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2020 Digital Re-Skilling Across Europe, A Red Hat Study
In December 2020, Red Hat commissioned a Europe-wide study with YouGov and Kantar Sifo, reaching more than 30,000 respondents to learn about the new skills they've taken up since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We were curious about the impact COVID-19 has had on digital upskilling.
"Computer programming and software development are the number one skills survey respondents are taking up to help improve career prospects. It is one of a number of new hobbies survey respondents have chosen to take up over the past 10 months, as many look to reskill for new career opportunities in an increasingly digital world.

We commissioned YouGov which surveyed 27,188 adults (aged 18+) in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, and Kantar SIFO which surveyed 3,000 adults in Sweden. We wanted to find out how many people have chosen to learn a new skill since the beginning of the pandemic and what has driven them to do so..."

Red Hat News, March 16th, 2021
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Friday Five - March 19, 2021
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. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our eye.
  • Coming to the virtual stage at Red Hat Summit 2021
  • NYMBUS Takes Digital Banking to New Heights with Red Hat
  • stc pay Turns to Red Hat OpenShift to Help Unlock Digital Services Innovation
  • TechRepublic - What enterprise architects need to know about Java modernization
  • Reflections on 2020 security vulnerabilities

Read on for details.

Red Hat News, March 19th, 2021
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Red Hat Shares - Edge Computing Deep Dive
Edge computing is helping companies realize the potential of 5G and the Internet of Things. Read more about how edge can solve problems for the enterprise in this issue of Red Hat Shares.
The Red Hat Shares newsletter helps IT leaders navigate the complicated world of IT&#8213;the open source way.

  • The year of edge computing?
  • Why IoT and edge need to work together
  • Edge computing: 4 problems it helps solve for enterprises
  • Red Hat and Samsung collaborate to drive 5G adoption
  • The State of Enterprise Open Source report 2021

Read on for details.

Red Hat News, March 17th, 2021
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IBM News
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bofrost Taps IBM To Learn From Data And Better Respond To Customer Needs
IBM Global Business Services, in collaboration with Salesforce, developed a new eCommerce and marketing automation solution for bofrost* that will digitally transform the consumer experience according to changed needs and buying behaviors
bofrost, a European leader in frozen food products, and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled the implementation of a new eCommerce and marketing automation solution as the first milestone of bofrost's business transformation journey.

The implementation leverages IBM hybrid cloud software, such as IBM Cloud Pak for Data, to help anticipate and meet changing customer demands, and Salesforce Commerce Cloud and Salesforce Marketing Cloud technologies, to unify the customer experience across web and mobile. Taken together, these solutions will enable bofrost to infuse AI throughout its organization and scale its operations to meet increased sales volume, which spiked in 2020 to 10x the growth of the previous year, and follows a decade of continuous growth...

IBM News, March 16th, 2021
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IBM Celebrates Global Women Leaders Shaping The Future Of AI For Business
IBM's annual Women Leaders in AI program honors 40 professionals from 18 countries using AI to drive innovation; Honorees include women leaders from The Clorox Company, City of Austin, The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, EY, Ford Motor Company and more
As part of its annual Women Leaders in AI program, IBM recognized 40 innovative female business leaders from 18 countries who are using IBM Watson to help drive transformation, growth and innovation across a wide variety of industries. This year honorees include women leaders from The Clorox Company, City of Austin, The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, EY, Ford Motor Company, ServiceNow and many more.

Celebrating diverse talent in the field of AI and creating a culture of inclusion are important as the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the workplace becomes more apparent. A recent IBM Institute for Business Value study revealed that despite heightened awareness of the challenges facing women in the workplace driven by the pandemic, gender equality is still not a top priority for 70 percent of global businesses, according to business professionals surveyed. Moreover, fewer women surveyed hold senior vice president, vice president, director and manager roles in 2021 than they did in 2019.

IBM News, March 18th, 2021
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IBM Launches Multizone Region In Brazil As Clients In Latin America Adopt Hybrid Cloud
Expanded global cloud footprint highlights continued investment in a security-rich cloud infrastructure with confidential computing capabilities
IBM announced the opening of its first IBM Cloud Multizone Region (MZR) in Latin America, an important expansion of its global cloud presence in major markets. Building on its existing data center footprint in Brazil, the MZR is a result of the company's continued investment in cloud infrastructure to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption and help foster business growth in Latin America. Following the openings of Toronto and Osaka last year, the latest MZR in Brazil marks IBM's ongoing commitment to help clients across the globe deploy mission-critical workloads with high levels of security and resilience, while helping to address data sovereignty requirements and prepare for a sustainable future.
IBM News, March 18th, 2021
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IBM Unveils New Capabilities Designed To Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Application Modernization
New and updated DevOps capabilities aim to increase agility for developers
IBM announced a series of new and updated capabilities for developers designed to deliver intelligent application analysis throughout the DevOps pipeline, generally available on March 19.

According to an IBM internal assessment, a bank with $1B in IT spend undergoing a hybrid transformation with integrating mainframe reported 2.5x the value of a single vendor cloud approach1. However, to fully realize that potential value with low risk and high ROI, clients will need DevOps tools that can assist them to help understand application complexity - a key step when planning their cloud transformation journey.

IBM News, March 16th, 2021
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IT News - CxO
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The Water Cooler: 7 IT Execs On Remote Work Pet Peeves
Remote work sustained businesses over the last year of the pandemic. But videoconferencing drains the workforce and work hours spill into early mornings and evenings
Katie Malone writes in CIODIVE, "A year ago, commutes, in-person meetings and business casual attire dropped from daily schedules for what was supposed to be a short-term remote work test. The trial has gone on much longer than anticipated.

Work-from-home fatigue has hit everyone differently. From burnout to technical outages, daily frustrations can build. And yet, there's no colleague down the hall to vent to (save for an errant pet or a plugged-in family member).

CIO Dive asked IT executives to share their biggest remote work peeves one year into the pandemic. Here's what they had to say..."

CIODIVE, March 12th, 2021
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10 Must-Read Digital Transformation Books In 2021
If you're searching for a book on digital transformation that addresses your business needs, look no further. We've compiled a list of 10 of the most popular books out there
"Digital transformation has become a necessity for businesses in almost every industry," opines Gabriella Frick in SearchCIO. "Whether it's updating existing technologies to optimize business processes or establishing a cultural change across departments, most organizations need to transform some aspect of their business to thrive in today's digital economy.

This is easier said than done, as enterprise leaders balance day-to-day demands with laying the groundwork for successful digital transformation..."

SearchCIO, March 10th, 2021
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Companies 'Prone To Self-Delusion' When Using Cloud, Mckinsey Says
Nearly two-thirds of industrial companies use cloud computing yet 74% of cloud transformations fail to yield expected savings or business value, McKinsey found in a survey of more than 800 CFOs, CEOs, CIOs and other executives at manufacturers in Europe and North America
Jim Tyson writes in CIODIVE, "Almost half of respondents found cloud technology more costly than anticipated and 40% exceeded their cloud budgets - 'some to a significant degree,' McKinsey said, adding that 'it is really easy for cloud transitions to run over budget and behind schedule.'

During the pandemic 'many industrial companies turned to cloud technology to increase their productivity, agility and resilience, and praised it as a turnkey cure-all for just about everything from sagging sales to flagging profits,' McKinsey said, adding that "many companies are prone to self-delusion" when gauging success of cloud adoption...

CIODIVE, March 8th, 2021
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What CIOs Can Expect From IBM's Managed Infrastructure Spinoff
Later this year, IBM will spin out its managed infrastructure services operations, pitching for new business in fields such as cloud reversibility and data management
"CIOs who depend on IBM to manage their IT infrastructure have been in legacy limbo since Big Blue first announced it would shed its managed infrastructure activities as a separate company in order to zero in on hot markets for technologies such as artificial intelligence and the cloud," writes Peter Sayer in CIO.

"In the four months since IBM announced the spinoff, hints as to how the new entity will operate are coming into focus, with IBM seeing a big opportunity to offer new services in fields such as cloud reversibility or data management at the network edge..."

CIO, March 10th, 2021
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10 Steps To Avoid Digital Transformation Failure
Executive sponsors play a key role in the success (or failure) of digital transformations. Taking these essential actions will tip the scales in your favor.
"Most companies will face the moment where digital transformation will come to the top of the executive stack of priorities," writes John Belden in CIO . "Typically, one or two executives are selected as the sponsors tasked with putting together the business case and the team to lead the organization into the future.

