Data breach costs continue to soar

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Propelled by rising amounts of data, business process digitization and regulatory fines, organizations’ data breach costs are expected to soar from $3 trillion annually to more than $5 trillion by 2024, according to a recent report from Juniper Research. Interestingly, the report, The Future of Cybercrime and Security: Threat Analysis, Impact Assessment and Migration Strategies […]

Not just great tech jobs, but great tech careers

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There are a lot of good, high-paying technology jobs out there, and the number continues to grow — even as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotics, and automation are taking over an increasing number of workplace responsibilities previously handled exclusively by humans. But jobs come and go. More important is that people are able to […]

Project Pacific: VMware’s new road from vSphere to the Kubernetes-based hybrid cloud

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Many people use VMware’s vSphere. How many? VMware claims there are over 70 million vSphere workloads running out there at any given time. That’s a lot of people running mainline business applications on VMware’s signature virtualization platform. That’s great, but how do you move those workloads to a cloud? VMware has an answer, re-engineer vSphere […]

The systems integrator’s changing role in a microservices world

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By Paul Williams If there is one word that encapsulates what business wants from modern technology, it’s agility. And it is this thirst for agility that has heightened interest in microservices. Microservices, as a service-oriented software development technique, represent an interesting challenge for both system integrators and their clients alike, because they demand a move […]

Don’t use your data as a doorstop

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Enterprises have access to more data than ever before, data that can provide valuable information about customers, markets, and business processes. Leveraged effectively, data (both structured and unstructured) can be used by enterprises to drive decision-making. But most organizations fail to use data to inform their strategic decisions or innovation initiatives. A recent poll of […]

Is human-centered design at the heart of your customer experience? It should be.

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Digital technologies are impacting every aspect of our lives, and companies have no choice but to transform and adapt. To earn customer loyalty and respect, we are expected to meet customers’ needs at every interaction. At the same time, it has become increasingly difficult to innovate effectively to meet those needs in today’s complex and […]

How to avoid wasting money on under-used cloud resources

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According to the research giant Gartner,  we’ll spend $206.2 billion on the public cloud. That sounds about right. But, at the same time, according to the cloud resource management company ParkMyCloud, we’ll waste up to $14.1 billion in cloud spending. By a ballpark estimate, that means you’re probably wasting 6.8 percent of your IT budget […]

Enabling a secure ecosystem of connected devices

The number of connected devices is predicted to grow to 75 billion by 2025. This will create a massively connected ecosystem, and data security will be paramount. Many of these devices will be cyber-physical systems, which closely integrate computation, networking and physical processes. The devices consist of a physical entity and its cyber twin, which […]

Moving toward a consistent framework for digital security transformation

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By Curtis Price, IDC Organizations pursuing digital transformation initiatives are typically doing so to achieve a variety of possible business outcomes ranging from improved customer experience to improved operational efficiency. As enterprises plan their digital journeys, they are increasingly moving to a more distributed IT environment where corporate applications reside on premises as well as […]