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IT - CxO
5 Digital Leadership Lessons From The Trenches
The Enterprisers Project, May 30th, 2019
Are you making progress on the path to CIO or CDO? Consider this advice from people who've made that leap
The Coming IT Job Apocalypse: Rise Of The Machines
CIO, May 28th, 2019
AI and process automation are taking on tech jobs once thought untouchable. Will you be replaced by a robot?
Majority Of CISOs Plan To Ask For An Increase In Cybersecurity Investment
HelpNet Security, May 30th, 2019
Most CISOs of financial institutions (73 percent) plan to ask their organization's CFO for an increase in cybersecurity investments in the next year
The CIO's View: Critical Strategies For Winning The Security Arms Race
CIODIVE, May 28th, 2019
The following is a guest article from Kurt De Ruwe, CIO at Signify.
7 Hard Truths About Digital Transformation
The Enterprisers Project, May 28th, 2019
Your brilliant new idea? Your customer may not think of you that way. At MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, digital leaders shared advice on handling transformation pain points
Digital Transformation Technologies Power CX Makeovers
Search CIO, May 30th, 2019
Our IT Priorities Survey shows that close to 70% of companies are pursuing digital transformation. Learn what metrics they're targeting and how they're spending 2019 IT budgets.
How Can CIOs Improve Their IT Mentorship Programs?
Search CIO, May 31st, 2019
According to Deloitte's Anjali Shaikh, CIOs are no better than their C-suite peers at mentoring. An IT talent shortage demands CIOs do better. Here's how.
Ransomware Attack Recovery Pointers For When You've Been Hit
SearchDisasterRecovery, May 30th, 2019
Ransomware recovery is a complex and expensive process, and an attack can happen to anyone. Taking precautions and acting early could save your data -- and a good amount of money.
Transformation Means More Than A Shift To Digital
CMO, May 30th, 2019
While digital transformation has been a topic of conversation in the business world for several years now, it's still early days for the majority of enterprises
What Is A Chief Data Officer? A Leader Who Creates Business Value From Data
CIO, May 28th, 2019
A chief data officer oversees a range of data-related functions to ensure your organization is getting the most from what could be its most valuable asset
What Is Digital Transformation? A Necessary Disruption
CIO, May 30th, 2019
Digital transformation is a foundational change in how an organization delivers value to its customers. Here is what transformation truly entails, along with tips to ensure your company is on the correct course
When Leading Digital Transformation, Language Is Key
SearchHealthIT, May 29th, 2019
Healthcare CIOs need to stop with the technology lingo if they want to lead a successful digital transformation. That was a key takeaway from a panel of experts at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
Why CIOs Need A Seat At The Top Table
FCW, May 28th, 2019
Faster tax return processing... better telehealth services for veterans... saving fuel costs with new air traffic patterns... streamlined command and control for our military
Why Businesses Don't Report Cybercrimes To Law Enforcement
CSO Online, May 30th, 2019
Law enforcement agencies estimate the number of cybercrimes that go unreported by businesses number in the millions
7 Ways To Make IT Operations More Efficient
CIO, May 29th, 2019
Chances are your enterprise's IT operations could use some improvement. Here are tips for getting key services on the fast track to higher performance and cost savings.
IT - Storage
SAN vs NAS vs Hyper-Converged For Virtual Machine Storage
ComputerWeekly, May 30th, 2019
The pros and cons of file and block access storage arrays vs the new breed of all-in-one server/storage architecture for storage of virtual machine systems and data
IT - Security
SOAR vs. SIEM: What's the Difference?
SearchSecurity, May 28th, 2019
When it comes to the SOAR vs. SIEM debate, it's important to understand their fundamental differences to get the most benefit from your security data
4 Tips For Getting The Most From Threat Intelligence
CSO Online, May 30th, 2019
It's easy to gather data on potential threats, but you have to know what to do with that intelligence if you want to improve your security stance
8 Ways To Authenticate Without Passwords
InformationWeek, May 28th, 2019
Passwordless authentication has a shot at becoming more ubiquitous in the next few years. We take a look at where things stand at the moment
Cyber Weapons Readily Available To Criminals, Researchers Warn
ComputerWeekly, May 29th, 2019
Security researchers have discovered an attack campaign infrastructure designed to scan, brute-force and infect tens of thousands of MS-SQL and PHPMyAdmin servers
Dark Data Raises Challenges, Opportunities For Cybersecurity
SearchSecurity, May 30th, 2019
Dark data is the data enterprises didn't know they had. Splunk CTO Tim Tully explains where this data is hiding, why it's important and how to use and secure it
How Penetration Testing Can Help Secure Your Company's Infrastructure
ITProPortal, May 29th, 2019
Any type of security breach can have an impact and far-reaching repercussions for a company and its customers
Windows Devices Still At Risk Of Older Attacks
ITProPortal, May 29th, 2019
Almost a million devices vulnerable to BlueKeep flaw
The Future Of SIEM: What Needs To Change For It To Stay Relevant?
SearchSecurity, May 30th, 2019
Compared to security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) software, SIEM systems are dated. Expert Andrew Froehlich explains how SIEM needs to adapt to keep up
What Are Internet Worms, And Why Are They So Dangerous?
How-To Geek, May 29th, 2019
We don't hear much about internet worms anymore, but they're still an important part of the malware ecosystem
Why User Identity Is Becoming The New Security Perimeter
ITProPortal, May 30th, 2019
Securing data in a digital world means wrapping security around how users actually work
Top 7 IT Security Frameworks And Standards Explained
SearchSecurity, May 31st, 2019
Several IT security frameworks and cybersecurity standards are available to help protect company data. Here's advice for choosing the right one for your organization
Charities Turn To CRM To Raise A Few Dollars More
Toolbox, May 31st, 2019
A full 40% of charities plan to upgrade their CRM systems over the next year to help them raise more money, track their donors and manage their organizations better...
Salesforce Launch First Low-Code Blockchain Platform For CRM
Information Age, May 30th, 2019
Salesforce Blockchain is a low-code platform that enables organisations to share verified, distributed data sets across trusted partners and third parties
4 Key Insights from SHRM HR Tech APAC 2019: What Are HR Leaders Talking About?
HR Technologist, May 28th, 2019
Across industries, AI is transforming how businesses manage daily tasks and assignments
Best HR Software 2019
ITBusinessEdge, May 28th, 2019
As employment rates hit all-time highs, human resources offices are looking to technology to help with the burden of managing employees, benefits and business operations
The Talent Textbook: A New Model For Candidate Screening
HRDive, May 28th, 2019
Evolving tech and talent shortages complicate candidate screens, but recruiters can still widen the talent pool and bring a human perspective to assessments
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Explainable AI: 4 Industries Where It Will Be Critical
The Enterprisers Project, May 29th, 2019
Explainable AI - which lets humans understand and articulate how an AI system made a decision - will be key in healthcare, manufacturing, insurance, and automobiles. What will it mean for your organization?
Fighting AI Bias And Where It Comes From
Information Age, May 30th, 2019
Cognizant's Poornima Ramaswamy considers fighting AI bias. "We must teach AI to reject bias," he says.
AI Definitions: Machine Learning vs. Deep Learning vs. Cognitive Computing vs. Robotics vs. Strong AI...
Enterprise AI, May 30th, 2019
AI comes in many forms, each at its own stage of development with its own definition, techniques and capabilities
AI Presents New Cloud Security Challenges When Building Apps
SearchCloudComputing, May 28th, 2019
AI and machine learning technologies can broaden an application's capabilities, but they can also open an enterprise to new threats
Are You Ready For AI? 5 Places To Prepare Now
The Enterprisers Project, May 30th, 2019
Focus on these key areas to lay the groundwork for successful AI implementations in your organization
AWS Announces General Availability Of Its Document Reading Service Textract
siliconAngle, May 29th, 2019
Amazon Web Services Inc.'s Textract service, which uses machine learning to extract text and data from documents including tables and forms, is now generally available.
Driving Business Value With Responsible AI
Information Age, May 31st, 2019
PR Krishnan, head of enterprise intelligent automation, Tata Consultancy Services, explains how responsible AI can be a strategic differentiator for enterprises
Google's AI Can Create Videos From Start And End Frames Alone
VentureBeat, May 28th, 2019
Imagine this: You're given the start and end of a video and tasked with sketching out the interleaving frames, inferring what you can from the limited information on hand in order to fill the gap. Could you?
