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Autotask Week in IT: AI Developments, Investing in Culture and Info Security Threats for 2018

November 24, 2017  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

Computer Weekly: IoT Projects Need to Deliver Revenue Quickly
By Simon Quicke
Some of those involved with selling IoT expect next year to be busy, but warn that customers cannot wait for the technology to deliver revenue. Customers deploying Internet of Things (IoT) projects neither have the time or the budget to be experimental and are looking to the industry to help deliver results quickly.

InfoSecurity: Why BYOD Authentication Struggles to be Secure
By Aurobindo Sundaram
A recent Bitglass study pointed out some interesting statistics: Over a quarter (28%) of organizations rely solely on user-generated passwords to secure BYOD, potentially exposing countless endpoints to credential guessing, cracking and theft. Given that the general concept in security has always been to eliminate passwords and use MFA, the results are surprising, so why the disconnect?

CIO: 5 Information Security Threats that will Dominate 2018
By Thor Olavsrud
If you thought 2017 was a dire year for data breaches, wait until 2018. The Information Security Forum (ISF), a global, independent information security body that focuses on cyber security and information risk management, forecasts an increase in the number and impact of data breaches, thanks in large part to five key global security threats that organizations will face in 2018.
  
Entrepreneur: Could AI Developments Get Out of Hand? Have They Already?
By Angela Ruth
Artificial Intelligence developments are occurring in countless industries and at an increasingly rapid rate. But are these developments occurring without the proper safeguards? Aside from far-fetched concerns over “Terminator” movie scenarios, there’s plenty for AI developers to be concerned about, from security and safety to just doing the job well enough that companies feel justified. 

Forbes: You Need to Invest in Work Culture for your Company to Thrive
By Winnie Sun
Move over, baby boomers; Millennials have supplanted you as the largest generation in the workforce. And that fact, as reported by the Deloitte University Press, has made workplace culture the hottest topic in business today.

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