Access Point: Weekly News Roundup For IT Executives – May 17, 2024

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Access Point: Weekly News Roundup For IT Executives – May 17, 2024

In this week's news for IT executives:  

14 Network And Security Vendors That Target The Midmarket 

Midmarket IT products and services must fit a sweet spot of affordability, scalability and plenty of service and support options, for often resource-strapped IT departments. And it is up to technology vendors to prove why their products and services are a fit for this business segment.  

These security and networking vendors told MES Computing why their solutions are ideal for midmarket organizations. 

AI 'Observability' Becomes Rapidly Growing Tech Market Trend 

The observability market is one that is rapidly and significantly growing, according to several industry reports, with much of that growth ignited by artificial intelligence.  Here is how observability platforms can help midmarket IT leaders.  

4 Announcements From Google I/O 2024 That Midmarket IT Leaders Should Know 

Google I/O 2024 kicked off Tuesday with a keynote session headed by CEO Sundar Pichai and a lineup of Google executives and engineers.  

While much of the keynote focused on developments with Google's artificial intelligence technology – Gemini 1.5 Pro -- and centered on more consumer-oriented new features in Google's ecosystem, there were also some business-focused advancements announced.   

Countries With The Highest Cyber Threat Risk and Ones With The Lowest: Report 

A new report from MixMode.AI analyzed cyber threats across 70 countries. Scoring was broken down into several factors: a country's cyber security resilience, its exposure index, and its overall national risk. Here are the findings.  

Other Tech News And Info 

CISOs Call To Ditch The 'Stigma Of Blame' In Cybersecurity 

Working in cyber can become "overwhelming" for people in the industry, with an inevitable effect on their mental health – up to and including leaving the sector entirely. Here's a report from MES Computing's sister site, Computing

Chief Scientist And Superalignment Lead Ilya Sutskever Parts Ways With OpenAI 

This week, Ilya Sutskever, OpenAI co-founder and chief scientist, resigned. Here are all the details including a response from OpenAI CEO Sam Altman.  

Microsoft May Patch Tuesday Fixes Two Actively Exploited Zero Days 

Microsoft has fixed 60 Windows CVEs in its May Patch Tuesday update, two of which are actively exploited zero days. One is a critical vulnerability, earning an 8.8 CVSS rating. 

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