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IT - CxO
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Digital Transformation: 10 Counterintuitive Tips
The Enterprisers Project, August 26th, 2019
No two digital transformations look alike - so why do so many organizations try to follow the same rules?
7 Secrets Of High-Performing IT Teams
CIO, August 28th, 2019
Getting staff to move beyond simply meeting basic goals is an art only select IT leaders possess. Here are seven performance-boosting techniques top IT pros rely on
5 Ways CIOs Can Take Their AI Project To The Next Level
SearchCIO, August 26th, 2019
We've covered the basics for CIOs getting started with AI -- now, we're taking a look at the potential challenges they may face and how they can prepare for and mitigate them
What Is The Cost Of A Data Breach?
CSO Online, August 29th, 2019
Data breach costs can be ongoing for years, a new study finds. Here's the breakdown of costs and advice on how to minimize them
CISO Priorities: Implementing Security From The Get-Go
HelpNet Security, August 30th, 2019
Dr. David Brumley, CEO of ForAllSecure, a Carnegie Mellon computer science professor (on leave), and part of the team that won the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge, was, at one time, a dishwasher and a line chef
Examining The Role Of The CDO And Their Relationship With The CIO
Information Management, August 30th, 2019
With digital transformation top of mind for companies across the board, the inception of the chief digital officer role has become more commonplace in today's c-suite, often joining the CIO
How To Navigate The Often Challenging CISO Career Path
Search Security, August 30th, 2019
There's no clear-cut path to becoming a CISO. However, the right security certifications, an ever-questioning attitude and a strong network of CISO peers can help prepare you for the journey
How To Get A Seat On The Board: 10 Tips For CIOs
CIO, August 27th, 2019
CIOs serving on a range of non-profit and public boards offer some tips for IT leaders looking to navigate the process of seeking board seats
IT - Storage
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5 Ways NVMe Storage Benefits Your Business
SearchStorage, August 26th, 2019
Increased performance and reduced latency aren't the only benefits of NVMe flash storage. Find out other advantages, such as allowing more VMs on a physical server
Enterprise SSD Debug And Failure Analysis
Storage Newsletter, August 29th, 2019
What is so specific about enterprise SSD failure analysis?
How To Optimize Storage For AI, Machine Learning And Deep Learning
Search Storage, August 27th, 2019
AI and deep learning apps use large data sets and fast I/O. But storage can cause performance issues. See what features your AI and deep learning storage systems should have.
On-Premise Object Storage: Key Products And Use Cases
ComputerWeekly, August 29th, 2019
We run the rule over on-premise object storage, key use cases and suppliers, take a closer look at an organisation that has deployed object storage, plus cloud compatibility
IT - Security
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How To Evaluate A Password Management Solution For Business
HelpNet Security, August 26th, 2019
Password managers are one of the most powerful defenses against breaches, which can cause massive damage and be incredibly expensive to mitigate
Lack Of Budgets For Security Initiatives Slows Down Cloud Adoption
Information Management, August 26th, 2019
The number of public sector organizations that are ready to implement a cloud-first strategy or move their entire infrastructures to the cloud has decreased by almost 20 percent since 2018
Automation Of Cyber Security, Is It A Viable Solution?
Information Age, August 28th, 2019
Information Age spoke to three experts in the automation of cyber security -- we spoke about the dark web, black boxes and red buttons
Mitigating Social Engineering Attacks With MFA
ComputerWeekly, August 28th, 2019
The growing frequency of social engineering attacks highlights the increasing need for organisations to take steps to mitigate the effects of phishing
Hackers Mount Attacks On Webmin Servers, Pulse Secure, And Fortinet VPNs
zdnet, August 25th, 2019
Enterprise networks across the world are at risk after hackers start exploiting three very popular products
Thinking Network-First To Protect Against Security Threats
HelpNet Security, August 26th, 2019
The challenge of securing data has seen a dramatic shift in complexity in recent years due to an increasing number of threats frequently appearing
6 Ways Cybercriminals Use Commercial Infrastructure
CSO Online, August 26th, 2019
Whether through fraud or legitimate purchase, cybercriminals increasingly depend on mainstream services to support their activities
New Ransomware Grows 118% As Cybercriminals Adopt Fresh Tactics And Code Innovations
HelpNet Security, August 29th, 2019
McAfee Labs saw an average of 504 new threats per minute in Q1 2019, and a resurgence of ransomware along with changes in campaign execution and code
