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An online training initiative promises to make information security accessible and understandable to journalists, confidential sources and whistleblowers.
Snowden’s revelations of the extent of UK and US state surveillance were a wake-up call to journalists, sources and whistleblowers to take i…READ MORE
Another 49 branches and 305 jobs have gone as Lloyds bank replaces people and premises with digital services as part of the current battle of the cost basses being fought in the retail banking sector.
The cuts include people serving customers in branches as well as those working in the 49 branche…READ MORE
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Ransomware is finally king of the hill — albeit an ignominious hill — as the most prevalent type of malware found in attacks, according to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.
1. Ransomware threat tops Verizon Data Breach Report – Michael Heller (…READ MORE
I have worked under a few different employee structures in my tech lifetime — all employees on site and in the office all of the time, all employees in the office except for that outsourced team (which quickly grows into several), everyone remote and working from the office or wherever they feel li…READ MORE
New trends are reshaping the unified communications industry as organizations embrace the cloud and employees push new methods of collaboration. These trends are influencing the direction of UC vendor portfolios and introducing new technology, such as AI, into the workplace:
1. Digital transforma…READ MORE
EHR data can help healthcare providers identify which patients in a hospital were most likely to be prescribed opioids after discharge, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in 2016, more tha…READ MORE
Collaboration technology is increasingly popular, but many organisations have not thought through why and how collaboration should be at the heart of their business.
Nicola Millard, head of customer insight and futures at BT, highlights the “collaboration conundrum” when such contradictions r…READ MORE
The growth and proliferation of connected sensors has drawn AWS headlong into the IoT market. And a recent keynote speech provided clues as to how the cloud provider shapes its tools to manage those workloads.
Many industries such as agriculture, health care, and energy have embraced the IoT, but…READ MORE
Being a vendor/exhibitor at a few conferences has been an eye-opening experience for sure. Sadly exhibitors can’t sponsor at all the events that are available. It used to be the case that vendors could sponsor at them all, but back then there were just a few conferences that would be related to the …READ MORE
The latest Deal ScoreCard – Cloud Backup, one of 20 IT storage, cloud, and data center markets we publish, analyzes over 400 recent deals to tell the story of a market in transition. While dominated by Amazon (1st in consideration for purchase by buyers, 1st in number of cloud backup transaction…READ MORE
ThreatQuotient ups the ante for dealing with security incidents
The hardware and software that constitutes the average organisation’s IT infrastructure records millions of events a day which are recorded in log files. This is known as machine data. Nearly all such events are benign and of littl…READ MORE
Recently, as I was reporting on cloud computing’s effect on the CIO, I kept running into the same idea: The job of CIO is not the technology job it once was.
In fact, Forrester Research’s Bobby Cameron said the last time he and his colleagues looked into how many CIOs had a tech background, it wa…READ MORE
The AWS portfolio ______ more than 100 services, including those for compute, databases, infrastructure management, application development and security.
Comprise means “is made up of” or “consists of.”
Compose means…READ MORE
Recent convocations of the Strata big data conference have seen a move away from sessions focused on data infrastructure and Hadoop and toward analytical applications and data science tools. Where is Strata going? Strata, it seems, cannot contain itself, when it comes to software containers.
With the push to deliver Office and Windows as services, Microsoft subscriptions will be a reality in most IT departments one way or another. But not all organizations are good candidates for going all-in.
Microsoft will continually update Windows 10 rather than release another version going forw…READ MORE
Pivotal Software’s intention to go public once again draws attention to Dell Technologies’ ongoing efforts to pay down the mountain of debt incurred with its whopping $67 billion acquisition of EMC in October 2015.
Dell has attacked this problem from a number of angles, mainly the sale of softwar…READ MORE
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It’s finally April – do you know what that means? It’s officially baseball season! That means hot dogs, peanuts and America’s pastime have arrived. And there’s also one more thing….another activity contest is here! But let’s first take a look at last month’s contes…READ MORE
It’s no longer Citrix and Microsoft vs. the world in the MAM market.
Not too long ago, Citrix was the only third-party vendor that could manage Microsoft Office 365 mobile apps, and all the other major players promoted native OS-level mobile application management (MAM) through membership in the …READ MORE
IBM plans to sow its latest crop of U.S. patents with a strong cloud emphasis, and prepare a feast for its hungry customers.
A substantial number of IBM patents for 2017 — more than 1900 out of 9043 total patents — were for cloud technologies, the company disclosed last month. Those numbers ill…READ MORE
The following is a roundup of last week’s SearchCIO and SearchCompliance content.
With digitization, unpredictability comes with the territory. This is epitomized by Gartner’s revised IT spending forecast for 2017, which shows a modest increase in worldwide spending, but less than originally pr…READ MORE