Monthly Archives: October 2018

How to get security right in digital transformation: 10 best practices

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/the-benefits-of-integrating-it-and-security-teams/ As the business world embraces digital transformation, it is simultaneously embracing the power of data and its impact on employees, end users, and customers. However, many organizations are seeking to leverage data without understanding its full implications, putting their company at risk in the process. A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report sought to examine the [...]

By |2018-10-31T18:48:45+00:00October 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why 5G won’t be the great equalizer for SMBs and rural communities anytime soon

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/how-businesses-are-setting-the-tone-for-5g/ 5G, the fifth generation of wireless networking standards, has been marketed as one of the best chances the US has at bridging the digital divide—bringing better connectivity to people in underserved and rural areas. However, 5G won't be coming to these areas anytime soon, according to a new report from our sister site CNET. US carriers [...]

By |2018-10-29T12:57:04+00:00October 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 steps to improve the quality of your organization’s data

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/big-data-is-now-economics-and-not-just-technology/ The term garbage-in-garbage-out dates back to the 1950s and 1960s—the earliest days of computing. It was quickly abbreviated to "GIGO" and represented the idea that if you used poor data for your reporting and computing, the output from those reports and computing wasn't going to be worth much, either. Now, 60 years later, GIGO remains [...]

By |2018-10-26T12:45:16+00:00October 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How RATs infect computers with malicious software

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/how-rats-infect-computers-with-malicious-software/ CNET's Dan Patterson interviewed Kevin Mitnick, founder of Mitnick Security Consulting, and Chief Hacking Officer of the security awareness training company KnowBe4, who demonstrates the dangers of RATs (remote access trojans) and how easily it grabs data from computers. The following is an edited transcript of the interview. Dan Patterson: Kevin, I know you have a demonstration of [...]

By |2018-10-24T17:14:14+00:00October 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to excel as an introverted leader: 3 qualities to take advantage of

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/how-to-successfully-pitch-a-project-to-your-cio/   A longstanding misconception exists in the enterprise that denotes extroversion and big personalities as keys to success. Outgoing business professionals may have some social advantages over their introverted co-workers, using their outgoing persona to more easily convey thoughts, express ideas, relate to others, and communicate goals. All of these qualities associated with extroverted [...]

By |2018-10-22T13:33:46+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Make Sure Your Business Survives a Disaster

Over the course of the past six weeks, we have all been riveted to the cable news channels as a pair of hurricanes—first Hurricane Florence and then Hurricane Michael—advanced on the eastern United States. We knew what would happen when the storms made landfall; we knew that hundreds of businesses would be destroyed; we knew that lives [...]

By |2018-10-19T13:11:01+00:00October 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5G technology: A business leader’s guide

It’s still early days for 5G services, but as they’re being trialed and deployed, they’re on track to have a far-reaching impact for both consumers and businesses. This ebook looks at current and future 5G developments. From the ebook: It’s no secret that 5G is the next evolution for wireless connectivity, with the standards approved [...]

By |2018-10-17T12:49:14+00:00October 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why you need to learn about application performance monitoring

Application performance monitoring (APM) has existed for a while, but Gartner said last spring that APM suites are only used for about 5% of business software. The research firm said it expects that figure to reach 20% by 2021, so now is a good time to learn about it. Cisco Systems bet big on that [...]

By |2018-10-15T12:33:19+00:00October 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blockchain: What is it, how it works and how it is being used in the market

Blockchain is generally associated with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but these are just the tip of the iceberg.  This technology was originally conceived in 1991, when Stuart Haber and W. Scott Stornetta described their first work on a chain of cryptographically secured blocks, but only gained notoriety in 2008, when it became popular with the arrival of Bitcoin. It is [...]

By |2018-10-12T13:15:01+00:00October 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hype no more: 56% of enterprises plan to use blockchain by 2020

IoT, AI, and edge computing are among the top technologies that businesses want to implement in the workplace in the next two years, according to a Spiceworks report. https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/why-blockchain-tech-is-both-real-and-hype/ Large enterprises are adopting emerging technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) up to 10x more than SMBs, according to a [...]

By |2018-10-10T14:07:45+00:00October 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments