Technology Pulse Report – Fortium Partners

Risk

Our April 2017 round-up of business-impacting events added Insider and Privilege Misuse to the top five incidents affecting leading technology leaders:

  1. Malware/Virus (35% down from 42%, up from #2)
  2. Phishing/Spear Phishing (33% down from 45%, down to #2)
  3. None (28% down from 33%, Still #3)
  4. Ransomware (21% up from 19%, Still #4)
  5. Insider and Privilege Misuse (18% from 9%, up from #8)

Innovation

The top ten this month in The Technology Management Radar includes:

  1. Software-as-a-Service
  2. Cloud
  3. Software-Defined X (Network, Data Center, Storage, etc.)
  4. Internet-of-Things
  5. Machine Learning (up from #6)
  6. Desktop-as-a-Service (down from #5)
  7. Robotic Process Automation (up from #9)
  8. Cognitive Computing (down from #7)
  9. Device Mesh (up from #10)
  10. Virtual/Augmented Reality  (up from #11)

Source: Technology Pulse Report – April 2017 — Fortium Partners

Thanks to our friends at Fortium Partners

Top IT Trends to Watch in 2017

Prepare for these top IT trends in 2017. Learn what the experts are predicting for cloud computing, IoT, data security, and more.

  • Cloud computing: What will be different in 2017?
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • The Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Data Security
  • Big Data Management and Storage
  • Disaster Recovery (DR) 

Source: Top IT Trends to Watch in 2017 – OnRamp

Thanks to OnRamp

12 Things Successful Business Owners Say No To

What exactly are business owners saying no to that makes them so successful? I’ve studied this theory and have discovered 12 consistences.

Successful business owners are saying no to:

1. Unnecessary Meetings

2. Short-cuts

3. Distractions

4. Putting themselves last on the priority list

5. Always responding immediately to emails

6. Discounting their services or products

7. Negative relationships

8. Not spending money to make money

9. Filling empty space

10. Making too many decisions

11. Extracurricular Business Activities

12. Exposure

Source: 12 Things Successful Business Owners Say No To

Thanks to Sam Hurley

The 9 Greatest Pain Points for an IT team

“Those brave soldiers tasked with managing the IT systems of an organization are faced with myriad issues on a day to day basis. “

These important realities are also provided here as considerations for business owners and enterprise decision-makers when planning and organizing budgets, staffing, and IT strategies.

Source: The 9 Greatest Pain Points for an IT team | Network Wrangler – Tech Blog

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Thanks to Network Wrangler Tech Blog and Kerry Butters

Technology Adoption in 2016: Predictions from a Senior Network Engineer

“What do those in the network trenches see coming for 2016? We take a look at one engineer’s predictions.

SDN – (Software Defined Networks) – Dynamic path adjustments are difficult to obtain with traditional IP networking, which makes its forwarding decisions on the best path to the destination address.

DevOps – The merger of software application development and ongoing operations

NFV – (Network Functions Virtualization) – SD WAN or NFV is an easy initial step for organizations that are not ready to jump in with SDN.

Full Stack Engineering – These developers understand the complete structure of an application.  The developers and networking staff need to be able to communicate with each other in order to diagnose problems that hide in obscure parts of the IT infrastructure. “

Source: Technology Adoption in 2016: Predictions from a Senior Network Engineer

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Thanks to NoJitter

Top Ten: FAQs About the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite and the Cortana Analytics Suite

“Learn about what’s new in Microsoft Azure IoT Suite and the Cortana Analytics Suite”

Watch for bigger and better things from Microsoft in 2016.  This tech user and observer has been impressed with the moves they have been making if only because they have a renewed commitment to relevance.

Source: Top Ten: FAQs About the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite and the Cortana Analytics Suite

Thanks to Windows It Pro

Can a URL Replace Your Phone Number?

“The advent of WebRTC has made the ability to use a URL as a way for anyone to contact you a reality. WebRTC is the technology that allows your browser or a mobile device to operate as a phone. All that’s needed is a “click-to-call” link or button on a Web page to initiate a connection with a URL.”

All this as we continue to watch the convergence of voice and data services within the Enterprise and also at home.  The challenges for IT Managers and Directors will become more challenging.

And we thought BYOD was bad!

Source: Can a URL Replace Your Phone Number?

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Thanks to Programmable Web