In today’s 2-minute tip, we’re going to look at the ping command – a favorite tool for some very easy troubleshooting.
Today’s 2-minute tip covers crontab – the tool used to schedule tasks that will run automatically on the day and time that you specify.
In this 90-second video, learn about Kubernetes, the open-source system for automating containerized applications, from one of the technology's inventors, Joe Beda, founder and CTO at Heptio.
From artificial intelligence to augmented reality, these dozen disruptive technologies and trends will begin driving how business gets done at forward-thinking organizations this year.
Landing a job interview feels great, but how much do you know about your potential employer? Job listings often illicit more questions than provide answers. Knowing where to find inside information can mean the difference between getting a job from a...
With Apple embracing the Qi standard in the iPhone X and 8/8+, wireless charging is finally becoming more mainstream. But there's an ongoing debate about what it does to smartphone battery life.
Project managers must look beyond requirements, budgets and timelines to ensure they are executing high-impact, high-visibility projects with a direct line to the organization's overall strategic goals. Here's how to be recognized by executives and s...
BI success requires more than just a strong technology platform. It takes laser focus on processes and personnel — and a business-first approach to gaining insights from data.
Lack of CEO sponsorship, talent deficiency, resistance to change — if you’ve encountered any of the following issues, you may want to rethink your digital transformation before it grinds to a standstill.
Word is the workhorse of the Microsoft Office 2016 suite, but lots of people don’t know some of its more useful features. Here are three of the best tips.
The next update to Windows 10 is expected to arrive soon, so it's a good time to look at what's coming. Windows expert Preston Gralla has the details.
Microsoft Excel can be tough to use. But you don’t need to be a spreadsheet jockey to get the most out of Excel 2016. Just follow these three tips, which work in Excel 2019 as well.
Whether you think your company uses the information or not, self-evaluations are a necessary device for professional development. Here’s how to make the most of the dreaded self-evaluation process.
Oreo hasn't even rolled out for many users, and yet Android P – Oreo's still unnamed successor – is already on the horizon. Android expert JR Raphael offers insights on what's coming, and why Android upgrades always seem to run late.
Everyone seems to be talking about agile software development, but many organizations don't have a firm grasp on how the process works. Watch this 5-minute video to get up to speed fast.
Host Maryfran Johnson talks with Mojgan Lefebvre, CIO for Liberty Mutual's Global Specialty business, about how the insurance firm is leveraging the cloud, creating business-specific data strategy and getting the best from its acquisitions.
When it comes to expensive Macs, you can't get much pricier than the iMac Pro, the all-in-one workstation that starts at $4,999. Does anyone really need that kind of horsepower? (Yes.)
For developers, are these the best of times or the worst of times? Given how fast technology (and needed skills) change, it's an open question. Our tech trio weighs in – and talks about what we learned from this year's Mobile World Congress.
As phishing attacks evolve, hackers are using customization and targeted scams to ensnare users. Asaf Cidon, vice president, email security services at Barracuda, talks with host Steve Ragan about the ever-changing cat-and-mouse game of phishing.
Geofencing is a service that triggers an action when a device enters a set location. From coupons and notifications, to engagement features and security alerts — businesses are finding creative ways to use these virtual boundaries.
With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline fast approaching, host Steve Ragan explores the implications of noncompliance for companies -- and possible penalties -- with Greg Reber, founder/CEO of AsTech Consulting.
When iOS 11.3 arrives, it will allow a limited number of users to more easily access and share healthcare data – part of Apple's ongoing push to connect patients and doctors. Here's what that means and why Apple might actually succeed.
Robert Gibbons, CTO at Datto, joins host Steve Ragan to talk about why companies pay out ransoms, the role of incident response plans and continuity strategies, and how companies weigh the risks.
This year's big show in Barcelona begins Feb. 26, and while hardware announcements are always part of the event, attendees are more likely to hear a lot about 5G networking.
Nathan Freitas, who heads The Guardian Project, talks with host Steve Ragan and senior writer J.M. Porup about the group's easy-to-use secure apps, open-source software libraries, and customized mobile devices being used around the world.
It's about the sound, not the smart. Apple's new home speaker, HomePod, integrates its Apple Music subscription by voice. It carries a hefty price tag of $349.99. The panelists call the move late and half-baked.
