Every week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on how old-school IT principles have adapted with the times, how to leverage BI, and more. I hope you find them useful:
Four ways to leverage BI for executive-level reporting
While data is growing at a rapid rate, many don’t know how to turn this data into actionable insights. Why? It boils down to a lack of appropriate tools and processes.
10 old-school IT principles that still rule
Perhaps the most important “old-school” IT principle is even more essential today than it was in the past: IT exists to support the business. Although today, IT must shift their focus from simply “supporting” the business to “driving” the business forward.
Obamacare’s website is crashing because the backend was doomed
Much has been made of the colossal failure that was the new Healthcare.gov website. It suffered from software issues from the very start, and many experts have speculated as to the cause. The true cause: As with most software issues, the answer lies in the architecture.
5 IT security horror stories (and 5 ways to avoid them)
Interestingly enough 2 of the 5 security horror stories involve smartphones. Companies are still trying to figure out how to secure mobile devices. What happens when a device is lost or stolen? How do you control which data your employees store on their devices? It’s simple: Treat the devices like a doorway, not a destination.