Mon.Apr 29, 2019

The Biggest Barrier To IT Transformation Is People

Forrester IT

A firm’s people play essential roles in all stages of IT transformation. For companies at the beginner level of maturity, employees must come together to connect the organization.

Future-Proof CRM Solutions to Support Digital Business


Pursuing customer-centricity as part of a digital transformation often results in changes to customer relationship management (CRM) applications. This poses a challenge for most CRM and customer experience (CX) leaders, as they need to deliver a 360-degree view of the customer and architect future-proof CRM solutions. . In 2019, the priorities of 40% of organizations will be speed first, then cost and then scope.

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How To Onboard Startups

Forrester IT

Large corporates and startups seems like a match made in heaven. The former have the customer base, budget, and scale that the latter crave. And startups bring speed and agility and can help enterprises experiment with emerging technologies and business models.

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List of Free SCCM Catalogs for Third-Party Software Updates


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. I have explained third-party software updates setup in the previous post. I would recommend reading third-party patching setup guide.

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.

Game, Set, Match: Deliver Fan Obsession In Sports With Fanalytics

Forrester IT

(Jeremy Vale contributed to this blog.) There’s rarely a dull moment in the world of collegiate and professional sports.

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Design And Research Teams Are Scaling But Not How You’d Think

Forrester IT

When I talk to design leaders these days, the number one question on their minds is how to scale to meet the demand for design and research. It’s a good problem to have — executives have moved from asking “do we need design?” to “how do we get more design and research?”

On The Future of Tesla and Full Self Driving Cars


Read why Steve Cheney says advances in 3D image processing and image sensors, which are progressing at Moore’s Law-like pace, will make lidar redundant for self-driving cars in 3 years on his blog : Last week when Tesla launched its dedicated autonomy ASIC, a lot of the focus was on this new hardware which allowed […]. CTO News

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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Forrester IT

A Tech-Driven Transformation Payoff In The Face Of Food Quality Issues Chipotle is in the midst of a food quality turnaround and a digital business transformation payoff.

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Your Reference To OODA Special Reports


OODA Loop provides actionable intelligence, analysis, and insight on global security, technology, and business issues. Our free newsletter keeps our readers up to date on a daily basis, and our special reports and advisories provide insights for those that need deeper insights into key markets and topics of executive interest. OODALoop offers additional insights and […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber War News

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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.

How to shop for enterprise firewalls

Network World

Firewalls have been around for years, but the technology keeps evolving as the threat landscape changes. Here are some tips about what to look for in a next-generation firewall ( NGFW ) that will satisfy business needs today and into the future. Don't trust firewall performance stats. Understanding how a NGFW performs requires more than looking at a vendor’s specification or running a bit of traffic through it. Most firewalls will perform well when traffic loads are light.

Cisco rolls out Wi-Fi 6 networking stack, bets the standard will enable as much as 5G


Cisco is betting that businesses will make bets on Wi-Fi 6 infrastructure ahead of 5G as both wireless technologies will enable new use cases. While the 5G business transformation story has garnered more headlines, Wi-Fi 6, known as 802.11ax, will also have a big impact, said Greg Dorai, vice president of product management and strategy for […]. CTO News

Call to all developers, programmers, entrepreneurs: Three challenges await you?


Meet investors, Blockchain and crypto enthusiasts, a talent pool of developers and programmers as they solve three Blockchain challenges over two days in Berlin. Here is why you should be a part of LongHash Cryptocon Vol2.

Intel’s Interconnected Future: Combining Chiplets, EMIB, and Foveros


Read Ian Cutress explain how Intel is planning its future strategy with chiplets, EMIB, and Foveros on Anandtech : While Intel works on getting its main manufacturing process technology on track, it is spending just as much time and effort in researching and developing the rest of the chip ecosystem and how it is all […]. CTO News

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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.

Data Privacy Regs are Coming, and the Number 50 is Worrisome

Information Week

It's time for businesses to unite and back a single federal data privacy law. If not, we might end up with 50 different laws

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Apple Insider Leaks Exciting New iPhone XR2 Design


Apple’s best iPhone is the iPhone XR because it balances bang for your buck with compromises most users don’t care about. And now, with the iPhone 11 looking like a dog’s breakfast, new information reveals it is actually the iPhone XR2 which is worth getting excited about. Citing supply chain sources, acclaimed Japanese site Macotakara […]. CTO News

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14 Best Ways to Improve Your Website SEO


Information Technology Blog - - 14 Best Ways to Improve Your Website SEO - Information Technology Blog. In today’s competitive market, it’s important for a company to be able to reach its audience with the products and services it offers. This is where Search Engine Optimization (SEO) comes in.

Bond Rating Agency Moody’s Warns on Risks of Private Blockchains


Rating agency Moody’s has warned of several risks of private, centralized blockchains in a report for clients examining the pros and cons of the technology for financial firms. Titled “Blockchain Improves Operational Efficiency for Securitizations, Amid New Risks,” the April 25 report describes the basic features and promises of blockchain technology, explaining how businesses like […]. CTO News

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.

Attention CIOs: AI Will Transform How You Do Your Job

Information Week

Get ahead of the trend and drive artificial intelligence projects that are valuable to your company and your career

What’s Free at Linux Academy — May 2019

Linux Academy

We support others in their mission to learn and grow and are adding new ways for our students to learn what they need to succeed. By adding free cloud training to our Community Membership, students have the opportunity to develop their Linux and Cloud skills further.

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Q&A: GitLab CEO Sid Sijbrandij on Open Core and DevOps

Information Week

The DevOps landscape continues to change as open core models rise in the open source market

Weekly Update 5-6-2019

Linux Academy

? Last week was all about Kubernetes, and this week is all about Azure. We are delivering five new courses to help you get ready for three different Azure exams and providing you information over multiple Azure services.

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.

Practicing Creative Communication to Bridge IT-Business Gaps

Future of CIO

Due to an unprecedented level of uncertainty, velocity, ambiguity, and complexity, misunderstanding, misinterpretation or miscommunication are the big causes of many business issues and human problem.

Mobile Apps Now Open to Community Edition students

Linux Academy

This is something we’ve been wanting to do for a long time and there were a lot of pieces that had to fall into place first, but we’re finally here. Welcome back to the app, Community Edition students!

The Best “Holism” Quotes of “Digital Master” Apr. 2019

Future of CIO

" Digital Mast er ” is the series of guidebooks (27+ 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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Local Administrator Accounts | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

Last week, I mentioned the need to rotate local administrator passwords and for each of them to be unique. I realize that’s a whole lot of work to do manually, so don’t. I’m not saying don’t manage them — I’m saying don’t do it manually.

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.