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  • HMG Tech News Digest February 8

    Trending News on Google's AI Lab Discovering New Drug Remedies, Tesla Still in Orbit After a Year in Space, and Facial Recognition to Spot Stalkers

  • VM Security from an Unexpected Source

    Much of what you learned in Operating Systems 101 is no longer applicable to modern computing – and virtualization lies at the root (ahem) of this change. The core principle is that physical host machines are now used to run multiple guest virtual machines (VMs) to optimize the use of memory, bandwidth, and CPU.

  • The Role of the CIO in Guiding the Enterprise to the Future State

    One of the greatest challenges that corporate executives face these days is the ability to position their companies to survive and thrive in the next three-to-five years and beyond. According to the Harvard Business Review, 52% of the companies that were in the Fortune 500 in the year 2000 have either gone bankrupt, been acquired or ceased to exist due to digital disruption.

  • HMG Strategy Tech News Digest

    Trending news on Tesla missing share estimates, Boeing reaching $100 billion in sales, Walmart no longer using Google Express and Google Shopping Actions, and the battle between the U.S. government and Huawei over the future of 5G.

  • Open Work Spaces Considered Harmful

    Arguably the best moment of my career was reaching Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs. The award was given during a fancy ceremony, and my wife got a pretty corsage and a bonus check. But what was the real gift that came with this wonderful award? What did the greatest American tech company of all time – the one that brought us lasers, and transistors, and Unix – consider a suitable award? Well, they gave me a private office.

  • HMG Tech News Digest January 24

    Trending News on Amazon's New Autonomous Delivery Robot, Boeing's Electric Air Taxi Taking Flight This Week, and Google Facing Stiff Competition in Russia

  • One-Stop ERP-Sec

    The two most prominent providers of enterprise resource planning (ERP) security have now merged: Boston-based Onapsis announced this week that they have acquired Heidelberg-based Virtual Forge. While the deal terms were undisclosed, we do know that the resulting company will have three hundred staff, which creates a solid global base on which to drive growth. Led by Mariano Nunez, this newly-combined team looks formidable.

  • Letter from the CEO: Thank You to the HMG Community and Strategic Partners for Their Incredible Support for a Record-Breaking 2018

    As I look back on what has been an historic year for HMG Strategy, I realize that we couldn’t have made the incredible strides that we have as well as the enhancements to our business model if it weren’t for the extraordinary support of the technology executives and sponsors who make the HMG community the world’s largest independent and most trusted executive network on the planet. Our continued growth at HMG Strategy, now entering our 12th year in serving the community of technology executives, has been extremely gratifying as I look back over the 30-plus years that I've spent in the technology industry and as an executive coach.

  • HMG Tech News Digest January 18

    Trending News on Chinese Startups Looking to Outmaneuver Tesla in Silicon Valley, Netflix Raising Rates Amid Stronger Competition, and O'Hare Planning Major Expansion

  • Making MSPs into MSSPs

    The Wikipedia entry for managed services has its first reference to security at Word 345 of the narrative. When you Google 'managed services', the People-Also-Searched-For box lists cloud computing, data center, IT service management, outsourcing, and Software-as-a-Service, with no references to security. Suffice it to say, managed services from MSPs are viewed as broader and largely distinct from managed security services from MSSPs.

  • Using AI to Cluster and Protect Data

    One of the oldest previously-classified US documents, written over one hundred years ago, explains how to make secret ink: “Take one ounce of linseed oil, 20 ounces of liquid ammonia, 100 ounces of distilled water. This mixture must be shaken up before using with a quill pen. Write in free space between words written in pencil. To make this writing appear, dip the whole letter in cold water, and read secret writing while wet. Upon drying the writing disappears.”