Category: Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing, Health Care, Industry, Tech

Microsoft has big plans for healthcare, and it’s taking a different path to the rest of big tech

June 21, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Healthcare seems to be top of the to-do lists of CEOs of tech’s biggest companies: Amazon is launching its own healthcare business, Apple’s turning the iPhone into a patient engagement and diagnostics tool, while Google’s parent company Alphabet is betting […]

Cloud Computing, Policy, State & Local, Tech

States Should Follow in Montana’s Modernization Footsteps

June 18, 2021

Via: StateTech Magazine

This summer, Montana is expected to retire a mainframe that has supported state agencies for decades. The state moved remaining applications to the cloud to finally discontinue use of the mainframe. Montana’s freedom from its ­mainframe is somewhat rare among […]

Cloud Computing, Tech

How the Pandemic Impacted Government’s Cloud Migration Plans: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

June 9, 2021

Via: Nextgov

“Cloud-first” has been a government imperative for many years, but the pandemic usurped that strategy, making “cloud-now” a priority. The results have been transformational. The cloud made wide-scale government telework possible—a once-unthinkable prospect—but it’s also given agencies the opportunity to […]

Cloud Computing, Tech

Most cloud security problems breathe

May 28, 2021

Via: InfoWorld all

A study by Ponemon and IBM indicates that misconfigured cloud servers cause 19% of data breaches. This is an expensive problem with an average cost of half a million dollars per breach. This figure does not consider the potential PR […]

Cloud Computing, Tech

Don’t migrate your problems to the cloud

May 14, 2021

Via: InfoWorld all

The cloud is typically a destination for systems needing to be modernized to take advantage of technologies such as AI, predictive analytics, or a hundred other cloud services. It’s typically cheaper, it can be allocated and changed in minutes, and […]

Cloud Computing, Tech

Alibaba’s cloud growth hits slowdown after loss of top customer

May 13, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Alibaba posted a rare operating loss in its March quarter following a 7.66 billion yuan fine levied by Chinese regulators related to the government’s anti-monopoly law. Alibaba was hit with the antitrust probe back in January, with regulators looking into […]

Cloud Computing, Hardware & Software, Tech

Modernizing Container Security Is Essential to Secure Application Development

May 12, 2021

Via: Nextgov

Open-source container technology has already disrupted traditional software development practices. Now, containers are poised to upend the way federal IT professionals secure those practices. Securing containers necessitates a “shift left” mentality, where security is fully integrated into the entire development […]

Cloud Computing, Tech

Cloud computing: Microsoft sets out new data storage options for European customers

May 6, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft president Brad Smith has announced a new pledge for EU commercial customers, allowing them to store and process most of their data within the EU by the end of 2022. With the transatlantic Privacy Shield data transfer framwork in […]

Cloud Computing, Tech

Emerging open cloud security framework has backing of Microsoft, Google and IBM

May 5, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Each of the big cloud platforms has its own methodology for passing on security information to logging and security platforms, leaving it to the vendors to find proprietary ways to translate that into a format that works for their tool. […]

Cloud Computing, Tech

Gain Business Agility with Three Cloud Migration Steps

April 27, 2021

Via: CIO

Moving workloads to the cloud promises many benefits, such as enhanced security, reduced licensing, and hardware costs, and what everybody is looking for: greater agility. The past 12 months have really brought this need to light. Prior to March 2020, […]