Security tips to support remote work due to the coronavirus

working from home

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and related social distancing rules and guidelines, an ever-increasing number of companies are closing their offices and implementing work from home policies. For some workers and companies, remote work is already routine. For others though, this is uncharted territory. Many workers who previously worked exclusively from an office suddenly […]

Overcoming barriers to business transformation – reflections on our enterprise survey

jumping over hurdle

About that business transformation journey that companies are on … what’s really happening? Are companies making real progress toward their transformation goals or are they stuck in a holding pattern? Are they believers or doubters? Leaders or followers? Our recent global survey of business leaders, “Connecting digital islands: Bridging the business transformation gap,” would suggest […]

VMware’s Tanzu can help plot a clear path to modernized applications

clear path

For most enterprises, the digital journey feels like a rough cab ride through New York City at the height of construction season. In rush hour. The route from legacy estate to modern platform is filled with detours, road closures, emergency braking and many other surprises. And, everyone in the cab has a different opinion about […]

Enterprises are embracing edge computing

hiker on cliff edge

The exponential growth of connected, embedded devices — the Internet of Things (IoT) — is forcing some enterprises to revamp their network architectures to avoid latency issues and continue to process a high volume of data with minimal delay. Factors contributing to the high adoption rate of IoT devices across industries “include rising demand for […]

What is Helm? A look at software package management for Kubernetes

what is helm

So, you’re using Kubernetes to manage your cloud’s containers. Good for you for jumping on the Kubernetes bandwagon.  But, how do you load programs into those containers in the first place? There are several answers, but the one which has the blessing of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, the parent organization of Kubernetes, is Helm. […]

Wishing won’t solve gender inequality in the workplace. We must act.

time to act

With Women’s History Month underway, I’ve been thinking about a report published a few months ago in Wired magazine. The article examines the progress tech companies have made in diversifying their workforces since they began reporting statistics five years ago. I can describe that progress to you in two words—not much. From 2014 to 2019 […]

The rise of cyber security product sprawl

security sprawl

Twenty years ago, when enterprise information security was starting to hit its stride, nearly all enterprise security software products were bought as point solutions. They did one job – resist malware, scan for vulnerabilities, encrypt data, detect intrusions, etc. — very well. But over time the number of tools in the security practitioner’s toolbox grew […]

The Digital Seaport: Transforming an ancient economic hub without disrupting the lives of its workers

aerial view of a seaport

Today’s ports are struggling to manage the massive volume of containers arriving on giant vessels.  Industry leaders are looking for new ideas to cope, but it’s hard to find answers that satisfy everyone. The roots of the problem are multifold. Most obvious is the logjam that’s created when a modern ship laden with tens of […]

Poor data can sabotage AI initiatives in healthcare

healthcare data

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) already are having a major impact on healthcare in numerous ways. Here are some headlines on AI and healthcare from just one recent Google search: How AI and machine learning are transforming clinical decision support The Potential of AI in the Healthcare Supply Chain One-Third of Orgs use […]

Saying ‘No thanks’ to Microsoft Dynamics support is more expensive than you think. Here’s why.

Microsoft Dynamics support

After you’ve spent big dollars on a major ERP or CRM implementation with Microsoft Dynamics, springing for a post-implementation support contract seems like a lot to ask. But when you consider even just a few of the common issues that arise during a system’s lifecycle, it becomes obvious why DIY support is more expensive and […]