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May 15, 2020

Industry News: May 11-15 – Digital Payments and the Cloud, Hosting Tech Conferences Online, How AI is Helping Fight COVID-19 and More

Ann Carpenter

Every week we highlight cloud computing and technology news of interest. This week we’re covering online shopping and the cloud, tech conferences moving events to digital platforms, artificial intelligence’s role in the coronavirus pandemic, IT leaders’ trust in the cloud and changes to the Azure VMware Solution.

Let’s get started…

With people staying home, online shopping and its contact-free offerings are more popular than ever. But how are retailers keeping up with so many online transactions? TechHQ writes that retailers are turning to the cloud to make all those digital payments possible – and that could mean massive growth for the market. Read more here.

Nearly all in-person events over the past few months have had to cancel or reschedule – including tech conferences, which are largely adopting digital models. CIO Dive reports this could become the way of the future, citing one study that found 71% of IT leaders say they wouldn’t feel comfortable attending an event. To learn more about what these conferences could look like in years to come, click here.

Navisite events are going digital too, with the next AWS Immersion Day being hosted online. Join us May 20th at 9:30 am ET/8:30 am CT as CIOs, Solution Architects and other IT leaders gather to demonstrate how they can successfully migrate legacy systems to AWS. Find out more and register here.

There are a number of tools being used to help fight COVID-19 worldwide. InformationWeek is highlighting one high-tech option – artificial intelligence. Discover how government and healthcare CIOs are using AI to predict the virus’s spread and help research a vaccine by clicking here.

Trust in the cloud may be on the rise. Data Economy is breaking down the results of a new study that found 96% of IT leaders trust moving their business capabilities to the cloud. Read more on how companies view the cloud today, here.

Microsoft has just unveiled changes to Azure VMware Solution which makes it possible for users to migrate existing on-premises VMware applications to Azure, eliminating the need to re-architect first. Find out more about how this revamp is meant to simplify technology environments 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.