Tue.Apr 09, 2019

3 signs you’re going overboard with cloud features

David Linthicum

I’ve been working with new trendy tech for years, and one of the things that’s been driving me crazy is not the speed at which things move but the fact that my clients want to keep up at any cost. There are several new features (aka cloud services) that are announced or released from public cloud providers monthly, not just at their user conferences: new database services, new AI services, new blockchain services, new serverless services, new container services.

CIO Power Politics: How to Say No Assertively [Video]


“How do I say no assertively without damaging relationships and minimize collateral damage?”. This is one of the most common questions Tina Nunno , Distinguished Vice President Analyst, Gartner receives during conversations with CIO s.

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The Forrester Wave: Loyalty Technology Platforms, Q2 2019 Is Now Live

Forrester IT

I’m excited to share that our evaluation of loyalty technology providers — The Forrester Wave™: Loyalty Technology Platforms, Q2 2019 — is now live. In our 28-criterion evaluation, we identified the top 13 loyalty technology vendors – Aimia, Annex Cloud, Brierley+Partners, Cheetah Digital, Clutch, Collinson, Comarch, CrowdTwist, Epsilon, ICF Next, Kobie, Merkle/HelloWorld, and SessionM – […].

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An Offensive Defense: Lessons from the Equifax and Marriott Breaches


In 2017, credit reporting agency Equifax announced the compromise of the personal data of 145 million U.S. consumers and limited information of residents of Canada and Great Britain, including names, addresses, Social Security numbers and birth dates.

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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.

The Questions CIOs Need To Be Asking About Their Firm’s Cloud Application Exposure

Forrester IT

In my tech market forecasts, I am starting to see the intersection of two worrisome trends: software subscription fees for multi-tenant SaaS or for single-instance hosted software are rising rapidly, with a growing percentage related to existing software as opposed to new, and with a high percentage having fixed annual fees or fees tied to metrics […].

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SCCM Step by Step Guide to Update Windows ADK and WinPE Versions


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. I think, most of the SCCM admins missed this latest Windows 1809 ADK change. In this post, you will see what are the ADK and WinPE changes concerned for SCCM admins.

The problem with AI ethics


Many AI critics say big tech companies are formulating AI ethics boards and principles as a strategy for avoiding the possibility of government regulation. Read more on The Verge : Last week, Google announced that it is creating a new external ethics board to guide its “responsible development of AI.” On the face of it, […]. Artificial Intelligence News

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5 Ways to Use Digital Signage Solutions to Increase Customer Engagement


Information Technology Blog - - 5 Ways to Use Digital Signage Solutions to Increase Customer Engagement - Information Technology Blog. While architects and design consultants understand the importance of digital signage solutions for promotional and wayfinding purposes, many businesses do not.

The Google AI Ethics Board With Actual Power Is Still Around


Two weeks ago, Google established an external panel of experts to review thorny ethical issues related to artificial intelligence. It quickly imploded. After a staff revolt over the panel’s members, the company disbanded the panel on Thursday afternoon. Its members never even got the chance to meet. The episode illustrates the difficulty Google is having as […]. Artificial Intelligence News

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.

All You Need to Know About WCAG 2.1 Compliance


Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 are the latest standards for digital accessibility of web content on desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. These guidelines aim to make web content more accessible and user-friendly to people with various disabilities including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, and neurological disabilities. By making their websites WCAG 2.1 compliant, companies can reach a wider audience. WCAG 2.1

AI technology: When to build, when to buy


Read Maria Korolov’s guide for businesses to shop for AI tech goods on CIO : Artificial intelligence is fast becoming a business imperative. Whether it’s to improve efficiency, find new business opportunities, or keep up with — or get ahead of — the competition, companies across all industries are exploring the business benefits of AI, […]. Artificial Intelligence News

6 Digitization Trends Coming From AI and Blockchain

Information Week

By themselves and working together, AI and blockchain are shaping the future of business

AI systems should be accountable, explainable, and unbiased, says EU


The European Union today published a set of guidelines on how companies and governments should develop ethical applications of artificial intelligence. These rules aren’t like Isaac Asimov’s “Three Laws of Robotics.” They don’t offer a snappy, moral framework that will help us control murderous robots. Instead, they address the murky and diffuse problems that will […]. Artificial Intelligence News

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.

Four Basic Steps to Prevent Your Data Lake from Becoming a Swamp

Information Week

Despite their great promise, data lakes have received a lot of negative buzz in recent years due to their lack of governability and general success

Facebook creates an AI-based map of Africa to help with crisis relief


Facebook has created AI-based population maps before, but it’s now generating them on a truly massive scale. The social site is releasing new, ultra-detailed population density maps that cover the “majority” of Africa, helping relief agencies know where to go when providing aid. The technique is similar to what Facebook has used before, but tweaks […]. Artificial Intelligence News

Onward to the Next Chapter in ForAllSecure’s Journey


Welcome back to the second installment of the ForAllSecure Journey series. In my previous post , we took a look back at ForAllSecure’s history. In today’s piece, I’d like to share not only my vision for the future, but also an exciting announcement


Choosing the Right AWS Certification For You

Linux Academy

There are currently 6 AWS certification exams, and 4 specialty AWS certification exams. These are the: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner. AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Level (AWS CSA). AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional Level (AWS CSAP).

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.

Let's Make a Deal: Negotiating with IT Vendors

Information Week

The big enterprise IT vendors -- IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP -- all want you to buy more and pay more. Here are some tactics for you to protect your organization and get the best deal as you plan and engage in negotiations with them

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Learn Google Cloud by Doing with New Google Cloud Training!

Linux Academy

Ready to learn Google Cloud by doing? From new courses to new labs, we have a ton of exciting new Google Cloud updates at Linux Academy ( where you can get the most Google Cloud training on this planet! ).

Never receive a false notification with Spearline alerts

Spearline Testing

" Spearline notifies us of any potential issue before our customers do. " " Arnold Chencinski, Senior Voice Network Engineer, Zoom Video Communications. Why Spearline alerts? Personally verified by us.

Running Faster IT

Future of CIO

In the industrial age, IT had a reputation as a controller and IT was not fast enough to respond to changes. Ironically, often technology is the disruptive force behind the business transformation.

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.

New! Introducing our enhanced reporting engine.equipping you with even more intelligence

Spearline Testing

We are pleased to announce that from April 2019, we will be giving our customers access to a new and enhanced reporting generator. We have been working hard on creating a flexible engine to allow us to create reports quickly so that you can get the important data you need to make crucial decisions in your business. We have designed powerful intelligent reports which will be available in email and PDF format.

The BoD’s Strategic Oversight of Three Important Corporate Capitals

Future of CIO

The Monthly “100 Digital Pitfalls” Book Tuning: Leading Digital Transformation by Overcoming Obstacles Apr. 2019

Future of CIO

Digital makes a significant impact on how we think, live, and work. There is a mix of old and new, physical and virtual, order and chaos.