It is no secret that a high percentage of digital transformations will fail in some aspect. We have all seen the stories of companies that have gone wildly over budget or, worse yet, tanked the business with a failed go-live. Much of the blame can be laid right at the feet of the sponsors..."

CIO, March 11th, 2021
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Hiding In Plain Sight: Protecting Enterprises From The 'New' Shadow IT
Three steps to fight this increasingly vexing problem.
"In the pandemic, work-from-home (WFH) era, "shadow IT" looms large as a cybersecurity challenge," opines Camille Charaudeau writes in Dark Reading, "More than seven of 10 IT leaders and half of employees agree that security is the most pressing business problem created by technology that is unaccounted for and unmanaged.

The issue is growing more complex. Previously, CISOs and their teams struggled to stay on top of employees using devices and applications that the IT department neither approved of nor managed (or even knew about). But, in our experiences with customers, we're seeing a new and potentially more harmful wave of hidden activity..."

Dark Reading, March 10th, 2021
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How CIOs Can Recruit More Women Into IT
Studies show that gender diversity improves profits, revenue growth, stock price performance, and more. Yet women make up only 31% of IT organizations
"Businesses with more women in the C-suite are more profitable," opines Jessica Davis in InformationWeek, "have better stock performance, and faster growing revenue. Yet as we celebrated International Women's Day 2021 yesterday, women are still underrepresented in one of the most important organizational department functions -- IT.

Women have made strides in just about every other corporate department from HR to finance to marketing. But IT departments have remained largely the domain of men. Gartner estimates that women make up only 31% of IT employees..."

InformationWeek, March 9th, 2021
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IT News - Storage
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Solid State Drive Form Factors
Solid-state drives (SSDs) are commonly used in client, hyperscale and enterprise compute environments.
"They typically come in three flavors: NVMe, SAS, and SATA. Since SSDs are made from flash memory, they can be built in many different form factors. This resource guide is designed to provide information on the most common and current SSDs in their various form factors. In addition to the form factor dimensions, information such as use case, interface, protocol, and mechanical/electrical and connector specifications are provided..." - SNIA
SNIA, March 10th, 2021
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WW Enterprise External OEM Storage Systems Market Revenue Down 2.1% Y/Y in 4Q20
According to the IDC Corp.'s Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, global market revenue for enterprise external OEM storage systems declined 2.1% Y/Y to $7.8 billion during 4Q20
"Total external OEM storage capacity shipped was up 11.3% Y/Y to 23.8EB during the quarter.

Revenue generated by the group of original design manufacturers (ODMs) selling directly to hyperscale datacenters grew 2.0% Y/Y to $6.6 billion in 4Q20, while capacity shipped grew by 7.6% Y/Y to 76EB. Total capacity shipments for the market (external OEM + ODM direct + server-based storage) increased 8.3% to 135.1EB..." - StorageNewsletter.com

StorageNewsletter.com, March 12th, 2021
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How Edge Object Storage Aids Distributed Computing
Object storage is living on the edge. Explore how edge object storage works, why vendors pair it with NVMe and flash SSDs, and the benefits it provides
"Offering a highly distributed, peer-to-peer architecture, object storage is a serious contender in the race to the edge," writes Robert Sheldon in SearchStorage.

"Edge computing -- an IT model in which data is processed as close to its originating source as possible -- plays an increasing role in supporting distributed workloads. It requires, however, storage systems that can accommodate large data sets and high-performing applications..."

SearchStorage, March 9th, 2021
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5 Challenges Of Managing Unstructured Data
Many organizations struggle with managing expanding volumes of unstructured data throughout the organization
Todd Dorsey writes in DCIG, "Storing, protecting, and providing secure access to this data creates challenges around cost, complexity, and scalability. Addressing these issues take cycles away from other important IT projects bringing innovation and future profits. A new generation of software-defined storage (SDS) products offer solutions to these challenges..."
DCIG, March 11th, 2021
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IT News - Technology
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Google Is Celebrating 10 Years Of Chromebooks With Some Handy New Features
A decade of the Chromebook
"Chromebooks hit the shelves a decade ago," notes Jess Weatherbed in techradar.pro, "quickly becoming some of the best professional and education devices available on the market. And, to celebrate its birthday, Google is releasing a bunch of shiny new features for improved quality of life, with the promise of more to come.

