November, 2019

How to Deal With Digital Disruption 

CEB IT

Digital business. Future of the enterprise. Future of work. Future workforce. Digital society. CIOs have to deal with these forces and futures — and more. The only constant is change. . Businesses are being disrupted and redisrupted constantly. But controlling the disruption isn’t the solution.

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How to future-proof cloud applications

David Linthicum

Chances are, you’re either building a net-new application in the cloud or using native technology such as serverless or machine learning. Or, you’re porting an application to the cloud, either refactoring it to leverage native services, or lifting and shifting with little or no modification to the code or data. How do you ensure these applications last more than a few years on the cloud? In other words, how do you future-proof them? I have a few core recommendations.

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How Big Data Keeps Businesses Secure

CTOvision

Read Magnolia Potter explain how big data can be used to keep your business secure on Inside Big Data Big data has become almost ubiquitous in the world of business. From supply chain and inventory management to HR processes like hiring, big data has proven itself to be a valuable tool. However, big data can […].

IT Compliance - It's whats for dinner.

CIO Musings

NOTE: Please excuse the format of this, it is from my speaking notes for the Public Technology Institute Fall 2019 CIO Leadership forum. I was asked to speak, briefly, on IT compliance. I figured what the heck, make a blog post out of it.

How AI Can Radically Change Your Business

AI is quickly becoming mainstream, thanks to its value-driving capabilities. Yet, even with such widespread attention, it still is one of the most misunderstood technologies out there. Here's how to make the most out of it and bring a positive change to your company.

7 Disruptions You Might Not See Coming

CEB IT

It’s not unheard of for someone watching a particular TV series, who likes the outfit of a main character, to hop on a favorite shopping site and order clothes with a similar cut or color. But what if biometrics tracked the exact moment you were particularly engaged in an emotional reaction, noted which character was on screen, and then found and recommended outfit options based on that data? Emotional experiences are just one of seven digital disruptions that CIOs might not see coming.

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5 Reasons for CIO to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving

Social, Agile and Transformation

Six years ago, I wrote a fun post on A CIO 's Top Ten Guide to Preparing a Thanksgiving Feast, where I shared some whimsical advice from building a firewall to outsourcing what you cannot do well.

Active vs. passive cloud management tools

David Linthicum

Today there are two major categories of cloud performance tools in the market: active and passive. Passive cloud management tools. Most cloud computing management tools are passive. Passive tools provide you with information about issues within the cluster of cloud systems, and will perhaps even recommend a course of action, but they do not actually take corrective action. Also on InfoWorld: VMware Cloud on AWS? These customers are all in ].

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Travel Back To 1985 For A Guest Lecture By Commodore Grace Hopper on The Future of Computing

CTOvision

Thanks to the power of computing you can watch Commodore Grace Hopper delivering her landmark lecture at MIT Laboratory on 25 April 1985. The entire presentation is excellent and worth listening to.

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Here is how IBM’s Data Scientists look at Data-Driven Future

Datacponomy

An aspiration to create a data-driven future has resulted in massive data lakes, where even the most experienced data scientists can drown in. Today, it’s all about what you do with that data that determines your success. And IBM has the recipe for this. Read on. Without data, you simply can’t.

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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.

Understand the 4 Common CTO Personas

CEB IT

The chief technology officer (CTO) is one of the least understood and most broad of all C-suite positions. The role is often tasked with pursuing multiple abstract goals such as “ driving innovation ,” “identifying emerging technologies ” or simply “managing IT operations.”

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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How to use Spikes and Deliver Agile POCs

Social, Agile and Transformation

In my last post, I discussed shallow commitments, an agile tool team can use to negotiate with product owners when they are asked to commit to more stories in a sprint above their velocity and comfort zone. Teams commit as usual and then define several stories that sit in the shallows.

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Why SaaS-based AI training will be a game changer

David Linthicum

If you deal with machine learning-based systems, you know all about training data. Data must be formatted correctly and be accurate before it’s loaded into an AI model for the purpose of training the model. Say you’re creating a fraud detection engine using a popular machine learning system in a public cloud. First you create the data set used to train the model: in this case, millions of transactional records with the fraudulent transactions labeled.

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.

OODA Loop Launches A New Series Of Market Based Assessments Aimed At Your Success

CTOvision

Technology driven business transformation is never equal. Some businesses will not grasp the nature of change quick enough. Others will see new opportunities for innovation and will execute in ways that lead to market domination.

Learn How to Sysprep Capture Windows 10 Image using DISM

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. My name is Jitesh Kumar and I have more than 3 years experience in IT Domain, having expertise on Windows 10 deployment, including the various microsoft tools (ConfigMgr ,MDT) and deployment solutions.

Gartner Top 10 Data and Analytics Trends

CEB IT

Traditionally, banks targeted older customers for wealth management services, assuming that this age group would be the most interested.

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Retailers, Prepare Wisely: DDoS Remains A Holiday Threat

Forrester IT

A distributed denial of service attack can turn a retailer's holiday season from merry to miserable. Learn how to protect yourself. age of the customer holiday retail security & risk DDoS ecommerce Holiday

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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.

Episode 4 @DrivingDig : There is More to DevOps and Agile than Rituals and Tools

Social, Agile and Transformation

Going into the Thanksgiving holiday week so maybe you have time to catch up on some reading. Here is Episode 4 of Driving Digital's tip of the day where I cover some of my agile, devops, and other articles. If you missed them, you can also see Episode 1, Episode 2, and Episode 3.

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I still hate New Year’s cloud predictions, but here are mine

David Linthicum

I’m getting about one a day now, sometimes more. PR people are sharing their client’s deeply profound predictions for cloud computing in 2020, with the hope that I’ll take note. The large majority are along the lines of “Cloud computing will continue to grow in 2020,” or “Machine learning, containers, and serverless computing will still be big in 2020.” Thank you, Captain Obvious, for going out on those limbs.

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Can Artificial Intelligence Learn to Learn?

CTOvision

Read Jun Wu’s article about how artificial intelligence can learn to learn on Forbes : As businesses integrate Artificial Intelligence into their systems, technology professionals are looking at a new frontier of AI innovation. This is in the area of Meta-Learning.

Deploy Microsoft Edge Browser with SCCM Endpoint Manager

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Let’s see how easy you can deploy New Microsoft Edge browser using Endpoint Manager SCCM.

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.

Avoid These 9 Corporate Digital Business Transformation Mistakes

CEB IT

Digital technology has unleashed many trends that will fundamentally transform enterprises, industries and even society as a whole.

Enterprise Security Vendors Need An Infusion Of Open Source Culture

Forrester IT

This week, I attended IBM’s fifth annual Security Summit in New York City, an exclusive event for a who’s who of IBM’s security customers.

Becoming a Transformational CIO from the Best CIO Blog on the Planet!

Social, Agile and Transformation

Every once and a while I receive recognition and participate in a webinar that's worth sharing here with everyone. First, I'm very proud that this blog, Social, Agile, and Transformation was recently listed as the #1 blog for CIOs and a top blog on agile software development.

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Data science and cloud computing win most political campaigns

David Linthicum

Back in college I did computer consulting for political consulting firms in the Washington D.C. Working on both sides of the political spectrum, I set up CP/M-based PCs (dating myself) on these new things called local area networks. The idea was to provide basic campaign processes, such as direct mail and phone list management, to support state, local, and federal campaigns. Pretty simple. Fast forward to 2020.

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.