reliant reading list tabletWe have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things data storage from industry news to interesting trends, and now we’re bringing them right to you. This week, data centers are struggling to fill IT skills gaps and we discuss the pros and cons of on-premises, cloud, or hybrid storage.

This week’s Reliant Reading List features articles from a number of sources: The VAR Guy, eWeek, and more.

1. Enterprise IT: The Year Ahead

Investment in new IT is booming. Gartner estimates that global IT spending this year will total $3.5 trillion – a 2.7 per cent increase from 2016. Increased spending, however, is only part of what we can expect...”

From ITProPortal

2.  On-Premises, in the Cloud, or Both?

If you ever ask someone whether your data should be on-premises, in the cloud, or both, the answer is often different depending on the source. Cloud vendors think you should store all of your data in the cloud. Traditional storage vendors...”

From StorageSwiss

3. 2017: The Year Enterprises Work Smarter

The year 2017 promises to be all about working smarter. Advancements in technologies—from cloud computing to artificial intelligence (AI)—have empowered enterprises and their employees to be more productive, accelerate core processes and deliver enhanced customer...”

From Data Center Journal

4. Data Centers Scrambling to Fill IT Skills Gap

It’s a tough world when it comes to recruiting and retaining staff. According to a study by TEKsystems, 81 percent of IT leaders say it’s difficult to find quality candidates, and almost half don’t expect to fill an IT position within the...”

From The VAR Guy

5. Why Storage Tiering is Fast Becoming a Thing of the Past

\For more than two decades, the IT storage business has been built upon the idea of tiered storage, with "hot" data, backup and archiving comprising...

From eWeek

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