ERP Today’s weekly hotlist: 2-6 October

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We’re bringing you ERP Today’s weekly hotlist, featuring top news picks from 2-6 October.

EY and Microsoft go green

Monday saw EY and Microsoft announce the launch of Green Skills Passport, created to help students aged 16 and over develop green skills with the aim of finding jobs and strengthening the green economy.

The Green Skills Passport is a free online program part of an ongoing social impact collaboration focusing on STEM and the upskilling for young people. Green Skills Passport enables students to thrive in the evolving market and provides non-governmental organizations with a platform to empower underserved communities with new employable skills.

Zoomtopia reveals all

On Tuesday, announced at Zoomtopia 2023, Zoom revealed several new AI enhancements to expand its platform.

The first announcement introduced new solutions to help businesses evolve their approach to hybrid work and collaboration, including the launch of a new Workvivo integration and enhancements to Zoom Meetings, Zoom Spaces and Zoom Huddles.

Additionally, Zoom announced the general availability of new Zoom AI Companion capabilities and the expansion of AI Companion summarization capabilities.

Microsoft announces Cloud for Sovereignty

Wednesday saw Microsoft announce its public preview of Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty, a solution that will enable governments to meet compliance, security and policy requirements. The solution is expected to become available in December of this year.

IFS streamlines processes for maritime giant

On Thursday, IFS announced that its IFS Cloud has been selected by Van Oord, an international marine contractor. Leveraging IFS Cloud, the maritime giant will automate and streamline its business functions which will increase revenue growth and achieve a competitive edge by driving digital transformation and operational efficiency. It will use IFS Cloud for its new “Founding the Future” business transformation program, as part of its 2030 Strategy for Growth.

Big news for IBM and Infor

To end the weekly hotlist, Friday saw two big announcements.

IBM released the next stage of its managed detection and response service offerings with new AI technologies, including the ability to automatically escalate or close up 85 percent of alerts.

The new Threat Detection and Response Services provide constant monitoring, investigation and automated remediation of security alerts from relevant technologies across clients’ hybrid cloud environments.

Additionally, Infor launched its new Developer Program and Developer Portal, designed to provide coders with the information and tools needed to build applications on top of Infor cloud ERP systems.

The Infor Developer Portal features a centralized library of APIs and a set of specific tutorials to help developers assemble the components to build next-gen solutions. The portal also offers resources for two primary Infor application development solutions, Infor Mongoose and Infor OS App Designer.