Why You Need A Cybersecurity Incident Response Specialist
CSO Online, August 29th, 2019
If your cyber insurance provider gives you the number of an incident response specialist, call them now. It will save time when an attack occurs
Cybersecurity In The Age Of The Remote Workforce
HelpNet Security, August 30th, 2019
With the advent of cloud services and the proliferation of high end mobile devices (think iOS devices and Android phones), the workforce is moving inexorably to a mobile one where managers and employees are no longer tied to the office
IT - CRM
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Create A CRM Strategy In 8 Steps
Business 2 Community, August 29th, 2019
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software is a powerful tool for improving customer relationships, acquiring new leads, and driving customer loyalty - but only if you know how to use it
5 'Lacks' Affecting Your CRM Implementation
Business 2 Community, August 30th, 2019
When many companies start implementing customer relationship management (CRM), they dive right into the deep end
Improve Your Public Relations With These 3 CRM Tools
Business 2 Community, August 30th, 2019
Today I'm going to share three CRM tools that will help improve your public relations. Let's hope that these get your week off to a great start
IT - HR
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HR Technology Startups Vie For Top Spot At Unleash Conferences
SearchHRSoftware, August 27th, 2019
At the U.S. and U.K. Unleash conferences this spring, five startups demonstrated technologies that seek to solve the most pressing challenges HR professionals face
Cutting Through The Hype Of HR Tech
People Matters. , August 28th, 2019
Josh Bersin discusses some of the most pressing challenges, trends, and opportunities in the HR Tech industry today
IT - AI
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Why Some Customer Service Chatbots Are Better Than Others
Business 2 Community, August 24th, 2019
Visit the customer service website for any company and you'll likely encounter a chatbot
A Comparison Of 6 Speech-To-Text Services
SearchCloudComputing, August 26th, 2019
AWS, Microsoft and Google can add speech-to-text capabilities to apps, but they're not your only option. Compare those cloud-based tools to other AI-infused transcription services
At Hot Chips, Intel Shows New Nervana AI Training, Inference Chips
EnterpriseAI, August 26th, 2019
At the Hot Chips conference last week, Intel showcased its latest neural network processor accelerators for both AI training and inference, along with details of its hybrid chip packaging technology, Optane DC persistent memory and chiplet technology for optical I/O
Robotic Process Automation (RPA): 3 Use Cases To Consider
The Enterprisers Project, August 28th, 2019
If you're exploring use cases for RPA, sales operations, customer service, and big data offer broad possibilities for pilot tests and early wins. Here's what to ask
How AI Will Transform IT Service Management
Business 2 Community, August 30th, 2019
Remember 'Jarvis' from Iron Man or 'Irona,' the Robot Maid from Richie Rich? Well, if you do, then you already had a glimpse of the shrewd adroitness of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Top 8 Artificial Intelligence Software
Datamation, August 30th, 2019
These top AI solutions can help your enterprise generate the insights you need to remain competitive in today's market
IT - Humor
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A Knotty Solution
ComputerWorld, August 28th, 2019
It's easier than installing tiny speed bumps inside the power cords.
Party Like It's 1999
Computerworld, August 26th, 2019
You and I have very different ideas of what teamwork means.
Throwback Thursday: Timing Is Everything
Computerworld, August 29th, 2019
From the 'Things could have been worse' files.
IT - Technology
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Video: PCI Express 6.0 Specification to Reach 64 GigaTransfers/sec
insideHPC, August 24th, 2019
In this video, PCI-SIG President and Board Member, Al Yanes, shares and overview of PCI Express 5.0 and 6.0 specifications
Will Chromebooks Rule The Enterprise? (5 Reasons It May)
idginsiderpro, August 30th, 2019
Google schooled Apple and Microsoft in the education market by growing market share from zero to 60 in eight years. Insider Pro columnist Mike Elgan examines whether they can they do it again in the enterprise
IT - Blockchain
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Best Practice Tips For Adopting Blockchain Technology
Information Age, August 27th, 2019
Following Dr Vince Ming's Information Age blockchain guide for CTOs and tech leaders, he provides his best practice tips for adopting blockchain
4 Tools To Help Your Business With Blockchain Technology
Business 2 Community, August 25th, 2019
Today I have some resources to help your business break into blockchain technology for both creation and deployment.
