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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.

Recent Posts

Posted on 08.21.17 by Michael O'Dwyer

Harvesting and Sharing Of Personal Data Closer To Dumb

Should governments and their departments secure data better than their company counterparts? Do the same risks of cyber-attack apply to them?

Posted on 08.11.17 by Michael O'Dwyer

To Integrate Or Segregate IoT Networks, That Is The Question

As IoT grows, how should networks be configured to optimize security and functionality? The answer depends on what values your company has.

Posted on 08.03.17 by Michael O'Dwyer

When Security Awareness Training Overwhelms Users, Can Technology Help?

Every employee in a company, from the CEO down, must be invested in security awareness training to avoid human error and other potential incidents. 

Posted on 07.19.17 by Michael O'Dwyer

Immutable Buckets: An Essential Data Protection Tool

If you need some serious protection on your data, creating an immutable bucket may be your best option. 

Posted on 07.06.17 by Michael O'Dwyer

How AI Will Improve Health Care In The Next 20 Years

AI, in conjunction with predictive analytics and high-performance computing, is disrupting practically every industry you can imagine and healthcare is no exception, with advances in diagnostics already underway.

Posted on 06.22.17 by Michael O'Dwyer

Can AI, Analytics And Cognitive Computing Enhance Cybersecurity Defenses?


We need a new cybersecurity solution that can block threats, eliminate human error and adequately protect valuable data. Cognitive computing may well be the answer.

Posted on 06.14.17 by Michael O'Dwyer

How To Enforce Safer File Transfer In A Connected World

Companies that need to protect their data must take a hard line, and there is no way around it.

Posted on 06.07.17 by Michael O'Dwyer

Which Cybersecurity Approach Is Best For Your Business?

Cybersecurity is a serious task for any business, but there is no need to panic and it can be tackled effectively.

Posted on 05.31.17 by Michael O'Dwyer

Net Neutrality—Will Its Demise Affect Business Access?

As the FCC prepares to overturn Net Neutrality, we weigh the arguments for both sides, leaving you to form your own opinion.

Posted on 05.25.17 by Michael O'Dwyer

AI and Machine Learning Can Enhance Healthcare Diagnostics

While healthcare traditionally approaches new technology with caution and are rarely first adopters of the latest craze, attitudes are starting to change.

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