January, 2020

How CIOs Can Lead Organizational Culture

CEB IT

At Imperial College London, the CIO was transitioning his team from waterfall to agile methodology when he discovered a serious workplace culture problem. Employee engagement was low. He was having trouble getting his staff members to own their inclusion goals.

What are Seven Types of Big Data Debt

Social, Agile and Transformation

As more organizations have embarked on agile software development over the last five years as part of digital transformation programs, the term technical debt is more widely understood.

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The Future Of The CISO – Six Types Of Security Leaders

Forrester IT

When starting a project like the Future of the CISO – it’s a daunting exercise. While we don’t always share the background inspiration for our research, this time it’s quite important and will shed some light on how we arrived here. When we started planning this research in 2018 and working on it in 2019, […].

Cloud AI is like nuclear power

David Linthicum

In a recent speech, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai called for new regulations in the world of AI, with the obvious focus that AI has been commoditized by cloud computing. This is no surprise, now that we’re debating the ethical questions that surround the use of AI technology: most especially, how easily AI can weaponize computing—for businesses as well as bad actors.

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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.

CIOs Need To Get Ready For Continuously Learning Models

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to prepare for a world where models run everything Image Credit: Bander AlMutlaq. If you are the person with the CIO job, the rest of the company is looking at you for help in making your company more competitive.

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Be a Digital Transformation Pioneer

CEB IT

Steve Jobs. Sara Blakely. Mark Zuckerberg. What do they have in common? They led and grew their businesses with inventions that started or changed entire industries. But they didn’t do it themselves — behind them were leaders as committed to disruption as they were. And whether the product was the iPhone or something else, this ethos permeated the entire executive committee. It isn’t surprising that CEOs are eager to lead change within their own industries.

Tolerable security risk is a spectrum

David Linthicum

It’s 5:00 a.m. sometime in 2018. The phone rings. It’s the cloudops team reporting a potential breach where gigabytes of customer data may have been compromised. You spend the next year toughening up cloud security, allocating four times what you spent in the previous year. The board of directors is happy to fund the additional tools and people. As we say: “You can’t have too much security.”.

This One Little Configuration Change Will Make It Harder For People To Steal Your Information

CTOvision

Editor’s note: We are aiming this tutorial at the non-technical person. Please share with anyone in your life who could benefit from this. -bg

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4 Trends Impacting Cloud Adoption in 2020

CEB IT

Cloud computing is firmly established as the new normal for enterprise IT. Across industries, cloud continues to be one of the fastest-growing segments of IT spend. With greater spend, however, comes greater responsibility for CIOs to invest budgets wisely, and a bigger impact if things go wrong. “CIOs looking to prepare their organization to thrive in the upcoming turns must take a differentiated approach to cloud computing,” says Gregor Petri , Vice President Analyst, Gartner.

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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.

What I See Coming For The Channel In 2020

Forrester IT

Preparing for this years list of future channel trends has been an immersive experience to say the least. In 2019, I was able to talk to 497 companies one-on-one about their channel strategy and programs, including 130 of those face-to-face.

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Breakthrough Agile Transformation: The Important Leadership Roles

Social, Agile and Transformation

I've written several posts on the CIO and leadership roles in agile transformation, agile adoption, and agile practices.

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Deploy Microsoft Edge Patches with SCCM Software Updates|ConfigMgr Part 1

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Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Let’s see how you can enable and deploy Microsoft Edge patches with Configuration Manager Software Updates.

Enterprises are still spending on data centers. What gives?

David Linthicum

Synergy Research Group’s review of enterprise IT spending during the last 10 years shows that “annual spending on cloud infrastructure services has gone from virtually zero to almost $100 billion.” No surprise here. However, “enterprise spending on data center hardware and software has been stagnant through much of the decade.” Not declining? Also on InfoWorld: Tiny clouds taking on AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud ].

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.

Internet of Things presents the next frontier of cyberattacks

CTOvision

Read why Asaf Ashkenazi says that the risk of cyberattacks on the Internet of Things has increased on ITProPortal : Today’s rapidly growing global network of internet of things (IoT) devices brings with it new levels of convenience to the lives of everyday consumers.

10 Must-Read Business Books for 2020

CEB IT

Smarter With Gartner helps its readers stay ahead of business and technology trends. Every year, our readers flock to articles on emerging tech, leadership and the future of work. In 2019, Gartner experts authored two books to help leaders tackle those same issues and dig deeper on what matters most to their business. We asked our Smarter With Gartner Expert Advisory Board members to recommend their must-read books for business executives in 2020.

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As Bad Bots Evolve, Bot Management Solutions Evolve To Fight Them

Forrester IT

One of my favorite things about covering the bot management market is that bots are not just a security issue. Sure, it’s common for bots to conduct credential stuffing attacks with a bunch of stolen usernames and passwords, but that just scratches the surface of the bot problem.

2020 Predictions: Agile - Devops - SRE, Low-code, and AI

Social, Agile and Transformation

It's been several years since I blogged on new year predictions. My last one published in 2017 covered blockchain (just getting started), AI (breakthroughs coming), talent gaps (growing challenge), and the importance of social business (even more critical).

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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.

CIOs Need To Know: Just Exactly What Is Artificial Intelligence?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Everyone is talking about AI, but what is it really? Image Credit: PROO’Reilly Conferences. Welcome to the 21st Century. For some reason everyone seems to be talking about artificial intelligence as of late. What’s the big deal?

2 suggestions for surviving the 2020 cloud job explosion

David Linthicum

The market for public cloud services is predicted to hit $331.2 billion by 2022. If you’re keeping track, this would make the cloud services industry three times bigger than IT services as a whole according to a new study from Seen by Indeed. Seen by Indeed also reports that between October 2015 and October 2019, the share of cloud computing jobs, per million, increased by 55 percent.

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Cloudera: Extract Benefit From All Your Data And Work Across Clouds

CTOvision

We have tracked Cloudera from the very beginning and have watched as it has continually innovated in ways that help both enterprises and the open source community deliver more value.

10 CIO Resolutions for 2020

CEB IT

January is a popular time for resolutions. Work out twice a week. Read more books. Try 100 different fruits and vegetables. But what should be on a CIO’s list? Professional resolutions aren’t that different from personal ones. Look for ways to reduce waste (both time and resources) and develop skills in new areas.

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.

European Retail CX Scores Are Gradually Improving

Forrester IT

The launch of Forrester’s CX Index reports for UK and French retailers is a great way for me to dive into the topic of customer experience in a broader way than I have in the past, with a particular focus on the dynamics of the European market. Those of you who’ve followed me over the […].

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2020: The Decade of Intelligent, Democratized Data

Datacponomy

From wild speculation that flying cars will become the norm to robots that will be able to tend to our every need, there is lots of buzz about how AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning will change our lives. However, at present, it seems like a far-fetched future. As we.

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Happy MLK Day!

The Accidental Successful CIO

Happy MLK Day! Image Credit: ???????. This week in the United States we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. Just in case you’ve forgotten who he was, he is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. On Oct.

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Cloud computing is the unheralded hero at CES 2020

David Linthicum

I’m speaking at CES 2020 this year. This is the first non-cloud-focused event I’ve attended in years, and I’m looking forward to learning about new things. What strikes me though is that this is actually a cloud event in disguise. Although cloud is certainly a topic at CES , I’m not sure that those who are attending and exhibiting understand how foundational public cloud computing is to the success of almost all consumer-focused electronic devices.

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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.