Six Design Principles For Artificial Intelligence In Digital Business
ITProPortal, May 31st, 2019
Gartner has identified and outlined six design principles to help CIOs evaluate each AI application offering with strategic intent
IT - Humor
Throwback Thursday: It Happens Every January
ComputerWorld, May 30th, 2019
He never noticed until now
IT - Technology
3D Printing Breakthrough
Business 2 Community, May 30th, 2019
2019 is looking to be a big year for new, disruptive technology
Intel's Beautiful Dual-Screen Concepts Show What Laptops Could Be In 2 Years
CNET, May 28th, 2019
The company had dual-screen versions of productivity and gaming laptops
The Future Of Self-Service Is Customer-Led Automation Gartner
Information Age, May 28th, 2019
Organisations and their customers should turn to artificial intelligence to enhance customer-controlled digital experiences, according to Gartner
IT - Bitcoin
Op Ed: Debunking Bitcoin Myths, The 'Intrinsic Value' Fallacy
Bitcoin Magazine, May 30th, 2019
Kyle Torpey is a freelance writer and researcher who has been following Bitcoin since 2011. His work has been featured in VICE Motherboard, Business Insider, NASDAQ, New York Post,The Next Web, American Banker, and other media outlets.
IT - Blockchain
Blockchain And Deep Neural Networks Show Digital Archive Promise
ComputerWeekly, May 29th, 2019
Every event, past and present, is in the digital archive, but there is growing concern that this data can be easily manipulated to change historical facts
Software Developers Are Keeping An Open Mind About Blockchain
ZDNet, May 31st, 2019
Stack Overflow survey of close to 90,000 developers finds positive attitude toward blockchain, cautious embrace of containers, and a deep love of open source
Recapitulating Business Intelligence Technology
CIOReview, May 28th, 2019
Business intelligence (BI) is a vital factor for business growth and competitive advantage and reaping benefits from BI requires more than just enabling the technology that allows it
The Latest Business Intelligence Trends
CIOReview, May 29th, 2019
The latest Business intelligence (BI) trends are outlined below as it is a staple of a compelling corporate entity
IT - Operations
Coping With Higher Hyperscale Rack-Power Density
Enterprise AI, May 28th, 2019
According to the Cisco Global Cloud Index 2015-2020/Synergy Research, by 2020, 47 percent of all servers sold are expected to go to hyperscalers, which deploy distributed computing environments ranging up to tens of thousands of servers
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
SearchDataCenter, May 30th, 2019
An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is a device that allows a computer to keep running for at least a short time when the primary power source is lost
Windows 10 Version 1903: When Will You Get The Next Big Feature Update?
ZDNet, May 30th, 2019
In the "Windows as a service" era, updates can arrive when you least expect them. So can major changes in Microsoft's update policies for business customers
IT - DevOps
Defining DevOps In Layers, May 29th, 2019
To understand what DevOps means, we need to break it down.
DevOps' Missing Ingredient: Fast, Secure Data
ITProPortal, May 29th, 2019
Sluggish data delivery is causing serious problems and headaches for DevOps pros. Here's what you need to know about the future of DevOps and data
Five Industries Outside Of Tech Being Changed By DevOps
Information Age, May 28th, 2019
Kayla Matthews explores the variety of industries outside of the tech sector that are being impacted by DevOps
Five-Step Action Plan For DevOps At Scale
InformationWeek, May 30th, 2019
DevOps is achievable at enterprise scale if you start small, create a dedicated team and effectively use technology patterns and platforms
Visibility In DevOps - It Matters More Than Anything Else
Information Age, May 29th, 2019
Visibility is the most important thing when it comes to DevOps - the merging of development and operations for speedy, quality deliveries
IT - Cloud
4 Criteria To Consider In
SearchNetworking, May 28th, 2019
Organizations that are evaluating a workload migration to the cloud should use this workload placement process to build a consistent cloud migration strategy
A Guide To A Cloud-To-Cloud Migration With 7 Key Steps
SearchCloudComputing, May 29th, 2019
When an enterprise migrates between cloud environments, planning and process are more important than products and technology -- at least in the short term.
How Best To Secure Cloud Computing In This Critical Era
SearchCloudSecurity, May 30th, 2019
Companies are putting more critical data into the cloud, which means a cloud breach is likely to be more destructive than eve
Migrating To The Cloud: The Five Key Advantages
ITProPortal, May 29th, 2019
By embracing the cloud, businesses can better capitalise on security, simplicity and data sharing
SaaS vs. PaaS vs. IaaS - Where The Market Is Going
Business 2 Community, May 28th, 2019
Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Each of these has its own benefits, and it's good to understand why providers offer these different models and what implications they have for the market.
Top Cloud Vendors
eWeek, May 29th, 2019
How does an enterprise IT administrator decide which cloud computing company provides the best value for his particular system? Use cases, naturally, dictate this answer.
