September 2021 tech news
1. Big tech companies news
A big new iOS 15 updates for iPhones and strong early sales of iPhone 13 in China
Apple just released its big new iOS 15 update for iPhones — here’s what’s new. Starting from FaceTime to make calls to Windows and Android users, AI that can better identify items in photos, and Focus, which better controls limits on notifications.
According to a South China Morning Post report, more than 2 million pre-orders have been placed for the iPhone 13 through Apple’s official store on JD.com.
2. Microsoft365 news and updates
Brace yourselves: Hybrid work is hard. Here’s how Microsoft Teams and Office 365 can help
In the age of hybrid meetings, some of us go to the office, some work from home, and others just on the go, it’s important to feel be involved. General Manager at Microsoft, Nicole Herskowitz, announces innovations in this blog for Microsoft Teams and Office 365 to support hybrid work.
Alibaba Cloud data leak ‘violated Cybersecurity Law’ in 2019 and must rectify
Read more here.
Data security law: China orders state firms to migrate to government cloud services
China’s cloud computing market is dominated by private players like Alibaba and Tencent. Currently, some state-owned entities (such as China National Petroleum Corporation) are using private cloud storage from providers like Alibaba. As legislation comes into effect, a notice will come with penalties of up to 10 million yuan for violations. More at SCMP
4. Guidelines from global IT MSP players
SharePoint vs. Teams
What are these tools used for? Which should you use, and why? Are you supposed to use them together? If so, how do they work together?
Data Security Best Practices For Small Businesses
From Jones IT
“Data security has always had prime importance. However, lately, as more organizations are leveraging remote work, the need to ensure data security has grown even greater. Effective data protection doesn’t reside only in the databases or servers but is present everywhere- from the server to the network to the end-users. It must be able to prevent data breaches altogether or at a minimum detect data leakages.”
Cybersecurity is the issue of the decade
Big Tech companies including Google and Microsoft committed to spending billions on cybersecurity after the meeting with Biden. More on this topic here.
The passwordless future is here for your Microsoft account
Learn more about enabling passwordless sign-in with the Microsoft account here. Do you know why it is more secure? Apparently, “Hackers don’t break-in, they log in.”
6. Extra tech news
GitHub vs. GitLab
Read more here on GitLab competes with Microsoft’s GitHub in helping developers share code and collaborate on projects.
Microsoft-owned LinkedIn now has more than 774 million members and its revenue surpasses $10 bn. At the same time, Teams reach 250 mn monthly active users, says Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella.
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