Analysis, Surveys and Predictions
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The Hacker News - Everything You Need to Know About Evolving Threat of Ransomware
Universities, small companies that have small security teams are an easy target. File sharing and an extensive database make the penetration simple for attackers.
Privacy & Security
VentureBeat - ‘Antivirus is dead’: The rising enterprise security threats for 2021 and how to protect against them
Beyond vaccine development, nation-state actors also targeted enterprises across sectors for intellectual property (IP).
Privacy & Security
Defence lists cyber mitigation as key factor for building ethical AI
In the report, participants have jointly created five key considerations -- trust, responsibility, governance, law, traceability -- that they believe are essential during the development of any ethical AI project.
Artificial Intelligence
InfoWorld - 7 data science predictions for 2021
After a trying 2020, signs point to data science becoming an enterprise-wide capability that impacts every line of business and functional department in the coming year.
Data Analytics
World Economic Forum - The post-pandemic future of work - according to 3,000 CEOs from around the world
Agility, technology and regulation are key priorities for chief executives post-pandemic, IBM finds in its survey of 3,000 global CEOs.
Automation & Productivity
NetworkWorld - Survey: Native SD-WAN monitoring tools are not enough
However, 91% of enterprises also monitor or plan to monitor their SD-WAN environments with a supplemental network monitoring tool, and 41% say third-party monitoring is essential to network operations.
Network Management
Datanami - ibi Survey Reveals Acceleration of Data and Analytics Initiatives in 2021
44 percent of respondents plan to increase spending on data in 2021 and 38 percent will spend about the same as they did in 2020, totaling 82 percent investing as much or more in 2021.
Data Analytics
Business 2 Community - 40+ Terrifying Cybersecurity Statistics You Need to Know for 2021
These cybersecurity statistics from the last 5 years will outline contemporary cybersecurity trends and provide a preview of what is being predicted for the future of cybersecurity.
Privacy & Security
76% of disclosed ICS vulnerabilities do not require authentication for exploitation.
Privacy & Security
TechStartups - Top 10 startups that have already reached unicorn status this year — Expert provides insight into 2021 trends
After crunching the data, the team at Tipalti has identified 24 startups that have already reached unicorn status this year. They also provide insights into why and what we can expect this year for business investments…
Tech Trends
VentureBeat - Canalys: Cloud infrastructure spending grew 32% to $39 billion in Q4 2020
"This makes AWS larger than and SAP combined. Equally impressive is that AWS delivered over half of the company’s operating profit.”
Cloud Computing
VentureBeat - Case studies of successful AI startups
Out of the hundred startups, four have made exits, with three going public and one being acquired by Facebook.
Artificial Intelligence
SiliconANGLE - These four key drivers will cause tech spending to roar back in 2021 
But hiring freezes and freezing new deployments continue to trend down. New IT deployments continue their uptick and layoffs continue to moderate. Hiring is also up. All good signs.
Tech Trends
NetworkWorld - Study finds Google has the fastest overall cloud platform
Cockroach Labs ranks Google cloud tops for overall performance, Microsoft Azure for the best storage, and AWS for the best latency response.
Cloud Computing
AiThority - Top Security Experts Provide Insights on National Data Privacy Day
"We need more voices in our debate, outside the legal community, and within and across businesses to make real change and do right by consumer privacy.”
Privacy & Security
AiThority - Next Pathway Research: 65% of Companies Report Cloud Migration Is a Top Priority
Next Pathway polled nearly 1,000 IT decision makers on their company’s status in the cloud migration process and what they perceive as benefits and challenges.
Cloud Computing
Data Storage Solutions Review - The 12 Best Public Cloud Storage Services for 2021
Solutions Review’s listing of the best Public Cloud Storage Services is an annual mashup of products that best represent current market conditions, according to the crowd
Data Storage
SiliconANGLE - Big shifts are coming in the new era of the distributed cloud
They discussed the role of third-party vendors in managing cloud complexity, the rise of specialized clouds, the evolving role of data and the way enterprises will need to make critical choices in the coming year.
