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IT - CxO
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Digital Transformation: What CIOs Are Accelerating During The Pandemic
The Enterprisers Project, May 11th, 2020
While many aspects of life remain on hold, many organizations are charging full steam ahead on digital transformation efforts - even giving some pieces a speed boost
Why Digital Transformation Equals Survival During COVID-19 Era
eWeek, May 12th, 2020
A CEO directly involved with new and upgraded IT systems looks at how COVID-19 is impacting businesses and how it's speeding up digital transformation
The Coronavirus Effect On Enterprise Technology Practices
SearchConvergedInfrastructure, May 13th, 2020
Effects of COVID-19 on enterprise IT go well beyond enabling remote workforces. Coronavirus is also changing approaches to IT staffing, projects/initiatives and budgets/spending
IT's 10 Biggest Challenges Amid COVID-19
CIO, May 12th, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted IT operations across nearly every industry. Here's how IT leaders are rising to the challenges
Global IT Spending To Decline By 8% Due To COVID-19 - Gartner
InformationAge, May 13th, 2020
Gartner has forecast that IT spending globally is set to see a year-on-year decline by 8% in 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19
CIOs: 5 Remote Work Trends To Watch Out For
CSO Online, May 11th, 2020
This article is part of a series hosted by Security Roundtable and powered by Palo Alto Networks that provides ideas for dealing with the ongoing cybersecurity challenges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
CIOs Must Now Fortify Business Flexibility And Resiliency
InformationWeek, May 11th, 2020
COVID-19 has exposed critical cracks in companies' digital capabilities, forcing CIOs to bolster their resiliency, responsiveness, flexibility, and adaptation
Digital Transformation: Why This Is A Smart Time To Speed Up
The Enterprisers Project, May 14th, 2020
Will added digital transformation work overwhelm employees when they are already dealing with so much?
IT - Storage
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Total WW Storage Data At 6.8ZbB In 2020, Up 17% From 2019 - IDC
Storage Newsletter, May 14th, 2020
CAGR of 18% for 2019-2024
Which Company Makes The Most Reliable Hard Drives? Which Drives Might Be Worth Avoiding?
ZDNet, May 14th, 2020
Hard drive makers are all bullish about reliability. The best way to test reliability is to have tens of thousands of drives in operations and see which ones let you down
Moving To Unstructured Data Stores
architectingIT, May 12th, 2020
The storage industry continues to see development and evolution, with new solutions appearing on the market each yea
HDD Failure Rates Based On 129,764 HDDs Running At Backblaze
Storage Newsletter, May 15th, 2020
1.07%, lowest percentage for any quarter since 2013
IT - Security
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What Is A Man-In-The-Middle Attack?
How-To Geek, May 13th, 2020
A man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack occurs when someone sits between two computers (such as a laptop and remote server) and intercepts traffic
Security Think Tank: Burnt Out Cisos Are A Huge Cyber Risk
ComputerWeekly, May 13th, 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?
Remote Work: 6 Common Misunderstandings About Online Security Threats
The Enterprisers Project, May 11th, 2020
VPN, cloud, and phishing misunderstandings show up in myths about security and remote work. Security experts break down the truth about how to stay safe
Phishing Prevention Tips
Kaspersky, May 11th, 2020
Phishing prevention has become essential as more criminals turn towards online scams to steal your personal information
Password Psychology: People Aren't Protecting Themselves Even Though They Know Better
HelpNet Security, May 11th, 2020
People aren't protecting themselves from cybersecurity risks even though they know they should, a study on password psychology by LogMeIn reveals
How To Lock Down Your SSH Server
CloudSavvy IT, May 12th, 2020
SSH, which stands for Secure Shell, isn't very secure by default, opting for basic password authentication with no other limits. If you really want to lock down your server, you'll need to do more configuring
5 IAM Trends Shaping The Future Of Security
SearchSecurity, May 11th, 2020
Identity and access management tools are adapting with the times, and these five trends are here to meet the challenges of protecting today's complex enterprise networks
IT - HR
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Leading In HR Has Never Been More Important
Oracle News, May 14th, 2020
As organizations navigate the current environment, HR teams are taking center stage and we couldn't be prouder to be partnering with them as they help their organizations adapt to unexpected workforce changes and define what's next
How To Manage Remote Employees
Business 2 Community, May 13th, 2020
In many ways, managing remote employees is just like on-site management. Your job is to nurture, guide, and support your employees - and if you do your job right, both the organization and the people on your team will grow
Evolving IT Into A Remote Workforce
InformationWeek, May 12th, 2020
Is it possible to transition most IT staff members into a remote workforce? How would this impact IT organizations, and what would be the challenges?
