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Main Street Cybersecurity: 10 Cost Effective Strategies for confronting Ransomware


As we usher in the new year of 2018, we are confronted with an ever-expanding network-borne threat landscape especially from ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malicious software which is used by malicious actors to encrypt systems or data. When the ransom is paid the key is in some cases provided to unlock the data. […].

Why you should not worry about cross-tenant cloud attacks

David Linthicum

We’ve all heard the concerns: While public clouds do a good job protecting our cloud-based systems from outside attackers, what about attacks that may come from other public cloud users? These are known as cross-tenant attacks (sometimes called side-channel attacks ), where other tenants on the same public cloud somehow access your data. Should you pay more attention to this fear? No, you should not pay more attention to cross-tenant attack fears. Here’s why. What is cloud computing?

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Beware fake Meltdown and Spectre patches

Computer Weekly

Security experts have warned that cyber attackers will be quick to use the Meltdown and Spectre exploits, but the first attempt to capitalise on them has come in the form of fake updates

"We are more successful onboarding new technology versus maturing it" - And five things CIO must do to drive digital platforms

Social, Agile and Transformation

I was speaking with a few CIOs at the SINC USA West conference in Scottsdale late last year on the state of managing digital technology in their organizations. One CIO told me, "We are more successful onboarding new technology versus maturing it." Here's the logic behind his thinking and why this is a real issue for organizations investing in digital platforms When a new technology is. cio cmo digital transformation innovation organizational change

Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

Mac Vs. PC: Which is Better for Your Business?


The debate about Mac vs. PC has been around for quite some time and may not end anytime soon. Some users prefer the Mac because of its elegant and sleek design, intuitive interface, and reliable security. On the other hand, PCs attract a large fan base because they are versatile, readily available, and affordable. Typically, […].

Cloud portability: Why you’ll never really get there

David Linthicum

Portability means that you can move an application from one host environment to another, including cloud to cloud such as from Amazon Web Services to Microsoft Azure. The work needed to complete the porting of an application from one platform to another depends upon the specific circumstances.

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Why You Need Python Machine Learning to Build a Recommendation System


Recommendation systems are ever-present in our lives today. The largest web giants – such as Google, Facebook and Amazon – use algorithms to help you find search results most relevant to you, based on your previous searches and similar data from other users.

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O’Reilly Strata Business Summit: March 5-8 2018 in San Jose


The next Strata + Hadoop World will be held March 5–8, 2018 in San Jose California. This is the must attend event for business executives and technologists seeking to turn data into the competitive advantage it should be. Save 20% when you register by using the code AFF20. Strata Data Conference is where big data's […]. Artificial Intelligence Big Data Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security Events Internet of Things News

Announcing the Sovrin Whitepaper

Phil Windley

Summary: The Sovrin whitepaper is now available. Identity in real life is much richer than online identity, flexibly and conveniently solving all kinds of thorny problems. Now with Sovrin, we can bring those rich identity transactions online.

Dream machines: how IT is changing the world of neuroscience

Computer Weekly

We talk to computer scientist and entrepreneur Jamil El Imad about the cutting-edge intersection of neuroscience and IT


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!

Time Series Data: A Difficult Yet Tameable Beast


It seems like every quarter a new McKinsey report predicts that this will be the year trillions of dollars of IoT potential is unlocked. But while the amount of data IoT produces has skyrocketed, we’re still waiting for that return on investment.

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January 2018 Technology Trends Report


Welcome to this month's Technology Trends report. We produce this report to provide insights you can use regarding the rapidly changing technological landscape. We want to help you find the best ways to leverage new technologies to accomplish both your personal and professional goals. If you would like to change the e-mail address you get this report […]. CTO News

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How to Identify Machines Connected via SCCM Cloud Management Gateway


SCCM Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) is an Internet client management feature introduced by Microsoft as a pre-release feature in ConfigMgr CB 1610.

Cisco collaborates with startup for AI health and safety trial

Computer Weekly

Cisco is to work with artificial intelligence startup Cortexica in an Innovate UK-funded project to improve physical safety in the workplace

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Excited to be working with Connected2Fiber

The Investing Edge

Boston-based Connected2Fiber just announced a new round of funding , which we lead along with Osage Ventures and existing investors Nauta Capital and NXT Ventures. So why did we invest?