Cloud Computing
2021 is the year AR commerce becomes an Actual Reality
The study found that 63% of consumers believe AR will transform their shopping experience and 61% indicated that they would prefer to make purchases on sites that offer AR technology.
Augmented Realty
CIODive - Gartner: Worldwide IT spend will recover to $3.9T in 2021 
The firm includes categories like communication services, devices, infrastructure software and security software within the remote work IT spend projection.
IT Management

Forrester/Jay McBain - What I See Coming For The Channel: 2021

Customer demand (especially medium, midmarket, public sector, and enterprise) later in the year shifted to automation, cloud acceleration, customer/employee experience, and e-commerce/marketplaces
Channel Trends
AiThority - 50 Industry Specialists Make Predictions on the Role of Emerging Technologies in 2021The article features insights-driven predictions from the industry specialists who belong to the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning engineering, data science, business intelligence, cybersecurity, mobile automation, IoT automation, Cloud computing and storage.Emerging Tech
AiThority - Popular AR VR Tools of 2021
In the COVID-19 era, AR and VR tools seem to be expanding at an incredible speed; from shopping to entertainment and gaming
Esentire - 2021 Drops the Cyber from Cybercrime Mark Stangster - But cybercrime isn’t going away--it’s only getting more ingrainedPrivacy & Security
DocuSign Alternatives: Review of Industry Popular 5 
DocuSign had been an industry leader for awhile. But what other popular alternatives to DocuSign are there?
Automation & Productivity
ZDNet - AI set to replace humans in cybersecurity by 2030, says Trend MicroThe research was compiled from interviews with 500 IT directors and managers, CIOs and CTOs and does not look good for their career prospects.  Privacy & Security
SiliconANGLE - Where’s cloud computing headed this year? The experts lay down their cards Edge computing, vertical clouds, a profusion of multicloud options and the end of on-premises backup.Cloud Computing
Ericisson - My IoT predictions for 2021: Smarter tech will make better business Among the IoT predictions ranging from digital healthcare, remote learning, connected manufacturing, and micro-mobility to sustainability, the common denominator is the overall accelerated adoption of wireless technologies.IoT/Mobility
SiliconANGLE - By 2025, the cloud will be the key driver of business innovation Although some legacy IT such as wireless access points or mainframe computers will not move to the cloud, many other applications and workloads will be delivered via cloud, for example cloud servers, storage and networking.Cloud Computing
Top Challenges that CIOs Faced: Key Findings and Resolutions for 2021Even as the enterprises were trying to find ways to fend away growing cybersecurity concerns, a majority of the CIOs were finding it extremely hard to train IT staff (32%) against supporting the remote workforce (39%).IT Management
Gartner Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2021Distributed cloud, AI engineering, cybersecurity mesh and composable business drive some of the top trends for 2021.Tech Trends
TechNative - Smart Cities: Betting the Future of Public Safety in the CloudThe foundations of these cities are 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) / cloudSmart Cities
M-Files - 6 Hot Take Information Management Trends in 2021According to Nitro, workers spend an average of 50% of their time creating and preparing documents. Yet, document issues account for more than 21% of daily productivity loss.Automation & Productivity
SiliconANGLE - Fast, fused and deep: CES sheds new light on 5G, AI, cybersecurity and digital currencies At the start of a new year, the Consumer Electronics Show offers an opportunity to gaze at technology’s distant horizon and take measure of what may be coming over the ridge.Tech Trends
Gartner - 2 Megatrends Dominate the Gartner Hype Cycle for Artificial Intelligence, 2020While five new AI solutions enter this year’s Hype Cycle for AI, the democratization of AI and the industrialization of AI megatrends dominate the AI landscape in 2020Artificial Intelligence
