Betsy Amy-Vogt

Betsy Amy-Vogt is a staff writer for theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile livestreaming studio. A digital nomad before the term existed, Betsy started her writing career at a tech startup in Austin, Texas, before taking her laptop off around the globe. When not writing tech news blogs or working on her latest sci-fi fantasy novel, she volunteers at Hekab Be bilingual library and community center in Akumal, Mexico. Got news? Tweet it to @siliconangle.

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Boardroom diversity proves mission critical in data security, AI and beyond

The past two years have seen a record number of women elected to board positions. According to a report on U.S. Board Diversity Trends posted by Harvard Law School, 46% of newly elected directors in 2019 were female and women now hold 27% of directorships across the S&P 500 companies. One of those newly elected ...
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Why traditional companies fail at big data (and how they can win)

“Data is the new oil!” or so the saying goes. Ten years ago, when big data started to hit the headlines, the sensible strategy seemed to be to gather as much data as possible. After all, if it was like oil reserves, the more the better. So, even though they had no concrete plans on how ...

Finance goes agile as open source checks the security box

It wasn’t long ago that mixing financial data and open-source software seemed like the recipe for a security disaster. But yesterday’s problems bring today’s solutions. New DevSecOps tools, such as those offered by DevOps platform GitLab, are embedding security in the workflow. Meaning that even establishment giants such as Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. are ...

GitLab proves operating an all-remote workforce is possible with thousands of employees

Since the tech boom of the 1990s, the typical office has transformed in pace with the technology that powers it. Rows of identical gray-fabric cubicles have morphed into casual, brightly decorated open workspaces as hefty desktops have become handheld devices that allow work to happen anywhere, anytime. So as traditional hardware becomes virtual, the question ...
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Automated reasoning versus machine learning: How AWS provides secure access control without data

By embracing diversity, humanity finds greater strength. Our differences mean we can specialize, using our unique talents to excel in the areas to which we are most suited. This is as true for intelligence as for physical attributes. One person may solve complex algebraic equations for fun but care less about which political party is in ...
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Serverless: It’s how IT gets done. But what is it?

Serverless is a concept that is often misunderstood and definitely misused. First coined with Amazon Web Services Inc.’s launch of Lambda, the term is rapidly becoming a catch-all buzzword for various technologies, compute models, operational constructs, and architectural patterns. This capricious usage can be frustrating to experts who have worked with serverless since the beginning. ...

Get ready for cultural upheaval: Businesses learn that becoming digital means transforming in more ways than one

The problems in traditional workplace culture aren’t new. Today’s compartmentalized workplace has its roots in the mechanization and standardization of the industrial revolution, when workers were regarded very differently than they are today. But the slowness and lack of cooperation and communication brought about by silo’ed departments, top-down management, and poor customer understanding come into sharp ...

Q&A: ExtraHop makes sure companies don’t get caught napping on cloud-security watch

Billions have been sunk into the data security market, and cloud leader Amazon Web Services Inc. continues to reassure its customers that cloud security is “the highest priority.” It offers services such as Security Hub. But despite the extreme focus on protection, no one is relaxing on security watch just yet. “I can assure you ...

Amazon Business brings procurement into the digital era

Everyone knows (and loves) Amazon Prime for its fast, free shipping and wealth of associated benefits.  Lesser known is that Amazon has a Business platform that offers similar benefits to help companies simplify the procurement process. “Corporate procurement is really hard and cumbersome,” said David Stout (pictured), head of global alliances and partnerships of Amazon ...

Amazon Marketplace evolves to meet next-generation enterprise demands

Data is the driving asset behind the digital era. That’s great for businesses that create masses of data during their normal operations. But who would you turn to if you needed a source for trustworthy data for sale? The answer is a new solution from Amazon Web Services Inc., according to David McCann (pictured), vice president of AWS migration, ...