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Using Personal Data for Analytics Requires Balancing Accessibility and Security thumbnail

Digital transformation of financial services is driving an increasingly automated analytics process in which personally identifiable information (PII) about borrowers is transmitted and stored in the cloud as part of the application review and underwriting process. Lenders need PII to make lending decisions. But, at the same time, financial institutions must protect the privacy and …

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DevOps or ‘DevOops’: Three Tips for Successful DevOps thumbnail

Throughout my career as an IT consultant, working with various platforms and technologies, I’ve encountered a myriad of terms pitched to me to explain how their company is approaching modern software development. Terms like Agile, DevOps, SAFe, among others. All of them come with a passionate group of advocates ready to go to bat for …

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Box’s Mark Wayland on the Importance of the Content Cloud thumbnail

Remote work existed long before the COVID-19 pandemic. However, now it is part of every organization, in many cases, permanently. This fundamental change in the way we work has had a highly disruptive impact on organizations. The more distributed the workplace becomes, the more difficult the challenge of managing content becomes. Organizations continue to use …

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Lenovo Taps Strategic Partners for New Everything-as-a-Service and Edge Solutions thumbnail

Lenovo has long been one of the tech industry’s canniest vendors in terms of building and extending strategic partnerships. So it is no surprise that both new and existing partners shared the spotlight and rallying cries during last week’s Lenovo Tech World 2021 event. Building on Lenovo’s existing suite of Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Device-as-a-Service offerings, the …

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Semperis’s Mickey Bresman: How to Secure Your Active Directory thumbnail

Mickey Bresman, Co-founder and CEO of Semperis, provides three tips for securing your Active Directory against cyberthreats. Among the topics we discussed: What does “identity-driven cyber resilience” mean? Why is Active Directory (AD) security getting so much attention now, in particular? Share your top three tips for organizations looking to quickly beef up AD security …

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Understanding IT Resilience: The Human Component thumbnail

According to Daniël Pairon at KPMG, “resilience is the ability to deliver critical operations in the face of disruption. It allows organizations to absorb internal and external shocks, ensuring the continuity of critical operations by protecting key processes and resources such as systems, data, people, and property.” However, after COVID-19, I think that many business …

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Veritas’s Simon Jelley: How to Guard Against Ransomware thumbnail

I spoke with Simon Jelley, GM & VP of Product at Veritas Technologies, about why ransomware is so difficult to defend against, and his suggestions for critical best practices to lessen the threat. Among the topics we discussed: What’s the current state of ransomware? Why does security software alone keep falling short? Why is paying …

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Managing Your Cloud: 5 Benefits of Managed Services thumbnail

It’s a quandary many organizations face regarding cloud IT services. They can go the do-it-yourself (DIY) route, keeping most, if not everything, involving their IT environments in-house. Or, they can outsource the responsibilities to a third-party company. Both options offer certain benefits, depending on a company’s specific business needs. The problem – one of them, …

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The Next Best Electric Car Battery is here thumbnail

There’s no shortage of excitement for electric vehicle battery startups or multibillion dollar investments in the industry, as companies, backers and scientists look for the winning play. China, though, is already moving on to the next leg in the race — one that isn’t dependent on a big, bold breakthrough — with sodium-ion batteries. Done right, …

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