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IT News: AI, Humor, Linux, Careers, HR, Operations, Technology.. (Sept 21st)

Volume 270 Issue 3

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

AI


How To Build A Fair AI System

AI is being rapidly deployed at companies across industries, with businesses projected to double their spending in AI systems in the next three years
[datanami, September 15th, 2020]

US Library Of Congress Launches AI Tool That Lets You Search 16 Million Old Newspaper Pages For Historical Images

The dataset includes more than 1.5 million newspaper photos
[TheNextWeb, September 16th, 2020]

AI Bias: Why It Happens And How Companies Can Address It

As artificial intelligence becomes more prevalent throughout business and society, companies need to be mindful of human bias creeping into their machine models
[Information Age, September 15th, 2020]

Luther.AI Is A New AI Tool That Acts Like Google For Personal Conversations

When it comes to pop culture, a company executive or history questions, most of us use Google as a memory crutch to recall information we can’t always keep in our heads, but Google can’t help you remember the name of your client’s spouse or the great idea you came up with at a meeting the other day
[TechCrunch, September 16th, 2020]

3 Hurdles To Overcome For AI And Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence and machine learning have distinct limitations. Businesses looking to implement AI need to understand where these boundaries are drawn
[Information Age, September 17th, 2020]


Humor


And The Motherboard Slipped Right Out

It’s a whole new category of PC abuse
[Computerworld, September 15th, 2020]

Memory-Lane Monday: Sneakynet

The legal mind at work
[Computerworld, September 14th, 2020]

Wayback Wednesday: A Little Too Literal-Minded

But you DID demo it that way
[Computerworld, September 16th, 2020]


Linux


Linux Foundation Launches New Entry-Level IT Certification

Like it or not, certifications are important for getting ahead in technology. The Linux Foundation wants to help by launching a new, entry-level certification: The Linux Foundation Certified IT Associate (LFCA)
[ZDNet, September 18th, 2020]


Careers


Most Employees Are Completely Happy To Never Return To The Office, Survey Finds

Remote workers are happy at home, but many still feel pressured to work longer hours over management fears of lost productivity. Here’s how organizations can change to suit the new normal
[TechRepublic, September 17th, 2020]

Why Remote Work Will Be The New Normal

The global pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus has certainly caused tremendous changes in how the economy works, including how companies and businesses operate
[Business 2 Community, September 15th, 2020]

Modern Data Science Skills: 8 Categories, Core Skills, And Hot Skills

We analyze the results of the Data Science Skills poll, including 8 categories of skills, 13 core skills that over 50% of respondents have, the emerging/hot skills that data scientists want to learn, and what is the top skill that Data Scientists want to learn
[Kdnuggets, September 17th, 2020]


HR


Upskilling Your Employees: Top 10 Benefits

Let’s have a quiz: if you had just one skill to equip your employees with, what would that be?
[Business 2 Community, September 14th, 2020]

Top 10 Video Interviewing Tools For A Virtual Hiring Toolkit

Video interviewing tools are essential in every modern recruiter’s toolkit. Learn what 10 of the top tools offer and some of the HR systems they integrate with
[SearchHRSoftware, September 16th, 2020]


Operations


Microsoft Finds Underwater Data Centers Practical

Its researchers have pulled their second Project Natick experimental data center out of the ocean in Scotland
[Data Center Knowledge, September 14th, 2020]


Technology


IBM Publishes Its Quantum Roadmap, Says It Will Have A 1,000-Qubit Machine In 2023

The most important news in the short term is that the company believes it is on its way to building a quantum processor with more than 1,000 qubits – and somewhere between 10 and 50 logical qubits – by the end of 2023
[TechCrunch, September 15th, 2020]

Qualcomm Targets The Enterprise With 16-Core Cloud AI 100 Inference Chip

Qualcomm Inc. today shared technical details about the Cloud AI 100, an artificial intelligence chip with which it hopes to seize upon the growing enterprise demand for machine learning hardware
[siliconANGLE, September 16th, 2020]

Facebook Will Release Its First AR Glasses In 2021

During Facebook Connect – the replacement for the AR/VR event previously known as Oculus Connect – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said today that the company is planning to release its first pair of augmented reality glasses in 2021
[VentureBeat, September 16th, 2020]

IT News: Storage, Cloud (Sept. 21st)

Volume 270 Issue 3

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

Storage


Five Signs It’s Time To Think About File Storage Modernization

Is it time to consider modernizing your data storage infrastructure?
[ITProPortal, September 17th, 2020]

Seagate Adds Another 18Tb Hard Disk Drive To Its Portfolio

Seagate’s new HDD allows to store 4320TB per rack
[techradar.pro, September 17th, 2020]

7 Leading Storage Area Network Products And Vendors

Before selecting a SAN product, learn which features seven market-leading storage vendors provide organizations of all sizes and how they distinguish their products
[SearchStorage, September 14th, 2020]

2020 Strategic Roadmap For Storage According To Gartner

I&O leaders must invest in application-aware infrastructure, embrace infrastructure-led-innovation and modernize storage systems for hybrid cloud services
[StorageNewsletter, September 16th, 2020]

Top 5 Programming Languages For Data Scientists To Learn

Data scientists working with large data sets or in high-performance computational environments may find these programming languages essential to extracting data quickly and effortlessly
[TechRepublic, September 16th, 2020]

