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MCPRO Pills (CIV): Satya Nadella, CES Laptops, Synology

Under the leadership of Satya Nadella, Microsoft has become an omnivorous company, able to spend $26.5 billion in the acquisition of LinkedIn, 7,500 million in GitHub or a whopping 70,000 million in Activision Blizzard. Reviewing how those from Redmond have invested their profits in recent years and the companies that have become part of the corporation, we start a new edition of our MCPRO Pills.

This week we take a look at what have been the best laptops that have been presented at the latest edition of CES in Las Vegas, designed for the most part to favor those work scenarios in which we share our work in the office with work. from distance. We also tell you how Synology allows you to implement a hybrid cloud strategy in a really simple way or the changes that have occurred in the direction of SAP Spain. Let’s start!

Satya Nadella: from 250 million for Swiftkey to 70,000 million for Activision Blizzard

Since Nadella directed the company founded by Bill Gates, the American multinational has acquired no less than 105 companies, especially in areas such as software development and cloud computing, software for mobile devices and various video game studios. The last one, Activision Blizzard, in which he has invested no less than 70,000 million dollars.

The best professional laptops of CES 2022 to start the year strong

At the last CES in Las Vegas we have witnessed a veritable avalanche of new laptops, designed to respond to all kinds of needs. Among the most professional ones, features such as better screen resolution, materials that allow them to be made even lighter and a determined commitment to improve videoconferences, both in the webcam section and in audio and microphones, have been imposed. These are the ones that we like the most. have liked

Faustino Sánchez (Data Analysis. SG of Information and Communications Technologies, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food): «“By studying climatology with our algorithms, we can help to better locate the means of extinguishing fires”

The Arbaria Project is an initiative of the Public Administration for the analysis and prediction of forest fires that, through the use of Artificial Intelligence techniques related to Machine Learning and Deep Learning, manages to efficiently exploit various sources of information. About this project and the possibilities offered by AI when it comes to fighting forest fires, we had the opportunity to chat with Faustino Sánchez, data analyst at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

How Synology Ensures Your Hybrid Cloud Business Continuity

Designing and executing a cloud strategy has become a priority for companies. But if in the past flexibility and cost savings made the public cloud the winning option for most organizations, today many have discovered that a mixed approach, in which the advantages of the public cloud are combined with continuing to maintain workloads in the CPD itself, it can be more interesting.

I object to the AI ​​deciding about me

Every year, on January 28, the European Data Protection Day is celebrated, a celebration that reminds us of the importance of personal data and its use by private companies and public bodies.

It is interesting to stop and think about precisely that characteristic, the use or treatment of data, because the protection of personal data not only affects the custody of those who obtain it by lawful means, but also how they use it to make decisions. Not surprisingly, beyond the procedures and technical means necessary to manage their protection, data processing, particularly through Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques, arouses extraordinary interest among companies.

SAP appoints Félix Monedero as its new general manager for Spain

SAP today announced the appointment of Félix Monedero as general director of SAP Spain, replacing Rafael Brugnini, who has been promoted to Head of Partner Ecosystems in southern EMEA, a position from which he will lead the new organization of the partner ecosystem, created worldwide to promote its role in the Cloud strategy, and which will bring together resellers, integrators, consultants, OEMs and hyperscalers.

NaaS: the network as a service is introduced in companies

Digital transformation, the explosion of devices, hybrid work environments, and the pandemic era are bringing Network as a Service (NaaS) to a new stage in IT conversations.

The growing interest in this model is felt among IT managers throughout EMEA, consulted by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. However, there are still many barriers that prevent it from being the option chosen by the majority.

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