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May 22, 2020
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Tech News InteNS1ve - all the news that fits IT - May 18-22, 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. We did it so you don’t have to.

Pandemic’s impact on tech

COVID-19 pandemic is becoming a trigger to accelerate transformation in both the US and China

TechRepublic’s Esther Shein reported that a report from WindRiver demonstrates the impact of COVID-19 on digital transformations. COVID-19 pandemic is becoming a trigger to accelerate transformation in both the US and China. The article states: “COVID-19 is influencing which technologies will receive increased attention, with enterprises desiring transformation to the extent that they are placing over 50% extra focus on investment in areas such as 5G, containers, and cloud-native technologies, the report stated. Meanwhile, 75% of C-suite, IoT, and DevOps leaders are modifying corporate strategies due to COVID-19.”

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Cloud adoption looked healthy in 2020, but COVID-19 is driving a bigger boom

The TechRepublic’s Todd Weiss also covered the impact of COVID-19 on technology strategies specifically around cloud adoption in his article Cloud adoption looked healthy in 2020, but COVID-19 is driving a bigger boom. The article features the results of an O’Reilly Report, which stated that cloud-adoption was already on the rise by more than 80 percent before the pandemic and that the pandemic is accelerating cloud-adoption.

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Accenture, accelerated: Three years of transformation in three months

ZDNet’s Vala Afshar highlighted a report from Accenture around the acceleration of transformations from years to months in the article Accenture accelerated: Three years of transformation in three months

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The Digital Future is Now. Are you ready?

NS1 CEO Kris Beevers will address how the pandemic and other shock events have impacted the velocity and trajectory of business strategies during his virtual INS1GHTS2020 conference presentation “The Digital Future is Now. Are you ready?”

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Report: Software Delivery Slowed During Pandemic

Despite the acceleration of IT modernization caused by the pandemic, DevOps.com’s Mike Vizard reported that Software Delivery Slowed During Pandemic.

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Beyond the Pandemic

This week saw several articles covering the topic of IT modernization trends.

Year of modernization: 56% of professionals are working on cloud migrations for 2020

TechRepublic continued its coverage of digital transformation and cloud trends with an article from Macy Bayern about the year of modernization. In it she quotes a study stating that 56% of professionals are working on cloud migrations for 2020.

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Survey Finds Increased Reliance on Container Technologies

Mike Vizard offered additional insight into how companies are thinking about digital transformation with an article about Increased Reliance on Container Technologies.

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SUSE: The time for major tech change is now

The article SUSE: The time for major tech change is now from ZDNet’s Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, examines how companies are thinking about modernizing tech stacks to remain competitive in our application-driven world.

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Securing Modern Infrastructure


Another common theme this week was securing new infrastructure. An article from Datanami cited cloud misconfigurations as a common cause of data breaches. And an article from ZDNet’s Tom Foremski called out cloud complexity for creating immutable security issues.

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