February, 2018

The evidence is in: The cloud’s advantages are now clear to business

David Linthicum

One of the likely outcomes of moving to the public cloud is altering how products are designed, a recent Harvard Business Review article shows. With cloud, there is closer collaboration between corporate IT departments and business units—sales, finance, forecasting, and even customer interaction. In fact, the HBR article shows that many IT departments have jointly developed products with their customers.

Boston Dynamics RoboDog Has A New Skill: Terrifying, But Potentially Lifesaving


The evolution of Boston Dynamic's robots continues at a brisk pace. The latest example to hit YouTube features a pack of their robot dogs that work together to assess a situation and take action. The action? Escape from the lab! Check them out here at: Jokes are easy with this one.

How to Develop a Comprehensve Innovation Framework

Future of CIO

Innovation is not serendipity. Working in an innovation garden not only takes passion but also needs the process and hard work. A systematic innovation approach is to depict innovation as a system, rather than a traditional process.

Innovation At The Seams

Cloud Musings

by Kevin L. Jackson & Dez Blanchfield Today’s real business innovation is happening at the seams of industries.

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2018 Mobile And New Technology Priorities For Marketers

Forrester IT

Forrester just released a new report on mobile and new technology priorities for marketers, based on our latest global mobile executive survey. We found out that marketers: Fail to deliver on foundational mobile experiences.

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What’s The Best Way For A CIO To Communicate?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Communication is key to the CIO job Image Credit: Harald Link. When you hold the CIO position, because of the importance of information technology you have a great deal of responsibility. This means that you have to come up with ways to let everyone who works for you know what you want them to accomplish. In a word, you have to communicate. As easy as this may sound to do, it turns out that it’s actually quite difficult to do well.

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Thiel, Hoffman, and Spiderman Ethics


The tech world is great for those that love to learn. Things are changing fast so learning is critical. One of the great ways to learn is to track the words of the creators of tech.

Big Data Roadmap – A roadmap for success with big data

Eric D. Brown

I’m regularly asked about how to get started with big data. My response is always the same: I give them my big data roadmap for success. Most organizations want to jump in a do something ‘cool’ with big data.

Experience “The Big Pivot”

Cloud Musings

Graeme Thompson, SVP/CIO Informatica The Big Pivot Podcast explores Digital transformation and its effect on every business in every industry.

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The CIO as a Cloud Supply Chain Manager


Transforming IT from engineers and builders. to assemblers and integrators Preface About 5 years ago, I wrote a GigaOm article, The CIO as the IT Supply Chain Manager. The focus was how cloud services would transform how CIOs shifted from Technology Builders to become Service Assemblers.

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Are CIOs Ready For The Arrival Of Chatbots?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Chatbots may change how we communicate, are you ready? Image Credit: John Pasden.

Devops is essential to the cloud, and to its payoff

David Linthicum

The notion of devops means that you’re streamlining the movement of applications from the point of need to production. It matters not if you’re changing or improving applications or building new ones. Of course, devops arose around the rise of cloud computing, and that’s no mystery. Cloud computing provides a point of central deployment using a shared consumption model.

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More Thoughts from a Seasoned IT Professional and Security Rookie


Note: I've been asked to post this from a reader that asked to remain anonymous but would like to inject some thoughts into our dialog here. This is the second in this series (the first was here). If you have thoughts you would like to insert into the discussion feel free to contact us. -mj mj […]. CTO Cyber Security News

A VC’s Notes from SaaStr 2018

The Investing Edge

As an early stage enterprise tech investor, I was excited to go back to SaaStr Annual this year. For VCs, industry conferences are great for meeting with entrepreneurs, stress testing investment theses and learning from industry leaders to help our own portfolio companies.

5 more lessons that CIOs learned in 2017 (Part 2)

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: As we start a new year, it helps to reflect on (and learn from) the past year. In this two-part article, we take a look at the past year from an IT leader perspective. What are the most important lessons that IT leaders and CIOs learned (or should have learned) in 2017?

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Don't write another line of code without reading this

Social, Agile and Transformation

Every once and awhile I get to review other people's code. One year it was 1.4 million lines of PERL code running a SaaS website developed in the late 1990s. There was another time that I ended the relationship with a BI vendor because the platform required several hundred lines of code to produce a very basic bar chart. I once reviewed a homegrown ERP developed with tens of thousands (and.

How A CIO Can Become Very Persuasive

The Accidental Successful CIO

Successful CIOs are also very persuasive Image Credit: Eric Malette. What does it take to be a successful CIO? The answer, of course, is that it takes a lot of different things. Most importantly you need to become good at selling both yourself and the importance of information technology to others.

