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The 2021 Strategic Security Survey highlights concerns related to the cloud environment, such as the ability to detect breaches and the increasing number of attacks against cloud systems.

The massive shift to a more distributed work environment and adoption of cloud services to support new business models over the past two years has impacted how enterprises assess cyber-risk and manage cloud vulnerabilities. Respondents to Dark Reading's 2021 Strategic Security Survey say the shift away from on-premises infrastructures has significantly raise d the level of cyber-risk associated with cloud services.

The competition for supremacy in the public cloud computing marketplace is one of the most eagerly watched contests throughout the data landscape.

With AWS, Google, and Azure all vying with one another to offer the most advantageous services for what's only a broadening user base, there's no scarcity of innovations as they attempt to outmatch one another for customer patronage and loyalty.

Historically, there have been a number of reasons why customers would choose to opt for one of these providers over the others. Google's renowned for its advancements in Artificial Intelligence; Azure is lauded for its office applications, while AWS offers a considerable amount of support for retailers and wholesalers.

The Best Cloud Analytics Platforms
ITProportal, January 4th, 2022
The best cloud analytics platforms can provide you with simple and easy-to-find actionable insights within your cloud storage, especially when applied to big data

This is especially important as cloud computing has revolutionized how business works with data not least as the profusion of data from a wide array of digital applications can be more easily collected. Business intelligence can then be applied according to a range of different sources and areas, from systems operations to employee performance.

However, while a lot of SaaS platform come with built-in analytics, often you'll need to combine different data sets from different sources, or even export data from spreadsheets for use with business intelligence tools.

Three Steps To A Successful Enterprise Cloud Migration
DataCenter Knowledge, January 7th, 2022
Planning and knowledge of a cloud environment minimizes the stress of migration.

If there's any good news to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, at least from an IT perspective, it's that even more companies have moved to the cloud - or are planning to make the switch. Industry predictions show no signs of cloud adoption slowing down.

But cloud migration can be a daunting task for some businesses. After all, companies have large volumes of data to import between their existing infrastructure and the cloud. However, planning and knowledge of a cloud environment minimizes the stress of migration. Here's what you need to keep in mind to ensure a successful migration to the cloud.

Top 5 Cloud And Cyber Security Stories Of 2021
Security Boulevard, January 3rd, 2022
What's Log4j vulnerability and why tech companies are afraid of it?

  • What's Log4j vulnerability and why tech companies are afraid of it?
  • Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack
  • Tech firm hit by worst ransomware attack ever - Kaseya ransomware
  • Google and Oracle to bid over Pentagon cloud contract
  • Inc. to launch a cloud computing training hub at Seattle Campus

Read on for details

Top Cloud Security Trends 2022
Datamation, January 3rd, 2022
Enterprise cloud use cases are changing and expanding, and companies are now realizing new security challenges that need to be resolved.

Cloud security solutions can include everything from new security tools to more advanced training to investing in new team strategies.

See below to learn about the tops trends cloud security experts are seeing in the market:

  • 5 Trends To Watch In Cloud Security
  • Industry clouds growing in popularity
  • Proactive cybersecurity for cloud migration and software development
  • Merging best practices through DevSecOps
  • Data-centric cybersecurity at the core of cloud security strategies
  • Addressing risk from third parties and legacy vendors

Read on for details.

Why Businesses Should Embrace Multi-Cloud
InformationAge, January 4th, 2022
Neil Templeton, vice-president, digital innovation marketing at Console Connect, discusses why businesses should embrace multi-cloud this new year

As the cloud industry matures, it's no longer a question of if you're in the cloud, but how many clouds you're in. Most businesses now understand that there isn't a 'one cloud fits all' solution and have shifted towards a hybrid or multi-cloud model.

The move to a cloud-first infrastructure has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, changing long-term migration plans to almost overnight deployments and for some, a complete rethink going forward. For 2022, over 90% of businesses surveyed by analyst IDC say they intend to pursue the cloud more aggressively, relying on a mix of private clouds, multiple public clouds, and legacy platforms. The reasoning is to build business continuity in the wake of the pandemic, by adding greater resilience and financial liquidity into their operations.

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