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CompTIA Senior Director, Technology Analysis

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.

  • What to Do When Roomba Sucks Up Your Personal Data

    Aug 18, 2017, 13:21 PM by Seth Robinson
    In a recent interview, iRobot CEO Colin Angle mentioned that the maps built by iRobot’s Roomba could potentially be sold to other companies. Naturally, this heightens privacy concerns that have been steadily building around digital data and always-connected devices.
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  • What Cybersecurity Skills Do Employers Look For?

    Jul 5, 2017, 18:44 PM by Seth Robinson
    Despite its recent surge in the headlines, cybersecurity has been a priority for decades. "The Evolution of Security Skills," a new IT research report from CompTIA, highlights prevalent changes taking place in the cybersecurity industry.
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  • Five Steps for Staying in Front of the Hackers

    Jun 22, 2017, 19:43 PM by Seth Robinson
    Given the historic mindset around security – namely, no news is good news – businesses are having a hard time defining proper investments in this critical space. Here are five actions that IT pros and security providers should consider when developing a modern cybersecurity approach.
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  • Facing the Reality of Robot Co-Workers

    Apr 24, 2017, 21:14 PM by Seth Robinson
    It’s not a huge stretch to imagine many current jobs that could soon be performed by technology. But it’s also worth considering some factors that might shape a future not completely dominated by robot overlords.
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  • Are You Ready for the Worst Possible Cybersecurity Attack?

    Feb 22, 2017, 22:04 PM by Seth Robinson
    Even though megabreaches have raised the level of security awareness, the reality is that we may not have seen the worst of cyberattacks yet and may need an even more dramatic event for companies to revolutionize their security policies.
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  • New Cloud Computing Research: The Devil’s in the Details

    Sep 27, 2016, 17:17 PM by Seth Robinson
    When you’re doing research, it’s great to see data that reinforces trends you’ve identified in the past. Especially with studies that are repeated on a regular basis, there’s hope and expectation that new findings will show steady progress in the themes from earlier years. This wasn’t the case with CompTIA’s new cloud computing research. Find out more here.
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  • Finding Opportunity in the Internet of Things

    Aug 15, 2016, 19:39 PM by Seth Robinson
    CompTIA’s latest research on the Internet of Things (IoT) finds a field that is ripe with opportunity. For the IT channel, this trend will require a solid understanding of the ecosystem that allows extension of existing lines of business.
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  • Going on the Offense with Security

    Jul 13, 2016, 21:03 PM by Seth Robinson
    CompTIA’s IT Industry Outlook 2016 identified proactive cybersecurity strategies as a key business trend to watch throughout the year. Seems like a no brainer, but the reality is that companies have historically taken a more defensive approach to security. That’s now changing.
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  • Linux or Bust: Why You Can’t Ignore This Growing Trend

    May 20, 2016, 19:25 PM by Seth Robinson
    It used to be a clear sign of geekiness. People who were into Linux would rave about its benefits and flexibility… as long as you knew how to install your own OS, dig around for the hardware drivers you needed and be a master of command-line instructions. The world has changed, though, and Linux is growing out of its pigeonhole to become a powerful force in today’s digital climate.
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  • Covering all the Bases with Security

    Apr 7, 2016, 13:40 PM by Seth Robinson
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