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CxO Events


2020 HMG Live! Florida CIO Executive Leadership Summit (Dec. 1st)

HMG Strategy Executive Leadership Summits deliver world class thought leadership where attendees receive unique insights into best practices and hear success stories involving leadership, management, technology and career development.

CIO: IT, The Cloud, Your Customer, and The Future of Brick-and-Mortar (Nov 24th)

Hear top CIOs discuss IT, the cloud, your customer, and the future of brick-and-mortar

CIO: Accelerating SAP Modernization Strategies to Support Business Transformation Initiatives (Nov. 30th)

Learn how top CIOs are properly incorporating core packages -- like SAP-- into business transformation initiatives

Evanta: Melbourne CIO Virtual Executive Summit (Dec. 2nd)

The Power of Digital Transformation to Drive Business Success

BWG: Accelerating the New Intelligent Data Center for Financial Services (Dec. 2nd)

BWG Connect invites you to participate in a candid interactive industry discussion. Hear from your peers about concrete lessons learned & real-world challenges faced during these unprecedented times.

CSO: Securing Hybrid Enterprise Infrastructures Across a Distributed Workplace (Dec 10th)

Learn how top CSOs are securing hybrid enterprise infrastructures across distributed workplaces

CIO: Outlook 2021: Key Trends in Driving Workloads and Applications to Cloud Infrastructures

Join CIO for an open discussion on the specific direction cloud-migration strategies are likely to take over the course of 2021

CIO: The Multicloud Advantage Virtual Event (Dec. 8-10)

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.

CIO: The Next Phase of Workforce Continuity: Optimizing the Employee Experience (Dec. 7th)

Hear top CIOs discuss the next phase of strategic planning and optimizing the employee experience

2020 SIM Connect Live - Powered by HMG Strategy

SIM is the world's premier organization for IT leaders, comprised of more than 5,000 CIOs, senior IT executives, prominent academicians, consultants and IT leaders who collaborate and network year-round.

CxO


7 Attributes Every IT Leader Must Have

Leadership has little to do with one's title or seniority; it's an attribute that's earned over time through study, practice and commitment. Are you prepared to become a true leader?

Top 8 Trends Shaping Digital Transformation In 2021

Research from Salesforce MuleSoft and third-party findings highlight some of the top 2021 trends facing CIOs, IT leaders, and organizations in their digital transformation journey

The Digital Maturity Model: A Guide To Successful Digital Transformation

How to undergo a successful digital transformation

Breaking Analysis: CISOs Believe Shifts In Cyber Security Will Be Permanent

CISOs Predict Shifts in Cyber Security Become a Permanent Trend

CISOs Say A Distributed Workforce Has Critically Increased Security Concerns

73% of security and IT executives are concerned about new vulnerabilities and risks introduced by the distributed workforce, Skybox Security reveals

Storage


How Software-Defined Storage (SDS) Enables Continuity Of Operations

This article explores how software-defined storage (SDS) can enable operation continuity throughout the enterprise

Fast Object Storage: Meeting The Demands Of Modern Data

Object storage is expanding beyond the cheap-and-deep, slow and cold storage option it's been known as for decades into a new form of next-gen primary storage: Fast object storage. Get ready, because it's seeing a surge in demand

Flash Storage Debate Heats Up Over QLC SSDs vs. HDDs

QLC flash storage is exerting pressure on spinning disk for mass storage and archiving use cases -- but HDDs will stick around for years if not decades, industry experts predict

3Q20 WW SSD Shipments Rise Quarterly 2% To 82.7 Million, Exabytes 5% To 54EB

This is an Executive Summary of NAND/SSD Information Service 3Q20 Quarterly Update, published on November 11, 2020 by Trendfocus, Inc.

How Will The Global Storage Market Evolve?

An expert analysis of how storage tiers could evolve by the end of this decade

Careers


Is This Employer A Mickey Mouse Operation?

How can you figure out whether a company is a Mickey Mouse operation before you start working there? A reader wants to know

How To Get A New IT Job In 2021: 8 Ways To Prepare

If you're job hunting now or preparing to make a move, consider this expert advice from CIOs and recruiting experts on how to land a new IT job, even during a pandemic

Nearly All Home Workers Want To Keep Doing So

They're enjoying the flexibility of the remote working environment

AI


5 AI Trends Profoundly Benefiting Business Bottom Lines

In today's tumultuous business-scape amid increasingly intricate, and often vexing, marketplace conditions, curating and mining data to drive analytics-based decision making is just no longer enough

Time May Be Right For Professionalizing Artificial Intelligence Practices

"It's unlikely that you'd trust a 'citizen architect' to build your home in the same way that you wouldn't visit a 'citizen doctor' when you get sick."

