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IT - CxO
5 Must-Read Harvard Business Review Articles In May
The Enterprisers Project, May 4th, 2020
Check out these five thought-provoking HBR articles, curated especially for CIOs and IT leaders
Five Takeaways From State CIOs On Pandemic Response
Government Technology, May 4th, 2020
As NASCIO Midyear goes virtual, state technology chiefs from Tennessee, Massachusetts and Washington share their COVID-19 pivots, what weaknesses were exposed and the foundations being laid for a new normal
5 Risk Management Mistakes CISOs Still Make
CSO Online, May 4th, 2020
Cybersecurity is now a board-level issue, but many organizations still struggle to get security risk management right
CIO Interview: Andrew Lennon, CIO, Barings, On COVID-19, Data Science And Mergers
ComputerWeekly, May 6th, 2020
Forget rogue traders, Barings is still going strong, and the investment bank's CIO is leading the way with data science and other enabling technologies
Former White House CIO Talks Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation
SearchCIO, May 4th, 2020
Cybersecurity expert Theresa Payton provides critical insight on current cybersecurity threats CIOs should be looking out for and how to prepare for them during and after the pandemic
NASCIO Midyear 2020: State CIOs See Efficiencies and Savings in Mass Telework
StateTech, May 7th, 2020
IT agencies expand their talent pools and reduce budgets in the new environment
Nationwide CIO Preps For Return To The Office, Post-Pandemic
CIO, May 4th, 2020
CIOs such as Jim Fowler are preparing for employees to return to the office post-COVID-19, a process that will result in more digital services for employees and customers alike
Logmein CIO: How To Onboard New Hires During A Pandemic
The Enterprisers Project, May 7th, 2020
There's no playbook for hiring and onboarding during a pandemic. LogMeIn CIO Ian Pitt shares how his IT team's zero-touch onboarding model and related processes are working
IT - Storage
Storage 101: Crash-Consistent Vs Application-Consistent Snapshots
ComputerWeekly, May 5th, 2020
We look at crash-consistent and application-consistent snapshots and backup, how they are defined, the pros and cons of each and the benefits and limits of Windows VSS
Beat The Software Bottleneck By Improving Storage Performance
SearchStorage, May 7th, 2020
Find out what vendors are doing to address the storage software bottleneck problem to enable users to extract the full performance potential of the media in their data centers
NAS Migrations: Five Key Steps To A Fast And Secure Data Transfer
insideBIGDATA, May 9th, 2020
In this special guest feature, Wendy Meyers, Director of Global Operations at Datadobi, believes that with proper planning and a professional migration software, most of the important issues can be avoided during an NAS migration project
Storage 101: Replication vs Backup, And Synchronous Vs Asynchronous
ComputerWeekly, May 7th, 2020
Storage 101: Can replication replace backup? What are the pros and cons of synchronous and asynchronous backup? What's the best way to mix backup and replication?
IT - Security
Most Attacks Successfully Infiltrate Production Environments Without Detection
HelpNet Security, May 6th, 2020
While organizations continue to invest significant budget dollars in security controls and assume that this means assets are fully protected, the reality is that a majority of attacks successfully infiltrate production environments without their knowledge, according to a FireEye report.
Network Security Risks Stemming From An Increased Mobile Workforce
Network Computing, May 7th, 2020
The COVID-19 Pandemic is changing everything about the way we work. Securing your networks now will pay dividends long into the future, because cyber criminals aren't going away
Remote Access Best Practices Emphasize Security, Ease Of Use
SearchNetworking, May 6th, 2020
COVID-19 has forced companies to determine the best way to keep remote employees supported. Not sure which way to proceed? Consider these remote access best practices
Security Think Tank: Cisos Must Adapt To Fight COVID-19 Burnout
ComputerWeekly, May 4th, 2020
Cyber criminals are enjoying a boom during the Covid-19 pandemic, and security teams are working overtime as a result. How can security pros manage their increased workload, safeguard their mental wellbeing, and avoid burnout?
VPN Is Not Absolute Security For Remote Work
AiTHORITY, May 5th, 2020
The fact that over 80% of employees have shifted to remote network access due to COVID-19 is not lost on cyber adversaries who eye this period of rapid transformation as an opportunity to exploit an expanded attack surface
3 Steps HR Execs Can Take To Mine Business Data For A COVID-19 Comeback Plan
HR Dive, May 6th, 2020
Collecting and categorizing data now will help identify operational gaps as well as ways to better support employees, Gary Mangiofico writes
Online Learning Surges As People Look For Ways To Be Productive At Home
HelpNet Security, May 4th, 2020
People around the world are learning how to work from home and stay productive in response to COVID-19, Udemy reveals
The Cybersecurity Hiring Conundrum: Youth vs. Experience
Dark Reading, May 4th, 2020
How working together across the spectrum of young to old makes our organizations more secure
5 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Types, Defined
The Enterprisers Project, May 7th, 2020
Do you understand the main types of AI, how they work, and where they add value? Let's break down machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, computer vision, and explainable AI
Are Giant AI Chips The Future Of AI Hardware?
