IT News: CxO (Sept. 28th)

Volume 270 Issue 4

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

AI-First Or Nothing

If an operating model defines how an organization positions people, process, and technology to deliver customer value, then companies with an AI-first operating model are those that prioritize the use of AI to weave more intelligence and automation into the firm’s products, processes, and experiences
[CIO, September 21st, 2020]

Akamai CTO Discusses The Impact Of AI On Internet Performance

James Kretchmar, CTO of Akamai, spoke to Information Age about how AI and machine learning impact Internet performance
[InformationAge, September 21st, 2020]

6 Types Of CISO And The Companies They Thrive In

Jeff Pollard, VP and principal analyst at Forrester, wants CISOs to discover the type of leader they are – transformational, tactical, steady – and run with it
[CIODIVE, September 22nd, 2020]

Holy Grail Still Elusive In Enterprise Architecture Strategy

MIT’s Jeanne Ross discusses why enterprise architecture projects succeed and fail and what companies can do to better align technology with strategic business goals
[SearchCIO, September 24th, 2020]

Why Digital Transformation Success Requires Multicloud

As businesses begin to reprioritize projects put on hold due to the current environment, a top initiative for senior IT leaders is expanding multi-cloud capabilities as a part of broader digital transformation strategies
[Business 2 Community, September 22nd, 2020]

80% Of Businesses Expect IT Budgets To Grow Or Remain Steady In 2021

The global COVID-19 crisis is a catalyst for change, spurring businesses to continue to invest in technology to support and secure a remote workforce, despite slowing corporate revenue growth resulting from the pandemic, a Spiceworks Ziff Davis study reveals
[HelpNet Security, September 21st, 2020]

CIO Interview: Julie Berry Of Saffery Champness Advances Business Advisory Role For IT

Julie Berry, IT director at accountancy firm Saffery Champness, describes how her team has enhanced its advisory role to the business, in part through the implementation of a cloud-based document management system
[ComputerWeekly, September 21st, 2020]

CIO Spotlight: Jen Felch, Dell Technologies

Looking back with 20:20 hindsight, what would you have done differently? “I would have spoken up a more loudly and a more frequently.”
[IDG Connect, September 25th, 2020]

Top 5 Strategic Technologies To Invest In 2021

Technology is evolving every day. Are you? Nowadays, digital acceleration is a priority across sectors
[Business 2 Community, September 23rd, 2020]

Cybercriminals Moved Quickly To Capitalize On The COVID-19 Outbreak Using Malicious Emails

While the COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted the lives and operations of many people and organizations, the pandemic failed to interrupt onslaught of malicious emails targeting people’s inboxes, according to an attack landscape update published by F-Secure
[HelpNet Security, September 21st, 2020]

How To Negotiate Software Costs As IT Budgets Are Slashed

The most important part of negotiating with software vendors is the preparation stage, said Paul McKay, senior analyst at Forrester, while speaking at the virtual Forrester Security and Risk Global 2020 conference Tuesday. CISOs and CIOs need to familiarize themselves with the vendor’s market, pricing dynamics, and work in tandem with procurement
[CIODIVE, September 23rd, 2020]

Events for IT Executives (270.4)

Vol 270 Issue 4 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.

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

HMG Strategy Executive Leadership Summits deliver world class thought leadership where attendees receive unique insights into best practices and hear success stories involving leadership, management, technology and career development.
[Thursday, October 1st, 2020: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM]

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]

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)]

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]

Accelerating the New Intelligent Data Center (Oct. 14th)

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]

Evanta: Global CIO Virtual Executive Summit (Oct. 15th)

Come together with other Global CIOs and CTOs who lead large, multinational organizations at this exclusive virtual summit. Engage in candid discussions, dive deep into critical issues and validate strategies with other enterprise heads of IT and technology on the challenges unique to complex, multinational operations. The Global CIO Executive Summit features topics and speakers determined by your industry peers, ensuring the agenda delivers the most timely and relevant information in a true, peer-to-peer environment.
[Thursday, October 29th, 2020: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM]

