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Cisco Webex And Box Deepen Partnership To Power Secure Collaboration In The Cloud
New Integration Seamlessly Connects Box Content to Webex Messages
Cisco Webex (NASDAQ: CSCO), a leading provider of cloud-based collaboration solutions, and Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX), the leading Content Cloud, announced new and deepened integrations between the two technology platforms to make it easier for customers to work securely and effectively in the cloud. Building on the seamlessly integrated experience of Box and Webex, the two companies are introducing a new integration which will enable users to connect a Box folder of their choice within Webex messaging, and any content shared in the space will be securely added to the same Box folder. Additionally, available on Monday, May 10, 2021, users will be able to access Webex as a Recommended App within Box and view Webex App Activity in Box Preview.
Cisco News, May 8h, 2021
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Solving The Tangled Web Around App Innovation
Cisco innovations streamline app development, deployment, and security for a challenging cloud native, API-first world
"Cloud-based apps have revolutionized the business world, with services, capabilities, and flexibility that would have been hard to imagine a few short years ago. But they've also created a complex web of problems.

Apps need to be developed faster than ever before - in a constant cycle of evolution and deployment - to meet the ever-changing demands of customers, users, and unpredictable markets. Rather than the old model of 'monolithic' apps residing in an on-prem data center, we now have highly distributed applications that reside in different public and private clouds, all connected by a vast array of APIs. And amid this speed and complexity, security and visibility can become an afterthought - all as the gap between app velocity and infrastructure response times widens..."

Cisco News, May 4th, 2021
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Transforming Security With Innovation And Simplicity
Dr. Gee Rittenhouse highlights Cisco's security solutions for a cloud native, hybrid-work world
"After a uniquely challenging year in which the future of work arrived seemingly overnight, organizations are doubling down on digital agility. That means becoming faster, smarter, more innovative and, of course, highly secure.

Because nothing undermines agility like a cyberattack. As Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco's Security Business Group, Dr. Gee Rittenhouse has some strong ideas about the challenges - and critical innovations - that are transforming cybersecurity today and into the future.

At Cisco, which was just named 'Cybersecurity Company of the Year' by SC Media Awards, that innovation goes beyond thwarting the ever-increasing volume of cyber threats. In fast-evolving hybrid-work environments, simplicity and ease of use are equally critical for security teams and end users alike.

In this Q&A, Rittenhouse shares key insights on the overall picture of cybersecurity in 2021, Cisco's trusted role as a security partner, and why its groundbreaking innovations are transforming how organizations protect their most vital assets..."

Cisco News, May 8h, 2021
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IT News - CxO
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What CIOs Need To Know About Graph Database Technology
Here's a look at how graph database technology, together with AI, can help enterprises solve complex problems in an era of ever growing data
"The auto manufacturing supply chain is a complex web of suppliers, parts, specialized production lines, tools, and more. It's not an easy task to create a sales forecast and then plan out exactly the materials, parts, supplies, and tools needed to produce automobiles. It gets even more difficult when you throw in an unexpected highly disruptive event such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

That's the position Jaguar Land Rover found itself in recently. The company needed to respond quickly when one of its suppliers failed. The company used graph technology to re-sequence how vehicle orders were to be built in the factory..."

InformationWeek, April 28th, 2021
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Digital Transformation: 6 Do's And Don'ts For New Leaders
Leading a digital transformation can be daunting, even for seasoned IT pros. If you're a new leader, use this advice to keep your initiative on track
"Digital transformation has been increasingly common among large enterprises in recent years," writes Sanjay Malhotra in The Enterprisers Project, "and the pandemic has now accelerated digital initiatives across smaller verticals as well. Guiding a digital transformation is stressful and complicated even under ordinary circumstances. With the pandemic shifting consumer behaviors and creating pressure to adapt quickly in order to remain viable, new leaders are more susceptible to making mistakes that could negatively impact the organization.

If you are struggling to navigate your organization's digital transformation through this pandemic and beyond, here are six do's and don'ts to help guide your efforts..."

