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IT - CxO
10 Ways To Prepare Your IT Organization For The Next Crisis
InformationWeek, May 20th, 2020
Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic can help IT leaders and managers get ready for the next emergency
CIOs Reshape It Priorities In Wake Of COVID-19
CIO, May 18th, 2020
Surfacing from crisis mode, CIOs find themselves redefining IT priorities, thanks to budgets in flux, a rising need to refine business processes, and new outlooks on the future of work
CISO Vs. CEO: How Executives Rate Their Security Posture
CIO Dive, May 19th, 2020
Leaders in cybersecurity have more discipline for implementing strategy on a regular basis, whereas non-leaders were more likely to update their cybersecurity strategy "intermittently," according to a survey of 200 CEOs and CISOs from The Wall Street Journal Intelligence and Forcepoint
7 Tips On How To Build A Stronger Business/IT Partnership
InformationWeek, May 20th, 2020
To create the organizational resilience necessary in this new normal, businesses need to stop thinking of IT teams as just expensive gatekeepers
CIO Interview: Simon Liste, Chief Information Technology Officer, Pension Protection Fund
ComputerWeekly, May 18th, 2020
Experience of delivering digital change in the private sector means the PPF's IT chief is well positioned to lead transformation in a critical public sector organisation
CISOs Are Critical To Thriving Companies: Here'S How To Support Their Efforts
HelpNet Security, May 19th, 2020
Even before COVID-19 initiated an onslaught of additional cybersecurity risks, many chief information security officers (CISOs) were struggling
Coronavirus: How CIOs Can Prepare For Business Recovery
ComputerWeekly, May 20th, 2020
Economic recovery will require business to work differently. CIOs may be asked to automate more and support high levels of remote working
Does Digital Transformation Ever End?
CIO, May 20th, 2020
The digital journey may be rife with timelines and launch dates, but the overall goal is much loftier: To develop an organization that is more responsive to change - not as an event but as an ongoing reality
What Is The Future Of Hybrid Cloud For Businesses?
SearchCIO, May 19th, 2020
Many organizations today are still having difficulty moving their entire workloads off premises and into the cloud. Here, we examine how they can benefit from a hybrid environment
CEOs And CISOs Disagree On Cyber Strategies
HelpNet Security, May 20th, 2020
There are growing disparities in how CEOs and CISOs view the most effective cybersecurity path forward, according to Forcepoint
Johnson & Johnson CIO: Transformational Leadership Needed Now More Than Ever
The Enterprisers Project, May 21st, 2020
Jim Swanson didn't expect to jump into crisis leadership mode three months into his new CIO role. But COVID-19 isn't slowing down his transformation efforts: If anything, they've accelerated
IT - Security
The 3 Top Cybersecurity Myths & What You Should Know
Dark Reading, May 18th, 2020
With millions of employees now attempting to work from home, it's vital to challenge misconceptions about cybersecurity
4 Myths Cybersecurity Experts Want Busted
CIO Dive, May 19th, 2020
No, malware cannot spread from devices sitting next to each other
60% Of Insider Threats Involve Employees Planning To Leave
Dark Reading, May 20th, 2020
Researchers shows most "flight-risk" employees planning to leave an organization tend to start stealing data two to eight weeks before they go
8 Leading Identity And Access Management Products For 2020
SearchSecurity, May 19th, 2020
IAM tools keep enterprises safe by ensuring only authorized users can access sensitive data and applications. Read this in-depth product overview of top tools on the market
Cybercrime In A Recession: 10 Things Every CISO Needs To Know
CSO Online, May 21st, 2020
Economic downturns force cybercriminals to change focus and encourage other people to resort to cybercrime. Here's how to prepare
Hacked Law Firm May Have Had Unpatched Pulse Secure VPN
Data Breach Today, May 21st, 2020
REvil Gang Still Threating to Release More Data
My Go-To List As A Security Professional
peerlyst, May 18th, 2020
By popular request here is my go-to list as a security professional
Remote Security Policies: 5 Essential Components
The Enterprisers Project, May 18th, 2020
What are the key elements of a remote access policy?
Security Threats Associated With Shadow IT
HelpNet Security, May 18th, 2020
As cyber threats and remote working challenges linked to COVID-19 continue to rise, IT teams are increasingly pressured to keep organizations' security posture intact
Top 5 VPN Myths And Misconceptions For IT Organizations
SearchNetworking, May 21st, 2020
Although VPN technology has its challenges, various misconceptions exist that can muddle IT teams' understandings of VPNs. Here are five common VPN misconceptions debunked
Verizon's Data Breach Report Highlights How Unsecured Cloud Storage Opens Door To Attacks
ZDNet, May 19th, 2020
Anecdotally, it has been clear for a while that enterprises are often leaving cloud storage repositories open due to oversight or error
What Is Single Sign-On And How Does It Work?
