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Monthly Cloud News Roundup: January 2023

By WatServ

January 31, 2023

Looking back at January 2023, here are top stories from the world of cloud and security.


General Availability of Azure OpenAI Service Expands Access to Large, Advanced AI Models with Added Enterprise Benefits

January 16, 2023 | Eric Boyd, Corporate Vice President, AI Platform, Microsoft Azure

Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure OpenAI Service so more businesses can take advantage of advanced AI models like GPT-3.5, Codex and DALL•E 2. ChatGPT will be available through the service soon.

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What’s New in Azure Data & AI: Empowering Retailers to Streamline Operations and Accelerate Time to Value

January 17, 2023 | Jessica Hawk, Corporate Vice President, Data, AI, and Mixed Reality, Microsoft Azure

Microsoft shares what’s new in data and AI innovations and how these can impact retail. Included in this news that the Microsoft Responsible AI Dashboard is now available, full text search capabilities come to Azure Cosmos DB for Apache Cassandra, and more.

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Six Security Predictions in 2023 and Beyond

January 9, 2023 | CJ Moses, CISO of Amazon’s Web Services

In this eBook written by AWS’s CISO, CJ Moses, learn what he thinks is next for the security industry and some high-level pointers on how you can stay ahead.

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LastPass Parent Company GoTo Suffers Data Breach, Customers’ Backups Compromised

January 25, 2023 | Ravie Lakshmanan, The Hacker News

GoTo, the parent company of LastPass, disclosed that a threat actor has stolen encrypted backups and encryption keys for some customers’ data. The company didn’t say how many users have been impacted, but that the incident happened in November 2022.

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SickKids Lifts Code Grey with 80% of Priority Systems Restored

January 5, 2023 | SickKids

Following a ransomware attack that was discovered on December 18, 2022, SickKids called a Code Grey and worked with third parties to investigate, implement a workaround and restore systems. The ransomware group behind the attack offered a free decryptor but SickKids didn’t use it, nor did they pay the ransom.

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Could Your Company Survive a Cybersecurity Breach?

October 20, 2022 | WatServ

With cyberattacks on the rise, it’s safe to assume someone will eventually target your company, either for a ransom or just for the thrill of it (as was the case with the recent IHG breach). But will your company survive?

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Cloud Enabled the WFH Transformation, But What Comes Next?

September 20, 2022 | WatServ

When the world transitioned to a work-from-home (WFH) model for office-based workers, it affected some companies more than others. The same is true as we begin to exit the pandemic.

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How to Create a Modern Cloud Computing Security Strategy

June 1, 2022 | WatServ

Creating a modern cloud computing security strategy helps businesses proactively identify potential threats, prevent losses and build a culture of cybersecurity in cloud computing from the top down. In this article, we look at five elements to help accomplish this.

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Sagen is Digital-Ready for the Future with WatServ Providing Security and Cloud Managed Services

2022 | WatServ

Sagen is Canada’s largest private mortgage insurance provider. After becoming independent from Genworth, Sagen needed a new way to provide the same level of security and support to its customers. See how WatServ provided cloud and cyber-security solutions on a tight timeline and in collaboration with other vendors.

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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.

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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