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IT - CxO
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CIOs Must Play A Key Role In Ecosystem Strategies
CIO, June 10th, 2019
Ecosystems have evolved as a method to bring new digital capabilities, among others, to businesses. As such, CIOs should have a strategic role in developing them.
Balancing Risk And Innovation With IT Strategy
Network Computing, June 12th, 2019
With a methodically executed long-term plan, IT executives can take calculated risks to grow and prosper without jeopardizing their organization or end users
Four Things Modern CIOs Need To Know
InformationWeek, June 10th, 2019
Chief information officers stand at the forefront of how companies make and adapt to technological change. Here are four takeaways from the MIT CIO Symposium that they should keep in mind
CISO Do's And Don'ts For Board Reporting
HelpNet Security, June 13th, 2019
Security is no longer just a job for IT - it impacts all areas of a business, from brand perception to the bottom line
Here's Mary Meeker's 2019 Internet Trends Report
Tech Crunch, June 11th, 2019
The Internet Trends report - everyone's favorite slide deck - is back
How Can Procurement Managers Get Their Workforce On Board With Emerging Tech?
Supply Chain Dive, June 12th, 2019
Many aspects of the procurement function are ripe for digitization, but emerging technologies will only succeed if employees trust the results
RPA Is Poised For A Big Business Break-Out
CIO, June 12th, 2019
Robotic process automation is driving efficiency at enterprises such as State Auto, Berry Appleman & Leiden, American Fidelity Assurance and other companies
Successful Change Starts At The Top
Business 2 Community, June 13th, 2019
I have some insight for you: the purpose of strategic planning is not to make plans
AI And Data Streaming In The Enterprise: A Marriage Made In Heaven?
Datanami, June 11th, 2019
s the adoption of artificial intelligence in the enterprise hits a decisive moment, it is worth examining its relationship with data streaming and how the two technologies share similar adoption challenges
Successful Digital Transformation Begins With A Cultural Transformation
CIO, June 12th, 2019
Digital transformation marks a radical rethinking of how an organization uses technology, people, and processes to fundamentally change business performance
The Top Three Things Mary Meeker's 2019 Internet Trends Report Means For Fintech
Forbes, June 13th, 2019
The report's key focus is the state of the internet, and this year, covered trends in subscription models, advertising spend and encryption
IT - Storage
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Seven Basic Questions To Screen Cloud Storage Offerings
DCIG, June 13th, 2019
Using cloud storage often represents the first way that most companies adopt the cloud
Top Storage Companies
eWeek, June 11th, 2019
New-gen data storage, whether on premises or in the cloud, is all about systems providing the correct information for employees on demand while at the same time maintaining data privacy for users at all levels. These requirements are the same for any size enterprise
IT - Security
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Black Hat USA Offers Fresh Perspectives On Enterprise Cybersecurity
Dark Reading, June 10th, 2019
Learn new enterprise-grade techniques for identifying vulnerabilities, improving Active Directory security, and building trust with customers at Black Hat USA this summer
Security Think Tank: Infosec Letter To The Board
Comcast, June 10th, 2019
How can security professionals communicate effectively with the board and senior business leaders - what works and what doesn't?
5 Reasons Chaos Engineering Is Indispensable To The CISO
opensouce.com, June 10th, 2019
Chaos engineering is a better approach than traditional business continuity planning and disaster recovery to test the resilience of today's complex enterprise security programs
6 Ways Malware Can Bypass Endpoint Protection
CSO Online, June 10th, 2019
Breaches from attacks that defeat or run around endpoint protection measures are on the rise. Here's how attackers do it
DNS Firewalls Could Prevent Billions In Losses To Cybercrime
Dark Reading, June 13th, 2019
New analysis shows widespread DNS protection could save organizations as much as $200 billion in losses every year
Poor Password Management Is Hurting Businesses Hard
ITProPortal, June 12th, 2019
Many firms are wasting a lot of time and money changing passwords
Security Skills Gap Remains Huge, And Incidents Are Growing As A Result
Information Management, June 13th, 2019
Zero Trust: The Modern Approach To Cybersecurity
Forbes, June 12th, 2019
Security strategy begins with an attitude: Never trust, always verify
In A Cyber Data Breach, Preparation Is Key
ComputerWeekly, June 11th, 2019
The importance of preparation was strongly emphasised at a breach response workshop hosted by DAC Beachcroft as part of London Tech Week
Waiting For The AI Revolution? Don't.
