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Monthly Cloud News Roundup: December 2022

By WatServ

January 9, 2023

Looking back at December 2022, here are some top stories from the world of cloud and cybersecurity.


Forrester Study Finds 228% ROI When Modernizing Applications on Azure PaaS

December 14, 2022 | Ashmi Chokshi, General Manager, Azure Digital and Application Innovation

Through customer surveys, Forrester found a composite organization using Azure PaaS can achieve a 228% ROI, a 50% increase in the speed of application development and a 40% reduction in app-dev infrastructure costs.

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Microsoft Azure CLX: A Personalized Program to Learn Azure

December 14, 2022 | Priyanka Rawat, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Azure

Microsoft launched the Microsoft Azure Connected Learning Experience (CLX) program, designed to help aspiring learners and IT professionals become Azure pros and achieve a certification.

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Cybercrime (and Security) Predictions for 2023

December 19, 2022 | The Hacker News

Top cybersecurity publication The Hacker News predicts 2023 will bring an increase in digital supply chain attacks and mobile-specific cyber threats. They also predict companies will continue to invest in cloud security and ransomware-as-a-service.

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LastPass Admits to Severe Data Breach, Encrypted Password Vaults Stolen

December 23, 2022 | Ravie Lakshmanan, The Hacker News

LastPass announced that an unknown malicious actor obtained customer information, including encrypted password vaults, end-user names, billing addresses, email addresses, and more, using data from their breach in August 2022.

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BetMGM Confirms Breach as Hackers Offer to Sell Data of 1.5 Million Customers

December 23, 2022 | Eduard Kovacs, SecurityWeek

Online sports betting company BetMGM confirmed the company experienced a data breach affecting customers’ names, email addresses, date of birth, social insurance numbers, and more. They believe the intrusion happened in May 2022.

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Top Benefits of Public Cloud in 2022

In this article, learn the difference between public and private cloud, three key benefits of adopting the public cloud, and how to choose the right cloud provider.

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What CFOs Need to Know on Cost and Accounting on Microsoft Azure

For CFOs, the world of IT can be full of jargon and unfamiliar concepts. In this article, we discuss the Azure’s payment models, when to use each and how to account for Microsoft Azure in your organization.

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SOC as a Service: Everything You Need to Know

Security Operations Center (SOC) is a team within an organization that’s responsible for monitoring, preventing, detecting and responding to cybersecurity threats. Learn how it relates to MSS, the benefits of SOCaaS and how to choose the right provider.

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


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.

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