Sat.Mar 12, 2016 - Fri.Mar 18, 2016

What’s The Biggest Data Security Threat In Your Business? The Answer Might Surprise You


William Hayles. As an admin, it’s your job to be paranoid. But you might be worrying about the wrong things. You might be overlooking the biggest threat to your servers. Pick your poison, folks - there’s no shortage of boogeymen in the cybersecurity space.

The cloud's missing link: Monitoring and management

David Linthicum

Monitoring and management of cloud-based production environments is often an afterthought. Perhaps there is so much to think about -- security, cost management, and governance -- that monitoring and management fall by the wayside. Or perhaps IT believes it simply can use clouds' native tools. Monitoring and management are important to any data center, whether in the cloud or not.

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Will marketing continue to grow their share of the technology budget?

Eric D. Brown

If you are involved with marketing and/or technology in any large organization, you most likely are hearing a lot about marketing technology (MarTech) and the ‘explosion’ of MarTech people, technology, projects… and budgets.

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Vapor IO and BaseLayer Integrating Modular Data Center Tech

Data Center Knowledge

Companies integrate data center software and hardware, putting Vapor Chambers inside BaseLayer modules Read More. Colocation Data Center Design Modular Data Centers Open Compute Racks and Enclosures

Machine Learning for Builders: Tools, Trends, and Truths

Speaker: Rob De Feo, Startup Advocate at Amazon Web Services

Machine learning techniques are being applied to every industry, leveraging an increasing amount of data and ever faster compute. But that doesn’t mean machine learning techniques are a perfect fit for every situation (yet). So how can a startup harness machine learning for its own set of unique problems and solutions, and does it require a warehouse filled with PhDs to pull it off?

The Battle For Your Head Is Underway: VR from Oculus, Sony, HTC/Valve competing at GDC2016


Bob Gourley. GDC2016 is the largest game developer conference in the globe. By all accounts it will be the biggest yet for virtual reality. It has become so huge a sub-conference has been organized called the Virtual Reality Developers Conference ( VRDC ).

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Old-school vendors share in Oracle's cloud troubles

David Linthicum

In the cloud era, it's getting tougher and tougher to make it as a traditional enterprise software vendor. The latest example: Oracle. In the last quarter, rapid growth for Oracle's cloud services wasn't enough to offset the slowdown in sales of its traditional wares; the cloud accounts for only 8 percent of the Oracle business. Download InfoWorld's quick guide and get started with Azure Mobile Services for building apps today. Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld's Cloud Computing newsletter. ].

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Survey: Women in Data Center Roles Get Paid More than Men

Data Center Knowledge

Stratoscale-sponsored study finds data center industry bucks Silicon Valley trend Read More. Data Center Jobs Featured Staffing

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What If This Is The Most Important Thing The Government Can Do To Enhance Our Cybersecurity?


Bob Gourley. In December 1998 when transitioning into a job doing intelligence support to DoD computer network defense, one of my mentors reminded me of a Reagan-era publication that helped the public better understand the Soviet threat called "Soviet Military Power."

The Problem With Healthcare Records

The Accidental Successful CIO

Turning paper into electronic records is turning out to be harder then expected Image Credit: benben. In the U.S., the government is investing a great deal of money into transforming the country’s medical system.

10 Best Practices in Configuring your Agile Project Management Tools

Social, Agile and Transformation

If you are serious about agile development then you most likely selected a tool to enable team collaboration and manage the backlog, sprints, and releases. While I have heard of some teams and even organizations staying low tech and using stickies, cards, or spreadsheets, it's really hard to scale to multiple teams, manage distributed teams, or develop metrics to support process improvements.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Drones: Is the Airspace above Your Data Center Secure?

Data Center Knowledge

As use of drones explodes, data center operators should include airspace protection in their security programs Read More. Data Center World Security

Hands-On with Eastwind Networks’ Active Breach Detection


Adam Gerhart. Recently, at Cognitio Labs , we had the opportunity to test out some new technology from an innovative cyber security solution provider, Eastwind Networks. Eastwind Networks is one of a handful of companies pioneering enterprise ready, active breach detection capabilities. The assumption behind active breach detection is that it is no longer possible to keep every threat out of your network.

20 Influential Chief Information Officers

A CIO's Voice

20 Influential Chief Information Officers from Michael Krigsman. As the Chief Information Officer role become increasingly prominent, it is important to recognize CIOs who actively stake a claim as innovators and communicators.