The Enterprisers Project, April 28th, 2021
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CIO Role Expands Into Company Culture, Customer Experience
As the pandemic drove more transactions and work online, the enterprise CIO's role expanded to be more focused on business, customers, and employee culture
"A year into the pandemic," recalls Jessica Davis in InformationWeek, "after the acceleration of digital business initiatives and the race to work from home, businesses are starting to contemplate what a post-COVID era would look like. In some cases, they are considering what a return to the office would entail, whether it's hybrid or something else. They are looking at new sales channels created out of necessity during the pandemic and how the mix will play going forward.

CIO roles have also evolved considerably during the pandemic. As the technology experts in the C-suite, these executives have stepped up to enable the quick work-from-home pivots and expanded e-commerce sales channels. Technology was central to how society and business continued to operate during the height of the pandemic, so it's not surprising that many of these technology executives saw their roles grow..."

InformationWeek, April 26th, 2021
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5 IT Investments For Success In 2021
For many organizations, 2020 felt like a long stretch of adjustments. We all navigated a compounding series of unforeseen business process changes, and success was defined more by quick pivots than long-term strategies
"Many of these pivots were a long time coming. And behind nearly every success - and survival - were IT strategic investments and innovation.

Pure Storage partnered with Bredin Research to hear how 300+ IT decision-makers are investing in their IT infrastructures to support what's next. The research revealed five top priorities. Read on to see how your IT investments stack up..."

Business 2 Community, April 26th, 2021
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CXO Talk: Telecom Industry: Product Development At Verizon
How does a huge telecom organization with $132 billion in revenue manage product development for the enterprise and consumer markets?
Verizon's Chief Product Development Officer, Nicki Palmer, explains and also dives into what's happening with 5G. She describes Verizon's product design process, talks about Verizon's 5G Labs, and explains how digital transformation shapes customer experience.

This conversation covers these topics:

  • What is product development in telecommunications?
  • Balancing product innovation with legacy product development
  • Digital transformation and customer experience management
  • About the Verizon 5G labs
  • How to drive product innovation in a remote work environment
  • 5G and modern telecomm applications
  • Team diversity and women in technology

As Verizon's Chief Product Development Officer, Nicki Palmer oversees the growth and expansion of the 5G ecosystem, convening partners and developing products and services to advance 5G growth and device technology. Previously she was responsible for planning, operations & engineering of the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE wireless network, the company's 5G residential broadband and 5G mobile network deployments.

CXO TALK, April 26th, 2021
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4 Ways CISOs Can Strengthen Their Security Resilience
Security pros must remember bad actors will target their infrastructure, using counter-incident response technology in the process
"Hindsight, as we know, offers perfect clarity. Most organizations weren't expecting a global pandemic to speed up digital transformation or create an anywhere workforce. Not only are security teams being forced to combat increasingly sophisticated attacks and match the speed of innovation with the right security, they're doing so in a remote-work environment. In parallel with this, organizations are accelerating cloud adoption, which expands the threat surface for cybercrime cartels and nation-state actors who have used the pandemic as a chance to industrialize their operations..."
Dark Reading, April 27th, 2021
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IT News - Storage
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Samsung Launches PM1653, A 24G SAS SSD To Handle AI And Big Data In Enterprise Servers
Based on the latest SAS interface, the new drive can support twice the speed of the previous 12G SAS-3 generation
The PM1653 is also the industry's first 24G SAS SSD made with sixth-generation (1xx-layer) V-NAND chips, enabling storage capacities from 800GB to 30.72TB for advanced enterprise server systems.

'As the leading provider of SAS storage for a decade, Samsung has been offering the most advanced and reliable enterprise solutions in full support of the critical workloads of global server OEMs, governments and financial institutions.

HelpNet Security, April 28th, 2021
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IT News - AI
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AI Industry Alarmingly Unprepared For Real-World Attacks
Adversa has published comprehensive research on the security and trustworthiness of AI systems worldwide during the last decade
"The report reveals the most critical real-world security threats facing AI and effective countermeasures to protect these systems. The research considers the impact of ongoing regulations concerning AI security in the EU and USA..."

"Building trust in the security and safety of machine learning is crucial. We are asking people to put their faith in what is essentially a black box, and for the AI revolution to succeed, we must build trust. And we can't bolt security on this time. We won't have many chances at getting it right. The risks are too high - but so are the benefits," said Oliver Rochford, Adversa Advisor...

