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June 26, 2020
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Tech News InteNS1ve - all the news that fits IT - June 22-26, 2020

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.


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

IT modernization, DevOps and resiliency

We are seeing IT modernization initiatives accelerate due to the impact of the pandemic. IT Pro Portal’s Chris Huff wrote that “the pressures of Covid-19 are forcing organisations to face, and embrace, a “new normal.”” in his article Organisations are experiencing a ‘digital awakening as they build resiliency and capacity in the new normal. The business benefits of IT modernization was examined by Juan Orlandini in DevOps.com. Mike Vizard discussed why the words we use when talking about DevOps matters in his DevOps.com article DevOps Deeper Drive: IT Terminology Matters.

Organisations are experiencing a ‘digital awakening’ as they build resiliency and capacity in the new normal

The pressures of Covid-19 are forcing organisations to face, and embrace, a “new normal.”

Digital awakening

IT Modernization Yields Business Benefits Even in Early Stages

In recent years, with the emergence of newer technologies ranging from the cloud to machine learning, IT modernization has evolved from a replacement of end-of-life infrastructure to an enabler of innovation and business value. It is a complex process that can take months or even years, but a recent survey shows that the effort begins to deliver measurable results almost as soon as an organization executes the first steps on its roadmap.

Devopsupdate

DevOps Deeper Dive: IT Terminology Matters

Much like any other profession, the IT industry does not exist in a vacuum. Social upheaval will have as much impact on IT professionals as it does on any other. As conversations concerning race relations become more heated and, hopefully, elevated, many in the IT industry are reconsidering the use of terminology such as master/slave to describe the relationship between applications and devices.

Racism matters

Securing the connected economy

The connected economy depends on reliability in order to operate to its full potential. As a key component of reliability, security is a common topic in relation to IT modernization. Catalin Cimpanu from ZDNet wrote that DDoS takedowns are ineffective and recommends patching vulnerable servers instead. Security concerns have long been a factor in creating cloud migration strategies. In CMSWire Hunter Willis wrote that Security Sensitive Information in the Cloud Comes Down to Access Management.

Academics studied DDoS takedowns and said they're ineffective, recommend patching vulnerable servers

The volume of DDoS traffic to victims remained the same. The number of DDoS-for-hire domains went up.

Booter domains

Securing Sensitive Information in the Cloud Comes Down to Access Management

Cloud-based platforms saw a major boost in adoption as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with many organizations moving collaboration entirely to the cloud via platforms like Microsoft Teams. Adopting new cloud platforms and methods of collaboration means it's time for organizations to create a plan for securing sensitive information.

Bolt cutters

Cloud Migrations and Pandemic’s Impact

John Edwards from InformationWeek covered a study by O’Rielly Media showing that organizations plan to migrate the majority of their applications to the cloud over the next year. Microservices and SRE are also gaining steam in the article Study: Cloud Migration Gaining Momentum and Kelly Teal from Channel Futures examined a study that showed the challenge of managing cloud deployments amid COVID presents opportunities for partners in the article: Enterprises’ State of Hybrid Cloud Isn’t Pretty Amid COVID

Study: Cloud Migration Gaining Momentum

A new survey finds that organizations plan to migrate the majority of their applications to the cloud over the next year. Microservices and SRE are also gaining steam.

Bits and splits

Enterprises’ State of Hybrid Cloud Isn’t Pretty Amid COVID

New survey results highlight even more opportunities for MSPs, VARs and other partners focused on cloud.

Hybrid tech news

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