For the fourth time, ADM Cloudtech won the British government’s cloud services framework procurement in two categories and was once again added to the national database. This enables the company to bid for the UK’s national cloud service procurements.
ADM Cloudtech became Crown Commercial Services Digital Outcomes and Specialist suppliers for the third year in a row. Becoming CCS partner enables ADM Cloudtech by introducing and practicing new secure technologies to shape the digital future of British public sector, and through that – all Britons.
In a tumultuous world, cybersecurity is of increasing importance and whoever does not pay enough attention to it will sooner or later find themselves in the role of the victim as their data will be stolen by criminals. Under changing circumstances, security – especially digital – can no longer simply be something that the IT department must deal with but must instead be a topic on the agenda of every manager. Implementing the Zero Trust model is an important cornerstone in ensuring a higher level of security.
IT news portal Geenius published an opinion article by Klemens Arro, CEO of ADM Cloudtech, about trends in cloud security. Read from this article why are multi-cloud solutions on the rise and how can Zero Trust policy help organisations of all sizes. Nearly half of all world organisations have had some sort of experience with problems regarding data security. And indeed, as more data is created, the more it will leak, the more security audits will fail, and the more frequent attacks will become. It is an inevitable part of any technology’s lifecycle and the cloud, which is currently still one of the most secure ways of storing and managing your data, is no exception to this rule. Most of the time, new security services and solutions won’t be of much help either as generally, companies don’t actually know which solutions they should implement to protect themselves. This is the conclusion that security company Thales came to in their recent Cloud Security Study: Global Edition.
ADM was awarded the Silver Label for the Responsible Business Index by the Responsible Business Forum. The silver label is awarded to an organization that has systematically integrated the principles of responsible entrepreneurship into its core business.
Cloud technology is maturing. Most of our communication, work, and entertainment is already stored and run on a remote 3rd party server, and there are no signs that would indicate this path changing. Taking the next necessary step means implementing multi-clouds and taking advantage of hybrid computing. There is no doubt that this step brings new and very attractive opportunities for businesses of all sizes. But new developments can also mean new challenges.
Every single day, half a million new malicious programs and potentially unwanted applications are detected. These are serious hazards that can present a direct threat to the daily operations of various organisations, impacting critical assets, data, and the availability of services.
The world is talking more and more about CO2 emissions but it has only recently become common knowledge that technology and virtual aspects of our life – whether e-mail, posting on social media, or simply watching movies online – have a very clear impact on nature. The seemingly 100% virtual cloud is actually no different from other industries that depend on energy – it uses electricity to empower services and cool its servers, to maintain security, and to transfer data. All of this has a clear impact on sustainability at this very moment, but it also affects the criteria that businesses have for buying cloud services.
The cloud is already decade-old technology but continues to be a hot topic in 2022. We will see some new challenges in cloud security, turbulent changes in data analytics and IT roles, and growing attention towards the environment. Despite the challenges, the cloud has proven to be something that can be trusted, and this year we will finally see large fintech enterprises moving more and more from on-premises solutions to cloud or hybrid solutions. Blockchain is another important keyword to keep in mind in 2022 – but not only in connection to cryptocurrency but also increasingly to cloud technology.
There’s a fairly popular belief going around that cloud services are somehow flawless and that these services never experience any outages. However, over and over again, we see news of outages in cloud services in the real world. Just recently, there was an outage in one of the US regions of AWS which affected both smaller and bigger players around the world, from Amazon’s own services to dating apps, security systems, and robots who all need cloud services to function. The last big outage before this happened to Fastly, which crippled a huge part of the internet, but nearly all large and small cloud service providers have experienced similar outages.Does this mean that cloud services are not reliable?
For a decade, the cloud has been the fastest growing tech wunderkind and has been impossible to ignore. But since the COVID-19 crisis hit the world, the cloud computing market has been on a steep upward trajectory. Cloud adoption, infrastructure, development, and spending – every aspect of the cloud has been rapidly growing, and we can see no end to it. At least not in the next few years.
Estonian IT news portal ITuudised asked ADM Cloudtech CEO Klemens Arro what our contribution has been to the fight against the pandemic in the United Kingdom.
VendEx Solutions is creating the world’s first centralised hub for the financial services market data industry. Working in tandem with the world’s largest financial institutions and vendors, it is creating a fully integrated ecosystem of tools for managing financial market vendor relationships. To achieve this, ADM Cloudtech is helping VendEx Solutions to implement ‘best of industry’ cloud solutions.
Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, shared his predictions about the future of cloud services. According to him, the distinction between physical and digital will disappear and AWS will continue to bring new intelligent capabilities to physical devices like Amazon’s Echo – a smart device connected to AWS to gain access to the Alexa intelligent assistant and control smart home devices, capabilities that, without the cloud, would have required far more computing power.
Following the Covid-19 vaccine roll out at the end of 2020, ADM Cloudtech has been providing IT support to the NHS COVID-19 vaccination centre at Epsom Downs Racecourse.
All healthcare organisations have a considerable amount of very sensitive data such as patients, doctors, partners. This data will only grow as new digital services are launched and information generated from new sources & devices increases.
When Brexit came into effect on January 1, 2021, it also affected the protection and transfer of data between the UK and the EU. If up until the end of 2020, data protection within the UK was regulated by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), then as of this year, adhering to the regulation is no longer mandatory for the UK.
ADM Cloudtech became Crown Commercial Services Digital Outcomes and Specialist suppliers for the second year in a row. Becoming CCS partner enables ADM Cloudtech to shape the digital future of British public sector.
Black Book Market Research in 2019 revealed that over 93% of healthcare organizations have experienced a data breach since Q3 2016.
In their recently published security bulletin, Kaspersky predicts that next year will see an increase in attacks against the fields of medicine and pharmaceuticals. This will force healthcare organisations across the world to contribute to security much more, especially in the UK which is among the first countries in the world to have just started with vaccinations.