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IT - CxO
9 Key Digital Transformation Mistakes - and How to Avoid Them
CIODive, October 24th, 2019
Failure to grasp the full impact of the digital age and an unwillingness to plan accordingly will run more businesses into the ground
6 Tips for Surviving Digital Disruption in 2020
CIO, October 24th, 2019
Once considered a competitive differentiator, digital transformation is now table stakes, according to Gartner, which offers tips for surviving disruption scenarios businesses may face in 2020
How to Become a CIO Thought Leader
SearchCIO, October 21st, 2019
Experts discuss how CIOs and IT leaders can utilize successful thought leadership to distinguish and promote either their companies or themselves
2020 IT Spending Priorities ' and The Traps a Cloud Shift Creates
CIODive, October 21st, 2019
Spending trends coalesce with a shift in how companies manage technology budgets, transitioning from CapEx to OpEx in the "as a Service" era. But the pivot is not seamless
Gartner: 10 Infrastructure Trends You Need to Know
Networkworld, October 21st, 2019
Gartner names the most important factors affecting infrastructure and operations
Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020
Information Age, October 22nd, 2019
Gartner defines a strategic technology trend as one with substantial disruptive potential that is beginning to break out of an emerging state into broader impact and use, or which is rapidly growing with a high degree of volatility reaching tipping points over the next five years
AI, Machine Learning to Dominate CXO Agenda Over Next 5 Years
ZDNet, October 23rd, 2019
Gartner has a set of technology predictions through 2024. Are we ready for the AI to augment employees
CIO Role Remains Critical in Leading Enterprises Through Crises and Transformations
HelpNet Security, October 25th, 2019
The march to digitalization is so commonplace today that 40% of global CIOs have reached scale for their digital endeavors, more than doubling the proportion of enterprises from 2018, according to Gartner's annual global survey of CIOs
How to Improve IT ROI: 4 Things CIOs Can Do
The Enterprisers Project, October 25th, 2019
While projects are one-time efforts, products receive continuous improvement long after their initial introduction. A product mindset can help you uncover new IT ROI
6 predictions from Gartner could reshape C-suite priorities
CIODive, October 25th, 2019
By 2023, the analyst firm sees 'augmented humans' becoming a ubiquitous part of the workforce. It's one of many changes reshaping industry in the coming years
IT - Storage
In Which Subjects and Companies Is Most Prolific
Storage Newsletter, October 21st, 2019
In which subjects and companies is most prolific?
How the Latest NVMe Specs Make Flash Storage in the Data Center Better
Data Center Knowledge, October 24th, 2019
As NVMe adoption in the enterprise rises, the new specs seek to simplify flash management for data center operators
How Enterprise Storage Arrays are Adapting to Meet Changing Business Requirements
DCIG, October 24th, 2019
Over the last five years, what mid-sized enterprises expect from their technology infrastructures has changed significantly
Micron Pulls No Punches, Claims 'World's Fastest SSD'
eWeek, October 24th, 2019
All in a day's work: Data memory and chipmaker unveils first 3D XPoint commercial product, new SSDs, a new AI platform and a cloud-based security service
Multi-Layer SSDs: What Are SLC, MLC, TLC, QLC, and PLC?
How-To Geek, October 25th, 2019
Solid-state drives improve the performance of aging computers and turn newer PCs into speed machines
IT - Security
Operational Technology Cyber Security Alliance Aims to Tackle OT Threats
HelpNet Security, October 22nd, 2019
Cyber attacks on critical and industrial infrastructure are on the rise, impacting operational reliability and business risk across all industries, including utilities, manufacturing and oil & gas
Survey: Most Enterprises Still Blame End-User Incompetence for Security Lapses
Data Center Knowledge, October 24th, 2019
But experts say this line of thinking doesn't help, and companies should hold themselves responsible for securing their networks
Ransomware: The nightmare before Cyber Monday
ZDNet, October 23rd, 2019
Ransomware attacks are on the rise compared to last year
8 Questions to Answer Before Paying a Ransomware Demand
CSO Online, October 24th, 2019
Consider these factors before deciding to pay a ransom after a ransomware attack. Better yet, know where you stand before one hits you
Survey: Most Data Center Managers Rely on Outdated Security Practices
Data Center Knowledge, October 25th, 2019
While experts aren't surprised, they recommend adding the latest tools to your security strategy now
Top Five Tips for Building Smarter Enterprise Security
HelpNet Security, October 24th, 2019
ExtraHop is offering tips and strategies for enterprise organizations to improve their security posture across hybrid and cloud workloads. Below are tips for building smarter enterprise security
What's New In Gartner's Hype Cycle For CRM, 2019
Business 2 Community, October 24th, 2019
Worldwide enterprise application software revenue totaled more than $193.6B in 2018, a 12.5% increase from 2017
Bob Stutz, CRM Nomad
CRMBuyer, October 24th, 2019
I have interacted with him occasionally over the years in his various senior postings throughout the CRM industry and always found him to be kind, generous and thoughtful
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Strategy: How to Create a Successful Plan
The Enterprisers Project, October 22nd, 2019
Today's robotic process automation software lets you quickly launch a bot to handle a repetitive process. But RPA needs an overarching strategy as you scale it
How AI Has Revolutionized the Food Industry
AmongTech, October 22nd, 2019
Modern society today has found innovative ways to incorporate tech that was, once, only read about or seen in science fiction movies, like artificial intelligence
Five Mistakes Companies Make With Machine Learning
eWeek, October 22nd, 2019
The development of ML technologies has given rise to the ability to extract more information and intelligence​ from the wide range of content in the enterprise, whether structured or unstructured
IT - Humor
But I'm Still Me
ComputerWorld, October 21st, 2019
Someone's having an identity crisis
ComputerWorld, October 23rd, 2019
Remember: Safety first
Throwback Thursday: Now Who's In a Jam?
