SLIDESHOW: Best Practices for Choosing a Business Intelligence Dashboard. As far as business buzzwords go, the terms Big Data, data visualization, data structure, predictive analytics and business intelligence all get thrown around with the frequency of a used car salesman putting together his best customer pitch. In fact, when it comes to acquiring a business intelligence tool, you might hear the mention of these terms ad nauseam. Read more

TWO-TIER ANALYTICS: Reimagining the User Experience for Business Intelligence. Software applications have historically been built with a very specific purpose in mind. Word processors are designed for writing and editing documents, while spreadsheets are for working with numbers. Today’s more modern tools allow you to copy a portion of a spreadsheet and paste it into your written document, or even perform some basic calculations. Read more

AZURE MARKETPLACE: Yellowfin And Microsoft Launch Free Cloud BI Environment. Microsoft and Yellowfin have launched a business intelligence (BI) offering that will be available for free from Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace. The product will help businesses deploy an enterprise-grade BI environment in just a few clicks, allowing organisations to start analysing the information they hold straight away and helping them make sense of the large, complex data issues they face every day to create real insights. Read more

CLOUD PORTFOLIO: How Microsoft Is Floating An Intelligent Cloud. Windows 10 just launched, but Microsoft’s head already is back in the cloud. he software giant shares its strategy for getting enterprises on the cloud with advanced analytics, machine learning and support for developer-friendly application containers. Read more


CONTINUOUS MONITORING: Are You Competitive With Black Hats? Continuous monitoring is becoming a very popular term, both among security vendors and CISOs. In a constantly changing and hostile network environment where new zero-day exploits appear almost every couple of days, continuous monitoring of your organization’s infrastructure is vitally important. The main role of continuous monitoring is to keep your security team constantly aware of newly detected vulnerabilities, weaknesses, missing patches and configuration flaws that appear to be exploitable. Read more

PRIVACY RIGHTS: Cybersecurity Legislation May Face Tough Road. When the Senate left town in early August for a monthlong recess, it abruptly stopped debate on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, which would encourage the voluntary sharing of cyber threat information among private companies and between companies and the government. Read more

ATTACKS/BREACHES: FBI Sounds Alarm Again On Business Email Compromise Threat. Over the past two years, cybercriminals have stolen hundreds of millions of dollars from US businesses by compromising their official email accounts and using those accounts to initiate fraudulent wire transfers. Read more

NAMED IN A LAWSUIT: Do CIOs and CISOs Get Covered in Cybersecurity Litigation? In today’s rapidly changing legal landscape, global companies confront a litany of cyber security issues domestic and international. One issue quickly rising to the top is Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Information Security Office (CISO) cyber security liability. Read more


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FYI: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – October 15, 2015

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