Evanta 2020 Florida CIO & CISO Virtual Executive Summit (Oct. 29th)

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Florida CIO Virtual Executive Summit. Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CIOs today.
[Thursday, October 15th, 2020: 8:00 AM to 1:15 PM PST]

IT News: Most Popular Articles from Last Week

Volume 270 Issue 3

Selections from last week’s weekly newsletter, “IT News and Events.” (279.2)

IT News – CxO

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]

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]

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]

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]

Leading In The Next Normal: 6 Lessons Learned For CIOs

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]

IT News – Security

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]

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]

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
[, September 10th, 2020]

Towards Smarter Security

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

IT News – 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]

IT News – AI

Why You Need To Start Thinking About Mlops

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

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]

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]

IT News – 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]

IT News – 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]

IT News – 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 – Linux

Best Linux Distro For Privacy And Security In 2020

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

IT News – 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]

IT News – 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]

IT News – 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?
[, September 9th, 2020]

IT News – 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]

IT News – 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]

IT News – 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]

Enterprise IT Vendor News (Sept 21st.)

From Volume 270 Issue 3

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: DDN, Oracle, Microsoft, Dell EMC, Cisco, RSA, Datacore, Veeam, Red Hat, Nutanix, Recorded Future, Fortinet, IBM, Dell, NVIDIA, Citrix, Lenovo, HP, and VMware.

DDN News

DDN Discusses Removing Risk In AI Infrastructure And Optimizing Operations In Financial Services

DDN Featured Speakers in HPC + AI Wall Street Conference, Live Virtual Panel and NVIDIA/DDN-Sponsored Webinar
[DDN News, September 14th, 2020]

Oracle News

Mccoll’s Pivots During Crisis To Serve Vulnerable Customers With Oracle

Oracle Retail Consulting Partners with Leading Retailer
[Oracle News, September 17th, 2020]

Oracle Helps Customer Service Teams Embrace Change

Over the past few years, customer service organizations have undergone significant changes to meet evolving customer expectations, and the events of this year have understandably accelerated many of those trends
[Oracle News, September 17th, 2020]

Oracle Expands Government Cloud With National Security Regions For US Intelligence Community

Delivers Oracle’s high performance Gen 2 Cloud platform with enhanced security for classified workloads
[Oracle News, September 16th, 2020]

Oracle Cloud Recognized By Industry Experts

IDC scored Oracle Cloud Infrastructure high on customer satisfaction
[Oracle News, September 16th, 2020]

Xactly Selects Oracle As Its Preferred Cloud Infrastructure Provider To Drive Continuous Innovation

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s exceptional price-performance to power Xactly’s global expansion
[Oracle News, September 15th, 2020]

Oracle Announces Java 15

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

Oracle Cloud Guard And Oracle Maximum Security Zones Now Available

Pre-built tools automate threat response and quickly and efficiently reduce customers’ cloud security risk at no additional cost
[Oracle News, September 14th, 2020]

Microsoft News

Nuance And Microsoft Announce The Integration Of Dragon Ambient Experience And Microsoft Teams For Virtual Telehealth Consults

AI-powered ambient clinical intelligence accelerates the adoption of telehealth workflow solutions to improve patient experiences and health outcomes while reducing physician burnout
[Microsoft News, September 15th, 2020]

BP And Microsoft Form Strategic Partnership To Drive Digital Energy Innovation And Advance Net Zero Goals

The companies intend to work together to develop new technology innovations and digital solutions to help meet their sustainability aims, including reducing energy use and carbon emissions
[Microsoft News, September 15th, 2020]

Dell EMC News

Dell EMC Objectscale Early Access On VMware Cloud Foundation

The next phase of object evolution: VMware, containers, and Kubernetes
[Dell EMC News, September 15th, 2020]

