FINRA takes down an unregistered cryptocurrency security

September 12, 2018

FINRA, the non-profit organization that tasks itself with policing the securities industry, is charging Timothy Tilton Ayre of Agawam, Mass. with fraud and unlawful distribution of unregistered cryptocurrency securities. Ayre claimed that users could buy equity in his company, Rocky […]

Cloud computing: Three reasons why it could be time to go cloud-first

September 6, 2018

Via: ZDnet

CIOs are increasingly confident using a cloud-first strategy. Analyst Gartner says global spending on public cloud services will grow 21.4 percent through 2018 to total $186.4 billion, up from $153.5 billion in 2017. So, why are digital leaders choosing to […]

Re-architecting IT for multicloud: 5 key steps

August 29, 2018

Via: CIO

CIOs today are operating in a complex technology and political climate as they architect their IT infrastructures for a hybrid cloud environment of on-premises, private cloud and public cloud computing services used by both IT and end users. This complexity […]

Federal, Networking Security, Policy, Security

Judge to Georgia voting officials: You’re terrible at digital security

September 18, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Georgia’s upcoming November 6, 2018 election will remain purely electronic and will not switch to paper to ward off potential hackers, a federal judge in Atlanta ruled on Monday evening. But as US District Judge Amy Totenberg wrote, she is […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

The relentless march of cloud computing continues, and here comes the tipping point

September 18, 2018

Via: ZDnet

The shift to cloud computing continues to gain momentum, with nearly half of application spending going on-demand within the next four years. Across key areas of enterprise technology investment — including system infrastructure and software, application software and business process […]

Federal, Policy

New bill would finally tear down federal judiciary’s ridiculous paywall

September 17, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Judicial records are public documents that are supposed to be freely available to the public. But for two decades, online access has been hobbled by a paywall on the judiciary’s website, called PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records), which […]

Big Data, Data Center, Infrastructure, Tech

Evolution of data platforms: Using the right data for the right outcomes

September 17, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Last week, I ran my friend and thought leader Esteban Kolsky’s first part on how to think about data in a post-big data world — and it was a hit. Now, to end the suspense, we have part two, where […]