June, 2017

Cognitive Search Is The AI Version Of Enterprise Search

Forrester IT

Written by Emily Miller, Senior Research Associate. Stop Wasting Time. More than half (54%) of global information workers are interrupted from their work a few times or more per month to spend time looking for or trying to get access to information, insights, and answers.

How Your Small Business Can Begin To Use Big Data

CTOvision

While big data can seem like an intimidating term when you are running a small business, it can be a very useful tool to drive your business’s success. Big data, as a term, encompasses many sources of information, some of which you may already use. Big data has many benefits to offer you, from a […]. Big Data CTO News

‘Pick that cloud, lose our business’: What to do

David Linthicum

Here’s a shocker: Wal-Mart is telling some technology companies that if they want Wal-Mart’s business, they can’t use Amazon Web Services. Wal-Mart says it simply doesn’t want customers storing Wal-Mart’s sensitive info on AWS.) That’s a tall order for technology companies that may have invested millions in their tech running on AWS.

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American Airlines Adopts Public Cloud Computing

Cloud Musings

Did you know that the reservations systems of the biggest carriers mostly run on a specialized IBM operating system known as Transaction Processing Facility (TPF). Designed by IBM in the 1960’s it was designed to process a large numbers of transactions quickly.

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Big Data in Healthcare Will be the Norm by 2021

CTOvision

As the benefits of big data become more pronounced, this technology is finding a place in an increasing number of industries, not the least of which is the healthcare sector. In fact, some researchers anticipate that big data could become a staple in the way healthcare is administered by as soon as 2121. Let’s take […]. Big Data Health IT healthcare

CFOs have discovered the big stick of cloud computing

David Linthicum

Guess what? It’s not CIO or other leaders who are calling in the cloud consultants these days. It’s the CFOs who are picking up the phone. That’s logical if you think about it. CFOs are charged with keeping the company financially healthy. They are not happy about most IT expenses, and they have a deep-seated belief that IT is spending more money than it needs to.

How Can CIOs Help Their Staff To Better Understand Millennials?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs have a responsibility to teach their staff how to manage millennials Image Credit: Scott Lewis. As the person with the CIO job it is your responsibility to make sure that your direct reports are doing a good job of managing their staff.

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IT Infrastructure: A Better Way to Communicate Your Cloud Strategy

CEB IT

As IT teams reinvent themselves to support corporate digitalization , one important task is explaining the benefits of cloud computing to all relevant colleagues, from the CFO to a corporate lawyer to a product manager.

DuPont Fabros Deal Gives Digital Realty More Firepower in the War for Cloud Deals

Data Center Knowledge

The blockbuster acquisition expands the REIT’s capacity in top markets and serves as a preemptive strike in a tough battle for hyper-scale clients. Read More. Business Colocation Deals Digital Realty Dupont Fabros Featured Investing

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Simplicity is a strategy that works.

Forrester IT

This last week I was fortunate enough to be invited out to Hollywood to participate in a large exercise for the entertainment industry focusing on cyber security planning and threat management.

What You Need To Know About Mary Meeker’s 2017 State of the Internet Report

CTOvision

Bob Gourley. We should all collectively thank Mary Meeker for her continued efforts in helping capture key trends in our interconnected technology.

The 3 dumbest things enterprises do in the cloud

David Linthicum

You’re going to make mistakes. I tell my enterprise clients that every week. However, there are mistakes and there are mistakes that are more like self-inflected wounds. Here are three of the dumbest mistakes I’m now seeing enterprises make in the cloud efforts. Working with data in the cloud requires new thinking. InfoWorld shows you the way: How Cosmos DB ensures data consistency in the global cloud. Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing Report newsletter. ].

A CIO’s Code Of Ethics For Managing Company Data

The Accidental Successful CIO

A code of ethics has to be worth more than the paper that it is written on Image Credit: Tom Lianza. As the person with the CIO job, it turns out that you have a daily job in which you are the person who is responsible for keeping control over your company’s data.

How to Build a Leadership Team that’s Comfortable with Digitization

CEB IT

Only 44% of senior managers report that they understand how digitization applies to their company. These numbers are even bleaker for mid-level (34%) and frontline (31%) managers, according to CEB data. Statistics like these have led CIOs across the world to play a leadership role in preparing the entire company , not just IT, for digital transformation. And this includes equipping other business leaders with the knowledge, skills, and perspective required to make a success of digitization.

