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Jul 23, 2021

Masergy Performance Edge Solves the Unsolvable Middle Mile Problem
SD-WANs and SASE are red hot today and they should be, as they are the most transformative technologies for the WAN since, well, maybe ever. Most organizations I talk to are either in the process of deploying SD-WAN and/or SASE or planning to. The reason for this "big shift" is that SD-WAN and SASE are […]

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eWeek
Jul 23, 2021

The Konftel C2070: Green Huddle Room Video Solution
Thanks to the pandemic, I'm getting in many Huddle Room solutions to test, and one of them that stands out is the Konftel C2070.  This solution is a platform-independent system, meaning that it uses a PC or laptop for connectivity and isn't hard tied to any of the video conferencing platforms. Given the diversity of […]

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eWeek
Jul 22, 2021

Oracle Cloud's Ross Brown on Oracle and Multicloud Computing
Ross Brown, VP of Product Marketing for Oracle Cloud, discusses trends in multicloud, and points out key differentiators for Oracle Cloud. There are a number of key trends driving the cloud market now, like adopting multicloud, and accessing compute toolsets from cloud providers — what do you see as a couple of key trends that are […]

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eWeek
Jul 22, 2021

Microsoft Integrates Dynamic 365 And Teams Even More
Last week, Microsoft held its annual Inspire conference and announced many new features and collaborations. My first blog of the Inspire event covered Microsoft's new DaaS platform Windows 365. Now, I want to cover Microsoft's changes to its collaboration application Teams. Teams is Microsoft's workspace collaboration hub for Microsoft 365. It came out in 2017 […]

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eWeek
Jul 21, 2021

Six Tenets of Modern Cybersecurity Training
Classroom training is rarely able to address the needs of all students. Some students will require extra time and instruction, while others may grasp contacts quickly and be bored by repetition. By the time something new is introduced, their attention might be gone. Similarly, traditional lectures have limited impact for digital native learners who use […]

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eWeek
Jul 21, 2021

Dell and the OEM Roots of Edge Computing
The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) model is deeply ingrained in the tech and consumer electronic industries, as well as in other markets where commercial products depend on industry standard components. But while IT vendors are widely recognized as traditional OEMs, many also fill vital roles for another class of OEMs—companies that base their own solutions […]

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eWeek
Jul 20, 2021

HashiCorp's Armon Dadgar on Zero Trust Security
I spoke with Armon Dadgar, Co-Founder and CTO of HashiCorp, about why "castle and moat" is outdated. We spoke about security in the cloud era, and discussed the future of cybersecurity in a multicloud world. Among the points we covered: After several years of cloud evolution, it is now far safer than legacy systems - […]

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eWeek
Jul 20, 2021

NVIDIA Unveils TensorRT8 to Accelerate AI Inferencing
On July 20, NVIDIA launched TensorRT 8, a software development kit (SDK) designed to help companies build smarter, more interactive language apps from cloud to edge. The latest version of the SDK is available for free to members of NVIDIA's developer program. Plug-ins, parsers, and samples are also available to developers from the TensorRT GitHub […]

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eWeek
Jul 19, 2021

Using AI and Data Analytics to Monetize Data: 4 Techniques
The economic value of data for companies is challenging to conceptualize and measure directly. Many executives have the wrong perception of data monetization. To them, the only way to derive economic value from data is to sell it to other companies. As a result, they overlook the immense untapped value that it represents. Companies can […]

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eWeek
Jul 19, 2021

Personality Lessons for CIOs: Leverage Your Strengths, But Remain Adaptive
People of certain personality types tend to gravitate toward certain careers. Such is the case with CIOs, and this gives us insight into their common behaviors and thought patterns. For today's CIOs, self-awareness of personality aspects that have served them well, and those that may hold them back, is critical. A study from researcher Joe […]

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eWeek
Jul 16, 2021

AWS Contact Center Day: Best Practices for Great Customer Experience
Whether it's an e-commerce giant like Amazon or the local shoe repair shop, great customer experience (CX) is a key factor that differentiates a business from its competitors. Consumers are programmed to expect the best service from companies. When a local shoe repair shop promises to have the shoes ready on Friday and delivers a […]

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eWeek
Jul 16, 2021

Windows 365: The Promise of a No-Hassle OS and the Cloud PC Revolution
Ever since Satya Nadella took over Microsoft and flipped the company to be a primary Cloud services provider, I've been waiting for the announcement of a complete Windows cloud offering. Well, that that wait ended this month with the announcement of Windows 365. Windows 365 is the beginning of the evolution for this offering which […]

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eWeek
Jul 15, 2021

Understanding AIOps: History, Uses, and Future
To understand AIOps, it helps to consider one very weird thought: the technological systems that we humans have built have become too complex to be managed by mere humans. Specifically, the IT operations that run businesses have galloped forward in complexity, leaving their human masters in semi-bewilderment. It's a great irony of human intelligence: we've […]

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eWeek
Jul 15, 2021

NetDevOps: Expert Advice
I spoke with three leading experts about NetDevOps, discussing its history, best practices and common challenges; we also peered into the technology's future. The panelists: Meredith Rose, Senior Consulting System Engineer, World Wide Technology Joel W. King, NetDevOps Software Development Strategy Lead, World Wide Technology Tim Hull, Solutions Architect, World Wide Technology The topics we […]

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eWeek
Jul 14, 2021

The Projected History of the 21st Century - From Oil to Data
In 2022, Amazon will become the largest company in the world based upon revenue. One could easily submit that this event will represent the demarcation point symbolizing the day the world moved from an energy and oil-based economy to a data driven economy. This transition from oil to data represents the most momentous economic and […]

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eWeek
Jul 14, 2021

Three Myths about Cloud Costs, Debunked
As organizations have adapted to the new normal of increased remote workforces, cloud and digital transformation journeys have accelerated over the past year. With it, cost reduction initiatives have been put in the limelight and increased in importance. According to research from Deloitte, cost reduction initiatives have increased 74% since pre-COVID, with two of three […]

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eWeek
Jul 13, 2021

Cloud Desktops: Six Points for the Journey from DIY to SaaS
Last year may be in the rearview, but it's a year that has permanently changed the way we live and work, to say the least. Even companies that decide to return to an office aren't likely to completely go back to pre-2020 structure and will likely have at least some employees working from home at […]

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eWeek
Jul 12, 2021

The Ransomware Crime Wave Has Made Zero Trust Critical
The spate of ransomware attacks that have shaken the U.S. in recent weeks has generated a lot of media coverage, much of it focusing on the more sensationalistic aspects of the incidents and their fall out. Criminal cyberhacker gangs based in Russia. Gasoline shortages and hoarding in southeastern states in the wake of the Colonial […]

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eWeek
Jul 12, 2021

Execs Talk About Managing Multicloud: Complexity, Data, Vendors
CIOs are finding that they and their teams are increasingly and unavoidably living in a multicloud world. The question is: how well are they managing multicloud? This was the question that I posed recently to the #CIOChat. Biggest Management Challenges with Multicloud CIOs suggest the challenges come in the following order: 1) the complexity of […]

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eWeek
Jul 12, 2021

Druva CEO Jaspreet Singh: Data Backup in the Cloud Era
I spoke with Jaspreet Singh, CEO of Druva, about key trends and challenges facing companies in cloud-based data backup. Among the topics we covered: Where do you see the data backup/protection market now? What are some key trends, and some key challenges facing companies? Druva uses a SaaS model, based on AWS, with customer backup […]

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eWeek
Jul 09, 2021

Three Ways to Overcome Data Privacy Compliance Challenges
The raft of privacy laws worldwide — notably the California CPRA and EU's GDPR — forces companies to inform users about how they collect and use personal information, and publish privacy notices on their websites. To meet these compliance regulations, privacy officers responsible for building policies typically rely on surveys and assessments to collect insights […]

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eWeek
Jul 09, 2021

The Self-Improving Enterprise: Building a Digital Business that Doesn't Break
Everything we buy will eventually break. It's an axiom as old as business itself, and even today, planned obsolescence makes most of our technology short-lived by design. From a farmer purchasing a new tractor to a Silicon Valley startup procuring new software, the question has always been the same: How long will this last? But […]

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eWeek
Jul 08, 2021

VMware's Bernard Golden: Advice for Cloud Clients
I spoke with Bernard Golden, Executive Technical Advisor at VMware, about the cloud's evolution, the rise in complexity in IT, and the advice he gives to his VMware clients in the cloud. Among the topics we discussed: 1) It was once thought - several years ago - that cloud would fully replace the data center, […]

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eWeek
Jul 08, 2021

Top School District Leverages The Cloud To Revamp Communications
One of the largest public K-12 school systems was faced with a dilemma when the COVID-19 pandemic forced students, teachers, and administrators to go remote. How would one of the largest midwestern school districts communicate with parents and guardians without staff to answer phones at empty school buildings? This school system, which operates 150 schools […]

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eWeek
Jul 07, 2021

Why The Jedi Contract Failed - And How To Properly Conceive of a Massive Cloud Government Bid
The US Jedi project was critical to the future of the US Defense department, far from trivial at $10B dollars, appeared to have been bid correctly, yet it failed due to two problems. One was the perception of impropriety unacceptable in any government contract; additionally, the delays due to contract challenges have rendered the Jedi […]

