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IT - CxO
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10 Signs Outdated IT Systems Are Killing Your Business
CIO, July 30th, 2019
When an IT asset turns into a business liability, an update or replacement is imperative. Here's how to know it's time to take action
10 Ways To Have Better Conversations
The Enterprisers Project, July 29th, 2019
What message do your words send, leaders? Improve your communication skills every day with these conversation tips
6 Free It Strategic Planning Templates For CIOs
Search CIO, July 30th, 2019
As technology has become a business differentiator, IT strategy is more crucial than ever. These IT strategic planning templates help CIOs make IT a business driver
5 Must-Read Harvard Business Review Articles In August
The Enterprisers Project, August 1st, 2019
Check out these five thought-provoking HBR articles, curated especially for CIOs and IT leaders
CISOs Must Evolve To A Data-First Security Program
Dark Reading, July 30th, 2019
Such a program will require effort and reprioritization, but it will let your company fight modern-day threats and protect your most important assets
Gartner: Five Pitfalls For A New CIO To Avoid
ComputerWeekly, July 30th, 2019
Entering a company as the new CIO is an unpredictable experience. Here are five common issues to look out for
Tackling IT Security Awareness Training With A County CISO
SearchSecurity, July 30th, 2019
A Michigan county CISO says government workers are under siege by cybercriminals. In this case study, he shares how his IT security awareness training strategy has evolved
Why Every Organization Needs An Incident Response Plan
Dark Reading, August 2nd, 2019
OK, perhaps that's obvious. The question is, how come so many organizations still wait for something to happen to trigger their planning?
IT - Storage
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NAS vs. Object Storage: What'S Best For Unstructured Data Storage?
SearchStorage, July 29th, 2019
There are advantages and disadvantages to using NAS or object storage for unstructured data. Find out what to consider when it comes to scalability, performance and workload type
2019 Is The Year Of NVMe
architectingIT, July 30th, 2019
Without sounding too cliched, 2019 looks to be the year of NVMe, as the technology moves to become the leading storage protocol for the enterprise
Blurred Storage Lines: Clouds That Appear Like On-Prem
Datanami, July 31st, 2019
Cloud storage is growing fast as companies look to take advantage of low cost and flexible storage options for terabytes and petabytes of data
Get To Know Data Storage Containers And Their Terminology
SeachStorage, July 30th, 2019
Looking into containerization? You're going to need these key terms to better understand the technology, how it works and which vendors are offering it
Inaugural 24G SAS Plugfest Completed By SCSI Trade Association Highlights Investment Protection Of Proven Storage Interface
StorageNewsletter.com, August 1st, 2019
The SCSI Trade Association (STA) announced the successful completion of its 18th SAS plugfest, the first for the 24Gb SAS storage interface standard that consists of the SAS-4 and SPL-4 protocol layers
Top 15 Best Data Storage Books You Should Read
Solutions Review, July 31st, 2019
There are a few resources that can match the in-depth, comprehensive detail of a good book
Where Integrated Hybrid Cloud Storage Makes Sense In The Enterprise
SearchStorage, July 30th, 2019
Is your organization ready to do more with hybrid cloud storage? Find out how to integrate this technology and put all the hardware, software and services to work effectively
IT - Security
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2019 Data Breach Disclosures: 10 Of The Biggest -- So Far
SearchSecurity, July 30th, 2019
Enterprises have disclosed a number of significant data breaches in the first half of 2019. Here's a look at some of the biggest and most notable breaches so far this year
4 Network Security Mistakes Bound To Bite You
Dark Reading, July 29th, 2019
It's Shark Week again! Are you ready to outmaneuver sharks of the cyber variety? These tips can help
53% Of Enterprises Have No Idea If Their Security Tools Are Working
HelpNet Security, July 31st, 2019
The majority of organizations don't know if the security tools they deploy are working, and are not confident they can avoid data breaches
A Dismal Industry: The Unsustainable Burden Of Cybersecurity
ZDNet, August 2nd, 2019
Cybersecurity spending is the fastest-growing segment in IT budgets, but it provides no productivity gains or protection against more advanced exploits
IT - CRM
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4 Boxes To Check With Your New CRM Purchase
destination CRM, August 2nd, 2019
The most commonly used tool for salespeople is a customer relationship management (CRM) system. It helps businesses work more efficiently and understand their customers so they're able to sell more
Why Are So Many CRM Implementations Still Failing?
