July, 2017

Most influential women in UK tech: The 2017 longlist

Computer Weekly

Every year, Computer Weekly asks the technology industry to nominate who it thinks are the most influential women in UK tech – here is the 2017 longlist

The latest cyber attacks show why the cloud is safer

David Linthicum

Computer systems from the Ukraine to the United States were affected last week by the Petya cyber attack. It’s similar to the recent WannaCry ransomware attack last month. The WannaCry ransomware took advantage of vulnerabilities in the older versions of Windows that allowed the infection to spread. All someone needed to do was click a malicious link and—bang!—they they were infected. That is, if they hadn’t installed the patches and updates.

The Future of Operations: A Developer

Forrester IT

Infrastructure is increasingly software-based with rapid container growth, composable infrastructure [i] , and of course the consumption of cloud.

Corporate IT: Help Managers Get More From Their Data

CEB IT

Data, and the fruitful analysis of it, offer incredible opportunities for companies to spot trends and take advantage of them before competitors do.

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Cloud portability is still science fiction

David Linthicum

Enterprises want cloud portability. Well, they want to hedge bets in case a public cloud provider “breaks bad” in terms of consistently poor service, or performance issues, or, more likely, jacking up the subscription fees to obnoxious levels. As many CIOs I have talked to put it: “We need to have choices. Choices mean leverage.” I get that. [ To the cloud! Real-world container migrations. | Dig into the the red-hot open source framework in InfoWorld's beginner's guide to Docker. ].

DevOps: From Unicorns to Mainstream

Forrester IT

Every day I hear more about the pressure I&O organizations are under to accelerate the delivery of applications and services and the pressure it is placing on the existing resources. As organizations transition, DevOps, formally the purview of unicorns, is now transitioning to mainstream.

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IT’s Tricky Relationship with Business Analytics Teams (and How to Fix It)

CEB IT

As companies work out how and where data and analysis can help them understand customers better, make processes more efficient, create higher quality products and services, and myriad other tasks, they are standing up “business analytics teams.”

Kinetica: GPU-accelerated analytics database

CTOvision

With this post we are initializing our coverage of Kinetica. Kinetica offers a GPU-accelerated, in-memory analytics database that delivers truly real-time response to queries on large, complex and streaming data sets: 100x faster performance at 1/10 of the hardware of traditional databases.

The Game of Clouds 2017

Cloud Musings

The AWS Marketplace is growing at breakneck speed, with 40% more listings than last year! This and more insights were revealed when CloudEndure used their custom tool to quickly scan the over 6,000 products available on AWS Marketplace.

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UK government wants to give 6,000 teenagers cyber security training

Computer Weekly

Government launches £20m Cyber Schools Programme aimed at students aged between 14 and 18

Cloud app slow? Blame the app, not the cloud

David Linthicum

It’s 7:00 a.m., and you’re in the office early. You’re hoping that nobody else is accessing the public cloud the company uses and that the inventory application will perform well for a change. However, even with just a handful of users on the cloud at that time of the morning, performance is still lackluster. The knee-jerk reaction is to blame the cloud provider. The provider is, of course, the host of the application and data thus any performance problems fall on its shoulders, right? Wrong.

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Whither Indian IT?

Forrester IT

The Indian media has been busy sounding the death knell for the US$150 billion IT and BPO services industry. Doom generates page views and can make for compelling reading, but do the facts justify the rising sense of despondency? Not quiet, we believe. The retrenchments and the modest guidance are real. But they are neither indicative of a civilization-ending AI, nor a whole-scale repudiation of the founding pillars of the offshore services industry.

3 Questions CIOs Should Ask Before Reorganizing IT

CEB IT

As digitalization transforms all industries and the world’s companies that operate in them , CIOs have to reorganize their IT teams around a new type of operating model. But there are three questions that CIOs should ask themselves before making staff moves.

