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Red Hat News
Modernization: Building A Modernization Project Team
In this article, I discuss a proposal to build a success-primed team to modernize a portfolio of applications.
We will take into account our points for alignment from our previous blog post. It's important to remember this might not be a team that will be long running or one that will become a key part of the enterprise culture. As we discussed in the previous article, there will be a set budget and timeframe to get the work done. What is being proposed in this article is building a team to get results under these constraints.
Red Hat News, July 29h, 2022
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Friday Five - July 29, 2022
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.
  • Enterprise Storage Forum - Containerization Q&A With Stu Miniman at Red Hat: Significant Industry and Technological Growth for Containers
  • Reuters - OS Climate launches climate planning tools for companies, investors
  • How Red Hat products and services are enabling banking, automotive and urban planning innovation
  • In the Clouds (E26) | Cloud Ecosystem
  • Compiler - Are Mistakes That Big of a Deal? Part 2

Read on for details

Red Hat News, July 29h, 2022
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Automated Dynamic Application Security Testing With Rapidast And Cross-Team Collaboration
Red Hat Product Security has been developing RapiDAST, a tool that can be used for security testing of products and services.
It is also helpful for developers or quality engineers (QEs) to test the security of products during the software development life cycle (SDLC).

As the name suggests, RapiDAST is focused on performing rapid (automated) dynamic application security testing (DAST). While there are many security practices we can consider comprehensively for improving security posture of development environments - threat modeling, software composition analysis (SCA), static application security testing (SAST), fuzzing, penetration testing, etc. - this article focuses on DAST.

Red Hat News, July 28th, 2022
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Customer Success Stories: How Red Hat Products And Services Are Enabling Banking, Automotive And Urban Planning Innovation
In this month's customer success highlights, learn how Banfico, Porsche Informatik and Korea Land and Housing Corporation are making use of Red Hat products and services to expand partnerships, scale business growth, reduce application delivery times and more.
Banfico delivers open banking with Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS

Fintech startup Banfico provides Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to its client banks in alignment with the United Kingdom (UK)'s Open Banking mandate.

Open banking is a business model that uses application programming interfaces (APIs) to more safely share financial data between organizations and technologies, transforming the banking industry by supporting more innovative and engaging customer experiences.

Red Hat News, July 27th, 2022
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The Path To GitOPS: A New E-Book To Guide You On Your GitOPS Journey
Continuous integration, continuous delivery (CI/CD) and DevOps - you often hear these terms used interchangeably, and you've likely heard them bundled in together with GitOps. So what is GitOps?
And when you're comparing GitOps vs. DevOps, how are they different?

GitOps vs. DevOps

GitOps is an operating model. It unifies automation, application delivery, infrastructure management and security to create a declarative framework for faster, higher quality application development and delivery. Sound a lot like DevOps? That's because it is - GitOps is DevOps. It's a natural progression enabled by the declarative workflows popularized throughout the industry by Kubernetes. But how does GitOps work? This is a question we get asked often. So often that we've bundled all our GitOps best practices into a new e-book - The Path to GitOps.

Red Hat News, July 26th, 2022
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Virtio-Net Failover: An Introduction
Virtio-net failover is a virtualization technology that allows a virtual machine (VM) to switch from a Virtual Function I/O (VFIO) device to a virtio-net device when the VM needs to be migrated from a host to another.
On one hand, the Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) technology allows a device like a networking card to be split into several devices (the Virtual Functions) and with the help of the VFIO technology, the kernel of the VM can directly drive these devices. This is interesting in terms of performance, because it can reach the same level as a bare metal system. In this case, the cost of the performance is that a VFIO device cannot be migrated.

On the other hand, virtio-net is a paravirtualized networking device that has good performance and can be migrated. The trade off is that performance is not as good as with VFIO devices.

