of people, places and things, where people gather to collaborate. Bringing together the mixed reality capabilities of Microsoft Mesh, launched last March, and the productivity and collaboration tools of Microsoft Teams, it enables users to create an animated avatar they can use in Teams meetings (instead of live video or a static picture) and in immersive spaces within Teams where they can mingle with colleagues, collaborate on projects and attend virtual presentations. Mesh for Teams is being rolled out with a set of pre-built immersive spaces, but in time organisations will be able to build and deploy their own metaverses. www.microsoft.com/en-us/mesh

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