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Why Microsoft (Not Amazon) Will Win the Pentagon Contract

In 2019, the biggest cloud customer in the world will be the United States Department of Defense. The DoD is currently reviewing bids to award a single cloud provider a multi-year contract. Obviously, this isn’t your typical enterprise IT department, transferring from on-premise servers, or a startup who needs the flexibility of cloud infrastructure to scale. The program is called the Joint Enterprise Defense Initiative, or JEDI, and its purpose is to move the DoD’s massive computing systems into the cloud. This one contract is worth $10 billion, or 25% of the current market, which currently stands at $40 billion…

Here’s Why Microsoft Stock Could Overtake Amazon on Cloud Infrastructure

The cloud infrastructure market is expected to reach $83.5 billion by 2021, up from $40.8 billion in 2018. Amazon Web Services was launched in 2006, which means it took twelve years for the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market to reach $40 billion – but will take only three years for the next $40 billion to accumulate. Therefore, the investment window for cloud infrastructure stocks is far from over. The IaaS segment is currently Amazon’s most profitable revenue stream comprising 55% of its quarterly operating profit, and is also the top growth-driver for Microsoft at 89%. Considering these are two of the three…

How Mobile Devices and Cloud Computing Changed Security

Prior to the advent of mobile computing, security was limited to corporate IT assets that were often physically secured in facilities owned and managed by the company. According to a recent SANS Institute study, organizations spend as much as 12 percent of their IT budget on security. In a Ponemon Institute study, it was found that organizations have a 27.7 percent probability of having a material data breach in the next 24 months at an average cost of $3.62M. Meanwhile, the world of computing has changed. Security is not just about physically secure data centers and corporate controlled computing assets. Instead,…