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IT - CxO
5 Must-Read Harvard Business Review Articles In November
The Enterprisers Project, November 2nd, 2020
Check out these five thought-provoking HBR articles, curated especially for CIOs and IT leaders
9 Ways CIOs Can Creatively Use IT Audits
InformationWeek, November 4th, 2020
While audits are not fun, you can use them to your advantage and help improve IT throughout the organization
Accelerate Digital Innovation And Promote Your Enterprise In 2020
ITProPortal, November 2nd, 2020
Digital innovation is the key to digital transformation and unlocking the true potential of your business read on to learn more
Predictions 2021: Technology Diversity Drives IoT Growth
ZDNet, November 3rd, 2020
Enterprises, consumers, and different stakeholders will continue to drive demand for new internet-of-things (IoT) applications, technologies, and solutions in 2021 across verticals and geographies
What CIOs Must Do To Create Resilient And Adaptive Future Enterprises
HelpNet Security, November 3rd, 2020
As the chief owners of the digital infrastructure that underpins all aspects of modern enterprises, CIOs must play pivotal roles in the road to recovery, 'seeking the next normal' while still performing their traditional roles...
CIOs To Hit The Gas On Digital Business In 2021
InformationWeek, November 6th, 2020
Corporate boards will fund digital business initiatives at a higher rate in 2021. Here's what else is coming
IT - CxO Events
CIO: How Multi-Cloud Infrastructures Will Fuel Innovation in the Enterprise of Tomorrow (Nov. 9th)
Monday, November 9th, 2020: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Learn and network with IT executives on driving innovation with multi-cloud environments
CIO: SAP in the Cloud: Harnessing the Power of the Intelligent Enterprise (Nov. 10th)
Monday, November 9th, 2020: 12:00 PM to 13:00 PM
Learn how top CIOs are determining the best cloud approach to help achieve desired business outcomes - and transform themselves into intelligent enterprises
BWG: The New Wave Of Communication & Collaboration with RingCentral (Nov 10th)
Tuesday, November 10th, 2020: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
BWG Connect invites you to participate in a candid interactive industry discussion. Hear from your peers how companies are communication & collaboration during these unprecedented times, sharing stories around concrete lessons learned & real-world challenges faced!
Recorded Future: Manage Third-Party Risk in Real Time With Elite Intelligence (Nov. 12th)
Thursday, November 12th, 2020: 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Join us for a 30-minute live demo of Recorded Future, focusing on threat intelligence
CIO: Developing Software at Scale in the Cloud World (Nov 12)
Thursday, November 12th, 2020: 11:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Learn how top CIOs are tackling issues related to software development in the cloud
CIO: How to Create a Modern Culture of Data (Nov. 16th)
Monday, November 16th, 2020: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Join us to uncover the benefits of technology paired with the right organizational culture.
CIO: Accelerate Cloud Deployment: Mitigate Risk in Business-Critical Systems (Nov. 16th)
Monday, November 16th, 2020: 1:30 PM to 1:30 PM
We'll look at how many organizations, like yours, are accelerating cloud migration efforts. And how your success depends upon how well you focus on maintaining core business processes that operate on your key systems.
CSO50 Conference (Nov 17th - 19th)
Tuesday, November 17th, 2020: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Thursday, November 19th
CSO, the tech industry's premier source of information on security and risk, presents Rethinking Risk: How Award-Winning Organizations Reinforce Business Resilience, the leading conference for CISOs, CSOs, and risk leaders.
CIONEXT : Deep dive into Open Transformation (Nov. 18th)
Wednesday, November 18th, 2020: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Inspire, lead and accelerate your organisation's Digital Transformation! CIONEXT is a unique opportunity to learn from the most successful Digital Leaders in the world.
BWG: Impact of COVID-19 on SAP Roadmaps - Accelerations and Redirections (Nov 18th)
Wednesday, November 18th, 2020: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
BWG Connect & T-Systems invite you to participate in an interactive discussion with IT professionals. Hear how your peers concrete lessons learned and real-world challenges faced.
