April, 2019

How CIOs Are Using Algorithms To Tell People What To Do

The Accidental Successful CIO

Algorithms can sometimes make better decisions than people can Image Credit: x6e38. As the person with the CIO job, one of your main tasks is to assign work to the various people who work for you.

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The Secret to DevOps Success

CEB IT

Richard, an infrastructure and operations (I&O) leader at a large manufacturing organization, has been tasked by his CIO to develop an DevOps initiative to help the company better scale its software releases and updates. This is the first time that Richard is working on this type of initiative. He is unsure about how to approach it and concerned about being successful.

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3 signs you’re going overboard with cloud features

David Linthicum

I’ve been working with new trendy tech for years, and one of the things that’s been driving me crazy is not the speed at which things move but the fact that my clients want to keep up at any cost. There are several new features (aka cloud services) that are announced or released from public cloud providers monthly, not just at their user conferences: new database services, new AI services, new blockchain services, new serverless services, new container services.

Stop Trying To Replace Your Agents With Chatbots — No, Seriously!

Forrester IT

Customer service organizations have been looking for ways to cut costs for decades. Now that chatbot mania has taken over, many are jumping on the bandwagon and attempting to replace their human agents with chatbots.

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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.

OK I Fell For A Huge Fake Because I Wanted To Believe It: Amazon Blimp Delivery

CTOvision

There are some cool videos going around that show an Amazon blimp launching baby drone delivery bots. This is so neat and so believable because we all know Amazon has been working on drones and considering blimps. As for me, I believed it because I wanted to.

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CIOs Want To Run Their IT Department Like Adobe

The Accidental Successful CIO

Adobe has a satisfied workforce, how can CIOs have the same thing? Image Credit: a_bul16. Being the person with the CIO job is hard work. You try and you try and you try to do a good job but it always seems like you are somehow falling further and further behind.

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CIOs: Break Through Culture Barriers to Enable Digital Transformation

CEB IT

Although 64% of CIOs perceive culture as a barrier to achieve their digital ambitions, 25% perceive culture as an enabler, according to Gartner research. Change is the new normal. The right culture is one of the most important requirements to achieve digital transformation.

3 things about cloud and IoT you need to consider

David Linthicum

The internet of things (IoT) and cloud-based providers are bound at the hip. That said, most people don’t understand how, why, or what to expect. I’ve been asked some good questions that drove me to do some research and testing. Perhaps the answers are of interest to you as well. Do you store the data in the cloud or the IoT device? This depends on a lot of things, but I have two rules of thumb: [ InfoWorld explains: What is multicloud? The next step in cloud computing. |

How Automation Is Impacting Enterprises In 2019

Forrester IT

Forrester predicted in late 2018 that automation would become the tip of the digital transformation spear in 2019, impacting everything from infrastructure to customers to business models. Now that we’re four months in, we’ve evaluated whether our five specific predictions are on track.

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.

Will Artificial Intelligence Enhance or Hack Humanity?

CTOvision

This week, I interviewed Yuval Noah Harari, the author of three best-selling books about the history and future of our species, and Fei-Fei Li, one of the pioneers in the field of artificial intelligence.

Convert MSI to IntuneWin Packages Smart Package Studio IntuneWin Tool

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Are you wondering whether there is any GUI tool to convert existing MSI package folder to “ IntuneWin?”

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Is An Open Office The Right Solution For Your IT Department?

The Accidental Successful CIO

An Open Office removes walls, but does it create too much noise? Image Credit: Jaysin Trevino. Can you remember the day when if you wanted to talk with your boss you would go walking down the hall to his or her office?

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Increase Retention With a Customer Success Mindset

CEB IT

When the sales team lands a new account, product marketer Monika knows her job has just begun.

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.

Avoid these 2 cloud computing career pitfalls

David Linthicum

People come to me all of the time looking to reengineer their IT career with a cloud computing makeover. While this is typically a good move, I find that as the world of cloud computing becomes more complex, those looking to get higher-paying cloud computing jobs are making some wrong calls. Here’s two of the most common. Mistake No. 1: Going too wide. I’ve often explained the benefit of being a jack of all trades, and master of some to people wanting to become a cloud computing architect.

Time To Rethink Channel Incentives And Program Management (CIPM)?

Forrester IT

Channel incentives are used to improve indirect sales performance, orchestrate partners’ behavior, and engender channel loyalty.

11 Artificial Intelligence Trends Every Business Must Know in 2019

CTOvision

Read Sohaib Khalid list 11 artificial intelligence trends every business should know about on Read Write : Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a game changer for global businesses, opening doors to innumerable possibilities. With the integration of AI in businesses, the global economy is excepted to grow exponentially in the coming years. Although the introduction […]. Artificial Intelligence News

Are citizens prepared for the data implications of smart cities?

Datacponomy

What are the fears around data while exploring potential use cases to demonstrate the value for the ‘smart citizen’? Here is a look.

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.

List of Free SCCM Catalogs for Third-Party Software Updates

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. I have explained third-party software updates setup in the previous post. I would recommend reading third-party patching setup guide.

CIO Agenda 2019: Take a Hard and Soft Approach to Cybersecurity

CEB IT

Ninety-five percent of CIOs expect cybersecurity threats to increase and impact their organizations. In most organizations, the CIO is accountable for cybersecurity. But the IT organization alone can’t provide it.

Who will benefit the most from 5G

David Linthicum

The growth of 5G cellular technology has gotten a lot of people excited, including those who are looking for 5G to provide a larger market for cloud computing, and most important, to simplify both connectivity and security. The question is: Who will have the most to gain? Enterprises that consume 5G? The cloud computing providers? The telecommunications companies that sell 5G?

Want To Launch An Extended Reality (XR) Experience? Start With Employee Use Cases

Forrester IT

After returning from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last year, where I walked miles to test every virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experience, one thing was clear: They aren’t ready for mainstream consumer use. But what about for employees?

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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.

Is Your Business Ready for the Internet of Things?

CTOvision

Read why Aviva Leebow Wolmer says that adopting the Internet of Things is must for businesses on Entrepreneur : Ten years ago, it would have been strange to stand alone in a room and tell that someone named “Alexa” to order pizza — but today, most of us take in stride the virtual assistance that […]. CTO News

BLOCKCHAIN-POWERED LOGISTICS ?: A NEW ERA FOR SHIPPING AWAITS?

Datacponomy

Much like other industries struggling to stay afloat in the stormy waters of the global economy, the shipping industry is seeking its own transformation after years of overcapacity and tumbling freight rates.

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SCCM Third-Party Software Updates Setup Step by Step Guide Post 1

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. SCUP helped many of us to deploy third-party software updates for many years. Now, SCCM doesn’t require SCUP to deploy Third-party updates. Let’s dive into the SCCM third-party software updates setup.

Cloud to Represent 75% of Total Spend on CRM in 2019

CEB IT

In 2019, spending on software as a service (SaaS) will reach approximately $42 billion and represent 75% of total customer relationship management (CRM) software spend, continuing the rapid decline of on-premises deployments.

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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.