One of the smaller updates is a refresh for the icons of built-in applications, such as Canvas and Explore. Select-to-speak (Google's built-in screen reader) is also getting some new controls that will allow the user to slow down, speed up and pause the reading voice in real time..."

techradar.pro, March 9th, 2021
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6 Hot Infrastructure And Operations Trends - And 5 Going Cold
When it comes to infrastructure and production systems, stability is king. And yet change persists, as organizations seek greater security and faster speeds - without sacrificing reliability
"The COVID-19 has significantly stressed the IT world," opines Peter Wayner in CIO, "but it has also vindicated a range of infrastructure choices made by those who have been paying attention to emerging trends. The cloud for one has proved a panacea for many organizations weathering changes triggered by the pandemic. Automation as well has gained steam as enterprises took up the mantle from early adopters who were well-positioned when the pandemic hit thanks to previous RPA and AI bets.

Still, pandemic or no, IT departments can never be complacent. Change, often rapid and always unforgiving, is a constant part of the industry. And thanks to the pandemic, change in IT is accelerating..."

CIO, March 11th, 2021
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What is DaaS? Everything you need to know about Desktop as a Service
All your questions about DaaS, answered
"Simply put, Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a cloud service," notes Anas Sabbar in techradar.pro, "just like IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, through which a service provider allows the user to access a virtual desktop from anywhere via the internet. A particularly advantageous solution for small and medium-sized businesses.

This service allows the user to take advantage of a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) hosted by a cloud service provider. In contrast with SaaS, DaaS is a model in which users don't pay for software, rather they pay for a "desktop" or the computing resources that the desktop occupies. The desktop itself is a consumption good..."

techradar.pro, March 9th, 2021
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IT News - Blockchain
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How Blockchain Is Being Used In Insurtech
Blockchain has gained a lot of attention in recent years. It has the potential to transform how insurance companies operate in this evolving digital age
"The truth is that blockchain technology is already helping insurance companies to save time, improve transparency, save time, prevent fraud, comply with regulations and develop better products and markets," writes Mohit Tater in Information Age.

"According to the FBI, the cost of insurance fraud in the US is over $40 billion per year. The good news is that insurance companies could improve claims processes three times faster and five times cheaper using blockchain technology.

Blockchain technology is a distributed and decentralised public ledger, which is responsible for the powerful record-keeping technology behind Bitcoin..."

Information Age, March 10th, 2021
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IT News - Operations
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What is SIEM? And How Does it Work?
SIEM stands for security, information, and event management. SIEM technology aggregates log data, security alerts, and events into a centralized platform to provide real-time analysis for security monitoring
Kelsey Gast writes in Security Boulevard, "Security operation centers (SOCs) invest in SIEM software to streamline visibility across their organization's environments, investigate log data for incident response to cyberattacks and data breaches, and adhere to local and federal compliance mandates.

How Does SIEM Work?

SIEM software works by collecting log and event data produced from applications, devices, networks, infrastructure, and systems to draw analysis and provide a holistic view of an organization's information technology (IT)..."

Security Boulevard, March 12th, 2021
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The Pandemic Has Turned Data Centers Into A 'Fifth Utility'
Data centers are now as important to businesses as electricity
Sead writes in ITProPortal, "For businesses in the UK, data centers have become just as important as water, electricity, gas or telecoms, according to the data and analytics company GlobalData.

Describing data centers as the 'fifth utility', the company says various businesses are now 'increasingly reliant' on data centers to provide cloud services that will drive 'significant' market expansion over the next decade.

According to GlobalData, data center revenues will reach $948 billion by 2030, up from $466 billion in 2020. The company expects the market to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7 percent over the period..."

ITProPortal, March 12th, 2021
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Top Enterprise Data Center Trends You Need To Know
Enterprise data-center pros are embracing cloud services, growing high-speed networks, enabling remote workforces, and adopting automation and AI
"Data-center networking was already changing prior to the technology challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic," writes Michael Cooney in Networkworld, "and few areas of the enterprise will continue to be affected more than data centers by those modifications in the future.

That's because myriad technologies are driving changes in the data center-everything from heavy demand for higher-speed networking, support for a remote workforce, increased security, tighter management and perhaps the biggest alteration-the prolific growth of cloud services..."