Business 2 Community, May 20th, 2020
The question 'what is single sign-on?' is one we get asked a lot. To understand this solution, consider an analogy:
5 Tips To Help You Interview And Hire Remotely
Business 2 Community, May 19th, 2020
In the crazy world we live in today, you and your employees are likely working from home
Take A People-First Approach To Managing The COVID-19 Crisis
people matters, May 19th, 2020
Donna Kimmel, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Citrix shares her views on the current COVID-19 crisis
Top 10 Return-To-Office Guidelines HR And Business Leaders Need Now
SearchHRSoftware, May 19th, 2020
Companies that are reopening offices will need to plan for an entirely different model than what preceded the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are 10 guidelines that can make it easier
3 Reasons Why Object Storage Is Right For AI And Machine Learning
EnterpriseAI, May 19th, 2020
Enterprises of all types are ramping up AI and machine learning projects, but realizing their true potential requires overcoming significant technology barriers. While compute infrastructure is often the focus, storage is equally important
Automating And Educating Business Processes With RPA, AI And ML
InformationWeek, May 18th, 2020
How are these technologies connected, what are the implementation challenges, and how are companies using them?
CIOs Need AI Platforms, Not Just Tools
InformationWeek, May 21st, 2020
Open source tools are crucial to machine learning development, but if you want to manage those models in the enterprise, you need a platform
How AI Is Changing The Storage Consumption Landscape
SearchStorage, May 20th, 2020
Deep learning, machine learning and neural networks are drastically changing how storage is consumed. Find out why this is happening and what products are helping meet this need
No Matter How Sophisticated, Artificial Intelligence Systems Still Need Human Oversight
ZDNet, May 18th, 2020
AI and machine learning systems are only as good as the data we feed them. Witness the fallout from the COVID-19 crisis, which threw many AI algorithms out of whack
Nvidia (With AMD's Help) Has Unleashed The Most Powerful AI System Ever, May 18th, 2020
Nvidia DGX A100 system delivers five petaflops of performance with some EPYC sauce
IT - Humor
Memory-Lane Monday: Never Let A Software Guy Near Hardware
ComputerWeekly, May 18th, 2020
It could take you a long time to cool off
Wayback Wednesday: Maybe They Weren't Looking For Fast
ComputerWeekly, May 20th, 2020
It all seems so familiar
IT - Technology
New SD Express 8.0 Spec Quadruples The Speed Of Memory Cards
reviewgeek, May 20th, 2020
The SD Association announced its new SD 8.0 specification for SD Express memory cards
Remote Desktop Software: 8 Enterprise-Friendly IT Support Tools
ComputerWorld, May 19th, 2020
The explosion of work-at-home employees and customers has spurred the need for more robust remote assistance software in many organizations. Here's help.
Researchers Record Highest Internet Speed At 44.2 Tbps
TechWorm, May 23rd 2020
A group of researchers in Australia claim they have successfully achieved the fastest Internet data speed ever, capable of downloading 1,000 HD movies in a split second using a single optical chip
IT - Operations
Data Center Liquid Cooling Market Heats Up
SearchDataCenter, May 20th, 2020
As organizations increase server rack density, more C-level execs investigate liquid cooling technology. Industry experts see these systems as an operational and cost necessity
Reports Of Data Center Deaths Are Exaggerated
Network Computing, May 18th, 2020
When going all-in on cloud is the wrong decision, it's up to IT leaders to get their non-technical counterparts to agree. Here are some tips
IT - Linux
2020 Will Be The Year Of Linux On The Windows Desktop
ZDNet, May 20th, 2020
Linux on Windows just took a big graphical desktop step forward with Microsoft's plans for Windows Subsystem for Linux
Linux Security: 8 More System Lockdown Controls
Red Hat News, May 21th, 2020
Locking down a system isn't rocket science but it's not intuitive either. Learn additional security controls that won't cost you anything but time to implement
LibreOffice 6.4.4 Available For Download
LibreOffice, May 21st, 2020
4th minor release of the LibreOffice 6.4 family
The Best Free Microsoft Office Alternatives
How-To Geek, May 18th, 2020
While Microsoft Office is still the ubiquitous choice for word processing, slideshow presentations, spreadsheet calculations, and many more digital tasks, there are still plenty of free alternatives
IT - DevOps
As DevOps Accelerates, Security's Role Changes
