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Security Forecast 2017: Consider yourself forewarned

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Coming Soon: Major new data protection rules

Gazing into technology’s crystal ball for 2017

| Gayla Andrews-Smith

Security Forecast 2017: Consider yourself forewarned

If you’re not feeling overly confident about your enterprise’s ability to defend itself against today’s seemingly never-ending cyberthreats, you’re hardly alone. A new survey of 700 IT security pros found that most of them believe their organization is poorly equipped to handle the current storm of cybersecurity threats. They graded their organization’s ability to assess…

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| Joe Hamblin

Coming Soon: Major new data protection rules

Hopefully, your company treats customer data with the utmost care, and you go to great lengths to protect that data and keep it from being hacked or stolen. If you do, then you’re off to a good start ahead of the arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018. This European law has…

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| Mohamad Nasser

Gazing into technology’s crystal ball for 2017

The technology prediction game has always been fun to play at this time of year, but the problem is that as predictions get bolder, they have far less near-term business value. That’s because the most daring and most exciting predictions rarely come to pass. If they did, we would already be riding around on hover…

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| Linda Eastridge-Jordan

Jugaad: Creative, low-cost innovation

If you’re fascinated by innovation, you’ll want to become better acquainted with jugaad. It’s a style of fast and frugal innovation that is widespread in India, but has also been adapted by multi-billion-dollar U.S. corporations like Cisco, GE, and Google. A Hindu word, jugaad roughly translates as “the art of overcoming constraints by developing an…

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| John Tudhope

Leveraging a liquid workforce

“Liquid workforce” – the name alone is intriguing. This is Accenture’s term for adaptable, change-friendly workers who are so agile and so ready to work beyond their current assignment that they become a competitive advantage for their companies – helping them adapt quickly to market changes. The liquid workforce is one of five key trends…

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| Julie Goulding

Playing with the winners: Strategy that works

If you want to work for a winning company (and really, who doesn’t), then it means there will be one extra dimension to your job. That additional dimension is helping your company continually put its strategy into action. Maybe you’ll end up as the one who sets the strategy. But for most of us, our…

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| Mohamad Nasser

Why Fog Computing will be the next big thing

Being in a fog used to be a bad thing. Not anymore. Now “fog” (as in fog computing) just might be the best path toward bringing the Internet of Things (IoT) – and the networking, computing, and data associated with IoT – to the level of efficiency that will make it pervasive. Fog computing, if…

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| Joseph Martin

AI and Machine Learning: Hollow hype or new hope?

There’s been a lot of talk about the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning over the past couple of years—so much so that it hasn’t always been easy to tell if it’s all just hype. From quirky animatronics to fully-operational digital concierges, the most commonly discussed uses of AI and machine learning often…

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| Joe Hamblin

What is a software defined data center?

The modern digital business won’t be able to tolerate the old ways of doing IT much longer with calls for 24/7 access to data and services grow louder every day. To increase IT flexibility and business agility without draining IT budgets, computing resources are already heavily virtualized, handling petabytes of data across multiple clouds. And…

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