April, 2018

Automation, AI, And Robotics Are Critical CIO Targets

Forrester IT

We’ve just released a major new report, The CIO’s Guide To Automation, AI, And Robotics.

If your cloud apps don’t have APIs, you’re doing it wrong

David Linthicum

If you are building new applications on public cloud platforms, you are faced with a choice: Should you build a set of APIs bound to the new cloud application’s application services? Or should you look for another job? I’m seeing many new cloud applications that are built to fail. Not because they are poorly designed, but because they are leaving out the power of using application services with well-defined and designed APIs that let other applications access those services.

Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus: Helping inform policymakers on impact of AI

CTOvision

The Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus was launched in May 2017 by Congressman John Delaney of Maryland. It is co-chaired by Congressman Pete Olson of Texas.

Wasabi Hot Innovations Tour: How "Hot Cloud Storage" Changes Everything!

Cloud Musings

Digital storage requirements are growing exponentially. Budgets simply can’t keep up and existing Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI), “Cloud First” Policy, Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) and Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act challenges aren’t going away.

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Smart cities need the cloud—and vice versa

David Linthicum

“Smart city” priorities and use cases are all over the place. Nonethless, IDC expects spending to accelerate over the 2016-2021 forecast period, reaching $45.3 billion in 2021. So, what is a smart city and what does it have to do with cloud computing? Everything. What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know now. Also: InfoWorld helps you identify the right tools for the job: AWS cloud services guide • Google Cloud Platform services guide. ].

Energy Pipeline Operations Affected By Cyberattack

CTOvision

All the facts are not in regarding the attack announced by the US natural gas pipeline operator Energy Transfer Partners (operator of over 71,000 miles of pipeline). But we do know that operations were affected by the attack and that the attack was against its back office systems in charge of orders, shipping, billing. Operations […]. CTO Cyber War News

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empow – Delivering on the Unmet Promises of Cybersecurity

The Investing Edge

I am thrilled to announce Ascent’s investment in our newest portfolio company, empow. While I am excited for all of our investments, this one feels special in that it exhibits several of the core themes of Ascent’s strategy: It’s a thesis driven investment based on months of research and outreach. It’s partnering with an exceptional entrepreneur from across the Atlantic to help build a US presence. It’s revitalizing a relationship with an outstanding CEO of a prior Ascent investment.

Are you developing too much code? The rationale for low code alternatives in digital transformation programs

Social, Agile and Transformation

I am concerned that some organizations are developing too much custom code as part of their digital transformation programs. The code may be tied to delivering new mobile experiences to customers, integrating new data sources into a data lake, generating dashboards, or providing collaborative tools for a departmental workflow. Writing too much code can be a mistake for organizations when.

What CIOs Need To Do About The Disengaged Worker Problem

The Accidental Successful CIO

Old management techniques don’t work with new employees Image Credit: Kevin O’Mara.

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Innovation Requires A Culture Of Diversity And Inclusion

Forrester IT

Successful organizations innovate and differentiate by boosting diversity and inclusion. Diversity is too often an overused phrase and covers many facets of diversity. We think that diversity above all should be about the ability and the courage to communicate “contrarian” thoughts.

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Cloud migrations: Don’t settle for just some operational savings

David Linthicum

I’ve stopped thinking of simple migration to the public clouds as “success.” Yes, businesses do benefit. You decrease operational costs by a certain amount, if you plan correctly, and you certainly increase the convenience of not having to deal with hardware and software. But all that gets you to just 10 to 20 percent in savings. What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know now.

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Assessments on AWS Snowball and AWS Snowball Edge Post Confirmed By User Feedback

CTOvision

In March I opined on the remarkable engineering in AWS Snowball and AWS Smowball Edge. There are many trends in tech now and some of them, like the specific capabilities in this cloud computing domain, can seem like they are slow to develop till they are right on you. This is one of those times […]. Big Data and Analytics Cloud Computing CTO News

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#DigitalTransformation Means Hybrid IT and Multipath

Cloud Musings

The cloud is ubiquitous in today’s business world. This operational model is changing both data center operations and application development processes across multiple domains.

