Thu.Mar 28, 2019

Does Your Employee Experience Create Happy Warriors?

Forrester IT

Last month, my colleague Dave Johnson and I published a report that shared a better way for companies to measure the quality of their employee experience.

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Customer Acquisition Tops 2019 Priorities for Technology CEOs


Sales effectiveness and marketing duties are critical and urgent focus areas, based on a recent survey of more than 100 technology company CEOs.

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Empowered Customers’ Needs Fuel The Hot DTC Disruptor Trend

Forrester IT

More than 400 digitally-native, direct-to-consumer (DTC) disruptor brands have burst on the scene, brands going beyond the online ordering offered by traditional catalog or eCommerce retailer models.

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4 Types of Project Management Offices That Deliver Value


During conversations with clients, Gartner analysts discovered organizations designed project management offices (PMOs) in a variety of setups. But does an ideal set up exist? Often, large organizations have multiple PMOs, all of which can be very different,” says Mbula Schoen , Senior Principal Analyst, Gartner. This makes it hard for program and portfolio management (PPM) leaders to determine the type of PMO best suited to their organization.”.

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.

Why There Are IT Outages – And What to Do About Them?


What do fat fingers, power failures, and Godzilla have in common? Answer: They have all been responsible for IT outages that, even if they aren’t caused by Godzilla, can cause monster-sized budget holes for companies. How monster-sized?

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Pros and cons of low-code development platforms

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: A growing trend, low-code development claims to address many of the common challenges facing businesses today. But, how accurate are these claims? In this article, we take a realistic look at low-code platforms–exploring the pros and cons.

Deploy Microservices to a Kubernetes cluster with Helm plugin


In one of my previous posts I described how FlexDeploy can automate building and deploying microservices with Docker containers. One of the most popular deployment platforms in containers world is Kubernetes.

How To Get More Value for Money in Business


Information Technology Blog - - How To Get More Value for Money in Business - Information Technology Blog. In business, getting value for money is always of the utmost importance.

German Federal Ministry decrees on joint VAT liability for onliny marketplaces

CIO Dashboard

With effect from 1 January 2019, a new rule has been introduced in Germany to make the operator of an online marketplace jointy liable for German VAT no accounted for by the online traders on goods sold via the marketplace.

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.

3 Strategies To Be 40% More Productive


Information Technology Blog - - 3 Strategies To Be 40% More Productive - Information Technology Blog. Do you know? There is a difference between being busy and being productive. You could be busy with work the entire day and still not get much done.

Top Ten Ways Not To Sink the Kubernetes Ship

Linux Academy

As organizations increase their use of Kubernetes in public and Hybrid cloud architectures, it is important not to let a maiden voyage end like a Titanic catastrophe. To ensure ongoing security site reliability engineers must work hand-in-hand with the CISO’s (Chief Information Security Officer) office to implement Kubernetes security. The following is a list of some useful considerations when deploying Kubernetes clusters. Server Hardening.

Riding Three Curves to Reach the Potential Wave of Digital Transformation

Future of CIO

We are living in a dynamic business environment in which inventions, developments, and conflicts are continuously changing and that makes it impossible to have complete knowledge and understanding of many issues facing the company and market today.

Breaching the Interview in Cybersecurity | Hacking into Cybersecurity

Linux Academy

Welcome back to our Hacking into Cybersecurity series. In our first installment, we discussed how certifications could help you land your dream position. Those certifications will only get your foot in the door, though. You still have to nail the job interview to land that perfect position. So, what should you do to prepare for the interview? There’s a long list of items that go into being prepared for an interview: Arrive on time. Dress appropriately. Review the job listing.

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.

The Strategic Evaluation of Corporate Board

Future of CIO

Leadership is all about change and directorship is about steering the business in the right direction. The matter of fact is that rapid changes sweeping the business are hugely disruptive and there is nowhere to hide.

AIOps and our Robot Kubernetes Kops

Linux Academy

While Machine Learning is just a subset of true Artificial Intelligence vendors of infrastructure automation have coined a new buzz acronym, AIOps. On the heals of the still wet DevOps movement we are introduced to the new era of DevOps that reaches beyond pipeline automation and into the realm of pipeline evolution. The popularity of agile development, continuous integration, and continuous delivery has brought levels of automation that rival anything preciously known.

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 3/28/2019

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 5500+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc.