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      4th Industrial Revolution

      July 26th, 2016

      4th Industrial RevolutionCIOs have been inundated with the potential and the rapid pace of innovation in technology. This is referred to as the 4th Industrial Revolution, and it can be more accurately described as the ‘Hurricane of Innovation’. Janco terms this as the ‘Age of the Customer’ and the imperative for customer obsession to be successful . Never before have we seen this level of innovation intensity. Almost every company is experimenting with the potential, and sometimes it is about finding the diamonds in the ‘data’. Data is now the next platform which provides insight, intelligence, and ability to create new platforms for a company and industry. Connecting data with IoT, and in many cases machine learning is proving to be a winning formula. The business value and realization of digitization is in progress, and now we have real world examples of new business models and potential revenues for traditional companies. Digital disruption is here and it is real.

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      Feds look to increase cybersecurity spending by $19 billion

      July 13th, 2016

      Feds look to increase cybersecurity spending by $19 billion

      CybersecurityThe administration is seeking to boost federal cybersecurity spending. Its 2017 IT budget calls for a 35% increase in cybersecurity spending to $19 billion.

      Victor Janulaitis, CEO of Janco Associates, a research firm that analyzes IT labor trends, said the "government is not always the solution.

      "Rather the solution needs to be in the private sector where what can be done will be done and real jobs will be created," said Janulaitis. "The solution of 'thousands' of new government employees only adds to our deficit and governmental bloat," he said.

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      Over 1/3 of IT pros do work from home

      June 24th, 2016

      Over 1/3 of IT pros do work from home

      38 percent of workers in management, business, and financial operations
      occupations, and 35 percent of those employed in professional and related occupations,did some or all of their work from home on days they worked, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Workers employed in other occupations were less likely to work from home on days they worked.

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      Importance of infrastructure policies and a focused security program is critical

      June 17th, 2016

      Importance of infrastructure and security programImportance of infrastructure policies and a focused security program is critical

      The digital landscape today is now open to increased cyber-attacks. The increase in frequency of attacks need a well-developed set of infrastructure procedures and a focused security program. IT pros need a focused awareness to bolster their security policies and practices as the foundational structure of an overall risk-management strategy.

      Cyber-attacks cannot be prevented but with concentrated awareness and efforts, organizations can arm their customers, partners, and employees with safeguard measures require focused awareness to bolster their security policies and practices as the foundational structure of an overall risk-management strategy. Cyber-attacks cannot be prevented but with concentrated awareness and efforts, organizations can arm their customers, partners, and employees with safeguard measures.

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      Microsoft’s browsers are getting ready to bite the dust

      June 1st, 2016

      Microsoft’s browsers are getting ready to bite the dust

      Back in November 2015, IE accounted for more than half of the global browser user share. Currently, IE and Edge combined to account for 38.7% of the global user share.

      In the last six months alone, IE -- a bucket into which Net Applications also throws in Windows 10's Edge -- has lost 11.4 percentage points, an unprecedented decline for any browser at any point in the last 11 years.

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