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The coronavirus offers a golden opportunity to evolve the security architecture

Self-quarantined employees are forcing organizations to allow access to critical data remotely. As a result, the coronavirus pandemic is presenting organizations with a unique opportunity to adopt modern security protocols and enable an efficient remote workforce. Fear of coronavirus infections has resulted in organizations ruling out large meetings. Healthy individuals are in home quarantine for ...
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Cloud developers are falling in love with serverless computing – and more soon should

The rise of serverless technology as part of a broader cloud application modernization movement has been going on for a few years. But the serverless romance has just sparked up, as the execution rate of functions-as-a-service or FaaS approaches such as Amazon Web Services Inc.’s Lambda has spiked dramatically over the last year. Average weekly ...
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Who’s winning in the multicloud world? Actually, it’s still a wide-open race

Multicloud computing has emerged as one of the hottest trends in enterprise technology over the past couple of years as companies increasingly adopt a range of public cloud platforms to host their workloads. The trend is accelerating because cloud is winning in the marketplace. It no longer makes sense for a company to invest millions ...
CYBERSECURITY SPECIAL REPORT: RETHINKING TRUST

Passwordless authentication is here and there, but not everywhere

Passwords are a ubiquitous authentication method, but they are vulnerable to a wide variety of attacks, including social engineering, phishing, password-stuffing and malware. Although adopting multifactor authentication or MFA reduces risk, the password remains the weak link. Passwords can also create friction in login workflows, degrading user and customer experience. Taking steps to increase security, ...
CYBERSECURITY SPECIAL REPORT: RETHINKING TRUST

Cybersecurity firms are in good shape as they gear up for RSA 2020

The cybersecurity industry is shaping up for what is traditionally one of its biggest events of the year: the RSA Conference, which takes place in San Francisco this coming week. This year’s conference is overshadowed somewhat by the coronavirus outbreak in China that has caused at least one major player in the security industry, IBM ...
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Robotic process automation is a big market, but there will be only one big winner

The market for robotic process automation is one of the hottest in tech right now, rapidly gaining traction as larger enterprises look to speed up their business processes by automating mundane office tasks. A lot of the buzz around RPA comes from the massive amounts of money being injected into the market. The two biggest ...
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Why there will be no ‘winner take all’ in the cloud in 2020

Alphabet Inc.’s decision to break out revenue numbers for Google LLC’s cloud business for the first time has put the cloud computing industry back into the spotlight. Google is still way behind market leader Amazon Web Services Inc. in terms of overall cloud revenue, but the numbers show that its business is growing faster. Still, ...
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Agile software development is dead. Deal with it

In February 2001, 17 middle-aged white guys came together at a Utah resort and hammered out the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. And lo, Agile was born. In the intervening 19 years, organizations of all sizes, from the largest enterprises to the nimblest of startups have attempted to follow the principles of Agile. Agile – ...
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Data storage players will struggle in a soft market

Enterprise data storage has suffered a long, steady siphoning of demand, coinciding with the rise of cloud computing. But although there are few signs of that trend reversing, opportunities still exist for the market’s most nimble and innovative players. In his latest breaking analysis video, Dave Vellante, chief analyst at SiliconANGLE sister market research firm ...
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How Amazon is solving big-data challenges with data lakes

Back when Jeff Bezos filled orders in his garage and drove packages to the post office himself, crunching the numbers on costs, tracking inventory and forecasting future demand was relatively simple. Fast-forward 25 years, Amazon’s retail business has more than 175 fulfillment centers worldwide with more than 250,000 full-time associates shipping millions of items per day. ...