June, 2019

The cloud is the greener way to go

David Linthicum

I live in Northern Virginia, near Ashburn. If you’ve ever driven down the Greenway, the toll road through Ashburn, you’ll get an idea of the number of data centers in town—hundreds, with more being built each year. Is this the fault of cloud computing?

CIOs Want To Know: What’s Coming Next In Technology?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs would like to be able to predict the coming wave of technologies Image Credit: Evelina Ander. If a the person with the CIO job could have a super power, what would be the best one to have? The ability to fly and avoid all of those lines at the airport?

5 Steps to Master Continuous Delivery

CEB IT

Ariane is a technical professional in a large manufacturing organization. She is in charge of application development (AD). In the past few months, she’s had to make some changes to promptly meet the demands of the customer and the business — including regularly updating applications with user feedback and responding to new shifts in the market and changes to business strategy.

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Guide to Artificial Intelligence

CTOvision

This is the CTOvision guide on the megatrend of Artificial Intelligence. This report gives a high level overview of the most important factors of the trend, gives updated insights into the activities of the major AI companies, and succinct descriptions of AI tech.

Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

Why is implementing new frameworks, from SCRUM to self-organized teams, so much harder than understanding them? Roy Osherove has the solution. Tune in and learn to recognize what state your team is in, to support them accordingly, and to help them adopt the best practices given where they are today.

The Cost Of Losing Creativity

Forrester IT

Agencies’ creative perspective, the very currency of the business, is at risk and can only be realized by shifting billions from tech to fund creative differentiation. The value of agency creativity is at risk of disappearing.”

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3 reasons to put ERP in the cloud

David Linthicum

ERP systems are the last strongholds of processes and data that enterprise IT refuses to move to the cloud. ERP holds most of the relevant business data, and without that data the business would not exist. Thus, many companies are delaying migrating ERP to the cloud or refusing altogether.

What Can CIOs Do When The Cloud Isn’t Fast Enough?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Computing at the edge changes everything Image Credit: zorro013. The world in which we live is currently changing. Over the past few years, as the importance of information technology has grown, the internet has become a bigger and more important part of both our personal and professional lives.

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Gartner Keynote: 5 Significant Imperatives for Digital Success

CEB IT

The rapid pace of digital business evolution means that organizations must be continuously adapting their business and operating models. Canadian organizations are pursuing business model change, but there is still more to do.

Could This Be The Real Reason to be Afraid of Artificial Intelligence?

CTOvision

A robotics researcher afraid of robots, Peter Haas, invites us into his world of understand where the threats of robots and artificial intelligence really are. In his view, we really need to worry about the bias and ethical issues around AI.

Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

Design Thinking Can Deliver an ROI of 85% or Greater

Forrester IT

The Benefits of Design Thinking Are Quantifiable and They’re Compelling By Ryan Hart (Principal Analyst, CX) and Benjamin Brown (Senior Consultant, Total Economic Impact) Design thinking has historically enjoyed “blind support” among executive leaders based on its perceived value.

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7 steps to enhance IoT security

Network World

One of the biggest concerns with the Internet of Things ( IoT ) is making sure networks, data, and devices are secure. IoT-related security incidents have already occurred, and the worries among IT, security and networking managers that similar events will take place are justified. “In

Fix your cloud security

David Linthicum

I found some interesting statistics in this RedLock article that illustrate the severity of the cloud security problem: Only 7 percent of businesses have good visibility of all critical data, and 58 percent say they only have slight visibility. ForcePoint ).

Just How Important Are Good Managers?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to make sure that they have the best managers working for them Image Credit: Enrique Martinez Bermejo. Having the CIO job is tough. Because of the importance of information technology, the company expects you to be able to accomplish a great deal.

Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

Moving to micro-services, or even working with distributed applications in a traditional environment, brings with it a host of interactions that are often difficult to understand. This session will provide an overview of service mesh, a review of the Istio service mesh itself, and dive into best practices and integration models for integrating the traceability model into a distributed application.

