August, 2019

Get ready for the convergence of IT and OT networking and security

Network World

Most IT networking professionals are so busy with their day-to-day responsibilities that they don’t have time to consider taking on more work. But for companies with an industrial component, there’s an elephant in the room that is clamoring for attention.

Don’t worry about shadow IT. Shadow IoT is much worse.

Network World

For years, IT departments have been railing about the dangers of shadow IT and bring-your-own-device. The worry is that these unauthorized practices bring risks to corporate systems, introducing new vulnerabilities and increasing the attack surface. That may be true, but it’s not the whole story.

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Alternative Data Meets Fintech: Tweets, Parking Lot Pictures and Criminal Take-downs

Datacponomy

In an increasingly competitive market, how are fintech companies adapting to improve their decision making? In industries such as insurance, capital markets, cryptocurrency, wealth and asset management — alternative data is proving to be a valuable source of insight.

US Tech Spending Slowdown Amidst Rising Cloud Adoption Will Squeeze Tech Budgets

Forrester IT

Recent stock and bond market turmoil has highlighted the growing risk of a US economic slowdown and even a recession — a prospect that 74% of economists think will happen by 2021, according to a survey of US economists by the National Association of Business Economists.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

The Data Center Is (Almost) Dead

CEB IT

In the past, when business units requested new applications or services, IT organizations would first ask themselves, “How can we build it?” Now, the question is “Where can we find it?”. Gartner predicts that by 2025, 80% of enterprises will shut down their traditional data centers.

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How to stop people from causing bad cloud architectures

David Linthicum

I’ve been in some knock-down, drag-out battles over both the configuration and the use of technology. On one side, you have somebody with a very different opinion as to what technology should be used and how. On the other side, you know that you are right.

Potential Malicious Use Of IT By NASA Astronaut While On Orbit: Thought provoking but probably not hacking

CTOvision

Have you been numbed by constant reports of breaches? They get old for sure, especially since so many have at their core common issues that could have been avoided by application of best practices.

Developing great products with StarCIO Agile Planning

Social, Agile and Transformation

Writing user stories was once a relatively straightforward exercise. Product owners wrote stories in customer-centric language defining why, what, and for whom the story was being implemented.

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Embed AI in your digital supply chain to win, serve, and retain customers

Forrester IT

It’s now just over 12 months since we first published research on Digital Supply Chain. Some Forrester clients have made progress with Integrated Business Planning and with Control Towers. And they are on the lookout for Blockchain opportunities.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

5 Trends Appear on the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2019

CEB IT

Today, insurance fraud is detected by a combination of claim analysis, computer programs and even private investigators. The FBI estimates the total cost of non-healthcare-related insurance fraud to be around $40 billion per year.

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Microsoft finds Russia-backed attacks that exploit IoT devices

Network World

The STRONTIUM hacking group, which has been strongly linked by security researchers to Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency, was responsible for an IoT -based attack on unnamed Microsoft customers, according to the company. a blog post from the company’s security response center issued Monday.

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Where did all the cloud computing thought leaders go?

David Linthicum

I’m not citing studies that demonstrate a diminished number of thought leaders in the cloud computing space—this is only my impression.

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Insights into threats, risks and opportunities

CTOvision

OODA Loop provides actionable intelligence, analysis, and insight on global security, technology, and business issues.

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.

Agile Planning Business Roadmaps, Architecture Standards, and DevOps Releases

Social, Agile and Transformation

Agile planning doesn't end when stories are written, accepted by the team, sized, and ready for development. Story writing is one aspect of agile planning, but it's not the only one. At StarCIO, agile planning is done at several levels depending on the complexity of the requirement.

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Infrastructure Automation Platforms: Coopetition At Its Fiercest

Forrester IT

Why Infrastructure Automation? I used to kid around with my research director, Glenn O’Donnell, that my previous Forrester Wave™ evaluation on configuration management was the “Wave no vendor wanted to be in.” ” The term, while valid, is old.

Cloud Adoption: Where Does Your Country Rank?

CEB IT

Cloud computing initially emerged in the United States. Since 2015, the U.S. has been the leader in cloud adoption and has set the pace for such adoption around the world. However, not all countries are on par with the U.S.

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How will AI Change Healthcare? Robot-Assisted Surgery and Virtual Nurses are Just the Start

Datacponomy

Technology is driving a major revolution in patient care. These days, wearable devices and healthcare applications on smartphones are putting the power into patients’ hands, allowing them to be more involved in their healthcare and in improving their overall health and wellness.

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.

Your cloud-based application could be a profitable product

David Linthicum

In the world of application development, there is enterprise grade and product grade. If you’ve never heard those terms before, you’re not alone.

How SD-Branch addresses today’s network security concerns

Network World

Secure software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) has become one of the hottest new technologies, with some reports claiming that 85% of companies are actively considering SD-WAN to improve cloud-based application performance, replace expensive and inflexible fixed WAN connections, and increase security.

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Microsoft VDI Story WVD Concept Setup Guide Myths Known Issues

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. I thought of sharing my experience with Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) in the world of Citrix VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure).

Will CEOs Honor Their Pledge? Here Are Five Ways Corporations Could Keep Their Commitments

Forrester IT

Last week, nearly 200 chief executives representing large American corporations pledged to fundamentally change the purpose of a corporation. Their goal is to redefine the role of business in society, pushing back against mounting criticism from both the left and right of the political spectrum.

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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.

3 Major Trends Drive the Gartner Hype Cycle for Midsize Enterprises, 2019

CEB IT

Cloud. Machine learning. Edge computing. Internet of Things (IoT). The reality of being a CIO is dealing with the constant influx of new, shiny technologies. .

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Micromobility : What does it mean for the future of transportation?

Datacponomy

How will micromobility change the way we travel from point “A” to “B”? How will micromobility co-exist with the traditional models of transportation? What is the importance of network effects in micromobility?

More reasons to put secure data in the public cloud

David Linthicum

The worldwide market for cloud intrusion protection software is projected to grow by $1.8 billion and have a compounded growth of 24.8 percent.

Is your enterprise software committing security malpractice?

Network World

Back when this blog was dedicated to all things Microsoft I routinely railed against the spying aspects of Windows 10. Well, apparently that’s nothing compared to what enterprise security, analytics, and hardware management tools are doing.

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.