Effective Security Requires a Change in Mindset and the Protection Paradigm

Effective Security Requires a Change in Mindset and the Protection Paradigm

Nearly every day another successful breach is reported. In 2016 alone, organizations from major governmental agencies such as the IRS and Department of Defense, to major retailers including Wendy’s, have succumbed to attack. These organizations are not alone; every major business and governmental sector has been compromised. Large tech companies such as LinkedIn and Oracle, healthcare providers including Premier Healthcare (as well as numerous hospitals), manufacturers, major educational institutions, and large financial organizations have all succumbed to either internal or external threats. What do all of these organizations have in common? Quite a lot, actually: Dedicated manpower for cyber security defense and ...

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Windows 10…One Year Later

Windows 10…One Year Later

Time flies when you’re upgrading operating systems. It has officially been a year since Microsoft introduced Windows 10 to much fanfare and approbation. Acceptance of the platform was almost immediate, with many users simply grateful to migrate away from the much-maligned Windows 8 environment. At the core of the problems with the previous edition of Microsoft’s flagship OS was that the GUI was designed to function more effectively on a tablet than on a PC, which infuriated users who had grown used to the Windows 7 look and feel on their laptops and desktops. The release of Windows 10 gave ...

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The beginnings of IoT related business value

The beginnings of IoT related business value

At EMA, we recently finished IoT research to identify trends and adoption of device related implementations. The research identified projects, industry adoption, business drivers for IoT adoption, and types of devices leveraged for different types of analytical applications. All of the data supports the increasing adoption of IoT and a focus on data driven organizations that understand that effective data management will help support their overall business and competitive advantage.  With big data implementations that are more likely to support analytics, organizations are more apt to take advantage of technology to support better business processes. IoT is the most direct example ...

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Nearly every day another successful breach is reported. In 2016 alone, organizations from major governmental agencies such as the IRS and Department of Defense, to major retailers including Wendy’s, have succumbed to attack. These organizations are not alone; every major business and governmental sector has been compromised. Large tech companies such as LinkedIn and Oracle,...

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posted by Steve Brasen   | August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

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Time flies when you’re upgrading operating systems. It has officially been a year since Microsoft introduced Windows 10 to much fanfare and approbation. Acceptance of the platform was almost immediate, with many users simply grateful to migrate away from the much-maligned Windows 8 environment. At the core of the problems with the previous edition of...

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posted by admin   | August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

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At EMA, we recently finished IoT research to identify trends and adoption of device related implementations. The research identified projects, industry adoption, business drivers for IoT adoption, and types of devices leveraged for different types of analytical applications. All of the data supports the increasing adoption of IoT and a focus on data driven organizations...

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posted by David Monahan   | August 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

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In the last year or so, the topic of Internet of Things (IoT) received a lot of attention. Both the concept of the topic and scope of what should be included in IoT changed dramatically in that time. The first commercialization of IoT were wearables such as GoogleGlass. Shortly thereafter came the next wave, with devices such as...

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posted by Lyndsay Wise   | July 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

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There is no valid argument against the value of good data preparation as part of an analytics and data management strategy. Organizations require self-service access to valid and reliable data that can be leveraged to make better decisions. Historically, organizations have separated out business and technology decisions and development of business analytics applications. But effective...

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There is no greater investment we can make in the future than to prepare our children to successfully navigate the challenges of tomorrow. Of course, predicting the workforce requirements of the future is a bit like trying to capture a fly with a cargo net—just when you think you have it, it slips through the...

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Over the past several years, the impact of “the cloud” on traditional ISVs has been made abundantly clear. Blindsided by the runaway growth of hosted technologies which were simply glints in the eyes of the open source community in 2000, virtually all ISVs have scrambled to stay relevant. At this point, the move from on-premise...

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A recent Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) blog, Best Practices for Innovating Through Cloud Technologies discusses the results of EMA’s 2014 research on open cloud orchestration. It examines the pros and cons of a variety of cloud form factors and the business benefits of cloud computing in general. EMA has also done a great deal of research...

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As I write this piece, EMA’s survey team is in the final stages of launching my latest research, “Automating for Digital Transformation: Tools-Driven DevOps and Continuous Software Delivery.” Preliminary data should be in (and shared with survey sponsors) around the beginning of November 2015, with my research paper on the topic out by November 26...

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Every year, IBM hosts multiple customer conferences and technical events worldwide. In past years, IBM Pulse, Impact, and Innovate have attracted thousands of IT professionals as separate events focusing on application delivery, middleware, and Dev/Ops respectively. Over time, however, it has become increasingly difficult to divide the IT Pie into such neatly-delineated slices. Application delivery...

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