4 Steps To Building A Business Case For A New HR System
SearchHRSoftware, May 12th, 2020
HR leaders who want a new software system must conduct in-depth research to understand strategic technology needs and use those to build a strong business case. Here are some tips on doing just that
IT - AI
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How Education Must Adapt To Artificial Intelligence
TechTalks, May 11th, 2020
Welcome to AI book reviews, a series of posts that explore the latest literature on artificial intelligence
AI Transparency: What Is It And Why Do We Need It?
SearchCIO, May 11th, 2020
While organizations are utilizing AI technology, there isn't a clear understanding of how it works. Here, we explore the benefits and drawbacks of the lack of transparency in AI
AI Reality Check: 6 Statistics On IT Hopes And Fears
The Enterprisers Project, May 12th, 2020
What do IT professionals really think about artificial intelligence (AI)? For IT leaders, these data points shed light on priorities, opportunities, and career anxieties
IT - Humor
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Wayback Wednesday: Slow Down There, Buddy
ComputerWorld, May 13th, 2020
When you inherited that problem, did you think you were supposed to fix it?
This Business Has Gone To The Dogs
ComputerWorld, May 12th, 2020
A simple visit to the office goes very wrong
Flashback Friday: It Was Like This When I Got Here
ComputerWorld, May 15th, 2020
Let's give her points for at least suspecting there might be a better way
IT - Technology
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UPS Drones: Delivery's Next Frontier
TechRepublic, May 11th, 2020
The Advanced Technology Group at UPS decides which tech is worth investing in, and drones are the latest effort paying off for the company
IT - Bitcoin
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Coindesk 50: Why Bitcoin Is Still King
CoinDesk, May 13th, 2020
IT - ERP
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Should COVID-19 Halt Your ERP Implementation? 12 Questions
SearchERP, May 15th, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is casting doubt on whether ERP and enterprise business applications projects should move forward. Here's help on deciding
Open Source ERP Systems For Manufacturing
opensouce.com, May 14th, 2020
Why forward-thinking manufacturers rely on all-in-one solutions to respond to rapidly changing consumer demands, market forces, and competition
IT - AR-VR
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We're All On The Holodeck Now, VR Headset Or Not
CNET, May 15th, 2020
Is VR going to succeed? That's the wrong question to ask when your whole life is virtual
Sony's Envision AR App Helps You Fit Your TV In Your Home
reviewgeek, May 15th, 2020
Sure, you might think you know how big the TV you're buying on Amazon or Best Buy's website is, but what if you're wrong?
IT - PM
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2 Facets Of Project Leaders
PM World 360, May 15th, 2020
'Take the bull by the horns' is a phrase believed to have originated in the American West around the 1800s
IT - Operations
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The Data Center Strategy Rethought
Datamation, May 14th, 2020
Where is CIO thinking on the datacenter? Has the COVID-19 crisis changed their thinking between running a data center and putting workloads into the public cloud?
IT - Linux
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Scan Your Linux Security With Lynis
opensouce.com, May 12th, 2020
Check the security of your Linux box with this comprehensive open source security auditing tool
Kali Linux 2020.2 Released
Techworm, May 14th, 2020
Offensive Security recently announced its second release of 2020, Kali Linux 2020.2 with infrastructure improvements, PowerShell by Default, changes with login, and other features
IT - FOSS
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Why European Universities Are Choosing Open Source Software
opensouce.com, May 16th, 2020
Open source tools give students around the globe the freedom to learn without restrictions
5 Humans Review 5 Open Source Video Chat Tools
opensouce.com, May 12th, 2020
Members of the Opensource.com team stress-test five open source video-conferencing applications so you don't have to
IT - Cloud
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Putting The Cloud Into The Hands Of Enterprises
The Next Platform, May 11th, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has blown a hole in many of the world's economies, forcing many businesses to temporarily shut their doors, send employees home to telework, and in some instances cut their workforces
Comparing Single Cloud vs. Multi-Cloud Security Challenges
SearchCloudSecurity, May 12th, 2020
A multi-cloud environment is not inherently more secure than a single cloud. Learn how to choose between single cloud vs. multi-cloud for your organization from a security perspective
Best Cloud Storage Services In 2020: Google Drive, Onedrive, Dropbox, And More
ZDNet, May 14th, 2020
Free and cheap personal and small business cloud storage services are everywhere. But, which one is best for you? Let's look at the top cloud storage options
IT - DR
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Why When It Comes To Recovery, Backup Useless, DR Priceless
eWeek, May 12th, 2020
It's time to rethink data protection. Archiving data and sending it off to some faraway place with the hope that it will never be needed again is antiquated. Businesses can no longer afford to wait weeks, days or even hours to restore their data
LogMein CIO: This Is It's Time To Shine On Business Continuity
The Enterprisers Project, May 13th, 2020
The spotlight is extremely bright right now for CIOs, writes Ian Pitt. CIOs should be using this moment to move even faster and become more efficient
Ensuring Business Continuity In Times Of Crisis
Dark Reading, May 14th, 2020
Three basic but comprehensive steps can help you and your organization get through adversity
IT - Networks
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What Does A VPN Do To Protect Users' Privacy And Anonymity?