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eWeek
Jul 07, 2021

Key Takeaways from ‘The Qualified Sales Leader' by John McMahon
In February, I wrote "CIOs Proclaim the Tech Sales Model is Broken." Before sharing the piece, I asked a few colleagues at my employer at the time to review it. They suggested it would be a career-limiting move to socially share the article, given that I quote CIOs' tough advice to marketers and salespeople. Yet […]

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eWeek
Jul 06, 2021

How To Avoid a Crisis when Migrating Identities to the Cloud
The benefits of cloud computing aren't lost on anyone. However, migrating identities and associated applications from on-premises systems to the cloud can prove daunting. Along the way, it's not uncommon to confront issues that devour time, undermine necessary functionality, and produce security risks. While every business is different, it's important to map out identity migrations […]

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eWeek
Jul 02, 2021

Equinix's Karl Strohmeyer on Data Centers, Cloud, and Evolving Infrastructure
In a wide ranging conversation, Karl Strohmeyer, Chief Customer and Revenue Officer for Equinix, spoke about the rapidly evolving IT infrastructure market. Among the topics we covered: 1) Let's talk about the data center market - Equinix is the world's largest data center company. Companies are moving away from their in-house facilities in favor of […]

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eWeek
Jul 02, 2021

CIOs Discuss the Post-Covid World: Will Hybrid Work Continue?
In this discussion with leaders in the CIO community, we explored the evolving agenda for CIOs as a return to office becomes possible. What priorities have changed or remained the same? And where do CIOs need to put their attention in a Post COVID world. Specifically, what role will digitization and data play in defining […]

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eWeek
Jul 02, 2021

Why You Need to Start Getting Ready for Windows 11 Now
When Microsoft announced its plans for Windows 11, it was clear that it wasn't just another Windows Update exercise. The new version of Windows will require levels of hardware security support beyond anything that's been required until now. For many companies, meeting those security requirements will be painful. But in the long run, they're necessary. […]

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eWeek
Jul 02, 2021

Dell's Ultrasharp 4K Webcam: Finally An Alternative To The Logitech Brio
When the Logitech Brio came out years ago, it was arguably the best 4K camera in the market, and it worked with the Windows face recognition technology called Windows Hello. Initially, it came with things like a digital background utility that wasn't bad for its time, but since its launch, Logitech decided, for some reason, […]

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eWeek
Jul 01, 2021

Windows 11: With Intel's Help, Microsoft Pivots to Hybrid Personal Computing
It's been over half a decade since a Windows operating system (OS) launch made significant headlines - June 1, 2015, in fact when Microsoft introduced Windows 10 with an "Upgrade Your World" advertising campaign and "A more human way to do" tagline that emphasized the company's aim to fully personalize the experience of end users. […]

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eWeek
Jun 30, 2021

#eWEEKchat July 15: VDI and Enabling Hybrid Work
On Thursday, July 15, at 11 AM PST, @eWEEKNews will host its monthly #eWEEKChat. The topic will be "VDI and Enabling Hybrid Work," and it will be moderated by James Maguire, eWEEK's Editor-in-Chief. We'll discuss - using Twitter - important VDI concepts, including market trends, key advantages, best practices, overcoming VDI challenges, and VDI's critical […]

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eWeek
Jun 30, 2021

Four Predictions for Data Intelligence and the Consumer Identity Challenge
The world of data is changing, and changing fast. In the past few years, data privacy has become one of the most talked about topics. In the last decade, as Big Data grew to completely reshape the world of businesses, the focus has now turned to how this data is collected and used. With the […]

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eWeek
Jun 30, 2021

How to Deploy and Scale AI Analytics Across Your Enterprise
The gap between analytic aspirations and enterprise-scale ability is widening across a number of industries. Successful global market leaders are achieving returns above the cost of capital for their analytics investments, yet many companies are stuck in "pilot purgatory," eking out small wins but failing to make an enterprise-wide difference. The economic shock created by […]

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eWeek
Jun 29, 2021

Why Adopting IoTOps is Critical to an Enterprise's IoT Strategy
The IoT powers some of the most critical use cases in the enterprise - including physical security and access control - yet there's a huge IT pain point that no one is addressing: the need for automating the security and management of IT devices. Enterprises today have hundreds, or thousands, or even tens of thousands […]

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eWeek
Jun 29, 2021

Why Aopting IoTOps is Critical to an Enterprise's IoT Strategy
The IoT powers some of the most critical use cases in the enterprise - including physical security and access control - yet there's a huge IT pain point that no one is addressing: the need for automating the security and management of IT devices. Enterprises today have hundreds, or thousands, or even tens of thousands […]

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eWeek
Jun 29, 2021

Why Enterprises Need to be Data-Centric Now
Sage business thinkers have long espoused the value of being data-centric. Data-centric organizations demonstrate better decision making, improved customer experience, and enhanced operational efficiency. Data-centric enterprises also stand to see higher returns with AI. In Marco Iansiti and Karim Lakhani's book, "Competing on AI," they argue that artificial intelligence is reinventing "the modern firm where […]

