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IT - CxO
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3 Walls IT Leaders Must Take Down
The Enterprisers Project, July 10th, 2019
Many IT leaders make three operational mistakes that build walls between the IT organization and the rest of the business. Here's how to fix that
5 Questions All CIOs Must Ask When Picking The Right Technology
CIO, July 11th, 2019
CIOs are increasingly on the hook for assessing and also implementing the right customer experience management (CXM) solutions
Data As The New Oil: The Danger Behind The Mantra
The Enterprisers Project, July 11th, 2019
Too many CIOs do nothing with the data - or store it unsafely. Ask these critical questions about your data practices
How CISOs Become Business Leaders
CSO Online, July 11th, 2019
Security leaders need to master marketing, HR, business lingo and more to really help lead their organizations, says William Hill's group CISO
More Than 2 Million Cyber Incidents In 2018 Created $45 Billion In Losses
HelpNet Security, July 11th, 2019
The financial impact of ransomware rose by 60%, losses from business email compromise (BEC) doubled, and cryptojacking incidents more than tripled, all despite the fact that overall breaches and exposed records were down in 2018
Worldwide IT Spending To Grow 0.6% In 2019, Says Gartner
Information Age, July 10th, 2019
Gartner's prediction of 0.6% growth for worldwide IT spending in 2019 is slightly down from the previous quarter's forecast of 1.1% growth
IT - Storage
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78 Million Hdds Shipped Worldwide In 2Q19, As In 1Q19
StorageNewsletter.com, July 12th, 2019
HDD Shipments Up Marginally to Near 78 Million Units - Nearline Units and Exabytes Continue to Rise
How NVMe-oF Advantages Are Transforming Storage
SearchStorage, July 13th, 2019
NVMe isn't just about flash drives anymore. The NVMe over fabrics protocol is extending NVMe's high-speed, low-latency advantages across network fabrics
IT - Security
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Attackers Turn The Tables On Incident Response Strategies
Search Security, July 8th, 2019
Attackers expect incident response strategies and have a plan for when they encounter them. Find out how to take IR to the next level against attacker incident response counterstrategies
Must-Have Features In A Modern Network Security Architecture
CSO Online, July 8th, 2019
Form factors and use cases are changing, so network security must be more comprehensive, intelligent, and responsive than ever before
7 Hot Cybersecurity Trends To Be Highlighted At Black Hat
Dark Reading, July 8th, 2019
Just some of the research and ideas worth checking out at this year's 'security summer camp'
Building A Threat Intelligence Framework: Here's How
SearchSecurity, July 9th, 2019
A robust threat intelligence framework is a critical part of a cybersecurity plan. A top researcher discusses what companies need to know
Instant Messaging Platforms Are Here To Stay But Are They Secure Enough?
Information Age, July 9th, 2019
Instant messaging platforms have revolutionised the way we communicate but they've introduced new security challenges
Why Identity Is The Foundation Of Security
HelpNet Security, July 8th, 2019
Once upon a time, companies secured their valuable information by locking file cabinets and installing passwords and firewalls around databases and systems in office-based computers
How Organizations Are Bridging The Cyber-Risk Management Gap
CSO Online, July 12th, 2019
Organizations plan to get CISOs more involved with the business, focus on data security, hire staff, and provide more security awareness training
IT - CRM
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CRM Is 30 And Salespersons Still Hate It
CustomerThink, July 9th, 2019
We are now almost forty years after the first CRM tools were introduced, initially as helpers for the sales force, but then with an ever increasing scope
How Does Your CRM Manage Different Opportunity Types?
Business 2 Community, July 8th, 2019
Why do so many CRM implementations behave as if every sales opportunity was created equal?
Study: Mobile CRM Market Will Grow 11% To $15B Worldwide
Mobile Marketer, July 12th, 2019
The global mobile customer relationship management (CRM) market will grow 11% to $15 billion worldwide this year from 2018 as businesses seek to connect with their customers through their mobile devices
Turn Your CRM Into The Tool Your Sellers Need
Destination CRM, July 8th, 2019
Customer relationship management software has never been popular with the sales force
vBeers-SF
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vBeers @ Boca (Biergarten Boca)
Wednesday, July 17th, 2019: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
$5 burger/fries and $3 featured drafts during happy hour! We meet in the upstairs lounge.
