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Information security policy

To protect your information assets, you need to define acceptable and unacceptable use of systems and identify responsibilities for employees, IT staff, and supervisors/managers. This policy offers a comprehensive outline for establishing rules and guidelines to secure your company data. [1] [1] On TechPro

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The future of IT: Snapshot of a modern multi-cloud data center

The idea of cloud computing remains simplicity itself, which is a key element of its appeal: Move the cost and complexity of procuring, provisioning, operating, and supporting an endless array of hardware, software, and enabling services for your business out to a third party, which does it all it for you, yet more securely and with much greater economies of scale. [1] [1] By Dion Hinchcliffe on ZDNet

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‘Digital’ confusion, disasters… and opportunities beyond the hype

The word “digital” has been bouncing around like a ball for the last 15 years or so. In the Web 1.0 era, digital transformation was originally a descriptor for aspiring to paperless offices, and a useful term to encourage senior executives to stop having their emails printing out to read. The breathtaking revelation was that they should read them off the screen, and the Blackberry device eventually made this a reality. [1] [1] By Oliver Marks on ZDNet

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Will 2018 be the year for SD-WAN?

Is SD-WAN the right solution to get you there? Do you need some help navigating the SD-WAN maze in 2018? As principal consultant for Managed Network Services/SD-WAN I wanted to write this blog to share my thoughts on the key trends likely to hit this market in 2018, while also aiming to answer to some of the big questions likely to face customers moving forward. [1] [1] By Simon Morris on ZDNet

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Google’s ​quantum computing breakthrough: Our new chip might soon outperform a supercomputer

Google’s Quantum AI Lab has shown off a new 72-qubit quantum processor called ‘Bristlecone’, which it says could soon achieve ‘quantum supremacy’ by outperforming a classical supercomputer on some problems. Quantum supremacy is a key milestone on the journey towards quantum computing. [1] [1] By Steve Ranger on ZDNet

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What Google is learning about user experience

User experience and customer experience are no longer poles apart — these days, they are one and the same. Delivering information and services to all people who touch the enterprise — be they customers, employees and partners — is as much an art as it is a science. [1] [1] By Joe McKendrick on ZDNet

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IT leader’s guide to cyberattack recovery

Cybersecurity prevention efforts shouldn’t overshadow your ability to respond and recover in the event of an attack. This ebook offers advice from security experts on how to recover from a cyberattack with the least amount of damage and disruption. Suffering a data breach can be catastrophic for a company—and for the people who work there. [1] [1] On TechPro

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Source Defense says it has a fix for the one vulnerability that can compromise almost any website

While most of today’s banks and e-commerce sites have their front doors locked, there’s a side door that many still leave open: connections to third party scripts. We caught up with Hadar Blutrich, CEO of Israeli startup Source Defense, to hear about the solution that his team has cooked up to take control of these scripts. [1] [1] By Jason Hiner on ZDNet

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5 tips for working with SharePoint Online

Once you have a good feel for what is possible in SharePoint Online and know how to do common tasks, it’s time to take advantage of some of its more advanced functions. Here are some power user tips to help you get the most out of your SharePoint site. [1] [1] By Jonathan Hassell on ComputerWorld

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Yes, DevOps is all about business growth, especially the digital variety

Everyone understands the need for DevOps and agile practices, but making it all work for the enterprise is another story. A survey of 1,300 executives just released by CA Technologies and Freeform Dynamics finds that while 75 percent recognize that these approaches drive significant business success when implemented together, only a relatively small proportion — about one in five — consider the consistency, depth and breadth of usage of these practices to be high. [1] [1] By Joe McKendrick on ZDNet

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