CIO: The Multicloud Advantage Virtual Event (Dec. 8-10)
Tuesday, December 8th, 2020: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM to 2PM Thursday, December 10th
Join us for "The Multi-cloud Advantage: Digital Innovation, Agility and Resilience" produced by CIO and IDG. You'll learn from leading CIOs and you'll participate in a one-of-a-kind virtual event experience designed to help you develop and optimize a business-focused multi-cloud strategy.
IT - Storage
Top 10 SSD Module Makers
StorageNewsletter, November 3rd, 2020
The total WW shipments of branded SSDs bound for the channel (retail) market in 2019 reached 131 million units, showing an increase of almost 60% from 2018, according to TrendForce, Inc.
Enterprise Storage: Reading The Tea Leaves
ITProPortal, November 2nd, 2020
We are moving into a hybrid IT environment, with edge, core, and cloud functioning in unison
3D NAND Market to Grow to $81 Billion in 2025
StorageNewsletter, November 6th, 2020
3D NAND has become a mainstream technology because of its excellent scalability that allows increased bit density and lower cost-per-bit via vertical stacking of memory cells-
63 Million HDDs Shipped WW In 3Q20, +8% Q/Q
StorageNewsletter, November 5th, 2020
Client Rebound Lifts HDD TAM to 63 Million in CQ3 '20
IT - Security
2020 Could Be 'The Worst Year In Cybersecurity History', November 4th, 2020
Bitdefender report paints a grim picture for cybersecurity market
21 Best Free Security Tools
CSO Online, November 6th, 2020
Check out these free, standout software tools that will make your daily security work easier
5 Approaches To Security Automation
The Enterprisers Project, November 3rd, 2020
Too many threats, too little time: Security automation has become a must-have for enterprises. Consider this advice on approaches that make sense for enterprise IT
6 Cybersecurity Lessons From 2020
Dark Reading, November 3rd, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed new weaknesses in enterprise cybersecurity preparedness
83% Of Enterprises Transformed Their Cybersecurity In 2020
Business 2 Community, November 4th, 2020
73% of enterprises (over 500 employees) accelerated their cloud migration plans to support the shift to remote working across their organizations due to the pandemic
Cybersecurity For Remote Workers: Lessons From The Front
SearchSecurity, November 2nd, 2020
Tackle the security challenges COVID-19 wrought by using this playbook from an experienced disaster-zone responder
Enterprise IT Security Teams Continue To Struggle
HelpNet Security, November 2nd, 2020
CyberEdge conducted a web-based survey of 600 enterprise IT security professionals from seven countries and 19 industries in August 2020 in an effort to understand how the pandemic has affected IT security budgets, personnel, cyber risks, and priorities for acquiring new security technologies
Remote Worker Behavior Exposing Organizations To Cyber Risk, November 2nd, 2020
Organizations can be exposed to the insecure user behavior
Survey: Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Is 'Bad,' But There's Hope
threatpost, November 2nd, 2020
Automation, strategic process design and an investment in training are the keys to managing the cybersecurity skills gap, according to a recent survey from Trustwave
Top Six Cyber Security Threats To Watch Out For
ITProPortal, November 6th, 2020
Cyber security depends on several factors in an organization. It needs a holistic approach and dedicated expertise to address concerns effectively
Hiring In The Age Of COVID: Key Lessons Learned
CIO, November 2nd, 2020
Almost two-thirds of companies now interview, hire and onboard entirely remotely - and it's yielding some positive results. IT leaders who are hiring aggressively lend insights into the new paradigm
5 Ways That Machine Learning Has Transformed Smart Cards
SmartDataCollective, November 5th, 2020
Smart cards are reliable on new advances in machine learning and will change our lives in pivotal ways. Let's take a look
Growing AI Adoption Fuels Infrastructure Upgrades
EnterpriseAI, November 3rd, 2020
A majority of companies participating in an annual industry survey report they are either using or "experimenting" with machine learning technology for enterprise applications ranging from cloud-based AI services to online shopping
How To Make AI Work For Your Business
TheNextWeb, November 7th, 2020
The news about artificial intelligence is mostly dominated by sensational stories such as the ominous threat of deepfakes, deep learning algorithms that create fake blogs, AI bots that create their own language, and generative adversarial networks that create realistic portraits of non-existent people
How To Better Educate Your Staff About Business Intelligence
Business 2 Community, November 6th, 2020
Self-service analytics garners praise as a hallmark of modern business intelligence (BI), but some still consider it to be a contradiction in terms
IT - Operations
11 Reasons To Upgrade Hardware And Software
Business 2 Community, November 5th, 2020
The pyramids in Egypt and the Great Wall of China were built to last forever. Computer hardware and software? Not so much
Best IT Management Software 2020
ITBusinessEdge, November 7th, 2020
Get a list of the best IT Management software vendors for 2020 to automate tasks, optimize the use of technology resources, and secure data.
