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Friday Five - June 21, 2019
Red Hat, June 20th, 2019
The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat blog post with 5 of the week's top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry
Red Hat Reports First Quarter Results For Fiscal Year 2020
Red Hat, June 20th, 2019
First quarter total revenue of $934 million, up 15% year-over-year in USD, or 18% in constant currency
IT - CxO
What It Takes To Provide Best-In-Class Customer Experience
CIO, June 17th, 2019
By integrating marketing automation technology and customer contact center systems, companies get a 360-degree view of the customer experience (CX), allowing them to more easily improve it
RPA Use Cases That Take Rpa To Next Level
Search CIO, June 18th, 2019
Taking RPA use cases to the next level entails automating complex processes, establishing a governance program and using management techniques such as Six Sigma
6 Signs The CIO-CISO Relationship Is Broken - And How To Fix It
CSO Online, June 18th, 2019
Successful collaboration between the IT and security leaders is essential but not always easy. Here are signs the relationship is broken - and 8 steps you should take to fix it
Executives Now Recognize Cybersecurity As A Key Business Driver
Help Net Security, June 19th, 2019
Cybersecurity is now recognized as a key business driver by the C-Suite, according to a new Radware report
How CIOs Can Overcome Fears Of Digital Transformation
InformationWeek, June 21st, 2019
What determines whether a digital transformation initiative succeeds or fails isn't a mystery. These five tips will help guide you in that effort
IT ROI: 10 Tips For Selling (And Proving) The Value Of IT
CIO, June 19th, 2019
The digital era has placed greater scrutiny on delivering business value - and changed the equation for establishing and evaluating an IT project's return on investment
Key SaaS Trends In The Enterprise
eWeek, June 18th, 2019
Here are five trends that one IT thought leader sees shaping SaaS application management in 2019.
Legacy IT Preventing CIOs Improve Customer Experience, Finds Study
InformationAge, June 19th, 2019
In a survey, CIOs cited legacy IT systems (51%), data being spread across multiple systems (51%), and budget constraints (42%), as the top three blockers to improving customer experience
The Impact Of Convergence On It Strategies
InformationWeek, June 18th, 2019
According to industry hype, the latest emerging technology will change everything. No technology is an island, however, which is where things get interesting
Toughest Part Of The CIO Role? Lighting The Spark That Changes Minds
SeachCIO, June 19th, 2019
Gail Evans, as Mercer's chief digital officer since June 2018 and in her former role as CIO, has been instrumental in developing a business model that will enable the HR giant to thrive in a digital economy
IT - Storage
IDC 1Q2019 Storage Data Shows A Tough Market For Appliance Vendors
architectingIT, June 20th, 2019
It's been 12 months since we took a look at the IDC data and analysed how the storage hardware market is performing. Compared to this time last year, we're seeing modest growth, challenges again for IBM and the addition of Pure Storage into the data for the first time
Will TCO Drive Software Defined Storage?
architectingIT, June 19th, 2019
With the imminent announcement of pricing for VMware vSAN (formerly Virtual SAN), there has never been a more complex landscape for storage in the enterprise. But how much of future decisions will be based on technology and how much on understanding the TCO of solutions being deployed?
8 Questions To Ask Before Embarking On AI
Enterprise AI, June 19th, 2019
AI and ML are starting to transform business
AI Helps Land O'Lakes Churn Data Into Sales
CIO, June 19th, 2019
The Fortune 500 dairy giant is leveraging data and artificial intelligence to optimize pricing, target sales, and forecast future demand.
AI In It Infrastructure Transforms How Work Gets Done
Search CIO, June 18th, 2019
Cutting through the hype around AI has become a major job for IT leaders. Our in-depth guide on where and how to add AI to your IT infrastructure will help
Best And Worst Use Cases Of Robotic Process Automation And Its Outlook For The Future
Information Age, June 21st, 2019
At this stage, the market isn't entirely sure whether RPA is a permanent fix for automating certain business processes or a temporary stopgap
How Can Organizations Leverage AI Technologies To Achieve Project Success?
