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CIOInfluence’s Weekly CIO Insights: Trends, Updates and Must-reads

CIO Weekly Insights Trends, Updates and Must-reads

Welcome to CIOInfluence’s Weekly CIO Insights, your go-to source for navigating the dynamic world of all things IT. Stay ahead with our collection of news and updates, covering topics ranging from cloud computing, data management, cybersecurity to emerging tech.

Dive into our handpicked selection of top performing articles, interviews, and guest resources:

CIOInfluence’s Weekly CIO Insights:

Cloud Insights this Week:

Palo Alto Networks, a global cybersecurity leader, unveils its latest venture by launching a new cloud location in Indonesia. This strategic move grants Indonesian customers access to Palo Alto Networks’ full suite of security capabilities, catering to local data residency requirements.

In a rapidly evolving cloud landscape, organizations in Indonesia, especially those in the financial sector, are modernizing their applications while ensuring compliance with local data protection regulations. With 98% of organizations storing sensitive data across diverse locations, robust cybersecurity measures are paramount.

Google’s recent acquisition of Cameyo, a virtualization tool developer, marks a significant move in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). This strategic partnership aims to streamline application delivery on ChromeOS hardware, offering users seamless access to virtual Windows applications.

Integrating Cameyo’s virtual application delivery technology with ChromeOS empowers businesses to transition to web-based solutions. Organizations can enhance productivity, reduce IT costs, and bolster security by enabling easy deployment and access to virtualized apps across devices, locations, and operating systems.

Data Management Updates:

Lenovo PCCW Solutions (LPS), a technology service arm of Lenovo, has completed the strategic acquisitions of Explora and Eleven Digital, marking a significant step in fortifying its data practice and marketing cloud competencies. This move amplifies the data foundation for technology innovations and Lenovo’s AI Center of Excellence (CoE), empowering businesses to accelerate their AI journey.

Hydrolix, a disruptive force in big data economics, unveils a game-changing connector for Splunk users. This integration empowers organizations to ingest data into Hydrolix while retaining Splunk’s powerful tooling and UI, resulting in significant cost savings without disrupting existing pipelines and processes.

With the average volume of log data generated by enterprises growing by 500% over the past three years, many enterprises were until now faced with a dilemma: they can pay a growing portion of their cloud budget in order to retain data, or they can throw away the data along with the insights it contains. — said David Sztykman, vice president of product management at Hydrolix

Security Spotlights

Tenable Holdings, Inc., a prominent player in Exposure Management, is set to acquire Eureka Security, Inc., a leading provider of data security posture management (DSPM) for cloud environments. The move aims to bolster Tenable’s capabilities in identifying and mitigating cloud-related risks, particularly concerning data security.

The integration of Eureka Security’s DSPM capabilities into Tenable’s Cloud Security solution is expected to provide security teams with comprehensive visibility and control over their cloud data security landscape, empowering them to navigate the dynamic cloud environment with confidence.

CrowdStrike has introduced Falcon for Insurability, a groundbreaking program designed to equip cyber insurers with best-in-class cyber protection from the AI-native CrowdStrike Falcon cybersecurity platform at preferred rates. By partnering with leading insurers such as Ascot Group, AXA XL, Beazley Insurance, Berkley Cyber Risk Solutions, Coalition, and Resilience, CrowdStrike aims to reduce underwriting risk and enhance organizations’ cyber resilience.

Interesting Reads

#1 The Role of Cyber Insurance in Mitigating Financial Risks from Cyber Threats

The greater the digital world, the larger the threat of cyber. Cyber insurance is emerging as a key shield against the economic fallout from these attacks. Cyberattacks have been skyrocketing recently, so cyber insurance has become one of the fastest-growing insurance markets globally. It’s not just the talk of IT executives anymore; it’s a boardroom imperative. This article explains cyber insurance’s critical role in reducing financial risks from cyber threats and why it has become a hot topic in boards and companies across industries. Ready to protect your business in the new age of digital?

#2 How Machine Learning is Transforming Threat Detection

Explore how ML-driven solutions can enhance threat detection and protect your organization from evolving cyber threats. Know how you can take proactive steps toward strengthening your security posture.


CIO Voice of the Week


Read our exclusive interview with D K Sinha, President of Public Cloud Rackspace Technology. Uncover the secrets behind FreeBSD’s robust security framework. Discover why FreeBSD is renowned for being “Secure by Design” and how its unique features and community-driven development make it a top choice for enterprises prioritizing security.

Read more -> CIO Influence Interview with Deb Goodkin, Director of FreeBSD Foundation

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