As I’m sitting here sipping on my eggnog, I’m thinking about how much changes in a year. These words were not even a common part of my vocabulary 12 months ago: ransomware, Bitcoin, ICO, digital identity, GDPR, blockchain, AI and machine learning.
Today, I use these words daily and most of them are directly related to my work: giving people control of and protecting their digital identity.
At the same time, there are words that continue to be consistent each year: backup, data protection, family, and, of course, food and wine.
2018 will be the year when the new merges with the old. I am sure that at the end of 2018 I will be enjoying some good food and wine with my family, but some things will likely be different:
- I will be paying for my Christmas gifts with Bitcoins (or some other cryptocurrency).
- My annual ritual of organizing and arranging my affairs could include using the benefits of GDPR and the right to be forgotten.
- The picture I want to show my dad, which I could never find, turns up with a quick AI-based search.
May you all have a Happy Holiday and a great New Year.
Acronis is a Swiss company, founded in Singapore. Celebrating two decades of innovation, Acronis has more than 1,800 employees in 45 locations. The Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud solution is available in 26 languages in over 150 countries and is used by 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses.