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Diversity, Technology and Dishonesty (Part 3)

Diversity, Technology and Dishonesty (Part 3)
September 3, 2015 No Comments »

This article is the third in a series that takes a critical look at the incessant calls for greater diversity in technology companies and how they reflect a deep philosophical dilemma. (Also see Part 1 and Part 2.) The quest ... Read More »

Best Practices for Overcoming Docker Challenges

Best Practices for Overcoming Docker Challenges
September 2, 2015 No Comments »

It’s no wonder Docker is growing rapidly. Docker, the open-source project that enables lightweight abstraction, high performance and easy portability for applications, is drawing enthusiasts from diverse businesses across the gamut of industries. Just two years in, Docker is valued ... Read More »

Content Filtering Turns to the Cloud for Improved Security and Performance

Content Filtering Turns to the Cloud for Improved Security and Performance
August 26, 2015 No Comments »

As the Internet has become essential in the business world today, we have seen the rise of content filtering—the use of a program or methodology to screen and exclude employees from accessing web pages or e-mail that are deemed objectionable. ... Read More »

Understanding Cold Storage: Best Practices for Google Nearline and Amazon Glacier

Understanding Cold Storage: Best Practices for Google Nearline and Amazon Glacier
August 25, 2015 No Comments »

With so many organizations looking at a Google Nearline or Amazon Glacier cold-storage architecture, it’s clear that businesses are looking at new ways to make their data center much more agile. They’re looking for ways to better control the flow ... Read More »

Driving Agile IT and DevOps in a Managed Cloud Infrastructure

Driving Agile IT and DevOps in a Managed Cloud Infrastructure
August 24, 2015 No Comments »

Barriers have always existed between IT and individual business units, with IT often taking on the role of a virtual priesthood that operates on its own schedule and by its own rules. Under that model, the division that existed between ... Read More »

Where Is Intel Headed?

Where Is Intel Headed?
August 20, 2015 No Comments »

Until just a few years ago, if you mentioned Intel, most people would have thought of a chip company focusing primarily on PCs and servers—and doing so with by far the best process technology in the world. But a number ... Read More »

Understanding Heuristic-Based Scanning Vs. Sandboxing

Understanding Heuristic-Based Scanning Vs. Sandboxing
August 19, 2015 No Comments »

Most people who work in the anti-malware industry are familiar with signature-based detection, where if a file is determined to be malicious, a signature is written so anti-malware programs are able to detect that file or component in the future. The threat landscape is ... Read More »

Business Leaders Want a New Scorecard for the IT Group

Business Leaders Want a New Scorecard for the IT Group
August 12, 2015 No Comments »

For years, industry analysts and other technology wonks have peppered CTOs with reports of how they would one day report to the chief marketing officer or others in the C-suite. That day may be nearer than you think based on ... Read More »

Is Twitter the Canary in the Social-Media Coal Mine?

Is Twitter the Canary in the Social-Media Coal Mine?
August 11, 2015 1 Comment »

Judging solely from Facebook, the social-media market seems to be fairly strong. But that view is belied by many of the other companies in this market, with Twitter being possibly the leading indicator. Since its IPO in late 2013, the ... Read More »

Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Data Centers: Filling the Plan and Test Gaps

Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Data Centers: Filling the Plan and Test Gaps
August 10, 2015 3 Comments »

To mitigate a wide range of business risks, including those involving data centers, many organizations establish business-continuity (BC) or disaster-recovery (DR) plans. Fewer, however, write plans that focus on specific threats, keep those plans current or even test them. To ... Read More »