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The Ransom Disclosure Act Proposed — Gives 48 Hours to Report Ransom Payments

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The Ransom Disclosure Act proposed by Senator Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Representative Deborah Ross would require the victims of ransomware attacks to report payments to their hackers within 48 hours. Futurum analysts Shelly Kramer and Fred McClimans explore the proposed act as part of the Futurum Tech Webcast, Cybersecurity Shorts series, along with an exploration of the current state of ransomware threats, and insights on why this proposed act would provide an assist to the Department of Homeland Security as it seeks a deeper understanding of the ransomware threat landscape.

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ServiceNow Industry Analyst Event: Rome Release Readies Now Platform to Power Hybrid Work Transformation

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At its Industry Analyst event, ServiceNow emphasized how the recent Now Platform Rome release provides the vast array of innovations needed to enable organizations to meet the workforce and workflow challenges of the hybrid work era. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the ServiceNow Now Platform is ready to power evolving business models, improve employee satisfaction, advance organization-wide automation, and scale application development, providing key differentiation for ServiceNow against formidable rivals.

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Apple Asks for Stay in App Store Changes Pending Appeal of Epic Games Ruling

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Futurum senior analyst Olivier Blanchard takes a look at Apple’s latest filing in the Epic Games vs. Apple legal battle, in which Apple was ordered to allow developers to point consumers to alternate forms of payment outside of its App store. In this overview, Blanchard explains why the next phases of the appeal process could be critical to the future of ecommerce platforms, including Google Play and Amazon, as well as the U.S. retail ecosystem as a whole.

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Cambridge Quantum Releases World’s First Quantum Natural Language Processing Toolkit and Library

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Futurum Research’s principal analyst Daniel Newman covers Cambridge Quantum’s release of the first Quantum Natural Language Processing toolkit and library. The toolkit, called lambeq, is the world’s first software toolkit for QNLP that can convert sentences into a quantum circuit, which will open the doors for QNLP developers for unlimited possibilities.

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Ruling in Cloudflare Copyright Infringement Case Clarifies Liability Framework for Web Service Providers, Upholds DMCA Provisions

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Futurum Senior Analyst Olivier Blanchard explains why Cloudflare’s legal victory in federal court last week is important to copyright infringement case law in the United States. He also explores why upholding the 1998 DMCA’s framework of liability and indemnity for companies that deliver internet services is more important than ever, as global regulatory forces begin to shift around existing IP and antitrust law.

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Hansen Technologies: Powering the Next Age of Digital Experience

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Hansen’s Create-Deliver-Engage (CDE) suite is a set of software applications that aims to fulfill operator digital transformation objectives through tailored applications that are delivered through the Hansen Cloud. Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses why Hansen’s CDE proposition provides the catalog-driven portfolio range and flexibility across the converged billing, CPQ, order management, and provisioning product domains to assure suite-wide innovation and first-tier influence in driving CSP digital transformation.

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NEC and Netcracker Join Forces with ADVA and Juniper to Boost 5G xHaul Transport Automation

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NEC and Netcracker unveiled an integrated multi-vendor solution with ADVA and Juniper that targets packet optical automation and the streamlining of 5G transport. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the alliance bolsters NEC’s strong hand as lead integrator for Open RAN projects across broader Open 5G network builds, enhances Netcrackers’ Network Domain Orchestration credentials, and augments the 5G ecosystem prospects of ADVA and Juniper.

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VMware Announces Security Innovations on Zero Trust Architecture

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Futurum Research lead analyst Shelly Kramer covers VMware’s VMworld 2021 announcements including an overview of Zero Trust architecture-based security innovations, VMware’s Carbon Black cloud offering designed to target ransomware, a disaster recovery as a service solution, and a solution that is designed to afford protection for the hybrid workplace that is our new reality.

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VMworld 2021: VMware Doubles Down on the Cloud and Focuses on Flexibility and Speed

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Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on news coming out of VMware’s flagship event VMworld 2021 in the cloud space. As VMware looks to pivot from virtualization to a cloud native world, the company announces a raft of enhancements designed to position its solutions at the heart of the hybrid, multi-cloud landscape.