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Why Cloud Security Risks Have Shifted to Identities and Entitlements

Why Cloud Security Risks Have Shifted to Identities and Entitlements

Traditional security tools focus on the network perimeter, leaving user and service accounts vulnerable to hackers.

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Can Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Become More Than an Asset?

Can Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Become More Than an Asset?

While Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have experienced slight setbacks over the last two weeks, the industry as a whole has been booming alongside other technology equities over the past year. Bitcoin continues to hover around $50,000, while other popular coins like Ethereum and Stellar have seen similar enormous growth.

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Report finds a rise in DevOps and cross-platform database use

Report finds a rise in DevOps and cross-platform database use

Nearly three-quarters of organizations have now adopted DevOps in some form and they have also increased the use of cross-platform databases, Redgate Software’s 2021 State of Database DevOps Report shows. Some 74% of respondents are now taking a DevOps approach to development, compared to just 47% when the report was first published five years ago, according to the report. Further, almost half of respondents said they use three or more databases, compared with the 30% who are only using one database platform.

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Eight Things Machine Learning Can Do To Improve Your Daily Customer Interactions

Eight Things Machine Learning Can Do To Improve Your Daily Customer Interactions

As machine learning becomes more prevalent in business, it has the potential to affect a company’s day-to-day interactions with its customers, whether positively or negatively. Many businesses have already invested heavily in machine learning and have found great success. However, new tech can always be intimidating, scary or potentially difficult to implement.

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Artificial Intelligence: Leveling The Business Playing Field

Artificial Intelligence: Leveling The Business Playing Field

The economic crisis caused by Covid-19 forced organizations to grapple with an entirely new set of challenges. And while no business was — or is — immune, the burden fell disproportionately on startups and small businesses.

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Even the smallest piece of data can prove valuable

Even the smallest piece of data can prove valuable

There was a time when owning a cross-cut shredder for home use was considered the height of personal data security. Oh, how the world has changed!

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Post-Pandemic Operations

Post-Pandemic Operations

The classic operations toolkit revolves around monitoring sets of physical properties (such as volume, speed, capacity) and having smart people build complex algorithms that describe when an event threshold has been breached.

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Four Digital Transformation Strategies To Help Keep Pace With Market Change

Four Digital Transformation Strategies To Help Keep Pace With Market Change

Current economic and social forces have created a level of upheaval that has become a forcing function for digital transformation. From communications to selling, the importance of digital operations has mushroomed seemingly overnight. Indeed, research by Twilio found that Covid-19 “accelerated companies’ digital communications strategy by an average of six years while 97% of enterprise decision-makers believe the pandemic sped up their company’s digital transformation.”

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The New Normal

The New Normal

The pandemic hit, and the world has changed forever. I do not mean to sound overdramatic, but having 100% remote working, and 100% e-business forced on much of the business world, we have had to learn a lot of rather uncomfortable lessons.

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2021 DevOps Predictions For The Software-Powered World

2021 DevOps Predictions For The Software-Powered World

The developer community has scaled quickly. Its presence and growth have driven change in many industries. Moving forward, I think we’ll see organizations pay more attention to developers and have a greater understanding of how important they are in decision making.

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How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love AI

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love AI

The machines are rising! Robots are stealing our jobs! AI is making us obsolete! Maybe it’s inherited trauma from the Industrial Revolution, but in recent years people’s concerns about artificial intelligence have heightened, especially anxiety that the technology will replace human workers throughout the economy. It was even the basis of one 2020 presidential candidate’s campaign. Well, I bring a message of optimism. While AI will dramatically transform how work is done and who does it, its overall impact won’t be to displace humans but to augment them. And the myriad, miraculous ways that this technology will be able to improve people’s lives should excite and inspire. 

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The Internet: Overcoming Current Challenges To Increase Digital Transformation

The Internet: Overcoming Current Challenges To Increase Digital Transformation

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought massive and unexpected life twists, but it did not grind everything to a halt. While it is true the coronavirus has caused catastrophic health, social and economic effects, we are still fortunate that technology has advanced so much that we can continue communicating and working with one another, albeit only virtually.

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