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CIA Off and Running With Amazon Web Services

On June 25th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

CIO — WASHINGTON — When the CIA began contemplating a move to the cloud, the tech team looked for a commercial partner that could help modernize its IT infrastructure and introduce a level of agility that would bring the agency more in line with private-sector enterprises. The spy agency embarked on what CIO Douglas Wolfe..

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Don’t Use Mobile Management to Build BlackBerry all Over Again

On June 25th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

CIO — Turning off device features is the fastest way to get users looking for alternatives the company can’t control. IT departments want to be Lego master builders, like Emmett in the gloriously silly Lego Movie. The double decker couch with built-in beer kegs might look stupid to the IT team busily gluing systems together..

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Watch the Web Get Hacked in Real Time on this Mesmerizing Map

On June 25th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

PC World — The constant barrage of headlines trumpeting high-profile security breaches makes it easy to understand at a high level that hack attacks are on the rise, but mere words alone don’t truly convey the scope of the constant threats. A mesmerizing example of data visualization by computer security firm Norse lets you see..

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Decoding Threat Intelligence

On June 25th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

CSO — There is a scene in HBO’s adaption of Game of Thrones where a character counsels the king to dismiss the rising power of one of his rivals because “curiosities on the far side of the world” are no threat. A season later, that rival has three dragons and an army under her control...

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Warrants Needed for Cellphone Searches, Supreme Court Rules

On June 25th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

IDG News Service — Police cannot generally search cellphones without a warrant when they are arresting someone, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision Wednesday that weighs heavily in favor of Fourth Amendment and privacy rights. Cellphones are not the same as other physical objects, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the opinion...

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12 Characteristics of Successful IT Professionals

On June 25th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

ITworld — I was at a networking meeting the other evening and was asked the typical question What do you do? I answered with my normal turn of phrase I teach leadership and soft skills to IT people. How about you, what do you do? The returned reply was not what I expected. Instead of..

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CIO.com Redesign Coming Soon!

On June 24th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

CIO — Greetings CIO.com Readers, It is with pleasure that I announce a brand new redesign for CIO.com, to be launched live to the public within the next several days. While we have done some minor to moderate redesigns over the past few years, this is our first major top-to-bottom redesign in over six years,..

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Native Data Analysis Comes to MongoDB

On June 24th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

CIO — Seeking to make it easier for you to apply analytics to your big data stores, Pentaho today announced the general availability of the latest version of its business analytics and data integration platform. The Pentaho 5.1 release is intended to bridge the “data-to-analytics divide” for the whole spectrum of Pentaho users, from developers..

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Hadoop Aanalysis Now Tackling IoT to Improve Transit

On June 24th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

IDG News Service — For the Internet of Things, collecting data is only half the battle, and public transit agencies know that as well as anyone. Operators of bus, train and trolley systems collect a wide range of data types from ticket machines, fare validation devices, GPS (Global Positioning System) and other sources, but typically..

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Many Comments on New H-1B Rule, But Few Are ‘Unique’

On June 24th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

Computerworld — Splunk, a company best known for systems that analyze machine-generated data, has created a tool for analyzing comments filed at Regulation.gov. Interested in what this tool might show, Computerworld asked Splunk to use it to analyze comments on a proposed new rule regarding the ability of some H-1B spouses to work in the..

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