Cybersecurity Salary Inflation — A Red Flag

If you follow my blog at all you know that I am quite passionate about the cybersecurity skills shortage and its ramifications. Just to put this issue in perspective, ESG research indicates that 46% of organizations claim they have a “problematic shortage” of cybersecurity skills in 2016 as compared to 28% in 2015. Yup, the ESG research seems to indicate that things are getting worse on an annual basis, and ESG isn’t alone in this belief. For example: To read the complete article, CLICK HERE Share this:TweetMoreEmailPrintShare on...

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Data is Getting Boring Again

For the last five years, the term “big data” has evoked heady dreams of transforming business as we know it. The use cases were as broad and brash as as the imaginations of senior executives. Data scientists became rockstars and could name their own salaries. New approaches to storage and analytics, including distributed workloads on commodity hardware with open-source software, meant the performance and economics of extracting insights from data was radically shifted. The future’s so bright, we’ve got to wear shades. To read the complete article, CLICK HERE Share this:TweetMoreEmailPrintShare on...

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OpenStack Summit Day One – Keeping Things Really Weird

If there were any doubts that things might get a little weird at the OpenStack Summit, those fears were quickly put to rest when Boris Renski, CEO of Mirantis, trotted out on stage with a vodka-guzzling Russian bear during the day one keynote. In a refreshingly un-PC presentation, Boris took pot shots at Gartner, IT system administrators and even at AWS. A fusillade of brash open-source bravado speak. And the audience loved it; myself included. In stark contrast to Boris’ presentation, Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director of the OpenStack foundation, focused on some feel-good themes, like how more than 2,300 developers across 345 different organizations contributed to the latest OpenStack release (Mitaka). Bryce pointed out that the vast diversity of the OpenStack community is one of its core strengths. And as I mentioned in a recent blog, the CTO of Volkswagen, Hans Muller, specifically referred to the collaborative strength of the OpenStack community as a major reason why VW chose to standardize on OpenStack for their enterprise cloud environment. To read the complete article, CLICK HERE Share this:TweetMoreEmailPrintShare on...

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Digital Business Platforms – The API is the Product

Modern business is evolving to a point where the interaction between companies and the marketplace has become a set of programmatic, digital interfaces. By creating a digital interface for the company, businesses can begin to interact with the marketplace in ways that were never possible before. To read the complete article, CLICK HERE Share this:TweetMoreEmailPrintShare on...

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ChalkTalk Video: [SDS] has to do More

The first phase of software defined storage (SDS) is bringing many benefits to the data center. Its abstraction of storage software from the storage hardware enables organizations to manage all their storage assets from a single view, along with a reduction of hardware acquisition cost. But SDS needs to do more. In its next phase SDS should also provide rich end-to-end, cross system analytics, and it should automate data placement decisions. Join George Crump, Founder of Storage Switzerland and Tim Sheets, VP of Marketing at FalconStor in this ChalkTalk video to learn what more SDS can and should be doing. To read the complete article, CLICK HERE NOTE: This column was originally published in the Storage Switzerland Weekly Newsletter. Share this:TweetMoreEmailPrintShare on...

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