Thor Olavsrud

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DataStax sets sights on customer experience

Enterprises are increasingly seeing the need for their data to generate real-time, contextually aware insights in milliseconds or even microseconds — providing personalized responsiveness every time a customer taps a screen, changes lanes in a car and so on.

Responding to this need to support what it describes as the “right-now economy,” DataStax, a specialist in database software for cloud applications built on the open source foundations of Apache Cassandra and Apache TinkerPop, last week announced its adoption of a comprehensive strategy to help enterprises design and implement Customer Experience (CX) applications.

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Organizations are sloppy about securing privileged accounts

Companies’ haphazard processes for managing administrative or other privileged accounts are putting them at risk of security breaches, according to a new global security survey.

The survey, conducted by Dimensional Research and sponsored by Dell, found that 83 percent of respondents face numerous challenges with managed privileged accounts and administrative passwords. That’s not to say they lack procedure for securing them — nearly 80 percent say they have a defined process for managing them — but they’re not diligent about it.

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