Why Blockchain, Despite Some Early Success, Remains A Corporate Enigma
Computerworld, August 27th, 2019
While the benefits of blockchain seem straightforward, the nuances around implementing it - including adding business partners to a network, integrating it with legacy systems and navigating uncertain regulatory waters - make its future uncertain
Blockchain: Single Source Of Truth And Digital Twins
Information Age, August 29th, 2019
Blockchain could become the single source of truth, it could create digital twins, but there is one thing you must never forget
The Reason Blockchain Will Succeed
AmongTech., August 28th, 2019
Blockchain represents a technology that emerged in the year 2008 as the result of its first implementation, Bitcoin
A Practical Guide To Implementing Blockchain Technology In The Enterprise
Information Age, August 30th, 2019
Implementing blockchain technology is no mean feat
IT - BI
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Top Benefits Of Business Intelligence For The Healthcare Industry
CustomerThink, August 28th, 2019
A research study found that health care spending across the globe is likely to register an annual growth of 4.1 percent between 2017-2021
Business Intelligence Market To Reach $22.8 Billion By 2020, Says Beroe Inc
Beroe, August 27th, 2019
The global market for business intelligence (BI) is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.6 percent until 2020, according to Beroe Inc, a procurement intelligence firm
IT - AR-VR
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Biotech's New VR Training Center Can Train 20 Workers At A Time
HR Dive, August 27th, 2019
Biotech company Thermo Fisher Scientific has equipped its Greenville, North Carolina, manufacturing facility with virtual reality (VR) capabilities as part of a $55 million investment
How To Build AR Apps For The Enterprise And Beyond
Information Age, August 30th, 2019
Erin Essex, product design manager and senior product designer at Shutterstock, explores how organisations can build AR apps
IT - Operations
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Challenges Of Big Infrastructure Monitoring
DevOps.com, August 29th, 2019
The growing complexity of today's IT reality is indisputable: Software is becoming more complex, and the infrastructure it runs on is equally so
Data Center-Specific Ai Completes Tasks Twice As Fast
Networkworld, August 29th, 2019
Researchers at MIT have developed an artificial intelligence-powered system based on reinforcement learning that could revolutionize data center operations
IT - Database
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NoSQL vs. NewSQL: Comparing Database Technologies
datanami, August 26th, 2019
NoSQL and NewSQL databases are popular solutions in the data management space
Open Source Databases: Today's Viable Alternative For Enterprise Computing
CIO, August 30th, 2019
Enterprises looking for performance and savings are turning to open source. For much less money, major open source database management systems can provide as good or better data service and performance.
IT - Linux
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11 Surprising Ways You Use Linux Every Day
opensouce.com, August 30th, 2019
What technology runs on Linux? You might be astonished to know just how often you use Linux in your daily life
IT - FOSS
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7 Open-Source Tools That Make AWS Lambda Better
infoworld, August 29th, 2019
Love the simplicity of function-as-a-service but hate the setup process? Look to these projects to ease AWS Lambda deployments
IT - HPC
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Supercomputers Pave The Way For New Machine Learning Approach
HPCWire, August 29th, 2019
According to a release issued earlier this month by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), researchers have developed a machine learning approach called transfer learning that lets them model novel materials by learning from data collected about millions of other compounds
IT - DevOps
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DevOps Terms: 10 Essential Concepts, Explained
The Enterprisers Project, August 28th, 2019
Here's a primer on 10 key terms you need to know - whether you are new to DevOps or you want to bring a colleague up to speed quickly
Radical Transparency In Devops And ITSM Helps Achieve Excellent Customer Experience
DevOps.com, August 26th, 2019
Here's what I've noticed after spending several years in service management: DevOps is coming up more in the conversations I'm having with service desk leaders
DevOps Success: 5 Flow Metrics To Get You There
The Enterprisers Project, August 26th, 2019
To reach your goals for DevOps, you must first choose the right metrics
IT - Cloud
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Cloud Spending Trends Predict The World'S Future Digital Leaders - And Laggards
SiliconANGLE , August 25th, 2019
Cloud has become the foundation that enables businesses to transform, differentiate and gain competitive advantage
Follow These Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Best Practices
Search Cloud Computing, August 28th, 2019
Although a hybrid cloud approach can seem daunting, it enables enterprises to get the best of both worlds -- if managed correctly. Learn the dos and don'ts of hybrid cloud deployments
IT - Wireless
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5G Won't Replace 4G: Debunking All The 5G Myths
CNET, August 29th, 2019
The next generation of high-speed mobile data, known as 5G, is already live in a handful of areas in the US, as well as other parts of the world
IT - DR
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Maintain CMDB Data Integrity For Automated Disaster Recovery
SearchITOperations, August 30th, 2019
For successful disaster recovery, IT admins must keep CMDB data precise. Learn best practices to promote data accuracy for an automated failover and DR plan
IT - Networks
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Defending Against The Most Common Wireless Network Attacks
SearchSecurity, August 26th, 2019
The most common wireless network attacks change over time, but not that much. Find out which tactics still work for attackers and how to defend against them
Why Wi-Fi 6, 5G Are So Much Better Together
eWeek, August 27th, 2019
This new blended technology cycle is the first time that both the next-generation WAN and next-generation wireless-LAN technologies were designed to interoperate at this level
What Is The Difference Between SDN And NFV?
