Fri.Oct 04, 2019

Fend off the increasing container attacks in the cloud

David Linthicum

The computer security company Skybox Security released an update to its 2019 Vulnerability and Threat Trends report. As the name implies, this report analyzes the computer vulnerabilities in play during the first half of 2019. Some of the key findings included the rapid growth of vulnerabilities in cloud containers.

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Zero Trading Fees Are Here – So Are Significant Market Cap Losses

Forrester IT

The bottom line: while this appears to be a typical price war among industry incumbents, what we’re seeing is a broader fight for trading volume and relevance started by digital disruptor Robinhood who used technology to upend the status quo.

AWS billing is broken and Kubernetes won't last, says irreverent economist Corey Quinn

Tech Republic Cloud

The Duckbill Group's outspoken co-founder Corey Quinn shares his thoughts on the cloud industry, Walmart's paranoia about AWS, why Docker is nearly out of money, and why Larry Ellison "is not people

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The Client Book Club

Forrester IT

This week, Forrester’s Board of Clients was in Cambridge. This amazing group advises the company on strategy, new products, and improving our service. Over the years, they have had a big influence on how we work and where we are going — this year, the discussion was particularly valuable.

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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.

Three vital ethical issues highlighted by the vast potential of neural interfaces

Trends in the Living Networks

Last week I participated in a TV panel discussion on the implications and ethics of neural interfaces , together with the fascinating cyborg artist Neil Harbisson and Oxford University neuroethicist Stephen Rainey. A video of the full program is below.

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What Financial Firms Want in Cloud Adoption Strategies

Information Week

Lead technologists from three financial institutions shared their infrastructure transformation needs at New York Enterprise Tech Meetup

A Lesson On Facial Recognition, Privacy, And GDPR From The Far North

Forrester IT

(Jeremy Vale coauthored this post.)

How ingress/egress charges ruin any benefit of multicloud (and how to fix it)

Tech Republic Cloud

Dumping workloads in the cloud and running analytics on it is a really quick way to run up a gigantic bill

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The Future Of Services: An Interview On Why We’re Launching This Research

Forrester IT

This is an interview that Allen Bonde and I did to launch our coverage of the future of services. Markets and firms are changing dramatically under the relentless forces unleashed by technology. Customers’ expectations rise continuously. Firms die or thrive based on their ability to reinvent their businesses to reach and serve customers. And […]. age of the customer

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.

How OEMs can steer channel partners toward XaaS

Tech Republic Cloud

As XaaS solutions become more popular, OEMs must deliver, but they need channel partners to be on board. Here's how to make that happen

Using AI to Automate Customer Service


Information Technology Blog - - Using AI to Automate Customer Service - Information Technology Blog. Improving quality of service provided to the customers is a top priority for any company these days- regardless of aspects like segment and size of the business.

Recording Upskill SCCM Admins Webinar SCCM in Cloud Era


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Many of you attended the Webinar on upskilling the SCCM admins in the Cloud Era. This post is the follow-up post to let you know the details about the Webinar.

How To Stay Safe When Gaming Online


Information Technology Blog - - How To Stay Safe When Gaming Online - Information Technology Blog. Any action we take online requires being alert and taking security seriously. Whether browsing, downloading any file, sending an e-mail. Also when we play online we must exercise caution.

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.

Changing Mindsets on IT Automation

Information Week

Enterprises are not fully on board yet and in some cases stuck in manual mode. Here are four key areas to consider to get on the road to automation

Customer Retention Strategies


Information Technology Blog - - Customer Retention Strategies - Information Technology Blog. Increasing customer base is a priority for any company but it is also important to focus on retaining existing or loyal customers.

A Quick Look at ManageEngine’s Enhanced Add-on for SCCM


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In this post let’s go ahead and check ManageEngine’s enhanced add-on for SCCM current branch. This is the sponsored post by ManageEngine to get more details about their new features of the Patch Connect Plus! Introduction Patch Connect Plus aids in patching with Microsoft SCCM by completely automating third-party application patching. While this is good, […].

The Virtue of Systems Thinking

Future of CIO

Every system is like three sides of a coin, this side, that side and the integrative relationship between them. Systems Thinking is a way of understanding complexity, the interconnectivity between the parts and the whole. Every system is a construct of the mind.

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.

The Best “Clarity” Quotes of “Digital Master” Oct. 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 “Digital Master” Book Tuning: Build Digitally Competitive Organization Oct. 2019

Future of CIO

Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, process to technology, both horizontally and vertically.