Tue.Jun 18, 2019

The Cost Of Losing Creativity

Forrester IT

Agencies’ creative perspective, the very currency of the business, is at risk and can only be realized by shifting billions from tech to fund creative differentiation. The value of agency creativity is at risk of disappearing.”

When serverless is a bad idea

David Linthicum

Simply put, serverless systems remove you from having to deal with infrastructure issues, such as storage and compute server provisioning or operations. Indeed, many refer to serverless as “no-ops,” but it’s really “reduced-ops,” or as my friend Mike Kavis likes to say, “some-ops.”

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Gartner Top 10 Security Projects for 2019

CEB IT

When George took over as the CISO of a retail company, IT security was relatively simple. But as the organization has grown — adding online ordering, more employees and a host of cloud-based platforms and technology to support digital business across the organization — so have the security vulnerabilities. Plus, increased attacks and phishing attempts make it difficult to know what security projects to focus on and where to get the most ROI.

AI Experts: Your country needs you

CTOvision

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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.

Benefits of Application Modernization: Get Insights from Data

Perficient - Digital Transformation

A little over a decade ago, one of the world’s largest online retail brands launched a technology to support its business operations. Cloud computing (as it was called in 2006) was considered an emerging technology, and yet it spawned a revolution. Which company is behind it all?

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How the Huawei ban could become a security threat | TECH(feed)

Network World

We’ve already talked about how the Huawei ban may affect business, but how will it affect security? Google has already warned of security threats should the company be unable to send updates to Huawei’s Android-powered devices. And even if Huawei responds with its own OS, will people trust it?

Workplace Health and Safety Training – Employer Responsibilities

Kitaboo

When talking about workplace health and safety, we always speak about how it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure and provide a safe working space. While employers are definitely liable to protect the interests of their staff and keep them safe from untoward incidences, a factor that helps the most in emergency situations are the proactive actions taken by individuals at the right moment.

The Impact of Convergence on IT Strategies

Information Week

According to industry hype, the latest emerging technology will change everything. No technology is an island, however, which is where things get interesting

Disaster Recovery – A Thing of the Past Once on the Cloud

Perficient - Digital Transformation

I was having a conversation with a colleague of mine about a client request. We discussed Disaster Recovery. In the new cloud based computing architectures it has become clear that this is one of the many new benefits from moving to the cloud. The following sections in this blog layout a few key elements that support this conclusion. Definitions.

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.

Ways to Boost Efficiency and Grow Your Business

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Ways to Boost Efficiency and Grow Your Business - Information Technology Blog. When you run a business, the end goal is usually to make an impact and also make a profit along the way. However, to achieve this, a significant amount of work has to be put in.

Workplace Health and Safety Training – Employer Responsibilities

Kitaboo

When talking about workplace health and safety, we always speak about how it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure and provide a safe working space. While employers are definitely liable to protect the interests of their staff and keep them safe from untoward incidences, a factor that helps the most in emergency situations are the proactive actions taken by individuals at the right moment.

Best Torrent Sites 2019

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Best Torrent Sites 2019 - Information Technology Blog. Torrent sites are getting more and more difficult to come by due to copyright laws. You need a list of torrent sites that are regularly updated and recommend continuing services.

Overwhelmed by DevOps Tool Proliferation?

Information Week

Hire a research engineer, who can can help maximize the adoption of useful applications, minimize risk and complexity, and avoid time sinks

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.

Must Have Appliances for a Comfortable Summer

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Must Have Appliances for a Comfortable Summer - Information Technology Blog. So many people love the summer. They can’t wait to leave the grey and cloudy days of the autumn and winter behind them.

Why the world’s leading brands are prioritizing in-country number testing?

Spearline Testing

Without in-country number testing, you will only discover a problem if a customer complains. However, research has shown that only 4% of customers complain 1. That means you won’t get an opportunity to rectify a problem for the other 96%.

Building the Bonda Fide Strength of Digital Business

Future of CIO

With rapid changes and overwhelming growth of information, neither business nor life is linear or static these days.

The Board Director's Digital Profiles

Future of CIO

In today’s “VUCA” digital new normal, it is not an easy task to direct the business especially the large business ship to the uncharted water and blurred business territories.

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 New Book “100 IT Charms” Chapter VII Competitive IT

Future of CIO

The unprecedented opportunities brought by digital technologies and increasing speed of changes can lit up a fast-growing business promptly. The CIO must run a modern IT organization with a set of core competencies in order to become the strategic business partner.