March, 2017

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).

More than a million Gmail and Yahoo account credentials on sale

Computer Weekly

Usernames, email addresses and plaintext passwords of more than a million Yahoo and Gmail accounts are reportedly on sale on the dark web, posing a threat to corporate security

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How CIOs Can Help their Firm Digitize

CEB IT

While nearly every senior management team now accepts and understands the benefits of digitizing their products, channels, and operations, there is scant agreement on how to do so – within industries or even individual firms.

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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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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.

How Linux Conquered the Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Linux’s ubiquity in the data center wasn’t by design. It was the effect of a powerful and unpredictable undercurrent. Read More. Blades Featured Microsoft Oracle composable infrastructure Dirk Hohndel Erin Chapple Git history Linus Torvalds linux linux foundation Mark Hinkle open source

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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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Cardiff man admits terrorist charges after posting encryption instructions on Islamic blog

Computer Weekly

Samata Ullah, a resident of Cardiff, pleaded guilty to five terrorism charges, including developing an encrypted version of an Islamic website and posting videos explaining how to use encryption

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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.

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. ].

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.

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

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.

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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Country as a service becoming reality in Estonia

Computer Weekly

Programme to help foreigners set up businesses in Estonia through virtual residency is gathering pace

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.

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.

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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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.

6 Ways to Improve Security on Your Android Device

IT Toolbox

Since there are many android smartphone users surfing the internet on a daily basis, we have decided to give you six simple ways to improve the security on your android device

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.

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.

Thorn CEO on using machine learning and tech partnerships to tackle online child sex abuse

Computer Weekly

The CEO of US-based no-profit Thorn explains how cross-industry collaboration and machine learning is helping her organisation stay one step ahead of online child sex abusers

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.

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. |

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.

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

5 Data Integration Benefits of Hosted VoIP Service

IT Toolbox

Making the switch to hosted voice over IP telephony (VoIP) service can enable your organization to unlock crystal-clear business communications at a fraction of the cost of plain old telephone services (POTS). However, you'll also be in a position to unlock massive benefits to your internal productivity and customer satisfaction. The secret? Data integration, which is generally available as add-on

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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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Cyber attack on Barts NHS trust exploited zero-day vulnerability

Computer Weekly

A cyber attack that forced parts of Barts NHS trust offline in January 2017 has been blamed on previously unknown malware that was able to bypass the antivirus systems, highlighting a common weakness in cyber defences

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.