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Machine Learning May Be the Solution to Enterprise Security Woes By Karl Zimmerman For large enterprise organizations, it can be next-to-impossible to identify attacks and act to mitigate them in good time. That's one of the reasons executives often discover security breaches when an external researcher - or worse, a journalist - gets in touch to ask why hundreds of millions of logins for their company's services are freely available on hacker forums. The huge volume of incoming connections, the heterogeneity of services, and the desire to avoid false positives leave enterprise security teams in a difficult spot. Finding potential security breaches is like finding a tiny needle in a very large haystack - monitoring millions of connections over thousands of servers is not something that can be managed by a team of humans. Enterprise security is often preventative: we ... (more)

Choosing Your First Programming Language

By BryanHalfpap Many new programmers struggle when it comes to selecting their first language to learn.  Which is easiest, the most professionally useful, the most newbie-friendly?  Lets find out by showing you a range of options, their strengths and weaknesses, and some information about the most common programming languages in demand today.  At the end, we’ll make some recommendations and you’ll understand a bit more about why they were chosen. The Task At Hand Every job requires the right kind of tool, and each programming language can be thought of as a separate tool.  Just... (more)

Open Hybrid Clouds | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #IoT #ML #Microservices

How Open Hybrid Clouds Will Change Cloud Computing By Rick Delgado The cloud has evolved quickly. Businesses have weighed the perks of private, public, and even hybrid clouds. If those options weren’t enough, here comes the open hybrid cloud. An open hybrid cloud leverages the benefits of accessing data and processes across private and public implementations, while facilitating open source development. It is a model that has expanded within the military. In the search for costs savings, the Department of Defense has experimented with many new cloud models. On-premise, government... (more)

Data Lake Phenomenon | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData #Microservices

Data Lake Phenomenon Among Enterprises Over the past few years, there has been an explosion in the volume of data. To tackle this big data explosion, there has been a rise in the number of successful Hadoop projects in enterprises. Due to the large volumes of data, the emergence of Hadoop technology, and the need to store all soloed data in one place, has prompted a phenomenon among enterprises called: Data Lake. Is the Data Lake an effective catchment for all of the enterprise data? Yes and No. Data lakes are good to house the current, inter-related data but they don’t address th... (more)

Working with Adobe Flex

Adobe Flex is a software development approach and environment which enables the production of cross-platform Rich Internet Applications. Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) is the cross-platform runtime environment used by Flex (as well as Flash, HTML, JavaScript and AJAX) for deployment of desktop applications. I’ve long known the power of Flex and AIR, and have long respected the smart strategy of enabling developers and enterprises to decide when a solution should be one that will run in the browser or on the client. But to really learn the power of Flex and AIR I decided to try cod... (more)