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Week in IT: GDPR Compliance, Hybrid Cloud and 'Permissioned' Blockchains

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

DARKReading: How to Secure 'Permissioned' Blockchains 
By Duncan Jones 
At the heart of every blockchain is a protocol that agrees to the order of new transactions in the next block. It is called "consensus" because it is a binding agreement between all the validating nodes. It's critical this process is kept secure as it maintains the integrity of the chain. 

IT Pro Portal: How Cloud Computing Will Evolve Over the Next 12 Months
By Robert Belgrave 
Cloud computing has been developing rapidly since the term was coined in 2006. It’s played an integral role in the transformation of many businesses over the last decade, particularly valued for the reliability, scalability and versatility that cloud technology brings compared to traditional dedicated servers. And this race to the cloud will only gather pace as technology matures.

CIO: Becoming GDPR Compliant Quickly, Effectively and Risk-Free
By Boris Kontsevoi
The abbreviation “GDPR” is more and more often used in offices around the world. “GDPR” stands for General Data Protection Regulation, a new legislation approved by EU Parliament, which goes into effect in May 2018. As the date is approaching, discussions of how to achieve GDPR compliance is the hottest topic right now.

Network World: The Future of IoT Device Management
By Dean Hamilton 
The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to expand its reach into homes, businesses, social settings, and other environments, as more and more devices are connected with the purpose of gathering and sharing data. Clearly, there are several potential benefits of IoT from a consumer standpoint. Apart from the convenience aspect, smart connected products can lead to increased energy efficiency, improved safety and security, higher product quality, etc.

Datamation: Maximizing Hybrid Cloud: Key Trends in Hybrid Cloud
By Drew Robb 
Hybrid cloud computing is a key sector for the enterprise IT today. And the big cloud providers are fighting over this lucrative market. It is no longer a case of public cloud or private cloud – companies now very much think in terms of hybrid cloud. Here are the trends impacting this key sector.

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