The Transformation Ticker: Volume 9

Volume 9 – March 2020

Here is Volume 9 of SkySync’s Transformation Ticker, our monthly roundup of what we found to be the most important content pieces to help you stay on top of the constantly changing world of cloud collaboration and content management.

[News] Google quietly reached a major milestone in its battle with Microsoft to rule the workplace

Google’s G Suite — which encompasses Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and other productivity tools — has surpassed 2 billion monthly active users.

[Article] CIOs need to have proper preparations in place to handle Coronavirus disruptions

They need to focus on three short-term actions to increase their organizations’ long-term resilience.

[News] Not So Fast: Amazon Likely to Win Defense Contract Lawsuit

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge says Amazon is likely to win its lawsuit challenging Microsoft’s win of a coveted Pentagon contract.

[Article] Get ready for the post-pandemic run on cloud

We’ll see in the back half of this year a more aggressive turn towards the use of public clouds as a result of this pain.

[Blog] How to quickly optimize Office 365 traffic for remote staff & reduce the load on your infrastructure

Network elements are suddenly put under enormous strain due to the load of the entire business using them, with the end result being poor performance, productivity & user experience for those users forced to adapt to working from home.

[News] How Attackers Could Use Azure Apps to Sneak into Microsoft 365

Researchers warn Microsoft 365 account holders to pay attention to unknown applications that request permissions.

[Blog] Running on VPN: How Microsoft is keeping its remote workforce connected

“It is allowing our employees to maintain their normal level of productivity even as they all work remotely,” says Microsoft’s VP of Core Platform Engineering.

[News] COVID-19: Getting Ready for the Next Business Continuity Challenge

What comes after you’ve empowered your remote workforce in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic? Dealing with a large portion of that workforce getting sick at the same time.

[Blog] COVID-19 and the Importance of the Digital Workplace

Maybe it’s time for organizations to more fully explore the idea of a digital workplace.

 

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