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Rob Joyce talked about a new executive order that details how the government plans to combat cybersecurity gaps at an event in Boston.

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  • threat hunter (cybersecurity threat analyst)

    A threat hunter, also called a cybersecurity threat analyst, is a security professional or security professional service provider that proactively uses manual or machine-assisted techniques to detect security incidents that may elude the grasp of automated systems.

  • transactional leadership

    Transactional leadership is a leadership style where the executive relies on rewards and punishments to achieve optimal job performance from his or her subordinates.

  • Six Sigma

    Six Sigma is an approach to data-driven management that seeks to improve quality by measuring how many defects there are in a process and systematically eliminating them until there are as close to zero defects as possible.

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CIO mission

The CIO mission continues to expand as IT strategy is increasingly vital to enterprises' overall objectives and goals. Find the latest resources to help those in the CIO role adapt to these changing responsibilities, including best practices to educate executive management on the business value and risk that IT systems create for the enterprise.

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  • threat hunter (cybersecurity threat analyst)

    A threat hunter, also called a cybersecurity threat analyst, is a security professional or security professional service provider that proactively uses manual or machine-assisted techniques to detect security incidents that may elude the grasp of automated systems.

  • transactional leadership

    Transactional leadership is a leadership style where the executive relies on rewards and punishments to achieve optimal job performance from his or her subordinates.

  • chief integration officer (CIO)

    A chief integration officer (CIO) is a corporate executive in charge of ensuring the coordination of all interacting systems within the enterprise and its extended environments.

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Cloud computing

As companies' data volumes continue to grow in the digital age, they are increasingly turning to cloud computing for business process consolidation and to save IT resources. Read news and tips to help with enterprise cloud computing strategy, including advice to decide between developing cloud resources in-house or turning to third parties for cloud computing services.

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  • cloud bursting

    Cloud bursting is an application deployment model in which an application normally runs in a private cloud or local data center but can also run in a public cloud when the demand for computing capacity spikes.

  • bimodal IT (bimodal information technology)

    Bimodal IT refers to the management of IT in two modes, one for providing reliable, available and safe IT systems, and the other for speed and maximum flexibility.

  • bring your own cloud (BYOC)

    BYOC is a movement whereby employees and departments use their cloud computing service of choice in the workplace. Allowing employees to use a public cloud storage service to share very large files may be more cost-effective than rolling out a shared storage system internally.

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Cybersecurity

An enterprise cybersecurity strategy is a vital component of successful businesses in the digital age as companies struggle with constantly evolving data threats. Read news and tips to assist with implementing cybersecurity policy and IT security strategy, including advice to streamline data loss protection efforts to help ensure comprehensive information security.

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  • threat hunter (cybersecurity threat analyst)

    A threat hunter, also called a cybersecurity threat analyst, is a security professional or security professional service provider that proactively uses manual or machine-assisted techniques to detect security incidents that may elude the grasp of automated systems.

  • metacoin platform

    Metacoin platform is the information technology infrastructure that enables digital currency and digital asset transactions.

  • doxing

    Doxing is the act of gathering information about a target individual or organization and making it public. The term is hacker-speak for documenting.

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Digital business transformation

Digital business transformation and innovation strategies are essential to corporate success as digital innovation increasingly brings a competitive advantage. Read news, tips and opinion to help your company implement digital business transformation best practices to adapt to -- and profit from – new technologies and processes influencing IT.

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  • robot economy

    The robot economy is an environment in which most labor is performed by robots and software. The word robot, in this context, refers to both physical systems and AI-enhanced software such as expert systems.

  • augmented intelligence

    Augmented intelligence is an alternative conceptualization of artificial intelligence that emphasizes AI's assistive role, supplementing human intelligence rather than replacing it.

  • Mobileye

    Mobileye is a machine vision-based assisted driving and accident prevention system and Intel-owned company of the same name.

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BI and big data

Enterprise business intelligence software and big data can open a window into the soul of your IT operation. Business and IT goals can be better analyzed and aligned thanks to BI and big data tools and techniques such as data mining and predictive analytics. Find the latest on enterprise BI software and big data with news, tips and other resources in this section.

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  • social media

    Social media is the collective of online communications channels dedicated to community-based input, interaction and collaboration. This definition of social media explains what it is, how it works and how it's transforming personal and business communications.

  • data collection

    Data collection is a process for gathering information from different sources. In business, data collection helps organizations answer relevant questions and evaluate possible business outcomes.

  • interim CIO (interim chief information officer)

    An interim CIO is an experienced chief information officer employed by a company on a temporary basis to lead or transform its IT organization.

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Mobile strategy

A thorough enterprise mobile strategy is essential to digitized companies' success as more employees use cell phones and cloud services to work outside of the office. Find the latest news, tips and opinion about implementing an enterprise mobility strategy, including advice on how to secure mobile data in the enterprise and institute mobile app development best practices.

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  • interim CIO (interim chief information officer)

    An interim CIO is an experienced chief information officer employed by a company on a temporary basis to lead or transform its IT organization.

  • digital economy

    Fueled by personal computing devices and advanced technologies, such as GPS and real-time analytics, the digital economy represents a new economic paradigm.

  • outcome economy

    Outcome economy describes an economy based on the marketing, pricing and selling of the results provided by goods and services rather than their face value.

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Apps, infrastructure and operations

In the information age, good IT infrastructure and operations management practices have become essential to maintain quality control over technology-related policies, processes and equipment. Read news and tips to assist modern IT operations and infrastructure management, including strategies to ensure the proper flow of data throughout enterprise applications and other information systems.

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  • adware

    Adware is any software application in which advertising banners are displayed while a program is running.

  • Six Sigma

    Six Sigma is an approach to data-driven management that seeks to improve quality by measuring how many defects there are in a process and systematically eliminating them until there are as close to zero defects as possible.

  • ICT (information and communications technology, or technologies)

    ICT, or information and communications technology (or technologies), is the infrastructure and components that enable modern computing.

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  • copyright

    Copyright is a legal term describing ownership of control of the rights to the use and distribution of certain works of creative ...

  • keylogger (keystroke logger or system monitor)

    A keylogger, sometimes called a keystroke logger or system monitor, is a type of surveillance technology used to monitor and ...

  • password

    A password is an unspaced sequence of characters used to determine that a computer user requesting access to a computer system is...

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  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

  • mass notification system (MNS)

    A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.

  • disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS)

    One approach to a strong disaster recovery plan is DRaaS, where companies offload data replication and restoration ...

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  • RAID (redundant array of independent disks)

    RAID (redundant array of independent disks) is a way of storing the same data in different places on multiple hard disks to ...

  • data migration

    Data migration is the process of transferring data between data storage systems, data formats or computer systems.

  • compact disc (CD)

    A compact disc is a portable storage medium that can be used for recording, storing and playing back audio, video and other data ...

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  • NVMe (non-volatile memory express)

    NVMe (non-volatile memory express) is a host controller interface and storage protocol to enable a solid-state drive to use the ...

  • SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID)

    SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID) is a methodology commonly used to protect data by distributing redundant data blocks across ...

  • Tier 0

    Tier 0 (tier zero) is a level of data storage that is faster, and perhaps more expensive, than any other level in the storage ...

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  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

  • Zadara VPSA and ZIOS

    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...

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