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2 Aug 2017
9 Common Questions about SOC 2 Compliance
Business 2 Community, August 2nd, 2017

"SOC 2 compliance is a crucial framework for technology and cloud computing companies today. As with many other compliance mandates, it is not a simple connect-the-dots proposition, but rather a complex set of requirements that must be reviewed and carefully addressed. But it doesn't have to be overwhelming. Below, we'll break down nine of the most common basic questions that we hear about SOC 2. Think of it as a 101 on SOC 2..."
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2 Aug 2017
CISOs: Disruptive Technology Trends And How To Prepare
SearchSecurity, August 2nd, 2017

"Information security managers and venture capitalists weigh in on which digital trends are changing security operations and how IT teams should deal with the fallout.

In April, high-end audio maker Bose Corp. found itself in the crosshairs of a class-action suit alleging that its Bose Connect app "demonstrates a wholesale disregard for consumer privacy rights and violates numerous state and federal laws," because it collected information, such as song titles, from consumer devices..."
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2 Aug 2017
The CIO and CTO Must Work as Partners
CIO Insight, August 2nd, 2017

"Collaboration between CTOs and CIOs isn't new, but what is new is the increased acceleration of technical and business forces necessitating a closer alignment of these functions. Traditionally, CIOs have managed and adapted existing technologies that control systems of record, such as finance and HR. In contrast, CTOs have overseen the development of new innovation tech that's often focused on value creation..."
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    2 Aug 2017
    Zero One: Can the CIO Change IT's Bad Rep?
    Data Center Knowledge, August 2nd, 2017

    "Ask line-of-business executives (LOBs) what IT people really do, and you might get a blank stare. Sure, they troubleshoot email and website problems, but herein lies the rub. Tech workers only seem to jump into action whenever their technology breaks. We've always known about this perception problem, but it's bigger than most people think..."
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      3 Aug 2017
      Get to Know the DPO: Under GDPR, You May Need One
      InformationWeek, August 3th, 2017

      "Getting ready for GDPR now will allow ample time for testing and assessing the new protocols, hiring the right data protection officer and ensuring they are operating effectively.

      When the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect globally on May 25, 2018, more than 9,000 U.S. firms will be required to hire a Data Protection Officer, or DPO, to ensure its strict data protection regulations are met..."
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        3 Aug 2017
        The Enterprise Technologies To Watch In 2017
        ZDNet, August 3th, 2017

        "It was a rebuilding year in a sense, as emerging tech for the enterprise steadily proceeded but didn't result in as many new targets to track as last year. Yet it's also abundantly clear the largest digital shifts by far are still ahead of us. Here's how 2017 is breaking down..."
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          3 Aug 2017
          World-Class IT Organizations Deliver Greater ROI (Slideshow)
          CIO Insight, August 3th, 2017

          "World-class IT organizations are significantly boosting the bottom-line performance of their companies, according to recent research from the Hackett Group. The accompanying report, "Beyond World-Class Service: IT's Digital Capability Imperative," defines "world class" as technology departments that excel at more than 100 metrics, including those related to efficiency, effectiveness, automated functions and project completion rates..."
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          4 Aug 2017
          3 Reasons Why GDPR is Not the New Y2K
          Business 2 Community, August 4th, 2017

          "There is a vast amount of 'GDPR fatigue' spreading on social media, as the result of the incredible quantity of snake oil being dispensed on the matter. Unsurprisingly, every tech vendor has a magic solution that would make you compliant and countless 'experts' have appeared out of nowhere.

          At the receiving end of all this, many decision makers have started to compare the level of hype with the Y2K phenomenon: "All this is just a storm in a teacup, blown out of proportion by consultants and in the end, nothing serious will really happen", is something we hear more and more ..."
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