Cloud and Cyber Security Expo 2021: COVID-19, development security, and risk vs. reward

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An Allied Market Research (AMR) forecast has shown that the global cloud services market will rake in $555 billion in revenues this year. 

This indicates a 17.5% overall growth rate for the cloud computing industry from the previous year. There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated cloud adoption around the globe and, with it, organisations’ cybersecurity risks have also been ramped up.

The Cloud and Cyber Security Expo 2021, hosted this week in...

Harnessing cloud to drive business innovation, reinvention and growth

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Spending on cloud is set to surpass the enormous milestone of $1 trillion in just a few years, as organisations continue to rush to migrate more and more workloads. However, many are falling into the trap of treating it as a one-time exercise – or worse, a cheaper data warehouse. With this mindset, the excitement of working with a shiny new cloud platform becomes a moment which is quickly forgotten.

This mindset is costing organisations more than just a lot of time and effort....

Deloitte combines its services with SAP solutions in new ‘boost’ offering

Digital Transformation

Deloitte has developed a new offering called ‘boost’, designed to help SAP customers increase the value of their business transformation with the RISE with SAP subscription service.

Boost will combine SAP software with Deloitte’s portfolio of services to bring a streamlined approach to cloud-enabled digital transformation.

The offering will function alongside RISE with SAP, which recently saw upscaled involvement from Google Cloud, to facilitate and support...

UK government advises firms to use cloud to reduce carbon emissions

CO2 Pollution

UK businesses are being told to accelerate cloud adoption in an upscaled effort to tackle climate change, the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has advised.

The recommendation is part of a series of steps that businesses are being told to consider to help curb their carbon emissions by making changes to their technological habits.

This in turn is part of a wider push by the government to encourage businesses to get behind...

81% of firms have accelerated their cloud computing plans due to COVID-19

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The global pandemic, and associated surge in remote work, has accelerated a massive move to cloud with cloud-first organisations now outnumbering on premise organizations by a ratio of three-to-one.

This was highlighted in a study by Devo Technology, a cloud-native logging and security analytics company, which assessed the current state and pace of change with regards to enterprise cloud transformation initiatives and the ramifications on teams running a Security

As many...

41% of risk and compliance pros adopting cloud tech in pandemic recovery

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There has been a strong post-pandemic push toward the adoption of cloud-based technology, according to a study by Galvanize, an SaaS governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) software provider.

The survey of GRC professionals revealed the critical value they bring to the C-suite, as well as the top concerns from, and the evolving role of, GRC professionals. 

The report, which assessed the views of GRC professionals and non-GRC professionals in related fields, found...

Deloitte and Teradata partner to help customers leverage the cloud

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Professional services network Deloitte and software firm Teradata have teamed up to help mutual customers migrate their on-premise data management and analytics environments to the Teradata Vantage multi-cloud data platform. 

Deloitte, a preferred systems integrator for Vantage, will collaborate with Teradata to take the complexity out of data migration and equip organisations with the advanced capabilities of the future on cloud. 

Ashish Verma, managing director,...

Accenture: How to get cloud migration right in the rush for digital transformation

Cloud technology was a vital lifeline for organisations disrupted by Covid-19. For many it was all that kept the lights on, allowing them to quickly build and scale their remote services and operations. Accenture’s recent Technology Vision 2021 report found that 82% of organisations are ramping up their use of cloud in a direct response to the pandemic.

However, as businesses look to recover from the crisis the conversation has changed around cloud. Enterprises operating during...

How cloud adoption has become essential to digital transformation

Cloud adoption is now a key framework for the technology that upholds our everyday life, and has evolved into an essential feature for all businesses.

Within the first phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, we saw a clear focus on crisis management – with organisations desperate to build on their cloud usage and adopt new tech to ensure business continuity. Now, cloud technology is vital to a company’s digital transformation. With the situation in our world continuing for the...

Bridging the gap between management and frontline teams with the cloud: A guide

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed two things about managers and the frontline teams they lead. First, the relationship between the two is almost entirely driven by technology — specifically cloud-based technologies — in this age of remote work. Second, many companies lack the technologies necessary to keep everyone linked together through an unprecedented event like the one we’ve experienced.

When shutdown orders forced offices to either close or start working in drastically...