Autotask Week in IT: IoT in 2018, Predictive Analytics and Fog Computing

November 10, 2017  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

Business Computing World: Predictive Analytics: Fad or the Future of Cyber Security?
By Mike Hems
It should come as no surprise that humans are the weakest link to even the best-planned cyber security differences. While software and hardware can absolutely be manipulated, they have no pride, empathy or apathy to exploit. For this reason, AI and other machine-learning innovations are critical in defending the most vulnerable security gap.

Forbes: 10 Predictions for the Internet of Things (IoT) in 2018
By Gil Press
In a new report, Predictions 2018: IoT Moves From Experimentation To Business Scale, Forrester Research predicts that the IoT will become the backbone of future customer value, the IoT infrastructure will shift to the edge and to specialized IoT platforms, developers will have a significant impact on platforms and initiatives, and security will remain a key concern.

Recode: Forget the Cloud. Computing is Heading into the Fog
By Bob O’Donnell
Many scary movies have at least one scene where someone — or something — emerges from the fog. Surprisingly, the future of computing may actually be one of those things. The basic idea of fog computing is to leverage the key new software technologies, processes and applications built to take advantage of cloud computing infrastructure, but deployed on computing hardware closer to the edge of the network.

Bio IT World: Data Security and Cloud Providers: Assessing The Risks
By Jarrod Mederios
Research organizations are aware of the potential for cloud technologies to increase efficiency, cut costs and reduce time to market. However, many are still struggling to understand the risks involved with data security and protecting their own intellectual property.

TechTarget: Cloud Security Tools Reflect Disparate Vendor Perspectives
By Trevor Jones
Security remains a top priority as enterprises evaluate a move to the public cloud. There are still scenarios where the cloud is unacceptable, particularly at corporations where data residency and other governmental restrictions are paramount, but by and large security is no longer a reason to reject a move to the cloud. 

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