IT - AI
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AI And Big Data Go Perfectly Together - Sometimes
SearchEnterpriseAI, July 9th, 2019
The combination of big data and AI tools enables new forms of analytics and automation, but use of the technologies in enterprise applications is still evolving
AI Projects Likely To Face Challenges, Failures As Bandwagon Fills Up, Surveys Say
ZDNet, July 8th, 2019
IDC finds that a bevy of companies want to become AI first even though they may not have a strategy or idea of what cultural goal is exactly
AI Smokes 5 Poker Champs At A Time In No-Limit Hold'Em With 'Relentless Consistency'
Tech Crunch, July 11th, 2019
The machines have proven their superiority in one-on-one games like chess and go, and even poker - but in complex multiplayer versions of the card game, humans have retained their edge... until now
Conversational AI: Myth Versus Reality
Forbes, July 8th, 2019
When it comes to new technologies, disillusionment and skepticism are the angsty teenage brothers of hype and innovation
Gartner Releases First-Ever Magic Quadrant For RPA Software
Information Age, July 11th, 2019
Earlier this week Gartner released it's first-ever Magic Quadrant for RPA software which shines a light on key market trends, such as direction, maturity and participation
IDC Report Shows AI Is A Priority, But Few Enterprises Are Ready
siliconAngle, July 8th, 2019
About two-thirds of companies that have adopted artificial intelligence technologies are also trying to develop an 'AI-first culture,' but just a quarter of those firms have a broad strategy in place to achieve that goal
IT - Humor
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Not Even Remotely Right
ComputerWorld, July 10th, 2019
Can you see me now?
Throwback Thursday: Hardly Worth Mentioning
ComputerWorld, July 11th, 2019
Well, she thought you were looking for some weird explanation
IT - Technology
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Are DVD And Blu-Ray Players Still Worth Buying?
reviewgeek, July 10th, 2019
It's a fact of life that media formats become obsolete. While we don't think DVD and Blu-rays are outdated just yet, their future is inevitable. So, is a disc player still worth buying?
How Does Facial Recognition Work?
How-To Geek, July 11th, 2019
Most people are comfortable with facial recognition for its use in Instagram filters and Face ID. But this relatively new technology can feel a little creepy
Literally Rings Our Bell: Scotch Eggheads Take First-Ever Snap Of Quantum Entanglement
The Register, July 13th, 2019
Spooky action' caught on camera - see it for yourself
What Is A Deepfake, And Should I Be Concerned?
How-To Geek, July 8th, 2019
We tend to trust the content of video and audio recordings. But with AI, anyone's face or voice can be recreated with pin-point accuracy
IT - Blockchain
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Blockchain For Developers - What's Behind The Hype?
jaxenter, July 10th, 2019
The blockchain is one of the hot topics on the tech scene right now. If some expect it to revolutionize the internet, others see the blockchain as a solution for very specific use cases. What's behind the hype? Ingo Rammer's session from the International JavaScript Conference provides answers
How Will Blockchain Change The Healthcare Industry?
TechWorm, July 9th, 2019
The Top 8 Problems With Blockchain
ComputerWorld, July 8th, 2019
While blockchain holds the promise for reinventing business processes, it is still a developing technology with few production systems in place, not to mention governance issues and vulnerabilities that must be understood.
What Blockchain Can And Can't Do For Security
CSO Online, July 11th, 2019
Blockchain expert Rosa Shores agrees: Unless you have a data integrity problem, blockchain won't fix it. Try a distributed ledger instead
IT - BI
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Howard Dresner Talks Business Intelligence Trends
SearchBusinessAnalytics, July 12th, 2019
In this Q&A, analyst Howard Dresner talks about trends in the business intelligence software market, industry consolidation and what excites him about analytics
The Direction Of Business Intelligence Is Changing To Forward
SearchBusinessAnalytics, July 8th, 2019
Predictive analytics will be one of the key trends shaping the next generation of business intelligence platforms, as will the ability to share data
IT - AR-VR
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AR And VR In Retail: Do Shoppers Buy The Hype?
Business 2 Community, July 12th, 2019
Close your eyes and picture the 'future of shopping.' Did you envision a customer wearing goggles, head back and hands waving in the air? Be honest.
