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Best Practices in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

By David Gildea | August 28, 2017

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Hope for the best, prepare for the worst, and expect to be surprised. While that bit of proverbial wisdom certainly isn’t new, it seems almost tailor made for anyone dealing with disaster recovery (DR) in…

Are You Thinking of Going to the Cloud Because of FOMO? Don’t!

By John Pientka | August 25, 2017

The Fear of Missing Out A new study says FOMO – “Fear of Missing Out” is the reason cited by 8 out of 10 IT pros for moving to the cloud. Guess you better do something! Or, maybe not –…

How IoT and OT collaborate to usher in the data-driven factory of the future

By Dana Gardner | August 24, 2017

The Data-driven Factory The next BriefingsDirect Internet of Things (IoT) technology trends interview explores how innovation is impacting modern factories and supply chains. We’ll now learn how a leading-edge manufacturer, Hirotec, in the global automotive industry, takes advantage of IoT and Operational Technology (OT) combined to deliver…

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AI Startup Funding Part I: 23 AI Startups and Accelerators

By Kiril Kirilov | September 19, 2017

AI Startups and Accelerators It looks like securing funding for an AI startup is a child’s play these days. Artificial intelligence is buzzword of the day among angel investors, VC funds, and journalists alike. Finding funds for developing AI projects…

Death of Traditional Enterprise Storage

By David Gildea | September 18, 2017

Traditional Enterprise Storage Back in 2003, Chris Pinkham and Benjamin Black, two engineers working for Amazon.com, proposed a dramatic overhaul of the company’s computing infrastructure. In a paper written for CEO Jeff Bezos, the pair envisioned a new system that…

A Ray of Digital Sunshine During a Hurricane Portends Big Changes in One of the World’s Largest Industries

By John Pientka | September 18, 2017

A Ray of Digital Sunshine Here’s something that will bring a smile: As hurricane Irma was about to slam into Florida, Elon Musk boosted the maximum range for evacuating Tesla owners for free and remotely. A very neat trick but…

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Was the Data Just Too Big? Inside the Equifax Hack

By Daniel Matthews | September 15, 2017

Inside the Equifax Hack Equifax is a gigantic financial organization, the entire livelihood of which revolves around collecting and analyzing consumer credit data to assign credit scores. If any organization knows how to handle big data and keep it secure,…

Mobile App Usage Shifts to Business and Technology

By Kiril Kirilov | September 15, 2017

Mobile Business Apps Mobile apps used to be a dream come true for game developers and studios but the latest consumer surveys show a lasting shift to travel, business and technology applications. In the first half of 2017, mobile apps…

Driving Transformation? It is possible to predict the future.

By Paul Boris | September 14, 2017

Driving Transformation Previously, I wrote about the criticality of defining the Vision for your transformation – what is your real objective, how will it transform your business and what will be the outcome for your customers. But as Henry Ford said, “Vision without…

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Startup Fund Raising Through An Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

By Kiril Kirilov | September 14, 2017

What Is An Initial Coin Offering (ICO)? Do you possess Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency? If so, you can easily invest in a growing number of startups raising funds through Initial Coin Offering (ICO) instead of Initial Public Offering (IPO). IPOs…

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Amazon working on ‘smart glasses’ as its first wearable device: FT

By CloudBuzz | September 20, 2017

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is working on its first wearable device – a pair of ‘smart glasses’, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. The device, designed like a regular pair of spectacles, will allow Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa to be…

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Cloudflare Collaborates with Google Cloud to Fund Developer Innovation

By CloudBuzz | September 19, 2017

Collaboration Offers Developers $100,000 in Cloud Platform Credits SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cloudflare, the leading Internet performance and security company, is collaborating with Google Cloud to help support developer innovation on the Cloudflare Apps Platform. Starting today,…

Cisco Expands Learning Portfolio with New Business Architecture Training and Certifications

By CloudBuzz | September 19, 2017

New Business Architecture Training and Certifications Expanded Portfolio Accelerates Business Transformation by Addressing Critical Talent Needs SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – Sep 19, 2017) – Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced it is expanding its learning portfolio with new business architecture training and…

2017 Ponemon Institute Study Finds SMBs are a Huge Target for Hackers

By CloudBuzz | September 19, 2017

Negligent Employees and Poor Password Policies are the Weakest Links Negligent employees are the #1 root cause behind data breaches across North America and the UK Ransomware is hitting SMBs hard with more than 50% experiencing an attack Attacks are becoming costlier…

Virtual Reality: Coming Soon to a Cubicle Near You?

By CloudBuzz | September 18, 2017

Cisco invites customers to experiment with Cisco Spark in VR SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – Sep 18, 2017) – Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) thinks it is only a matter of time before virtual reality makes a major impact on all sorts of industries…