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05 May 2015 Ask a Wikibon Analyst: Is disk dead? [42487]
SiliconANGLE , May 5, 2015

"With the cost of NAND flash storage dropping like a rock, driven by massive demand in consumer electronics, the storage industry is in the midst of major technological disruption. NAND flash is 1,000 times faster than spinning disk in reads and writes. It's a fraction of the size, uses a fraction of the power and generates a fraction of the heat, allowing multiple spinning disk arrays to be replaced with one all-flash array and flash to be added to the memory bus inside servers. Flash also has huge amounts of IO, allowing companies, for example, to run data analysis, application development and transaction processing on logical copies of a single physical database, rather than making multiple clones..."
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01 Dec 2014 InformationWeek's 2014 Chief of the Year Cathy Bessant: What I Believe [39733]
Information Week, December 1st, 2014

"InformationWeek's 2014 Chief of the Year shares what being a cancer survivor taught her, why she dislikes rock-star CIOs, and more.

On not coming up through the technology ranks:

"If I was a classically trained technologist, I would be great at Cobol. And I probably would have come up through the technology side of the company during that period of time when technology and the business really were separate, when technology was thought of as the black box, when the budgets weren't integrated and understood. All kinds of preparation can work for sitting in the kind of job that I sit in today. But now, five years later, I look at the alternative and I feel very fortunate to have come at it from this direction."
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26 Oct 2014 Researcher Builds System to Protect Against Malicious Insiders [38948]
ComputerWorld, October 14th, 2014

"When an employee turns on his own company, the results -- damaged networks, data theft and even work stoppage -- could be devastating," warns Sharon Gaudin in ComputerWorld.

"It could rock the company even more than an outside attack because the insider knows where sensitive data is kept, what the passwords are and exactly how to hurt the company the most.

That's the driving force behind the work that Daphne Yao, associate professor of computer science at Virginia Tech, is doing on cybersecurity..."
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14 Oct 2014 Researcher Builds System to Protect Against Malicious Insiders [38890]
ComputerWorld, October 14th, 2014

"When an employee turns on his own company, the results -- damaged networks, data theft and even work stoppage -- could be devastating.

It could rock the company even more than an outside attack because the insider knows where sensitive data is kept, what the passwords are and exactly how to hurt the company the most.

That's the driving force behind the work that Daphne Yao, associate professor of computer science at Virginia Tech, is doing on cybersecurity..."
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30 Jun 2014 Shadow apps: Turning SaaS risk into CIO strategy [37244]
SearchCIO, June 30th, 2014

"CIOs are between a rock and a hard place with respect to the adoption -- make that uncontrolled, unsanctioned adoption -- of SaaS apps by their business users. Turn a blind eye to the use of cloud-based apps by the business and CIOs may be putting their enterprises at greater risk of a data breach -- three times greater risk, according to a recent study from the Ponemon Institute.

Clamping down on shadow apps, on the other hand, risks being labeled a "CI-no," a rubric no CIO can afford to court, even for the sake of information security...."
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