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eWeek
Jun 28, 2021

Best Practices for Medical Imaging Cloud Tiering
Healthcare organizations today are storing petabytes of medical imaging data — lab slides, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans and more - a data storage number that is expanding with no end in sight. To make matters worse, due to regulations, healthcare providers typically must retain medical imaging files for several years; they may even have an […]

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eWeek
Jun 28, 2021

How Cyglass Brings Network Defense into the "As a Service" Market
The term "As a Service" is growing in popularity among vendors, IT and cybersecurity managers. After all, if one can transform a burdensome siloed practice into a service, there are bound to be benefits to all concerned. What's more, the concept of "As a Service" has been well proven by offerings such as SaaS (Software […]

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eWeek
Jun 25, 2021

Microsoft's Windows 11 Could Mean More Work for your IT Staff
New product announcements from Microsoft are starting to look a like what you expect from Apple. Sleek new virtual backgrounds, a strident tone, the use of the word "beautiful" every few seconds, but few specific details. If you watch Microsoft's product announcement, you'll see how the new windows in Windows now have a softer look […]

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eWeek
Jun 25, 2021

Why Going Big with Automation is Vital
For those automating work and augmenting knowledge tasks, the COVID-19 crisis presented a big question: go big, or hunker down? As part of an ongoing research program on intelligent automation at Knowledge Capital Partners (KCP), we wanted to understand how this choice played out. We found a clear division in outcomes between the 85% who […]

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eWeek
Jun 24, 2021

5 Shortcomings of Legacy Firewalls for Internal Data Center Security
Day after day, companies of all sizes are victimized by cybercrimes and malicious insider threats. In fact in 2020, Verizon reports that there were over 3,950 confirmed data breaches, almost double compared to the year prior. These data breaches impact millions of people, cost companies large amounts of time, money and resources, and have long-lasting […]

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eWeek
Jun 24, 2021

Why Machine Learning Projects Fail - and How to Make Sure They Don't
The hype about machine learning (ML) is warranted. Machine learning is not just making things easier for the companies that are taking advantage of it. It's also changing the way they do business. For example, machine learning is: Being used by financial institutions to quickly detect fraudulent activity Enabling healthcare practitioners to diagnose diseases and […]

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eWeek
Jun 23, 2021

Coming to Security Mandate Near You: SBOMs
The recent executive order will expand what companies must disclose to the government when a data breach occurs. Like the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), these new rules will shield software developers from legal liabilities associated with a breach disclosure. However, it will require due diligence on the part of software companies, which includes collecting and sharing […]

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eWeek
Jun 23, 2021

Using Data and Tech to Boost Your Customer Service Center: 5 Tips
Customer satisfaction is the umbrella metric of any contact center. Our industry thrives on happy customers and top-notch experiences. Delivering on that overarching goal has always been easier said than done, however, and the disruption of the pandemic compounded the challenge. In this "new normal," how can customer-service organizations ensure they are fulfilling their critical […]

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eWeek
Jun 22, 2021

Making the Shift to a Hybrid Work Environment
Contrary to what many believed prior to early 2020, we now know the concept of the home office actually works. This is one of the most important insights of 2020. Granted, its implementation was somewhat ad hoc for most of us, but with systems and processes now in place, hardly anyone will claim that working […]

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eWeek
Jun 22, 2021

The Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Laptop: For When You Want Pure Power
Last week I talked about the HP Zbook Firefly and how it compared to the HP Dragonfly Max. This week, I'd like to talk about an alternative path for some high-performance notebooks, the Asus ROG Strix G15 AMD Advantage Edition. The industry's dirty little secret that many users looking for power have gone to gaming […]

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eWeek
Jun 21, 2021

Precisely CEO Josh Rogers: Understanding Data Integrity
I spoke with Josh Rogers, CEO of Precisely, about the concept of data integrity: what it means, why it's so critical to effective data analytics, and the key issues involved. Among the issues we covered: What's the problem with data trust? A recent Forbes Insights report highlighted that 84% of CEOs do not trust the […]

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eWeek
Jun 18, 2021

State of AI Report Finds Growing Budgets and Correlations with AI Companies
In our latest State of AI report, Appen investigated the landscape of the AI industry to try to understand its current challenges, successes, and strategies for launching AI solutions. We interviewed business leaders and technical leaders alike from companies large and small to capture a snapshot of an evolving industry. In doing so, we unearthed […]

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eWeek
Jun 18, 2021

Turn Your Data into Dollars
The 21st century is the age of Big Data. Now that we have data warehouses with massive capacity, cloud-operated computers with virtually unlimited storage space, and sophisticated open-source machine learning software, the power of data is becoming more and more widespread. Everyone and their mother can learn to build a model online. What's much harder […]

