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Oct 14, 2021

AWS's Bratin Saha on How SageMaker is Advancing Machine Learning
I spoke with Bratin Saha, VP and General Manager, Machine Learning Services, AWS, about how the cloud has enabled machine learning, and SageMaker's ability to ease ML deployment. (See podcast and video below.) Among his key points:  Exponential Growth in ML Models "Now to give you some statistics, let's say in 2018, just about when […]

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eWeek
Oct 14, 2021

How Database Virtualization Helps Migrate a Data Warehouse to the Cloud
Database migrations are some of the most dreaded initiatives in IT. Bring up the subject of migrations with any IT executive and one gets a strong visceral reaction. Too many careers have been wrecked by failed migrations. Clearly, conventional techniques using code conversion just don't work. Especially when it comes to migrating an enterprise data […]

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eWeek
Oct 13, 2021

Architecting Cloud Workloads for Financial Reporting: Best Practices
FinOps practitioners and technical teams must begin working more closely together to factor financial reporting into their architectural designs, tagging and labelling taxonomies, and other configurations. When they do, there can be significant upside to a company. When they don't, the consequences can be damaging. Here's a case study that illustrates the need perfectly: Recently, […]

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eWeek
Oct 13, 2021

8×8 Launches Frontdesk to Support Front Office Staff Communication
The vision for integrated unified communication (UC) and contact centers (CC) has been discussed in industry circles for years now, and almost every UC and CC vendor has aligned themselves to sell both technologies. Over the years, I have asked all the major vendors, what is driving the merging of these two disparate platforms. I […]

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eWeek
Oct 12, 2021

3 Steps for Successfully Implementing Industrial DataOps
In recent years, DataOps has emerged as a discipline to describe tools, processes, and the right organizational structure to support a data-focused enterprise. While Google presents a plethora of different definitions for the practice itself, one thing cuts across them all: the importance of collaboration to succeed. DataOps is not a product for purchase today. […]

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eWeek
Oct 12, 2021

Private Clouds Remain Central in a Multi-Cloud World
Private clouds are a moving target - both for customers and vendors - even as they are being redefined in a rapidly expanding hybrid-cloud world. Some are even renaming them, with terms like dedicated clouds, internal clouds or corporate clouds. The names may vary, but the key drivers for safety and security remain the same. […]

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eWeek
Oct 11, 2021

The Best Cybersecurity Strategy: Comprehensive Asset Management
It's not a sexy, cutting-edge algorithm, but research shows comprehensive asset management is your best tool to mitigate the most commonly exploited vulnerabilities. A Joint Cybersecurity Advisory, authored by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), the United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), and the U.S. Federal […]

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eWeek
Oct 11, 2021

SD-WAN Deployment Pitfalls: How to Avoid 5 Common Challenges
As organizations embrace cloud and digital transformation initiatives - a trend that's been accelerated by the recent pandemic - they're coming to grips with the fact that traditional networks weren't architected to handle the resulting complexities and workloads. This in turn is driving growth in flexible and robust software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) deployments, a market which […]

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eWeek
Oct 08, 2021

Top Data Visualization Tools
Nothing embodies the old cliché "a picture is worth a thousand words" like data visualization. You can perform data analysis by looking at a spreadsheet of numbers in rows and columns, squinting at each row to make sure you read it right. Or - far better - you look at a pie chart or bar […]

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eWeek
Oct 07, 2021

Your IT Teams are Burned Out (and What You Can Do About It)
A software engineer receives an alert that a customer is experiencing a critical incident. If the engineer is lucky, this alert hits during normal work hours, so the incident is only interrupting regular tasks. If not, the engineer is most likely sacrificing a meal, personal time, or sleep. Unfortunately for employees of just about any […]

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eWeek
Oct 07, 2021

How Self-Service Visual Analytics Enables More Insights, Automation, and Efficiency
As companies gather more data and seek to use it in meaningful ways, accessing that data and getting the most value from it can be a challenge. In addition to the sheer volume of data, many of the decisionmakers and teams that need insights aren't trained in analytics. To remain agile, a company's business analysts, […]

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eWeek
Oct 07, 2021

Kemp's Michael Jimenez on Application Deployment in the Cloud
I spoke with Michael Jimenez, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Kemp Technologies, about how the cloud has changed application deployment and delivery. Among the topics we covered:  How has cloud computing changed our ways of thinking about application deployment and delivery? Why are these functions- availability, elasticity, and agility - important now versus in pre-cloud […]

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eWeek
Oct 06, 2021

Citrix Rolls Out Zero Trust to its SASE Portfolio
This week Citrix announced its new Secure Private Access service, adding to its secure access service edge (SASE) portfolio. The service is a cloud-delivered zero trust network access (ZTNA) platform which is completely transparent to the user and protects access to applications and services irrespective of where the user is working. This means a worker […]