InformationWeek, June 13th, 2019
There's no one-size-fits-all solution to becoming AI-ready, but the building blocks for maximizing its value over the long term are already available
Better Cybersecurity Research Requires More Data Sharing
Dark Reading, June 14th, 2019
Researchers at the Workshop on the Economics of Information Security highlight the cost savings of sharing cybersecurity data and push for greater access to information on breaches, attacks, and incidents.
IT - CRM
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Business Choice Awards 2019: CRM
PC Mag, June 10th, 2019
If you've got customers, you've probably got a relationship to manage, and that requires CRM services to track it all. Here are the brands PCMag readers consider the very best
How To Avoid 5 Common CRM Software Mistakes
Business 2 Community, June 10th, 2019
As the CEO of a customer relationship management software company, I've seen thousands of successful CRM installations over the past 10 years
Three Key Tactics For CMOs To Get The Most Out Of Their CRM Systems
MTA Martech Advisor, June 11th, 2019
Daniel Heer, CEO and Founder of zeotap, writes about why CMOs need to think ahead of the curve and explore options to get the most out of your CRM systems
IT - HR
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7 Goals That Drove Mary Kay Cosmetics' HR Makeover
Forbes, June 12th, 2019
Mary Kay Ash founded her company in 1963. Despite an incredibly successful career in sales, she consistently noticed male colleagues were given more opportunities for growth and recognition
vBeers-SF
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vBeers @ Boca (Biergarten Boca)
Wednesday, June 19th, 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 Storage: Machine Learning, Deep Learning And Storage Needs
ComputerWeekly, June 14th, 2019
Artificial intelligence workloads impact storage, with NVMe flash needed for GPU processing at the highest levels of performance
NLP, Machine Learning: Killer Combo For Unstructured Data
InformationWeek, June 10th, 2019
To apply AI to customer service interactions, you need both machine learning and natural language processing, which is why demand for NLP skills are on the rise in the job market
Will AI Destroy Jobs - Or Just Create New Ones?
Information Age, June 12th, 2019
It has become one of the questions of our age, preoccupying many commentators: will the rise automation and AI destroy jobs, and if so what will people do to earn a living?
IT - Humor
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Throwback Thursday: And What Could Be More Important Than That?
ComputerWorld, June 13th, 2019
Nice guys finish first?
Those Darn Users Don't Know What They're Doing (Not Like Us, Of Course)
The Register, June 14th, 2019
Click on the toothbrush, toggle the flange and press 'Harp'. It's obvious
Flashback Friday: User See, User Do
ComputerWeekly, June 14th, 2019
Now I know my ABC's, tell me what you think of me
IT - Technology
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A Peek Inside DARPA's SubT Challenge For Autonomous Systems
GCN, June 12th, 2019
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Subterranean or SubT Challenge asked participants to use autonomous systems to quickly map, navigate and search underground environments such as human-made tunnel systems, underground mass transit and municipal infrastructure and naturally occurring cave networks
Iridium GO! Turn Any Smartphone Into A Satellite Phone With Internet Access
ZDNet, June 15th, 2019
If you're planning to go off the grid over the summer, here's how you can still get access to phone calls, text, and internet by accessing the Iridium satellite network
IT - Bitcoin
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Could Growing Global Distrust Be A Boon For Bitcoin (BTC)?
