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What multicloud really costs

David Linthicum

Multicloud is becoming the de facto standard. Indeed, a solid 84 percent of the respondents in the RightScale report use more than four cloud providers, including both the public and private clouds. Note, RightScale is now part of Flexera.) However, not only are companies shifting to multicloud, but to more than one public cloud as well. That means using Google, Microsoft, and AWS—two or three providers, typically, and sometimes more.

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3 Ways to Stop Insider Threats


In July 2019, global hotel chain Marriott International was charged with a $123 million fine for leaking the data of more than 380 million hotel guests in the U.K. The incident was attributed to poor monitoring efforts and employee negligence — both of which were completely preventable had the IT systems been secured from internal threats. .

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Data Monetization in a Pro-Privacy World


For over the last decade, some of the most successful companies on earth have made their riches by mining user data and selling it to advertisers. The big question is whether this will continue to be a sustainable business model with the ever-mounting scrutiny on data privacy and if not. The post Data Monetization in a Pro-Privacy World appeared first on Dataconomy. Contributors Cybersecurity Featured cambridge analytics data privacy Facebook GDPR

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


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. Now here is an interesting/new story: A NASA astronaut is accused of hacking her estranged spouse’s bank account from space I […]. Cyber Security News Artemis OODA

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

Learn to love legacy systems

David Linthicum

I’ve been corrected more than once. I’ve used the term “legacy system” in meetings and been quickly taken to the woodshed by the language police for saying something that was a clear pejorative. Even here I’ve started saying “traditional system” instead. I’ve gotten less crap about that, but it’s the same thing. I’ve worked on those system early in my career and still consider them valuable IT assets, now and moving forward. Here’s why. [

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


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. But a maturing emerging technology called emotion artificial intelligence (AI) might make it possible to detect insurance fraud based on audio analysis of the caller. . Current versions link specific emotional states (i.e., happy, sad, insecure) to specific soundwaves.

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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. That’s why I was interested in this list from Robert Burnett, Brother’s director, B2B product & solution – basically, the company’s point man for large customer implementations.

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Do Self-Service and Low-Code Curb Shadow IT?

Information Week

Self-service may help reduce shadow IT, but it won't eliminate it. Business-IT relationships help


10 Must-Have Competencies for Infrastructure & Operations Leaders


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. Jack knows that to be a successful I&O leader in the digital age, he must exemplify “servant leadership” by being a facilitator and negotiator, able to remove barriers for his team. “

Windows Virtual Desktop Microsoft WVD FAQs from AMA


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. Let’s have a quick walkthrough of the questions and answers which I wanted to highlight. You can go through all the WVD AMA discussion from the […].

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Modern applications at AWS

All Things Distributed

Innovation has always been part of the Amazon DNA, but about 20 years ago, we went through a radical transformation with the goal of making our iterative process—" invent, launch, reinvent, relaunch, start over, rinse, repeat, again and again "—even faster. The changes we made affected both how we built applications and how we organized our company. Back then, we had only a small fraction of the number of customers that Amazon serves today.

Integrated Cloud Architecture: What It Is and Why It Matters

Information Week

Before diving into the integrated cloud architecture deep end, you must first understand the challenges

SCCM/MDT Windows Updates Installer

Mick's IT Blog

One of the issues I have had when moving the build process from MDT to SCCM has been windows updates. Windows updates are not available in the SCCM build if it does not already deploy the updates to machines. Except for servers, the user machines are configured to install updates pushed down by Microsoft as shown below. Before asking about managing the updates, I do have tools put in place to be able to quickly stop updates from installing and remove updates if issues come up.

SCCM 1906 Known Issues – List of Fixes


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. SCCM 1906 is in slow ring now and SCCM 1906 update will be available for all SCCM infrastructure with online Service Connection Point. Also, you should have versions SCCM 1806 or SCCM 1810, or SCCM 1902. In this post, you will learn more about SCCM 1906 known issues. Related Posts – SCCM 1902 known issues & SCCM 1810 Known […].

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

What is phishing? Learn how this attack works

Network World

Phishing is a method of trying to gather personal information using deceptive e-mails and websites. Here's what you need to know about this increasingly sophisticated form of cyberattack


AI Rushes Forward Driven by a Sense of Urgency

Information Week

We don't know where we are going with artificial intelligence, but we are going there fast

Steps That Ensure Greater IT Efficiency


Information Technology Blog - - Steps That Ensure Greater IT Efficiency - Information Technology Blog. Information technology is one of few occupations that provide real-world functionality, security, and other critical solutions to every job sector and niche of the economy. Regardless of industry, businesses that continue to grow will inevitably require a variety of IT solutions to operate effectively and efficiently.

