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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]

IT News: CxO (Sept. 14th)

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


CxO


Blue Cross NC Brings IT Back In House To Improve Agility

The health insurer insourced its engineering team after a frustrating experience with an MSP and is now reaping the benefits of a more responsive infrastructure
[CIO, September 7th, 2020]

Digital Transformation: 4 Post-Pandemic Security Priorities

Amid pandemic-related disruption, security has become inseparable from digital transformation. Consider these priorities for building trust with colleagues, customers, and regulators
[The Enterprisers Project, September 9th, 2020]

10 Value-Adds That CISOs Can Deliver

Savvy security chiefs are generating returns for their organizations beyond enabling secure business operations. Here’s how they do it
[CSO Online, September 7th, 2020]

2020 Has Shown That The Time Digital Transformation Is Now

Organizations cannot afford to put off digital transformation – this is how best to approach it
[ITProPortal, September 11th, 2020]

Leading In The Next Normal: 6 Lessons Learned For CIO

We need to lean into the lessons – around challenges ranging from training to silos – learned in the first months of the pandemic, in preparing for the next transition
[The Enterprisers Project, September 10th, 2020]

Digital Transformation: Three Hard Truths About Change

Business and marketing requirements are changing due to COVID-19. Companies are reassessing their digital transformation models and redefining their digital transformation goals
[ITProPortal, September 7th, 2020]

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

Among the individuals charged with protecting and improving a company’s cybersecurity, the CISO is typically seen as the executive for the job. That said, the shift to widespread remote work has made a compelling case for the need to bring security within the remit of other departments
[HelpNet Security, September 10th, 2020]

Building Enterprise Agility

Why and how to foster this key capability in your organization
[CIO, September 7th, 2020]

How To Build A Resilient IT Culture

The pandemic has underscored the importance of thriving through hardship and uncertainty. IT leaders discuss how they’re adjusting their leadership practices to help foster this key IT trait for the long haul
[CIO, September 8th, 2020]

IT News for Busy Executives (Sept. 11th) (short version)

Most Popular Articles Vol 270 Issue 1

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


Networking op to discuss new approaches to search, resource visibility, and security (Sept. 14th)

Infrastructure Agility and Modernization for the Enterprise in Transition (Sept. 10th)

Virtual Roundtable By CIO (Sept. 14th)

Accelerating Your Digital Experience – Leveraging Authentication and Security Management (Sept. 10th)

Securing Hybrid Enterprise Infrastructures Across a Distributed Workplace (Sept. 15th)

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

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

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

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


CxO


5 Must-Read Harvard Business Review Articles In September

Creating An IT Culture Of Inclusiveness And Belonging

Leading Through Uncertainty: 7 Characteristics Of Highly Successful Digital Leaders

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

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

Solving The CISO Cloud Paradox: How To Put The Genie Back Without Losing The Magic

From Defense To Offense: Giving CISOs Their Due


Humor


Elementary

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

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

Wayback Wednesday: For My Next Trick …


AI


7 Machine Learning Challenges Businesses Face While Implementing

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

Feds Investing $1B To Fund 12 New AI Institutes

Google Debuts New AI Features And Tools To Advance MLOps


Storage


Troubleshoot SAN Issues To Improve Performance

High-Performance Interconnects And Storage Performance

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


Security


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

The Hidden Costs Of Losing Security Talent

Why Data Is The Missing Link In Your Cybersecurity Strategy


Technology


What Moore’s Law Means Today

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

Microsoft Builds Deepfakes Detection Tool To Combat Election Disinformation


Big Data


10 Big Data Statistics That Will Blow Your Mind

Best 10 ETL Tools & Software

Top 3 Data Analytics Challenges And How To Resolve Them


Cloud


Top Cloud Computing Providers

The Age Of Multi-Cloud: Are You Ready To Take On The Challenge?

Five Critical Cloud Security Challenges And How To Overcome Them


Email


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

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


PM


Agile Project Management

Today’s New IT Project Manager


Popular Articles from Other Sections


Make Data Centers Appeal To The Next Generation

How To Efficiently Manage PC Refresh And Data Migration For A Remote Workforce

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

Common Developer Frustrations And How To Overcome Them

5 COVID-Created Network Trends That Are Here To Stay

Tape Data Storage Industry Tackles Challenges, Archival Uses

4 Social Media Marketing Statistics You Need To Know

Macrocell vs. Small Cell vs. Femtocell: A 5G Introduction

10 Business Intelligence Trends For Data Visualization And Data Insights

Top 100 Cloud Backup Companies For September 2020

How IoT Is Helping Cities Become More Sustainable Than Ever Before

LibreOffice 7.0.1 Available For Download

What Is 2FA? Two-Factor Authentication Explained

IT News: PeopleTek, PM, CRM, Social Media, Networks, FOSS, Wireless, Developer… (Sept. 7th)

