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Week in IT: Machine learning myths, public cloud deployment and blockchain

March 30, 2018  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

IT Pro: The Rise of Blockchain-As-A-Service 
By Mark Mayne 
As a technology, blockchain has been busy. From the frenzied speculation around Bitcoin and any token-related initial coin offerings (ICOs) through to private infrastructure projects, it's fair to say that blockchain is the flavour du jour, with almost every major enterprise announcing a pilot project or investment.

CIO: 9 Machine Learning Myths
By Mary Branscombe 
Machine learning is proving so useful that it's tempting to assume it can solve every problem and applies to every situation. Like any other tool, machine learning is useful in particular areas, especially for problems you’ve always had but knew you could never hire enough people to tackle, or for problems with a clear goal but no obvious method for achieving it.

Dark Reading: 5 Ways to Get Ready for Public Cloud Deployment
By Rinki Sethi
For many organizations, the public cloud has become the sole route to market for new product introductions. This cloud infrastructure is owned and managed by a third party, freeing up the organization from the maintenance and cost that comes with a private cloud setup. With that, speed and scale are the main reasons why developers are moving to the public cloud, and now is the best time for security teams to tighten their partnerships with product development and IT teams.

Datamation: Artificial Intelligence as a Service: AI Meets the Cloud
By Cynthia Harvey
In their never-ending quest to stay ahead of the competition, a growing number of enterprises are looking for ways to incorporate artificial intelligence into their applications, products, services and big data analytics. And one of the easiest and most popular ways to get started with the technology is by using cloud-based AI as a service (AIaaS) offerings.

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