A lot happened in the world of security and DevOps this week. Here are top posts we saw:
Rich Campagna wrote a piece in ITProPortal on cloud adoption, and reported that even regulated industries are moving to the cloud. According to Campagna, the public cloud, once written off as a security Pandora’s box, is now increasingly perceived as an undeniable business enabler that enhances productivity, efficiency and ultimately ROI. This shift of opinion is evident across all verticals and market segments.
BBC News shared a story by Matthew Wall on the level of security offered by cloud providers. While cloud computing – storing data and applications remotely rather than on your own premises – can cut IT costs dramatically and speed up your operations, it’s crucial to work with your cloud provider to keep your data safe.
According to an article in FedTech by Bob Kirby, agencies can embrace a hybrid cloud to put highly sensitive information in private clouds, while using public clouds for low-cost storage. The piece noted that a recent survey of cloud experiences of federal employees showed that despite the proven benefits of the cloud, agencies still face hurdles to adoption.
Patrick Thibodeau covered Walmart’s unique method of finding STEM workers at its stores in an article in Computerworld. According to the piece, Walmart sent out a communication to all its 2.4 million workers in its stores and distribution centers. It told the employees that the company was seeking people who graduated with certain STEM skills in the last 24 months. It identified about 1,000 employees with STEM skills.
What interesting security and DevOps news did you read out there this week? Let us know in the comments.