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Practical CIO Advice for Managing Change on CXO Talk [Video]

Social, Agile and Transformation

My second appearance on CXO Talk may be better than my first show! Thanks to Michael Krigsman for having me on again!

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What Can CIOs Learn From The Evolution Of Smartphones?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Smartphones have matured and CIOs can learn from this Image Credit: Nokia Connect. CIOs exist in order to help their companies do more things and do them faster.

Your Data Is Worth Nothing, Unless You Use It

Forrester IT

I’m often asked the question, “What’s my data worth?” And, my immediate (and somewhat provocative) response is, “Nothing!” As the data economy heats up, the fear of being left behind leaves some company execs in a cold sweat.

Beware these 2 barriers to successful cloud migration

David Linthicum

Cloud migration is hard. Can it be easy? Yes, when all the applications are well-designed, the databases have consistent and nonredundant structures, and security requirements are straightforward and well understood. But that’s never the case. [ What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know now. Also: InfoWorld helps you identify the right tools for the job: AWS cloud services guide • Google Cloud Platform services guide. ].

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Global Cyber Alliance Release: Perhaps the most important of the 2018 RSA Conference Season

CTOvision

Every year the RSA conference brings together members of the cybersecurity community for a week of presentations, discussions, tech demos and socials. Concurrent with the event there is always a flurry of press releases. Many are designed to highlight a company’s product or service. Many, like the annoucement of the new Microsoft led coalition of […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Reimagining the Future of Work in the Enterprise

The Investing Edge

The world of work as we know it is in a state of flux – automation, robotics and other digital innovations are altering the fundamental nature of work.

Inno Setup PowerShell Uninstaller

Mick's IT Blog

I recently encountered an application that uses the Inno Setup installer. Part of my process when I deploy an application is to also create an uninstaller. While creating the uninstaller, I decided to make a function for uninstalling Inno Setup installed applications. The way I have written this function is that you need to use the exact name as displayed in the add/remove programs for the AppName parameter.

What Can CIOs Learn From How Alibaba Handles Their New Hires?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Alibaba is creating a new training program for some of their employees. Image Credit: Andy Mitchell. If there is one task that we have to do a good job at as the person with the CIO job, it’s bringing new people onboard.

The Sorry State of Digital Transformation in 2018

Forrester IT

Software eats the world, right? We’ve been saying that for how long now? 1997 in my case, I think.) And we’re still transforming? That’s taking so long is just an indication of just how hard it is for companies to change how they operate.

Moving your data analytics to the cloud isn’t so easy

David Linthicum

It doesn’t take a genius to understand that the data warehouses and data marts of the past were of little use. Their data was typically too old, the processing too cumbersome, and the costs too high. Today’s cloud-based data analytics have the ability to do things in real time, databases can operate at the “speed of need,” and even small enterprises can bind data analytics processing with the latest “cool kids” technology such as machine learning and predictive algorithms. [

Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Actors Targeting Network Infrastructure Devices

CTOvision

It can be really hard for the government to share information with citizens and businesses, for many reasons. We all wish it was easier, but the fact is that complex rules and regulations and the need to operate with some degree of certainty combines with the need to protect sources and methods. Everyone in the […]. CTO Cyber War News

The Role of Big Data and Mobile Apps in Healthcare

Datacponomy

For those with chronic health issues or life-threatening illnesses, the line of specialists and procedures can seem endless. Moreover, each time a new practitioner or clinic is visited, the patient is required to fill in long and complicated forms – especially if a medical insurance is involved.

One-Liner that Updates the Dell Application Component Updates in the Reference Image

Mick's IT Blog

While building out the Windows 10 reference image task sequence, it dawned on me that I should be making sure the latest Dell Application Component Updates are installed.

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How devops practices prevent legacy platforms

Social, Agile and Transformation

Do you fully grasp the long-term business problem devops aims to solve? I'm going beyond the upfront benefits. The alignment of dev and ops teams to build and deploy supportable applications. The ability to release frequently and bring new features to market faster. The monitoring that informs technologists of application issues before end users escalate them. The automation to scale up.

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Walled Garden No More: Digital China Goes Global

Forrester IT

As China battles the US for global digital leadership, Chinese digital giants like Alibaba and Tencent are taking the first beachhead: Southeast Asia (SEA).

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