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eWeek
Jun 17, 2021

Understand the Differences Between 5G, WiFi 6 and WiFi 6E
WiFi 6, WiFi 6E and 5G are the next wave of wireless technologies that are currently on the horizon. All three promise to deliver higher performance, lower latency, and faster data rates to power next-gen devices like the Internet of Things (IoT). However, the differences between WiFi 6, WiFi 6E and 5G are often misunderstood. […]

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eWeek
Jun 17, 2021

Laptop Comparison: Zbook Firefly vs. Dragonfly Max
I was returning the HP Dragonfly Max I had in for testing last month when HP sent me their new Firefly Workstation laptop. When I compared the prices as configured, they were close to each other. The Dragonfly Max was, as configured, $2,789, and the Firefly mobile workstation was $2,687. That's only a $102 difference. […]

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eWeek
Jun 16, 2021

Four Ways Low Code / No Code Development Platforms Can Deliver Value
Every corporate IT organization feels the pressure to keep costs and solution delivery times down.  But during the COVID pandemic, these pressures have become even more intense. The global economic slowdown, reorientation towards a mobile, remote workforce, a growing home-delivery service model, and rapidly changing regulatory environment compound pressures on corporate IT to quickly deliver […]

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eWeek
Jun 15, 2021

Taming the Overprivileged Cloud
Enterprises are struggling with a swelling number of cloud identities, credentials sprawl and privilege creep. Gartner has sounded the alarm: by 2023, 75% of cloud security failures will result from inadequate management of identities, access and privileges. It's time to tame the beast. The Four Pillars of Entitlement But first, we need to understand the […]

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eWeek
Jun 15, 2021

The CIO's Guide to Building a Rockstar Data Science and AI Team
Just about everyone agrees that data scientists and AI developers are the new superstars of the tech industry. But ask a group of CIOs to define the precise area of expertise for data science-related job titles, and discord becomes the word of the day. As businesses seek actionable insights by hiring teams that include data […]

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eWeek
Jun 14, 2021

Zero Trust Access: 5 Key Points To Deploy ZTA to Your Network
The concept of "Zero Trust" was coined back in 2010, on the basis that traditional perimeter security models failed to provide adequate protection because the idea of a trusted internal network and untrusted external network is inherently flawed. The solution is to change the trust model, so that no user is automatically trusted. Today, Zero Trust […]

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eWeek
Jun 14, 2021

Cisco's Kaustubh Das: The Importance of Commonality in the Cloud
Kaustubh Das, VP and GM of Cloud and Compute at Cisco, discusses why a coherent overall approach is so essential to an enterprise cloud deployment. Among the topics covered: What's your sense of where we are with the cloud market right now? Certainly hybrid cloud is dominant. What are a couple of key trends that […]

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eWeek
Jun 11, 2021

AMD Advantage Builds On The Intel Evo Trend
Intel Evo, as a program, was and is inspired in that it has broad applicability to the need to better assure an Apple-like experience assured by Intel. AMD has responded with a similar program, currently focused on gaming computers, called AMD Advantage, which uses a broader blend of vendors to accomplish a similar goal. AMD […]

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eWeek
Jun 11, 2021

VMware's VP Craig Connors Discusses SASE and its Secure Web Gateway
There is arguably no hotter technology right now than secure access service edge (SASE).  One might think that the rise of work from home driven by the COVID-19 pandemic has been the primary driver of the interest in SASE, but in reality, the momentum started before that. Work from home certainly acted as a catalyst […]

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eWeek
Jun 11, 2021

Arkose Labs' Kevin Gosschalk: The Fight Against Online Fraud
I spoke with Kevin Gosschalk, CEO and founder, Arkose Labs, about the state of online fraud. Among the topics covered: What's the state of online fraud attacks today? How has the pandemic impacted the business of fighting online fraud? How does AI play a role? Arkose Labs has built itself around providing a smarter alternative […]

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eWeek
Jun 11, 2021

Cognizant's Paul Roehrig: Trends in Digital Transformation
I spoke with Paul Roehrig Head of Strategy, Cognizant Digital Business & Technology, about the complexities of digital transformation. In addition to defining the term, he also discussed future directions in how technology will transform the enterprise. Listen to the podcast: ? Watch the video: Paul Roehrig, Head of Strategy, Cognizant Digital Business & Technology, […]

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eWeek
Jun 11, 2021

NVIDIA's Manuvir Das: The Future of Artificial Intelligence in the Enterprise
I spoke with Manuvir Das, Head of Enterprise Computing at NVIDIA, about the current state and future trends in enterprise artificial intelligence. Das also talked about NVIDIA's partnership with VMware. What is the current state of AI in the enterprise? What about NVIDIA's work with VMware to bring AI to mainstream data center servers? The […]

