Volume LXI, Issue 11

In This Issue

Cloud Creates Growth in Ancillary Industries

Excerpted from 1redDrop Report by Shudeep Chandrasekhar

As the global cloud computing industry continues its double digit growth march, other fields that are closely aligned with cloud computing, such as cloud security and cloud communications services, are surging as well.

Data from Synergy Research Group shows that the cloud business communications market grew by 23% during the first quarter of 2017 as companies around the world rapidly adopt UCaaS, or Unified Communications as a Service.

Synergy says that the total cloud communications market now generates in excess of $2 billion a year.

Cloud security is the other area that is growing rapidly as more and more companies keep migrating to cloud.

Whether they chose a public cloud or try to take a hybrid approach, the need for security is constant.

The evolving nature of cloud technologies only makes the job of securing your data and applications even harder, pushing companies to prefer experts or third parties to provide security.

The cloud-based security services market is expected to grow faster than the total information security market, and is projected to reach $5.9 billion in size, a growth of 21% from 2016… Read More

Hottest Skills for Getting a Cloud Computing Job

Excerpted from Business Insider Report by Becky Peterson

Cloud services are swiftly taking over the enterprise computing market, with everyone from Netflix to American Airlines signing-up in the hopes that the cloud will keep things from crumbling to pieces.

While enterprises are eager to make the switch, many companies are running into a big, big problem: There aren’t enough people who know how to work with cloud services for the amount of work that needs to be done.

Jobs are going unfilled and salaries for trained workers are jumping.

“The demand for people way outweighs the supply,” said David Linthicum, the SVP of Cloud Technology Partners, who consults on such matters.

“It’s very similar to when the internet exploded in the late nineties. We’re seeing the same patterns in the cloud.”

With so many job openings, Linthicum said, the time is now for IT workers to retool their skills.

The hype around cloud computing will likely only last another three years, after which the job market will be saturated with qualified candidates, and salaries will drop… Read More

Cloud, AI, Data Analytics Key to Growth

Excerpted from Daily News Report by Mohamed Alaa El-Din

IBM aims to contribute to achieving the “Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt’s Vision 2030” through expanding in their service export centers and training human resources to use IT solutions in all sectors

Amr Talaat, the general manager of IBM in Egypt, told Daily News Egypt in an interview that the company is working on supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through its cloud computing and data analytics solutions, in addition to being the technology partner in the first incubator for entrepreneurs at Cairo University in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics and Political Science.

The company is consulting with the administrators of the New Administrative Capital to take advantage of the company’s solutions in establishing the capital to become the first smart city in Egypt.

Q: How do you see the investment climate after the recent reform measures taken by the state?

A: The decisions taken last November are transformative decisions and the whole world testifies for them.

Egypt is one of the very few countries that is pursuing economic reform with bold and steady measures… Read More

Report from DCIA CEO Marty Lafferty

The tenth annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, based on information from more than 42,000 incidents involving over 1,900 breaches in 84 countries, has just been released for 2017.

The DCIA encourages you to familiarize yourself with the findings of this valuable report and use the information to improve the cybersecurity posture at your organization.

While DCINFO readers are aware that ransomware is a growing threat, Verizon’s report reveals that, in three short years, ransomware has gone from being ranked as 22nd among specific types of malware to fifth place.

In fact, incidents of ransomware increased 50% from last year.

In a related finding, 73% of breaches were financially motivated; while only 21% were related to espionage.

62% of breaches involved hacking, with 81% of hacking breaches leveraging stolen or weak passwords.

And 51% of breaches included malware that, in two-thirds of such cases, was installed by means of email attachments.

Meanwhile 43% of data breaches utilized phishing, and virtually all were linked to software installation on a user’s device.

Targeted industries were led by financial (24%), followed by healthcare (15%), which was matched by retail and hospitality (combined 15%), and then by public sector organizations (12%).

Small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs) were particularly vulnerable, with 61% of victimized entities employing fewer than 1,000 people.

While less dramatic than ransomware, cyber-espionage is also increasing, in part as a result of the growth of social networking, research communications, and electronically stored confidential personal data.

More than 15% of reported breaches this year were espionage-related, many of which originated as phishing emails.

Verizon recommends training all employees to identify the warning signs of a breach, granting system access only to those who need it for their work, and patching operating systems and software programs promptly to guard against cyberattacks.

While there is no such thing as an impenetrable system, getting the basics right makes a huge difference. Share wisely, and take care.

Delivery of Things World 2018

Excerpted from WeCONECT Report

DCIA co-sponsored Delivery of Things World (DoTW) 2017 was a great success again and further developed defining the business relevance of current DevOps trends and providing practical solutions organizing the first DevOps Hackathon.

More than 230 leading industry innovators and 50 expert speakers across 112 companies from 18 countries gathered for two-and-a-half days to shape the future of software development in a DevOps world.

Click here for a have a look at the post-event report offering a more detailed look at the event including feedback and statistics.

Plan now to be part of DoTW 2018, April 23-24 in Berlin, Germany to meet the most influential DevOps practitioners and experts and discuss what DevOps means for your business.

The DoTW 2018 advisory board includes thought leaders Ina Roth, BI Enterprise Management, BMW; Steve Williams, VP Engineering eCommerce, Reed Exhibitions; Anders Lundsgard, Senior Engineer and Solution Architect, Scania; Shane Kelly, Programm QA & Test Manager, EasyJet; and Andrea Hilzer-Yager, Head of Department, Allianz.

You can now make reservations to attend online to ensure you don’t miss out on being part of the DevOps community next year… Read More

Big Data Analytics: $16 Billion Industry by 2025

Excerpted from Economic Times Report by PTI

The big data analytics sector in India is expected to witness eight-fold growth to reach $16 billion by 2025 from the current $2 billion, industry experts said here. The sector is expected to reach $16 billion by 2025 and register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26 per cent over next five years, they said. According to these experts, India is currently among top 10 big data analytics markets in the world and Nasscom has set a target of making the country one among the top three markets in the next three years.

“The government, industry and academia can collaborate to build an ecosystem to generate sustainable solutions by harnessing the power of big data and digital innovation,” said WNS Global Services Group CEO Keshav Murugesh said.

“The combined power of harnessing big data and digital solutions can drive tremendous results in improving the citizen experience, implementation efficiency and boosting the nation’s economy,” added Murugesh.

Speaking at the ‘Emerging Worlds Conference’ workshop organized by Indian School of Design and Innovation (ISDI) in collaboration with MIT Media Labs, Murugesh said, “India is a diversified country with a wide array of challenges, and it is pertinent that we as citizens of this country, innovate to find effective solutions that can make a difference to the billion lives that live here… Read More

Connected Smart Home Appliances Market

Excerpted from Let’s Go Digital Report

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Connected Home, Smart Appliances, and AI-based Security 2017-2022” market report to its offerings.

The new report assesses the connected home and smart appliance marketplace, including major home appliance vendors, and solutions.

The role of internet of things (IoT) and supporting technologies is evaluated with analysis of current market inhibitors and solutions.

The connected home appliances report provides market forecasts for major market segments, sub-segments, and regional expectations for the period 2017 through 2022.

The market report also includes detailed forecasts for real-time IoT analytics in the connected home market 2017-2022.

This research also evaluates the technologies, market opportunities, and outlook for AI-based security in IoT.

The forecast report includes analysis of AI in specific IoT deployment scenarios such as fog computing architectures… Read More

Why You Need a Global IoT Strategy

Excerpted from Yahoo Tech Report by Mary Shacklett

“As the need for a global IoT continues, we are fine-tuning our global capabilities and the relationships that will support it,” said Chris Penrose, president of AT&T’s Internet of Things organization.

“But as IoT solutions beg for more efficient connectivity, companies are calling on their leadership to help navigate roadblocks like legal restrictions and cultural nuances.”

“The stakes are too big, the investment too high and the security risks too grave to cobble together IoT solutions.

CEOs will have to carry this vision and push companies to adapt and create change.”

For the thousands of CIOs and CEOs who are, indeed, cobbling together their IoT due to budget constraints, this is food for thought.

On a country level, there are also new challenges that weren’t at issue even 12 months ago–such as historically “world leading” countries like the United States now opting to move to more isolationist policies.

The Internet of Things Consortium references IDC figures that the worldwide IoT market spend will grow to $1.3 trillion in 2019… Read More

Public Cloud Infrastructure Spending Rises

Excerpted from CloudTech Report by James Bourne

Public cloud services will be the fastest growing market segment for IT deployment in 2017, according to the latest note from IDC.

Spending on traditional data centers, which ranked at more than 60% of the market in 2016, will dip to less than half by 2021, the analyst firm argues, with public cloud taking the majority of the slack.

Total spending on IT infrastructure for deployment in cloud environments – server, enterprise storage and Ethernet switches – will reach $40 billion in 2017, at an increase of 12.4% year over year.

Public cloud will grow at the fastest rate, of 13.8%, with off-premises private cloud environments at 11.9% growth and on-prem private clouds growing 9.6% year on year.

For cloud IT environments, Ethernet switches will represent the fastest growing segment, with 25.8% year on year growth in 2017, with spending on enterprise storage at 12.0% and servers 9.1%.

IDC had previously examined the numbers by vendor, finding Dell and HPE just ahead of the faster-growing Cisco… Read More

The 10 Coolest Cloud Startups of 2017

Excerpted from CRN Report by Joseph Tsidulko

Since its inception about a decade ago, the cloud has been the primary breeding ground for innovative new technology companies.

Many of the startups founded in recent years to seize the tremendous opportunities created by the paradigm shift to cloud computing are now rapidly scaling to meet market demand for their products.

Having proven their viability in the market, some are accepting larger infusions of capital to hire more workers, extend into new geographies, and build more integrations with platforms and providers.

These startups are delivering to organizations across all industries the ability to easily and rapidly deploy flexible, agile and heterogeneous IT environments for running production workloads, as well as developing and testing new applications and empowering their workers with the latest-and-greatest productivity tools.

Here are the 10 coolest cloud startups of the year so far.

AppOrbit founded by VMware and IBM veterans recently came out of stealth with an application modernization platform… Read More

Fog Computing Market Illuminated

Excerpted from WhaTech Channel Report

This report studies the global fog computing market, analyzes and researches the fog computing development status and forecast in United States, EU, Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia.

The report focuses on the top players in global market. Learn details of the size, growth and revenue by regions.

The Global Fog Computing Industry 2017 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the fog computing industry.

Global Fog Computing Industry covers the present scenario and growth prospects the detailed analysis of the market size, with sales, price, revenue, and market share for each manufacturer.

The complete Global Fog Computing Industry 2017 Market Research Report runs 108 pages and provides exclusive vital statistics, data, information, trends and landscape details in this niche sector.

Market Segment by Region: this section splits global into several key regions, with sales, revenue, market share, and growth rate of fog computing in these areas from 2012 to 2022 (forecast) North America, China, Europe, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia… Read More

Fog Computing Market Outlook 2017

Excerpted from Press Announcement by Market Research

The Market Research Report, entitled “Global Fog Computing Market Size, Status and Forecast 2022” provides market information about manufacturers, countries, type and application.

This fog computing industry report also states company profile, sales, fog computing market revenue and price, market share, market growth and gross margin by regions.

The following summary will give an overview of the causes, processes, and possible effects of the market research proposal.

Top manufacturers/key players include Microsoft, Cisco Systems, Dell, Intel Corp, Schneider Electric Software, GE Digital, Toshiba, ARM Holdings, Fujitsu, Prismtech Corporation, and Nebbiolo Technologies. The global fog computing report gives a thorough situation of the present and gauge fog computing showcase procedures, improvement methodologies and development openings.

Starting a discussion on the contemporary condition of fog computing showcase, the report extra dissects the market powerful moving each area begun in it. The report additionally concentrates the fog computing bits of knowledge of the organizations and suggestions that will help the perusers to have progressive learning of the fog computing showcase… Read More

China Mobile & Huawei Smart Stadium

Excerpted from DIGITIMES Report by Rodney Chan

China Mobile Beijing and Huawei have jointly launched a pilot project for a smart stadium at Beijing South Railway Station based on multi-access edge computing (MEC).

This is the first time China Mobile Beijing has developed its enterprise business using MEC technology.

Huawei’s MEC@CloudEdge solution will enable China Mobile Beijing to integrate specific video content sources into the edge gateway of the smart stadium, according to a press statement from the companies.

