Gartner: Top strategic technology trends for 2021

Companies need to focus on architecting resilience and accept that disruptive change is the norm, says research firm Gartner, which unveiled its annual look at the top strategic technology trends that organizations need to prepare for in the coming year.Gartner unveiled this year’s list at its flagship IT Symposium/Xpo Americas conference, which is being held virtually this year.
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VMware highlights security in COVID-era networking

As enterprise workloads continue to move off-premises and employees continue to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, securing that environment remains a critical challenge for IT.At its virtual VWworld 2020 gathering, VMware detailed products and plans to help customers deal with the challenges of securing distributed enterprise resources.More about SD-WAN: How to buy SD-WAN technology: Key questions to consider when selecting a supplier • What SD-Branch is and why you’ll need it • What are the options for securing SD-WAN?
“Amid global disruption, the key to survival for many companies has meant an accelerated shift to the cloud and, ultimately, bolting on security products in their data centers,” said Sanjay Poonen, VMware’s Chief Operating Officer, Customer Operations. “But legacy security systems are no longer sufficient for organizations that are using the cloud as part of their computing infrastructure. It’s time to rethink security for the cloud. Organizations need protection at the workload level, not just at the endpoint.”To read this article in full, please click here READ MORE HERE…

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Still not dead: The mainframe hangs on, sustained by Linux and hybrid cloud

The mainframe has been declared “dead”, “morphed” and “transformed” so many times over the years sometimes it’s sometimes hard to believe the Big Iron still has an identity in the enterprise world.But clearly it does and in a major way, too. [ Lessons on diversity in IT: 10 professional organizations focused on diversity in tech • Being Black in IT: 3 tech leaders share their stories • Gender gapped: The state of gender diversity in IT • Māori participation in IT: diversity insights for CIOs everywhere • IT snapshot: Ethnic diversity in the tech industry ]
Take recent news as an example: According to IBM, 75% of the top 20 global banks are running the newest z15 mainframe, and the IBM Systems Group reported a 68% gain in Q2 IBM Z revenue year-over-year.To read this article in full, please click here READ MORE HERE…

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Microsoft Office 365—Do you have a false sense of cloud security?

Security is not just flipping the switch of security features to “on” and think you are done. DART explores the concept of having a false sense of security when securing your cloud environments.
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Fixing cloud migration: What goes wrong and why?

  The cloud space has been evolving for almost a decade. As a company we’re a major cloud user ourselves. That means we’ve built up a huge amount of in-house expertise over the years around cloud migration — including common challenges and perspectives on how organizations can best approach projects to improve success rates. As…
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Cloud Security Is Simple, Absolutely Simple.

“Cloud security is simple, absolutely simple. Stop over complicating it.” This is how I kicked off a presentation I gave at the CyberRisk Alliance, Cloud Security Summit on Apr 17 of this year. And I truly believe that cloud security is simple, but that does not mean easy. You need the right strategy. As I…
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Automatic Visibility And Immediate Security with Trend Micro + AWS Control Tower

Things fail. It happens. A core principle of building well in the AWS Cloud is reliability. Dr. Vogels said it best, “How can you reduce the impact of failure on your customers?” He uses the term “blast radius” to describe this principle. One of the key methods for reducing blast radius is the AWS account…
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New study shows customers save time, resources and improve security with Microsoft Cloud App Security

Learn how customers benefit most from Microsoft’s Cloud App Security to gain visibility to Shadow IT and gain ROI on their investment.
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Are You Promoting Security Fluency in your Organization?

  Migrating to the cloud is hard. The PowerPoint deck and pretty architectures are drawn up quickly but the work required to make the move will take months and possibly years.   The early stages require significant effort by teams to learn new technologies (the cloud services themselves) and new ways of the working (the…
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