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eWeek
Jun 10, 2021

Alation CEO Satyen Sangani on Trends in Data Catalogs
Alation CEO Satyen Sangani talks about all things Data Catalog. We look at what exactly a data catalog does, and talk about some tips and best practices for optimizing a data catalog. Among the topics covered: Alation news: $110M Series D funding! Even in a data-centric world, If companies have a database, a data warehouse, […]

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eWeek
Jun 10, 2021

Dell Sr. VP Deepak Patil: Cloud Computing in 2021
I spoke with Deepak Patil, Senior Vice President, Dell Cloud Platforms & Solutions, about the importance of hybrid cloud; we also looked at future directions in the enterprise cloud market. Among the topics we covered: Where are we with cloud in 2021? Multicloud is huge, cloud native is very much in focus. It feels like […]

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eWeek
Jun 10, 2021

Juniper's Bob Friday: Preparing for AI in Your Business
I spoke with Bob Friday, CTO of Juniper's AI-Driven Enterprise Business, about getting your organization ready for artificial intelligence. Key point: this includes making sure your AI system is fed enough data - enough quality data. Among the topics we discussed: The state of AI, based on a new research report. What data challenges do […]

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eWeek
Jun 10, 2021

OpsRamp's Ciaran Byrne: AIOps Trends
I spoke with Ciaran Byrne, VP of Product Management at OpsRamp, about the challenges and possibilities in the AIOps market. Among the topics we covered: AIOps, or Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations: we need a system to help us run our systems? The AIOps market? Growth predicted: $17 billion currently to $40 billion by 2026. […]

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eWeek
Jun 09, 2021

Dell Technologies APEX and the Partner Ecosystem
Strategic adjustments are vital to any organization's survival, especially in the IT industry, where the pace of technological change can blindside even well-prepared companies. Bold or unconventional new initiatives require additional care since they often require workers and business units to adapt to unfamiliar processes and practices. The situation for a company's channel and other […]

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eWeek
Jun 09, 2021

Micron's Raj Hazra: How Data Infrastructure is Evolving
  I spoke with Micron SVP Raj Hazra about how data infrastructure is evolving to meet today's growing demands. Our conversation included: What are some infrastructure changes that will make converting data to insights a more efficient process? Why do you think that the amount of data being tapped for insight is so low; what […]

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eWeek
Jun 08, 2021

How Can You Prevent Ransomware?
Ransomware has been front page news for several weeks, after the Colonial Penn and JBS Meats incidents. It has even been discussed by the White House Press Secretary and brought security experts onto the Rachael Madow Show. And Sunday's Meet the Press had Intelligence Committee Leaders discussing how to better avoid Ransomware. With all this […]

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eWeek
Jun 08, 2021

AMD Advantage Laptops Deliver A Powerful Gaming Experience Through a Design Framework
Last week, I tuned into the annual Computex 2021 event, held in Taipei, Taiwan. A must for anyone involved in the PC sector, this computer expo is one of the biggest, most well-attended trade shows on the planet. Manufacturers of PCs and computing components come from worldwide to show off their latest and greatest, often […]

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eWeek
Jun 08, 2021

Cisco Revamps Webex To Address Hybrid Work
This week Cisco held a hybrid work event, at which it launched an entirely new Webex. Cisco has been the market leader in on-line collaboration since it acquired Webex in 2007.  Over the years, it's faced many competitors, both big and small, but it's managed to stay on top.  Most recently, the pandemic created a […]

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eWeek
Jun 07, 2021

Samsung A52 5G: Load of Features for Midrange Price
First of all, the new Samsung A52 5G looks and feels like a smartphone that cost a lot more than $499. That assessment is my first and lasting impression of this device. A year ago, the South Korean IT giant's Galaxy A51 was one of the best-selling phones in the world; don't lose sight of […]

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eWeek
Jun 04, 2021

Interview with HPE Greenlake SVP & GM Keith White | eSPEAKS
  Listen to the podcast: ? Watch the video: eWeek eSpeaks · Interview with Keith White of HPE Greenlake Cloud Services | eSPEAKS with James Maguire The general manager of HPE GreenLake discusses the rapid changes in the cloud market, including how cloud users are focusing on growth past-pandemic. ? Chapters 0:00 Introduction 0:52 Cloud […]

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eWeek
Jun 04, 2021

Citrix Secure Internet Access Simplifies Hybrid Workforce Challenges
The COVID-19 pandemic changed many things for workers. A year ago, most workers went into corporate offices to do their jobs. Today, almost all knowledge workers are working from home and this is likely to stay this way for the foreseeable future. A recent ZK Research survey found that prior to the pandemic, 22% of […]

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eWeek
Jun 03, 2021

Creating a Data Advantage: CIOs Discuss Best Practices
In Marco Iansiti and Karim Lakhani's book, "Competing on AI," they suggest that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is about reinventing "the core of the modern firm where processes are digitized and enabled by an AI factory that treats decision making as an industrial process." The aim of an "AI factory is to create a virtuous cycle […]

