All posts on August, 2017


Enterprise Security

The War Room: Experiential Security Planning

Ask any security practitioner about ransomware nowadays, and chances are good you’ll get an earful. Recent outbreaks like Petya and WannaCry have left organizations around the world reeling, and statistics show that ransomware is on the rise. For example, 62 percent of participants surveyed for ISACA’s recent “Global State of Cybersecurity” survey experienced a ransomware attack in 2016.

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Trends

Fulfilling the Omnichannel Shopping Imperative

The omnichannel approach has become a byword in customer service, but retailers need to do more to make it happen, based on a recent study. Researchers tested 57 metrics across desktop, mobile and in-store buying touchpoints to evaluate the end-to-end omnichannel experience at 30 popular and growing retailers. Here’s the problem: E-commerce absolutely is killing brick-and-mortar stores.

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BrandPost: How Content Delivery Expertise Can Empower Better Security

The push for enterprises to be more agile, flexible, and fast—a.k.a. Digital Transformation—is driving IT resources out of legacy environments and into the cloud.

Business today depends upon a more flexible, remote and mobile workforce, and that workforce needs secure, reliable, and fast access to those resources and applications that live in the cloud.

But the transformation to an inside-out enterprise—where applications, data and users increasingly live beyond a company’s confines—imposes some challenges along with the benefits it brings.

At the top of those issues: security. IT remains responsible for the security, visibility, and performance of applications and users that now sit outside the business’ traditional zone of control. Three-quarters of respondents [1] to a recent IDC survey say that the ability to provide secure remote application access is a priority.

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The most popular IDEs? Visual Studio and Eclipse

Microsoft’s Visual Studio leads the way in desktop IDE (integrated development environment) popularity, with Eclipse close behind, according to PYPL’s August index of IDE popularity. Android Studio was a distant third.

Visual Studio takes a 22.4 percent share in this month’s index. Eclipse follows with a 20.38 percent share. Much further back was Android Studio, with a 9.87 percent share. “It’s surprising how a couple of IDEs have about half the popularity,” PYPL’s Pierre Carbonelle said.

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Tech Buzz

Gadget Ogling: Trending Hot Plates, Toys for Future Coders, and a Ringy Dingy Ring

If you’ve looked at Facebook for more than a minute over the last few years, there’s no question that you’ll have encountered a top-down, perfectly filmed food video from BuzzFeed’s Tasty channel. The cooking clips are enormously popular on the social network, racking up billions of views a month. Now BuzzFeed is trying to monetize its success in a new way. Enter the Tasty One Top, a hot plate that seeks to make cooking simpler.

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