Fri.Dec 06, 2019

Grand Canyon Majesty – Foto Friday

Eric D. Brown

Grand Canyon Majesty — If you’ve never seen a sunset (or sunrise) over the grand canyon, you are missing out. This image is from my most recent trip on a workshop with @don_smith_photography and @garyhartphoto to the canyon to chase storms and lightning.


2020 Marketing Trends

Forrester IT

In the past three weeks, I have shared the key findings of our predictions research to different clients and at some Forrester events in London and in Amsterdam.

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3 cloud security 'hacks' to consider today

David Linthicum

Are you the cloud security person, or cloudsec/cloudops, as it’s often called? The person who controls the cloud deployment, including all security such as IAM (identity and access management), encryption services, and application and user authentication? I have some observations about cloud security to share. First, enterprises typically don’t have a good-fitting security solution.

3 Expert Software Engineering Tips Beginners Can Benefit From


Information Technology Blog - - 3 Expert Software Engineering Tips Beginners Can Benefit From - Information Technology Blog. There are a lot of important things that aspiring software engineers need to be aware of. Things that will make their future career easier and help them work more efficiently.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

VeeamON Virtual Conference Recording Announcements


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. It was great to be part of VeeamON Virtual conference Expert lounge program. I tried to explain details about Azure AD backup and Office 365 backup options during the expert launch.

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Building High Mature Digital Business by Creating Abundant Synergy

Future of CIO

When jumping into the “VUCA” digital new normal –volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, you can’t predict every turn or curve the business will face, you have to enable the desirable emergent business property and improve business responsiveness.

How to create a slideshow from Google Photos or Google Drive

Tech Republic Cloud

Learn how to show a set of images from Google Photos or Drive with Chrome or iOS or Android apps

The Best “Choice” Quotes of “Digital Master” Dec. 2019

Future of CIO

" Digital Master ” is a series of guidebooks (28 + books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.”

TeamViewer unveils new patch management system

Tech Republic Security

The new tool will provide IT departments with system-wide visibility of all the patches needed

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More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

The Monthly Foresight: Prediction and Prevention Dec. 2019

Future of CIO

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

Analysts worry about tech security threats ahead of 2020 elections

Tech Republic Security

Security experts say most voting machines are safe and secure, but disinformation campaigns on platforms like Facebook and Twitter need to be addressed

KubeCon highlights huge growth in the adoption of Kubernetes

Tech Republic Data Center

More companies are on the hunt for Kubernetes talent now that it is being used widely

Amazon CTO Vogels: Going Beyond Monolithic Virtualization

Information Week

AWS re:Invent reveals how Amazon broke boundaries on virtualization and the benefits Vanguard reaped from cloud migration

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.

Decade in review: Software developers and cloud architects in demand and well paid

Tech Republic Cloud

Employers had to go all out to find and keep DevOps and site reliability engineers by the end of the 2010s

PwC Exec Shares Insights on Digital Transformation Strategy

Information Week

Executing a successful digital transformation strategy may be a necessity in the long-run, but can be tricky. A PwC leader sheds light on the subject. -- IT Pro Today

AWS re:Invent 2019 with Corey Quinn: The biggest announcements from the conference

Tech Republic Cloud

Corey Quinn, cloud economist at the Duckbill Group, shares his views on product announcements and pricing strategies unveiled at AWS re:Invent 2019

5 Reasons Why CDOs May Ride the Next Wave of Leadership

Information Week

Given all they contribute to today's digital business landscape, chief data officers have a very real opportunity to become the CEOs of tomorrow

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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.

AWS re:Invent 2019 with Corey Quinn: The biggest announcements from the conference

Tech Republic Cloud

Corey Quinn, cloud economist at The Duckbill Group, shares his views on product announcements and pricing strategies unveiled at AWS re:Invent

Technology Short Take 121

Scott Lowe

Welcome to Technology Short Take #121! This may possibly be the last Tech Short Take of 2019 (not sure if I’ll be able to squeeze in another one), so here’s hoping that you find something useful, helpful, or informative in the links that I’ve collected. Enjoy some light reading over your festive holiday season! Networking. Brian Linkletter has a post on how to run the Antidote network emulator on KVM for better performance.

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