The Cloud - Best Innovation Group

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IBM uses blockchain to improve cross-border payments processing

IBM is leading a project that uses public blockchain technology to make international payments in developing countries more efficient and less expensive.


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CFOs Trust The Cloud, But Aren’t Gaining All Its Benefits Yet

Chief financial officers (CFOs) were among the last to fully trust cloud technology for their organizations, according to research from software company Adaptive Insights. But, as its third-quarter CFO Indicator report shows, the portion of CFOs that embrace the cloud has spiked in only the last few years.


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Microsoft looks to the cloud to expand its security offerings

Ignite is Microsoft’s main annual conference for bringing together its enterprise users and IT community. It’s no surprise then that security is one of the main topics at the event, with almost 150 sessions dedicated to the topic. And just as unsurprisingly, Microsoft is also using the event to announce a number of new security features, largely around its Microsoft 365 offerings. What ties many of these updates together is that they rely on security services and machine-learning based risk assessments that run in the cloud.


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Google Cloud IoT Core Focuses On Simplicity And Scale

Google announced the availability of the beta of Cloud IoT Core, its enterprise IoT platform offering. The service has been in the private preview for select customers and partners. Let’s take a closer look at Google’s IoT platform as a service in its current form.


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Amazon Brings Artificial Intelligence To Cloud Storage To Protect Customer Data

Amazon has become the first public cloud provider to blend Artificial Intelligence with cloud storage to help customers secure data. The new service dubbed Amazon Macie relies on Machine Learning to automatically discover, classify, and protect sensitive data stored in AWS. This service reports potential risks involved with the stored data, its permissions, and access patterns.


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Why The Cloud Is The Biggest Disruptor In Every Business Today

The first sign that the cloud was going to take over the world came in 2008 when research firm Gartner introduced cloud computing on its closely-followed hype cycle, which ranks fledgling technologies based on how the market perceives them and how far they are away from mainstream adoption.

At the time, Gartner predicted that the cloud was 2-to-5 years away from going mainstream, and few people outside the world of enterprise computing really understood the concept of accessing software and services remotely via the Internet rather than from locally-installed servers. Google Docs, arguably one of the first truly mainstream applications of cloud computing, was still a year away from coming out of its beta testing stage.



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