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Will Cloud Computing Transform Office and WFH?

For years, cloud computing was just but a hype that many had no interest in. But this was not until the COVID-19 pandemic came in knocking. As the world took extreme measures to limit infections, including minimizing working from offices, it dawned to many organizations that cloud computing was indeed critical for their survival. Amid the current situation that not many had anticipated, businesses need to find solutions to continue their operations despite not being able to work from physical offices. This means one thing, adopting cloud solutions and work from home (WFH) strategies. Here are some benefits that cloud computing is offering to organizations as they enforce WFH strategies.


Migrating to the Cloud Requires Automated Data Lineage

Today data crosses multiple systems and platforms and has expanded to encompass every aspect of a corporation. While managing data was done manually in the past, it is virtually impossible to collect the vast amount of data across many platforms accurately when done by individuals, who are by nature error-prone. And unfortunately, if data is collected incorrectly in one area, executives tend to lose trust in the entire data process. An error-ridden report can often reflect poorly on the whole data management system.


Jump on These IoT Cloud Trends

The future of the Internet of Things (IoT) seems bright as the industry shows the signs of heading towards large-scale growth in the coming years. It is estimated that the IoT market will top $1.4 trillion by 2027 (up from $250 billion 3 years ago). As the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic heats up, businesses and governments appear to be turning their focus to IoT as the potential source of help. This technology has shown potential in aiding enforce social distancing, ensuring equipment availability, and automating tasks previously done by humans. With this massive adoption, we are likely to see a sudden surge in IoT use than anticipated before the pandemic. Here are some IoT cloud trends you are likely to see going forward.


Cloud Efforts Are Taking Shape This Year

The year 2020 was a tough one for many industries, most of which incurred losses caused by lockdowns. However, in between the noises, there appear to be some beneficiaries. Cloud computing, for example, took center stage as the world shifted towards digital. The pandemic might have been the last straw that will see a permanent move to digitization and the sign of the new age of cloud computing occasioned by the work-from-home regime, driving a sudden rise in individual demand.


Why You Should be Developing Cloud-Native Apps

Many factors influence an organization’s decision to take advantage of cloud provider offerings. The cloud provides enhanced flexibility and extensibility when compared to on-premises data centers. Companies enjoy economic benefits by exhibiting granular control over resource utilization and only paying for what they use. Housing systems in the cloud also make them more easily accessible by the growing population of remote workers. 


IBM Eases Deployments With Red Hat Marketplace

In September IBM announced Red Hat Marketplace, a marketplace open to the public where organizations can purchase and deploy hybrid cloud solutions. The software offered is built on the Kubernetes Operator Framework as cloud services on the Red Hat Open Shift platform. This allows for simplicity in trial, purchase and deployment of flexible software solutions. At launch there were already over 50 vendor offerings ready for developers to choose from and these all include business support.


Ready Your Cloud Operations for Year-End 2020

As we prepare to wrap up 2020, experts have given their views on how people can ready their operations for a new year. While the year has had many challenges brought about mainly by the coronavirus pandemic, cloud computing is one area that appears to have gained substantially. Here are ways you can ready your operations as you prepare to end the year.


IT Budgets Will Gravitate to Cloud Efforts

The economic downturns caused by the coronavirus pandemic have affected many industries, and some of them might take months or even years before they can recover. This means the budgets will have to be cut going forward as companies re-strategize. While other industries have it rough, cloud infrastructure projects, collaboration tools, and communications equipment are going the opposite direction. According to Forbes, the average cloud spending has gone up 59% from 2018 to over $73 million in 2020. With the shifting workplace preferences, companies that had not made digital transformation a priority will face a hard time. They will be in a difficult position than those who have embraced technology.


Cloud Systems are Hosting Ransomware

The recent surge in ransomware attacks against cloud hosting platforms has left many organizations scratching their heads, wondering about the security of their systems. When cyber-attacks are used to compromise hosted systems, it impacts data and can also expose critical customer data. Unlike in the past, where ransomware was used target organizations and their systems, malicious individuals are now targeting cloud systems of big cloud service providers. Like never before, the challenge posed by these threats has proven to be growing. According to statistics by the FBI, US businesses lost more than $3 million as payment of ransom to hackers in 2018 alone. This does not include lost businesses, wages, data, and time that were lost in the process.


How The Cloud Is Transforming Manufacturing

Cloud computing is transforming all industries and the more traditional manufacturing sector is not excluded from this transformation. Manufacturers face steep competition from legacy competitors along with niche startups. Many US manufacturing industries beyond technology have seen a decline in employment over the last 20 years. However, US manufacturing output has seen double digit growth over the same time period. The economics of manufacturing in the US and elsewhere in the world is a very complex set of topics that is best left to economists, but some discussion related to technology is relevant here.


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