Rethinking cloud ROI: Come for cost savings but stay for agility

David Linthicum

Companies are moving away from the traditional operations-oriented ROI model, and now look toward agility as the core metric to determine value. That’s clear in a new report called “ How Enterprises Are Calculating Cloud ROI—And Why Some Enterprises Are Moving Ahead Without It ,” from ISACA. Although this is new to many enterprises and analysis firms, it’s not new to me.

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As We May Think: Vannevar Bush’s 1945 Essay still provides great motivational concepts for advancing science


Many of us today are seeking ideas on how to deal with the massive, overwhelming deluge of data and information, both at work and at home. If that describes you, one recommendation I have is this: If you want a new idea, turn to history. One great icon of this info age, Vannevar Bush (1890-1974), […]. Artificial Intelligence Big Data CTO Cyber Security News

CloudBees acquires Codeship to Form the Leader in CI/CD

The Investing Edge

Today is an exciting day for us as CloudBees announced their acquisition of our portfolio company Codeship. We are thrilled for Mo, Manny, and the rest of the team as they join forces with one of the leading companies in DevOps.

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What is Open-source Intelligence (OSINT) and its its advantages for Ethical-Hackers?

Doctor Chaos

written by Amine Amhoume is a freelance writer and Ethical-Hacker What is Open-source Intelligence? Open-source Intelligence or OSINT is a part of the reconnaissance process that consists of using any online public intelligence that can provide information about a company, organization, or individuals. As an ethical hacker, you can use the data when performing target […]. Tools Open-source Intelligence OSINT

5 Ways Big Data and Analytics Will Impact E-Commerce in 2018


Almost everything we do, both online and offline, is a source for data. As technology increases, the ways to measure and collect data also increase. One of the ways we understand our world is to study trends in behavior. The issue that people run into now, however, is that technology.

CIOs Seek GE’s Help In Maximizing How Factory Equipment Is Used

The Accidental Successful CIO

GE is looking into networking gear in order to capture information from machines. Image Credit: Martin Abegglen. CIOs have discovered that they have a bit of a problem on their hands. The equipment that General Electric (GE) sells, power plant electrical gear, etc.

SaaS-ifying your enterprise application? A quick-and-dirty guide

David Linthicum

Lots of people called it SaaS-enablement, some call it SaaS-ification of software. Whatever you call it, more and more enterprises are looking to turn some enterprise application into a SaaS cloud application. There are several reasons to SaaS-enable an internal application. Enterprises need to expose a software system to their partners and/or customers to better automate the business. Or, they are looking to monetize applications they view as having value to other companies.

DataTribe Launches Inaugural Cyber Funding Competition: The DataTribe Cyber Crucible (putting up $Millions in funding)


One of the most virtuous activities in the American economy is the smart deployment of investment money on disruptive technologies. When done right, this can be a win for so many stakeholders, including businesses, governments and the general public. The team at DataTribe has already been taking virtuous, company building action that is creating value […]. Artificial Intelligence Big Data CTO Cyber Security News

Gr8 People – Our Newest Investment

The Investing Edge

By: Baiyin Zhou and Luke Burns — As software continues eating the world, it has certainly changed the recruiting department in a big way. We aren’t the only investors excited about investing in and supporting this space – more than $1 billion was poured into HR technology in 2017. HR Tech: A Brief History.

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Data science as a career choice

Doctor Chaos

“Do you know what data science is?” In the world of careers, interviews and questionnaires, this particular question has started making regular rounds now. Getting the required knowledge about data science is an integral part of many common job interview questions and answers. So what exactly is data science and is there a career possibility […]. InfoSec big data

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How AI is Transforming Business Intelligence


Today, businesses are entering into a new era ruled by data. AI, specifically, is gradually evolving into a key driver that shapes day-to- day business processes and Business Intelligence decision-making.

Foto Friday – Sunrise colors over Sedona

Eric D. Brown

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Sedona Arizona for a few days. While there, I was able to sneak out and get a few sunrise photos. Here’s the first of a few that i’ll be sharing over the next few weeks. Captured with Sony a7R III and Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8

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What the ‘versatilist’ trend means for IT staffing

David Linthicum

According to Gartner , by 2021, 40 percent of IT staff will be “versatilists,” holding multiple roles. Moreover, most of these roles will be business-related, rather than technology-related, it predicts. Furthermore, by 2019, IT technical specialist hires will fall by more than 5 percent. Gartner predicts that 50 percent of enterprises will formalize IT versatilist profiles and job descriptions, and that 20 percent of IT organizations will hire versatilists to scale their digital business.

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