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February 19, 2021

Tech News InteNS1ve - all the news that fits IT - February 15 - 19

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

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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.

IT Modernization and Digital Transformation

The pandemic and its resulting disruptions to daily life significantly accelerated IT modernization efforts at most companies. 2021 looks like it will continue to offer similar opportunities and challenges for the tech industry. In a recent edition of Verdict Magazine, Luke Christou looks at the key events shaping the year and how they might affect the tech industry, including the following insight from NS1’s VP Architecture Shannon Weyrick:

“Events such as the Super Bowl and the Olympics will push the limits of streaming capabilities - and supporting infrastructure - so providers will need to lean on advanced streaming capabilities, such as dynamic traffic management based on real user monitoring and quality of experience metrics, to ensure they are delivering a flawless experience.”

Check out The Key Events Shaping the World of Tech in 2021 for more.

The Distributed Network

Companies looking to avoid cloud lock-in may want to reconsider an approach driven by microservices spread across accounts, according to Matt Asay. In a recent article for TechRepublic, he explains how this approach may just create unnecessary data transit costs and latency, and offers other solutions instead: Cloud lock-in: Why the microservices cure might be worse than the problem.

In a highly distributed environment - such as one using microservice architectures - it can be difficult to get insightful, valuable observability data. Srinath Perera outlines how companies can improve their observability tools in an article for InfoQ, Piercing the Fog: Observability Tools from the Future.

A recent survey from IBM found that 94% of technology managers prioritize open source skills over knowledge of proprietary platforms. Additionally, most respondents ranked contributing to open-source software as a key way to impress potential employers, and help them create better business opportunities once hired. Sead Fadilpašić of ITProPortal provides more details from the report in the article, Hybrid cloud era sees demand for open source skills skyrocket.

Remote Workforce Trends

With workforces fully remote for the foreseeable future, companies will need to develop processes to make the remote hiring process more effective. NS1 VP of Product Engineering Tom Spiegelman shares how companies can hire top engineering talent remotely in a recent article for The Enterprisers Project, Remote Hiring: 3 Tips to Recruit and Retain Top Engineers. highlighting three tips to hiring top engineers remotely.

And for a guide to key HR strategies to improve company growth, check out our Global Head of People Lorraine Heber-Brause’s recent article for Business Express: The Important Role of HR for Future Growth.

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