Where SSDs Make Sense In The Modern Data Center

Not all workloads require the performance boost that SSDs provide
[techradar.pro, September 15th, 2020]

SAN Management Best Practices For Optimizing Performance

SANs consolidate resources and provide a high-speed network for storage traffic, but that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook when it comes to performance management
[SearchStorage, September 15th, 2020]

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Using A SAN

SAN benefits include speed, scalability and fault tolerance, but the technology isn’t without its drawbacks. Cost and complexity are big concerns for smaller organizations
[SearchStorage, September 15th, 2020]


Cloud


Microsoft’s Cloud Business Revenue Overtakes AWS And Google Combined

Microsoft is now leading the pack of top Cloud platforms and enterprise services
[AiTHORITY, September 14th, 2020]

Technology Insights On Snowflake IPO Announcement: The Consolidation Of Public Cloud Market

According to Gartner, the Public Cloud market is poised to grow further in 2020 even as CIOs continue to place big bets on IaaS to push their digital transformation goals
[AiTHORITY, September 18th, 2020]

Large Cloud Providers Much Less Likely Than Enterprises To Get Breached

Pen-test results also show a majority of organizations have few protections against attackers already on the network
[Dark Reading, September 14th, 2020]

How To Deal With The Challenges Of Cloud Storage vs. SAN

Whether you’re managing cloud storage or a local SAN, both have issues. Compare 13 areas where SAN and cloud storage challenges can arise and find out how to deal with them
[SearchStorage, September 18th, 2020]

Compare Top Confidential Computing Vendors

How does one secure “data in use”? Think of it as a logical next step beyond conventional solutions, like encrypting data when it is at rest (in storage environments) and in transit (being moved across networks). These companies are the best in the world at this time
[eWeek, September 14th, 2020]

IT News: Security (Sept. 21st)

Volume 270 Issue 3

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

Security


What Are The Habits Of Highly Effective CISOs?

Data crunched by Gartner analysts reveals the behaviours that differentiate the top-performing chief information security officers from the pack
[ComputerWeekly, September 17th, 2020]

10 Tips To Improve Your Company’s Cybersecurity Strategy In The Post-Coronavirus World

10 steps companies can take to protect employees and digital assets during the COVID-19 crisis
[ITProPortal, September 18th, 2020]

A Computer Can Guess More Than 100,000,000,000 Passwords Per Second. Still Think Yours Is Secure?

The ConversationPasswords have been used for thousands of years, as a means of identifying ourselves to others and in more recent times, to computers
[GCN, September 15th, 2020]

Threats From The Digital World Lead To Greater Cyber Security Concerns

Organizations will have to adapt quickly to survive when digital and physical worlds collide
[ITProPortal, September 14th, 2020]

About Your Remote Access Policy: It’s Time For An Update

Times have changed, with more employees working from home. Has your enterprise’s remote access policy kept pace with the arrival of new users, tasks, access technologies, and threats?
[Network Computing, September 18th, 2020]

Why VPNs Alone Won’t Secure Your Remote Employees

Hackers have begun to exploit VPN services to gain access to corporate networks
[techradar.pro, September 15th, 2020]

Securing The Edge: 5 Best Practices

Considering how much is at stake in terms of data and infrastructure exposure, companies looking to take advantage of edge computing’s promise will need to take steps to mitigate the risks
[CSO Online, September 14th, 2020]

Gartner: Privileged Access Management A Must In 2020

Gartner’s 2020 Security & Risk Management Summit focused on the importance of privileged access management to cybersecurity as threat actors increasingly target admin credentials
[SearchSecurity, September 15th, 2020]

Banks Report Surge In Impersonation Scams

Fraudsters are using the COVID-19 crisis to trick people into transferring money to them
[ComputerWeekly, September 16th, 2020]

Gartner: Securing Remote Workforce A Top Priority

In a COVID-19 pandemic world with new security threats and risks emerging, Gartner analysts discussed the urgency of securing access and devices for remote employees
[SearchSecurity, September 16th, 2020]

More Cyberattacks In The First Half Of 2020 Than In All Of 2019

The pandemic-related shift to remote work and the growing availability of ransomware-as-a-service were two major drivers, CrowdStrike says
[Dark Reading, September 15th, 2020]

IT News: CxO (Sept. 21st)

Volume 279 Issue 3

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

CxO


What CEOs Want In A CIO: A Strategic Business Partner

Research shows that CEOs are looking to CIOs to drive transformation and business strategy. Are you ready to step up?
[CIO, September 14th, 2020]

In Uncertain Times, CISOs Have A Golden Opportunity

Hackers are targeting everyone and taking advantage of fear, uncertainty, and a 24/7 news cycle that can dwell on a single theme for weeks on end
[HelpNet Security, September 14th, 2020]

Top 5 Executive Soft Skills CIOs Need To Lead Today

To help navigate through a crisis like the pandemic, IT executives are drawing on their leadership and interpersonal skills as much as — if not more than — their technical ones
[SearchCIO, September 14th, 2020]

10 Lies CIOs Tell Themselves About Their Agile Practices

Seeking to accelerate software delivery, IT organizations are embracing agile but all-too-common self-deceptions and persistent problems have most falling short
[CIO, September 16th, 2020]

CTO Challenges Around The Return To The Workplace

Stephen Murphy, CEO of Genesis, talks about the challenges that CTOs face when it comes to organisations returning to work at the office
[InformationAge, September 17th, 2020]

As Companies Face Remote Work Challenges, The Spotlight Is On CIOs

The long-term negative effects of remote work are emerging – and CIOs can quell them
[ITProPortal, September 17th, 2020]

4 Realities Of Hybrid Working That CIOs Must Address

From meeting dynamics to merging toolsets, these issues demand attention now that we are through the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic. CIO Kevin Neifert shares priorities
[The Enterprisers Project, September 17th, 2020]

Bed Bath & Beyond’s Digital Transformation

Bed Bath & Beyond is racing to develop its digital efforts and is looking to Google Cloud’s analytics and data services to give it a boost
[Zdnet, September 17th, 2020]

Enterprise Architecture Strategy Experts Offer Pandemic Tips

Enterprise architecture experts offer up advice and tips for organizations coping with budget constraints and staffing pressures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
[SearchCIO, September 16th, 2020]

CISOs Struggling To Prep For Security Audits

Calendars for security and compliance audits are largely unchanged despite COVID-19, yet the pandemic is straining teams as they work remotely, according to Shujinko
[HelpNet Security, September 16th, 2020]

How COVID-19 Has Changed It’s Focus And Plans For 2021

Bread-and-butter investments to modernize workforce systems and improve IT operations are the post-pandemic focus for IT buyers in North America and Europe, a survey shows
[Computerworld, September 15th, 2020]

Skills And Traits Of A Business-Savvy CISO

CISOs looking to advance their careers or land a plum job must prove they are really on top of their game. Here’s what recruiters say sets business-savvy CISOs apart
[CSO Online, September 17th, 2020]

Events for IT Executives (270.3)

Vol 270 Issue 3 Posted Sept. 21st

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

Note: Most of these events are only open to qualified participants, typically senior IT management with decision/purchase authority.

CxO Events


The Future of Data Layer Strategies: Trends & Innovations (Sept. 29th)

BWG Connect invites senior IT managers to participate in a candid, interactive, peer-to-peer, industry discussion. Hear from your peers on the importance of Digital Transformation, strategies being implemented and challenges being faced!
[Tuesday, September 29th, 2020: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM]

How China’s Cyber Threat Groups Support Beijing’s Geopolitical Objectives (Sept. 30th)

It’s no secret that Beijing has ambitious plans to reposition itself as the world’s superpower – one of the keys to its success has been its ability to deploy its cyber units to conduct state-endorsed operations.
[Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 BST]

Understanding and Reducing the Cost of Cloud Storage (Sept. 30th)

BWG Connect invites senior IT managers to participate in a candid, interactive, peer-to-peer, industry discussion. Hear from your peers on the importance of Digital Transformation, strategies being implemented and challenges being faced!
[Wednesday, September 30th, 2020: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM]

Florida CIO Virtual Town Hall – Achieving Business Transparency (Sept. 30th)

Business transparency and trust is more important than ever for CIOs and CISOs to drive competitive advantage, mitigate risk, and ultimately create business value.
[Wednesday, September 30th, 2020: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM]

Reduce the Costs And Risks Associated With IT Modernization Projects (Sept. 24th)

Join CIO on Thursday, September 24, at 2:00 pm ET to learn how top CIOs are drastically reducing the costs and risks associated with IT modernization projects.
[Thursday, September 24th, 2020: 2:00 PM]

2020 HMG Live! Chicago CIO Executive Leadership Summit (Oct 1st.)

[Thursday, October 1st, 2020: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM]

Managing Insider Risk in the Remote Era (Oct 1st)

Join us Thursday, October 1, at 12:00 pm ET / 9:00 am PT to learn how top CSOs are managing insider risk in the remote era.
[Thursday, October 1st, 2020: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)]

Accelerating the New Intelligent Data Center

BWG Connect invites senior IT managers to participate in a candid interactive industry discussion. Hear from your peers about concrete lessons learned & real-world challenges faced during these unprecedented times.
[Wednesday, October 14th, 2020: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM]

Enterprise IT Vendor News (270.2)

From Volume 270 Issue 2

Each week I select 60-90 items from mainstream IT publications and publish them on the website for “IT News and Events.

I also select press releases from various mainstream IT vendors and certain blog articles. In this issue the vendors are: Tintri, Recorded Future, Microsoft, Dell, IBM, Nutanix, Cisco, RSA, Veeam, Citrix, Red Hat, HP, Fortinet, Oracle, VMware, AWS, HPE, and Centrify.

