Volume 281, Issue 4: August 23rd, 2021 — August 29th, 2021
Each week I select 60-90 items from mainstream IT publications and publish them on the website for “IT News and Events. I track the most popular articles and use those articles as the basis of my “IT Newsletter As A Service.”
These are are most popular articles of this week’s issue.
The 3 IT Processes CIOs Need Most
Building effective IT 101: Processes matter, but some matter more than others. Here’s where to put your skin in the game as an IT leader.
What Is A Chief Technology Officer? The Exec Who Sets Tech Strategy
The CTO has emerged as a key player in the C-suite, as digital transformations become high strategic priorities for so many organizations
Cloud Security Alliance Welcomes Inaugural Members Of The CxO Trust Advisory Council
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining standards, certifications, and best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, announced the inaugural members of the CSA CxO Trust Advisory Council
How To Encourage Healthy Conflict: 8 Tips From CIOs
Learn how to harness the power of conflict to make better decisions and build team trust
Gartner Says Executive Leaders Must Act Now In Evaluating 7 Trends For An Effective Strategic Planning Process
Function-Specific Strategic Planning Templates Are Available for Complimentary Download
Why Is Risk Management Important?
Enterprise risk management done correctly can mitigate different types or levels of risk. Depending on the industry and group, risk management should address the organization’s business needs and respond to any risk event
How I Landed My CIO Job: With Kirsten Garen Of CDK Global
The latest subject in our CIO career series is Kirsten Garen, CIO of CDK Global. Garen joined the $1.7B auto dealership technology provider in November 2020.
How To Speed Up Your Digital Transformation
The pandemic has given many organizations an unexpected crash course in digitalization
Insights 2021: Digital Transformation Will Speed Up In In The Hybrid Workplace
Think back to a year ago: The pandemic hit, normal daily life came to a jarring halt and businesses everywhere rushed to transition to remote / hybrid workplace models for survival.
Why Privileged Access Management Is So Hard In The Cloud
Privileged access management (PAM) is in a bizarre place right now. On the one hand, organizations mostly understand the value of PAM.
Top Endpoint Detection And Response (EDR) Tools & Software 2021
On average, it takes a business 287 days to find and contain a data breach
5 Practical Strategies For Mitigating Insider Cybersecurity Threats
The insider cybersecurity threat vector is vast and complex, but here are some things you can do now to prevent an incident.
What CISOs Need To Know About Wi-Fi 6E
Wi-Fi 6E is the most secure wireless standard ever, but making the wrong implementation decisions or not understanding its risks will negate that advantage
Top Cyber Security Threats To Organizations
Cyber security threats are a constant for organizations, whether they do business with the public or other organizations.
5 Key Cybersecurity Trends To Know For 2021
The fundamentals of cybersecurity in 2021: Scalability, user awareness, and the ability to evolve to meet changing network and security needs
6 Ways Cybersecurity Teams Can Save Time And Money
The phrase ‘time is money’, originally attributed to Benjamin Franklin, reprimands the slothful for wasting their working hours
5 Ways To Minimize The Cost Of A Ransomware Attack
In 2020, the average ransomware payment was $312,493 – a 171% year-over-year increase.
Data Loss Prevention: What Is DLP And Why Is It Important?
Data is the lifeblood of today’s information-based business.
How To Make Your Remote Team Safe From Cyberthreats
Having a remote workforce is not all about finding the top talents, increasing employees’ productivity, or reducing your operating cost
What’s New In Computational Storage? A Conversation With SNIA Leadership
The latest revisions of the SNIA Computational Storage Architecture and Programming Model Version 0.8 Revision 0 and the Computational Storage API v0.5 rev 0 are now live on the SNIA website
How To Choose The Best NVMe Storage Array
NVMe arrays are the highest performance storage solutions available, offering a massive speed boost for enterprises willing to make the investment. Here’s how to select the right NVMe solution for you.
QLC vs. TLC NAND: Which is best for your storage needs?
