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Monthly Cloud News Roundup: August 2022

By WatServ

September 2, 2022

In this month’s roundup, we look at trending cloud content from August 2022.


AWS Training and Certification Announces AWS Skill Builder Subscriptions

August 2, 2022 | AWS  

76% of IT decision-makers report an IT skills gap, up from 31% in 2016. This new self-paced program from AWS aims to help close that gap.

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OneDrive Turns 15: Delivering New and Intuitive Experiences

August 9, 2022 | Seth Patton, General Manager, Microsoft 365

OneDrive began in August 2007, when Microsoft first launched it to enable people to share and synchronize their files in the cloud. Since then, it’s evolved. 

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The Rise of Data Exfiltration and Why It Is a Greater Risk Than Ransomware

August 22, 2022 | Hacker News

Data exfiltration, or exfil, is rapidly growing. It involves moving vast amounts of proprietary data onto systems the attackers’ control and threatening to release it. 

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Why You Should Choose a Security-First Cloud Solutions Provider

WatServ | August 3, 2022 

Cloud security risks and requirements are constantly changing. But risk mitigation is possible with the help of the right cloud solutions partner. 

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SOC as a Service: Everything You Need to Know

WatServ | August 12, 2022

Security monitoring and management is a major undertaking. If your IT team doesn’t have the skills or bandwidth to do it all, you might want to consider SOCaaS. 

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SQL Server 2012 End of Support: Here’s What You Should Do Now

WatServ | August 23, 2022

In July 2022, Microsoft ended support for SQL Server 2012. If your organization has been affected, there is still time to take action. Here are your options. 

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WatServ Partnered with Gateway Group Consulting to Design, Deploy, Manage and Support the Azure Infrastructure for Their Future Clients

When Gateway Consulting Group looked for a marketplace partner to help it expand its business and better serve its clients, it applied careful consideration to its search for the ideal candidate – and chose WatServ. 

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WatServ demonstrates best-in-class capability and market leadership through proven technology and customer commitment.


WatServ is an IT solutions provider that helps organizations digitally transform through cloud technologies and managed services.

Serving clients as a trusted advisor since 2006, WatServ provides experience-tested, strategic solutions across all stages of the digital transformation journey. Clients choose WatServ to migrate infrastructure and applications to the cloud, secure critical data, implement disaster recovery, deploy virtual desktop, enable data-readiness for productivity solutions and manage IT environments.

Our clients span a broad range of industries, and we’re a global supplier of IT services for many Brookfield Portfolio Companies. To help our mid-size clients, we provide scalable offerings that simplify cloud adoption and drive business optimization. For enterprise clients, we co-create cloud solutions that enable stability and efficiency for complex IT tools and processes.

With more than 15 years of experience, WatServ has a track record of delivering quantifiable business results and a superior client experience. Ranked as one of Canada’s Top 100 Solution Providers for the last three years in a row, WatServ is always on.

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