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Katie Tregurtha on
January 22, 2021
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Tech News InteNS1ve - all the news that fits IT - January 18-22

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.

Cloud Computing

Unsurprisingly, most IT analysts expect the pandemic and shift to remote work to continue to drive cloud adoption through 2021. Sara Grier of TechTarget summarizes some of the top predictions for the cloud in 2021 from IDC, Forrester Research, 451 Research and Gartner in her article, COVID-19 And Remote Work Shift Cloud Predictions For 2021.

And for an in-depth analysis of what’s driving cloud adoption, check out Andy Patrizio’s article for Network World, Study: Cloud Transformation Necessary For Digital Transformation. According to research from Cloud Industry Forum, 91% of company decision makers cited the cloud as an important part of their digital transformation, a process which was dramatically accelerated in response to the pandemic.

Industry Focus: Financial Services and Digital Transformation

A key area of growth within the cloud industry is the adoption of private cloud. In particular, the financial services industry is driving growth in private cloud investments, in part due to security concerns. Recent research from Nutanix shows that 43% of financial services firms plan to increase their investment in private over the next year, 10% higher than the global average. Rene Millman has more details in a recent article for ITPro: Private Cloud Investment Boosting Hybrid Cloud Push.

Security

Healthcare firms are similarly balancing security challenges with increasing pressure to modernize their IT infrastructure. The rapid adoption of telemedicine and remote workers have accelerated demands for network resiliency and cloud security. Help Net Security takes a closer look at the challenges facing healthcare IT teams, as well as how they are responding, in Healthcare IT Teams Battle With Technical Challenges To Ensure Network Resilience And Security.

Similarly, a recent report from Cato Networks found that one of the biggest challenges to continued work from home policies is legacy security architectures. Check out Joe O’Halloran’s article for Computer Weekly to learn more about how enterprises are responding: Legacy Security Architectures Threaten To Disrupt Remote Working.

And in DNS-related security concerns, new vulnerabilities were discovered in DNS software used in millions of devices, such as networking gear and certain Android smartphones. The new vulnerabilities, termed DNSpooq, leave whole networks open to DNS cache poisoning. Catalin Cimpanu has more details in DNSpooq Lets Attackers Poison DNS Cache Records, published on ZDnet.com.


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