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MDT Windows Updates Build Report

Mick's IT Blog

I found it nice to be able to get a clean, filtered report on what Windows updates got installed during the build process. This allows me to inject those updates into the MDT Packages so they get injected into the image before it is laid down to speed the process up.

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It Is Impossible to Manage Infrastructure Manually

Forrester IT

On a near-daily basis, I get questions from infrastructure professionals about how best to rearchitect, optimize, and reorganize around infrastructure as code.

IIoT? IoT? What is the difference?

CTOvision

The Internet of Things As the number of products on the market described as “smart” has grown, “the internet of things” has become something of a buzzword (or buzz phrase). The phrase “internet of things” suggests a network of connected or computerized devices that work together to make life more convenient and simple for the […]. Big Data CTO Internet of Things News IIoT IoT Tech/Internet

3 killer cloud skills that will get you hired today

David Linthicum

One of the most common questions that I’m asked is: "What cloud skills do I need that will get me hired quickly?" First, keep in mind that this is an emerging area, so what employers are looking for is constantly shifting. Second, even if they do hire you for a specific skill, you’ll be asked to retrain and retool as the cloud technology matures. [ A developer’s guide: Get started with serverless computing.

Digital Realty Study: Direct Connects to Cloud Bring 50X Less Latency

Data Center Knowledge

For a company thinking about leveraging the public cloud as part of its data center solution, latency can be a big concern. For some, unfortunately, latency isn’t considered until after they’ve already committed to using the public cloud and quickly becomes a costly issue. Others see.

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Information Risk: How APIs are Making Security Governance Easier

CEB IT

As companies embrace all aspects of a digitizing world , many of them have already become comfortable and proficient at developing ways for others to consume their digital services.

The Macedonian surveillance scandal that brought down a government

Computer Weekly

Macedonia has been accused of using surveillance technology for covert spying - the subsequent political protests were instrumental in the ruling party losing power after 10 years

Cloud Security Spending Will Grow To $3.5 Billion By 2021

Forrester IT

Cloud is big business today. Forrester estimates that global cloud services revenues totaled $114 billion in 2016, up from $68 billion just two years ago -- that's annual growth of 30%. And we see the public cloud services market reaching $236 billion by 2020. What does this mean for cloud security? · This rapid shift to the cloud raises new issues and challenges for security and risk professionals. Traditional perimeter-based security tools do little to protect cloud workloads.

8 Major Problems Healthcare CIOs are Facing

CTOvision

The role of CIOs is increasingly changing as the business technology undergoes a major shift, making them face a difficult task of incorporating new technology while still retaining ethical standards of the healthcare industry. Below are some of the major challenges faced by CIOs in their efforts of implementing new technology. Security and Privacy While […]. Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security Health IT News CIOs healthcare

Serverless computing: Don’t make the wrong choices

David Linthicum

Serverless computing is all the rage right now—and for several good reasons: It removes you from having to provision a server yourself; you simply write functions, and the resources you need are automatically allocated to that function. You pay only for the resources you use. No more leaving servers up and running, then getting a big cloud bill at the end of the month. It can automatically scale, determining what cloud services need to scale with demand and then making it happen. [

The Machine of Tomorrow Today: Quantum Computing on the Verge

Data Center Knowledge

Startups, universities, government labs, and companies like IBM are racing to build computers that could potentially solve some problems that are now intractable. Read More. Design Featured Hardware IBM

Corporate IT: Five Ways to Build a Better Business Case

CEB IT

Whether it is getting colleagues in the line to invest in a new business intelligence tool or take on a vendor to provide cloud-based storage, the one thing that is essential for faster decision-making is a persuasive business case.

Finnish government scraps paper and digitises archives

Computer Weekly

The government in Finland is digitising 94 shelf kilometres of documents to save millions of euros and make the information easier to access

Victim Blaming Won't Stop Global Ransomware Attacks

Forrester IT

The security industry has an accountability crisis. It's time to talk about it, then fix it. Whenever a massive cyber attack occurs inevitably a chorus of voices rises to blame the victims. WannaCry on 5/12 and Petya on 6/27 yet again kicked off the familiar refrains of: "If users didn't click on stuff they shouldn't… ". "If If they patched they wouldn't be down… ". This is what happens when security isn't a priority… ".