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Jump on These IoT Cloud Trends

The future of the Internet of Things (IoT) seems bright as the industry shows the signs of heading towards large-scale growth in the coming years. It is estimated that the IoT market will top $1.4 trillion by 2027 (up from $250 billion 3 years ago). As the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic heats up, businesses and governments appear to be turning their focus to IoT as the potential source of help. This technology has shown potential in aiding enforce social distancing, ensuring equipment availability, and automating tasks previously done by humans. With this massive adoption, we are likely to see a sudden surge in IoT use than anticipated before the pandemic. Here are some IoT cloud trends you are likely to see going forward.

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Cloud Efforts Are Taking Shape This Year

The year 2020 was a tough one for many industries, most of which incurred losses caused by lockdowns. However, in between the noises, there appear to be some beneficiaries. Cloud computing, for example, took center stage as the world shifted towards digital. The pandemic might have been the last straw that will see a permanent move to digitization and the sign of the new age of cloud computing occasioned by the work-from-home regime, driving a sudden rise in individual demand.

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Why You Should be Developing Cloud-Native Apps

Many factors influence an organization’s decision to take advantage of cloud provider offerings. The cloud provides enhanced flexibility and extensibility when compared to on-premises data centers. Companies enjoy economic benefits by exhibiting granular control over resource utilization and only paying for what they use. Housing systems in the cloud also make them more easily accessible by the growing population of remote workers. 

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IBM Eases Deployments With Red Hat Marketplace

In September IBM announced Red Hat Marketplace, a marketplace open to the public where organizations can purchase and deploy hybrid cloud solutions. The software offered is built on the Kubernetes Operator Framework as cloud services on the Red Hat Open Shift platform. This allows for simplicity in trial, purchase and deployment of flexible software solutions. At launch there were already over 50 vendor offerings ready for developers to choose from and these all include business support.

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Ready Your Cloud Operations for Year-End 2020

As we prepare to wrap up 2020, experts have given their views on how people can ready their operations for a new year. While the year has had many challenges brought about mainly by the coronavirus pandemic, cloud computing is one area that appears to have gained substantially. Here are ways you can ready your operations as you prepare to end the year.

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IT Budgets Will Gravitate to Cloud Efforts

The economic downturns caused by the coronavirus pandemic have affected many industries, and some of them might take months or even years before they can recover. This means the budgets will have to be cut going forward as companies re-strategize. While other industries have it rough, cloud infrastructure projects, collaboration tools, and communications equipment are going the opposite direction. According to Forbes, the average cloud spending has gone up 59% from 2018 to over $73 million in 2020. With the shifting workplace preferences, companies that had not made digital transformation a priority will face a hard time. They will be in a difficult position than those who have embraced technology.

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Cloud Systems are Hosting Ransomware

The recent surge in ransomware attacks against cloud hosting platforms has left many organizations scratching their heads, wondering about the security of their systems. When cyber-attacks are used to compromise hosted systems, it impacts data and can also expose critical customer data. Unlike in the past, where ransomware was used target organizations and their systems, malicious individuals are now targeting cloud systems of big cloud service providers. Like never before, the challenge posed by these threats has proven to be growing. According to statistics by the FBI, US businesses lost more than $3 million as payment of ransom to hackers in 2018 alone. This does not include lost businesses, wages, data, and time that were lost in the process.

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How The Cloud Is Transforming Manufacturing

Cloud computing is transforming all industries and the more traditional manufacturing sector is not excluded from this transformation. Manufacturers face steep competition from legacy competitors along with niche startups. Many US manufacturing industries beyond technology have seen a decline in employment over the last 20 years. However, US manufacturing output has seen double digit growth over the same time period. The economics of manufacturing in the US and elsewhere in the world is a very complex set of topics that is best left to economists, but some discussion related to technology is relevant here.

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Life Sciences Rely on Cloud Computing Platforms

As cloud computing continues attracting the attention of many industries and disciplines, life sciences appear to be taking the right strides towards the use of cloud computing platforms. The greatest benefit of this technology in this discipline is its scalability, innovation, and flexibility. The cloud-based technologies give life sciences the capability to access more resources and processing scale. With the cloud, datasets can be anonymized and shared with ease. This will be a great enabler of the new strategies on artificial intelligence, which include drug discovery. However, some experts have warned that the cloud will not automatically create benefits, reduce costs, or enhance security, that is one of the requirements in any discipline. It is upon each organization or user to determine the processes that can be removed through a transition to the cloud and the new capabilities that can be accessed through the cloud platforms.

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Working from Home is Driving Increased Cloud Activity

As COVID-19 continues tearing different industries apart and changing norms, the future of work is now more clear than before working from home. What appeared once as distant prospects have turned into reality as businesses try to find new means of survival. Working from home is one of the areas that has been largely adopted courtesy of this pandemic. With many countries trying to minimize human interaction by introducing lockdown and social distancing measures, many employees are now forced to work from home as companies close their business premises amid the coronavirus pandemic. Companies are now launching different remote working initiatives that will see them continue being productive even as they keep themselves away from infections.

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