How To Get The Most Out Of Intelligent Automation
ITProPortal, November 5th, 2020
How to successfully scale intelligent automation
IT - Social Media
Top 7 Social Media Analytics Tools For 2020 - And Beyond!
Business 2 Community, November 5th, 2020
Are you actively promoting your business through social media marketing? Advertising your company, products, or services on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook is an effective way to boost brand awareness and increase your sales. However, you need to manage and monitor your campaign to ensure you are getting your money's worth
IT - Database
Graph Databases Gaining Enterprise-Ready Features
EnterpriseAI, November 4th, 2020
Graph database vendors are broadening their applications by adding enterprise-focused features to help customers who are dealing with the burdens of huge troves of business-critical data
The Shifting Landscape Of Database Systems
datanami, November 5th, 2020
3T Software Labs, the company behind the MongoDB NoSQL database tool Studio 3T, has released its 2020 MongoDB Trends Report
IT - Linux
5 Reasons To Use Linux In 2020, November 2nd, 2020
Here's a look back at the year so far and a review of what you need to know about Linux in 2020
How To Quickly Setup A Raspberry Pi 4 With Ubuntu 20.04 Or 20.10
CloudSavvy IT, November 6th, 2020
Ready to run Ubuntu 20.04 LTS or 20.10 on your Raspberry Pi 4, but now sure how to get it setup without using a whole set of tools? This article will help you get setup in no time!
Raspberry Pi 400 Review - The Under-$100 Desktop PC You Didn't Know You Needed
Ars Technica, November 2nd, 2020
The Pi 400 isn't a powerful desktop PC-but it is a desktop PC, for $100 or less
Sometimes HPC Means Big Memory, Not Big Compute
TheNextPlatform, November 3rd, 2020
Not every HPC or analytics workload - meaning an algorithmic solver and the data that it chews on - fits nicely in a 128 GB or 256 GB or even a 512 GB memory space, and sometimes the dataset is quite large and runs best with a larger memory space rather than carving it up into smaller pieces and distributing across nodes with the same amount of raw compute
PeopleTek News
What Makes A Good Boss?
PeopleTek News, November 5th, 2020
Last week we discussed employee satisfaction levels, servant leadership, and 'worst leadership behaviors to avoid'. Today we'll provide a list of desired leadership skills and abilities that our clients have shared with us over the years:
IT - Cloud
Gartner Analysts Assess The Future Of Cloud Infrastructure, November 6th, 2020
The future of the cloud infrastructure and platform services providers
How Automated Discovery Tools Can Ensure Cloud Migration Success
SearchCIO, November 5th, 2020
Organizations planning a large-scale cloud migration should consider using automated discovery tools to not only accelerate the process but also reduce costs and operational risks
On-Premise IT Spending Showing Cracks As Cloud First, Digital Transformation Rules
ZDNet, November 2nd, 2020
Earnings reports from technology giants indicate that spending for on-premise deployments is unraveling faster than originally thought
Reevaluate Your Cloud Computing Pandemic Strategy
SearchCloudComputing, November 6th, 2020
If you jumped to the cloud at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, without much long-term planning, take some time now to evaluate your current cloud strategy
Tackling Multicloud Deployments With Intelligent Cloud Management
ComputerWeekly, November 2nd, 2020
Organisations are moving to hybrid and multicloud deployments, which complicates software assets tracking and workload management
Availability Of VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery
StorageNewsletter, November 3rd, 2020
Looking for a fast, easy-to-use disaster recovery solution that will protect critical applications without breaking the bank?
