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).

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.

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.

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.

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SCCM Logs and Quick Tips to Read Logs

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In this post, you will know more about SCCM logs. SCCM logs are essential to troubleshoot an issue and fix those. SCCM 1806 and later version of SCCM clients are installed with built-in log reader tool CMTrace.exe.

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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?

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.

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.

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

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

LAPS Privileged Access Management for Windows 10

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Microsoft Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) is just one part of a larger credential theft mitigation and monitoring strategy. But it’s an important pillar in your credential thread mitigation strategy.

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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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.

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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When Design And Algorithms Collide

Forrester IT

Algorithms are a new design material, affecting UX in the form of news feeds, recommendations and propensity scores. Unfortunately, it’s not all going smoothly… Want to learn more? Please reach out with any questions; I’m always happy to discuss over inquiry.

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The Virtues of (Personal) Networking

Fountainhead

I’ve taken a bit of hiatus from blogging as I’ve settled-into my new gig at WSO2. But I’m back with a career and social observation that applies to everyone.

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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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.

Intune Win32 App Troubleshooting Client Side Process Flow

Anoop

In my previous post part 1, we the created Intune Win32 app and deployed as “available” for users. In this post, we will Deep dive intune client-side events. Intune Win32 app troubleshooting details are explained in this post.

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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The 2 most important cloud resolutions you should make

David Linthicum

Remember your 2018 New Year’s resolutions? Some happened but most did not. Still, the advent of the new year is useful for taking inventory and figuring out new ways forward and changing for the good. So, what about your cloud computing strategy and technology roadmap for the new year? Chances are those need more work. So, do some advanced planning and make your cloud resolutions now before the new year begins. Here are the Top 2 cloud resolutions I believe should be on your list.

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Trends In Marketing Measurement You Need To Follow In 2019

Forrester IT

Marketers are held to an ever-higher standard of accountability to ROI and business impact. But many marketers struggle to meet these expectations, hampered by long-established habits and lack of knowledge about new data- and analytics-enabled measurement approaches.

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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.

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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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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SCCM OMS Connector Setup Log Analytics Connector

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In this post, you will see how to integrate SCCM and OMS to get the advantages of intelligent cloud attached environment. Let’s take a look at the SCCM OMS Connector Setup. Why – SCCM OMS Connector?

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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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.