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Michael O'Dwyer
An Irishman based in Hong Kong, Michael O’Dwyer is a business & technology journalist, independent consultant and writer who specializes in writing for enterprise, small business and IT audiences. With 20+ years of experience in everything from IT and electronic component-level failure analysis to process improvement and supply chains (and an in-depth knowledge of Klingon,) Michael is a sought-after writer whose quality sources, deep research and quirky sense of humor ensures he’s welcome in high-profile publications such as The Street and Fortune 100 IT portals.

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Posted on 04.06.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

6 Issues That Sysadmins Should Consider When Everyone is Remote

With ‘social distancing’ a familiar term to most of us at this point, many companies have allowed their employees to work from home, given that the alternative is to cease operations entirely. But it brings a myriad of IT problems.

Posted on 03.24.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

Balancing Data Security and Information Sharing in Higher Education

Retaining openness and transparency while reducing cyber risk is the Holy Grail of educational IT and challenging to implement.

Posted on 03.18.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

Is Ethical AI Development Possible?

When you consider all the implications of a world where AI rules supreme, are ethics even possible?

Posted on 03.10.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

What Is Knowledge Management?

In this article, we dissect the term 'knowledge management' and discuss how it relates to information and data.

Posted on 03.04.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

4 Basics of Identity Access Management (IdAM or IAM) that IT Pros Should Know

Call it Identity Management (IDM), Identity Access Management (IdAM), or even IAM; IT is responsible for its implementation and ongoing maintenance.

Posted on 02.17.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

Do You Need To Comply With CCPA If You Are HIPAA Compliant?

Disclaimer: This post should not be used to determine your CCPA obligations and does not offer legal advice. It is designed to inform, raise some questions and lead you to investigate further by consulting with attorneys with relevant experience in data privacy laws and...

Posted on 02.10.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

What is HITECH?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was introduced in 1996, and compliance was (and indeed is) necessary for all U.S. healthcare organizations.

Posted on 02.05.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

Top 10 IT Conferences to Attend in 2020

Selecting the top ten IT conferences is a subjective matter, as we all have varying interests. Thousands take place every year. Here are 10 IT conferences I think you should go to.

Posted on 01.22.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

Is SCP More Secure Than SFTP?

No. Fastest completion time ever OR maybe we need to go into more detail? Okay, to explain my conclusion, I need to go back to the origins of both protocols.

Posted on 01.16.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

What is Kubernetes?

Most answers to the question, “What is Kubernetes?” follow a pattern. It’s open-source. It’s a container-orchestration system. It automates application deployment, scaling, and management. All are true.

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