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Bob Gourley There are seven key MegaTrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive ...
Bob Gourley One of the enjoyable things about estimating the future is there is always a new consideration. It is a dynamic task that is never done. This is especially true in analyzing the future of enterprise technology, where things are always moving fast. We try to find balance in ...
Bob Gourley The dynamic nature of today’s IT Operations has eroded the network perimeter in ways we have all been watching and even cheering on! This is a new world of mobility, cloud computing and rapid partnering for success. But the erosion of the network perimeter is making traditi...
Bob Gourley The 11 May 2017 Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure is notable for several reasons. As Marty Meehan points out, the order is significant as it discusses improvements to the federal government's (and...
Bob Gourley In the video below, Professor Gene Spafford, Executive Director Emeritus of CERIAS at Perdue, introduces one of the nation's great digital risk and cybersecurity thinkers, Dr. Ron Ross of NIST, who then provides very important context on what the next generation of cybersec...
Bob Gourley In the video below, Professor Gene Spafford, Executive Director Emeritus of CERIAS at Perdue, introduces one of the nation's great digital risk and cybersecurity thinkers, Dr. Ron Ross of NIST, who then provides very important context on what the next generation of cybersec...
Bob Gourley Editor's note: We are aiming this tutorial at the non-technical person. Please share with anyone in your life who could benefit from this. -bg Have you ever seen a picture of an old fashioned telephone operator? The operator played a critical function in establishing a glob...
Bob Gourley Operating, securing and defending the Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) network and the data traversing through it is inherently a governmental function for the Armed Forces. To accomplish this, DoD has a skilled workforce, empowered with advanced cyber capa...
Bob Gourley O'Reilly Media is looking for speakers to share lessons learned at several of their upcoming conferences. Presentations could be a success story, cautionary tale, hard-won lesson, or perhaps even a worthy failure. Here are some of the upcoming events to consider speaking at...
Bob Gourley Cooley is an international law firm recognized for its technology practice and experience in multiple practice areas, including Mergers and Acquisition (the firm has handled over 1,000 M&A transactions since 2010). In a recent post on the Cooley M&A website titled C...
Bob Gourley The FFIEC (Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council) is a formal interagency body empowered to prescribe uniform principles, standards, and report forms for the federal examination of financial institutions by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (...
Bob Gourley Hosted at the Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA, this event gathers over 300+ leading private equity investors, corporates, venture-back tech companies and emerging growth businesses. The cyber innovation ecosystem is broadening. CISOs and government groups alike r...
Bob Gourley The trend of applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to the mission of cyber defense is one of the most promising activities in the cybersecurity community. The trend towards eliminating data stovepipes to allow analysts to work over all relevant security data...
Bob Gourley There are many great ways to learn about Artificial Intelligence. An important one is to listen to those strategic thinkers who are helping drive real advancements into applications. As a long term student of AI, I have other videos I will recommend to you to better learn t...
Bob Gourley A trend we have noticed in engagements across multiple sectors of the economy is an absolute thirst for information on best practices for protecting information at home. Every employee of every company, from the most senior executive to most junior intern, is now leveraging...
Bob Gourley The Feb 17-20 Strata Hadoop World in San Jose has an incredible line up of speakers and hot topics. Attending is a great way to track the latest in the community, learn (and share) lessons learned and find the most capable technologies ready for enterprise use. This is the ...
Bob Gourley For years there has been a growing concern that many forms of machine learning are actually easier to deceive than they should be (and there is good reason to be concerned, for background on why see the paper recommended to me by my friend Lewis Shepherd: "Deep Neural Netwo...
Bob Gourley One of the greatest things about the annual RSA Conference is the open sharing of lessons learned between cybersecurity practitioners. One of the sessions I found most rewarding and insightful focused on new cyber attack techniques. This session, moderated by the SANS Insti...
Bob Gourley Editor's note: Dave Mihelcic has been a leader, mentor and friend to thousands, including me.  I wish him the very best in his transition from government service.  It was great to see how DISA honored him with with a farewell release on their site. Find and follow Dave on L...
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 The 2017 RSA conference will be held February 13 - 17, 2017 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. This is the largest gathering of security professionals and vendors in the security ecosystem. Over 30,000 attendees are expected. As providers of strategic advisory services...
Bob Gourley 21.co is known as the company making Bitcoin useful for developers. They provide capabilities like the 21 Bitcoin Computer which gives developers everything they need to build Bitcoin enabled apps. Perhaps more importantly they have provided tutorials, tips, FAQs and a plac...
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 Planet is designing, building and launching satellites faster than any company or government in history. They use commodity consumer electronics to build highly capable satellites at drastically lower costs. With the most advanced satellites launching into orbit every 3-4 m...
Bob Gourley The 2017 RSA conference will be held February 13 - 17, 2017 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. This is the largest gathering of security professionals and vendors in the security ecosystem. Over 30,000 attendees are expected. As providers of strategic advisory services...
Bob Gourley Women in Technology (WIT), the premier organization dedicated to advancing women in technology -- from the classroom to the boardroom, today announced details around its WIT.Connect for the month of February, entitled “Artificial Intelligence – Its Applications and Impact.”...
Bob Gourley We track DataRobot in our Disruptive IT Finder (in sections on Artificial Intelligence and Business Intelligence companies), and have always held their capable team in the highest of regards. The press release below gives us reason to hold them in even higher regard: BOSTON...
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 Cognitio is participating in a webinar 31 Jan at 1pm Eastern, 11am Pacific, which will provide information of use to enterprise technologists from across the federal mission space. The webinar will discuss the very latest issues and trends from the rapidly moving enterprise...
Bob Gourley I've previously posted the below, but it is a favorite story, one of leadership, vision, experience and mastery of art and science and my hope is that even of you have thought these lessons through in the past you might want to check them out again. The lessons probably app...
Bob Gourley The biggest challenge corporations have today is stopping the cyberattack in cost-effective ways. Vidder has created a single service that mitigates broad ranges of attacks in very smart, well designed ways. For context see the short introduction at this video: Vidder is ch...
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 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 One of the enjoyable things about estimating the future is there is always a new consideration. It is a dynamic task that is never done. This is especially true in analyzing the future of enterprise technology, where things are moving incredibly fast. We try to find balance...
Bob Gourley Our post on Five Suggestions To Reduce Your Digital Risk generated quite a bit of attention in social media. Thanks as always for sharing things we write. Clearly for many of you this one seemed to be something you wanted friends and family to see and we appreciate that. Th...
Bob Gourley Cognitio was established by a high powered group of enterprise technologists from industry and government. We provide C-level consulting services and strategic support for companies of all sizes. We have a particular expertise in service to firms seeking to leverage emergin...
Bob Gourley Strata + Hadoop World 2017 (happening March 13–16 in San Jose) has its strongest program ever. You'll find Business Case Studies and Data-driven Business Management. Sessions on essential topics like Data Science & Advanced Analytics, Enterprise Adoption, Real-time Appl...
Bob Gourley All of us have been closing watching Artificial Intelligence. For decades it has been a concept with huge potential. For the last few years we have watched it deliver incremental capabilities to a wide range of technologies in the consumer and enterprise space. Now it is cl...
Bob Gourley   This is the time of year when we think about change and make lists of resolutions to keep in the new year. As you think of your resolution list we have five topics for you to consider: Use a managed DNS service at home and office: This can help prevent accidental nav...