IT - PM
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7 Project Management Types And When To Use Them
Project Smart, July 8th, 2019
So many people think actually seeing a new project through is the most stressful part. What they don't realise, is one of the most stressful parts of any project is ensuring you've chosen the right project management type
How To Choose A Project Management Framework In 4 Easy Steps
Business 2 Community, July 8th, 2019
As a small business owner, your options and resources are often limited. You have to wear multiple hats, including one as a project manager, which means it's your job to select a framework that works best for your team
IT - Operations
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Infrastructure Monitoring: Challenges And Best Practices
Datamation, July 8th, 2019
Infrastructure monitoring is the deployment of software tools to automatically diagnose performance and availability problems across the entire technology stack
Transform Your IT Help Desk
InformationWeek, July 9th, 2019
CIOs: Now is the time to upgrade the level of professional management within your help desk function. Here's how
10 Top Metadata Management Tools
Datamation, July 10th, 2019
Metadata management solutions oversee data across its entire lifecycle, including data analysis, data value, data governance, and risk and compliance
A Lawyer's Guide To Cyber Insurance: 4 Basic Tips
Dark Reading, July 12th, 2019
The time to read the fine print in your cybersecurity insurance policy is before you sign on the dotted line
Gartner: Companies Shied Away From Data Center Spending In 2019
CIODive, July 11th, 2019
Companies around the world are projected to devote $3.7 trillion to IT spend during 2019, a 0.6% increase from last year, according to a recent report from research firm Gartner
MTTR is Dead, Long Live CIRT
opensouce.com, July 12th, 2019
By focusing on business-impacting incidents, CIRT is a more accurate way to gauge ops performance
Separating Fact From Fiction With 9 Costly Data Center Myths
Information Management, July 12th, 2019
If you're a data center operator, chances are you've been asked at least once in your career to '"do more with less"
IT - Server
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Colocation Facilities Buck The Cloud-Data-Center Trend
Networkworld, July 8th, 2019
Lower prices and latency plus easy access to multiple cloud providers make colocation facilities an attractive option compared to building on-site data centers
IT - FOSS
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9 Open Source Password Managers To Secure Yourself With
The FOSS Post, July 10th, 2019
A password manager is a special program that stores all the credentials of the websites/services you use, encrypts them or store them securely in another way, and then allows you to access those passwords any time you want using what's known as a 'master password'
Open-Source Peer-To-Peer File Synchronization Tool Syncthing 1.2.0 Released
Linux Uprising, July 11th, 2019
Syncthing is a free, open-source peer-to-peer file synchronization application written in Go, which implements its own open Block Exchange Protocol
IT - HPC
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What's New In HPC Research: Traffic Simulation, Performance Variations, Scheduling & More
HPCWire, July 11th, 2019
HPCwire highlights newly published research in the high-performance computing community and related domains. From parallel programming to exascale to quantum computing
IT - DevOps
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How DevOps Training And Certification Benefits The Team
DevOps.com, July 8th, 2019
Cisco Systems recently announced sweeping changes to its training and certification programs to increase the real-world value of both
Certifications For DevOps Engineers
opensouce.com, July 12th, 2019
Establish your DevOps expertise and become more valuable in the job marketplace with these certifications
Top DevOps Challenges At Does19
DevOps.com, July 11th, 2019
I recently attended the prestigious DevOps Enterprise Summit in London. During the three-day event, I asked people what their major DevOps transformation challenge is
IT - Cloud
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4 Critical Considerations: Shifting It Infrastructure To Public Cloud
CIODive, July 8th, 2019
Many enterprises conduct ongoing IT infrastructure monitoring, but they often lack the critical information needed to support a business decision to move from legacy infrastructure to a public cloud environment, where IT capabilities are delivered externally from an off-premise virtualized environment
6 Reasons Every Organization Needs Cloud Security
CSO Online, July 9th, 2019
Research shows that organizations are moving systems and data to the cloud in rising numbers
As Public Cloud Adoption Grows, New Drawbacks Discovered
SearchDataBackup, July 10th, 2019
Public cloud adoption has grown, but some companies find benefits are offset by high egress charges, hidden and complicated bills and added IT complexity
Cloud Security And Risk Mitigation
Dark Reading, July 9th, 2019
Just because your data isn't on-premises doesn't mean you're not responsible for security
Cloud Services - Build, Buy Or Fork?