9 Cyber Disaster-Recovery Planning Tips For A Disaster-Prone Time
Dark Reading, November 3rd, 2020
This year has been the ultimate test of business resilience, and if anything is now clear, it's this: It's time for security pros to rewrite their playbooks in preparation for a more dangerous wave of attacks
IT - Networks
5G, Network Slicing And Charging
ITProPortal, November 4th, 2020
The full promise of 5G can only be realized when 5G 'stand-alone' (SA) networks are deployed
60 GHz Wireless: A Modern Alternative To Copper And Fiber Backbones
Network Computing, November 4th, 2020
While the days of physical cabling in the enterprise may not be completely behind us, advancements in wireless technologies are showing that the writing is on the wall
Using SDP As A VPN Alternative To Secure Remote Workforces
SearchSecurity, November 3rd, 2020
Software-defined perimeter has been touted as a VPN alternative for secure remote access. How do you know if SDP or a traditional VPN is right for your company?
IT - IoT
5 Steps To Get IoT Cybersecurity And Third Parties In Sync
SearchSecurity, November 2nd, 2020
Third parties often prove to be the weak links when it comes to IoT cybersecurity. Learn what you can do to minimize the risk while reaping the benefits that outside vendors bring
Global Number Of Industrial Iot Connections To Reach 36.8 Billion By 2025
HelpNet Security, November 4th, 2020
The global number of industrial IoT connections will increase from 17.7 billion in 2020 to 36.8 billion in 2025, representing an overall growth rate of 107%, Juniper Research found
IoT Security 101: Understanding The Basics
ITProPortal, November 6th, 2020
Organisations of all sizes are rapidly escalating their use of IoT devices
Sailing In The Sea Of IoT
SecurityIntelligence, November 5th, 2020
It's the kind of story many of us grew up hearing: 'Someday, your fridge will know what you need from the store before you do.'
IT - Careers
Open Source IT Jobs By The Numbers: 13 Statistics
The Enterprisers Project, November 2nd, 2020
If you have open source skills, hiring managers want you. Consider fresh open source jobs stats from The Linux Foundation's 2020 State of Enterprise Open Source report
Why Is Software Testing Considered A Tough Job?
Business 2 Community, November 2nd, 2020
Usually, testers are responsible to identify all the mess created by developers in a system
IT - Virtualization
5 Best Practices For Ensuring Secure Container Images
Container Journal, November 4th, 2020
Most modern organizations understand that the earlier you integrate security into the development process, the more secure the applications will be in production
Oracle VM Server Review
ServerWatch, November 4th, 2020
Oracle's suite of technologies has long been a popular option in networking and virtualization software
IT - Backup
Secure Data Externally: Backup Outsourcing
Business 2 Community, November 2nd, 2020
Companies should back up their data externally because they are a company's most valuable asset
IT - Big Data
5 Ways To Demystify Big Data When Talking To Users
TechRepublic, November 4th, 2020
End users and IT have different vocabularies. Helping users understand the project is important in helping them get the most of their big data
IT - Developer
10 Books That'll Help You Become A Better Software Engineer
TheNextWeb, November 7th, 2020
I'm answering one of your questions: what are the books I'd recommend to learn more about programming?
