Data News Roundup – Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Data News Roundup, July 2nd

Welcome to this week’s edition of AtScale’s Data News Roundup blog series for Thursday, July 2nd. This week’s roundup is headlined by two pieces of coverage featuring AtScale: our CEO Chris Lynch was quoted in Forbes discussing the critical traits all CEOs should have, and Inc. posted a piece highlighting how AtScale is handling the challenges brought on by COVID. Elsewhere, there are a few pieces of industry news that caught our eye and are worth a read.

Read on to learn what’s happening in the industry, reach out if you have any questions, and hope you all have a happy and safe holiday weekend! 

Amazon’s Looming Problem: Who Has The Strategic Mindset To Replace Jeff Bezos? – June 26th, 2020

By Peter Cohan


An interesting article published by Forbes delves into the type of mindset that makes for a great CEO. AtScale CEO Chris Lynch is quoted in the piece sharing that he believes hunger and competitive drive are among the critical traits for a founder who can grow an idea to taking a company public.

Four Reasons To Keep Working From Home – June 30th, 2020

By Peter Cohan


Inc. published an article which spotlights how AtScale is handling challenges brought on by COVID, while simultaneously boosting worker productivity and eliminating added stress brought on by WFH.

Universities and Tech Giants Back National Cloud Computing Project – June 30th, 2020

By Steve Lohr

The New York Times

The New York Times published an in-depth piece that looks at a proposal, backed by universities and tech giants, to give academic scientists access to the cloud data centers of the tech giants and to public data sets for research.

66 data science teams compete in challenge to help reopen Los Angeles – June 29th, 2020

By N.F. Mendoza

Tech Republic

Tech Republic shared details around the recent two-week “2020 COVID-19 Computational Challenge (CCC),” which was launched to help provide guidance for risk mitigation for Los Angeles County. The winning solution had to ” incorporate the ethical protection of individual data and respect data privacy norms.” Winning teams were to reveal location-based COVID-19 exposure at different L.A. communities, developed apps for people to calculate their potential for infection, and delivered applicable data-driven recommendations along with L.A.’s reopening stages.

Demystifying Cloud Computing – June 28th, 2020

By Maria Mahin


Medium published content focused on “demystifying” the cloud. The article touches on aspects of the modern cloud ecosystem, its benefits and how to start your organizations migrations away from on-prem offerings.