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DOWNLOAD: Microsoft Office 365 Cheat Sheet. This Microsoft Office 365 Cheat Sheet covers basic setup and navigating the web-based service, collaborating on projects, creating and editing documents and using OneDrive. Read more

CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE: Microsoft Extends Azure Site Recovery. Microsoft is continuing to open up its cloud platform in an effort to support customers’ hybrid clouds. As part of that strategy, Microsoft has updated Azure Site Recovery to work with VMware virtual machines and physical servers. Read more

MANAGEMENT: Retail CIOs Press the Security Button. Managing data security is the most urgent focus area for retail CIOs, according to a new study from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Forrester Research Inc. The report, “Retail CIO Agenda 2015: Secure And Innovate,” shows that 97% of the 84 retail CIOs surveyed place that at the top of their 2015 priority lists. Read more

ACQUISITION REFORM: CIOs Stress Reform Aspect Of FITARA. When he first joined the government in February, Federal CIO Tony Scott thought the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) was “pretty good.” Now, after a few months on the job, Scott said he is beginning to “see just how good it is.” Read more


DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: How Do Big Data Analytics Enhance Network Security? Big Data and Big Data analytics have become hot topics in recent years. Unlike traditional methods of cause and effect deduction, Big Data analytics generate predictions based on such enormous volumes of data, that only the tools of association and inference are useful for finding relevance or meaning. Read more

ADVICE: The Big Deal About “Big Data”—Your Guide To What The Heck It Actually Means. There are three buzzwords that, if we had our way, would be stricken completely from the world: “cloud,” “the Internet of Things,” and “big data.” Each of them was coined in an attempt to elegantly capture a complex concept, and each of them fails miserably. Find out more

DIGITAL HEALTH: Apple And IBM Say Big Data Will Save Lives. Apple and IBM have reached a new agreement to use big data analytics to turn digital health into so much more than a step counter – the conjunction between these and others in the healthcare space will impact every part of health provision. Find out more


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FYI: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – May 22, 2015

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