May, 2017

AI Is Not An Exception – Technology Has Always Taken Jobs

Forrester IT

Yes, AI will take jobs away from many workers - our relatives, friends, and neighbors. So too have all technologies created throughout human history. We invent things to make things easier and the impossible possible. The invention of the wheel made transport easier.

Driving Digital: The CIO's Playbook

Social, Agile and Transformation

Thanks to Landmark Ventures and Anthony Juliano for a great CIO Summit last week and for giving me a speaking spot for Driving Digital: The CIO's Playbook.

Good news: CIOs have stopped fighting the cloud

David Linthicum

I call them the “folded-arm gang”: those CIOs who invite the “cloud guy” into a meeting and then push back on everything you say and do so for no good technical reason. It’s frustrating. But things are changing. CIOs who once pushed back on cloud computing have either changed their minds or have been fired. Either reason is fine with me. [ The cloud storage security gap—and how to close it. | The InfoWorld Deep Dive: How to make document sharing really work in Office 365. ].

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The 6 Reasons Employees are Lax about Information Security

CEB IT

Information security teams can spend all the money in their budget on fancy technology but it’s for naught if employees don’t use it.

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Should CIOs Learn How To Forgive?

The Accidental Successful CIO

To forgive is divine, but is this something that CIOs should be doing? Image Credit: timlewisnm. Ah, the process of getting older. Each one of us is doing this every day and, with a little luck, we really don’t spent all that much time thinking about it.

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Serverless computing will drive out OpenStack private clouds

David Linthicum

By now we all (should) know the benefits of serverless computing in the public cloud. InfoWorld’s Eric Knorr provides a good summary of serverless computing’s advantages , so I won’t go into the details here. What’s most interesting is that as Amazon Web Services, Google, and Microsoft get better and better, the private cloud providers are still moving at a snail’s pace. The public cloud is where we see new technologies take off, such as machine learning, big data, and now serverless computing.

The Skills all IT Professionals Will Need for 2020

CEB IT

Digitization is changing every aspect of a big company , from the way it uses technology to create its products, to the way it markets and sells them to customers, to the way it runs its operations to make all of that happen.

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Crisis Response Using Cloud Computing

Cloud Musings

Cloud computing is more than servers and storage. In a crisis situation it can actually be a lifesaver.

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Executive Order Underscores Need For Leadership Accountability In Reducing Digital Risk

CTOvision

Bob Gourley. The 11 May 2017 Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure is notable for several reasons.

DevOps Has Reached “Escape Velocity”, CIO’s Need To Get Onboard!

Forrester IT

In an era where velocity and agility are driving technology management organizations over simple cost reduction, every business must constantly evolve to drive business differentiation.

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Implementing Your Company’s Cybersecurity, Military Style

The Accidental Successful CIO

You can never have too much cybersecurity Image Credit: Randen Pederson. Implementing a cyber-defense system for your company sure sounds like a good thing for the person with the CIO job to do. Just exactly what does that mean?

The cloud can’t fix poor application performance

David Linthicum

Have you heard the fairy tale that application performance on the cloud is automatically optimized, without any effort from developers or administrators? Too many people believe it’s reality, and not a fairy tale. [ A developer’s guide: Get started with serverless computing. Microsoft Azure Functions locks in on serverless computing. Build ’em now! 5 uses for serverless frameworks. ].

IT Infrastructure: 3 Steps to Respond to Today’s Information Security Concerns

CEB IT

The Fat New Pipes that Link Facebook Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Putting the social network’s inter-data center backbone in perspective Read More. Business Facebook Networks

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Steps for Fortifying Your Organization’s Data in the Cyber War

CTOvision

Roger Hockenberry. The most recent ransomware attacks should make every executive in every company take notice, and be worried. Last week, I spoke at a cyber event and came with a message: the continued focus on legacy endpoint and network security is almost worthless.

Five Factors That Make Deep Learning Different - Go Deep Baby!

