Autotask Week in IT: Old-School Security, IT Revenue Growth and Upcoming Cloud Technologies

February 02, 2018  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

TechTarget: Prepare for These Cloud Computing Technologies in 2018
By Kathleen Casey
It seems that every year, a new set of cloud computing technologies emerge and shake up the enterprise market. Containers and serverless were buzzworthy in 2017, but what other new trends will this year bring?

CSO: 10 Old-School Security Principles That (Still) Rule
By Josh Fruhlinger
If you're always scrambling to keep your IT infrastructure updated, you might think that newer is always better when it comes to security: new patches, new and more secure hardware, new crypto techniques, etc.  But when it comes to fundamentals, some things are eternal.

Information Management: Using AI to Organize Small Moments in Big Data
By Larry Alton
No matter what your professional goals are, the road to success is paved with small gestures. Often framed via KPIs – key performance indicators, these transitional steps form the core categories contextualizing business data. But what data matters? In the age of big data, businesses are producing larger amounts of information than ever before and there needs to be efficient ways to categorize and interpret that data. That’s where AI comes in.

Tech Republic: IT Industry Revenue Will Grow 5% this Year, Driven by Cloud, AI and IoT
By Alison DeNisco Rayome
The IT sector is poised to hit one of its highest years of growth in history, according to a new CompTIA report: Revenue is projected to grow 5% across the tech industry in 2018, and could potentially hit more than 7%. The projected growth will be led by a number of trends, the report stated, one being that the democratization of technology will lead to breakthrough models.

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