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Cloud architects who earn $150,000 are likely underpaid

David Linthicum

According to this source, “cloud architects earn between $140,000 and $150,000” per year. I’ve paid more and less, depending on where the architect lives. However, a good cloud architect can make as much as $250,000 with proper experience and a proven track record of success. Many may scoff at “proven track record” because cloud-based resources are relatively new, and configuring those resources to form the optimum solution is a still-evolving science.

What To Do If Your Data Was Breached

CTOvision

Read Nicole Martin explain what you can do if your data was breached on Forbes : Data breaches seem to be everywhere in today’s society. Just this week it was announced that a massive data breach exposed sensitive data of nearly every individual in Ecuador. The breach impacted an estimated 20 million people, 6.7 million […].

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Settling the Soft Skills vs. Technical Skills Debate

Information Week

For full-time employees, put more weight on the soft skills. For contractors who don't make the technical cut, don't put your money down on them

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Leading the Digital Society

CEB IT

The responsibility and challenges of leading organizations in a digital society can be daunting. But, according to Mike Harris, EVP, Research & Advisory, Gartner, successful digital transformation can actually change the way people interact with an organization. . swg_ad].

How AI Can Radically Change Your Business

AI is quickly becoming mainstream, thanks to its value-driving capabilities. Yet, even with such widespread attention, it still is one of the most misunderstood technologies out there. Here's how to make the most out of it and bring a positive change to your company.

4 Ways Blockchain Will Transform Higher Education

CEB IT

In 2017, the University of Melbourne started using blockchain to issue digital credentials , enabling students to share verified copies of their qualifications with employers and other third parties in a tamperproof system. New ways to apply blockchain technology in the higher education sector are emerging all the time. Over the past several years, more high-profile projects have received significant media attention, fueling further interest in the technology. .

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7 Required DevOps Practices Before Increasing Deployment Frequencies

Social, Agile and Transformation

In my last post, I shared 7 Prerequisites on Whether to Improve Deployment Frequencies with DevOps. I firmly believe that CI/CD is not enough to support stable releases and also shared 5 pre-deployment priorities for Agile DevOps teams.

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Mobilized Employees Engage Buyers With A Trusted Voice

Forrester IT

Employees’ Advocacy Boosts Your Content And Customer Interactions While trust in brands has dwindled, B2B buyers hold those same brands’ employees in high regard as authentic and compelling sources of information. And they want to engage with them.

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Top Trends From Gartner Hype Cycle for Digital Government Technology, 2019

CEB IT

How do you bring a city, transport network or school campus to life so that better decisions can be made about its future? Digital twins of government that do exactly that are starting to appear in jurisdictions around the globe.

The State of Machine Learning Frameworks in 2019

CTOvision

Read Horace He’s analysis of AI research papers which shows TensorFlow is the platform of choice in the industry, but most researchers are now using PyTorch on The Gradient : Since deep learning regained prominence in 2012, many machine learning frameworks have clamored to become the new favorite among researchers and industry practitioners. From the […].

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

4 Steps to Get Started with Containers

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The following is the fifth blog in a series about software containers and Kubernetes, and their importance in modern application delivery.

What I Found At Alibaba Cloud’s Apsara Conference

Forrester IT

Two weeks ago, I attended Alibaba Cloud’s Apsara Conference 2019 in Hangzhou, China. I learned new insights about how Alibaba is going to further strengthen and expand its already powerful ecosystem, and Cloud will play a key role in its updated platform business strategies.

Australian and New Zealand CIOs Need Digital Resilience

CEB IT

One-quarter of CIOs in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) rank digital initiatives as their top business priority in 2019, according to t he 2019 Gartner CIO Agenda Survey.

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Demystifying Artificial Intelligence in the Corporation

CTOvision

Read Randy Bean take a look at the adaption of artificial intelligence in corporations on Forbes : Artificial Intelligence (AI) is top of mind for leading corporations these days – 96.4% of top executives reported earlier this year that AI was the number one disruptive technology that they were investing in, up from 68.9% just […].

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Cyber Judgment: A New Path Forward for Decision Makers

Information Week

Information security staff cannot be everywhere decisions are made, and not every risk decision can be automated

No-Deal Brexit: The Privacy Regulatory Landscape Is About To Become More Complex Than Ever

Forrester IT

The Brexit day is approaching fast, but there is no certainty as to whether or not the UK’s departure from the EU will be accompanied by a withdrawal agreement — or not. Data protection is just one of the many areas that will be affected by Brexit.

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2 Strategies to Conquer the Need for Speed to Market

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Today’s businesses face mounting competitive pressure to innovate quickly. Speed to market is driving the need to be more agile. More IT organizations are embracing agile processes, but it doesn’t start and stop with IT. This trend will spread beyond IT, pushing the entire company to become agile.

Announcing A New CTOvision Study: Build vs Buy in the Government Sector

CTOvision

For decades government leaders have had to wrestle with questions of building solutions vs buying existing solutions. The needs of government enterprises have shifted over the decades, but so have the capabilities of commercially available products.

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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.

Enterprise Guide to Edge Computing

Information Week

Here's a collection of information to help IT leaders and professionals learn more about edge computing and use cases for their enterprise organizations

How To Master Your Global eCommerce Expansion

Forrester IT

Expanding your eCommerce offering to new global markets is daunting. The key to success: creating a strategic plan tailored to your unique business needs in addition to the market conditions. My report, “Create Your Global eCommerce Road Map,” is here to help.

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Kaspersky honeypots find 105 million attacks on IoT devices in first half of 2019

Tech Republic Security

The number of attacks on IoT devices in 2019 is nine times greater than the number found in the first half of 2018

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6 ways to be a big data superstar

CTOvision

Read why Mary Shacklett says that big data experts must demonstrate soft skills and business acumen to survive on Tech Republic : In 2019, big data and analytics skills is the number one area of need in companies. According to AWS recruiting agency Jefferson Frank, technical skill areas in demand include programming languages such as […].

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.

Microsoft Teams and SharePoint: “Teamify” Answers Office 365 Confusion

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Microsoft Teams is hot. It increases collaboration and helps simplify the UX. It’s also the answer to many of your adoption and usage issues. Adoption change management is critical to your productivity success and for any Office 365 and Microsoft Teams deployment.

FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Forrester IT

The California Attorney General Just Published CCPA Rules, And They’re Clear As Mud Privacy wonks have been awaiting AG Becerra’s draft regulations for CCPA to provide guidance on the law. On Oct. 11th, our patience was rewarded with 24 pages of rules that often confuse more than clarify.

How to disable Facebook location tracking

Tech Republic Security

If your privacy is more important than Facebook knowing exactly where you are at all times, you might want to disable location tracking

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8 Ways Businesses Unknowingly Help Hackers

CTOvision

Most of your employees likely know better than to send a password via email or open a strange attachment from someone they don’t know. But do they know better than to post photos of their badges on social media or include details about internal software in job descriptions? “I see this all the time, and this […].

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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.