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Gartner: Top strategic technology trends for 2022

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Digital investments, be they in AI, cloud, security, or engineering, will be among the top technology drivers for 2022, according to Gartner’s annual forecast of what it expects will be leading strategic IT trends. Gartner: IT skills shortage hobbles cloud, edge, automation growth “It is an overarching drive for organizations to do more with and […]

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Edge computing: 5 potential pitfalls

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Edge computing is gaining steam as an enterprise IT strategy with organizations looking to push storage and analytics closer to where data is gathered, as in IoT networks. But it’s got its challenges. Tech Spotlight: Edge Computing Its potential upsides are undeniable, including improved latency as well as reduced WAN bandwidth and transmission costs. As […]

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4 questions that get the answers you need from IT vendors

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It’s the time of year when most enterprises are involved in a more-or-less-formal technology review cycle, as a preparatory step for next year’s budgeting. They’ve done this for decades, and it’s interesting to me that in any given year, enterprises share roughly three of their top five priorities. It’s more interesting that over three-quarters of […]

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VMworld 2021: VMware to pack more security into NSX

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When it comes to protecting data-center-based resources in the highly distributed world, traditional security hardware and software components just aren’t going to cut it. That’s the bottom line for enterprises as they move to distributed digital environments according to Tom Gillis, senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s networking & advanced security business group. […]

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Cisco preps now for the hybrid workforce

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Work-from employees will no longer be treated as a second-class citizen, which means they will get best-in-class technology including SD-WAN appliances, cellular backup alternatives, zero trust security support and maybe even battery backup. That’s at least part of the plan for hybrid workers now and moving forward, said Cisco’s Todd Nightingale, executive vice president and […]

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Feds’ demand for software standards could boost enterprise security

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Enterprises can look for more transparency from software vendors after the Biden Administration’s recent mandate that software bills of materials be provided by companies attempting to do business with the federal government. Software bills of materials, frequently abbreviated to SBOMs, aren’t a new concept. The idea comes from the manufacturing sector, where it’s often crucial […]

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What is Network as a Service (NaaS)?

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The day is coming when enterprise IT professionals will be able to order network infrastructure components from a menu of options, have them designed to fit their business needs, and have the whole thing delivered and running in perhaps hours. The concept is called Network as a Service (NaaS), and it has been around in […]

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Don’t let subdomains sink your security

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If your enterprise has a website (and one certainly would hope so in 2021!), it also has subdomains. These prefixes of your organization’s main domain name are essential for putting structural order to the content and services on your website, thus preventing online visitors from instantly fleeing in terror, disdain, or confusion. Large enterprises can […]

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Department of Defense works to integrate battlefield intel networks

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If yours is like most enterprises, it is under intense competitive pressure to understand faster, decide faster, and act faster in an increasingly dynamic environment. For businesses, that environment is the economy. But for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the environment in which they must leverage technology and tactics against deadly adversaries is more […]

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‘FragAttack’ flaws threaten Wi-Fi, but not too seriously

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Almost all Wi-Fi is potentially vulnerable to flaws that date back to 1997 when it became commercially available, but even the person who discovered the weaknesses says some of them are difficult to exploit. Wi-Fi resources Mathy Vanhoef, a post-doctoral student at NYU Abu Dhabi, has created attacks—FragAttacks—that take advantage of the vulnerabilities, but in […]