Thought Leaders

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

By Ajay Malik | May 8, 2018

In the previous post “Yes, AI could be smart enough to take your job,” I mentioned that AI would affect the way you make a living. It is different from the “industrial revolution” or the “dot-com era” as: AI aims to replace us,

How to secure personally identifiable information (PII) of customers

By Cloud Syndicate | April 30, 2018

Secure Personally Identifiable Information Information security has been a constant challenge for enterprises. Especially in a software test environment, enterprises face the threat of exposing the personally identifiable information (PII) of customers and commercially sensitive data (financial, operational, and strategic) to the test teams (external vendors).

It’s Not Digital Transformation; It’s Digital “Business” Transformation – Part II

By Bill Schmarzo | April 23, 2018

Previously in Part I “It’s Not Digital Transformation; It’s Digital “Business” Transformation – Part I” we introduced two fundamental digital transformation techniques to help organizations identify where and how to drive their digital transformation journey: ·     Fundamental #1: Identifying Sources of

Backups And Disaster Recovery Are Not The Same Thing

By Ed Dryer | April 19, 2018

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

How Machine Learning Quantifies Trust & Improves Employee Experiences

By Louis Columbus | April 13, 2018

Machine Learning Quantifies Trust Bottom Line: By enabling enterprises to scale security with user behavior-based, contextual intelligence, Next-Gen Access strategies are delivering Zero Trust Security (ZTS) enterprise-wide, enabling the fastest companies to keep growing strong. Every digital business is facing a

Rainmaking From The Cloud – CIOs Struggle To Keep Pace With IT Demands

By Brendan O'Brien | April 12, 2018

Rainmaking from the Cloud In the digital era, where customers can select virtually anything with a click of a button, they are demanding more choice; not only in products, but in how and when they pay for them. They expect

Mitigating the Downtime Risks of Virtualization

By Paul Mercina | April 12, 2018

Mitigating the Downtime Risks Nearly every IT professional dreads unplanned downtime. Depending on which systems are hit, it can mean angry communications from employees and the C-suite and often a Twitterstorm of customer ire. See the recent Samsung SmartThings dustup

5 Important VR Industry Trends Starting To Take Shape

By Kayla Matthews | April 11, 2018

5 Important VR Industry Trends In recent years, virtual reality (VR) finally made a move to the mainstream after largely being a niche technology. There are several things to look forward to concerning this exciting industry. (Graphic Source: Centric Digital)

A Look Beyond the Basics of Cloud Database Services: What’s Next for DBaaS?

By Ken Tsai | April 10, 2018

Cloud Database Services When it comes to choosing the right database management system (DBMS), developers and data analysts today face considerable choices and opportunities, and many of them lie beyond the traditional on-premise options. There are best-of-breed DBMS products with

The Economics, Concepts and Fundamentals of Cloud Computing

By Gopan Joshi | April 10, 2018

Fundamentals of Cloud Computing Addressing security concerns of the Public Cloud Enthusiasm for cloud computing has as much to do with economics as technology. Growth in the number of applications and the volume of data that must be managed have

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Small Business Security 

5 Small Business Security Concerns Online

By CloudTweaks

Small Business Security Fear of the cloud has been around since the Cloud began. SMBs were traditionally afraid of security issues, while large companies fretted about increasing the complexity of their IT infrastructure. What many budding start-up companies don’t realize

Do You Have The Right IT Monitoring And Management Strategy?

By CloudTweaks

IT Monitoring And Management Strategy As more organizations embrace hybrid IT, the task of monitoring and managing these environments becomes more complex. Virtualization and cloud add layers of abstraction, making detection and resolution of a performance/availability issue extremely challenging for

Cloud Gaming Is Ready: The Games Industry Isn’t

By CloudTweaks

Cloud Gaming The current perception of cloud streaming technology in the Games Industry, particularly in the Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) marketplace, is to put it mildly ‘mixed’. Recent comments at Gamescom 2013 have only cemented for some that while Cloud Gaming

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

The Managed Service Provider

Threatening Skies: The Managed Service Provider

By John Humphreys

The Managed Service Provider Business is not easy. Just when you think you have the market figured out, and your business is growing nicely, another new threat comes onto the horizon. Many VARs and MSPs who built successful businesses implementing

The Economics, Concepts and Fundamentals of Cloud Computing

By Gopan Joshi

Fundamentals of Cloud Computing Addressing security concerns of the Public Cloud Enthusiasm for cloud computing has as much to do with economics as technology. Growth in the number of applications and the volume of data that must be managed have

Mark Carrizosa

Despite Record Breaches, Secure Third Party Access Still Not An IT Priority

By CloudTweaks

Record Breaches Research has revealed that third parties cause 63 percent of all data breaches. From HVAC contractors, to IT consultants, to supply chain analysts and beyond, the threats posed by third parties are real and growing. Deloitte, in its

Learning From Past Mistakes: Predictions For Cybersecurity

By Larry Jones

Predictions Cybersecurity From Ashley Madison to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), hackers did not discriminate between organizations or industries when it came to unleashing cyber-attacks in 2015. This past year, data breaches affected millions of people with headlines of

Breakthroughs in Clinical Trials Utilizing the Power of the Cloud

By Craig Morgan

Cloud Computing and the Medical Field Clinical trials play an essential role in the drug development process by effectively demonstrating the efficacy and safety of a pharmaceutical compound. Although lead by scientific endeavor with patient safety and therapeutic benefits in mind,

Cloud Native Trends Picking Up – Legacy Security Losing Ground

By Chenxi Wang

Cloud Native Trends Once upon a time, only a select few companies like Google and Salesforce possessed the knowledge and expertise to operate efficient cloud infrastructure and applications. Organizations patronizing those companies benefitted with apps that offered new benefits in

What Skills Do I Need to Become a Data Scientist?

What Skills Do I Need to Become a Data Scientist?

Becoming a Data Scientist Leveraging the use of big data, as an insight-generating engine, has driven the demand for data ...
Data Science And Machine Learning Jobs Most In-Demand on LinkedIn

Data Science And Machine Learning Jobs Most In-Demand on LinkedIn

Data Science And Machine Learning Jobs Machine Learning Engineers, Data Scientists, and Big Data Engineers rank among the top emerging jobs ...
ISC 2 - CCSP

Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Takes Center Stage at (ISC)2 Security Congress

Industry Leaders Discuss Workforce Strategy CLEARWATER, Fla., Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- (ISC)²® today announced Gary Beach, author of The U.S. Technology Skills Gap, will ...
Big Data Employment Essential for Startups

Big Data Employment Essential for Startups

Big Data Employment Small businesses and startups tend to be more open to innovative new technologies and readily implement fresh ...
The Innovation of Automation Has Fueled the Fear of Machines Stealing Jobs

The Innovation of Automation Has Fueled the Fear of Machines Stealing Jobs

Automation and Job Creation What happens when humankind makes a machine more intuitive and efficient than itself? A wake of ...