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6 things to look for in a cloud consultant

How do you separate quality cloud consultants from the clowns? If you don't have a screening checklist in place — and let's face it, you probably don't — this short list of behaviors and policies is a good place to start.

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How diversity drives innovation and results

We need to recognize that diversity is a goal, and agree it’s the right one. Then, we must decide how we want to get there and take the steps.

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OK, Google, let's put the new voice ID everywhere

Google Home now recognizes who you are when you talk to it. This technology is too powerful and useful to leave at Home.

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Why Steve Ballmer could fix the U.S. government

Columnist Rob Enderle writes that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has created a new organization called USAFacts to analyze and shed light on government spending and revenue.

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How one personal cyber insurance policy stacks up

As policies designed for consumers emerge, the example from AIG is surprisingly comprehensive.

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Move to public cloud displays CIO’s clout

Veteran IT leader Steve Randich arrived at FINRA and found a burning platform — leading him to move the regulator’s 'crown jewels' to AWS.

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Honesty is not the best privacy policy

Hackers, tech companies and governments want our personal information. Only lies can save us now.

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6 things Mark Shuttleworth should do as CEO of Canonical

Shuttleworth is re-taking control of Canonical. Can he get the company behind Ubuntu back on track?

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Why happiness matters more than compensation

In response to the recent news about Google and possible unfair compensation, columnist Rob Enderle writes that a happy life is far more rewarding than a large estate.

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Hands-on with Apple's new video-editing app, Clips

How does Clips compare to Snapchat when it comes to making fun videos? We put Apple's new app to the test.

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What prevents breaches: process, technology or people? One answer is PC, and one is right.

Many experts say that people are more important than process in the IT security world. That is politically correct, as opposed to actually correct.

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How to build IT competencies for the AI era

CIOs are already managing massive disruption – from analytics to cloud – and AI presents opportunities for IT organizations to drive change and enable business capabilities.

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How Amazon is bringing the Alexa experience to your phone

Having already become the dominant force in smart home technology, Amazon is tightening its grip on IoT by bringing Alexa to your phone.

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Why the board needs security leaders to fuel disciplined growth

Peter Cohan shares insights from his career and latest book to explain the importance of security in the boardroom and what boards and security leaders need to advance their relationship

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Bank gets lesson in the security failings of third parties

Brazilian bank was an easy target after its DNS provider was compromised.

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Buffooning yourself: Are you jargoning and acronyming your audience to death?

Those are two of the ways we misuse language and undermine our own credibility.

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Why smart stores don't check out

Amazon, Starbucks and Apple want you to walk into their stores, pick up your items, then walk right out. But there's a problem.

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Why zero-tolerance policies never stop abuse

Columnist Rob Enderle writes that recent stories about Fox News and Uber highlight the nightmares of abusive workplace cultures. And while zero-tolerance policies may be good in theory he explains why they are terrible in practice.

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