Alan Zeichick

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Writer. Speaker. Analyst. Consultant. With a career spanning three decades as a technologist, Alan Zeichick brings depth, experience, vision and thought leadership to developers and the industry. As Editor-in-Chief of Software Development International, AI Expert and the Mathematica Journal -- and one of the founding Jolt Judges -- Alan pioneered coverage of leading-edge academic and enterprise programming topics. As Founder and Editorial Director of SD Times, Alan created the world’s leading publication for software development managers. Today, Alan is President and Principal Analyst of Camden Associates, an analyst firm focused on enterprise IT.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Alan Zeichick and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Self-propagating ransomware: What the WannaCry ransomworm means for you

Throwing our IoT investment in the trash thanks to NetGear

Throwing our IoT investment in the trash thanks to NetGear

Discontinuation of the NetGear cloud service sends the company's VueZone wireless video cameras into the IoT trash.

We need a better Private Browsing Mode

We need a better Private Browsing Mode

Many web browsers have some variation of Private Browsing Mode. The settings aren't enough, though, to offer real protection.

Dude, where’s my phone? BYOD means enterprise security exposure

Dude, where’s my phone? BYOD means enterprise security exposure

You should be worried if an employees loses a smartphone or tablet, especially if that employee accesses any enterprise resources using that device.

Open source networking: The time is now

Open source networking: The time is now

We are never going back to proprietary networks. Today’s world is all about open—from APIs to partnerships to end-to-end orchestrated services.

Fight corporate data loss with secure, easy-to-use collaboration tools

Fight corporate data loss with secure, easy-to-use collaboration tools

You can’t protect vital corporate communications and data if employees can use shadow IT to circumvent compliance policies. Instead, you need better collaboration software.

IoT at MWC: We need secure network infrastructure – not shiny rings – to  keep us safe

IoT at MWC: We need secure network infrastructure – not shiny rings – to keep us safe

Wearables, sensors, batteries, cool apps, great wristbands – sure, those are key to IoT success, but the real trick is to provision reliable, secure and private communications that even Black Riders and hordes of nasty Orcs can’t...

Subdermal wearables could unlock real possibilities for enterprise IoT

Subdermal wearables could unlock real possibilities for enterprise IoT

Wave your hand to access a computer terminal, or touch a power screwdriver to prove that you are authorized to use it, thanks to bodyhacking.

The IoT calls for an AI-based security approach

The IoT calls for an AI-based security approach

How new cybersecurity technology can help protect us from the inherent threats in the Internet of Things.

Secure, compliant messaging is more than just encrypting the messages

Secure, compliant messaging is more than just encrypting the messages

We often talk about BYOD. We should be equally concerned about BYOM – that is, bring your own messaging platform. Who knows what types of official and unofficial business correspondence is being done via Facebook Messenger, Twitter...

How pumped up is your pumped-up cloud data center?

How pumped up is your pumped-up cloud data center?

A cloud data center is supposed to scale sky-high — but few know the actual capacity. How many virtual machines can it host, and how will the cloud perform as CPU, storage, networking and I/O utilization climb higher and higher? Those...

For carriers, OSS can become a competitive advantage, not a cost center

For carriers, OSS can become a competitive advantage, not a cost center

Operations Support Systems excel in managing traditional networks, but they can be more, so much more, as we look forward to smarter networks that are more responsive to enterprise customer needs.

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