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Data Digest: Self-Service Integration Snags, Solving Virtualization Problems, and Security and the Pareto Principle

How to avoid problems with senf-service integration tools, plus solving 5 virtualization problems, and applying the 80/20 rule to cybersecurity.

Avoiding the Snags of Self-Service Integration Tools
(Source: Information Management)

Self-service data integration tools appear to give a lot of freedom to an enterprise, but there are thorns to this rose. How to handle these thorns without getting pricked is what this article is all about.

 

Solving Virtualization’s Major Problems
(Source: Computer Weekly)

Virtualization is the future of the data center. However, to get to that future, it takes more than just storing all your data virtually and calling it a day. This article reviews the largest problems with virtualization and how to tackle each of them.

 

Prioritizing the Pareto Principle in Your Security Practices
(Source: Information Week)

The Pareto Principle is the idea that 80% of all effects come from 20% of all causes. This theory can be applied to cybersecurity practices because a small number of threats can cause the largest amount of damage. Yet, as this article explains, most security practices involve a large-scale defense that spends too much time on the mostly harmless malware instead of threatening attacks.

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Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at pungry.com.   

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