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Carpenters travel with hammers, saws and other implements. Chefs work with a set of really sharp knives. Doctors are famous for carrying a little black bag full of life-saving gear. 

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Save the Date: EFM Series of IT Symposium Conferences

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In a business climate where every second counts, success counts on the ability to remain agile. A rapidly evolving digital infrastructure now empowers companies to act faster, accelerate innovation, and serve customers in new ways. But is your business truly ready?

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Viva Las Vegas. Viva VMWorld.

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The real and the virtual meet in Las Vegas later this month as VMWorld US 2017 gets underway August 27-31. In this case, what happens in Vegas won’t stay in Vegas. Thousands of attendees will compare notes and then take new knowledge of managing a changing world home to hundreds of companies engaged in digital transformation.

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Practicing Good Cyber Hygiene: Avoid the Dangers of Phishing

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In the technology world, it’s important to stay on top of the latest threats. Strong IT security is based on education – always learning, understanding, and preparing the environment for what comes next. In our business, we call it practicing “good cyber hygiene”.

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Thinking a Century Ahead in Digital Network Transformation

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In the beginning, telephones were dumb and the switching network was smart. Future thinking network planning was already in the works with signaling system 7 (SS7) network technology. SS7 enables your cell phone text messaging and allows you to take your smartphone almost anywhere in the world. The Internet, on the other hand, was designed for smart devices such as a computer, and the network was dumb. As the Internet transformed to interconnect a slew of smart devices — from mainframes to the Internet of Things (IoT) — the network of the future also evolved or transformed to be ready for what may come.

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Digital Transformation – From Promise to Practice

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While the term isn’t new, Digital Transformation is still one of the most important – but least understood – buzzwords in the industry today. Advanced technology is rapidly creating new opportunities for businesses to accelerate growth, enhance customer experiences and drive unprecedented innovation. But sometimes, it’s difficult to turn promise into practice.

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Why Cybersecurity Is a Risk-Management Problem

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Enterprise businesses face a world of constantly changing and growing cybersecurity threats today. But many still make the mistake of viewing cybersecurity as merely an information technology problem. Organizations need to shift their thinking to a strategic risk-management model for cybersecurity. Here’s why risk mitigation is vital in ensuring the success of your enterprise’s cybersecurity strategy.

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Who Are Your Fellow Travelers on the Road to Modernization?

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In this blog series, we have been talking about modernizing government IT as a journey rather than event. We have discussed planning as a necessary and sometimes eye-opening step in starting out on the journey. We have noted recent cyber attacks as a wake-up call for getting serious about building cybersecurity into those plans.

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