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“WannaCry” Ransomware

WannaCry” ransomware cyberattacks recently spread across 150 countries and affected hundreds of thousands of computers. Some of the worldwide organizations that were targeted are Germany's rail network Deutsche Bahn, Spanish telecommunications operator Telefonica, US logistics giant FedEx, and Russia's interior ministry.

Our View: A ransomware variant titled “WannaCry” has infected thousands of unpatched endpoints worldwide. Our briefing, WannaCry – Addressing the Unprecedented Global Ransomware Attack, will provide a synopsis of what this threat might mean for end users and what actions can be taken in response to this new information.

Cultivate the Best Team

Successful digital transformation pioneers rely on individuals with both the expertise and motivation to help lead their colleagues in the process of digital transformation. To cultivate the best team, technology leaders must instill the right mindset in employees who have the right skills but lack motivation and build the skillset of those who are motivated but lack expertise.

Our View: The way that teams are formed early on often determines whether they succeed or fail. When done properly, teams can achieve significant results and provide increases in profits, efficiency, and creativity. Teams that assess team members, establish roles and goals, set team ground rules, and implement appropriate leadership during the forming phase are much more likely to achieve team objectives. Build Successful Teams and understand the best practices associated with team forming and the pitfalls to avoid along the way.

Internet of Things to Disrupt Healthcare

The value of the Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare could top $163 billion by 2020, but not all healthcare executives understand what this could mean. Mimi Spier, vice president of IoT at VMware, explains that “as enterprises look to transform into digital businesses, this creates an opportunity for IT and OT teams to collaborate as they embrace IoT to improve operations within their business, while generating new forms of revenue.”

Our View: IT infrastructure managers are looking for practical ways to begin integrating IoT in their organization. Don't get caught without a plan when the IoT becomes a necessity. Keep pace with IoT innovation and see our executive brief, Seize the Potential of the Internet of Things Today.

The Lift: Lost Love Letter

While renovating their house in New Jersey, the Cook family found a crack in one of their ceilings that contained a sealed envelope that was old and yellow.Inside was a love letter that the Cooks were able to return to the original recipient, now a 96-year-old widower, 72 years after his wife wrote him the letter. He told CNN "I was so surprised after all these years. I was very happy to find out that a letter like that existed. I am still very emotional."

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Published: May 16, 2017
Last Revised: May 16, 2017

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