DevOps & DT Bringing IT And LOBs Together
Oct11

DevOps & DT Bringing IT And LOBs Together

In the rapidly emerging digital-transformation-business phenomenon that is impacting all aspects of our lives, data is the fuel, and the application the engine that allows us to fold, spindle and mutilate that data. This makes DevOps — or the latest revision, DevSecOps — the preferred alternative for rapidly creating and revising the all-mighty app, but while the practice is catching on, like DT implementation, success is...

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IBM Announces “Stellar-Based” Blockchain Payment Network

One of the big impediments to blockchain adoption has been the amount of time it takes to execute a complex blockchain transaction. To remedy this, IBM has announced that its Blockchain World Wire (BWW) payment network is out of beta this week, a network based on the Stellar Development Foundation’s (SDF’s) financial infrastructure designed to speed worldwide access to low-cost financial services through the development and...

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Cloudera and Hortonworks Merge

This is exciting stuff, so let’s jump right in. First on the financials, which are sure to dominate the headlines. It’s a stock merger with Cloudera stockholders getting 60% stake in the new entity and Hortonworks stockholders obviously getting the other 40%. The combined organization is initially being valued at $5.2 billion, with Hortonworks having found positive cash flow by offering robust support services across the data...

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BlackBerry And The China Military Supermicro Server Hack

I’m at the BlackBerry Security Summit this week and wouldn’t you know it, while I’m here Bloomberg blasted out a story indicating pretty much all the major companies that use Supermicroservers may have been hacked. BlackBerry is talking about the need for a different approach to security and mostly focusing on the spreading nightmare that IoT represents for security but, with this alleged hack, maybe we should be thinking about what...

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Ten Takeaways from the Splunk User Conference

I spent the early part of this week in Orlando, attending Splunk .Conf 2018. Here are a few of my takeaways: -Data ingestion. Collecting and processing a growing body of security telemetry. -Finding and blocking known threats. -Using advanced analytics to identify new attacks and then spreading the warning around to all connected customers. To read the complete article, CLICK...

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How Lenovo’s Strategic Partnerships…

Strategic partnerships between IT vendors have existed for decades, and mostly followed conventional synergistic pitches: By combining the products/expertise of vendors A and B, you can get C, or even D or E. Twenty years ago, those relationships mainly consisted of system vendors and specialty ISVs of various sizes and kinds. But the continuing rise of Intel x86-based servers changed the balance due to customers adopting Intel...

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