Cloud News & Articles

Email is still a hacker's wonderland, they could take or leave Slack

Dive Brief: Half of hacked email accounts are compromised for less than 24 hours, according to a report by Barracuda and researchers at University of California, Berkeley. The research examined 159 compromised email accounts in 111 organizations. One-third…

Layoff worries loom for Bay Area tech workers

Dive Brief: More than half of tech professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area say they're concerned or very concerned about layoffs or furloughs impacting their job security in the coming six months, according to a report from Hired. The company…

Why ‘Cloud’ Should Be A Skill In This Age of Automation

It is astonishing how the world around us is changing rapidly. More and more companies are now planning their move to the cloud and revamping their business models. Cloud computing has now become a new trend being followed by most types of companies;…

Passwords for everything. Why are they still terrible?

Passwords that update every 30 to 90 days sound safe, in theory. But some employees, inundated with too many passwords and too many updates, will schedule the passwords in open calendar invites. Chilling, in a skin crawling way. "This way, they…

PwC: Tech M&A deal value fell to lowest level since 2016

Dive Brief: In the first half of 2020, the total value of merger and acquisition transactions in tech peaked at $73 billion, a significant decrease from the first half of 2019, according to a report from PwC. Transaction volume is down 6% when…

Despite everything, public cloud market is faring well

Dive Brief: The worldwide public cloud market is set to withstand coronavirus-caused market contraction, with revenue projected to reach $257.9 billion in 2020, a 6.3% increase over last year, Gartner said in a forecast released Thursday. In…

Episode 7: Haste Makes Waste: The Dangers of Rushing to the Cloud

The pressure to accelerate your company’s plans to move to the public cloud is substantial. But it should never be taken lightly. It’s a democratized world far away from the command and control of private data and security holes can come…

MSPs lower growth expectations, focus on security — and the future — instead

Technology solutions provider Datto saw good news for managed service providers (MSPs) early this year. At the start of 2020, it surveyed more than 1,800 MSPs and found companies expected double digit growth on average over the next three years. Then…

Slack's EU antitrust complaint against Microsoft exposes market wounds

Dive Brief: Slack filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft with the European Commission Wednesday alleging the company has an "illegal and anti-competitive practice of abusing its market dominance" with Teams, according to the announcement. Slack…

Banks join IBM's financial services cloud as it doubles down on security, compliance

Dive Brief: More banks are signing up for IBM's financial services cloud collaboration with Bank of America, including French international banking group BNP Paribas, IBM announced Wednesday. MUFG Bank, the largest bank in Japan, is also exploring…

Lincoln Financial centers upskilling efforts on big data and predictive analytics

As learning and development (L&D) professionals navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, industry leaders have implored colleagues to keep their eyes focused on the future. Essentially, once businesses return to some semblance of normalcy, these sources…

More than half of execs say workers use tech they previously rejected

Dive Brief: The needs created by the pandemic pushed employees to adopt enterprise technology they had previously rejected or ignored, according to 58% of executives surveyed in a report published by Cisco. The study combines input from 1,500…