September 17, 2021

Industry News: September 13–17 –The Talent Shortage and Emerging Tech, Whole Cloud Spending Forecast, Avoiding Cloud Attacks

Megan Ferringer

Every week we highlight cloud computing and technology news of interest. This week we’re covering Gartner’s insight on how the talent shortage is holding back the adoption of emerging tech, IDC’s forecast on “whole cloud” spending, the importance of cloud security certifications from (ISC)2, how simple configurations could help avoid attacks on the cloud and how Google’s new cloud services are helping organizations combat supply chain challenges.

Let’s get started…

According to new research from Gartner, the ongoing talent shortage has become the most significant adoption barrier to the majority of emerging tech. This is specifically a challenge for organizations looking to make progress in automation projects. How can organizations bridge this skills gap? Find out in CIO Dive here.

The importance of the cloud continues to grow as the IT industry focuses on innovation at a faster pace. In fact, IDC is forecasting that worldwide “whole cloud” spending will reach $1.3 trillion by 2025. Dive into their forecast in VMblog here.

(ISC)2 recently announced that more than 10,000 cybersecurity professionals have earned its Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification since it was launched in 2015. Read why (ISC)2 says it’s crucial to have cloud security experts who understand how information is “stored and accessed across platforms in every part of the cloud ecosystem”, in AiThority here.

Could a majority of attacks on the cloud be stopped simply by checking configurations? That’s what new research from IBM points to, indicating that two-thirds of cloud security incidents could have been avoided. Learn more in ZDNet here.

Google is launching new cloud services to help organizations deal with supply chain challenges brought on by the pandemic. Silicon Angle explains how Supply Chain Twin and Supply Chain Pulse can help 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.