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What Anthem, Sony and Others Could Have Done Differently They say that you are only as secure as your weakest firewall. But then is it just firewalls that protect our network and the information therein, or is it the framework, the policies and the processes that have cracks that let the vulnerabilities seep through? Hackers will be hackers and you really can't blame anything on them. They are doing what they are meant to do, i.e., hack. Now that’s a completely different topic as to why unethical hacking is bad and so on. That’s next time. Right now, let’s talk about what we can do on our side. In addition to getting the best IT security systems, firewalls, more firewalls, anti-hacking everything and so on, it’s also essential that with moving times, or let’s say more intelligent hackers, we address the foundations of the problem. Here are three best practices to co... (more)

The Mid Week Motivator – How to Get Things Done! By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Are you a winner? Are you someone who always gets what they want? Are you one of those people who do what they set their eyes on no matter what the circumstances? If you answered yes to all of these questions then you are among the highly successful people in the world that have a proven formula for success. If you did not answer yes to all of these questions, you are part of the other majority in the world that tries to succeed but has good and bad days. This post is for the majority - because you have some catching up to do. Success is not magic or sorcery. Success has also no... (more)

Invaluable Lessons from @CloudExpo | #IoT #BigData #DigitalTransformation

Three Invaluable Lessons from Cloud Expo Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year's Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points. When trade shows are not a waste of time I am not very aggressive by nature... (more)

Unlearn These Three Technology Concepts to Succeed By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Unlearning is hard to do. Let me explain. Here's what I need you to do. Do whatever you need to do, DO NOT think about Pink Flying Horses. You will now find that the thought of Pink Flying Horses cannot escape your mind and no matter what you do, you just cannot stop thinking of Pink Flying Horses. Similar to this idea, asking you to not think about something is just going to make it more impossible. However for the sake of moving forward, we do need to take a step back from what we know and really, I mean really UNLEARN a few key things about some key technology areas. Unlearn ... (more)

What Low Oil Prices Mean for #Cloud Industry By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo

We all are well aware that oil prices have dropped to almost $45 per barrel as of mid-January 2015. Global economies are feeling the pressure from a sudden drop in crude prices, with a chance of a looming recession in some economies. What does this mean for global business and the cloud industry? What Is Happening? Maybe we had forgotten that a few select nations, the so-called OPEC members that include Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela, control a majority of the oil that is produced in the world t... (more)