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Jessica Lavery
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September 4, 2020

Tech News InteNS1ve - all the news that fits IT - August 31 - September 3

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Staying up-to-date with the latest news and technology trends is hard. You’re busy modernizing your company, transforming your digital environments, and creating and executing strategies for helping your business compete in today’s hyper-connected world. How can you accomplish all this and keep up with all the technology news? It would take hours to slog through every tech and business publication to find the news that's most relevant to you. We did it so you don’t have to.

Tech News InteNS1ve provides a rundown of this week's news about IT modernization, tech adoption, and industry trends.

The Cloud and COVID-19

With in-person events on hold indefinitely, large sporting events have had to adapt to meet new safety restrictions or cancel altogether. Teena Maddox from TechRepublic gives a comprehensive breakdown of how the US Open is using AI, hybrid cloud, and containerization technology to keep fans engaged and athletes safe in her article US Open won’t have spectators, but it will have IBM’s AI and hybrid cloud.

Hybrid cloud technology is increasingly important for other enterprises as well. Kalyan Kumar of HCL Technology contributed a guest post in Tech Target, Unlocking the Better Normal with Hybrid Cloud Services, that outlines how hybrid cloud will make companies more resilient in the long term.

And for more insights into how companies can make long-term adjustments to their cloud infrastructure, check out Jen A. Miller’s article, Undoing pandemic cloud mistakes.

Edge Computing

In other trendy tech topics, a recent study from Frost & Sullivan found that the edge computing market is expected to be worth $7.24 billion by 2024. 90% of industrial enterprises are expected to adopt edge technology to improve their manufacturing processes. Jonathan Grieg of TechRepublic dives into other key points from the study in the article Study: 90% of industrial enterprises to utilize edge computing by 2022.

Powering the Remote Workforce

After switching to a mostly remote workforce, companies are increasingly focused on providing the right security protocols to enable their employees to work safely from home and from personal devices. A recent article from Help Net Security, Bring your own PC and SASE security to transform global businesses, outlines how enterprises can begin to implement BYOPC and secure access service edge (SASE) security measures.

Intent-based networking is another tech trend companies are adopting as a way to secure sensitive company data with a remote workforce. Lee Doyle of Tech Target gives a breakdown in the article Benefits of intent-based networking for modern networks on how automating more of your network’s processes enables your IT professionals to manage administrative tasks, resolve issues and improve the security of your network.

A recent study found that switching to remote work resulted (unsurprisingly) in an increased workload for DevOps teams. Mike Vizard of explains how companies can support their DevOps teams with new workflows and tools in the article Survey Surfaces Impact of COVID-19 on DevOps Teams.

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