Business 2 Community, July 31st, 2019
According to many market analysts, the market for CRM solutions shows no signs of slowing down
IT - HR
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More Companies Upskill HR Teams To Handle People Analytics Rather Than Hire Out
HR Dive, July 30th, 2019
The number of organizations building people analytics teams is up to 68% from 15% in just three years
vBeers-SF
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IT - AI
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3 Ways To Protect Against Insider Threats
GCN, July 29th, 2019
The cybersecurity landscape is ever changing, but one thing that has remained consistent over the past few years is the steady increase in the number of insider threats
AI Is Getting More In Touch With Your Emotions
CNET, July 29th, 2019
EmoNet, a neural network model, was accurately able to pair images to 11 emotion categories
AWS' New Text-To-Speech Engine Sounds Like A Newscaster
Tech Crunch, July 30th, 2019
Thanks to modern machine learning techniques, text-to-speech engines have made massive strides over the last few years
Dos And Don'ts: Robotic Process Automation
InformationWeek, July 29th, 2019
RPA is the fastest growing category of software today, driven by enterprise digital transformation efforts. Here's how to make the most of it
Mitigating The Artifacts Of Machine Learning Bias
Information Management, July 31st, 2019
Implementing artificial intelligence to better business is now an explicitly fixed piece of advice IT providers are sharing with their enterprise customers
The Rise Of AI Hardware: Overcoming The AI Compute Bottleneck
EnterpriseAI, July 29th, 2019
There is little doubt that AI hardware is a focal point this year for tech industrialists, computer scientists, AI researchers and governments alike
IT - Humor
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Open Source Of Distraction
ComputerWorld, July 29th, 2019
He certainly has the nerve
Shiny!
Computerworld, July 31st, 2019
Maybe you could get a smaller buffer
There Are Only So Many Shapes
Computerworld, August 2nd, 2019
And really, it could happen to anyone
Throwback Thursday: That's Entertainment!
Computerworld, August 1st, 2019
Maybe so, but we're in the news business
IT - Bitcoin
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Government Restrictions On Cash Transactions Show Why Bitcoin Is Important
NEWSBTC, July 29th, 2019
The government of Australia wants to ban cash payments for goods and services exceeding 10,000 AUD ($6,900)
Q&A: Overstock.com's Jonathan Johnson On Integrating Bitcoin For Online Payments
Computerworld, July 31st, 2019
Overstock.com embraced Bitcoin more than five years ago
Bitcoin And Crypto Shouldn't & Can't Be Banned, Say Politicians: Why?
NEWSBTC, July 31st, 2019
Bitcoin and crypto are finally entering the mainstream political discourse
IT - Blockchain
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Can Blockchain Really Help Create The Internet Of Trust?
Information Age, August 2nd, 2019
The opportunity is enormous, can blockchain help create the internet of trust? The implications are far reaching indeed
What's A Smart Contract (And How Does It Work)?
Computerworld, July 31st, 2019
Smart contracts are potentially one of the most useful tools associated with blockchain, and they can enable the transfer of everything from bitcoin and fiat currency to goods transported around the world
IT - BI
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20 Top Platforms For Analytics And Business Intelligence
Information Management, August 1st, 2019
Gartner has released its most recent Magic Quadrant report, which looks at 20 leading providers of analytics and business intelligence tools
How To Create A Successful Business Intelligence Strategy
SupplyChainBrain, August 2nd, 2019
Business intelligence (B.I.) is a mandatory tool for businesses that wish to survive and thrive in the current economy
IT - PM
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10 Reasons Software Projects Are Slower Than We Expect
CIO, July 31st, 2019
Despite efforts to re-engineer software development with new methodologies and tools, projects still warp time lines thanks to bureaucracy, new demands, and the nature of code
IT - Operations
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Deep Learning Places New Demands On Data Center Architectures
CIO, August 2nd, 2019
A new white paper by Moor Insights & Strategy explores the data architectures required for machine and deep learning with scale-out enterprise storage
Global IaaS Market Grew By 31% In 2018 As Enterprise Demand For Public Cloud Continues To Soar
ComputerWeekly.com, July 29th, 2019
Log Management: Helping IT Admins To Achieve Infrastructure-Wide Visibility
ComputerWeekly, August 1st, 2019
When properly configured and deployed, log management tools can unearth a veritable treasure trove of data that IT administrators can use to triage and diagnose problems in enterprise IT infrastructures
IT - Database
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The Best Graph Databases
InfoWorld, July 29th, 2019
These stellar databases combine horizontal scalability with highly efficient engines for storing and analyzing connected data
IT - Server
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Why Hardware Still Matters In The Era Of Cloud Computing
siliconAngle, July 29th, 2019
The University of California at San Diego has adopted a cloud-first strategy that involves retiring three mainframes
IT - FOSS
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The Challenge Of Securing Open Source Applications
DevOps.com, July 31st, 2019
As enterprises have increased their reliance on applications over the years, there has been a significant rise in the use of reusable software components such as third-party libraries and open source code
What Is Open Source Software? Open Source And FOSS Explained
InfoWorld, August 2nd, 2019
We trace the rise of free open source software - code that can be freely modified and shared - from philosophical outlier to modern powerhouse
IT - Cloud
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At A High Level: AWS vs. Azure vs. Google Cloud
eWeek, August 1st, 2019
The three largest cloud computing vendors each have their own strengths and weaknesses that make them ideal for different workloads. Which one is best your your use case?
