Tue.Sep 03, 2019

Settling the edge computing vs. cloud computing debate

David Linthicum

I’m beginning to hear a lot of noise from the tech press warning that cloud computing is in danger from emerging edge computing technology. As somebody who works on both sides of the network, I want to clear a few things up. Indeed some processing is moving to the edge of the network, when it makes sense. For example, take a vehicle management system that has two sides: the edge computing side and the cloud/central computing side. Both have different roles. What is cloud computing?

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Insider Threat Gets Its Own National Awareness Month

Forrester IT

The US National Counterintelligence and Security Center has deemed September to be National Insider Threat Awareness Month to increase awareness about insider threats. 2019 is the first year that we’ll be acknowledging insider threat during the month of September.

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94% enterprises will use IoT by end 2021: Microsoft report

CTOvision

The Internet of Things (IoT) is seen as profitable and critical to business success and is creating opportunities to leverage more advanced cloud and networking technologies, according to Microsoft’s new report IoT Signals.

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Google, Facebook, and Amazon: From Advertising Duopoly To Triopoly

Forrester IT

Google and Facebook have dominated the digital advertising landscape for much of this decade. But in the past year, a new entrant has emerged to disrupt the digital ad duopoly: Amazon.

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.

Samsung Files Patent for ‘Programmable Blockchain Solid State Drive’

CTOvision

Local industry news outlet Decenter reported on Sept. 3 that Samsung applied for the “programmable blockchain solid state drive and switch” patent on Jan. 15 and that it has been published on Feb. Details of the newly designed system are sparse, but it will reportedly be used to improve the speed and lifespan of blockchain-aware […].

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Lessons from the Basketball Court for Data Management

Datacponomy

A data management plan in a company is not something that can be implemented in isolation by one department or a team in your organisation, it is rather a collective effort – similar to how different players perform in a basketball court. From the smallest schoolyard to the biggest pro.

J&J Shares Recover Amid $571M Fine, But Its Reputation May Never Recoup

Forrester IT

Last week, an Oklahoma court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $571 million for involvement in “false, misleading, and dangerous marketing campaigns” that contributed to the opioid addiction crisis in the state. This case is interesting for a couple of reasons: 1) It’s the first ruling in the US to hold a drug manufacturer accountable […]. age of the customer risk management security & risk security and risk

The Worlds Of AI And Blockchain Are Colliding

CTOvision

Nowadays just about everyone understands the importance of data. And when it comes to AI, the more data the better. Data can be an incredibly valuable and powerful tool and it’s growing at an exponential rate. In just the past two years, 90% of the world’s data was created and companies are needing to store […].

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Is Money (Still) Too Tight To Mention: Forrester’s New Research On The Future Of Financial Well-Being

Forrester IT

“I been laid off from work My rent is due My kids all need Brand new shoes So I went to the bank To see what they could do They said son – looks like bad luck Got-a hold on you. Money’s too tight to mention.” If you were around in the Eighties, you might […].

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.

IBM’s Power-ful open source gift: China wins big, and these are the losers

CTOvision

At the Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit in San Diego, IBM announced it would open-source key technologies in its Power processor. The Armonk, N.Y.-based based technology giant also revealed it would open-source reference designs for the Open Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface and Open Memory Interface, which the company described as architecture-agnostic technologies to maximize memory bandwidth […].

IoT security essentials: Physical, network, software

Network World

Even in the planning stages of a deployment, IoT security is one of the chief stumbling blocks to successful adoption of the technology. And while the problem is vastly complicated, there are three key angles to think about when laying out how IoT sensors will be deployed in any given setup: How secure are the device themselves, how many are there and can they receive security patches. Physical access.

“Alexa, roll down the windows!” Inside Amazon’s quest to get in your car

CTOvision

The demo house Amazon built inside one of the towers at its Seattle headquarters to show off its Echo smart speakers has a new room, and an important one: a garage. Inside the garage is a concept electric car—or, more specifically, the immobile insides of such a vehicle—that Amazon uses to show automakers the full spectrum […].

New York Deploys its SHIELD Act; Is the Tech World Ready for Tougher Regulation?

Datacponomy

What is the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act? How does it affect the residents of New York? What does it mean for the future of companies? Read on. The past few years have seen data breaches affecting millions of people in ways ranging from harmless to.

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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.

Python Beats R and SAS in Analytics Tool Survey

Information Week

In Burtch Works' annual survey of the preferred tools of advanced analytics, data, machine learning, AI, and other quantitative professionals, Python pulled ahead of the pack

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Essentials for Starting up a Successful IT Business

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Essentials for Starting up a Successful IT Business - Information Technology Blog. Seeing as the demand for IT services continues to become more relevant, it’s a good time to start up a business in this sector.

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7 Tips for Effective Leadership

Kitaboo

A practical, influential, and inspirational leader is an essential need for running a successful business or organization. There is much more to leadership than a high-ranking position and being in charge.

5 Best JavaScript Editors: Developers Rank the Best Tools Worldwide

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - 5 Best JavaScript Editors: Developers Rank the Best Tools Worldwide - Information Technology Blog. JavaScript has continued to grow in importance over the last decade.

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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.

Gain Cognitive Diversity Through Capstone Projects

Information Week

IT teams and other business divisions can enhance their abilities to tackle complex data or artificial intelligence challenges (and more) by working with student teams

The Top 8 Best Website Builders

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - The Top 8 Best Website Builders - Information Technology Blog. A website is a powerful tool that can be used to promote businesses, creating a personal blog and gathering of basic information the people need.

COMPLEXITY RISING: From Human Beings to Human Civilization, a Complexity Profile

I'm not lost, I'm wondering

Since time immemorial humans have complained that life is becoming more complex, but it is only now that we have a hope to analyze formally and verify this lament. This article analyzes the human social environment using the “complexity profile,” a mathematical tool for characterizing the collective behavior of a system. The analysis is used to justify the qualitative observation that complexity of existence has increased and is increasing.

Five Leverage Points to Run a High Performance Digital Organization

Future of CIO

Today’s digital dynamic enables companies adapting to their various environments or ecosystems, to pursue growth opportunities and accelerate business performance.

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.

Talking Is Easier

Spearline Testing

In addition to the traditional voice call, customers now have a range of ways to engage with contact centers such as email, instant messaging, apps, and social media. Despite having so many choices, customers still find it easier to talk.

The Best “Blind Spot” Quotes of “Digital Master” Sep. 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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The Monthly “Digitizing Boardroom” Book Tuning: The Corporate Board’s Digital Fit Sep. 2019

Future of CIO

Modern corporate boards play significant roles in guiding businesses in the right direction and achieve expected business results.