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The 10 Biggest Cloud Computing News Stories Of 2020 (So Far)

Donna Goodison

CRN breaks down the top cloud news midway through the year—from coronavirus-fueled cloud spending to cloud leaders decrying racial injustice to the explosion of cloud-based videoconferencing.

3. Cloud Leaders Denounce Racial Injustice

Cloud leaders used Twitter and other social media platforms to denounce racism and racial injustice as Black Lives Matter protestors mounted large-scale demonstrations nationwide in outrage over the death of Floyd.

“*What* will it take for us to refuse to accept these unjust killings of black people?” AWS CEO Andy Jassy tweeted on May 30, when protests in Seattle, Amazon’s headquarters city, took a violent turn. “How many people must die, how many generations must endure, how much eyewitness video is required? What else do we need? We need better than what we're getting from courts and political leaders.”

Another tweet by Amazon stated that the “inequitable and brutal treatment of Black people in our country must stop.”

“Together we stand in solidarity with the Black community—our employees, customers and partners—in the fight against systemic racism and injustice,” Amazon tweeted.

Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai drew attention to Google’s support for racial equality on its U.S. Google and YouTube home pages.

 
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