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eWeek
Oct 06, 2021

The iPhone 13 Pro is Mostly About the Camera
The first thing I noticed when I picked up the new iPhone 13 Pro was the weight. This phone is a half-ounce heftier than its predecessor, and it's slightly thicker. The added size and weight is there to overcome user concerns about battery life by installing a bigger battery. Turn the iPhone 13 Pro around […]

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eWeek
Oct 06, 2021

Dell's ProSupport Suite for PCs Evolves With Today's Modern Enterprise
The enterprise landscape is constantly evolving. While many of the significant shifts we've seen over the last few years were already underway (e.g., hybrid infrastructure, work-from-anywhere, everything-as-a-service, etc.), the lingering pandemic has accelerated the pace of transformation. These operational changes bring a need for IT flexibility, the latest in proactive cybersecurity and the ability to […]

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eWeek
Oct 05, 2021

Neuton's Blair Newman on Machine Learning for Edge Computing
I spoke with Blair Newman, CTO at Neuton, about how "TinyML" is used to deploy machine learning on tiny microcontrollers at the edge. Among the topics we covered:  What's the state of edge computing? There's some confusion about the idea, and how it relates to cloud - let's define it. What is TinyML? How does […]

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eWeek
Oct 05, 2021

Why We Often Misunderstand the Synergy Between Edge Computing and Cloud Computing
We define edge computing as the ability to place some amount of processing and data near the sources of the data as well as near the systems or humans that need quick access to the processing. It's a simple idea, and certainly nothing new. However, the popularity of edge computing continues to gather steam as […]

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eWeek
Oct 05, 2021

Cisco's Rural Broadband Innovation Center: Leveling the Playing Field
Rural broadband, or the lack of it, has been a hot button issue for me for many years. For all of that the US has to offer in the areas of opportunity, it has failed much of the country as high-speed broadband is not available everywhere. In today's digital world, the network is everything and […]

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eWeek
Oct 05, 2021

Smart Cities: Yes to the Industrial Side; Maybe to the Consumer Side
How the Internet of Things (IoT) will be built is now pretty clear. Of the vast sums of federal money soon to be pumped into the economy, a fair chunk will go to the cities. And the cities are going to instrument public infrastructure with thousands of sensors and actuators, which will connect to intermediate […]

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eWeek
Oct 04, 2021

Tech Buyers Choose: Innovative Startup vs. Experienced Large Vendor
Having lived the early-stage startup life, I‘ve always wondered how CIOs approach these risky, yet rewarding opportunities. Speaking as someone who's personally created the "3 people and a dog" type startup multiple times, I've been curious on how to attract top tech talent. Why might CIOs prefer a startup over a large established company? To […]

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eWeek
Oct 04, 2021

The Future of AIOps Includes an ITOps Strategy
Also see: What is AIOps: Definition, Use Cases, and Future Trends One of the questions I get asked a lot by customers, prospects, and partners is, "Will AIOps make them irrelevant?" To them, AIOps is often equivalent to automated remediation; an AIOps system automatically detects an incident and kicks off a remediation process in response […]

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eWeek
Oct 01, 2021

The Argument for a National US Data Privacy Framework
Against the backdrop of escalating cybercrime and data breaches throughout 2020 and 2021, state legislators in over 29 US states have thrown the spotlight on data privacy this year, putting it high on the agenda in legislative sessions. Among other things, the rights of consumers to opt out of data collection on websites, providing watertight […]

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eWeek
Oct 01, 2021

#eWEEKchat October 12: DataOps and the Future of Data Management
On Tuesday, October 12, at 11 AM PT, @eWEEKNews will host its monthly #eWEEKChat. The topic will be "DataOps and the Future of Data Management," and it will be moderated by James Maguire, eWEEK's Editor-in-Chief. We'll discuss - using Twitter - important trends in DataOps, including market trends, key advantages, best practices, overcoming challenges, and […]

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eWeek
Sep 30, 2021

Four Mobile App Performance Vitals Every Company Should Measure
Organizations worldwide are racing to build applications that reach their customers where they are—and often that means mobile phones and tablets. Slow and bug-ridden mobile apps leave users frustrated or even drive them to competitors. Creating exceptional user experiences across a plethora of mobile devices and platforms is imperative, but seeing and solving performance issues […]

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eWeek
Sep 30, 2021

AI and Software Development: Let the Revolution Begin
"Software is eating the world," Marc Andreessen so famously observed in 2011. Yet now in 2021, it's time to add a new phrase to his famous truism: "and artificial intelligence is eating software." Clearly, artificial intelligence will alter the software business at every level: how applications will function, how they'll evolve, even how they're sold. […]

