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Autotask Week in IT: IoT Predictions, Cybersecurity Trends and Improving BYOD Policies

January 05, 2018  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

IoT Evolution: Internet of Things Predictions for 2018
By Ken Briodagh
2018 is likely to be the Year of IoT everywhere. The year in which the potential indicated by all of the M&A and partnership deals in the last 18 months is actualized, while the infrastructure build outs become finally sophisticated enough to support IoT implementations in all industries. 

CIO Dive: No One is Safe: 5 Cybersecurity Trends for 2018
By Alex Hickey
If cybersecurity had a theme in 2017, it was "no one is safe." Any consumer who managed to emerge from the Equifax, Yahoo, OPM and a host of POS breaches unscathed should consider entering the lottery. And any company that escaped 2017 without a cybersecurity crisis should give its security team a raise.

Forbes: Preparing the Network for a Multi-Cloud World
By Kelly Ahuja
Ten years ago, moving to the cloud represented a risky and colossal step for organizations. Today, most organizations not only support cloud infrastructure, they have successfully continued to add and are supporting multi-cloud tenancy -- a trend that doesn’t show any signs of stopping.

The Guardian: Questioning AI: What are the Key Research Challenges? 
By Ian Sample
The media is full of stories of the hopes and fears over rapidly evolving artificial intelligence (AI) technology. But it’s not just pundits debating the pros and cons of what AI might one day achieve: among AI researchers themselves there is plenty of disagreement over what the future holds. 

Mobile Business Insights: 5 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve your BYOD Policies
By Will Kelly
Developing the right goals for your enterprise’s BYOD policies should be a key element of your end-of-year evaluations so you can put your best foot forward in the new year. Potential goals might range from improving policies to implementing new security measures.

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