Fri.Mar 01, 2019

2 reasons to avoid industry-specific cloud technology

David Linthicum

In my years as a cloud computing consultant, I am always taken back by my client’s request to have techs with vertical-specific knowledge help with their cloud projects. Moreover, they seek vertical-specific clouds and cloud services, or clouds that are known to do well in a particular industry or sector and have services aligned with those industries.

AI Creates The CRISPR For Corporate DNA

Forrester IT

Every company has a specific DNA. You may think DNA is the brand or values. But corporate DNA is what makes a company tick, not what the company is. Talent, operations, technology, and data make up your base pairs.

RSA Week Is Here

CTOvision

The about 30,000 members of the cybersecurity community come together every year during the RSA conference in San Francisco to catch up with old friends and associates, learn the latest tech approaches and exchange best practices and lessons learned. I’ll be there most of the week, spending most of the time in meetings regarding our […].

What I Learned From Global E-Commerce Leaders Forum In LA

Forrester IT

I try to attend at least one Global E-Commerce Leaders Forum (GELF) event every year. It’s a great event for brand and retail leaders in charge of global strategy to catch up on the latest and greatest, share woes, and celebrate successes.

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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.

Empowering Teachers Will Help Address the US Skills Gap

Information Week

America's dedicated teachers are the key to transforming how students learn the skills necessary to fuel the US economy

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Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Scott Albahary

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Thrilling our clients with innovation and impact – it’s not just rhetoric. This belief is instrumental for our clients’ success. In 2018 we announced the first class of Chief Strategists , who provide vision and leadership to help our clients remain competitive.

TCP Connection Testing with Telnet

Linux Academy

The beauty of Telnet is that it’s available for almost any operating system, and it’s installed by default on many. While the use of insecure Telnet for network communication eventually gave way to encrypted protocols, like SSH , its usefulness lives on.

5G@MWC19 — Reflections On Mobile World Congress 2019

Forrester IT

Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 took place in Barcelona. augmented reality digital customer experience digital intelligence edge computing mobile architecture network management networking telecommunications services virtual network infrastructure (VNI) virtual reality

Build vs. Buy: Cimpress Chooses Both

Information Week

With diverse brands such as business card site VistaPrint and fashion apparel and accessories customization studio Vida, Cimpress has a formula for efficiency

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.

Running IT as the “Center of Possibility”

Future of CIO

IT continues to grow in importance to organizations, both operationally and as a competitive advantage. To keep IT relevant, IT management shouldn't just practices some transactional activities or act as a controller only.

Technology Short Take 111

Scott Lowe

Welcome to Technology Short Take #111! I’m a couple weeks late on this one; wanted to publish it earlier but work has been keeping me busy (lots and lots of interest in Kubernetes and cloud-native technologies out there!). In any event, here you are—I hope you find something useful for you! Networking. Daniel Dib has a great article on how network engineers need to evolve. The network isn’t going away, it’s just changing.

The Monthly “Change Insight” Book Tuning: Taking a Systematic Approach to Lead Change Mar. 2019

Future of CIO

Change is inevitable, organizational change has become a common practice within an organization, but too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. This is the bureaucracy’s way of meeting the challenges.

Advanced AMI Filtering with JMESPath

Scott Lowe

I recently had a need to do some “advanced” filtering of AMIs returned by the AWS CLI. I’d already mastered the use of the --filters parameter, which let me greatly reduce the number of AMIs returned by aws ec2 describe-images. In many cases, using filters alone got me what I needed. In one case, however, I needed to be even more selective in returning results, and this lead me to some (slightly more) complex JMESPath queries than I’d used before.

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.

Leverage Interdisciplinarity in Digital Management

Future of CIO

The digital transformation is now spreading rapidly to enable organizations of all shapes and sizes to reinvent themselves.