5G: Where We Are And Where We’re Heading

In the last few months, we have seen society’s embrace of technology accelerate dramatically
[Dell EMC News, September 14th, 2020]

Pedal To The Metal With VMware Tanzu

How Dell EMC is Accelerating the Adoption of Tanzu with PowerProtect Data Manager
[Dell EMC News, September 15th, 2020]

VxRail: Kubernetes At The Speed Of Cloud

Dell Technologies and VMware are dedicated to delivering tightly integrated products that help our customers get the most value out of their IT infrastructure investments, and today is the latest example of that commitment
[Dell EMC News, September 15th, 2020]

Cisco News

Cisco Celebrates Sale Of 100 Millionth Phone With Contest To Update Beloved Hold Music

Members of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live’s band, Cleto and the Cletones, along with Guillermo, announced a contest to temporarily replace Cisco hold music
[Cisco News, September 16th, 2020]

Digital Divide’s Massive Problem

It’s a story you might have seen on the news recently-two young girls, sitting outside of a Taco Bell, trying to access the spot’s free Wi-Fi to complete their homework
[Cisco News, September 15th, 2020]

The Network Week In Review: Sept 14 – Sept 18

This week we celebrate the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, we learn how Cisco is innovating with the U.S. Open, and we explore the realities of the digital divide across the world. See below to learn all about it and read more stories!
[Cisco News, September 17th, 2020]

RSA News

Security Is No Longer A Binary Decision

IT security has evolved from being a completely binary operation to taking a more nuanced approach
[RSA News, September 16th, 2020]

Tabletop Exercises Build Resilience And Confidence For Future Elections

The challenges our industry faces are almost too numerous to count
[RSA News, September 17th, 2020]

Datacore News

Storage Magic: 3 Spells To Becoming The Greatest IT Wizard

One man’s magic is another man’s engineering. Read on to learn how you can engineer magic
[Datacore News, September 14th, 2020]

Veeam News

Rabobank Chooses Veeam For Enterprise Scalability

Fortune 500 company protects 3 petabytes of data across 12,500 virtual machines
[Veeam News, September 14th, 2020]

Red Hat News

Using KVM To Simulate Numa Configurations For OpenStack

Very few of us are able to have an OpenStack lab in addition to the various production environments that we run
[Red Hat News, September 16th, 2020]

Managing The Security Of Your Red Hat Enterprise Linux Environment With Red Hat Insights

When it comes to managing security risks, enterprises face an increasing number of challenges
[Red Hat News, September 17th, 2020]

Supporting The Touchless Banking Customer Experience

The banking industry is no stranger to transformation, albeit every institution has its own pace and investment strategy for digital transformation. What cannot be denied however, is that the new normal post-COVID-19 will have an even larger reliance on digital technology while creating a “touchless customer experience.”
[Red Hat News, September 18th, 2020]

Friday Five – September 18, 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 18th, 2020]

IDC Paper Highlights The Business Value Of Red Hat Software Certifications

Software development can be a key differentiator for organizations seeking faster and more agile business models, but it’s no secret that the development, sale, and support of software can be costly
[Red Hat News, September 16th, 2020]

Achievement Unlocked: How We Revamped The Red Hat Learning Subscription Dashboard

The final destination of a journey is what usually has the most focus, but it’s also important to understand the steps it took to arrive there. This certainly holds true for learning, especially as you work to achieve something as big as a Red Hat certification.
[Red Hat News, September 15th, 2020]

Nutanix News

From Reducing RPO Times, to all Things Kubernetes, to NVMe ‘showing you where you suck’ : An IT Tech Podcast Just For You

You may have previously kept your podcast listening confined to morning and evening commute hours in the car or on public transportation, but as we’ve progressed through pandemic times, podcast listenership that had initially slumped is on the rise again
[Nutanix News, September 17th, 2020]

