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Launches new cloud service to help enterprises protect data across multiple clouds; designed to help regulated industries demonstrate their compliance faster

Today, IBM launched the industry's first cloud service to perform key management across hybrid, multicloud environments, helping enterprises mitigate risk to critical data from cyberattacks and insider threats. Built for today's hybrid cloud world, the new service empowers businesses to take advantage of IBM's cloud security capabilities – no matter where their data resides – including on other clouds and on-premises.

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The acquisition adds newly developed, advanced software that identifies and protects IBM i and Linux systems against cyberattacks and ransomware, as well as auditing for compliance and services to help businesses safeguard critical data.

Fresche Solutions is pleased to announce the acquisition of Trinity Guard, a leader in world-class security, auditing and detection software and services that provide vital capabilities to detect and protect against growing cybercrimes.

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AT&T and IBM have been co-innovating and helping enterprise clients transform for more than 20 years. Most recently, the two companies announced plans to show the digital transformation potential of 5G wireless networking and edge computing. 

By William Stovall, Vice President, Mobility & IoT, AT&T and Bill Lambertson, IBM Distinguished Industry Leader, Vice President Telecommunications Industry

Together, AT&T and IBM have created simulated environments for enterprise clients to physically experience the power of AT&T’s connectivity with hybrid cloud and AI technology from IBM. Businesses across all industries—including the public sector, manufacturing, and financial services — can tap into this collaboration to quickly and securely innovate and tackle challenges gripping several industries today – from supply chain disruptions to cyber threats and ransomware to demand for frictionless services in the world of 5G. 

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Worley , ABB and IBM have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on helping energy companies build and operate green hydrogen facilities more efficiently and at scale. 

The planned three-party collaboration aims to develop an integrated, digitally enabled solution for facility owners to build green hydrogen assets more quickly, cheaply, and safely, and operate them more efficiently.  

Green hydrogen is a form of clean energy made from water through electrolysis, which is powered by renewable energy. While many industries want to invest in green hydrogen, high production costs pose a barrier to driving market adoption and achieving scale over natural gas or blue hydrogen. In addition, production facilities require an accessible and abundant renewable energy supply. This collaboration aims to help customers address these challenges by scaling up technologies and reducing production costs to enable green hydrogen to become more widely used.

Under the collaboration, Worley will provide engineering, procurement, and construction expertise across all stages of the project. ABB will provide offerings for electrical infrastructure, automation, operations digitalization and optimization, and energy management. IBM will provide systems integration services, as well as data framework and management solutions. Together, the three parties will provide operations and maintenance services, leveraging their combined digital expertise.

"This collaboration aims to help turn net-zero solutions into reality. It will build on the key learnings of our ground-breaking Ambition to Reality paper, written in collaboration with Princeton University, USA. By fast-tracking and standardizing how we engineer-design-operate, this collaboration is expected to reduce the levelized cost of green hydrogen and help our customers to decarbonize their operations further," says Chris Gill, Senior Vice President of Low-carbon Hydrogen at Worley. 

"Hydrogen is at the heart of the energy transition and is essential to decarbonizing a wide range of hard-to-abate industries. Together with Worley and IBM, we're dedicated to enable a new concept to accelerate the adoption of low carbon hydrogen and efficiently meet the growing demand. Complementing our partners expertise with our electrification, automation and digital solutions, we will aim to enable lower production costs through smart, safe and sustainable operations," says Bruno Roche, Vice President, Energy Transition at ABB Energy Industries.

"While many industries have been able to adopt wind and solar to help decarbonize operations, energy-intensive industries, such as petrochemical, cement and steel, require heat temperatures and combustion that cannot be achieved with these renewables. Green hydrogen can help address these distinct needs in a more scalable sustainable way. IBM's collaboration with Worley and ABB aims to address those challenges by combining expertise and solutions from all three companies into a distinct ecosystem of industry leaders to help form a repeatable process to build, operate and manage green hydrogen facilities. We believe this kind of collaboration is critical to achieving decarbonization goals," says Zahid 'Z' Habib, Vice President, Global Energy & Resources Industry Leader, IBM Consulting. 

The planned relationship is subject to the parties reaching definitive agreements.

About Worley: Worley is a global company headquartered in Australia and our purpose is delivering a more sustainable world.  Worley is a leading global provider of professional project and asset services in the energy, chemicals and resources sectors.  As a knowledge-based service provider, we use our knowledge and capabilities to support our customers to reduce their emissions and move towards a low carbon future.
Worley Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: WOR).

About ABB: (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB's success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries. www.abb.com

About IBM: For more information about IBM visit, www.ibm.com.

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Other Findings: Asia Pacific Now Most Attacked Region; Average Lifespan of Ransomware Groups is 17 Months; Vishing Triples Phishing Click Rate

By IBM Corporation

IBM Security today released its annual X-Force Threat Intelligence Index unveiling how ransomware and vulnerability exploitations together were able to "imprison" businesses in 2021 further burdening global supply chains, with manufacturing emerging as the most targeted industry. While phishing was the most common cause of cyberattacks in general in the past year, IBM Security X-Force observed a 33% increase in attacks caused by vulnerability exploitation of unpatched software, a point of entry that ransomware actors relied on more than any other to carry out their attacks in 2021, representing the cause of 44% of ransomware attacks.

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Remain Software is pleased to announce the second Milestone of TD/OMS V14, Gravity V7, OCTO V1, Remain API Studio V3, and MiWorkplace V1.28, in line with the company's commitment to innovation and support.

By Remain Software

This Milestone is the second of three scheduled enhancements to each solution, culminating in the annual release each summer. Today's releases feature new integrations, improvements to the user interfaces, and even the first version of a new web solution.

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Developers will be able to develop and test using IBM Z as-a-service via IBM's public cloud

New Modernization Stack of integrated software designed to accelerate application modernization and IT automation on IBM Z

By IBM Corporation

IBM today announced key developments to help clients accelerate transformation with a series of new capabilities designed to modernize applications across hybrid cloud environments. These include plans to deliver IBM Z as-a-service on IBM Cloud for development and test, as well as additional tools for developing hybrid applications.

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IBM’s investment advances UF’s ‘AI University’ initiative

The University of Florida announced this week a new collaboration with tech giant IBM to launch a comprehensive skills program designed to extend UF’s vision to be an international leader in artificial intelligence, data science, fintech, and other related technologies that can help solve society’s biggest challenges.

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