Help Net Security, June 20th, 2019
The report identifies six AI technologies that are impacting organizations globally
Why Many Businesses Are Not Ready For AI
Gigaom, June 18th, 2019
According to a study by MIT Sloan Management Review, one trillion dollars of new profit will be created from the use of artificial intelligence technologies by 2030
Why Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Projects Fail: 4 Factors
The Enterprisers Project, June 18th, 2019
No one wants to see their Robotic Process Automation project fail. Check out when and where RPA can go wrong - and learn from common mistakes
IT - Humor
A Lovely Spring Day
ComputerWorld, June 19th, 2019
No animals were harmed in the retelling of this tale.
Throwback Thursday: Looks Like Itgs Gonna Be Another Six Months
ComputerWorld, June 20th, 2019
Did you just ask me to sue you?
Time-Machine Tuesday: Get A Room!
ComputerWorld, June 18th, 2019
Automation, with time limits.
IT - Technology
4 Hot Digital Transformation Trends - And 4 Going Cold
CIO, June 17th, 2019
Now considered essential to business success, digital transformations are redefining the business-IT relationship, reshaping technology portfolios, and revolutionizing how work gets done
Future Tech: What WegRe Most Excited About
How-To Geek, June 17th, 2019
It might be a little early to celebrate the death of the twenty-teens, but we can't help but look at the future.
The State Of 3D Printing, 2019
Business 2 Community, June 18th, 2019
Proof of concept and prototyping dominate 3D printing applications in 2019
Why Video Doorbells Are The Best Smarthome Gadget
How-To Geek, June 19th, 2019
Video doorbells are the most important smarthome device you can buy
IT - Blockchain
7 Mistakes To Avoid In Blockchain Projects
Information Management, June 18th, 2019
There is still a significant gap between the hype and market reality of blockchain, according to a new report by Gartner Inc. Here are seven ways projects can fail
Bitcoin Evangelist Andreas Antonopoulos Says Facebookgs Libra Isn't A Real Blockchain
CCN, June 18th, 2019
Bitcoin educator and promotor Andreas M. Antonopoulos published a new video today in which he pointed out that Facebook's Libra project doesn't amount to a 'real' blockchain
Facebook To Launch Digital Wallet For Libra Cryptocurrency In 2020
memburn, June 19th, 2019
"The first product Calibra will introduce is a digital wallet for Libra, a new global currency powered by blockchain technology," Facebook explained on its blog
Pega CRM vs Salesforce: 2019 Comparison
ITBusinessEdge, June 20th, 2019
What are the Similarities & Differences between Salesforce and Pegasystems?
CRM Watchlist 2019 Winners
ZDNet, June 17th, 2019
SAP and Infor won the CRM Watchlist 2019 -- and they did so with some power
Salesforce vs SAP Salescloud: 2019 Comparison
ITBusinessEdge, June 20th, 2019
What are the Similarities & Differences between Salesforce and SAP Sales Cloud?
How ERP Can Drive Sustainability In The Supply Chain
ITProPortal, June 19th, 2019
How ERP can bolster the sustainability and reduce the emissions of any supply chain
Keeping Up With Digital Transformation: Is Your ERP Software Holding You Back?
ITProPortal, June 21st, 2019
Digital transformation need not be a scary term, but the foundation of your ERP strategy
Building A Data-Driven Culture: Five Fatal Flaws
ITProPortal, June 20th, 2019
Overcoming these five fatal flaws could raise BI & analytics adoption to 100 per cent
What Matters Most In Business Intelligence, 2019
Business 2 Community, June 18th, 2019
Improving revenues using BI is now the most popular objective enterprises are pursuing in 2019
7 Signs Yougre Ready To Hire A Career Coach - And 3 Signs You're Not
CIO, June 20th, 2019
If you are at a career crossroads, or have hit a wall, a career coach can help you maximize your potential - but only if you're willing to put in the work
Creating A Recruiting Strategy - From Talent Sourcing To Software Selection
ITProPortal, June 20th, 2019
Creating a recruiting strategy - From talent sourcing to software selection
Workers Overwhelmingly Prefer Regular Check-Ins To Yearlie
HR Dive, June 18th, 2019
An overwhelming number of employees (84%) said regular check-ins with their managers are important to them, according to a poll of 1,000 workers
CIOs Need A Strategy For AR And VR Use Cases - Now
Search CIO, June 18th, 2019
CIOs need to start thinking about AR and VR and other immersive technologies as the new enterprise UI.
