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Autotask Week in IT: Effective Analytics, the IoT and Cybersecurity

December 22, 2017  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

Harvard Business Review: The Internet of Things is Going to Change Everything About Cybersecurity
By Yevgeny Dibrov
Cybersecurity can cause organizational migraines. In 2016, breaches cost businesses nearly $4 billion and exposed an average of 24,000 records per incident. In 2017, the number of breaches is anticipated to rise by 36%. The constant drumbeat of threats and attacks is becoming so mainstream that businesses are expected to invest more than $93 billion in cyber defenses by 2018.

TechTarget: 2017 Cloud Computing Headlines Show Upside, Hurdles For CIOs
By Jason Sparapani
CIOs are moving to the cloud in force. They're also running into some thorny problems and want to learn how others are dealing with them. Multi-cloud, the AWS outage and serverless computing all made their way into SearchCIO's most read 2017 cloud computing headlines. These headlines called attention to red-hot trends and why cloud remains atop IT execs' investment priorities.

DarkReading: Security Worries? Let Policies Automate the Right Thing
By John De Santis
Cybersecurity and morality might seem like two entirely different universes. Yet there's something distinctly moralistic in the narrative that surrounds the security industry. It's a narrative that pits good against evil as starkly as any horror flick or morality play — with an emphasis on the dark side.

CIO Magazine: How to Assemble a Highly Effective Analytics Team
By Bob Violino
Effective data analytics can be a competitive differentiator today, giving companies keen insights into customer preferences, product development and usage trends, and market gyrations that others don’t see. To get the most out of their analytics efforts, businesses need to assemble a highly talented team to make sense of all the data that’s coming in from multiple sources, and to translate the analyses into real value for the organization.

Forbes: 5 Key Artificial Intelligence Predictions For 2018: How Machine Learning Will Change Everything
By Bernard Marr
During 2017 it was hard to escape predictions that artificial intelligence is about to change the world. In 2018, this is unlikely to change. However, an increased focus on repeatable and quantifiable results is likely to ground some of the “big picture” thinking in reality.

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