Philippines To Host First Ever Nutanix .NEXT On Tour

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Six country roadshow focuses on datacentre redesign and hybrid cloud innovation


Manila, PHILLIPINES, November 21, 2019 – Enterprise cloud OS leader, Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX) has announced that its .NEXT On Tour ASEAN 2019 roadshow will include Philippines – the first time the country is hosting the flagship event. The expanded whistle-stop tour will now cover six countries, including Philippines, to compliment the company’s traditional markets - Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.


.NEXT bring together developers, IT leaders and technology visionaries to share the latest in enterprise cloud, datacentre technologies, and edge applications. It is the industry’s one-stop source for information and inspiration on the latest in IT technologies and trends in cloud, datacentre and DevOps.


This year’s conference theme ‘One platform. Any app. Your multi-cloud.’ showcases the Nutanix vision for ASEAN’s digital enterprises: a software-defined enterprise future, where infrastructure, applications and clouds converge on a single platform – removing the silos and inefficiencies that accompany traditional infrastructure.


The tour combines key content and discussions to customers and partners as Nutanix continues its 10th anniversary celebrations.


“Staying relevant in turbulent times is key for Philippines businesses, as they look to overcome the challenges and demands of today’s fast changing, data-centric, digital business environment,” said Neville Vincent, Vice President, South Asia Pacific at Nutanix.

As cloud complexity and clutter rises, balancing business needs is consuming more and more resources. Meanwhile, staying ahead of developments and knowing where and whom to turn is becoming harder.


“We are bringing global best practices and innovation right to the door of our local customers - providing reassurance and clarity in an increasingly complex world,” added Vincent. “The Philippines is evolving rapidly and poised to become one of the most dynamic countries in the region. As the country builds its future digital economy, Nutanix will be there to help ensure the technology foundations will help Philippines maximise the benefits for all its citizens.”


Participants will have exclusive access to insights and discussions, as well as practical and hands-on experience with experts. They’ll also learn how to optimise their organisations by redesigning and modernising their datacentres and ultimately transform the way they operate. Focus areas for the events will include:

  • Modern cloud-based infrastructure
  • Best practices for running business-critical applications and VDI
  • AI and ML driven automation
  • Latest datacentre trends, best practices and technical deep dives to optimise hybrid clouds
  • Emerging technology trends and when and how to apply them

The .NEXT On Tour ASEAN 2019, will also be an occasion for Nutanix to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The enterprise cloud OS leader has come a long way over the past decade. It is widely recognised as the global leader in, and pioneer of, hyperconverged infrastructure, developing the market from a simple concept. Its innovation has not stopped there, Nutanix is now a driving force behind hybrid cloud.


After the Philippines, the .NEXT On Tour ASEAN 2019 will be in the following cities:

  • Thailand – 3 December
  • Indonesia – 4 December
  • Vietnam – 12 December

For event registration and more details, please refer to www.next-nutanix.com/asean/.

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200K CERTIFICATIONS MADE TO CLOSE THE CYBER-SKILLS GAP

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GLOBAL cybersecurity solutions provider Fortinet announced recently  it continues to lead the way on training and education in the company’s ongoing efforts to close the cyber security skills gap by rolling out even further expanded training and education initiatives. Recent additions to the company’s education and training programming includes additional Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) Institute cloud certifications and the offering of its cyber security awareness training –at no cost – for individuals or organizations seeking to deploy a cyber security awareness training program.


The cyber skills gap

A 2019 Gartner survey shows the global talent shortage is now the top emerging risk facing organizations. The expansion of the digital marketplace has generated more jobs than the current supply of security professionals can meet. A problem of scale; there is currently not an efficient way to create skilled security practitioners at the same rate. Unfortunately, there are not enough skilled humans available to properly plan, manage, integrate, and optimize security devices, strategies, and protocols. For example, according to a recent workforce development survey, 59% of organizations have unfilled cybersecurity positions, with Frost & Sullivan forecasting a shortfall of 1.5 million by 2020. 


Fortinet continues commitment to bridge the cyber skills gap

In today’s global cybersecurity threat landscape, education is crucial to the success of organizations. Creating and executing a strategy with a wide scope can be a daunting task, but this is precisely the mandate and strategy of the Fortinet NSE Institute


The Fortinet NSE Institute was created to provide broad-based training that arms participants with a foundational understanding of the threat landscape, as well as the cyber security fundamentals and skills to implement strategies and technical concepts that are in high demand.While the Institute’s flagship NSE Training and Certification program has issued nearly 200,000 certifications, it is equally focused on education programs such as the Fortinet Network Security Academy program for high schools, colleges and universities, the FortiVets program that facilitates the transition of exceptional military veterans into the cybersecurity industry by providing professional networking, training, and mentoring, as well as free publicly available awareness training that can be accessed by any company wishing to deploy an internal cyber security awareness program for employees.


