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Katie Tregurtha on
September 11, 2020
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Tech News InteNS1ve - all the news that fits IT - September 7-11

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.

DDoS Attacks

Switching from in-person learning to distance learning has been a major challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools hastily implemented tech tools to enable remote learning, which also attracted an increasing number of malicious attacks. DDoS attacks targeting educational resources were 350-500% greater in the first half of 2020 compared to 2019, Kelly Sheridan from Dark Reading reports in DDoS Attacks on Education Escalate in 2020.

Educational institutions weren’t the only groups to experience more DDoS attacks. Over the past week, more than a dozen ISPs in Belgium, France, and the Netherlands reported mysterious DDoS attacks targeting their DNS infrastructure. Catalin Cimpanu of ZDNet provides more detail on the attacks in his article European ISPs report mysterious wave of DDos attacks.

Edge Computing Adoption

Enterprises are increasing their investment in edge computing to meet growing demand for big data management, machine learning, connected devices and media streaming. Jessica Lulka from Tech Target dives into how enterprises are planning to increase edge adoption, among other trends, in her article Top 2020 data center industry trends include edge, private cloud.

Implementing edge technology will likely require a major investment into your existing network infrastructure. Martin Percival of ITProPortal outlines how companies looking to implement edge computing will need to first invest in their hybrid cloud infrastructure in his article Making way for cloud edge adoption: it starts with the hybrid cloud.

Tech Trends during COVID-19

The pandemic and resulting social distancing requirements accelerated adoption of many tech trends. For example, Christopher Tozzi of ITPro Today notes in his article Cloud Computing Trends During the COVID-19 Pandemic that 40% of companies report accelerating their move to the cloud.

While large enterprises have invested in their digital transformation for years now, small businesses have tended to focus less on these investments. R. Dallon Adams from TechRepublic outlines how small businesses are rapidly adopting digital technologies to survive in his article Small business study details necessity and challenges of digital transformation.

Similarly, enterprises and companies that adopted digital technologies that enable remote work have outperformed slower-moving firms. Check out How COVID-19 affected remote work, customer engagements and return to the office plans from Help Net Security for details on what the best-performing companies did to make the transition to a fully remote workforce.

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