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The Power of Cryptography: A Q&A with Taher Elgamal of Salesforce

On a recent edition of the Early Adopter Research (EAR) podcast, EAR’s Dan Woods covered cryptography, a crucial topic in cybersecurity. To delve into the issue, he spoke with Taher Elgamal, CTO for security at Salesforce. Elgamal was one of more than 30 contributors to the upcoming book by Fortinet’s CISO, Phil Quade, The Digital […]

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Will Quantum Computing Destroy Cryptography: A Podcast with Taher Elgamal of Salesforce

On a recent edition of the Early Adopter Research (EAR) podcast, EAR’s Dan Woods covered cryptography, a crucial topic in cybersecurity. To delve into the issue, he spoke with Taher Elgamal, CTO for security at Salesforce. Elgamal was one of more than 30 contributors to the upcoming book by Fortinet’s CISO, Phil Quade, The Digital […]

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Five Questions CEOs Should Ask about Oracle’s Continuous Innovation Model

The relationship between Oracle and its customers is often a crucial one that has wide ranging business impact. If not properly managed, contracts and use of Oracle products can lead to licensing liability, problems in valuations during M&A due diligence, and unwanted lock-in that can stifle innovation. But a properly managed Oracle relationship can create […]

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Will Oracle’s Continuous Innovation Release Model Spur Migration to Other SaaS Platforms?

Oracle’s Continuous Innovation release model is a reinvention of Oracle’s support services intended to encourage companies to pay a maintenance stream for updates to existing installed on-premise software, along with the associated costs of hosting, administering, and applying those updates. But, if customers reject this model and decide to move to a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model […]

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The True Costs and Burdens of Oracle’s Continuous Innovation Model

As noted in the previous article in this series, Oracle’s continuous innovation support model has received scant coverage. In fact, many companies that now use this model may not even realize that it is one of the biggest changes to enterprise support since the advent of SaaS and third-party support. In our previous article we […]

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Qlik and DataOps: A Vision for Business Value

Note: This is a long-form article by Dan Woods for Early Adopter Research, sponsored by Qlik. Introduction It is an amazing time to be involved in the world of data management and analytics. The world seems to be rapidly moving toward a new synthesis of existing capabilities. This synthesis combines past victories in the realms […]

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Will Managed Services Lead the Creation of Cybersecurity Platforms?

Given the state of the cybersecurity landscape here’s an interesting thesis: Managed Services firms will lead the creation of broader, integrated cybersecurity platforms. This idea came out of the podcast interviews I’ve done at RSA 2020 in San Francisco. After talking to Esentire, Reblaze, Tempered, and Sonrai Security, I have made a ton of progress […]

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Research Topic for RSA 2020: Comprehensive Cybersecurity Platforms

What’s Blocking Comprehensive Platforms for Cybersecurity? Here’s my research topic for RSA 2020 in San Francisco. Enterprise software goes through a predictable cycle in which point solutions are gathered into suites and then many suites are unified in platforms. For many domains, this offers customers the benefits of a broad set of integrated capabilities that […]

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