April, 2017

Pushing Computers to the Edge: Next Generation Security and Privacy Controls for Systems and IoT Devices


Bob Gourley.

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Government must extend machine learning support across education and industry

Computer Weekly

The Royal Society believes the UK is well placed to make the most of machine learning, but it is early days and technical and policy issues need addressing

Digital Transformation Driven by ITaaS

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shutterstock When executing an effective digital transformation strategy, management is tasked with placing the right workload into the most appropriate IT environment.

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The 3 biggest mistakes to avoid in cloud migrations

David Linthicum

I’ve heard many times that if you’re not making mistakes, you’re not making progress. If that’s true, we're seeing a lot of progress made this year in cloud migrations! Here are the three errors that I see enterprises repeatedly committing. [ To the cloud! Real-world container migrations. | Dig into the the red-hot open source framework in InfoWorld’s beginner’s guide to Docker. ]. Mistake 1: Moving the wrong apps for the wrong reasons to the cloud.

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Anti-trust complaints target Microsoft in the European Union

Computer Weekly

Microsoft comes under pressure as software suppliers raise market abuse complaints with the European Commission over bundling of Defender security software with Windows

36 Shades of Hybrid IT

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shutterstock Everyone has heard of the 50 Shades of Grey. But do you know the “36 Shades of Hybrid IT”? These shades are a new way of describing the 36 point solutions across a hybrid IT environment.

Your cloud choice: Succeed slowly or fail fast

David Linthicum

If you want proof that what I’ve been advising for years is true, check out this research on cloud computing from The Register : Planning pays off when it comes to cloud migration and deployments. The Register found that most companies don’t yet have meaningful cloud adoption or have truly embraced the idea of the cloud-first enterprise.

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10 New Information Security Roles for the Digitization Era


High demand and a limited pool of people with the right skills and experience make information security staffing a perennial challenge. Further complicating things is the fact that information security teams have not yet adapted to their changing role in digitizing companies.

Power Your Digital Ecosystems With Business Platforms

Forrester IT

" Platforms " are fast becoming all the rage in the B2B context. Several traditional businesses like GE or Siemens are claiming to either offer or become a platform operation.

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How Big Data is Becoming Smaller Than Small Data


Carol M. Evenson. In E-Commerce, Small Data = Big Data and Vice Versa. Big Data, small data and everyday data: Is there a meaningful difference between these three information carriers nowadays?

One in eight people have suffered a healthcare data breach

Computer Weekly

A quarter of victims had their NI number compromised and 18% saw their biometric identifiers compromised, but most people trust healthcare providers with their data

Google Reveals Espresso, Its Edge Data Center SDN

Data Center Knowledge

Fourth and most challenging pillar of its SDN strategy, Espresso manages performance at peering points Read More. Cloud Computing Google Networking

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Think again: Data integration is different in the cloud

David Linthicum

It’s been nearly 20 years since I wrote the book “ Enterprise Application Integration ,” yet after all that time data integration remains an afterthought when it comes to cloud deployments. I guess that’s par for the course, since security, governance, monitoring, and other core services are often afterthoughts as well. When moving to the cloud, enterprises focus on the move itself, rather than on what they need after they get there. Although this may be a common plan, it’s not a best practice.

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Corporate IT: Time to Start Building Your Leadership Team for 2020


As IT teams grapple with the digitization of their companies and industries, they must also – and as a result – help transform their company’s strategy and outlook on digitization , and the entire IT operating model to boot.

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Is Business Intelligence (BI) Market Finally Maturing? Forrester Three Big BI Market Predictions

Forrester IT

The buy side market is nowhere near maturity and will continue to be a greenfield opportunity to many BI vendors. Our research still shows that homegrown shadow IT BI applications based on spreadsheets and desktop databases dominate the enterprises. And only somewhere between 20% and 50% of enterprise structured data is being curated and available to enterprise BI tools and applications. The sell side of the market is a different story.

Learn The Latest On All Things Data At The 25 April 2017 Cloudera Government Forum


Bob Gourley. In the world of data somethings are totally consistent and some are incredibly dynamic. One timeless consistency is that organizations have always sought to optimize the use of data for their mission. That has always been true and all indications are it always will be.

Court grants Lauri Love appeal against extradition

Computer Weekly

Alleged hacker’s appeal court hearing will be the first major test of the UK’s forum bar, designed to protect vulnerable people from extradition


Apple’s Leased Data Center Energy Use Quadrupled Since 2012

Data Center Knowledge

Colocation energy use now accounts for nearly one-quarter of Apple’s total data center energy consumption Read More. Apple Cloud Computing Colocation Featured

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AWS is moving beyond IaaS and PaaS

David Linthicum

Last week, Amazon Web Services launched Amazon Connect, a cloud-based contact center service. The objective is to provide enterprises with an easier-to-use and faster-to-deploy call center system. But there’s deeper meaning to Amazon Connect than simply a new service from AWS.

How and When to Quantify Information Risk


Risk quantification is not impossible, it’s just misunderstood. Most people think of risk quantification as the practice of assigning a dollar value to information risk, but even ranking different types of risk into an ordinal scale (first, second, third, etc) involve a degree of quantification.

Google Next 2017 Review: Google Cloud Is A Serious Contender In the Public Cloud Space

Forrester IT

With Nigel Fenwick and Glenn O'Donnell. In the past few years, Google has made concerted efforts to target the enterprise cloud computing space.

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Big Data Can Be Used for More Than Just Targeting A Customer Base


Brigg Patten. Big data has almost always been primarily used to target clients using tailored products, targeted advertising. This has skewed the use of big data that often everyone simply assumes big data is for targeting the customer base. However, there are many other uses for big data in a firm that may or may not be directly related to customer welfare or marketing purposes. The utilization of data depends on the nature and type of data collected and how well it’s stored and curated.

What to do first when hit by a cyber attack

Computer Weekly

Security consultant Gemma Moore looks at the actions organisations should take if they suspect they have suffered a cyber security incident

Google Invests in Submarine Cable to Speed Up Its Cloud in Asia Pacific

Data Center Knowledge

Indigo cable will connect Indonesia, Singapore, and Australia Read More. Asia-Pacific Cloud Computing Connectivity Featured Google

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You need your ‘cloud brain’ more than ever

David Linthicum

How we do IT is changing. As it changes, we need to alter the way we think about IT. I like to call that new thinking as having a “cloud brain.” So what the hell is a “cloud brain?” [ Download the public cloud megaguide PDF: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Joyent compared. Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing Report newsletter. ]. A few core attributes include the following: To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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Corporate IT: Fusion Teams are the Future


Google spent four years and millions of dollars attempting to create the perfect team , and while the scale of Google’s investment may be unique, their focus certainly isn’t. CIOs around the world report that the way they want to build and reorganize teams is undergoing fundamental change.

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S.J.Res.34 and what this really means for your Internet privacy

Doctor Chaos

On April 3rd, 2017 President Trump signed into law S.J.Res.34 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services” (see: [link] The Internet, news agencies, […]. Cyber InfoSec FedTech government GovTech privacy

Shoptalk 2017: Retail is dead, long live retail!

The Investing Edge

Discussion about the future of retail has never been more lively and opinions around what’s to come are diverse. The headlines on any given day offer much to think about, and questions have no simple answers. Is ecommerce killing the traditional shopping model? Is retail dying?

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