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Break down those cloud security silos

David Linthicum

Do you have good cloud security? If you said yes, I bet it’s just around a small group of applications that were built during a short sprint. The group quickly picked and installed a cloud security solution that worked well for those applications and data stores, or that they considered best of breed. Now add other sprints, other workloads and data stores, along with best-of-breed security solutions, all seemingly effective. Repeat 20 to 50 more times.

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Cost of data breaches in 2019: The 4 worst hits on the corporate wallet

CTOvision

Do You Recruit Bad Employees As A Matter Of Policy?

Forrester IT

For better or for worse, my family is a customer of a large bank near my home. Once in a while I step in to the branch to update documents for my mother (she still likes to see her account balance in print), or some other such need. Here’s the kicker though: Every time I […].

Gartner Top 10 Trends Impacting Infrastructure & Operations for 2020

CEB IT

Infrastructure and operations (I&O) has seen significant disruption in recent years, spurred by the rapid growth of the cloud and the shift to hybrid IT. A business located in the U.S. might host its website on public cloud infrastructure while storing customer information and backups across private cloud infrastructure in data centers in India and in the U.K.

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Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Why SMBs Must Consider Upgrading their ERPs to Transform the Business

Social, Agile and Transformation

When your business is small or growing slowly, you can get away with a mix of disparate SaaS tools, spreadsheets, and collaboration over email to manage the business while leaders and employees focus on serving customers. One of those tools is likely an ERP, financial, or accounting system.

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Avoid Becoming Dumb Money

Forrester IT

10 Ways to Quickly Reduce IT Costs

CEB IT

I t’s often said that “you can’t cut your way to growth,” but you can cut your way to survival. From natural disasters and terrorist attacks to a tanking economy or an aggressive new competitor, there are many reasons why an organization may need to make immediate cost savings simply to stay in business. Gartner recommends taking a structured and ongoing approach to cost optimization.

The 10 Best Examples Of How Companies Use Artificial Intelligence In Practice

CTOvision

All the world’s tech giants from Alibaba to Amazon are in a race to become the world’s leaders in artificial intelligence (AI). These companies are AI trailblazers and embrace AI to provide next-level products and services.

How national population trajectories will shape our future

Trends in the Living Networks

Global population growth reached its peak of 2.09% in 1968 and has steadily declined since then to its current levels of 1.08%. The United Nations forecasts that in 2050 the growth rate will have slowed further to around 0.3% to give a global population of 9.7

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Is cloud migration iterative or waterfall?

David Linthicum

Cloud migration projects have two dimensions. First, they are short-term sprints where a project team migrates a handful of application workloads and data stores to a single or multicloud. They act independently, with little architectural oversite or governance, and last between two to six months. [ Also on InfoWorld: Sorry, Linux. Kubernetes is now the OS that matters ]. Second, is the longer-term architecture including security, governance, management, and monitoring.

FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Forrester IT

Shifting Gender Norms Threaten Brands With Cultural Irrelevance Gender is squarely in our cultural spotlight.

Impact of Release Automation in DevOps

Flexagon

Gartner has predicted[1] that by 2020 that over 50% of global enterprises will have implemented application release automation, up from less than 15% in 2017.

DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman switches to Google

CTOvision

Mustafa Suleyman, the co-founder of British artificial-intelligence firm DeepMind, has announced that he is joining Google. He had previously said he was taking time off from DeepMind.

The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

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.

The Current Themes in Banking According to Industry Executives

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Previously I reviewed post-digital transformation in banking. This blog analyzes the current themes in banking according to executives. In recent years, several themes (and rightly so) generally dominated what bank executives paid attention to and invested in: Generational Relevance.

Automated Knowledge in 2020: What to expect from AI & Machine Learning

Datacponomy

The year 2019 will be remembered in the software world as the year when containerization, cloud native architectures, and Machine Learning broke out into the mainstream. As we approach the end of the decade, it’s time to look forward to the year 2020 and make some predictions about where these.

The One-Sentence Business Case For Customer Experience

Forrester IT

Recently I wrote a post arguing that $ is the one CX metric that matters to executives. The obvious conclusion: You need to design your CX measurement program to track and report $. If you haven’t done that already you should jump on it today.

Kitaboo College – Enabling Higher Education with Technology

Kitaboo

The requirements of a higher education institution such as a college or a university are quite different from that of a K-12 institution. There are more subjects for students to choose from, subjects that involve a range of complex topics.

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.

Rise of the Internet of Things (IoT)

CTOvision

Read Darren Anstee take a look at how the Internet of Things will fare in 2020 on Tech Radar : They are already here. And they might already have outnumbered us. Their proliferation is breath-taking, with an estimated population reaching 125 billion in the next 10 years.

Increase Microsoft Teams Benefits

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Microsoft is going all-in on Teams , and it’s time your company reaps the benefits! So much is being left on the table , and more potential is waiting to be released. This blog series lays out the secrets to upgrade your team’s usage of MSFT Teams.

How to Compete with Industry Leaders

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - How to Compete with Industry Leaders - Information Technology Blog. Something that every small business struggles with no matter what industry they are in is competing with industry leaders.

20 Mobile Trends for 2020

Forrester IT

I have just published a post sharing some of our marketing predictions for 2020. It made me realize Forrester no longer publish dedicated “mobile” predictions. Because, mobile has simply become a key driver and enabler of business transformation. Mobile is embedded everywhere.

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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.

SCCM Admin Web Console SoftwareCentral Review Post 1

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In this post, let’s learn some of the options to have the SCCM admin web console. I shall go-through the overview of SoftwareCentral SCCM admin web console features with a series of posts.

How to secure your DNS traffic under Windows

CTOvision

Read Susan Bradley’s article about how to secure your DNS traffic under Windows on CSO Online : Domain Name System (DNS) is such a foundational function in Windows it is too often taken for granted. Think about ways to protect your firm’s DNS traffic both in terms of how attackers can impact your custom domain […].

How to secure your domain name services

Network World

Follow these steps to protect your websites at the server and workstation

3 Reasons Why Education Is The Key To Your Success

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - 3 Reasons Why Education Is The Key To Your Success - Information Technology Blog. Education may not seem as though it is that important at the beginning of our school lives.

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.