Sat.May 13, 2017 - Fri.May 19, 2017

Five Factors That Make Deep Learning Different - Go Deep Baby!

Forrester IT

At the highest conceptual level, deep learning is no different from supervised machine learning.

Steps for Fortifying Your Organization’s Data in the Cyber War


Roger Hockenberry. The most recent ransomware attacks should make every executive in every company take notice, and be worried. Last week, I spoke at a cyber event and came with a message: the continued focus on legacy endpoint and network security is almost worthless.

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Good news: CIOs have stopped fighting the cloud

David Linthicum

I call them the “folded-arm gang”: those CIOs who invite the “cloud guy” into a meeting and then push back on everything you say and do so for no good technical reason. It’s frustrating. But things are changing. CIOs who once pushed back on cloud computing have either changed their minds or have been fired. Either reason is fine with me. [ The cloud storage security gap—and how to close it. | The InfoWorld Deep Dive: How to make document sharing really work in Office 365. ].

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WannaCry Attacks: Communication and Culture More Important than Fancy Technology


While the rate of WannaCry infections slowed down over the weekend , the threat is far from over, especially as researchers now think it may have connections to the North Korean regime.

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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.

C-Level Business Executives Are Playing A Bigger Role In Tech Spending, But CIOs Still Remain Dominant

Forrester IT

Tech buying in business and governments is clearly shifting from the sole or primary control of the CIO and the tech management organization and into the hands of business leaders. But how much is this happening? Anecdotal comments and surveys - including Forrester's own Business Technographics surveys - suggest that most tech purchases are now controlled by business executives.

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Solarflare’s Open Compute Platform, Software-Defined, NIC Card


Marty Meehan. Solarflare, a global leader in networking solutions for modern data centers, is releasing an Open Compute Platform (OCP) software-defined, networking interface card, offering the industry’s most scalable, lowest latency networking solution to meet the dynamic needs of the enterprise environment.

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Bombardier signs $700m IBM cloud deal to support business turnaround efforts

Computer Weekly

Canadian vehicle manufacturer inks IBM cloud deal to support five-year push to cut costs and improve efficiency

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Data is the perimeter, defend it that way

Forrester IT

Data is the perimeter, defend it that way. Unless you have been living under a rock or possibly hiding in the mountains of Montana with a giant beard and eating way too many government issued MRE's you probably heard about the nuclear bomb of a ransomware attack that kicked off last week. Welcome to the post apocalypse folks.

10 Tips to Keep Hackers Out of Your Smart Home


Jeremy Sutter. As technology continues to make life more convenient for users, it is making the lives of thieves easier as well. Owners of smart homes are under constant threat of electronic theft and violation. The even scarier part is that sometimes you can't even tell when you have been hacked. A smart door can be remotely unlocked and show no sign of forced entry into your home. Months could go by before you notice that your expensive jewelry is missing.

IT Applications: How to Hire a ‘Digital-Ready’ Developer


Faced with a line-up of eager applicants, and after a day of repetitive interviews, it’s never been easy for managers to predict which job candidate will actually be the most successful in the job that’s up for grabs. Indeed, one in five new hires are now labeled as “bad” or “regretted decisions” by the managers that hired them, according to CEB data. For IT applications teams that develop software in-house for large companies, this proportion is likely to rise in the next few years.

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 provider snubs SAN for StorPool hyper-converged infrastructure

Computer Weekly

Coreix found costly SAN capex outlays too onerous so opted to build its own hyper-converged infrastructure from StorPool storage software and SuperMicro x86 servers

Product Development Must Evolve for the Internet of Things

Forrester IT

Traditional physical products and machinery are steadily being replaced by connected products and assets that shift business models and augment customer relationships with digital experiences and data. But creation of these products is a major challenge for traditional product companies.

WannaCry shouldn't have made you weep.

IT Toolbox

Again, we have the means to protect against ransomware and vicious worms. We must get better at using them


NVIDIA CEO: AI Workloads Will “Flood” Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Data center managers in every industry have to answer some key questions to prepare for AI Read More. Design Featured Machine Learning

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.

