GDPR – Some data recovery implications (part 3)


Why Do I Need to Repeat Recovery Testing for GDPR? As we saw in my last blog on recovery and GDPR, the relevant part of the regulation says a company must have: “…. a process for regularly testing, assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of technical and organisational measures for ensuring the security of the processing.” When I first … [Read more...]

What is Stream Processing? Event Stream Processing Explained


As we continue to rely more and more on data that is generated from our phones, tablets, thermostats, and even cars, the need for it to be analyzed while still streaming only increases. One way that Internet of Things data can be evaluated while it is in motion is with event stream processing. For those in the IT community who utilize event stream … [Read more...]

The Follow-Through: How to Ensure Digital Transformation Endures


Issue 3 of the “Digital Transformation that Endures” blog series by Mark Gradwell So far, I’ve shared how to start digital transformation with a vision and then turn that vision into a strategy. Many organizations believe that’s enough, but for digital transformation to endure, you need the third leg of the stool – a means to sustain it. That … [Read more...]

10 Troubling Excuses for Using Oozie with Hadoop Workflows


Now is as good a time as any to think about what you’re going to do differently in 2018 to make it easier to keep up with the demands of big data. A great place to start is to look closely at the tools you’re using for working with Hadoop workflows. Let’s face it — if you’re using Oozie, you’re relying on older technology with limitations and … [Read more...]

AIOps – Improving IT Operations


When you get down to it, Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps) is about embracing emerging technology to improve IT Operations. The technology is new, powerful, and can do VERY impressive work. In its most basic form, AIOps represents technologies targeted at making IT Operations run as smoothly as possible. It is a new twist on a … [Read more...]

4 Critical Capabilities for Patch Management


Fast, efficient patch management is essential for effective enterprise security. As software vendors discover flaws and vulnerabilities in their products, a timely fix can make all the difference to protect your business from a damaging compromise. But how can you keep track of all the vulnerable devices in your organization—and ensure that you’re … [Read more...]

Three Ways to Slash the Cost of Managing Mainframe Networks from BMC – An IBM Systems Magazine Webinar


MainView optimizes mainframe systems management so you can improve performance and availability—at a much lower cost. MainView is intelligent, easier to use, and detects and solves problems faster than competing solutions. Come learn how BMC’s MainView Solutions can help you overcome some of the Systems Management challenges that are holding you … [Read more...]

What is Software License Management? SLM Explained

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Overall IT spending is on the rise and much of that is due to the #1 spending growth category: Software. IT spending on software grew by 8.6% in 2017 and is expected to continue leading IT spend growth in 2018 per recent Gartner reports. Researchers have found that the average cost of unused software within companies comes to about $259 per … [Read more...]