Cyber security training & education milestones:

·  There are now over 140 academies in more than 50 different countries. 

·  Fortinet has provided nearly 200,000 NSE certifications, building a skilled workforce that will be recognized in the industry as an elite group of security professionals. 

·  The company recently made public cyber security awareness trainings NSE 1 and 2, whereby these free offerings are now available to the public at large. For example, any Security Operations (SecOps) team seeking to deploy a cyber security awareness training program now has an easy and no cost way to get started.

·  Fortinet introduced the NSE 7 Cloud certification, consisting of two training courses, “Public Cloud Security” and “Private Cloud Security,” and are both being offered as part of the training schedule at this year’s Fortinet Accelerate conference, held in Orlando from April 8 – 11, 2019. 

·  During the past year, the number of NSE8 certifications awarded has doubled, a certification designation that identifies a candidate’s comprehensive knowledge of network security design, configuration, and troubleshooting for complex networks.

·  The Fortinet Fast Track Program, launched at the company’s 2018 Accelerate conference, now has over 8,000 participating partners.

·  There has been an average of 300 – 600 student sessions around the world per week, based on recent company data.


“This unprecedented shortage in the cyber security workforce has resulted in security operations teams who are over worked and understaffed and it continues to benefit our cyber adversaries. Fortinet is more than a technology company; we’re also a learning organization. Fortinet is dedicated to closing the cyber skills gap and goes well beyond providing training on products and solutions as part of our commitment to deliver a response to the growing global cybersecurity threat.” - Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO at Fortinet.


Addressing the skills gap at scale

In addition to the established company-led training and education programs, a comprehensive training and education strategy must include strategic partnerships within government, academia and NGOs, such as Fortinet’s strategic relationships with organization such as the World Economic Forum (WEF) and its Centre for Cybersecurity, the Global Threat Alliance, CompTIA, and various university research programs. Fortinet will continue its efforts to broadly and globally collaborate, innovate and develop powerful global solutions to reduce global cyberattacks, contain current and future cyberattacks, and deter cybercrime.


Additional Resources

·  Learn more about Fortinet’s education and training initiatives and efforts to close the cyber security skills gap in this blog post and video.

·  Read more about our Network Security Expert program and Network Security Academy program.

·  Find out more information about our FortiVets program.

·  Read more about the Fortinet Security Fabric or the Third Generation of Cybersecurity.

·  Learn more about FortiGuard Labs and the FortiGuard Security Services portfolio. Sign up for the weekly FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Briefs.

·  Follow Fortinet on TwitterLinkedInFacebook, YouTube, and Instagram

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Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud, or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 385,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.    

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Adamson University wins Emerson PH 2nd Innovation Challenge

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Proves that STEM Education can Pave the Way for the Future

Executives and representatives of Emerson Philippines together with the coach and students of Adamson University, the grand winner of the 2nd Emerson Innovation Challenge.

Manila, Philippines—Students from the Adamson University emerged as winners of Emerson Philippines’ 2nd Innovation Challenge. The announcement was made after the Emerson Philippines Innovation Rally 2019 held at the Henry Sy Sr. Innovation Center at the Miriam College in Quezon City. The competition was between representatives of different universities, namely: Adamson University, Asia Pacific College, Bulacan State University, Mapua University, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Technological Institute of the Philippines, and University of Santo Tomas.

This year’s theme, Digital Transformation, stressed the importance of empowering changemakers among today’s youth in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The students were tasked to create applications that will help spur innovation, taking the country a step closer to digital progress. 

Adamson University’s project entitled Project ISDA (IoT System for Dissolve Oxygen Monitoring and Analytics) stood out among the seven participating prototypes. Project ISDA is a decision support tool for fish pond farmers to prevent mass fish kills. The system is composed of sensor nodes anchored in strategic places inside the fish pond/cage. Each sensor node is capable of sending temperature and dissolve oxygen data through its sensor to a base station to monitor the water quality. 

Prior to the judging and awarding, on August 23, 2019, Emerson Philippines led the STEM Camp at Miriam College, providing workshops through which the participants could gain supplementary learning to support each team’s development of their project prototypes. The result was a wide array of tech innovations.

Worldwide, Emerson has been at the forefront of initiatives to inspire and empower the next generation of professionals specializing in STEM. STEM has the two-fold function of supporting change and driving economic growth in the future. In line with the corporate goal of making the world a better place, Emerson Philippines designed the Innovation Challenge that puts young minds to the test to address today’s most complex and pressing issues. 

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Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information, visit Emerson.com

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