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Formulating a digital rescue plan

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here. Think of this as the data era; a time of deep connectivity driven by technology and powered by unprecedented amounts of data.  We are at a pivotal point in human history where the possibilities are endless, and the implications are huge.

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Why you need both monitoring and observability

It’s no secret that application environments are certainly not getting any simpler. From the complexity of the mix of applications to manage (there is indeed an app for everything!) to the complexity of building and deploying those apps (microservices, containers and the burgeoning DevOps/cloud-native ecosystem) to the complexity of the delivery infrastructure (mobile, virtual, cloud, […]

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Finding the sweet spot when it comes to your server refresh cycle

Nothing lasts forever. Despite the rumors, even Twinkies have a limited shelf life. Which is why the server refresh cycle is so important for organizations today. Servers don’t last forever, and waiting too long to replace can result in downtime and put your core business functions at risk.

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Perfect security is like achieving lightspeed

In my previous post, I discussed one of my favorite topics: The Heisenberg Principle of Security vs. Privacy. There is another law of physics I typically use that has an analogue in security: lightspeed. The closer you get to lightspeed, the more energy you need to go faster, and conversely any object with mass cannot actually […]

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The Heisenberg Principle of Security vs. Privacy

Often spoken in a single breath—security and privacy—they are nonetheless orthogonal quantities in many aspects. Enforcing security often means compromising on privacy, and vice versa: a perfectly private conversation cannot be monitored for security.

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Why WiFi 6 and 5G are different: Physics, economics, and human behavior

It is an exciting time in wireless networking. The two most-used wireless technologies in the world are getting an upgrade, and the changes could affect nearly every technology-using human on Earth. Wi-Fi, or local wireless, is undergoing a major advance, to Wi-Fi 6. Cellular, or mobile networking, is getting upgraded to 5G. These improvements will open new opportunities for businesses and new capabilities […]

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Hindsight to insight: Why digital transformation is not an option

If you’re a Star Wars fan like I am, you have always been able to imagine a world where technology is at the heart of everything we do.  Today, a digital world is no longer the stuff of great sci-fi, it’s our reality.  Fueled by our thirst for knowledge and our ‘on-demand’ appetite; technology, and […]

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When three worlds collide: HPC, Analytics and AI

High-performance computing (HPC), data analytics and artificial intelligence are converging, and that’s good news for today’s enterprises. When people talk about high-performance computing, data analytics and artificial intelligence, they tend to treat this trio of technologies as three separate entities, each living in its own world.

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No progression is regression. And what is regression?

Despite all of its advantages, globalization has an inherent disadvantage: It is increasing competitive pressure and forcing companies to continually become better and more efficient – at an ever-faster pace. Companies marketing their products and services on the international stage aren’t the only ones that are affected; globalization also means that foreign competitors are showing […]

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