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04/09/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/09/2021 09:41

Industry News: April 5-9 – Navisite’s ‘Next Steminist,’ An IT Spending Outlook, Microsoft Deploys Immersive Data Center Technology

Every week we highlight cloud computing and technology news of interest. This week we're covering Navisite's new scholarship program helping young women pursue STEM education, what's fueling a positive IT spending forecast, VMware's new security capabilities, Microsoft's innovative way to make data centers more powerful and environmentally friendly and a look at why IT security spending is set to rise.

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This week, Navisite announced the launch of the 'Next Steminist'scholarship program, which will grant three $10,000 awards to young women pursuing STEM careers. The program intends to 'help pave the way for future female leaders and innovators in technology,' as Navisite's President and COO, Gina Murphy, explains. Learn more about the program and who can apply in Light Reading here.

Although Gartner projects worldwide IT spending to increase this year, not all sectors are spending at pre-pandemic levels. That's good news for the IT industry, which benefitted from spending cuts in other areas last year. Read how aggressive cloud growth is contributing to this trend in CIO Dive here.

VMware recently announced new security capabilities meant to help InfoSec and DevOps teams detect issues before applications are put into production. Explore more about the expanded cloud workload protections for containers and Kubernetes environments in ZDNet here.

In a move meant to make its data centers more powerful and eco-friendly, Microsoft says it has become the first major cloud provider to deploy two-phase liquid immersion cooling technology in its Azure datacenters. How does it work? And just how effective can this method be in reducing power consumption? Find out in ZDNet here.

The push to secure the remote workforce is leading many organizations to increase their budgets. In fact, one new study found that 81% of CISOs polled expect IT security spending to increase over the next 12 months. Dive into the findings in Help Net Security here.