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The Future of Operations: A Developer

Forrester IT

Infrastructure is increasingly software-based with rapid container growth, composable infrastructure [i] , and of course the consumption of cloud.

The latest cyber attacks show why the cloud is safer

David Linthicum

Computer systems from the Ukraine to the United States were affected last week by the Petya cyber attack. It’s similar to the recent WannaCry ransomware attack last month. The WannaCry ransomware took advantage of vulnerabilities in the older versions of Windows that allowed the infection to spread. All someone needed to do was click a malicious link and—bang!—they they were infected. That is, if they hadn’t installed the patches and updates.

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Corporate IT: Help Managers Get More From Their Data


Data, and the fruitful analysis of it, offer incredible opportunities for companies to spot trends and take advantage of them before competitors do.

Transforming the PMO into an SVMO to Drive Software Value


The role of the Project Management Office (PMO) has been to define and maintain standards for projects – an important business function for most organizations. In the software development world, the PMO has made significant headway over the years in standardizing processes to ensure projects are executed successfully. While the PMO has been vital in […]. CTO News

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?

Whither Indian IT?

Forrester IT

The Indian media has been busy sounding the death knell for the US$150 billion IT and BPO services industry. Doom generates page views and can make for compelling reading, but do the facts justify the rising sense of despondency? Not quiet, we believe. The retrenchments and the modest guidance are real. But they are neither indicative of a civilization-ending AI, nor a whole-scale repudiation of the founding pillars of the offshore services industry.

How will the cloud change IT? Look at Microsoft

David Linthicum

Microsoft is planning a global sales reorganization to better focus on selling cloud software, according to Microsoft insiders. This comes as no surprise, considering that Microsoft did the same for its ailing phone business last year. What does this mean? Well, cloud in, software out—at least from the Microsoft business standpoint. However, count on Microsoft soaking you for more operating system and office automation money for years to come. So, that’s still a thing.

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IT’s Tricky Relationship with Business Analytics Teams (and How to Fix It)


As companies work out how and where data and analysis can help them understand customers better, make processes more efficient, create higher quality products and services, and myriad other tasks, they are standing up “business analytics teams.”

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We Don't Need Jedi's

Forrester IT

Like every other movie buff, geek, or nerd on the planet I am a Star Wars fan. I think it's a stellar series (minus the whole Jar Jar Binks thing, anything with that guy in it could be used as an alternative to waterboarding) that has spun a tale for the ages across the better part of a few decades. After this last week bouncing around on planes across the US I had time to watch the original movie on a flight, it had been quite a while.

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CTOvision Assessment On The Megatrend of Cybersecurity


There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deeper into the trend of enhanced Cybersecurity. We can make a prediction with absolute certainty: In the future, cybersecurity will be […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Nominet Trust invests £600,000 to help young people acquire digital skills

Computer Weekly

Tech for good funding firm launches programme to fund several organisations with the aim of increasing digital skills among young people in the UK


ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

IT Infrastructure: Why You Should Focus on Human Errors in Change Management


Even the best resourced IT teams, with armies of programmers, engineers, and enterprise architects at their disposal, can easily still make costly mistakes in their change management processes.

Navigate The Kubernetes Ecosystem

Forrester IT

Containers are at the heart of so-called "cloud-native" applications and platforms -- the emerging term of art for apps born in or redesigned for container-centric technologies. Containers enable faster software delivery, tremendous scale, higher resiliency, greater flexibility, and a wider range of implementation options -- all critical features that EA pros need to accelerate digital transformation.

GreenTec: Persistent Data Protection With Storage Level Security


With this post we are initiating coverage of Virginia based GreenTec-USA. GreenTec-USA is a pioneer in data center modularization and optimization for servers, storage, video and secure document storage. The premise behind their cyber security solutions is one that leaders in the cyber business know well – breaches are not a question of if, but when. […]. Security Companies Computer security custom firmware data Data Protection Security storage level security Storage solutions technology

Lloyds Bank joins Swift blockchain proof-of-concept project

Computer Weekly

Twenty-eight banks collaborate in blockchain project that will enable the real-time management of accounts used to make cross-border payments

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.