Canadian CIOs: Use IT to Transform the Business

CEB IT

Nearly half of Canadian CIOs are playing an active role in defining new business models for their organizations, demonstrating the emerging importance of IT in delivering business outcomes and value. What’s more is that CEOs are counting on them to do so.

Science Fiction Gadgets You Can Get Today

CTOvision

Technology is advancing pretty fast, at times influenced by the exciting world of Science Fiction. This video captures 10 of the tech developments first seen in SciFi that are available now. A key point of this, if you want to know what is in our future, watch more SciFi!

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Marketing Is All About Moments: Don’t Wait For Them; Create Them

Forrester IT

(Dave Novitzky contributed to this blog.) Marketers’ attempts to profile, segment, and model customers implies that consumers are static and can be fully defined, but they are anything but.

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Celebrating Two Fantastic Years of Driving Digital

Social, Agile and Transformation

Two years ago I received my "author's copies" of Driving Digital: The Leader's Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology. The picture you see here is just after I opened the box. What a thrilling moment it was!

Cloud architects need to deal with cloudops

David Linthicum

I’m a cloud computing architect. I get to draw impressive diagrams, meet with cloud providers, pick security approaches and technology, deal with governance, and then turn the whole thing over to other people to actually do the work. Nice work if you can get it.

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How CIOs Can Do A Good Job Of Delivering Bad News

The Accidental Successful CIO

One of the jobs of a CIO is to be able to deliver bad news Image Credit: Still The Oldie. Let’s face it, as CIOs we’d all like to be liked. We enjoy the parts of our job that are fun and which have to do with the importance of information technology.

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Gartner Top 10 Security Projects for 2019

CEB IT

When George took over as the CISO of a retail company, IT security was relatively simple. But as the organization has grown — adding online ordering, more employees and a host of cloud-based platforms and technology to support digital business across the organization — so have the security vulnerabilities. Plus, increased attacks and phishing attempts make it difficult to know what security projects to focus on and where to get the most ROI.

BBC on Retail Robots

CTOvision

This is a great video because it captures the state of robotics in the retail industry. It starts off with developments pioneered by Amazon in their warehouse and fulfillment centers, and also includes the safety devices used by humans who need to interact with these dangerous robots.

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After A First Date, Would Your B2B Website Get A Second?

Forrester IT

More than 500 B2B marketers told Forrester their company’s website is the most effective demand generation tactic for building awareness and increasing consideration.[i]

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Here is a look at where Fintech is leading us and Why

Datacponomy

Fintech is opening floodgates of opportunity for ambitious startups that previously had no hopes of overcoming barriers to entry in the finance field.

When serverless is a bad idea

David Linthicum

Simply put, serverless systems remove you from having to deal with infrastructure issues, such as storage and compute server provisioning or operations. Indeed, many refer to serverless as “no-ops,” but it’s really “reduced-ops,” or as my friend Mike Kavis likes to say, “some-ops.”

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5 Activities to Improve the Culture of Agile DevOps Teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

It's getting close to summer months and many agile devops teams are working hard to close out their Q2 commitments. The summer months are a great time to bring people and teams together to recalibrate on priorities and revitalize their commitment to collaboration.

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7 Common Mistakes in Enterprise Blockchain Projects

CEB IT

Blockchain is often hyped as the next big thing in emerging technologies. But the reality is the majority of proofs of concept fail to get beyond the initial experimentation phase. . The good news is that CIOs can learn from early failures and avoid common mistakes. As the technology slides into the Trough of Disillusionment on the Gartner Hype Cycle, it’s vital that CIOs avoid pitfalls that can lead to disappointment and failure in enterprise blockchain projects.

Running Kubernetes on Ephemeral Infrastructure

CTOvision

The presentation embedded below, titled “Running Kubernetes on Ephemeral Infrastructure”, talks about what happens when you run large kubernetes clusters for mission critical enterprise apps and you destroy every node every 48 hours.

New Research: What Blockchain Means For Advertisers

Forrester IT

Today’s big brands have come to grips with a new advertising reality: Finding and successfully engaging with their best prospects and customers is more complicated than ever. But it’s not just rapidly changing consumer behavior that’s to blame.