Forrester IT

At the highest conceptual level, deep learning is no different from supervised machine learning.

Just Exactly How Legal Is It To Track Your Employees?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Just because you can, does not mean that you should track employees Image Credit: Gabriel Garcia Marengo. As the person with the CIO job, you have a great deal of power that comes with your assignment dealing with importance of information technology.

Focusing on the cheapest cloud price could cost you more

David Linthicum

Amazon Web Services really leads the way in determining market price for cloud services, and the second-, third-, and lower-tier cloud providers try to price their cloud services below that of AWS to steal its business. That is, until AWS drops prices—again. Enterprises that focus only on cloud usage prices are missing the big—and more important—picture. [ To the cloud! Real-world container migrations. | Dig into the the red-hot open source framework in InfoWorld’s beginner’s guide to Docker. ].

IT Project Management: How PMOs Can Survive in a Digitized Company

CEB IT

Many managers – inside and outside of IT – have strong points of views, and often visceral emotions, about IT project management offices (PMOs).

Oracle's Massive Cloud Deal With AT&T

Chuck's Blog - EMC

For those of you following industry cloud adoption -- and trying to figure out how the horse race between the four big players is shaking out -- today's news is certainly worth considering. AT&T is agreeing to move a significant number of their Oracle databases to the Oracle Cloud.

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CTOvision Assessment On The Megatrend of Artificial Intelligence

CTOvision

Bob Gourley. There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for C loud Computing , A rtificial Intelligence , M obility , B ig Data , R obotics , I nternet of Things , C yberSecurity.

Are You On An Agile+DevOps Journey? Don’t Miss Out On Continuous Testing Services!

Forrester IT

It happens often in conversations with clients that I realize they have disjointed initiatives going on to support their digital transformation.

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Five DevOps Lessons from a CIO Getting in the Weeds on AWS

Social, Agile and Transformation

I always advise CIOs and technologists to get into the weeds to figure out what's going on. So last week I spent some time getting a number of AWS services up and running. Nothing too crazy, but successful. My first project was to set up a new domain, Driving-Digital.com on AWS Route 53 to enable landing pages and vanity URLs for my upcoming book, Driving-Digital: The Leader's Guide to. about me amazon cio cloud computing DevOps it management organizational change

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The 3 big speed bumps to devops in the cloud

David Linthicum

Devops and cloud—both concepts are hot, for good reason. Let’s take a look at the current state of devops and cloud, and how they fit into today’s technology sets. Devops provides an approach and a group of technologies that help enterprise developers do a better, faster job of creating applications. It also eliminates the barriers between development and operations (thus the name “devops”). From IDEs to test frameworks: Must-have devops tools for Windows admins. |

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Blockchain Business Innovation

Cloud Musings

Is there more than bitcoin to blockchain ? Absolutely, because today’s blockchain is opening up a path towards the delivery of trusted online services. To understand this statement, you need to see blockchain as more that it’s more famous bitcoin use case.

Switch Plans Gigantic Atlanta Data Center Campus

Data Center Knowledge

Fourth dot on US map completes list of US markets company can reach with low-latency connectivity Read More. Colocation Featured North America Switch SuperNAPs

Windows Server 2016 – What’s New for Web Servers with IIS 10

IT Pros Rock!

Windows Server 2016 includes a new version of Internet Information Server IIS – in this episode we will reveal all of the great new features and performance enhancements included so that you can understand how this may affect your deployment decisions with Windows Server 2016.

IBM & Cisco Join Security Forces To Fight Cybercrime And The Competition

Forrester IT

I was lucky enough to be invited to IBM's 3rd annual Security Summit in NYC for about 300 of its customers. IBM used the event to showcase a new IBM and Cisco joint security initiative whereby the two will work to integrate their security solutions to better combat advanced threats. The philosophy of the partnership represents the idea that cyber defenders need to collaborate as well as cybercriminals seem to when it comes to sharing techniques and intelligence.

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