February 16, 2023

How to utilize the capabilities of the cloud to solve complicated business problems

Today’s businesses face the challenge of managing critical data amidst the abundance of information. Data security is crucial, as exposing data like PII, PHI, and PCI can have a financial impact. Detective and preventative security controls, guardrails, and fine-grained policies are essential to protect this data. Cloud platforms like AWS offer valuable security patterns and controls. The AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF) includes features like IAM, AWS CloudTrail, and encryption to secure critical data, alongside an incident response strategy to mitigate unauthorized access risks. 

  • Strategies for Maximizing Data Value 

Despite significant data investments, many organizations underutilize their data. To address this, businesses must treat data as a corporate asset and develop a robust data strategy. Data integration, data pipeline creation, consolidation, cleaning, processing, and secure storage are crucial steps.  

  • Upcoming Technology Trends for the Next Year 

The rapid pace of technological advancement continues in the digital age. Key trends for the coming year include the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connecting billions of devices, the rise of the Metaverse, AR/VR, quantum computing, and the increased use of multi-cloud and hybrid management tools. Computing power will grow, shifting IT spending towards cloud solutions, while 5G will create new opportunities. AI and low-code/no-code technology adoption will continue to increase, and cloud services spending is projected to surpass $1 trillion. Government and industries like BFSI and FinTech will also adopt cloud solutions more extensively. 

  • The Pervasiveness of Cloud in Modern Technologies 

Cloud computing’s ubiquity is driven by its scalability and flexibility. In uncertain markets, companies prefer pay-per-use cloud services over large investments in physical infrastructure. Cloud platforms are essential for emerging technologies like AI, serverless, blockchain, and edge computing. Cloud providers invest heavily in security, making cloud solutions more secure than individual organization efforts. 

  • Challenges in Migrating Businesses to the Cloud 

As organizations shift 45% of their IT spending to the cloud by 2024, they face several challenges. The skills gap is a significant obstacle, with over 70% of organizations lacking the expertise to manage cloud environments. Training employees in the latest cloud technologies can mitigate this challenge. Implementing a clear cloud governance program to prevent cost escalation is crucial, as cloud computing operates on a pay-as-you-go basis. Lastly, businesses need to adapt culturally to reallocate resources effectively in the cloud era. 

Read more on this from the CXO today article by Bhavesh Goswami   

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