Modern Management and Peer to Peer Technology


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Let’s learn how to VMware Workspace ONE works with Windows 10. Windows 10 modern management is new mantra for all the organizations. More details about VMware’s management options. VMware Workspace One Following are main feature offerings from VMware on Windows 10 & modern device management. VMware has two options (1.CDN & 2.Peer to Peer) to […].

Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

3 leading network access control products reviewed

Network World

Real IT users evaluate network access control solutions: Cisco Identity Services Engine, Aruba ClearPass and ForeScout CounterACT. Download the 27-page comparison

Banks Ramp Up Machine Learning, Work Through Data Challenges

Information Week

Machine learning in pilot and production is growing in many industries, and finance is no exception, but there are concerns

How to Transfer Large Scale Data. Methods of 2019.


Information Technology Blog - - How to Transfer Large Scale Data. Methods of 2019. Information Technology Blog. Hi to all the readers! I don’t write much on business matters recently, only if something curious pops up. Quite a while ago I came across an interesting service for transferring big scale of data (and not so big as well). Here is what I found on that useful service.

Webinar – Learn How to Upskill SCCM Admins in the Cloud Era


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. I have written many posts about upskilling here. In this post, you will come to know about the upskilling opportunity for SCCM admins. I’m collaborating with Parallels to upskill SCCM admins in the cloud era. TL;DR You can jump directly into the registration links: 👉Sep 10th 10:00 AM Pacific Time – [link] 👉Sep 10th 4:00 […].

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Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

Time Travel With Your Data – No Flux Capacitor Required

Perficient Data & Analytics

Have you ever said something like “I wish I could go back when…” maybe it was to re-live an awesome vacation or some funny event. But, if you work with data you’ve probably said that same thing, but not for nearly as pleasant circumstances. Maybe you’ve said it because the data you’ve been importing since last week has been full of errors. Well, good news for you! With Domo you can go back to a point in time when your data was error-free.

Q&A: Labourey on CloudBees' DevOps Role, Google Partnership

Information Week

The host of DevOps World conference talks about the part his company plays in the evolution of DevOps and what a new partnership with Google Cloud will mean

How Small Businesses Can Protect Their Data


Information Technology Blog - - How Small Businesses Can Protect Their Data - Information Technology Blog. In today’s digital world, data is key for all businesses and every owner needs to consider how they can protect this data from cybercriminals. Cybercrime is a huge global issue and one which small businesses need to be concerned about because small organizations are often the primary target because it is thought that there will not be adequate protection in place. .

It Takes Innovation to Measure Innovation Performance

Future of CIO

Innovation is about making differentiation. Forward-looking companies will spend more resources on innovation investment and take a scientific approach to decode innovation serendipity. Innovation as a management process needs to be measured for making continuous improvement in order to reap the fruit for gaining long term advantage. Measurements provide necessary feedback: You can only manage what you measure, there is no exception for innovation management.

Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.

Can Artificial Intelligence Generate Corporate Strategy?


Read Daniel Shapiro explain how you can automate your corporate strategy using artificial intelligence on Forbes : In this article, I’m going to tell you about automating corporate strategies using artificial intelligence, and look at some recent progress in automatically generating strategies in the face of uncertainty. Every day, progress in artificial intelligence is addressing tasks […].

VMworld: Look at Acquisitions for Virtualization's Cloud Play

Information Week

VMware's buying spree is part of its efforts to transform beyond its virtualization roots and into a container- and Kubernetes-focused cloud everything company

How to Create and Deliver Cost Effective Remote Training


You must at some point have sat through a conference or a video call where you struggled with getting the screen connected, or the audio wasn’t clear, with frequent interruptions from your or the other end like “your voice is breaking off”, or “the screen went black, we can’t see you”. Typically, around 10-15 minutes are then lost in fixing the issue, with wires being pulled and pushed to check if they are properly connected, opening and closing tabs, reconnecting the session etc.

The Monthly “Principles & Practices" Summary: Setting Principles to Drive Digital Transformation Aug. 2019

Future of CIO

A well-defined set of digital rules are not for limiting innovation, but for setting the frame of relevance and guide through changes and digital transformation. The purpose of “100 Digital Rules: Setting Guidelines to Explore Digital New Normal “ is to establish digital principles and update business policies that can be applied holistically and guide the digital transformation systematically. Here is a set of digital principles to drive digital transformation.

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!