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IT - CxO
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5 Ways To Tick Off A CISO
CIO, March 16th, 2020
As a venture capitalist that invests solely in seed stage cybersecurity entrepreneurs, I often ask myself what keeps CISOs up at night to inform which gaps the next round of enterprise security products needs to address
COVID-19: Three Technology Areas That CIOs Must Address
ComputerWeekly, March 17th, 2020
CIOs will need to consider the IT measures that will be needed to support their organisations as the government ramps up its response to the coronavirus
69% Of CIOs Believe COVID-19 Will Significantly Impact Business
CIO, March 18th, 2020
CIO India survey reveals that while most CIOs expect an adverse impact on business, the majority believe that businesses will return to normalcy within 3 months
Everyone Wants To Be More Secure - As Long As It Isn't An Inconvenience
CIO Dive, March 19th, 2020
The following is a guest article from Marc Mazur, research specialist at Info-Tech Research Group. He covers research on security operations, security strategy, ransomware, insider threat, and zero trus
How CIOs Can Move From Technology Expert To Business Strategist
Information Age, March 19th, 2020
Andy Ross, co-founder and MD at Gravity 9, explores how CIOs can move from being a technology expert to a business strategist
14 Ways CIOs Can Show Leadership During The COVID-19 Crisis
Insider Pro, March 19th, 2020
What steps should CIOs be taking to help their organizations immediately weather this crisis? Fourteen CIOs share their thoughts
Navigating The Pandemic
CIO, March 18th, 2020
Nearly every technology company - and almost every business - is desperately determining how to use its arsenal of technology to combat the increasingly severe disruption caused by coronavirus
IT - MFA
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A Spike In Home Workers Raises Mfa Resilience Questions
Forrester, March 17th, 2020
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses are asking, or mandating, that office-based employees work from home
Best Security Keys In 2020: Hardware-Based Two-Factor Authentication For Online Protection
ZDNet, March 17th, 2020
While robust passwords go a long way to securing your valuable online accounts, hardware-based two-factor authentication takes that security to the next level
Multi-Factor Authentication: What Is It And Why Do You Need It?
Business 2 Community, March 18th, 2020
Traditional password-and-username authentication can leave users vulnerable
IT - Storage
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4 Causes Of SSD Failure And How To Deal With Them
SearchStorage, March 19th, 2020
Although NVMe SSDs are a highly reliable storage technology, they are still prone to occasional failure. Here are some best practices to keep your SSDs humming along
Achieving Fast, Accurate NAS Migrations In 5 Key Steps
StorageReview.com, March 19th, 2020
Gartner estimates 83 percent of data migration projects either fail or exceed their budgets and schedules
Bit Rot: How Hard Drives And SSDs Die Over Time
How-To Geek, March 18th, 2020
Computer storage is both a blessing and a curse. We can store terabytes of photos, documents, and more at home
Ceph Gets Fit And Finish For Enterprise Storage
The Next Platform, March 18th, 2020
Ceph, the open source object storage born from a doctoral dissertation in 2005, has been aimed principally at highly scalable workloads found in HPC environments and, later, with hyperscalers who did not want to create their own storage anymore
Software-Defined-Storage Market To Reach $86 Billion By 2023
Storage Newsletter, March 19th, 2020
The software-defined-storage (SDS) market is expected to register a 28% CAGR from 2019 through 2023
IT - Security
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How To Avoid A Costly Enterprise Ransomware Infection
HelpNet Security, March 17th, 2020
In most cases of human-operated ransomware attacks against enterprises, the hackers don't trigger the malware immediately
8 Key Security Considerations For Protecting Remote Workers
CSO Online, March 16th, 2020
Many security and IT teams suddenly have to support and protect employees who must work remotely due to the COVID-19 crisis. Make sure you cover these areas
Exploring The Risky Behavior Of IT Security Professionals
HelpNet Security, March 18th, 2020
Almost 65% of the nearly 300 international cybersecurity professionals canvased by Gurucul at RSA Conference 2020 said they access documents that have nothing to do with their jobs
Will An Increase In Remote Working Lead To More Cyber Attacks?
