November, 2017

The impacts on storage and compliance from Blockchain, robots and IoT

Computer Weekly

Vigitrust's Mathieu Gorge reports from Web Summit 2017 on the impact on storage and compliance of biometric security, Blockchain, and robots in internet of things deployments

When it comes to the cloud, don’t start with technology

David Linthicum

It’s easy to get caught up in the technology of cloud computing. We’ll certainly see that occur at the annual AWS Re:Invent show this week, where hundreds of providers will show off new and shiny technology. But don’t get stuck in the weeds. What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know now. Also: InfoWorld’s David Linthicum explains how to move into a cloud career from traditional IT. ].

Deep learning – when should it be used?

Eric D. Brown

“When should I use deep learning?” ” I get asked that question constantly. The answer to this question is both complicated and simplistic at the same time.

8 Ways to Build a Better Business Bot

IT Toolbox

The increasing demand for these technological solutions is not a result of blind consumerism, nor is it a case of mindless obsession with AI

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An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

3 Ways to Mitigate Insider Threat Risk Prior to an Employee’s Departure

CTOvision

We are seeing a disturbing insider threat trend impacting operations and causing reputational harm in the days leading up to an employee’s departure from an organization. For example, last week a Twitter employee deleted President’s Trump’s Twitter account prior to leaving the premises on his last day of employment. In September, a contractor was convicted […]. CTO Cyber Security News Cognitio

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The legal quagmire of creativity in artificial intelligence

Computer Weekly

AI holds the promise to solve problems beyond the scope of human imagination. But if an AI can create, who owns its work

Google can read your corporate data. Are you OK with that?

David Linthicum

On Halloween, Google told its Google G Suite users that “this morning, we made a code push that incorrectly flagged a small percentage of Google Docs as abusive, which caused those documents to be automatically blocked. A fix is in place and all users should have full access to their docs.” That misfire reminded everyone that cloud providers have access to all your data. Many people worried that Google was scanning users’ documents in real time to determine if they’re being mean or somehow bad.

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When it comes to big data, think these three words: analyze; contextualize; internalize

Eric D. Brown

If you don’t know, I’m a bit of a data nerd. I’ve been writing about big data, data science, machine learning and other ‘new’ stuff for years. I believe in data science and I believe in big data.

One Bitcoin Transaction Consumes One Week Worth of Electricity for Your Home

IT Toolbox

As the Bitcoin hype is increasingly rising so does its exorbitant energy consumption

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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 Artificial Intelligence is Making Big Data Better Than Ever

CTOvision

The concept of Big Data is a relatively new one. It denotes the availability of vast volumes and sources of data, which were not available before. By itself, Big Data is powerful, and when combined with Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, the opportunities presented by this combination are just endless. As big data moves to the […]. Artificial Intelligence Big Data

Three Factors to Better Understand Digital Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Digital transformation is not just about applying cloud, mobile, and social technologies or experimenting with emerging technologies like AI, blockchain, or IoT.

GDPR could ramp up cyber extortion demands, warns researcher

Computer Weekly

The ransom demanded for stolen or encrypted data is likely to rise after the General Data Protection Regulation compliance deadline in May 2018, according to a cyber security researcher

Why cloud adoption isn’t slowing datacenter growth

David Linthicum

I’m always interested in datacenters because I live in Northern Virginia, where a new one opens about once a month, leveraging a huge bundle of fiber coming out of the ground near Dulles Airport and cheap power sources. Indeed, they now call my region “Datacenter Alley.”

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.

The Endpoint Imperative: The Perimeter is Dead; Long Live the Perimeter!

Cloud Musings

Cloud, mobility and the Internet of Things have obliterated the traditional perimeter that protected organizations. The result: Higher productivity, but bigger challenges for security, data protection, and mobile device management.

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5 Ways VoIP Can Increase Productivity

IT Toolbox

Businesses of all sizes and types are consistently striving to increase profits. Companies can reach this goal in a variety of ways—reduce overhead spending and waste, increase workforce efficiency—but one reliable way is to increase productivity in the workplace. One often-overlooked way to increase productivity is to use the benefits of voice over IP (VoIP) telephony.

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Understanding the value of your customer: CLV 101

Datacponomy

At some point, almost every company faces questions like How good are the customers that we acquire? How do they differ from each other? How much can we spend to encourage their first or next transaction? As a measure that determines the amount of profit a customer brings over the.

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CM Update Reset Tool Fixes SCCM CB Update Download Issue

Anoop

Have you faced SCCM CB update getting stuck in the “Downloading” state? I have seen SCCM CB updates are getting stuck in downloading stage. But, in most of the scenarios, a service restart resolves this issue.

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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.

Nordic CIO interview: Filippa Jennersjö, Sweden’s Public Employment Agency

Computer Weekly

The CIO at Sweden's Public Employment Agency has been bringing the organisation in line with other departments’ digital developments

You want innovation? You’ll have to go to the cloud

David Linthicum

Are we at the tipping point with cloud computing? As more technology comes out on public clouds, cloud technology seems to be pushing the limits of innovation. It’s still an emerging approach, yet the degree of innovation in the public cloud seems to have surpassed the innovation of technologies that remain on premises. A case in point is the abundance of machine learning technology that’s now based in the public cloud. But the trend does not stop there.

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The Data Storage Explosion

Cloud Musings

Cloud computing innovation will power enterprise transformation in 2018. Cloud growth is also driving a rapid rise in the storage market, exacerbating the enterprise challenge around storage cost and complexity.

The Enterprise Modelling we need

IT Toolbox

Presently, we have all these diagrams stored in various places in the enterprise but no two are linked together or consistent. They do not employ the same components, connections, notations or tool.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Why Smart Contracts Will Bring Blockchain to the Masses

Datacponomy

Blockchain technology has rapidly asserted itself as one of the most potentially disruptive technological forces of the 21st century.

5 big challenges facing CIOs and IT leaders in 2018

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: As business technology goes through a fundamental shift, the role of the CIO is changing. In the coming years, CIOs will face new challenges and take on new roles. The most successful CIOs are those that recognize and adapt to these changes.

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IR35 reforms: Consultation on private sector roll-out confirmed in Autumn Budget 2017

Computer Weekly

The government has confirmed it is preparing to consult on whether or not to roll out the controversial IR35 tax avoidance reforms to the private sector

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How to diagnose cloud performance issues

David Linthicum

Is your public cloud-based workload too slow? You don’t know where to look first? Here are some quick guidelines for diagnosing the root cause of most performance issues. I’ve found that many people in IT who can quickly diagnose issues with traditional systems have trouble diagnosing cloud-based system. Because they don’t have a deep understanding of what’s in a public cloud, such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure, and believe that it’s a black box.

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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.