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IT Headed For Fundamental Changes, SIM Survey Shows
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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IT organization budgets look happy and positive on the surface, but there's less money for maintenance and more for cloud and software development. The signs point to tumultuous times ahead.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/8/2016
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Las Vegas, Rust Belt, Hit Hardest By Ransomware
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
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New study by Malwarebytes study finds that the US has the most ransomware incidents worldwide.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 12/8/2016
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The DevOps Engineer Is An Optical Illusion
Nathen Harvey, Vice President of Community Development, Chef
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IT pros and developers can't be excellent at everything. Instead, embracing specialization and empowering collaboration in your organization can achieve meaningful and lasting DevOps progress.
By Nathen Harvey Vice President of Community Development, Chef, 12/8/2016
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Researchers Find Backdoors, Bugs In Sony, White Box IP Cameras
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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New vulnerabilities discovered by SEC Consult and Cybereason highight increasing IoT threat to enterprises.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/7/2016
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Corporations Cite Reputational Damage As Biggest Cyber Risk
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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New data analyzing SEC disclosures found 83% of publicly traded companies worry most about the risk of brand damage via hacks exposing customer or employee information.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 12/7/2016
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Biometric Technology Is Not A Cure-All For Password Woes
Corey Nachreiner, Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard Technologies
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No single authentication token is infallible. The only real solution is multifactor authentication.
By Corey Nachreiner Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard Technologies, 12/7/2016
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Most iOS Apps In Enterprises Not Using Apple Encryption Feature
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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Despite a January 1, 2017 deadline, not many app vendors have switched on the Apple App Transport Security, according to a study by Appthority.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/7/2016
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Tech Talent Shortage Holding Back Business
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
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An Indeed survey shows hiring managers face challenges in filling IT positions, impacting their bottom lines.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing, 12/6/2016
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Trainline Tosses Exadata, Takes Oracle Into The Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Trainline migrates to the cloud, takes Oracle database applications with it for performance faster than Exadata's.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/6/2016
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US Presidential Commission Outlines Key Cybersecurity Actions For Future Administrations
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Report outlines ways to lock down critical infrastructure as well as IoT - and the urgent need to expand the security workforce by 2020 with 100,000 new jobs.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 12/6/2016
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How Cloud Is Changing IT Investment Planning
Mark Tonsetic, IT Practice Leader, CEB
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IT roadmaps are shifting as technologies like cloud, containers, and software-defined infrastructure change where and how enterprise resources are consumed and managed.
By Mark Tonsetic IT Practice Leader, CEB, 12/6/2016
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AWS Smooths Developers' Path To Cloud, Enterprise To Follow?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon Web Services is filling the gaps in its software development/deployment process in a bid to attract enterprise developers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/6/2016
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Cybersecurity Readiness Confidence Declined In 2016
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
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New report querying security pros shows increase in worry about risks with mobile and cloud environments.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 12/5/2016
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Shifting Your DevOps Mindset from Tools to Culture
Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk
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DevOps is based on continuous improvement and development, with employees as active participants in that iterative process. Enabling self-learning and self-improving among employees is central to this school of thought.
By Andi Mann Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, 12/5/2016
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Building MySQL DBaaS on OpenStack And Ceph Clouds
Brent Compton, Director of Storage and Big Data Ecosystem, Red Hat
A cloud-based database-as-a-service offering can relieve the overwhelming burden of supporting todayís scale of computing with yesterdayís architectures.
By Brent Compton Director of Storage and Big Data Ecosystem, Red Hat, 12/5/2016
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Reality Check: Getting Serious About IoT Security
Troy Dearing, Senior Ethical Hacker
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The Department of Homeland Security is fully justified in urging security standards for the Internet of Things.
By Troy Dearing Senior Ethical Hacker, 12/5/2016
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FINRA Commits Mission-Critical App To Amazon Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority moved its key market surveillance functionality onto EC2 in 2014, and is making plans to migrate the Oracle database it uses for registration from an internal data center to an AWS service.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/2/2016
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Digital Transformation: Why Darwin Was Right
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
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While half of surveyed organizations say that digital transformation is a strategic priority, what does that say about the other 50%? If they don't adapt they could face the fate Darwin described in discussing survival of the fittest.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 12/2/2016
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CEOs & CIOs Must Work Together For Data Analytics Success
Rich Wagner, President and CEO of Prevedere
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Learn how business and IT executives can forge more fruitful relationships to take advantage of the power of data analytics.
By Rich Wagner President and CEO of Prevedere, 12/2/2016
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Mandia: Russian State Hackers Changed The Game
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Founder of Mandiant and FireEye CEO says Russia doesn't appear to want to cover its tracks anymore.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/1/2016
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