Europe’s privacy law, hiring techies and bidding farewell to Windows Server 2008 were among the most-read topics on Tech Provider Zone this year. Catch up now on what you might have missed then. Here are your top 6 blog posts of 2019:
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It’s been more than a year since GDPR, the EU’s new data-privacy regulation, has gone into effect, yet both IT professionals and consumers still feel their data privacy is at risk, finds a survey. Also, nearly 8 in 10 AI and machine-learning projects have been stalled, another survey finds, due to problems with data quality, data labeling, and a lack of confidence around models. And for the first time, social media has surpassed word-of-mouth as the top way consumers discover new tech.
Finding it difficult to hire techies? You’re far from alone. The unemployment rate for all IT occupations in the United States at mid-year was just 1.5%, according to trade association CompTIA. And in May, IT unemployment fell to its lowest rate since Jan. 2000. To help, job site Indeed.com offers 4 strategies for recruiting in a tight labor market.
Cue the exit music for 2 popular Microsoft server OSes: Support for SQL Server 2008 ended in July, and support for Windows Server 2008 ends next month. What to do? Start by watching this short video. In less than 2 minutes, you’ll learn why legacy infrastructure is a problem, and why now’s the time to modernize.
The cybersecurity landscape is getting uglier in 5 new ways. More than 1 in 3 simulated attacks go unnoticed. And detection software can shorten the time needed to detect an attack by up to 12x. Check out your tech provider’s roundup for the latest market intelligence.
Your data-center customers are ready to modernize their technology, but are you ready to help them? To get started, watch CRNtv’s “Pardon the Integration” video podcast. You’ll get up-to-date information from Jason Kennedy, data-center group senior director at Intel, and Carter Wilson, a Windows Server specialist at Microsoft. Together with moderator Ed Hannan of The Channel Co., they discuss why your customers can’t compete with old infrastructures, why (and how) to close the door on Windows Server 2008, and why you should take a closer look at new Intel and Microsoft solutions.