Thu.Aug 17, 2017

Make The Case That CX Transformation Is Both Important And Urgent

Forrester IT

Customer experience (CX) is finally gaining the attention it deserves, with 84% of companies seeing CX as a higher priority than they did two years ago. But there’s a disconnect when it comes to executing CX transformation, and the underlying issue is a lack of executive buy-in.

Azure Managed VM Images – Using Premium Data Disks

IT Pros Rock!

Azure Managed VM Images provide a great way to capture customizations to a base Virtual Machine that can be reused over-and-over as a custom image - and these images can include the Managed Disks for both OS and data disks! However, when saving an image, disks are defaulted to using Standard storage to save on costs. When provisioning a new VM from this image via the portal or PowerShell, we can override this default to use Premium storage for OS disks but not currently for data disks.

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The Data Digest: Understand Emotion To Drive Technology Engagement

Forrester IT

Thanks to the rise of empowered consumers, products and experiences that once seemed improbable, such as (literally) instant delivery, are now integral to our lives.

Docker Can Now Containerize Legacy Apps Running on Mainframes

Data Center Knowledge

Latest Enterprise Edition release also beefs up security Read More. DevOps Docker Security

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Are You A Customer-Obsessed B2B Marketer? A Sneak Peek Of Our Forum

Forrester IT

Customer-Obsessed B2B firms are 2X more likely to report revenue growth of 10% or more in the last fiscal year. Now there’s a headline! These firms are also more likely to have loyal customers (who spend money with them) and happier employees (who are more productive). If you’ve listened to Forrester anytime during the past […]. B2B marketing

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Developers lack skills needed for secure DevOps, survey shows

Computer Weekly

The growing demand for developers with security skills is outpacing supply, but a survey reveals that a lack of formal security education and training by employers is contributing to the growing skills gap

Hacker claims to have decrypted Apple's Secure Enclave, destroying key piece of iOS mobile security

Tech Republic Security

iOS users beware: A hacker has just published a decryption key for the Apple Secure Enclave, which is responsible for processing Touch ID transactions

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School leavers urged to look at cyber security apprenticeships

Computer Weekly

Cyber security apprenticeships are a good alternative to ‘clearing’ and debts, according to security certification body, Crest

Women in cybersecurity: IBM wants to send you to a hacker conference for free

Tech Republic Security

A new IBM scholarship will cover 100% of the entry fees for any woman interested in attending EC-Council's Hacker Halted conference. Here's how to take advantage of the offer

Top skills you need to avoid being replaced by a machine

Computer Weekly

A-level results have shown an increase in Stem subjects but tech skills remain a problem, warn some in the industry

Cisco Outlook Shows Robbins Turnaround Hasn’t Spurred Growth

Data Center Knowledge

Company reports seventh contraction in quarterly revenue; CEO Robbins is pushing business into software and services Read More. Business Cisco Investing

Academic Collaboration Fuels Innovation, And Identifies Talent

Forrester IT

The pace of change in data and analytics technology has accelerated. Technologies quickly move from university research projects into new commercial products and services. Many tech organizations scramble to keep up.

Enterprises will need more bandwidth than public internet

Computer Weekly

As enterprises continue to digitise their operations over the next few years, their demand for data and bandwidth capacity will massively increase, says Equinix

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Maryland Offers Local Data Centers Grants for Energy-Reducing Projects

Data Center Knowledge

Awards expected to range from $20,000 to $200,000 per project Read More. Power and Cooling

Facebook sets out plans to open 10th datacentre by 2019

Computer Weekly

Social media giant to build new datacentre in New Albany, Ohio, to future-proof its infrastructure in the face of growing user demand

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'Indefensible' hack could leave modern cars vulnerable to critical cybersecurity attack

Tech Republic Security

The attack, which can disable airbags and other safety systems, affects the CAN standard for connected cars, affecting a large number of vendors and models

LG Electronics hit by suspected WannaCry attack

Computer Weekly

LG Electronics have been hit by ransomware that uses malicious code that could signal another WannaCry attack


State Of The Gopher Nation - Aug 17


I am at GolangUK in London, having just finished giving the opening keynote. I was a bit more nervous than usual, in part, due to the length of time since my last talk, and in part I was representing the entire Go project for the first time in a keynote. This talk is an overview of the entire Go project. It covers “what we’ve done”, “why we did it” and “where we are going” as a project.

UK rail passengers don’t trust on-board Wi-Fi

Computer Weekly

YouGov survey commissioned by Cobham Wireless finds UK commuters are increasingly frustrated with connectivity standards on the rail network

Formulating Your Collaboration Strategy - be a Leader

IT Toolbox

Over the past two posts, I’ve been examining the “disrupt or be disrupted” theme in terms of collaboration. This mantra applies to many flavors of technology, but my focus here is to help decision-makers choose the right strategy. With strapped resources and outsized expectations to support the business, these days IT is more likely to be a follower than a leader with new technology

The correlation between creativity, diversity and the future tech workforce

Computer Weekly

Many believe the UK computing curriculum should put more emphasis on creativity to prepare young people for an automated future


Raspberry Pi owners: Update now to block this Wi-Fi hack

Tech Republic Security

The update from the old Debian Jessie-based version of Raspbian includes various security fixes, including a patch for the Broadpwn Wi-Fi vulnerability

Boys outperform girls in 2017 computing A-levels

Computer Weekly

This year’s A-level results show more male students gaining higher grades than female students, but girls continue to steam ahead in ICT


BT Exploring Open Data Center Switch Tech to Transform Its Network

Data Center Knowledge

Joint research project with Dell EMC to validate use of disaggregated networking for telcos Read More. Dell Design Networks

Cyber criminals command top-level attacks, warns Check Point

Computer Weekly

Businesses need to rethink cyber defences with nation-state attack tools in the hands of ordinary cyber criminals, warns Check Point

Android Security Bulletin August 2017: What you need to know

Tech Republic Security

The Android Security bulletin has undergone some changes, but it doesn't mean you can't find out what plagues the platform. Here are the highlights

Barclays ring-fencing project means downtime for customers

Computer Weekly

Many Barclays services will be unavailable this weekend as part of the bank's project to separate retail and investment operations

Microsoft Azure Software Defined Data Infrastructure Reference Resources

Storage IO Blog

Need to learn more about Microsoft Azure Cloud Software Defined Data Infrastructure topics including reference architecture among other resources for various application workloads? Microsoft Azure has an architecture and resources page (here) that includes various application workload reference tools. The post Microsoft Azure Software Defined Data Infrastructure Reference Resources appeared first on StorageIOblog.