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.
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Many IT professionals were caught by surprise by WannaCry largely because they didn't expect ransomware to spread across their networks on its own.
You should be worried, very worried, if an employee loses a smartphone or tablet—especially if that employee accesses any enterprise resources using that device
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. It's about time.
Avoid shadow IT. Instead, use secure collaboration software that employees like and allows them to do their work.
Wearables, sensors, batteries, cool apps, great wristbands – sure, those are necessary for IoT success, but the real trick is to provision reliable, secure and private communications that Black Riders and hordes of nasty Orcs can’t interc
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.
Our home water is purified by both the local water company and by our own on-premise filtration system. Securing data flowing to and from the IoT requires this same dual approach.
Woe betide those who send an urgent business message via a non-compliant messaging service.