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Popular IT News Week of August 30th

Volume 281, Issue 4: August 23rd, 2021 — August 29th, 2021

Each week I select 60-90 items from mainstream IT publications and publish them on the website for “IT News and Events. I track the most popular articles and use those articles as the basis of my “IT Newsletter As A Service.

These are are most popular articles of this week’s issue.


The 3 IT Processes CIOs Need Most

Building effective IT 101: Processes matter, but some matter more than others. Here’s where to put your skin in the game as an IT leader.

What Is A Chief Technology Officer? The Exec Who Sets Tech Strategy

The CTO has emerged as a key player in the C-suite, as digital transformations become high strategic priorities for so many organizations

Cloud Security Alliance Welcomes Inaugural Members Of The CxO Trust Advisory Council

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining standards, certifications, and best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, announced the inaugural members of the CSA CxO Trust Advisory Council

How To Encourage Healthy Conflict: 8 Tips From CIOs

Learn how to harness the power of conflict to make better decisions and build team trust

Gartner Says Executive Leaders Must Act Now In Evaluating 7 Trends For An Effective Strategic Planning Process

Function-Specific Strategic Planning Templates Are Available for Complimentary Download

Why Is Risk Management Important?

Enterprise risk management done correctly can mitigate different types or levels of risk. Depending on the industry and group, risk management should address the organization’s business needs and respond to any risk event

How I Landed My CIO Job: With Kirsten Garen Of CDK Global

The latest subject in our CIO career series is Kirsten Garen, CIO of CDK Global. Garen joined the $1.7B auto dealership technology provider in November 2020.

How To Speed Up Your Digital Transformation

The pandemic has given many organizations an unexpected crash course in digitalization

Insights 2021: Digital Transformation Will Speed Up In In The Hybrid Workplace

Think back to a year ago: The pandemic hit, normal daily life came to a jarring halt and businesses everywhere rushed to transition to remote / hybrid workplace models for survival.


Why Privileged Access Management Is So Hard In The Cloud

Privileged access management (PAM) is in a bizarre place right now. On the one hand, organizations mostly understand the value of PAM.

Top Endpoint Detection And Response (EDR) Tools & Software 2021

On average, it takes a business 287 days to find and contain a data breach

5 Practical Strategies For Mitigating Insider Cybersecurity Threats

The insider cybersecurity threat vector is vast and complex, but here are some things you can do now to prevent an incident.

What CISOs Need To Know About Wi-Fi 6E

Wi-Fi 6E is the most secure wireless standard ever, but making the wrong implementation decisions or not understanding its risks will negate that advantage

Top Cyber Security Threats To Organizations

Cyber security threats are a constant for organizations, whether they do business with the public or other organizations.

5 Key Cybersecurity Trends To Know For 2021

The fundamentals of cybersecurity in 2021: Scalability, user awareness, and the ability to evolve to meet changing network and security needs

6 Ways Cybersecurity Teams Can Save Time And Money

The phrase ‘time is money’, originally attributed to Benjamin Franklin, reprimands the slothful for wasting their working hours

5 Ways To Minimize The Cost Of A Ransomware Attack

In 2020, the average ransomware payment was $312,493 – a 171% year-over-year increase.

Data Loss Prevention: What Is DLP And Why Is It Important?

Data is the lifeblood of today’s information-based business.

How To Make Your Remote Team Safe From Cyberthreats

Having a remote workforce is not all about finding the top talents, increasing employees’ productivity, or reducing your operating cost


What’s New In Computational Storage? A Conversation With SNIA Leadership

The latest revisions of the SNIA Computational Storage Architecture and Programming Model Version 0.8 Revision 0 and the Computational Storage API v0.5 rev 0 are now live on the SNIA website

How To Choose The Best NVMe Storage Array

NVMe arrays are the highest performance storage solutions available, offering a massive speed boost for enterprises willing to make the investment. Here’s how to select the right NVMe solution for you.

QLC vs. TLC NAND: Which is best for your storage needs?

QLC flash memory is best for most read-intensive workloads, while TLC is suited to write-dominant workloads. Discover how QLC vs. TLC NAND are coexisting in the data center.