Gartner: Cloud Infra Market Tops $32B In 2018 As The Big Get Bigger
siliconAngle, July 29th, 2019
The cloud infrastructure-as-a-service market continued its rapid growth in 2018, according to new research released by Gartner Inc. today, as spending reached $32.4 billion globally
Most Interesting Trends On Cloud Service And Web Usage
HelpNet Security, August 2nd, 2019
Cloud services account for 85% of all enterprise web traffic, signaling a need for enterprises to adopt a holistic approach to securing the cloud and web,
Multi-Cloud: 5 Important Trends To Watch
The Enterprisers Project, July 30th, 2019
Some organizations went multi-cloud by accident, deploying applications on multiple cloud services without crafting a multi-cloud strategy. That's changing in a hurry
IT - DR
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6 Steps To A Successful Network Disaster Recovery Plan
SearchNetworking, July 29th, 2019
Don't wait until disaster strikes to consider network resiliency and recovery. Use these six practical steps to build a network disaster recovery plan that fits your business needs
IT - Networks
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SD-WAN Security Benefits Go Beyond The Obvious
SearchSecurity, July 29th, 2019
SD-WAN does more than extend corporate networks. Key SD-WAN security benefits that capitalize on the technique's architecture could change the face of SD-WAN in the enterprise
Prepare Your Organization For 100G Data Center Ethernet
SearchDataCenter, July 30th, 2019
Leaf-spine topologies, Ethernet and optics research are driving the next generation of data center networking infrastructure. Stay ahead of the curve with these technologies
Cisco Assesses The Top Enterprise SD-WAN Technology Drivers
Networkworld, August 1st, 2019
Cisco SD-WAN customer National Instruments touts benefits of the technology: Speed, efficiency, security, cost savings
What Is Network Automation, And What Can It Do For You?
SearchNetworking, July 30th, 2019
This feature explores what network automation is and its influence on organizations. It also discusses assumptions about its effect on network engineers and similarities with SDN
IT - IoT
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Growth In IoT Devices Is Fueling Demand For Machine Learning Technology
Information Management, July 30th, 2019
One of the first things Matt Oberdorfer tells you about Embassy of Things, his IIoT startup, is that it's not focused on analytics
Lack Of IT Leadership Fuels IoT Trial Failures
ComputerWeekly, July 30th, 2019
Senior IT and business leaders need to get involved in internet-of-things pilots and trials to avoid project failures
IT - Careers
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6 Biggest IT Talent Recruitment Mistakes
The Enterprisers Project, August 2nd, 2019
Attracting and retaining IT talent couldn't be any more important to IT leaders. Stop making these six avoidable IT talent recruitment mistakes
8 Common Myths About Working From Home, Debunked
lifesavvy, August 2nd, 2019
If you think working from home is the purview of underpaid Millennials, think again
Telecommuting Increased 159% Over 12 Years, Flexjobs Says
HR Dive, August 1st, 2019
Telecommuting increased 159% between 2005 and 2017, according to an analysis of the American Community Survey by Global Workplace Analytics
Top Cyber Security Certifications: Who They're For, What They Cost, And Which You Need
CSO Online, August 1st, 2019
Expand your skills, know-how, and career horizons with these highly respected cybersecurity certs
IT - Virtualization
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10 Top Data Virtualization Tools
Datamation, July 30th, 2019
An in-depth look at the leading data virtualization tools, which help businesses collect data from myriad locations and make it available for efficient analysis
IT - Compliance
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An Engineer Explains Why You're An Idiot To Want Privacy
ZDNet, July 29th, 2019
Is privacy making something of a comeback? It really isn't, according to this engineer
GDPR And The Transparency Revolution
Datanami, July 29th, 2019
It's been over a year since GDPR went into effect, and in that time, the regulation has driven a great deal of meaningful conversations around consumer privacy and enterprise data management policies
IT - Email
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DMARC's Abysmal Adoption Explains Why Email Spoofing Is Still A Thing
ZDNet, July 29th, 2019
Fortune 500 companies, Chinese firms, and about everyone else, still lagging in terms of DMARC adoption
Why CIOs Should Focus On Trimming Their Internal Email Footprint
ComputerWeekly, July 30th, 2019
Better internal collaboration should be part of a CIO's digitisation arsenal. But there is resistance to change, especially as email is so dominant
IT - Big Data
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Data Lakes: The Future Of Data Warehousing?
insideBIGDATA, August 2nd, 2019
The term Big Data has been around since 2005, but what does it actually mean? Exactly how big is big?
Security Analytics: It's All About The Data
CSO Online, July 30th, 2019
More security data drives the need for data modeling, data management, and data discipline
Top 30 Big Data Companies
Datamation, August 1st, 2019
These top Big Data companies are leading the way in data mining and data analytics, providing key competitive insight in today's data-driven world
IT - Encryption
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Four Reasons Why Cryptography Is So Hard To Get Right And Four Solutions
Information Age, August 2nd, 2019
It appears to be a fact of life that cryptography is by and large designed and implemented incorrectly, and that you almost have to be an expert cryptographer to get it right
How MIT's Fiat Cryptography Might Make The Web More Secure
CSO Online, July 31st, 2019
By automating the writing of cryptographic algorithms, Fiat Cryptography can remove errors, produce more secure code, and boost performance
IT - Developer
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Most Developers Now Spend Less Than Half Their Work Day Programming
Information Management, August 1st, 2019
Developers are spending even less time on programming this year, and nearly two -thirds are still struggling with managing dependencies when it comes to open source languages
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