Networkworld, March 12th, 2021
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IT News - Security
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CISO Needs To Speak The Language Which The CIO, CEO, And The Board Speaks Or Understands
Until a few years ago, 'cybersecurity' was a word limited only to the IT teams of your organization
"But the high-profile data breaches and hacking attempts in recent years have made this 'offbeat' word one of the most searched one across various search engines. Cybersecurity is no longer just a computer-related issue, but a real-life threat too. We have seen this from the very recent cyberattack on Florida's water supply unit, which was aimed at poisoning nearly 15,000 people in the state.

To discuss the gravity of the issue at hand, we got onboard Pawan Chawla, CISO of Future Generali India Life Insurance Company Limited. Chawla has an overall experience of over 18 years in companies of diverse sizes and sectors including Banking, Financial service and Insurance (BFSI), FMGC, Business Process Outsourcing, E-Commerce, and Business & Technology Consulting..." - CISO Mag

CISO Mag, March 12th, 2021
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Cyber Security: Three Reasons Why You May Be Protecting The Wrong Thing
For too long now, organizations have been focusing on protecting their network, when in fact they should have been protecting their data. Paul German outlines three reasons why this has been the case and why it matters
"Reason one: they're called data breaches, not network breaches, for a reason," notes Paul German in Continuity Central.

"Looking back on some of the biggest data breaches the world has ever seen, it's clear that cyber hackers always seem to be one step ahead of organizations that seemingly have sufficient protection and technology in place. From the Adobe data breach way back in 2013 that resulted in 153 million user records stolen, to the Equifax data breach in 2017 that exposed the data of 147.9 million consumers, the lengthy Marriott International data breach that compromised the data from 500 million customers over four years, to the recent data breaches due to exploits of the SolarWinds hack at the end of 2020, over time it's looked like no organization is exempt..."

Continuity Central, March 9th, 2021
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Digitally Transforming Trusted Transactions Through Biometrics, ML & AI
The pandemic has increased the appetite for e-commerce and contactless payments, and biometrics and artificial intelligence are playing a larger role in securing those transactions
"COVID-19 has accelerated the need for companies to digitally transform," writes Shai Cohen in Dark Reading. "The more mature a company's digital transformation, the greater its advantage at reaching consumers and offering smooth transactions.

The pandemic has also changed the way consumers transact. According to research from Statista, monthly e-commerce traffic increased globally from 16 billion e-commerce website visitors in January 2020 to 22 billion in June 2020..."

Dark Reading, March 10th, 2021
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California CISO Shares Challenges, Aspirations For The Future
Vitaliy Panych, who took over as the state's chief information security officer in January, discussed broad-level IT and cybersecurity issues and goals, working with security partners and best practices during a recent virtual event
Theo Douglas reports in Government Technology that "California's top information security leader discussed some of the state's technology challenges and its aspirations for the future.

Vitaliy Panych, who was affirmed as the state's chief information security officer in January, discussed broad-level IT and cybersecurity issues and goals, how California works with security partners, and offered best practices during a recent virtual event. Among the takeaways: ..."

Government Technology, March 10th, 2021
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IT News - Linux
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Is OpenSUSE Leap Ready To Be The New CentOS?
OpenSUSE Leap is set to become an identical twin to the commercial distribution SUSE Linux Enterprise in a way that CentOS never was to RHEL
Christine Hall reports in DataCenter Knowledge that "openSUSE Leap 15.3, the Linux distribution SUSE released in beta last week, represents a departure for the German software maker in that it's nearly identical to its commercial distribution, the one that makes it money. It's also a good candidate for replacing CentOS, the free Linux distribution that's been popular among enterprises which Red Hat, its developer, is now planning to stop supporting.

Leap will no longer be merely based on the source code of SUSE Linux Enterprise. It will share the exact same binaries. This means that with its next stable release, in June, there will essentially be no difference between the free-to-use community distribution and SLE, which requires registration and a paid support contract to use in production..."

DataCenter Knowledge, March 9th, 2021
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How Secure Is Linux?
It is no secret that the OS you choose is a key determinant of your security online
"After all," writes Brittany Day in LinuxSecurity, "your OS is the most critical software running on your computer - it manages its memory and processes, as well as all of its software and hardware. The general consensus among experts is that Linux is a highly secure OS - arguably the most secure OS by design. This article will examine the key factors that contribute to the robust security of Linux, and evaluate the level of protection against vulnerabilities and attacks that Linux offers administrators and users..."
LinuxSecurity, March 8th, 2021
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IT News - DevOps
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5 Steps To Successful DevOps Culture
The late business management guru Peter Drucker coined the phrase, 'Culture eats strategy for breakfast,' and the phrase has endured through the years
"Your people must be passionate and enthusiastic about executing business strategy, or it," opines Marc Hornbeek in DevOps.com, "and your business - is doomed to fail. But remember that company culture itself needs a strategy to complement the business.

