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SMB vs. Mid Business Outlooks. Maryland’s New Privacy Law & Cybersecurity Shift at RSA Conference

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SMB vs. Mid Business Outlooks. Maryland's New Privacy Law & Cybersecurity Shift at RSA Conference

One of the key insights from the podcast episode is the projection that the global IT services market is expected to reach $2 trillion by 2028. This growth is primarily attributed to cloud modernization, with hyperscalers like AWS, Microsoft, and Google Cloud leading the way. These hyperscalers are driving the growth in the market, particularly in the area of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), where spending is expected to double in the next five years. 

The rise in the value of GPU sales, as mentioned in the episode, is also contributing to this trend. The increase in GPU sales is linked to the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, which are becoming increasingly prevalent in various industries. This indicates a growing demand for advanced computing capabilities to support AI applications, further fueling the growth of the IT services market. 

Maryland’s enactment of the Maryland Online Data Privacy Act signifies a significant step towards enhancing consumer data protection within the state. The new legislation imposes stricter privacy standards on businesses operating in Maryland, compelling them to limit the data they collect from Maryland consumers. This move aligns with the broader trend of states enhancing consumer data rights through privacy legislation, as seen in the increasing number of states implementing similar laws. 

Three things to know today

00:00 Small vs. Mid-Sized Business Outlooks on Economy and Revenue Growth Diverge

03:39 Maryland Joins States Enhancing Consumer Data Rights with New Privacy Legislation

06:11 Secure by Design: A Shift in Cybersecurity Paradigm Promoted at RSA Conference



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