ComputerWorld, October 24th, 2019
Everyone's a comedian
Name Game
ComputerWorld, October 25th, 2019
It's complicated for YOU?
IT - Technology
NICT Announces First Demonstration of a 1 Thousand Terabits (Petabit) per Second Network Node
HPCWire, October 23rd, 2019
1 Petabit per second is equivalent to the capacity to send 8K video to 10 million people simultaneously
IT - Blockchain
4 Cryptocurrency Projects That Successfully Changed Blockchains, October 21st, 2019
Choosing the right blockchain is a tough call for any development team. It's a decision that entails correctly anticipating project requirements - scalability; speed; community; security - before a line of code has even been written
4 Blockchain Security Lessons From Euroclear's CISO
CSO Online, October 22nd, 2019
Euroclear is taking a security in-depth approach with its blockchain project. CISO Vincent Laurens shares his experience and offers advice for others looking to get started with blockchain
Blockchain Will Unblock A Data Problem In Healthcare
SmartDataCollective, October 23rd, 2019
A data problem in healthcare can be solved with the help of blockchain. Here's how it works and why it can be so helpful
How to Combine Project Management and Collaboration
Insider Pro, October 24th, 2019
A look at several products that offer both chat and project management in one interface so that conversations can be turned into workflow, milestones, calendar entries and other actionable items
10 Agile Project Management Tips from the Masters
The Enterprisers Project, October 21st, 2019
Even if you can talk the agile project management talk, mastering the walk requires hard work. Agile experts share pro tips to take your efforts to the next level
Top 17 Project Management Methodologies - and How to Pick the Best for Success
CIO, October 25th, 2019
Choosing the right project management methodology for the job is essential. Our guide to evaluating project management methodologies will ensure you pick the perfect fit for your next project
Agile Project Management: 10 Challenges You'll Face
The Enterprisers Project, October 23rd, 2019
Clashes with finance. Legacy HR processes. Agile fever. How to handle these and other common agile project management problem areas
IT - Operations
Why Organizations Must Arm Their SOCs for the Future
HelpNet Security, October 22nd, 2019
Security Operations Centers (SOCs) around the globe represent the first line of defense between enterprises and cyber-threats
Will Your Copper Cable Plant Support Multigigabit?
Network Computing, October 24th, 2019
While many believe all that's required is a switch upgrade to support multigigabit, you also must determine if your copper cabling is up to the task
IT - Database
Open Source Database Use Is A Growing Trend
SearchDataManagement, October 21st, 2019
Study shows that more users are using open source software for data management, with most organizations using more than one technology to help meet different needs
IT - Linux
With Autonomous Linux, Oracle Keeps Server Apps Running During Patching
Forbes, October 24th, 2019
When a microprocessor vulnerability rocked the tech industry last year, companies scrambled to patch nearly every server they had
IT - DevOps
Fast Data is Forcing New Strategies in DevOps, October 22nd, 2019
DevOps has established itself as a critically important discipline, developing and leveraging unique tooling and processes to deliver many types of applications more rapidly, efficiently and reliably
How to Scale DevOps: Tackle 7 Common Time-Wasters
The Enterprisers Project, October 22nd, 2019
From bad handoffs to over-production of functionality, these issues will slow down your DevOps work. Here's how to identify and minimize them
How to Become a DevOps Engineer and The Reason for Its Increased Demand
jaxenter, October 22nd, 2019
The implementation of DevOps tactics and culture isn't slowing down anytime soon. How can you become a DevOps engineer?
Has DevOps Lost Its Groove?
The Enterprisers Project, October 23rd, 2019
The noise around the term "DevOps" just grows. But cultural shifts don't happen overnight - and can't be packaged
Five Don'ts When Scaling DevOps, October 24th, 2019
The DevOps market is expected to reach $50 billion by 2022
IT - Cloud
Cloud Adoption a Catalyst for IT Modernization in Many Orgs
SearchWindowsServer, October 21st, 2019
Sloppy and insecure IT procedures that had been overlooked before the cloud arrived must evolve with the times to prevent data exposure and system breaches
5 Cloud Security Basics and Best Practices
CSO Online, October 24th, 2019
Companies that move to the cloud have to assume new responsibilities, develop new skill sets and implement new processes. The first step to better cloud security is to assume you have no security
A Disaster Recovery Testing Strategy is Key to Successful DR
SearchDisasterRecovery, October 24th, 2019
The only way to know for sure that your disaster recovery plan will work is to test it. When disaster strikes, ensure that your plan isn't a dud with frequent testing
IT - Networks
Traditional WAN vs. SD-WAN: How Do They Compare?
