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Daniel Todd

Dan is a freelance writer and regular contributor to IT Pro, covering the latest news stories across the IT, technology, and channel landscapes. Topics regularly cover cloud technologies, cyber security, software and operating system guides, as well as the latest developments across the IT channel.

A journalism graduate from Leeds Beckett University, he combines a passion for the written word with a keen interest in the latest technology and its influence in an increasingly connected world.

He started writing for Channel Pro back in 2016, focusing on a mixture of news and technology guides, before becoming a regular contributor to IT Pro. Elsewhere, he has previously written news and features across a range of other topics, including sport, music, and general news.

Databricks announces major contributions to flagship open source projects
Open source cloud with endpoints underneath
open source

Databricks announces major contributions to flagship open source projects

The Data and AI specialist will contribute new Delta Lake features and enhancements to the Linux Foundation
29 Jun 2022
VMWare unveils new vSphere+ and vSAN+ solutions
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virtualisation

VMWare unveils new vSphere+ and vSAN+ solutions

New capabilities bring centralised infrastructure management, integrated Kubernetes, and new hybrid cloud services to on-premises setups
29 Jun 2022
Open source giant Red Hat joins HPE GreenLake ecosystem
HPE building with sign
automation

Open source giant Red Hat joins HPE GreenLake ecosystem

Extended partnership will make it easy for GreenLake customers to work with Red Hat’s open source solutions, HPE says
28 Jun 2022
HPE wins contract to provide The Home Depot with Aruba edge services
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) logo on a glass building
Network & Internet

HPE wins contract to provide The Home Depot with Aruba edge services

Adoption of HPE GreenLake for Aruba networking and Aruba ESP will power advanced customer and associate experiences, retailer says
28 Jun 2022
Cloudflare unveils new One Partner Program with zero trust at its core
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channel

Cloudflare unveils new One Partner Program with zero trust at its core

Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince says the initiative aims to take the complexity out of zero trust architecture
24 Jun 2022
Kyndryl strikes up new delivery partnership with Oracle
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IT infrastructure

Kyndryl strikes up new delivery partnership with Oracle

IT services provider becomes a key partner for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in a bid to expand its delivery network
24 Jun 2022
UK government opts against regulation for cyber security standards
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cyber attacks

UK government opts against regulation for cyber security standards

UK Cyber Security Council will move ahead with its planned chartered standards, with the government to monitor its adoption
22 Jun 2022
VIVE announces new VIVE Flow Business Edition
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augmented reality (AR)

VIVE announces new VIVE Flow Business Edition

Organisations can now get their hands on the VR headset to boost training, collaboration and working on the move
22 Jun 2022
SAP to foster partner training with new Partner Talent Initiative
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Careers & training

SAP to foster partner training with new Partner Talent Initiative

New programme will certify IT professionals in high demand areas such as RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud
17 Jun 2022
Proofpoint details 'dangerous' ransomware flaw in SharePoint and OneDrive
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ransomware

Proofpoint details 'dangerous' ransomware flaw in SharePoint and OneDrive

Functionality allows ransomware to encrypt files stored on SharePoint and OneDrive to make them potentially unrecoverable, vendor says
17 Jun 2022
Microsoft bolsters threat intelligence capabilities with Miburo acquisition
Microsoft sign on a building
cyber attacks

Microsoft bolsters threat intelligence capabilities with Miburo acquisition

Cyber threat and research firm will tackle malicious foreign information campaigns as part of Microsoft’s Customer Security and Trust organization
15 Jun 2022
Lenovo opens its first European in-house manufacturing facility
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Server & storage

Lenovo opens its first European in-house manufacturing facility

New factory in Ullo, Hungary, will focus on building server infrastructure, storage systems, and high-end workstations
15 Jun 2022
Microsoft bolsters Teams platform with host of call quality improvements
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collaboration

Microsoft bolsters Teams platform with host of call quality improvements

New features leverage AI and machine learning to improve both voice and video quality across the platform
14 Jun 2022
Qualcomm snaps up mobile network automation startup Cellwize for $350m
5G
5G

Qualcomm snaps up mobile network automation startup Cellwize for $350m

Israeli firm’s cloud-native, multi-vendor RAN platform is designed to accelerate deployment of 5G networks
14 Jun 2022
Dell’s new XPS 13 refresh is the line’s slimmest ever laptop
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Laptops

Dell’s new XPS 13 refresh is the line’s slimmest ever laptop

The PC manufacturer has also revealed details on its upcoming XPS 13 2-in-1 detachable notebook
10 Jun 2022
AWS unleashes new Mainframe Modernization service
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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS unleashes new Mainframe Modernization service

Users can either refactor their mainframe workloads to modern cloud services, or re-platform existing setups to AWS with minimal changes
9 Jun 2022
Technical expertise is the top investment priority for the channel, Sage study finds
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channel

Technical expertise is the top investment priority for the channel, Sage study finds

Research finds that 40% of recruiting UK IT resellers are struggling to attract skilled entry level talent
9 Jun 2022
Red Hat teams up with US Department of Energy Laboratories
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cloud computing