SearchNetworking, August 28th, 2019
SDN and NFV are siblings but not twins -- while they have a lot in common, they aren't identical. Here's what you need to know about their differences.
Will 5G Turn Telcos Into Enterprise Service Providers?
SiliconANGLE , August 29th, 2019
Telecommunications companies are about to get more interesting, thanks to 5G networking
How SD-WAN Security Can Boost Your Network Security Strategy
Search Networking, August 30th, 2019
Many organizations say security is a top priority for their business, but most lack the necessary resources to thoroughly secure their networks and cloud services. SD-WAN could help
100G Port Shipments to Peak in 2020 as 400G Ramps: Dell'Oro
Cabling Installation & Maintenance, August 30th, 2019
Dell'Oro's latest report provides details about the timing of 100/200/400/800 Gbps Ethernet deployments
IT - IoT
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Unsecured IoT: 8 Ways Hackers Exploit Firmware Vulnerabilities
Dark Reading, August 27th, 2019
As new Internet of Things products enter the market, speed shouldn't trump concerns about security
Top 5 IoT Networking Security Mistakes
Networkworld, August 25th, 2019
IT supplier Brother International shares five of the most common internet-of-things security errors it sees among buyers of its printers and multi-function devices
How IoT Is Impacting Various Industries Worldwide
Jaxenter, August 27th, 2019
The Internet of Things is affecting a variety of industries across the world in a number of creative ways. Now that it isn't just computers connected to the Internet, a world of opportunity has opened up, ranging from agricultural usage, energy industries, and financial planning.
How To Mitigate Iot Security Risks To Tap Business Benefits
ComputerWeekly, August 30th, 2019
Security concerns are preventing many businesses from adopting IoT-based technologies, but with a bit of planning, the business benefits can be realised by mitigating the risk
IT - Careers
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Is It Hard To Stay Productive When You Work From Home?
Lifesavvy, August 28th, 2019
The opportunity to work from home seems like a dream gig. But is it difficult to stay focused when you're surrounded by the comforts (and distractions) of home? It's easier than you might think
6 Secrets From Companies Who Excel At Retaining Employees
Business 2 Community, August 28th, 2019
As we hover over historically low unemployment, more employees are scouring job sites, searching for the answer to their discontentment. A study by Work Institute found that one in four workers left their jobs in 2018
Sourcing Quality Tech Talent Becomes Harder
Business 2 Community, August 29th, 2019
Hiring top talent for IT is becoming difficult, with higher skill levels in demand. Reports say, almost half of companies find it difficult to source
IT - Virtualization
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Explore Container Deployment Benefits And Core Components
SearchITOperations, August 29th, 2019
As container adoption grows, the ecosystem of tools surrounding the technology expands as well. Explore the benefits of container systems for enterprise app deployments
VMware Workstation vs. VirtualBox: Which is the better hypervisor?
SearchServerVirtualization, August 30th, 2019
The Type 2 hypervisor debate between VMware Workstation and Oracle VirtualBox has gotten tougher as the latter has caught up. Examine their advantages to see which fits your needs
Hyper-V vs. VMware comparison: What are the differences?
SearchStorage, August 30th, 2019
Hyper-V and VMware are in a perpetual battle for supremacy in the virtualization market. Although the two hypervisors have similar features, capabilities are somewhat different
IT - Email
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Browse The Best Email Security Products For Your Enterprise
Search Security, August 30th, 2019
Finding the best email security product is vital to protect companies from cyberattacks. Here's a look at the current market leaders
IT - Big Data
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Seeing The Big Picture On Big Data Market Shift
datanami, August 27th, 2019
Hidden from view in the 'I want to be data-driven' conversation are the nitty-gritty details of how actually to become a data-driven organization
Critical Data And Master Data - What Is The Difference?
Information Management, August 29th, 2019
In a recent blog, I looked at why you should prioritise your data and identify the data that is the most critical or material to your organization, so you can focus your data governance efforts on that data
IT - Encryption
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Cryptography & The Hype Over Quantum Computing
Dark Reading, August 26th, 2019
It's not time to move to post-quantum cryptography yet -- too many things are still up in the air. But you can start to become prepared by making sure your infrastructure is agile
IT - Tape
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How Tape Backup Systems Improve Data Protection
SearchDataBackup, August 29th, 2019
Have you analyzed your data protection lately? Tape backup could be a savior if you get hit with a ransomware attack or other malware. Learn more about five tape-related terms
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