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Vice President, Industry Research, CompTIA

Seth Robinson analyzes technology trends in the IT industry and provides insight into trend drivers and future direction. He has led research studies on IT security, cloud computing, IoT and mobility, among other areas.

  • Corporate Technology, Take 3

    May 8, 2012, 15:01 PM by Seth Robinson
    A recent article on Computerworld led with the less-than-sunny line “IT as we know it is over.” From there, one might expect a discussion on offshoring, consumerization of IT, or the appropriation of IT by business units for their needs. All of these things are part of the equation, but the main focus of the article is that we are entering a third wave for corporate technology.The first wave, management of information services (MIS), started when businesses began using mainframe computers to aut ...
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  • The Rise of the Machines

    May 1, 2012, 20:48 PM by Seth Robinson
    The internet of things (IoT) is rapidly becoming a very real phenomenon. CompTIA’s market research department explores the topic of big data, M2M and machine learning.
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  • Google’s Glasses: Are People Ready to Change?

    Apr 5, 2012, 15:04 PM by Seth Robinson
    Google’s new Project Glass is the stuff that futuristic dreams are made of. Designed by Google[x], Google’s secretive think tank that pushes the boundaries of technical innovation, these augmented reality “glasses” are designed to make interactions with technology nearly seamless. The concept video is fairly impressive (as concept videos tend to be), and many are already imagining possible applications for the new gadget.Photo credit: GoogleThe project announcement was greeted with a fair share ...
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  • Social Business Tactics are Still in Early Adoption Phase

    Mar 16, 2012, 14:54 PM by Seth Robinson
    The use of social technologies and techniques for business processes is an area of debate. Some believe that social communications and analysis of the resulting data will be a revolutionary step for companies, and others are still not convinced that this consumer-oriented technology will be applicable in the business world. CompTIA’s recent study exploring this trend affirms that there is some hesitation in adopting social trends for business use, but also finds that the benefits companies are e ...
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  • CompTIA Study Examines Adoption of Mobility in the Enterprise

    Mar 5, 2012, 11:43 AM by Seth Robinson
    Many IT projections for 2012 showed mobility as one of the hottest topics for the upcoming year. Fueled by the popularity of mobile devices and the growing numbers of employees working remotely, enterprise mobility is set to become big business in the years to come. Global Industry Analysts projects that by 2017, enterprise mobility will be a $174 billion market. CompTIA also feels that mobility will be a major trend to follow, and the newly released Trends in Enterprise Mobility study examines ...
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  • Thoughts for Solution Providers Following CES

    Jan 12, 2012, 16:54 PM by Seth Robinson
    The annual Consumer Electronics Show draws the eyes of the technology world to Las Vegas as the latest devices are on display and electronics companies try to demonstrate their vision of the future. For 2012, more than 3,100 exhibitors packed the floor to show off more than 20,000 new products. While the focus is clearly on consumers, the “consumerization of IT” over the past few years gives IT departments and solutions providers a reason to keep an eye on the technology that may be making its w ...
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  • Where Are the Opportunities in Future IT?

    Dec 1, 2011, 14:29 PM by Seth Robinson
    As the year comes to a close, two of the most popular activities are looking back at what just happened and looking ahead to what we expect for the New Year. Thinking back on the big IT trends from this year, it’s interesting to look forward at how those will continue to grow and what effect they will have on IT departments and solution providers.Three of the largest trends shaping the IT landscape right now are: Cloud, Mobility and Social solutions.Cloud is changing the way IT approaches infras ...
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  • The Technology Pulse of Small and Medium Business in the U.K.

    Oct 11, 2011, 10:00 AM by Seth Robinson
    According to the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) in the U.K., small and medium enterprises represent 99.9 percent of the 4.8 million U.K. private sector enterprises and account for more than 49 percent of the private sector revenue. Clearly these smaller firms form a significant component of the U.K. economy, and recent data from CompTIA’s U.K. Small and Medium Enterprise Technology Trends study shows that they have a dependence on technology as a way of bringing expanded capa ...
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  • Three Apple Take-Aways for the IT Channel

    Oct 5, 2011, 13:10 PM by Seth Robinson
    The tech world watched yesterday as Apple held a keynote to announce several new products. Most analysts were expecting the iPhone 5 to be revealed, but the major iPhone reveal was an iPhone 4S. Although this device has some significant upgrades—such as the ability to function on either GSM or CDMA networks—most reviewers were disappointed in the lack of a major revision to the product line. However, looking past the specific device that was announced, there are three themes for the near future ...
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  • Facebook, Google+ and Upgrading Millions of Users

    Sep 22, 2011, 23:00 PM by Seth Robinson
    The social platform wars heated up this week, as both Facebook and Google+ launched new features to their sites. Google+ announced changes to their Hangouts video chat feature, introduced a search function within the platform (which seemed like a late addition from the leader in online search), and dropped the requirement for invitations to join the service. Facebook gave its users Smart Lists to organize their friends, rolled out the ability to subscribe to interesting people they don’t persona ...
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