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July 20, 2020

Industry News: July 13-17 – Gartner IT Spending Forecast, Inbox Impersonators and Midsize Companies Accelerate Digital Transformation

Ann Carpenter

Every week we highlight cloud computing and technology news of interest. This week we’re covering Gartner’s revised IT spending forecast, impersonators taking advantage of remote worker inboxes, midsize companies and digital transformation, why colocation and the public cloud are no longer an either-or option and Microsoft’s new layer of Azure threat protection.

Let’s get started…

According to ZDNet, while the overall IT spending outlook for 2020 is expected to decline from a year ago, Gartner is boosting its forecast from the $3.4 trillion estimate issued in May. Check out the new forecast and the “swoop” recovery potentially on the way here.

The greatest security threat to your email inbox may be in disguise. VMblog is breaking down the results of a new survey in which 48.7% of respondents reported seeing threat actors impersonating their own coworkers and customers. Learn more about these dangerous impersonations and other growing email threats to the remote workforce here.

As Fortune reports, while many companies across the United States had to hit pause on IT spending and planned projects, midsize companies seem to be speeding up digital transformations. So, what’s driving this transformation under such difficult circumstances? Read more here.

Historically, colocation data centres have been looked at as an alternative to the public cloud. But as Data Center Knowledge writes, hybrid cloud solutions are taking away that “either-or” decision. Dive into what this hybrid option really means and what this new level of integration means for the future here.

Microsoft is moving to step up Azure data security. Learn about new enhancements that can detect malicious activity, alert database administrators and suggest ways to correct problems. Learn more from ITPro Portal about this extended layer of threat protection 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.