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How To Keep IT Moving At The Speed Of Business
Andrew Horne, IT Practice Leader, CEB
Andrew Horne, IT practice leader at consulting firm CEB, offers his insights on why IT needs to speed up its processes in today's business environment. Horne uses data from CEB research, and examples from client experiences, to give you three steps which can help you speed up IT operations in your own organization.
By Andrew Horne IT Practice Leader, CEB,
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How To Hire Analytical Workers: 10 Traits To Seek
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Companies competing on data need the right skill sets and mindsets in place to succeed over the long term. While more individuals are analyzing data as part of their jobs, their ability to do so varies greatly, even among peers. We've identified 10 key traits of an analytical mind, and explain what to look for in your next hire and what skills to cultivate in your own career.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer,
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Softbank Buying ARM For $32 Billion
Eric Zeman,
In a move to bolster its Internet of Things (IoT) push, Softbank announced plans to buy mobile chip designer ARM holdings for $32 billion.
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Crooks Hack Taiwan ATMs With 'Smartphone,' No Bank Card, Steal Millions
Dark Reading Staff,
Police say Russian suspects operate ATM machines without bank card, make off with $2.2 million.
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Why It's Time To Dump Your Old-School Hiring Practices 
Nathan Hughes, Cofounder, Detroit Labs
Detroit Labs needed to find a new way of hiring employees. The agency, which focuses on full-service mobile, wearable, and internet hardware, needed candidates who could demonstrate their abilities to think as well as act. The company's co-founder, Nathan Hughes, tells us how old-school hiring practices were completely rewritten, what the new hiring model looks like, and how your organization can follow suit.
By Nathan Hughes Cofounder, Detroit Labs,
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10 Hot SaaS Security Startups To Watch
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Leveraging cloud-based security services is helping to solve some major stumbling blocks when it comes to providing a robust architecture for organizations. To help you navigate your options, we're spotlighting 10 SaaS security startups whose tools are worth a look.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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SEC Investigating Telsa For Not Disclosing Fatal Crash To Investors
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
Securities regulators are reportedly investigating Tesla Motors over its failure to inform investors that one of its cars involved in a fatal crash was operating in autopilot mode.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor,
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SWIFT Boosts Defense Against Cyberattacks
Dark Reading Staff,
Cyber security firms hired, intelligence team set up to ward off future attacks on banks through SWIFT.
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12 Barriers To Real-Time Analytics
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
As organizations look to stay competitive by expanding their use of real-time analytics, implementation becomes a challenge. Finding options to effectively serve your company over the long term is often more difficult than it appears. We've identified 12 common obstacles you'll want to avoid as your company pursues real-time analytics.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer,
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6 Ways To Make Your Company Data-Driven
Rich Wagner, President and CEO of Prevedere
Rich Wagner, president and CEO of Prevedere, shares six guidelines he's developed based on his own experiences seeing good data left to waste at major enterprises, including the Fortune 500 chemical company where he once worked.
By Rich Wagner President and CEO of Prevedere,
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9 Java Programming Myths Busted
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Java has been around for 25 years -- plenty of time to build a mythology. Here, we bust up nine of the most prominent myths surrounding this widely used programming language.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content,
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12 Ways To Cultivate A Data-Savvy Workforce
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Organizations aspiring to become data-driven need to take a close look at their HR practices. If your company's hiring and retention standards aren't keeping up with the times, you may be losing valuable job candidates and employees. To minimize the pitfalls of building a data-savvy workforce, consider these tips.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer,
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IT Skills Gap Hurts Enterprise Security: Survey
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
A survey of IT executives, managers, and practitioners finds the biggest challenges in infosec are around skills, not technology.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content,
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8 Reasons You Need A Security Penetration Test
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
One of the biggest challenges in IT security is determining whether the tools and configurations you have in place are giving your organization the level of security you require. Here's how penetration testing can help.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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The New IT: Driving Business Innovation With Tech 
Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk
Andi Mann, chief technology advocate at Splunk, sees major changes afoot in how IT and business are aligning. Here, he shares his experiences working with CIOs and other IT leaders as they look to derive real business outcomes from the technology they use every day.
By Andi Mann Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk,
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Brexit Threatens London's Data Center Market
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
The future of the UK, and specifically of London, as the leading market for data centers in Europe could be affected by Brexit, according to an analysis by 451 Research. However, the split could also provide opportunities for the US.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer,
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IBM Opens Blockchain-Oriented, Bluemix Garage In NYC
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
This week, IBM added a seventh "garage" for developers. Big Blue is opening a BlueMix Garage in New York City that will focus on financial services, including the use of blockchain technology.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud,
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Google-Backed Undersea Cable Now Connects US, Japan
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
The Google-backed underwater cable connecting Japan and the US can transmit data at 60 terabits per second and spans nearly 5,600 miles.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer,
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8 Smart Ways To Use Prescriptive Analytics
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Somewhere between blind faith and skepticism is the world of prescriptive analytics. Here, machine-generated action items and potential outcomes meet human decision-making. Finding the right balance between algorithms and common sense can be tricky, so consider these tips.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer,
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The Brexit Effect: 8 Ways Tech Will Feel The Pain
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
Brexit -- the vote by the UK to exit the European Union -- will have far-reaching impact on the enterprise tech business, not only in Europe and the UK, but also in the US and Asia for companies doing business in the region.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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