Sat.Apr 08, 2017 - Fri.Apr 14, 2017

IT Project Management: Answers to the Top 5 Questions about Managing Digital Products


Almost 90% of managers now say that digitization is a high priority for their company, and two-thirds say they will lose any competitive advantage they hold if they don’t become significantly more digitized.

You need your ‘cloud brain’ more than ever

David Linthicum

How we do IT is changing. As it changes, we need to alter the way we think about IT. I like to call that new thinking as having a “cloud brain.” So what the hell is a “cloud brain?” [ Download the public cloud megaguide PDF: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Joyent compared. Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing Report newsletter. ]. A few core attributes include the following: To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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Finding Common Ground with Your CEO


Carol M. Evenson. The chief technology officer (CTO) and chief executive officer must work together for the good of the company. The CTO is responsible for focusing on technological matters, such as computers, websites and social networking.

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Uber.Pepsi.The Ringling Brothers Circus. Our Values based analysis.

Forrester IT

Three very different brands with an unfortunate commonality: Each has recently incurred the wrath of a growing segment that Forrester calls the values-based consumer. Last week at Forrester's Consumer Marketing Forum, my colleague J im Nail and I launched a new line of research. It helps marketers manage the trend of consumers looking beyond the direct, personal benefits they receive from a brand to also value the brand's impact on society and the world.

Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

How and When to Quantify Information Risk


Risk quantification is not impossible, it’s just misunderstood. Most people think of risk quantification as the practice of assigning a dollar value to information risk, but even ranking different types of risk into an ordinal scale (first, second, third, etc) involve a degree of quantification.

Chatbots, Fitbits and AI: IT suppliers identify the top trends in HR technology

Computer Weekly

Businesses are using Fitbits, artificial intelligence and chatbots to improve working life as competition increases to recruit talented ‘millennials

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Massive Performance, Scale and Manageability Gains in Hyper-V with Windows Server 2016

IT Pros Rock!

In this episode , you’ll learn about the huge performance and scale improvements made available with Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016.

Corporate IT: Fusion Teams are the Future


Google spent four years and millions of dollars attempting to create the perfect team , and while the scale of Google’s investment may be unique, their focus certainly isn’t. CIOs around the world report that the way they want to build and reorganize teams is undergoing fundamental change.

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Six key security weaknesses in industrial systems

Computer Weekly

Organisations should mitigate six key vulnerabilities in industrial control systems to reduce the risk of cyber attack, warns security firm FireEye

Ruckus Keeps Rolling, Despite Corporate Drama

IT Toolbox

Buckle in- these first few sentences are a bumpy ride. But I promise, I’ll get you to nice smooth road pretty quickly. Deep breath… ready? Let’s go. First there was Ruckus, the maker of cost-effective, really good Wi-Fi technology. The company came onto the WLAN scene when 802.11n was king and Cisco, Aruba, Motorola (hush- we’re not going there in

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Boycott ISPs that abuse privacy, net neutrality

David Linthicum

After Congress repealed the FCC’s broadband privacy rules two weeks ago , new Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai promised that the personal information they give to their ISPs would continue to be, well, private. Indeed, Pai said that he planned to work with the Federal Trade Commission to police ISPs around privacy issues.

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The Most Powerful Single Click in Your Facebook Privacy Settings

Doctor Chaos

Getting a new job, recovering from an abusive relationship, engaging in new kinds of activism, moving to a different country—these are all examples of reasons one might decide to start using Facebook in a more private way.

Thurrock Council latest to put gigabit broadband in public housing

Computer Weekly

Thurrock Council will fit out thousands of publicly owned properties with gigabit fibre-to-the-premises broadband


Why Is Employee IT Education Important for Businesses

IT Toolbox

As businesses are always looking to cut down costs, training employees has become their primary goal, especially for large corporations that count thousands of employees

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

5 Ways That Fintech Is Transforming How We Handle And Invest Our Money


FinTech (financial technology), is an economic industry composed of companies that use technology to make financial services more efficient. Fintech is changing the way we invest, the way we spend and the way we interact with money.

