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IT - CxO
The CIO's Return To The Workplace Playbook
CIO, July 6th, 2020
IT executives will face unique challenges when employees begin returning to the workplace. Here are seven key questions every CIO must answer in devising their optimal plan
Gartner: How CIOs Can Get A Seat At The Post-COVID-19 Leadership Table
CIODIVE, July 6th, 2020
The following is a guest article from Tsuneo Fujiwara, vice president with Gartner's CIO Research team. His research focuses on the areas of IT strategy, digital business transformation, innovation, digital leadership and the evolving role of the CIO
How CIOs Can Keep Up With Changing Customer Needs
InformationWeek, July 8th, 2020
The role of the chief information officer is becoming ever-more important in creating experiences that drive long-term market success
Tech Businesses Must Rethink Their IT Infrastructure
HelpNet Security, July 8th, 2020
Working life has changed drastically in recent months. Speedy digital transformation has been critical for business continuity and has been driving growth even during these challenging times
What Is The Risk Management Framework (RMF)? A Standardized Security Framework
CIO, July 9th, 2020
Risk management and security are top concerns for most organizations, especially in government industries. The Risk Management Framework (RMF) integrates security into the early development stages to help speed up time to delivery while avoiding risk
IT - CxO Events
Embracing the Complexity of Identity & Access Management (July 14th, 3PM)
Tuesday, July 14th, 2020: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
BWG Connect invites you to participate in a candid interactive industry discussion around the complexities of IAM. Hear from your peers what digital identity really is, and what challenges exist when implementing access management controls. Concrete lessons learned & real-world challenges faced during these unprecedented times.
Navigating Through Remote Access - Leveraging Modern Hybrid Cloud (July 21st, 3PM)
Tuesday, July 21st, 2020: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
BWG Connect invites you to participate in an interactive discussion with SaaS professionals, not sales people. Hear from your peers about concrete lessons learned and real-world challenges faced.
Insider Secrets From a Front-Line CISO
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Satish Gannu, chief security officer and chief technology officer digital at ABB, will join Recorded Future's chief operating officer, Stu Solomon, for the third installment of Recorded Future's executive dialogue series. Together, they'll explore the new era of remote work and the evolving role of the CISO, as IT and OT become increasingly intertwined.
Customer Identity Access Management: Embracing the Complexity (July 22nd, 3PM)
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
BWG Connect invites you to participate in a candid interactive industry discussion around the complexities of CIAM. Hear from your peers what digital identity really is and what challenges exist when implementing access management controls. Concrete lessons learned & real-world challenges faced during these unprecedented times.
Leading Through Change - How IT is Adapting to the New Norm (July 28th, 1:30PM)
Tuesday, July 28th, 2020: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
BWG Connect invites you to participate in a candid interactive industry discussion around some of the main questions leaders are trying to answer to steer their organizations through this disrupted period. Hear from your peers about concrete lessons learned & real-world challenges faced during these unprecedented times.
Journey Through the Cloud - The Future of Public & Private Cloud (July 29th, 3PM)
Wednesday, July 29th, 2020: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
BWG Connect invites you to participate in an interactive discussion with IT professionals. Hear how your peers are navigating through changes in the cloud, concrete lessons learned and real-world challenges faced.
