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20 Years Later, Regulators Ask “Is Google Too Powerful?”

20 Years Later, Regulators Ask “Is Google Too Powerful?”

Twenty years after Larry Page and Sergey Brin set out to organize all of the internet’s information, the search engine they named Google has morphed into a dominating force in smartphones, online video, email, maps and much more.

That resounding success now has regulators and lawmakers around the world questioning whether the company has become too powerful as its ubiquitous services vacuum up sensitive information about billions of people hooked on its products.

Not bad for a company that started 20 years ago Friday with an initial investment of $100,000. Google and its sibling companies operating under the umbrella of Alphabet Inc. are now worth $800 billion.

Google’s search engine remains entrenched as the internet’s main gateway, and its digital advertising business is on pace to generate about $110 billion in revenue this year. Much of that revenue now flows through Google’s Android operating system, which powers 80 percent of the world’s smartphones. Google also runs the biggest video site in YouTube, the most popular web browser in Chrome, the top email service in Gmail and the maps that most people use to get around.

Read the complete article: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/ct-biz-google-20-years-20180907-story.html

Job of the Week: $180K Senior Backend Engineer – Boca Raton, Florida

Job of the Week: $180K Senior Backend Engineer – Boca Raton, Florida

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Leading Marketing Technology company in Boca Raton, FL is looking for a few talented Senior Backend Engineers to join their growing team as full time employees (this is not a contract role).

  • As a Sr. Backend Engineer you will help specify, design, and develop software and lead responsibility for different areas of the architecture.
  • This position requires a deep understanding of API integration, data integration, and general information exchange in a SaaS environment.
  • We need someone who can be a major contributor in a small, dynamic work environment and has a strong balance of technical and people skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Tackle some of the most challenging problems you can face developing high availability services that need to scale exponentially
  • Help evaluate and choose emerging technologies, new service protocols, and architectures, self-healing capabilities, performance and code quality tooling, etc.
  • Write high quality, maintainable .Net code with extensive test coverage in a fast-paced startup environment

Experience:

  • Distributed Systems
  • .Net Engineers OR Java Engineers that are cool with .NET Core (100% Linux)

Benefits:

  • 100% paid Medical, Dental and Vision coverage for full time employees.
  • 100% supported annual gym membership
  • 401K Plan
  • Flexible time off
ITPalooza Content Update: “IOT Security and Risks. How Machine Learning Can Mitigate” Pete Nicoletti, Chief Data Officer, Cybraics

ITPalooza Content Update: “IOT Security and Risks. How Machine Learning Can Mitigate” Pete Nicoletti, Chief Data Officer, Cybraics

IOT Security and Risks. How Machine Learning Can Mitigate

Discuss a number of challenges that exist in identifying compromises in IoT environments.    We will then discuss in detail the AI and ML-based analytics and deployment methodologies that can be used to identify compromises in this area.  We will show several examples of compromises and how they were identified with AI and Machine Learning algorithms..

About Pete Nicoletti

Pete has 31 years of progressive responsibility in the deployment, marketing, sales, product development, engineering design, project implementation and operation of information technology, IaaS/SaaS/PaaS, cloud, data center operations, the entire spectrum of security technologies, compliance frameworks, Global Security Deployments and operations and Managed Security Service Provider services and operations.

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ITPalooza Content Update: “Accelerating Digital Transformation with Collaborative Communications” Curtis Peterson, SVP Operations, RingCentral

ITPalooza Content Update: “Accelerating Digital Transformation with Collaborative Communications” Curtis Peterson, SVP Operations, RingCentral

ITPalooza is all about content and connecting you, the tech professional, with the information you need to make informed decisions about technology and trends. Each week, we’ll be introducing you to the topics panels and subject-matter experts who will be delivering that content.

Accelerating Digital Transformation with Collaborative Communications

Digital transformation is about meeting the needs of today’s modern business. The new workforce is increasingly mobile, global and distributed and is putting requirements on companies to support their on-the-go lifestyle. Discover how building a cloud ecosystem of integrated applications drives the speed, agility and data insights you need to generate meaningful business outcomes. With the right solutions in place, you can empower employees to work anytime, anywhere and on any device using the modality of their choice – whether online chat, video meetings or voice communications.

About Curtis Peterson

Curtis has more than 20 years’ experience managing information technology and carrier-scale data and packet voice communication networks. At companies ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms, Curtis has managed teams responsible for engineering, project management, operations, data security, network security, data center, Carrier Operations, and internet backbone design and operations. Peterson has built world-class teams that can develop highly scalable networks while directing systems with ever-increasing compliance and security requirements in heavily regulated industries. Curtis has been a pioneer in VoIP services in the business communications space and has been developing, launching and operating Class 4 VoIP and customer-facing hosted PBX systems since 2002. Currently, he serves as the Senior VP of Cloud Operations at RingCentral, a leading cloud communications platform for businesses in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.

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Now Selling Fast! 11th Annual CIO Golf Outing – Sep 21

Now Selling Fast! 11th Annual CIO Golf Outing – Sep 21

In Support of the CIO Council Scholarship Fund

Welcome to the 11th Annual CIO Golf Outing

With sponsorship opportunities starting at just $300, we’ve made taking part in the most anticipated golf outing of the year easier than ever.

Good to know: You sponsorship dollars contribute directly to the success of the CIO Council Scholarship Fund which to date has awarded over 20 scholarships to deserving young students in the Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

Our Golf Packages include:

  • Awards and Prizes
    • 1st Place Foursome Award
    • 2nd Place Foursome Award
    • 3rd Place Foursome Award
    • Men’s and Ladies’ longest drive
    • Men’s and Ladies’ closest to the pin
  • Breakfast
  • Practice Range
  • 2 Roaming Drink Carts
  • Golf Cart and all fees
  • 4-person scramble
  • Mulligans available for purchase during registration
  • Catered luncheon and awards reception
  • Great raffle prizes
  • Tremendous networking and camaraderie
  • Fees support the CIO Council Scholarship Fund

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11th Annual CIO Golf Outing