Local, state and international governments experienced more COVID-19 turbulence than U.S. federal agencies in 2Q20

State and local governments in the U.S. as well as civilian agencies of international governments saw significant disruption to tax revenues and their ability to provide even basic levels of citizen-facing services as a result of the pandemic. Employment services agencies, for example, were suddenly forced to operate at sharply lower levels, if at all, […]

COVID-19 fallout unlocks unique opportunities for the telecom industry to build out edge infrastructure

COVID-19 fallout unlocks attractive real estate opportunities for edge site locations Strategically located office and retail real estate is being purchased or leased by shared infrastructure owners (SIOs) and webscales for pennies on the dollar compared to pre-pandemic valuations. These companies intend to convert most of these locations into edge computing sites. This practice is […]

Enterprise edge compute opportunity expands in COVID-19 economy as use cases emerge in areas such as societal health and safety

While the overall IT infrastructure market is challenged by shifting spending habits due to COVID-19, the lifestyle changes necessitated by the virus have shifted workloads and customers closer to the edge, creating significant opportunity in the enterprise edge compute market. However, because this is a lone bright spot in an otherwise uncertain landscape, competition is […]

Cloud supports enterprise needs related to COVID-19, facilitating public cloud revenue growth

With Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, Google and Alibaba established as the IaaS cloud market leaders, Technology Business Research, Inc. (TBR) has noted an increase in partner ecosystem activity, particularly among IT services vendors, such as Accenture, Infosys and Cognizant, that are vying for a share of cloud services like migration and implementation. Consolidation will […]