The Bigger Truth (Video): Ransomware Rules Push, Facebook Woes, & China Wants a Say in Tech Standards Setting

Check out the first episode of The Bigger Truth here

In this week's episode, I share my thoughts on the following enterprise news stories:

US lawmakers propose ransomware reporting rules: https://www.computerweekly.com/news/2...

Topics: Cybersecurity Enterprise Mobility

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2021 Launched with Explosive Growth!

This year’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon did not disappoint! As a hybrid event, there were many attendees in person as well as virtual, and the event coordinators did a great job at seamlessly transitioning between the attendees. At this year’s North America event, the coverage areas focused on application definition/development, orchestration/management, runtime, and provisioning. There was also a “special” category for offerings supporting cloud-native technology that did not fit into the other groupings.

Topics: Converged Infrastructure

VMware’s Next Chapter... But Is It Going to Work?

The powerhouse VMware is doing it again—leading the way in the industry with innovation focused on the next generation of multi-cloud offerings. The question is: Will it be enough to differentiate VMware from the pack?

Topics: Converged Infrastructure

How Are Employee Insights Impacting Employee Experience?

Businesses are operating with a distributed workforce while executives, managers, and team leaders lack the direct insight and daily contact with employees. As a result, organizations are looking for ways to leverage data-driven insights and intelligence to generate technology telemetry, establish employee engagement, and create personalized recommendations. 

Topics: Digital Workspace

Citrix Redefines Application Delivery and Security with New Service

Citrix recently announced a new App Delivery and Security Service to enable organizations to rapidly and securely deliver applications. This service is well timed and will help organizations that are accelerating digital transformation efforts and expanding their modern application environments in highly distributed environments.

Topics: Networking

Ransomware Attacks are Everyone’s Problem

It can be easy to think, “That sounds horrible! But it probably won’t happen to me.” From getting into a fender bender, to spilling ketchup on your new white shirt, to… ransomware attacks. Believing ransomware attacks will only happen to “somebody else” can put your organization at a huge risk. On a much larger scale than buying car insurance or bringing an extra shirt, taking precautions against ransomware attacks can save your organization millions of dollars, as well as employee confidence, customer trust, and more.

Topics: Cybersecurity

Cisco Takes on Today’s Healthcare Challenges with Hyperflex Hyper-converged Infrastructure

The world is complex. When looking at today’s already complex world, it seems as though complexity continues to grow day by day. No industry understands complexity better than the healthcare industry. Rules, compliance, and regulation are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to dealing with day-to-day challenges. The fluctuations of and increasing demands on healthcare systems around the world continue to grow everywhere throughout the industry at large hospitals, remote satellite sites, or a combination of both. The ability to pass patient data from location to location can often mean the difference in saving lives.

Topics: Converged Infrastructure

Silencing the Noise in Cybersecurity

It’s noisy out there. Hundreds of TV shows that your friends insist you “HAVE to watch,” a concerning number of crime-related podcasts (seriously, why are there so many?), and seemingly non-stop communication with one another – text, email, social media, carrier pigeon.… There are only so many hours in the day, and a lot of things fighting for your time and attention. It can be difficult to cut through the noise and see clearly what should be prioritized, both in your personal life and at work. The cybersecurity space is noisy, too.

Topics: Cybersecurity

Data Protection Conversation with Matt Waxman of Cohesity (Video)

In this Data Protection Conversations video, I talk with Matt Waxman of Cohesity about:

  • The latest and greatest from Cohesity
  • How customers can "unlock value" from data through intelligent data management
  • What topics are top-of-mind for customers and partners
Topics: Data Protection data protection conversations

Record-setting HeatWave: Oracle’s “Whether” Forecast

I was impressed with the demeanor of Edward Screven, Oracle’s Chief Corporate Architect, as I watched him deliver the public announcement on August 10, 2021 of the availability of MySQL Autopilot, a new extension to the MySQL HeatWave service. While he had a great story to convey, he somehow managed to do it without overt hubris. Sure, there were plenty of impressive claims, incessant and exceedingly flattering competitive comparisons, and a pitch devoid of small-print caveats, but through it all, he remained resolutely matter of fact. Why did that impress me?

Topics: MySQL