Red Hat News, July 25th, 2022
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IBM News
IBM Fireside Chat: Unlocking Deeper Business Transformation With Hybrid Cloud
Hybrid cloud is the new reality for enterprises. The question for businesses now is - how do you move from mere adoption of hybrid cloud to truly unlocking transformational business value?
This was at the center of a 'fireside' chat discussion between IBM Senior Vice President of Consulting John Granger and Ted Schadler, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research.

The pair, along with Aparna Sharma, Managing Partner, Hybrid Cloud Transformation, IBM Consulting, tackled this question and offered practical advice along with key steps for businesses looking to move from mere adoption of cloud to unlocking significant business value from hybrid cloud.

IBM News, July 28th, 2022
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IBM Report: Consumers Pay The Price As Data Breach Costs Reach All-Time High
60% of breached businesses raised product prices post-breach; vast majority of critical infrastructure lagging in zero trust adoption; $550,000 in extra costs for insufficiently staffed businesses
IBM Security released the annual Cost of a Data Breach Report,1 revealing costlier and higher-impact data breaches than ever before, with the global average cost of a data breach reaching an all-time high of $4.35 million for studied organizations. With breach costs increasing nearly 13% over the last two years of the report, the findings suggest these incidents may also be contributing to rising costs of goods and services. In fact, 60% of studied organizations raised their product or services prices due to the breach, when the cost of goods is already soaring worldwide amid inflation and supply chain issues.
IBM News, July 27th, 2022
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IT News - CxO
Lessons Learned On Strategy: 8 CIO's Share Their Most Useful Tips
Top IT leadership is all about strategy, but there are as many perspectives on what makes things work as there are leaders. Here are just a few
Carla Rudder writes in The Enterprisers Project, "For most challenges businesses face, there's usually more than one solution to explore. Rather than getting bogged down in analysis paralysis, leaders typically rely on tried and true strategy tips and advice to guide them to the next step in the right direction.

Recently, finalists in the 2022 National CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards each shared a piece of advice they had collected over their careers. We've rounded up the eight best quotes on strategy below. Read on, or download the complete quote book for advice on leadership, soft skills, career development, strategy, and more..."

The Enterprisers Project, July 20th, 2022
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Top Business Needs Driving IT Spending Today
Cutting costs alone won't save the company in times of economic crisis. So, what will?
"Inflation, rising interest rates, tumbling stock prices, pandemic hangovers, changing consumer habits, the Great Resignation, and a pending recession all add to the pressure on IT to cut costs," opines Pam Baker in InformationWeek.

"But options are limited, and decisions are hard. Take inflation, for example, which is just one of the challenges that chief information officers face right now. According to Robert Naegle, a Gartner analyst, CIOs only have three possible responses:..."

InformationWeek, July 21st, 2022
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How CIOs Can Unite Sustainability And Technology
Delivering on the promise of sustainability will require CIOs to work in close collaboration with other executives to identify the technologies that will help their company achieve its ESG goals.
Diana Bersohn writes in CIO, "As technology continues to take a larger role in corporate sustainability practices, CIOs can play a key role in driving both business value and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. In fact, creating and implementing a comprehensive sustainable technology strategy must now be the core mission of a purpose-driven CIO..."
CIO, July 20th, 2022
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5 Ways Fear Can Derail Your Digital Transformation Strategy
The biggest obstacle to successful digital transformation isn't about technology - it's helping users overcome their fear of change. Consider these expert tips
"What could go wrong with digital transformation?" asks Steve Prentice in The Enterprisers Project.

"You might think the main problems would spring from something technical such as a bug, a virus, or maybe incompatibility. Seldom do we think about the people who are expected to use these tools - but they may be the most dangerous part of your new digital infrastructure. That's because, with humans, fear is in control..."

The Enterprisers Project, July 18th, 2022
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The New CIO Playbook: 7 Tips For Success From Day One
Making the transition to the top IT leadership post can be an overwhelming leap for many. Setting yourself up for success begins with listening.
"Congratulations, you've been promoted to CIO!" says Christina Wood in CIO. "Hopefully, you are well prepared for to succeed in making the leap, ready to lead your team, gain the trust of your peers, represent the IT team effectively to upper management, and be a star player at the next board meeting.