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eWeek
Sep 29, 2021

TigerGraph's Todd Blaschka: The Uses and Evolution of Graph Technology
I spoke with Todd Blaschka, COO and CRO at TigerGraph, about the advantages of graph analytics and graph databases. Among the topics we covered:  What is graph analytics and how is it different from other commonly used analytics technologies? How has graph technology evolved? TigerGraph itself was founded in 2012, with a big funding round […]

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eWeek
Sep 29, 2021

IBM and the Semantics of Cloud
For a technology that has existed for some 15 years, the form and meaning (or semantics) of cloud computing remains oddly unsettled. Depending on who you talk to, cloud may or may not incorporate as-a-service (aaS) solutions for infrastructure (IaaS), platforms (PaaS) or software (SaaS). Clouds may be public (off-premises) or private (on-premises), or both […]

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eWeek
Sep 28, 2021

Cohesity's Mohit Aron: Managing Data to Fight Ransomware
I spoke with Mohit Aron, CEO of Cohesity, about the current state of ransomware, and we also discussed managing data for optimum security and productivity. Among the topics we covered: What's the current state of ransomware? How can organizations prepare for a ransomware attack in such a way that they can avoid paying the ransom? […]

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eWeek
Sep 28, 2021

Four Pillars of a Successful Data Strategy: Making Better Business Decisions
The amount of data compiled by a business can be overwhelming and as a result, many companies struggle to organize, analyze, define, protect and leverage their data. Part of that comes from not having a clearly defined data strategy in place - or not knowing how to construct one that works best for your business. […]

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eWeek
Sep 28, 2021

Zoomtopia 2021: AI and Video to Power Digital Healthcare, Financial Services
At the recent Zoomtopia event, the company touted its ability to power digital healthcare and financial services. Zoom already integrates with popular electronic health record (EHR) systems, such as Epic. This allowed the company to quickly shift to telehealth at the start of COVID-19. People were comfortable using Zoom to video chat with family, friends, […]

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eWeek
Sep 27, 2021

How CIOs Measure Themselves and Why it Matters
Over the last several years, I have asked CIOs multiple times about how they would like their performance to be measured. One answer has come back repeatedly: They want to be measured the same way as their Chief Executive Officer is measured. Hopefully, this isn't news to anyone reading this piece. This should really matter […]

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eWeek
Sep 27, 2021

Why Cloud Means Cloud-Native
"Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked." — Warren Buffett The most important change in computing over the past 15 years has been the rise of cloud computing. The large hyperscale providers - I call them AMG, for Amazon, Microsoft, and Google - have been on an explosive growth […]

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eWeek
Sep 23, 2021

Top Cloud Service Providers & Companies
Cloud computing providers play a foundational role for businesses. Virtually every enterprise uses cloud computing in some manner, whether it's to deliver key infrastructure and services, host applications or a content delivery network (CDN), or handle machine learning and software development. The convenience and economics of cloud providers make them increasingly appealing. Cloud deployments are: […]

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eWeek
Sep 23, 2021

The Role of Data Governance in Effective Data Management
I spoke with four industry experts about the growing challenges in data governance, spotlighting which issues need to be resolved for better data management. The experts: Kelly Symons, Senior Vice President, Data Management and Quality, Mastercard Myles Suer, Director of Solutions Marketing at Alation, the facilitator for the CIOChat. Gwen Thomas, Sr. Compliance Officer for […]

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eWeek
Sep 23, 2021

Edge Data Fabric: What It Is, Why It Matters
To generate richer and more timely insights, enterprises are using increasing amounts of data. Expect that trend to continue. An IDC model projects that the global datasphere will roughly triple in size by 2025. But this trend isn't new. After all, the term Big Data has been with us for quite a while. What's different […]

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eWeek
Sep 22, 2021

How to Encourage a New Generation of Leaders in the Remote Workplace
Companies are starting to finalize their long-term work plans, with many choosing to stay remote for the foreseeable future. The flexible, remote work option will be welcomed by many, but there is also concern about how companies will encourage and cultivate the next generation of leaders within their ranks. How do you ensure remote workers […]

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eWeek
Sep 21, 2021

F5 Acquires Threat Stack, Continuing Its Transition to a Security Company
F5 has announced an agreement to acquire Boston-based Threat Stack for $68M. The purchase of Threat Stack is F5's fourth acquisition in the past two years as the company is looking to transform from a hardware-centric network vendor to software and cloud company that provides network and security solutions. In 2019, the company made its […]

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eWeek
Sep 21, 2021

Cloudera's Ram Venkatesh on Hybrid Cloud and the Cloudera Roadmap
I spoke with Ram Venkatesh, Chief Technology Officer at Cloudera, about the company's shifts, and how the Cloudera Data Platform serves a hybrid environment. Among the topics we discussed: Let's talk about Cloudera's roadmap. Certainly the company has made some big changes in response to a rapidly changing market. What market forces prompted this change? […]

