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IT - CxO
38% Of The Fortune 500 Do Not Have A CISO
HelpNet Security, September 30th, 2019
To uncover whether the world's leading companies are committed to enhancing their cybersecurity initiatives, Bitglass researched the members of the 2019 Fortune 500 and analyzed public-facing information such as what is available on their websites
5 Must-Read Harvard Business Review Articles In October
Harvard Business Review, October 1st, 2019
Check out these five thought-provoking HBR articles, curated especially for CIOs and IT leaders
A Security Breach Is Inevitable, IT Leaders Warned
ComputerWeekly, October 1st, 2019
No matter how much IT security tech and training is in place, sophisticated, targeted attacks are going to breach company defences, Carbon Black warns
Digital Transformation = Culture & Business Model Change
Business 2 Community, September 27th, 2019
Many companies talk about 'Digital Transformation' but use it in a limited fashion, such as: just turning paper into PDFs or using web tools to communicate to customers, but in the end, the core culture, and even business model has changed
Innovative CIOs Strike Back Against Digital Disruption
CIO, October 1st, 2019
CIOs from every industry are looking to outmaneuver startups by taking a page from the disruptor's playbook to deliver innovative digital products and services
Why Digital Customer Experience Is Now Part Of A CIOs Job
SearchCIO, October 3rd, 2019
Delivering a high-quality digital customer experience is becoming a key responsibility for IT leaders, say leading technology executives. AI and error budgets will come in handy
IT - Storage
Storage Virtualization
Enterprise Storage Forum, October 4th, 2019
Storage virtualization runs on multiple storage devices and makes them appear as if they were a single storage pool, greatly increasing efficiency and manageability
Gartner Magic Quadrant For Distributed File Systems And Object Storage In 2019
Storage Newsletter, October 3rd, 2019
4 leaders: Dell EMC, IBM, Qumulo and Scality, and Pure Storage most visionary
Data Storage: The Top Five Storage Deployment Pitfalls
ComputerWeekly, October 2nd, 2019
Key pitfalls in data storage include silos, under-utilisation, backup and disaster recovery, plus neglect of skills and application requirements. We ask analysts how to avoid them
Top Fibre Channel Hardware
Enterprise Storage Forum, October 4th, 2019
The leaders in the Fibre Channel storage market offer multiple classes of hardware that help organizations to build and enable Storage Area Networks (SAN) deployments.
IT - Security
5 Disruptive Trends Transforming Cybersecurity
Dark Reading, October 1st, 2019
Everything about IT has changed, but our security measures are still built around how we used to design software and systems. Where does security need to catch up with digital transformation - and how?
Deepfakes And Synthetic Identity: More Reasons To Worry About Identity Theft
CSO Online, October 2nd, 2019
How can we maintain control over digital identity In a world where it is being blurred and abused by fraudsters?
Common Pitfalls Of Security Monitoring
Dark Reading, October 3rd, 2019
We need technology, but we can't forget the importance of humans working methodically to make it effective
Cybercrime: AI's Growing Threat
Dark Reading, October 4th, 2019
Cyberecurity incidents expected to rise by nearly 70% and cost $5 trillion annually by 2024
Study: HR Organizations Can Do More With Less When Outfitted With Automation
HR Dive, September 30th, 2019
By integrating automation into their practices, "HR organizations can reduce costs by 17% and operate with 26% fewer staff hours,"
5 AI Fears And How To Address Them
The Enterprisers Project, September 30th, 2019
IT leaders implementing AI will encounter fears - many of them well-founded. The trick is to focus on these real-world concerns, not the time-traveling robot assassins
The DIY Guide To Introducing Machine Learning Solutions
Business 2 Community, October 3rd, 2019
Machine learning is fundamentally different from all the tech that came before it in one major way: As time passes, it gets smarter
IT - Humor
A Real Mickey Mouse Theory
Computerworld, September 30th, 2019
Always remember, kids: Safety first.
But What Do You Do With All Your Spare Time?
ComputerWorld, October 2nd, 2019
A: Probably reads more manuals.
Throwback Thursday: Everybody Gets An F
ComputerWorld, October 2nd, 2019
Shall we guess how many of those passwords were '123456'?
IT - Technology
Breaking Down The 10 Need-To-Know Emerging Technologies
Forrester, October 2nd, 2019
The world of emerging tech by nature is fast-moving and ever-changing, and consequently, it's difficult to get a handle on the state of the various markets, not to mention leveraging them in driving business innovation.
IT - Blockchain
5 Industries That Will Be Disrupted By Blockchain
InsiderPro, October 3rd, 2019
Here are five major industries that will benefit from blockchain technology in the near future: financial services and banking, government, healthcare, energy, and transportation and logistics
15 Famous ERP Disasters, Dustups And Disappointments
CIO, October 4th, 2019
It's no wonder ERP has such a bad reputation: The history surrounding the complex and expensive enterprise software market is packed with tales of vendor mud-slinging, outrageous hype and epic failures
Gartner: 5 Trends Shaping Analytics And Business Intelligence
Information Age, October 2nd, 2019
The Gartner, Inc. report 'Hype Cycle for Analytics and Business Intelligence, 2019' reveals five key trends impacting the analytics and business intelligence (BI) market
IT - Operations
4 Reasons To Choose On-Premise vs. Cloud For Modern Workloads
ITProToday, September 30th, 2019
The traditional reasons to choose on-premise vs. cloud aren't always a factor today. Here are some reasons to avoid the cloud based on current context
8 Ways Your Patch Management Policy Is Broken (And How To Fix It)
CSO Online, October 3rd, 2019
These eight patching best practices mistakes get in the way of effective risk mitigation. Here's how to fix them
The Best Ways To Determine How Much Bandwidth Your Data Center Needs
Network Computing, October 4th, 2019
Estimating data center bandwidth is often a guessing game. Here are some proven approaches to making reality-based calculations
IT - Database
Cloud Database Services Multiply To Ease Admin Work By Users
SearchDataManagement, September 30th, 2019
The list of vendors offering managed cloud database services is growing rapidly, which gives IT teams more opportunities to offload management of database systems
The State Of Open Source Databases In 2019: Multiple Databases, Clouds, And Licenses
ZDNet, October 1st, 2019
An extensive survey shows the attitude of the market towards open source databases, drivers and inhibitors to adoption
HPC In The Cloud Offers Flexible, Scalable Solutions For Enterprises And Research Institutions
insideHPC, September 30th, 2019
In this guest article, our friends at Intel discuss how HPC as a Service (HPCaaS) reduces barriers to HPC and offers a cost-effective extension to on-premise solutions
High Performance Computing: Do You Need It?
Networkworld, October 4th, 2019
As costs drop and use cases multiply, high performance computing is attracting new adopters of all types and sizes...
Video: AI Is Impacting HPC Everywhere
insideHPC, September 30th, 2019
In this video from the Perth HPC Conference, Rob Farber from TechEnablement presents: AI is Impacting HPC Everywhere
PeopleTek News
Being Truly Accountable
PeopleTek News, September 30th, 2019
A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them - John Maxwell
IT - Cloud
Multi-Cloud Security: 7 Issues To Watch
The Enterprisers Project, October 1st, 2019
Using multiple cloud providers is not riskier than using one: Each arrangement has its pros and cons. Prioritize these security areas in the multi-cloud environment
The Five Pillars Of Edge Computing
Information Age, October 1st, 2019
Why do we need Edge computing? What is it? What are the advantages? The five pillars to edge computing provide the answers
6 Strategies For Avoiding Cloud Vendor Lock-In
CIO, September 30th, 2019
A credible threat of defection can help you leverage competitive pricing opportunities and escape long-term relationships gone bad
7 Must-Have Steps For A Cloud Migration Checklist
SearchCloudComputing, October 4th, 2019
Migrating an enterprise's data and applications to the cloud includes a laundry list of considerations. Review the steps you need to take to complete your migration
Multi-Cloud Spending: 8 Tips To Lower Costs
The Enterprisers Project, October 2nd, 2019
Are you overspending with your multi-cloud strategy? IT leaders and multi-cloud experts share their best advice on how to optimize costs - and avoid unnecessary waste when using multiple cloud providers
The Future Of Cloud Storage: Experts Look 5 Years Out
SearchStorage, September 30th, 2019
Industry experts weigh in on key cloud storage developments of the last five years and where they see the technology and its use headed in the next five
Top Six Emerging Technologies In Cloud Computing
Datamation, October 4th, 2019
These emerging technologies are changing not just cloud, but the larger world of enterprise computing - and sectors ranging from retail to media to pharmaceutical
IT - Wireless
5G Explained: A Deep Dive Into The Features And Facts
SearchNetworking, October 2nd, 2019
As you evaluate the difference between 4G and 5G, you'll see the next-generation cellular standard seems pretty impressive. But goals and reality can be quite different
Here's When 5G Could Make An Actual Difference In Your Life
CNET, October 1st, 2019
A new timeline sheds some light on when 5G's could come to your phone, home and more
How WiFi 6 And 5G Will Force The Merger Of PCs And Smartphones
ComputerWeekly, September 30th, 2019
Once you can provide a high-bandwidth, low-latency solution that meets or exceeds a wired connection, you can move into the cloud - and that will force a revolutionary change in hardware design
Weigh The Challenges Of Multi-Cloud Disaster Recovery
SearchCloudComputing, October 2nd, 2019
An enterprise could craft a multi-cloud backup strategy, but that doesn't mean it should. Weigh the potential benefits against the myriad challenges presented by this approach
IT - Networks
Include The CISO In Your SD-WAN Planning Strategy
Network Computing, October 2nd, 2019
Implementing SD-WAN introduces new layers of risk that may not be apparent on the surface. This is where your CISO can provide invaluable assistance
Microsoft Declares General Availability Of Windows Virtual Desktop Globally
Techworm, October 1st, 2019
Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop Now Generally Available Worldwide
IT - IoT
3 Experts Discuss How To Navigate The Challenges Of IoT
IoT Agenda, September 30th, 2019
IoT has given organizations opportunities to improve processes and predict issues from the flood of data. How will advancements and its own limitations shape the future of IoT?
How Do You Solve A Problem Like Mass IoT Connectivity?
Information Age, October 3rd, 2019
Marina Ruggieri, IEEE Fellow and professor of telecommunications engineering at the University of Roma, helps Information Age solve the problem of IoT connectivity
IoT Dangers Demand A Dedicated Group
Computerworld, October 4th, 2019
The internet of things brings with it a wide range of IT security headaches, along with compliance nightmares - and turf wars
IT - Careers
IT Careers: 12 Job Skills In Demand For 2020
InformationWeek, October 1st, 2019
Employers will likely be looking to fill these kinds of IT positions in the coming year, building out their teams' tech skills
What You Need To Know Before Hiring An Employee
Business 2 Community, September 30th, 2019
Before you think about hiring an employee, you should develop a job description
5 Ways CIOs Can Better Compete To Recruit Top Tech Talent
InformationWeek, October 2nd, 2019
A CIO shares lessons he's learned about finding and securing the best job candidates for IT teams
IT - Virtualization
5 Common Virtualization Problems And How To Solve Them
SearchServerVirtualization, October 3rd, 2019
Organizations can correct common problems with virtualization, such as VM sprawl and network congestion, through business policies rather than purchasing additional technology
IT - Compliance
Companies Vastly Overestimating Their Gdpr Readiness, Only 28% Achieving Compliance
HelpNet Security, September 30th, 2019
Over a year on from the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Capgemini Research Institute has found that companies vastly overestimated their readiness for the new regulation with just 28% having successfully achieved compliance
IT - Email
Business Email Compromise Attacks Cost Millions, Losses Doubling Each Year
CSO Online, October 1st, 2019
Cybercriminals follow the money, and you need look no further than Toyota Boshoku's recent $37 million loss to see why many are turning to BEC scams
IT - Backup
Backup Review Top 100 Cloud Online Backup Companies For October 2019 - Backup Review
Storage Newsletter, October 3rd, 2019
No change for first ones: Carbonite, Arcserve (Zetta), Databarracks, Asigra
Baltimore Reportedly Had No Data Backup Process For Many Systems
Dark Reading, September 30th, 2019
City lost key data in a ransomware attack earlier this year that's already cost more than $18.2 million in recovery and related expenses
Managing Legacy Backups
architectingIT, October 2nd, 2019
Many times in my career I've been faced with managing legacy secondary storage media. By this, I generally mean tapes, but equally, we see backup data being stored on removable drives or file servers too
IT - Big Data
Top 5 Reasons To Go For A Data Lake Architecture
Jaxenter, October 2nd, 2019
Data lakes are just one way to organize and structure big data, and is one of the most relaxed in terms of data preparation and organization
IT - Encryption
How Long Before Quantum Computers Break Encryption?
VMWare News, September 30th, 2019
The verdict is in: quantum computing poses an existential threat to asymmetric cryptography algorithms like RSA and ECC that underpin practically all current Internet security
Quantum-Safe Cryptography: The Time To Prepare Is Now
Cisco News, October 2nd, 2019
Quantum computing is real and it's evolving fast. Is the security industry up to the challenge?
Renewed Calls For Backdoor Access To Encryption Have All The Same Flaws
CNET, October 4th, 2019
Meet the United States' new arguments against encryption. Same as the old arguments against encryption
RSA News
Are You Really Cyber Aware?
