Fri.Nov 08, 2019

How to future-proof cloud applications

David Linthicum

Chances are, you’re either building a net-new application in the cloud or using native technology such as serverless or machine learning. Or, you’re porting an application to the cloud, either refactoring it to leverage native services, or lifting and shifting with little or no modification to the code or data. How do you ensure these applications last more than a few years on the cloud? In other words, how do you future-proof them? I have a few core recommendations.

Integrated Risk Management: What is it?

Forrester IT

I am often asked, “Renee, what is Integrated Risk Management (IRM) and how is it different from GRC?” You are neither misinformed nor are you horribly confused.

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Measuring Marketing is Science, Not Art.


“If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing.” ~ W. Edwards Deming When in business school, I had the honor of meeting W Edwards Deming while taking a class on operations management.

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Getting Chatty With Bixby (Samsung’s Intelligent Agent)

Forrester IT

(With Julie Ask) Last week, Samsung hosted its annual Developer Conference in San Jose, California. Developers sampled the company’s latest offerings for mobile app and web development, the internet of things, and artificial intelligence. Forrester clients may not be familiar with Samsung’s intelligent agent Bixby, but it’s primed to put other better-known agents such as […]. age of the customer mobile technology virtual agents voice technology

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.

SCCM and Microsoft Connected Cache Integration to Help with Bandwidth Issues


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Let’s have a quick look at the SCCM and Microsoft connected cache integration (of course with Delivery Optimization – DO) options.

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Windows 10 Bandwidth Management DO Delivery Optimization with LEDBAT in LAN?


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Let’s see what are improvements and enhancements Microsoft coming up with for bandwidth management. Delivery Optimization is the core technology in bandwidth management.

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The secret sauce: it’s not the app it’s the service

I'm not lost, I'm wondering

What do I mean when I say the totality? A service isn’t just the user perspective (how a service is experienced). It’s also the organisational perspective (how a service is delivered). Not one, or the other. Without this totality the service will always be lacking.


Microsoft Connected Cache Container Instances in Azure


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Microsoft Connected Cache in Azure (Microsoft’s answer to bandwidth issues with DO?) is the topic which I’m going to cover in this post.

Running Digital IT with “STEAM“ Themes

Future of CIO

IT is the business. Digital IT is a paradigm shift in role, responsibility, and attitude. IT should continue to evolve the digital dynamic and reinvent itself as a strategic business partner.

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.

Announcing the Winners of Amazon vouchers Giveaway


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. This is a quick post to announce the Winners of Amazon vouchers. Congratulations for all four winners!! Thank you all for the participation and better luck for the next giveaway.

The Best “Prediction” Quotes of “Digital Master” Nov. 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 to obscure open ports with knockd

Tech Republic Security

Learn how to obfuscate SSH login with port knocking

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 11/8/2019

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 6200+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc.

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.

Study Proposes 5 Primary Traits of Innovation Leaders

Information Week

In a survey commissioned by Mastercard, Harvard Business Review drilled down on the key attributes that drive actions of innovators

How to obscure open ports with knockd

Tech Republic Security

Learn how to obfuscate SSH login with port knocking

How to Overcome Common Setbacks in IT Automation

Information Week

Don't automate for the sake of automating. Identify which tasks/processes will experience automation benefits that outweigh its upfront and recurring costs

How to install Kubernetes on CentOS 8

Tech Republic Cloud

With CentOS 8 out, the installation of Kubernetes has changed. Learn how to make this happen

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.

VMware rolls out new Carbon Black security suite and Dell partnership

Tech Republic Security

The company announced at VMworld 2019 Europe in Barcelona how it will integrate Carbon Black into its suite of tools

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Neural Architecture Search Could Tune AI's Algorithmic Heart

Information Week

If this approach gains traction, it could have a disruptive impact on the standard practice of data science