Demand for tech talent will continue to outpace supply in the year ahead, while the mix of skills necessary to remain relevant in IT will undergo a significant shift.
What is it about the Spectre and Meltdown attacks that scared everyone so much? Host Steve Ragan and J.M. Porup talk through the impact of these hardware flaws.
Show host Maryfran Johnson talks with CIO Joel Jacobs of MITRE Corp., a private non-profit research organization that provides consulting, engineering, and technical services for numerous federal government agencies. A big part of its mission is to k...
Narrowband IoT is the major wireless carriers' play to capture a significant chunk of the burgeoning enterprise IoT marketplace, even if the standard isn't quite ready for prime time yet. Here's a look at the technology that's coming to a base statio...
Looking for a better workplace? Here are the 10 best companies you can work for, according to Glassdoor.
CSO senior editor Michael Nadeau joins host Steve Ragan to talk about predictions for 2018, including the looming GDPR compliance deadline.
Blockchain has moved away from its cryptocurrency roots and is now being eyed as a platform for everything from global shipping to P2P cloud storage to real estate. Our Tech Talk panel looks at where it's going in 2018.
Our tech panel envisions the end of passwords, looks at how blockchain is evolving, details why 'serverless' computing is a boon to devs and wonders why Apple's HomePod seems late to the game.
The panel talks about serverless systems, which spin up a snippet of code that runs on demand to perform a business operation. It's a step toward a more developer-friendly approach to code development.
Hackers can crack them, and users are careless with them. Passwords have long been problematic, but they are getting renewed attention after a series of major breaches. Our panelists look at the coming technology to help with password security.
LinkedIn is a key tool for establishing your brand as an executive, but is your profile having the impact you want? Here are four easy ways to strengthen your executive brand on LinkedIn.
Blockchain continues to evolve and grow, as more companies test it out. It's now seen as the heart of a new global shipping platform that could save companies billions of dollars and as the underpinning for a P2P cloud storage endeavor.
Rob Lee, faculty fellow at the SANS Technology Institute, talks with host Steve Ragan about his group's work to help companies out of sticky situations, plus the state of the security industry and predictions for 2018.
In this episode, Maryfran Johnson, executive director of CIO programs and events at IDG, talks with CIO Kristin Darby of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America about IT’s critical role in the convergence of genomic advances, clinical research and ...
Host Steve Ragan talks with Stan Engelbrecht, director of the cybersecurity practice at D3 Security, about the inherent flaws in security defenses for public transportation systems -- and what can be done.
Better understand the evolving role of the CIO in today’s business climate and the 2018 CIO agenda in this video discussion, hosted by Adam Dennison, SVP/General Manager, IDG Events/CEC & Publisher. Ron Guerrier, CIO at Farmers Insurance Group of C...
From Cisco's plans for intent-based networking to SD-WAN, IoT and 5G pilot programs, the networking industry is growing and changing by leaps and bounds. Here's what's likely to be top of mind in the industry this year.
Host Steve Ragan unpacks the latest news about Chinese company DJI's bug bounty program, plus new developments in video surveillance and more, with Fahmida Rashid.
Marketing technology has changed the way marketers identify and interact with their customers and prospects. Using intent data, top marketers are using predictive technologies to spotlight their best prospects, identify the next logical step in the p...
Executives at cloud services vendor Akamai -- David Lewis, global security advocate; Andy Ellis, CSO; and Charlie Gero, CTO -- talk with host Steve Ragan about the evolving role of security in the enterprise.
One of the biggest topics in IT right now involves blockchain, the distributed ledger tech that underpins Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Here's a look at what it is, what it does, and how companies are already using it.
Concerned about your network defense? Watch this short video to learn the 7 stages of the cyber kill chain, a framework created by Lockheed Martin to outline the phases of a targeted cyberattack.
It's been one year since the Dyn cyberattack, a distributed denial-of-service attack that affected traffic to a number of high-level domains. Host Steve Ragan talks with Josh Shaul, vice president of web security at Akamai Technologies, about the eve...
In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson and Ron Guerrier, CIO at Farmers Insurance, discuss building an IT innovation ecosystem, and the impact of next-generation technologies on the insurance industry.