Red Hat teams up with US Department of Energy Laboratories

Series of collaborations will establish best practices for running next-generation HPC workloads
1 Jun 2022
Fundbox adds digital payments through new Visa partnership
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accounting

Fundbox adds digital payments through new Visa partnership

New Fundbox Flex Visa Debit Card will help small businesses better manage cash outflows, company says
1 Jun 2022
Zscaler and Siemens team up to provide all-in-one digital transformation solution
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Security

Zscaler and Siemens team up to provide all-in-one digital transformation solution

Zscaler-powered zero trust OT security platform is now available globally via Siemens
31 May 2022
Windows 10 Pro vs Home vs Enterprise: Which is best for your business?
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operating systems

Windows 10 Pro vs Home vs Enterprise: Which is best for your business?

A guide to the various features available across each iteration of Microsoft's most popular operating system
27 May 2022
BT's cloud-based calling system now integrates fully with Microsoft Teams
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Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

BT's cloud-based calling system now integrates fully with Microsoft Teams

The WHC solution provides a “simple and cost effective” way to access external calling in Microsoft Teams, BT says
27 May 2022
CISA adds 41 vulnerabilities to catalog of exploited bugs
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cyber security

CISA adds 41 vulnerabilities to catalog of exploited bugs

Organizations are required to fix the flaws by June 13 and 14 to “reduce their exposure to cyber attacks”
27 May 2022
Centreon to increase UK channel investment by 300% over the next year
Infrastructure
IT infrastructure

Centreon to increase UK channel investment by 300% over the next year

Provider says it wants to help the UK channel understand the revenue-driving opportunities enabled by open monitoring solutions
26 May 2022
Tech CEO Dan O’Dowd calls out Elon Musk’s “false promises” in new US Senate campaign ad
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automation

Tech CEO Dan O’Dowd calls out Elon Musk’s “false promises” in new US Senate campaign ad

Santa Barbara billionaire’s campaign is aiming to ensure computers and tech are safe for humanity
25 May 2022
Schneider Electric unveils Grid Operations Platform as a Service on Microsoft Azure
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cloud computing

Schneider Electric unveils Grid Operations Platform as a Service on Microsoft Azure

New platform to assist utility companies’ digital transformation journey towards managing more reliable and sustainable grids, company says
24 May 2022
T-Mobile unveils new 5G Advanced Network Solutions
5G
Network & Internet

T-Mobile unveils new 5G Advanced Network Solutions

New suite of managed network solutions offers three 5G advanced network options for low-latency and greater reliability for the enterprise
24 May 2022
Meta launches free WhatsApp Cloud API
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cloud management

Meta launches free WhatsApp Cloud API

Free cloud-based API services will help businesses respond to customers quicker, Meta says
20 May 2022
Elastic expands cloud collaboration with AWS
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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Elastic expands cloud collaboration with AWS

Partnership aims to ease migration to Elastic Cloud on AWS, as well as simplify onboarding and drive go-to-market initiatives
20 May 2022
CEOs place sustainability in top 10 business priorities for first time, study shows
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sustainability

CEOs place sustainability in top 10 business priorities for first time, study shows

The pandemic is said to have brought a number of deep societal trends to the surface, such as a desire to change the way we work and the fragility of …
19 May 2022
Acer unleashes new TravelMate business laptops built using Microsoft Pluton secure cores
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Laptops

Acer unleashes new TravelMate business laptops built using Microsoft Pluton secure cores

New TravelMate P4, Spin P4, and P2 models include the latest 12th Gen Intel Core vPro or AMD Ryzen PRO processors
19 May 2022
Google unveils new Assured Open Source Software service
Open source cloud with endpoints underneath
open source

Google unveils new Assured Open Source Software service

New offering aims to protect enterprise customers using the same end-to-end security capabilities that Google uses for its own OSS portfolio
18 May 2022
Malwarebytes hires new channel chief to lead MSP and partner network
MalwareBytes antivirus software on a smartphone
Managed service provider (MSP)

Malwarebytes hires new channel chief to lead MSP and partner network

Channel veteran will lead the next phase of growth for the vendor’s channel partner program
18 May 2022
Palo Alto and Deloitte to deliver managed security services in the US
Man in suit using touch screen for Managed Service Provider
Managed service provider (MSP)

Palo Alto and Deloitte to deliver managed security services in the US

Freshly expanded strategic partnership will deliver threat protection, 5G security, and enable the Zero Trust Enterprise for US businesses
17 May 2022
US and EU thrash out plans to avert chip production “subsidy race”
A chip technician examining a semiconductor chip
Hardware

US and EU thrash out plans to avert chip production “subsidy race”

Transatlantic talks will focus on measures to improve local chip production and minimise reliance on other parts of the world
17 May 2022
Zoom to acquire customer support platform Solvvy
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mergers and acquisitions

Zoom to acquire customer support platform Solvvy

Solvvy’s conversational AI and automation technology will be integrated into Zoom’s new Contact Center platform
13 May 2022