June 21, 2017

10 Best Practices for Securing Big Data

Every business wants to collect troves of business intelligence (BI), as much data as executives, marketers, and every other department in the organization can get their hands on. But once you’ve got that data, the difficulty lies not only in analyzing the massive data lake to find the key insights for which you’re looking (without being inundated by the sheer volume of information) but securing all of that data as well.

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June 1, 2017

Google’s latest platform play is artificial intelligence, and it’s already winning

Google has always used its annual I/O conference to connect to developers in its sprawling empire. It announces new tools and initiatives, sprinkles in a little hype, and then tells those watching: choose us, and together we’ll go far. But while in previous years this message has been directed at coders working with Android and Chrome — the world’s biggest mobile OS and web browser respectively — yesterday, CEO Sundar Pichai made it clear that the next platform the company wants to dominate could be even bigger: artificial intelligence.

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May 24, 2017

Top 10 Trends For Digital Transformation In 2017

Digital transformation reshapes every aspect of a business. As digital technology continues to evolve, I believe that successful digital transformation will require careful collaboration, thoughtful planning, and the inclusion of every department.

During recent years, we’ve seen shifts in how traditional leadership roles operate, as silos break down and the scopes of various roles widen and change. Digital transformation has morphed from a trend to a central component of modern business strategy.

Here are the top 10 trends I expect to see in 2017:

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May 17, 2017

The best VPN services 2017

A VPN (virtual private network) is a secure and private solution within the wider internet itself that allows users – individuals, organisations and businesses – to send and receive data while maintaining the privacy and secrecy of a private network.

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May 3, 2017

6 Must-Know Cybersecurity Statistics for 2017

How has security changed in 2016? To help you develop your strategy for 2017, we’ve compiled a list of 2016’s most telling statistics in cybersecurity, covering new malware, ransomware, phishing, and attacks due to accidental insiders. Learn what security threats businesses faced in 2016 and how other companies are making changes after experiencing new security attacks and threats.

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April 19, 2017

Booted up in 1993, this server still runs

In 1993, President Bill Clinton was in the first year of his presidency, Windows NT 3.1 and Jurassic Park were both released, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed, and Phil Hogan, an IT application architect, booted up a brand-new Stratus Technologies fault tolerant server.

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March 22, 2017

Big Data, Big Challenges – Keeping Your Information Safe

Manage big data presents a new security challenge that some businesses are not prepared for. It’s different than protecting your network or even protecting a small amount of sensitive information in that the scope is so much larger. Unfortunately, not all businesses realize that. Many try to use the same data protection methods that they’ve always used on larger and larger amounts of data, and that causes issues. More and more businesses are now collecting big data to use in marketing and customer retention. In 2013, for example, the number of businesses collecting big data grew by 58%. That number has only increased every year after.

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March 8, 2017

What should CIOs expect from their managed cloud provider?

As digital transformation continues to dominate the IT landscape, cloud computing has helped a wealth of organisations to evolve. So true is the fact that Gartner predicts that by 2020
, a corporate “no-cloud” policy will be as rare as a “no-internet” policy is today. The CIO of 2017 undoubtedly needs to embrace the cloud, but the transition is still a sizeable task without adequate help and guidance.

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February 22, 2017

Top 10 Big Data Trends 2017

2016 was a landmark year for big data with more organizations storing, processing, and extracting value from data of all forms and sizes. In 2017, systems that support large volumes of both structured and unstructured data will continue to rise. The market will demand platforms that help data custodians govern and secure big data while empowering end users to analyze that data. These systems will mature to operate well inside of enterprise IT systems and standards.

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