Nuggets for Retweets

Doctor Chaos

Twitter user Carter Wilkerson (username: @carterjwm) became an overnight Internet celebrity by tweeting a public message to Wendy’s asking how many retweets would it take for him to get free nuggets for a year. Wendy’s Twitter account replied 18 million. Carter Wilkerson has accepted the challenge! The current record for the most retweets is held […]. Cyber social engineering social media

Cloud, AI and security driving network monitoring industry

Computer Weekly

We explore the latest developments and trends in enterprise network monitoring and management

The king of spam

IT Toolbox

Pyotr Levashov, the infamous Kelihos botnet operator and spam maestro, finally got himself arrested on holiday in Spain


Machine Learning for Builders: Tools, Trends, and Truths

Speaker: Rob De Feo, Startup Advocate at Amazon Web Services

Machine learning techniques are being applied to every industry, leveraging an increasing amount of data and ever faster compute. But that doesn’t mean machine learning techniques are a perfect fit for every situation (yet). So how can a startup harness machine learning for its own set of unique problems and solutions, and does it require a warehouse filled with PhDs to pull it off?

How to Avoid Runaway Costs in the Public Cloud

Data Center Knowledge

Both the tools and the techniques needed to keep a lid on public cloud costs are dramatically different when you rent infrastructure instead of owning it outright. Read More. Industry Perspectives

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Startup founded by FireEye alum goes after FireEye

Network World

A former FireEye engineer has kicked off a startup whose machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies will compete against his former employer’s threat-prevention platforms.

Changing channels: How DevOps, shared infrastructure and smart hiring help ITV innovate

Computer Weekly

Tom Clark, head of Common Platform at ITV, explains how embracing agile thinking and shared infrastructure is helping the broadcaster stay one step ahead of its commercial competitors

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Three Things IT Will Like About Today's IP Phones

IT Toolbox

If you’re on the fence about what to do with your phone system, this series should help clarify your options. Many businesses choose to keep using their aging phones for as long as possible, mainly to avoid the expense and hassle of replacing them. Economically, that makes sense, but it also holds employees back in terms of using currently technology to stay productive. If you’ve moved

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Working Ergonomically Is Easier Than You Think


There’s a common misconception that going ergonomic means spending a ton of money on the latest and greatest office products while simultaneously memorizing dozens of posture tips you’ll never really use. This couldn’t be further than the truth.

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Amazon Web Services Head Jassy Reaps $35.4 Million for 2016

Data Center Knowledge

Leading the fastest-growing and most profitable division of Inc. is paying off for Andrew Jassy. The head of Amazon Web Services, which includes the company’s cloud business, received $35.4 million in stock and about $179,000 in salary and a 401(k) match, according to a regulatory filing. Amazon Shared

Europol and Brazil agree co-operation on cyber crime

Computer Weekly

Brazil, which has a significant and growing cyber crime problem both as the target of international attacks and the source of regional attacks, is set to work more closely with Europol to fight cross-border crime


Three Things Users Will Like About Today's IP Phones

IT Toolbox

Over the past two posts , I’ve addressed how desk phones are evolving to meet the needs of today’s workers, and if you haven’t stayed current, you might think that a phone is still a phone. That may be true for businesses that are just thinking about telephony, but so much more is

Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.

Life – Special Blog from Keith Rayle

Doctor Chaos

My friend, Keith Rayle wanted to share a very special blog he wrote. This is not a tech or cyber security related blog. Keith is a great friend of mine, and a mentor. He has helped this site tremendously in countless ways. It is my pleasure to respect his wishes and post this on our site. […

How to Speed up your WordPress Website


WordPress is one of the widely used web building tools in the World. The ease and flexibility that it provides are unmatched and unrivaled by any other platform. WordPress as a content management system (CMS) is used by around 60% of the websites.

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Interview: Codecon – a platform for skills development through instant feedback

Computer Weekly

By providing programmers with instantaneous feedback, they are more likely to improve and develop the skills they’ll need for the corporate environment, says Codecon creator

Advanced ETL Processor offers better integration with Tableau

IT Toolbox

Learn how to publish TDE file to Tableau server in 2 minutes

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Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.