Demystify The Distributed File System And Object Storage Market

IT teams in search of a distributed file system that supports object storage must carefully map out their requirements — and remember that no two products are exactly alike

56% Of Enterprises Want To Store More Data In Cloud

But questions of where and when remain, and better visibility being top priority


Don’t Let Your IT Team Make These 4 Mistakes In Cloud

As cloud adoption surges in popularity, it’s important that your cloud team is well equipped to handle their next project. However, there are mistakes that can derail a project

Here’s Who Made Gartner’s Magic Quadrant For Cloud Infrastructure And Platform Services

Here’s a look at the seven IaaS and PaaS cloud providers included in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services report.

Misconfigurations: Still The Biggest Threat To Cloud Security

With a bit of effort and attention, businesses can avoid cloud security problems that arise from misconfigurations

The 3 Pillars To A Successful Cloud Strategy

Three facets when you’re considering cloud


AI More Likely To Complement Than Replace Predictive Analytics

The discipline of predictive analytics is likely to increase in importance as it is complemented by artificial intelligence. NHS and National Express case studies prove the point

Four Key Steps To Simplify Enterprise AI Success

Among the techniques to speed AI deployment, companies can deploy ready-made AI software, including pre-trained models and scripts.

5 Misconceptions Of ML Observability

In this special guest feature, Aparna Dhinakaran, Chief Product Officer at Arize AI, explains five of the biggest misconceptions surrounding machine learning observability. Arize AI is a startup focused on ML Observability. Aparna was previously an ML engineer at Uber, Apple, and Tubemogul (acquired by Adobe).


Inside Boston Dynamics’ Project To Create Humanoid Robots

Boston Dynamics is known for the flashy videos of its robots doing impressive feats. Among Boston Dynamics’ creations is Atlas, a humanoid robot that has become popular for showing unrivaled ability in jumping over obstacles, doing backflips, and dancing

What Has To Happen For Quantum Computing To Hit Mainstream?

Data Center World keynote: It’s still early days for quantum computing, where the fundamental technology remains unsettled, and the nature of workloads is fuzzy.

The World’s Largest Chip Is Creating AI Networks Larger Than The Human Brain

‘Extreme-scale AI’ is here


Top 10 Paying IT Jobs In 2021

Millions of Americans are looking for ways to increase their salaries and advance their careers. Fortunately, IT jobs are plentiful and lucrative.

Top 10 In-Demand It Certifications 2021

IT jobs deal with technical procedures or software that requires a specialty, so becoming certified in a specialized area demonstrates to employers that you have the distinct skill set needed to succeed in that role

Other News

A 10-Year Journey With Mysql Brings Oracle’s Heatwave Into The Query Database Discussion

When Oracle Corp. acquired the rights to MySQL through its purchase of Sun Microsystems Inc. in 2010, the company had a decision to make.

What Are 3 Best Practices For Decentralized Storage Systems?

Decentralized storage technology can be confusing and complicated. These best practices, however, can help with implementation in enterprise IT infrastructure

Best Agile Project Management Tools For 2021

Agile project management has grown in popularity for software development teams globally, but also for other businesses that balance multiple projects and deadlines.

Business Email Compromise Attacks Are Getting Out Of Hand

BEC is costing businesses millions of dollars

Businesses Are Struggling To Maximize The Value Of Their CRM Systems

CRM usage remained ‘largely flat’ over the last few years

What Does A Next Generation Firewall Do?

While most of the world is full of good-intentioned, trustworthy people, there is a huge number of bad actors out there that want to take down your systems and get their hands on your hard-earned money or data. That’s why next-generation firewalls are an important part of modern cyber security strategy.

Using ERP To Transition To A Digital Enterprise

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) has been the backbone of many organizations for decades. ERPs were popular because they offered a centralized back-end to manage and view vital business information in one place

6 Tips for Creating an Editorial Newsletter that Subscribers Will Actually Read

As I review Lane Harbin‘s article in Business 2 Community, I see that most of the tips apply to our IT Newsletter service:

  1. Create content for the mobile reader
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    • We try to pick the best stories from trade papers then our own reader clicks let us know what is amazing
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    • We leverage our experience to curate the best content, avoiding product or vendor pitches, political opinions, content that is too timely
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