December, 2020

Gartner Top 6 Trends Impacting Infrastructure & Operations in 2021


By the end of 2023, more than 90% of infrastructure and operations (I&O) organizations will have the majority of their staff working remotely. COVID-19 may have accelerated this trend, but it is also the result of the changing nature of infrastructure led by the shift to cloud and edge.

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SolarWinds Orion Hack…A Cybersecurity Wake-Up Call

CompTIA on Cybersecurity

As the dust settles on the Solar Winds Orion cyberattack, it's clear that the IT industry needs to take the next step and band together, sharing threat intelligence and cyber best practices to avoid similar hacks in the future


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7 Cybersecurity Testing Tools and Apps for Network Security in 2021

Doctor Chaos

The role of the cybersecurity professional has never been more critical. Mass digitization has made every company a tech business, and cybercriminals have taken full advantage of this movement. New threats arise every day, but there’s also an abundance of cybersecurity testing tools at your disposal.

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One Thing Is Clear: Putin’s OODA Loop Is Tighter Than Yours


A Matt Devost post on Putin’s OODA Loop has stood the test of time. I was reminded of that when I noticed many friends were emailing and tweeting each other […]. News oodaloop Putin


Cassandra Data Modeling Guide to Best Practices

Are you a developer, database architect, or database administrator that's new to Cassandra but have been tasked with developing a Cassandra schema design? Learn the basic rules to keep in mind when designing your schema for Cassandra.

Leeds Tops the List of the UK's 2020 Tech Towns

Association of Information Technology Professional

Amid unprecedented circumstances, CompTIA’s 2nd annual UK Tech Town Index looked at the landscape of employment opportunities, livability factors and opportunity costs to rank the top 10 cities for IT pros to live and work in 2020.


How Data, Analytics & AI Shaped 2020, and Will Impact 2021

Information Week

Artificial intelligence and automation were key tools in the IT enterprises' pandemic war effort in 2020. Here's how they will continue to change the game in every organization in 2021

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SolarWinds attack explained: And why it was so hard to detect

Network World

A group believed to be Russia's Cozy Bear gained access to government and other systems through a compromised update to SolarWinds' Orion software. Most organizations aren't prepared for this sort of software supply chain attack

From Schooling to Space: Eight Predictions on How Technology Will Continue to Change Our Lives in the Coming Year

All Things Distributed

2021 is going to be a launchpad for change, and here’s what’s coming. 2020 was a year unlike any other. Businesses large and small, governments new and old all had to completely change what they do and how they operate. Helping us to manage this dramatic change was technology.

Improbable continues to build UK synthetic environment


Improbable’s defence business has been awarded a contract for a second year to further develop and extend a Single Synthetic Environment (SSE) Technology Demonstrator for UK Strategic Command. This award follows […]. News Improbable

These Cities Have the Most IT Job Openings, in 5 Categories

Association of Information Technology Professional

Amidst an uncertain 2020, the IT industry continues to be a hotbed of opportunity for qualified people, begging the question: what cities need IT pros

The Next-Generation Cloud Data Lake: An Open, No-Copy Data Architecture

A next-gen cloud data lake architecture has emerged that brings together the best attributes of the data warehouse and the data lake. This new open data architecture is built to maximize data access with minimal data movement and no data copies.

10 IT Trends to Watch for in 2021

Information Week

Here's how the dramatic events of 2020 are likely to shape enterprise IT teams in the coming year, according to analysts from firms like Gartner, IDC, and Forrester

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How DataOps Amplifies Data and Analytics Business Value


The pandemic has accelerated the need for data and analytics leaders to deliver data and analytics insight faster, with higher quality and resiliency in the face of constant change.

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SolarWinds Trojan: Affected enterprises must use hot patches, isolate compromised gear

Network World

Hot patching and isolating potentially affected resources are on the IT response schedule as enterprises that employ SolarWinds Orion network-monitoring software look to limit the impact of the serious Trojan unleashed on the platform.

How to Drive Agility with Intelligent ERP in the New Normal

Social, Agile and Transformation

Driving agility has taken on greater meaning and importance because of the COVID pandemic, and successful digital leaders recognize the urgency in enabling smarter, faster, safer, and innovative organizations.

