Company: CompTIA

Job Title: Sr. Director, Technology Analysis,

Seth Robinson

Seth Robinson is the senior director of technology analysis for CompTIA, the leading trade association for the IT industry. In this role, he analyzes technology trends in the IT industry and provides insight into trend drivers and future direction. Seth has led research studies on cloud computing, mobility, Big Data, and IT security, among other areas. Previously, he spent 10 years in processor development at IBM, building the chips for the Xbox360, PS3, and Wii U. He has been cited in various media outlets, including Wall Street Journal and USA Today, for his thoughts on how businesses are using technology and how the role of IT is changing.

Recent articles by Seth Robinson

Making Sense of Emerging Technology

Making Sense of Emerging Technology

Technology’s ascension to all-things-strategic has the downstream effect of requiring organizational changes within a company.

CompTIAs Seth Robinson on how all of 2017s mosthyped tech has its roots in th

Looking Into the Cloud-Based Future

It’s the end of the year, and along with the grocery lists for parties and the lengthy wish lists from the kids, all good research analysts are building their lists of predictions for 2017.

Building a Services Culture

Building a Services Culture

A few weeks ago, we had Annette Taber as a guest on CompTIA’s Volley podcast. Annette is CompTIA’s VP in charge of industry councils, and she joined the podcast to discuss the work of the councils and the plans they are making to address future channel shifts.

New IT

A New Way of Thinking About IT

It’s not exactly news to say that technology is a big deal for business these days. Even with a long history of companies using computing, there has recently been a tipping point in the world becoming digital and organizations following suit.

CompTIA State of the Cloud

The Devil’s in the Details with Cloud

When you’re doing research, it’s great to see data that reinforces trends you’ve identified in the past. Especially with studies that are repeated on a regular basis, there’s hope and expectation that new findings will show steady progress in the themes from earlier years.

Finding Opportunity in the Internet of Things

Is the Internet of Things just another hype machine, or does it truly hold opportunities for the IT channel? CompTIA has been keeping an eye on this trend for the past few years, and its latest research on the topic goes into more depth than ever. This year, we examined both the channel viewpoint on IoT along with end-user activity to give us a comprehensive understanding of demand and supply.

Building on the Four Pillars of IT

The field of IT has so many wonderful new toys to play with. Cloud computing may be a little 2008-ish, but it’s still a major force in the industry. IoT is hot today, with a lot of companies ready to move past the hype and start implementing. And on-the-horizon trends like VR or AI promise even more disruption in the near future. But how much do all of these things really disrupt the IT function?

Let’s Talk About Security

It’s been nearly 10 years since we began talking about how cloud computing and mobility will reshape the IT landscape. Over the last decade, cloud migrations have taken place, mobile devices have been distributed to the workforce, and companies are leveraging new platforms including Big Data, Internet of Things and more.