June, 2017

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.

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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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

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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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

Switch’s Las Vegas Data Center Stronghold Reaches North of 2 Million Square Feet

Data Center Knowledge

Company launches massive, 40MW Las Vegas 10 data center Read More. Colocation North America Switch SuperNAPs

GDPR: Five myths you will encounter on your compliance journey

Computer Weekly

The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in May 2018. We explore common myths surrounding GDPR

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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.

6 Ways AI Will Affect the Future of VoIP and UC

IT Toolbox

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of today’s most widely used buzzwords, but what does it mean to you? Searching for definitions, I found one referring to AI as “the art of intelligence”; another definition referred to “human automation.” ” Wikipedia defines artificial intelligence as intelligence exhibited by machines. In computer science, the

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.

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

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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Europe faces shortage of 350,000 cyber security professionals by 2022

Computer Weekly

European companies are expected to go on the world’s biggest cyber security hiring spree in the next 12 months, driving demand for cyber talent that will far outstrip supply, a report has revealed

‘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.

The Importance of Integration in Data Science and Predictive Analytics

IT Toolbox

Data Science and Predictive Analytics are also trending. But Integration Failures are blocking. What is Data Science and why are integration failures resulting in data silos such a big problem

Automation Technologies, Robotics, And Artificial Intelligence In The Workforce

Forrester IT

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

Switch Backs Away from Uptime’s Tiers, Pushes Own Data Center Standard

Data Center Knowledge

Plans non-profit standards org it says will be more impartial than for-profit Uptime Read More. Colocation Design Featured Power and Cooling Switch SuperNAPs

Insurance giant Allianz opens up about how DevOps success is fueling its move to cloud

Computer Weekly

The German financial services giant reveals details of how a year-long push to embrace DevOps has set the scene for a move to cloud

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.

IT Project Management: What Makes Digital Projects Different

CEB IT

More than two-thirds of executives believe their company must become significantly more digitized to maintain competitiveness. Unsurprisingly, this has meant the management of digital projects and programs has become a critical focus for IT project management offices (PMOs).

5 Ways to Protect Your Online Identity

IT Toolbox

Since this can be a huge problem, you should be very cautious about what you do online, and take necessary measures to keep your data safe

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Three attributes a serial technology CEO looks for in a CTO

CTOvision

The Chief Technology Officer is now a core member of any C-suite, and needs to combine the traditional skills of technical know-how with a business-savvy approach and heightened product awareness. As a CEO, it can be tough to differentiate between highly-skilled CTO candidates, but viewing potential hires through the lens of these three competencies will […]. Artificial Intelligence Big Data CTO Cyber Security Internet of Things News

Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: May 2017

Data Center Knowledge

Here are the 10 most popular articles that appeared on Data Center Knowledge in May Read More. Featured

Business applications embrace IoT, blockchain to face future

Computer Weekly

Next-generation ERP systems could intersect with IoT, blockchain and smart contracts to drive a new wave of automation aimed at operational efficiency

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. ].

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… ".