April, 2020

Understanding the Limits of AI


Read Alex Woodie take a look at the limits of artificial intelligence in the real world on Datanami : There’s no denying that artificial intelligence is having a huge impact on our lives. According to PwC, AI will add $16 trillion to the world’s economy over the next 10 years as automated decision-making spreads widely. […].

7 Security Areas to Focus on During COVID-19


In the Czech Republic, a cyberattack halted all urgent surgeries and rerouted critical patients in a busy hospital fighting COVID-19. In Germany, a food delivery company fell victim to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. In the U.S., workers received a slew of phishing attacks after the passing of a government relief bill. Despite the current global pandemic, cyberattackers have made it clear they’re not taking any time off.

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Why Zoom Remains My Favorite Business Grade VTC Solution


Here is my view on Zoom: You are either going to use video teleconferencing or not. And if you use it you are going to use a system with vulnerabilities. So your best bet from a security perspective is to use one where the company is proven to take rapid action to address problems, like […]. CTO News zoom

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Businesses Rewrite 2020 Budgets and Plans Amid COVID-19

Information Week

A few new surveys of executives and business leaders provide some insight into shifting plans as industry weathers the coronavirus pandemic

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Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Data Management Heads into Major Transition

Information Week

Data management and the tools that power it are on the cusp of a major transition that is poised to make the jobs of data engineers easier

Tests Show That Voice Assistants Still Lack Critical Intelligence


Read Ronald Schmelzer’s article about the Cognilytica Voice Assistant Benchmark and how far voice assistants need to go to become adequately intelligent. Increasingly, voice assistants from vendors such as Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and others are starting to find their way into myriad of devices, products, and tools used on a daily basis. While once […].

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3 Actions for Ethical Data Collection During Pandemics


Israel passed an emergency law mandating that its domestic intelligence services track people. The Rhode Island police are making residential door-to-door visits, inquiring whether anyone has been to New York State, to restrict the movements of out-of-state visitors to slow the spread of coronavirus. COVID-19 elevated and expanded the demand for data collection, use and sharing. The coronavirus response calls for urgent and unusual measures in an effort to stem the spread.

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Digital Transformation: Business Leaders Still Struggling to Cope

Information Week

What you don't know can hurt you. When it comes to digital transformation, many top enterprise executives may have to learn this lesson the hard way

5 Ways for Government CIOs to Optimize Cloud Deployment


In 2020, the worldwide public cloud services market will grow by 17%, according to Gartner. The expected $266.4 billion increase, up by 10% from 2019, continues to spur the adoption of public could. Yet, many national and regional governments and agencies remain in the adoption or policymaking phase. . The adoption of public cloud cannot be excluded for long,” says Neville Cannon , Senior Director Analyst, Gartner.

SCCM Preferred Management Points | Selection Criteria | ConfigMgr


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. A quick post about SCCM Preferred Management Points options and how is it useful in many scenarios. A similar discussion came into “How to Manage Devices Live Digital Events.” ” In this post, let’s see how the ConfigMgr Preferred MP setting helps the client to contact the MPs in the particular boundary group. Related Post – […].

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

Challenges and Obstacles to Application of GDPR to Big Data


Read Shinie Bentotahewa and Chaminda Hewage take a look at the challenges and obstacles faced by Big Data applications due to the GDPR on Infosec Magazine : The primary focus of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) framework is on protecting the rights of individuals to privacy, without compromising their personal data stored by state […].

5 ways to manage a cloud migration using a remote team

David Linthicum

The number one question I’ve gotten during the past few weeks: How to run cloud migration projects using a completely remote workforce? The reasons are obvious. Considering the new world order, companies have accelerated demand for tactical cloud migrations at the same time they have been forced into a remote worker paradigm. Some organizations already had some remote workers, other very few, and many had none at all until recent events. .

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I Had a Plan

CIO Musings

"Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." Mike Tyson On Sunday March 1st I was on a train back from the NACo conference in DC. Great conference, lots of helpful cyber security stuff. Beautiful day on the train. The pandemic was just sort of on the horizon. I saw one person in the Union Train Station with a mask. No gloves. Lots of other weirdness (normal for Union Station), but little concern.

Cloud Scalability Shows Its Worth in the Wake of COVID-19

Information Week

Gartner discusses how organizations rely on the cloud infrastructure to keep up with their needs during the pandemic

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Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

Analysts Answer: How Will Coronavirus Impact Technology Investment Across Verticals?


Across industries, organizations around the world are feeling the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on their operations. While many end-user organizations are facing an immediate slowdown, some industries will see increased technology investment in the long term as businesses look to recover and leverage technology to improve their resiliency.

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Free 8 eBooks for ConfigMgr | Intune | SCCM Device Management | Download


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In this post, you shall get an opportunity to download free eBooks for ConfigMgr and Intune. All the following eBooks are either from Microsoft or community. Introduction – eBooks for ConfigMgr Most of the eBooks discussed in the post are directly published by Microsoft. However, some eBooks and other materials are from the community members! […].

