Cloud computing spending accelerates again as Microsoft, Google chase AWS

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Cloud computing spending in the first quarter of 2021 reached $41.8 billion, growing 35% on a year on year basis with Amazon Web Services still in the lead, according to analyst firm Canalys. There are no surprises in the order of ranking among cloud giants in Canalys' Q1 2021 cloud spending report: Amazon Web Services (AWS) still leads with a 32% share of spending, trailed by Microsoft Azure with 19% and Google Cloud with 7%. Marketshare splits between the three businesses remains unchanged from last quarter.  All cloud giants saw pandemic-driven growth as enterprises accelerated digital transformations, with apps shifting to the cloud as well as data center consolidation.  SEE: Guide to Becoming a Digital Transformation Champion (TechRepublic Premium)The new figures follow Amazon's Q1 results yesterday, where it revealed it...

Cloud computing support accelerates COVID-19 vaccine improvements

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Apr 14, 2021 For more information, contact Wan Yee Lok This story is part of the “Making a difference” series, in which we shine a spotlight on the many ways—both big and small—that UBC community members are helping with the response to COVID-19. Share your story with us at [email protected] For the last 11 months, UBC biochemistry and molecular biology professor Prof. Leonard Foster (he/him/his) and his team have been studying how SARS-CoV-2 – the virus responsible for COVID-19 – attacks the human body, in hopes of developing a more targeted vaccine with fewer side effects. Prof. Foster is confident that this technology will accelerate the development of second-generation vaccine candidates. “There are many different approaches to developing a vaccine,” says Prof. Foster. “The...

Pandemic Accelerates Australia’s Broad Move Toward Cloud

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SYDNEY, Australia, Dec. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Many Australian companies are joining a broad movement in the country toward cloud computing and digital transformation, a trend accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis, according to a new report published today by Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm. The 2020 ISG Provider Lens™ Digital Business – Solutions and Service Partners report for Australia, the first such ISG report focusing on the country’s digital business provider ecosystem, finds many Australian enterprises looking for digital ways to be more competitive, improve supply chains, enable remote working and ensure business continuity. These goals became even more urgent with the arrival of the pandemic, which severely disrupted business practices even though it did...