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August 14, 2020

Industry News: August 10-14 – IaaS Market Growth, Cyberattacks Smash Records and IT Executives Prepare for Disruption

Ann Carpenter

Every week we highlight cloud computing and technology news of interest. This week we’re covering a big boom for infrastructure as a service growth, cyberattacks reach new heights, why IT teams aren’t getting the most out of cloud security access brokers, the importance of digital agility post-pandemic and why IT executives are preparing for prolonged disruption.

Let’s get started…

With the pandemic accelerating digital transformation, it’s no surprise that the cloud services market is growing – especially when it comes to infrastructure as a service (IaaS). This week, Gartner reported that the IaaS market grew 37.3% in 2019 totaling $44.5 billion. eWeek takes a look at which providers experiences the biggest growth here.

Just how bad have cyberattacks been this year? According to reports – records are being shattered. And some research claims the United States is taking the biggest hit when it comes to publicly disclosed security incidents in 2020. Dive into the numbers from CIO Dive here.

When it comes to cloud security, IT teams may turn to cloud security access brokers (CSAB). However, a new survey found that while 90% of respondents are already using or looking into a CSAB, half of them can’t tap into their full potential. So, what’s holding them back? Learn more in Help Net Security here.

As businesses try to prepare for the post-pandemic world, many also realize that they need to be ready in case another “wave” of the virus prompts lockdowns and impacts operations. CIO Dive explains how digital agility may be helping executives stay ready and sustain resilience here.

One way that businesses kept operations running when lockdowns hit was to shift workers to a remote environment. And although one new survey found that 77% of IT executives believe they managed their shift to remote work well, they’re still planning for prolonged disruption. Find out why in BetaNews here.

About Ann Carpenter

Ann is the head of demand generation and blogger at Navisite with more than 10 years of experience working, writing and developing content for technology companies while living in the U.S. and in countries around the world. She currently lives in Atlanta, Ga., with her husband and newborn son.