HelpNetSecurity, April 26th, 2021
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3 Enterprise AI Success Stories
How Beacon Street Services, Company Nurse, and Devon Energy are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve sales and marketing, identify and protect sensitive information, and automate oil drilling operations
"Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) might be high in the hype cycle at the moment. But that doesn't mean organizations are not realizing tangible gains from deploying products that leverage the technologies.

Here are three examples of how AI and ML are improving internal business processes and paying off for enterprises..."

InfoWorld, April 26th, 2021
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What Is Conversational AI And How Does It Work?
Artificial intelligence (AI) isn't just a buzzword anymore. Its uses span far and wide, from search engines, machine translations, cybersecurity, and much more.
"However, one of its most common applications is seen in Conversational AI. We commonly see it manifest as virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri, but its applications are far deeper, especially on the business front in tools like Google Dialogflow, Amazon Comprehend, and IBM Watson.

Moreover, businesses that invested in AI a few years ago are now far ahead of the competition in many ways. As per a report by ResearchAndMarkets, the global NLP market is expected to surpass USD 28bn by 2026. There is a reason behind this phenomenal growth - an effort to make AI as intelligent as human beings..."

Business 2 Community, April 28th, 2021
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Open Source AI Stack Is Ready For Its Moment
Open source stacks enabled software to eat the world. Now several innovative companies are working to build a similar open source software stack for AI development
"Dan Jeffries was there when the LAMP stack kicked this off.

LAMP is an acronym representing the key technologies first used in open source software development - Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. These technologies were once hotly debated, but today they are so successful that the LAMP stack has become ubiquitous, invisible, and boring.

AI, on the other hand, is hotter than ever. Much as the LAMP stack turned software development into a commodity and made it a bit boring, especially if you're not a professional developer, a successful AI software stack should turn AI into a commodity - and make it a little boring too. That is precisely what Jeffries is setting out to do with the AI Infrastructure Alliance (AIIA)..."

VentureBeat, April 27th, 2021
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IT News - Technology
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Arm Launches Its Latest Chip Design For HPC, Data Centers And The Edge
Arm today announced the launch of two new platforms, Arm Neoverse V1 and Neoverse N2, as well as a new mesh interconnect for them
"As you can tell from the name, V1 is a completely new product and maybe the best example yet of Arm's ambitions in the data center, high-performance computing and machine learning space. N2 is Arm's next-generation general compute platform that is meant to span use cases from hyperscale clouds to SmartNICs and running edge workloads. It's also the first design based on the company's new Armv9 architecture.

Not too long ago, high-performance computing was dominated by a small number of players, but the Arm ecosystem has scored its fair share of wins here recently, with supercomputers in South Korea, India and France betting on it. The promise of V1 is that it will vastly outperform the older N1 platform, with a 2x gain in floating-point performance, for example, and a 4x gain in machine learning performance..."

TechCrunch, April 26th, 2021
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IT News - ERP
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13 Secrets Of A Successful Cloud ERP Migration
Migrating legacy ERP systems to the cloud is a big undertaking rife with gotchas. Here's how to ensure your massive shift of mission-critical enterprise applications goes smoothly
"Migrating legacy ERP systems to a modern cloud-based platform has become a business imperative for most enterprises. It might also be the most challenging, complex, high-stakes project that a CIO undertakes in their entire career.

If you get it right, the company will be well positioned against its competitors for years to come. New research from IDC indicates that organizations which had begun an ERP cloud migration as part of a digital transformation initiative prior to the COVID-19 pandemic fared far better than organizations that didn't. 'It allowed them to set themselves up for building out new products, allowed them to disrupt their own market and become market leaders,' says IDC analyst Mickey North Rizza..."

CIO, April 27th, 2021
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How Infra Firms Can Use ERP To Unlock Their Potential
Infrastructure Development plays an important role in the growth of any country.
"It has been linked with economic growth and many other aspects that contribute to the country's progress. This is one of the industry sectors which have made its progress through trials & tribulations. The limited technological utilization within the sector has been misinterpreted as a boon, whereas it has become a bane. Cost overruns & project delays are issues regularly faced by Infrastructure firms.

Today, more than ever, infrastructure firms need to create a digital foundation for now and for the future. While every business has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, Infrastructure projects have faced a huge setback. Lack of demand, labour shortage, and supply chain interruptions such as raw material shortage have affected many projects' viability. Can comprehend a loud & clear message, i.e. need for Digital Transformation..."

