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March 12, 2021

Tech News InteNS1ve - all the news that fits IT - March 8-12

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

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

Stat of the week: 92% of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy, and 80% have a hybrid cloud strategy, according to the latest Flexera State of the Cloud report. Ian Barker provides more details on the findings in a recent post for BetaNews: 92 Percent Of Enterprises Now Have a Multi-Cloud Strategy.

Quote of the week: “By building and scaling its operations on the cloud, Moderna was able to deliver its first clinical batch to the National Institutes of Health for phase one trial only 42 days after initial sequencing of the virus. To accomplish this, the company invented proprietary cloud-based technologies and methods to create mRNA constructs that cells recognize as if they were produced in the body.”

Check out Bhaskar Gosh and Karthik Narain’s article for Harvard Business Review, What CEOs Need to Know About the Cloud in 2021, for more on the ways companies are accelerating cloud adoption to empower business innovation.

Fact of the week: In honor of Pi Day this weekend, did you know that the symbol for Pi has been in use for over 250 years? The symbol was introduced by William Jones, a Welsh mathematician, in 1706. It was popularized by the mathematician Leonhard Euler.

Deep Dive of the week: In a recent article for Forbes, Steve Banker explains why digital transformation is dependent upon the effective use of data analytics: A True Digital Transformation Requires the Ability to Use Analytics Effectively.

IT Modernization and Digital Transformation

DevOps adoption doubled in the past 5 years, according to a recent survey from RedGate Software. The pandemic accelerated adoption, as organizations found that DevOps resulted in greater productivity and continuous delivery of services by IT departments. Joe McKendrick has more in a recent article for ZDNet, DevOps Adoption Almost Doubles in Five Years, Covid Crisis Accelerated Adoption.

Similar to DevOps adoption, digitization initiatives accelerated during the pandemic. As more companies go through processes like cloud migration, many are finding compliance and risk management more challenging than expected. Padraic O’Reilly offers practical solutions in an article for, Cloud Migrations Demand Risk and Compliance Maturity.

Business Reliability and Security

Oracle Cloud services experienced an outage earlier this week, impacting a large number of Oracle sites across the world. Experts conclude the issue was related to their dynamic DNS provider, DynDNS. Ax Sharma provides more details in a post for Security Report: Oracle Cloud Went Down in Global Outage.

Given the significant revenue loss, damage to brand reputation, and customer churn that an outage can cause, it’s mission-critical for businesses to ensure their applications and websites are reliable. Learn more about building resilience into your foundational IT infrastructure: Building Business Resilience.

Security is a crucial pillar in building resilient infrastructure. In a recent article for ComputerWeekly, Steve Broadhead explains why enterprises are increasingly turning to SASE in the article, SASE in Focus for Enterprises in Post-Pandemic 2021.

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