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May 22, 2020

Industry News: May 18-22 – Widespread Cloud Migration, Public Cloud Growth, Microsoft Helps Businesses Fight Virus-Related Threats and More

Ann Carpenter

Every week we highlight cloud computing and technology news of interest. This week we’re covering a potentially big year for cloud migration, Amazon’s machine learning-powered search engine, a positive forecast for public cloud growth, increased DevOps adoption and Microsoft joins the fight against COVID-related security threats.

Let’s get started…

2020 could be shaping up as a big year for cloud migration. According to TechRepublic, a new report found that 56% of professionals they spoke with are either currently working on or are planning to migrate to the cloud this year – with the benefits outweighing the risks. To dive into the report, click here.

Amazon Web Services is taking steps to make it easier for organizations to search across internal data sources. Amazon Kendra is an enterprise search engine powered by machine learning – and it’s now generally available. Data Economy explains how AWS plans on helping organizations boost productivity with the search service here.

While IT spending may take a hit this year as a result of the pandemic, another sector is growing – public cloud. ZDNet writes that Gartner is forecasting public cloud services to grow by nearly 20% in 2020. Read more of Gartner’s forecast here.

A new global survey found that sweeping changes to job functions within software development teams are taking place. The cause? Increased DevOps adoption – on a larger scale than ever before. Help Net Security breaks down the findings here.

Microsoft is hoping it can help join in the fight against security threats associated with COVID-19. According to Dark Reading, the tech giant is open sourcing its virus-related threat intelligence to help cybersecurity teams across the globe better react to the growing threats. Read more about how Microsoft is gathering the data 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.