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Cloud misconfiguration: The security threat too often overlooked
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A survey of 300 IT professionals by Fugue, a cloud infrastructure security provider, reveals that most enterprises are vulnerable to security events caused by cloud misconfiguration, including data breaches and system downtime events. From the report: Nine in ten have real concerns about security risks due to misconfiguration, and less than a third continuously monitor […]

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How Can We Best Prepare for Job Automation?
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The best way to prepare is to transition away from things that are largely routine and predictable. Try to find a role that is largely focused on tasks that are not easy to automate. I think this generally includes 3 areas: Creative work — where you are building something new, thinking outside the box in […]

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Synergy Pharmaceuticals: New CEO Aims For Reset
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On February 15th, Synergy Pharmaceuticals (SGYP) CEO Troy Hamilton presented at the Leerink Partners 7th Global Healthcare Conference. It marked the first serious outing by Hamilton since he took over as CEO from company co-founder Gary S. Jacob. Donning the mantle of chief executive after the market responded brutally to a surprise secondary offering in […]

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6 Technology Articles You Must Read Today
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Enjoy these six tech articles as we come down the homestretch into the weekend. Greg Otto at fedscoop wrote this interesting piece about IBM’s Watson-as-a-Service. Otto writes: IBM announced last week it has moved its cognitive computing system into the cloud to form the Watson Discovery Advisor, allowing researchers, academics and anyone else trying to leverage […]

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Craigslist Founder Matches $1 Million in Donations for Teachers’ STEM Projects
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Craig Newmark, the founder of the Craigslist classifieds site, has set up a matching donation of up to $1 million for STEM projects proposed by teachers at DonorsChoose, a fundraising site designed to help classrooms at a time of tight school budgets. The matching offer is tailored to provide a focused impact. The largest chunk, […]

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3 Coaching Strategies To Help Your Employees Overcome Uncertainty
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To keep a business running smoothly, managers need to train their employees on how to perform pre-prescribed duties on a consistent basis. It’s also every leader’s responsibility to hold their team accountable to a high standard of quality and to work with them on streamlining their processes to increase efficiency. A big challenge, however, is […]

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The Real Reason Apple Is Screwing Up So Badly
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Why Software Rots When looking at issues of operating system stability and maintainability, the most important thing to understand about software is that as it gets more complex, it becomes more difficult to maintain. (If you don’t believe me, search Google Scholar for “software complexity and maintainability.”) Operating systems are inherently complex, especially when running […]

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Solar May Never Power Your EV, But You Can Still Drive on Sunshine
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If you happened to be passing through central Idaho in what’s now the Snake River plain some 15,000 years ago, you might have spotted entire fields of lava, covering more than 600 square miles. And if you swung back through the area this past week, you might have spotted an equally alien phenomenon: a little […]

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​Dell XPS 13: The best Linux laptop of 2018
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Usually, when I get review hardware in, it’s not a big deal. It’s like working in a candy shop. At first, it seems great (“All the candy I can eat!”). Then, you quickly get sick of dealing with the extra equipment. But, every now and again, I get a really fine machine, like Dell’s latest […]

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