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May 8, 2020

Industry News: May 4-8 – Aggressive Cloud Spending, Changing Role for Cybersecurity Pros, Tech Tools Aiding Frontline Workers and More

Ann Carpenter

Every week we highlight cloud computing and technology news of interest. This week we’re covering Microsoft’s outlook on digital transformation, a spike in cloud infrastructure spending, AWS surpasses a $40 billion run rate, security professionals pulling double duty and how tech is helping frontline workers stay productive.

Let’s get started…

While many businesses have been brought to a standstill in recent months, others are seeing rapid growth. That includes a surge in demand for cloud services. In fact, as Data Center Dynamics reports, Microsoft has seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in just two months. To read more about how the tech giant is able to meet demand, click here.

And Microsoft isn’t the only company experiencing a spike in cloud services. eWeek broke down new data which shows that despite COVID-19’s massive impact on the economy, cloud infrastructure spending as a whole was up 37% in Q1 this year compared to the same time in 2019. Explore more of the data here.

Amazon’s cloud division has seen a boost to kickoff 2020. CRN writes that AWS climbed past a $40 billion run rate in Q1 despite dramatic shifts in usage trends. To find out what’s driving growth, click here.

Security Boulevard is shedding light on the troubles that security professionals are facing during this pandemic. They’re giving us a look at one survey which found that 81% of cybersecurity professionals who responded say their job function has changed as a result. Dive deeper into the concerns they have today, including a “perfect storm” for cybersecurity by clicking here.

When it comes to frontline workers fighting the virus head-on, a new study finds that those equipped with tech tools are more productive – citing as much as a 72% spike in productivity. Learn more about what type of tools are helping the most by reading CIO Dive’s article 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.