TechTarget - Enterprise data storage 2020 Products of the Year finalistsThe field of entrants in our 19th annual Products of the Year contest has been reduced to 47 contenders vying for gold, silver and bronze status in five data storage categoriesData Storage
Blocks & Files - IT infrastructure budgets: Cloud up, On-Prem downSpending on public cloud IT infrastructure increased 13.1 per cent year over year in 3Q20, reaching $13.3bnCloud Computing
Cyberark - People, Process and Technology: Six Best Practices for Cloud Least PrivilegeA recent ESG survey found that maintaining consistent identity and access management (IAM) controls across public and private clouds is the No. 1 challenge for IT and cybersecurity professionals charged with IAM tasks.Privacy & Security
Bright Pattern Notes Companies Taking New Innovative Approaches to CX Since the COVID-19 PandemicIn line with recent research from McKinsey and IBM, Bright Pattern sees companies finding smarter ways to operate, increasing digital and mobile channel adoptionAutomation & Productivity
ZDNet - 2021 Technology trend review, part 1: Blockchain, Cloud, Open SourceBlockchain's DeFi-ning moment. Cloud, Kubernetes, and GraphQL. Open source is winning, open source creators are losing. A reality check on key technological drivers for the new decade.Tech Trends
Forbes - A Cybersecurity Checklist For 2021: 6 Ways To Help You Protect Yourself In Coming YearLearn:  It all starts by having a risk management perspective. Learn what you need to do from open sourcesPrivacy & Security
TechRepublic - 10 fastest-growing cybersecurity skills to learn in 2021People with experience in application development security are in the highest demand but cloud expertise commands the biggest paycheck.    Privacy & Security
Forbes - Seven Data Management Trends You Can Leverage In 2021Yet only about 1 in every 4 companies can claim to have a well-defined data management policy and structure.Data Analytics
Top 7 DBP Predictions for 2021The DBP-Institute team brainstormed and came out with Top 7 Data and Analytics predictions for 2021! Data Analytics
DZone Cloud - Top Ten Technology Trends For 2021This article summarizes the top ten technology trends common across the reports of companies like Gartner, Forrester, Bain, and Deloitte.Privacy & Security
ZDNet - Blockchain in 2021 is a tale of two speedsThe pandemic has resulted in both acceleration and deceleration, depending on the type of blockchain project. Here are Forrester's five key predictions for 2021.Blockchain
Threatpost - 2021 Cybersecurity Trends: Bigger Budgets, Endpoint Emphasis and CloudInsider threats are redefined in 2021, the work-from-home trend will continue define the threat landscape and mobile endpoints become the attack vector of choice, according 2021 forecasts.Privacy & Security
Datanami - 2021 Big Data and AI Executive SurveyNewVantage Partners, strategic advisors in data-driven business transformation to Fortune 1000 companies and industry leaders, has released the results of its 9th annual survey of senior corporate c-executivesData Analytics
Legal Tech’s Predictions for Legal Technology Innovation in 2021Attorneys and legal technologists see 2021 pushing the trends brought on by remote work even further, with AI and analytics continuing to grab attentionDocument Management
The Financial Express - Tech trends in 2021Businesses in 2021 and beyond will develop into efficient workplaces for everybody who believes in the power of technologyTech Trends
Fierce Electronics - From sensors to smart cities, the biggest tech trends in 2021 and beyondSmart Cities: Reaching an inflection point that will drive IoT commercializationSmart Cities
BBC News - Tech Trends in 2021Efforts are accelerating to curb the power of Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google owner Alphabet.Tech Trends
Aithority - Crystal Gaze 2021: Predictions on the Role of Automation and Cloud Computing in Cyberthreat IntelligenceNext year we expect to see malware that not only spreads across networks but looks for signs that an infected device is for corporate use (such as evidence of VPN usage).Privacy & Security
Venturebeat - The DeanBeat: Predictions for gaming in 2021Apple’s IDFA change will hobble targeted advertising for iOS gamesGaming
Silicon Angle - Predictions 2021: Here’s what’s coming in enterprise technologyThe percentage of remote workers settles in at 34% by year-end 2021 – double pre-COVID levelsTech Trends
