Coherence and Decentralized Systems

Phil Windley

Summary: Building decentralized system requires more than defining a few specifications and hoping for the best. In order to thrive, decentralized systems need coherence, the social organization necessary to get otherwise independent actors to cooperate.

Systems Thinking vs. Inclusiveness

Future of CIO

Systems Thinking is a discipline for seeing wholes, and understanding the relationship between the parts and the whole. In management practice, Systems Thinking advocate inclusiveness; and inclusiveness enforces Systems Thinking.

IPSLA: Your IT Early Warning System

CTOvision

What we really need is an early warning system. The system doesn’t need to be smart enough to tell us exactly what’s wrong or how to fix it. IPSLA is best used together with the network management system (NMS) you already own. Nathaniel Crocker. Some things never change!

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Systems Thinking vs. Creativity

Future of CIO

The purpose of Systems Thinking is to solve problems and creating desirable futures. Here is the dot connection between creativity and Systems Thinking. A system thinker can see the patterns others may not, it provides the better opportunity to connect dots and switch on creativity.

The Evolution of Systems Requires an Evolution of Systems Engineers–the latest from O’Reilly

CTOvision

Systems and site reliability engineers, architects, and application developers must create new strategies to meet industry shifts and their constraints. James Turnbull and Ines Sombra look at the changes in two different but overlapping spheres: changes to technology and changes to methodology in this succinct articulation: The evolution of systems requires an evolution of systems […].

Tanium: Modern systems management

CTOvision

The post Tanium: Modern systems management appeared first on CTOvision.com. Tanium is a new approach to endpoint management. An enterprise solution that allows you to query and modify your managed computer assets in seconds, regardless of the size of your network.

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IOActive warns of security flaws in maritime communication system

Computer Weekly

Researcher discovers critical security flaws in an Inmarsat maritime communication system, highlighting the cyber risks facing the shipping industry

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UK education system exacerbates cyber skills gap

Computer Weekly

Security industry needs to get involved to raise awareness of cyber security career opportunities, say commentators

Five Systems Thinking Principles

Future of CIO

Systems Thinkers shape a worldview based on the realization of interconnectedness. Systems Thinking by definition is a cognitive process (thinking), a profound thinking process to embrace holism and nonlinearity. Contemporary organizations are complex systems.

Open Systems Interconnection Environments

IT Toolbox

Since some of these activities may imply exchange of information among the interconnected open systems, they may be of concern to OSI

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Refresher: Which IT Systems Are Regulated

Perficient - Digital Transformation

If your company is regulated, then every IT system you use to design, develop, conduct trials, manufacture, package, label, store, distribute, install, or service your products is also regulated and must comply with the regulations that govern the countries and regions in which your company operates. This includes both IT systems you host on your own premises, as well as those available in the cloud.

System Integration Morphs To Cloud Service Integration

Cloud Musings

Cloud Service Brokerage is changing from an industry footnote toward becoming a major system integration play. As the cloud service brokers market matures, they are destined to replace the traditional system integrator.

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Thailand province successfully trials flood simulation system

Computer Weekly

A province of Thailand is using an IT system from NEC to help it predict floods

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Russian hackers targeted election systems in 21 US states

Computer Weekly

Russian hackers targeted voting systems in nearly 50% of states in the 2016 US presidential election, officials have revealed in testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee

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Manufacturers collaborate to secure process control systems

Computer Weekly

Nearly 100 companies are working together to develop open standards for process control systems that will bring prices down and improve their resilience to cyber attacks

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Many OS vendors left systems open to attack

IT Manager Daily

Most major OS vendors are releasing security patches after a misunderstanding left their systems open to attack. Apple, Microsoft and SUSE Linux were just some of the systems open to attack, but all of the affected vendors have released security patches to fix the bug. The post Many OS vendors left systems open to attack appeared first on IT Manager Daily. In this week's e-newsletter Operating Systems IT Security

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Cisco Pushes Unique Hyperconverged Infrastructure File System

Data Center Knowledge

Cisco Convergence Storage Cisco HyperFlex distributed file systems distributed storage hyperconverged infrastructure Springpath Todd BrannonOne thing hyperconverged infrastructure architectures clearly are not doing is converging. Read More.