NEWSBTC, June 11th, 2019
More nations appear to be starting to see the folly of fiat currency. With growing calls for gold-backed currencies for international settlement, there may be an opportunity for Bitcoin
IT - Blockchain
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7 Blockchain Mistakes And How To Avoid Them
ComputerWeekly, June 14th, 2019
The blockchain industry is still something of a wild west, with many cloud service offerings and a large universe of platforms that can vary greatly in their capabilities
Forecasting The Future Of Blockchain
jaxenter, June 12th, 2019
It can be difficult to sort between the hype and the real potential of blockchain. In this article, Dr. Srinath Perera and his colleagues take a systematic approach to evaluate the technology
Gartner: Blockchain Lacks Functionality Needed By Enterprise
ComputerWeekly, June 12th, 2019
Gartner has found there is generally a lack of understanding of how blockchain can be used in the enterprise
IT - ERP
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5 AI Use Cases For Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP)
iot for all, June 12th, 2019
There are several ways in which AI can amplify Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Those use cases include sales management, customer service / experience, inventory management, financial management, and human resources
Demystifying The (ERP) Cloud
ITWeb, June 14th, 2019
Enterprise resource planning in the digital landscape (within the focus of the cloud) should be viewed as a more intelligent way of managing a business
Gartner: ERPs Have Dated Reputation To Overcome In Cloud Era
CIO Dive, June 12th, 2019
The new era of cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) challenges businesses to rethink strategy and overcome the belief ERPs are merely transaction systems that work with data and create reports
Is ERP Holding You Back From Innovation
Forbes, June 11th, 2019
Enterprise Resource Planning applications (aka ERP) have been around for decades. They started in financial operations and human resources managing salaries, benefits, product costing, and general ledger
IT - BI
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Microsoft Redesigns Power BI And Adds In New AI Analytics Tools
siliconAngle, June 10th, 2019
Microsoft Corp. debuted a new version of its Power BI business intelligence platform that features a revamped user experience and analytics features powered by machine learning
What Matters Most In Business Intelligence, 2019
Forbes, June 10th, 2019
Improving revenues using BI is now the most popular objective enterprises are pursuing in 2019
IT - AR-VR
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AR At Work: 5 Headsets Aimed At Business
ComputerWorld, June 13th, 2019
Augmented reality is finding a place in the office as a driver of collaboration and productivity and for front-line workers, a way to stay connected with fellow employees
IT - PM
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Why Scrum Is Awesome For Project Managers
Business 2 Community, June 12th, 2019
'I am a project manager. What is my role now that we are moving to Scrum?'
IT - Operations
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10 Top Data Center Security Solutions
Datamation, June 14th, 2019
This buyer's guide to data center security tools and solutions will help your business assemble what's needed to face the extraordinarily difficult challenges of data center security
Review: LogRhythm Takes SIEM To The Next Level
CSO Online, June 10th, 2019
LogRhythm Enterprise offers a lot of protection and assistance for finding and remediating threats - and sometimes even pre-threat actions
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Metrics: How To Measure Success
The Data Center Journal, June 10th, 2019
You can measure robotic process automation ROI - but that's far from the only metric that informs the story of your success. Dig into a set of RPA metrics you can use
IT - Social Media
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Why Your Company Should Encourage Employees To Share On Social Media
Business 2 Community, June 14th, 2019
I'm sure you are probably hyper-aware that social media networks have become a juggernaut for businesses
IT - Server
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1CQ19 WW Server Market Revenue Up 4% Y/Y and Down 5% Q/Q - IDC
StorageNewsletter.com, June 11th, 2019
Vendor revenue in the WW server market increased 4.4% year over year to $19.8 billion during 1CQ19.
Vendor Revenue In The Worldwide Server Market Increased To $19.8 Billion In Q1 2019
HelpNet Security, June 12th, 2019
IT - Linux
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Windows 10's Linux Kernel Is Now Available
How-To Geek, June 12th, 2019
Microsoft just released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build featuring the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2
IT - DevOps
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Successful Digital Transformation Starts With Developers
devops.com, June 10th, 2019
Digital transformation (DX) continues to be a primary focus as companies both large and small look to become more agile, improve and accelerate the delivery of product and service offerings and enhance data-driven business decisions
DeepOps: The Lessons Deep Learning Can Learn From DevOps
insideBIGDATA, June 12th, 2019
Before DevOps was a common practice, the worlds of development and operations existed in a constant state of friction
Are DevOps Certifications Valuable? 10 Pros And Cons
The Enterprisers Project, June 13th, 2019
DevOps is all about culture - and you can't certify that. But recruiters say some certifications do help you get hired. Let's examine the ups and downs of DevOps certifications
The DevOps Security Stack
devops.com, June 13th, 2019
The whole idea behind DevOps is automation. DevOps automates the development process by eliminating or minimizing human error.
IT - Cloud
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How Cloud VDI Delivers Benefits Beyond Traditional Solutions: Three Essential Questions To Ask Vendors
ITProPortal, June 11th, 2019
How do you determine the best VDI solution for your business?
Stop Ignoring Hybrid Cloud Security Risks
TechRepublic, June 10th, 2019
Karen Roby talks with a Ping Identity security expert about safeguarding the enterprise in a hybrid IT world
The Dirty Dozen: 12 Top Cloud Security Threats
CSO Online, June 11th, 2019
More data and applications are moving to the cloud, which creates unique infosecurity challenges.