Business 2 Community, May 13th, 2020
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have become synonymous with data security and privacy
IT - IoT
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The Internet Of Things In 2020: More Vital Than Ever
Networkworld, May 11th, 2020
Just when we needed it most, the internet of things is delivering gobs of data and remote device control across almost every industry, from healthcare to agriculture
IoT Makes More Sense When You Break It Down Into Three Business Scenarios
ZDNet, May 13th, 2020
Forrester's updated framework for IoT shows how business and technology leaders can break down IoT into three fundamental scenarios, driven by three classes of stakeholders
IoT Analytics: Reaping Value From IoT Data
CIO, May 11th, 2020
The internet of things may be your key to data-driven transformation. Here's how to turn vast troves of real-time IoT data into big-time business value
How To Control Access To IoT Data
Information Age, May 13th, 2020
Access to data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) can be difficult to control, but how can companies go about achieving this safely?
Discover Realistic 5G IoT Use Cases That Add Value
IoT Agenda, May 11th, 2020
When looking to apply 5G in IoT use cases, IoT leaders must think more about the combination of new edge devices and applications than about the new version of wireless
IT - Careers
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Guest Voices: The Bogus-Ness Of Employment At-Will
Ask The Headhunter, May 11th, 2020
In the May 12, 2020 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter we launch the new Guest Voices section and get a lawyer's view of employment at-will
U.S. IT Pros Face COVID-19 Layoffs Now, Fewer Jobs Later
ComputerWorld, May 11th, 2020
As the uncertainties over when and how businesses might regain normalcy in the face of the coronavirus, U.S. companies are pulling back on IT staffing and contractors
5 Ways To Attract Top IT Talent
The Enterprisers Project, May 12th, 2020
Attracting and retaining the most talented IT candidates takes a little extra creativity. Consider this expert advice on cause, community, passion, and more
Is Remote Work Here To Stay?
HelpNet Security, May 12th, 2020
There's no doubt COVID-19 set the remote work revolution on a fast track
Insights For Hiring The Next Generation Of Cybersecurity Experts
TechRepublic, May 13th, 2020
A new report from Kudelski Security provides companies tips for how to recruit and retain talent up for the digital challenges of tomorrow
How To Accelerate Your Career: 4 Tips For Women In IT
InformationWeek, May 13th, 2020
The lack of women in IT leadership demonstrates the current need for deeper investment in the next generation of women in technology
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ComputerWorld, May 13th, 2020
Few things are more important to a technical professional than their education
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ComputerWorld, May 14th, 2020
The popularity of cloud-based platforms is plain to see
IT Careers: 8 Telling Statistics On Jobs And Hiring Now
The Enterprisers Project, May 15th, 2020
What's happening in the IT jobs market during the pandemic? What roles are more or less in demand? Let's dig into some recent IT careers data points
IT - Virtualization
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Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.1.8 Now Available
Oracle News, May 15th, 2020
includes improvements and regression fixes
IT - Compliance
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Compliance As A Way To Reduce The Risk Of Insider Threats
Dark Reading, May 14th, 2020
Several key resources and controls can help reduce overall risk by providing guidance on proper control implementation, preventative measures to deploy, and an emphasis on organizationwide training
IT - Backup
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How Synthetic Full Backup Works And Why You Might Need It
Networkworld, May 12th, 2020
The invention of synthetic full backups is one of the most important advancements in backup technology in the last few decades, right up there witih disk-based backups, deduplication, continuous data protection (CDP), and the cloud
IT - Big Data
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At UPS, Big Data Is Redefining The Supply Chain
TechRepublic, May 11th, 2020
Billions of data points are gathered throughout the UPS network every week. Find out how the information collected is revolutionizing the logistics giant
IT - Encryption
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Modern Crypto Standards Pave The Way To Stronger Security
HelpNet Security, May 15th, 2020
Cyberthreats are a ubiquitous concern for organizations operating in the digital world
IT - Developer
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Remote Development Teams: 5 Ways To Promote Productivity
The Enterprisers Project, May 15th, 2020
Successful development teams must balance autonomy and collaboration, a tricky balance when everyone is working remotely. Consider these tips to keep your teams productive
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