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Big Data and Blockchain Projects have high failure rates

Big Data and Blockchain Projects have high failure

Blockchain project managementManagement skills need to be upgraded as blockchain and big data projects take hold. The skills that are need are not unique to those technologies. 

The primary factors that managers need to focus on are:

  • Integration and standardization of data
  • Goal definition and expectation management
  • Skill development for both legacy and new technologies
  • Architecture design management

To address these, managers need to

  • Improve the planning process to be more granular
  • Manage both technical and enterprise user staff effectively
  • Maintain focus and scope definition
  • Work to eleiminate legacy system dependence

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Robotics will be common in SMBs

IoT - Robotics Specialist In High Demand

Any company that warehouses and/or ships componentsm manufactue dongles, perform testing, or fabricate materials has an opportunity to implement robotics. There are robots which can execute those tasks. In fact, it's possible all of those operations could be served by the same robot.

The trend in industrial automation is task specific and can be customized and configured for an infinite number of deployment types. Companies which makes autonomous mobile robots for materials handling and picking & placing, can move materials in a warehouse just as easily as they can stock inventory in a logistics operation. When designing a lightweight pneumatic collaborative robot, manufactures have intentionally modeled it after a human arm, a nod to the range of tasks it was designed to perform.

The widest integration of collaborative robots has happened in industries like components handling.  SMBs of all stripes are finding innovative ways to automate with collaborative robots.

The IoT - Robotics Specialist is tasked with being the primary focal point within the enterprise for the design, development, and implementation of service management process which conform with the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) within these technologies.

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Facebook Major Security Breach

Facebook stored hundreds of millions passwords in plain text

password breachAs part of a Facebook's security review, they found that some user passwords were being stored in a readable format within our internal data storage systems. Facebook will have to notify hundreds of millions of Facebook users, tens of millions of other Facebook users, and tens of thousands of Instagram users.

Storing hundreds of millions of passwords in a readable format is another big embarrassment for the social media giant, which has already struggled with how to deal with its platform being used to spread fake news and disinformation, plus other companies harvesting data from its users' profiles and then passing it onto third parties.

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blog.e-janco.com updated

blog.e-janco.com - Tools for the CIO and IT Manager Updated

Janco's original blog was on an ISP server that was not very reliable and extremely slow.  Also when it was time for renewal, we were told that the cost of "hosting" or blog was going to increase by a factor of ten, Janco decided to move to a new server.  For more background on this you can read the post on our blog at https://blog.e-janco.com/2019/01/26/blog-management-and-bluehost/

 

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Recruiting and Hiring Kit 2019 Released

IT Hiring Kit 2019 Version Released - IT Salary Survey, 300 Job Descriptions, and Interview and Hiring Guide

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