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What to do if your public cloud is hacked

David Linthicum

It’s never good news when your workloads, data, or both get hacked in a public cloud. Fortunately, it’s something that rarely occurs. But as workloads and data sets on the public clouds become more numerous, such a hack could occur. The best way to recover from an attack, aka a hack, is to remain calm and follow these simple rules. What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know now. Also: InfoWorld’s David Linthicum explains how to move into a cloud career from traditional IT. ].

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Two-thirds of UK firms hiring for GDPR

Computer Weekly

Most UK firms are planning to hire extra staff to help them meet the requirements of the EU’s new data protection regulation

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Four Providers’ Houston Data Centers Online, but Access Roads Flooded

Data Center Knowledge

Companies report their staff are safe and accounted for; customers cannot access most facilities Read More. Colocation Manage Uptime

Is Data Backup Really That Important

IT Toolbox

So, we have technology and access to affordable, yet best backup software, but should we really use it? s see if the following information can help you answer this question

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How AI Can Radically Change Your Business

AI is quickly becoming mainstream, thanks to its value-driving capabilities. Yet, even with such widespread attention, it still is one of the most misunderstood technologies out there. Here's how to make the most out of it and bring a positive change to your company.

Doing cloud computing? You need devops, too

David Linthicum

I’ve gone from recommending that you should have devops to you must have devops. At least, if a public cloud is in your future. There are two fundamental reasons why cloud computing and devops are necessary complements. What is devops? Discover how to transform software development. Also: InfoWorld explains monitoring in the age of devops. ]. First, the public clouds are all about automation, and so is devops.

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VMware Wants to Be ‘Cloud Switzerland’

Data Center Knowledge

Touts multi-cloud strategy, but AWS partnership appears to take precedence Read More. Cloud Featured VMware

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VoIP in 2017 and Beyond: Big Changes Are Coming

IT Toolbox

In the past, when people talked about the latest in VoIP technology, they'd discuss "must have" features like call routing or voicemail-to-email transcription. Today, trends in VoIP technology are pointing toward giving VoIP a new role in the business technology arena. The VoIP Industry Is Growing Rapidly. The VoIP in the U.S. Market Research Report published

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Automation and the Future of Work

The Investing Edge

The topic of artificial intelligence (AI) is red hot and dominates the headlines for much of the daily tech news cycle.

US Open tennis uses IBM AI to create video highlights

Computer Weekly

Fans of the US Open are able to access match highlights provided by IBM's Watson artificial intelligence system

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

 FBI vs Apple: History, Policy, Sovereignty and Individual Rights


Editor’s note: This is the third in a five-part series on this topic. This examination by Arnold Abraham provides insights and nuanced lessons from history, the law and the tech world that can inform all of us interested in both privacy and security. For a detailed legal analysis accompanying the article, please visit […].

5 Innovative VoIP Features That Could Benefit Your Business

IT Toolbox

VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is a technology that has been around for some time, as mass market VoIP services were first launched in 2004. Basically, VoIP allows users to make and receive free voice calls over the Internet. More recently, providers have found increasingly innovative uses for VoIP technology that are helping businesses large and small to be more efficient, streamlining workflows

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Driving Digital in the News!

Social, Agile and Transformation

Long time readers of Social, Agile, and Transformation know that I've recommended going on vacations to help clear the mind and having fun as a key tenet of your organization's culture. So before I sign off for some end-of-summer time off, I'd like to update you on the latest news around my book, Driving Digital: The Leader's Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology. First, about me cio DevOps digital transformation in the news innovation media and publishing

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App-based challenger bank Starling enters next stage of its journey

Computer Weekly

Thousands of people are downloading Starling’s app every week as the bank builds its customer base

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Digital Transformation Asset Management

Cloud Musings

Today’s businesses run in the virtual world. From virtual machines to chatbots to Bitcoin, physical has become last century’s modus operandi. Dealing with this type of change in business even has its own buzzword – Digital Transformation.

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Innovation and Disruption - How they are Different for Collaboration

IT Toolbox

As this series continues, my intention is to broaden your thinking about innovation and disruption on two levels. First and foremost is the direct connection to collaboration, where each has a specific set of implications, both positive and negative. Building on that, these


Oracle Hiring 5,000 for Cloud Business in Race With Salesforce

Data Center Knowledge

Oracle joins other tech giants in promising U.S. hiring; Salesforce and Oracle are racing for enterprise cloud crown Read More. Cloud Oracle

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Business warned of massive ransomware campaign

Computer Weekly

Security researchers are urging businesses to prepare for ransomware attacks after the discovery of a massive attack campaign

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

The Challenges Of Moving Old Applications Into A New Cloud

The Accidental Successful CIO

Moving to the cloud involves making a lot of important decisions Image Credit: Diego Di Salvo.

Where CRM is Heading in 2018

IT Toolbox

While buzzwords such as artificial intelligence and IoT will be invading your CRM soon, most businesses won’t be substantively mixing their customer data with such tech in the next few months. These technologies are certainly on the way, but today’s CRM evolution is the rollout of a slightly older trend: the delivery of good customer experience. By and large, better

You Can Now Spin Up VMware Servers in Amazon Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Battle for enterprise data center dollars heats up as two giants launch hybrid cloud capability Read More. Amazon Cloud DevOps VMware

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Security Think Tank: Resilience means preparing for unpreventable cyber threats

Computer Weekly

What key things should organisations be doing in terms of cyber defences to ensure they are resilient

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Hot products at VMworld 2017

Network World

VMworld 2017 Image by Thinkstock/VMware VMworld 2017 is underway in Las Vegas, where IT pros are converging to learn about the latest in enterprise cloud, virtualization, security, and software-defined data center technologies. Here are some of the product highlights on display at the show.

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The 12 IT practices CIO says you should not use: ROI, Charter IT, Sponsors, Cloud (iii)

IT Toolbox

In 12 'best practices' IT should avoid at all costs , Bob Lewis, CIO columnist, says that "industry best practices are sure to sink your chances of IT success". What makes IT organizations fail? Often, it’s the adoption of what’s described

How to Design a Data Center in a Norwegian Fjord

Data Center Knowledge

Site of the future 1GW campus presents an unusual design challenge. Read More. Design Europe Featured

Google removes Play Store apps used in WireX DDoS botnet

Computer Weekly

Google has axed around 300 Play Store apps after security researchers revealed the apps were hijacking Android devices to carry out DDoS attacks

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The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.