SearchNetworking, October 21st, 2019
While comparing traditional WAN vs. SD-WAN, network professionals can see the many benefits of SD-WAN, including centralized control and dynamic traffic management
Consider These 3 SD-WAN Best Practices Before Deployment
SearchNetworking, October 25th, 2019
When planning an SD-WAN deployment, some best practices include evaluating your business model, testing the product and establishing vendor support guidelines
IT - IoT
Edge Computing Strategy: 10 Questions to Ask
The Enterprisers Project, October 21st, 2019
Is edge the right answer for your business problem? How will you secure it? Here's what to ask while planning an edge project
The Benefits of Outsourcing Your IoT Research and Development
SmartDataCollective, October 21st, 2019
There's a lot to know about the benefits of outsourcing your IoT research and development, especially as internet of things technology becomes more complex
IT - Careers
IT Mentors: How to Make The Most of This Win-Win Relationship
The Enterprisers Project, October 22nd, 2019
IT mentoring gives leaders a satisfying way to pay it forward. It also offers a way to engage star talent, learn about new tech, and relate to younger workers. Here's how both sides can make it work best
IT Pros Go Back to School to Advance Their Careers
SmartDataCollective, October 21st, 2019
To keep pace with change, IT pros are enrolling in courses and programs aimed at expanding their horizons. Here are five areas that are paying off
IT Talent: 6 Signs Your Star Talent May Leave
The Enterprisers Project, October 24th, 2019
Is your star employee as happy with you as you are with them? Learn the cues that may indicate a looming job switch - and consider 10 power moves for improving IT talent retention
IT Hiring Strategy: Why Culture Adds Are the New Rockstars
The Enterprisers Project, October 24th, 2019
Broad Institute CIO Bill Mayo rethought IT hiring strategy to prioritize candidates who would add to the culture from day one. Here's how his team did it, and what they learned along the way
12 Blockchain-Related Jobs to Consider in 2020
ComputerWorld, October 25th, 2019
Blockchain skills are increasingly being sought after for jobs connected to legacy IT systems
IT - Virtualization
Has Container Hype Jumped the Shark?
ZDNet, October 23rd, 2019
Docker this, container that, and Kubernetes it all. Welcome to IT in the twenty-teens, but will it continue to be "all containers, all the time?" Some developers are turning to other approaches
The history of virtualization and its mark on data center management
SearchServerVirtualization, October 24th, 2019
Virtualization was a huge leap in data center technology with software such as hypervisors and virtual switches that expanded organizations' capabilities and redefined IT
IT - Compliance
The Current State of GDPR Compliance in Marketing
Business 2 Community, October 25th, 2019
We're nearly 18 months removed from the implementation of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
IT - Backup
Why Big Data Needs A Robust Off-Site Data Backup Method
SmartDataCollective, October 25th, 2019
Having an off-site data backup method is key for successfully managing and securing big data. Here's what to keep in mind
IT - Big Data
Growing Depth Of Background Checks In The Big Data Age
SmartDataCollective, October 21st, 2019
Background checks in the big data age are growing to be deeper and more complex. Read on for more info about how this is making an impact
2020 Trends in Big Data: The Integration Agenda
insideBIGDATA, October 24th, 2019
The single most meaningful development in the big data space in the past several years is the burgeoning distribution of data asset
Big Data and AI: 3 Real-World Use Cases
The Enterprisers Project, October 25th, 2019
Big data and artificial intelligence work together to help companies improve customer experiences in new ways. Consider these big data and AI use case examples - from invoice processing to mining phone call recordings
IT - Encryption
What Is 'Military-Grade Encryption'?
How-To Geek, October 22nd, 2019
Many companies tout 'military-grade encryption' to protect your data
The Difference Between AES and DES Encryption
SearchSecurity, October 22nd, 2019
Choosing to encrypt confidential data with AES or DES encryption is an important cybersecurity matter. Learn about the important differences between AES and DES
IT - Tape
Key Storage Choices: Cloud vs Tape for Archive Storage?
ComputerWeekly, October 24th, 2019
Tape still has benefits, such as an 'air gap' that can insulate archives from threats to data integrity. But what are the opportunities for cloud in tape's traditional use cases?
IT - Java
The State of Java in 2019: 'The Rate of Change is Higher Than Ever Before'
jaxenter, October 21st, 2019
"With the 6-month release cycle, the overall rate of change is higher than ever before", says Simon Ritter in an interview with JAXenter
Jakarta EE 9 - Signs Point to a Big Bang
jaxenter, October 22nd, 2019
Jakarta EE 8 is released and the Enterprise Edition of Java has finally moved to the Eclipse Foundation
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