How This Security Startup Is Plugging A Critical Gap In Enterprise IoT Platforms

How This Security Startup Is Plugging A Critical Gap In Enterprise IoT Platforms
Over the last two decades enterprise IT has matured to handle identity, authentication and authorization of endpoints and users. Today it is common to find technologies such as SAML and OAuth that provide single sign on (SSO) capabilities to both internal and external users. Various techniques including antivirus and antimalware combined with proven endpoint management tools are used to protect desktops, laptops, networking devices, servers and other IT assets. Identity and Access Management (IA…
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Credo Of Successful Digital Enterprises: People First, Technology Second

Credo Of Successful Digital Enterprises: People First, Technology Second
There’s been no end to the talk of artificial intelligence, machine learning and robots squeezing people out of the enterprise. Let me add a different perspective. The human is, and all always will be, at the center of the enterprise. It takes humans to organize technology – no matter how “intelligent” – in a way that it best serves customers. It takes humans to understand and ultimately deliver what markets demand, and to create new markets where none have previously existed. No organization ca…
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Can IBM Break Out Of Its Rut?

Can IBM Break Out Of Its Rut?
IBM’s stock closed at a 52 week low of $147.08 on Friday the day after it reported its June quarter results. When you dig into IBM’s second quarter results you discover that it is another quarter of disappointment. Revenue of $19.3 billion was about $150 million below the Street’s estimate and was the 21st straight quarters of lower year over year revenue (18 quarters when adjusted for currency impacts). While reported EPS of $2.97 beat the consensus projection by $0.22 there was $0.19 in benefi…
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The Relationship Between The Cloud And DevOps

The Relationship Between The Cloud And DevOps
Most companies understand that if they want to increase their competitiveness in today’s swiftly changing world, they can’t ignore digital transformation. DevOps and cloud computing are oft-touted as vital ways companies can achieve this needed transformation, though the relationship between the two is often confusing, as DevOps is about process and process improvement whereas cloud computing is about technology and services. Not mutually exclusive, it’s important to understand how the cloud and…
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On-Premise Data Centers Make Me 'WannaCry'

On-Premise Data Centers Make Me
Being a systems and solution architect, I spend a lot of time with clients of all sizes who can’t wait to show me their data centers. In these situations, I most often think to myself: Why are you still stuck in a mindset of over 10 years ago (a time when data was actually safer on-premise)? Today, it is simply a matter of fact: Unless you have a computer that is not actually connected to the internet, data is safer in the cloud.   To press on that point, let’s look at the environments tha…
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The Low-Code/No-Code Movement: More Disruptive Than You Realize

The Low-Code/No-Code Movement: More Disruptive Than You Realize
The burgeoning Low-Code/No-Code space has become an extraordinarily disruptive page in the enterprise digital story, leading to extensive confusion among enterprises and vendors alike. The big analyst firms aren’t much help: calls it High-Productivity Application Platform-as-a-Service, while Forrester divides the world into Low-Code Development and Mobile Low-Code Development – merely adding to the confusion. But even the Low-Code and No-Code terminology is itself misleading, as the distinction…
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Blockchain Heats Up

Blockchain Heats Up
iStock Photo Of all the main stage presentations at our recent Leaders Forum in London, none garnered more praise or eager follow up than a brief session by Mike Gault, the CEO of Guardtime. Some of the credit is no doubt due to Gault’s quick, pithy style, but more important was the relevance of his topic: blockchain. Photo courtesy of Richard Hadley I have written about blockchain for supply chain uses before, but in the past few months we’ve seen interest levels s…
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Welcome To The Digital Era, Throw Away Those Long-Range Plans

Welcome To The Digital Era, Throw Away Those Long-Range Plans
If you feel as if you and your organization can't keep up with the vortex of blinding-fast technology and business change, you're not alone. Even the tech leaders at the most technology-savvy enterprises on the planet are finding things to be a bit overwhelming. Consider the experience of Ben Haines, chief information officer of Yahoo Inc., who is helping to assemble a new organization resulting from its recent acquisition by Verizon. In a recent CXOTalk podcast with Dion Hinchliffe, Haines says…
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Airbus Gets Aviation Industry A Step Closer To The Holy Grail Of Big Data And Plane Connectivity

Airbus Gets Aviation Industry A Step Closer To The Holy Grail Of Big Data And Plane Connectivity
Airbus at the 53rd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, in Paris, France. The show is the world's largest aviation and space industry exhibition.                                                     Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg Despite flying taxis, attack drones, and the possibility of a comeback of supersonic transport, this year’s Paris Air Show was relatively low key. Aside from the addition to 737MAX family, there were no big new platform announcem…
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SAPVoice: How To Build A Smart Factory That Transforms Your Business Model

SAPVoice: How To Build A Smart Factory That Transforms Your Business Model
One of the biggest mistakes companies can make on the road to connected manufacturing is taking ideas to developers while keeping decision-makers from the business out of the loop. I recently listened to two experts at the annual SAPPHIRE NOW & ASUG Conference who had a different take on how companies can build a smart factory quickly to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, strengthen competitiveness and create new routes to market. “We hear the term ‘fail fast’ all the time, but why fail at a…
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