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Cloud-Hosted Terminology: Types Of Systems

Perficient - Digital Transformation

As we continue our series on maintaining regulatory-compliant cloud systems, let’s touch on a few key terms. When you purchase a software system and opt to have a vendor host it for you instead of installing it on servers you own, you are experiencing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). A cloud-hosted software system that was not built or designed specifically for you is called Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

Systems Objective Scorecard

A CIO's Voice

The staff responsibilities to information systems environment are assigned to specialized personnel. Deficiencies in this objective could lead to not knowing and/or too many responsibilities associated to information systems. The strategies about information systems, development plans and budget are mapped according to the strategic goal and company business. Users receive correct formation in use and handling the information systems.

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Darktrace: Enterprise Immune System technology

CTOvision

Darktrace is one of the world’s fastest-growing cyber defense companies and the leader in Enterprise Immune System technology, a new category of cyber solutions based on pioneering Bayesian mathematics developed at the University of Cambridge.

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Industrial control systems under attack, warns MIT researcher

Computer Weekly

Industrial control systems are under attack, and these attacks are likely to get worse, according to a security researcher and former NSA inspector general

Acquiring public sector software systems – an alternative role for GDS?

Computer Weekly

Controlling and measuring software systems in government is notoriously difficult, so could a healthcare model offer a better alternative

Court dates set for Post Office accounting system trials

Computer Weekly

An end is in sight for sub-postmasters’ campaign against alleged wrongful prosecution, which they blame on a faulty computer system

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Insurers face same legacy system battle as retail banks

Computer Weekly

The biggest barrier to insurance companies adopting digital technology is their heavy reliance on legacy IT systems

Bank of England sets date for core payments system replacement

Computer Weekly

Bank prepares to replace one of the UK's core financial systems, with Real Time Gross Settlement service set to be modernised

Norway merges payment systems to combat global competition

Computer Weekly

Norwegian banks are merging three payment and identification systems in the face of increased competition from companies in other countries

GDPR and SAP Systems

IT Toolbox

SAP ECC provides businesses with several mechanisms for handling the requirements of GDPR, here I will discuss some of them

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Dubai hospital implements intelligent communication system to improve patient care

Computer Weekly

Latifa Hospital’s new communication system is intended to improve staff response times and create a quieter environment for patients

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5 Tips for Teams Using ERP Systems

IT Toolbox

Those engaged in serious business in the 21st century know the importance of and benefits associated with an Enterprise Resource System (ERP) that's integrated across departments. Getting the system up and running is only one leg of the ERP journey, however. Taking full advantage of your ERP's capabilities is a team sport. Keeping

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Systemic cybersecurity crisis looms

Network World

The number of large-scale, highly damaging data breaches over the past few years has led some to believe the market is on its way to another systemic crisis, similar to the Great Recession. Likewise, the perception that cybersecurity is just another cost center coupled with organizations’ tendencies to implement bare minimum security measures could be paving the way for a systemic cybersecurity crisis. + Also on Network World: How CISOs should address their boards about security +.

Cisco Systems’ John Chambers Announces New VC Fund

CTOvision

He led Cisco Systems through exciting periods as they helped the world smartly transform to take advantage of wave after wave of technology revolution and did so with style. John Chambers is widely known as one of the great visionaries of IT, helping us all better understand the power and potential of what can be. He […]. Artificial Intelligence Big Data Cloud Computing CTO News

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Understanding the Partnership Between OMS and System Center Configuration Manager

CanITPro

Microsoft is currently evolving the two-decade old System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) offering into a “As a Service” model with multiple updates per year. In order to have custom client agent settings for a group of systems, you would need to stand up another SMS or SCCM site.

CRM System Maintenance

IT Toolbox

Sooner or later your system is going to go sideways and it’s going to get sufficiently sideways that you're going to need help getting it right again. All things considered modern computers are quite reliable. But they still fail occasionally. When repair goes beyond a simple reboot, you're going to need help. If you're lucky you'll have the equivalent

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