Building The Channel Of Tomorrow: .Next Recap

Every year Nutanix partners have gathered at our Partner Xchange at .NEXT to learn, connect, and experience the future of Enterprise Cloud
[Nutanix News, September 17th, 2020]

Italy’s Gruppo Policlinico Di Monza Healthcare System Chooses Nutanix

Nutanix Allows Hospital to Focus More on Patients and Less on IT in the Age of COVID-19
[Nutanix News, September 16th, 2020]

Recorded Future News

Elite Threat Intelligence That Disrupts Adversaries

Industry analysts have characterized threat intelligence as evidence-based, actionable assessments about existing or emerging threats
[Recorded Future News, September 15th, 2020]

5 Questions To Ask Yourself About Your Third-Party Risk

From lawyers, to marketing agencies, to office supply providers, your organization relies on third parties to keep the business in business. While critical to continued success, every vendor introduces risk to your organization
[Recorded Future News, September 16th, 2020]

Recorded Future Solves Todays Security Challenges With Intelligence

Elite Platform Delivers Single Authoritative Source of Intelligence for Enterprise Security
[Recorded Future News, September 15th, 2020]

How To Patch The Vulnerabilities That Really Matter To Your Organization

Vulnerability management is a lot like playing whack-a-mole. Every time you patch one vulnerability, two new ones pop up in its place. And threat actors only need one opportunity to get inside your network and cause devastating harm
[Recorded Future News, September 17th, 2020]

Fortinet News

Customers Across Industries Simplify And Secure Branch Networks

As organizations expand their footprints in branches, stores, home offices, and a variety of other locations, they are evolving the way they manage and secure their distributed network infrastructure
[Fortinet News, September 17th, 2020]

Think Outside The Box When Managing A Remote Workforce

Before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations had already begun the shift toward telework
[Fortinet News, September 18th, 2020]

How Fortisoar Benefits Partner SOC Operations

The expanding digital attack surface is making it increasingly difficult for organizations to proactively manage their network security
[Fortinet News, September 16th, 2020]

Bridging The Skills Gap For Successful DevSecOps

This is a summary of an article written for by Lior Cohen, Senior Director of Products and Solutions for Cloud Security at Fortinet
[Fortinet News, September 15th, 2020]

IBM News

IBM Establishes First Quantum Education And Research Initiative For Historically Black Colleges And Universities

Quantum Center part of broader HBCU investment, including additional $100M in Skills Academy technology, assets, resources and skills development
[IBM News, September 17th, 2020]

IBM Watson Assistant Can Help States Deliver Critical Voting Information To Citizens

Idaho Secretary of State’s Office has adopted IBM Watson Assistant to help nearly 1 million voters ahead of 2020 general elections
[IBM News, September 17th, 2020]

IBM Joins Forces With Nielsen Global Consumer Business To Expand Data Targeting Offerings For Marketers

AI-Enabled Targeting Solution Combines Weather Intelligence, Location and Point-of-Sale Data to Create Actionable Insights for Marketers
[IBM News, September 14th, 2020]

Mayflower Autonomous Ship Launches

Robot research ship from ProMare and IBM takes to sea; New Mission Portal features Artie – a seven-armed octopus chatbot
[IBM News, September 15th, 2020]

Dell News

Easing The Transition To New Ways Of Working

From medical equipment to groceries, technology is helping businesses make new ways of working a reality
[Dell News, September 15th, 2020]


Top Healthcare Innovators Share AI Developments At GTC

Global event brings over 120 live and on-demand healthcare talks together in one place
[NVIDIA News, September 18th, 2020]

NVIDIA To Acquire Arm For $40 Billion, Creating World’S Premier Computing Company For The Age Of AI

Unites NVIDIA’s leadership in artificial intelligence with Arm’s vast computing ecosystem to drive innovation for all customers
[NVIDIA News, September 14th, 2020]

NVIDIA And Arm To Create World-Class AI Research Center In Cambridge

Hosting an Arm-based supercomputer, the facility is to serve as a hub for collaboration by AI researchers, scientists and startups across the U.K. and the world
[NVIDIA News, September 14th, 2020]

