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. [

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 […].

Make No Mistake — Microsoft Is A Security Company Now

Forrester IT

Microsoft has announced support for macOS in its rebranded Microsoft Defender ATP product, taking this product from being an offering that could be considered an add-on for hardening its own operating system to a multiplatform security solution.

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.

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?

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What Are The 5 Skills It Takes To Be A Successful CIO?

The Accidental Successful CIO

It takes talent and these 5 skills to be a successful CIO Image Credit: Alan Levine. So CIO, are you a good manager? I suspect that most of us think that we are. However, over at the Gallop company they have just completed a survey of managers.

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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AI’s Impact on Food Service Industry

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is impacting a wide range of industries, and the food service and restaurant industry is certainly a good example. AI technologies are enhancing and changing the entire restaurant experience, from the ways in which we order food, to the way in which food is prepared and served, and how customers interact with […].

Use Direct Mail To Get The Attention Of Your Digital-First B2B Buyers

Forrester IT

When was the last time you answered a phone call from a phone number you didn’t recognize or opened an email from an unfamiliar sender? Like, never? Same here. The sad truth about most modern marketing tactics is that they’re too cheap and too easy.

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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.

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.

MWC19: Where Telecommunications and Cloud Meet

Cloud Musings

As a cloud solution architect, my passion is learning the details about how cloud computing uniquely supports specific business cases. This curiosity is what drove my excitement when Ericsson invited me to work with them during Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

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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The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

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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Tech Titans Google And Microsoft Are Transforming Cybersecurity

Forrester IT

Last April, we outlined how the “Tech Titans” (Amazon, Google, and Microsoft) were poised to change the cybersecurity landscape by introducing a new model for enterprises to consume cyber security solutions. Security has long been delivered as siloed solutions located on-premise.

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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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Security Breech At The SEC Causes A Headache For Their CIO

The Accidental Successful CIO

The SEC Wants To Check On Every Trade – Is This Safe To Do? Image Credit: Philip McMaster. Let’s face it, when it comes to money, people can quickly become very greedy.

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.

Data’s Growing Role in Scalable Ecommerce?

Datacponomy

Here is how Big Data can help you in your growth strategies in ecommerce Ecommerce is taking a bigger slice of the global retail pie. In the US, for example, ecommerce currently accounts for approximately 10% of all retail sales, a number that’s projected to swell to nearly 18% by.

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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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

What To Expect At RSA Conference 2019: Cloud As Security Improvement And The Possible End Of The Infosec Gilded Age

Forrester IT

I recently did a webinar with a few of my colleagues from the RSA Conference Advisory Board on precisely this topic, which you can find here. We tried to expose as much as we could of the fantastic variety that you’ll find at RSA Conference 2019.

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.

CIOs Are Racing To Deal With The Next Big Security Threat

The Accidental Successful CIO

Quantum computing may allow unstoppable future attacks on corporate networks Image Credit: Brookhaven National Laboratory. One of the most important jobs that the person with the CIO job has is to keep the company’s networks and data secure because of the importance of information technology.

List of Microsoft 365 Certification Exams and Cost Details

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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.

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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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

Atoms Get Their Revenge At The Intelligent Edge

Forrester IT

My colleagues J.P. Gownder, Craig Le Clair, and I just published the results of a year-long study to answer the question “What happens when digital business systems and physical-world processes come together?” The answer: Atoms get their revenge.

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