Posts by Jean Turgeon

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Next-Generation IT: What Does It Really Look Like?

  • Jean Turgeon
  • March 20, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • From mainframes to virtualization to the IoT, we’ve come a long way in a very short amount of time in terms of networking, OS and…
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How to (Finally) Break the Longstanding Hold of Legacy Technology

  • Jean Turgeon
  • March 14, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 8 minutes to read
  • Without question, we’ve seen more technological innovation in the last 30 years than we have in the last century. We now live in a reality…
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Less Maintenance, More Innovation: How to (Finally) Fill the IT Skills Gap

  • Jean Turgeon
  • February 20, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 6 minutes to read
  • If you take a good look at how the business ecosystem is evolving, you’ll find that it’s being redefined by five key market trends: Automation…
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The IoT Chronicles Part 4: Predictions for 2017 and Beyond

  • Jean Turgeon
  • January 5, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • 2016 certainly didn’t come up short in terms of tech innovation. From genetically engineered immune cells that can control long-term HIV to plant gene editing…
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The IoT Chronicles Part 3: Security Regulation

  • Jean Turgeon
  • December 19, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 6 minutes to read
  • There’s no denying the transformative power of the IoT (whether or not you’ve read this IoT Chronicles blog series.) Practically every object imaginable today has…
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The IoT Chronicles Part 2: Three Big Security Threats—and How to Solve Them

  • Jean Turgeon
  • November 28, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 6 minutes to read
  • With projected market revenue of $1.7 trillion by 2020, the Internet of Things (IoT) stands to forever change the world as we know it. In…
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The IoT Chronicles Part 1: Demystification and Strategy

  • Jean Turgeon
  • November 14, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • If you follow my blog, then you know I talk a lot about the Internet of Things (IoT). As Avaya’s Chief Technologist for Software Defined…
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An Exploration of End-to-End Network Segmentation Part III: Automatic Elasticity

  • Jean Turgeon
  • October 19, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • Imagine for a moment: you’re connected to a network via a piece of string. You perform your work, you wind down for the day and…
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An Exploration of End-to-End Network Segmentation—Part II: Native Stealth

  • Jean Turgeon
  • October 12, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • As I’ve said before, no one provider can completely eliminate network security risks. There is, however, a proven way to reduce risk and network exposure:…
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How to Make the Most of IoT While Minimizing Security Risks

  • Jean Turgeon
  • October 6, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes to read
  • I was in London yesterday for IP Expo 2016. I had the pleasure of speaking with many customers and presenting a keynote about the security…
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An Exploration of End-to-End Network Segmentation—Part I: Hyper-Segmentation

  • Jean Turgeon
  • October 5, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 9 minutes to read
  • More than 90% of businesses say they have some sort of cybersecurity framework in place, but here’s the truth: a network security strategy will never…
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What does a Smart City look like? We’re defining it with a new partner

  • Jean Turgeon
  • September 29, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • The city of the future is a Smart City, emboldened by technology that folds in government, industry, and consumers. For this to happen, it needs…
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When is Enough Actually Enough? A Hard Look at the Lagging Face of Public Safety (Part 1)

  • Jean Turgeon
  • September 13, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • When we talk about the state of public safety today, we unfortunately have to recognize the devastating tragedies that have forever affected our communities, schools…
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New Age, New Requirements, More Innovation: Three Ways to Keep Up (Part 3)

  • Jean Turgeon
  • August 31, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • The 2016 Rio Olympics may be over, but the excitement is still palpable. As I watched the performances from some of today’s most gifted athletes,…
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New Age, New Requirements, More Innovation: Three Ways to Keep Up (Part 2)

  • Jean Turgeon
  • August 22, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • If you’ve read Part 1 of this series, you hopefully now have a solid understanding of how businesses must keep up with today’s pace of…
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New Age, New Requirements, More Innovation: 3 Ways to Keep Up (Part 1)

  • Jean Turgeon
  • August 17, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • When we talk about what has changed within the last 25 years in technology, communications and business, it feels only possible to scratch the surface.…