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Open source licensing: Is your vendor a troll?

In an ideal world, people wouldn't be trolls and we wouldn't need the GPL Cooperation Commitment (GCC). Unfortunately, we don't live in that world, so a swelling list of companies have agreed not to be jerks and use open-source licensing as a club. Making open source less open This shouldn't be an issue, of course. Open source [...]

By |2018-11-12T15:50:25+00:00November 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Future of IT Work: Can people keep up with innovation? Successful businesses are the those embracing digital change, but many organizations feel like their IT teams can't keep up with the pace of technological change, according AppDynamics' Agents of Transformation Report released on Thursday. In fact, only 22% of global technologists feel their companies are prepared to take on the challenge, said the Thursday press release. In [...]

By |2018-11-09T14:01:38+00:00November 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Internet of things in 2019: Five predictions   The internet of things (IoT) is not only changing how businesses operate, but also how people live. With the wide availability of sensors, cloud and edge infrastructures, platforms, analytics, and more, IoT technology has evolved in recent years. But in 2019, the presence of IoT in the enterprise will transform as a whole, according to Forrester's [...]

By |2018-11-07T13:37:43+00:00November 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Microsoft may be the world’s largest open source contributor, but developers don’t care–yet Microsoft is the world's biggest open source contributor, at least, as measured by the number of employees actively contributing to open source projects on GitHub. In fact, Microsoft has double the number of open source contributors as the second most active contributor, Google. Despite this, developer respondents to DigitalOcean's most recent survey found Google, not Microsoft, as twice as [...]

By |2018-11-05T15:43:18+00:00November 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why your data in the cloud isn’t as secure as you think Data in the cloud may be more exposed to attacks and breaches than enterprises think, according to a new report from McAfee. The activity of sharing sensitive data in the cloud has increased 53% year-over-year, and nearly a quarter of all data in the cloud is sensitive, Tuesday's Cloud Adoption and Risk Report found. [...]

By |2018-11-02T12:33:07+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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