Making AI Accessible To Any Size Enterprise

Experience tells us that there is a relationship between organizational size and technology adoption: Larger, more resource-rich, enterprises generally adopt new technologies first, while smaller, more resource constrained organizations follow afterward, (provided that the small organization isn't in the technology business)

HPC


Blazing The Trail For Exascale Storage

When it comes to advanced technologies at the high end of compute, networking, and storage, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is one of the world's pathfinding testbeds

Infiniband Is Still Setting The Network Pace For HPC And AI

If this is the middle of November, even during a global pandemic, this must be the SC20 supercomputing conference and there either must be a speed bump that is being previewed for the InfiniBand interconnect commonly used for HPC and AI or it is actually shipping in systems.

The World's Fastest Supercomputer Is Now Even More Absurdly Powerful Than Before

Fugaku has extended its lead at the top of the supercomputer rankings

Operations


What Data Center Colocation Is Today, And Why It's Changed

Data center colocation has become about much more than connectivity, space, and power. Here's what's changed

5 Ways A Remote Hands Data Center Ensures Colocation Success

Off-site hardware upkeep can be tricky and time-consuming. With remote hands options, your admins can delegate routine maintenance and monitoring to trained, on-site service staff

Backup


21 Top Cloud Backup Services For Business

Before selecting a service from a cloud backup provider, identify your organization's specific needs, including which features are important for security and data management

Best Enterprise Backup & Recovery Software

Ahead of 70 products are Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Zerto, Cohesity DataProtect, and Rubrik

Need To Know: Five Key Things About Backup Testing

We look at five key things to consider when it comes to backup testing - what to test, how often, making sure backups work, whether recovery is effective and ensuring processes are consistent

Cloud


Breaking Down The Cost Of Cloud Computing

Cost savings is one of the main reasons that companies decide to migrate to a cloud environment

How A Move To The Cloud Can Improve Disaster Recovery Plans

COVID-19 and the subsequent global recession have thrown a wrench into IT spending. Many enterprises have placed new purchases on hold.

Networks


The Growing Importance Of Ethernet Switches In Industry

As connectivity and networking expand into industrial settings, Recab explores the role Ethernet Switches play

NVIDIA (Mellanox) Debuts NDR 400 Gigabit Infiniband At SC20

Nvidia introduced its Mellanox NDR 400 gigabit-per-second InfiniBand family of interconnect products, which are expected to be available in Q2 of 2021

DR


Why 72% Of Businesses Are Unable To Meet IT Disaster Recovery Expectations

A recent survey of 300+ IT professionals conducted by QuorumLabs Inc. revealed that 72% of businesses are unable to meet IT recovery expectations

Disaster Recovery Plan Template: 8 Key Steps For Businesses

The recent pandemic has shown that disruptions in daily business can happen quickly and without warning.

HR


6 Things To Consider Before Hiring Your First Remote Employee

'Over 95% of U.S. office workers' were forced 'to become regular telecommuters practically overnight' this year

Compliance


Update To California's Data Privacy Laws Could Have Wide Reach

The proposition, which expands CCPA's regulations, could affect laws elsewhere and means companies must get compliant, but not until January 2023

Server


Want To Know What A Supercomputer Feels Like? Then Try This 224-Core Monster Server

Meet the world's most powerful bare metal server right now

Linux


Secure Your Containers With SElinux

Hack your system to understand why it's important to configure SELinux to be your first line of container defense

Virtualization


What Is A Hypervisor Server?

At its most basic, a hypervisor is the 'manager' of a software-hardware stack. The term 'hypervisor' derives from the word 'supervisor.'

Security


The Worst Passwords Of 2020 Show We Are Just As Lazy About Security As Ever

Can't we do any better than '123456'?

CRM


The Great CRM Shift Of 2020

Lead Management: The Essential Foundation of B2B Growth in Any Economy

Big Data


The Impact Of Big Data In Business, Past And Future

With the online world now being the biggest market space for businesses worldwide, Big Data is proving to be their most powerful tool-set to own and use

Blockchain


Why Bitcoin Thrives (And Why It Won't Replace The Dollar)

Bitcoin is the leader of the pack in the crypto space. It has recovered from the disastrous crash of 2018 and is heading back towards the price it reached in December 2017

Database


Managed Databases Require Managed Backup

Managed database platforms are becoming increasingly significant to cloud service providers as a way to deliver value-add and sticky services