December, 2018

CIOs Are Discovering That Humans Are Important Too

The Accidental Successful CIO

It turns out that humans are an important part of every IT department Image Credit: Black Knights. As the person with the CIO job, you have a very important question that you have to find the answer to. What is more important to your IT department: people or technology.

Gartner Top 10 Trends Impacting Infrastructure & Operations for 2019

CEB IT

Infrastructure and operations (I&O) is becoming increasingly involved in unprecedented areas of the modern-day enterprise.

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The path to cloud security goes through integration

David Linthicum

The cloud security problem is not really a problem any more. Indeed, we have the best security technology in the public clouds these days, and in some cases it’s better than what’s in the on-premises systems that are no longer receiving the R&D spending love. So, if security is so good in the cloud, why do so many in IT believe there an issue? The fact is that public cloud never works alone (although it seems that way if you listen to the public cloud providers).

Do cities need a “smart city platform?”

Forrester IT

Do cities need a “smart city platform?” It depends. Clients have been asking Forrester our thoughts on new IoT-enabled smart city platforms launched by vendors focused on transforming city government infrastructure and applications.

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.

Highlights From Amazon’s AWS re:Invent 2018

CTOvision

It is hard to digest all the innovations coming out of Amazon’s cloud computing business. There are 1000’s of capabilities already available and each continue to evolve, and major new capabilities are being announced at a rapid pace. The annual re:Invent is a great time to take stock of things, but even this is just […]. Artificial Intelligence Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security News Robots Amazon

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Mainframe Synergies for Digital Transformation

Cloud Musings

In Jul of 2018, Broadcom announced its intentions to acquire CA Technologies. In the press release , Hock Tan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Broadcom, said: “This transaction represents an important building block as we create one of the world’s leading infrastructure technology companies.

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Top 10 Smarter With Gartner Articles in 2018

CEB IT

Smarter With Gartner added five new categories in 2018. Sales, customer service and support, finance, human resources, and legal and compliance joined IT, supply chain and marketing to offer content for executives and leaders across the entire organization.

The private cloud is now a peripheral to the public cloud

David Linthicum

No matter if you’re looking at Microsoft’s Azure Stack, Amazon Web Services’s Outpost, or Google's Kubernetes Engine (GKE) on premises, that emerging pattern is the same: placing an on-premises version of a pubic cloud’s cloud services that runs on hardware in the data center that you can see and touch. In other words, the private cloud is becoming a public-cloud peripheral more than a traditional decoupled private cloud. InfoWorld explains: What is multicloud?

Four Types Of Edge Matter To Your IoT Deployments

Forrester IT

The edge, and edge computing, figure prominently in a lot of internet of things (IoT) discussions right now. But where — and what — the edge is very quickly gets complicated. Telecoms operators understand the edge of their network.

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.

6 steps for mitigating healthcare cybersecurity threats

CTOvision

Data breaches and other cyber attacks occur far too frequently in healthcare organizations. Hospital IT departments tend to invest in their readiness against healthcare cybersecurity threats by ensuring they have tools and procedures in place to block a threat from getting into their systems in the first place. However, they often fall short of preparing themselves […]. Cyber Security News

How To Avoid Having Unengaged Employees On Your Team

The Accidental Successful CIO

What you really want is for the members of your IT department to be engaged Image Credit: Ged Carroll. When you have new people join your department, they generally do so with a great deal of excitement – they understand the importance of information technology.

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AWS Re:Invent Recap – Hybrid Cloud is Real. Even Amazon Says So.

The Investing Edge

The highlight of AWS Re:Invent is always the much anticipated keynote from CEO Andy Jassy. This year, over a three hour span, Jassy took us slide after slide through the dozens of new features AWS is rolling out.

How to Prepare for the U.K.’s Uncertain Brexit Terms

CEB IT

In less than 100 days — on March 29, 2019 — the U.K. is due to leave the European Union (EU). The specifics of its exit remain in question, but organizations and governments can’t afford to wait until the specifics of the breakup are clear.

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2019 will be the year of the cloud system maker

David Linthicum

There’s a culture in the US called the maker culture, a hipster phenomenon. Related to the hacker culture, it represents a technology-based extension of the DIY culture that revels in the creation of new devices or systems. I’ve been a maker for years. For me to feel like I’m accomplishing anything, I need to build physical things such as racing drones, motorcycles, books, on-demand video courses, and, yes, cloud-based software systems. If I don’t make things, I feel a bit empty and unfulfilled.

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The Business Risks Of Climate Change (Infographic)

Forrester IT

The business risks associated with global climate change are enormously complex and nearly infinite in quantity. Your firm’s climate-related risks, however, are much more manageable (albeit complex and numerous, as well). No two organizations are exposed in exactly the same way.