Recorded Future News


Sign Up For Predict 2020 (Oct 5th To 8th)

This live, online event will feature thought leadership, education, networking, and fun for Recorded Future clients, partners, and anyone interested in using intelligence to disrupt the status quo.
[Recorded Future News, September 10th, 2020]


Tintri News


Tintri Partner Program Offers Intelligent Infrastructure Solutions, Programs, And Resources To Help Deliver Predictable Profitability

100% Channel-Focused Program Offers Partners a Differentiated User Experience to Create Opportunities for Business Expansion
[Tintri News, September 9th, 2020]


Microsoft News


New Cyberattacks Targeting U.S. Elections

In recent weeks, Microsoft has detected cyberattacks targeting people and organizations involved in the upcoming presidential election, including unsuccessful attacks on people associated with both the Trump and Biden campaigns, as detailed below
[Microsoft News, September 10th, 2020]

Empowering NFL Clubs And Fans With Help From The Microsoft Playbook

At Microsoft, we’re honored to partner with the NFL to bring modern fan experiences to the game of football
[Microsoft News, September 10th, 2020]


Dell News


Chart A Better IT Future With Dell EMC PowerEdge And VMware

Hardware and software upgrades can lead to a better hybrid cloud experience
[Dell News, September 8th, 2020]

Meet The Small And Mighty OEM Client Portfolio

Our customers have been asking for smaller, more stable products that deliver the performance they require. We’ve listened and delivered: meet the Small and Mighty OEM client portfolio.
[Dell News, September 10th, 2020]

Same Home Office, Brand New Perspective

In my first week back at Dell Technologies, I’m excited to have this opportunity to address the partner community. Please see my letter below.
[Dell News, September 10th, 2020]

The Industrial Edge: The Game Has Changed

‘Massively disruptive,’ ‘a game changer,’ and ‘will redefine industries’ are just some of the phrases used over the last year by market researchers to describe the potential of edge computing.
[Dell News, September 9th, 2020]


IBM News


IBM And ESPN Announce New Feature In Fantasy Football App That Uses Artificial Intelligence From IBM Watson To Create Fair Trades

New Trade Assistant with IBM Watson helps reduce the complexities of fantasy football player trading – helping users make smarter, more informed decisions
[IBM News, September 10th, 2020]

Red Hat Marketplace Aims To Accelerate Open Hybrid Cloud Innovation With Certified Software Solutions Ready To Run On Any Cloud

Public marketplace is designed to enable organizations to more easily purchase, deploy and manage enterprise software from a variety of vendors across hybrid cloud environments running Red Hat OpenShift
[IBM News, September 8th, 2020]

Schlumberger, IBM And Red Hat Announce Major Hybrid Cloud Collaboration For The Energy Industry

Historic agreement expands access to DELFI cognitive E&P environment to address customers’ deployment preferences
[IBM News, September 8th, 2020]

IBM Joins World Business Council For Sustainable Development To Help Accelerate The Transition To A Sustainable World

IBM joined over 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development
[IBM News, September 11th, 2020]


Nutanix News


Nutanix Announces New Simplified Partner Program For The Multicloud Era

New Elevate Program Brings Partner Ecosystem Together in a Single Program Architecture with Enhanced Services and Investments to Grow Their Business with Hybrid and Multicloud Solutions
[Nutanix News, September 8th, 2020]

Nutanix Cements Market Leadership With New Hci Software Innovations

Nutanix Advances Security, Performance, Networking, and Automation Across Multiple Clouds
[Nutanix News, September 8th, 2020]

Nutanix Launches Kubernetes Platform-As-A-Service For The Multicloud Era

Karbon Platform Services Provides Managed Offering to Accelerate Container-Based Application Delivery and Operations on Any Cloud
[Nutanix News, September 8th, 2020]

Nutanix Announces Partnership With Microsoft Azure For A Seamless Hybrid Experience

‘With this partnership, Microsoft and Nutanix show our commitment to delivering a true, unified hybrid and multicloud environment,’ said Tarkan Maner, Chief Commercial Officer at Nutanix
[Nutanix News, September 8th, 2020]


Cisco News


Cisco Helps To Bridge The Digital Divide In The U.S. With Rural Broadband Network Solutions For Service Providers

Cisco unveils its network solutions to help service providers close the digital divide through U.S. Government funded programs
[Cisco News, September 9th, 2020]

Cisco Meraki To Support Connectivity To Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN

Cisco Meraki announces a collaboration with Microsoft that supports connectivity to Azure virtual WAN)
[Cisco News, September 10th, 2020]


RSA News


Is Cybersecurity Training On Your Back-To-School List?

For parents and guardians, this year’s back-to-school shopping and planning process was very different. One item that was not on the list sent from my kids’ school: cybersecurity awareness
[RSA News, September 8th, 2020]

Strategies For Insider Threat Mitigation

What practical steps can be taken to manage insider threats?
[RSA News, September 9th, 2020]


Veeam News


Veeam Awarded The 2020 Go-To-Market Partner Of The Year Award From Nutanix

Nutanix recognizes Veeam for strength of partnership and success of Nutanix Mine with Veeam and Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV
[Veeam News, September 10th, 2020]

Ditch Legacy Backup Solutions To Optimize Cost And Reduce Complexity

Many organizations are anchored in the past, using a legacy backup solution that is costly, unreliable and complex, making it difficult to shed outdated processes to truly innovate
[Veeam News, September 8th, 2020]


Citrix News


Built-In Session Admin Role Is Now Available In Citrix Monitor

Are you looking for granular roles for your admins in Citrix Monitor so they can solve session and machine management use cases in Citrix Cloud?
[Cirix News, September 8th, 2020]

Rejuvenating The Internet With HTTP3 And TLS 1.3

Let’s say you had to explain the latest advances in internet security to someone who had been living under a rock for the past few years. What would you say?
[Cirix News, September 8th, 2020]

Applications Are Open For The CTP And CTA Classes Of 2021!

