Blog Posts Tagged with "Information Technology"

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These Cloud and Big Data Things are REALLY Cool

January 29, 2013 Added by:Fergal Glynn

Technology, if used correctly and done in a collaborative manner can be incredibly powerful. It can help answer questions that otherwise would go unanswered. It has helped solve medical issues, predict an election with a high degree of accuracy, and enabled developers worldwide to identify software flaws...

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Banking 2.0 and The Future of Bank Branches

January 29, 2013 Added by:Ben Kepes

Banks have a unique opportunity here – they have existing bricks and mortar, they have a deep insight into customer behaviour and they have the resource to really drive an expensive change in their industry – all they need now is the vision, the appetite for self-disruption and a focus on innovation. Exciting times...

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Is This the Year Quantum Computing Comes of Age?

January 21, 2013 Added by:Alan Woodward

When people became aware of the potential power of quantum computers there was much excitement. Not least that algorithms were being developed for quantum computers which could potentially solve problems that no classical computer would ever manage. However, most have become rather jaded over the years...

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If IaaS is Going to be Heterogeneous, PaaS Will be Even More So

December 13, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

It’s something I’m actually quite passionate about – not using management tools that force business units to adopt a particular solution that may or may not really meet their needs. It makes no sense and actually hampers the ability for cloud to deliver the benefits it promises...

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How Best to Discuss a Whole of Nation Approach to Information Activities

November 12, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

Now that IO has a new definition, there is no longer a clear cut way to divide up the parts. My friend and mentor, Dr. Dan Kuehl, invented a model I like to use, called the Three C model. ‘What we do’ can be divided into Connectivity, Content and Cognitive...

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New technologies raise serious doubts on privacy and security

November 12, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The major concerns are related to the use of cameras of video devices such as PC, mobile devices and TVs to identify the user and verify its rights for vision and of course to determine his habits with the purpose to pack it for the best offer in terms of contents...

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On the Cyber Security Landscape in Africa

October 27, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The African IT scenario is deeply and rapid changing, but we have to consider great differences in the development of various economies. I believe that this isn't a problem, the main concern in my opinion is the uniform development of cyber security culture on the overall continent...

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The Wicked Witches of Cyberspace

September 27, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

Lately I’ve been doing a deep dive on technologies that enable one to bypass filters, blocking and jamming, to get uncensored information into denied areas. When we use these technologies it is on behalf of goodness, apple pie and the American way. When someone else does its nefarious...

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Infosec: Be All You Can Be

August 22, 2012 Added by:Randall Frietzsche

So what is an Infosec professional? Like the Samurai we're really warriors, we're soldiers in a battle of good vs. not-so-good. We craft our skills, we increase our knowledge, we strive to be better than those who might do our Enterprises harm, breach our castle walls and loot our treasures of data and services...

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The Unforeseen Risks of the Cloud

August 21, 2012 Added by:Barrie Hadfield

Consumer-based cloud platforms focus exclusively on usability and do little, if anything, to prevent the improper distribution of sensitive files and information across the firewall. the opportunity for corporate documents to fall into the wrong hands has become essentially limitless...

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A Day Without COBOL: The Crucial Role it Plays

August 21, 2012 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

Those who have labeled COBOL ‘a dying language’ should reconsider. With COBOL supporting the majority of the world’s businesses, it is impossible to dispute its viability in the enterprise. It remains a cornerstone of business-critical applications and has successfully navigated through each computing generation...

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The Cloud: It’s About Flexibility

August 21, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

As far as I’m concerned, the future will see a gradual shift from on-premise, to private cloud, to public cloud – that’s a factor of economics and scale. But the bottom line is that cloud isn’t about meeting a series of technical check boxes; it’s about meeting the needs of the business...

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Security Information Addict

August 12, 2012 Added by:Scott Thomas

Part of the infosec profession is staying abreast of news and events. You need to know what attacks are going on in order to know how to defend against them. The problem with this is that it consumes all your free time. What you start to realize though, is you become addicted to information overload...

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The Unbearable Riskiness of Being Social...

August 06, 2012 Added by:Neira Jones

With social networks transforming the rules of business engagement, many businesses think the biggest risk of social media is the brand and reputational damage that could result from negative interactions or the potential disclosure of proprietary or sensitive information...

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Technical Considerations when Moving to the Cloud

July 29, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

When faced by sometimes rabidly optimistic vendors that suggest putting everything into the cloud, right away, organizations are naturally a little confused when it comes to deciding what applications to move and how to develop an incremental migration strategy...

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UP and to the RIGHT: Strategy and Tactics of Analyst Influence

July 23, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke

If up and to the right is the desired Magic Quadrant location, how does one get there? For many tech firms, they often are clueless. In this book, Stiennon provides clear direction. For those looking to make the expedition to the land of Gartner, this book is a veritable Berlitz Guide on how to make the journey...

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