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Bob Gourley There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post ...
Bob Gourley There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post ...
Bob Gourley Two constructs from biology to think about regarding enterprise tech: The Cambrian Explosion and a Malthusian Problem. The Cambrian Explosion is was a period of rapid evolution and an explosion of life. The Cambrian Explosion began around 542 million years ago. Every living...
Bob Gourley Francis Rose is the widely known, highly regarded federal government expert, TV and radio host. His Sunday morning show, National Defense Week, is available as a podcast, which makes it so easy for the many commuters in DC to capture the show on demand. National Defense Wee...
Bob Gourley There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things...
There are seven key MegaTrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive dee...
Bob Gourley As a reminder, the largest data science/data analytics/data infrastructure gathering in the world is the yearly Strata + Hadoop World in NYC.  This year's is 26-29 Sep. Thanks to the team at O'Reilly, CTOvision readers can sign up to attend with a 20% discount. To do that s...
Bob Gourley While it is still early days, biocoding and biomanufacturing looks to be one of the most powerful and compelling tools we've ever had to address global needs and challenges, one that will touch virtually every facet of human activity and enterprise. The Autodesk Bio/Nano Pr...
Bob Gourley There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post ...
Bob Gourley With this post I would like to remind you that it is easy to manage your CTOvision newsletter preferences. If you are not on our distributions you can sign up here. If you are on any of our distributions and would like to see what other newsletters are available to you or w...
Bob Gourley Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is best known for chips, but is involved in many other aspects of the delivery of compute platforms. At a current market cap of $164B they have the resources to continue to innovate and we expect to see Intel as a Tech Titan for years to come...
Bob Gourley Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) is one of the most widely known Tech Titans, and at a $169B market cap has plenty on hand to continue innovating and acquiring new capabilities. They will be around. Here is how they describe themselves: Oracle Corporation (Oracle) provides products and s...
Bob Gourley One reason to track IBM (NYSE:IBM) is to watch as they react to the threats from firms like Amazon.  What Amazon has done in Cloud Computing is absolutely incredible and it really helped wake up IBM to the need to innovate in this area. But IBM also invests a great deal in ...
Bob Gourley We all know and use Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). And at a market cap of $591B they are clearly an IT player that will stick around and do big things for a long time to come. For those of us who have worked with them through the decades we have seen a slow shift that started with [&...
Bob Gourley All enterprise professionals should continue to track MicroSoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). With a market cap of $450B they are not going anywhere soon. We focus most of our energy tracking smaller, more disruptive firms since most enterprise technologists will know how to get updates o...
Bob Gourley The United States Congress Permanent Joint Committee on Information Technology does not exist, yet. But with attack after attack against our nation's IT systems the time has come to consider the idea. First, some background on what a Joint...
Bob Gourley There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post ...
Bob Gourley Editor's note: We love seeing good friends and associates in the press, especially when they are combining strengths to build something most every enterprise needs. -bg ThreatConnect + SAP HANA: Intelligence-Driven Defense Supercharged with In-Memory Computing ARLINGTON, Va...
Bob Gourley Threat Brief Mobile App is now available for all Apple iOS and Android devices. This is a great way to track the cyber threat while on the go. The app is continuously updated with the very latest information on strategic cybersecurity threats. To find it search for ThreatBr...
Bob Gourley The Second Annual Synergy Forum will be held 4 October 2016 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. Cognitio organizes this event with a focus on helping decision-makers share lessons learned and best practices.  With this post we are asking that you block the day...
Bob Gourley An upgrade for The CTOvision Mobile Application is available for iPhone, iPad and Android users. Please download your app today by visiting your favorite iOS or Android app store and searching for CTOvision.  This upgrade addresses stability issues in the old app plus bring...
Bob Gourley I try hard to stay away from hyperbole in the hopes that when I do issue a bold warning more people will listen. But this is a pretty bold one and you should certainly dive into the observable facts yourself to come to your own conclusion. First, my assessment based on year...
Bob Gourley Bob Flores (founder and partner of Cognitio) and Junaid Islam (CTO of Vidder) will lead an interactive discussion titled "How to Stop Catastrophic Failure in Your Organization" at the TTI/Vanguard conference Sept 27-28, 2016in Pentagon City. TTI/Vanguard is a unique forum f...
Bob Gourley 28 July  2016--SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RiskIQ, the leader in external threat management, today announced general availability for its Security Intelligence Services, a ground-breaking new product that uses the Internet itself as a detection system to automatically d...
Bob Gourley Jason Healey provides well-reasoned context on what the US should do about the DNC hacks in an opinion piece in Passcode titled "DNC hack requires swift, forceful response from Washington." Jason is perhaps the first in history to have examined this potential threat of cybe...
Bob Gourley The Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems (DoDIIS) Conference is in Atlanta next week. I'll be attending seeking to connect with old friends, see new technology demonstrations and, more importantly, listen to people from across the intelligence community ex...
Bob Gourley My favorite podcast, by far, is the a16z Podcast.  Every edition provides interesting insights on topics technologists and forward thinking executives should track. The topic I just listed to featured Fei-Fei Li, associate professor at Stanford University, along with the br...
Bob Gourley Intel Security has released Hacking the Skills Shortage, a report revealing the current cybersecurity workforce crisis. The report is full of interesting observations. For example, 71% of respondents admitted that this lack of talent has had a direct and negative effect on ...
Bob Gourley During interview today with GovMatters.tv I'll be discussing an observation many of us in the enterprise technology community have been discussing lately. There is a growing consensus in the enterprise tech community (CIO, CTO, CISO) regarding the Cambrian Explosion of grea...
Bob Gourley The threat of ransomware is hitting every sector of the economy. But the biggest, most dangerous and disastrous attacks have been occurring in the more lightly defended parts of industry and government. Healthcare has been especially hard hit. The U.S. Department of Health ...
Bob Gourley Alex Gibney is an Academy Award winning filmmaker who has now turned his sights to one of the most significant events in modern cyber conflict, the creation of software designed to execute on a mission of incredible stakes. If this software succeeded it held the promise of ...
Bob Gourley RiskIQ's PassiveTotal leverages the power of a well engineered sensor network and high power/high performance computing, and highly experienced analysts to help enterprise executives proactively block or otherwise disrupt malicious infrastructure. PassiveTotal is designed t...
Bob Gourley The following are some of the stories we are tracking at CTOvision: Pokémon Go will launch in Japan tomorrow with game’s first sponsored location  Pokémon Go fever has doubled the value of Nintendo’s business, pushing it past Sony in the process. Can you imagine what will h...
Bob Gourley The following are some of the events we are tracking in our CTO Events Calendar. We maintain this calendar as reference for our readers and keep it up to date with events we believe to be of high value to technologists seeking to track emerging trends, learn what peers are ...
Bob Gourley There's no conference quite like Strata + Hadoop World. Just a few days among the best minds in data can entirely change the way you think about data—and can provide tips and techniques that can save you hours of time. Find out why one attendee said "I learned more about bi...
Bob Gourley Passive DNS has become one of the most powerful tools in the defenders arsenal. The concept was created in 2004 to help mitigate the threat of malware but is now used for that and far more use cases. Passive DNS data can be used to help detect when trojans have infiltrated ...
Bob Gourley Coda is a combination text editor and FTP client for iPhone and iPad. It is much needed utility for those that want to use the small mobile form factor of an iPhone or iPad for more than just consuming info. With Coda you can create and modify code. After configuring it, Co...
Bob Gourley Dallas Police used robotics in response to the horrible events of 7 July 2016, including the use of a robot with an explosive device to kill a suspect involved in the coordinated attack. The suspect was holed up in the El Centro College parking garage for several hours over...
Bob Gourley Coming Events of Interest The following are some of the events we are tracking in our CTO Events Calendar. We maintain this calendar as reference for our readers and keep it up to date with events we believe to be of high value to technologists seeking to track emerging tre...
Bob Gourley Network Toolbox may be the best network app on in the Apple App Store. It is designed for both iPhone and iPad and if you are an enterprise IT professional or just a technology enthusiast it belongs on your iOS device. The Toolbox contains a suite of 32 tools that will help...