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January 8, 2021

Tech News InteNS1ve - all the news that fits IT - January 4-8

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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.

Business Resilience

Given social distancing requirements, it’s unsurprising that food delivery companies like Grubhub saw sharp increases in user traffic in 2020 - a 24% increase in customers in the first quarter of 2020 alone. In a recent article for Tech Target, Beth Pariseau gives a full breakdown of the investments Grubhub made in their back-end infrastructure to meet this increased demand on their applications. Check out Grubhub's Infrastructure-as-code Feeds Pandemic Resiliency for more.

Like Grubhub, many other companies had to contend with disrupted operations, surges in traffic, or both over the past year. In a recent article for InfoQ, Laura Maguire outlines how companies can build more organizational resilience to meet these challenges and more: Meeting the Challenges of Disrupted Operations: Sustained Adaptability for Organizational Resilience.

And for a deeper dive into building resilience into the backbone of your IT infrastructure, check out our CEO Kris Beevers’ guest episode on the New Stack’s podcast, which they ranked as one of their top episodes in 2020.

Empowering Remote Work

To keep business running as smoothly as possible, it was critical for enterprises to build more resilient VPN infrastructure for a fully remote workforce. eSecurity Planet highlights best practices for companies looking to improve VPN access in the article, Best Practices to Make Sure VPN Access Remains Seamless.

Zero Trust Security

Remote work is expected to continue through 2021, and will likely become a permanent trend to some extent. In response, more companies are expected to adopt the zero trust security model to keep company data secure across a growing number of external WiFi networks and devices. In a recent article for App Developer Magazine, Brittany Hainzinger offers predictions on how zero trust security will evolve in 2021. Check out Zero Trust Security Will Prevail in 2021 for more.

Implementing zero trust protocols across your organization’s infrastructure is only possible if introduced at the beginning of your DevOps cycle. Louis Columbus shares how to integrate zero trust security into DevOps in a recent article for Forbes, How To Succeed With DevOps In A Zero Trust World.

IT Modernization

Along with zero trust security protocols, companies are racing to modernize their IT infrastructure to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic. IBM recently conducted a survey that found 60% of CIOs in the U.S. and U.K. believe they do not have the right infrastructure in place to meet future IT needs. Owen Hughes breaks down the full results of the survey in his article for TechRepublic, Two-Thirds Of CIOs Admit Their Systems Just Aren't Ready for the Future.

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