Transforming the PMO into an SVMO to Drive Software Value

CTOvision

The role of the Project Management Office (PMO) has been to define and maintain standards for projects – an important business function for most organizations. In the software development world, the PMO has made significant headway over the years in standardizing processes to ensure projects are executed successfully. While the PMO has been vital in […]. CTO News

Managing Your Hybrid Cloud

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shutterstock Runaway cloud computing cost may be causing an information technology industry crisis. Expanding requirements, extended transition schedules and misleading marketplace hype have made “Transformation” a dirty word.

How Wales has evolved into a hotspot for cyber security

Computer Weekly

Wales may be a small country but, in just a few years, it has become a global hotspot for cyber security innovation

How will the cloud change IT? Look at Microsoft

David Linthicum

Microsoft is planning a global sales reorganization to better focus on selling cloud software, according to Microsoft insiders. This comes as no surprise, considering that Microsoft did the same for its ailing phone business last year. What does this mean? Well, cloud in, software out—at least from the Microsoft business standpoint. However, count on Microsoft soaking you for more operating system and office automation money for years to come. So, that’s still a thing.

Defining operations

Forrester IT

So, my formal area of coverage at Forrester is "digital operations." " But what does this mean? We think of "operations" in terms of NASA mission control: trained professionals intently scrutinizing monitors, looking for signals of interest. Or we think of the stereotypical shop floor assembly line. Business schools offer degrees in operations, and businesses hire Chief Operating Officers.

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Government IT: Four Tests to Help You Prioritize Resources

CEB IT

INSA and AFCEA Fourth Annual Intel Summit 7-8 Sep: Registration now open!

CTOvision

Editor’s note: We are proud to spread the word of this fantastic event coordinated by friends and associates at AFCEA and INSA. – bg Innovation is essential to the Intelligence Community’s strategic advantage, a key theme of the Summit on September 6-7 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. AFCEA International and the […]. Artificial Intelligence Big Data Cloud Computing CTO Events

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10 Things Every CIO Must Know about Their Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

While data centers aren’t necessarily something CIOs think about on a daily basis, there are some essential things every executive in this role must know about their organization’s data center operations. Read More. Featured How to… Manage Uptime

Nominet Trust invests £600,000 to help young people acquire digital skills

Computer Weekly

Tech for good funding firm launches programme to fund several organisations with the aim of increasing digital skills among young people in the UK

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Will your cloud smarts be rewarded?

David Linthicum

Back on the topic of organizational impact around the implementation of cloud computing, I’ve had many questions about who’s going to be impacted. Better put, are IT organizations going to promote the better people to the top around the use of cloud computing? As I tell those who will listen, this is an opportunity for IT leaders to improve things. However, I suspect that won’t occur. Here’s why. Working with data in the cloud requires new thinking.

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Dell BIOS Reporting Tool

Mick's IT Blog

Recently, we ran into a problem when we discovered some of the newer laptops were not automatically disabling the WiFi when connected to ethernet. What made the task even more difficult was that all of our Dell Latitude 7480 systems were already deployed.

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Corporate IT: Managing the Growth of Business-Led Analytics

CEB IT

As data and the analysis of it become more and more important to managers in all parts of a company, and as firms continue to digitalize more and more of their operations , analytics projects are sprouting all over most large companies.

Voting Machines Hacked at DEF CON in Las Vegas

CTOvision

Just how secure are the nation's voting machines, and how much should you worry about a hacker changing voting results? Based on what a group of hackers in Las Vegas, the machines are easily hacked, and voting results are not secure. Every year, there is a conference held in Las Vegas, called DEF CON, where ethical hackers […]. CTO Cyber Security News cyber cyber security Cybersecurity DEF CON election Hacking technology voting

Report: Lithium-Ion to Gain One-Third of Data Center UPS Market by 2025

Data Center Knowledge

Demand growth, driven largely by electric vehicles, expected to drive significant cost reduction for lithium-ion batteries Read More. Business Featured Power and Cooling

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Cyber security not a priority for most sectors, study finds

Computer Weekly

Despite data breaches costing UK firms nearly £30bn in 2016, cyber security is still not a priority for most UK industry sectors, a study has revealed

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