Python Replaces Java As Second Popular Programming Language
Techworm, November 4th, 2020
The TIOBE Index has been updated for the month of November and it has ranked Python as the second most popular programming language overtaking Java
DDN News
Exxact Partners With DDN To Integrate Storage Solutions For AI And HPC Workloads
DDN News, November 3rd, 2020
Exxact Corporation, a leading provider of high performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI), and data center solutions, today announced the expansion of its portfolio of high-end storage with offerings from DDN, the global leader in AI and multi cloud data management
RSA News
Organizations Must Develop Zero Trust To Defend Against Ddos Attacks. Here's Why
RSA News, November 5th, 2020
In order to survive recent global challenges, many organizations adopted a blend of on premises, work-from-home, and third-party collaborations
Cisco News
Cisco's Best Security Practices For WFH
Cisco News, November 2nd, 2020
Tips on how to level-up your security for both users and admins - because we're all part of the security team
In A Fast-Changing World, IT Agility Rules
Cisco News, November 5th, 2020
Cisco leaders share strategies for building resilient, future-proof organizations
HP News
HP Announces Go-Live Of Amplify Partner Program
HP News, November 2nd, 2020
HP Inc. announced the go-live of HP Amplify for commercial partners1, a first-of-its kind global2 channel partner program announced earlier this year
AWS News
AWS Announces General Availability Of Amazon EC2 P4D Instances With EC2 Ultraclusters Capability
AWS News, November 2nd, 2020
Next-generation accelerated computing instances powered by NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs and AWS petabit-scale networking provide up to 3x faster time to train and 60% lower cost than previous generation instances for machine learning training and high-performance computing in the cloud
AWS To Open Data Centers In Switzerland
AWS News, November 2nd, 2020
New AWS Infrastructure Region will arrive in the second half of 2022, enabling customers to run workloads and store data in Switzerland while serving end users with even lower latency
Oracle News
Autoscaling Your Workload On Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Oracle News, November 6th, 2020
In this post, you learn about instance pools, instance configurations, and autoscaling configurations for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) compute instances
Be Successful With Cloud Native
Oracle News, November 4th, 2020
I've been fortunate enough to be part of the unprecedented growth of developer services and tools that are now available for cloud application development
COVID-19 Has Made Quarterly Cloud App Innovation More Important: 4 Examples
Forbes, November 5th, 2020
One of the best things about using cloud-based applications is that, every few months, your apps get better. App users get new features on the fly, with no fuss
New Report Ranks Oracle As Overall Leader In Enterprise Cloud Databases
Oracle News, November 3rd, 2020
A report published by KuppingerCole Analysts AG, Leadership Compass: Enterprise Databases in the Cloud, ranks Oracle Autonomous Database as the overall leader versus Amazon and Microsoft with leadership positions in cloud database products and technology, and cloud database innovation
Oracle Helps Communications Industry Drive Better Customer Experiences
Oracle News, November 2nd, 2020
New customer experience solution gives communications service providers the data to better understand customers to deliver more personalized products, offers, and care
Veeam News
Data Security
Veeam News, November 5th, 2020
There are many risks to data: from the IT admins worst nightmare, ransomware, to a company's worst nightmare, a malicious admin. Data security is a huge challenge and becomes increasingly more important to understand as data grows rapidly, sprawls to different platforms and becomes more valuable.
Preventive Maintenance
Veeam News, November 3rd, 2020
If you own a car, you already know the concept of preventive maintenance: change oil and filters regularly and the likelihood of your engine failure will dramatically decrease
Dell News
The Journey To As-A-Service
Dell News, November 2nd, 2020
Project APEX builds upon a decades-long history of delivering on-demand IT. Here's a look at the latest strides we're making on our journey to delivering cloud-like, as-a-Services experiences across the full Dell Technologies portfolio
Celebrate STEM/STEAM Day with VxRail
Dell News, November 6th, 2020
Leveraging new technology such as spatial computing not only makes complex stories easier to tell, but further drives creativity and inspires innovation within audiences of all ages
From On-Prem To The Edge: Making AI A Reality
Dell News, November 5th, 2020
MLPerf is an industry consortium established for Machine Learning (ML)/Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution benchmarking and best practices. MLPerf benchmarks enable fair comparison of the training and inference performance of ML/AL hardware, software and algorithms/models
Woolworths Selects Dell Technologies Cloud To Deploy Hybrid Cloud Strategy
