Tech Top 6 Podcast

The Best Hype-free Technology Articles Every Week

Small World Big Data analyst Mike Matchett chats with Warren Avery, chief editor and publisher of IT Weekly Newsletter about Warren’s latest “top 6” tech articles selected from the always-free IT Weekly Newsletter. Each week the newsletter highlights 60-80 hype-free technology articles in over 40 categories hand-curated from 500+ reputable publications. Listen to two seasoned IT pros checking out the best of the best IT technology “how and why ”! Often entertaining, always enlightening.

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Tech Top 6 – IT Is ALL About Data – Privacy to Literacy w/guest Piyanka Jain CEO of Aryng

The IT Weekly Newsletter is one of the best deals for IT professionals available – it’s FREE! Join Small World Big Data’s famous IT industry analyst Mike Matchett for a great overview of the best six tech articles curated this week into the IT Weekly Newsletter with the chief editor Warren Avery himself! Plus we have a great guest author today – Priyanka Jain, CEO of Aryng. Priyanka wrote the book on data-driven decision making and offers great insight about enhancing Corporate Data Literacy.

  • Data Literacy – There’s no point to good data if you aren’t using it
  • RPA and BPM – Don’t automate crappy processes!
  • Rules For Quitting – Did you know there were rules?
  • Types of Malware – Know thy enemy, or at least be able to list them
  • Cloud Complexity v.s. Risk – It gets riskier as it gets more complexinated…
  • Privacy Beyond Consent – Permission soon won’t even be the half of it

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Tech Top 6 – Outcomes Not Outputs & Hiring Vets For CyberSec

Warren and Mike dance through the six newest hand-selected hype-free technical articles from all around the IT world. Did you ever stop to think that using the cloud is like a gym membership, magazines or the cable bill? Subscriptions seem like a good idea until a couple years in and you wonder where all your money is going every month.

  • IT Measurement Mistakes – Measure outcomes, not output!
  • Essential Data Science Skills – Hard, Medium and Soft
  • Cost-Saving Cloud Optimization – But can you optimize cloud?
  • Creative IT Auditing – Auditing as a power for good
  • Hidden Automation Risks – Automating bad stuff goes worse quicker
  • Vets For Cyber Jobs – Ain’t nobody better to fight bad guys

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Tech Top 6 – BONUS – NO SAFE HARBOR: Author Mark Sangster on Cybersecurity Crime

Our excellent full interview with Mark Sangster, VP Industry Security Strategies at eSentire, about the latest goings on with ransomware and phishing hackers and his new book No Safe Harbor (free ebook version here). Yes, now you can get hacked and then go to jail for paying a ransom to the bad guys!

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