IT News: Networks, PM, DR, Server, Backup, Big Data,… (Sept. 21st)

Volume 270 Issue 3

Selections from the weekly newsletter, “IT News and Events.


Encrypted Traffic Inference: An Alternative To Enterprise Network Traffic Decryption

Encrypted Traffic Inference: An Alternative to Enterprise Network Traffic Decryption Finding threats in encrypted inbound network traffic is complex and expensive for enterprises, but a fascinating new approach could eliminate the need for decryption
[Dark Reading, September 15th, 2020]

VPN Usage Now Makes Up Almost All Enterprise Traffic

Organisations need to make sure their VPN services are secure
[, September 14th, 2020]

Choosing A VPN: The First Step Toward Protecting Privacy

Keeping safe and secure online
[, September 16th, 2020]


Project Management: Four Ways CTOs Can Make A Difference

From technical knowledge to department-building and goal-setting, here’s the skills you need to hone if you want to become a great CTO with a highly effective team
[ZDNet, September 17th, 2020]

A Project Manager’s Short Guide To Effective Problem-Solving In 6 Steps

For project managers and business analysts, effective problem-solving remains an ever-important soft skill that requires you to combine creative thinking and strong analytical skills
[Project Smart, September 19th, 2020]


How To Build A Disaster Recovery Plan: 7 Tips

When the unexpected happens, will your critical systems be prepared? Here’s what to consider while building a disaster recovery plan
[The Enterprisers Project, September 18th, 2020]

Rethinking Resilience: Tips For Your Disaster Recovery Plan

As more organizations face disruptions, a defined approach to recovery is imperative so they can successfully recover, experts say.
[Dark Reading, September 15th, 2020]


IDC Reports Jump In Server Sales, Decline In Storage Revenue

On the surface it would seem contradictory for one market to rise and another to fall, but there is a pattern here
[Networldworld, September 16th, 2020]

Worldwide Converged Systems Market Declines 4.5% Year Over Year During The Second Quarter Of 2020, According To IDC

Worldwide converged systems market revenue decreased 4.5% year over year to $3.9 billion during the second quarter of 2020 (2Q20)
[IDC, September 14th, 2020]


5 Tips For Remote Backup Systems To Strengthen Your Defense

There are lots of options for remote backup. Take the time to evaluate your needs in the age of remote work and construct your backup platform wisely
[SearchDataBackup, September 17th, 2020]

Top 5 SME AWS Cloud Backup Solutions

Arcserve UDP, Arpio, Cobalt Iron Compass, Druva CloudRanger IBM Spectrum Protect Plus in alphabetic order
[StorageNewsletter, September 17th, 2020]

Big Data

6 Big Data Blunders Businesses Should Avoid

Had Hergee been into businesses, this article would have been a point of interest to him. And he could have avoided the Big Data errors in his ‘Tintin’ enterprise
[TheNextWeb, September 18th, 2020]

The Big Data Boom

Business leaders today often refer to the growing demand for Big Data as the new oil boom. In truth, right now data may be more valuable than black gold, especially to marketers
[Business 2 Community, September 14th, 2020]

Unpopular Opinion – Data Scientists Should Be More End-To-End

Can a do-it-all Data Scientist really be more effective at delivering new value from data? While it might sound exhausting, important efficiencies can exist that might bring better value to the business even faster
[Kdnuggets, September 17th, 2020]


Oracle Announces Java 15

Java 15 adds new features to improve developer productivity and security, including an Edwards-Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (JEP 339) and Hidden Classes (JEP 371)
[AiTHORITY, September 16th, 2020]


Rethink Your Relationship With CRM: Why Your CRM Might Fail And How To Fix It

During a crisis, companies are understandably selective about the tools they use. They don’t want to spend a penny on the tools that don’t pay off. Still, they realize that customer-centricity should be at the core of their business, fostering personalization, and driving loyalty and business growth
[Business 2 Community, September 16th, 2020]


Explore Cloud Computing’s Effect On Application Development

AWS and cloud computing changed the way organizations build and run applications. Explore why that happened and see what to expect in the future as more businesses jump on board
[SearchCloudComputing, September 15th, 2020]

PeopleTek News

Colleagues You Want Around

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat people – your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way – Barbara Bush
[Oracle News, September 14th, 2020]


Emerging Countries Will Adopt 5G Faster Than Expected

Emerging markets have always been behind developed countries in adopting the latest generation mobile networks, with a few exceptions
[HelpNet Security, September 14th, 2020]


8 Top Open Source Intelligence Tools

Find sensitive public info before the bad guys do
[CSO Online, September 15th, 2020]


What Is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), And How Is It Different From 2FA?

Two Factor Authentication, or 2FA, has been around for a while. It usually refers to using an SMS code as an additional step for logging in to your account. However, the term has been being replaced by ‘Multi-Factor Authentication.’ What’s the difference?
[Cloud Savvy IT, September 14th, 2020]


Security, Interoperability Hinder Agency Iot Adoption

In a survey of how federal agencies use the internet of things, the Government Accountability Office found that while IoT technologies offer a number of benefits, security and implementation challenges remain
[GCN, September 16th, 2020]


Top Five Ways To Benefit From Tape Today

We look at the benefits that tape can bring, including in backup and recovery, long-term and ‘warm’ archiving, compliance and WORM use cases and ‘air gapping’ to protect data
[ComputerWeekly, September 17th, 2020]

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