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Is this a ‘watershed’ moment for cloud technology?

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The world of business is disorientated and shaken, but tech providers have rallied quickly with safety net solutions.

The world of business is disorientated and shaken, but tech providers have rallied quickly with safety net solutions.

The technology newswires crackled to life last week as usual, but with a different tone and resonance to usual. Aside from Oracle officially announcing the release of Java 14 – with extended availability of the low-latency Z Garbage Collector to Mac OS X and Windows (yeah, we thought you’d missed that, no disrespect to Oracle intended) – there wasn’t a whole lot of the normal ‘platform advancement’ type news that typically populates the IT news feed. The bulk of the IT news generated this last week has, of course, been focused on what companies are doing in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. […]

That being said, there are questions that need to be asked here. Will we really all be able to work from home as effectively as governments are urging us to attempt to? Will productivity suffer or will we find new work methods that we had previously overlooked? Will people have enough broadband connectivity to connect to the services that they need? Will the cloud networks themselves have strong enough technology backbones to shoulder the new data flows that result here? […]

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