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Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

Okta and Amazon Web Services Bring the Okta Identity Cloud to AWS Marketplace


Okta, Inc. the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today at AWS re:Invent 2020, announced the availability of the Okta Identity Cloud and its products in AWS Marketplace. […]. News Amazon Amazon Web Services AWS Okta Okta Inc

4 Business Models to Think About Heading into 2021

Association of Information Technology Professional

Heading into 2021, there are four different models that are either well established or well positioned for future growth in the tech industry: consulting, value-added reselling, managed services, and solution building

Predictions for AI in 2021

Information Week

We look past the hype to provide some real-world predictions for artificial intelligence in the enterprise next year

Adapt Business Applications to Deliver Agility and Innovation


New business opportunities require agility from application portfolios. Yet many businesses today are limited in their ability to adapt, often due to their application portfolios being bloated, difficult to change and aligned to the strategy of the past. Enter the composable business.

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Open Source & Open Standards: Navigating the Intricacies of a Symbiotic Partnership

Speaker: Guy Martin, Executive Director of OASIS Open

The COVID-19 global pandemic has raised the already bright visibility of technology to an even higher level. Join Guy Martin, Executive Director at OASIS Open, as he presents this webinar that will discuss how we can make open source and open standards even more effective by helping them recapture their strong partnership.

SolarWinds roundup: Fixes, new bad actors, and what the company knew

Network World

The SolarWinds Orion security breach is unfolding at a rapid pace, and the number of vendors and victims continues to grow. Each day brings new revelations as to its reach and depth. Of particular concern are the rate of infection and impact on government systems.

Why cybersecurity tools fail when it comes to ambiguity

Tech Republic Security

Artificial intelligence will likely help with cybersecurity, though figuring out how to handle ambiguous situations is critical

Top 3 Reasons Oracle Will Beat AWS, Snowflake in Huge Data Warehouse Market


Read Bob Evans explain why Oracle Corporation could beat Amazon Web Services and Snowflake in the data warehousing arena on Cloud Wars: Data-driven companies will be the winners in the […]. News Amazon Amazon Web Services Oracle Oracle Corporation Snowflake

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5 Steps to Build a Learning Culture for an Agile Tech Workforce

Association of Information Technology Professional

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about seismic shifts in the global economy leaving many tech leaders struggling to transform their organizations. This lesson in the value of agility drives home the need for a workforce that continues to upskill, evolve, and drive innovation

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Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Designing Your Roadmap for Rapid Digital Transformation

Information Week

While business and IT leaders are under pressure to boost their digital transformation plans, they should stop, rethink, and assess before fully diving into a roadmap


Key Strategies for Cost Optimization in Application Design and Development


There’s never been a time when application leaders haven’t been under pressure to reduce costs and optimize spending. COVID-19 has only increased this pressure, as organizations have accelerated digitalization to maintain a viable, virtual business presence.

SolarWinds roundup: Fixes, new bad actors, and the company knew

Network World

The SolarWinds Orion security breach is unfolding at a rapid pace and the number of vendors and victims continues to grow. Each day brings new revelations as to its reach and depth. Of particular concern is the rate of infection and impact on government systems.

ConfigMgr ebooks | Intune | Windows 10 | Download | SCCM


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Let’s read and learn for this holiday season. The following table gives you the option to download ConfigMgr eBooks and some Intune eBooks for free.

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Cloud-Scale Monitoring With AWS and Datadog

In this eBook, find out the benefits and complexities of migrating workloads to AWS, and services that AWS offers for containers and serverless computing.

Palantir Signs $31.5 Million Deal With the U.K.’s NHS


Palantir Technologies, the software security and analytics provider co-founded by well-known tech investor Peter Thiel, has signed a new two-year contract with the U.K. National Health Service worth an estimated […]. News Palantir Palantir Technologies

4 Ways to Make Your Tech Business Stronger in 2021

Association of Information Technology Professional

In 2020, all businesses were required to respond to new and unprecedented challenges. As we approach the new year, technology companies should focus on cybersecurity; diversity, equity and inclusion; selling solutions; and enabling trusted and safe workplaces, among other things

Why Quantum Computing's Future Lies in the Cloud

Information Week

When real-world quantum applications begin appearing, cost, complexity, and other issues will likely float them into the cloud

Will IoT Thrive Post-Pandemic?


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drive organizations to look for ways to reduce spending , projects that focus on cost optimization and operational efficiency will be less affected than those that focus on transformative impacts.

What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this whitepaper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.