cybersecurity-grantsFOR THE CTO, CIO & CISO

WORKFORCE: Managing IT Staff For Retention. Engaging and retaining our crew (Vanguard’s term for employees) is critical to the long term success of our company. At Vanguard, we are strong believers in the Gallup Q12 process to manage crew engagement. Read more

IT PRIORITIES POLL: CIO Survey Holds Mixed News for Google Cloud Platform. A new report from investment bank and asset management firm Piper Jaffray holds mixed news for Google’s cloud services business. Read more

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE: The New Digital C-Suite: How Influential Is The CMO? Developments in marketing technology have meant that CMOs have had to become more tech savvy in their approach, and we’ve all seen the stat that by 2017 CMOs will be spending more on tech than CIOs and CTOs. Read more

BEST PRACTICES: Female Tech CEO Talks About ‘Casual’ Workplace Discrimination. It’s not often that CEOs spill all on the gender discrimination that takes place in the tech industry, but Elizabeth Vega, CEO at Informed Solutions, did so this week in an enlightening article at Information Age. Read more


SMART GADGETS: Samsung S6 Edge With Curved Screen Unveiled At MWC. Samsung will sell two versions of its next flagship phone, one of which has a screen that curves round its sides. The Galaxy S6 Edge uses the feature to provide a quick way to stay in touch with select contacts, and to alert owners to important information. Find out more

MWC: Microsoft’s Keyboard Obsession. Microsoft has a little problem and it’s time we all admitted it. We have to gather the family in the living room, sit Microsoft down in the comfy chair and have a little heart to heart. Everybody can see it, except Microsoft — and it could be time for an intervention. Find out more


MONEY: You Got Hacked. Cybersecurity Stocks Soar. Companies keep getting hacked. And that’s music to the ears of the executives and investors in cybersecurity companies. Read more

PASSWORD WOES: Qualcomm and Intel to Introduce New Biometric Security Technology. Two major semiconductor companies are expected to announce products that use biometric data for security. In one case, readings from the human body provide automatic access to stored passwords. In the other, the biometric reading is likely to become the password itself. Read more

CYBERSECURITY BRIEFING: People Are Averything: Cybersecurity was the main focus of the recent Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee session, where governors and attendees heard from several guest speakers and asked questions of subject matter experts, including U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Army LT. General Edward Cardon and Jandria Alexander, from Aerospace Corporation. Read more


APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: Blue Mountain Data Systems is dedicated to Application Development and Systems Integration for Federal Civilian Agencies, Document Management Systems that help in the preparation, scanning, indexing, categorizing and quality control of millions of pages of paper documents to electronic format and the Automation of Workflow Processes. Call us at 703-502-3416.


ATTN: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – April 3, 2015

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