Mon.Jul 15, 2019

The Rising Tide Of Ransomware Requires A Commitment To Best Practices

Forrester IT

Last week, the United States Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution against paying ransoms. What’s interesting about this is by creating what is essentially a vertical front of communities against ransomware. It may well disincentivize attackers from targeting US towns and cities.

5 Risk Mitigation Strategies for Agile Teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

I find that agile teams, because they are agile, may leave behind fundamental-to-IT risk mitigation strategies that can make sprints, releases, and application development more reliable and robust.

Agile 181

Dont Waste Your Creativity Spend As You Fight Digital Sameness

Forrester IT

Is your CMO considering shifting investments in marketing technology toward the services of creative agencies as Forrester recommends? You should find out — because one of two possible scenarios will play out.

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Ookla: As 5G dawns, U.S. mobile download speeds jump, uploads stay slow

CTOvision

As all four major U.S. cellular carriers begin their transition from 4G to 5G technologies, there’s good and bad news for users of mobile devices: Download speeds are beginning to climb sharply, but upload speeds remain terrible, leaving the country even further behind global rivals.

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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.

Security Budgets In Asia Pacific, 2019

Forrester IT

It has taken me 15 months and a LOT of travel, listening and talking to feel confident enough to write this research for APAC. APAC is a unique region in its cultural, geographic, regulatory, security maturity and economic diversity.

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The Forrester Wave™: Loyalty Service Providers, Q3 2019 Is Now Live

Forrester IT

Consumers are connected, empowered, and experimental. And loyalty programs aren’t as effective at driving emotional loyalty as marketers would like: Less than half of consumers agree that programs make them feel more loyal to a brand. This reality makes loyalty harder than ever to earn.

Basics of blockchain for the IoT

CTOvision

With the rise of Bitcoin, corporate interest in the underlying blockchain technology has risen dramatically. Confusion arises, however, because much of the discussion centers on cryptocurrency, which is only one approach to using blockchain. To determine an approach that makes sense for the IoT, developers must first strip blockchain to its basics and build from […].

The Canada Customer Experience Index, 2019: Canada’s Best Year Yet

Forrester IT

Modest Gains Amidst Stagnation Give Canadian CX Its Best Year Yet Forrester’s 2019 Canada Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) reveals that the overall quality of the Canadian customer experience rose by 1.2 points, to 67.2.

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Microsoft Teams overtakes Slack with 13 million daily users

CTOvision

Microsoft is finally revealing exactly how many people are using its Slack competitor Microsoft Teams. The software maker says that more than 13 million people are using Microsoft Teams daily, along with more than 19 million weekly active users. This is the first time Microsoft has revealed an active user count, and the company’s previous […]. News Microsoft

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.

FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Forrester IT

Nike Wins The (Marketer’s) Golden Boot Turns out Nike was not an official World Cup sponsor — could have fooled us! Nike dominated viewer attention just as the US women dominated the field.

Social 178

How do systemic approaches to IT operations impact the business culture?

Datacponomy

How are dynamic IT operations affecting company culture? What do businesses need to understand about data driven AI to successfully drive their operations into the future?

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Low-Code Platform Pricing Is Broken

Forrester IT

I am one of the 64% of developers who have yet to adopt a low-code development platform. My friends at other companies have implemented one of these platforms and report great results — much faster software delivery and happy business colleagues. We should also adopt, but my boss will ask a question I can’t answer: […]. age of the customer application development processes & tools business process modeling low-code platforms

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Plus chip is built for gaming and VR

CTOvision

Qualcomm is shaking up its once-a-year approach to updating its flagship mobile processor, and it could be good news for Android phone fans who crave raw performance. The chip maker has introduced an upgraded Snapdragon 855 Plus that wrings extra performance out of the familiar 855 design. The eight-core Kryo 485 CPU now runs at […].

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.

SCCM Architecture Visio Template Download from GitHub Throwback

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. I have a post “Overview Windows 10 Co-Management with Intune and SCCM,” which explains about SCCM co-management scenarios. Many of you have requested to have access to the SCCM Architecture Visio diagram I used in that post. In this post, you will get an opportunity to download SCCM Architecture Visio, PDF, and PNG diagrams. Subscribe […].

Do you shuffle data or use it?

Perficient - Digital Transformation

To be successful with your data, you need to know if your company is focused on reporting the data or analyzing the data for intelligent decisions. I’ll lay out two fictional organizational examples. Think about which one your company resembles and which one you would like it to resemble.

Continuous Learning the Key to IT Skills Gap

Information Week

CIOs and IT leaders struggle to fill IT positions with staff who hold the right skills. But the answer is right under their noses: Educate existing teams

The Best Workplace Solutions to Benefit Employees

Galido

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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.

AWS Summit New York-Review

Linux Academy

If you’re still rubbing your eyes and desperately brewing that second cup of coffee, know that we are right there with you.

VideoProc, Best Program to Edit and Rotate 4K Videos

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - VideoProc, Best Program to Edit and Rotate 4K Videos - Information Technology Blog. Have you taken ultra-high resolution 4K Ultra HD video with your latest-generation Action Camera, and are you looking for editing software that can process them?

The Dangers of Demonizing AI

Information Week

As more individuals, governments and companies see artificial intelligence as evil, it becomes clear that we need metrics to ensure that AI is a good citizen

AWS Summit New York-Review

Linux Academy

If you’re still rubbing your eyes and desperately brewing that second cup of coffee, know that we are right there with you.

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.

The Monthly “Digital Maturity” Book Tuning: Shape a Transcendent Digital Organization July 2019

Future of CIO

Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, process to technology, both horizontally and vertically. The digitalization flattens the organizational hierarchy and blurs the functional, organizational and geographical borders in the business ecosystem.

Should You Own or Rent Your Infrastructure?

Nutanix

In it you’ll learn how these architectures stack up against each other, 10 reasons why one of those clouds is the future of IT, and practical advice you can use to architect a successful cloud infrastructure

Three Aspects of Digital Performance Framework

Future of CIO

Performance Management is supposed to enable business achievement. A suitable Performance Management framework delivers the results the organization needs in a demonstrable or measurable way.

The Best “Persuasion” Quotes of “Digital Master” July 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.”

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Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

Moving to micro-services, or even working with distributed applications in a traditional environment, brings with it a host of interactions that are often difficult to understand. This session will provide an overview of service mesh, a review of the Istio service mesh itself, and dive into best practices and integration models for integrating the traceability model into a distributed application.