July 9, 2021

Industry News: July 5-9 – Optimizing Your IT Team’s Time, Cloud Costs and FinOps, Cloud Spending Soars

Megan Ferringer

Every week we highlight cloud computing and technology news of interest. This week we’re covering tips to optimize your IT team’s time, managing cloud operation costs with FinOps, the strong spending on cloud computing, Microsoft Azure tools you need to know about, and new research on how hybrid work models are overwhelming IT teams.

Let’s get started… 

For many IT teams, the pandemic has only made issues like being short-staffed and overworked worse. So how can these teams juggle day-to-day maintenance activities with long-term projects that can drive innovation? Steve Woodgate, Navisite’s Senior Vice President of Professional Services is sharing five tips to optimize your IT team’s time. Read what he has to say in BetaNews here.

When it comes to cloud cost optimization, FinOps is quickly becoming a key strategy. But what are the challenges of cloud operation costs, and what are some of the best practices for FinOps in the cloud? Several industry experts, including Navisite’s CTO of Cloud Technologies, Peter Berry, share their insights in ITPro Today here.

It has been a strong start to the year for enterprise spending on cloud computing, with IDC reporting a 12.5% year-over-year increase in Q1 of 2021. Meanwhile, non-cloud infrastructure spending increased by only 6.3%. Is this trend likely to continue? Learn more in TechRadar here.

Microsoft continues to invest in new Azure tools as the tech giant continues to innovate through its cloud branch. But with so many new tools and capabilities, which ones do you need to be “in the know” on? CRN breaks down the 10 hottest Microsoft Azure tools of 2021 so far, here.

IT teams continue to feel the pressure of hybrid workplaces, with some employees returning to the office while others work remotely. In fact, a new study found that 53.4% of IT professionals say the ongoing management of this hybrid work model is one of their biggest challenges, with two-thirds saying they are overwhelmed. Explore the findings in CIO Dive here.

About Megan Ferringer

Megan is the Content Marketing Manager at Navisite with more than 10 years of experience helping brands discover and tell their stories. From working at a global non-profit organization to boutique marketing agencies in Chicago, she champions the power of storytelling across all industries.