Thu.Sep 19, 2019

Diversity and Inclusion Build High-Performance Teams


If CIOs want to be among the 33% of global CIOs who have evolved their digital endeavors to scale, they must exploit the output of high-performance teams. There are certain attributes that build such high-performance teams and make them stand out. Two in particular, diversity and inclusion, can improve success. But many CIOs struggle to build them. . Look for “cognitive” diversity, which is mixing people together with different thinking styles, habits and perspectives.

The Weather’s Heating Up Down Under, And So Is My Upcoming Research!

Forrester IT

It’s been a couple of months since my last blog post! A huge vacation in the UK, backed up by RSA Singapore, our Financial Services Forum back in Sydney, and then off again to the north for our S&R Forum in DC have left me no chance to reflect. Between those events, I’ve run strategy […].

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Analysts Answer: What Technology Should CIOs Experiment With in 2020? 


CIOs who know how and when to invest in emerging technologies are able to make strategic decisions that can take digital to the core of a company and make a real difference in competitive differentiation. Ahead of Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019 , Smarter With Gartner reached out to Gartner analysts presenting at the event to find out what technologies should be on the CIO radar for 2020. Graph technologies and augmented intelligence. Svetlana Sicular, VP Analyst.

The Argument for Public Product Roadmaps


“Can you please share your roadmap?” What are your plans to engineer feature xxx?" Great product, but does your vision match ours?” I've received these questions all the time, from customers, partners, and analysts.

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.

Exchange 2010 End of Support: How MSPs Can Capitalize Now


The upcoming end-of-support deadline presents serious risks for late adopters and significant opportunity for IT professionals. Here is how MSPs can create new business by urging customers not to wait until the last minute to upgrade.

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Summary: Driven in part by recent trends, web application development has changed over the past few years. Development principles that applied in the past no longer make sense, while new ones have sprung up.

Why businesses would rather lose revenue than data

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While businesses don't want to lose data, 66% of business decision makers said their current IT resources do not keep up with growing technological demands

Revenue from cloud services and infrastructure reaches $150 billion in first half of 2019

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Operators and vendors in seven cloud service and infrastructure market segments raked in $150 billion from January to June

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How to handle the public disclosure of bugs and security vulnerabilities

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A full 90% of security professionals say that the disclosure of security vulnerabilities is good for the public, according to a poll conducted by 451 Research and commissioned by security testing company Veracode

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.

Take Heed: The Importance of Wearing a Wristwatch


Information Technology Blog - - Take Heed: The Importance of Wearing a Wristwatch - Information Technology Blog. The wearing of a wristwatch became unnecessary in the past few years because young men perceive wristwatches as dated, obsolete, and old-fashioned.

Oracle Touts Autonomous Cloud for Data Security

Information Week

At an Oracle OpenWorld keynote address, Larry Ellison said the autonomous nature of Oracle's cloud could protect customers from data breaches, and announced several product updates

How the iPhone 11’s U1 chip will change everything

Computerworld Vertical IT

Apple is bringing ultra-wideband capabilities to its iPhone 11 -- and it promises to be a game-changer (eventually) for everything from healthcare to smart cities thanks to its location accuracy, reliably and security

Complexity: Cloud Computing's Achilles Heel

Information Week

While there are no easy answers or magical tools to address the complexity issues, some fundamental architectural planning can be done

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.

Leverage ”PIICC“ Model to Assess IT Performance

Future of CIO

The art and science of Information Technology are to optimize its usage, achieve business value, develop long term organizational competency, and unleash the full potential of the digital organization.

Have Just a Bit of Patience with 'Transformation'

Information Week

Digital transformation, cloud adoption and AI seem to be taking longer than people expected. Why is that a surprise

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The Best “Visionary Leadership” 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.”

3 Common Business Training Mistakes

Linux Academy

If you think back to the best training experiences you’ve had, you probably won’t say “I loved listening to that person talk for an hour!” ” or “What an amazing powerpoint deck!”

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 Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 9/19/2019

Future of CIO

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How Can eTextbooks Help K-12 Publishers, Institutes & Students


As digital technology expands its horizons, more and more educational institutes including high schools and colleges are adopting eBooks to impart knowledge. Publishers too are taking to etextbooks to meet learners’ expectations and also expand their reach through the Internet.

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