March, 2019

CIOs Help Banks Prepare For The End Of The World

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs have to be able to anticipate the worst Image Credit: josef.stuefer. CIOs at banks have a great deal to worry about. Simply because their companies have so much valuable data and money, the bad guys are always trying to break in and steal things.

2 security tricks your cloud provider won’t tell you

David Linthicum

Cloudops (cloud operations) and secops (security operations) are quickly evolving practices. While I’m seeing some errors, what’s more common is that ops teams are leaving important things out. If these missing aspects are not addressed, secops will become problematic quickly. Here are two secops omissions that you can deal with today, even though your public cloud provider won’t tell you about, won’t be on any certification, and is typically widely misunderstood. [

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Quality Assurance (QA) In The Context of AI

CTOvision

Everyone who has ever worked on a software project knows that you don’t just simply put code and content out to your customers, employees, or stakeholders without first testing it to make sure it’s not broken or dead on delivery. Quality Assurance (QA) is such a core part of any technology or business delivery that […].

Is Your Organization Customer Centric?

CEB IT

Gartner predicts that, by 2020, poor customer experiences will destroy 30% of digital business projects. Will yours be one of them? What does it mean to be customer centric?

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.

Recipes don’t always work

Eric D. Brown

How many times have you followed a recipe while cooking something in the kitchen and had the result turn out not to be quite what you expected? If you’re like me, more times than not.

List of Microsoft 365 Certification Exams and Cost Details

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In this post, you will learn about the Microsoft 365 Certification exam in details. I have created a table to keep track of Microsoft certifications, exams, and training classes.

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How to address IoT’s two biggest challenges: data and security

David Linthicum

You don’t even need to Google “data growth and IoT” to see the trend for the internet of things; all research shows a steep curve up and to the right. The reason is pretty simple: We’re collectively trying to capture fine-grained, ongoing, machine-generated data from a fast-growing universe of devices because the more data, the better the analyses are possible from that data. At the same time, it’s clear that security for IoT mostly takes a backseat to everything else.

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How Far? The Line Between Compassionate Care and Ruthless Efficiency

CTOvision

I recently read with horror and empathy several articles about a man who was told by a video linked “robot” doctor that he was going to die. We lived through a similar experience just one week ago. My son-in-law, dying from stage IV cancer, was subjected to a similar robotic doctor in Inova Loudoun […]. CTO News

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CIO Power Politics: Master the Art of the Stall [Video]

CEB IT

Every CIO has been in a situation in which an executive or coworker has asked a difficult question about a project. The instinct is to answer immediately, but Tina Nunno , vice president and Gartner fellow, advises CIOs to resist the urge and stall for a better outcome.

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Incrementally Better

Eric D. Brown

Recently, I spent a week at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. While visiting, I stayed in Tusayan Arizona, just a few miles outside the park’s entrance. When I visit places like this, I don’t have high expectations when it comes to dining.

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 Make Application Packagers Life Easier – Part 2

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In this series of posts, I will share tips to make application packagers life easier. In part 1 of this series, you can learn about the future of packaging and modern packaging community.

There's No Tech Silver Bullet for Digital Transformation

Information Week

There are four common traits of executives and organizations that will be successful with digital transformation

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What you should know about serverless computing before you start

David Linthicum

Are you considering serverless computing ? So is everyone else in IT. A recent survey released by New Stack reveals that half of IT executives in the survey say they are already running with a serverless architecture, and 28 percent intend to do so within the next 18 months. The survey of 608 companies found that benefits among serverless users include scalability and a greater speed of development.

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Mark Your Calendar Now For 24-26 June 2019 AI World Government Conference

CTOvision

If you are in government or are in a position to help the government make the most of Artificial Intelligence please mark your calendar now for the 24-26 June 2019 AI World Government conference, which will be held at the Reagan Center in DC. This event is being sponsored by OODA, with both CTOvision and […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Events News

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.

Why Data and Analytics Are Key to Digital Transformation

CEB IT

Information as an asset is still in the “early adoption” phase, which makes it a competitive differentiator for leading organizations as they focus on digital transformation. In turn, data and analytics become strategic priorities. Data and analytics are the key accelerant of an organization’s digitization and transformation efforts. Yet today, fewer than 50% of documented corporate strategies mention data and analytics as fundamental components for delivering enterprise value.

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Quantum computing will break your encryption in a few years

Network World

Modern public-key encryption is currently good enough to meet enterprise requirements, according to experts. Most cyberattacks target different parts of the security stack these days – unwary users in particular. Yet this stalwart building block of present-day computing is about to be eroded by the advent of quantum computing within the next decade, according to experts.

