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.

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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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 […].

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.

Future of the server operating system

Computer Weekly

We look at the evolution of the server operating system, and how the next generation is moving into the cloud

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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Clairvoyance™ An Early Warning System to Prevent Insider Threats

CTOvision

Editor's note: I have tracked the team and technologies of ICG Solutions for several years and reached out to ask that they provide CTOvision readers with an update. I believe their approaches are unique and worth investigating for multiple use cases, including use cases around protecting enterprises from damaging activity perpetrated by people in positions […]. CTO Cyber Security News

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Six key security weaknesses in industrial systems

Computer Weekly

Organisations should mitigate six key vulnerabilities in industrial control systems to reduce the risk of cyber attack, warns security firm FireEye

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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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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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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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 +.

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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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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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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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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The method to model your system (i)

IT Toolbox

The most recent large attempt to model a system took place in software with Object Oriented (OO) methodologies. continuing from. If your Business Architecture framework does not return results follow this.

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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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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.

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

Adaptiva: OneSite – Advanced IT Systems Management Software

CTOvision

It provides system administrators with the ability to run SCCM from a single site with no DPs for distribution, and no impact to business WAN traffic. OneSite solves the complexities of large-scale systems management by extending the functionality of Microsoft System Center Con. Communications Companies Company GreenIT Companies Adaptiva microsoft OneSite operating system System Center Configuration Manager WAN Wide area network Windows XP

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The CRM system that is not a CRM system?

IT Toolbox

Do you really need a CRM? Possibly not, according to the founders of NoCRM.io. The firm re-launched in June with the objective of improving the way smaller companies manage their sales processes. It focuses on bringing a simpler interface for the management of sales prospects, cutting down on the number of forms that are usually required. In the company’s world, lists of prospects

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Cloud or Local? Choosing Your CRM System

IT Toolbox

One important decision to make in choosing a CRM system is whether you want it to be hosted locally or in the cloud. Both approaches have their good and bad points and today both offer a lot of choices. In the SMB market the choices are split about equally and both offer mixes of features suitable for running a small or medium business. It comes down to whichever you feel

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New ISACA Guide Explores Turbulent Cybersecurity Environment For Industrial Control Systems

CTOvision

ISACA, a global professional association serving 140,000 professionals, has published a new guide about the current cybersecurity threat for industrial control systems (ICS). Regardless of their differences, threat agents and attack vectors are the same for both systems.

System Center Products Moved to Semi-Annual Channel But NOT SCCM

Anoop

The post System Center Products Moved to Semi-Annual Channel But NOT SCCM appeared first on SCCM Intune Real World Enterprise Experience Blog. SCCM SCOM Download System Center 1801 featured SCOM 1801 download System Center 1801

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

Cloud Enablers: IBM Launches New Flex Systems

Data Center Knowledge

IBM launched major additions to its Flex System portfolio, hoping to enable businesses to build bigger clouds in smaller data centers. Cloud Computing IBM flex system

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SCCM Active Directory Old and Corrupt System Reporting Tool

Mick's IT Blog

We wanted a comprehensive report of systems to be automatically generated on a monthly basis with the following information: System Name IP Address Last Logon Time Stamp Is it pingable? The script will take a while to execute, depending on how many systems are in your environment.

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Troubleshooting Fiber Cable Systems

IT Toolbox

Making optical power measurements is a very straightforward process. IBM outlines these procedures for their token ring networking details. Other vendor's products operate similarly

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KB40888878 Patch for Spectre and Meltdown on Windows 7 x86 and x64 systems

Mick's IT Blog

Recently, Dell released the BIOS updates covering systems starting with the Intel Family 6 Model 42 and later processors. The first two systems, Dell Optiplex 990s with Windows 7 64-Bit, I did these patches on were successful.

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2016: A systems security disaster

Network World

It’s a report, 34 pages long, from the Identity Theft Resource Center of the known systems breaches just this year. This will likely make you angry. It made me livid. . Read it and rage. . It does not include the San Francisco Metro Transit Authority (SFMTA) hack from Thanksgiving weekend , where the SFMTA had to let passengers go free through the gates. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Computer Water Cooling Systems

IT Toolbox

This post looks at water cooling in more detail

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