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Get Your Enterprise Ready for 5G

Get Your Enterprise Ready for 5G

While you might think of 5G wireless as a cool consumer tech concept, don’t lose sight of the fact that it will have a significant impact on enterprise IT.   5G networks are being penciled into enterprise IT plans, given their promise of low latency, data transfer speeds that can be as much as 100 […]

Top Priorities for 2020 – InformationWeek

Top Priorities for 2020 – InformationWeek

Looking at what will keep you busy in 2020 Jim Connolly is a versatile and experienced technology journalist who has reported on IT trends for more than two decades. As editorial director of InformationWeek and Network Computing, he oversees the day-to-day planning and editing on the site. Most recently he was editor … View Full […]

SIM Study Points to Lax Focus on Cybersecurity

SIM Study Points to Lax Focus on Cybersecurity

Despite ranking at the top of respondents’ concerns, organizations still show gaps in acting on cybersecurity. Organizations obviously are aware of the need to address security and privacy needs, but many seem to be only moderately ready on this front. That is one of the takeaways from the Society for Information Management’s (SIM) recently released […]

The ‘Not This Year’ Tech Trends for 2020

The ‘Not This Year’ Tech Trends for 2020

Analyst firm ABI Research paired its upbeat predictions for tech concepts in 2020 with a real-world look at the ideas that aren’t quite ready for prime time. Tis the season for New Year’s tech forecasts. You see them every December: Next year is the one when technology that has been promised for years will finally […]

Amazon CTO Vogels: Going Beyond Monolithic Virtualization

Amazon CTO Vogels: Going Beyond Monolithic Virtualization

AWS re:Invent reveals how Amazon broke boundaries on virtualization and the benefits Vanguard reaped from cloud migration. In a behind the scenes-style keynote at AWS re:Invent, CTO Werner Vogels shared some of Amazon’s strategy that informed the approach AWS took with virtualization. He also brought out clients such as The Vanguard Group to discuss their […]

Technical Debt: A Data Center Security Risk You Can’t Afford

Technical Debt: A Data Center Security Risk You Can’t Afford

Legacy applications can leave massive security holes and must be dealt with, no matter how critical they are. Legacy applications, old operating systems, and other past-expiration-date technologies pose big risks to data centers, and the risks grow bigger with each day that passes. But many of these legacy applications play critical roles for companies. “Did […]

Survey: Most Data Center Managers Rely on Outdated Security Practices

Survey: Most Data Center Managers Rely on Outdated Security Practices

While experts aren’t surprised, they recommend adding the latest tools to your security strategy now. Daily news reports of high-profile breaches and massive credential dumps underscore the problems with relying on passwords for security. Users either opt for simple easy-to-guess passwords or, when required to come up with more difficult ones, use the same passwords […]

Transform IT to Become the Agile Business Partner

Transform IT to Become the Agile Business Partner

Top-performing IT organizations are three times more likely to have positioned themselves as “partners” with the business units that they support, according to research by The Hackett Group. Image: Shutterstock Agility is critical for businesses today. According to a survey by PA Consulting, 72% of business leaders believe their company’s ability to respond rapidly to […]

Q&A: LightStep’s Spoonhower on Microservices, Deep Systems

Q&A: LightStep’s Spoonhower on Microservices, Deep Systems

As microservices, multi-cloud, and other features introduce more layers of complexity, developers may need a hand combing through the thicket of apps. There may be no going back as ecosystems get peppered with options meant to help developers move faster while also increasing the complexity they must deal with. Whether it is microservices, multi-cloud, or […]

Blockchain Loses Its Luster, for Now

Blockchain Loses Its Luster, for Now

Last year if you had a tech problem, blockchain was the answer. Now blockchain has reached the “trough of disillusionment,” according to Gartner. Are you in production with your blockchain project? Plenty of organizations are likely answering with a big fat “no” to that question. While blockchain seemed to rule tech headlines for much of […]

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