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Cloud IT Week in Review: Avaya, Netwrix, Gartner & More

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Cloud IT Week in Review: Avaya, Netwrix, Gartner & More

October 21, 2016
By Alicia Young
Web Editor

Welcome back to the Cloud IT Week in Review, where we take a look at all the top stories making headlines in Cloud IT this week.

The week started off with news from TMC’s Casey Houser that Avaya (News - Alert) has launched its new network management application for midsize and large enterprises. The new Cloud Networking Platform was created to help businesses control their wired and wireless networks from a single location and delegate all switching and configuration tasks to the cloud. Instead of installing new networking hardware on their premises, Avaya customers can add and manage new networks and trust the cloud to handle the creation of new access points. You can read about all the benefits HERE.

Meanwhile, Netwrix has released its new Netwrix Auditor 8.5 protects user activity across hybrid cloud IT infrastructures with a 360-degree visibility for threat detection and data access governance. This is more important than ever, now that more and more organizations are migrating to the cloud—specifically hybrid cloud. The solution is powered with a RESTful API and user activity video recording so administrators can view and control virtually everything across on-premises and cloud-based IT systems in a unified way. You can learn all about the new Netwrix Auditor 8.5 HERE.

On a different note, no one likes a hangover, especially when it comes to using the cloud. Until recently, many businesses were experiencing what Sungard Availability Services referred to as a “cloud hangover” – lingering challenges resulting from their migrations. TMC’s (News - Alert) Group Editorial Director Erik Linask acknowledges this, but makes the point that these hangovers are slowly but surely being cured. The cure comes from a “combination of increased adoption and the experiences gained from it – namely, an understanding that not everything is meant to be in the cloud for every business.” Find out more HERE.

Finally, things are looking up for the IT industry. When Gartner (News - Alert) talks, people take note, and right now it’s saying that spending on IT will increase 2.6 percent in 2017. That's up a good chunk from 2016, where spending actually went down a bit. Some projections include the thought that the biggest growth sectors will be in software and IT services, which will combine to raise the global IT spend to around $3.49 trillion. The spend between 2015 and 2016, once 2016 concludes, should drop by about 0.3 percent. TMC’s Steve Anderson has everything you need to know HERE.

While a variety of topics have been highlighted here, that’s certainly not all that went on this week. Be sure to head to Cloud IT  for all the updates, and come back next week for the latest insights. Have a great weekend!

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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