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eWeek
Sep 21, 2021

Secure Cloud Migration: Beware Identity Failures and Misconfigurations
According to Gartner, the worldwide public cloud services market grew 40.7% in 2020. But despite how commonplace it now is, a cloud migration can involve complicated and often challenging steps, particularly surrounding system and data security. Clearly, it's critical to understand how to approach the task, clearly identify the attack surface, and know what specific […]

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eWeek
Sep 20, 2021

How Tech Companies Can Boost Cyber Defenses: Building a Cyber-First Culture
Today's accelerated pace of digital transformation brings significant opportunities for businesses to grow and drive value for shareholders. At the same time, the rise of connected enterprises, remote workforces, and digital payments, among other things, has increased the risk of cyber breaches, ransomware and malware attacks. For technology companies that sit at the apex of […]

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eWeek
Sep 20, 2021

Zoomtopia: AI and Video to Power Healthcare
At the recent Zoomtopia event, the company touted its ability to power digital healthcare. Zoom already integrates with popular electronic health record (EHR) systems, such as Epic. This allowed the company to quickly shift to telehealth at the start of COVID-19. People were comfortable using Zoom to video chat with family, friends, and co-workers, so […]

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eWeek
Sep 17, 2021

eWEEK eSPEAKS Video Podcast with James Maguire
Episode 32: Semperis's Mickey Bresman: How to Secure Your Active Directory Mickey Bresman, Co-founder and CEO of Semperis, provides three tips for securing your Active Directory against cyberthreats. Episode 31: Veritas's Simon Jelley: How to Guard Against Ransomware Simon Jelley, GM & VP of Product at Veritas Technologies, explains why ransomware is so difficult to […]

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eWeek
Sep 16, 2021

Using Personal Data for Analytics Requires Balancing Accessibility and Security
Digital transformation of financial services is driving an increasingly automated analytics process in which personally identifiable information (PII) about borrowers is transmitted and stored in the cloud as part of the application review and underwriting process. Lenders need PII to make lending decisions. But, at the same time, financial institutions must protect the privacy and […]

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eWeek
Sep 16, 2021

DevOps or ‘DevOops': Three Tips for Successful DevOps
Throughout my career as an IT consultant, working with various platforms and technologies, I've encountered a myriad of terms pitched to me to explain how their company is approaching modern software development. Terms like Agile, DevOps, SAFe, among others. All of them come with a passionate group of advocates ready to go to bat for […]

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eWeek
Sep 15, 2021

Box's Mark Wayland on the Importance of the Content Cloud
Remote work existed long before the COVID-19 pandemic. However, now it is part of every organization, in many cases, permanently. This fundamental change in the way we work has had a highly disruptive impact on organizations. The more distributed the workplace becomes, the more difficult the challenge of managing content becomes. Organizations continue to use […]

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eWeek
Sep 15, 2021

Lenovo Taps Strategic Partners for New Everything-as-a-Service and Edge Solutions
Lenovo has long been one of the tech industry's canniest vendors in terms of building and extending strategic partnerships. So it is no surprise that both new and existing partners shared the spotlight and rallying cries during last week's Lenovo Tech World 2021 event. Building on Lenovo's existing suite of Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Device-as-a-Service offerings, the […]

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eWeek
Sep 15, 2021

Semperis's Mickey Bresman: How to Secure Your Active Directory
Mickey Bresman, Co-founder and CEO of Semperis, provides three tips for securing your Active Directory against cyberthreats. Among the topics we discussed: What does "identity-driven cyber resilience" mean? Why is Active Directory (AD) security getting so much attention now, in particular? Share your top three tips for organizations looking to quickly beef up AD security […]

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eWeek
Sep 15, 2021

Understanding IT Resilience: The Human Component
According to Daniël Pairon at KPMG, "resilience is the ability to deliver critical operations in the face of disruption. It allows organizations to absorb internal and external shocks, ensuring the continuity of critical operations by protecting key processes and resources such as systems, data, people, and property." However, after COVID-19, I think that many business […]

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eWeek
Sep 14, 2021

Elon is Right, AI is Hard: Five Pitfalls to Avoid in Artificial Intelligence
During the recent Tesla AI Day event, Elon Musk said he discourages "machine learning, because it is really difficult. Unless you have to use machine learning, don't do it." Well, Musk may be right in his assessment, because machine learning is quite difficult to implement. Most companies desire the benefits of what artificial intelligence can […]

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eWeek
Sep 14, 2021

Veritas's Simon Jelley: How to Guard Against Ransomware
I spoke with Simon Jelley, GM & VP of Product at Veritas Technologies, about why ransomware is so difficult to defend against, and his suggestions for critical best practices to lessen the threat. Among the topics we discussed: What's the current state of ransomware? Why does security software alone keep falling short? Why is paying […]

