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A Flicker Of Light: A new security stack points the path to safety


Junaid Islam. The last few years have been a difficult time for those who protect data. Defense-in-depth, the gold standard in cyber security, has failed. The basis behind defense-in-depth is to deploy redundant layers of security products to defeat every part the cyber kill chain.

Brexit Makes Customer-Focused Innovation Imperative

Forrester IT

Phote: Cover of Panorama magazine Italia. While uncertainty continues, focusing on innovation is your best chance of success. British Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly said, "Brexit means Brexit."

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The cloud will absorb Windows (and the rest)

David Linthicum

InfoWorld's Eric Knorr has made the compelling point that perhaps Microsoft should get out of the Windows business and instead focus on the public cloud. I get that opinion. In the 1990s, I reviewed client operating systems that included Windows 95, Windows NT, OS/2, and about a dozen versions of Unix. In the back of my mind, I thought that was a fool's errand, that we were focused on the wrong problem.

UK firms could face £122bn in data breach fines in 2018

Computer Weekly

The PCI Security Standards Council is urging firms to act now to avoid exponentially increased penalties under new EU data protection regulations

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.

Don’t fall behind when it comes to migrating to the cloud


Bob Gourley. Cloud computing and cloud storage at one time was once viewed as a risky proposition for businesses; why trust an unknown virtual platform to handle business needs when everything could be safely handled onsite? That viewpoint has changed quicker than many industry watchers and businesses could anticipate, and those organizations that have made the switch are reaping the benefits of more efficient systems, less overall costs and happier users.

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DevOps and the Mainframe, A perfect match?

Forrester IT

Did someone forget to tell the mainframe it was irrelevant? For many years, the much lauded death of the mainframe has been espoused by many pundits. Many believed the end of the mainframe would be further accelerated with the rapid growth of cloud adoption. I am sorry to report to those naysayers, the mainframe didn't get the message, and lives on, alive and well as the beating heart of many large businesses.

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Saving Lauri Love: activists plan their next move

Computer Weekly

An eclectic bunch of activists, charity workers and reformed hackers spent a rainy Sunday afternoon plotting their next move in a campaign to save Lauri Love from extradition to the US on hacking charges


Cognitio’s Bob Gourley on picking from the ‘thousands’ of vendor solutions


Michael Johnson. Our editor Bob Gourley was featured on FedScoop TV discussing the twin challenge of a Cambrian Explosion of new technologies and a Malthusian Problem that will cause many to die off. The full video is at this link and embedded below: Big Data Cloud Computing CTO News

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Loose Lips Sink M&A Ships

Forrester IT

Companies look for merger & acquisitions opportunities to boost their growth. But when confidential information gets exposed, it throws a monkeywrench into their confidential assessments, strategies and negotiations. Recent news proves this once again. Whether Twitter would be a good fit for SalesForce is a question - but that the news that Salesforce was considering it leaked into the public domain made their decisions harder.

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Oracle’s Cloud, Built by Former AWS, Microsoft Engineers, Comes Online

Data Center Knowledge

Hosted initially in three Phoenix-metro data centers, the bare-metal cloud will serve as foundation for future cloud VM and container services. Read More. Cloud Computing Featured Oracle

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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!

Cloud backup saves data after fire destroys school

Computer Weekly

Data from The Academy secondary school in the seaside town of Selsey was restored just hours after a fire destroyed most of the premises, thanks to a cloud backup agreement set up a year earlier

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How Much “Data Science” Do You Really Need?


Dennis D. McDonald. Is it really true that "Nearly two-thirds of big data projects will fail to get beyond the pilot and experimentation phase in the next two years, and will end up being abandoned," as suggested by Steve Ranger last year in Your big data projects will probably fail, and here's why? . My take: to be successful you need a collaborative team with multiple skills, effective leadership, good communication -- and a plan.

Private Cloud Adoption Is Alive And Well

Forrester IT

While public cloud's hypergrowth garners a lot of press, we expect opportunities to continue for private cloud solutions. In our recently published Private Cloud Solutions Forecast, 2016 To 2021 ( Global ) we expect the market to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.0% over the 2016-to-2021 period. Private cloud can provide the speed-to-market and scalability of public cloud, yet with enhanced security.

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Space: the Ultimate Network Edge

Data Center Knowledge

Inside Laser Light’s plan to beam network connectivity from Earth’s Orbit using military laser tech Read More. Colocation Connectivity Equinix Featured Internet of Things Networking Technology

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.