DevOps, too, will not succeed without the right culture. As I said in my book 'Engineering DevOps,' 'Culture is a door to Engineering DevOps,' because if leaders and people do not work in accordance with DevOps principles, then no tool or engineering process will be sufficient to succeed with DevOps. In my (and others') experience, culture challenges are the No. 1 obstacle that many organizations need to overcome to succeed with DevOps..."

DevOps.com, March 10th, 2021
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IT News - Cloud
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Top 5 Cloud Storage Solutions For Businesses In 2021
These major cloud services can offer a breadth of opportunities for businesses to grow.
Functional features of the most popular cloud storages.

Kayla Matthews writes in SmartDataCollection, "Are you ready to discover the best cloud service for small business that are going to make a significant breakthrough in 2021? A number of prominent companies have moved to the cloud and discovered its benefits. You can keep reading to find the top cloud storage solutions you cannot miss.

Table of contents:

  • What is cloud storage?
  • Google Drive
  • Dropbox
  • IDrive
  • OneDrive
  • Apple iCloud
  • Final Thoughts

Read on for details.

SmartDataCollection, March 8th, 2021
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IT News - Networks
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Next-Gen Wireless Options: Wi-Fi 6, 5G Or Private 5G?
As Wi-Fi and 5G technology improve to support higher bandwidth and more users per access point, enterprises need to look deeper to decide which best meets their needs
"One of the great debates in networking has been whether to use wired connectivity," notes Zeus Kerravala in Networkworld, "which brings speed - or wireless - which delivers mobility. Recent versions of Wi-Fi deliver speeds comparable to wired, removing this debate. Wired connections are still faster, but for most user applications, including video, there is no experience difference. Looking ahead, next-generation wireless will be well North of 1Gbps, making it a no-brainer to use wireless.

The next big decision: What kind of wireless?

In the past, there was only one option, and that was Wi-Fi. Now there is another option coming into play, and that's 5G. Not 5G like the kind one has attached to your mobile phone, but private 5G used within enterprise environments..."

Networkworld, March 10th, 2021
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IT News - Careers
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10 Hot IT Job Titles For 2021
The technology job market is evolving. These are the roles most in demand right now
"The last 12 months have been something of a roller coaster ride for the technology labor market," opines Cynthia Harvey in InformationWeek.

"A year ago, most IT teams were forced to make a sudden transition to supporting a primarily remote workforce. While they were still struggling to cope with this shift, US companies began laying off IT staff. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the country lost 210,000 tech jobs between April and July. But then in August and September, companies began hiring again, adding 25,600 tech workers.

Given all that uncertainty, many IT professionals are wondering about their future career paths. Are their skills still in demand? Would they be able to find a new job if they needed to? And if not, what kind of skills and experience do they need to add to their resumes?..."

InformationWeek, March 10th, 2021
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IT News - Email
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What Is Secure Email, And Should You Switch?
Email was invented in 1971 and has changed very little since then. In that time, it's managed to become a major security risk to individuals, governments, and private companies around the world
Tim Brookes writes in How-To Geek, "Secure email is essentially regular email with a few security enhancements on top. The technology behind the scenes is ultimately the same, which means that you already know how to use a secure email provider. You still send messages to named addresses with an @ and a domain, and you still get plenty of spam.

For that reason, anyone can call themselves a secure email provider. There's no dictionary definition, and most major email providers like Gmail and Outlook would also consider themselves 'secure' despite falling short of the mark..."

How-To Geek, March 11th, 2021
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Email Signature Templates: How To Create A Professional Email Sign-Off
Using an email signature template can help create a professional sign-off for your company's brand
"Creating an email signature template may seem like a headache best left with your IT department or your company's technical wizard," opines Katy Ward in ITProPortal, "but failing to pay adequate attention to this task could mean you miss a valuable marketing opportunity.

For many customers, an email exchange will be the first interaction they have with your company. Although finding a reputable email service may be your top priority, you'll still need to pay careful attention to the design of your email signature..."

ITProPortal, March 10th, 2021
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