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Reflecting on women in tech for International Womens Day 2020

International Women's Day is the perfect time to think about the strides female IT professionals have made over the years. While women make up nearly half of the employed adults in the total workforce, recent findings by Catalyst reveal that women hold only a quarter of the jobs in the tech industry.

The idea that there are fewer women in the tech field isn’t what surprised me. The shock came when I realized that number is even lower than it was in 1980. For all of the efforts to open the field, the number of women in tech roles is actually declining!

Sales and marketing opportunities at #AcronisCyberSummit

The need for organizations to modernize their data protection and cybersecurity has become clear, which is why 72% of global organizations have seen their IT costs ramp up.

There is a tremendous business opportunity in getting organizations #CyberFit – but how can those with the technical skills take advantage of it if they are not a natural marketer or salesperson.

A new track of sessions at the Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2020 will deliver the help they need to crack the code of that opportunity – enabling them to sell cyber protection so they can grow and strengthen their business.

Top Cybersecurity Conferences of 2020

In the face of increasing data volumes, complex infrastructure, and ever-changing cyberthreats, the strategies and technologies that effectively keep an organization secure are constantly changing. Addressing those evolving considerations means staying informed and learning from those who have already figured out the best solutions to those challenges – which is why attending the right cybersecurity conferences is so critical for organizations of all sizes.

But what are the best cybersecurity conferences to attend? We’ve compiled a list of the IT security shows in 2020 that will feature seasoned experts sharing real-world strategies and the latest technologies to combat the newest threats to your data, applications, and systems.

The must-attend ITOps Conferences of 2020

The digital world never stops moving. One of the best ways to make sure your organization is #CyberFit, and ahead of the curve is by pulling insights from the expertise of the global ITOps community. To do that, you’ve got to know where the most influential conversations, networking opportunities, and technology showcases will occur: that way you can get your name on the guest list.

To make that easy for you, we’ve sifted through all the IT conferences in 2020 to offer up the ones that we’d recommend for your priority list. Don’t miss out on the knowledge-sharing opportunities the year ahead has in store. Mark your calendar with some of these 29 top ITOps conferences in 2020 to make sure you’re up-to-date with the most exciting insights from the industry.

Top Channel Conferences in 2020

As you look at your 2020 calendar and investigate which conferences are worth investing in, there are a few ways to narrow your search. You might want to pick a specific subject area where you need to ramp up your knowledge, skills, and resources. Those areas might include DevOps, cybersecurity, or the new IT discipline of cyber protection, which covers both. You might also want to look more broadly determine which opportunities might best fit your business.

No matter where you are in your business’ evolution or how large or small your organization is, the most beneficial conferences offer opportunities to learn, network, and explore – enabling you to meet the IT pros who have been in your shoes. After all, learning from others' mistakes, gaining actionable insights from experts, and seeing the advances in tools offered by vendors is the best way to make your business more productive, more profitable, and better prepared for the future.

Here’s a list of the top 16 conferences designed to help the channel realize new growth in 2020 – and beyond.

 

Acronis Now Offers Backup for G Suite and Cryptomining Protection for Businesses

With two newly released updates, Acronis takes its cyber protection capabilities for businesses to an exciting new level, allowing IT pros and business managers to focus on other priorities and rest even easier knowing their data is safe. The latest updates add integrated G Suite protection to Acronis’ existing backup and recovery services for more than 20+ platforms, plus built-in protection against cryptojacking, one of the fastest-growing malware threats.

Let’s take a closer look at how Acronis strengthened its cyber protection capabilities for businesses that take advantage of Acronis’ cloud offerings, Acronis Backup Service and Acronis Backup Cloud.

CRN Partner Program Guide 5-Star Award Winner

The Acronis Partner Program is a 2019 CRN Partner Program Guide 5-Star winner – a tremendous endorsement of the key ways we work to put our partners first.

In today’s business world, we need to justify every dollar that we spend, lowering costs, and delivering a return on investment on everything we do. Nowhere is this more true than in IT, where Big Data, Mobility and BYOD are changing the way we work across the globe, requiring companies to an IT depratments to invest and change to remain competitive.

Consider the following facts:

  1. More data is being generated, copied, moved, stored and kept for longer periods of time than ever before
     
  2. Demands for storage keep growing dramatically, but in general, budgets don’t follow the same curve, and don’t increase in the same proportion to keep up

Research shows that even during the recession of 2008-2009, businesses experienced an approximately 40-percent annual increase in storage demand. Now, as the economy is back on track, that growth rate is closer to 60%.

Safely Migrating Server Workloads

By Frank Jablonski

Most businesses have physical servers, virtual machines, or a combination of both supporting production operations.  These organizations also have a variety of production workloads such as Microsoft® Exchange for email, SharePoint® for collaboration and content management, and various vendor-supplied or internally-developed applications running SQL database servers.  Workloads such as these are your company’s lifeblood, and many times, you need to migrate these workloads to different hardware or virtual machines (VMs).

Not too long ago (even 5 or 10 years seems an eternity) life was easy. Most of us were tied to our desks. The ones that were not, like sales people, would carry boxes with printed materials and price lists in the trunks of their cars. Remote workers would dial in and connect via VPN to access their file servers.

Things are different now. Mobility is changing the way we do business. We work wherever we are, at the office, at home, on a plane, at a client’s site, out in the field. We are mobile. We use mobile devices. And all companies, large and small, benefit from this new scenario. Competitive organizations empower their users with mobility solutions maximizing their productivity to drive better service, improve customer satisfaction, and ultimately increase revenue and profitability.