RSA News, October 3rd, 2019
For many IT managers, being cyber aware is a hard thing to pin down
Seven Habits Of A Risk Ready Digital Enterprise
RSA News, October 2nd, 2019
CROs, CISOs and other executives responsible for risk management today are frequently tasked with this seemingly impossible duty
SuperMicro News
Supermicro Expands European Manufacturing Facilities to Support Increased Server and Storage Volume in EMEA Markets
Supermicro, October 1st, 2019
Increased Local Manufacturing Improves Time to Market, Flexibility, and Logistics for Rapidly Expanding Cloud, 5G and Enterprise Customers
Cisco News
Cisco SD-WAN Services Help Altice USA Offer Better Ways for Enterprises to Manage Their Networks
Cisco News, September 30th, 2019
Altice USA deploys Cisco Managed Services Accelerator (MSX) platform to quickly and seamlessly install and manage an SD-WAN services offering to enterprise customers
Reflections on Cisco Leader Day 2019
Cisco News, October 3rd, 2019
I recently had a great experience attending Cisco's third annual Leader Day which happened to fall on a pretty historic day for us - the day Cisco was named the #1 World's Best Workplace by Great Places to Work
Datacore News
How to Move Source Control from Perforce to GitHub
Datacore News, September 30th, 2019
Migration best practices for organizations undergoing agile transformation
HP News
HP Inc. Announces Fiscal 2020 Financial Outlook and Restructuring Plan
HP News, October 3rd, 2019
Estimates GAAP diluted net earnings per share ('EPS') for fiscal 2020 of $1.98 to $2.10
VMware News
HCI - The Foundation for Your Future-Proof Infrastructure
VMWare News, October 3rd, 2019
'HCI is winning" - John Gilmartin, general manager and senior vice president of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) at VMware
How to Be Successful in a Multi-Cloud World
VMWare News, October 1st, 2019
The technology first used by tech companies - primarily for development and testing - is now handling global production workloads. And it's changing the way nearly every business and government operates
Top 3 Highlights from the Education and Certification Lounge at VMworld 2019 US
VMWare News, October 4th, 2019
With San Francisco behind us and Barcelona ahead, it's official: VMworld season has arrived again!
Oracle News
Accenture and Oracle Help Insurers Meet IFRS 17 and LDTI Accounting Standards
Oracle News, October 2nd, 2019
New solution enables insurers to more effectively digitize their financial information and improve financial reporting of their insurance contracts
Brazilian Grocer's Use of Oracle Boosts Customer Satisfaction
Oracle News, October 1st, 2019
Oracle Retail enabled Makro to remake itself as B2C grocer and improve customer satisfaction by 96%
Online Wine Retailer Fine-Tunes Inventory and Speeds Delivery with Oracle Cloud
Oracle News, October 3rd, 2019
Enjoying wine may be an age-old pleasure, but making sure online buyers get the right wine delivered promptly is a very modern concern
Oracle Buys CrowdTwist
Oracle News, October 2nd, 2019
Extends Oracle CX with Leading Cloud-Native Omni-Channel Loyalty Solution
Oracle Positioned as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites for 1,000+ Employee Enterprises
Oracle News, September 30th, 2019
Oracle Again Placed Furthest for Completeness of Vision within the Entire Magic Quadrant
SKY Brasil Sees a 90% Reduction in Time to Market with Oracle Cloud
Oracle News, October 1st, 2019
All throughout Brazil, in indigenous areas, remote cities, and low-income communities, SKY Brasil is providing satellite service. More than five million customers - nearly 30% of Brasil's paying TV subscribers -rely on SKY to distribute digital programming across the nation
Veeam News
Backup is Not a Aestination
Veeam News, October 1st, 2019
This week, we're kicking off a five-week video blog series for the Tuesdays in October
Vancouver Canucks Turns to Veeam Cloud Data Management to Optimize Fan Experience
Veeam News, October 2nd, 2019
Veeam Availability Suite and Veeam Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure Eliminates the Risk of Downtime Costing over $100,000 Per Hour on Game Day, and Saves the IT Team Over 500 Hours Yearly
Dell News
Award-Winning PowerVault ME4 Celebrates One Year Anniversary, Introduces New Features including CloudIQ
Dell News, October 3rd, 2019
Dell EMC, the market leader in entry storage'1', is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the PowerVault ME4 Series, Dell EMC's entry storage array, with an industry award and new features
The University of Queensland Uses Dell Technologies Supercomputer to Pioneer New Alzheimer's Disease Breakthrough
Dell News, October 2nd, 2019
Built with Dell EMC High Performance Computing (HPC) technology, the Wiener supercomputer uses Finite Element Method (FEM) to analyse human skull models
Three Approaches to Modernizing your SQL Server and Windows Server Environments
Dell News, October 3rd, 2019
If your organization is like many, the fall is preparation and planning time
What are the Cloud Hot Buttons? Observations from Cloud Field Day 6
Dell News, October 4th, 2019
At this year's Cloud Field Day, the range of beliefs and challenges around the cloud were on full display
Nutanix News
10 Reasons to Move your Databases off Legacy Infrastructure
Nutanix News, October 2nd, 2019
Does this sound like you?
