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June 22, 2020

Industry News: June 15 – 19 – AAA Empowers Remote Workers with Navisite, a Spike in Ransomware Attacks, the Pandemic and Cloud Usage

Ann Carpenter

Every week we highlight cloud computing news of interest. This week we’re covering how Navisite helped AAA Western and Central New York empower hundreds of remote workers, how CFOs are preparing for future COVID cases, ransomware attacks targeting managed service providers, the changing hybrid cloud and an increase in cloud usage.

Let’s get started…

When a work-from-home mandate went into effect, AAA Western and Central New York had to act fast. They turned to Navisite to enable hundreds of employees to work remotely. VMblog details how their desktop as a service (DaaS) helped get this project done in just days. Read more here. And for additional information check out the full press release.

With the possibility of future COVID-19 waves, CFOs are preparing for anything. ZDNet gives us a look at one new survey which shows that while most CFOs are confident they can provide safe work environments, 54% plan to make work from home a permanent option. Learn more here.

There has been a spike in ransomware attacks through the first quarter of this year. CIO Dive shares how manufacturing was the hardest hit and how cybercriminals are ramping up phishing schemes and tactics that take advantage of the pandemic. Discover more here. And speaking of these tactics, protecting your remote workforce is more important than ever. Learn how to adapt and manage the increase in coronavirus-related malware and phishing attacks by reading Navisite’s eBook 5 Tips for Securing a Remote Workforce.

As time has passed, the definition of the hybrid cloud has changed – and that means the strategy surrounding the technology has evolved as well. Channel Futures explains what the hybrid cloud looks like today. Read more here.

As companies adjust during this uncertain time, their cloud behaviour is changing too. In fact, TechRepublic writes that more than 80% of IT leaders say their organisations have increased total cloud usage in order to adapt. Dive into this changing cloud strategy 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.