The Perfect Partner - Finding The Right Cloud Provider
ITProPortal, June 11th, 2019
Advice led piece in how to choose the most suitable cloud service provider
DisruptOps: The Security Pro's Quick Comparison: AWS vs. Azure vs. GCP
Securosis, June 12th, 2019
I've seen a huge increase in the number of questions about cloud providers beyond AWS over the past year, especially in recent months
Six Pillars Of Cloud Cost Optimization
ITProPortal, June 14th, 2019
Is cloud costing you too much money? We'll let you know!
IT - Networks
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3 Important SD-WAN Security Considerations And Features
SearchNetworking, June 14th, 2019
Device onboarding, control plane security and data plane security are three crucial SD-WAN security considerations enterprises should research when choosing an SD-WAN vendor
When To Use 5G, When To Use Wi-Fi 6
Networkworld, June 13th, 2019
5G is a cellular service, and Wi-Fi 6 is a short-range wireless access technology, and each has attributes that make them useful in specific enterprise roles
Explore 4 Key Areas Of Enterprise Network Transformation
SearchNetworking, June 14th, 2019
Organizations have made improving network performance a major priority in 2019. But moving from legacy to modern infrastructures may introduce network challenges, as well
How 5G Introduces New Security Vulnerabilities
Information Age, June 13th, 2019
With 5G set to drive a new era of IoT adoption, enterprises need to think about the possibility of new security vulnerabilities
IT - IoT
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10 Strategies To Help Businesses Prepare For The Future Of The IoT
Forbes, June 11th, 2019
The internet of things (IoT) is here and is making strong headway into multiple industries
IT - Careers
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Should You Kill The Buddha?
Ask The Headhunter, June 10th, 2019
In the June 11, 2019 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter a reader questions using a personal marketing plan and the power of an executive coach
How Constantly Educating Yourself Can Impact Your Career Positively
Business 2 Community, June 10th, 2019
The business world is extremely competitive when it comes to those trying to advance their careers
Why I Won't Hire You (And What You Can Do About It)
Forbes, June 12th, 2019
Looking for a new job? Now is a great time! The US has a record number of openings, so the market is in your favor.
IT - Compliance
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GDPR Implementation Lessons Can Help With CCPA Compliance
HelpNet Security, June 13th, 2019
The ever increasing number of data breaches has made consumers more aware of how their data is being used and has emphasized the importance of keeping personal data private
Is GDPR Worth The Cost?
ComputerWeekly, June 11th, 2019
IT - Email
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3 Email Security Protocols That Help Prevent Address Spoofing: How To Use Them
CSO Online, June 13th, 2019
DMARC, DKIM and SPF will help cut down on malicious emails from spoofed addresses. Setting them up is easier than you think
7 Truths About BEC Scams
Dark Reading, June 13th, 2019
IT - Backup
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Asigra FreeNAS Plugin Brings Open Source Data Protection
SearchDataBackup, June 13th, 2019
The Asigra FreeNAS plugin covers up to ten physical machines, ten virtual machines and ten cloud accounts for free. Customers wanting more must get Asigra on TrueNAS
Essential Hyper-Converged Backup, Data Protection Questions To Ask
SearchConvergedInfrastructure, June 13th, 2019
Procure a hyper-converged infrastructure, and you'll need to protect the data residing in that environment. Ask and answer these questions to determine the best HCI backup approach for your organization
What's The Diff: Sync vs. Backup vs. Storage
StorageNewsletter.com, June 14th, 2019
The digital landscape has changed over the years, with the cloud becoming increasingly used for storing digital data
IT - Big Data
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The Future Of Open Source Big Data Platforms
insideBIGDATA, June 14th, 2019
Three well-funded startups emerged a decade ago to commercialize products and services in the open-source ecosystem around Hadoop, a popular software framework for processing huge amounts of data
Top Programming Languages For Data Developers In 2019
SmartDataCollective, June 10th, 2019
Here are the top programming language for data developers to consider learning in 2019, and what is important to know about them
IT - Tape
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There's A Shortage Of LTO-8 Tape, And That's A Big Problem
RedShark, June 10th, 2019
LTO is suffering from shortages right now, and it's all to do with patent law suits. This is not good news if you value your data right now
IT - Developer
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10 Best Practices For Application Deployment
Datamation, June 10th, 2019
This checklist for application deployment will guide you through the complexities involved with running applications in diverse environments
Why Microservices Needs AIOps
ITProPortal, June 10th, 2019
AIOps is needed to ensure that microservices transitions from leading edge technology to being mainstream
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