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Industry Info to Know – 07.10.20 Roundup

  Greg LaBrie     Jul 10, 2020

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WEI's Weekly Industry Info to Know Roundup 07.10 - Blog

There were quite a few articles that caught our attention this week. Let's take a look...

Industry News & Insights

Deploying and Managing Hybrid IT Architectures
With surges in cloud adoption and greater demands for cloud services, your IT infrastructure must deliver on-prem and cloud services with no interruption to the user, but many companies still lack a hybrid IT architecture plan. This article from Information Week discusses options such as IaaS and PaaS, and goes in detail with three steps to help you plan for a hybrid IT architecture that is effective and secure.

3 Tips to Recognize Hidden Costs of the Cloud
Cloud usage and demand has spiked, but businesses must be wary of hidden cloud "gotchas" when it comes to modernizing and scaling their cloud infrastructure. This article featured on Information Week discusses the true cost of ownership associated with public cloud, along with 3 tips to better understand cloud costs.

DDoS Explained: How Distributed Denial of Service Attacks are Evolving
Denial-of-service attacks have been part of the criminal toolbox for twenty years, and they’re only growing more prevalent and stronger. Learn about 3 types of DDoS attacks, symptoms, DDoS attack tools, and how DDoS attacks are evolving in this article featured on CSO online.

Strategies for Overcoming the Cybersecurity Skills Gap
While security solutions play a crucial role in protecting organizations and their assets, business leaders must go beyond adding essential solutions to their toolkits by also looking to their current teams to fully address this issue. This blog post from Fortinet shares 4 tips to help IT leaders overcome the staggering shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals by focusing on the human-to-human element of security.

Leading Through Uncertainty: Tech Execs Talk 2020
The year 2020 has tested the leadership skills of many top tech execs. This article from Information Week shares takeaways from HPE's Discover virtual event where a panel of women executives shared their experiences leading an enterprise through a global pandemic.

Get Back to a Safe Workspace Faster with Cisco CX Location-Based Analytics
If you're in the midst of planning a safe return to the office strategy, check out this Cisco blog that shares how their location-based analytics solution—Cisco DNA Spaces—digitizes physical spaces to provide you with insight about people throughout your workspaces, including how, where, and when they move through your location.

3 Key Stages for Effective Data Modernization
There are plenty of challenges organizations face when trying to organize and understand their data. Silos form and teams aren’t sure how their data impacts the whole business. Multiple tools are implemented with different processes, leading to inconsistencies across the company. This article from Information Week explains the Plan-Build-Execute model, which can position your data modernization initiative for success.

The 15 Most Valuable IT Certifications Today
This helpful article from CIO.com shares information about the most valuable IT certifications in 2020 and why employing IT professionals with these certs can make a big impact in your organization.

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Greg LaBrie

Written by Greg LaBrie

Greg LaBrie has more than 20 years of network architecture and engineering experience designing networks that exceed technical requirements, improve operational proficiency and reduce total costs of ownership. Greg holds a number of technical certifications for HPE, Cisco, Fortinet, and much more.

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