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eWeek
Jun 03, 2021

How CrowdStorage Built an Affordable Alternative to Amazon S3
On premise data storage is a lot like closet space: one can never seem to have enough! However, the arrival of cloud-based storage solutions has changed the dynamic. More storage is just a few clicks away, making data storage today more like a long term storage facility, where you pay for the space needed and […]

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eWeek
Jun 03, 2021

The Alienware X15: Perfect Blend of Size, Battery Life, Performance
Alienware is an exciting company. It represents arguably the most powerful computing brand in the PC gaming space, and it is a subsidiary of Dell Technologies. Gaming laptops used to be more like portable desktop computers; they were heavy, ran hot, and had battery performance that you could measure in minutes. I often wondered why […]

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eWeek
Jun 02, 2021

#eWEEKchat June 8: Challenges in Artificial Intelligence
On Tuesday, June 8, at 11 a.m. PST, @eWEEKNews will host its 99th monthly #eWEEKChat. The topic will be "Challenges in Artificial Intelligence," and it will be moderated by James Maguire, eWEEK's Editor-in-Chief. We'll discuss the current state of the AI market, in particular what forces are holding it back, and what drivers will move it […]

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eWeek
Jun 02, 2021

Performance Monitoring, Observability for the Home Office
How do users at home or in an office know when they're getting the best performances out of a device, application or cloud service? How can enterprises document when the systems they've set up for their employees-remote or on-premises-are operating efficiently and securely? This isn't all about the mere speed of applications. We're about talking […]

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eWeek
Jun 01, 2021

Congress Struggles to Control Facial Recognition
Have you ever walked up to someone at a cocktail party (remember those?) you thought you knew, started talking, only to realize that wasn't who you thought it was? Chances are you have. And that alone illustrates a major challenge to a burgeoning field of artificial intelligence, facial recognition. On one hand, lots of people […]

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eWeek
Jun 01, 2021

Why Every Cloud Customer Needs FinOps
Most large and midsize companies decided long ago that cloud infrastructure and applications would play an important role in how they work, innovate and support customers. Gartner has estimated the scope of this commitment: worldwide, end users will spend $332 billion on cloud software in 2021, up from $270 billion in 2020. And yet, despite […]

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eWeek
May 29, 2021

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15.6" Review: The Best Samsung PC Yet
Earlier this month at Galaxy Unpacked 2021, Samsung launched its new Windows PCs, the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360. The new Samsung Galaxy Books were a much-anticipated addition to Samsung's PC lineup. It's an excellent time for Samsung to launch these new notebooks as it continues to build out a seamless […]

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eWeek
May 28, 2021

Acer's Snappy TravelMate Spin P6 Ready for When Business Travel Returns
When it comes to selecting IT devices or services, options are always a good thing. Whether it's deciding upon a brand, a particular product inside that brand, or simply a favorite color, the buyer is in control of the potential transaction. Didn't used to be that way. For years, Ford made black automobiles with standard […]

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eWeek
May 28, 2021

Juniper Bolsters its Intent-Based Networking with Release of Apstra 4.0
Juniper Networks unveiled the latest version of its Apstra intent-based networking (IBN) software in an effort to help enterprises automate data center operations. Among other enhancements, Apstra 4.0 features connectivity templates for managing connections to attached systems and additional support for multi-vendor integrations. Apstra, which specializes in IBN and intent-based analytics (IBA), has become the […]

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eWeek
May 27, 2021

Extreme Networks Outlines Its Vision for The Future
This week Extreme Networks held its annual user event, Extreme Connect, in a digital format.  At the event, the company unveiled a new vision - the Infinite Enterprise, as well as a number of new products that can help companies make this vision a reality. The concept of the Infinite Enterprise is an organization that […]

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eWeek
May 26, 2021

RSA Conference Startup Competition Showcases Next Gen Cybersecurity
At the RSA Conference, cybersecurity startups compete in the famed Innovation Sandbox competition. This year's entrepreneurs include authors of popular security standards, founders tied to Google AI gurus, and the contingent of cyberwar veterans. In the end, Apiiro takes the crown for managing sprawling risk across SecDevOps. This year's finalists are unusually well funded, and […]

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eWeek
May 26, 2021

4 Insights for Hybrid Work: Lessons from the Pandemic WFH Model
The widespread WFH model is now switching to a more popular hybrid alternative as the country begins to open up following successful vaccination programs. But as business leaders consider the best way forward for a positive hybrid ecosystem, it's a good time to reflect on lessons learned from the start of the pandemic when technology […]

