Mon.Oct 29, 2018

Red Hat Acquisition Gives IBM A Much-Needed Booster Shot Of Open Source And Cloud DNA

Forrester IT

Yesterday, IBM announced its intention to purchase Red Hat for $34B.

How to deal with big cloud acquisitions

David Linthicum

We’ll see more big cloud deals next year. Here’s why: The big enterprise tech companies are losing market share to the cloud, so they are looking to buy back the market share they are losing. Indeed, cloud computing is eroding big enterprise tech providers’ profitability by removing hardware and software from enterprise data centers. Although many promote cloud computing, it’s the traditional stuff where they make their big margins. [

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Amazon Continues To Lean Into Its Advertising Business

Forrester IT

It’s unbelievable how much attention Amazon Advertising now gets. Prior to 2018, very few media outlets or Forrester clients even spoke about Amazon’s ad products.

How to deal with big cloud acquisitions like IBM’s Red Hat purchase

David Linthicum

We’ll see more big deals like IBM’s purchase of Red Hat next year. Here’s why: The big enterprise tech companies are losing market share to the cloud, so they are looking to buy back the market share they are losing. In this case, IBM is trying to grow its hybrid cloud business. Indeed, cloud computing is eroding big enterprise tech providers’ profitability by removing hardware and software from enterprise data centers.

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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.

A Perfect Team: How Blockchain Can Drive the Internet of Things

CTOvision

Read why Anoop Nannra says that blockchain technology and Internet of Things can be a perfect mix for businesses on IOT Evolution World: It’s not surprising that emerging technologies like blockchain and the Internet of Things draw a great amount of interest among enterprises. These technologies separately come with the significant potential to improve challenges that organizations […]. CTO Internet of Things News

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How Blockchain Can Improve Manufacturing In 2019

CTOvision

Read why Louis Columbus says that blockchain technology is best suited for manufacturing sector on Forbes : Blockchain’s greatest potential to deliver business value is in manufacturing. Increasing visibility across every area of manufacturing starting with suppliers, strategic sourcing, procurement, and supplier quality to shop floor operations including machine-level monitoring and service, blockchain can enable […]. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency CTO News

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Your Features are too BIG! Defining Epics, Features, and Stories in Agile Development

Social, Agile and Transformation

How you define a feature impacts your agile mindset and may impact the culture and collaboration you are trying to achieve. Following up from my recent article on InfoWorld on 5 tips on configuring Jira for multiple teams, I thought to describe some of the antipatterns in defining features and some best practices. Let's first look at the antipatterns. What a Feature Isn't require(["mojo/. agile planning agile software development organizational change product management standards

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Interesting Take: Forget Watson, the Red Hat acquisition may be the thing that saves IBM

CTOvision

There were certainly lots of quick takes from analysts on what the IBM and Red Hat news meant. This is one from TechCrunch: With the acquisition of Red Hat, IBM looks to refocus on its core strengths, rather than Watson, an AI push that was always more hype than reality. With its latest $34 billion acquisition […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News IBM Red Hat

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3 Ways to Stretch Your Tech Budget

Information Week

To make your tech budget go further, break out of the status quo and focus on where tech investments will be most effective

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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.

While AR plays catch-up in other sectors, it’s taking over the enterprise

CTOvision

Way back in 2017, it was predicted that AR and VR will drive the future digital business. Now slowly but surely, AR or augmented reality is making its mark in an enterprise. AR has found popularity in the enterprise with industrial deployments in automotive assembly lines, quality control, training centers, and more. We are only now […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Entertainment News

Rethinking IT for Cloud Computing

Information Week

A cloud strategy isn't just about committing to cloud resources, it can mean rethinking lots of IT management basics

Google rolls out ‘.new’ links for instantly creating new Docs, Slides, Sheets and Forms

CTOvision

Google Docs just rolled out a time-saving trick that’s sure to be welcomed by heavy users of Docs, or any of Google’s other productivity tools like Sheets, Slides, Sites or Forms. The company this week introduced its “.new” new” domain, which can be used to instantly create a new file across any of these services, it […]. CTO News Google

2018 Salary Survey: IT Pros Want to Learn about Security

Information Week

High demand (along with correspondingly high salaries) for cybersecurity professionals is boosting interest in security training

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.

The Contemporary CIO’s Digital Innovation Agenda

Future of CIO

Digital is the age of innovation. IT shouldn’t act as a controller only, limit the business’s creativity. To keep relevant, IT has to shift its reputation from a cost center to the innovation hub of the organization.

Spousetivities at DockerCon EU 18

Scott Lowe

DockerCon EU 18 is set to kick off in early December (December 3-5, to be precise!) in Barcelona, Spain. Thanks to Docker’s commitment to attendee families—something for which I have and will continue to commend them—DockerCon will offer both childcare (as they have in years past) and spouse/partner activities via Spousetivities. Let me just say: Spousetivities in Barcelona rocks. Crystal lines up a great set of activities that really cannot be beat.

The Upside of Ignorance

Future of CIO

With overwhelming growth of information and continuous digital disruptions, today’s companies are so easy to get distracted, very often say yes to all the initiatives, sometimes get burn out and overloaded with short-term business concerns, cause ineffectiveness for the long run.

More on Setting up etcd with Kubeadm

Scott Lowe

A while ago I wrote about using kubeadm to bootstrap an etcd cluster with TLS. In that post, I talked about one way to establish a secure etcd cluster using kubeadm and running etcd as systemd units. In this post, I want to focus on a slightly different approach: running etcd as static pods. The information on this post is intended to build upon the information already available in the Kubernetes official documentation, not serve as a replacement.

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.

The Monthly “Digital Maturity” Book Tuning: The Emotion Behind Digitalization Oct. 2018

Future of CIO

Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, process to technology, both horizontally and vertically. The digitalization flattens the organizational hierarchy and blurs the functional, organizational and geographical borders in the business ecosystem.

Don’t get ghosted! Top strategies to retain employees & hire new ones

IT Manager Daily

You may have heard about the recent dating phenomenon of “ghosting,” but it turns out ghosting can affect more than just your personal life. More organizations are getting ghosted by job applicants and new hires. . When an applicant “ghosts” your facility, it means they disappear without warning. They don’t show up to interviews, they stop responding to emails and you never hear from them again. And lately, it’s not just job applicants ghosting companies.