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eWeek
Sep 14, 2021

Managing Your Cloud: 5 Benefits of Managed Services
It's a quandary many organizations face regarding cloud IT services. They can go the do-it-yourself (DIY) route, keeping most, if not everything, involving their IT environments in-house. Or, they can outsource the responsibilities to a third-party company. Both options offer certain benefits, depending on a company's specific business needs. The problem - one of them, […]

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eWeek
Sep 13, 2021

How Democratizing Technology Adds a Crucial Element to Enterprise Innovation
Behind the scenes, technology is becoming increasingly complex as the cloud, artificial intelligence, extended reality, edge and many other emerging technologies come into the mainstream. For technology users, however, interfaces are becoming more and more intuitive. It's almost inversely proportional: the more complex a technology becomes, the easier it becomes to use. The great democratization […]

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eWeek
Sep 13, 2021

Cisco's Webex And Google Meet Interoperability Makes an Interesting Pairing
One of the lasting impacts of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic will likely be the accelerated migration to a truly hybrid workforce model for many businesses. Enterprises will need to support their employees with equal access to opportunities and resources, whether in the office, working from home, or on the other side of the world. Increasingly, […]

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eWeek
Sep 10, 2021

Hitachi Vantara's Radhika Krishnan on Data Fabric and Data Management
I spoke with Radhika Krishnan, Chief Product Officer for Hitachi Vantara, about the role of data fabrics, and how data storage and data analytics are merging. Listen to the podcast: Watch the video:   James Maguire on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JamesMaguire eWEEK on Twitter: https://twitter.com/eWEEKNews eWEEK on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eWeekNews/ eWEEK on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/eweek-washington-bureau

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eWeek
Sep 10, 2021

Digital Transformation Guide: Definition, Examples & Strategy
It's hard to pinpoint the first use of the phrase "digital transformation," but it has been around since at least 2012. And of course, the process of digitization, or migrating towards computerized technologies, has been going on since the 1960s. Indeed, for nearly a decade, industry pundits have been telling enterprises to embrace digital transformation, […]

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eWeek
Sep 10, 2021

Extreme Networks' Nabil Bukhari on AI in Networking, and the Democratization of Technology
I spoke with Nabil Bukhari, CTO and CPO of Extreme Networks, about how today's networks need AI for proper monitoring. We also focused on the profound change created by democratization of technology. Among the topics we covered: What's the role of cutting-edge technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence in networking? What do you […]

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eWeek
Sep 09, 2021

Zoom's Pat La Morte on the Evolution of Online Education
Also: here's a preview of Zoomtopia 2021. Now that back-to-school season is upon us again, some students are back in the classroom, and some will continue to learn remotely (depending on the school district). To better understand how Zoom has evolved to support educators and the value of digital platforms, I spoke with Pat La […]

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eWeek
Sep 08, 2021

#eWEEKchat September 14: Trends in Data Storage, Protection and Privacy
On Tuesday, September 14, at 11 AM PST, @eWEEKNews will host its monthly #eWEEKChat. The topic will be "Trends in Data Storage, Protection and Privacy," and it will be moderated by James Maguire, eWEEK's Editor-in-Chief. We'll discuss - using Twitter - important Trends in Data Storage, Protection and Privacy concepts, including market trends, key advantages, […]

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eWeek
Sep 08, 2021

The File Data Factor in Ransomware Defense: 3 Best Practices
Aside from the pandemic, ransomware has become one of the gravest threats to the global economy.  It is no longer a matter of "if" an organization is going to be attacked but "when," according to Gartner. The research firm predicts that 75% of organizations will face one or more attacks by 2025. National Security Institute […]

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eWeek
Sep 08, 2021

IBM Power E1080: IBM Puts Power10 Muscle Behind its Hybrid Cloud Strategy
It is difficult to think of a Tier 1 vendor that placed a bet on cloud computing earlier than IBM. In 2007, the year after AWS launched its seminal S3 cloud storage and EC2 services, IBM announced plans to develop cloud solutions for enterprise customers. Four years later, the company said its cloud services were […]

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eWeek
Sep 07, 2021

The New Focus on CloudOps: How Enterprise Cloud Migration Can Succeed
The numbers are in: The global cloud computing market has reached $250.04 billion in 2021 with a projected compound annual growth rate of 17.9%, which will reach $791.48 billion by 2028, according to Fortune Business Insights. Statistics vary, but most enterprises have migrated between 20-40 percent of their systems to the cloud or created net-new […]

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eWeek
Sep 07, 2021

Zoomtopia 2021 Preview
Coming up on September 13th and 14th, Zoom will be holding its fifth annual Zoomtopia user event. Like last year, the 2021 Zoomtopia will be an all-digital event, which provides attendees access to a massive amount of content during and after the event. Since its inception, Zoomtopia has been a popular event for Zoom's customers, […]