What a Business Architect is and is not (ii)

IT Toolbox

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What Kind of Threat Intelligence are You Selling Me?

Forrester IT

The threat intelligence market has not been well defined. This is a problem that frequently arises when marketing departments start playing buzzword bingo in a "me too" attempt to latch onto the latest trend. This year it's happening with machine learning. Unfortunately, the market response to this type of message pollution is to "lose faith" in the trend or technology, leaving nothing but the echoes of a melancholy Michael Stipe song.

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Machine Learning Tools are Coming to the Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

New breed of tools use machine learning techniques to add human knowledge to sensor data Read More. DCIM Design Featured Internet of Things Machine Learning Manage Power and Cooling

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Storage the favourite use case for public cloud customers

Computer Weekly

Despite lingering trust issues, storage and backup are key use cases in the public cloud, says Barracuda survey. Meanwhile, Microsoft Azure is Europe’s favourite cloud provider

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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.

Five Ways Mobile ERP is Evolving

IT Toolbox

Apple just released a toolkit for easily incorporating augmented reality into mobile apps. You’re not alone if you think this is an opportunity for mobile ERP. In fact, even before Apple announced its push into augmented reality, ERP makers already were busily working on ways to make ERP data more useful and accessible for mobile. “A major innovation area for mobile

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IDG Contributor Network: Fraud and the Internet of Things

Network World

During the past few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the hottest movements of our time. Although many technology trends and buzzwords come and go overnight, it’s clear that the IoT is here to stay. Almost half of the world's population is online, and technology is a deeply integrated part of our lives.

Google Hopes Nutanix Can Unlock the Enterprise Data Center for Its Cloud Business

Data Center Knowledge

Hybrid-cloud partnership with hyper-converged infrastructure pioneer gives Google more than a me-too on-premises component. Read More. Business Cloud Design Edge Computing Google Hyper-convergence Nutanix

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Why GDPR is so relevant to the business

Computer Weekly

The GDPR is not only relevant to CISOs and DPOs, and has a massive impact on businesses


The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Business Process Architecture, is it an architecture though?

IT Toolbox

The idea of Business Process Architecture (BPA) was mentioned quite a few times in the year past. Often though, in the subsequent paragraphs, it was shortened to Business Architecture. The concept, typically, comes from the process Business Process Management (BPM) community. Questions. What is BPA?

5 Things CIO Should do this Summer

Social, Agile and Transformation

Take a step back - it's summer time. You may not be able to slow down, but you should have more opportunities to do things outside of the normal day to day and monthly grind. If you do, consider the following options - Unplug - My advice for CIO on taking summer vacations includes unplugging from email, learning something new, and setting priorities on your time. Consider using the time to.

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The Peculiarities of High-Availability Data Center Design on a Cruise Ship

Data Center Knowledge

TUI vessels set sail with new multi-site IT infrastructure aboard Read More. Design Featured Manage Networks Storage Uptime

Government awards academics £16m for 5G trial network

Computer Weekly

Experts from three major technology research institutions have been awarded a government grant to develop a 5G test network

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.

How is Technology Changing Television?

IT Toolbox

Not only has the service provider?s s business model completely transformed, but the way we watch TV has changed too


Hybrid cloud: The smart person's guide

Tech Republic Cloud

This comprehensive guide covers the common use cases, technical benefits and limitations, and what to know for adopting hybrid cloud in your organization

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Friday Funny: Racking and Stacking

Data Center Knowledge

Here’s the cartoon for this month’s Data Center Knowledge caption contest. Read More. Featured Humor

Let’s have some more straight talking on AI and robotics

Computer Weekly

How do you ensure artificial intelligence grows with your business and does not turn into an assortment of technologies that may be fantastic but don’t integrate or scale well

Serverless and Containers: How to Choose the Right Application Strategy

Speaker: Tolga Tarhan, Senior Vice President, GM AWS Services at Onica

When it comes to the modern tech stack, one of the fastest changing areas is around containers, serverless, and choosing the ideal path to cloud native computing. How do you as a technology leader point your team in the right direction, especially given how quickly this is evolving?