Cybersecurity Context From Four Top Experts: Rich Baich, Bill Crowell, Anthony J. Ferrante, Jeremy King


CSO Online has just published an interview conducted by Jeremy King where Jeremy pulled together thoughts and inputs from Rich Baich, Bill Crowell and Anthony J. Ferrante. I've tracked these three leaders for years, and have served on boards with Crowell and have witnessed his leadership style and insightful approach to creating workable cyber risk solutions […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Is A “Walk And Talk” The Best Way To Connect With Your Direct Reports?

The Accidental Successful CIO

The best kind of meetings are the ones that leave you breathless Image Credit: Pero Kvrzica. Think for just a moment about the last meeting that you went to. How did that turn out for you? Can you remember what was said? Even more interestingly, were you any healthier once the meeting was over.

Demand for cloud-enabling infrastructure products soared in 2017, IDC research shows

Computer Weekly

IDC's latest cloud IT infrastructure market tracker shows the demand for public and private cloud-enabling servers, storage and Ethernet switches is showing no signs of slowing

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?

To Fix 13 Issues Install Hotfix KB4057517 of SCCM CB 1710


SCCM Product group released most awaited rollup hotfix KB4057517 for SCCM CB 1710. No need to “separately” download the hotfix KB 40575517. Instead, it will be available within your SCCM CB 1710 console. This fix won’t be visible on the servers if you are not upgraded to 1710 version of SCCM. From my perspective, this […]. The post To Fix 13 Issues Install Hotfix KB4057517 of SCCM CB 1710 appeared first on Anoops.

Free Report From O’Reilly Examines Best Practices Financial Firms Use In Cloud Transitions


Stricter regulations and changing technology have forced financial services organizations to make major changes in the way they handle sensitive data. With a focus on engineering and infrastructure, this O’Reilly report examines the tools and best practices that leading financial firms are using to migrate data to the cloud, build customer event hubs, and adhere […]. Artificial Intelligence Big Data Cloud Computing

Configure TPM During Build Process

Mick's IT Blog

I originally wrote this blog entry when I had first started at my current firm. At the time, I was on a tight schedule to complete a LOT of tasks. Since then, we are going to a 64-bit OS. This required me to revisit the scripts that control the TPM portion of the BIOS.

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Business needs to reduce cyber threat to payment card data

Computer Weekly

Cardholder data is a prime target for cyber criminals, and that is only likely to increase in the coming year, according to a cloud-based secure payments firm

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Test Your IT knowledge and Win a Gaming Keyboard


I shared some posts related to Information Technology (IT) knowledge quiz. One of them was about testing your knowledge in technologies like SCOM, OMS, and Azure. That was an exciting experience for me. Some of the questions were interesting and totally confusing ??

Update Your CTOvision Newsletter Preferences


With this post I would like to remind you that it is easy to manage your CTOvision newsletter preferences. If you are not on our distributions you can sign up here. If you are on any of our distributions and would like to see what other newsletters are available to you or would like to […]. Artificial Intelligence Big Data CTO CTOvision Admin Cyber Security News

Configuration errors in Intel workstations being labeled a security hole

Network World

Security researchers at an antivirus company have documented another potentially serious security hole in an Intel product, this time in the mechanism for performing system updates. The good news, however, is that it is limited to desktops, is a configuration error, and does not appear to impact servers.

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Cyber attackers upped their game in 2017, warns report

Computer Weekly

Cyber attackers ranging from criminals to nation states have upped their game in the past year, “moving the needle” in terms of tactics, techniques and procedures, a report by a cyber security firm warns

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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.

Difference Between Content of Windows 10 SAC-T and SAC ISO Media


I was wondering whether there is any difference in the content of Windows 10 ISO files which released in two phases. There are two different ISO files released as part of Windows 10 SAC-T and SAC channels. More details about Semi-Annual Channel here.

How to Protect your Personal and Financial Information


It’s evident that the essential aspect in your network or personal computer is the data that you have created. The main reason why most people are in a network or possess a personal computer is to store their data in a way that can easily be accessible. Whenever you want to input protective strategies such […]. Cyber Security data protection data security protecting data

The Deer Hunters: An Information Technology Lesson

Cloud Musings

by Kevin Jackson & Dez Blanchfield In episode four of the “ Pioneers Of Possible ” podcast series, Dez Blanchfield caught up with Max Michaels, General Manager, IBM Network Services in the studio.

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Meltdown and Spectre: to patch or not to patch

Computer Weekly

As IT recoils from the Spectre and Meltdown chip exploits, companies face patches that are incompatible, leading to crashes, reduced performance and lock-ups

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.