Among the many threats that are surfacing in the IT world, ransomware is one of the biggest and deadliest. Every day, about 4000 companies are under threat of attack – an increase of 300% compared to 2015’s figures. Moreover, more than $200 million has been paid to ransomware hackers in the first quarter of 2016 alone. In other words, the IT Superheroes are facing a rapidly-growing threat that doesn’t seem to be slowing down!
The IT universe is ever-changing: Ecosystems become more complex and new issues arise every day. IT evils are hacking and hatching new ideas, plotting your demise as a defender of the IT infrastructure. But there’s no need to worry: We have made a complete list of the latest IT superpowers available to fight the villains roaming the cyberworld!
Cyber attacks happen. How can you recover quickly?
If you are in IT management, everywhere you turn, you see warnings of malicious forces working diligently with the one aim of compromising your security and eating your data for lunch.
It’s not a question of if anymore but rather of when. Many times the cyber security tools will not prevent the break-in, but only alert you of the compromise.
‘Deduplication’ is a word that gets thrown around by vendors right and left. With the rise of flash, dedupe has become more relevant than ever to take the most advantage of the precious storage space in this expensive and super-fast media. However, a lot of buzz words are used when describing deduplication technologies, which makes it difficult to compare different offerings.
Hackathons are great learning environments for aspiring entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, marketers and corporate change agents - essentially anyone and everyone involved in the creative process of innovating. This post explores how both participants and companies can benefit significantly from a hackathon, and explains how you can start organizing hackathons within your company.
I’ve been at Reduxio for almost 6 months now, and I’m having to question some of what I learned. Truth is, I’ve drank my fair share of kool-aid over the years. Some of the lessons that I learned still ring true, but some I’ve had to unlearn. One of them, drilled into me by my previous employers, was that AFAs are always needed and are always cost-effective.
But are they really?
With innovation comes change and with that, risk.
Given the speed at which technology is advancing today, many find it difficult to keep up, and some even perceive it risky to do so. People and organizations would rather stay with the safe and comfortable; there’s less risk there.
Or is there, really?
Zach Boewer is the VP of IT for Scale Venture Partners and advisor for "The Last Mile" program at San Quentin. He has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, participating and witnessing all the changes it has gone through.
Here are his thoughts on Reduxio, and how it exceeded his expectations.