Daniel Matthews

Fintech Dark Web

An End to Credit Cards? How the Dark Web Is Pushing Fintech Towards Blockchain

By Daniel Matthews | July 19, 2017

Dark Web Pushing Fintech Towards Blockchain As Jennifer Klosterman points out, “There are many strong reasons for reputable businesses to keep their noses clean and well out of the Dark Web.” Not the least of these reasons is the hive

Future Data Scientists

Big Data: The Hot Commodity for Marketing in 2017 and Beyond?

By Daniel Matthews | May 19, 2017

Big Data: The Hot Commodity for Marketing Will the market for consumer data ever come to a breaking point? Let me explain. When it comes to digital marketing agencies—agencies that are responsible for a great deal of the content you

Telecommuting Remote Work

For Uber and Waymo’s Initiatives to Thrive, IoT Needs 4.5 Million Developers by 2020

By Daniel Matthews | March 10, 2017

IoT Developers Imagine it’s December, 2016, and you’re Uber boss Travis Kalanick. One of your self-driving Volvos in SF just ran a red light in front of the MOMA. You’re fuming. There was a human behind the wheel of that

Ransomware, Backups and the Aging IT Specialist

By Daniel Matthews | February 21, 2017

Small Business Cloud Right now, two technology trends characterize the small business ecosystem: a growing migration to the cloud, and a growing susceptibility to cybercrime, particularly in the form of ransomware. Recently, I discovered this duality firsthand. Stranded at the

blockchain

The Global Cloud: Blockchain Could Decentralize SaaS

By Daniel Matthews | December 9, 2016

Blockchain SaaS As the prevalence of SaaS continues to grow, so too does the cloud. You know this because you experience it hands-on everyday. By 2020, 92% of our work will be cloud-based. According to Cisco, 74% of that will

Cyber Warfare

Politics 2.0: The Age of Cyber Political Warfare

By Daniel Matthews | October 20, 2016

Cyber Political Warfare Do you remember the last time hackers and cybercriminals determined the outcome of a presidential race? Of course not, because it’s never happened. It could happen now. Without even thinking about it, we’ve slipped into a new

Brand Identity Technology Trends

Brand Identity Technology Trends Is Now The Crux Of Business

By Daniel Matthews | May 9, 2016

Brand Identity Trends When Tim Cook and Apple pushed back against the FBI’s iPhone hack request, the resulting conflict hit on where we are, and where we’re going, with technology and business. It’s not just about useful tools people can

Will GPS, The Cloud, And The IoT Enable A New Level Of Mass-surveillance?

By Daniel Matthews | February 23, 2016

New Levels of Mass-surveillance? There’s a dark cloud hanging over the cloud. Recently, US security chief James Clapper blithely revealed that the government “could” use the Internet of Things for civilian surveillance. Given the heightened alarm caused by domestic terrorism,

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ARCHIVE

GDPR Compliance

A Quick and Dirty Guide to GDPR Compliance

By Brad Thies

GDPR Compliance Set a reminder: On May 25, 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation directive from the European Union will go into effect. Although its goal to protect consumer data is admirable, about a third of global companies don’t know whether

Backups And Disaster Recovery Are Not The Same Thing

By Ed Dryer

Backups And Disaster Recovery Most business owners are aware of the consequences of losing data. Much of the value of a modern business is in its data: customer records, analytics, marketing data, product catalogs, bookkeeping and accounting data, emails and

Online File Sharing And The Importance Of Security

By Charles Mount

Online File Sharing Security Do you have confidential business files stored on your work computer? Maybe it’s a spreadsheet for a report that must be delivered to management tomorrow. If you don’t work on it from home, you’ll be at

The Great Arms Race For Security: Virtualization

By Gavin Hill

The Great Arms Race For Security Since its infancy in the early seventies when the first computer virus was created, the malware and anti-malware business has grown into multi-billion dollar industries. No longer are script kiddies creating malware for notoriety,

Putting The Service Back In “as-a-Service”

By CloudTweaks

“as-a-Service” The future of cloud computing has often been framed as being a debate between private vs. public clouds, with each model having its own strengths and weaknesses in terms of cost-effectiveness, control and security. The debate should instead focus

Marc Malizia

Virtualization + Cloud Equals Perfect Storm For Recovery Services

By Marc Malizia

Data Recovery Services Not very long ago disaster recovery was a luxury afforded by only the very large companies due to the prohibitive cost and effort required. Frequently even these large companies were unable to justify the investment and went without

Making Business Resiliency Part Of Business As Usual

By CloudTweaks

Business Resiliency Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) have become non-negotiable requirements for virtually every IT department. Business resiliency is an umbrella concept that must address everything from basic business continuity to high-level risk management, security, crisis management, and more.

Do Not Rely On Passwords To Protect Your Online Information

By John Barco

Do Not Rely On Passwords Simple passwords are no longer safe to use online. John Barco, vice president of Global Product Marketing at ForgeRock, explains why it’s time the industry embraced more advanced identity-centric solutions that improve the customer experience

Move Over Brick And Mortar, Education-As-A-Service Is Taking Over

By Scott Skinger

Education-As-A-Service As Bob Dylan once said, “the times they are a-changin’.” Its a verse that sticks like glue in the back of my mind when I reflect on the technology landscape today. Just a few years ago, data analytics services

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The GRC Way

By Rajesh Raman

Business And IT  In today’s world, company operations function at two distinct levels: the business operation level and the IT infrastructure operation level. While the two functions operate independently, IT exists to support the business. Many of the IT operations,

Four Recurring Revenue Imperatives

Four Recurring Revenue Imperatives

Revenue Imperatives “Follow the money” is always a good piece of advice, but in today’s recurring revenue-driven market, “follow the ...
Cyber Attackers Targeting the Keys to the Cloud Kingdom

Cyber Attackers Targeting the Keys to the Cloud Kingdom

Cyber Attacking Targets Privileged Credentials Used to Administer Cloud Services Make an Attractive Target and Entry Point for Attackers In ...
Being relevant, leading and remaining differentiated in the era of AI

Being relevant, leading and remaining differentiated in the era of AI

In the previous post "Yes, AI could be smart enough to take your job," I mentioned that AI would affect the way ...
How Leading Organizations are Leveraging Big Data

How Leading Organizations are Leveraging Big Data

Seeing The Big Data Picture “Data will talk to you if you’re willing to listen”— Jim Bergeson. Few can dispute ...
Quantum Computing opens new front in Cloud!

Quantum Computing opens new front in Cloud!

Quantum Computing As the amount of data in the world is rapidly increasing, so is the time required for machines to ...
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Egress Fees Don’t Work for Users – Unlimited Free Egress Is Here

Unlimited Free Egress All of the leading object storage vendors – Amazon, Google, and Microsoft – charge for egress (“egress” ...