Dark Reading, May 18th, 2020
There remains a disconnect between developers and security teams, with uncertainty around who should handle software security
DevOps And Security - How To Build More Than Another Stage Into Software Processes
Jaxenter, May 19th, 2020
Bolting on security as a phase in the DevOps process, or after, misses out on the bigger picture approach that security can provide across code, clouds and infrastructure. Instead, it is worth spending the time to build security into the development process
Three Steps To Successful DevOps
Gigaom, May 20th, 2020
An Interview with Harbinder Kang of Finastra
With Increased DevOps Adoption, Roles In Software Development Teams Are Changing
HelpNet Security, May 20th, 2020
Roles across software development teams have changed as more teams adopt DevOps, according to GitLab
IT - Cloud
6 Ways To Be More Secure In The Cloud
InsiderPro, May 19th, 2020
If you rely on multiple or hybrid cloud environments to support business processes, you need to be as vigilant protecting data and applications as when they resided on premises
IT - Networks
Bulging Datacenters Fuel Ethernet Adapter Growth
EnterpriseAI, May 20th, 2020
All those huge data sets swirling around datacenters for running more AI and machine learning workloads are proving to be a boon for network adaptor equipment vendors
COVID-19 Shifts Network Priorities
FCW, May 19th, 2020
The response to COVID-19 has focused IT modernization efforts toward network infrastructure agility and scalability, agency CIOs said in a May 19 webinar
IT - IoT
IoT Edge Cloud Balances The Best Of Cloud And Edge Computing
IoT Agenda, May 20th, 2020
Organizations are shifting IoT deployments from cloud computing to edge computing, but a newer option -- the edge cloud -- has emerged to bring the cloud to the edge
Number Of Active IoT Devices Expected To Reach 24.1 Billion In 2030
HelpNet Security, May 22nd, 2020
At the end of 2019 there were 7.6 billion active IoT devices, a figure which will grow to 24.1 billion in 2030, a CAGR of 11%
What An Analysis Of 30 Deployments Teaches About IoT Hurdles And Solutions
Network Computing, May 20th, 2020
Seven steps to put your IoT strategy on the fast track while avoiding the time-wasters and complexity that have slowed or sunk many IoT projects
IT - Careers
IT Careers: 5 Essential Soft Skills To Strengthen
The Enterprisers Project, May 19th, 2020
Soft skills can help you and your team navigate these challenging days. Post-quarantine, their value to your IT career will only increase: Work on these five
A Top 10 Stupid Interview Question: What's Your Biggest Weakness?
Ask The Headhunter, May 18th, 2020
In the May 19, 2020 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter a reader grapples with the biggest weakness and with trick questions
How CIOs Can Combat The IT Talent Shortage
SearchCIO, May 22nd, 2020
Research shows organizations are still struggling to bring in IT talent. We identify the reasons why there's a shortage and what CIOs and other IT leaders can do to combat it.
IT Careers: 10 Most In-Demand IT Jobs Now
The Enterprisers Project, May 20th, 2020
What IT jobs are in demand, even during the pandemic? What industries have to move quickly to ramp up new applications and capabilities? Here's data and advice from recruiters
IT - Virtualization
VirtualBox 6.1.8 Released With Support For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2, CentOS 8.2
9to5Linux, May 18th, 2020
one of the best free, open-source and cross-platform virtualization software
IT - Compliance
How Has The GDPR Affected Businesses?
Business 2 Community, May 23rd, 2020
In the world of the Internet, there will be very few people who don't use the Internet. Surely you also do any of your work through the Internet, right?
Two Years In, IT Thought Leaders Evaluate GDPR's Impact
eWeek, May 22nd, 2020
Has the General Data Protection Regulation enacted by the European Union on May 25, 2018, had the effect that originally was intended to keep personal and business data safe for e-commerce and communication? eWEEK asked the question, and we received a lot of perspectives
IT - Backup
Infrequent Backups And Insufficient Recoverability Testing Within Organizations
Storage Newsletter, May 22nd, 2020
According a Zerto, Ltd's research, a significant number of organizations do not backup their data or test their BC/DR (BC/DR) capabilities with enough frequency
Top 5 Enterprise Anti-Ransomware Backup Solutions
Storage Newsletter, May 18th, 2020
From Cobalt Iron, Asigra, Commvault, Unitrends and Veritas
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