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IT - CxO
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 - Operations
Challenges Of Big Infrastructure Monitoring, 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
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
11 Surprising Ways You Use Linux Every Day, August 30th, 2019
What technology runs on Linux? You might be astonished to know just how often you use Linux in your daily life
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
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
PeopleTek News
Composure And Self Control
PeopleTek News, August 24th, 2019
Self-control is vital to reaching long-term goals... - Amy Morin
IT - DevOps
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
SuperMicro News
Supermicro Extends Vsan System Portfolio For Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Launches New High-Performance Vsan Solution
Super Micro News, August 26th, 2019
BigTwin System and Ultra SuperServer Deliver Double-Digit Infrastructure Performance Improvements for Mission-critical Deployments
Cisco News
Cisco Announces Intent To Acquire Cloudcherry
Cisco News, August 26th, 2019
Enhancing the Contact Center to Improve Customer Experiences in Real-Time with the Power of Cloud Data Analytics
Do The Math: Data Center Anywhere Goes Back To School For Operational Efficiency And Cost Savings
Cisco News, August 30th, 2019
For the final day of our 10 Customers in 10 Days series we look at the how CNYRIC is getting better IT support at a lower cost with Data Center Anywhere
Datacore News
A New Challenge For IT: Supporting The Consumerization Of Healthcare
Datacore, August 28th, 2019
Learn how healthcare organizations around the world are modernizing their environments with software-defined storage to keep pace with a more patient-centric model of care
HP News
Transforming For Our Customers And Partners
HP News, August 28th, 2019
Four years ago, we set out to reinvent our business and chart a new course for the future
VMware News
What's New With Vmware Cloud On AWS
SearchVMware, August 28th, 2019
Updates to VMware Cloud on AWS include improvements to the migration workflow and enhancements to HCX, as well as support for Project Pacific and VMware Cloud Marketplace
Oracle News
Oracle And Microsoft Expand Their Multicloud Alliance To The London Region
Oracle News, August 28th, 2019
In June, Microsoft and Oracle jointly announced an industry-first multicloud collaboration
AsiaPay Taps Oracle Database To Boost Easy, Secure Transactions
Oracle News, August 27th, 2019
Payment gateways are the unsung workhorses of retail sales
Dell EMC News
Dell Technologies Advances Software-Defined Networking with Dell EMC and VMware Co-Developed Solutions
Dell EMC News, August 27th, 2019
Customers can modernize networks from edge to core to cloud with new SD-WAN solution and data center fabric orchestration platform
Dell News
Dell Technologies Unified Workspace Gives Users Even More Choice, Including the World's First Chromebook Enterprise
Dell News, August 26th, 2019
Dell Technologies Unified Workspace brings together enterprise-class hardware, management, service and insight-powered support with new capabilities for multi-OS environments, all available as a service
Dell Technologies Cloud Advancements Deliver New Kubernetes Support and Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Options
Dell News, August 26th, 2019
Latest Dell EMC and VMware integration supports cloud-native applications and increased choice in consistent hybrid cloud infrastructure
Lenovo News
Lenovo Shows How Smarter Does More For Consumers
Lenovo, August 29th, 2019
Unveils New Portfolio of Consumer PCs, Tablets and Monitors
Make Smarter Choices In Sharing And Entertainment With Lenovo's Newest Android Tablets
Lenovo, August 29th, 2019
Lenovo released the newest expansion to its popular Android tablet family-Lenovo Tab M7 and Lenovo Tab M8-as the second generation of mainstream devices
Smarter Lenovo Thinkpad Laptops Engineered For The Future Workforce
Lenovo, August 27th, 2019
New ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen, joined by X1 Yoga 4th Gen, X390 and T490 get Smarter via 10th Gen Intel Core Processors
Microsoft News
The Intelligent Edge Revolution
Microsoft News, August 27th, 2019
I'm old enough now to have experienced several distinct waves of transformation brought by digital technology
IBM News
IBM unveils GRIT, a digital solution developed in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs, to help veterans in transition
IBM News, August 28th, 2019
IBM's THRIVE360 of Mental Fitness platform powers Get Results in Transition (GRIT) to address individual and social determinants of health and well-being
National Express Turns To Vodafone Business And IBM To Boost Digital Journey With Hybrid Cloud
IBM News, August 28th, 2019
The Vodafone Business and IBM venture, which launched earlier this year, announced it has signed an eight-year deal with National Express, a leading UK-based transport provider with services in eight countries
IBM Changes the Game for Professional Tennis Players with Coach Advisor
IBM News, August 28th, 2019
IBM and USTA continue to evolve the US Open for fans, tennis players, and coaches with AI and hybrid cloud technology
IBM Expands Cloud Capabilities in Latin America, to Help Companies Accelerate Shift to Hybrid Cloud
IBM News, August 27th, 2019
New IBM Cloud multizone region in Brazil expected to provide cloud services to run mission-critical applications closer to home
Fortinet News
Tracking Down A Big Phish
Fortinet News, August 29th, 2019
A FortiGuard SE Threat Research Blog
The Digital Big Bang: A Must-Read For Cisos Leading Security Innovation In The Digital Age
Fortinet News, August 29th, 2019
In just 50 years, the ability to share digital information has grown from a small, experimental academic project to a mission-critical component of nearly all aspects of modern society
FortiOS and SSL Vulnerabilities
Fortinet News, August 29th, 2019
At the recent Black Hat 2019 conference held in Las Vegas this past August 3-8, security researchers discussed their discovery of security vulnerabilities that impacted several security vendors, including Fortinet
Red Hat News
Friday Five - August 30, 2019
Red Hat News, August 30th, 2019
The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat blog post with 5 of the week's top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry
Softbank Selects Red Hat Ansible Tower To Improve Efficiency And Reduce Deployment Times
Red Hat News, August 28th, 2019
Red Hat announced that SoftBank Corp. has adopted Red Hat Ansible Tower to automate its network infrastructure and reduce operations dependent on manual effort
Citrix News
Thirteen: Digital Transformation's New Lucky Number
Citrix News, August 29th, 2019
Why did UVM Medical Center choose Citrix over VMware?
Citrix Managed Desktops Is Now Available!
Citrix News, August 27th, 2019
This desktops-as-a-service (DaaS) solution is designed to be the simplest and fastest way to deliver Windows apps and desktops from Azure to any device
Citrix Endpoint Management: Leader In The Gartner Magic Quadrant
Citrix News, August 30th, 2019
We believe and are pleased that Gartner has validated these efforts by placing us in the Leaders category of the UEM Tools Magic Quadrant.
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