Latest AI articles

Top 5 elements needed for a successful data warehouse

Top 5 elements needed for a successful data warehouse

December 30, 2021

As companies strive for a unified view of their customers and other key corporate data, many turn to data warehouses as a place to keep the single source of digital truth. A survey TDWI research released earlier this year found that 53% of companies have an on-premises data warehouse and 36% have one in the cloud. According to Gartner, 75% of all databases will be in the cloud by 2022, and by 2023, cloud database revenues will account for 50% of the total…

7 top predictive analytics use cases: Enterprise examples

7 top predictive analytics use cases: Enterprise examples

November 29, 2021
Across industries, companies are using predictive analytics to forecast future trends and actions. Learn about the most popular use cases for predictive analytics in 2022.
Data warehouses and holistic business intelligence

Data warehouses and holistic business intelligence

October 14, 2021
Data warehouses help companies gather analytics on individual systems and data for a holistic view of company performance, spot correlations and make informed decisions.
Making the most of sentiment analysis

Making the most of sentiment analysis

October 7, 2021
Thanks to machine learning, companies can now begin to put the ability to determine the emotional value of communication to work. Here’s how organizations can capitalize.

Latest Cybersecurity articles

Looking Forward to 2022: What To Expect in Cybersecurity

Looking Forward to 2022: What To Expect in Cybersecurity

December 17, 2021

Winston Churchill said, “Generals are always prepared to fight the last war.” He said this like it was a mistake. But in cybersecurity, we must always be prepared to fight the last war, every last war – even as we’re preparing for what comes next. Because the cybersecurity equivalents of bows and arrows remain a threat. The OWASP Top Ten still has a lot in common with the list first released in 2003. In cybersecurity is very important to know about NERC compliance, if not you might be vulnerable and expose to a cyber attack, Force 5 Inc explains NERC CIP compliance…

On-prem-as-a-service comes into its own during pandemic

On-prem-as-a-service comes into its own during pandemic

November 22, 2021
With this approach, the hardware is owned by the service provider, so upfront capital expenses are replaced by operating expenses. Scaling up and down is easy. And the on-prem-as-a-service provider handles all the installation, maintenance, networking, and other aspects of running a data center
SolarWinds Hackers Step Up Attacks Against IT Services Firms

SolarWinds Hackers Step Up Attacks Against IT Services Firms

November 5, 2021
The Russian state actors behind last year’s SolarWinds attack have been targeting IT resellers and service providers since at least May, according to a Microsoft report.
Post-Pandemic, Data Centers Adapt to “New Normal”

Post-Pandemic, Data Centers Adapt to “New Normal”

October 27, 2021
Data center management has permanently changed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Read up on how data centers are evolving.

Latest Networking articles

Supply chain woes forcing more workloads to the cloud

Supply chain woes forcing more workloads to the cloud

December 20, 2021

Messaging services vendor Interop Technologies runs three data centers to provide services to customers and to run its own back-office systems. Interop also provides turnkey hardware/software solutions that run at customer sites. Pandemic-related hardware shortages, particularly those of servers and storage, have put a severe crimp in the way it does business. “When you go to procurement, you get so much push-back,” said Joshua Collazo, the company’s director of infrastructure. “This is back ordered, that is back ordered.” Before the pandemic, the company was able to jump on opportunities quickly. “That’s gone away,” he said. “Ad-hoc has gone the way…

What to expect from SASE certifications

What to expect from SASE certifications

September 16, 2021
NETWORK WORLD–Free and fee-based SASE certifications are cropping up from vendors including Cato Networks, Netskope and Versa Networks. Are they worth the effort?
Cisco adds specializations to its CCNP cert

Cisco adds specializations to its CCNP cert

September 10, 2021
NETWORK WORLD–Cisco Certified Network Professional demonstrates understanding of core networking principles plus specialized expertise in an area such as data center, security,and network programmability.
Network certs 2021: Significant raises for the right ones

Network certs 2021: Significant raises for the right ones

August 9, 2021
NETWORK WORLD–As employees split their time between the office and working at home, IT skills requirements have shifted to cloud, security, and automation.

Latest Blog Posts

Body language master list for writers

December 17, 2020
Body language master list for writers

“Show, don’t tell” is the first lesson of Fiction Writing 101, and one of the easiest and quickest fixes is to replace the emotional adverbs and adjectives with some body language. For example, instead of “He said, sadly,” you could…

Resources for writers

September 7, 2020
Resources for writers

Our master list of best resources for writers of fantasy, horror and sci-fi. Writing advice sites Writer’s Knowledge Base:  Huge database of more than 40,000 articles about writing. Always my favorite place to start to research any writing problem (other…

MetaStellar site soft launch

August 6, 2020
MetaStellar site soft launch

We’ve just started doing the initial design of the website for MetaStellar, our new magazine of speculative fiction. The magazine will officially launch on September 1. It will pay authors of new, previously unpublished short fiction 8 cents per word…

14 Reasons to Use Google Docs to Write

August 3, 2020
14 Reasons to Use Google Docs to Write

I use Google Docs. Most writers use Microsoft Word, Scrivener, or Google Docs to write their novels, with a few other, lesser-known platforms thrown in. I also use other platforms, including Word and Filemaker — but I like Google Docs…

Writing Advice Sites

August 3, 2020
Writing Advice Sites

Our list of great sites for beginning speculative fiction writers. Writer’s Knowledge Base Huge database of more than 40,000 articles about writing. Always my favorite place to start to research any writing problem (other than Google, of course). These are…

Do I quote vendors in articles?

June 4, 2020
Do I quote vendors in articles?

(Image courtesy Geralt via Pixabay.) This question has been coming up a lot lately, and there’s a whole speech I give about this, so I thought I’d write it down and just refer people to this…