Friday Link Roundup

Interesting things we found around the web:

This week we start by exploring the Cloud. Are you in a Cloud-Friendly industry? TechCrunch can tell you what makes a good candidate for the cloud, and the biggest factors impacting cloud migration. Keep your pocketbooks handy, because InfoWorld predicts that the bulk of new IT spending will be cloud-related by 2016.

New technology is fun, but can be difficult to integrate and manage. The challenge for CIOs, says Forrester, will be balancing the adoption of new business technology while continuing to keep a handle on IT infrastructure. This is a bigger challenge than you may think, especially for the retail sector; Tripwire reports that a majority of the retail industry does not yet meet PCI DSS 3.0 standards, and that details regarding security risks are rarely meeting the ears of senior executives.

Chips and sensors are everywhere these days, and in increasing amounts, but to what benefit? Business Insider discusses value in the Internet of Things, and the tremendous savings brought to businesses by adopting sensor-equipped and internet-enabled industrial hardware.

We worry about our laptops and email accounts getting hacked, but what about our automobiles? In a very cool display of tech skills, SC Magazine details how skilled hackers could take control of speedometers, odometers, alarms, and locks, including a video of the hacks in action. With the talk of self-driving and talking cars, it will be interesting to see how device security impact the automobile industry.

 

Find any cool IT links this week? Tell us in the comments or Tweet us @NetopTech!

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