IT News: Most Popular Articles from Last Week’s Issue (Volume 279 Issue 1)

Selections from last week’s weekly newsletter, “IT News and Events.

IT News – CxO

5 Must-Read Harvard Business Review Articles In September

Check out these five thought-provoking HBR articles, curated especially for CIOs and IT leaders
[The Enterprisers Project, September 1st, 2020]

Creating An IT Culture Of Inclusiveness And Belonging

For too long, and out of necessity, Black IT professionals have been silent about their experience. Creating a safe space to engage, listen and learn from others is a necessary first step towards creating a workplace culture that fully supports and values people of color
[CIO, September 4th, 2020]

Leading Through Uncertainty: 7 Characteristics Of Highly Successful Digital Leaders

Apoorva Chhabra, associate principal analyst at Gartner, examines the 7 characteristics of highly successful digital leaders
[InformationAge, September 3rd, 2020]

CISO As A Service (vCISO, Virtual CISO, Fractional CISO)

A CISO as a service (CISOaaS) is the outsourcing of CISO (chief information security officer) and information security leadership responsibilities to a third-party provider. By hiring a third-party provider to manage its security program remotely, an organization gains access to staff and resources that it doesn’t have in-house, and can better keep up with information security and compliance demands.
[SearchSecurity, September 3rd, 2020]

Why Digital Transformation Remains Your Best Chance To Survive The COVID-19 Onslaught

As businesses face a never foreseen or imagined, straight out of a dystopian pandemic fiction situation, where sustenance is all that matters – digital transformation is providing them the means to weather the storm
[Business 2 Community, August 31st, 2020]

IT News – Storage

High-Performance Interconnects And Storage Performance

Should you use InfiniBand or RDMA over Converged Ethernet as an interconnect? We discuss each technology’s effect on performance features such as latency, IOPS and throughput
[SearchStorage, September 1st, 2020]

Broadcom Unveils Industry’s First Gen 7 64Gb/S Fibre Channel Switching Platforms

New End-to-End 64Gb/s Storage Solutions Boast Industry-Leading Switches, Adapters, and Transceivers
[Broadcom News, September 1st, 2020]

Troubleshoot SAN Issues To Improve Performance

Common SAN problems include compatibility issues, hardware failures and sluggish storage response times, but a few proven strategies can easily resolve these issues
[SearchStorage, September 3rd, 2020]

IT News – Security

Majority Of IT Leaders Feel Network Security Is Not Up To Scratch

IT security pros demand greater network visibility, despite budgets tightening
[ITProPortal, September 2nd, 2020]

The Hidden Costs Of Losing Security Talent

One person’s exit can set off a chain of costly events.
[Dark Reading, September 2nd, 2020]

IT News – AI

Feds Investing $1B To Fund 12 New AI Institutes

The federal government is increasing its investment in AI research, with the announcement on August 26 of over $1 billion of awards to establish 12 new AI and quantum information science (QIS) research institutes nationwide
[aitrends, September 3rd, 2020]

7 Machine Learning Challenges Businesses Face While Implementing

Studies show that your business can experience 40% productivity improvement by using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. It can help you to reorganize your data in such a way that you get value out of every data point that you record.
[AWS News, October 31st, 2020]

The Fourth Generation Of AI Is Here, And It’s Called ‘Artificial Intuition’

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most powerful technologies ever developed, but it’s not nearly as new as you might think. In fact, it’s undergone several evolutions since its inception in the 1950s.
[TheNetWeb, September 3rd, 2020]

Google Debuts New AI Features And Tools To Advance MLOps

Google LLC announced today a raft of artificial intelligence-related updates as part of Google Cloud Next: OnAir, a nine-week series of livestream events that runs through Sept. 15.
[siliconANGLE, September 1st, 2020]

IT News – Big Data

Top 3 Data Analytics Challenges And How To Resolve Them

Jerry DiMaso, CEO and co-founder of Knarr Analytics, discusses how effective analytics has become such a determinative factor that it’s now evident that those who master it will thrive. However, the journey toward that goal isn’t without obstacles. What are the most common data analytics challenges and how can companies confidently confront them?
[insideBIGDATA, September 1st, 2020]

10 Big Data Statistics That Will Blow Your Mind

They call it ‘big data’ for a reason-it’s really, really big. But getting your head wrapped around the growth of information digitization is not easy.
[datanami, September 4th, 2020]

Best 10 ETL Tools & Software

These ETL tools feature advanced data integration capabilities that can help enterprises prepare data for analytics.
[Datamation, September 1st, 2020]

IT News – Humor

Memory-Lane Monday: While We’re Chatting, I Should Mention About The Big Red Switch …

It’s a whole new world in this place
[ComputerWorld, August 31st, 2020]

Flashback Friday: Eh, I Guess It Could Happen To Anybody

But it’s a good lesson in humility
[ComputerWorld, September 4th, 2020]

Wayback Wednesday: For My Next Trick …

I think I fulfilled all the requirements perfectly.
[ComputerWorld, September 2nd, 2020]


Logic only takes you so far, my dear Watson.
[ComputerWorld, September 1st, 2020]

IT News – Technology

What Moore’s Law Means Today

Remember when we all got excited about more megahertz? That’s not the future of microprocessing: But Moore’s Law is alive and well – in its own way
[The Enterprisers Project, August 31st, 2020]

World’s First Photonic Quantum Computer Is Now Publicly Available On The Cloud

Xanadu is making photonic quantum computing more accessible to developers and businesses
[, August 31st, 2020]

Microsoft Builds Deepfakes Detection Tool To Combat Election Disinformation

Microsoft has developed a deepfakes detection tool to help news publishers and political campaigns, as well as technology to help content creators ‘mark’ their images and videos in a way that will show if the content has been manipulated post-creation
[HelpNet Security, September 2nd, 2020]

IT News – CRM

CRM Is Failing: It’s Time To Transition To CxM

CRM and CEM/CXM are essential tools for maintaining business flow with customers. Although similar, they have distinct differences. To choose the right one, organizations need to go beyond the alphabet soup of these hi-tech business applications.
[CRMBuyer, September 1st, 2020]

IT News – Cloud

Top Cloud Computing Providers

Here is a listing of the largest and most currently successful cloud services companies in the world
[eWeek, August 31st, 2020]

IT News – Developer

Common Developer Frustrations And How To Overcome Them

There’s a right way and a wrong way to write great software. Here is the latter
[ITProPortal, September 4th, 2020]

IT News – Email

Gmail vs Exchange: What’s The Best Email Provider For Your Business?

Is Microsoft or Google the better email provider?
[, September 4th, 2020]

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