Thu.Aug 17, 2017

Make The Case That CX Transformation Is Both Important And Urgent

Forrester IT

Customer experience (CX) is finally gaining the attention it deserves, with 84% of companies seeing CX as a higher priority than they did two years ago. But there’s a disconnect when it comes to executing CX transformation, and the underlying issue is a lack of executive buy-in.

Docker Can Now Containerize Legacy Apps Running on Mainframes

Data Center Knowledge

Latest Enterprise Edition release also beefs up security Read More. DevOps Docker Security

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The Data Digest: Understand Emotion To Drive Technology Engagement

Forrester IT

Thanks to the rise of empowered consumers, products and experiences that once seemed improbable, such as (literally) instant delivery, are now integral to our lives.

Coherent vs. Direct Detection in Metro Data Center Interconnectivity

Data Center Knowledge

High-availability metro-regional clusters can only be effective if the data center interconnectivity (DCI) between them doesn’t become a bottleneck. Read More. Industry Perspectives DCI

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Azure Managed VM Images – Using Premium Data Disks

IT Pros Rock!

Azure Managed VM Images provide a great way to capture customizations to a base Virtual Machine that can be reused over-and-over as a custom image - and these images can include the Managed Disks for both OS and data disks! However, when saving an image, disks are defaulted to using Standard storage to save on costs. When provisioning a new VM from this image via the portal or PowerShell, we can override this default to use Premium storage for OS disks but not currently for data disks.

School leavers urged to look at cyber security apprenticeships

Computer Weekly

Cyber security apprenticeships are a good alternative to ‘clearing’ and debts, according to security certification body, Crest

Maryland Offers Local Data Centers Grants for Energy-Reducing Projects

Data Center Knowledge

Awards expected to range from $20,000 to $200,000 per project Read More. Power and Cooling

Top skills you need to avoid being replaced by a machine

Computer Weekly

A-level results have shown an increase in Stem subjects but tech skills remain a problem, warn some in the industry

Building a High Performing IT Team


IT teams are a core component of most modern businesses. Computers and the Internet are simply too important for any business to neglect them without running into serious problems. Unfortunately, building an effective IT team is often easier said than done. Managers often have trouble working with the technicians because they lack the technical skills […]. Big Data Companies Business Intelligence Companies CTO IoT Companies News Business IT staffing

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Enterprises will need more bandwidth than public internet

Computer Weekly

As enterprises continue to digitise their operations over the next few years, their demand for data and bandwidth capacity will massively increase, says Equinix

Are You A Customer-Obsessed B2B Marketer? A Sneak Peek Of Our Forum

Forrester IT

Customer-Obsessed B2B firms are 2X more likely to report revenue growth of 10% or more in the last fiscal year. Now there’s a headline! These firms are also more likely to have loyal customers (who spend money with them) and happier employees (who are more productive). If you’ve listened to Forrester anytime during the past […]. B2B marketing

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Facebook sets out plans to open 10th datacentre by 2019

Computer Weekly

Social media giant to build new datacentre in New Albany, Ohio, to future-proof its infrastructure in the face of growing user demand

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Formulating Your Collaboration Strategy - be a Leader

IT Toolbox

Over the past two posts, I’ve been examining the “disrupt or be disrupted” theme in terms of collaboration. This mantra applies to many flavors of technology, but my focus here is to help decision-makers choose the right strategy. With strapped resources and outsized expectations to support the business, these days IT is more likely to be a follower than a leader with new technology

LG Electronics hit by suspected WannaCry attack

Computer Weekly

LG Electronics have been hit by ransomware that uses malicious code that could signal another WannaCry attack


Academic Collaboration Fuels Innovation, And Identifies Talent

Forrester IT

The pace of change in data and analytics technology has accelerated. Technologies quickly move from university research projects into new commercial products and services. Many tech organizations scramble to keep up.

UK rail passengers don’t trust on-board Wi-Fi

Computer Weekly

YouGov survey commissioned by Cobham Wireless finds UK commuters are increasingly frustrated with connectivity standards on the rail network

15 Stats About High-Tech B2B

Perficient - Digital Transformation has an interesting article on some key stats in the B2B world. By that we are talking about buying software or using solutions meant for business to business rather than a consumer facing solution. Think campaign management software rather than a shopping cart. I won’t quote every single stat but here are my top three: 2. In fact, when evaluating tech purchases, Millennials’ most frequently referred to industry analysts (38%), vendor face-to-face meetings (36%), and websites (33%).

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The correlation between creativity, diversity and the future tech workforce

Computer Weekly

Many believe the UK computing curriculum should put more emphasis on creativity to prepare young people for an automated future


Hacker claims to have decrypted Apple's Secure Enclave, destroying key piece of iOS mobile security

Tech Republic Security

iOS users beware: A hacker has just published a decryption key for the Apple Secure Enclave, which is responsible for processing Touch ID transactions

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Boys outperform girls in 2017 computing A-levels

Computer Weekly

This year’s A-level results show more male students gaining higher grades than female students, but girls continue to steam ahead in ICT


Women in cybersecurity: IBM wants to send you to a hacker conference for free

Tech Republic Security

A new IBM scholarship will cover 100% of the entry fees for any woman interested in attending EC-Council's Hacker Halted conference. Here's how to take advantage of the offer

Cyber criminals command top-level attacks, warns Check Point

Computer Weekly

Businesses need to rethink cyber defences with nation-state attack tools in the hands of ordinary cyber criminals, warns Check Point

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BT Exploring Open Data Center Switch Tech to Transform Its Network

Data Center Knowledge

Joint research project with Dell EMC to validate use of disaggregated networking for telcos Read More. Dell Design Networks

Barclays ring-fencing project means downtime for customers

Computer Weekly

Many Barclays services will be unavailable this weekend as part of the bank's project to separate retail and investment operations

'Indefensible' hack could leave modern cars vulnerable to critical cybersecurity attack

Tech Republic Security

The attack, which can disable airbags and other safety systems, affects the CAN standard for connected cars, affecting a large number of vendors and models

Openreach adds 26 locations to roll-out

Computer Weekly

Openreach has added 26 more locations to its fibre-based broadband network, bringing the total number of properties served to half a million

State Of The Gopher Nation - Aug 17


I am at GolangUK in London, having just finished giving the opening keynote. I was a bit more nervous than usual, in part, due to the length of time since my last talk, and in part I was representing the entire Go project for the first time in a keynote. This talk is an overview of the entire Go project. It covers “what we’ve done”, “why we did it” and “where we are going” as a project.

A “Structural CIO”: How to Manage IT Systematically

Future of CIO

The “structural CIOs” can practice scientific engineering disciplines and take systematical approaches to manage an insightful IT organization. Information becomes omnipresent and technology is the disruptive force behind the digital transformation.