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Weekly Roundups

The Technology Supporting a Year of Digital Transformation

By Cinthya Alaniz Salazar | Thu, 12/23/2021 - 15:59

The digital push has transformed the daily operations of virtually every industry sector, bringing with it new opportunities and challenges that will carry into the next year.

Meanwhile, industry leaders that support and maintain the security of these new digital infrastructures discuss how cybersecurity has evolved over the past year and their outreach to SMEs. In international news, market rivals Boeing and Airbus make a joint statement concerning 5G deployment and potential interference in airplane landing technology.

 

Here is your weekly Tech briefing:

 

Mexico

HCL Technologies to support CEMEX's Digital Transformation

HCL Technologies, a leading global technology company, has signed a five-year agreement with CEMEX, a global construction materials company, to deliver the next generation of employee services enabled by digital transformation.

 

Industry Trends

Key Technology Trends in Digital Transformation

Rockwell Automation’s Eduardo Amaro discussed the trends that were amplified and accelerated by the pandemic and that will shape the industrial future.

“The digital transformation accelerated the ability to break physical and organizational boundaries to engage a real-time workforce, connect teams and drive collaboration, but also put companies under pressure to manage their supply chains to maintain their integrity and flexibility to respond to market demand shifts,” said Amaro.

FireEye, McAfee: A Promising Collaboration

FireEye's Ryan Goss discusses the accelerating growth of cybersecurity and the opportunities generated by its merger with McAfee.

“As you can see, there is huge potential for the combined company. We now have to determine how best to package, license and promote the new, enhanced, portfolio according to what makes the most sense for the market, especially for our MSSP partners,” said Goss.

Hacker Mindset: Breaking with Industry Norms Spurs Growth

A hacker's mentality gives Hackmetrix a cybersecurity edge that benefits SMEs and helps companies grow exponentially, said CEO Adriel Araujo.

“The normative practices that the cybersecurity industry has distilled over the years are too bureaucratic for the business models of small and medium-sized businesses. Now with cloud services, we can simplify, automate and centralize solutions for SMEs so they can focus on growing their businesses,” said Araujo.

 

International

Boeing, Airbus Urge to Delay 5G Service Over Safety Concerns

Leading airline manufactures Boeing and Airbus warned about the “enormous negative impact on the aviation industry” that 5G wireless services could cause.

Tesla Vehicles Will Undergo Investigation Over Game Feature

Citing safety concerns the US auto-safety regulators open an investigation on a year-old video game feature that could allow drivers to play while the car is in motion, affecting 580,000 Tesla vehicles.

Cinthya Alaniz Salazar Cinthya Alaniz Salazar Journalist & Industry Analyst