Tech Insights
Mar. 18, 2015

10 ways to measure IT security program effectiveness
As CISOs try to find ways to prove ROI to higher ups and improve the overall effectiveness of security operations, the right metrics can make or break their efforts. Fortunately, infosec as an industry has matured to the point where many enterprising security leaders have found innovative and concrete measures to track performance and drive toward continual improvement. Dark Reading recently surveyed security practitioners and pundits to find out the best time-tested metrics to prove security effectiveness, ask for greater investment, and push security staff to improve their day-to-day work.More

GE found a reason for the Internet of Things: Better barbecue
Can data improve even the most low-tech of cooking methods, the barbecue? GE thinks the answer is a resounding yes, and it's brought a custom-built 14-foot smoker to SXSW Interactive to prove it.More

All-flash vs. hybrid storage arrays: Which is better?
Second-generation all-flash arrays have overcome previous limitations and are surpassing hybrid arrays as an enterprise storage option. Everyone today agrees that flash or SSDs are the primary storage tier of the future. Performance is of course the differentiator, but there are still debates about how to speed things up. Is it better to add an all-flash array to an existing SAN, or just upgrade the existing arrays by adding SSDs?More

5 things worth noting at SXSW
USA Today
There's so much news coming out of SXSW that it can be hard to keep track. Between tech, movies, music and entertainment, there's a lot going on at the Austin conference. Here are five things worth noting from this year's festival.More

Clinton Foundation report is a call to action for women and technology
U.S. News & World Report
There remains a troubling gender gap when it comes to technology and the Internet in the developing world, the Clinton Foundation revealed in a report that has been largely overshadowed by the controversy over Hillary Clinton's email. More

Experts: 5G challenges ahead
EE Times
A bevy of legal and economic requirements may temper a bit of the excitement around 5G cellular, according to speakers at the Mobile World Congress.More

New Fujitsu heat pipe technology could cool your next smartphone
One of the basic technologies that modern PCs rely on for CPU and GPU cooling may be making its way to mobile devices, thanks to pioneering work from Fujitsu Laboratories. The organization claims its new design can transfer 5x more heat than existing thin heat pipes, all while adding less than a millimeter to device thickness. The technology could be useful in balancing higher performance devices with their inevitable temperature increases.More

How technology can help close the skills gap in STEM education
The Huffington Post
A new report from the Education Testing Services group highlights a relatively silent but highly urgent problem in America: the skills gap in STEM education. What we mean by skills gap is the mismatch between the kinds of skills employers say they need compared to the skills our students possess. Right now, our students, especially millennials, are losing ground to the rest of the world. More

The 2015 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology announced by the National Diversity Council
The National Diversity Council announces the 2015 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology, a definitive list of female executives, influencers and achievers impacting the technology industry. More

Things you might not know about big data
SmartData Collective
We live in a data-centric world, and we speak casually about bytes, megabytes and gigabytes. But now, the amount of data that's out there has surpassed the terms we've previously used to describe it. Instead, big data is now the reality.More

This mind-blowing new 3-D printing technique is inspired by 'Terminator 2'
The Washington Post
In an iconic scene in the movie "Terminator 2," the robotic villain T-1000 rises fully formed from a puddle of metallic goo. The newest innovation in 3-D printing looks pretty similar, and that's no mistake: Its creators were inspired by that very scene.More

Your late-night emails are hurting your team
Harvard Business Review
Around 11 p.m. one night, you realize there's a key step your team needs to take on a current project. So, you dash off an email to the team members while you're thinking about it. No time like the present, right? Wrong.More