reliant reading list tablet Yet another year has come to an end and now it’s time to take a look back at the biggest news stories of 2017. We scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things IT from industry news to interesting trends, and now we’re bringing them right to you. This year was full of data breaches and company mergers & acquisitions plus much more.

This week’s Reliant Reading List features articles from a number of sources: CRN, Database Trends & Applications, and more.

1.Data Breach At Credit Services Company Equifax Affects 143 Million Customers

"Additionally, Equifax said that credit card numbers for about 209,000 U.S. customers were exposed, as was "personal identifying information" on roughly 182,000 U.S. customers involved in credit..."

From CNN

2.8 Big Enterprise SSD Trends to Expect in 2017

"Predictions for the trajectory of enterprise solid state devices (SSD) vary widely. In fact, the old definition of SSD as a solid state drive – one that could be put into a hard drive slot – appears..."

From InfoStor

3.Year One – Dell EMC Celebrates Its 1st Anniversary

"Telling if a technology acquisition is successful isn’t always easy. That’s partly because of the inherent complexity of such transactions, as well as the constantly changing nature of the industry. However, if you want to dig into the details..."

From TechSpective

4.The 10 Biggest Tech Mergers And Acquisitions Of 2017

"Going private, consolidation, breaking into new markets with new services – there are all kinds of reasons for companies to acquire other firms. In 2017, we were expecting lots of M&A activity and, so far, we've seen..."

From CRN

5.How Valuable is Your Data?

"In what has become a data-driven world, your organization’s data is valuable. It has become the “keys to the kingdom,” so to speak. Very few companies today could function..."

From Storage Swiss

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