Information Age, March 17th, 2020
Security expert predicts at least a 30-40% increase in cyber attacks during the coronavirus pandemic as remote working increases
The 10 Most Powerful Cybersecurity Companies
CSO Online, March 17th, 2020
What makes these 10 security vendors the biggest power players? We break it down.
Security Is Leaving The Data Center And Moving To The Edge
HelpNet Security, March 18th, 2020
The traditional network security model, in which traffic is routed through the data center for inspection and policy enforcement, is for all intents and purposes obsolete
IT - CRM
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6 Signs You May Be Ready For A CRM Switch
CRM Buyer, March 16th, 2020
In today's evolving business environment, every operational decision is critical -- and that includes best practices for managing the customer journey
3 Reasons Support Leaders Can Benefit From A Sales CRM
Business 2 Community, March 18th, 2020
With 89 percent of companies competing primarily on the basis of customer experience, customer service has become a critical function for any business to perform and grow
4 Ways Intelligent CRM Can Help You Reach Tech-Savvy Millennials
CRM Buyer, March 18th, 2020
Does your customer relationship management strategy have what it takes to reach Generation Y?
Machine Learning Is Your Secret Weapon For Customer Acquisition
AiTHORITY, March 18th, 2020
If you're looking for a strategy to get ahead when it comes to customer acquisition, Machine Learning can be your secret weapon
IT - AI
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How To Tame Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Anxiety
The Enterprisers Project, March 16th, 2020
Robotic Process Automation should be a positive - a chance to reduce drudge work
Why Isn't Machine Learning Living Up To The Hype?
InformationWeek, March 18th, 2020
An obsession with tasks is leading to marginal returns on tech investments. Now is the time to rethink our approaches to machine learning
IT - Humor
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Memory-Lane Monday: Documentation Just Takes Up Too Much Space
ComputerWorld, March 16th, 2020
And apparently it doesn't spark joy
Wayback Wednesday: All True Statements, In Their Way
ComputerWorld, March 18th, 2020
Why challenge a giant?
IT - Technology
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Building A More Accurate Time Service At Facebook Scale
Facebook Engineering, March 20th, 2020
Almost all of the billions of devices connected to the internet have onboard clocks, which need to be accurate to properly perform their functions
How Supersonic Commercial Flight Is Possible With Big Compute
insideHPC, March 16th, 2020
In this video from Big Compute 2020, Blake Scholl from Boom Supersonic describes how high performance computing in the cloud has opened a new era of high-speed flight
Stacking Up Arm Server Chips Against X86
The Next Platform, March 18th, 2020
It is pretty clear at this point that there is going to be a global recession thanks to the coronavirus outbreak
The 6 Best Free Video Conferencing Apps
How-To Geek, March 16th, 2020
If you suddenly find yourself working from home or another remote location, you're going to miss those interactions with other people
IT - BI
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Augmented Analytics Drives Next Wave Of AI, Machine Learning, BI
InfornationWeek, March 19th, 2020
Business intelligence will move beyond dashboards, and AI and machine learning will become easier for less skilled workers as augmented analytics are embedded into platforms
What Is The Difference Between Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing And Data Analytics
insideBIGDATA, March 16th, 2020
In the age of Big Data, you'll hear a lot of terms tossed around
IT - AR-VR
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AV And VR For Business In Virtualization And Where VMware Sits
BrianMadden, March 16th, 2020
Rachel Berry looks at how VMware seems best poised to lead the way when it comes to AR/VR streaming, and she also talks with Ben Jones of The GRID Factory
Hilton Uses Oculus VR To Train For Broken Coffee Makers, Other 'Frustrating' Guest Issues
HR Dive, March 17th, 2020
Hilton is using Oculus virtual reality (VR) technology to train employees across its 6,000 resorts and properties on facilities, operations and empathy, according to a March 10 article published by Oculus parent company Facebook
Where's The Zoom Of VR?
