Tanium CEO’s Refreshingly Honest Take on the State of Internet Security

This is your Cyber Saturday edition of Fortune’s tech newsletter for October 7, 2017. On Tuesday, the wood-smoke air of California’s wildfires descended on the Bay Area as cybersecurity professionals gathered at the Palace Hotel for an industry event. I spent the morning interviewing Orion Hindawi, CEO of Tanium, the world’s highest privately valued cyber […] Read more »

AWS, Microsoft and Google take different paths to the cloud

SAN FRANCISCO — An outage at Amazon Web Services Tuesday rekindled the debate about whether it is wise to rely too heavily on one cloud service provider. Such snafus are rare for AWS so CIOs worry more about the potential for vendors to turn off their service without notice. But CIOs who bet on multiple […] Read more »

AWS, Microsoft, and Google take different paths to the cloud

An outage at Amazon Web Services Tuesday rekindled the debate about whether it is wise to rely too heavily on one cloud service provider. Such snafus are rare for AWS so CIOs worry more about the potential for vendors to turn off their service without notice. But CIOs who bet on multiple providers often invite […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: 3 steps CIOs can take to lead more strategically in 2017

It’s time to rethink the CIO title. Are you responsible for keeping the trains running on time and the lights on, or are you providing the thought leadership and guidance within your own organization to maximize value and business agility? Most C-level executives run the risk of doing the perp walk in handcuffs out of […] Read more »

Leveraging Open Source Reference Architectures Allows You To Give And Take From Broader Expertise

Many standard storage server manufacturers have participated in the development of reference architectures, providing great insight into how to best deploy their servers for each of your company’s use cases. InformationWeek: Cloud Read more »

AWS looks to take the drudge work out of data analysis

Amazon Web Services is looking to make it easier, and more efficient, for enterprises to analyze their data in the cloud. “Eighty percent of what we call analytics is not analytics at all but just hard work,” said Werner Vogels, chief technology officer at Amazon.com, speaking during a keynote speech this morning at the AWS […] Read more »

Facebook search tools take aim at Twitter’s relationship with news

Facebook is updating its search tool to make it easier for users to find things that interest them among the 2 trillion items archived by the company’s index. The update boasts personalized search suggestions, the ability to search through public posts in addition to those made by friends or family, and a new tool that allows people to […] Read more »

Google’s Android Based Brillo Has the Potential to Take IoT Automation to Next Level

With the acquisition of Nest last year, Google has demonstrated its interest in the field of smart home. At recently concluded Google I/O annual developer conference, the group of Mountain View celebrates a further step forward, talking openly about the Internet of Things. Born Brillo, a project to connect any device used, not only smartphones, […] Read more »

Downloading your LinkedIn contacts can now take all weekend

LinkedIn users now have to wait up to three days if they want a list of their contacts on the service. Previously, the social networking site provided a way for users to instantly export their contacts. It was a useful feature for people looking to manage their contacts elsewhere. Under a change made Thursday, users […] Read more »