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eWeek
Sep 03, 2021

Protecting Machine IDs in Multi-Cloud: 5 Techniques
Automation through digital transformation initiatives that rely on cloud-based applications is driving a surge in the use of machine identities (IDs). Indeed, machine identities outnumber human identities by at least 3-to-1. And while machine IDs drive productivity by completing tasks quickly and without error, such widespread use - across disparate cloud applications - makes it […]

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eWeek
Sep 02, 2021

Weka's Jonathan Martin on Enterprise Data Storage: Beyond Incremental Change
I spoke with Jonathan Martin, the president of Weka, about how today's exponential data growth is reshaping data storage, particularly in the analytics sector. Among the questions we discussed: If you look at today's typical data storage infrastructure, what sort of problems do you typically see? Where are the pain points in data storage for […]

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eWeek
Sep 02, 2021

IBM Telum: Using Silicon to Address Evolving Business Challenges
The pervasiveness of technologies that touch virtually every corner of consumer and commercial life tends to obscure how solutions evolve to address changing markets. While those shifts are often subtle, vendors can alter their own efforts to benefit customers and help them deal with serious existing and emerging threats. It is important to note that […]

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eWeek
Sep 02, 2021

4 Ways an As-a-Service Approach Accelerates Business Speed
Digital technology drives nearly all aspects of business and our daily lives. Over the last 18 months we've also witnessed the important role technology plays in enabling businesses to adapt to rapidly changing market conditions, innovate and grow. However, as we see advancements like restaurants implementing QR codes for menus and payment, and hospitals offering […]

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eWeek
Sep 02, 2021

Fail Fast, Learn Faster: The Story of Big Data
Randy Bean's book, "Fail Fast, Learn Faster" hits bookshelves this week. The book details the Big Data Revolution and the Chief Data Officers that emerged to manage the volume, variety, and velocity of data it unleashed. Bean is clear that Big Data captured corporate imaginations unlike prior data movements, including ‘business intelligence.' Being Data Driven […]

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eWeek
Sep 01, 2021

BMC's Margaret Lee on AI Service Management: Use Cases, Future Trends
I spoke with Margaret Lee, GM & SVP, Digital Service and Operations Management at BMC Software, about how AISM pairs with technologies like AIOps, and her forecast for the future of AISM. What is AI Service Management? How does it differ from AI Management? How is AI being used in the real world, in conjunction […]

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eWeek
Sep 01, 2021

DevOps, Low-Code and RPA: Pros and Cons
In today's digital-first world, the demand for skilled developers and IT professionals has never been higher. A recent study by Korn Ferry found that by 2030, more than 85 million jobs could go unfilled because of a lack of skilled labor. Low code poses an interesting question: Can technology be used to replace tech talent? […]

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eWeek
Sep 01, 2021

What New Data Privacy Legislation Means for SaaS Users
Colorado recently became the third state to pass a data privacy law, following Virginia and California, with four more states actively reviewing bills with similar provisions. Legislators around the world are getting serious about data protection as consumers become increasingly concerned about how companies collect, use and protect their personal data. As more business moves […]

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eWeek
Aug 31, 2021

How Sectigo Certificate Manager Removes the Chaos of Enterprise PKI
Organizations are relying more and more on PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) certificates to protect critical resources. While that in essence is a good thing, the management of those certificates has become a potential cybersecurity nightmare. After all, PKI certificates are used for authenticating users, servers, or devices online, meaning that they are critical for establishing […]

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eWeek
Aug 31, 2021

Compliance vs. Security in Enterprise Networking: the Cisco Approach
Organizations all over the world are entering a period of extended — and potentially permanent — hybrid work. As more people do their jobs outside the traditional office, IT administrators are becoming overwhelmed with managing hybrid workers, devices, and all the complexities that come with it. The changing workplace underscores the importance of ensuring that […]

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eWeek
Aug 30, 2021

How to Speed Up Your Software Testing Cycle: 5 Key Tips
Would it be sacrilege to decrease the amount of code testing? Surprisingly, there is ample data showing benefits from less testing. A typical software testing suite has these drawbacks: Takes too long to execute Tests code that hasn't changed Runs single-threaded Costs companies countless hours and many dollars Software testing proves that software operates according […]

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eWeek
Aug 30, 2021

Advanced Persistent Threats: 6 Ways Healthcare Orgs Can Stay Safe
Healthcare providers have increasingly become a target for cybercriminals, primarily due to the value of healthcare data on the black market. In addition, healthcare organizations may be more likely to pay ransomware attackers so that providers can continue to offer vital care to patients. Unfortunately, healthcare organizations have also become targets of advanced persistent threat […]

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eWeek
Aug 27, 2021

Why Multi-Cloud is Now Fully Mainstream
Over the past few years, corporate thinking on whether to move data and applications to the cloud has evolved into figuring out which data and applications to move to which cloud. The public cloud computing model, with its flexibility and price savings — compared to the cost of maintaining and updating internal data centers — […]

