IT Forecast 2017

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Looking ahead to 2017, the IT industry is collectively picking its foot up and taking a step forward, with an optimistic yet cautious outlook about technology in the upcoming year. Overall, IT leaders are reporting a rebound from last year, with increased funding and a push for IT to support the growth of their organizations. New development will see a more hands-on approach, while IT leaders continue their efforts in aligning their priorities and goals with that of the business. And as always, the search for exceptional IT talent continues to be challenging across IT skill sets.

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Dispersive Technologies, Inc

Dispersive provides programmable networking for mission-critical solutions. Our radically different, 100% software approach to networking delivers new levels of security, reliability, and performance and provides a foundation for innovation and transformation across industry verticals. Inspired by battlefield-proven wireless radio techniques, the Dispersive™ Virtualized Network dynamically splits session-level IP traffic at the edge device into smaller, independent and individually encrypted packet streams.

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