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Data News Roundup – Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Hi everyone! Welcome back to our weekly “Data News Roundup” for May 20th, 2020. Before we dive into the different things making headlines this week, we want to make sure you saw our latest blog post outlining how Boston Children’s Hospital is enabling its public health officials to analyze the latest COVID-19 data. If you’re not familiar with our AtScale COVID Near You data model, be sure to check it out. We can all do our part to navigate these crazy times, but we have to work together.

Now, back to the top news items from the last few days. The week was filled with interesting news worth noting, from trend pieces to major tech integrations and more. Please read on to learn about what’s happening in the data world, and as always, reach out with any questions to start a conversation. 

Year of modernization: 56% of professionals are working on cloud migrations for 2020 – May 20th, 2020

TechRepublic

By Macy Bayern

Professionals are using 2020 as a year for cloud migration, according to a Progress report, released on Wednesday. More than half (56%) of respondents said they are currently working on or planning cloud migration projects for this year.  

Dell Technologies, Google Cloud tighten up integration, storage links for data heavy workloads – May 20th, 2020

ZDNet

By Larry Dignan

Dell Technologies and Google Cloud have paired up on hybrid cloud storage system that can move large amounts of data across private and public clouds more easily.

Billionaire tech entrepreneur Tom Siebel: The pandemic will “clear the silliness out of the market” – May 19th, 2020

Fortune

By Jeremy Kahn

Fortune sat down with prominent tech entrepreneur Tom Siebel to talk about why he feels the coronavirus response has become politicized and polarized that it is becoming difficult to identify the facts within data. He also feels the fall out of the situation will cause the majority of startups to go out of business.

How Congress is shaping data privacy laws during the pandemic – May 18th, 2020

VentureBeat

By Khari Johnson

VentureBeat has an interesting piece focused on how government policymakers are scrambling to stop the spread of COVID-19 and get everyone back to work, without impacting individuals’ privacy or overall well-being.

 

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