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.
There are a multitude of tasks to complete when migrating to the cloud but the benefits for cost saving and time are significant when properly optimised. There are three important steps to consider when migrating to the cloud. 1: plan & prepare, 2: choosing your cloud environment and 3: migrating your data & applications.
For some employees, remote working can be the most convenient thing of all, while for others, it is a terrible torture. But one thing is for sure – it is a lot more insecure than working in the office for everyone.
Although the importance of cybersecurity has been talked about more and more, then it is important to note that the most hideous incidents that reach public awareness via media still only form just the tip of the iceberg. Cyberattacks are showing strong signs of a constant growth trend and have become a daily part of the increasingly more laborious jobs of IT systems managers.
ADM Interactive has supported diversity since its founding. That means that for over 20 years now, we have given priority consideration to people and their characteristics in everything we do. We have always supported diversity because we are convinced that it is an important factor in increasing employee satisfaction. And if our employees see that we actually care about them, then they are more motivated in turn.
The Estonian Defence Forces Defence Hackathon 2020 saw participants working to create exciting solutions in 48 hours, all with the same goal – to increase Estonia’s defence capabilities. MedKiosk was chosen as the winner from among the 11 participating teams. Additionally, one team will also be able to finalise their idea at ADM’s monthly Big Friday event.
For the third year in a row, ADM Cloudtech won the British government’s cloud services framework procurement in all categories and was once again added to the national database, which enables the Estonian company to bid for the UK’s national cloud service procurements via a simple, automated process in the future.