Citrix is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) and Citrix Technology Advocate (CTA) classes of 2021! The application window will remain open until October 30, and you can submit your application here.
[Cirix News, September 9th, 2020]

Citrix’s New Workspace Webinar Series Explores The Evolving Workplace

Following a successful first series of The New Workspace, I am delighted to announce the launch of the second three-part series of webinars, in which we will delve more deeply into how the modern workplace has evolved in the wake of COVID-19, including the sudden global shift to increased flexibility and the consequences and challenges this has for organizations and employees
[Cirix News, September 8th, 2020]


Red Hat News


Red Hat Academy Launches User Platform For Improved Learning Experience

In order to better serve our Red Hat Academy educational institutions around the world, the Red Hat Academy team has launched an enhanced learning environment on Sept. 1, 2020
[Red Hat News, September 10th, 2020]

Friday Five – September 11, 2020

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our eye.
[Red Hat News, September 11th, 2020]

Stop Unauthorized Applications With RHEL 8’s File Access Policy Daemon

Application allowlisting is the practice of specifying an index of approved applications or executable files that are permitted to run on a system by a specific user
[Red Hat News, September 10th, 2020]

The Amazing New Observability Features Of Open vSwitch

People working in the telco space with DPDK accelerated Open vSwitch have probably seen questions about packet drops a number of times and with multiple customers
[Red Hat News, September 10th, 2020]


HP News


HP Launches The World’s Easiest Plotters For Architect, Engineer, Construction And Home Offices

Simple to operate: Print multi-size projects automatically and send multiple files in one click with HP Click, all without compromising on speed
[HP News, September 9th, 2020]

HP Inc. Shares New Film ‘Dear Future Me,’ Highlighting Impact Of The Pandemic On Students

As the world works to reimagine education this school year, new hope-filled film series highlights students sharing personal letters written to their future selves
[HP News, September 10th, 2020]


Fortinet News


Fortinet Enables Secure Telework With Security Fabric Solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses to rapidly enable most, if not all, of their employees to work from home
[Fortinet News, September 11th, 2020]

Effectively Securing Microsoft 365 With Fortimail

Even before COVID-19, SaaS-based productivity tools such as Microsoft 365 had been gaining market-share at a remarkable pace
[Fortinet News, September 9th, 2020]

Addressing Insider Threats At Financial Institutions During Remote Work

With a 47% increase in just two years, it has become clear that insider threats are a growing problem. It is a danger that no organization is immune to, and leaders are well aware of this: two-thirds of organizations consider insider threats to be a bigger problem than external attacks.
[Fortinet News, September 10th, 2020]


Oracle News


Oracle Announces Fiscal 2021 First Quarter Financial Results

GAAP EPS up 16% year-over-year to $0.72, non-GAAP EPS up 15% to $0.93 — Fusion ERP cloud revenue up 33%, NetSuite ERP cloud revenue up 23%
[Oracle News, September 10th, 2020]


VMware News


VMWare Named A Leader In Evaluation Of Infrastructure Automation Platforms By Independent Research Firm

VMware announced that market research firm Forrester Research has named VMware a leader among infrastructure automation platform providers in a Q3 2020 report based on a 26-criterion evaluation
[VMware news, September 9th, 2020]


AWS News


AWS And The National Football League Announce New Next Gen Stats Powered By AWS For The 2020 Season

The six new advanced statistics, which combine player tracking and machine learning, will launch on September 10 during NFL season opener to bring new insights to game play
[AWS News, September 9th, 2020]


HPE News


A Shared Purpose: HPE Team Members Unlock The Power Of Tech Non-Profits To Accelerate Social Change

HPE President and CEO, Antonio Neri announces the launch of the 2020 HPE Accelerating Impact and explains how team members are empowered to make a difference
[HPE News, September 7th, 2020]


Centrify News


Growing Cyber Security Threats

Cyber criminals have certainly been using the pandemic in their relentless phishing and ransomware attacks
[ITWeb, September 11th, 2020]

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]

Elementary

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
[techradar.pro, 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?
[techradar.pro, September 4th, 2020]

IT News for Busy Executives (Sept. 18th)

Most Popular Articles Vol 270 Issue 2

Each week I track what are the most clicked on articles from the weekly newsletter, “IT News and Events..” Those most popular articles are the basis of the private edition newsletter we produce as part of out “IT Newsletter As A Service.”

CxO Events


Reduce the Costs And Risks Associated With IT Modernization Projects (Sept. 24th)

The Future of Data Layer Strategies: Trends & Innovations (Sept. 29th)

How China’s Cyber Threat Groups Support Beijing’s Geopolitical Objectives (Sept. 30th)

Florida CIO Virtual Town Hall – Achieving Business Transparency (Sept. 30th)

Understanding and Reducing the Cost of Cloud Storage (Sept. 30th)

2020 HMG Live! Chicago CIO Executive Leadership Summit (Oct 1st.)

Managing Insider Risk in the Remote Era (Oct 1st)


CxO


Blue Cross NC Brings IT Back In House To Improve Agility

Digital Transformation: 4 Post-Pandemic Security Priorities

10 Value-Adds That CISOs Can Deliver

2020 Has Shown That The Time Digital Transformation Is Now

Digital Transformation: Three Hard Truths About Change

Leading In The Next Normal: 6 Lessons Learned For Cios

How Can The C-Suite Support Cisos In Improving Cybersecurity?