Windows Admin Center with Azure Monitor and Email Alerts

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Windows Admin center is always a dearest tool for IT admins. I’m happy to see that Microsoft is investing time and efforts add new capabilities to the Admin Center.

How Low-Code and No-Code Fit into a DevOps Strategy

Information Week

There are ways organizations can simplify app creation if they do not have the resources to build them from scratch

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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!

AI cloudops is coming, whether you like it or not

David Linthicum

As someone who’s worked with AI for the last 30 years (yes, it was a thing 30 years ago), I’ve often thought of its capabilities were overrated and used for the wrong things in many cases. Now that it’s cheap thanks to cloud computing, and much more effective thanks to the pace of innovation, AI as a solution is coming up again, including the use in cloud operations.

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Nvidia announces $99 AI computer for developers, makers, and researchers

CTOvision

In recent years, advances in AI have produced algorithms for everything from image recognition to instantaneous translation. But when it comes to applying these advances in the real world, we’re only just getting started. A new product from Nvidia announced today at GTC — a $99 AI computer called the Jetson Nano — should help […]. Artificial Intelligence News

3 Actions for the New CIO

CEB IT

What should be the first priority as a new CIO ? Getting to know the IT infrastructure and systems? Making yourself familiar with goals and expectations? All important tasks, but not the place to start. The very first thing a new CIO needs to do is strategically build rapport with the CEO and other C-level members to be perceived as a trusted ally of the executive team. Success requires that you do things that nobody expects from you — and that you do them well.

How blockchain will manage networks

Network World

Ethernet networking technology is flawed, say some engineers. The problem is it doesn’t have any inherent security built in to it. Ethernet also hard to manage because it's centralized. It’s out-of-date, and it needs revamping, researchers say. One attempt to address the issue is the Marconi protocol, which is a strategy to shift network and packet management over to a smart contract, decentralized chain-based system. Smart contracts are trackable, verifiable transactions.

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?

How to Make Application Packagers Life Easier – Part 1

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In this series of posts, I will explain and share tips to make application packagers life easier. You will find out whether there is any need for Modern Application Packaging Tool from this post. In most of the organizations, application packaging team is also part of the extended SCCM team. I have seen many application […].

Automation: How Can We Reskill the Workforce?

Information Week

The growing interest in automation in the enterprise highlights the need to place humans in jobs that are best suited for humans rather than machines, and a need for continuous training

How to eliminate the security risk of redundant data

David Linthicum

When you move, you have a few choices of what to do with all the stuff you’ve accumulated. You could sell or donate most of the stuff you’ve accumulated over the years. Or, you could just move it, because you don’t have the time or the energy to figure out what you keep and how to dispose of what you don’t want. Most enterprises migrate their data to the public cloud in that second way: they just cart it all from the data center to the cloud.

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W3C approves WebAuthn as the web standard for password-free logins

CTOvision

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) today declared that the Web Authentication API (WebAuthn) is now an official web standard. First announced by the W3C and the FIDO Alliance in February 2016, WebAuthn is now an open standard for password-free logins on the web.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Gartner Predicts 3 Digital Business Impacts on PPM

CEB IT

If your team or organization has the mindset that continuing with the historical, predigital status quo will be enough to keep operations going, think again. The time to elevate enterprise-level support and coordination across emerging product, program and portfolio management (PPM) capabilities for digital business is now. Many PPM leaders are facing a digital business reality check.

VMware firewall takes aim at defending apps in data center, cloud

Network World

VMware has taken the wraps off a firewall it says protects enterprise applications and data inside data centers or clouds. Unlike perimeter firewalls that filter traffic from an unlimited number of unknown hosts, VMware says its new Service-defined Firewall gains deep visibility into the hosts and services that generate network traffic by tapping into into its NSX network management software, vSphere hypervisors and AppDefense threat-detection system.

Speed up Windows 10 Upgrade Process – Task Sequence Vs. Servicing

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. IT is focusing on different ways to speed up Windows 10 upgrade process. As we all know installation time is a critical parameter in the Windows 10 feature upgrade process. Hopefully, you will learn an easy way to speed up Windows 10 upgrade process from this post. – Check out the recommendation in the […].

Customer Experience: A Company's Most Important Battleground

Information Week

Tthe last century way of doing customer experience is outdated. The emergence of new technologies calls for the adoption of new processes

Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.