Fri.Sep 06, 2019

It's time for cloud management with automated fixes

David Linthicum

It’s 4:00 in the morning, and you are awoken out of a sound sleep by a phone call from your cloudops center. It seems the inventory application in the public cloud is down. You know this because some tile on some application monitoring console changed from green to red. Those charged with monitoring public cloud-based applications only know that if this particular application goes down, then they need to call the application admin, which is you. What is cloud computing?

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Bake Your Values Into Your Design System — Takeaways From Clarity 2019

Forrester IT

Having a design system is now table stakes for companies that want to scale design, drive a consistent, seamless customer experience, manage design debt and technical debt, and free up designer time to solve new challenges — not re-invent the wheel.

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How the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will affect you and your business | TECH(talk)

Network World

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is, in some ways, similar to Europe's GDPR. This rule, which goes into effect in 2020, gives individual users more ownership over their own data. Users can even refuse to allow companies to sell their online data.

Le Tote Buys Lord + Taylor — A Most Peculiar Way To Buy Growth

Forrester IT

The strangest retail news of the summer has been Le Tote’s “purchase” of the storied (but tired) department store Lord + Taylor.

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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.

How Do Companies Maximize the Impact of AI & Automation?

Information Week

Here are three ways IT leaders can ensure ethical deployment of AI and automation as well as achieve a positive impact on the organization

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Intelligent Resilience

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The Resilience of your Intelligence. Regardless of what department or area you work in it is critical that your company is set up to handle storms and disasters that may come.

Kicking Off Our New Research On Autonomous Finance: FORR/3 Video

Forrester IT

Forrester has recently kicked off some new research focusing on services and companies that make financial decisions and take action on behalf of consumers. You can take a very short survey on this topic here. I’m psyched to present here our first FORR/3 video episode on this topic (see below)!

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Does AI Competence Matter?

Information Week

AI and machine learning are becoming more commonplace, but the people using such systems may not be qualified to operate them

Nonpublic 5G Networks Will Be A Critical Building Block Of Your Enterprise Network Strategy

Forrester IT

Nonpublic 5G networks promise better privacy, data security, compliance, and cellular network performance; they also offer safer and more private features for dedicated user groups.

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.

Three Aspects of Preventing problems

Future of CIO

Due to fast-paced change, the exponential growth of information and continuous digital disruptions, opportunities and risks co-exist. One of the biggest challenges in this complex digital world is the fact that we need different perspectives, different knowledge and different ways to solve a problem.

The Best “Versatility” Quotes of “Digital Master” Sep. 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.”

The Monthly “Digital Maturity” Book Tuning: The Multidimensional Digital Maturity Sep. 2019

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.