Building Enterprise Agility

How To Build A Resilient IT Culture


AI


Artificial Intelligence Is Now

Why You Need To Start Thinking About Mlops

Artificial Intelligence Keeps HSBC ATMs Stocked With Cash

AI Accountability: Proceed At Your Own Risk

Five Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Finance

The Future Growth Of AI And ML

AIOps: What’s All The Fuss About?


Security


Global Security Appliance Market Revenue Grew To $4.2B In Q2 2020

10 Common Cloud Security Mistakes That Put Your Data At Risk

Towards Smarter Security

How Centralized Log Management Can Save Your Company

Three Steps To Design Security For The Remote-Work-First Enterprise


Storage


NVMe Speeds Explained

Tiered Storage, Building Optimal Storage

Archival Storage

Broadcom Gen 7 64Gb FC Switching Platforms: Brocade X7 Directors And G720 Switch


Humor


Memory-Lane Monday: OK, So It’s No Problem For You, But What About Your PC?

Please Hold For Nice Barney


Server


7 Benefits Of Deploying A Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

Server Hunger Is Stronger Than Economic Uncertainty

Reduce Your Server Response Time For Happy Users, Higher Rankings


Networks


Verizon Unveils A New 5G Hotspot For $400

How Are Network Management And Security Converging?

Four Ways Network Traffic Analysis Benefits Security Teams


HR


The Top 15 Interview Questions To Ask Job Candidates

How To Select The Right HR Software For Your Business


BI


6 Ways Business Intelligence Makes Better CFOs

Top 10 Business Intelligence Trends In 2020


Technology


Compare 7 Desktop-As-A-Service Providers

HDMI 2.1: What’s New, And Do You Need To Upgrade?


Database


Best Enterprise Database Software & Systems For 2020

Popular Articles in Other Sections

Top Change Management Tips For ERP Implementation Success

3 Ways To Tackle The Operations Complexity Of DevOps

Best Linux Distro For Privacy And Security In 2020

The 8 Best Cloud Security Certifications For IT Pros In 2020

Part 1: Audit Your B2B CRM For A New Lead On Sales

Commvault Launches Dedicated Disaster Recovery Product

Why Cloud-Based Architectures And Open Source Don’t Always Mix

The ROI on HPC? $44 in profit for every $1 in HPC

IT News: Technology – Linux – BI – CRM – IoT -ERP… (Sept 14th)

Volume 279 Issue 2

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

Technology


Compare 7 Desktop-As-A-Service Providers

When it comes to choosing a DaaS provider, organizations may get overwhelmed by the options. Compare the features and capabilities of 7 major vendors to determine the best fit
[SearchVirtualDesktop, September 9th, 2020]

HDMI 2.1: What’s New, And Do You Need To Upgrade?

With next-gen consoles arriving by the end of 2020 and NVIDIA’s RTX 30 series of graphics cards cresting the horizon, HDMI 2.1 is looking more critical than ever. Does this mean you have to upgrade your TV to take advantage of the new features?
[How-To Geek, September 12th, 2020]


BI


6 Ways Business Intelligence Makes Better CFOs

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has an increasingly important role within any company
[Business 2 Community, September 7th, 2020]

Top 10 Business Intelligence Trends In 2020

Gone are the days when data was all spread in excel files and traditional databases within the organization’s context
[SearchStorage, September 12th, 2020]


Linux


Best Linux Distro For Privacy And Security In 2020

The top privacy and penetration testing distros
[techradar.pro, September 7th, 2020]

Linux Users Beware – You Could Be Facing More Cyber Threats Than Ever Before

Kaspersky report finds Linux users facing increase in cyber threats
[techradar.pro, September 11th, 2020]


Database


Best Enterprise Database Software & Systems For 2020

If you’re looking for a system to store your company’s data on-premises or in the cloud, chances are you’ll be considering at least one of these top enterprise database software solutions
[ServerWatch, September 10th, 2020]


ERP


Top Change Management Tips For ERP Implementation Success

Not taking change management seriously is a surefire road to ERP implementation failure. Learn how CIOs and other leaders can do it right and boost the likelihood of success
[SearchERP, September 11th, 2020]


DevOps


3 Ways To Tackle The Operations Complexity Of DevOps

DevOps is challenging, some of its complexity requires a platform that is both SaaS and managed environments, running on top of several cloud providers and potentially on-premises as well. Is there a platform that connects applications and systems while supporting enterprises as they accelerate their digital transformation efforts?
[DevOps.com, September 9th, 2020]


IoT


Why The Future Of IoT Depends On Open Source

We’re quickly moving from the Internet of Things (IoT) to the Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT)
[opensouce.com, September 11th, 2020]

The Internet Of Things In Construction: What Are The Pros And Cons?