Googlegs New AR Beauty Try-On Will Let You Try Lipsticks On Youtube
memburn, June 19th, 2019
Google revealed a new AR tool for YouTube that will let users try on make-up in tutorial videos
5 Trends That Are Reshaping The Future Of Project Management
TechZone360, June 18th, 2019
Creating a project plan and executing it is challenging enough. This has led to the rise of a number of tools to make the job easier
IT - Operations
7 Infrastructure Performance And Scaling Tools You Should Be Using, June 21st, 2019
These open source tools will help you feel confident in your infrastructure's performance as it scales up
8 Steps To Make Sure Microsoft Windows 10 1903 Is Ready For Deployment
CSO Online, June 19th, 2019
Follow these steps to identify problems that might crop up when you update to the Windows 10 1903 release
A 6-Step Guide For Hardware Disposal
SearchDataCenter, June 18th, 2019
Asset tracking, information logging and security measures should all be a part of hardware decommissioning. Don't miss a step with these considerations
Can Your Patching Strategy Keep Up With The Demands Of Open Source?
Dark Reading, June 18th, 2019
It's time to reassess your open source management policies and processes
IT - Security
(IN)SECURE Magazine Issue 62 Released
Help Net Security, June 20th, 2019
(IN)SECURE Magazine is a free digital security publication discussing some of the hottest information security topics. Issue 62 has been released today
A Deeper Look: How The 281 Data Breaches In Q1 2019 Will Impact Companies
insideBIGDATA, June 22th, 2019
High-profile data breaches show no sign of slowing down
Best Antivirus Software: 14 Top Tools
CSO Online, June 20th, 2019
These top-ranking Windows 10 client antivirus products were tested on three primary criteria: protection, performance, and usability
Devsecops: 4 Key Considerations For Beginners
The Enterprisers Project, June 19th, 2019
With the DevSecOps approach, you shift left to make security a part of software development from the earliest stages. Pay attention to these four areas
Human Error Still The Cause Of Many Data Breaches
Help Net Security, June 17th, 2019
Lack of training leaves employees unaware of information security policies and procedures
Identity And Access Management - Mitigating Password-Related Cyber Security Risks
Information Age, June 17th, 2019
Mike Newman, CEO of My1Login, helps explore the importance of identity and access management in mitigating password-related cyber security risks
Protect Your Online Identity Now: Fight Hackers With These 5 Security Safeguards
ZDNet, June 18th, 2019
Having your identity stolen can be a nightmare, and cleaning up the mess can take months. You can make life difficult for a would-be identity thief by locking down these five key aspects of your online life
The Evolution Of Identity
Dark Reading, June 18th, 2019
How data and technology can help businesses make the right fraud decisions, protect people's identities, and create an improved customer experience
IT - Server
Understanding Fault Tolerance: Securing Your System
Enterprise Storage Forum, June 17th, 2019
Systems that cannot be allowed to fail require fault tolerance. Learn about the systems and technology of fault tolerance and how your business can achieve it.
IT - Linux
All Linux, All The Time: Supercomputers Top 500
ZDNet, June 18th, 2019
The new list of the world's fastest computers is out and, once more, every last one runs Linux.