Obituary: Jonathan Green-Armytage, former Computer Weekly journalist

Computer Weekly

Computer Weekly marks the passing of one of the great tech reporters from the 1980s and 1990s

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Putting a value on your company information


John Mancini. In this age of digital transformation, it is obvious that the information assets of an organization are increasing, but putting a value on something so seemingly intangible isn’t easy – especially as information is fluid and doesn’t behave like other assets. Data is growing at a mind boggling rate. Analyst firm IDC predicts that the digital universe will reach 40 ZB (40 trillion GB) by 2020, an amount that exceeds previous forecasts by 14%.

What Product Development Orgs Can Learn From The Samsung Crisis

Forrester IT

As details regarding the termination of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone continue to unfold, there are several important lessons, both technological and organizational, that manufacturers and product organizations should take away from their peer's costly product crisis: Read more Categories: PLM. Product Lifecycle Management. Product development. digital business. digital twin. CIO PLM Product Lifecycle Management Product development digital business digital twin

Digital Realty to Build Data Center Tower in Downtown Chicago

Data Center Knowledge

Site for the planned 12-story facility is reportedly shovel-ready, but construction crews will not break the ground until a major anchor tenant is on board. Read More. Chicago Colocation Connectivity Digital Realty Featured

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?

How enterprise software development is changing

Computer Weekly

During Computer Weekly’s 50th anniversary event, we held a panel discussion at Skills Matter in London to look into how enterprise software is changing

Gartner Top 10 technology trends you should know for 2017

Network World

Considering how much significance Gartner is placing the future influence of artificial intelligence and algorithms , it comes as little surprise that the group is saying that technology will be one of the most strategic and potentially disruptive for 2017.

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Local vendors challenge global players in our analysis of Europe's public cloud market

Forrester IT

Public Domain image of Europe , derived from NASA World Wind data, uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. The hyperscale global clouds seem to crop up pretty much everywhere, these days. But we all know that customer requirements differ, from industry to industry, and from country to country. how do they cope, and how do we account for the peculiarities of different markets?

Here are the Top DCIM Software Vendors, According to Gartner

Data Center Knowledge

Three vendors continue to lead; six dropped from Magic Quadrant for failing to meet criteria Read More. DCIM News Management

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.

Cyber security is about big team efforts, says CNI expert

Computer Weekly

Cyber security requires a team approach, based on a good understanding of the threat, to achieve effective resilience, according to Barrie Millett of the Cyber Rescue Alliance

Just Exactly How Do You Get Started With Big Data?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Big data is powerful, but how does one get started using it? Image Credit: Ron Mader. The world of IT is often filled with buzz words that draw the attention of CIOs because of all of the discussions that surround these new words. Right now, “big data” is one such buzz word.

Gartner: Artificial intelligence, algorithms and smart software at the heart of big network changes

Network World

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and advanced algorithms are at the heart of an emerging digital world. That was one of the chiefs components of Gartner’s Peter Sondergaard , senior vice president and global head of Research opening remarks at today’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo show in Orlando. More on Network World: Will future developments in the realm of Artificial Intelligence be like the wild west or a more controlled situation? +

Creating a Culture of Information Security

Data Center Knowledge

Organizations need to start thinking about information security as an element that enables businesses, facilitating increased competitive advantage that allows them to manage risk and protect all of the dollars that have been spent on creating a brand. This is the first step in securing a business. Industry Perspectives

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.

Desktop virtualisation growth to continue in Asean region

Computer Weekly

Despite barriers such as cost of implementation and customer preference for mobile technologies, desktop virtualisation will see steady growth in the Asean region

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5 Things Your Ideal Web Content Writer Should Be Doing


A great content writer can make a website. They will engage customers, help a site rank and can be a huge benefit to a business. Here are some tips on what your ideal content writer should do. They Should Write Every Day.

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Check Point SandBlast takes endpoint protection to another level

Network World

Check Point has long been known as a firewall company but it is reaching beyond its roots with a new series of protective technologies under its SandBlast line. SandBlast has been around for several years, but received several significant updates over the past year to make it a truly effective endpoint protection product that can handle a wide variety of zero-day exploits across your entire enterprise.

Hackers Take Down Sites From New York to LA in Web-Host Siege

Data Center Knowledge

Hackers hammered servers along the US East Coast with phony traffic until they crashed, then moved westward. Read More. Downtime Hosting Internet of Things Peering Security

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.