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The Big Engine That Could

I’m a car guy. I remember as a kid being fascinated with cars. The designs, how they worked everything that went into building them. So naturally, when it came time to name the back-end of SPHEREboard, I naturally gravitated to the word “engine”. It’s what drives and powers SPHEREboard, so it’s an engine, right?Over the last several months, we’ve come …
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Introducing SPHEREboard 3.8

After years of working for large organizations, I have an almost paranoid fear of getting stuck in a rut; of developing a “we’ve always done it this way” attitude that often plagues large software companies. These companies often fear change either because of risk of failure or because the work is too challenging. When I work with our developers here …
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Let’s Get to Work!

SPHEREboard 3.4 – Introducing Workers  The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney The evolution of SPHEREboard has followed an interesting path. From the initial concept to the launch several years ago, the product has changed dramatically. Features we thought were the most important aspects turned out to be not as important for …
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Welcome to SPHEREboard

Introducing SPHEREboard 3.2 “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been.” – T.D. Jakes SPHERE Development is always looking for ways to improve our product. Our goal is to empower our customers with the tools they need to have visibility into their risk through analysis, and then reduce that risk through action.  In SPHEREboard 3.0, …
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Lessons Learned in Data Science

Earlier this month at the New Jersey Technology Council’s Annual Tech Day, Rosario Mastrogiacomo, our Director of Architecture and Design, discussed how there is a divide between cybersecurity and the basic tenets of data analysis, especially big data, predictive analysis and data mining. Today, data analysis is at the core of most jobs, and organizations are seeing the value in …
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Can we be Frank?

We wish we were talking Sinatra, but we’re not. Dodd-Frank has been around for many years and has over 240 rules, and it’s not just about financial stability.  There are numerous rules which cover the areas of data that SPHERE specializes in. It’s all about understanding what is going on inside your company.  Can you report on what data you …
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How Secure Are You?

It started on a Monday with a single exclusive story published on the Reuters website, where user information for over 200 million stolen email accounts encompassing mail.ru, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft landed in the hands of hackers. (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-passwords-idUSKCN0XV1I6) Fast forward to Friday, and the Internet was dominated with news stories on large institutions and how their data and information either fell into …
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Keep it Under Your Hat!

Pssst…keep this under your hat. You know the phrase, means that what I’m telling you is secret and you shouldn’t tell anyone…guess this didn’t work if you were wearing a “Panama Hat.” Seems that a few documents got out…not that anyone noticed.  They’ve just been under review for about a year by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the German …
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Are You the Trash Can in the Door?

Got the latest in high tech security. Check. Everyone scan their fingerprints. Check. System up and running. Check. But a simple trash can is undermining all of these efforts and despite all of the best intentions, all of this security was simply brushed aside and your business is no more secure than it was before you implemented the system. The same …
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Active Directory – Is it time to clear the brush?

It’s been about 15 years since the introduction of Active Directory. When is the last time that you did a health check of your environment? How do you ensure the data in Active Directory is accurate? Have you had a merger or acquisition? Was the integration easy and seamless? Does it take too long to: add a new employee, remove …
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