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Katie Tregurtha
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October 2, 2020

Tech News InteNS1ve - all the news that fits IT - September 28 - October 2

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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.

DNS and Security

The push to update obsolete DNS infrastructure continued with the second DNS Flag Day on October 1. Support was dropped for workarounds to encourage network administrators to comply with DNS-over-TCP. John Leydon from The Daily Swig outlines why this update is crucial for network security in his article DNS Flag Day Dawns with Renewed Effort to Avoid IP Fragmentation.

Application Networking and Distributed Environments

Security risks aren’t the only reason to update outdated DNS infrastructure. Our own Mark Fieldhouse provides more detail on how upgrading to a modern DDI solution enables a distributed application environment in his article for ITPro Portal, Five Steps to Build a Modern Foundation in the Connected Economy.

And Janakiram MSV reports on how Kubernetes has become another crucial tool for managing distributed network environments in his article for The New Stack, How Kubernetes is Becoming the Universal Control Plane for Distributed Applications.

IT Teams and Remote Work

Without the right tools in place, managing these complex network environments is increasingly difficult. Help Net Security reports on some of the challenges IT teams are facing with the rush to digital in IT Incident Management Challenges During the Post-Pandemic Rush to Digital. According to the report, most enterprises plan to increase investments in IT operations over the next 12 months.

Cloud Computing

Companies are also increasing their investments in cloud infrastructure as a response to the post-pandemic push to digital. For the first time, cloud infrastructure-related spending was higher than non-cloud infrastructure, and increased 34% over the same time period in 2019. Anthony Spadafora provides details on the shift in his article for TechRadar, Cloud Sales Topped Non-Cloud Infrastructure for the First Time.

Gartner’s annual survey had similar findings, identifying cloud computing as one of the top priority areas for most CIOs over the next 12 months. Check out Umashankar Lakshmipathy’s article for TechRadar, Cloud-Led Transformation Takes Centre Stage, for more details.

The widespread adoption of cloud computing can be challenging for companies, however. Dan Raywood of Infosecurity Magazine covers where businesses are struggling to transform their existing infrastructure in Research: Cloud Skills and Solutions Are in Short Supply.

Edge Computing

Another technology that companies are rapidly adopting into their IT infrastructure is edge computing. Mike Dano reports on Dish Network’s recent move towards a widespread 5G network in his article for LightReading, Dish Network: The Edge is ‘Everywhere’.

To make sure migration to the edge is successful, companies may need to evolve their colocation strategy. Sarah Rubenoff offers advice for companies on embracing colocation in her article for Data Center Frontier, Report: How Colocation Can Help Enterprises Hone Edge IT Strategies.

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