Tech Crunch, March 16th, 2020
Remote collaboration tools like Zoom are gathering massive amounts of attention as people begin working from home en masse
IT - Operations
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3 Steps To Applying Agile Methodologies In IT Operations
InfoWorld, March 19th, 2020
Almost any team can benefit from agile techniques, but IT operations needs a few adjustments for best results
COVID-19 Best Practices For Data-Center Operators
Networkworld, March 18th, 2020
Uptime Institute has created a COVID-19 response guide based on tips and recommendations from its network of data center operators and partners
IT - Server
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Disaggregated Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Vs. Traditional HCI
SearchConvergedInfrastructure, March 17th, 2020
A technical examination of what the pending demise of hyper-converged infrastructure 1.0 and rise of hyper-convergence 2.0 means for planning, buying, deployment and management
Top Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Tco Factors To Consider
SearchConvergedInfrastructure, March 20th, 2020
A lot of factors for estimating hyper-converged total cost of ownership are fairly straightforward, others less so. Follow these guidelines to get started on this complex process
IT - Linux
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How I Migrated From A Mac Mini To A Raspberry Pi
opensouce.com, March 16th, 2020
Learn more about Linux by turning a Raspberry Pi Model 2 into a workable desktop computer
IT - FOSS
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Document Freedom In 2020
The Document Foundation, March 17th, 2020
In the age of the cloud, most people think they don't have 'real' files any more, as these have been replaced by pointers in an online system
Open Source Cloud Storage: 14 Top Tools
Datamation, March 18th, 2020
Open source cloud storage offers a critical support function for many people and businesses
IT - HPC
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Marvell Talks Up Thunderx3 And Arm Server Roadmap
HPCWire, March 17th, 2020
Now sampling and will be broadly available later in 2020
IT - DevOps
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How To Be The Right Person For DevOps
opensouce.com, March 16th, 2020
Creating healthy relationships is the essential ingredient in DevOps success
IT - Cloud
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7 Tips To Manage Cloud Sprawl In Your Enterprise
SearchCloudComputing, March 20th, 2020
Cloud sprawl can lead to all sorts of unwanted surprises. Review these recommendations to get control over all the cloud resources across your business
IT - Wireless
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The Everyday Guide To 5G: Considerations, Challenges, Applications, And The Future
Network Computing, March 18th, 2020
5G rollouts are anticipated throughout 2020 and beyond; network operators still have a lot to do to make 5G live up to its full potential
IT - DR
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10 Considerations For Choosing The Right DaaS Solution
Data Center Knowledge, March 19th, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is forcing companies to reconsider their business continuity plans
Business Continuity: Coronavirus Crisis Puts CIOs' Plans To The Test
CIO, March 19th, 2020
As the Coronavirus pandemic spreads, CIO have the perfect opportunity to brush up on business continuity planning as they strategize their response
Developing A Continuity Plan For The Post-Coronavirus World
InformationWeek, March 16th, 2020
These baseline business continuity strategies will help ensure your organization is positioned to keep operations going even as the business environment is up-ended
How To Ensure Cybersecurity Plans Align With BC/DR Plans
SearchCIO, March 17th, 2020
It's crucial for organizations to have a collection of emergency-focused plans in place that can interact with each other if a cybersecurity attack occurs
IT - Networks
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As The Networks Evolve Enterprises Need To Rethink Network Security
Networkworld, March 16th, 2020
Q&A: John Maddison, executive vice president of products for network security vendor Fortinet, discusses how to deal with network security in the digital era
Five Ways To Reinforce Your SD-WAN Security
Network Computing, March 17th, 2020
Like any network technology, SD-WANs require strong security. Here's a look at five ways to keep the network serving your branch locations safe from intruders and attackers
The 3 Best VPN Services For 2020
reviewgeek, March 20th, 2020
A VPN (virtual private network) service is a great way to ensure you have a secure network connection while online
