Software giant Oracle reported a second-quarter revenue increase of 6%, reflecting strong growth in cloud services, although some analysts were expecting a stronger showing from the company's cloud business. Oracle posted net income of $2.2 billion.
Employees who are disengaged or have low morale can pose a cybersecurity risk. Experts say employers should consider "gamifying" cybersecurity training and breaking it up into shorter segments to keep employees engaged.
In an effort to utilize third-party service providers, Etsy has signed a five-year agreement with Google as its primary cloud provider. The shift, which is expected to take about two years, has begun with Etsy migrating some of its applications and having its employees train on Google Cloud Platform infrastructure.
An undisclosed plant halted operations after an attack that shut down its safety system, confirmed FireEye and Schneider Electric. The attack, which is suspected to have been launched by a nation-state, targeted a Triconex system in an attempt to shut it down before the attack was identified.
With a global cybersecurity professional shortage of 2 million predicted by 2019, universities and K-12 schools are hoping that students will be able to fill the job gap. K-12 schools are integrating cybersecurity into their lesson plans and offering college credit for taking cybersecurity courses, while colleges are hosting competitions and launching programs aimed at women and minorities.
The University of Maryland is teaming up with Capital One for an innovation lab that will be used for research in cybersecurity, data analytics and machine learning. Capital One will be investing $3 million to endow the department of computer science chair and support education and research.
The White House on Wednesday released a report discussing ways the federal government can modernize its IT systems to provide better service and improve security. The recommendations outlined in the report include a push for federal agencies to begin using cloud storage.
Project management skills are needed in almost every field. Even the smallest projects can benefit from project management processes; and these skills can separate you from the rest of the workforce. CompTIA Project+ validates project management skills to employers, both inside and outside the IT profession. Visit CompTIA Project+ to learn more.
CompTIA AITP Student Programs matches IT students with mentors to help them learn about and prepare for technology careers. Get resume support, mentorship, career strategies and more with your free CompTIA AITP Student Membership. To learn more or to get involved, visit CompTIA AITP Student Programs.
IT pros are looking for professional development but feel their employers don't adequately support it. While professional societies and trade associations can help fill this role, a CompTIA report finds just over half of the IT pros surveyed belong to one. For more from the report "Evaluating IT Workforce Needs," visit CompTIA Insight & Tools to download a free copy.
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