Geekwire - 2021 Predictions2021 Predictions: Why these tech, science and startup leaders are upbeat about the year aheadTech Trends
ZDNet - 2021 outlook: Here are the technologies, questions that will matterThink labs, think prototyping and think innovating on the flow. Perhaps 2021 brings a more developed augmented and virtual reality playbook for enterprises.Tech Trends
Threatpost - Inbox Attacks: The Miserable Year (2020) That WasReflecting on 2020’s record-breaking year of spam and inbox threats.Privacy & Security
ZDNet - Data-driven 2021: Predictions for a new year in data, analytics and AIHere's a roundup of many of the 2021 predictions, broken down into the topics that garnered the most conjecture.Data Analytics
The Enterprisers Project - 14 tech predictions for 2021 and beyondIT and tech leaders look at the road ahead and predict what's next for remote work, AI, cybersecurity, and moreTech Trends
ZDNet - Five Microsoft technologies to watch in 2021MetaOS is meant to be a single mobile platform that provides a consistent set of work and play services across devices.Automation & Productivity
ZDNet - Automation nation: 9 robotics predictions for 2021The lessons of 2020 can help us read the tea leaves for the priorities and trends in the robotics sector in 2021.Automation & Productivity
Venturebeat - 9 trends in enterprise database technologyNow databases are changing. Their focus is shifting and they’re accepting more responsibilities and offering smarter answers. In short, they’re expanding and taking over more and more of the stackData Analytics
ZDNet - 10 most 'disruptive' information technology jobs in the year aheadArtificial intelligence, DevOps-related skills drawing the highest premium, analysis of almost two million job openings finds.Tech Jobs
Aithority - IBM Study: Majority of Surveyed Companies are Not Prepared for IT Needs of the Future, Say U.S. and U.K. Tech LeadersOf those, many are moving at an aggressive pace — the study reveals that 53% of respondents are aggressively pursuing a public cloud strategy, 48% a hybrid cloud strategy and 45% a private cloud strategy.Cloud Computing
Forbes Cybersecurity Awards 2020: Corellium, The Tiny Startup Driving Apple CrazyOur inaugural Forbes Cybersecurity Awards celebrate their achievements.Privacy & Security
ZDNet - Outsourcing in the 2020s: cloud and Covid shake up contractingCloud and automation 'now effectively table stakes for all transformations,'Automation & Productivity
Venturebeat - Here’s what the ‘new normal’ remote sales stack looks likeClose to nine in 10 decision makers now say these new commercial and go-to-market sales practices will be a fixture throughout 2021 and possibly beyond.Automation & Productivity
SiliconAngle - Gartner probes strengths and weaknesses of top cloud database players As the Gartner reports highlight, the cloud database market is being driven by the need for transactional capabilities meshed with analytics.Data Analytics
SiliconAngle - Cloud momentum and CIO optimism point to a 4% rise in 2021 tech spending In this Breaking Analysis we’ll share new spending data from our partners at Enterprise Technology Research and take a preliminary look at which sectors and companies are showing momentum heading into next year.Cloud Computing
Aithority - IAITAM 2021 FORECASTThe International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM), the leading authority on IT Asset Management (ITAM), is now looking ahead to what it expects in the new year of 2021.Tech Trends
Blocks and Files - Storageless storage is the ‘answer’ to Kubernetes data challenges“I firmly believe that the move away from storage-bound data to storageless data will be one of the largest watershed events the tech industry has ever witnessed.”Data Storage
Cloud momentum and CIO optimism point to a 4% rise in 2021 tech spending We now expect a 3% to 5% increase in 2021 technology spending, roughly double our previously forecasted growth rate.Tech Trends
Threatpost - Cloud is King: 9 Software Security Trends to Watch in 2021Researchers predict software security will continue to struggle to keep up with cloud and IoT in the new year.Cloud Computing
