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Business success in the post-pandemic world means reprioritizing to account for major, long-term changes to the way people and businesses make purchases.

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Gartner has identified five areas of digital commerce that are being changed due to COVID-19’s effects not only on customer behaviors, but also due to rapidly accelerated adoption of online and digital alternatives by businesses.

The five areas highlighted could affect myriad types of businesses, with Gartner saying IT leaders will need to keep up with changes to remain competitive in the new normal.

“Digital commerce has played an important role during the pandemic by enabling organizations to continue serving customers. Measures implemented by organizations during the pandemic, such as enabling new go-to-market (GTM) models and new types of customer engagement are likely to remain, thus evolving digital commerce,” said Gartner senior research director Sandy Shen.

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Contactless purchasing is here

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Zero Networks is shutting down network access with a new category of endpoint protection

Zero Networks (www.zeronetworks.com), the pioneer in automating self-service least privilege networking, announced it has been recognized in the list of 2020 “Cool Vendors in Network and Endpoint Security” report by leading research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc.

“To get this kind of recognition within the first year of launching can only be described as cool!” said Benny Lakunishok, co-founder and CEO of Zero Networks. “To us, the acknowledgement is a testimony to our groundbreaking approach. Finally, organizations have the ability to tackle excessive network access and minimize their risks with the click of a button, by allowing users and machines to only access what they need, and nothing more.”

According to the report, “Attackers are getting more sophisticated. Originally it was files that got infected with viruses, then individual machines got infected with trojans and backdoors.

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A quarter of IT professionals increased AI investment levels due to COVID-19, 42% kept it at the same level, but 75% plan to continue or begin new AI projects in the next 6-9 months.

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As far as enterprise artificial intelligence projects are concerned, the COVID-19 pandemic was just a minor bump in the road, Gartner found: 24% of business and IT professionals surveyed said they increased AI investment during the pandemic, and 42% kept investment at the same level.

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Driving current AI investment has been customer experience and retention, revenue growth, and cost optimization, Gartner found. Those areas of focus are likely to continue as new projects are initiated in the post-pandemic business world, which Gartner said will be rich with AI investment.

Seventy-five percent of respondents said that they plan to continue current AI initiatives or invest in new ones over the

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With Thousands of Customers and Hundreds of Thousands of Sites, Versa Networks is Positioned as a Leader for its Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision in Magic Quadrant

Versa Networks, the leader in Secure SD-WAN and SASE, today announced that Gartner has recognized it as a Leader in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure.1

According to Gartner, “By 2024 more than 60% of software-defined, wide-area network (SD-WAN) customers will have implemented a secure access service edge (SASE) architecture, compared with about 35% in 2020.”1

The Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure report evaluated 17 different vendors on 15 different critical criteria and positioned Versa Networks in the Leaders quadrant. Versa Networks was recognized for its ability to execute and completeness of vision in the Gartner Leaders quadrant.

A complimentary copy of the full September 2020 report is available from the Versa Networks website at https://versa-networks.com/resources/reports/gartner-magic-quadrant-for-wan-edge-infrastructure-2020/.

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Axway’s Open API Platform solves the hardest integration issues securely, quickly and cost-effectively.

Axway (Euronext: AXW.PA), a leading provider of API Management and integration software, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management.¹ This is the fifth time Axway has been positioned as a Leader.

“When it came to the quality of their support and strategic partnership, Axway really stood out from the crowd,” said Chris Hengst, Lead API Architect/API Evangelist, HM Health Solutions. “As well as satisfying all our core technical criteria around API governance, discovery and developer self-service, Axway went above and beyond to help us succeed.”

“We believe this evaluation validates the importance of an open API platform like AMPLIFY to help companies create new customer, partner, and employee experiences that drive business growth,” said Patrick Donovan, Axway CEO. “This announcement

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