Brits expect driverless cars to outnumber normal cars in 15 years

Computer Weekly

Survey shows 42% of people think autonomous vehicles will make roads safer, but 46% admit they would not feel safe as a passenger in a driverless vehicle

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IBM to retire Emptoris and work with SAP Ariba on next generation digital procurement

Forrester IT

SAP Ariba & IBM today announced a partnership that had been a rumour for a few days now. Part of the deal includes IBM gradually retiring Emptoris and encouraging its customers to migrate to SAP Ariba. link]. It's an ambitious move by SAP Ariba. IBM Emptoris's leadership had an exciting vision of next gen digital procurement but decided they couldn't deliver it without a cost prohibitive replatforming of its various products.

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Voicemail Is Dead. Get over It!

IT Toolbox

Over the past 10 years or so, many authors have written about the death of voicemail, but it lingers, barely surviving. I’m here to tell you that despite apparent survival, it really is dead and it’s about time to just get over it. Sure, traditionalist salespeople still make cold calls and buy lists of contacts, but the basic fact is that most people don’t want even to answer the


Report: AI Tells AWS How Many Servers to Buy and When

Data Center Knowledge

Amazon’s cloud CEO Jassy says company uses Machine Learning for data center capacity planning Read More. Amazon Cloud Featured Machine Learning Manage

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?

Financial services firms advised to ditch private datacentres and invest in cloud

Computer Weekly

DTCC whitepaper claims financial services firms that shun cloud are at heightened risk of running into resiliency, security and performance issues

Top 10 Tips to Stay Safe Online


Internet security has become a hot topic of debate today, and his really comes as little surprise given the large amounts of devastating malware attacks users are experiencing all around the globe. Don’t allow a hacker to infiltrate your business’s personal information.

4 Strategies for Staying Within Your ERP Budget

IT Toolbox

Even if your company is taking advantage of the latest, most cost-effective enterprise resource planning (ERP) software available, it’s still possible—even probable—that it will spend outside its ERP budget. Various factors come into play to explain this cost overrun, including hidden fees and poor planning. Trying to capitalize on a “good deal” on a system that doesn’t

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Facebook’s Data Center Powerhouse Spawns another Startup

Data Center Knowledge

RStor believes “network is storage.” Read More. Business Facebook Featured Startups

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.

Interview: Mark Potter, CTO, HPE

Computer Weekly

The head of Hewlett-Packard Labs speaks to Computer Weekly about a new era of computing, where memory is no longer a constrained resource

Just Exactly How Legal Is It To Track Your Employees?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Just because you can, does not mean that you should track employees Image Credit: Gabriel Garcia Marengo. As the person with the CIO job, you have a great deal of power that comes with your assignment dealing with importance of information technology.

The Cloud Architect role

IT Toolbox

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Microsoft: Government Should Regulate IoT Security

Data Center Knowledge

Azure IoT engineering head says bar is low in IoT security, and government should get involved Read More. Business Cloud Featured Internet of Things Microsoft Regulation Security

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.

How to simplify IT integration

Computer Weekly

Pressure on IT is mounting and point-to-point integration does not scale. Opening up APIs is one of the approaches now being considered

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Sixth-grader weaponizes smart teddy bear, hacks security audience's Bluetooth

Network World

If yet another cybersecurity expert wanted to warn the general public about the risks associated with the Internet of Things (IoT), it is likely the warning would go in one ear and out the other. But when a sixth-grader hacks an audience of security experts and “weaponizes” his smart teddy bear, it might just snag the attention of parents who have disregarded warnings about the dangers and bought internet-connected toys for their kids anyway.

5 Must Have PC Peripherals That Will Improve the Quality of Your Life

IT Toolbox

If you were wondering which upgrade or add-on to get for your PC, you are at the right place. Here are 5 must have PC peripherals that will completely change how you perceive and use your computer


Microsoft to Open Africa Data Centers to Seek Edge in Cloud Push

Data Center Knowledge

Software maker vies with Amazon to target African customers; customers including Standard Bank to benefit from new hubs Read More. Business Cloud Microsoft

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.