March, 2020

Can public clouds keep up with the pandemic surge?

David Linthicum

As more and more businesses switch to virtual work from home “offices,” cloud computing and cloud-based systems suddenly have new credibility.

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Agile, DevOps, and COVID-19

Forrester's Customer Insights

Every other Friday, we have a meeting of the “DevOps Theme Team,” a group of Forrester analysts focused on next generation IT management approaches. We talk about Agile and DevOps, of course, but also extend into related areas like portfolio management and security.

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Enterprise AI Goes Mainstream, but Maturity Must Wait

Information Week

An O'Reilly survey illustrates how enterprise groups are moving more applications into production, but also how companies face cultural and talent focused barriers

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Leading a Defensive to Offensive Transformation Strategy Post COVID-19

Social, Agile and Transformation

There is something quite magical watching pro athletes in a one on one situation. A soccer player defending a striker from getting by or a basketball player holding ground so that the point guard doesn't drive to the basket.

Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

Can AI Predict Global Pandemics Like The Coronavirus?

Forrester's Customer Insights

If you want to use ML to predict sparse events, then you are going to need a whole lot more sparse events. Maybe we don’t have the direct data to predict the big events like the coronavirus outbreak, but we are very likely to have the data to predict one or more proxy events for an outbreak.

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Create Contingency Plans for Events Canceled Due to COVID-19

CEB IT

Events rank as one of the most effective ways of generating leads for technology marketers. Technology and service providers spend an average of 11% of the marketing programs budget on third-party tradeshows, according to the Gartner 2019 Tech Marketing Benchmarks Survey.

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Get ready for the post-pandemic run on cloud

David Linthicum

“Cloud-computing providers are emerging as among the few corporate winners in the coronavirus pandemic as office and store closures across the U.S. have pushed more activity online,” as reported by the Wall Street Journal.

Getting the Most Out of Augmented Intelligence

Information Week

Looking for a way to help your organization work smarter and faster? Augmented intelligence is ready to provide added support, new insights, and a competitive edge

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What is Proactive Data Governance?

Social, Agile and Transformation

If you go to most business leaders to discuss data governance, you are likely to get a glazing stare that screams, "What the heck are you talking about?" And then your mind races to figure out where to begin. Data policies? Data security? Data quality? Data cataloging? Master data management?

Five Core Virtues For Data Science And Artificial Intelligence

CTOvision

Read Aaron Burciaga list the five core virtues for data science and artificial intelligence on Forbes : Virtues should be digitized.

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.

4 Actions to Be a Good Leader During COVID-19 Disruption

CEB IT

COVID-19 is causing a humanitarian crisis of global proportions, with hundreds of thousands of lives disrupted. Sadly, we’re not nearing the end of the crisis. In my day-to-day, I work with executive leaders and their teams on preparing for enterprise transformation.

Pandemic Planning - CIO Style

CIO Musings

Technology leadership is never easy. During times of crisis planning and mobilization, it is even harder. So take a deep breath, relax, and read on. I think this will help you.

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Cloud computing finally getting green cred

David Linthicum

A new study found that the computing output of data centers jumped six fold from 2010 to 2018, but their energy consumption rose only six percent.

Cloud 360

Configure User Driven Installation UDI Using ConfigMgr | SCCM

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Let’s see how to Configure User Driven Installation UDI using ConfigMgr.

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.

Supercomputers Recruited to Work on COVID-19 Research

Information Week

A consortium forms to crunch data that might help researchers get a better understanding of the virus faster

Elon Musk Provides Context on Make vs Buy in the Federal Ecosystem

CTOvision

Every large enterprise faces decisions on whether to code something using internal talent, code something using contractors, or buy a commercial product. For complex and sometimes hard to understand or explain reasons, the government has always had a hard time optimizing on these decisions.

10 Pillars of Pandemic Preparation

CEB IT

Just 12% of more than 1,500 people polled in a Gartner business continuity webinar on March 6 believe their businesses are highly prepared for the impact of coronavirus, while 26% believe that the virus will have little or no impact on their business.

Coronavirus challenges remote networking

Network World

As the coronavirus spreads, many companies are requiring employees to work from home, putting unanticipated stress on remote networking technologies and causing bandwidth and security concerns.

Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

This just in: Cloud computing is hard

David Linthicum

In news that I would file under “duh,” almost 60 percent of U.K. businesses think that cloud has overpromised and underdelivered, according to a report sponsored by the consulting company Capita.

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SQL Query All SCCM Applications with no Deployments | ConfigMgr

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Hello, this is my first post here, I have more than 13 years of experience in ConfigMgr. I’m going to start a series of posts related SQL and WQL queries (SQL Query) to help SCCM admins.

5 New Ways DevOps Will Leverage the Cloud

Information Week

It's impossible to know what the future will bring for DevOps in the cloud, but the areas highlighted here are sure to play a role

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Thinking About Coronavirus? Don’t be like the Mayor of Amity Island

CTOvision

Among the many reasons JAWS was such good fiction is how realistic Mayor Vaughn’s character was. The stubborn politician refused to listen to reason or facts. If he would have taken action he could have avoided disaster.

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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!

Coronavirus: CIO Areas of Focus During the COVID-19 Outbreak

CEB IT

As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, the economic symptoms are emerging. More than a dozen global firms have announced they will miss their financial goals for the upcoming quarter due to the combined impact of supply chain disruptions and dampened customer demand.

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Essential things to know about container networking

Network World

Containers have emerged over the past several years to provide an efficient method of storing and delivering applications reliably across different computing environments.

3 cloud architecture problems that need solutions

David Linthicum

For the most part, cloud architecture is not that exciting. By now we know basically what works, what does not, and the process to get to the right target architecture. This means both the meta or logical architecture and added technology to get to the physical architecture.

Best Option to Deploy MS Teams MSI Using SCCM | ConfigMgr

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Let’s check what are the Best Option to Deploy MS Teams MSI Using SCCM. I have a post about deploying Microsoft Teams using Office 365 ProPlus deployment workflow in SCCM.

Design Thinking for Product Teams: Leverage Human Insight Throughout Development

Product teams must increase their exposure hours with customers—seeing and hearing them. Human insights and the design thinking framework can be applied to your development cycle to help you build better products and experiences for your customers.

The Role of AI in the Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine

Information Week

AI can spot patterns in data and make predictions, and the hope is these tools could identify drug prospects to test on humans within months

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Technology and Leadership Lessons From Admiral Archie Clemins

CTOvision

I received word yesterday of the passing, far too young, of Archie Clemins. He passed after a two year battle with cancer. Upon hearing of this terribly sad news I was overcome with a rush of memories, some of which I want to capture here for their valuable leadership lessons.

How to Become an Agile Superhero

CEB IT

Some superheroes, like Superman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and the Hulk, have superhuman powers — X-ray vision, power of flight, enhanced reflexes, super strength. Others, like Batman and Iron Man, rely purely on enhancing human abilities. Agile is as much a philosophy as a methodology.

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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.

Machine Learning for Builders: Tools, Trends, and Truths

Speaker: Rob De Feo, Startup Advocate at Amazon Web Services

Machine learning techniques are being applied to every industry, leveraging an increasing amount of data and ever faster compute. But that doesn’t mean machine learning techniques are a perfect fit for every situation (yet). So how can a startup harness machine learning for its own set of unique problems and solutions, and does it require a warehouse filled with PhDs to pull it off?