IoT could prevent mistakes and save lives on-site, but do the pros outweigh the cons?
[ITProPortal, September 8th, 2020]


CRM


Part 1: Audit Your B2B CRM For A New Lead On Sales

Most of us practice some sort of annual-cleaning ritual. We reorganize by cleaning out closets, drawers and garages to bring some order back to our homes and our lives
[Business 2 Community, September 9th, 2020]


DR


Commvault Launches Dedicated Disaster Recovery Product

Commvault split off the disaster recovery capabilities from its Complete Data Protection into a separate product and added automation and recovery validation functions
[SearchDisasterRecovery, September 10th, 2020]


PM


Project Kickoff Meetings For Remote Project Managers

Project kickoff meetings are a vital part of the success of your project. The groundwork you lay during this critical event will help set the stage for the remainder of the project. Many of the topics we will discuss in this article can be applied to non-remote project managers as well, but we will emphasize specifics that are vital for remote project managers.
[PM World 360, September 9th, 2020]


HPC


The ROI on HPC? $44 in profit for every $1 in HPC

A study by Hyperion Research finds that high performance computing generates $44 in profit for every dollar of investment in HPC systems
[HPCWire, September 8th, 2020]


FOSS


Why Cloud-Based Architectures And Open Source Don’t Always Mix

Cloud-based architectures and open source should be a natural fit, but success stories like Kubernetes are the exception, not the rule
[Data Center Knowledge, September 10th, 2020]


Big Data


The State Of Data Management – Why Data Warehouse Projects Fail

Data is the fuel of our modern world, and its increased proliferation within organizations means that proper data management has never been more critical to success
[insideBIGDATA, September 8th, 2020]


Operations


5 Reasons Why Data Centers Continue To Thrive

The data center continues to provide stability, affordability, and utility to organizations undergoing a complex digital transformation initiative
[Network Computing, September 7th, 2020]


Compliance


Two Years On From GDPR: Has It Driven Growth In Cybersecurity Insurance?

Whilst GDPR has put the spotlight on data privacy and cyber issues, there are other more prominent trends that are driving a greater take-up of cyber insurance, says Ben Maidment, Class Underwriter – Cyber, Physical & Technology at Brit Insurance
[Dark Reading, September 10th, 2020]


Encryption


Multiparty Encryption Allows Companies To Solve Security-Data Conundrum

An interdisciplinary research team constructs a way for companies to share breach data without revealing specific details that could exposes businesses to legal risk
[Dark Reading, September 9th, 2020]


PeopleTek News


12 Steps For Courageous Leadership

Through hundreds of intensive leadership workshops, PeopleTek has extensively studied the many factors that influence the performance of individual leaders and teams. This book teaches you about the single most important factor affecting performance: Courageous Leadership
[PeopleTek News, September 10th, 2020]


Virtualization


VirtualBox 6.1.14 Released With Full Support For Linux Kernel 5.8

Oracle released today the VirtualBox 6.1.14 update to its open-source and multi-platform virtualization software with full support for the latest and greatest Linux 5.8 kernel series
[9to5linux, September 8th, 2020]


Wireless


Wireless Evolution: Understanding The Big Tech Advances Supercharging Wi-Fi 6, 6E, And 7

An artificial intelligence (AI) system on Thursday defeated a U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-16 pilot by scoring five straight victories in a simulated virtual dogfighting event hosted by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
[TechWork, September 8th, 2020]


MFA


Is Two-Factor Authentication 100% Hack- Proof?

Two-factor authentication adds an additional layer of protection to your private information but can you still be hacked?
[techradar.pro, September 7th, 2020]

IT News: AI – Server – HR – Networks – Humor … (Sept 14th)

Volume 270 Issue 2

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


AI


Artificial Intelligence Is Now

Today, we still think of artificial intelligence (AI) as the technology of tomorrow – and that makes me worry that many of us aren’t paying close enough attention to the incredible leaps happening in the field. In truth, AI has already started to transform life – and marketing – as we know it
[Business 2 Community, September 9th, 2020]

Artificial Intelligence Keeps HSBC ATMs Stocked With Cash

HSBC is using artificial intelligence technology developed in-house to help it make sure ATMs are appropriately stocked with cash
[ComputerWeekly, September 9th, 2020]

AI Accountability: Proceed At Your Own Risk

A new report suggests that to improve AI accountability, enterprises should tackle third-party risk head-on
[InformationWeek, September 8th, 2020]

Why You Need To Start Thinking About Mlops

The future of successful AI implementations will be MLOps
[ITProPortal, September 8th, 2020]

Five Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Finance

Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and deep neural networking (DNN) are disrupting businesses and challenging traditional values in the financial industry
[ITProPortal, September 7th, 2020]

The Future Growth Of AI And ML

Explore the different trends and topics tech and business leaders need to know
[ITProPortal, September 7th, 2020]

AIOps: What’s All The Fuss About?

Why is AIOps important to Enterprise IT? Michael Allen, VP & CTO EMEA at Dynatrace discusses AIOps, why it matters to enterprise IT and where it fits within the traditional IT landscape.
[ITProPortal, September 11th, 2020]

Understanding The Business Value Of Machine Learning

There’s a difference between a shiny new thing and a thing that works. You just need to look at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to see how much of the technology we create just doesn’t cut it and gets tossed into the wastebin of innovation because it doesn’t find a working business model
[TechTalks, September 7th, 2020]

Is Artificial Intelligence The Right Investment For Your Business?

