June, 2017

Cognitive Search Is The AI Version Of Enterprise Search

Forrester IT

Written by Emily Miller, Senior Research Associate. Stop Wasting Time. More than half (54%) of global information workers are interrupted from their work a few times or more per month to spend time looking for or trying to get access to information, insights, and answers.

The Macedonian surveillance scandal that brought down a government

Computer Weekly

Macedonia has been accused of using surveillance technology for covert spying - the subsequent political protests were instrumental in the ruling party losing power after 10 years

‘Pick that cloud, lose our business’: What to do

David Linthicum

Here’s a shocker: Wal-Mart is telling some technology companies that if they want Wal-Mart’s business, they can’t use Amazon Web Services. Wal-Mart says it simply doesn’t want customers storing Wal-Mart’s sensitive info on AWS.) That’s a tall order for technology companies that may have invested millions in their tech running on AWS.

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Switch’s Las Vegas Data Center Stronghold Reaches North of 2 Million Square Feet

Data Center Knowledge

Company launches massive, 40MW Las Vegas 10 data center Read More. Colocation North America Switch SuperNAPs

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.

The Chief Enterprise Architect (CEA) role replaces the CIO (iv)

IT Toolbox

continuing from. The CIO in the Cloud era. The IT issue and the Cloud solution (i).

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Automation Technologies, Robotics, And Artificial Intelligence In The Workforce

Forrester IT

Europe faces shortage of 350,000 cyber security professionals by 2022

Computer Weekly

European companies are expected to go on the world’s biggest cyber security hiring spree in the next 12 months, driving demand for cyber talent that will far outstrip supply, a report has revealed

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Serverless computing: Don’t make the wrong choices

David Linthicum

Serverless computing is all the rage right now—and for several good reasons: It removes you from having to provision a server yourself; you simply write functions, and the resources you need are automatically allocated to that function. You pay only for the resources you use. No more leaving servers up and running, then getting a big cloud bill at the end of the month. It can automatically scale, determining what cloud services need to scale with demand and then making it happen. [

DuPont Fabros Deal Gives Digital Realty More Firepower in the War for Cloud Deals

Data Center Knowledge

The blockbuster acquisition expands the REIT’s capacity in top markets and serves as a preemptive strike in a tough battle for hyper-scale clients. Read More. Business Colocation Deals Digital Realty Dupont Fabros Featured Investing

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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.

The Importance of Integration in Data Science and Predictive Analytics

IT Toolbox

Data Science and Predictive Analytics are also trending. But Integration Failures are blocking. What is Data Science and why are integration failures resulting in data silos such a big problem

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How to Build a Leadership Team that’s Comfortable with Digitization

CEB IT

Only 44% of senior managers report that they understand how digitization applies to their company. These numbers are even bleaker for mid-level (34%) and frontline (31%) managers, according to CEB data. Statistics like these have led CIOs across the world to play a leadership role in preparing the entire company , not just IT, for digital transformation. And this includes equipping other business leaders with the knowledge, skills, and perspective required to make a success of digitization.

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Simplicity is a strategy that works.

Forrester IT

This last week I was fortunate enough to be invited out to Hollywood to participate in a large exercise for the entertainment industry focusing on cyber security planning and threat management.

Finnish government scraps paper and digitises archives

Computer Weekly

The government in Finland is digitising 94 shelf kilometres of documents to save millions of euros and make the information easier to access

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.

The 3 dumbest things enterprises do in the cloud

David Linthicum

You’re going to make mistakes. I tell my enterprise clients that every week. However, there are mistakes and there are mistakes that are more like self-inflected wounds. Here are three of the dumbest mistakes I’m now seeing enterprises make in the cloud efforts. Working with data in the cloud requires new thinking. InfoWorld shows you the way: How Cosmos DB ensures data consistency in the global cloud. Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing Report newsletter. ].

Digital Realty Study: Direct Connects to Cloud Bring 50X Less Latency

Data Center Knowledge

For a company thinking about leveraging the public cloud as part of its data center solution, latency can be a big concern. For some, unfortunately, latency isn’t considered until after they’ve already committed to using the public cloud and quickly becomes a costly issue. Others see.

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What are the Best Colleges for IT in the World

IT Toolbox

If you are interested in what computer science and IT programs in the world provide the best education, make sure to check out this article

Information Risk: How APIs are Making Security Governance Easier

CEB IT

As companies embrace all aspects of a digitizing world , many of them have already become comfortable and proficient at developing ways for others to consume their digital services.

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.

It Is Impossible to Manage Infrastructure Manually

Forrester IT

On a near-daily basis, I get questions from infrastructure professionals about how best to rearchitect, optimize, and reorganize around infrastructure as code.

GDPR: Five myths you will encounter on your compliance journey

Computer Weekly

The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in May 2018. We explore common myths surrounding GDPR

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3 killer cloud skills that will get you hired today

David Linthicum

One of the most common questions that I’m asked is: "What cloud skills do I need that will get me hired quickly?" First, keep in mind that this is an emerging area, so what employers are looking for is constantly shifting. Second, even if they do hire you for a specific skill, you’ll be asked to retrain and retool as the cloud technology matures. [ A developer’s guide: Get started with serverless computing.

How Your Small Business Can Begin To Use Big Data

CTOvision

While big data can seem like an intimidating term when you are running a small business, it can be a very useful tool to drive your business’s success. Big data, as a term, encompasses many sources of information, some of which you may already use. Big data has many benefits to offer you, from a […]. Big Data CTO News

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.

Eight Ways ERP is Improving Supply Chains Now

IT Toolbox

If consumers feel that their lives have sped up and gotten more complex in recent years, they should see the supply chains for the products that support their lives. Globalization and the cloud have eaten away at the possibility of having an inefficient network for sourcing, manufacture and distribution. “Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex due to shifts in customer

Corporate IT: Five Ways to Build a Better Business Case

CEB IT

Whether it is getting colleagues in the line to invest in a new business intelligence tool or take on a vendor to provide cloud-based storage, the one thing that is essential for faster decision-making is a persuasive business case.

Cloud Security Spending Will Grow To $3.5 Billion By 2021

Forrester IT

Cloud is big business today. Forrester estimates that global cloud services revenues totaled $114 billion in 2016, up from $68 billion just two years ago -- that's annual growth of 30%. And we see the public cloud services market reaching $236 billion by 2020. What does this mean for cloud security? · This rapid shift to the cloud raises new issues and challenges for security and risk professionals. Traditional perimeter-based security tools do little to protect cloud workloads.

Why entrepreneurship is the only escape from AI-fuelled unemployment

Computer Weekly

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, predicts up to 15m people could lose their jobs due to AI. Society must adapt

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.