IT - Storage
The Advantages Of Containers Over Virtual Machines For Storage
SearchStorage, July 8th, 2020
Understanding the key advantages of containers vs. VMs is critical to knowing what storage features are needed for container-based application success
At 100TB, The World's Biggest SSD Gets An (Eye-Watering) Price Tag, July 8th, 2020
Largest ever solid state drive comes with very steep premium
5 Signs It's Time For A NAS or SAN Upgrade
SearchStorage, July 8th, 2020
It's easy to tell when it's time to modernize your storage infrastructure if you know the warning signs. Find out what they are and how Liberty Mutual Insurance handled its upgrade
IT - Security
Applying The 80-20 Rule To Cybersecurity
Dark Reading, July 7th, 2020
How security teams can achieve 80% of the benefit for 20% of the work
Enhance Your Cloud Threat Protection With 5 Tools, And More
SearchCloudSecurity, July 9th, 2020
Explore the best tools and tactics; you'll need the most effective arsenal available to counteract the attackers gunning for your cloud-based workloads and apps
Framing The Security Story: The Simplest Threats Are The Most Dangerous
Dark Reading, July 7th, 2020
Don't be distracted by flashy advanced attacks and ignore the more mundane ones
Security Jobs: What's Hot And What's Cooling
The Enterprisers Project, July 7th, 2020
The pandemic has created a seismic shift in today's workforce. The increased emphasis on remote work and ongoing shift to cloud computing affect the future of security jobs
Why Cybersecurity Is Really A Business Problem
Business 2 Community, July 8th, 2020
Absolute's 2020 Endpoint Resilience Report illustrates why the purpose of any cybersecurity program needs to be attaining a balance between protecting an organization and the need to keep the business running, starting with secured endpoints
18 HR Cost Reduction Ideas For The 2020 COVID-19 Recession
SearchHRSoftware, July 10th, 2020
The COVID-19 recession demands creativity to stay competitive. Here's a look at 18 HR cost reduction ideas -- including freezing HR tech projects -- that have the potential to help
A Guide To Understanding AI's Weirdness
TechTalks, July 8th, 2020
These days, it can be very hard to determine where to draw the boundaries around artificial intelligence. What it can and can't do is often not very clear, as well as where it's future is headed
Natural Language Processing: A Cheat Sheet
TechRepublic, July 10th, 2020
Learn the basics about natural language processing, a cross-discipline approach to making computers hear, process, understand, and duplicate human speech
Top Industries AI Is Impacting In 2020
TechTalks, July 11th, 2020
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the world. Many industries have already been impacted by the integration of AI technology to improve business processes, but that's only the beginning. Through the use of big data, machine learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT), AI captures the ability to think and make decisions like a human would - but on a massive scale
IT - Humor
Flashback Friday: You're Dragging Us Down
Computerworld, July 10th, 2020
We prefer data that tells us what we want to hear
Wayback Wednesday: We Call Her Pointy Harriet
ComputerWorld, July 8th, 2020
It's a happy ending after all
IT - Technology
Facial Recognition Market To Surpass $12 Billion By 2026
TechRepublic, July 7th, 2020
To enhance tracking and security in public spaces, the facial recognition technologies market is expected to surge in the years ahead
Intel Reveals Details On Thunderbolt 4
CNET, July 8th, 2020
It'll bring universal ports and cables to computers
IT - Blockchain
Port Of Rotterdam Pilots Blockchain-Based Shipping Container Handling Project
siliconAngle, July 10th, 2020
The Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands today unveiled a new blockchain-based project that will make container handling safer and more efficient by automating the release of containers to drivers at the port
COVID-19 Could Accelerate Government Adoption Of AR, VR Tech
Government Technology, July 8th, 2020
As the demands of remote government work extend from weeks to months, public-sector agencies must begin exploring tools like augmented and virtual reality for improved communication and collaboration
IT - Operations
Cloud Security Alliance Publishes New Paper, The Six Pillars Of Devsecops: Automation
AiTHORITY, July 8th, 2020
Document provides practical advice for integrating automated security into software development lifecycle
How To Measure - And Manage - Technical Debt
The Enterprisers Project, July 6th, 2020
Technical debt is not necessarily a bad thing, as long as you know how to manage it. Consider this expert advice on how to measure it and when to pay it off
IT - Server
The 10 Hottest Hyperconverged Infrastructure Systems
CRN, July 8th, 2020
Hyperconverged systems have now officially taken over the global converged systems market, accounting for 51 percent of all converged systems sales worldwide in the first quarter of 2020
IT - Cloud
The New Cloud Priorities Of 2020
CIODIVE, July 6th, 2020
Entering 2020, intent was clear: businesses planned to move to the cloud - or at least follow a neatly laid out roadmap. As businesses fended off unforeseen consequences, CIOs quickly pushed cloud to the forefront
3 Tips To Recognize Hidden Costs Of The Cloud
InformationWeek, July 6th, 2020
Cloud usage and demand has spiked, but businesses must be wary of hidden cloud "gotchas" when it comes to modernizing and scaling their cloud infrastructure
Cloud Security Risks And The Countermeasures You Need Now
SearchCloudSecurity, July 10th, 2020
The current cloud security risks, and available countermeasures, demand every cybersecurity pro's attention
Edge Computing For Beginners: 11 Key Concepts
The Enterprisers Project, July 8th, 2020
Need to get up to speed on edge computing - or educate others in your organization? Check out these key concepts and questions, explained in plain terms, by edge experts
Everyone Is Struggling With Cloud Security
CIODIVE, July 10th, 2020
Most enterprises are using a public cloud yet cloud and container security strategies are lagging behind adoption. The lag is significant enough that developers and engineers bypass cloud security or compliance policies
Gartner Warns On Significant Cloud Security Issues On The Horizon
ITPalooza, July 8th, 2020
Within three years, a vast majority of cloud security issues will revolve around identity and access management
The Multi-Cloud Environment In 2020: Advantages And Disadvantages
Business 2 Community, July 7th, 2020
Now more than ever, organizations have been implementing multi-cloud environments for their public cloud infrastructure
Why Enterprises Choose Multi-Cloud Environments
SearchCloudComputing, July 9th, 2020
Multi-cloud environments have become more popular with enterprises, but this isn't a vendor lock-in issue. Find out how and why enterprises adopt multi-cloud computing
IT - Networks
7 Points Your Security Team Needs To Know About IPv6 (But Probably Doesn't)
CSO Online, July 6th, 2020
The IPv6 protocol affects the security of your network even if you haven't deployed it internally. Here are the most important points every security team needs to understand about the protoco
Global Data Center Networking Market To Reach $40.9 Billion By 2025
HelpNet Security, July 6th, 2020
The global data center networking market is projected to reach $40.9 billion by 2025 and projected to register 11.0% CAGR over the forecast period, from 2019 to 2025 according to Million Insights.
