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This Week in IT: New VMware and IBM Products, Vulnerability Management, Zoomtopia, Tech Jobs

Editor’s Note: There’s a lot going on in the IT world, from emerging technologies to digital transformation to new cybersecurity threats. However, we may not be able to cover everything, so we’ll bring you This Week in IT, a curated roundup of IT and business technology news each week.

VMware Explore Europe 2022 Announcements

VMware has announced several new products and services at its Explore 2022 Europe event this week in Barcelona, ​​including new cloud networking and security tools, new cloud management and modernization capabilities, new cloud sovereign partners, new SD-WAN innovations, new multi-cloud offerings. and new collaborations with HPE and Microsoft.

Learn more about VMware’s announcements from VMware Explore 2022 Europe.

IBM showcases innovations in quantum computing

During its 2022 IBM Quantum Summit, the tech giant made more than 10 announcements showcasing its new quantum computing hardware and software, including its new 443-qubit IBM Quantum Osprey processor, the company’s largest quantum processor. The chip is three times larger than the Eagle processor announced last year and includes multi-level wiring to reduce noise and improve stability.

Other quantum announcements include a new control system, software capabilities, and more.

Read the VMware blog to learn more about the company’s quantum computing enhancements.

CISA publishes new vulnerability management guide

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has released its guidance on Stakeholder-Specific Vulnerability Categorization (SSVC), a new vulnerability management methodology that assesses vulnerabilities and prioritizes remediation efforts based on operating status, safety impacts, and prevalence of affected product.

The agency calls the implementation of the SSVC a “critical step” in advancing the vulnerability management ecosystem. Together with its catalog of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities, the Common Security Advisory Framework (CSAF) machine-readable security advisories, and the Vulnerability Exploitation Exchange (VEX), CISA says it is helping reduce the window that security actors Cyber ​​threats have to exploit networks.

Read the agency’s announcement and blog post about the new SSVC.

Zoom, Verint add new integrations

Zoom made several announcements during its Zoomtopia 2022 event, including an expanded partnership with customer engagement company Verint. The companies will integrate Verint’s customer engagement platform with Zoom Contact Center, adding to an existing integration between Verint’s data management solution and Zoom Phone and Meetings.

Read Verint’s press release to learn more and follow our Zoomtopia coverage for other Zoom announcements.

CompTIA Launches Workforce Solutions Team to Boost Tech Jobs

IT industry association CompTIA has launched a Workforce Solutions team to help drive closer collaboration between groups working to address the tech talent shortage. The new team gathers CompTIA executives and staff who work with key influencers and decision makers in the academic, business, government and employment communities.

Read CompTIA’s press release for more information.

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