Gain a new perspective on core and emerging technologies - from robotics to virtual reality - and the related leadership challenges. Put these technology books on your reading list
"Let's hope - for all the curveballs that 2020 threw our way - that one of the unexpected benefits of this tumultuous year has been a little more time to tick some books off your reading list. Last year at this time, we recommended a number of then-forthcoming titles for CIOs looking to take a deeper dive into technology topics, from AI to the ins and outs of technology experimentation and innovation.
This year, we are again offering up our recommended technology reads for the new year, beginning with an overview of the technology likely to top the agenda in 2021..."
Make the most out of your Pi
"Believe it or not, the Raspberry Pi is now eight years old. In this relatively short period the Pi has ushered in a new revolution in computing that stretches far beyond its original remit which was to promote basic computer science education in schools.
These are the best Linux training providers and online courses
There have been several Pi developments over the past few years..."
Edge computing is hyped as the next destination for cloud computing, but complexity and security may squeeze out some of the benefits.
"In 2019 and 2020, edge computing received a lot of attention because most centralized cloud computing challenges involve latency issues that are difficult to mediate. You can tell the cloud providers to build points of presence closer to your users-and new points of presence continue to show up all the time and all over the world-but latency continues to be a common problem. Why?..."
IT underwent a major change in 2020 as organizations were forced to quickly adopt strategies to handle new cybersecurity threats and increased remote working and collaboration needs, according to Matrix Integration
Cybersecurity remains a top concern for 2021, as attackers continue to threaten organizations, particularly in energy/utilities, government, and manufacturing.
'Although every organization is putting more money towards cybersecurity, the ground is always shifting,' said Rob Wildman, VP of professional services at Matrix Integration.
2020 changed how IT pros managed and provisioned infrastructure. In 2021, organizations must find ways to support automation, AI and data analysis in the data center
"Data centers are the focal point of many businesses to effectively run vital applications, store critical data and provide important user services. But data center infrastructure is in a constant state of change.
New technologies consistently reshape the data center and its role in the business. At the same time, external forces such as the 2020 global COVID-19 pandemic have changed the way businesses, employees, partners and users operate as well as how data center technology functions that could resonate in 2021 and beyond..."
Our list of the top tech events you need to know about
"With the pandemic proving more stubborn than any of us hoped, many of the largest events and conferences will likely take place online again this year. Others have been pushed back to the summer, in the hope coronavirus will have subsided.
Either way, these are the places where wheelers and dealers in the world of technology meet to present new innovations and exchange ideas.
TechRadar Pro and ITProPortal have joined forces with the B2B tech PR industry to curate a list of national and international technology events and conferences..."
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