How AI will influence the world of cloud-based collaboration and conferencing

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net Those who attended Cloud Expo Europe earlier this week took their opportunity to assess the next level of cloud services, ranging from blockchain, to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. The cloud underpins these technologies and enables them to flourish, while as this publication has previously reported, the M&A cycle has been lit up by it. But what are some of the practical applications for cloud-enabled AI? Lifesize, a cloud-based conferencing hardware and software provider, is exploring how

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DevOps Security Watch: Three Trends To Track In 2018

Source – informationsecuritybuzz.com In the face of incessant competition, countless organisations are turning to DevOps to improve efficiency and accelerate innovation. While this approach delivers proven benefits, DevOps is also creating new security risks and reviving old ones. That’s because these very organisations are failing to adequately train or develop staff to implement best practice in security, leaving them vulnerable to both internal and external threats. At a time when managing their security portfolio effectively is crucial, many are unwittingly introducing

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Sonatype Nexus Named Best Open Source DevOps Tool

Source – globenewswire.com Sonatype, the leader in open source governance and DevSecOps automation is proud to announce that Nexus Repository has been named Best Open Source DevOps Tool by Computing at the DevOps Excellence Awards 2018. The distinction was announced on March 21 in London at the DevOps Excellence Awards gala where Computing recognized outstanding achievements from organizations, personalities and solutions operating within the DevOps space. “Nexus Repository has become a defacto standard within DevOps toolchains worldwide and is simply the

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DevSecOps Needs Less Hype, More Adoption in 2018

Source – scmagazine.com “Development, operations and security are fundamentally intertwined. A well-designed, developed and managed system is the foundation of a secure system. DevOps must evolve to a new vision (that) balances the need for speed and agility of enterprise IT capabilities with the enterprise need to protect critical assets, applications and services.” Gartner analyst Neil MacDonald wrote those words back in 2012 when he and colleague Cameron Haight introduced the concept of DevSecOps – the seamless integration of security experts,

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How the cloud super-providers see the changing landscape

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net Earlier this week, analyst firm Cloud Spectator published its latest report on combining price and performance in the cloud. In the main, its results mirrored previous studies; that the Amazons, Microsofts and Googles of this world may not be the best option for some organisations compared with the high performance, cheaper price specialists. So what of the behemoths, and how are their strategies changing? An illuminating session at Cloud Expo Europe today, featuring IBM, OVH – who bucked

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Secure DevOps: Inside the five lifecycle phases

Source – techtarget.com DevOps and cloud computing are radically changing the way organizations design, build, deploy and operate online systems. According to the latest SANS application security report, 43% of organizations are now delivering changes to production on a weekly, daily or continuous basis. With the increasing rate of change, traditional approaches to security can’t keep up. Therefore, security, IT and risk professionals are left struggling to figure out how they can reduce risk in a DevOps world. In the quest to

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Firms need to move from DevOps to DevSecOps, says expert

Source – computerweekly.com DevOps delivers proven benefits in terms of business agility, but it can also create new security risks and revive old ones, according to a DevOps specialist. Risk is the result of organisations failing to train or develop staff adequately to implement best practice in security, said Elizabeth Lawler, vice-president of DevOps security at CyberArk. “This failure leaves organisations vulnerable to both internal and external threats,” she told Computer Weekly. At a time when managing their security portfolio effectively

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The future of computer security is machine vs machine

Source – csoonline.com A growing number of computer security thinkers, including myself, think that in the very near future, most computer security will be machine versus machine–good bots versus bad bots, completely automated. We are almost there now. Fortunately or unfortunately, I don’t think we’ll get to a purely automated defense for a long, long time. Today’s security defenses Much of our computer security defenses are already completely automated. Our operating systems are more securely configured out of the box, from

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How Dev and Ops Can Work Together for Continuous Delivery

Source – informationweek.com Your organization has created a DevOps group, embarked on a journey to implement Agile methodology, and has been working towards continuous delivery. But have you really examined what that all means? Have you thought about the fact that you will be making one of the most difficult changes that can be made in an organization — a cultural change? This year the pair will appear together for the first time on a conference stage at Interop ITX 2018

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Making progressive (web apps) rock for DevOps

Source – computerweekly.com Kinsbruner wants to uncover the mechanics behind an application stream being called Progressive Web Apps (PWA) and examine why the could be the next big thing. Firmly of the opinion that PWAs are hailed as a means of pushingt the mobile web forward, Kinsbruner  reminds us that they can potentially bring parity to web and native apps, while also providing mobile specific capabilities to web users. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Google came up with the term itself and PWAs are seen

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