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Astronomy Data in the Cloud

Astronomy generates a huge amount of data, so researchers are embracing storing it in the cloud,reports Nature. 

Astronomers typically work by asking observatories for time on a telescope and downloading the resulting data. But as the amount of data that telescopes produce grows, well, astronomically, old methods can’t keep pace.


Cloud Spending Grows

Companies are embracing the cloud, spending on the cloud is up to 73.8 million dollars in 2020, reports Forbes. 

Enterprises' average cloud spending is up 59% from 2018 to $73.8M in 2020.


Bad Cloud Configurations to Blame for Breaches

A new analysis by cloud security company Accurics finds that a majority of 2019’s breaches occurred because of poorly configured cloud storage systems, reports Tech Republic. 

Some of the biggest breaches of 2019 were traced back to problems related to the cloud, and the number of hacks will only increase now that more organizations are going digital, according to cloud security company Accurics. 


Industry’s First Cloud-to-Cloud Certification Program

Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), a leading Internet of Things (IoT) standards body, today announced the completion of OCF Specification Release 2.2.0 and launch of the first ever Cloud-to-Cloud Certification Program. Specification Release 2.2.0 includes the OCF Universal Cloud Interface (UCI), the industry’s first solution to unify the IoT ecosystem through cloud-to-cloud connectivity.


Data Lakes Help with Data Management

According to Tech Target, cloud data lakes can help companies manage their data. 

There is much interest in cloud data lakes, an evolving technology that can enable organizations to better manage and analyze data.


Microsoft Prints

With Google shutting down its cloud printing service, Microsoft’s Universal Print steps into breach, reports Tech Republic. 

Google may be shutting down its cloud printing service at the end of 2020, but organisations will be able to start using the Universal Print service in Microsoft 365 that was announced earlier this year and is now in public preview.


New Cloud PC Could be for Gaming and Business

According to Tech Radar Pro, a cloud based high performance computer being developed would allow both computer gaming applications and business applications. 

There are numerous video game streaming services around these days, and there are remote virtual workstations offered by large cloud companies like Amazon and Oracle.  


Entertainment Companies Look to Data for Products

According to Tech Republic, the pandemic is forcing media and entertainment companies to find cloud based applications to produce their product.

Like every industry, the media & entertainment (M&E) industry has been thrown a curveball with COVID-19, and a recent report from PwC and Microsoft highlights how they're accelerating their cloud investments and moving away from legacy production systems.


Defense Department Creates Own Cloud

The Department of Defense is tired of waiting for its JEDI Cloud so it is building its own, reports the Federal News Network. 

There’s no telling when the Defense Department might finally have its JEDI Cloud up and running. But the Army’s not waiting around for it.


Google Cloud & Box Collaboration

Box, a secure work collaboration site, is entering a partnership with Google Cloud, reports Tech Radar.

Google Cloud and Box have announced a strategic partnership in order to help customers transform the way they work online.


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