December, 2019

Is cloud migration iterative or waterfall?

David Linthicum

Cloud migration projects have two dimensions. First, they are short-term sprints where a project team migrates a handful of application workloads and data stores to a single or multicloud. They act independently, with little architectural oversite or governance, and last between two to six months. [ Also on InfoWorld: Sorry, Linux. Kubernetes is now the OS that matters ]. Second, is the longer-term architecture including security, governance, management, and monitoring.

How to Get Started With Master Data Management

CEB IT

Travelling from Christchurch to London, you’d never expect a stopover of 413,786 hours in Bangkok. Or a return flight that left prior to your departure date. A rather surprised traveler was offered both by an online travel portal in 2016. The story quickly went viral, demonstrating the impact that poor data quality can have. Poor data quality is the unintended consequence of data silos and a lack of data and analytics governance.

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What Do CIOs Need To Know About Managing Millennials?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to know a few basic things in order to lead millennials Image Credit: ITU Pictures. I’m hoping that we can all agree that the nature of our IT department’s workforce has been changing over the past few years.

DDoS: An Underestimated Threat

CTOvision

Read why Marc Wilczek says distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have become more common, more powerful, and more useful to attackers on Dark Reading.

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.

Just How Much Do Design And Data Science Collaborate?

Forrester IT

What if I told you that less than half of design teams frequently work with analytics or data science employees during an iterative design process? It’s hard to be “dataful” without talking to people who have lots of data (to borrow a phrase from design author John Maeda).

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4 Ways to Use Big Data to Grow Your Business in 2020

CTOvision

Big data is one of the most diverse tools marketers can use when growing their business. Essentially, big data is the act of analyzing large quantities of data to make informed business decisions. Before machine programming allowed us to track everything from sales to user engagement, we had to put together the numbers one at a […].

10 Ways to Quickly Reduce IT Costs

CEB IT

I t’s often said that “you can’t cut your way to growth,” but you can cut your way to survival. From natural disasters and terrorist attacks to a tanking economy or an aggressive new competitor, there are many reasons why an organization may need to make immediate cost savings simply to stay in business. Gartner recommends taking a structured and ongoing approach to cost optimization.

How AI is Revolutionizing the Banking Sector

CTOvision

Read Oliver Smith explain how artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the banking sector on Infosec Magazine : Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming ubiquitous in recent years and its uses are seen in every industry from health, to travel, to banking, to hospitality and finance. According to the IHS Markit’s “Artificial Intelligence in Banking” report, the global […].

The Overall Benefits of Cloud Adoption

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The following is the tenth and final blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance.

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.

How To Prove That Fixing Customer Experience Problems Cuts Costs

Forrester IT

There’s an alternative approach to proving the economic value of CX, and it has some advantages: The math is simple and it’s hard to argue against. What’s more, you’ll be measuring something that executives like in good times and love in bad times: cost savings. age of the customer

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Grand Canyon Majesty – Foto Friday

Eric D. Brown

Grand Canyon Majesty — If you’ve never seen a sunset (or sunrise) over the grand canyon, you are missing out. This image is from my most recent trip on a workshop with @don_smith_photography and @garyhartphoto to the canyon to chase storms and lightning.

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Wanted: More types of machine learning

David Linthicum

ML (machine learning) is handy stuff. Now that public cloud computing has made it cheap, I’m seeing all types of cloud-based applications applying this technology effectively. Basically, there are three types of machine learning. Also on InfoWorld: AI, machine learning, and deep learning: Everything you need to know ]. Supervised learning means we have to train the knowledge base directly, providing labels for data, such as an image being a person, animal, or plant.

Must-Read Editors’ Picks From 2019

CEB IT

Our readers have their favorite Smarter with Gartner articles, but so do our editors. Each year, we publish hundreds of articles across nine categories, and a few stand out as must-reads for executives across the business. We’ve selected our favorite articles from the past year. Here they are in case you missed or want to revisit them. IT Digital Transformation: 10 Culture Hacks for Digital Transformation. CIOs spend up to 70% of their time dealing with meetings and email.

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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.

FedScoop Reports Palantir’s support of the Army’s massive data problem

CTOvision

The federal government’s leading tech media brand FedScoop has just published an insightful look inside Palantir’s support to some of the Army’s most critical mission needs.

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John Cusack Practical Quotes on Strong Digital Leadership

Social, Agile and Transformation

Every once and a while, I draw inspiration from movies and actors/actresses. I have a post paying tribute to the great movie. What about Bob? Baby Steps - A Guide to Digital Transformation.

FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Forrester IT

LVMH Acquires Tiffany & Co.: Why It’s A Prudent Match LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) is acquiring Tiffany & Co. for approximately €14.7 billion (or $16.2 billion). For LVMH this will strengthen its presence in the US market and position in the jewelry category. For Tiffany & Co.,

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Are you eating your brain?

Eric D. Brown

I know — Are you eating your brain? — is a strange title…but stick with me here. I’m listening to an audiobook titled Understanding Complexity by Scott Pag e and heard an interesting bit of trivia about a marine animal called the Sea Squirt.

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 true value of cloud-based AI isn’t what you think

David Linthicum

Artificial intelligence is one of those concepts that was hot in the 80s, kind of went away, and now is red hot. Most point to AI’s new features and functions to explain its growing popularity, but it’s actually because public cloud computing has made it affordable. For a few hundred bucks a month you can have some pretty heavy-duty AI systems in place that would have cost millions 10 to 15 years ago.

Top 5 IT Smarter With Gartner Articles in 2019

CEB IT

From emerging technologies to strategic ones, 2019 was the year of IT trends and artificial intelligence (AI). The top IT articles for Smarter With Gartner had a definite pattern this year, looking into the upcoming decade at key trends and highlighting the anxiety and excitement that surround AI. In case you missed them, here’s the top IT articles from 2019. 1 — 5 Trends Appear on the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2019.

Cost of data breaches in 2019: The 4 worst hits on the corporate wallet

CTOvision

Why it's been a Remarkable Pivotal Year for Digital Leaders

Social, Agile and Transformation

What will you remember about 2019? I believe 2019 will go down as a pivotal year for how businesses will continue to invest in technology, data, automation, and customer experience.

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.

2020: The Year Of Digital Products

Forrester IT

Is your firm ready for the roaring twenties? Nigel Fenwick predicts the winners in the next decade will be the businesses that master digital product management.

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Install Configuration Manager PowerShell Module

Mick's IT Blog

I wanted to install the Configuration Manager PowerShell module on my admin machine. After investigating a little, the module does not exist in the Microsoft PowerShell gallery.

3 signs you have a cloud culture problem

David Linthicum

Why does cloud computing fail within enterprises? It’s not the technology—that works fine. The majority of failed projects can be traced back to a toxic culture that killed cloud computing before it got off the launch pad. How do you spot these issues before they affect your cloud success? Here are three surefire indicators of a company culture that isn’t conducive to the cloud. Also on InfoWorld: VMware Cloud on AWS? These customers are all in ]. The slow walk.

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Gartner Top 10 Trends Impacting Infrastructure & Operations for 2020

CEB IT

Infrastructure and operations (I&O) has seen significant disruption in recent years, spurred by the rapid growth of the cloud and the shift to hybrid IT. A business located in the U.S. might host its website on public cloud infrastructure while storing customer information and backups across private cloud infrastructure in data centers in India and in the U.K.

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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.