None of this is easy, though. And while all the mentoring and coaching you have received along the way can help, not every IT leader knows where to begin when taking the helm. By way of offering a playbook for new CIOs, I asked veteran CIOs and tech leads for advice on how to get this right from day one. Their advice might also help improve your chances of getting that promotion to CIO - if you aren't quite there yet..."

CIO, July 21st, 2022
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4 Tips For Leading Remote IT Teams
Hybrid work can be the best solution for everyone if it's managed well. Consider these tips to keep your teams challenged and productive
"In my decades of experience," writes Mark Angle in The Enterprisers Project, "the move to remote work has been one of the most difficult challenges I've faced. A fully remote workforce is tricky to sustain, and while having your team all in one room is great, I believe that a hybrid of remote work and thoughtful, regular in-person collaboration is the best long-term solution for everyone.

Leading a hybrid workforce: 4 tips

To help my fellow tech and IT leaders navigate this evolved work model, below are four tips for building and leading a hybrid workforce..."

The Enterprisers Project, July 21st, 2022
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How Intelligent Automation Services Help Organizations Improve Enterprise Intelligence
IDC predicts intelligent automation will be critical in meeting the demand for enterprise intelligence.
Jennifer Hamel writes in IDC, "The realm of intelligent automation continues to expand as enterprises look to connect information systems and process automation to improve overall enterprise intelligence. Automating knowledge work and decision environments requires a breadth of technologies and addressing broader challenges across data, processes, and people..."
IDC, July 19th, 2022
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IT News - Storage
Best Practices For Legal Hold Storage
Storing data for legal holds could be a mission-critical task. Storage admins should understand how to prepare for legal holds and deal with them when they occur.
"Storage administrators will likely need to help with the legal hold process at some point," writes Robert Sheldon in SearchStorage. "Most organizations eventually face some type of litigation, which usually means that they must place legal holds on their data to prevent employees from altering or destroying it.

An organization might need to juggle multiple legal holds at the same time, which adds complexity to an already difficult process. Storage admins are natural candidates for participation in the legal hold process, even if it's only to help data owners or custodians lock down their data..."

SearchStorage, July 18th, 2022
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Western Digital First To Ship 22TB Drives
Western Digital is now shipping three mainstream 22TB disk drives after announcing it was sampling the products in May.
Chris Mellor writes in Blocks&Files, "They are the Gold IT/data center, Red Pro NAS, and Purple Pro video and surveillance products, all using non-shingled, conventional (perpendicular) magnetic recording enhanced with OptiNAND and energy-assisted Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (ePMR) technologies. These 3.5-inch format drives have 10 platters, triple actuators, and are helium-filled at the 12TB-plus level..."
Blocks&Files, July 19th, 2022
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IT News - AI
Swarm Learning Is Simplifying The Complexities Of AI
Swarm learning is one of the latest in a series of buzzwords that seem to continually appear.
"Along with artificial intelligence and machine learning, this latest phrase seems to be getting more and more 'out there.', writes in Richard Hatheway in technative

"But is it really? Let's go deeper and find out.

A short history of swarm learning

The name swarm learning was inspired by the collective behavior of animals and insects that come together to achieve a mutual goal. Think of bees swarming to build a hive, small fish forming a bait ball to scare off larger predator fish, wolves hunting their prey in packs, or birds moving together in flight..."

technative, July 21st, 2022
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8 Crazy [Useful] A.I. Websites You Probably Didn't Know Existed! (8 Minute Video)
Aurelius Tjin writes, "Try out these 8 cool and interesting A.I. websites that I compiled!"
Artificial intelligence can provide assistance in your day-to-day, save you time, and enhance your life. In fact, you're most likely using AI-driven apps and devices such as Siri on your Apple devices or Google Assistant.


