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Cloud IT Week in Review: IDC, Ransomware, Intermedia, More

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Cloud IT Week in Review: IDC, Ransomware, Intermedia, More

April 16, 2016
By Rory J. Thompson
Web Editor

It was another interesting week in the world of Information Technology in the Cloud, and we have all of the stories that are worth a second look.

Up top, International Data Corporation (IDC (News - Alert)) brought out some great news that reinforces the old saying about rising tides lifting all boats. IDC's word says that, in 2016, all regional markets will see gains in IT infrastructure spending as more companies put an increasing amount of resources behind cloud deployment tools. The IDC report—the Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker—notes that:

  • Cloud deployment spending will increase to $38.2 billion by the end of 2016, representing a gain of 18.9 percent over 2015's numbers.
  • Private cloud IT infrastructure is poised to increase 11.1 percent over last year, to $13.9 billion
  • Public cloud IT infrastructure will also grow, hitting $24.4 billion, or 14.1 percent over last year.

Click HERE to see the full story.

In other news, “ransomware” continued to dominate the tech world. Ransomware is where a hacker takes over someone’s hard drive and files, and threatens to keep them locked out unless they pay a huge ransom. Intermedia (News - Alert), a one-stop shop for cloud business applications, has stepped into the breach with a new offering. SecuriSync by Intermedia helps address the problem as the only enterprise-grade tool on the market that offers the two capabilities necessary for business continuity during a ransomware outbreak. Need to know more? Details are HERE; be sure to check it out before it’s too late.

Elsewhere, the actionable insights generated by big data analytics mean a lot of interest in this technology. Cloud-based big data represents a great way to address this growing need, but for many companies, too many challenges have gotten in the way. A recent report from The Next Web took a look at how to address these challenges. Steve Anderson’s full report is worth a second look.

And for all the Cloud IT news as it happens, be sure to check back often.

Edited by Peter Bernstein

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