Tue.Nov 12, 2019

Native or non-native? Choosing a cloud integration solution

David Linthicum

Data integration solutions come in one of three categories. First there’s old school data integration solutions created in the 1990s from the EAI movement , now expanded to include public cloud computing domains. Second, newer cloud-based iPaaS (integration platforms as a service) solutions built from the ground up as on-demand integration servers hosted on the open Internet, but existing outside of public cloud providers.

The 64 Best Channel Podcasts Of 2019

Forrester IT

By Jay McBain and Rob Spee If you haven’t listened to a podcast yet, you’re now in the minority. According to Podcast Insights, 51% of the US population has listened to at least one podcast. Since the first podcast came on the scene in 2004, there are now over 750,000 podcast shows with […].

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Is Cloud AI a Fad? The Shortcomings of Cloud Artificial Intelligence

CTOvision

Read Christopher Tozzi explain the shortcomings of cloud artificial intelligence on IT Pro Portal : Want to build artificial intelligence (AI) into your app, but don’t want to have to collect your own data or train your own models? The cloud has a solution for you. Cloud-based AI services have emerged as one of the […].

Enterprises Need Plans For Both Climate Sustainability And Adaptation

Forrester IT

Last week, more than 11,000 scientists signed their name to a statement declaring a climate emergency and warning of “untold suffering due to the climate crisis.”

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.

Choosing between native and non-native cloud integration systems

David Linthicum

Data integration solutions come in one of three categories. First there’s old school data integration solutions created in the 1990s from the EAI movement , now expanded to include public cloud computing domains. Second, newer cloud-based iPaaS (integration platforms as a service) solutions built from the ground up as on-demand integration servers hosted on the open Internet, but existing outside of public cloud providers.

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AI development has major security, privacy and ethical blind spots

CTOvision

Read why O’Reilly says that security, privacy and ethics are low-priority issues for developers when modeling their machine learning solutions on Help Net Security : Security is the most serious blind spot. Nearly three-quarters (73 per cent) of respondents indicated they don’t check for security vulnerabilities during model building. More than half (59 per cent) […].

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When Websites Come Down, Twitter Blows Up And Marketing Wins

Forrester IT

Sites crash, especially when a new product launch creates a massive leap in traffic compared to usual demand. Two sites notably crashed recently – startup Jeffree Star Cosmetics and veteran brand Pringle’s.

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When AI is a tool and when it’s a weapon

CTOvision

Read Seth Colaner explain how artificial intelligence can either be a tool or a weapon on Venture Beat : The immense capabilities artificial intelligence is bringing to the world would have been inconceivable to past generations. But even as we marvel at the incredible power these new technologies afford, we’re faced with complex and urgent […].

In The Fast-Growing ePurchasing Software Market, Best-Of-Breed Apps Hold Their Own Against Suites

Forrester IT

Which is the right choice: best-of-breed apps or application suites? This is a perennial question CIOs and business partners face in selecting application software.

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.

Counterterrorism expert: Small healthcare companies are the new ransomware targets

Tech Republic Security

MonsterCloud CEO says RYUK attacks can be fatal for businesses that can't afford to pay the ransom or to get help from experts

RPA Impacts Employee And Customer Experiences — And That’s A Big Deal

Forrester IT

Customer service organizations use robotic process automation (RPA) as a tactical and short-term approach to digitize common agent tasks. There are two forms of RPA: unattended and attended RPA. A task can start with an agent and be supported by attended automation, which can kick off unattended RPA to complete the process. Customer service leaders […]. customer experience customer service solutions robotic process automation (RPA) customer service CX RPA

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10 Data and Analytics Trends for 2020

Information Week

Data and analytics are permeating all parts of the digital enterprise. Here are the trends you need to watch in the years ahead

New “Prescriptive” Low-Code Segment Emerging

Forrester IT

Developers deliver major types of business applications many times faster with low-code platforms than they can by coding alone. How will low-code vendors keep raising software-delivery speed? I see two big sources of innovation: 1) applying AI to low-code development and operations and 2) embracing a new approach I’m calling “prescriptive low-code.” ” Four vendors embrace […]. age of the customer

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.

Reasonable doubt: Only 17% of CISOs believe their stack is "completely effective" against attacks

Tech Republic Security

An overabundance of confidence can lead to blind spots, but a Nominet report finds widespread doubt in organizations' security posture

Robotic Process Automation: 4 Key Considerations

Information Week

Project sponsors and managers of automation initiatives should carefully consider building these elements into their projects from the outset

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What happens when your healthcare data is stolen or held for ransom? It depends

Tech Republic Security

Hospitals are reluctant to disclose attacks, and regulations don't offer clear advice about what to tell patients

How Cybercrime Can Kill Your Website

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - How Cybercrime Can Kill Your Website - Information Technology Blog. You’re a smart business owner. You understand the importance of cybersecurity. You use a great email scanner and anti-virus program.

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 firewall automation can help prevent breaches caused by wrong configurations

Tech Republic Security

A majority of IT staffers polled by firewall management service FireMon said they still use manual processes to manage changes

What is the Difference Between – USB 3.1 vs USB 3.0 vs USB Type – C

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - What is the Difference Between – USB 3.1 vs USB 3.0 vs USB Type – C - Information Technology Blog. You might have noticed that the market is loaded with advanced USB Type-C devices. Here, it helps charge your devices at ultra-fast speed.

IBM social engineer easily hacked two journalists' information

Tech Republic Security

A member of IBM's X-Force Red team hacked two CBS reporters for three weeks. Find out what information she gathered, as well as what phishing entails

Best Laptops Under 200 And 300 Dollars

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Best Laptops Under 200 And 300 Dollars - Information Technology Blog. Laptops had been taking a big chunk of your account a few years back. However, we have seen that with the surge of smartphones, laptop craze has been declined to some extent.

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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.

Windows Updates Ramblings SSU WUA UUP CU WaaS SCCM Many More

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Windows update mechanism changes in the recent past are most confusing for me. I don’t think anyone is very clear about Microsoft’s strategy about Windows 10 updates.

SASE is more than a buzzword for BioIVT

Network World

It seems the latest buzzword coming from those analysts at Gartner is SASE (pronounced “sassy”), which stands for “Secure Access Service Edge.” Network World has published several articles recently to explain what SASE is (and perhaps isn’t). See Matt Conran’s The evolution to Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is being driven by necessity as well as Zeus Kerravala’s article How SD-WAN is evolving into Secure Access Service Edge. To read this article in full, please click here

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The Multitude of Hybrid Digital Management Disciplines

Future of CIO

We are experiencing a major shift from the industrial machine age with information scarcity to the digital era with knowledge abundance. Traditional top-down linear management style is often criticized for its silo, inflexibility, bureaucracy, unresponsiveness, or lack of innovation.

13 Mind-Blowing Things Artificial Intelligence Can Already Do Today

CTOvision

Read Bernard Marr list 13 mind-boggling tasks artificial intelligence can perform on Forbes : By now, most of us are aware of artificial intelligence (AI) being an increasingly present part of our everyday lives.

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.