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An OODAcast Conversation with Dr. David Bray of the Atlantic Council Geotech Center (Part One)


With the need to postpone our in person “Future Proof” event, OODA is producing more virtual content to keep up an exchange of best practices and lessons learned in our community. This includes live web events (see the OODA Webinar – Managing Through COVID-19) and a new series of audio podcasts and web based conversations. […]. CTO News Atlantic Council David Bray OODA OODAcast

The future of serverless everything

David Linthicum

Sometimes I think we’re overdoing it with serverless. Once it was a handy platform that saved you from having to size server resources correctly and that removed resources when no longer needed. Today it’s a catchall that has different meanings depending on its applications and who’s provided serverless as a service on the public clouds. I’m seeing some obvious trends that enterprises may be able to exploit. Here’s a head up. Also on InfoWorld: 11 tools that make Kubernetes better ].

eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

8 video chat apps compared: Which is best for security?

Network World

Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Duo, Cisco Webex, FaceTime, Jitsi, Signal and WhatsApp. What does their encryption look like? What are the trade-offs?(Insider Insider Story

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The Robots Are Still Coming

Information Week

More people are needed for blue collar jobs in areas where AI-enabled automation was to have the most impact. So where are the robots


Maintain Diversity and Inclusion During Pandemics


At a large real estate organization, a shelter-in-place mandate led to the entire staff working from home. While this presents technology and management challenges, some employees worry remote work will have a negative impact on how they work and what they do. Will they be talked over during meetings? Will they be included in projects? Behaviors that marginalize employees can go even more unnoticed when employees are working remotely.

VPN Bandwidth Control via BITs Throttling for SCCM DP | Client


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. A hot topic within many organizations is how to control the VPN bandwidth without changing anything drastically (slipt tunneling?). Many IT Pros and SCCM admins suggested including BITs Throttling for SCCM DP options into the list as easy win! Related Post – Use Existing SCCM Config to Help to Reduce VPN Bandwidth | ConfigMgr Introduction […].

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Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

Artificial intelligence is key to understanding clients & competitors


Read how artificial intelligence can be used to better understand your clients and competition on Business Matters : One of the latest steps within this digital transformation has been the implementation of artificial intelligence within eCommerce. Globally, recent studies have revealed that 37% of companies have implemented some form of artificial intelligence during 2019 – […].

Not all AIops tools are created equal

David Linthicum

AIops is becoming the new norm for operational tools supporting cloud operations. This technology can be applied to all types of operational tasks, providing intelligent automation that learns as it solves operational issues. These tools must carry out preprogrammed self-corrective processes, and the AIops tools’ ability to learn during those processes creates a huge advantage.

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UPDATE 4-10: How enterprise networking is changing with a work-at-home workforce

Network World

As the coronavirus spreads, public and private companies as well as government entities are requiring employees to work from home, putting unforeseen strain on all manner of networking technologies and causing bandwidth and security concerns. What follows is a round-up of news and traffic updates that Network World will update as needed to help keep up with the ever-changing situation. Check back frequently! UPDATE 4.10.

Where to Find Cost Savings When Using the Cloud

Information Week

These management strategies can help enterprise organizations rein in costs for public, private, hybrid, and multi-cloud deployments

Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.

How to Lead Better Remote Meetings


COVID-19 changed the way so many people work. Although Gartner offers a lot of great advice about the technical challenges of remote work , I’d like to offer something a little bit different: How to work from home successfully as a human. . It happens that Gartner employs over 2,000 experts, the vast majority of whom have been working from home for years. I myself have been working from home for 20 years. And in case you’re wondering, I don’t like to work in monastic seclusion.

ConfigMgr 2002 List of New Features Enhancements MEMCM SCCM


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Microsoft released the latest version 2002 of Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager (MEMCM). In this post, we will go through a quick overview of the ConfigMgr 2002 list of new features and enhancements. Related Posts – SCCM 2002 Installation Step By Step Guide | MEMCM | ConfigMgr & PowerShell Script To Enable Opt-In Version Of […].

Creating A Successful Pricing Strategy As An IoT Business


Read Nathan Shinn explain how you can implement a successful pricing strategy for the Internet of Things business on Forbes : The appeal of the internet of things (IoT) remains strong for businesses. And while a great business idea is an essential initial component of your IoT strategy, an equally creative pricing and monetization strategy […].

Cloud security secrets your cloud provider doesn't want you to know

David Linthicum

The first question most cloud security architects ask when tasked with designing a cloud security solution is: What cloud are you using? Then they typically select a set of technologies, such as IAM (identity and access management) and encryption, that are native to that specific cloud brand. This may have been a sound approach just a few years ago, but today we live in a multicloud world where security needs to remove complexity as well as risk.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!