Dell EMC News, November 2nd, 2020
One of the world's largest retailers selects Dell Technologies to bring together its public and private clouds
Lenovo News
Lenovo Delivers Record Results, Fueled By Strong Q2 Growth Across All Business Groups
Lenovo News, November 3rd, 2020
Group revenue up by 7% year-on-year to US$14.5 billion; Q2 pre-tax income (PTI) of US$470 million, up 52% year-on-year
Three Big Takeaways From Lenovo Tech World
eWeek, November 4th, 2020
Lenovo is the only IT hardware vendor that goes from smartphones to high-performance servers, and it is the only vendor in its class with digital assistants for both consumers and business customers
Microsoft News
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go Review: Goldilocks And The Three SKUs
Ars Technica, November 7th, 2020
Microsoft's mainstream Surface PC mostly hits - if you avoid the cheapest version
IBM News
Alpitour World Selects IBM Hybrid Cloud And AI Capabilities For A More Personalized Customer Experience
IBM News, November 2nd, 2020
IBM Services is helping to implement a digital transformation strategy for the global travel company, using IBM Watson and Red Hat OpenShift
Independent Research Firms Position IBM As A Leader In Managed Security Services
IBM News, November 2nd, 2020
IBM announced that the company has been recognized as a Leader in three market reports evaluating Managed Security Services Providers
Fortinet News
A Snapshot Into The Current Threat Landscape
Fortinet News, November 2nd, 2020
In our increasingly digital world, the threat landscape is rapidly changing and expanding, leaving organizations to wonder how they can keep up with evolving threats - especially as cybercriminals swiftly take advantage of new threat vectors and global events as lures
Choosing the Right SD-WAN Solution is Critical for Partners
Fortinet News, November 6th, 2020
Applications, data, and other computing resources are no longer confined to the data center. Organizations have moved to a distributed model where critical resources are spread across multi-cloud, data centers, and remote locations
Fortinet NSE Training Qualifies for (ISC)2 Credit
Fortinet News, November 4th, 2020
Now there are even more benefits to the training offered by the Network Security Expert (NSE) Training Institute. We are pleased to announce that Fortinet is now part of the (ISC)2 CPE Submitter Program, a Continuing Professional Education credit program governed by the (ISC)2
Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on IoT Security
Fortinet News, November 5th, 2020
With the outbreak of COVID-19 came a new wave of cybercriminal opportunists, motivated by the sudden increase in attack surfaces as the global workforce transitioned to a largely remote operations model. Not only did the number of attacks increase, but so did their speed and scale.
Red Hat News
Red Hat Ascend Program Helps Partners Fill The Skills Gap
Red Hat News, November 4th, 2020
With the increasing demand in the marketplace for open source technologies, ensuring that the workforce is adequately skilled to meet these demands head-on is a top priority for CIOs. Large organizations are facing a crucial skills gap, which can disrupt delivery capabilities and lead to client dissatisfaction
Friday Five - November 6, 2020
Red Hat News, November 6th, 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...
Red Hat's Product Documentation Is Changing
Red Hat News, November 4th, 2020
Once upon a time, the term "product documentation" conjured images of ring-bound tomes several thousand pages long that would get shipped to users alongside the latest offering. In the days before the internet, this wasn't just the best option available; it was the only option. It was big, it was slow, and it was expensive, but hey, what were you going to do?
USBGuard improvements in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3: Protecting against rogue USB devices
Red Hat News, November 4th, 2020
USBGuard is a software framework that helps protect your systems against rogue USB devices (a.k.a. BadUSB) by implementing basic allowlisting and blocklisting capabilities...
Citrix News
Adding Zero Trust To The Citrix Ready Workspace Security Program
Citrix News, November 2nd, 2020
Work today is happening everywhere on everything from corporate issued laptops and mobile devices to personal tablets and even smartwatches
Strategic Thinking: Developing Your Workplace Strategy In Uncertain Times
Citrix News, November 5th, 2020
Thinking big (and bold), starting small (and tactical), and growing fast (and in a controlled manner) is even more important in uncertain times because it enables you to be agile
What Will Work Look Like In 2035?
Citrix News, November 3rd, 2020
At a time when it is difficult to predict what might happen tomorrow, it's tough to say what the future of work might hold
What's New With Citrix Workspace - October 2020
Citrix News, November 3rd, 2020
Some of us spend the month of October trying to figure out the best way to scare unsuspecting trick-or-treaters for Halloween. The scarier the better
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