VPN Usage Surges As More Nations Shut Down Offices
Dark Reading, March 19th, 2020
As social distancing becomes the norm, interest in virtual private networks has rocketed, with some providers already seeing a doubling in users and traffic since the beginning of the year
IT - IoT
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Invest In The Right IoT Trend And Profit More In 2020
SmartDataCollective, March 17th, 2020
You can profit more in 2020 by investing in the right IoT trends. Here's what you need to know and consider to do so and to thrive
Understand IoT Data Storage Options For Data Deluge
IoT Agenda, March 18th, 2020
Cloud is the favored storage choice for many IoT uses, but vendors have stepped up their offerings to meet the growing variety of needs, including custom-built options
IT - Careers
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4 In 10 Employees Lack Work-From-Home Tech Tools
CIO Dive, March 17th, 2020
Four in 10 employees say their companies aren't equipped with the technology needed to let them work from home, according to a survey of 1,000 full-time workers from organizations with more than 200 employees commissioned by project management software company Wrike
How To Lead In The Age Of Newly Remote Teams
The Enterprisers Project, March 16th, 2020
What can leaders do to support teams working remotely at a time of much uncertainty? NetHealth CIO Jason James shares concrete steps CIOs and IT leaders can take right now
Is The Coronavirus Threat Forcing Businesses To Create A Remote Workforce?
AiTHORITY, March 17th, 2020
The Novel Coronavirus - COVID-19 - is making headlines around the world. Businesses are cautiously being advised to review Business Continuity Plans (BCP) in the event the global virus outbreak is upgraded to a pandemic
Tech Won't Save You From Lockdown Disaster: How To Manage Family And Free Time While Working From Home
The Register, March 21st, 2020
Tips from El Reg hack with two decades of WFH experience
IT - Virtualization
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10 Steps To Ensure PCI DSS-Compliant Container Deployment
Container Journal, March 16th, 2020
Enterprises seeking to leverage containers and microservices in compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) will find some advantageous synergies between the regulations and the technologies, as well as some aspects that require particularly careful attention
IT - Compliance
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Privacy Compliance: 5 Things It Leaders Need To Know In 2020
The Enterprisers Project, March 18th, 2020
Don't take a watch-and-wait approach to privacy compliance regulations including CCPA. Here's how to take control of organizational data and preserve customer trust
IT - Backup
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Best Data Center Backup And Recovery Solutions Of 2020 As Reviewed By Customers - Gartner
Storage Newsletter, March 17th, 2020
Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions from Gartner, Inc. defines the data center backup and recovery software market as being focused on providing backup capabilities for the upper-end mid-market and large-enterprise environments
IT - Big Data
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Big Data And AI: 7 Common Misunderstandings
The Enterprisers Project, March 19th, 2020
Some false notions have emerged about how AI and big data work together, leading to potential confusion
How Business Professionals Can Improve Their Data Management
Information Age, March 17th, 2020
Doug Laney, principal, data & analytics strategy at Caserta, discusses how business professionals can manage their data more effectively
IT - Java
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Oracle Announces Java 14
AiTHORITY, March 18th, 2020
Oracle JDK 14 Represents More Than Two Years of On-Time Six-Month Feature Releases, Bringing Innovation and Predictability to Developers
Java 14 - 'It Feels Like The Early Days Of Java'
jaxenter, March 17th, 2020
For the release of Java 14 we talked to Java expert Dr. Heinz Kabutz. What does he like and dislike about Java 14? What is he currently working on? What does he still find disturbing in 2020?
Java At 20: Ready For Life In The Cloud
jaxenter, March 17th, 2020
In the last decade, the enterprise IT landscape has moved from large, monolithic applications towards lighter and more modular application architectures
IT - Developer
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My Top 6 Open Source Frameworks For Web Development
opensouce.com, March 19th, 2020
A detailed rundown of the backend frameworks most used by custom web developers
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