Tue.Apr 16, 2019

Avoid these 2 cloud computing career pitfalls

David Linthicum

People come to me all of the time looking to reengineer their IT career with a cloud computing makeover. While this is typically a good move, I find that as the world of cloud computing becomes more complex, those looking to get higher-paying cloud computing jobs are making some wrong calls. Here’s two of the most common. Mistake No. 1: Going too wide. I’ve often explained the benefit of being a jack of all trades, and master of some to people wanting to become a cloud computing architect.

Innovate Your Business Model To Drive An Experience Advantage

Forrester IT

Leading companies recognize that complacency is the enemy of success. They also recognize that, to maintain a differentiated advantage over their competitors, they must do more than incrementally fix and improve existing experiences.

Guidelines are a welcome step towards ethical AI


Read the editorial on Financial Times explain why the EU guidelines for use of ethical artificial intelligence are a good step : The EU’s guidelines on artificial intelligence have been praised for setting a global standard. They are also timely, given the revelation this week that Microsoft had worked with a Chinese military-affiliated university on […]. Artificial Intelligence News

IBM Sells Out – Another Marketing Cloud Bites The Dust

Forrester IT

On April 4, IBM announced plans to sell its marketing technology (martech) assets to investment management firm Centerbridge Partners.

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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.

One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority


Read Paul Mozur’s article about how China is using AI to specifically track an ethnic minority, in the first known racist application of facial recognition on the New York Times : The Chinese government has drawn wide international condemnation for its harsh crackdown on ethnic Muslims in its western region, including holding as many as […]. Artificial Intelligence News

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Google launches an end-to-end AI platform


As expected, Google used the second day of its annual Cloud Next conference to shine a spotlight on its AI tools. The company made a dizzying number of announcements today, but at the core of all of these new tools and services is the company’s plan to democratize AI and machine learning with pre-built models […]. Artificial Intelligence News

Let’s Unpack The Latest Agency Acquisition. Epsilon + Publicis = ?

Forrester IT

On Monday, Publicis Groupe officially announced its plans to acquire marketing services agency and loyalty provider Epsilon-Conversant from Alliance Data Systems for USD $4.4 billion. We predicted this acquisition months ago, since IPG’s purchase of Acxiom and Dentsu Aegis Network’s (DAN) purchase of Merkle left Publicis as the only holding company without a significant data […].

Apple quietly absorbed a company that makes AI cameras for people’s homes


Earlier this month, Apple reportedly bought the patents of Lighthouse AI, a maker of AI-powered home security cameras. Now, The Information reports that Lighthouse’s co-founders have joined Apple, along with around 20 staff. According to The Information, Lighthouse cofounders Alex Teichman and Hendrik Dahlkamp sent an email to the company’s former camera testers asking for […]. Artificial Intelligence News

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3 Change Management Strategies to Drive Digital Transformation Success

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Digital transformation causes disruption because it holistically changes an organization. It changes the way people work, a company’s essence, and how it operates. Consequently, it sometimes even changes the culture. Change management ’s role is to help along the entire journey.

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.

Google Quietly Disbanded Another AI Review Board Following Disagreements


Google is disbanding a panel here to review its artificial-intelligence work in health care, people familiar with the matter say, as disagreements about its effectiveness dogged one of the tech industry’s highest-profile efforts to govern itself. The Alphabet Inc. unit is struggling with how best to set guidelines for its sometimes-sensitive work in AI—the ability […]. Artificial Intelligence News

BYOD and its Impact on Enterprise Content Delivery


Over the last two decades, the way enterprises consume content has changed drastically. The changing business scenario and the emergence of new technologies have compelled organizations to adopt new methods to equip their staff with the necessary knowledge and skills, efficiently.

Internet Audit Effectiveness – Data Analytics Strategy


Information Technology Blog - - Internet Audit Effectiveness – Data Analytics Strategy - Information Technology Blog. Price-Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) releases its State of the Internal Audit Profession Study report annually.

What the CIO's Role Says About Your Company

Information Week

The roles of chief information officers (CIOs) can vary significantly. Some are strategic business leaders, others are tactical implementers, some fall somewhere in between. What they do says a lot about your company

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.

AWS Summit Sydney & The After Party!

Linux Academy

The Linux Academy team is headed down under to attend the AWS Summit in Sydney, Australia. Swing by our booth in the expo hall to meet some of our Training Architects and team members. We will be showcasing our newest AWS content, and the latest & greatest features of Linux Academy for Business.

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Cloud Trends in 2019: Businesses Embrace Cloud

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Winning at IT Salary Negotiations

Information Week

Here are five tactful but effective ways to boost your paycheck, whether as a new hire or existing IT employee


Utilities Companies Are Getting Smart

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Our world thrives on power. Energy keeps our daily lives going. Whether its coal, gas or electricity, we always need power. Like He-Man said, “I have the power!” However, power isn’t unlimited and also requires great care from the companies providing it. Utilities companies are currently overhauling their systems to provide more efficient power systems and grids to their customers. It’s easy to agree that companies are becoming more effective through the increasing use of smart grids and meters.

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.

T-Mobile Modernizes its Data Analytics Platform

Information Week

T-Mobile was using the same analytics platform it had in 2005 when the iPhone was new and George W. Bush was president. Now, the mobile carrier has modernized

The Monthly Foresight: The Foresight and Insight of Digital Business Apr. 2019

Future of CIO

The effects of an increasingly digitalized world are now reaching into every corner of businesses and every aspect of organizations.

Using Kubeadm to Add New Control Plane Nodes with AWS Integration

Scott Lowe

In my recent post on using kubeadm to set up a Kubernetes 1.13 cluster with AWS integration, I mentioned that I was still working out the details on enabling AWS integration (via the AWS cloud provider) while also using new functionality in kubeadm (specifically, the --experimental-control-plane flag) to make it easier to join new control plane nodes to the cluster. In this post, I’ll share with you what I’ve found to make this work.

Three Aspects of Running Highly innovative Organization

Future of CIO

Innovation is not serendipity, it’s a mindset, a process, and a business competency. Innovation is a managed process of transforming the novel idea to achieve its business value.

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.

Five Industries Being Transformed By Artificial Intelligence


Read Jeremy Fain list five industrial sectors which are being transformed due to the adoption of artificial intelligence on Forbes : Technology is a transformative force, and there is currently no technology more transformative than AI. Because AI encompasses so many different fields — from robotics to deep learning to self-driving cars — it can […]. Artificial Intelligence News

The Corporate Board Director’s Digital Profiles

Future of CIO

Board directors with digital fit profiles can think independently, advise confidently, oversee the strategy effectively, and lead transformative changes internally, culturally, and holistically.