Data Protection …Major Disrupting Trends (Video)

We recently conducted our 2018 Data Protection Landscape Survey and uncovered some very interesting trends. In our series of video blogs on the research, we will cover several facets of the ever-changing landscape of data protection. We surveyed over 300 respondents in various market segments based on company size, allowing us to delve deeper into midmarket or enterprise trends, for example, or by company revenue bracket. We also...

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The IBM Blockchain Platform Now Runs Anywhere

IBM is currently and intends to remain the worldwide market leader in enterprise blockchain business networks. To date, the company’s “IBM Blockchain Platform” has been offered as a cloud-based Platform-as-aService (PaaS) that runs on backend IBM’s LinuxONE servers, providing clients with a managed, full stack supporting numerous live production networks. IBM has just announced, however, that it will greatly expand its blockchain...

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Amazon Workspaces at AWS re:Invent 2018

AWS re:Invent is a premier event, and ESG always makes it a priority to attend. The event captures an audience of IT decision makers and business leaders who are hungry to learn and discover where Amazon is planning to shake up or enhance IT and business strategies. At the event this year, I’ll be paying close attention to Amazon Workspaces. If you’re not familiar with Amazon Workspaces, here are several reasons you may want to get...

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Microsoft HoloLens…

This week Microsoft had an update for their HoloLens technology which, I think, currently has the best shot at defining one of the major evolutionary pivots for personal computers. Right now, it reminds me a lot of the early days of the PC market. But instead of replacing calculators, typewriters, mainframe computers, and rolodexes this technology is replacing manuals, remote trainers, tablets, and wearable PCs. What is particularly...

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Cybersecurity Technology Platform Attributes Defined

In a blog I wrote and published in August, I listed the 8 attributes that my colleague Doug Cahill and I believe are critical for a cybersecurity technology platform. The blog also ranks the 8 attributes according to a recent survey of 232 cybersecurity professionals working at enterprise organizations (i.e., those with more than 1,000 employees). It was recently pointed out to me that while I list the attributes in my blog, I did not...

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Pund-IT Spotlight Interview: IBM’s Andy Walls

Data storage has an odd position within the IT continuum. Though widely recognized for the critical roles they play in computing infrastructures of every kind and size, storage solutions tend to receive less public attention than microprocessor and memory technologies. That is a serious oversight, especially when one considers how important storage is in crucial new use cases and workloads, including artificial intelligence (AI),...

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