After another massive Google+ data breach, you should probably delete your profile right now

CTOvision

Google+ may be a punchline in the social network world, but there’s something seriously wrong with it. For the second time in as many months, Google has announced that Google+ has been hit with another data leak, and this one is way worse than the last. According to a blog post, some 52.5 million users are […]. CTO Cyber Security News

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CIOs Want To Know: What Comes After Passwords?

The Accidental Successful CIO

There surely has to be something better than passwords out there… Image Credit: Hardeep Singh. As the person with the CIO job, because you understand the importance of information technology it’s part of your job to ensure that both your company’s customers and its employees are kept secure when they are using the company’s IT infrastructure. This means that you need to implement systems that will allow the good guys in and keep the bad guys out.

How BigPanda’s “Open Box Machine Learning” enables Autonomous Digital Operations

Social, Agile and Transformation

Are you tired of all the bridge calls, all-hands-on-deck meetings, and operational “war rooms” to manage and resolve the latest outage that’s impacting customers and business users? Are you frustrated by the endless list of tickets that were generated from different monitoring tools like Nagios, CloudFront, Splunk, Datadog, and others around the same incident? As applications are now. AI big data cio cloud computing crisis management DevOps digital transformation it management

Top 10 Personal Technologies to Support Digital Business

CEB IT

The idea of an assistant that can schedule meetings and arrange a calendar, order lunch and remind you that you need to leave the office before 4:30 on Thursday to make it across the city to dinner with colleagues doesn’t seem too extraordinary--until you learn the assistant isn’t a person at a desk, but rather a virtual assistant (VA).

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Don’t go overboard at the edge in edge computing

David Linthicum

The whole idea of edge computing is to push some processing and data retention out to the edge of the network. As we move to internet of things (IoT) devices that are gathering gobs of data, it makes sense to process that data close to where it’s gathered. In some cases—like managing a jet engine—you want to return results directly from the edge device, reducing the need for bandwidth and decreasing response latency.

Phishing: The Simple Attack That Shreds The Defenses of Sensitive Network

Forrester IT

Diplomatic networks carry some of the world’s most sensitive information – communications between world leaders, key technical intellectual property, trade strategies, and military plans.

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Hybrid cloud technologies become table stakes in IaaS market

CTOvision

Read Alan R. Earls’ articles about how IaaS providers will increase stakes in hybrid cloud on Tech Target : AWS, Azure, and Google made hybrid cloud technologies the main point of focus in 2018. Their strategies, however, were unique — and look to remain that way in 2019, as all three providers continue their efforts to […]. CTO News

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Artificial Intelligence Predictions for the year 2019

Datacponomy

Artificial Intelligence is dominating innovation in companies across the globe- doesn’t matter if they are giant conglomerates or young startups. According to a report by Research and Markets titled Artificial Intelligence Market by Technology, and Industry Vertical – Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018-2025, the global Artificial Intelligence market. The post Artificial Intelligence Predictions for the year 2019 appeared first on Dataconomy.

Predictions for Artificial Intelligence in 2019

Information Week

From issues such as privacy and data bias regulation to model training and self-service AI, you can expect a broad range of key advances in the artificial intelligence space

Use Data and Analytics to Tell a Story

CEB IT

When Florence Nightingale analyzed mortality rates from the Crimean War, she realized that the majority of soldiers hadn’t died in combat, but instead from preventable diseases caused by poor sanitary conditions in the hospitals. To convince the British Parliament and Queen Victoria to invest in better sanitary conditions, Nightingale created a diagram of the causes of mortality in the army.

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How to find that scarce cloud talent

David Linthicum

You’re walking to your car from a major public cloud provider’s building that houses about 1,000 employees. You have an envelope on your windshield that looks like an invitation to a fancy wedding. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

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The Future Of Mobility Is Data, Not Cars

Forrester IT

Having worked in and with the automotive industry for around 25 years, the challenges that OEMs face given their size and structures often inhibit the business agility needed to provide lasting customer value in an age of digital disruption.

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AI in cyber security: a help or a hindrance?

CTOvision

With a disappearing IT perimeter, a widening skills gap and the increasing sophistication of cyber attacks, it is not surprising that many enterprises are struggling to deal with the current cybersecurity landscape. It’s not just the continued data breaches that have hit the media headlines this year, but it’s the nature of the data – […]. Cyber Security News

How Big Data Assists in Disaster Relief and Preparedness

Datacponomy

Disasters are dangerous, but Big Data can help improve disaster relief and preparedness to cut back on lives lost and community damage. Historically, public policies have proved ineffective in providing adequate help for disaster-stricken citizens. A year after hurricane Harvey in 2017, for example, residents are still in the midst. The post How Big Data Assists in Disaster Relief and Preparedness appeared first on Dataconomy.