THREAT-LEVEL MIDNIGHT: BYOD Leading To Increasingly Risky Behavior Among Employees. Businesses today are approaching their own “Threat Level Midnight,” but this threat doesn’t come from a single, evil super villain. Rather, it comes primarily from the internal employees in an organization and their habits when using their personal mobile devices. Read more

RETENTION STRATEGY: 6 Reasons To Help Your Best People Leave. Why should you actively work to help your best direct reports find better jobs? Isn’t your job as a manager to retain your best people? Yes and no. Here are 6 reasons why you should do everything you can to help your best people leave Read more

ZEN APPROACH: Executives Need To Find Calm In A Stormy World. There is a certain irony to the fact that in an age characterized by individuals being constantly stimulated by media, contactable 24 hours a day and often visibly stressed one of the most quoted concepts in management is mindfulness. It is seen as particularly pertinent to leadership. But what is it exactly? Read more


BUILD DEVELOPER NEWS: Microsoft Announces Elastic SQL Database Pools For Azure. Developers and independent software vendors who often run hundreds — or even thousands — of separate databases for their customers now have a new option to manage them while keeping costs predictable. Read more

TECH WATCH: Open Source Threatens To Eat The Database Market. The database market has largely been impervious to open source pricing pressure. That may be about to change. Read more

GARTNER RESULTS: Relational Open Source Databases Come Of Age. In its report, The State of Open-Source RDBMSs, 2015, Gartner found that open source relatoinal database management systems (OSRDBMSs) have matured to the point where they can replace commercial databases. CIOs can now consider them as a standard infrastructure choice, the company advised. Read more


MACHINE LEARNING: Five Reasons It Is Moving To The Cloud. Amazon Web Services turned a lot of heads recently when it launched a machine learning platform aimed at making predictive analytics applications easy to build and run, joining cloud juggernauts Microsoft and Google with similar ML offerings.
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CLOUD FORECAST: How Digital Transformation Drives Cloud Computing Demand. Digital Business Transformation projects gained momentum in 2014, as more companies moved their legacy IT workloads to cloud computing platforms and launched a variety of new cloud-native applications. This pervasive trend will continue and accelerate for the duration of 2015. Read more


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FYI: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – June 25, 2015

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