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July 31, 2020

Industry News: July 27-31 – Microsoft’s Fuel Breakthrough, CES Goes Digital and Amazon’s New Fraud Detector

Ann Carpenter

Every week we highlight cloud computing and technology news of interest. This week we’re covering the latest public cloud growth forecast, Microsoft’s fuel breakthrough, a major tech event goes all-digital, Amazon takes on fraud and accelerated Azure cloud adoption.

Let’s get started…

2020 is shaping up to be a strong year for the cloud. Gartner’s latest forecast shows the public cloud market is growing by 6.3% this year – that’s a whopping $257.9 billion. Find out which market segment is predicted to grow the most here.

Just a week after announcing plans to stop relying on diesel fuel, Microsoft is claiming a first. The tech giant says they were able to power a row of server stacks using hydrogen fuel cells for 48 hours in what they’re calling the “longest continuous test” of its kind. Read more from Data Center Knowledge about this breakthrough in the company’s goal to become carbon negative here.

The shift from in-person events to digital platforms is stretching into next year. As GeekWire reports, the massive technology event CES will take place online only in 2021. Learn more about the decision to go all-digital here.

Amazon is taking new steps to fight fraud. AWS recently announced general availability of Amazon Fraud Detector which uses machine learning to quickly spot potential issues including online payment and identify fraud. Find out just how quickly this service can detect potential problems in ZDNet here.

Throughout the pandemic, CRN reports that Microsoft has seen partners accelerate Azure cloud adoption as needs for remote workforces grew. Hear from Microsoft’s Global Channel Chief on which platforms have seen the fastest growth 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.