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March 5, 2021

Tech News InteNS1ve - all the news that fits IT - March 1-5

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.

Stat of the week: 84% of enterprises view open source tools as a key part of their organization’s security strategy; in fact, 87% view these tools as equal or more secure than proprietary software. Check out Enterprise Open Source and Edge Computing: 4 Stats to Know on The Enterprisers Project for more.

Quote of the week: “True resilience isn’t about managing a particular instance of risk, but being ready for anything through the way you operate” - Will Grannis shares three guiding principles for becoming a more resilient, high-performing organization in 2021 in a recent article for Forbes, What Is True Resilience? (Hint: It’s Not About Managing Risk).

Deep dive of the week: Filippo Rizzante, CTO at Reply, provides an in-depth look at what recent research shows for the future of cloud and edge computing in his article for InformationAge, What Does the Future Hold for Cloud and Edge Computing?.

IT Modernization and Digital Transformation

Cloud migration is an integral part of most companies’ digital transformation initiatives. A recent Forbes Technology Council article shared advice from top tech leaders on how companies can optimize savings when moving to the cloud. Our CEO Kris Beevers recommends:

“Companies should have their network teams optimize cloud operations by using a modern application traffic steering system to dynamically distribute workloads based on performance and cost factors. To do this effectively, they should have clear visibility into their cloud resource usage, ideally aggregated into a single view as part of their observability platform.”

Read the full article, Moving to the Cloud? 13 Steps to Optimize Savings and Efficiency, for more.

And to learn more about other network trends on the horizon for enterprises in 2021, check out David Hughes’ article for IT Pro Portal, Eight Network Trends Enterprises Should Anticipate.

Business Reliability and Security

As more companies become borderless enterprises - accommodating more devices, networks, and applications across various locations - security strategies need to shift accordingly. In a recent article for SC Magazine, Michael Covington offers ways for companies to improve their security model. Check out Why SASE Makes a Difference for Security Teams as Companies Move to the Cloud for more.

A recent survey from NetMotion found that only 12% of worldwide enterprises have a comprehensive SASE architecture. Joe O’Halloran shares more insights from the survey, including how enterprises are adjusting plans due to continuing remote work, in a recent article for ComputerWeekly, Only 12% of Worldwide Enterprises Fully Embrace Sase.

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