Top Data Center Network Switch Makers
eWeek, July 10th, 2020
The enterprise network has undergone significant change in the last decade, thanks to increasing software-defined networking (SDN) solutions, network-function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined WAN (SD-WAN). Here is eWEEK's listing of the top 10 companies in switch development as of summer 2020.
IT - Careers
Poker & Job Hunting: Why Poker Is A Better Bet
Ask The Headhunter, July 9th, 2020
The game has plenty to teach about making decisions with the cards we've been dealt-on and off the table
15 Hot Tech Skills Getting Hotter -- No Certification Required
Insiderpro, July 9th, 2020
There's no debate that hot IT certifications are worthy add-ons for tech professionals trying to boost their job prospects
How To Be Productive At Home?
Business 2 Community, July 10th, 2020
According to a survey by Workopolis, 90% of people believe that Telecommuting contributes to more productivity
IT Careers: How To Get A Job As A Devops Professional
The Enterprisers Project, July 10th, 2020
DevOps engineers and managers are in high demand. To land a role, showcase curiosity and past achievements
IT Talent 2020: How Technology Leaders Are Adjusting Strategies
The Enterprisers Project, July 8th, 2020
The IT organizations most likely to succeed in the next normal will be the ones that spend time future-proofing their workforce strategies
IT - Virtualization
Kubernetes: Overcoming Complexity
Gigaom, July 10th, 2020
Kubernetes was created in 2014 to allow administrators to run distributed systems easily. Thanks to its 100% open source nature, it can run both on-premises and in the cloud, including public, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments
IT - Backup
RPO vs. RTO: Understand the Differences in Backup Metrics
SearchStorage, July 9th, 2020
The recovery point objective and recovery time objective enable an organization to know how much data it can lose and how long it can be down, key elements of a backup and DR plan
BYOD Adoption Is Growing Rapidly, But Security Is Lagging
HelpNet Security, July 8th, 2020
As the shift to remote work has increased, most businesses are embracing BYOD in the workplace
IT - Big Data
Data Prep Still Dominates Data Scientists' Time, Survey Finds
datanami, July 6th, 2020
Data scientists spend about 45% of their time on data preparation tasks, including loading and cleaning data, according to a survey of data scientists conducted by Anaconda
The Best Way To Get Started With Data Analytics
InformationWeek, July 8th, 2020
Over the past several years, enterprises of all types and sizes have transformed themselves into data-driven organizations. With the assistance of data analytics, it's now possible to put customer and market data to work and obtain rewarding insights almost immediately
IT - Tape
Record Of 114EB Of LTO Tape Capacity (Compressed) Shipped In 2019
StorageNewsletter, July 9th, 2020
The LTO Program technology provider companies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM Corporation and Quantum released their annual tape media shipment report, detailing Y/Y shipments
IT - Developer
9 Open Source Test-Automation Frameworks, July 6th, 2020
Get some advice to choose the right test-automation framework for your organization
Left For Dead, R Surges Again
datanami, July 10th, 2020
Don't look now, but R, which some had written off as a language in terminal decline in lieu of Python's immense and growing popularity, appears to be staging a furious comeback the likes of which IT has rarely seen
The Best Tools For Coding In Teams
Cloud Savvy IT, July 10th, 2020
When working with a team of programmers, anything that can help the process run smoothly and on track is worth a lot of time and money. We'll discuss a few different tools that can help your team get more organized
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