Access Point: Weekly News Roundup For IT Executives – June 7, 2024

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Samara Lynn
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Access Point: Weekly News Roundup For IT Executives – June 7, 2024

In this week's news for IT executives:  

 

Cybersecurity professionals are stressed. They are even more so when in heavily regulated industries. Neovera's CEO and founder talks about the unique cybersecurity challenges in regulated sectors. 

 

Microsoft has released an emerging AI trends list for business IT in a blog post. Microsoft surveyed more than 2,000 IT professionals across 10 countries on their thoughts about AI.    

 

There are so many layers of regulations and then even regulations within those layers. There are federal regulations like HIPAA, but there are ones at the state level, ones for specific verticals, and not to mention, international regulations.  

The White House's Office of the National Cyber Director looked into concerns and issues with the untamed and fragmented world of security regulations. 

 

Midmarket providers are giving VMware customers a route around Broadcom's new core count subscription price model. 

 

Other Tech News And Info 

From CRN: AMD plans to release a new Instinct data center GPU later this year with significantly greater high-bandwidth memory than its MI300X chip or Nvidia's H200, enabling servers to handle larger generative AI models than before. 

 

From Computing: Another round of layoffs at the Redmond giant. 

 

From Computing: Current and former employees at prominent AI companies including OpenAI, DeepMind and Anthropic, have signed an open letter calling for AI companies to sign up to a set of principles around safety and transparency. 

 

OpenAI experienced a major outage Tuesday that affected "all users on all plans of ChatGPT" and all ChatGPT-related services, the company said in a post on its site 

While the outage lasted only a few hours, one report said the downtime was enough to create a significant search boost advantage for Google's Gemini AI assistant. 

 

From Computing: Photoshop and Substance 3D users are now required to provide Adobe with unlimited access to their content, and even opt-outs can be overridden. 

 

 

 

 

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