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eWeek
Aug 27, 2021

FTC Refiles Antitrust Suit Against Facebook Charging Monopoly
The Federal Trade Commission has filed suit the US District Court for the District of Columbia, charging that Facebook is an illegal monopoly. The latest antitrust suit is a refile of a suit that was filed last year, but which was dismissed in June. In that case, the judge ruled that the FTC had not […]

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eWeek
Aug 26, 2021

Appen Goes Mobile with the Acquisition of Quadrant
This week Australia-based Appen announced a disappointing quarter, as many of its customers grapple with global privacy changes, causing a redirection of spend away from advertising to projects that include geolocation information. In an effort to shift the business toward these new areas of spend on its earnings call, Appen announced it had signed a […]

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eWeek
Aug 25, 2021

IBM's Daniel Hernandez on AI and Data Fabric
I spoke with Daniel Hernandez, General Manager, Data and AI at IBM, about how data fabric enables a cohesive data strategy to better enable artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence offers enormous competitive advantage, yet many companies struggle with deploying it. Why it is so hard for companies? If I company wants to get started with AI, […]

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eWeek
Aug 25, 2021

Comcast Acquires Masergy to Bolster its Enterprise SD-WAN and SASE offerings
This morning Comcast Business announced its intent to acquire managed service provider Masergy. This move brings enterprise class network capabilities to Comcast Business as they attempt to move up market and take on Verizon and AT&T in a bigger way. Comcast currently has its own SD-WAN offering, leveraging its partnership with Versa Networks, but it's […]

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eWeek
Aug 25, 2021

Three Top Laptops Compatible with Windows 11
Sometime late this year or early in 2022, you'll be able to get Windows 11, but you'll need a computer to run it on. Each of the laptops we review below are listed as Windows 11 compatible. One of the things I discovered when Microsoft announced Windows 11 is that my three-year-old Lenovo T-Series laptop […]

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eWeek
Aug 24, 2021

Sumo Logic's Dave Frampton on Creating a Cloud Security Strategy
I spoke with Dave Frampton, VP of Security Solutions at Sumo Logic, about the new threat surfaces that companies need to focus on protecting - and how companies can strategize for the best cloud security.  Among the topics we discussed:  Where are we now with cloud security? I think it's been established that cloud is […]

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eWeek
Aug 24, 2021

Four Key Steps to Simplify Enterprise AI Success
IT plays a critical role in setting up companies for success in artificial intelligence. Learning from early adopters' best practices can help enterprises sidestep common pitfalls when starting new AI projects. A few predictable issues are often at play when new AI initiatives stall out. Some of the most common challenges are hitting snags that […]

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eWeek
Aug 24, 2021

Don't Let Ransomware Slip Through the Zero Trust Blind Spot
The surge of ransomware, malware, and other cybercrime has reached crisis proportions. This summer has already seen the following ransomware attacks: Colonial Pipeline and on JBS SA, the world's largest meat producer. Joint warning by U.S. and U.K. intelligence agencies of global campaign of brute-force attacks by the Fancy Bear unit of the Russian military. […]

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eWeek
Aug 23, 2021

Cybersecurity Warning: Lateral Movement Tactics Security Experts Should Recognize
One of the most curious elements of this year's cybersecurity Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) was the inclusion of the new attack pattern, "system intrusions." Representatives from Verizon identified the category as a broad one that tends to include attacks with many steps, indicating significant lateral movement within the network. Research shows that many […]

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eWeek
Aug 23, 2021

Aryaka's David Ginsburg on Network Modernization, SD-WAN and SASE
Networks of the past looked very different from networks today. Legacy networks were built for applications and data that resided in corporate data centers, whereas modern networks are built for cloud apps and a distributed workforce. Especially post-COVID-19, it's unrealistic to run a cloud-first business on a network that was designed for a different era. […]

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eWeek
Aug 20, 2021

Intel Arc: Pat Gelsinger's Revenge
Pat Gelsinger was one of the front runners to take over Intel years ago when he was asked to take over Larrabee Microarchitecture; that effort was supposed to finally give Intel a high-end GPU that could compete with NVIDIA and AMD. However, the project ran into big challenges. While internal reporting indicated things were going […]

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eWeek
Aug 20, 2021

How to Retain Customers on Your SaaS Platform: 4 Key Techniques
New customer logos may be the lifeblood of top-line revenue growth and the focus of sales and marketing teams. But renewals have emerged in the last few years as a key growth driver for SaaS companies. A recent McKinsey study indicated that existing customers can drive between a third and a half of new revenue […]

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eWeek
Aug 19, 2021

Cisco Posts Solid Q4 on Infrastructure Pick-Up, Shift to Software
This week Cisco posted solid Q4 Fiscal 2021 results. The company ended its fiscal 2021 with strong performance, highlighted by revenues of $13.1B, up 8.8%, which was also $87M ahead of Street expectations. About 2.1% of the growth came from acquisitions, most notably IMImobile and Acacia, resulting in 6.7% of organic growth, which is certainly […]

