July, 2017

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.

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.

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.

Why Startups Should Not Ignore Big Data

CTOvision

Startup businesses are a risky proposition. This means that if things aren’t done in the most effective way possible, businesses will never make it past the first year. The business plan can often determine whether or not a business gets passed the startup phase of the company. When creating a business plan, owners sometimes skip […]. Big Data Cloud Computing CTO CIOs

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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. ].

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.

Why YOU Should be Driving Digital!

Social, Agile and Transformation

On August 24th, my book Driving Digital: The Leader's Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology will be available! You probably guessed that I would eventually author a book. The book covers some of the themes that I've covered here on Social, Agile, and Transformation including agile management, DevOps, architecture, portfolio management, data science, product management, and.

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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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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.

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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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

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

What’s The Best Device For Your Workplace: Laptop, Tablet, Or Mobile Phone?

The Accidental Successful CIO

There are many choices, which device should a CIO choose? Image Credit: thrivingmom. You know, it really was not all that long ago that when we got ready for work we just grabbed our lunch and headed out the door.

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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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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.

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.

Government IT: Four Tests to Help You Prioritize Resources

CEB IT

Voting open: vote now for the most influential woman in UK technology 2017

Computer Weekly

Who deserves the title of Most Influential Woman in UK Technology for 2017? Submit your vote here

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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

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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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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TPM Readiness Verification

Mick's IT Blog

A while back, I posted a PowerShell script that verified if the TPM was ready for BitLocker to be applied in a build. Recently, the script stopped working. I decided to decipher the code I had borrowed to make the script work.

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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.

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

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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Autonomous Capabilities for DoD Summit 26-26 Sep 2017

CTOvision

On September 26-27, 2017, senior leaders within the U.S. Military Services, DoD, Industry and Academia will convene in Alexandria, VA, for two days of off the record, non attribution briefings and senior level discussions at Defense Strategies Institute’s “Town Hall” Autonomous Capabilities for DoD Summit. The dialogue will focus on achieving and applying levels of […]. CTO Cyber Security News Robots