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“George Jetson” Returns

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Add description He grew up in Silicon Valley, landed his first job at Apple Computers, was introduced to Nobel Prize winners by his dad and today, he takes a self-driving car to work so that he can squeeze in a few morning conference calls with the US east coast Team. Is this George Jetson!?

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Maria Lensing: The Network Platform for Healthcare’s Future

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As a girl, Maria and her family traveled to Memphis, Tennessee to get cancer treatment for her sick brother. The miracle she observed, as the healthcare providers saved her brother’s life, ignited a passion for healthcare.

Survive and Thrive With Digital Transformation

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First cloud computing then multi-cloud. How can we get ahead of this digital transformation nightmare? These are the laments heard in conference rooms and board meeting around the world.

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Cloud migration best practice Part 4: Executing the migration

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This series has stepped through cloud migration best practices. After providing an overview , we discussed: Classifying business-critical data. Updating organizational IT governance policies. Application screening and cloud workload selection.

Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

Cloud Migration Best Practice Part 3: Application Portfolio Analysis

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In part three of this series on cloud migration best practice , I will focus on migrating the application itself.

2018 AT&T Business Summit: Security “in” and “of” the Cloud

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While public cloud is undoubtedly an outsized piece of the conversation, news headlines of the latest data breach can make this move a very frightening proposition.

Machine learning APIs for Google Cloud Platform

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Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is considered to be one of the Big 3 cloud platforms among Microsoft Azure and AWS. GCP is widely used cloud solutions supporting AI capabilities to design and develop smart models to turn your data into insights at a cheap, affordable cost.

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Could Budget Sweeps Fix Your Cybersecurity Problem?

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A recent roundtable discussion in Washington, DC with Federal IT and Cyber leaders focused on the business drivers, challenges and evolving strategies around cybersecurity in government.

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MWC19: Where Telecommunications and Cloud Meet

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As a cloud solution architect, my passion is learning the details about how cloud computing uniquely supports specific business cases. This curiosity is what drove my excitement when Ericsson invited me to work with them during Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

Why is implementing new frameworks, from SCRUM to self-organized teams, so much harder than understanding them? Roy Osherove has the solution. Tune in and learn to recognize what state your team is in, to support them accordingly, and to help them adopt the best practices given where they are today.

What’s New in Puppet 5?

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Puppet 5 is released and comes with several exciting enhancements and features that promise to make configuration management much more streamlined. This article will take a comprehensive look at these new features and enhancements.

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Welcome the New Project Manager!

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According to CIO.com , the six traits of highly effective project managers are: Be a strategic business partner who can offer higher-level strategic leadership skills, not just technical management skills, provide significant advantages for organizations of all sizes.

5 Reasons Why Ansible is the Best CM Tool Out There?

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Amidst volatile markets, dynamic technology shifts, and ever-increasing customer demands, it is imperative for IT organizations to develop flexible, scalable and high-quality applications that exceed expectations and enhance productivity.

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A Path to Hybrid Cloud

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Cloud computing is now an operational reality across every industry. Organizations that fail to leverage this economic, operational and technology consumption model are merely consigning themselves to irrelevance.

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The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, Tech Leader, VUE Expert, and Full Stack Developer

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

Cloud Migration Best Practice: Classifying Your Data

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In my first post of this series, “CloudMigration Part One: An Overview,” I provided a high-level summary of how enterprises should migrate applications to the cloud.

5G Wireless Technology Connecting Healthcare

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Healthcare is in the middle of massive change. Called digital transformation by many, this term describes the industry’s pursuit of the many promises offered by connected patients, connected caregivers, and connected hospitals.

Tulane University SoPA Selects "Architechting Cloud Computing Solutions"

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Last week, Packt Publishing announced that " Architecting Cloud Computing Solutions " by Kevin L.

What Is The Most Important Part of Architecture?

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I always find it interesting to hear what people view architecture as. A lot of people think it’s just about the design aspect, where you get to put pen to paper and create a solution. Even more people think that it’s just about putting together different technical components in a server room.

Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

Moving to micro-services, or even working with distributed applications in a traditional environment, brings with it a host of interactions that are often difficult to understand. This session will provide an overview of service mesh, a review of the Istio service mesh itself, and dive into best practices and integration models for integrating the traceability model into a distributed application.

Skills Gulf Is Cloud’s Biggest Peril

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Ian Moyse , Cloud Industry Thought Leader & Cloud Sales Director at Natterbox Cloud is undoubtedly the driver of the new tech economy.

Cloud Migration Part One: An Overview

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Cloud Migration Part One: An Overview Business is all about efficiency and effectiveness. In today’s world, however, those twin goals almost always lead to cloud migration.

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Mainframe Synergies for Digital Transformation

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In Jul of 2018, Broadcom announced its intentions to acquire CA Technologies. In the press release , Hock Tan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Broadcom, said: “This transaction represents an important building block as we create one of the world’s leading infrastructure technology companies.

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Your Choice: Cloud Technician or Digital Transformer

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The CompTIA Cloud+ certification validates the skills and expertise of IT practitioners in implementing and maintaining cloud technologies. This is exactly what it takes to become a good cloud technician.

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The Endpoint Imperative: The Perimeter is Dead; Long Live the Perimeter!

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Cloud, mobility and the Internet of Things have obliterated the traditional perimeter that protected organizations. The result: Higher productivity, but bigger challenges for security, data protection, and mobile device management.

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Cloud computing: A data-centric business model

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According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology : “Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g.,

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Cloudy Thinking and Digital Transformation

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(Originally posted on the Engility Corporation Blog ) T here’s a lot to gain from cloud computing, but success requires a thoughtful and enterprise focused approach. Cloud computing decouples data and information from the infrastructure on which it lies.

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American Airlines Adopts Public Cloud Computing

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Did you know that the reservations systems of the biggest carriers mostly run on a specialized IBM operating system known as Transaction Processing Facility (TPF). Designed by IBM in the 1960’s it was designed to process a large numbers of transactions quickly.

Innovation At The Seams

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by Kevin L. Jackson & Dez Blanchfield Today’s real business innovation is happening at the seams of industries.

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Crisis Response Using Cloud Computing

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Cloud computing is more than servers and storage. In a crisis situation it can actually be a lifesaver.

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Security requires long haul planning

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On Tuesday, October 6 th , the European Court of Justice (ECJ), invalidated the U.S./EU EU Safe Harbor Framework. This framework, in place since 2000, gave blanket permission to data transfers from the European Union to the United States.

Digital Transformation Driven by ITaaS

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Photo credit: Shutterstock When executing an effective digital transformation strategy, management is tasked with placing the right workload into the most appropriate IT environment.

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My Brush with Royalty: Queen Latifah

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Queen Latifah! Hip Hop Icon. Movie Star. Television Star. Fashion Model. Songwriter. Producer. Entrepreneurial Genius!?

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Building A Collaborative Team

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Recently, Harvard Business Review cited some insightful research into team behavior at 15 multinational companies.

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“Cloud First” Lesson’s Learned from ViON

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In 2011, then United States CIO Vivek Kundra released the US Federal Cloud Computing Strategy [1].

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