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How To Solve The Digital Dilemma

Forrester IT

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Two Constructs From Biology To Consider Regarding Enterprise IT


Bob Gourley. Two constructs from biology to think about regarding enterprise tech: The Cambrian Explosion and a Malthusian Problem. The Cambrian Explosion is was a period of rapid evolution and an explosion of life. The Cambrian Explosion began around 542 million years ago.

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Don't bring your bad security habits to the cloud

David Linthicum

Data consolidation in public clouds is all the rage these days, for good reason. You typically have data scattered all over the place in your enterprise, and relocating to the cloud means you can finally get what data experts like to call a "single source of truth.". Even better, big data technology is native to most public clouds, including Amazon Web Services, Google, and Microsoft. Thus, you can not only centralize on a public cloud platform, but do big data management as well.

Apple patches triple iOS security threat

Computer Weekly

Businesses and consumers are being urged to update their versions of Apple's iOS to fix three critical, zero-day vulnerabilities that enable attackers to spy on victims

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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.

On-Premise Hadoop Just Got Easier With These 8 Hadoop-Optimized Systems

Forrester IT

Enterprises agree that speedy deployment of big data Hadoop platforms has been critical to their success, especially as use cases expand and proliferate. However, deploying Hadoop systems is often difficult, especially when supporting complex workloads and dealing with hundreds of terabytes or petabytes of data. Architects need a considerable amount of time and effort to install, tune, and optimize Hadoop.

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Tracking The Megatrend of Robotics


Bob Gourley. There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for C loud Computing, A rtificial Intelligence, M obility, B ig Data, R obotics, I nternet of Things, C yberSecurity.

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There is life in Finland’s IT sector despite Nokia and Microsoft layoffs

Computer Weekly

Regional development organisations in Finland describe how despite massive job cuts Nokia and Microsoft have provided the foundations for IT industry development

Big Data, Big Growth, Big Promises

Forrester IT

In the age of the customer , insights-driven businesses use big data solutions to gain business insights, create differentiated customer experiences, and drive competitive advantage. In our recently published Big Data Management Solutions Forecast, 2016 To 2021 ( Global ) , we take a more in-depth look at the software solutions to manage big data. Big data management solutions address data sets that are so large and complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate.

DataRobot: Automating to enable better predictive models and predictions quicker


Research Team. We first ran into DataRobot a year ago as word of this stealthy startup and their highly capable team began to circulate in the community. Over the past year they have revealed much more about their offerings and approach, enough to grab our attention.

The US Government’s Race to Hire Cybersecurity Staff


The US federal government has spent 2016 investing a lot of money in cybersecurity , and expects to spend even more next year. This year has already seen the introduction of the President’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan and a 30-day cybersecurity project (that IT professionals like to refer to as a “ sprint “), which highlighted cybersecurity gaps throughout the federal government.

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!

Singapore models entire country in 3D with smart map

Computer Weekly

Singapore authorities are creating 3D maps of the entire country to help organisations in the public and private sector make better planning decisions

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The Demand For Industry-Specific CRM Explodes

Forrester IT

Horizontal CRM solutions -- as mature as they are (and they have been around for 20+ years) -- don't always do a good job at supporting industry-specific business processes. Consider these examples: CRM users in manufacturing need capabilities to track projects, schedules, time sheets, labor efficiencies, and equipment inventory in addition to core CRM attributes.

Tracking The Megatrend of the Internet of Things


Bob Gourley. There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for C loud Computing, A rtificial Intelligence, M obility, B ig Data, R obotics, I nternet of Things, C yberSecurity.

What is the Data Center Cost of 1kW of IT Capacity?

Data Center Knowledge

Data center size clearly matters, and now we know how much Read More. Data Center Design Emerson Network Power

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.

French submarine maker data breach highlights challenges of IP security

Computer Weekly

French naval contractor data breach proves that protecting intellectual property is challenging, say security experts

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: Moving Off Of Legacy IT Systems

The Accidental Successful CIO

Caption: No, getting off of legacy systems is not easy, but it is necessary Image Credit: Eric Snider. As the person with the CIO job, we like to spend our time looking forward and thinking about the importance of information technology.

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Bayshore Networks: Cloud- and on-premises-based IoT cybersecurity technology for industrial enterprises


Research Team. With this post we are initiating coverage of Bayshore Networks in our IoT Companies category.

Equinix Launches Its Fifth Australia Data Center in Sydney

Data Center Knowledge

Touts hundreds of customers on Sydney campus, access to submarine cables, peering nodes Read More. Asia-Pacific Colocation Equinix

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?

A quarter of financial sector data breaches linked to lost or stolen devices

Computer Weekly

Financial sector breaches in the US doubled in 2015 over the year before, according to a report by security firm Bitglass

What is big data analytics and it’s impact on your organization?  


About eighty percent of the data in your enterprise is in a multi-structured format, and that means it’s not in a relational format and is hard to analyze. Big data implies different analytics, different data structures, and diversity to the analytics that we need to deliver.

Are You Agile Enough for Polyglot Programming?


Nathaniel Crocker. In Europe many people are polyglots—people who speak multiple languages. In America? Not so much. One day I was reviewing a resume of a job candidate that said he was fluent in six languages. When he came in for his interview, I asked what languages he spoke. Speak?”

Financial Networking Company Prepares for ‘Post-Quantum’ World

Data Center Knowledge

Two firms partner on security products they say will resist hacking even by a quantum computer Read More. Security

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.

Trend Micro confirms rise of ransomware and whaling

Computer Weekly

Ransomware is confirmed as a pervasive threat and whaling emerges as a strong trend, according to the latest security report by Trend Micro

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Cisco well positioned to dominate cybersecurity market

Network World

The IT security market is certainly an interesting one, as it’s so big and so fragmented. Forbes posted a story at the end of last year stating the market is at $75 billion, with it expected to reach $170 billion by 2020. Every business and technology leader I talk to tells me how important security is, so I have no reason to doubt that $170 billion number. In addition to the overall massive size of the security market, another interesting fact is the huge number of vendors that play in it.

RiskIQ Accelerates Momentum Across Entire External Threat Management Solution Set in First Half of 2016


Bob Gourley. Editor's note: We saw this news about RiskIQ and had to share. What the press release does not capture well enough is that RiskIQ is the only firm we have seen that can provide network defenders with true insights into how adversaries are using infrastructure to attack. They are like the SIEM of the Internet and all mobile devices. Love that the use case below mentioned Facebook, which means RiskIQ is really protecting all of us already.

Red Hat Virtualization Revamp Takes On Hyperconvergence

Data Center Knowledge

Previous editions made it “easy” to create multiple network tiers, but, as Red Hat found, that's not what customers want Read More. Cloud Computing Featured Virtualization data center virtualization hyperconvergence Open vSwitch red hat RHEV RHV Scott Herrod software defined infrastructure

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.

Samsung Pay used for 100 million transactions

Computer Weekly

Samsung reports that its mobile payments app, which will soon be available in the UK, has transacted 100 million payments in its first year of availability

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Congratulations are in order…

The Investing Edge

While most of us have spent the summer enjoying the beach and maybe a few too many meals al fresco, our VP of Finance, Tom Scanlon, has qualified to race at the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, HI this fall.

The 4 October Synergy Forum: Free for government, discounted for CTOvision readers


Bob Gourley. We really look forward to meeting with CTOvision readers at the Second Annual Synergy Forum which will be held 4 October 2016 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. Cognitio organizes this event with a focus on decision-makers.

Microsoft PowerShell Goes Open Source

Data Center Knowledge

It will also now be available on Linux Read More. Shared

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.