Friday Tech Round Up – Episode 6

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If you’re curious to know what’s been happening in the tech space this past week, then look no further… our Friday Tech Round Up is your weekly dose of the latest and greatest tech news!

In episode 6, we explore Salesforce’s new NFT cloud, movement in the IaaS marketplace and highlights from Apple’s 2022 Worldwide Developers Conference – plus many more.


Apple WWDC announcements

Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, revealing MacOS Ventura, the latest Apple hardware, more details around its mysterious new ‘Developer Center’ and plans to introduce augmented reality with the help of Hollywood.

Check out more about what was announced at the event here.


Microsoft eat into Amazon’s IaaS market share

The IaaS market is famously controlled by a few players, with the top five IaaS providers accounting for over 80% of total market.

Whilst AWS still control the biggest slice of the pie with a 38.9% share as of 2021 (Gartner), Google Cloud saw the highest growth rate of any of the top five IaaS vendors in 2021, growing 63.7% to reach $6.4 billion in revenue.

Microsoft Azure also saw a market creep, with shares growing from 19.7% to 21.1% in 2021.


Salesforce launch NFT cloud pilot

Triggered by customer curiosity, Salesforce are launching a pilot of NFT cloud. This new platform for buying and selling crypto assets hopes to make NFT selling, minting, and managing more accessible, abstracting from the complicated technology. In the words of Adam Caplan, SVP of Emerging Technology at Salesforce:

“Salesforce is seeing interest from CMOs and CDOs who are asking for help entering web3, and we are enthusiastic about bringing new innovations, products and offerings to our customers in a way that allows them to build and maintain meaningful relationships with their customers,” Adam Caplan, SVP of Emerging Technology at Salesforce, told TechCrunch.”


Big tech halt hiring

It wasn’t long ago that we were discussing a skills shortage, a global event that tipped the market in favour of technologists with skills in high demand and saw prolonged periods of headcount expansion to keep pace with demand for digitalisation.

It seems that the tech boom has since drawn to a close, with many of the top tech companies revisiting their recruitment strategies to slow down hiring, rescinding job offers and in some cases, lay-offs.

As well as a hiring freeze, Meta has announced some significant changes to its product roadmap, with several of its hardware projects either being put on hold or delayed for the time being amid rising costs, and a tightening economy.


Ministry of Defence acquires government's first quantum computer

Working with British company Orca Computing, the MoD will explore applications for its new quantum computer, looking specifically at quantum technology in defence.

Whilst they can’t solve any practical problems yet, the MoD’s exploration of quantum computing has been described as significant.




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SEACON 2022: sustainability overview

Seun Opanubi recently attended the SEACON conference and has pulled together her notes from the event. In particular, Seun outlines key takeaways from Anne Curie’s talk ‘The systems of 2030’ which focused heavily on sustainability and how the cloud industry is responding to the cry for more energy efficient business.


LGBTQ+ – one of the most important acronyms in tech

As the tech industry continues to deliberate ‘what to do’ with all these fabulously brilliant individuals, the LGBTQ+ community has taken matters into their own hands. And we’re all better off because of it.

Have a read about how the technology industry has benefited from the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community, and how homosexuals and trans people have used technology to become better represented, protected and given the opportunities they deserve.

And that’s it!

Make sure to come back next week for even more tech news.





Eloisa Tovee

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