Eversource CIO Named Boston CIO of the Year 2017, Talks Data with Actifio

We’re back with one of our favorite women in tech (aside from me, of course), Katherine Kountze! This powerhouse has been quite the successful leader in tech as she won the 2017 Boston CIO of the Year ORBIE Award for Enterprise as the Senior VP and CIO of Eversource and effectively spearheaded a merger between six different operating companies. Holy cow was that a task! Check out her insight on the merger process and its challenges below as well as her thoughts on design thinking, data analytics, and data protection.

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Data On-Demand

Copy Data Corner Chapter 2: Data On-Demand

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Actifio Continues to Pioneer the Future of Copy Data Management | Guest Blog – Jason Buffington – ESG Group

Data Management is undeniably the future of Data Protection (and not just “better backup”), meaning that the days of simply making copies in case bad things happen are quickly waning.

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The History of Copy Data Management

Copy Data Corner

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Development Operations Advice

Development Operations Advice from a Thought Leader

Giovanni:  Hi everyone! This is Giovanni Tropeano, Director of Digital Marketing with Actifio and I want to thank you for joining us in this week's blog post.  We are  joined by Ashish Nanotkar and John Annarelli of Yash Solutions.  Ashish is the CTO of Yash and John is the Managing Director and I also have with us Jay Livens, Senior Director of Product Marketing here at Actifio.  Today we are going to be talking about DevOps in general, so Jay why don’t you take it away?

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Backup Strategy – Then and Now

Jay Livens, Senior Director of Product Marketing, explains traditional backup strategy and reviews current ways to use copy data.

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5 Must Have Features for Your Data Protection Solution

I recently booked a flight to Toronto’s City Center Airport (YTZ) on Porter Airlines.  YTZ was very close to my customer meetings so I did not give it much more thought.  However, a day prior to my departure, I researched Porter and realized that they only flew Bombardier Q400 turboprops!  Not everyone may recall flying in old turboprops like the Twin Otter or Short 360, but I remember them vividly...in my nightmares.  They were about as quiet as a jackhammer, and their rides were not much smoother. It always felt like they were on the verge of crashing.

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Database Clones: 4 Ways They Mimic Zombie Hordes

Much to my wife’s consternation, I am a fan of The Walking Dead.  For some reason, I find a post apocalyptic world where zombies run rampant interesting.  Fortunately, this is a purely fictional yarn….or at least I tell myself that when I wake up at night hearing strange noises which typically emanate from local coyotes.  

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Security & the Internet of Things: Are Our Devices Safe?

After October's massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in which several major web properties, including Twitter, Reddit, Spotify, Seamless were brought down by a botnet of hundreds of thousands of infected internet connected DVRs and cameras, there is a long list of questions to consider as the Internet of Things (IoT) takes hold. What about standards? What are the security and international protocols? How will we deal with data management structures? Where will we put all that new data? A lot of data. We’ll need to understand what’s possible and then decide if, just because it is possible, should it happen or not?

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The Top Priorities and Setbacks Enterprises Face In Application Development

There are few things more valuable to any business than direct customer feedback. It’s how we test ideas – old and new. It’s how we decide to change. So we asked TechValidate to help us understand what customers and potential customers are thinking. They’re a trusted neutral party and have helped us validate our own thinking – and sometimes prove us wrong. Recently, TechValidate compiled two sets of survey responses from targeted recipients across a range of industries. One survey targeted existing Actifio customers, and the other focused specifically on application developers who are not current clients. The returns provide some fascinating results that will help to verify and quantify Actifio’s part in helping customers to gain financial benefits. Results also make clear the opportunity developers have to gain time and performance advantages as they come into the fold.

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