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eWeek
Aug 19, 2021

The CIO/CMO Relationship: Promoting Digital Transformation
I spoke with four top thought leaders about a key issue in digital transformation: the CIO-CMO relationship, and whether the challenges in this alliance are a tech or a human problem. The experts: Tiffani Bova - global growth evangelist at Salesforce. Myles Suer - #CIOChat Facilitator; Director of Solutions Marketing, Alation. Kimberly A. Whitler - […]

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eWeek
Aug 19, 2021

Is Your Workplace Security System Working as It Should?
Ever since the serious talks of re-opening began, it's became abundantly clear that in this new post-pandemic era, workplaces will demand a higher level of physical security. Companies have gotten the memo (at least, most of them did). Business leaders have been adopting the best practices to protect their business and workforce, while landlords have […]

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eWeek
Aug 19, 2021

How to Rethink Security for Hybrid Work
If you thought that your current IT security practices were robust enough to fully support the transition to hybrid work, it's time to think again. According to data from Statista, 68.5% of businesses have been victimized by ransomware in 2021—the highest percentage reported to date and a 24% increase compared to just three years prior. […]

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eWeek
Aug 18, 2021

Three Steps to Enabling Better Use of Business Data
There is a glaring need in the business world for a simpler way to unlock the value of data. The speed, velocity and unrelenting proliferation of all types of data from an ever-increasing number of sources is increasing. Enterprises struggle with harnessing data to realize value and achieve the ultimate goal of monetizing their business […]

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eWeek
Aug 17, 2021

Are Your Cloud Environments Protected from Identity-Based Attacks?
Expanded adoption of the public cloud has resulted in unanticipated security challenges, one of which has been the explosion of non-human identities. In traditional network settings, user identities in the form of individual accounts are the primary security focus. However, the public cloud provides access to applications, databases, data stores, and other identities, necessitating a […]

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eWeek
Aug 17, 2021

Riverbed's Vincent Berk on Improving Network Security
I spoke with Vincent Berk, CTO and Chief Security Architect at Riverbed, about network visibility and how to transform network and application data into actionable security intelligence. Among the topics we covered: How have the complexities of cloud, mobility, and a globally dispersed workforce due to COVID-19 expanded the risk perimeter and surfaces for cyberattacks? […]

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eWeek
Aug 16, 2021

Modernizing your Infrastructure Without Neglecting Security
For businesses of all shapes and sizes, the inherent value in moving enterprise applications into the cloud is beyond question. The ability to control computing capability at a more granular level can lead to significant cost savings, not to mention the speed at which new applications can be provisioned. Having a modern cloud-based infrastructure makes […]

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eWeek
Aug 16, 2021

Mining Intelligence from Documents: 4 Key Concepts
Decisions, decisions…we all want to make the right ones. So, in an era of artificial intelligence, how can technology help employees make challenging choices that can delight customers while improving efficiency and ultimately the bottom line? According to Gartner research, poor operational decision-making by mid-level finance managers costs upwards of 3% of profits annually - […]

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eWeek
Aug 13, 2021

Chinese Cybercrime Allegations Mark New Turning Point in Global Ransomware Crisis
Recently, the U.S. Justice Department officially accused Chinese cybercriminals of launching ransomware attacks against U.S. businesses. Specifically, the charges alleged that Chinese state-sponsored hackers had exploited vulnerabilities (since patched) in Microsoft Exchange Server over two months, linking those exploits to a number of ransomware activities, including DearCry. The DearCry ransomware itself was very much "ransomware […]

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eWeek
Aug 13, 2021

Intel Reveals Future Roadmap: New Innovations and Partnerships
Like most corporate communications, how companies talk about themselves should be taken with a couple of pounds of salt. The worst tend to be simplistically self-aggrandizing. Yet other examples can offer meaningful insights into an organization's plans and self-perception. That is particularly true following significant changes in leadership, such as the January announcement that Pat […]

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eWeek
Aug 12, 2021

#eWEEKchat August 17: DevOps & Agile Development
On Tuesday, August 17, at 11 AM PST, @eWEEKNews will host its monthly #eWEEKChat. The topic will be "DevOps & Agile Development," and it will be moderated by James Maguire, eWEEK's Editor-in-Chief. We'll discuss - using Twitter - important DevOps & Agile Development concepts, including market trends, key advantages, best practices, overcoming challenges, and DevOps […]

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eWeek
Aug 12, 2021

Living With Windows 365
I have long awaited something like Windows 365, which is Microsoft's PC in the cloud. So each user is assigned, depending on service level, a virtual PC with various features. In fact, I've been waiting for this kind of cloud-based PC ever since Sun demonstrated their old Sun Ray One platform, which was positioned as […]

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