Artificial Intelligence is quickly becoming a reality for businesses of all shapes and sizes
[Business 2 Community, September 8th, 2020]

Why Eliminating Bias In AI Is Key To Its Success

Taking pause to consider whether technological progress is amplifying challenges we are trying to overcome
[ITProPortal, September 8th, 2020]


Server


7 Benefits Of Deploying A Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

HCI is more straightforward to manage than legacy alternatives. That means your tech staff can spend less time on mundane chores and focus their attention on more pressing matters
[Network Computing, September 11th, 2020]

Server Hunger Is Stronger Than Economic Uncertainty

The appetite for compute capacity, and presumably also for storage and networking capacity, in the datacenter of the world might be waning in some sectors of the economy, but thanks to the voracious hunger of the hyperscalers and cloud builders and more than a few large enterprises that need to do more, not less, computing in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, server sales are now consistently at the levels we saw way back in the Dot-Com Boom more than twenty years ago.
[The Next Platform, September 10th, 2020]

Reduce Your Server Response Time For Happy Users, Higher Rankings

Server response time is often overlooked when it comes to improving page speed
[Business 2 Community, September 11th, 2020]

Not Just In The Cloud: Serverless In Your Own Data Center

Serverless functions aren’t limited to public clouds. It’s not hard to support them on premises.
[Data Center Knowledge, September 9th, 2020]

Worldwide Server Market Revenue Grew 19.8% Year Over Year In The Second Quarter Of 2020, According To IDC

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, vendor revenue in the worldwide server market grew 19.8% year over year to $24.0 billion during the second quarter of 2020 (2Q20)
[StreetInsider, September 8th, 2020]


Humor


Memory-Lane Monday: OK, So It’s No Problem For You, But What About Your PC?

I don’t think you really understand my question
[ComputerWorld, September 7th, 2020]

Please Hold For Nice Barney

He always gets up on the wrong side of the bed
[ComputerWorld, September 8th, 2020]


HR


The Top 15 Interview Questions To Ask Job Candidates

It’s time to fill that vacancy on your team and the pressure is on to find a job candidate who has all the skills and professional experience you need. But can you determine that from just an interview?
[Robert Half, September 7th, 2020]

How To Select The Right HR Software For Your Business

You walk into a store pick up the most beautiful pair of shoes and find out later that they don’t fit
[Business 2 Community, September 9th, 2020]

Employee Involvement And How To Make It Work

The corporate world has seen a massive shift towards modernization, where organizations have moved from brick and mortar. Digital transformation has been at its peak, and employees have played a crucial role in it
[Business 2 Community, September 8th, 2020]


Networks


Verizon Unveils A New 5G Hotspot For $400

The device supports more 5G spectrum bands and can connect up to 30 devices
[CNET, September 10th, 2020]

How Are Network Management And Security Converging?

Network management and security have become even more intertwined now that more employees are working from home. How can enterprises ensure they are keeping their networks secure?
[SearchNetworking, September 10th, 2020]

Four Ways Network Traffic Analysis Benefits Security Teams

The march towards digital transformation and the increasing volume of cyberattacks are finally driving IT security and network teams towards better collaboration. This idea isn’t new, but it’s finally being put into practice at many major enterprises.
[HelpNet Security, September 11th, 2020]

NetDevOps: Applying Devops Practices In Networking

Like DevOps, NetDevOps implementations lead to major cultural changes, forcing people from different fields to change their daily work practices
[Network Computing, September 8th, 2020]

IT News: Storage, Cloud (Sept. 14th)

Volume 270 Issue 2

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


Storage


Tiered Storage, Building Optimal Storage

Strategy to balance storage costs, data lifecycle management practices, and storage technology priorities with storage performance
[StorageNewsletter, September 11th, 2020]

NVMe Speeds Explained

The non-volatile memory express protocol is tailor-made to make SSDs fast. Get up to speed on NVMe performance and how it compares to the SATA and SAS interfaces
[SearchStorage, September 11th, 2020]

Archival Storage

The size of preserving digital archives is now reaching the order of petascale, exascale and will approach zettascale capacities in the foreseeable future
[StorageNewsletter, September 11th, 2020]

Broadcom Gen 7 64Gb FC Switching Platforms: Brocade X7 Directors And G720 Switch

64Gb storage solutions boast switches, adapters, and transceivers for on-demand data center.
[StorageNewsletter, September 7th, 2020]


Cloud


The 8 Best Cloud Security Certifications For IT Pros In 2020

Certifications can help security pros prove their baseline knowledge of infosec topics. Consider adding these top cloud security certifications to your arsenal
[SearchCloudSecurity, September 8th, 2020]

IT News: Security (Sept. 14th)

Volume 270 Issue 2

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

Security


Global Security Appliance Market Revenue Grew To $4.2B In Q2 2020

The total security appliance market delivered solid unit shipment and revenue growth in the second quarter of 2020 (2Q20), according to IDC
[HelpNet Security, September 8th, 2020]

10 Common Cloud Security Mistakes That Put Your Data At Risk

Yes, the cloud offers many security advantages over on-premises, especially for smaller organizations, but only if you avoid these mistakes around cloud configuration, monitoring and patching
[CSO Online, September 10th, 2020]

Towards Smarter Security

What is your number one priority?
[CIO, September 10th, 2020]

How Centralized Log Management Can Save Your Company

Through centralized log management, organizations can consolidate all log data into one central, data highway and directs logs wherever they need to go
[DevOps.com, September 10th, 2020]

Three Steps To Design Security For The Remote-Work-First Enterprise

Remote work muscled itself to the top of every security and risk manager’s agenda when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Whereas remote work was previously the exception, up to 82% of company leaders now plan to permit remote working at least some of the time as workplaces begin to reopen
[siliconANGLE, September 8th, 2020]