The benefits of using AI are all around us, we just need to take the time to explore them and see what they can do for us!

Aurelius Tjin, July 21st, 2022
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The Future Of Artificial Intelligence
Even apart from the enduring dream of human-like intelligence, the future of AI is expected to play a deeply significant role in consumer and business markets.
"Artificial intelligence's impact on the world has already been felt in a variety of ways, from chess computers to search engine algorithms to a chatbot so convincing that a Google researcher thinks it's sentient. So what's the future of AI?" asks Zephin Livingston in eWeek.

"Obviously, the future of AI can't be predicted any more than tomorrow's lottery numbers can. But even as the research in the field drives the technology further and further, we can put our futurist caps on and speculate about what the world might look like in an AI-driven future..."

eWeek, July 18th, 2022
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AI Adoption Could Save Businesses $35,000 Every Year
Businesses are immensely benefiting from AI adoption. AI technologies and capabilities have enabled businesses to transform their operations and scope of revenue generation with an unmatched precision.
"In 2022, the global AI software industry will touch $62 billion," writes Sudipto Ghosh in AiTHORITY, "thanks to an enhanced adoption rate among businesses that see AI and other intelligent capabilities as a means to mature in changing economic landscape.

A new report from Yell highlights on the growing potential of using AI in business. It has revealed the impressive time, money and effort savings companies around the world could stand to make with AI adoption. If done right, businesses can save up to $35000* every year- an absolute game-changer in the modern context of automation and financial stability..."

AiTHORITY, July 18th, 2022
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IT News - Technology
A Business Leader's Guide To Call Center Technology
One of the challenges of a startup business or an already bustling enterprise is maintaining its visibility and responsiveness to leads and prospective customers. This can be challenging for small businesses because they have limited staff to take and make calls for their business.
Yet this can also be challenging for large enterprises who need a cost-effective and cost-efficient way to take in all calls and inquiries for their products and services. After all, each inquiry is a potential buyer or customer. Virtual phone systems can plug this need. You may consider Call Cowboy and other similar systems to provide the hotline for your inbound operations. They can also provide the hub for any outbound telemarketing campaigns.

Continue reading for a brief business leader's guide on the potential of call center technology to help scale up their business operations.

Enterprise World, July 20th, 2022
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How Emerging Technology Will Transform Your Business
There is so much technology emerging, from the metaverse to AI to gene editing, that it can be overwhelming. Yet the CTO who fails to keep an eye on what's around the corner could find their business disrupted - or even kaput
Timothy Adler writes in InformationAge, "When the then head of IT at US VHS rental chain Blockbuster first read about an experimental video-on-demand technology being trialled in London at the beginning of the 1990s, did it cross their mind that this would eventually destroy their business?

Or if the CEO of monolithic US bookstore chain Borders first read about an upstart online bookseller called Amazon getting going in 1994, could they have foreseen themselves going bankrupt 17 years later?..."

InformationAge, July 23rd, 2022
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Best Tech Products And Most Innovative AI/ML Companies Of 2022
TechRepublic contributing writers ranked the best tech in multiple categories, including VPNs, password managers, and headsets, as well as AI/ML companies.
Connor R. Smith writes in TechRepublic, "We asked some of TechRepublic's contributing writers to offer their expertise on software, networking solutions and hardware. They weighed in on the usefulness and standout features of some of the best technology for remote work, cybersecurity, collaboration and DaaS; in addition, Matt Asay compiled a list of the most innovative artificial intelligence and machine learning companies. The following tech products and companies were deemed the best of its category..."
TechRepublic, July 18th, 2022
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IT News - ERP
Your Roll-Up Strategy: How To Handle Disparate ERP Systems
The answer: a data hub, because it sources the data from disparate ERP systems without the expense to replace the ERP in your acquired companies.
Paul Corning writes in ITProToday, "Your strategy is to roll up companies and drive value through economies of scale, market influence, and more efficient operational processes. That all makes sense, but what should you do about all the disparate enterprise resource planning (ERP) or core application data that you need to drive that value from all those disparate organizations and systems? How can you best achieve your target returns without spending all that money to rip and replace those expensive ERP applications without disrupting the business?..."
ITProToday, July 22nd, 2022
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IT News - Operations
Mean Time To Innocence (MTTI) Means ROI For The Business
With fingers always being pointed at IT, Mean Time to Innocence (MTTI) is more important than ever.
Alec Pinkham writes in CIO, "Discover how to lower costs of operations and realize the true ROI of end-to-end network observability.