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eWeek
May 26, 2021

IBM Extends "Tailored Fit" Pricing to Z Hardware
Over the years, I've written quite a bit about the longevity and durability of IBM's mainframe solutions, especially regarding the company's ongoing efforts to keep its IBM Z platform current with enterprise computing trends and practices. However, it's also worth considering how IBM has adapted mainframe offerings (and adjusted its own attitude) to stay aligned […]

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eWeek
May 26, 2021

Microsoft Build: The Real Difference Between Microsoft And Apple
Apple and Microsoft were both birthed by the creation of the PC. Apple first, and then Microsoft, and the two firms were then known as the "Pirates Of Silicon Valley" even though Microsoft was up in Seattle. Apple has primarily remained a hardware company, shifting impressively to consumer devices, and their most potent product is […]

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eWeek
May 24, 2021

IT Science Case Study: Better Health-Care Services for Less Cost
Here is the latest article in an eWEEK feature series called IT Science, in which we look at what actually takes place at the intersection of new-gen IT and legacy systems. Unless it's brand new and right off various assembly lines, servers, storage and networking inside every IT system can be considered "legacy." This is […]

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eWeek
May 24, 2021

How to Automate Brand-Licensing Processes in an Enterprise
Brand-licensing partnerships are the lifeblood of many of today's biggest enterprise brands. They've become a business imperative for any business looking to broaden its brand reach and a novel way to connect with consumers. From movies (product placements) to sports events (sponsorships) to famous characters, brands often have hundreds—sometimes thousands—of licensing partnerships that account for […]

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eWeek
May 20, 2021

Scaling Higher: How AI Can Scale Across the Enterprise and Enhance CX
Utilized properly and focused on practical applications, AI and machine learning can be transformational in improving customer experience. Yet too often the technology is stuck at R&D or POC stages rather than full-fledged development across an enterprise state of maturity. I see two main reasons for the disconnect: KPIs for strategic planning and enterprise measurement […]

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eWeek
May 20, 2021

New Arista Networks Switch Goes Ultra-Low Latency
High-performance networking vendor Arista Networks has announced a number of updates to its 7130 line of programmable FPGA switches. SwitchApp for Arista 7130 is built on the layer-1 switch that was acquired with the 2018 purchase of Metamako. The new series consistency delivers round-trip latency under 100ns, but it can be as low as 45ns […]

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eWeek
May 20, 2021

Selecting Endpoint Visibility, Management for WFH Employees
Remote work is driving more unstructured data sprawl than ever in the history of digital anything. Whereas before the pandemic (pre-2020), most business data emanated from highly-secured commercial offices, now it's estimated that more than half of all these important files are coming from places (gulp!) that might be wide open to interception from bad […]

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eWeek
May 19, 2021

The HP Elite Folio And Picking Your Ideal Laptop
We have a ton of change going on in the laptop market right now. New technology from Apple, AMD, Qualcomm, Intel are creating new opportunities for design creativity, and each of the vendors are putting their spin on the result. For many of us coming out of the pandemic, we are working very differently as […]

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eWeek
May 19, 2021

Interview with Anand Babu Periasamy of MinIO | eSPEAKS
Chris interviews Anand Babu Periasamy, CEO and Co-Founder of MinIO. Periasamy gives an overview of MinIO, its deployment options, and SUBNET Helath. ? Chapters 0:00 Introduction 0:57 Periasamy's background 3:08 MinIO overview 8:07 What are MinIO's deployment options? 9:10 What is SUBNET Health? 11:30 Use cases 12:40 Wrap up Chris Preimesberger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/editingwhiz Anand […]

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eWeek
May 19, 2021

Interview with MinIO CEO Anand Babu Periasamy | eSPEAKS
Chris interviews Anand Babu Periasamy, CEO and Co-Founder of MinIO. Periasamy gives an overview of MinIO, its deployment options, and SUBNET Helath. ? Chapters 0:00 Introduction 0:57 Periasamy's background 3:08 MinIO overview 8:07 What are MinIO's deployment options? 9:10 What is SUBNET Health? 11:30 Use cases 12:40 Wrap up   Chris Preimesberger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/editingwhiz […]

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eWeek
May 19, 2021

IBM Think 2021: AI, Automation, Hybrid Cloud and Practical Innovation
For the past year and a half, life has been both massively challenging and exhilarating for business technology vendors and their customers and partners. As the COVID-19 pandemic forced companies to fundamentally rethink the way workers, managers and executives performed essential tasks, vendors responded with innovative new solutions and services. Organizations adopted and deployed those […]

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eWeek
May 19, 2021

Celona Networks Explains Its Vision for the Edgeless Enterprise
5G, the next generation of wireless network technology, is causing a radical shift in the telecom space and soon in enterprise networks. While 2G, 3G and 4G were faster versions of the original mobile network, 5G didn't derive from antiquated standards. It is the first technology standard in networking that was born in the cloud […]

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