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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.


The classic role of an IT pro was rather like a GP -- you needed to know a lot about a wide variety of potential problem areas. Is that still the case today?


Cloud services aren't fundamentally vulnerable because they're badly designed; they're vulnerable because they are used by people who can easily be manipulated via social engineering. If your business uses cloud services and you don't educate your staff, you might as well kiss your data and your reputation goodbye.


A functional data centre is essential to any kind of cloud strategy, but how can you ensure yours runs at maximum efficiency? IDC research director Donna Taylor shares 10 key issues IT pros should consider when planning their data centre strategies.