March, 2017

Understanding Cloud Computing for Your Business

CTOvision

Carol M. Evenson. Over the last decade, cloud computing has gone from being a buzzword to an essential component of web technology.

The Top Emerging Technologies For Digital Predators

Forrester IT

If you've been following my research, you know I like to divide the business world into three categories of company: Digital Predators successfully use emerging digital technologies to gain market share and/or displace traditional incumbent companies (e.g. Amazon, Lyft, Priceline, AirBnB, Netflix).

IT pros agree: Security is better in the cloud

David Linthicum

About 42 percent of IT decision-makers and security managers say they are running security applications in the cloud, according to a survey of about 300 IT security pros from Schneider Electric. Almost half of those surveyed said they are likely or extremely likely to move their security operations to the cloud in a few years. In the survey, 57 percent of respondents believe the cloud is secure.

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What discipline should CIO master to drive transformation?

Social, Agile and Transformation

Several years ago, I was in a forum where a CIO I deeply respect admitted to me that the hardest thing for him to do on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis was manage his time. Time was his biggest issue? Not a demanding CEO? Not firefighting the latest operational issue? Not trying trying to get a team to align on priorities or technical strategy? We all have struggles managing our time and. about me cio digital transformation leadership

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DevOps has reached critical mass, CIOs need to get on board

Forrester IT

DevOps is one of the most powerful weapons that CIOs have in their arsenal. DevOps unites the entire enterprise in delivering business transformation with superior customer experience.

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The barrier to cloud security isn't the technology

David Linthicum

You want solid cloud security, so you work to find the best approach and technology. But that won’t get the job done. The truth is that competent cloud security technology is available, and most IT organizations’ cloud teams are good at finding and using it. But cloud IT doesn’t exist in a vacuum, so having the right approach and technology alone won’t secure your cloud operations. [ The cloud storage security gap—and how to close it. | 5 ways Microsoft has improved SharePoint security. ].

Step-by-Step: Deploy Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) Cluster in Microsoft Azure

IT Pros Rock!

In this short video, we’ll walk through deploying a Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) Cluster to a Microsoft Azure subscription using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Templates. Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) on Microsoft Azure.

Quantum Computing Delivered From The Cloud

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shutterstock IBM Cloud is now providing developers with the infrastructure and portal to a 5 qubit quantum computer. This equips them with the ability to build interfaces between classic computers and IBM’s quantum platform.

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Here are the Submarine Cables Funded by Cloud Giants

Data Center Knowledge

Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are fueling a submarine cable construction boom (illustrated) Read More. Amazon Connectivity Facebook Google Microsoft

Cybersecurity Due Diligence: Now a best practice in Merger & Acquisition (M&A)

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Bob Gourley. Cooley is an international law firm recognized for its technology practice and experience in multiple practice areas, including Mergers and Acquisition (the firm has handled over 1,000 M&A transactions since 2010).

Google Drives Into The Business Content Services Segment of ECM

Forrester IT

Several Forrester colleagues and I attended the Google Next conference earlier this month, an event showcasing the Google Cloud Platform portfolio. One message, however, was distinctly NOT cloudy: Google is aiming at the enterprise market. And that includes your enterprise content.

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IT Enterprise Architecture: How to Engage Business Partners and Enhance Digital Innovation

CEB IT

As senior management team sign off on multimillion dollar investments in digitization, thousands of people across all industries are rapidly uncovering new ways to use technology to increase productivity and create a competitive advantage.

Getting in the Game: An Insider’s Guide to Breaking into the Venture Capital World

The Investing Edge

Venture capital remains an unfamiliar world to many – but it’s not for lack of interest. For those following or involved in the tech space, it’s almost impossible not to wonder what happens in the VC world, since so many emerging companies depend on VC dollars.

Both Sides of Enterprise Mobility

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shutterstock Enterprise mobility has become table stakes in the world of business. The ability to access current information at any time, from anywhere, on any device has really become a cliché.

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Meet Microsoft, the New Face of Open Source Data Center Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

If you’re running a cloud platform at Microsoft’s scale (30-plus regions around the world, with multiple data centers per region) and you want it to run on the best data center hardware, you typically design it yourself.

Digital Risk of Data Increases When Employees Leave

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Crystal Lister. Employee turnover can potentially have serious effects on an organization’s productivity, morale, profit, financial resources, and increase an organization's digital risk posture.

Bosch Connected World 2017 – Lessons From IoT Practitioners

Forrester IT

With Paul Miller. In March 2017, Bosch hosted its annual internet-of-things (IoT) conference, Bosch Connected World (BCW), in Berlin. Since last year, the event has doubled in size, attracting 2,500 attendees from businesses and vendors. This jump reflects the growing interest in IoT.

In the cloud, you don’t need a college degree

David Linthicum

Like most in this business, I have an advanced degree. I even taught computer science at the college level part-time for eight years before life got too busy. That said, you don’t need a college degree to be successful in cloud computing. In fact, over the last few years, I’ve seen a clear trend toward accepting those without degrees not only in cloud computing specifically but in tech in general. [ To the cloud! Real-world container migrations. |

IT Applications: How to Create a Culture of Quality

CEB IT

Over the past several years, those in charge of IT applications teams have emphasized the need for their staff to be as quick as possible in getting applications in to day-to-day use.

Cloud Computing Forensics Readiness

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shuterstock In today’s globally connected world, data security breaches are bound to occur.

Switch Launches Its Pyramid-Shaped Data Center in Michigan

Data Center Knowledge

Sticks to its signature bold design approach, using dramatic lighting, Focault pendulum in the lobby. Read More. Colocation Data Center Design Switch SuperNAPs

Defense in Depth: Protecting the Organization’s Data

CTOvision

Marty Meehan. Editor's note: in this post, Cognitio's Marty Meehan provides context on an economical, scalable and highly secure defense in depth solution leveraging PKWARE's Smartcrypt and QuintessenceLabs. - The stakes get higher every day.

Platforms Are The Foundation For New Value Creation

Forrester IT

While a lot has been written about consumer-facing platforms like Facebook and Uber, the platform impact on business-to-business relationships has not been as extensively investigated. However, these "business platform models" are transforming the way how traditional businesses create value.

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The path to cloud success goes through your data

David Linthicum

Last week, Google showcased its enterprise cloud offerings at the Google Cloud Next conference, trying to show it could meet the needs of businesses, not only schools and small companies. The underlying pattern I saw in Google’s presentations was data. Increasingly, I see the same focus on data among all cloud providers. It’s not Google alone that understands the need for data. Data should also be your IT organization’s measure of success in the cloud.

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Does How You Look Really Matter?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Studies show that what you wear to work may impact how effective you are Image Credit: Matthew Kenwrick. When you go into the office, how do you dress? Do you put on a suit, find just the right tie, and make sure that your shoes are polished?

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Improve Deployment Speed and Reduce Overhead with Containers in Windows Server 2016

IT Pros Rock!

Learn how containers work in Windows Server 2016 and how they can be used to increase deployment speed, workload density and decrease server overhead to create a more efficient IT environment.

Release management strategies for agile development teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

Is release management part of your agile practice? Are you able to tell stakeholders target dates for your next application releases? Are you tracking how often your teams hit these targets and which releases hit the targeted scope and quality? I’ve asked this question of many teams and hear various answers. Some are practicing continuous delivery, others attempt to formalize release plans. agile planning agile software development cio DevOps it management software development software qa

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Leveraging The FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (CAT) To Improve Corporate Culture and Raise Security Posture

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Bob Gourley.

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