Forrester - Channel Software Tech Stack 2020The channel technology stack is a group of technologies that firms leverage to plan with, find, recruit, onboard, develop, enable, incentivize, cosell with, comarket with, manage, measure, and report on partnersChannel Strategy
ZDNet - Forecast 2021: Artificial Intelligence during COVID and beyondThe pandemic has created an unusual opportunity for a technology aimed at efficiency and lean operations.Artificial Intelligence
Thinkers360 Predictions Series – 2021 Predictions for Quantum ComputingThe 2021 Predictions for Quantum Computing are part of a series to provide actionable insights for business and technology executives.Quantum Computing
Deloitte: MLOps is about to take off in the enterpriseDeloitte Consulting published a report today that suggests a golden age of AI is in the offing, assuming organizations can implement and maintain a consistent approach to machine learning operations (MLOps)Artificial Intelligence
Most businesses are tracking customers yet don’t tell themIt discovered that three in five (62%) of businesses do not inform customers about third-party ad trackers collecting their data.Privacy & Security
ZDNet - AR Outlook: Why 2020 was prelude to hot 2021 AR sector"In 2021, AR/VR will continue to remain important as society continues to focus on generating economic growth while avoiding health risks."AR/VR
5G laps 4G milestones, sets stage for massive enterprise data growthIn the last quarter alone, 29 new 5G networks went live, and the total number of networks is expected to grow to 180 worldwide by the end of 2020.Telecom
Sizing the AI software market: Not as big as investors expect but still $37 billion by 2025The velocity of demand for AI technology, tools, platforms, and applications draws parallels to the demand for cloud.Artificial Intelligence
SiliconAngle - As AWS storage revenue nears $10B, legacy players feel the heatThe storage business as we know it has changed forever.Data Storage
Help Net Security - More than half of organizations don’t have an insider risk response plan“Our findings show that organizations are not even measuring the efficacy of their insider risk mitigation programs."Privacy & Security
Forbes - Bernard MarrThe 5 Biggest Cloud Computing Trends In 2021Cloud Computing
ML Deployment Woes PersistStill, 83 percent of organizations said they are pressing on with ML development, increasing budget and hiring more data scientistsData Analytics
ZDNetTop 8 trends shaping digital transformation in 2021Digital Transformation
StealthLabsTop 10 Cybersecurity Trends in 2021 and Beyond!Privacy & Security
SWZD - The 2021 State of ITThe Annual Report on IT Budgets and Tech TrendsTech Trends
InformationWeekTop 10 Data and Analytics Trends for 2021Data Analytics
Security BoulevardTop 10 Cyber Security Trends to Watch out for in 2021Privacy & Security
Gartner Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2021Distributed cloud, AI engineering, cybersecurity mesh and composable business drive some of the top trends for 2021.Tech Trends
INDVSTRVSTop Data Trends and Predictions for 2021Data Analytics
Record Levels of Software Bugs Plague Short-Staffed IT Teams in 2020A trio of recent reports tracking software vulnerabilities over the past year underscore the challenges of patch management and keeping attacks at bay.Privacy & Security
Tale of the Tape 2020 is out now, and guess what – the future is rosyThe TSC report cites the annual tape media shipment report for 2019, released by the three LTO Program technology providers – HPE, IBM and QuantumData Storage
Lack of Data On-boarding Solutions “Key Pain Point” Across IndustriesFlatfile, the leading data on-boarding platform, today unveiled results from the first of its kind survey in a new report, “The State of Data On-boarding”.Data Analytics
Cloud, containers, AI and RPA will spur a strong tech spending rebound in 2021Recent survey data and discussions with C-level executives lead us to believe that 2021 could exceed our 2% growth forecast and that figure could be as high as 4% to 5% in the coming year.Cloud Computing
Smart streetlight market is 'ripe for consolidation': forecast The study highlights opportunities in the coming decade for consolidation of the "extremely fragmented" vendor landscape, most of which is focused on softwareSmart Cities
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