SearchEnterpriseAI, May 4th, 2020
Giant AI chips like the Cerebras WSE are dazzlingly fast and could transform AI models, but how soon is the question for CIOs. Experts mull the merits of small vs. big AI chips
How Google Is Using AI To Help Fight COVID-19
siliconANGLE, May 6th, 2020
Like many big tech firms, Google has been trying to help combat the spread of the coronavirus in several ways
Why And How To Build An Effective Voice Bot
insideBIGDATA, May 8th, 2020
IBM and Oracle both forecast that by 2020, 80% of interaction between businesses and users will be automated
IT - Humor
Memory-Lane Monday: Consistency Should Count For Something
ComputerWorld, May 4th, 2020
We just wanted to see if anyone was paying attention
IT - Technology
Best Speakerphone In 2020 For Working From Home
CNET, May 4th, 2020
Doing a lot of conference calls from home these days using Zoom, Microsoft Teams or another platform? These compact speakerphone solutions will really improve your audio experience
Should You Use Hdmi, Displayport, Or USB-C For A 4K Monitor?
How-To Geek, May 4th, 2020
If you've bought a new 4K monitor recently, you might have been puzzled by the array of ports on the back. HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C, and Thunderbolt are all commonplace now, but which is the best, and why?
IT - Blockchain
Public Versus Private Blockchains For Storage
Data Center Knowledge, May 8th, 2020
Enterprises must consider data privacy and security when considering public versus private blockchains for storage
How To Renegotiate Your ERP Contract During A Pandemic
SearchERP, May 4th, 2020
ERP consultant Marcus Harris provides advice on renegotiating ERP contracts when the scopes of ERP implementation projects change due to the COVID-19 crisis
Is It Time For Cloud ERP?
IndustryWeek, May 8th, 2020
Survey results show mixed beliefs as manufacturers move along the digitalization journey.
AR Is The Answer To Plummeting Retail Sales During Lockdown
TechCrunch, May 6th, 2020
As countries around the world face prolonged lockdown to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, retailers are among the hardest hit
Ready To 'Feel' Solid Walls In Virtual Reality?
ZDNet, May 7th, 2020
New device uses a novel technique to simulate objects. But will it help VR overcome adoption issues?
IT - Operations
Data Centers Are Shrinking But Not Going Away
Networkworld, May 5th, 2020
Companies are putting more compute into less data-center space and shifting some workloads away from the cloud
IT Needs Durable Remote Work Strategy To Keep Employees Home
SearchEnterpriseDesktop, May 6th, 2020
After the initial rush, IT admins are now faced with how to keep remote work going
IT - Social Media
Take Control With A Robust Social Media Plan
Business 2 Community, May 7th, 2020
Small and medium businesses need a strong social media strategy to stand out in overcrowded market places
IT - Server
Server Market Gets A Hefty COVID Boost
EnterpriseAI, May 6th, 2020
The global server market extended its rally into the first quarter of 2020 as the pandemic-prompted global lockdown boosted enterprise reliance on cloud services
IT - Linux
How To Choose The Right Linux Distro For Your Cloud Server
Cloud Savvy IT, May 8th, 2020
Linux exists in a complex open source environment, with many different distributions (distros) being developed by programmers from around the globe, and simultaneously being backed by huge companies
5 Open Source Tools IT Leaders Should Know About Now
The Enterprisers Project, May 6th, 2020
From document sharing to help desk needs, the pandemic has only increased demands on IT teams. Open source tools provide unique advantages at times like this: Check out these five
IT - DevOps
11 DevOps Lessons From My Little Pony, May 5th, 2020
What you never thought you could learn about DevOps for Twilight Sparkle and her friends
DevOps As A Service: Migrating Your Entire DevOps Stack To The Cloud, May 5th, 2020
DevOps as a Service (DaaS) enables teams to centralize their tooling and workflow into one unified solution. This solution typically contains all necessary DevOps pipeline features, which replace legacy tooling
Work-From-Home Mandates May Be DevOps' Shining Moment
ZDNet, May 8th, 2020
DevOps -- which syncs, organizes and automates the pace of software releases -- 'is by default built for remote operations' such as that required for the COVID-19 crisis. However, DevOps skills have been hard to find
IT - Cloud
Cloud IT Infrastructure Spend Will Touch $70B In 2020
IT-Online, May 7th, 2020
Cloud computing has surged in recent years, changing the way people communicate, manage data and do business. Billions of private and business users take advantage of the on-demand technology