CXOtoday.com, April 30th, 2021
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IT News - Operations
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Data Center Outages Were Fewer But More Damaging In 2020: Uptime
The number of data center outages is growing, but IT infrastructure is expanding much faster
"The pandemic was just one factor among many believed responsible for changing patterns of data center outages in 2020. While the overall number of data center outages appears to still be growing, its rate of growth is being outpaced by the rate of IT infrastructure expansion - meaning, individual facilities may be experiencing fewer incidents, according to new data released by Uptime Institute..."
Data Center Knowledge, April 27th, 2021
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Why Data Center Automation Is Accelerating: It's In Everyone's Best Interest
Data center automation is being pushed along by efficiency, digital transformation, multi-cloud and hardware-as-a-service models
"Data center automation is likely to accelerate due to a series of trends -- hardware as a service, cloud, multi-cloud and agility -- that are all converging.

When we first looked at the state of data center automation in 2018, the buzzwords were software defined and digital transformation. However, a TechRepublic survey found that 60% of respondents didn't automate any data center functions yet.

What a difference three years and a COVID-19 pandemic made..."

ZDNet, April 30th, 2021
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How Is Digital Transformation Impacting The Data Center?
Digital‌ ‌transformation‌ ‌is‌ ‌predicted‌ ‌by‌ ‌some‌ ‌to‌ ‌bring‌ ‌a‌ ‌new‌ ‌era‌ ‌of‌ ‌availability,‌ ‌resilience,‌ ‌ and‌ ‌performance for enterprise and SMBs both.‌ ‌But‌ ‌getting there it‌ ‌is‌ ‌far‌ ‌from‌ ‌an‌ ‌easy‌ ‌task
"The concept of the digitally integrated data center is certainly generating a lot of ink. Digital transformation is predicted by some to bring a new era of availability, resilience, and performance.

But it is far from an easy task. And there's one reason why.

There are plenty of companies that have been around for decades. Their data centers and application mix will parallel that. This means a blend of ancient mainframe applications from the sixties and seventies that have to be digitally integrated with systems, protocols, and platforms encompassing every decade since. And all of these systems have to be made cloud-ready to match modern preferences..."

CIO Insight, April 28th, 2021
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IT News - Security
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Best Practices To Prevent Data Breaches For Technology Vendors
As a technology vendor, your number one goal is to provide the best service possible to your customers
"The enterprises you support likely rely on you for pretty critical business functions, like operating machinery or storing confidential patient or client information. You're a large part of why an enterprise can operate on a daily basis; essentially, your success is their success.

So, as a technology vendor, it's understandable why your number one concern is any issue that could disrupt the service you're providing to your customers. You promised quality work. You promised return on investment. You promised secure services that wouldn't negatively impact your customers. When it comes to your business, you know you'll do whatever it takes to make sure you come through on those promises. After all, it's not just your customers you're looking out for: It's also your staff, their work, and their security you need to keep in mind..."

Security Boulevard, April 26th, 2021
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There Is No Cybersecurity Skills Gap, But CISOs Must Think Creatively
Those of us who read a lot of tech and business publications have heard for years about the cybersecurity skills gap. Studies often claim that millions of jobs are going unfilled because there aren't enough qualified candidates available for hire.
"I don't buy it.

The basic laws of supply and demand mean there will always be people in the workforce willing to move into well-paid security jobs. The problem is not that these folks don't exist. It's that CIOs or CISOs typically look right past them if their resumes don't have a very specific list of qualifications.

In many cases, hiring managers expect applicants to be fully trained on all the technologies their organization currently uses. That not only makes it harder to find qualified candidates, but it also reduces the diversity of experience within security teams - which, ultimately, may weaken the company's security capabilities and its talent pool..."