architectingIT, July 11th, 2019
The subject of public cloud storage became a little more interesting this week with news that Google has acquired Elastifile, an Israeli start-up
How To Deal With The On-Premises vs. Cloud Challenge
SearchWindowsServer, July 9th, 2019
Some tools and applications aren't a good fit outside of the data center. Try these tactics to cope as more tools and application vendors start to migrate to the cloud
The Hybrid Cloud Arena Hits An Inflection Point
wikibon, July 12th, 2019
The promise of a true private cloud is that it should not matter where you place your most demanding workloads
Tips For Migrating And Managing Data Workloads In The Cloud
DevOps.com, July 11th, 2019
Unless you are an alien life form who just beamed down from space, you've heard all about the why of moving data workloads to the cloud
IT - Wireless
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RRFM: Wireless Broadband Alliance Squeezes Out 40-Page Ode To The Joy Of Wi-Fi 6
The Register, July 11th, 2019
Which means we're nearly there
IT - Networks
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Problem: Complex Networks Getting Harder To Secure
Network Computing, July 9th, 2019
Complex networks have erased old perimeters. The goal of any cyber security professional should be to redefine those perimeters and protect them
SD-WAN In Play: How Software-Defined Solves Core Business Challenges
ComputerWeekly, July 12th, 2019
For foodservice business HMSHost International and chemical products firm Element Solutions, both customers of networking supplier Aryaka, software-defined wide area networking technology is proving its mettle when it comes to solving core business challenges. Find out how
Understanding SD-WAN Progress In 2019
Network Computing, July 10th, 2019
The acceleration of the SD-WAN market will be tied to enterprises seeking better access to cloud applications, new use cases. and IoT
IT - IoT
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Global IoT Market Projected To Reach $1,111.3 Billion By 2026
HelpNet Security, July 12th, 2019
Organizations around the world are increasingly adopting advanced technologies, which is driving the global Internet of Things (IoT) market
IT - Careers
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Don't Subcontract Your Job Choices
Ask The Headhunter, July 8th, 2019
Sysadmin vs SRE: What's The Difference?
opensouce.com, July 9th, 2019
Both sysadmins and site reliability engineers are valuable parts of any organization. Here's a look at each role differs
7 IT Salary And Hiring Trends For 2019
CIO, July 12th, 2019
The IT industry continues to face a talent shortage, but businesses are getting creative to fill the necessary skills gaps for successful digital transformation
Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Prompts New Hiring Approach
SearchSecurity, July 12th, 2019
Hiring managers are widening the pool of candidates in response to the cybersecurity skills shortage. Learn how a parks and recreation background can be an asset in threat hunting
Retailers Engineer New Ways To Recruit And Retain It Talent
ComputerWeekly, July 11th, 2019
Senior leaders at Holland & Barrett, Feelunique and BrandAlley offer tips on finding and keeping sought-after engineering and developer talent
The Future Of Work: 6 Things To Look Forward To
Business 2 Community, July 8th, 2019
Everyone wants to know: "What does the future of work look like?"
Building A Personal Brand That Shines
Business 2 Community, July 10th, 2019
'Your personal brand should be a reflection of who you are', a phrase I hear often
How To Teach Software Engineering Students About The Enterprise
opensouce.com, July 10th, 2019
Start with a solid foundation of polymorphism, object-oriented programming, collections, lambda, and design patterns
Should Recruiters Still Rely On Job Boards In 2019?
Business 2 Community, July 11th, 2019
Debating the future of job boards should be something every person in a recruiting position is talking about
IT - Virtualization
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Container Training: How To Teach IT Teams About Containers
Container Journal, July 12th, 2019
As containers become more critical to modern software deployments, training IT engineers to work with container technologies is also growing in importance. That begs the question: How should you go about educating someone about containers?
IT - Compliance
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How To Ensure Cloud Compliance
Datamation, July 12th, 2019
An in-depth guide for working with cloud service providers to ensure cloud compliance.
Security Think Tank: Benefits Of GDPR Compliance
ComputerWeekly, July 9th, 2019
What strategies can information security professionals use to shift focus from General Data Protection Regulation fines to enabling business gains and success, changing the way data is used, and aligning data privacy with business purpose?
You Can't ignore GFPR In Customer Service
ZDNet, July 11th, 2019
How customer data moves through your contact center will determine your compliance path
IT - Email
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Is Your Email The Weakest Link?
Business 2 Community, July 13th, 2019
Phishing by email is when attackers manipulate the receiver into opening a malicious file or link containing malware. Upon clicking on these files or links, the malware is automatically downloaded to the receiver's device
IT - Backup
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10 Top Cloud Backup Services For Enterprises
Datamation, July 8th, 2019
The best online backup services available for enterprises, with the depth of infrastructure, tools and reliability to serve the business sector
Best Cloud Backup Services 2019
Yahoo!, July 10th, 2019
You may routinely back up your computer's data to a nearby external hard drive - and if not, you should - but that really isn't enough
IT - Big Data
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5 Big Data Vulnerabilities You Could Be Overlooking
insideBIGDATA, July 12th, 2019
Nearly all data is either stored or passed through network related channels these days, increasing the potential for a major compromise
Cloud Cost Implications Of The 5 V's Of Big Data
SearchCloudComputing, July 12th, 2019
Moving analytics to the cloud opens a lot doors for users, but only if they keep costs in check and understand the 5 V's of big data -- volume, variety, velocity, veracity and value
How To Use Big Data To Deliver Optimized Customer Experiences
SmartDataCollective, July 9th, 2019
Big data can be a major tool in helping you deliver optimized customer experiences. Here's how it works and why
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