Bob Swan: Intel macht Ex-Finanzchef zum CEO

Nach einigen Monaten als interimsmäßiger Intel-Chef hat sich Bob Swan entschieden, den Posten als CEO dauerhaft zu übernehmen. Er folgt auf Brian Krzanich, welcher offiziell wegen einer Affäre zurückgetreten war. Nun sucht Intel einen CFO. (Intel, Prozessor)
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Adventure awaits: Azure Trivia is back!

You know that feeling—the one that rushes in right after you’ve cracked an achingly tough problem or a tangled string of code. It’s the pure adrenaline, joy, and satisfaction you get from reaching the next level—a new challenge in and of itself.

This year's #AzureTrivia celebrates your love of problem solving, growth, and adventure. Players will be taken on an exciting, mystical journey where you’ll not only pick up new skills, but test your technical prowess in order to unlock new lands and win some sweet, sweet swag.

Check out @Azure every Monday on Twitter for a new Azure-related question to tackle. Get it right and you’ll be entered to win a weekly prize. Just select your answer from multiple choices and tweet out the correct answer no later than 11:59 PM Pacific Time on Thursday each week. (Be sure to use the handy auto-generated tweet, including #AzureTrivia and the original image, for official entry to win.)

Pro tip: Come back every week for a brand-new problem to solve and the chance to win!

If you love playing #AzureTrivia and want a competitive edge, check out these free Azure learning resources to kick your problem-solving skills up a notch!


How do I enter?

It’s easy! Follow these three simple steps by Thursday at 11:59 PM Pacific Time:

Find this week’s #AzureTrivia question (hint: it’ll usually be our pinned tweet) and click on the correct answer.
Tweet the auto-generated confirmation message from your own account. Make sure your #answer, #AzureTrivia, and the original question image link are included in your tweet.

What if I get the answer wrong? Can I still win this week?

No, unfortunately only correct answers are valid entries. But you can try again next week!

Am I eligible to win?

You need to be:

A legal resident of the 50 U.S. states (and the District of Columbia)
18 years of age or older
If you’re under 18, you need to have consent of a parent or legal guardian

You cannot be:

An employee or a family member of an employee of Microsoft Corporation and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, and sweepstakes parties

How many winners are there each week?

We’ll randomly select 10 lucky winners each week.

When do you announce the answer?

We’ll announce the answer on Friday morning each week. Check the @Azure feed to find out if you got it right.

How do I find out if I won?

Check your mentions on Fridays! We’ll reply to the week’s winners every Friday. Be sure to DM us within 72 hours so we can confirm that you’re eligible and get your address to send you your prize!

What could I win?

You could win some sweet #AzureTrivia Adventure swag and other goodies, including a 3D puzzle, a custom #AzureTrivia beanie, #AzureTrivia stickers, a VR headset, and a cinema light board.

Can I enter every week to win?

Yeah, go for it!

If I’ve already won once, can I win again?

You sure can. That’s what we call an #overachiever, and we’re impressed.

What if I go back and answer a past week’s question? Am I entered to win this week?

Glad you love answering trivia questions! But no, you are not entered to win this week’s sweepstakes if you answer a past question. You must answer the current week’s question to be entered to win this week.

Can I enter to win more than once per week?

No, you can only enter to win once per week. You can use #AzureTrivia as much as you want, but multiple tweets within the weekly entry period will not increase your chances of winning.

*No purchase necessary. Game ends June 13, 2019 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. For full details, see the Official Rules.   
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Federal agencies are getting “cloud smart” to enhance their missions

Experience matters. It matters in sports. It matters in work. It matters when government agencies adopt cloud technology.
The federal government now has almost eight years of experience since it announced its “Cloud First” policy, which used the best knowledge at the time to guide agencies in adopting cloud computing technologies.
The market has matured a lot in eight years, and cloud technology is more sophisticated, leading the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to recently update “Cloud First” with the proposed “Cloud Smart” strategy. It’s good timing, as a benchmark study conducted by FedScoop shows that, even after eight years, only 34 percent of agencies report cost savings from moving to cloud, the original and still-important impetus for cloud adoption for many organizations.
More than 100 government and industry leaders recently came together for “Get Cloud Smart”, a symposium hosted by MeriTalk and IBM to share how their combined experience is leading to new, smarter strategies to deliver cloud services that support their agencies’ unique missions.
It was encouraging to hear leaders from Customs and Border Protection, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the State Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) share their progress and how the new strategy could accelerate adoption of cloud technologies.
Modernizing data for cloud
One theme that stood out is the need to modernize data while updating infrastructure and applications. The value of cloud and cloud-enabled technologies such as AI and blockchain is derived from how they help agencies realize more value form their data. Rob Thomas, general manager of IBM Analytics, made clear in his keynote address that if agencies don’t build an information architecture to prepare for artificial intelligence (AI), they will have difficulty in both climbing the “ladder to AI” and realizing the benefits that cloud can bring.
Deliberately engaging multiple clouds
Agency speakers throughout the morning repeatedly talked about having multiple cloud environments that they now need to manage and connect using hybrid approaches to their traditional IT. It’s critical to be deliberate — which doesn’t mean slow — and plan for long-term needs to securely manage multiple cloud environments.
This is particularly important since no cloud is the same. Kshemendra Paul, DHS CIO’s cloud action officer, shared that his department is laser-focused on data and workload portability across its on-premises and cloud environments. We see this need for hybrid, multicloud solutions across our government and commercial clients. Organizations that are most advanced in this area are taking a platform approach and using cloud-native technologies such as containers and microservices to gain flexibility and agility. IBM Cloud Private and IBM Multicloud Manager are solutions that help agencies manage their environments from a single console.
Transforming federal agency IT
Above all, cloud and cloud-enabled technology represent a huge transformation in how agencies deliver IT. The main takeaway from the symposium is that technology won’t be the primary challenge. Getting the three “Cloud Smart” priorities — workforce, acquisition and security — right will ultimately determine how successfully the cloud advances agency missions.
Given how much emphasis the government speakers gave to these areas, and the work each is doing to help employees thrive in this emerging cloud era, I’m confident federal agencies will use their experience to thrive in the cloud era.
GM of IBM Analytics Rob Thomas shares insight on how agencies can improve their use of data to advance their mission.
See the Get Cloud Smart keynote presentation from Rob Thomas on how agencies are using analytics and AI to generate more value from their data.
Learn more by registering to read the full FedScoop Cloud Adoption federal benchmark study, which shares insights from 169 federal IT executives and leaders about their experiences with cloud adoption.
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