Day: January 15, 2021

The cloud is now mission-critical

A new study from Cloudreach and IDC entitled “Cloud Trends 2021” (registration required) surveyed more than 200 CIOs. Questions focused on the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the use of cloud computing and digital transformation. Keep in mind that the sponsor has a dog in the hunt in that they sell technology.

Of course, it’s the usual “cloud is good,” “cloud is important” stuff you find in most other analyst reports. However, the number that I found interesting is that 27.5 percent stated that large-scale migration to the public cloud was “essential for survival.” Hop in a time machine and just

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Outgoing Trump administration puts Xiaomi on an investment blacklist

In a shock move, the Department of Defence under the outgoing Donald Trump administration has put nine Chinese companies on a blacklist citing military connections. Tech giant Xiaomi is the surprise inclusion in the list.

The blacklist bars US individuals and companies from investing in these firms. This is different from Huawei‘s trade ban where Americans were blocked from doing with the tech giant. So, Xiaomi won’t be barred from using Android, Google Play Store, or Qualcomm’s chips.

Under this new ban, the commerce department could also block the import of “sensitive technology” from China or any other country.  This

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