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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.

  • 2022 Trends Illustrate Tech is Bigger Than Sum of Its Parts

    November 16, 2021 by Seth Robinson
    There are many signals suggesting that technology’s early stages are coming to an end, and CompTIA’s IT Industry Outlook 2022 looks at how a more mature tech sector is impacting the rest of the economy.
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  • 4 Steps to Building Better Cybersecurity

    October 12, 2021 by Seth Robinson
    CompTIA’s State of Cybersecurity 2021 report finds there is a growing sense of unease with cybersecurity practices. To address all aspects of cybersecurity, businesses need to rethink their approach from the ground up.
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  • 4 Business Models to Think About Heading into 2021

    December 11, 2020 by Seth Robinson
    Heading into 2021, there are four different models that are either well established or well positioned for future growth in the tech industry: consulting, value-added reselling, managed services, and solution building.
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  • 4 Ways Tech Firms Can Use CompTIA’s IT Industry Outlook 2021

    November 19, 2020 by Seth Robinson
    CompTIA’s IT Industry Outlook 2021, with the theme “Rebuilding for the Future,” provides 10 trends in technology for the year ahead. For those in the business of technology, here are four ways to leverage the insights from CompTIA's latest research.
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  • 4 Pieces of a Zero Trust Approach to Cybersecurity

    October 8, 2020 by Seth Robinson
    A zero trust approach to cybersecurity is exactly what it sounds like: Instead of trusting any individual user or network activity simply because it originates from a known location, everything must be verified. Learn the four key principles of a zero trust framework.
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  • 4 Shifts Taking Place in the IT Framework

    September 17, 2020 by Seth Robinson
    Over the past 18 months, digital transformation efforts have started to introduce new qualities to each of the four pillars of IT, including infrastructure, development, security and data. Here's a look at the shifts that are taking place now.
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  • 4 Key Trends Influencing the Trajectory of Technology

    August 18, 2020 by Seth Robinson
    As the COVID pandemic stretches on, businesses are shifting from short-term reactions to longer-term strategy. When considering budget and skills for the year to come, IT leaders should be focused on four key areas— cloud computing, integration, automation and workforce enablement.
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  • 4 Things to Know About Emerging Technology

    July 23, 2020 by Seth Robinson
    As emerging technology continues to be a hot topic, the benefits and potential of all these new things are best realized in the context of a modern IT approach.
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  • 4 Ways to Be More Strategic with IT

    June 17, 2020 by Seth Robinson
    IT used to be a tactical support function; now it plays a key role in helping businesses grow and compete, but making the shift to a strategic IT mindset isn’t simple. However, it may be the crucial part of digital transformation.
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  • In the News…Tech Moves Forward in Chaotic Times

    June 12, 2020 by Seth Robinson
    Technology continues to be a critical part of the conversation around restarting business operations and serving customers. Tech news this month underscores how much of modern life—including the rebuilding process—has become digital.
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  • 4 Ways to Grow Cloud Business Opportunities

    May 14, 2020 by Seth Robinson
    As companies move to accelerate their digital transformation, the strategic aspects of cloud will become more important. Here are four areas where IT firms can drive value for their clients.
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  • In the News… First Steps into a New Reality

    May 7, 2020 by Seth Robinson
    While many businesses have struggled through COVID-19, others have adapted to a remote workforce and new processes. Thank creativity and flexibility.
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  • 4 Ways the COVID-19 Pandemic has Accelerated Digital Transformation

    April 20, 2020 by Seth Robinson
    Businesses continue to wrestle with disruption from COVID-19 and to maintain operations, they've had to move quickly. In many cases, this has prioritizing digital transformation activities, or even beginning those activities earlier than expected.
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  • In the News… Planning for Success Through the Pandemic ​

    April 6, 2020 by Seth Robinson
    Amid uncertainty, unemployment claims spike though the tech sector shows some resilience; facial recognition laws signal new privacy steps; and virtual worlds recreate experiences lost due to COVID-19.
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  • Connecting Your Newly Remote Workforce: 4 Things Companies Need to Do Now

    March 23, 2020 by Seth Robinson
    A sudden shift to remote work has uncovered gaps in remote work strategies. Here are four technical and cultural priorities companies need to consider as they connect their newly remote employees.
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  • 4 Ways Data Can be Big Business for Solution Providers

    February 18, 2020 by Seth Robinson
    Learn about CompTIA's newest research report examining the state of data practices and four ways solutions providers can use this research to inform their businesses.
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  • 4 Business Takeaways from the Consumer Electronics Show

    January 10, 2020 by Seth Robinson
    With nearly 4,500 exhibiting companies and 175,000 attendees, all eyes are on the Consumer Electronics Show in early January. Here are four CES headlines that solution providers should pay attention to.
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  • 4 International Insights from CompTIA’s 2020 Industry Outlook ​

    December 17, 2019 by Seth Robinson
    IT pros in Canada, the UK, Australia/New Zealand and Benelux were surveyed as part of this year's IT Industry Outlook. The responses paint a picture of how IT is getting done across the world.
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  • 4 Takeaways for Tech Firms from CompTIA’s 2020 Industry Outlook

    November 26, 2019 by Seth Robinson
    CompTIA’s IT Industry Outlook 2020 zooms out to take a high-level view of the industry, and there are four big takeaways for companies that make their living in technology.
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  • 4 Ways to Balance Cybersecurity with Tech Innovation

    October 1, 2019 by Seth Robinson
    Data from CompTIA’s newest cybersecurity research illustrates how different parts of the organization view of security vs. tech innovation. Here are four ways executives, business staff and security providers can balance cybersecurity and innovation.
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  • Emerging Technology Adoption Is Here: Are You Ready for It?

    August 27, 2019 by Seth Robinson
    After years of defining emerging tech trends, the attention has shifted to adoption. At ChannelCon's State of Emerging Tech Trends panel, three industry leaders offered a different perspective on the challenges involved with emerging technology.
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  • Balancing the Benefits and Challenges of Artificial Intelligence

    June 18, 2019 by Seth Robinson
    Determining how to use AI requires understanding the data requirements, programming model, and nature of the outputs. These elements add more complexity to an already complicated IT environment. For solution providers wondering how to best serve their clients, deciding on the right business model and level of investment can be a challenge.
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  • Top 10 Technologies for 2019

    May 28, 2019 by Seth Robinson
    The 2019 Top 10 Emerging Technologies list includes those technologies that would have the most impact for the business of technology.
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  • Holiday Tech Musings

    January 6, 2015 by Seth Robinson
    From the digital wallet to gadget equilibrium, our senior director of technology analysis Seth Robinson offers his take on the end-of-year trends in tech, and what they mean for 2015.
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