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Content posted in November 2018
Protect SaaS Applications with Cloud-Based Security
Commentary  |  11/30/2018
The massive amount of sensitive data being processed by SaaS applications requires new approaches to security, including cloud-based next generation firewalls.
Big Data Governance – Metadata Is the Key
Commentary  |  11/29/2018
A new approach to data governance is needed in the age of big data, when data is scattered throughout the enterprise in many formats, and coming from many sources.
Curing the Patient Data Security and Privacy Epidemic
Commentary  |  11/28/2018
If the modern Hippocratic Oath states, "I will respect the privacy of my patients," shouldn't that statement extend to protecting patient data?
It's a Business, not Tech Transformation
Commentary  |  11/28/2018
Your digital transformation strategy isn't primarily about technology but about rethinking the future of the business.
Analytics and Privacy: Yes, the Two Can Co-Exist
Commentary  |  11/27/2018
For all the talk about the burden that privacy regulations might place on businesses, it turns out that those regulations actually can help companies leverage their data.
Using Blockchain to Support Trustworthy Transactions on the IoT
Commentary  |  11/27/2018
Recent computer industry developments set the stage for demonstrations of how blockchain can help to turn Internet of Things networks into trusted environments.
A Digital Twin Approach to Predictive Maintenance
Commentary  |  11/26/2018
Predictive maintenance solutions powered by digital twins help to precisely monitor equipment health and timely recognize potential anomalies. However, there are some limitations to the deployment.
Why Banking Industry Cloud Strategies Lag Behind
Commentary  |  11/23/2018
Research shows that banks have been slow to embrace the cloud, but maybe the reasons behind their reluctance don't apply any more.
Five Tips to Becoming a More Agile Business
Commentary  |  11/21/2018
Companies across every industry will need to become more nimble and responsive to remain competitive in today's fast changing marketplace.
How Automation Empowers the CIO to Think Outside the IT Department
Commentary  |  11/20/2018
The CIO's role is evolving into one that is more business focused, and it's a new generation of tech tools that enables that shift.
IT Recruiting: Time for New Approaches
Commentary  |  11/20/2018
In today's market you'll need to find experienced IT people differently than you have in the past. IT leaders and other experts talk about how they do it.
The Errors That Should Keep Alexa (and Your IT Team) Up at Night
Commentary  |  11/19/2018
The key to innovating with conversational technologies is understanding what consumers will expect from voice technology.
How to Navigate Continuing Education Opportunities
Commentary  |  11/19/2018
With the rapid changes in technology it can be crucial for IT professionals to pursue continuing education opportunities.
Voice is Dead, Long Live Voice
Commentary  |  11/16/2018
How do we maintain the human touch in a world of systems designed to fake it?
Why Mixed Reality is Messed Up, for Now
Commentary  |  11/15/2018
Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) were supposed to transform user experiences, but technologies have had false and soft starts in various industries. Here's why.
Decoding Programmers: How Emotions Can Change Code
Commentary  |  11/15/2018
So, do you know which human emotions cause developers to commit more errors, or generate more code?
The CIO’s Role in the Supporting a New Revenue Recognition Standard
Commentary  |  11/14/2018
CIOs and their IT departments serve a critical, strategic role in the compliance process as the US implements a new revenue recognition standard.
Data Silos: Now and Forever?
Commentary  |  11/13/2018
Data management experts share suggestions on why we are still dealing with data silos and how to break them down.
Tech Vendors to Watch in 2019
Commentary  |  11/13/2018
Our listings of the hottest vendors in cloud, DevOps, infrastructure, security, and data and analytics can help streamline your IT product selection process.
What Special Ops Taught Me About TechOps
Commentary  |  11/12/2018
A look at how a day of special forces-style training delivered benefits in the technology realm.
How IBM and Red Hat Will Impact Your Cloud Strategy
Commentary  |  11/12/2018
Barring a heavy-handed approach to the recent acquisition, IBM and Red Hat can do some amazing things in the market.
Consider Our Vets and One Younger Source as Tech Pros
Commentary  |  11/11/2018
Veterans Day is an appropriate time to remember that the millions of US vets represent a talented tech workforce. At the same time, maybe there's a second way to help close the tech talent gap.
The Deadly 7: Why So Many IT Transformations Fail
Commentary  |  11/8/2018
Solid planning and effective execution of that plan can help an IT transformation set the stage for a new era of enterprise success.
Why SaaS Cannot Be Ignored by Today’s Businesses
Commentary  |  11/7/2018
Now is the time for companies to transition to a SaaS model, if they haven't already done so.
Are Company Valuations Bogus?
Commentary  |  11/7/2018
Boards of directors should know that the value of their company's intangible assets probably outweighs the value of their tangible assets. However, their lack of specific knowledge about the details is resulting in lawsuits.
DevOps Vendors at the Forefront in 2019
Commentary  |  11/7/2018
As DevOps becomes a widespread enterprise trend, vendors are expanding and improving tools to incorporate DevSecOps and further address cloud and open source needs.
Consumer Privacy and the Role of Technology in Compliance
Commentary  |  11/6/2018
It's time for organizations to look inward to ensure that their privacy policies build trust with customers while enhancing the customer experience.
Who's Hot in Data & Analytics: Top Vendors to Watch
Commentary  |  11/6/2018
Organizations are using data to facilitate digital transformation, making data analytics a booming market. We highlight vendors that are addressing enterprise challenges with products for advanced analytics, machine learning, and data governance.
What it Takes to Succeed in Tech; Lessons from an Accidental CTO
Commentary  |  11/5/2018
To really find success in business, let curiosity lead you and never stop learning.
Cloud Vendors on the Rise in 2019
Commentary  |  11/5/2018
The largest cloud providers may be familiar names, but their offerings are changing and the cloud marketplace is rapidly evolving. Browse our list of cloud vendors to watch in 2019.
Is an Internet Bill of Rights Necessary?
Commentary  |  11/4/2018
Would new restrictions help safeguard Internet users or simply give the government unnecessary control over thoughts and services? Opinions vary.
Getting DevOps Wrong: Top 5 Mistakes Organizations Make
Commentary  |  11/2/2018
Time spent working on DevOps projects has opened a window into some common mistakes that organizations make when trying to deliver a true DevOps initiative.
How to Dethrone Inefficient Software in Your Organization
Commentary  |  11/2/2018
It's time for companies to adopt modern approaches to software, like SaaS, and that means embracing change and abandoning "we've always done it this way."
Rethink Customer Service Tools to Be the Solution, Not the Problem
Commentary  |  11/1/2018
Despite the proliferation of new technology tools for customer service centers, efficiency is falling. What to do?
AI and the Death of 'Employment for Life'
Commentary  |  11/1/2018
When AI brings about job losses and changes our careers, remember that we've been through this before, time and again.


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