RSA 2016: Key Takeaways

The Investing Edge

This year’s RSA conference was bigger than ever with more than 40,000 attendees. San Francisco buzzed with security vendors, buyers and investors as they crowded the lobbies of hotels and coffee shops with endless meetings.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Merger of Two Healthcare Giants Makes IT Transformation Inevitable

Data Center Knowledge

Joseph Health undergoes complete infrastructure overhaul as it integrates with Providence Health Read More. Cloud Computing Data Center Strategies Data Center World Featured

If You Drive A Car, Or Know Someone Who Does, You Must Read This…


Bob Gourley. Thanks to the professional, virtuous work of security researchers Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller and some fantastic reporting on this research by Andy Greenberg of Wired Magazine , we have long known that theoretical hacks against cars are no longer theoretical. They are real.

7 VPN services for hotspot protection

Network World

VPNs Virtual private networks (VPNs) have many uses. When connected to a VPN service, the websites you access think you’re at the location where the VPN server is located. This can help anonymize your Internet traffic so it’s much harder for websites to track your personal browsing history.

HR in the Cloud is Soaring

CIO Dashboard

Guest post by Dan Staley. The phonebook, so anxiously anticipated by Navin R. Johnson in the 1979 movie The Jerk, has gone the way of the poor VCR. Extinct. Obsolete. Kaput.

Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.

Emerging Trends Shaping the Data Center of the Future

Data Center Knowledge

Five billion people today don't have access to the internet, but they will, and that alone is a big reason the data center of today must change Read More. Data Center World

Update On The Battle For Your Head: Videos capture nature of next gen consumer VR


Bob Gourley. This post is a follow on to our report " The Battle For Your Head Is Underway: VR from Oculus, Sony, HTC/Valve competing at GDC2016 ". So far we have seen nothing to change our overall conclusion.

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Review: Consider VPN services for hotspot protection

Network World

Virtual private networks have many uses. Typically, businesses deploy VPNs so employees can securely access the corporate network from outside the office. However, we’ve seen a rise in third-party VPN services that use the same underlying technology, the encrypted tunnel, to simply provide a secure Internet connection. Why would you ever need to do this? When connected to a VPN service, the websites you access think you’re at the location where the VPN server is located.

Manufacturers’ resistance to the cloud is weakening

Computerworld Vertical IT

Manufacturers are slowly warming up to the idea of putting portions of their complex ERP systems in the cloud, according a report by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here (Insider Story

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Understanding ARM Chips for Servers, the Cloud and IoT

Data Center Knowledge

What is the ARM computer chip architecture, and how is it being used for data center servers, in the cloud and on IoT devices? Read More. Shared

Tech News Roundup March 16


Katie Kennedy. The following are some of the hot topics we are tracking in the technology ecosystem: Technology Ticker. Matt Rahman Joins Tangible Security as Commercial Cyber Solutions SVP, GM. Menlo Ventures leads $14.5M round for Usermind, an enterprise business operations startup. Trifacta Expands Federal Market Presence to Accelerate the. Consumer Electronics Net. CSRA Adds Former Jacobs CEO Craig Martin to Board of Directors; Mike Lawrie Comments.

Five Traits of Innovators

Future of CIO

Innovators are at their very heart visionaries who also have determination, dedication, passion, and motivation. Creativity is #1 wanted quality for digital leaders and professionals nowadays, but where can you discover innovators?

8 Compelling Reasons To Adopt E-Learning Tools And Technology

Kitaboo Blog

Here are 8 Compelling Reasons To Adopt E-Learning Tools And Technology. E-learning has redefined the knowledge and skill acquisition landscape. Studies reveal that over 41.7%

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More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

IoT Demands a Shift from Centralized to Stratified Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Today, a slew of disruptive trends are placing back-breaking demands on existing networks and data center infrastructure. In fact, these much beefier requirements for speed and bandwidth have grown so far so fast that the IT world simply can’t keep up. The answer doesn’t lie in Band-Aid fixes or. Data Center World

Tech News Roundup March 18


Katie Kennedy. The following are some of the hot topics we are tracking in the technology ecosystem: Technology Ticker. Google mulls acquisition of cloud firms as it seeks to compete in enterprise with Amazon, Microsoft, Report. Carahsoft's Evan Slack: Automatic Security Patches Key to Better Cybersecurity - ExecutiveBiz (blog). Peter Simpson Rejoins Analytics Firm Datawatch as Visualization Strategy VP. Amazon’s Alexa adds Fitbit integration to help users track fitness.

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Running IT as an “Innovative Outlier”

Future of CIO

An outlier does not lack knowledge but has the interdisciplinary knowledge to see things differently.

How to create App Menu folders in Chrome OS

Tech Republic Cloud

If your Chrome OS App Menu is getting cluttered, you need to take advantage of App Menu Folders. Jack Wallen shows you how

Serverless and Containers: How to Choose the Right Application Strategy

Speaker: Tolga Tarhan, Senior Vice President, GM AWS Services at Onica

When it comes to the modern tech stack, one of the fastest changing areas is around containers, serverless, and choosing the ideal path to cloud native computing. How do you as a technology leader point your team in the right direction, especially given how quickly this is evolving?