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Week in IT: Recovering data after a disaster, managed mobility services and BYOD

April 06, 2018  

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

Betanews: Fewer Than 15 Percent of Businesses are Fully Confident of Recovering Data in a Disaster
By Ian Barker 

In a new survey, data protection specialist Arcserve reveals that while downtime is a top concern, many businesses lack confidence in their ability to recover data. In the study of 600 channel partners and IT decision makers across America, Europe and Japan, 57 percent of respondents say they aren't confident in their ability to recover their business data in the event of a downtime or disaster event. 

The Financial Analyst: Managed Mobility Services Market Technological Growth 2018 to 2023 
By Tan May 

BYOD has a significant impact on enterprises, as they are realizing the advantages in terms of cost saving, productivity and flexibility. A survey by Cisco reported that 69% of the IT decision makers favor BYOD as an optimistic addition to workplace policy, as it saves workers time.

ZDNet: How to Write a Good Security Policy for BYOD or Company-Owned Mobile Devices
By Teena Maddox 

It's essential for a company to have a solid security policy in place for mobile devices, be they bring-your-own-device (BYOD) or company-provided. Allowing employees the option to buy their own devices can save a company money, and employees can benefit from the familiarity of using their own smartphone or tablet. But it does open up a company to security risks.

ComputerWorld: AI and the Cloud: Separating Fact from Fiction
By Jill Macmurchy

From virtual assistants to chatbots and deep learning, AI is taking up increasing space in the cloud. If you believe the hype, the advent of artificial intelligence is destined to make humanity lose control, and will see many human roles replaced by advanced robotics. So, what will the future look like? While no-one has a crystal ball, we can look at what’s currently happening as an indication, and separate hype from fact. 

DARKReading: Active Cyber Defense Is an Opportunity, Not a Threat
If honest citizens can be tracked online with cookies and beacons that share where we are and what we are doing, then why should security professionals restrict their ability to hack attackers?

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