5 Top Cloud Computing Stories of Q1 2016

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As the first quarter of 2016 comes to a close, here’s a look back at INN’s best performing cloud computing articles over the period.

2016 is shaping up to be a good time for the cloud computing market, as new technological innovations and widespread adoption push the market forward. With even more exciting developments on the horizon, here’s a look back at some of our biggest articles in the cloud computing market over the past quarter.

1. The Future of Information: Linking Cloud, Cybersecurity and Big Data Investment

Cloud computing has entirely transformed the way information is processed, organized, stored and shared, making it impossible to separate from the explosion of big data. However, the rapid transition from old school data management to the highly efficient data centers driving today’s markets has created a need for cybersecurity solutions. With sensitive personal information, healthcare records and financial records being managed by these systems, cloud security has emerged as a vital aspect of protecting this data. As a result, cloud computing, cybersecurity and big data investment have formed an important nexus in the tech space. Click here to learn more about the important intersections between these up and coming markets.

2. Datawind CEO Talks Mobile Data Trends in Emerging Markets

Datawind (TSX:DW) is a provider of internet connectivity for emerging markets. In an exclusive interview with the Investing News Network, CEO Suneet Singh Tuli spoke about the work that his company is undertaking in India and Africa, and explained the complexity and importance of these emerging tech markets. To see what Tuli had to say, click here to read the full interview.

3. Infrastructure Behind the Cloud: How Big Data is Rooted in America’s Heartland

Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) cloud computing service Amazon Web Services might be the single most important factor behind the recent tech boom in the US. Rather than requiring small businesses to make costly investments in computer hardware, Amazon’s cloud alleviates this upfront pressure by offering the on-demand delivery of IT. According to The Atlantic, Amazon is the largest hosting company in the market today, projected to exceed $8 billion this year.
In this article, INN explains the physical infrastructure which powers the cloud, getting into the nitty gritty of what the cloud really is. Futhermore, we take a look at the macro impact which cloud services are having the technology market. Click here to gain the full background on what the cloud really is, and how it’s transforming business.

4. Three Cloud-Based Canadian Fintech Companies to Watch

It’s not uncommon to hear that fintech is the field of the future. And looking at the market, you’d be wise to believe it. Currently, the Canadian fintech market is chock full of interesting, exciting small-cap companies. In this article, the Investing News Network profiles some of the hottest stocks on the market. Representing Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto, these companies are all making their mark on cloud-based fintech.

5. How the Weak Dollar Impacts Canada’s Tech Industry

Over the last two quarters, the Canadian dollar has taken a hit, particularly in comparison to its US counterpart. The Investing News Network sat down with Sebastien Pare, CEO of Toronto-based VIQ Solutions (TSXV:VQS), to find out how that disparity is impacting the nation’s tech scene. In our interview, Pare outlines the unexpected benefits of a weak Canadian dollar. Essentially, he argues, a weak loonie helps Canadian companies to become riskier, more innovative players in the North American tech scene. Click here to read the full piece.

Securities Disclosure: I, Morag McGreevey, hold no direct investment in any of the companies mentioned in this article.

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