Disaster Recovery For Business Leaders
Information Age, May 28th, 2019
Martin Audcent, CFO at SysGroup, discusses common challenges around disaster recovery for business and how to overcome them
Disaster Recovery Testing: Ensuring Your DR Plan Works
Enterprise Storage Forum, May 28th, 2019
Find out why disaster recovery tests are essential to all IT organizations, and how to carry them out successfully and efficiently
Using The Cloud For Disaster Recovery? You'll Need These Key Terms
SearchDisasterRecovery, May 29th, 2019
If you're planning on implementing a cloud-based disaster recovery plan, be sure to familiarize yourself with core aspects of crafting a cloud DR plan and choosing a provider
IT - IoT
IoT Attacks Are 'New Normal'
ITProPortal, May 31st, 2019
Every IoT device user believes security could be greatly improved
IoT Cyberattacks Are The New Normal, The Security Mindset Isn't
HelpNet Security, May 29th, 2019
Eight in ten organizations have experienced a cyberattack on their IoT devices in the past 12 months, according to new research by Irdeto
Mitigate IoT Security Risks With A Strong Defense Strategy
IoT Agenda, May 30th, 2019
There's no shortage of opinions on where to place the blame for IoT security events
IT - Careers
The 16 Best Job Search Engines In 2019
Business 2 Community, May 28th, 2019
If you're searching for a job, LinkedIn is the unicorn standout - but it's also not the only game in town
Why Co-Working Spaces Are The New Normal [Infographic]
Business 2 Community, May 28th, 2019
Gone are the days of being forced to choose between working from the comfort of your own home or from your corporate office?
IT - Virtualization
4 Reasons Container Adoption Remains Slowish
Container Journal, May 29th, 2019
Docker is now about 6.5 years old. But evidence suggests that only a minority of production workloads are containerized
Hyper-V vs. Vsphere: How Do The Latest Versions Stack Up?
SearchWindowsServer, May 30th, 2019
Microsoft recently released Windows Server 2019, so how do the features in this version of Hyper-V compare to VMware's virtualization platform?
IT - Compliance
5 Ways Compliance Hurts Security
CSO Online, May 30th, 2019
The tasks of meeting regulatory requirements and providing true security that actually mitigates risk do not align. Here's how focusing exclusively on compliance can undermine security.
Five Questions Database Admins Should Ask About GDPR
ITProPortal, May 27th, 2019
DBAs are on the front lines of protecting data, impacting their daily roles and responsibilities
Mobile Storage In The Age Of GDPR
ZDNet, May 30th, 2019
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mandates high penalties for data loss -- with no exceptions for mobile users. But what about large data sets on the go?
Post GDPR And The Ownership Of Data
Information Age, May 29th, 2019
Post GDPR and the ownership of data. Will citizens become custodians of their own data and will companies have to ask them for permission to use it?
IT - Email
Cyberattacks By Email Impersonators Are On The Rise
CIODIVE, May 30th, 2019
Six in 10 IT professionals say the number of impersonators trying to scam their companies via email rose in the last 12 months
IT - Backup
IT Resilience Requires Simpler Tools, Survey Says
SearchDisasterRecovery, May 30th, 2019
A survey on the state of IT resilience concluded backup, DR and BC fall on a continuum of data availability, and many organizations want to merge them
How to Craft an MDM policy BYOD Workers Will Actually Dollow
ComputerWorld, May 29th, 2019
Locking down corporate data and apps on employee devices can be a chore - especially when the biggest stumbling block are workers themselves. Here's how to ensure mobile devices actually get managed properly.
Serving Up Managed Desktops
ComputerWeekly, May 28th, 2019
Microsoft is dropping its table d'hote-like Windows 7 menu in favour of a more tapas-style offering, in the form of Windows 10. This will mean big changes for sysadmins
IT - Big Data
Big Data Insights Drive Surge In Digital Marketing ROI
SmartDataCollective, May 28th, 2019
With the help of big data, digital marketing ROI is vastly increasing. Here's how to make the most of it, and what you need to know about it
Critical Data Science Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)
insideBIGDATA, May 30th, 2019
Dave McCarthy, VP of IoT Solutions at Bsquare, discusses a few of the biggest data science errors organizations make and tips on how to avoid them
5 Industries That Are Being Revolutionized By Big Data
SmartDataCollective, May 29th, 2019
Lots of industries are being revolutionized by dig data in a major way. Here are a few of those industries, and how big data can help
Top Reasons Big Data In The Cloud Is Raining On On-Premise
InformationWeek, May 31st, 2019
The marketplace is finally flush with analytics-specific services that deliver on the cloud's promise of reduced cost and complexity, and greater agility
IT - Developer
Are Your Development Processes Truly Agile?, May 31st, 2019
Many organizations are making a move to agile-powered environments, but agile development is more than a name
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