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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
AR And VR: Which is More Important to Emerging Businesses?
readwrite, October 5th, 2019
Forward-thinking businesses have been looking for ways to leverage augmented reality and virtual reality for some time now
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
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
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