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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.
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
SuperMicro News
Media Alert: Supermicro Announces Its 5G Live Forum
Supermicro News, May 6th, 2020
Supermicro's Experts and Industry Luminaries to Provide Updates that Highlight the Latest Server and Solution Innovations for 5G and Telco
Supermicro Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results
Supermicro News, May 7th, 2020
Net sales of $772 million versus $871 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2020 and $744 million in the same quarter of last year.
Cisco News
Lessons From The Field: Remote PC Access
Citrix News, May 5th, 2020
Citrix has another solution - Remote PC Access - that many customers have deployed in vast numbers
CAMH Enhances Virtual Capacity To Respond To Demand For Mental Health Services
Cisco News, May 4th, 2020
Cisco's Webex platform enables 1,500 more virtual care visits over one month
HP News
HP Graphics Print Providers Continue To Support The Health And Well-Being Of Local Communities
HP News, May 7th, 2020
Through creativity and ingenuity, PSPs are helping to bring joy to our medical heroes, patients and the public during COVID-19
HP Introduces Scalable, Secure Wfh Solutions
StorageReview, May 6th, 2020
The HP Pro c640 Chromebook Enterprise is the thinnest 14' business Chromebook on the market and is equipped with WiFi 6
AWS News
AWS Announces General Availability Of UltraWrm For Amazon Elasticsearch Service
AWS News, May 5th, 2020
UltraWarm offers a new, highly performant warm storage tier for Amazon Elasticsearch Service that enables customers to keep more log data accessible for a longer period of time at one-tenth the cost of existing options
Oracle News
Oracle And Customers Are Stepping Up In The COVID-19 Fight
Oracle News, May 5th, 2020
We continue to do everything we can to make it possible for our customers and partners to adjust to the unique demands and operational challenges they may be facing
Oracle Cloud Powers End To End Data Golden Record Provider
Oracle News, May 5th, 2020
Naveego realizes 60 percent cost savings over AWS with high availability data transfer from Oracle
Oracle Extends Fast Cloud Interoperability To Asia With Microsoft Azure Through New Tokyo Site
Oracle News, May 8th, 2020
Oracle continues to forge the expansion of our cloud interoperability collaboration with Microsoft Azure into Asia with a new cloud interconnect location in Tokyo
Veeam News
Availability Of Veeam Backup For Microsoft Azure Enterprise-Ready Cloud Backup And Recovery Solution
Storage Newsletter, May 7th, 2020
Integrates with Azure functionality to help organizations move more applications and data to Azure, eliminates cloud data loss while maintaining control over costs and security
Dell EMC News
Dell EMC Powerstore Breaks Ground In Storage Infrastructure Performance And Flexibility
Dell EMC News, May 5th, 2020
Dell EMC PowerStore is up to seven times faster, three times more responsive than previous Dell EMC midrange storage arrays
Dell EMC Powerstore Released For Midrange
StorageReview, May 5th, 2020
PowerStore is said to be up to seven times faster and three times more responsive than the company's previous midrange storage entries
Behind The Bezel - The People Who Bring VxRail To Life
Dell EMC News, May 8th, 2020
The power of personal connection matters now more than ever
Future Proof Your Dell EMC Powerstore Investment With Anytime Upgrades
Dell EMC News, May 5th, 2020
Dell EMC PowerStore is a game-changing storage infrastructure platform engineered to solve modern data center challenges
Video: New Dell EMC Powerstore Platform Is Performance-Optimized With Intel Optane SSDs
Dell EMC News, May 6th, 2020
Dell Technologies launched Dell EMC PowerStore, a modern infrastructure platform
Dell News
10 Hot Dell Technologies Infrastructure And PC Products
CRN, May 7th, 2020
These 10 products are paving the way for digital transformation and the new work-at-home workforce
Dell Advances Convergence Of Compute And Storage, May 5th, 2020
Dell Technologies today launched a revamped midrange storage platform that takes advantage of NVMe interfaces
Here's To The Educators
Dell News, May 8th, 2020
Over the course of the past few months, the teachers that helped our kindergartners read their first books and readied our high schoolers to step out on their own as adults have seen unprecedented challenges
Lenovo News
Lenovo Thinksystem SE350 Edge Server Review
StorageReview, May 5th, 2020
The Lenovo ThinkSystem SE350 is a stubby little server aimed at edge use cases
Lenovo Thinksystem SR645 & SR665 Announced
StorageReview, May 5th, 2020
Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG) announced the launch of two new servers, the Lenovo ThinkSystem SR645 and SR665
Lenovo's Thinkpad Laptops Powered By AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Available Soon
Lenovo News, May 7th, 2020
