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 | February 24, 2020
On average, organizations currently have 45% of IT infrastructure running in the public cloud, but that number is expected to increase to 76% in the next five years.Overall, the study indicates that while adoption rates for public cloud continue to grow, security is still the number one roadblock. 75% of respondents have already been targeted by a cyber-attack. Security concerns include the security of public cloud infrastructure, the impact of cyber-attacks, and the security of applications deployed in public cloud.Integrations/network is the No. 2 concern with public cloud adoption. These concerns include integrating public cloud with legacy technologies, better integration with private cloud, and enhanced integration with on-premises infrastructure.
Article | February 14, 2020
How sad is shelfware? Software that ends up on the shelf (meaning nobody uses it) can be anything from a minor annoyance to a huge and tragically missed opportunity. After all, just think – you invested time, effort, and money into applications that you selected with loving care and attention to provide your team project management solutions to be more productive. And after all that, you’re going to let it end up as shelfware gathering digital dust?
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.