TechCrunch, April 26th, 2021
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In IT Security, All Roads Lead To Identity
A comprehensive identity security approach based on privileged access management must focus on securing individual identities - regardless of whether it is a person or a machine
"The increasing use of cloud services and automation solutions or even the switch to remote work has made identity the new perimeter security. With the ever-expanding attack surface, identity management has become critical for maintaining a robust security posture. Beyond privileged access management (PAM), an identity security strategy is the next logical step to protect the company against cyberthreats..."
CISO MAG, April 28th, 2021
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6 Tips For Better Collaboration Between Security And Cloud Teams
Good communication, mutual understanding of each team's goals, and proper processes and infrastructure will ensure an effective working relationship between cloud and security teams
"Better collaboration between cloud engineers and security teams should grow naturally with cloud maturity. You want to get past security being seen as the 'department of no' by the cloud team. Such efforts need to come from management and the teams themselves through old-fashioned relationship building, data sharing, and other cross-team efforts. With a little proactivity and cross-team communications, you can break down traditional silos to ensure both teams can best support the other when a breach occurs.

Here are some tips on how to improve collaboration between cloud engineers and cybersecurity teams:..."

CSO Online, April 28th, 2021
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Ransomware Attack Vectors Shift As New Software Vulnerability Exploits Abound
The Coveware Quarterly Ransomware Report describes ransomware incident response trends during Q1 of 2021
"Data exfiltration extortion continues to be prevalent and we have reached an inflection point where the vast majority of ransomware attacks now include the theft of corporate data. Q1 saw a reversal of average and median ransom amounts. The averages in Q1 were pulled up by a raft of data exfiltration attacks by one specific threat actor group that opportunistically leveraged a unique vulnerability (more on this below)..."
Coveware, April 26th, 2021
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IT News - Server
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Server Security Best Practices
Your servers are your business. That is a fact in the 21st century. And your servers can make or break your business
"Well maintained servers can drive your business forward and bring in revenue. Poorly managed servers can mean lost business, data, or customer information, and that can be crippling if not outright fatal to a company.

Because of the critical role they play, confidential organizational data and information stored on your servers is extremely valuable. There is a popular saying, 'data is the new oil.' Or gold, take your pick.

If you're not sure how to secure your servers, or if you're not sure you have covered all the bases, this article will offer some of the security tips that you can use to secure your servers..."

ServerWatch, April 28th, 2021
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IT News - Linux
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Top 10 Features Of Fedora 34 Workstation
Fedora 34 releases soon. If you are wondering about the new features and details, you would be surprised to find out that this release going to be a massive one. here we give you a sneak peek at the top 10 features of the Fedora 34 workstation
"I always admire the Fedora team. Being a legacy Linux distribution, it is always the front-runner on adopting new tech, packages. While others stay behind, Fedora takes a well-defined approach to move forward. That said, Fedora 34 brings some huge changes across packages and desktop environments. Let's take a look at the top features of Fedora 34..."
DebugPoint, April 26th, 2021
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Linux File System Types Explained, Which One Should You Use
Linux supports a variety of file systems such as ext4, ZFS, XFS, Btrfs, Reiser4, and so on. Different types of file systems solve different kinds of problems and their usage is application specific
"Choosing Linux file system that is appropriate for your application is an important decision. This tutorial describes some of the major Linux file systems and provides recommendations on the right file system to suit your application.

What is Linux file system

Almost every bit of data and programming that is needed to boot a Linux system and keep it working is saved in the file system. For example, the operating system itself, compilers, application programs, shared libraries, configuration files, log files, media mount points, and so on..."

linuxiac, April 26th, 2021
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Running Windows Apps Such As Zoom In Chrome OS Is Getting A Lot Easier
Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS now supports the latest Intel and AMD Chrome devices
"The new version of Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS (PDC) now allows users to run fully-featured Windows desktop versions of video conferencing apps such as Zoom, Cisco WebEx and GoToMeeting.

Thanks to support for camera and microphone redirection, PDC users can now enjoy key features in apps that aren't available in web-based versions, such as drawing tools, whiteboard, and always-on control panel in Go to Meeting, in addition to remote-control features in Zoom and Cisco WebEx..."

techradar.pro, April 26th, 2021
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 Doubles Down On Edge Computing
The latest version of RHEL gives users additional management features and includes capabilities that will serve as the foundation of Red Hat's edge computing initiative
"Red Hat Inc. stretched the tentacles of its operating system further out to the edge with a new version that makes edge deployments easier, along with a new Linux container and a handful of management capabilities.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.4, which will serve as the foundation for the Red Hat Edge initiative, delivers the capabilities of several products and services in the company's portfolio to edge applications. The new release aims at a handful of vertical markets including transportation, enterprise devices and smart automobiles, particularly the telecommunications market. The focus on telecommunications doesn't come as a surprise to most analysts..."

