October, 2018

How the cloud has made you more secure

David Linthicum

Wow, we are near to having 20 percent of our enterprise workloads in the cloud and the world has not collapsed around us—despite such predictions even just three years ago. One of the big fears was over security. But your information is actually safer in the cloud than it is in your own data center. At work are three factors. [ IDG Research: The state of the cloud: How enterprise adoption is taking shape.

Machine Learning Is Transforming Data Security

Eric D. Brown

Data is the lifeblood of any organization today so it should be easy to understand that security of that data is just as important (if not more important) that the data itself. It seems that data security (or rather the lack thereof) has been in the news regularly over the last few years.

The CISOs Role in Risk Management

CTOvision

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of a company is becoming more and more important as cybersecurity threats increase in both frequency and reach. Every business needs to ensure that their CISO is not only concerned with security, particularly when it comes to any IT systems, but will also be responsible for risk management throughout […]. CTO Cyber Security

If You’re Not Prioritizing Employee Experience Improvement, You’re Doing It Wrong

Forrester IT

There is ample evidence that improving employee experience leads to better business results. Briefly, firms that improve employee experience find that they get better work performance and more discretionary effort from employees.[i]

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Machine learning APIs for Google Cloud Platform

Cloud Musings

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is considered to be one of the Big 3 cloud platforms among Microsoft Azure and AWS. GCP is widely used cloud solutions supporting AI capabilities to design and develop smart models to turn your data into insights at a cheap, affordable cost.

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Digital Transaction Guide: Steps to Being Completely Anonymous Online

Doctor Chaos

We currently live in the world that we are being careful of our personal information from being leaked outside our comfort box. However, there are some people who are not careful enough that they are not aware of the possibilities that their information is now in another’s hands.

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CIOs Are Asking: Why The Cloud and Why Now?

The Accidental Successful CIO

How should CIOs be thinking about cloud computing? Image Credit: JD Hancock. It goes without saying that every CIO is thinking about cloud computing.

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Cyber Defenders In Polite Rage Mob Take Pot-Shots At Former NSA Director

CTOvision

I have seen some real rage mobs on Twitter. Some of them get really horrid and full of hate. But I just saw one that was polite. Maybe this is the way people should exchange ideas on Twitter. The interaction I’m talking about was discussed in a Cyberscoop post by Sean Lyngaas titled “Ex-NSA employees […]. CTO Cyber War News

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Digital Myth No. 4: Your Company Needs A Digital Strategy

Forrester IT

When your CEO asks you for your digital strategy, you could go away and huddle up with your team for a month and produce some voluminous document full of TLAs only to have it sit on the shelf for the next two years. Instead, simply give your CEO a copy of your business strategy. After […].

What’s New in Puppet 5?

Cloud Musings

Puppet 5 is released and comes with several exciting enhancements and features that promise to make configuration management much more streamlined. This article will take a comprehensive look at these new features and enhancements.

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Marketers – You have too many choices

Eric D. Brown

I have a little secret for everyone in the world of marketing: You have too many choices. There are way too many technology platforms in existence today. Too many ‘tools’ and too many products. You have too many choices when it comes to getting your work done.

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Serverless cloud computing: Don’t go overboard

David Linthicum

There are lots of big cloud shows coming up, and the core themes will be containers, devops integration, and more serverless computing services, such as databases, middleware, and dev tools. Why the focus on serverless computing? It’s a helpful concept, where you don’t have to think about the number of resources you need to attach to a public cloud service, such as storage and compute.

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What Can CIOs Do In Order To Increase Diversity In The IT Department?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs know that a more diverse IT department operates better Image Credit: Oregon Department of Transportation. Would it be ok if we took a moment and talked about diversity? Let’s face it, the world of IT and most of our IT departments are not really models of diversity.

Robots On The High Seas: Intel partners with Rolls-Royce to develop autonomous cargo ships

CTOvision

OK this is cool. We all know robots are coming. Imagine what they can do on the high seas! What if this lowers the cost of international commerce? Should be good for all. A rising tide raises all boats! Rolls-Royce is partnering with Intel to use Xeon Scalable processors on ships and in datacenters as […]. CTO News Robots Intel

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Red Hat Acquisition Gives IBM A Much-Needed Booster Shot Of Open Source And Cloud DNA

Forrester IT

Yesterday, IBM announced its intention to purchase Red Hat for $34B.

5 Reasons Why Ansible is the Best CM Tool Out There?

Cloud Musings

Amidst volatile markets, dynamic technology shifts, and ever-increasing customer demands, it is imperative for IT organizations to develop flexible, scalable and high-quality applications that exceed expectations and enhance productivity.

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Customer Engagement: A Data-Driven Team Sport

Eric D. Brown

What would you do if you had so much data about your customers that you know could know (almost) everything about your customer when they contacted you?

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The forced march to cloud computing

David Linthicum

Four of the Top 5 spenders on R&D are also public cloud providers (Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Apple), according to Bloomberg. The focus of most enterprises these days—cloud, cloud, and more cloud—is why current innovation focuses on the cloud, especially the public cloud platforms. Of course, Bloomberg’s data doesn’t dinstiguish between cloud-specific R&D and other R&D.

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How CIOs Can Find Compassion For The Difficult People In Their Lives

The Accidental Successful CIO

Even difficult people need compassion Image Credit: Steve Bridger. As the person with the CIO job, you are called upon to interact with a lot of different people. Some of those people will work for your company and some won’t.

Spookstock: Less than a month remains before this secretive, virtuous battle of the bands

CTOvision

JJ Green at WTOP News produced a segment on a very virtuous yearly event called Spookstock which I would like to draw your attention to. JJ’s choice of words and sound in this report are impossible for me to do service to, it is very well done, so I would encourage you to spend 4 minutes […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber War News

Climate Change Is Transforming Business

Forrester IT

It may not seem like it yet, but climate change is altering the world so drastically that all enterprises will need to undergo a transformation to avoid going extinct.

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How Big Data Is Dishing out Big Solutions for Food Industries

Doctor Chaos

Any business structure can benefit from using data, including the food and beverage industry. Whether they’re distributors or fast food chains, these businesses offer a product people are willing to buy. Judging the details comes down to utilizing data.

Foto Friday – Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

Eric D. Brown

Sunrise over Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Made with Sony A7rIII and Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens. Click the photo to be taken to a larger version on 500px. See more photos in my 500px portfolio.

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Cloud misconfiguration: The security threat too often overlooked

David Linthicum

A survey of 300 IT professionals by Fugue, a cloud infrastructure security provider, reveals that most enterprises are vulnerable to security events caused by cloud misconfiguration, including data breaches and system downtime events. From the report: Nine in ten have real concerns about security risks due to misconfiguration, and less than a third continuously monitor for them.

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Why CIOs Need To Be Careful About Age Discrimination

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to be aware of the age of the people in their department Image Credit: euranet_plus. If you took a look at the people who are currently working in your IT department, what would their average age be?

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Opinion: Anyone with desire and a computer can have a successful career in AI

CTOvision

An opinion on Artificial Intelligence. Everything I have observed for decades leads me to believe that with hard work anyone can succeed in a career in AI. Of course this is a technical field, but it is actually not the most technical field. Everything a person needs to know about the tech of AI can […]. Artificial Intelligence Training and Education

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Three More Ways To Advance Your Innovation Efforts

Forrester IT

As our research has shown, most companies today have pretty immature innovation efforts and one of the biggest hold-backs is their corporate culture. Sadly, most human’s fear change and thus this mentality can keep you from being a driver of market shifts.

Expanding Cybersecurity Skills with Hack The Box

Doctor Chaos

There are several ways to either assess your current hacking skills or increase your prowess. Capture the Flag (CTF) programs are a way of gamifying cybersecurity skills within a fun, interactive, and challenging delivery platform.

Want to change the culture? Start with your front line support teams!

Social, Agile and Transformation

Imagine your customer is having a small crisis. In my case, I was on a flight that went through repeated delays; first when the aircraft needed maintenance at the gate, then when the pilot aborted the takeoff, and then a third time when the airline finally had us switch planes. All told, my flight was four hours delayed. It wasn't a crisis for me, but it was for some passengers that were more.

Multicloud does not eliminate vendor lockin

David Linthicum

Not to name names, but I’ve been reading in several publications that one of the main reasons to go to multicloud is to avoid vendor lockin. While I can see the logic behind this assumption—that having more cloud providers means you can be more independent—the reality is much different.