China Mobile users at the stadium will be able to watch videos from content sources by scanning a QR code and signing up for video package subscriptions.

The MEC@CloudEdge solution enables local service steering, local operations, and communication capabilities exposure. Through the solution, users will pay less while gaining benefits including low-latency, low freeze rate, and an ultra-HD viewing experience that is exclusive to the stadium.

The announcement comes close on the heels of Huawei’s revelation at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2017… Read More

Telefonica Deutschland: Ready for Data Growth

Excerpted from Gigabit Report by John O’Hanlon

Since it entered the German market in 2005 with the acquisition of the O2, Telefonica has become one of the three leading integrated telecommunications providers in Germany.

In the mobile segment alone, Telefonica Deutschland is the market leader.

In 2014, Telefonica Deutschland acquired E-Plus Mobilfunk GmbH.

Now the company is working on a simplified management structure across Telefonica Deutschland’s entire mobile access, core, and fixed network operations.

Quality monitoring and surveillance of this extensive network has been the responsibility of Marcus Thurand, VP of Network Operations since 2013, but his job has evolved almost out of recognition.

The networks not only have to be reliable; they have to be smart enough to cope with a new era of communications.

As the CEO Markus Haas pointed out in March at CeBIT, Hannover:

“Due to the continuous progress of network technology, I have unlimited possibilities of using digital means to make life easier… Read More

JPMorgan and DIT Financial BlockChain Project

Excerpted from Digital Journal Report

JPMorgan will co-operate with DIT Financial Inc. on a new project named DIT Wealth Chain.

This is a platform build by BlockChain technology use block-chain data structure to verify and store data.

Distributed computer node consensus algorithm is applied to generate and update data. The use of cryptography ensures data transmission and access security. An intelligent contract consists of automated script code programming and data manipulation.

It forms a new distributed infrastructure and computing paradigm.

BlockChain is a very complex distributed computing methodology which can keep records on thousands or even millions of stand-alone computers that work together without a single entity to control them with data and procedures.

DIT Wealth Chain will digitize the global high-quality assets and all of these digital assets carried on the D.I.T wealth chain will be evenly cut by BlockChain technology.

Every share has a characteristic of low investment threshold for each smart investment contract… Read More

Lasting Damage and a Search for Clues in Cyberattack

Excerpted from NY Times Report by Nicole Perlroth

As investigators continue to gather clues about the cyberattacks that hit computers around the world last week, some big companies and other organizations are still reckoning with the damage.

At Mondelez International, a giant maker of snacks, thousands of servers and computers were rendered useless and production lines at some factories ground to a halt.

The company said on Thursday that shipping and invoicing had been disrupted during the last four days of the most recent financial quarter, but that a “critical majority” of its systems were back up and running.

Hospitals across the United States have not been able to create electronic records for more than a week after the software maker Nuance Communications experienced significant problems with its computers. On Thursday, it was not clear when all of the company’s systems would be working properly.

Reckitt Benckiser, which makes Lysol spray, lowered its sales forecasts on Thursday, citing disruptions to its supply chain.

And at DLA Piper, a global law firm, employees said it might be a while before all systems returned to normal… Read More

Coming Events of Interest

Industry of Things World Europe — September 18th and 19th in Berlin, Germany. Join more than 1,000 high-level executives to rethink your technology and business strategy for scalable, secure, and efficient IoT.

IoT Solutions World Congress — October 3rd through 5th in Barcelona, Spain. This event has grown enormously in no time and is an excellent barometer and source of information, inspiration, collaboration and transformation.

INTRASECT— November 1st and 2nd in Washington, DC. The first conference of its kind to engage key stakeholders in a comprehensive and engaging examination of existing and future regulatory policy governing the usage of commercial autonomous vehicles.

Government Video Expo & National Drone Show — November 28th-30th in Washington, DC. The 22nd annual GVE will feature a full exhibit floor with numerous training options, free seminars, keynotes, networking opportunities, and five new educational pavilions.

Delivery of Things World 2018 — April 23rd and 24th in Berlin, Germany. Meet the most influential DevOps practitioners and experts and discuss what DevOps means for your business.

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