How to know when AI is the right solution

How to know when AI is the right solution

Business value, training data, and cultural readiness are essential for AI success. Without all three, traditional solutions are your best bet.

Latest Appearances

Metaverse presentations: OpenSimulator Community Conference
December 15, 2021

Metaverse presentations: OpenSimulator Community Conference

Maria Korolov was one of the organizers of the ninth annual OpenSimulator Community Conference this December, held virtually. She gave a talk about the metaverse, about the current state of the OpenSim ecosystem, and moderated a panel about creativity in OpenSim.
Informa Webinar: Doing More IT With Less
October 27, 2021

Informa Webinar: Doing More IT With Less

Maria Korolov was a panelist at “Doing More IT With Less: Economizing and Innovating in Today’s Enterprise IT Organization,” an Informa virtual event on Wednesday, Oct. 27 sponsored by DarkReading, InformationWeek, Data Center Knowledge, ITProToday, NetworkComputing, and other Informa publications. She spoke on the topic “The practicalities of implementing SASE.”
MetaStellar video: Setting up a WordPress website with DreamHost in 15 minutes
October 7, 2021

MetaStellar video: Setting up a WordPress website with DreamHost in 15 minutes

In a segment for MetaStellar’s YouTube channel, Maria Korolov does a quick overview of using DreamHost to set up a brand new WordPress website.
IDG Zero Trust Webinar
September 21, 2021

IDG Zero Trust Webinar

Maria Korolov was a guest on IDG’s zero trust webinar, “VPN vs SSO vs ZTNA — Designing Access for an Anytime, Anywhere World.”
MetaStellar Interview: How we launched in a pandemic
August 5, 2021

MetaStellar Interview: How we launched in a pandemic

Maria Korolov talks with the co-hosts of Long-Lost Friends, a show on the MetaStellar YouTube channel, about how MetaStellar was launched.
BrightTalk cybersecurity panel
October 23, 2020

BrightTalk cybersecurity panel

On Oct. 13, Maria Korolov moderated a BrightTalk panel, “Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyberattacks During Global Disruption.”  Watch the webinar on-demand here.
CIO Magazine New Reality Event
September 15, 2020

CIO Magazine New Reality Event

On Sep. 15, Maria Korolov was a speaker at a CIO magazine virtual event, “The New Business Process Mandate: AI & Automation.” Watch the on-demand session by clicking here.
Look Left podcast
May 12, 2020

Look Left podcast

On May 12, Maria Korolov was a guest on the Look Left Marketing podcast to talk about her career in journalism.  Listen to the podcast by clicking here.
IDG Tech Talk: CCPA Revisited
February 18, 2020

IDG Tech Talk: CCPA Revisited

On Feb. 21, Maria Korolov was a guest on IDG Tech Talk to answer reader and viewer questions about the California Consumer Privacy Act.  Watch the show on YouTube by clicking here.
InformaTech’s Cybersecurity Bootcamp
October 23, 2019

InformaTech’s Cybersecurity Bootcamp

On Oct. 23, 2019, Maria Korolov was a guest speaker at InformaTech’s Cybersecurity Bootcamp, talking about securing the virtual data center.  See her presentation for free and download the slides here.
IDG Tech Talk: CCPA
September 6, 2019

IDG Tech Talk: CCPA

On Sep. 6, 2019, Maria Korolov was a guest on IDG Tech Talk to talk about how the California Consumer Privacy Act will affect businesses  Watch the show on YouTube by clicking here.

Latest AI articles

How to know when AI is the right solution

How to know when AI is the right solution

January 19, 2022

AI adoption is on the rise. According to a recent McKinsey survey, 55% of companies use artificial intelligence in at least one function, and 27% attribute at least 5% of earnings before interest and taxes to AI, much of that in the form of cost savings. As AI will dramatically transform nearly every industry it touches, it’s no surprise that vendors and enterprises are looking for opportunities to deploy AI everywhere they can. But not every project can benefit from AI and attempting…

Top 5 elements needed for a successful data warehouse

Top 5 elements needed for a successful data warehouse

December 30, 2021
While conventional data warehouses may struggle to keep up with growing volumes of data, these five elements best give the ability to tap into valuable BI.
6 AIOps hurdles to overcome

6 AIOps hurdles to overcome

December 21, 2021
AIOps promises to help companies intelligently manage IT operations, but the road there isn’t always smooth.
The benefits of embedded analytics

The benefits of embedded analytics

December 21, 2021
The top business benefits of embedded analytics and BI include improving sales, gaining competitive advantages and getting maximum value from data to improve performance.