SearchDataCenter, April 27th, 2021
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Linux Tips For Using GNU Screen
Learn the basics of terminal multiplexing with GNU Screen, then download our cheat sheet so you always have the essential shortcuts at hand
"To the average user, a terminal window can be baffling and cryptic. But as you learn more about the Linux terminal, it doesn't take long before you realize how efficient and powerful it is. It also doesn't take long for you to want it to be even more efficient, though, and what better way to make your terminal better than to put more terminals into your terminal?

Terminal multiplexing

One of the many advantages to the terminal is that it's a centralized interface with centralized controls. It's one window that affords you access to hundreds of applications, and all you need to interact with each one of them is a keyboard. But modern computers almost always have processing power to spare, and modern computerists love to multitask, so one window for hundreds of applications can be pretty limiting..."

opensouce.com, April 29th, 2021
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IT News - HPC
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insideHPC Guide To How Expert Design Engineering And A Building Block Approach Can Give You A Perfectly Tailored AI, ML Or HPC Environment
In this insideHPC technology guide, "How Expert Design Engineering and a Building Block Approach Can Give You a Perfectly Tailored AI, ML or HPC Environment," we will present things to consider when building a customized supercomputer-in-a-box system with the help of experts from Silicon Mechanics.
"When considering a large complex system, such as a high-performance computing (HPC), supercomputer or compute cluster, you may think you only have two options-build from scratch from the ground up, or buy a pre-configured, supercomputer-in-a-box from a major technology vendor that everyone else is buying. But there is a third option that takes a best-of-both-worlds approach. This gives you 'building blocks' expertly designed around network, storage and compute configurations that are balanced, but also flexible enough to provide scalability for your specific project needs..."
insideHPC, April 28th, 2021
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IT News - IoT
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Securing Enterprise IoT Lies In The Network
IoT is transforming enterprise operations, but must be secured through the network
"The rollout of IoT technology throughout enterprise environments introduces new ways to monitor, report, alert, automate and optimize business processes. From manufacturing lines, to HVAC, to retail, and everything in between, IoT is transforming industries.

The benefits to automation through IoT are significant, but enterprises should still be cautious before launching their IoT transformation. From a security perspective, the fundamental nature of IoT increases an organization's attack surface - adding more points of entry and adding greater complexity to the IT infrastructure that enterprise cybersecurity teams must already protect..."

ITProPortal, April 29th, 2021
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IT News - Careers
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The Three Main Cybersecurity Career Paths
Main security career paths and their required skills
"Twenty-five years ago, when cybersecurity was emerging as a specialty, most practitioners were transitioning from IT operational roles. As the Internet expanded and firewalls went up, security duties became increasingly demanding and businesses created dedicated security positions.

Those doing these early cybersecurity jobs ended up knowing a bit about everything and evolved into generalists. Since then, with so many new avenues of technology, most of these generalists either specialized or went into management..."

techradar.pro, April 30th, 2021
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IT Leaders Re-Evaluate Skillsets For The Long Haul
CIOs are meeting talent shortages and transforming tech agendas head on by assessing staff skills and developing roadmaps for obtaining the know-how necessary for long-term success
"CIO Mike Anderson has a 10-member core IT team plus another 50 workers handling technical work within other functional departments.

But Anderson, who started his job at software company Netskope in March, doesn't yet know the full scope of skills he has on staff. He plans to undertake a skills assessment in the upcoming months, using the HackerRank platform to get an accurate take on his employees' technical proficiencies..."

CIO, April 26th, 2021
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IT News - Backup
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Backup Failure: Four Key Areas Where Backups Go Wrong
We look at the key ways that backups can fail - via software issues, hardware problems, trouble in the infrastructure and good old human error - and suggest ways to mitigate them
"Despite the prevalence of many forms of data protection - that range from local RAID via snapshots and replication to keeping copies in the cloud - the facts of life are that backup is still fundamental to IT.

That's because no matter what other methods you use - snapshots, replication, and so on - any corruption to data is copied with it, so a good library of backups going back as far as possible is needed to roll back to.

But backups fail - and, according to a recent survey, the failure rate is a staggeringly high 37%..."

ComputerWeekly, April 28th, 2021
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