By The Numbers: For The HPC Industry, These Are The Good Old Days
HPCWire, June 18th, 2019
For technology vendors in HPC and HPC-related markets driven by increased demand for AI, enterprise and exascale solutions, this is the best of times - with better times likely in the offing
As Supercomputers Grow Faster, Top500 Hits 1.5 Exaflops For The First Time
siliconAngle, June 18th, 2019
The biannual Top500 list is the supercomputing industry's reference book on the latest advances in system design
Exascale Spending To Energize HPC Market Through 2025
The Next Platform, June 19th, 2019
At the ISC conference this week, HPC market analyst firm Hyperion Research offered its mid-year HPC market update
Summit Achieves 445 Petaflops (444 thousand teraflops) on New HPL-AI Benchmark
HPCWire, June 19th, 2019
Summit - the world's top-ranking supercomputer - has been used to test-drive a new mixed-precision Linpack benchmark, which for now is being called HPL-AI
Exascale System At Oak Ridge Will Blaze New Storage Path
TheNextPlatform, June 20th, 2019
When Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) installs its 1.5-exaflops Frontier supercomputer in a couple of years, it's likely to be the most powerful system in the US, if not the world
IT - DevOps
The Taxonomy Of DataOps, June 20th, 2019
Data Operations, or DataOps for short, is one of those IT buzzwords that lots of people use, yet few can define precisely. Like the cloud or DevOps, DataOps doesn't make sense until you sit down and really think through what it entails
You Can't Buy DevOps, June 20th, 2019
But plenty of people are happy to sell it to you. Here's why it's not for sale
IT - Cloud
5 Enterprise Cloud Strategy Trends For 2019
CIO, June 18th, 2019
Multi-cloud strategies are increasingly top of mind for innovation-seeking CIOs. Another growing trend: FinOps to manage cloud costs effectively
As Cloud Adoption Grows, Dlp Remains Key Challenge
Dark Reading, June 18th, 2019
As businesses use the cloud to fuel growth, many fail to enforce data loss prevention or control how people share data
Cloud It Infrastructure Revenue Grew 11% Y/Y In 1Q19 Reaching $14.5 Billion, June 21st, 2019
Market share: Dell 18%, HPE 12%, Cisco 7%, Lenovo 5%, Inspur 4%
Debunk 10 Common Public Cloud Myths
SearchCloudComputing, June 21st, 2019
A range of public cloud misconceptions -- including those related to security and cost -- give enterprise adopters the wrong idea. Read on to dispel the myths and get the truth
Security Considerations When Storing Data In The Cloud
ITProPortal, June 17th, 2019
In as little as five years, cloud has evolved to be a necessity for growth in the digital age and a fundamental pillar of global business
3 Types Of DRaaS: Which Approach Is Best?
SearchDisasterRecovery, June 18th, 2019
Your disaster recovery-as-a-service strategy needs to consider not only business needs but your IT staff's capabilities. Options range from full-on help to do-it-yourself DRaaS
Disaster Planning: How To Expect The Unexpected
SearchDisasterRecovery, June 21st, 2019
Focusing too much on specific disasters rather than considering an organisation's data protection, network security and process requirements, can lead to unpredicted vulnerabilities
Know Your Disaster Recovery-As-A-Service Options And Benefits
SearchDisasterRecovery, June 18th, 2019
There is no one-size-fits-all option when it comes to DRaaS, so understanding the nuances between the various approaches will make a huge difference in the benefits you receive
IT - Networks
7 Technology Issues Your Network Monitoring System Should Catch
Business 2 Community, June 18th, 2019
"I'm having technical difficulties," is a phrase with which most professionals are all too familiar.
Cisco Uses AI To Bring Advanced Capabilities To The Network
eWeek, June 18th, 2019
At Cisco Live 2019, Cisco announces a number of advanced features to make the network smarter and more secure.
Is 5G Or WiFi 6 The Network Of Choice For Industrial IoT?
ITProPortal, June 20th, 2019
Find out whether 5G or Wi-Fi 6 is the most effective form of connectivity for IIoT.
Software Defined Perimeter (SDP): The Deployment
Networkworld, June 18th, 2019
After discussing with numerous SDP vendors, I have discovered that the current SDP landscape tends to be based on specific use cases and projects
The 5G D-Day: What Does It Means For Enterprises?
Information Age, June 21st, 2019
What does 5G mean for building owners in practical terms and how will it benefit end users?
IT - IoT
3 Real-World IoT Edge Computing Examples
IoT Agenda, June 18th, 2019
You've heard about the benefits of IoT edge computing, now read three edge computing examples delivering value for real-world companies
40% Of Households Across The Globe Now Contain At Least One IoT Device, Says Research
Information Age, June 18th, 2019
Avast and Stanford University present findings from the largest empirical analysis of the state of IoT device ownership globally
41.6 Billion IoT Devices Will Be Generating 79.4 Zettabytes Of Data In 2025
Help Net Security, June 21st, 2019
The number of devices connected to the Internet, including the machines, sensors, and cameras that make up the Internet of Things (IoT), continues to grow at a steady pace
IoT And AI Promise Actionable Insights From Data Deluge
IoT Agenda, June 18th, 2019
IoT and AI are two of the hottest acronyms around, each significant in its own right. But combine the two, and the results are even more astounding
Security Worries Rise As IoT Devices Become More Common
ITProPortal, June 19th, 2019
Four in ten global households have an IoT device, but how secure are they?
