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DevOps The Code To Delivering With Velocity, Quality And Agility

Forrester IT

Every business today is under pressure from a startup that is disrupting their traditional market. We have seen this in the taxi industry with Uber [i] , ATOM Bank is revolutionizing banking [ii] and Airbnb the hotel industry. iii] The overused statement that today every business is a software business, is resonating in every industry and we are all under pressure to not only deliver faster, we must do so with quality and add value to our respective businesses.

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Why Big Data Project Management Can Be So Difficult


Rick Delgado. Big data is extremely beneficial to businesses, and gathering it is now easier than ever with today's technology. When it comes to the management of big data, therein lies the challenge. There is software now which can assist in tracking a company's customers and potential customers. It will collect information such as age, demographics, buying habits, and more.

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Your cloud strategy must include no-cloud options

David Linthicum

It’s Monday morning. You go into work as if it’s a normal day, but the office is quiet. There’s a press release on your desk stating that your company has put its datacenters up for sale, and cloud will be its new platform. This strategic shift is increasingly commonplace now. Although it makes the company look innovative and thrifty to the stock holders, it also leaves the challenge to IT to make it all work. InfoWorld’s quick guide: Digital Transformation and the Agile Enterprise.

Information Risk: Help the Business Rethink How it Exploits its Secrets


Most organizations depend on secret intellectual property for their success.

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.

Tell Your Board How Business Technology Will Help Win Customers

Forrester IT

Customers are more powerful than ever, and nothing is slowing that trend. Your Board is the primary body for setting, monitoring, and adapting strategy. Ensuring that the Board, and the C-suite, is equipped with the proper insight and knowledge is a requirement. Research shows that CEOs rank technological change as the second-most-pressing factor for companies after economic factors.

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What’s the delay when it comes to content analytics?


Bob Larrivee. Organizations are dealing with ever-growing amounts of data – and to get value from that data they need to analyze it, so what is the hold up in deploying content analytics? Practically every organization today has more content flowing through its various departments than at any time previously. This content comes in a wide variety of types, forms and formats and is a potential gold mine of insight for those that know how.

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Extra £440m to get superfast broadband to hardest-to-reach places in UK

Computer Weekly

Government announces extra funding for its superfast broadband roll-out, with 600,000 more premises expected to benefit

Ten Tips for Harnessing the Power of Data Analytics

Data Center Knowledge

You can’t fix what you can’t measure, and you can’t measure what you don’t understand. Data analytics can help by providing valuable capabilities for addressing current strategic needs while preparing for new innovations on the horizon. Read More. Industry Perspectives

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The First Quantum Revolution: Foundational information for the enterprise CTO


Bob Gourley. Our report on Naturally Better Security dove deep into ways quantum effects can be leveraged to enhance real world cybersecurity. It was our most popular post in November 2016 and the feedback we received was taken as a signal that we should produce more on what CTOs should know about the quantum world. With this post we are kicking off a series of five pieces that will dive into quantum effects.

5 enterprise technologies that will shake things up in 2017

Network World

You think you have your hands full as an IT pro now? Just wait until blockchain, IoT, augmented and virtual reality, and these other technologies really start to take hold in 2017. Thinkstock. The Internet of Things – for real.

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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!

Auticon: the IT consultancy that employs only autistic IT professionals

Computer Weekly

IT consultancy Auticon explains why and how it employs only autistic consultants and why diversity is beneficial for businesses


How to Make Big Data Agile Without Compromising Privacy?

Data Center Knowledge

There are a few critical processes that companies can employ to take full advantage of delivering more relevant applications faster, while still adapting to the necessary privacy processes to work in this world of big data sets. Read More. Industry Perspectives

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Improving the Performance and Security of Mission Applications with Enhanced Networking


Bob Gourley. Latency breeds contempt, this is especially true in the defense and intelligence communities where seconds can be the difference between life and death. Applications supporting national security missions must work and they must work fast. In order to keep pace with rapidly evolving mission demands, agencies are constantly advancing their capabilities in the areas of distributed analytics and private cloud.

