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 […].

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.

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.

Yahoo data breach settlement means affected users may get $100

Tech Republic Security

If you had a Yahoo account between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2016, you may be entitled to a bit of money

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Why businesses would rather lose revenue than data

Tech Republic Security

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

Tech Republic Cloud

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

Tech Republic Security

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.”

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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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

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing. The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 3 million page views with 6000+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc.

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!”