November 2021 tech news
1. Big tech companies news
“Metaverse” is the big word of 2021
The term metaverse was introduced this month by Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg when he changed Facebook’s name to Meta and said the new company was going to focus on the metaverse. Companies like Microsoft, Roblox, Nvidia and Britain’s Improbable are already trying to build the software and hardware that could power the metaverse. News from CNBC.
Equipments from Huawei, ZTE and three other Chinese companies cannot be used in US telecoms networks
The Secure Equipment Act says the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should no longer review applications from companies ruled a threat. Find out which Chinese companies were restricted.
Windows 11 and 10 have been plagued by printer-related issues
Microsoft is testing an update for Windows 11 that should remedy multiple printing issues encountered by a large section of users. At Techradar.
It’s easier to create together with Microsoft 365 and Office 2021
New app updates from both Microsoft 365 and Office 2021 for consumers, students, and small businesses. Office 2021 is a non-subscription version of the core Office apps for PC and Mac. Learn more about the availability, purchase options.
A cloud service is a centrepiece of new digital experience that is going to reach $474 bn in 2022
“There is no business strategy without a cloud strategy. The adoption and interest in public cloud continues unabated as organisations pursue a “cloud first” policy for onboarding new workloads,” said Milind Govekar, distinguished vice president at Gartner on Business Standard.
4. Guidelines from global IT MSP players
Pricing Updates of Google Workspace and transitions
This blog Hari Subedi shares updates about the changes in the pricing of Google Workspace (formerly G Suite, formerly Google Apps) and how this will impact your subscription plans.
How to make shopping online safer?
This blog post shares with you tips to help you stay safe while shopping online.
Cyber criminals target exchanges
Top exchanges have seen a spurt in cyber attacks, many fear legal liability under the upcoming crypto bill. Read more here.
What Is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and how to get started?
In this blog post, we introduce you to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Moreover, an author shares a step-by-step process for implementing the NIST framework at your organization.
6. Extra tech news
Alibaba’s Singles Day
Shen Lu from technology website Protocol said that this year’s Singles Day was about improving the company’s image: “Alibaba is trying to present themselves to be a tech company with social responsibility.” But the sales for the 11-day event rose at their slowest rate since it was launched in 2009, up 8.5% on last year. More at BBC.
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