Tue.Nov 19, 2019

I still hate New Year’s cloud predictions, but here are mine

David Linthicum

I’m getting about one a day now, sometimes more. PR people are sharing their client’s deeply profound predictions for cloud computing in 2020, with the hope that I’ll take note. The large majority are along the lines of “Cloud computing will continue to grow in 2020,” or “Machine learning, containers, and serverless computing will still be big in 2020.” Thank you, Captain Obvious, for going out on those limbs.

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Millennials Talk But Show Little Wallet, While Boomers Put Their Green To Work

Forrester IT

Sustainability matters to younger consumers — but Baby Boomers are more likely to use their values to guide their purchasing. age of the customer data insights holiday loyalty retail values-based customer experience

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Understand the 4 Common CTO Personas


The chief technology officer (CTO) is one of the least understood and most broad of all C-suite positions. The role is often tasked with pursuing multiple abstract goals such as “ driving innovation ,” “identifying emerging technologies ” or simply “managing IT operations.”

Yes, Really! Two Cross-Channel Campaign Management Forrester Wave™ Evaluations

Forrester IT

Don’t let the name fool you. Even though the category is cross-channel campaign management, CCCM is more than just campaigns.

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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.

Can Artificial Intelligence Learn to Learn?


Read Jun Wu’s article about how artificial intelligence can learn to learn on Forbes : As businesses integrate Artificial Intelligence into their systems, technology professionals are looking at a new frontier of AI innovation. This is in the area of Meta-Learning.

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Dealing With Bias in Artificial Intelligence


Read Craig S. Smith’s article about bias in artificial intelligence on Ne Bias is an unavoidable feature of life, the result of the necessarily limited view of the world that any single person or group can achieve.

Using Azure Bastion as a Host for VMs

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Microsoft Azure, one of the leading cloud providers, recently launched the preview of a new platform-as-a-service offering called “Azure Bastion”. This service gives a platform for the management and deployment of VMs, meaning you don’t have to keep up a foundation to do this.

6 Emerging AI And Machine Learning Trends To Watch In 2020


This news shouldn’t surprise you: the market for artificial intelligence solutions continues to grow at a fast clip and represents tens of billions of dollars in revenue. Case in point: a report by research firm IDC in September said global spending for AI systems will reach $97.9 billion in 2023, a staggering increase from the projected […].

Air Force hires Trueface for facial recognition on bases

Tech Republic Security

Trueface will provide Air Force bases with systems that can identify faces, license plates and guns

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.

Intel will build AI brains into your laptop for tomorrow’s speed boost


It may not be obvious, but you’re almost certainly using AI every day. Artificial intelligence-boosting hardware in your phone enables voice recognition and spots your friends in photos. In the cloud, it delivers search results and weeds out spam email. Next up for dedicated AI hardware will be your laptop, Intel expects. Computer and software makers […].

82% of SMB execs expect employees to put business devices at risk with holiday shopping

Tech Republic Security

Nearly half of executives surveyed don't believe their employees would be able to spot a bad actor posing as an online retailer, Zix-AppRiver found

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Cerebras Systems deploys the ‘world’s fastest AI computer’ at Argonne National Lab


Cerebras Systems is unveiling the CS-1, billed as the fastest artificial intelligence computer in the world and certainly one of the most daring attempts to create a better supercomputer. And it has gained acceptance from the U.S. federal government’s supercomputing program. The CS-1 has an entire wafer as its brain, rather than a chip. Normally, silicon […].

Dreamforce 2019: Telephony joins Service Cloud

Tech Republic Cloud

Customer service agents will have voice, digital channels, and CRM data in one place without toggling from one platform to another

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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.

Windows 10 Update Enhancements Number of Devices Updates Every Hour


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. This post Windows 10 update investments is the first post of this series of posts about Windows Updates. I will cover more details Windows update investments from Microsoft.

Improving Employee Productivity and Business Outcomes with Corporate Training Apps


Irrespective of the size and type of business, the demand for innovation and transformational solutions is at an all-time high.

How IT Success Metrics Are Changing

Information Week

Keeping the lights on isn't enough anymore. In this century, the IT department's goals must align with those of the business


Three Master Keys of Shaping a World Class Digital Organization

Future of CIO

Businesses across industrial sectors and global scope embark on the “digital era” of computing and managing by taking logical but iterative steps and developing the best and next practices.

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.

Microsoft OneDrive: A cheat sheet

Tech Republic Cloud

For Windows 10 and Office 365 users, the default cloud storage service is Microsoft OneDrive. Use this guide quickly get up to speed on Microsoft's cloud storage app

The Best “Branding” 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 integrate Dropbox into Slack

Tech Republic Cloud

Learn how to integrate Slack and Dropbox for even more efficient collaboration

Three-Step to Shape a Strategic Corporate Board

Future of CIO

Digital transformation is all about improving the business flow by dismantling bureaucracy and catalyzing change.Today, the BoDs as the directorial role needs to play an important role in both envisioning and supporting a long-term business vision of organizational development.

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.

KubeCon 2019 Day 1 Summary

Scott Lowe

This week I’m in San Diego for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon. Instead of liveblogging each session individually, I thought I might instead attempt a “daily summary” post that captures highlights from all the sessions each day. Here’s my recap of day 1 at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon. Keynotes. KubeCon + CloudNativeCon doesn’t have “one” keynote; it uses a series of shorter keynotes by various speakers.

Top 10 Most Popular Hands-On Labs

Linux Academy

Have you tried Hands-On Labs? Because we believe the best way to learn is by doing, we created immersive environments for our learners to experiment in. These live deployments are built for you to test, create, and even destroy – without consequence. . Hands-On Labs go beyond video learning, they were built to supplement videos and advance your skills past what can be done in a viewing environment.