Latest Cybersecurity articles

Log4Shell Vulnerability Highlights Software Supply Chain Issues

Log4Shell Vulnerability Highlights Software Supply Chain Issues

January 11, 2022

Open source software has eaten the world, but last month’s Log4Shell vulnerability chaos highlights the potential dangers when enterprises don’t treat it with the respect it deserves. The danger is two-fold. First, the software supply chain is full of known vulnerabilities that companies aren’t patching. And, second, attackers have also begun exploiting the lack of attention paid to software project security to deliberately add backdoors and other malicious components. Open source is everywhere, and it’s all vulnerable According to Synopsys’ 2021 open source security and risk analysis report, 98 percent of enterprise software projects, both internal and commercial, contain some open source code.…

Looking Forward to 2022: What To Expect in Cybersecurity

Looking Forward to 2022: What To Expect in Cybersecurity

December 17, 2021
Many of the same threats, delivered faster, and with more automation and efficiency.
Enterprises See Exponential Growth in log4jshell Attacks

Enterprises See Exponential Growth in log4jshell Attacks

December 15, 2021
Hackers rush to exploit the vulnerability to steal data, deploy ransomware, install back doors, create botnets, mine cryptocurrencies, and conduct other illegal activities.
Trust no one: New technology platforms expand the attack surface

Trust no one: New technology platforms expand the attack surface

November 23, 2021
The rapid deployment of 5G and edge computing, the transition to work-from-home, combined with accelerating growth of mobile apps, APIs and web services are expanding the attack surface for cyber criminals. Are we prepared?

Latest Networking articles

Space is the final frontier for data centers

Space is the final frontier for data centers

January 18, 2022

Last year marked the first time humanity deployed a conventional data center in space. The HPE Spaceborne Computer-2 – a set of HPE Edgeline Converged EL4000 Edge and HPE ProLiant machines, each with an Nvidia T4 GPU to support AI workloads – was sent to the International Space Station in February of 2021. This is the first off-the-shelf server deployed in space to run actual production workloads. “It is not hardened,” said Mark Fernandez, principal investigator for Spaceborne Computer-2 at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “The goal is to avoid the time and cost to harden a computer, so you can go…

Supply chain woes forcing more workloads to the cloud

Supply chain woes forcing more workloads to the cloud

December 20, 2021
Chip shortages are driving enterprises to shift applications to the cloud, avoid ad-hoc hardware purchases, and work to improve their equipment forecasting capabilities.
Cisco CCIE certification explained

Cisco CCIE certification explained

November 23, 2021
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert demonstrates an advanced understanding of networking principles plus specialized expertise in an area such as enterprise infrastructure, wireless, data center, security, and collaboration.
SASE Model Proving Value Beyond Remote Work Scenarios

SASE Model Proving Value Beyond Remote Work Scenarios

September 30, 2021
When the pandemic hit, enterprises rushed to the new cloud-based networking solutions for remote employees. Now it’s being applied to on-prem data centers and WANs.

Latest Blog Posts

AI tools to create cool illustrations

May 17, 2021
AI tools to create cool illustrations

Writing is all about the text. But marketing and promotion is often all about the images. Whether you’re sharing with your audience on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or your own blog, cool images make a big difference. At MetaStellar, we’re always…

15 free mind map tools for writers

May 10, 2021
15 free mind map tools for writers

A few days ago I wrote about how to use the free online app Miro to plot out a story. That’s all well and good if you already have an idea for a plot, and now just need to fine-tune…

How to use Miro for story plotting

May 3, 2021
How to use Miro for story plotting

A year ago, when the pandemic first hit, I wrote an article for CIO magazine about how to manage software development teams when you can’t meet in person. Many of the managers I spoke to said that they replaced the…

The best free* books to help you battle procrastination

February 28, 2021
The best free* books to help you battle procrastination

Last month, I posted an article about a bunch of ways writers can use to beat procrastination. But maybe you want to go deeper on the topic. Here are seven books on Amazon with over a 100 positive reviews that…

28 ways to beat procrastination for writers

January 7, 2021
28 ways to beat procrastination for writers

Have you ever stared at your screen or typewriter or notebook and couldn’t force yourself to write? You had the time block set aside for writing, and you can’t force yourself to get started. Maybe you didn’t even make it…

Where to find low-cost, pre-made covers for spec fic books

December 17, 2020
Where to find low-cost, pre-made covers for spec fic books

According to WrittenWordMedia’s 2019 author survey, more than 75 percent of successful book authors — those making $60,000 a year or more from their writing — use professional designers for their book covers.  But they tend to spend between $100…