Seth Robinson

Sr. Director, Technology Analysis,
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Seth Robinson is the senior director of technology analysis for CompTIA, the leading trade association for the IT industry. In this role, he analyzes technology trends in the IT industry and provides insight into trend drivers and future direction. Seth has led research studies on cloud computing, mobility, Big Data, and IT security, among other areas. Previously, he spent 10 years in processor development at IBM, building the chips for the Xbox360, PS3, and Wii U. He has been cited in various media outlets, including Wall Street Journal and USA Today, for his thoughts on how businesses are using technology and how the role of IT is changing.

The Devil's in the Details with Cloud

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 study.

Internet of Things: Moving from Hype to Reality

It’s decision time in many IT departments. Which up-and-coming technology should explore for business potential? VR might drive a breakthrough in conferencing capabilities. AI could push automation to new heights. And bots hold the promise of tying together the deluge of applications being used.

Building on the Four Pillars of IT

The field of IT has so many wonderful new toys to play with. Cloud computing may be a little 2008-ish, but it’s still a major force in the industry. IoT is hot today, with a lot of companies ready to move past the hype and start implementing. And on-the-horizon trends like VR or AI promise even more disruption in the near future. But how much do all of these things really disrupt the IT function?

Finding Balance in IT

As companies transform into digital organizations, the role of the IT department is being redefined. If business units are taking a larger role in technology decisions and employees are using their own devices, where exactly does IT fit in?

The Place of Wearables in Technology Planning
Wearables may have a future as a workplace device, but IT pros need to focus on strategies that avoid hype while allowing flexibility.
Bringing Focus to User Experience
As the enterprise technology environment is changing and entire organizations become more tech-savvy, there have been questions about the role of the IT team in the future.
Welcome to the Cloud/Mobile Era of IT
As technology becomes an every increasingly accessible and pervasive parts of our lives, the IT industry is left with the challenging task of helping manage it all securely and effectively.
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