Gartner: Threats And Opportunities Facing Cloud Service Providers During COVID-19
CIO Dive, May 4th, 2020
The onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) forced organizations to rethink the way they work and operate
IT - Networks
Your SD-WAN Strategy Can Be Visionary - Here's How
Network Computing, May 4th, 2020
As the pace of change accelerates, enterprises require SD-WAN responsiveness, where the underlying IT infrastructure acts as one transparent ecosystem
IT - IoT
How IoT Can Track Health Supplies
GCN, May 6th, 2020
As many states continue to plead for more face masks and shields amid the coronavirus pandemic, some experts are looking at ways to prevent this type of situation from recurring
IT - Careers
Break The Wrong-Job Cycle
Ask The Headhunter, May 4th, 2020
In the May 5, 2020 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter a reader falls into a wrong-job problem and can't keep a job
7 Ways To Root Out IT Staff Incompetence
CIO, May 5th, 2020
To err is human, but repeated IT blunders can invite organizational disaster. Here's how to clamp a lid on your frequent fumblers without crushing team morale
Expect Gig Economy Growth To Reshape Workforce In Coming Year
CIODIVE, May 7th, 2020
The workforce will return to the office in phases, beginning with a "back and forth" between the physical and virtual workplace, according Ravi Kumar
Over 60? Welcome To Gig Work And Corporate Greed
Ask The Headhunter, May 7th, 2020
I clung to the middle class as I aged. The pandemic pulled me under
IT - Virtualization
6 Common Container Security Mistakes To Avoid
CSO Online, May 7th, 2020
Containers are a secure way to deploy applications and services, but only if you use them properly. Here's how
IT - Compliance
Four Risks To Data Privacy And Governance Amid COVID-19
ComputerWeekly, May 4th, 2020
EY privacy experts assess some of the novel risks to data privacy, protection and governance during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic
IT Priorities 2020: Compliance And Risk Are Top Security Concerns
ComputerWeekly, May 4th, 2020
When it comes to security, buyers are prioritising solutions and services that address compliance issues, risk management and data protection, according to the Computer Weekly/TechTarget IT Priorities 2020 study
IT - Backup
Top 100 Cloud Backup Companies On May 2020
Storage Newsletter, May 8th, 2020
On top Carbonite Safe, Arcserve, Databarracks and Asigra
IT - Big Data
6 Reasons To Consider Data Automation In 2020
SearchCIO, May 7th, 2020
There's no denying the potential of data automation in the enterprise. Here we've identified the reasons why CIOs and other IT leaders should consider automating data in 2020
6 Tips For Avoiding Data Analytics Disaster
CIO, May 4th, 2020
Given its promise in driving business value, it's no surprise that data analytics remains a top IT investment - but success is no guarantee
Big Data: It's Important To Know Where It Is, How Secure It Is, And Who Is Using It
TechRepublic, May 6th, 2020
Track and monitor who has access, when it's accessed, and why, to keep it safe and use it to its full potential.
How To Prepare For Big Data Projects: 6 Key Elements Of A Successful Strategy
TechRepublic, May 7th, 2020
Project failures are more likely when there is no preparation. Here's what to consider when preparing for big data projects
Why Everyone's Data And Analytics Strategy Just Blew Up
InformationWeek, May 4th, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting data and analytics strategies in profound ways. Experts explain what your company should be doing right now
IT - Tape
Add Tape Backup In 2020 To Boost A Data Protection Strategy
SearchDataBackup, May 7th, 2020
Tape has never really gone away. But it can be useful beyond long-term archiving. Learn why IT professionals may want to consider reintroducing tape backup into their data centers
IT - Developer
C Passes Java And Becomes Number 1 Programming Language
Jaxenter, May 4th, 2020
Another month, another update to the TIOBE Index. The Index tracks the popularity of programming languages according to search engine results. This month, C moved up past Java and entered the number one position
The Beginner's Guide To Using Jira Effectively
Cloud Savvy IT, May 6th, 2020
Jira is used for issue tracking, and is a crucial tool for keeping large software development teams organized
The Best Free Programming Courses During Quarantine
InfoWorld, May 4th, 2020
Want to learn to program? These excellent free introductory courses from Codecademy and Coursera will have you coding in no time
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