Citrix News

Bringing Desktops As A Service To Citrix Virtual Apps And Desktops

As we mark the one-year anniversary of the launch of Citrix Managed Desktops, we have seen many customers embrace the simplicity and speed that desktops as a service (DaaS) offers their business
[Citrix News, September 18th, 2020]

Citrix Rethinks Employee Experience To Advance New World Of Work

Company leverages digital workspace technology to give employees the space to succeed and embrace new work models
[Citrix News, September 15th, 2020]

The New Citrix Is Here

Our reimagined brand celebrates what’s possible when people have the space they need to do their best work.
[Citrix News, September 15th, 2020]

Lenovo News

Lenovo And Google Cloud Partner To Deliver The Ultimate Collaboration Experience For Google Meet

Google Meet hardware Series One room kits from Lenovo deliver easy to deploy turnkey solutions available for small, medium and large meeting rooms
[Lenovo News, September 15th, 2020]

HP News

Innovation Takes Virtual Center Stage At Annual HP Reinvent Partner Event

Supporting partner business opportunities from virtual selling and growth through digital to the subscription economy, the future of work and education; introduces first partner sustainable impact and racial and gender equality programs
[HP News, September 16th, 2020]

VMware News

VMware Unlocks The Power Of Kubernetes For 70 Million-Plus Workloads Running On vSphere

New VMware vSphere with VMware Tanzu Brings Kubernetes to the Fingertips of Millions of IT Administrators
[VMware News, September 15th, 2020]

Julie Kantor News

Want To Drive More Diversity? We Can Take Immediate Action

Want more diversity, let’s explore mentor and sponsoring more diversely. This video is a direct plea from and calls to action to impact change. Human connection is paramount. Let’s really discuss the issues and opportunities to impact change
[Julie Kantor, September 15th, 2020]

Kelly Merbler News

Your Inspirational Barista Can’t Wait To Meet You!

I remember the exact day – March 12, 2020. The COVID-19 lockdown had begun in Florida and my business was effectively pushed into a neutral position
[Kelly Merbler News, September 15th, 2020]

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

Volume 270 Issue 3

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


Encrypted Traffic Inference: An Alternative To Enterprise Network Traffic Decryption

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

VPN Usage Now Makes Up Almost All Enterprise Traffic

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

Choosing A VPN: The First Step Toward Protecting Privacy

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


Project Management: Four Ways CTOs Can Make A Difference

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

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

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


How To Build A Disaster Recovery Plan: 7 Tips

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

Rethinking Resilience: Tips For Your Disaster Recovery Plan

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


IDC Reports Jump In Server Sales, Decline In Storage Revenue

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

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

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


5 Tips For Remote Backup Systems To Strengthen Your Defense

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

Top 5 SME AWS Cloud Backup Solutions

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

Big Data

6 Big Data Blunders Businesses Should Avoid

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

The Big Data Boom

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

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

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


Oracle Announces Java 15

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


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

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


Explore Cloud Computing’s Effect On Application Development

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

PeopleTek News

Colleagues You Want Around

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


Emerging Countries Will Adopt 5G Faster Than Expected

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


8 Top Open Source Intelligence Tools

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


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

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


Security, Interoperability Hinder Agency Iot Adoption

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


Top Five Ways To Benefit From Tape Today

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

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

Volume 270 Issue 3

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


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]


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 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]


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]


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]


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]


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.


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
[, 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
[, 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]


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.


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
[, 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.


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]


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

IT News – Technology

What Moore’s Law Means Today

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

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

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

Microsoft Builds Deepfakes Detection Tool To Combat Election Disinformation

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

IT News – CRM

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

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

IT News – Cloud

Top Cloud Computing Providers

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

IT News – Developer

Common Developer Frustrations And How To Overcome Them

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

IT News – Email

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

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