IT - Careers
8 Must-Read Books: Fresh Advice On Managing Your Career
The Enterprisers Project, June 17th, 2019
Practical wisdom on leadership, transitions, balance, and more
9 Reasons Good Employees Leave - And How You Can Prevent It
CIO, June 18th, 2019
Talent is your biggest asset, and while you'll never eliminate employee turnover, the following strategies can help you keep your best
Gartner: Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Requires A New Approach
SearchSecurity, June 18th, 2019
At the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit, analysts discuss the challenge of finding skilled cybersecurity professionals and how it can be solved
IT Skills Challenge: Letgs Talk About The Elephant In The Hiring Room, June 19th, 2019
There is a glaring skills challenge facing the UK tech industry
Life Is Too Short To Hate Your Job': Lessons From Tech's Culture Crisis
HR Dive, June 17th, 2019
Beer taps and open offices are overshadowed by shadow workforces and productivity pressure. But can talent pros learn from tech's mistakes?
Software Professionals Remain At The Top Of 'Most Wanted' List
Information Management, June 17th, 2019
Software developers continue to be the most sought-after IT workers, as the unemployment rate for technology occupations in the United States fell to a 20-year low of 1.3 percent in May
What Roles Are Included In A Network Engineer Job Description?
SearchNetworking, June 21st, 2019
What is a network engineer? The role can encompass several disciplines, especially as new technologies emerge. Software knowledge, in particular, is in high demand
IT - Virtualization
Container Survey: IT Operations Teams Finally Get It
Container Journal, June 20th, 2019
A survey of 500 IT leaders published this week by Diamanti, a provider of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) platform for containerized applications, finds 35% of respondents said IT operations teams are now driving container adoption
How Microservices Can Increase Your Business Agility
Container Journal, June 17th, 2019
Moving to a microservice architecture is an innovative way to deliver software while lowering risks quickly
IT - Compliance
GDPR Compliance: Is Your Business At Risk Of An Employee Information Data Breach?
ITProPortal, June 21st, 2019
Since the introduction of GDPR last year, small businesses have faced increased pressure to develop and alter their existing policies in line with the new rules around data handling and compliance
Patrolling The New Cybersecurity Perimeter
Dark Reading, June 21st, 2019
Remote work and other developments demand a shift to managing people rather than devices
IT - Big Data
10 Top Data Quality Tools
Datamation, June 20th, 2019
Learn which data quality management tool is best for your business - and leverage these tools' ability to analyze, manage and scrub data from numerous sources
3 Fundamentals For Supercharging Your Data Strategy
CIO, June 21st, 2019
Modern enterprises are swimming in data. How can they turn that data into a business asset and win buy-in from the organization? It takes a bold strategy and attention to the fundamentals, experts say
Why You Need Data Governance
Information Management, June 19th, 2019
In this blog I'm going to look at why you really should do data governance
IT - Encryption
Getting Started With OpenSSL: Cryptography Basics, June 19th, 2019
Need a primer on cryptography basics, especially regarding OpenSSL? Read on
How To Use OpenSSL: Hashes, Digital Signatures, And More, June 20th, 2019
Dig deeper into the details of cryptography with OpenSSL: Hashes, digital signatures, digital certificates, and more
IT - Developer
8 Practical Serverless Design Patterns For Enterprise Devs
SearchMicroservices, June 20th, 2019
Serverless app teams can turn to architecture patterns to guide the way to a successful product. Learn the criteria to narrow your options and the key differences between eight patterns
9 Dark Secrets Of Low-Code Software Development
CIO, June 20th, 2019
Low-code tools offer the promise of building apps in a snap, but when you look more closely at the platforms, outcomes, and processes, the reality of low code isn't quite so simple
Developers Have More In Common With Marketers Than They Think, June 19th, 2019
Marketing professionals and developers together are critical in advancing customer experience
Will Python Overtake Java As The Most Used Programming Language?
Jaxenter, June 17th, 2019
"Java and C are the most popular programming languages, however, Python continues to see amazing growth in 2019. The TIOBE Index claimed that Python might overtake Java and C as the most popular language in a few years. Is this accurate?"
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