Thu.Feb 28, 2019

A CIO’s Roadmap for Culture Change [Infographic]


Today’s culture ch ange programs lack the flexibility needed to enable strategic business change. To aid transformation CIOs and IT leaders need to develop a culture change journey roadmap in 9 steps. swg_ad id="17991"].

The Four Faces of Rapid Development

Forrester IT

Heads up: We’re revising our market segments and vendor assessments in and around low-code development platforms and digital process automation (DPA). This post explains the changes we’re making in 2019. We’re making this change in response to client requirements.

Technology CEOs: Create Valuable Buyer Urgency for Shorter Sales Cycles


A buying team at a large manufacturing company saw sales pitches from two different vendors selling similar automation products. The first delivered a solid pitch outlining key product benefits and ended by offering a discount if the company bought by the end of the quarter.

Ask These Questions Before Investing In DAM

Forrester IT

The perception that digital asset management (DAM) isn’t much more than static cloud storage is completely out of touch with today’s advanced DAM capabilities.

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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.

Cisco warns a critical patch is needed for a remote access firewall, VPN and router

Network World

Cisco is warning organizations with remote users that have deployed a particular Cisco wireless firewall, VPN and router to patch a critical vulnerability in each that could let attackers break into the network. The vulnerability, which has an impact rating of 9.8 out of 10 on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System lets a potential attacker send malicious HTTP requests to a targeted device.

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Chief AI Strategist Weighs in on 5 Best AI Practices

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The Analytics Opportunity For Marketing And Sales Alignment: An Encore Presentation

Forrester IT

I’m bringing this topic to the top of your inbox, so to speak, but not (just) because I’m self-promotional. Lack of alignment really does continue to plague B2B sales and marketing organizations. Last year, I began to explore this challenge with analytical methods front and center.

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Should You Declare Bankruptcy on Your Technical Debt?

Information Week

Technical debt is a hidden cost that robs your business of its ability to be nimble and make needed changes for your customers


Answers To An Agile FAQ: People Over Process

Forrester IT

What Our Clients Tell Us All The Time. Our organization has gone to great lengths to become Agile, and we are well on our journey, but there is friction between our org and those within the company who have not yet transitioned to Agile practices.” Agile teams feel bogged down and relevant […].

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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.

Understanding Cloud Models: Build or Buy

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Cloud platforms and applications that are built on these platforms are proliferating across all enterprises. The year 2019 will see a similar trend where cloud consumption is anticipated to grow significantly, driving new digital businesses. Cloud provides the fundamental Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) layer for your applications. Scale, speed, security, and resiliency are some key factors driving decisions around consuming cloud as IaaS.

The Revenge Of The Atoms Can Drive A New Relationship With Customers

Forrester IT

We’ve just released a major new report, “The Revenge Of The Atoms.” ” The report starts with an anecdote from MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte. Once, when traveling through US customs, Negroponte declared the value of his laptop at $2 million, counting the value of the bits of information stored on the hard drive. But the customs […

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Running Prometheus on Kubernetes

Linux Academy

Would you like to know how to get Prometheus running on Kubernetes ? For the most part, it’s pretty easy. We’ll be using a series of YAML files to deploy everything out. Before we jump in to the technical stuff, there are a few assumptions that are being made. The first one is that you have a Kubernetes stack already in place. This post will not cover setting it up. The second is that you have ports 9090-9094 configured for your Kubernetes cluster.

How to Become a Master Scrum Master

Information Week

Great scrum masters are both leaders and facilitators. Becoming a top scrum master requires balancing both agile theory knowledge and people skills


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.

Three Types Of Change Agent

Future of CIO

Change is an unspecific way of saying the transition from one to another state. Business Change Management is about managing everything that is necessary to get people to adopt new ways of working.

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Thoughts on VPNs for Road Warriors

Scott Lowe

A few days ago I was talking with a few folks on Twitter and the topic of using VPNs while traveling came up. For those that travel regularly, using a VPN to bypass traffic restrictions is not uncommon. Prompted by my former manager Martin Casado , I thought I might share a few thoughts on VPN options for road warriors. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but hopefully something I share here will be helpful.

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 2/28/2019

Future of CIO

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing. The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 2.8 million page views with 5300+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc.