August, 2019

Get ready for the convergence of IT and OT networking and security

Network World

Most IT networking professionals are so busy with their day-to-day responsibilities that they don’t have time to consider taking on more work. But for companies with an industrial component, there’s an elephant in the room that is clamoring for attention.

Don’t worry about shadow IT. Shadow IoT is much worse.

Network World

For years, IT departments have been railing about the dangers of shadow IT and bring-your-own-device. The worry is that these unauthorized practices bring risks to corporate systems, introducing new vulnerabilities and increasing the attack surface. That may be true, but it’s not the whole story.

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Alternative Data Meets Fintech: Tweets, Parking Lot Pictures and Criminal Take-downs

Datacponomy

In an increasingly competitive market, how are fintech companies adapting to improve their decision making? In industries such as insurance, capital markets, cryptocurrency, wealth and asset management — alternative data is proving to be a valuable source of insight.

US Tech Spending Slowdown Amidst Rising Cloud Adoption Will Squeeze Tech Budgets

Forrester IT

Recent stock and bond market turmoil has highlighted the growing risk of a US economic slowdown and even a recession — a prospect that 74% of economists think will happen by 2021, according to a survey of US economists by the National Association of Business Economists.

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Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

The Data Center Is (Almost) Dead

CEB IT

In the past, when business units requested new applications or services, IT organizations would first ask themselves, “How can we build it?” Now, the question is “Where can we find it?”. Gartner predicts that by 2025, 80% of enterprises will shut down their traditional data centers.

Top 5 IoT networking security mistakes

Network World

Even though Brother International is a supplier of many IT products, from machine tools to head-mounted displays to industrial sewing machines , it’s best known for printers. And in today’s world, those printers are no longer stand-alone devices, but components of the internet of things.

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Potential Malicious Use Of IT By NASA Astronaut While On Orbit: Thought provoking but probably not hacking

CTOvision

Have you been numbed by constant reports of breaches? They get old for sure, especially since so many have at their core common issues that could have been avoided by application of best practices.

Adulting - CIO Style

CIO Musings

I love the Urban Dictionary. I'm not sure why, I guess it makes me feel hip to read through some of the posts. I have contributed a few along the way like the term "Camel Up", my proudest moment. The Urban Dictionary defines "adulting" like this.

Embed AI in your digital supply chain to win, serve, and retain customers

Forrester IT

It’s now just over 12 months since we first published research on Digital Supply Chain. Some Forrester clients have made progress with Integrated Business Planning and with Control Towers. And they are on the lookout for Blockchain opportunities.

5 Trends Appear on the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2019

CEB IT

Today, insurance fraud is detected by a combination of claim analysis, computer programs and even private investigators. The FBI estimates the total cost of non-healthcare-related insurance fraud to be around $40 billion per year.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

SCCM OneTrace Log Viewer to Replace CMTrace

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Let’s check the new SCCM log viewer in SCCM called Onetrace. Also, let’s check out whether it can replace CMTrace. Learn about the user experience of Onetrace? You will see in this post.

2 things you probably forgot in cloudops planning

David Linthicum

The focus of cloud operations, or cloudops, should be to create processes, approaches, and tool stacks that will allow you to run cloud-based systems long term, with no outages and a high degree of business satisfaction. Your ability to serve the business should be your number one objective.

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Insights into threats, risks and opportunities

CTOvision

OODA Loop provides actionable intelligence, analysis, and insight on global security, technology, and business issues.

Microsoft finds Russia-backed attacks that exploit IoT devices

Network World

The STRONTIUM hacking group, which has been strongly linked by security researchers to Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency, was responsible for an IoT -based attack on unnamed Microsoft customers, according to the company. a blog post from the company’s security response center issued Monday.

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How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Infrastructure Automation Platforms: Coopetition At Its Fiercest

Forrester IT

Why Infrastructure Automation? I used to kid around with my research director, Glenn O’Donnell, that my previous Forrester Wave™ evaluation on configuration management was the “Wave no vendor wanted to be in.” ” The term, while valid, is old.