While networks are getting more complex, the infrastructure that IT supports tends to grow at a relatively steady rate. However, in the past few years the footprint IT is responsible for has grown exponentially. Because of this, IT is often the first to be blamed when apps are slow or network performance drops. The role of IT has transitioned to one of defense where guilty-until-proven-innocent is the norm. Unfortunately, this has brought rise of a new metric - Mean Time to Innocence (MTTI)..."

CIO, July 20th, 2022
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5 Steps To Detect And Control Shadow IT
Employees at every company will naturally use the best tool available to get their job done.
For knowledge workers, this often means using an online SaaS application, which mayor may not be officially sanctioned by the central IT group. Many use the term shadow IT, or now more frequently referred to as business-ledIT, to describe the purchase of technology that is not officially sanctioned by IT.

As the number of SaaS applications have increased, workers have naturally adopted a slew of online tools, and most of the shadow IT today are SaaS applications. Despite the industry's best efforts, shadow IT has not gotten smaller but has increased and is close to becoming legitimized as a viable IT strategy that provides competitive benefits.

Security Boulevard, July 20th, 2022
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Defending The Edge Data Center
Edge data centers are challenging for traditional security practitioners, as they tend to turn most established security policies on their heads.
"For example," writes Hugh Taylor in Security Boulevard "instead of having to operate a single 'man trap' at a large facility, edge security managers need to track dozens, or possibly hundreds of man traps at self-contained sites. The physical attack surface area at the edge is exponentially larger than at the core. Innovative countermeasures and best practices are emerging, however, that enable a robust security posture at the edge..."
Security Boulevard, July 22nd, 2022
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IT News - Security
Emerging Tech Report Highlights CIEM Providers
Gartner recently published a report titled, 'Emerging Tech: CIEM Is Required for Cloud Security and IAM Providers to Compete,' and there are two overarching takeaways you'll want to note
Eric Kedrosky writes in Security Boulevard, ""The first is that IAM vendors will need to incorporate CIEM capabilities to survive in the market; the second is that CIEM providers will only succeed in the market if they incorporate the trends that Gartner goes on to list. Sonrai Security was successfully noted as a 'Sample Provider' for CIEM, so we wanted to take a moment to review the significant findings in Gartner's report and offer advice on how to navigate picking a CIEM provider..."
Security Boulevard, July 20th, 2022
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Boost SAP Security With Zero Trust
How can your organization improve its Systems Applications and Products (SAP) risk posture?
"Aligning with the key principles of zero trust through tangible and specific measures is one way," writes Ryan Throop in SecurityIntelligence.

"To begin, let's define the principles of zero trust. We've all seen the types and breadth of zero trust out there. Which are most relevant to SAP?..."

SecurityIntelligence, July 19th, 2022
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10 Ways To Prevent Ransomware Attacks On Your Data
Ransomware has become a significant problem for enterprises and organization
Ransomware attacks have been steadily increasing since 2018, reaching 68.5% of attacks in 2021. Due to the danger it poses, organizations should know how to prevent ransomware and take steps to better protect their network.

What is a ransomware attack?

Ransomware is malware that locks access or encrypts files on a company network until a ransom is paid. While IT managers used to be most concerned with a ransomware attack's potential to shut down a company's entire computer network and negatively affect operations, they're increasingly becoming more afraid of data exfiltration - also known as Double Extortion Tactics.

