There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud ComputingArtificial IntelligenceMobilityBig DataRoboticsInternet of ThingsCyberSecurity.

Cloud-Computing-ServiceCloud computing refers to the on-demand provision of computational resources (data, software) via a computer network, rather than from a local computer. The bad news is that enterprise CTOs, the people who created the construct and business model of cloud computing, are now suffering through an onslaught of over the top hype. Most are getting sick of the cloud computing term. Our goal is report critically important operational use cases and non-biased technology reviews in this field, while avoiding the typical cloud computing hype.



Discovering and proactively blocking malicious infrastructure

RiskIQ’s PassiveTotal leverages the power of a well engineered sensor network and high power/high performance computing, and highly experienced analysts to help enterprise executives proactively block or otherwise disrupt malicious infrastructure. PassiveTotal is designed to provide analysts with a single view into all the data they need. It is also designed to be easy to […]

How to choose between Native Apps or the Responsive Web?

In the second article of how CTO’s can create a framework for enterprises to adopt mobile for growth we look at one of the early decisions to be made – that is choosing to build native apps or adopt the responsive web. In case you missed it, the previous article in the series discusses why […]

Thinking About “Data Program Governance”

Elevator pitch One phrase in regular rotation in my elevator pitch is “data program governance.” What does that mean? The individual words are straightforward: Data includes any kind of data such as numeric, financial, textual, image, or meta. Program means an organized set of activities designed to accomplish a defined set of objectives. Governance means […]

What is Passive DNS and how do you leverage it in research?

Passive DNS has become one of the most powerful tools in the defenders arsenal. The concept was created in 2004 to help mitigate the threat of malware but is now used for that and far more use cases. Passive DNS data can be used to help detect when trojans have infiltrated your system and are […]

Right-Sizing Data Center Resources

One of the perennial problems of data centers is monitoring server utilization to ensure right-sizing of resources.  Having too few resources can lead to overprovisioning, which can cause downtime as virtual machines become starved for compute, memory, and storage.  Having too many resources wastes dollars, along with cooling and power.  Getting it just right takes […]

DriveScale Introduction – Smarter Data Center Infrastructure for Scale-Out

The video below provides context on DriveScale. DriveScale provides the only scale-out solution that enables administrators to bring the full benefit of their scale-out investment to their organizations. DriveScale enables organizations to buy commodity compute, storage, and networking resources separately, configure and rebalance ratios of resources optimally, and manage them simply.