1. Podcast

    048 – There’s No Such Thing As ‘Zero Risk’

    “Risk Management” needs to be more than a slogan, if you want to protect your most valuable assets: it needs to be a mindset. It needs to be a way of life for your organization. To that end, consider the warning of Vijay Chauhan, Sr. Director of Product Marketing for Illumio, that a risk-free e… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  2. Podcast

    047 - IT Changes: It Doesn’t Mean Your Job Is Going Away

    IT moves fast. That’s not news. But these days, it seems to be moving faster than ever. Where it’s going, and what it means for your career, is a question that needs answers. That’s why this episode of “10 on Tech” features one of the industry’s most knowledgeable analysts, Wikibon’s S… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  3. Cloud

    Pros and Cons of Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery

    A solid backup and disaster recovery (DR) plan is critical to the health and business continuity of your organization. In the event of a catastrophic disaster or data compromise, having a solid DR plan can do wonders to calm the nerves of stakeholders and management at the highest level. Most org… Read More

    By Greg Stuart
  4. Cloud

    How 5G Will Change Data Centers

    The anticipation of 5G wireless technology has increased every year since the release of 4G. The demand for streaming services, artificial intelligence and other bandwidth-heavy applications has gone up significantly, which is driving demand for faster speeds and less latency. 5G technology could… Read More

    By Greg Stuart
  5. Podcast

    046 – ‘We’re Not Getting Better’ When it Comes to Application Security

    The central idea behind DevOps is speed: the speed of development, and the speed of delivering and integrating that software into the organization’s operations. This is a good thing. But of course, it’s not all good. As Joseph Feiman of WhiteHat Security says, “With DevOps, developers are i… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  6. Podcast

    045 – Getting to Public Cloud Doesn’t Have to Hurt

    You probably realize that moving part or all of your IT operations to the public cloud isn’t easy. But even with that understanding, it’s still harder than you think. That’s why Root Level Technology exists, and they’re our guests on this edition of “10 on Tech.” Root Level Technology… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  7. Podcast

    044 – Dynamic Networks Require Dynamic Security

    IT infrastructure has changed dramatically over the years. Data centers are no longer castles surrounded by moats that are entirely self-contained and shut off from the outside world. And that means the ways of securing the castle have to change, too. Faraz Aladin, Head of Technical Product Marke… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  8. Opinion

    5 Ways To Break Up the Cloud Deployment Logjam

    As trees and other debris float along waterways, logjams can accumulate and obstruct water flow, causing flooding and other problems. Breaking up logjams can be hazardous, requiring professionals with heavy equipment and even explosives. Many enterprises all over the world are embarking on a clou… Read More

    By Robert Christiansen
  9. Podcast

    043 – Getting Fox Sports Connected

    There’s no doubt that computing is moving rapidly to the edge – this is the idea behind the Internet of Things, as well as increasing use of mobile and branch networks. One area you may not have thought of is the infrastructure necessary to run a live sports show. SD-WAN vendor Cradlepoint pr… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  10. Opinion

    6 Experts Weigh in on the IoT Connected World in 2019 and Beyond

    The Internet of Things is nothing like it was just a few years ago. Throughout the past few years, we have seen a massive IoT explosion in not only businesses but people’s lives. Millions of home and businesses around the globe are now connecting more devices than ever, and it is not expected to s… Read More

    By ActualTech Media
  11. Sponsored

    CapEx and OpEx Savings With Private Cloud

    HCI continues to be viewed as a key enabler of private clouds. HCI leverages commodity hardware to host applications provided as VMs (and containers). The definition of HCI varies by vendor, but can be separated into two broad models: HCI appliances and HCI software. Both HCI models provide OpEx… Read More

    By ActualTech Media
  12. Opinion

    PanelCast Recap: The Enterprise IT Landscape in 2019

    Those working in the world of enterprise IT maintain a delicate balance between what is and what will be. Most CIOs have one foot in the data center and one in the future, and that can be tricky when it comes to anticipating not only new services and new technologies to implement, but also the clima… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  13. CIO

    PanelCast 2019 Predictions: The Evolution from Alignment to Digital Transformation and Going Beyond Hardware Buys

    IT needs to meet all the needs of the business, but the business isn’t always interested in buying more stuff – tools, software, platforms, hardware, storage, networking, etc. How does the business forge ahead without IT just continuing to buy? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was c… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  14. CIO

    PanelCast 2019 Predictions: Hyperconvergence and the Next Wave of Systems Integration

    Hyperconvergence has become a force unto itself. What comes after HCI? Is it extensions that turn HCI into a broader platform or is it a whole new architecture altogether? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast event, held in Dece… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  15. CIO

    PanelCast 2019 Predictions: The Future of Interoperability and Integration

    Is interoperability and integration between product manufacturers increasing or decreasing? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast event, held in December of 2018.  This event addressed 2019 enterprise IT predictions in a discuss… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  16. CIO

    PanelCast 2019 Predictions: Economic Volatility Will Impact Enterprise IT in 2019

    The economy can’t be ignored. We’ve enjoyed a decade-long rally that has propelled startup fortunes and enabled enterprise customers to make new investments. Do you think that will change in 2019 as we see increased market volatility and, if so, what do you think the outcomes look like? [su_no… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  17. CIO

    PanelCast 2019 Predictions: The Rise of Edge Computing

    Edge computing appears to be the next big area for growth. How do you think it will play a role in enterprise architecture in 2019? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast event, held in December of 2018.  This event addressed 2019… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  18. CIO

    PanelCast 2019 Predictions: How Public Cloud Costs Are Driving Organizations to On-Prem and Back

    Presently, it seems that cloud run costs/subscriptions can easily exceed on-premises costs for general workloads beyond small systems. Do you see this changing moving forward, and how soon? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast ev… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  19. CIO

    PanelCast 2019 Predictions: Accelerating Pace of Change in IT

    The speed at which innovation is expected is driving the need for containers, serverless, etc. What does this mean for how organizations view the role of IT? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast event, held in December of 2018. … Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  20. CIO

    PanelCast 2019 Predictions: A Sustained and Deeper Focus on Security

    Security incidents seem to be the daily news these days. As multi-cloud environments take center stage, how can enterprises ensure a standard security architecture across both the private and public cloud? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugu… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  21. Opinion

    Ransomware Goes Local As Governments, Infrastructure, Port Authorities Take a Hit

    In the age of cyber warfare, holding up banks and taking hostages are relics of the pre-digital heists of the past. The target for this new generation of criminals is data; holding a company or organization to ransom electronically is becoming the go-to tactic. After the city of Atlanta found its… Read More

    By Caroline Seymour