Cloud Adoption: Where Does Your Country Rank?

CEB IT

Cloud computing initially emerged in the United States. Since 2015, the U.S. has been the leader in cloud adoption and has set the pace for such adoption around the world. However, not all countries are on par with the U.S.

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Download 30 Azure eBooks from Microsoft

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Hope this post will help you to learn Azure. You can refer the following table to download 30 Azure eBooks for free. All these eBooks are provided by Microsoft.

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Taking enterprise databases to your cloud

David Linthicum

Databases are like cars. You have the vintage cars that everyone looks back on fondly, and now they cost 20 times what they did back in the 1970s.

Machine Learning for Builders: Tools, Trends, and Truths

Speaker: Rob De Feo, Startup Advocate at Amazon Web Services

Machine learning techniques are being applied to every industry, leveraging an increasing amount of data and ever faster compute. But that doesn’t mean machine learning techniques are a perfect fit for every situation (yet). So how can a startup harness machine learning for its own set of unique problems and solutions, and does it require a warehouse filled with PhDs to pull it off?

Voice Assistants Bring AI to the Workplace

Information Week

More enterprise organizations are experimenting with AI-based voice assistants to boost internal efficiencies, but it will be a while before they realize the ROI they seek

Is your enterprise software committing security malpractice?

Network World

Back when this blog was dedicated to all things Microsoft I routinely railed against the spying aspects of Windows 10. Well, apparently that’s nothing compared to what enterprise security, analytics, and hardware management tools are doing.

Product Teams For Infrastructure And Operations

Forrester IT

As an analyst at Forrester, I talk to a lot of IT professionals. One of the most common inquiries lately goes something like this: “We’ve piloted DevOps and Agile and like the results. However. ” and then come the “what-abouts.”

3 Major Trends Drive the Gartner Hype Cycle for Midsize Enterprises, 2019

CEB IT

Cloud. Machine learning. Edge computing. Internet of Things (IoT). The reality of being a CIO is dealing with the constant influx of new, shiny technologies. .

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Microsoft VDI Story WVD Concept Setup Guide Myths Known Issues

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. I thought of sharing my experience with Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) in the world of Citrix VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure).

How to stop people from causing bad cloud architectures

David Linthicum

I’ve been in some knock-down, drag-out battles over both the configuration and the use of technology. On one side, you have somebody with a very different opinion as to what technology should be used and how. On the other side, you know that you are right.

Enterprises Put More Data Infrastructure in the Cloud

Information Week

More enterprises are putting their data operations in the cloud, a trend that will continue as AI, machine learning, and other analytics efforts accelerate

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VMware spends $4.8B to grab Pivotal, Carbon Black to secure, develop integrated cloud world

Network World

All things cloud are major topics of conversation at the VMworld user conference next week, ratcheded up a notch by VMware's $4.8 billion plans to acquire cloud development firm Pivotal and security provider Carbon Black.

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Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.

Collective Bargaining: Your Biggest Risk In The Age Of The Customer

Forrester IT

Social media has created customer groups that coalesce around a brand — in effect, a union. They collectively can and will change your corporate policy. With collective bargaining, business as usual is no longer acceptable. Are you ready for the empowered, technically savvy, and motivated customer?

10 Must-Have Competencies for Infrastructure & Operations Leaders

CEB IT

Jack just stepped into his role as infrastructure and operations (I&O) lead at his company. His predecessor was not equipped to evolve beyond the t raditional command-and-control leadership style to meet the organization’s digital transformation goals.

Windows Virtual Desktop Microsoft WVD FAQs from AMA

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Following is my quick notes from AMA organized by Microsoft WVD product team. It was super useful to me. I thought it would be helpful for you as well.

More reasons to put secure data in the public cloud

David Linthicum

The worldwide market for cloud intrusion protection software is projected to grow by $1.8 billion and have a compounded growth of 24.8 percent.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.