Security Boulevard, July 21st, 2022
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Passwordless vs. MFA: What's the Difference
Enterprise cybersecurity is under assault from unprecedented threats, exacerbated by the expanded attack surfaces brought about by remote work.
"For example," writes Michael Rothschild in Security Boulevard, "research from HP shows there was a 238% increase in cyberattack volume over the pandemic, with those numbers continuing to rise today.

A survey by the Ponemon Institute of IT and infosec leaders found credential theft (56%) and phishing (48%) to be the most common attack types experienced and Microsoft's Defense Report stated they'd found phishing attacks alone to be responsible for 70% of data breaches. The current situation makes clear the need for a more robust security posture, especially around authentication defense..."

Security Boulevard, July 21st, 2022
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Online Payment Fraud Losses To Exceed $343 Billion
Cumulative merchant losses to online payment fraud globally between 2023 and 2027 will exceed $343 billion, according to Juniper Research.
As a comparison, this equates to over 350% of Apple's reported net income in the 2021 fiscal year, showing the massive extent of these losses.

Online payment fraud includes losses across the sales of digital goods, physical goods, money transfer transactions and banking, as well as purchases like airline ticketing. Fraudster attacks can include phishing, business email compromise and socially engineered fraud.

Online payment fraud losses are partly being driven by fraudster innovation in areas such as account takeover fraud, where a user's account is hijacked. This is despite the wide employment of identity verification measures. - HelpNet Security

HelpNet Security, July 18th, 2022
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What Is Zero Trust?
In the past, network security was implemented in such a way that assumed user accounts that already had access to a network were trustworthy.
"However, writes William Elcock in ServerWatch, "the increasing popularity of cloud environments and remote work has created more opportunities for threat actors to gain unauthorized network access.

The problem with the traditional network segmentation model is that it only requires verification for users and systems outside of the network. This approach falls apart in today's world.

On the other hand, zero trust requires constant validation-even for internal network connections. This greatly reduces the chance of a cyber attack. Even if one does occur, this strategy greatly reduces the potential damage it may cause..."

ServerWatch, July 22nd, 2022
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10 Industry-Defining Security Incidents From The Last Decade
From Heartbleed to Apache Struts to SolarWinds, these are the 10 watershed security incidents of the past 10 years.
Michael Hill writes in CSO Online, "The last decade has seen its fair share of watershed moments that have had major implications on the cybersecurity landscape. Severe vulnerabilities, mass exploitations, and widespread cyberattacks have reshaped many aspects of modern security. To take stock of the past 10 years, cybersecurity vendor Trustwave has published the Decade Retrospective: The State of Vulnerabilities blog post featuring a list of what it considers to be the 10 most prominent and notable network security issues and breaches of the last 10 years..."
CSO Online, July 18th, 2022
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IT News - Cloud
CIOs Contend With Rising Cloud Costs
The pandemic rush to the cloud has many IT leaders midway through migrations, faced with sky-high monthly bills, a souring economy, and ROI still a ways off on the horizon.
"Deep into a massive shift to the cloud, McDermott International CIO Vagesh Dave found himself at an unforgiving crossroads," writes Paula Rooney in CIO. "As engineers gobbled up the vast computing resources available in the cloud, the oil rig constructor IT chief noticed the monthly bill was sky high with little return on investment yet to be realized during the migration.

To stem the tide, Dave opted to move a range of heavy-duty computing loads back to on-premises servers in a downsized data center..."

CIO, July 19th, 2022
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The Future Of The Hybrid Cloud
Go beyond applications and processes, no matter where your business is.
"The concept of devices all over the planet being able to access data no matter where it resides is at the core of modern computing," writes Matt Hogstrom in CIO.

"That's why organizations keep their critical information in multiple environments, including private clouds, on-premises, and on the public cloud. Given this reality, the key for businesses to get the most value from their technology investments lies in achieving the right balance. Broadcom advises business leaders on the hybrid cloud strategies that can best position them for success..."

