A Chat with Cisco CIO Rebecca Jacoby

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Kudos to Cisco for promoting women to top jobs within the company. Article by David Weldon in FierceCIO. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood ——- Cisco CIO Rebecca Jacoby reflects on top tech trends for 2014 /15 The holiday season is traditionally a time to reflect on the year just past and look ahead to what the New …

Infographic: Small Business IT Security

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Just as ignorance is no excuse for not obeying the law, so too is the notion that inadequate in-house expertise is no excuse for not protecting your business’ information assets. AIS Data Centers can help. Summary by Fred Donovan in FierceITSecurity; original published in ZDNet. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood ——– Infographic: Small businesses are in the …

IT Grads About to “Get Lucky” in 2015

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Timing is everything. Skills matter too. And preparedness. And attention to detail. And work ethic. And honesty. And so much more. Summary article by David Weldon in FierceCIO. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood ——– IT Class of 2015 told: Brace for the very best year in a decade Between declining job offers and rising student loan debt, …

Infographic: Heartbleed, Shellshock, POODLE

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A picture is worth a thousand hacks. Summary by Fred Donovan in FierceITSecurity. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood ——— Infographic: Heartbleed, Shellshock and POODLE top the list of major web vulnerabilities The top three major web vulnerabilities uncovered this year were Heartbleed, Shellshock and POODLE, judges Web security firm Incapsula. “What makes these mega vulnerabilities special is …

Will IT Security Suffer Due to Lack of Candidates?

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Don’t let the difficulty of finding a qualified candidate for full-time employment delay your  IT security readiness. Consider the alternatives, if even only short-term. AIS Data Centers can help. Summary article by David Weldon in FierceCIO. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood ——– Will cloud, security hires break the bank in 2015? Big data and data analytics have been grabbing much …

Infographic: Cloud Security Risks, Realities

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Excessive fear and exuberant optimism abound when it comes to  the cloud. Who you gonna call? Summary by Fred Donovan in FierceITSecurity. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood ——— Infographic: 3/4 of firms rate their cloud security as fair or poor Despite the efficiency improvements and costs savings that cloud computing promises, enterprises continue to drag their feet because …

10 Big Data Predictions

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Article by Pam Baker in FierceBigData. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood ——— Ten 2015 big data predictions It’s that time of year again when we all look ahead in hopes of successfully predicting what’s coming in the New Year. Here’s a roundup of the 10 most recent big data predictions. Will they come true or not? We’ll …

Data Center Traffic = big bIG BIG!

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Up, up, and away! Article by Jason Verge in The WHIR. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood ——– Cisco: Data Center Traffic Will Triple by 2018 Cisco has published the 2014 installment of its annual Global Cloud Index. The index projects data center traffic to nearly triple on the back of cloud growth in the next five years …

AIS Infographic: Big Data, Data Center Fun Facts

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There’s no question that big data plays a huge role in the lives of millions of people as well as countless businesses. As each year passes, data gets bigger and more storage facilities are built to handle the influx of information and keep it accessible and safe. Just how big has big data become? How big do data centers have …

Will CyberSecurity Still Be a Concern in 2015?

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Summary article by Fred Donovan in FierceITSecurity; original published Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood ———- Will 2015 top this year for data breaches? This year has been a record year for data breaches. But what does next year hold for the IT security industry? Security firm Symantec has looked into its crystal ball and came up with 10 …