2017

5 Cybersecurity Need-to-Knows When Preventing Expensive Data Breaches

CTOvision

Carol M. Evenson. Security breaches can happen to any organization. As more and more companies utilize mobile technology to access and connect with resources the threat of a security breach increases exponentially.

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Thinking of hiring a product manager? Read this first.

Forrester IT

Do you currently have someone in your organization who fits this job description? If not, then it’s time you do.

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Business Chatbots Taking Over

Cloud Musings

Chat apps characteristics make them very appealing to businesses and marketers. Prominent ones include their size, user retention, usage rates, and user demographics. In fact, the combined user base of the top four chat apps is larger than that of the top four social networks.

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Why You Need to Rethink Your IT Operating Model

CEB IT

The current wave of digitization disrupting the world’s companies is broader than past efforts.

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Preparing For Cloud: Oracle Cloud-Ready Infrastructure

Chuck's Blog - EMC

These days, talking to IT leaders about cloud is eerily like talking about retirement. Even though it might not be here yet, you know it's coming soon -- and investing for the future is prudent. While individual strategies vary, common themes are thankfully starting to emerge.

Why CIOs Have To Worry About Their Company Being Disrupted

The Accidental Successful CIO

Just when you think you have the ball, that’s when a disruption can occur Image Credit: Matthew Wilkinson.

Getting started with a career in Cyber Security and Information Security

Doctor Chaos

The Information Security Profession – Where do I Start? I am often asked by individuals to provide advice or guidance on how to get started in the field of information security.

Amazon Makes it Free for Developers to Build and Host Most Alexa Skills Using AWS

All Things Distributed

Amazon today announced a new program that will make it free for tens of thousands of Alexa developers to build and host most Alexa skills using Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Understanding Cloud Computing for Your Business

CTOvision

Carol M. Evenson. Over the last decade, cloud computing has gone from being a buzzword to an essential component of web technology.

Does Your Channel Run In A Silo?

Forrester IT

I have spent my entire career in the channel. With 75% of world trade flowing through indirect channels according to the World Trade Organization, I’m always interested in seeing how businesses organize, manage, and execute their partner and alliance programs.

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Digital Transformation Driven by ITaaS

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shutterstock When executing an effective digital transformation strategy, management is tasked with placing the right workload into the most appropriate IT environment.

10 New Information Security Roles for the Digitization Era

CEB IT

High demand and a limited pool of people with the right skills and experience make information security staffing a perennial challenge. Further complicating things is the fact that information security teams have not yet adapted to their changing role in digitizing companies.

Dell BIOS Reporting Tool

Mick's IT Blog

Recently, we ran into a problem when we discovered some of the newer laptops were not automatically disabling the WiFi when connected to ethernet. What made the task even more difficult was that all of our Dell Latitude 7480 systems were already deployed.

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What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services for On-Premises and Cloud Deployments

IT Pros Rock!

The Remote Desktop Services (RDS) platform has been refined in Windows Server 2016.

Check Out Our New Website!

The Investing Edge

No, you haven’t landed on the wrong page. We at Ascent Venture Partners are proud to present our shiny new website! I think you would agree – it was about time. Being a 30+ year old firm, we’ve gone through a number of website iterations.

Oracle's Massive Cloud Deal With AT&T

Chuck's Blog - EMC

For those of you following industry cloud adoption -- and trying to figure out how the horse race between the four big players is shaking out -- today's news is certainly worth considering. AT&T is agreeing to move a significant number of their Oracle databases to the Oracle Cloud.

CIOs Start To Become More Important

The Accidental Successful CIO

Companies are starting to realize the value of their CIOs Image Credit: las – initially. The importance of a CIO can be measured in a number of different ways. One such way is how often the CEO seeks out the CIO for consultation.

University attacked by its own vending machines, smart light bulbs & 5,000 IoT devices

Network World

Today’s cautionary tale comes from Verizon’s sneak peek ( pdf ) of the 2017 Data Breach Digest scenario. It involves an unnamed university, seafood searches, and an IoT botnet; hackers were using the university’s own vending machines and other IoT devices to attack the university’s network. Since the university’s help desk had previously blown off student complaints about slow or inaccessible network connectivity, it was a mess by the time a senior member of the IT security team was notified.

Improving Customer Service with Amazon Connect and Amazon Lex

All Things Distributed

Customer service is central to the overall customer experience that all consumers are familiar with when communicating with companies. That experience is often tested when we need to ask for help or have a question to be answered.

Seven Trends and Predictions for 2017

CTOvision

Nathaniel Crocker. Seven Trends and Predictions for 2017. In billiards, you must call your shot ahead of time. You don’t get any points for luck. With that in mind, here are my on-the-record predictions for 2017. Trend #1 – Self Driving Cars.

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What Exactly The Heck Are Prescriptive Analytics?

Forrester IT

Prescriptive analytics is about using data and analytics to improve decisions and therefore the effectiveness of actions. Isn't that what all analytics should be about?

Managing Your Hybrid Cloud

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shutterstock Runaway cloud computing cost may be causing an information technology industry crisis. Expanding requirements, extended transition schedules and misleading marketplace hype have made “Transformation” a dirty word.

The Skills all IT Professionals Will Need for 2020

CEB IT

Digitization is changing every aspect of a big company , from the way it uses technology to create its products, to the way it markets and sells them to customers, to the way it runs its operations to make all of that happen.

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MDT Windows Updates Build Report

Mick's IT Blog

I found it nice to be able to get a clean, filtered report on what Windows updates got installed during the build process. This allows me to inject those updates into the MDT Packages so they get injected into the image before it is laid down to speed the process up.

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Massive Performance, Scale and Manageability Gains in Hyper-V with Windows Server 2016

IT Pros Rock!

In this episode , you’ll learn about the huge performance and scale improvements made available with Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016.

A Year in Review – A Look Back on our Portfolio Companies’ Successful 2016

The Investing Edge

It’s been a busy year here at Ascent and we’d like to take a moment to look back at 2016 and recognize the accomplishments achieved by our portfolio companies throughout the year. From impressive rounds of funding, to new partnerships and platform launches, 2016 proved a very successful year.

The End Of The New Shiny Thing

Chuck's Blog - EMC

If you've been in the IT industry for any time at all, you know how analysts and vendors are perpetually in search of the New Shiny Thing :a brand-new super-cool technology that will change everything. Big data. In-memory analytics. Internet of things. AI and machine learning. Blockchain.

Implementing Your Company’s Cybersecurity, Military Style

The Accidental Successful CIO

You can never have too much cybersecurity Image Credit: Randen Pederson. Implementing a cyber-defense system for your company sure sounds like a good thing for the person with the CIO job to do. Just exactly what does that mean?