CIO, July 18th, 2022
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On-Premises vs. Cloud Data Warehouses: Pros And Cons
Data warehouses increasingly are being deployed in the cloud. But both on-premises and cloud data warehouses have pluses and minuses to consider, as explained here.
"Data warehouses are widely used by organizations of all sizes to ingest, store and process large amounts of data for BI and analytics applications," writes Chris Foot in SearchDataManagement.

"They emerged in the 1990s and are a mature, mainstream technology. Nowadays, though, one of the big decisions for an organization that's looking to deploy a data warehouse is whether to put it on premises or in the cloud.

As with other types of IT systems, a cloud data warehouse offers various benefits over an on-premises installation -- for example, easy scalability, more flexibility and less routine management work for database administrators (DBAs)..."

SearchDataManagement, July 22nd, 2022
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IT News - Networks
Top Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) Software
Next-generation firewalls provide enterprise security for businesses that see frequent malicious traffic and advanced efforts to breach networks and systems.
Jenna Phipps writes in CIOinsight, "The top NGFW providers have powerful tools for threat detection and prevention, traffic analysis, and policy management. These allow admins to determine how they want to configure their enterprise's network security..."
CIOinsight, July 19th, 2022
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IT News - IoT
What Is IoT? Guide To The Internet Of Things
The Internet of Things introduces opportunities for organizations to achieve practical gains and transformative changes
"The Internet of Things (IoT) shifts human and computer interaction to a broad and widely distributed framework," writes Samuel Greengard in eWeek. "By connecting various 'things' and 'objects'-smartphones, lights, industrial machines, wearables, remote sensors and physical objects that have been equipped with RFID tags-it's possible to drive advances that would have seemed unimaginable only a couple of decades ago..."
eWeek, July 22nd, 2022
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IT News - Careers
IT Career Development In 2022: Top Stories So Far
If you're an IT professional unhappy with your current role or pay, or are burned out, check out these IT career development resources.
"The current state of the job market is both good news and bad news for IT professionals," writes Rick Dagley in ITProToday. "The good news is there are plenty of tech job openings. The bad news is that a dearth of qualified workers is putting a strain on IT teams, causing IT pros to join the Great Resignation.

According to Glassdoor, many of the best jobs are tech ones. The opportunities are there for IT professionals to advance their careers, and ITPro Today's top IT career development stories from the first half of the year offer insight into how to do that..."

ITProToday, July 18th, 2022
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IT News - Virtualization
VirtualBox 6.1.36 Released With Initial Support For Linux Kernel 5.19, Many Linux Fixes
Oracle released VirtualBox 6.1.36 as the latest stable version of its open-source, cross-platform, and free virtualization software for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows platforms.
Coming about four months after VirtualBox 6.1.34, the VirtualBox 6.1.36 release is here to introduce initial support for the Linux 5.18 kernel series, as well as for the upcoming Linux 5.19 kernel. This means that you'll now be able to install GNU/Linux distributions powered by either Linux 5.18 or 5.19 kernels on a virtual machine or install VirtualBox on a GNU/Linux distribution that runs one of these kernel branches. - 9to5Linux
9to5Linux, July 20th, 2022
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IT News - Developer
Empowering Software Developers With Cloud Automation
After the recent spike in digital transformations over the pandemic, it is clear than more and more companies are focusing on maximising their digital output and using cloud computing to stay ahead of the curve
Mairead O'Connor writes in Technative, "While this digital acceleration is assisting in efficient business operations and connection with customers, it comes at a cost for the thousands of software developers coding these processes every day. Excessive workloads are causing swathes of burnout in developer communities, and in a recent survey from Salesforce's Mulesoft, 93% of companies surveyed found that the 'Great Resignation' has made it more difficult for their IT teams to retain skilled developers..."
Technative, July 22nd, 2022
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