New ThinkPad E Series for SMB customers, powered by AMD Ryzen 4000 Series and ThinkPad T, X and L series with AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 Series Mobile Processors are coming soon
Microsoft News
Adaptive Biotechnologies And Microsoft Launch Virtual Immunerace Study To Inform Novel COVID-19 Diagnostics To Address Unmet Needs In Testing
Microsoft News, May 5th, 2020
LabCorp, through its Covance drug development business, will provide a safe, in-person COVID-19 sample collection service from the convenience of patients' homes
IBM News
IBM And Red Hat Launch New Edge Computing Solutions For The 5G Era
IBM News, May 5th, 2020
New Offerings and Partner Ecosystem Pave Way for Enterprises and Telcos to Deploy and Manage AI, IoT and Analytics Workloads at the Edge
IBM Launches Ambitious AIOps Initiative, May 5th, 2020
IBM today announced it will apply a range of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to automate the management of IT operations and modernize applications, also known as AIOps
Annual IBM List Celebrates Global Women Leaders Shaping The Future Of Artificial Intelligence
IBM News, May 6th, 2020
Company honors 35 professionals from 12 countries, as new global survey shows benefits of diversity to AI -- but notes that work is still needed to close gender gap
IBM Evolves Partnerworld To Enable Greater Agility And Innovation With IBM Cloud
IBM News, May 5th, 2020
The world looks drastically different than it did just months ago, and our current business environment has only advanced the trend toward business model flexibility
IBM Launches Open P-TECH Globally; Free Platform Focused On Workplace Learning And Skills Will Be Offered In English, Portuguese And Spanish
IBM News, May 5th, 2020
Open P-TECH provides students and educators access to digital learning in areas including AI, cloud computing and cybersecurity
IBM Unveils New AI Designed To Help CIOs Automate IT Operations For Greater Resiliency And Lower Costs
IBM News, May 5th, 2020
New Watson AIOps and host of product updates are designed to bring automation to IT infrastructures for greater control, efficiency and business continuity
Fortinet News
Fortinet Disrupts The Network Firewall Marketplace With Unprecedented Scale And Performance
Fortinet News, May 6th, 2020
Fueled by the Fortinet NP7 Processor, the FortiGate 4200F Delivers an Average of 10x the Performance of Competitors; Enables Ultra-fast Network Firewalling, Accelerated Internal Segmentation, and Massively Scalable Teleworker Solutions
Fortinet Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results
Fortinet News, May 6th, 2020
Total revenue of $576.9 million, up 22% year over year
NTT West Chooses Fortinet Secure SD-WAN And SD-Branch To Deliver Security-Driven Networking Services
Fortinet News, May 6th, 2020
Fortinet Secure SD-WAN and SD-Branch Enable NTT West to Deliver a Flexible, Agile LAN/WAN Management Service Offering
Red Hat News
Friday Five - May 8, 2020
Red Hat News, May 8th, 2020
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. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our eye
How Red Hat Open Innovation Labs Has Pivoted To Remote Residencies
Red Hat News, May 8th, 2020
All over the world people are adjusting to the new reality of remote working
IBM Rolls Red Hat Into Edge, AI, Hybrid-Cloud Expansion
Networkworld, May 6th, 2020
Every company will be an AI company new IBM CEO Krishna tells Think! virtual gathering
OpenShift Container Storage 4 And Logging With Elasticsearch And Cluster Logging Operators
Red Hat News, May 7th, 2020
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform cluster administrators can deploy cluster logging using a few CLI commands and the OpenShift Container Platform web console to install the Elasticsearch Operator and Cluster Logging Operator
Red Hat Technologies Help Drive IBM Edge Solutions For The 5G Era
Red Hat News, May 5th, 2020
Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat OpenStack Platform are important components of IBM's telco and edge computing solutions announced today
Citrix News
Citrix Makes Case For VPN Alternative, May 7th, 2020
Remote PC Access provides a more efficient alternative to the virtual private networks (VPNs) that most organizations currently rely on to enable employees to remotely access their desktops
Citrix - Highlight The Helpers Episodes 1 And 2
Citrix News, May 6th, 2020
Look for the helpers
Citrix Expands Remote PC Access Offerings
Citrix News, May 6th, 2020
Company extends capability to Citrix Desktops service and Citrix Desktops Essentials, providing simple, secure and reliable alternative to VPN in enabling work from home
Kemet Builds Better Employee Experience With Citrix
Citrix News, May 5th, 2020
Company leverages intelligent capabilities within Citrix Workspace to deliver personalized experience that simplifies work and empowers people to do their best
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