Week in IT: Hybrid Cloud, IoT Data and Cloud Computing Trends

February 23, 2018  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

IDG Connect: What you Need to do to Ensure IoT Data is Collected Effectively
By Shawn McAllister
The Internet of Things (IoT) market has taken off, with IDC predicting it will hit the trillion dollar mark by 2020. There is still a lot of risk associated with IoT though, especially when it comes to performance, data security and future proofing to accommodate ongoing innovation. Even though the space is in its infancy, users expect IoT services to provide the same kind of responsiveness, reliability and security they’ve come to expect in much more mature internet and mobile services. 

InfoWorld: 5 Reasons Why You Need to Plan for Hybrid Cloud
By Paul Miller
Many of today’s successful businesses are moving beyond the public cloud into a new era of hybrid IT that combines public cloud, private cloud, and traditional IT. These organizations are implementing a hybrid cloud strategy because it is helping them improve the way they run their business and deliver new services to customers.

TechTarget: Prepare for Hybrid Cloud Implementation with These Key Steps
By Tom Noelle
Hybrid cloud adoption continues to increase, but its growing acceptance doesn't mean it's easy. Users have faced -- and will face -- a number of challenges. The good news is that careful planning can overcome them.
The various components that constitute a hybrid cloud are, and perhaps always will be, very different. 

Business Computing World: Top 3 Cloud Computing Trends and Their Implications for IT Support
By James Patterson
The future of work is a “cloudy” one indeed, as cloud computing continues to be one of the hottest tech innovations that is transforming the world of business. Today, more than 79% of companies use the cloud to host workloads and infrastructures that run their business – and with good reason. Moving to the cloud has offered organizations the flexibility to scale with their target market, while paying lower costs for infrastructure.

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