Volume 270 Issue 1

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

PeopleTek News


Thinking Strategically

As leaders we make decisions every day that are critical to the success of our work culture. Why not have a course of action that aligns with your overall workplace strategy?
[PeopleTek News, September 3rd, 2020]


PM


Agile Project Management

Agile Project Management (APM) is an iterative approach to planning and guiding project processes, that breaks it down into smaller cycles called sprints, or iterations
[SearchCIO, August 31st, 2020]

Today’s New IT Project Manager

Among the IT functions changed forever by the COVID-19 pandemic is project management. The days of “walk around” project management seem to be gone. Some thoughts on what the future looks like
[InformationWeek, September 2nd, 2020]


Social Media


4 Social Media Marketing Statistics You Need To Know

It’s hard to deny the popularity of social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. In fact, there’s a good chance you have one or more of these accounts for your business and in your personal life
[Business 2 Community, September 4th, 2020]

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]


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]


Networks


5 COVID-Created Network Trends That Are Here To Stay

COVID-19 has reshaped the way enterprises deploy, manage, and use network services. Here are the changes that are likely to stick around long after the pandemic has ended
[Network Computing, August 31st, 2020]


Tape


Tape Data Storage Industry Tackles Challenges, Archival Uses

The tape data storage market has confronted a major legal issue and a pandemic. Buoyed by strong archival use and offline protection, capacity shipments rose last year
[SearchDataBackup, September 3rd, 2020]


FOSS


LibreOffice 7.0.1 Available For Download

LibreOffice 7.0.1, the first minor release of the LibreOffice 7.0 family, targeted at technology enthusiasts and power users, is now available for download
[The Document Foundation, September 3rd, 2020]


Wireless


Macrocell vs. Small Cell vs. Femtocell: A 5G Introduction

Small cells will provide new, fast connectivity speeds for 5G networks and capable devices, but 5G won’t stop there. Macrocells and femtocells are also key to connect 5G networks
[SearchNetworking, August 31st, 2020]


IoT


How IoT Is Helping Cities Become More Sustainable Than Ever Before

Professor Kevin Curran, senior IEEE member and professor of cybersecurity at Ulster University, discusses IoT’s role in helping cities become more sustainable
[InformationAge, August 31st, 2020]


Backup


Top 100 Cloud Backup Companies For September 2020

The top 100 online backup companies are grouped into 4 categories, namely: Consumer, Small Medium Business, Enterprise and Enablers
[StorageNewsletter, September 2nd, 2020]


BI


10 Business Intelligence Trends For Data Visualization And Data Insights

Currently, businesses have access to more data than they can count! The question remains what to do with such colossal levels of data and how to derive intelligent insights from it?
[Analytics Insight, September 4th, 2020]


MFA


What Is 2FA? Two-Factor Authentication Explained

Today, unfortunately, a strong password alone isn’t enough to protect your accounts
[ITProPortal, September 4th, 2020]

https://it.it-news-and-events.info/

IT News: Humor, AI, Tech, Big Data, Email, Operations… (Sept. 7th)

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

Humor

Elementary

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

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

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

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]

Wayback Wednesday: For My Next Trick …

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


AI


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]

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]

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]

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]


Technology


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]

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]

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]


Big Data


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]

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]

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]


Email


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

How important is the security of your email provider?
[techradar.pro, September 4th, 2020]

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]


Operations


Make Data Centers Appeal To The Next Generation

To attract top graduates, the data centre industry needs to be louder and bolder in its approach
[ITProPortal, September 4th, 2020]

How To Efficiently Manage PC Refresh And Data Migration For A Remote Workforce

Increasing employee productivity for remote workers doesn’t have to be difficult
[ITProPortal, August 31st, 2020]

IT News: Storage, Cloud (Sept. 7th)

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

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]

Cloud


The Age Of Multi-Cloud: Are You Ready To Take On The Challenge?

Cloud is becoming an influential part of business strategies.
[ITProPortal, September 2nd, 2020]

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]

Five Critical Cloud Security Challenges And How To Overcome Them

Today’s organizations desire the accessibility and flexibility of the cloud, yet these benefits ultimately mean little if you’re not operating securely. One misconfigured server and your company may be looking at financial or reputational damage that takes years to overcome.
[HelpNet Security, August 31st, 2020]

Events for IT Executives (270.1)

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

CxO Events

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.

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!

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.

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!

IT News: Security (Sept. 7th)

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

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]

Why Data Is The Missing Link In Your Cybersecurity Strategy

Everyone’s aware of how challenging maintaining a strong cybersecurity posture is these days.
[HelpNet Security, September 4th, 2020]