QLC flash memory is best for most read-intensive workloads, while TLC is suited to write-dominant workloads. Discover how QLC vs. TLC NAND are coexisting in the data center.
Demystify The Distributed File System And Object Storage Market
IT teams in search of a distributed file system that supports object storage must carefully map out their requirements — and remember that no two products are exactly alike
56% Of Enterprises Want To Store More Data In Cloud
But questions of where and when remain, and better visibility being top priority
Don’t Let Your IT Team Make These 4 Mistakes In Cloud
As cloud adoption surges in popularity, it’s important that your cloud team is well equipped to handle their next project. However, there are mistakes that can derail a project
Here’s Who Made Gartner’s Magic Quadrant For Cloud Infrastructure And Platform Services
Here’s a look at the seven IaaS and PaaS cloud providers included in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services report.
Misconfigurations: Still The Biggest Threat To Cloud Security
With a bit of effort and attention, businesses can avoid cloud security problems that arise from misconfigurations
The 3 Pillars To A Successful Cloud Strategy
Three facets when you’re considering cloud
AI More Likely To Complement Than Replace Predictive Analytics
The discipline of predictive analytics is likely to increase in importance as it is complemented by artificial intelligence. NHS and National Express case studies prove the point
Four Key Steps To Simplify Enterprise AI Success
Among the techniques to speed AI deployment, companies can deploy ready-made AI software, including pre-trained models and scripts.
5 Misconceptions Of ML Observability
In this special guest feature, Aparna Dhinakaran, Chief Product Officer at Arize AI, explains five of the biggest misconceptions surrounding machine learning observability. Arize AI is a startup focused on ML Observability. Aparna was previously an ML engineer at Uber, Apple, and Tubemogul (acquired by Adobe).
Inside Boston Dynamics’ Project To Create Humanoid Robots
Boston Dynamics is known for the flashy videos of its robots doing impressive feats. Among Boston Dynamics’ creations is Atlas, a humanoid robot that has become popular for showing unrivaled ability in jumping over obstacles, doing backflips, and dancing
What Has To Happen For Quantum Computing To Hit Mainstream?
Data Center World keynote: It’s still early days for quantum computing, where the fundamental technology remains unsettled, and the nature of workloads is fuzzy.
The World’s Largest Chip Is Creating AI Networks Larger Than The Human Brain
‘Extreme-scale AI’ is here
Top 10 Paying IT Jobs In 2021
Millions of Americans are looking for ways to increase their salaries and advance their careers. Fortunately, IT jobs are plentiful and lucrative.
Top 10 In-Demand It Certifications 2021
IT jobs deal with technical procedures or software that requires a specialty, so becoming certified in a specialized area demonstrates to employers that you have the distinct skill set needed to succeed in that role
A 10-Year Journey With Mysql Brings Oracle’s Heatwave Into The Query Database Discussion
When Oracle Corp. acquired the rights to MySQL through its purchase of Sun Microsystems Inc. in 2010, the company had a decision to make.
What Are 3 Best Practices For Decentralized Storage Systems?
Decentralized storage technology can be confusing and complicated. These best practices, however, can help with implementation in enterprise IT infrastructure
Best Agile Project Management Tools For 2021
Agile project management has grown in popularity for software development teams globally, but also for other businesses that balance multiple projects and deadlines.
Business Email Compromise Attacks Are Getting Out Of Hand
BEC is costing businesses millions of dollars
Businesses Are Struggling To Maximize The Value Of Their CRM Systems
CRM usage remained ‘largely flat’ over the last few years
What Does A Next Generation Firewall Do?
While most of the world is full of good-intentioned, trustworthy people, there is a huge number of bad actors out there that want to take down your systems and get their hands on your hard-earned money or data. That’s why next-generation firewalls are an important part of modern cyber security strategy.
Using ERP To Transition To A Digital Enterprise
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) has been the backbone of many organizations for decades. ERPs were popular because they offered a centralized back-end to manage and view vital business information in one place