Article | April 1, 2020
Internet is flooded with memes about Earth being closed due to one of the biggest pandemic of the 21st century: COVID-19. While the world is hell-bent in trying to push back on novel coronavirus, Cloud Computing firms could emerge as a prominent and strong key player in this battle.With large-scale industrial shutdowns, public lockdown taking place around the globe to contain virus spread, work from home has gained more importance than before. As people are caught up in a dilemma about what to do indoors other than connecting with family, they do forget how blessed they are than they were a decade ago. While Netflix gives us the much-needed respite, cloud computing and storage have enabled video conferencing, e-commerce shopping, remote project collaboration, gaming, online classes, editing, etc.The remote data storage and processing services provided by Amazon, Microsoft Corp, Google, etc. act as an essential link for people to connect with workspace online. More companies, firms connecting online means more data, along with the pre-existing data about COVID-19 to ease research in the drug industry, trace origins of the virus, etc. As a result, to address growing storage issues, cloud computing saves us again. The cloud allows data interoperability in a scalable, cost-efficient manner by, data collection, processing, analyzing, and sharing across platforms.
Article | April 16, 2020
In a very short space of time, the coronavirus outbreak has completely transformed how organisations across all sectors operate. With lockdown restrictions rolling out across the globe, those organisations have moved quickly to instruct their staff to work from home in a bid to halt the spread of the Covid-19 infection.The nature of the IT industry will mean many of its businesses and employees will have remote working experience, but that isn’t the same across the board. According to March 2020 research from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), only 30% of UK employees ever worked from home during 2019. For many, the change has been sharp and abrupt, and brought with it significant challenges for both the workforce and the IT infrastructure required to support it.Due to the rapidly unfolding pace of the Covid-19 pandemic, CIOs have had little time to test the robustness of their business continuity strategy. However, the demands of the workforce will remain the same, with remote staff expecting the same resources and applications from home as they would if they were still operating out of a central office. Making sure that IT infrastructures can cope with the surge in demand for access to on-premise and cloud platforms from remote locations is key in the coming months.
Article | March 17, 2020
We are currently in an era of cloud computing, where the infrastructure, hosting, machine learning and compute power of cloud providers deliver hosted access to a wide range of centralized services to process and manage our data.With edge computing, the processing and management of data happens closer to the actual source of the data, instead of the data first having to be sent to the cloud to be processed. A typical example would be for IoT devices to collect and transfer data to a local device that includes small-scale compute, storage and network connectivity for local processing of the data at the edge before being passed to the cloud.
Article | March 4, 2020
The three main technological giants of China: Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent, have opened their artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing technologies to researchers for free, with the aim of accelerating the research and development process (R&D) D) of new medications and vaccines for coronavirus.Alibaba Cloud , Alibaba's cloud computing division, will offer its technology, which can be used in viral gene sequencing, protein detection and other research efforts, free of charge to research institutions, to help with The investigation into possible treatments for the disease said The company on Wednesday.Alibaba Cloud has also joined forces with the Global Health Drug Discovery Institute (GHDDI) to develop an AI-based BigD and drug R&D platform, which will provide data for the scientific research of coronavirus through the analysis and integration of historical medical data of other coronaviruses, including SARS and MERS.