Cisco execs foretell key 2017 enterprise networking trends

Network World

Interesting posts this week from a few Cisco executives taking a look forward into what should be a very interesting networking world in 2017. More on Network World: 5 enterprise technologies that will shake things up in 2017 + First up was Cisco’s Jeff Reed, Senior Vice President Enterprise Infrastructure and Solutions Group who had a blog on the top 10 list for future 2017 network trends. It reads as follow: To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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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.

Could blockchain revolutionise the Middle East?

Computer Weekly

The Middle East could pioneer the use of blockchain, transforming the processes used by organisations in the region


Here’s What Experts Say about Cloud in 2017

Data Center Knowledge

Will 2017 be the year we ditch our data centers in favor of public cloud? Will security continue to be a cloud adoption roadblock? Read More. Shared

Testing Industrial Protocols with Security Tools

Doctor Chaos

Protection of communications: key for the security of all protocols In industrial control systems, communications play a key role in an environment where millions of packages are exchanged daily, including often critical information on the status of processes and devices. This is why preserving the integrity of information in transit and ensuring it reaches its […]. InfoSec IoT scada

New products of the week 12.19.16

Network World

New products of the week Image by Cybereason. Our roundup of intriguing new products. Read how to submit an entry to Network World's products of the week slideshow. Cloud Foundry Training Platform Image by altoros To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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?

IT Priorities 2017: Many ANZ CIOs don’t expect IT budget increase

Computer Weekly

There is still uncertainty over Australian CIO budgets in 2017 and many expect a reduction

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Watts to Bits: Your Daily Data Center News Briefing

Data Center Knowledge

Here are the recent developments in the data center industry you should know about. Read More.

The Chinese Cybersecurity Law

Doctor Chaos

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) released the new cyber security law, which was passed by their main (only?) political party on November 7, 2016. Analysis Potential negative impact to tech companies operating within China’s borders exist as a result of the following key points within the law: 1. Due to a shifting and opaque […]. Cyber FedTech government GovTech infosec

TAP Accelerates Artificial Intelligence

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shutterstock Over the past few years, the use of artificial intelligence has expanded more rapidly than many of us could have imagined. While this may invoke fear and dread in some, these relatively new technology applications are clearly delivering real value to our global society.

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.

IT Priorities 2017: Quarter of Asean CIOs expect big IT budget increase

Computer Weekly

More than half of Asean IT leaders expect a budget increase next year, and a quarter of them anticipate a rise of more than 10

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Friday Funny: Christmas in the Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Here’s the cartoon for this month’s Data Center Knowledge caption contest. Read More. DCK Featured

Here are the biggest IoT security threats facing the enterprise in 2017

Tech Republic Security

The coming year will bring a large-scale IoT security breach, with fleet management, retail, manufacturing, and government at the biggest risk, according to experts

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3 ways to connect your private network to the public cloud

Tech Republic Data Center

As hybrid infrastructures grow in popularity, the need to securely connect private and public data centers grows. Read three popular public cloud connection options

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.

Almost 90% of customers say social media availability affects brand loyalty

Computer Weekly

Customers expect to be able to contact brands via social media, with nine out of 10 claiming availability of a brand through their preferred social channel has an impact on their retailer loyalty

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How Cloudy is the Data Center’s Future?

Data Center Knowledge

Despite predictions of the data center's impending supersession by cloud computing, the on-premise data center continues to show similar durability. Read More. Industry Perspectives

Looking Back to Look Forward on Cybersecurity

Network World

By now, everyone in our industry has provided 2017 cybersecurity predictions and I’m no exception. I participated in a 2017 infosec forecast webcast with industry guru Bruce Schneier , and ESG also published a video where I exchanged cybersecurity prophecies with my colleague Doug Cahill (note: I am an ESG employee).

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5 DevOps predictions for 2017

Tech Republic Data Center

DevOps saw a lot of container adoption by enterprises and more companies bolstering their offerings in 2016. Security improvements, containerization, and consolidation are on the horizon for next year

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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.