Nutanix Announces Lineup for .NEXT Europe 2019
Nutanix News, October 2nd, 2019
Industry Experts and Thought Leaders Will Gather to Share Latest in Datacenter Infrastructure and Hybrid Cloud Innovation, Plus Best Practices for Digital Transformation
Microsoft News
Bringing Together Deep Bioscience and AI to Help Patients Worldwide: Novartis and Microsoft Work to Reinvent Treatment Discovery and Development
Oracle News, October 1st, 2019
In the world of commercial research and science, there's probably no undertaking more daunting - or more expensive - than the process of bringing a new medicine to marke
Enabling Government to Advance 'Tech Intensity' with Newest Cloud Product Innovations
Microsoft News, October 3rd, 2019
We see examples of organizations across public and private sectors embracing the concept of 'tech intensity' to maximize their impact
Novartis and Microsoft announce collaboration to transform medicine with artificial intelligence
Microsoft News, October 1st, 2019
Multiyear alliance underpins the Novartis commitment to leverage data & artificial intelligence (AI) to transform how medicines are discovered, developed and commercialized
Windows Virtual Desktop is Now Generally Available Worldwide
Microsoft, September 30th, 2019
Today, we're excited to announce that Windows Virtual Desktop is now generally available worldwide.
IBM News
Database Deep Dives: FaunaDB
IBM News, September 30th, 2019
Welcome back to the latest installment of Database Deep Dives! In this session, we caught up with Evan Weaver, CEO of Fauna
IBM Positioned as a Leader in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Hybrid Infrastructure Managed Services in Europe and Asia/Pacific
IBM News, October 3rd, 2019
Today's announcement falls on the heels of its recent announcement that Gartner positioned IBM as Leader in the same for the North American market
Solve Complex Problems Quickly: High-Performance Computing on Cloud
IBM News, October 1st, 2019
A summary of high-performance computing (HPC) that focuses on simplifying the concept and explaining with the help of examples
Fortinet News
FortiGate NGIPS Receives Third Consecutive Recommended Rating from NSS Labs
Fortinet News, October 3rd, 2019
According to the latest Fortinet Threat Landscape Report published in Q2 2019, we continue to see increases in threats, particularly malware and exploits
Fortinet Ranked in Top Three by Gartner for SD-WAN Equipment Market Share by Revenue
Fortinet News, October 1st, 2019
'Cybersecurity has become a top-of-mind strategic business issue for enterprises deploying WAN edge solutions,' says John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet
Red Hat News
TOKAI Group Adopts Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated for Fully-Managed Enterprise Kubernetes
Red Hat News, September 30th, 2019
Red Hat's Kubernetes platform on the public cloud provides consolidation and integration for group companies' web applications, helps to improve security, operational efficiency and development speed
Alliance Bank and Hong Leong Bank Crowned Winners of the Red Hat APAC Innovation Awards 2019 in Malaysia
Red Hat News, October 3rd, 2019
Recognized for their transformative use of open source to continuously innovate and future-proof the business
Bank Central Asia and Telkomsel Crowned Winners of the Red Hat APAC Innovation Awards 2019 in Indonesia
Red Hat News, October 3rd, 2019
Recognized for their transformative use of open source to continuously innovate and future-proof the business
Friday Five - September 27, 2019
Red Hat News, September 30th, 2019
Citrix News
Citrix Endpoint Management joins the Citrix Cloud Government suite
Citrix News, October 1st, 2019
This platform is designed for local, state, and federal government agencies (and the commercial organizations that work with them). It's a U.S. government-grade cloud that's infrastructure as a service
Citrix TIPS: Getting started with Windows Virtual Desktop
Citrix News, October 2nd, 2019
It's an exciting time because we now have a new Windows 10 multi-session virtual app and desktop delivery model, in addition to the hundreds of use cases supported by multi-session Windows RDSH and single-session Windows VDI
The Magic Bullet: Modern Digital Workspaces
Citrix News, October 2nd, 2019
There are few universal truths that apply to the majority of workplaces around the world
What's New with Citrix Workspace - September 2019
Citrix News, September 30th, 2019
Almost two years ago, my family and I moved a little south of San Jose, California, to a great little town called Morgan Hill. The commute is a bit longer, but I'm loving the country/suburban living
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