September, 2019

3 Barriers to AI Adoption

CEB IT

More organizations are adopting artificial intelligence (AI). Fourteen percent of global CIOs have already deployed AI and 48% will deploy it in 2019 or by 2020, according to Gartner’s 2019 CIO Agenda survey.

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A new type of DDoS attack can amplify attack strength by more than 15,300%

Tech Republic Security

By abusing a little-known multicast protocol, attackers can launch DDoS attacks of immense power, but there may be an easy fix

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Determine Which Tech Trends Matter

CEB IT

Everyone can think of at least one well-known brand that went bankrupt recently because it severely underestimated the impact of digital on its business. Given the speed with which technology trends emerge and grow, it can be hard to differentiate between those that present real opportunities and those that could pose risks. Each technology trend can have different kinds of potential impact: broad and global, or narrow and niche. Trends don’t act in isolation.

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Unlocking the Business Value of Cloud

Information Week

Enterprises have been pivoting to the cloud -- attracted by hopes of increased agility, higher service levels and lower cost. Are they getting what they expected

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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.

The CIO’s Guide to Blockchain

CEB IT

More than $4 trillion in goods are shipped globally each year. The 80% of those goods carried via ocean shipping creates a lot of paperwork. Required trade documentation to process and administer all the goods is approximately one-fifth of the actual physical transportation costs.

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Improve cloud performance with these 3 tips

David Linthicum

Those who face cloud computing performance issues are quick to simply increase the number of resources that an underperforming workload has available. This means adding more storage to deal with storage I/O performance, adding more cores/CPUs to deal with processor-bound workloads, or increasing available memory so that virtual storage I/O is avoided altogether. The cloud providers would give the same advice.

Analyst Answers: How IT Leaders Should Invest in Data and Analytics

CEB IT

Data and analytics continues to evolve as digital business takes off. Ahead of Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019 , Smarter With Gartner reached out to experts presenting at the event to ask them how IT leaders should invest in data and analytics. Create a data-driven strategy. Mike Rollings, Gartner VP, Analyst. Data and analytics has a much more expansive role in generating business value. It is a set of enterprise capabilities in support of a wider digital transformation strategy.

Five Critical Ingredients For Enterprise Blockchain Success

CTOvision

Read Alison McCauley list five critical ingredients for enterprise blockchain adoption on Forbes : Blockchain benefits are driven by network effects: the more participants on a shared platform, the greater its potential value. Yet executives have found it’s a struggle to align the support of their ecosystems. At stake is the potential to unlock trillions […].

Analysts Answer: What Leadership Challenges Will CIOs Face in 2020?

CEB IT

The role of the CIO is evolving from technology expert to business strategist, and IT executives are facing some serious leadership challenges. Ahead of Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019, Smarter With Gartner reached out to Gartner experts presenting at the conference to ask what leadership challenges IT leaders are facing and how to tackle them. A changing leadership mindset. Christie Struckman, VP Analyst.

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.

Lessons from the Basketball Court for Data Management

Datacponomy

A data management plan in a company is not something that can be implemented in isolation by one department or a team in your organisation, it is rather a collective effort – similar to how different players perform in a basketball court. From the smallest schoolyard to the biggest pro.

Data centers can learn sustainability from the cloud

David Linthicum

Everyone wants a green data center, also known as a sustainable data center. There are both policy and technology pushes in this emerging space, such as countries that are encouraging voluntary reduction of a data center’s carbon footprint. For instance, Finland will be announcing a lower energy tax for data centers that show a certain degree of greenness. The big advantage of having data centers in colder climates is that not as much power is needed for cooling.

Why smart home devices may be an open invitation to hackers

Tech Republic Data Center

Recent breaches in Americans smart home systems have raised the level of concern with IoT devices

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7 principles of modern web application development

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: Driven in part by recent trends, web application development has changed over the past few years. Development principles that applied in the past no longer make sense, while new ones have sprung up.

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.

5G In The Manufacturing Sector

Forrester IT

5G and Industrie 4.0 are a very powerful combination. Together, they can lift and shift the manufacturing sector to a much higher level of digitization, in particular by maximizing the mobility, flexibility, and versatility of production.

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Top Trends on the Gartner Hype Cycle for Artificial Intelligence, 2019

CEB IT

Between 2018 and 2019, organizations that have deployed artificial intelligence (AI) grew from 4% to 14%, according to Gartner’s 2019 CIO Agenda survey.

The History Making Quantum Computing News We Have Been Anticipating Was Just Announced

CTOvision

Months ago we began to formulate an assessment that a history-making announcement in quantum computing was about to be made. For years the big players in quantum research, including IBM, Microsoft and Google, have been pursuing different methods of using quantum effects to do new calculations.

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Why a cloud computing degree makes sense

David Linthicum

I used to teach computer science as an adjunct at Northern Virginia Community College back in my 20s. I learned more teaching others than I ever did being taught. My focus was on the pragmatic—what students could sell in the labor marketplace. Recently the governor of Virginia, my home state, announced a cloud computing associate degree that will be offered at NVCC. This is in conjunction with AWS and expected to be offered at other state-run colleges as well. What is cloud computing?

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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.

Customer Service is made up of the small things

Eric D. Brown

I recently had a customer service interaction with a SaaS service provider that left me wanting. With this provider, we had an issue that was effecting our ability to use their programming API to provide services to our clients at SentimenTrader.

Agile Planning: Leverage Customer Feedback and Usage Data

Social, Agile and Transformation

The happy path of agile planning is around breaking down features and releasing them. The required path is to itemize technical debt, business and technical operational needs, and compliance requirements into the plan and ensuring some of this work gets prioritized.

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New CEO Pledge Opens A Big Door For EX Improvement

Forrester IT

Last week, Business Roundtable issued new guidance on the role of corporations, as it has periodically since 1978. This revision was significant for employee experience (EX) improvement efforts because, for the first time, employees are included as “important stakeholders” in the language.

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Are You Predator or Prey?

CEB IT

CIOs might encounter situations where despite having the framework for a new centralization plan or rolling out a new architecture, they encounter resistance in the organization. The answer is that often the plan is solid, and the resistance is coming from a political issue versus a technical one. .

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.

94% enterprises will use IoT by end 2021: Microsoft report

CTOvision

The Internet of Things (IoT) is seen as profitable and critical to business success and is creating opportunities to leverage more advanced cloud and networking technologies, according to Microsoft’s new report IoT Signals.

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Kubernetes is bringing ’multicloud 2.0’

David Linthicum

The “2.0” thing is getting a bit tiresome. It’s a common term our industry uses to indicate that something could be a game changer, but can we be a bit more innovative and creative? In the case of multicloud, the 1.0

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Fix Zero Day Patch Missing from SCCM? How to Import into WSUS?

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Whenever you have a Zero Day patch and you don’t have the patches in WSUS? What are the options you have as an SCCM admin to patch your Windows 10 devices?

15 Reasons Why StarCIO Agile Planning Drives Results!

Social, Agile and Transformation

I have been introducing different aspects of StarCIO Agile Planning. Last week I shared how continuous planning is used to deliver solid roadmaps. Prior to that, I posted on how StarCIO Agile Planning drives architecture standards and developing great products! Get the white paper!

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The NSW Government Embarks On A Bold Journey To Improve Customer Experience (CX)

Forrester IT

Weak Government CX Harms Mission Performance As customer expectations keep rising, governments around the world struggle to improve customer experience (CX).