Sat.Oct 13, 2018 - Fri.Oct 19, 2018

Digital Myth No. 4: Your Company Needs A Digital Strategy

Forrester IT

When your CEO asks you for your digital strategy, you could go away and huddle up with your team for a month and produce some voluminous document full of TLAs only to have it sit on the shelf for the next two years. Instead, simply give your CEO a copy of your business strategy. After […].

Devops is mandatory for multicloud deployments

David Linthicum

A survey of 1,106 business and technology executives published by the IBM Institute for Business Value, finds that 85 percent of companies are already operating in multicloud environments. Moreover, 98 percent are forecasting they will be using multicloud within three years. These findings should surprise nobody who reads this blog. However, the survey finds that only 39 percent of the respondents have implemented devops processes and tool chains.

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Is Venture Capital investment in AI Realistic or Out of Control?

CTOvision

Anyone observing the news can see that artificial intelligence and machine learning are getting lots of attention. It goes without saying that startups are playing into this trend and raising more money than ever, as long as they have AI or cognitive technologies in their business plans or marketing material. Not only are startups raising […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News The Boardroom ai funding startups vc venture capital

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Marketers – You have too many choices

Eric D. Brown

I have a little secret for everyone in the world of marketing: You have too many choices. There are way too many technology platforms in existence today. Too many ‘tools’ and too many products. You have too many choices when it comes to getting your work done.

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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.

If You’re Not Prioritizing Employee Experience Improvement, You’re Doing It Wrong

Forrester IT

There is ample evidence that improving employee experience leads to better business results. Briefly, firms that improve employee experience find that they get better work performance and more discretionary effort from employees.[i]

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Robots On The High Seas: Intel partners with Rolls-Royce to develop autonomous cargo ships

CTOvision

OK this is cool. We all know robots are coming. Imagine what they can do on the high seas! What if this lowers the cost of international commerce? Should be good for all. A rising tide raises all boats! Rolls-Royce is partnering with Intel to use Xeon Scalable processors on ships and in datacenters as […]. CTO News Robots Intel

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How Big Data Is Dishing out Big Solutions for Food Industries

Doctor Chaos

Any business structure can benefit from using data, including the food and beverage industry. Whether they’re distributors or fast food chains, these businesses offer a product people are willing to buy. Judging the details comes down to utilizing data.

Video: Adobe Premiere Rush CC Brings AI-Powered Video Editing To Marketers

Forrester IT

Adobe’s new Premiere Rush CC brings pro-level video editing capabilities to video creators who aren’t pros. It’s part of Adobe’s continued push downmarket to expand its footprint among creatives.

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Install SCCM Console on a Windows 10 Machine

Anoop

You can install SCCM console on a Windows 10 machine and perform all the admin tasks from your local machine. I would recommend using remote SCCM console than using the console in the site server. In this post, you will learn how to install SCCM console remotely on a Windows 10 machine.

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.

Spookstock: Less than a month remains before this secretive, virtuous battle of the bands

CTOvision

JJ Green at WTOP News produced a segment on a very virtuous yearly event called Spookstock which I would like to draw your attention to. JJ’s choice of words and sound in this report are impossible for me to do service to, it is very well done, so I would encourage you to spend 4 minutes […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber War News

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Expanding Cybersecurity Skills with Hack The Box

Doctor Chaos

There are several ways to either assess your current hacking skills or increase your prowess. Capture the Flag (CTF) programs are a way of gamifying cybersecurity skills within a fun, interactive, and challenging delivery platform.

IBM Bets Big On Security Training And Leadership As A Differentiator

Forrester IT

In late 2016, IBM announced the availability of its full-scale cyber range at the Cambridge, MA headquarters of its security division. With two shifts per day and currently booked out six to eight months, it’s been a huge success for the division.

How learning processes in Artificial intelligence (AI) can improve business decisions

Datacponomy

In today’s IT world, everything is about being fast, flexible and efficient. We work agile, build prototypes and use fast-scaling adoptive cloud infrastructure.

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.

The CISOs Role in Risk Management

CTOvision

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of a company is becoming more and more important as cybersecurity threats increase in both frequency and reach. Every business needs to ensure that their CISO is not only concerned with security, particularly when it comes to any IT systems, but will also be responsible for risk management throughout […]. CTO Cyber Security

League of Legends Champ Loses $200k to Sim-Swap Hack

Doctor Chaos

There’s been a growing trend in the world of cybercrime recently; that of sim-swapping, a new and subversive type of identity theft.

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Can Robots Grow Up To Be More Human?

Forrester IT

Context And Timing Is Critical For Robots And Humans To Work Well Together.

What’s New in Puppet 5?

Cloud Musings

Puppet 5 is released and comes with several exciting enhancements and features that promise to make configuration management much more streamlined. This article will take a comprehensive look at these new features and enhancements.

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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.

The cart before the horse in data-science projects: back to basics

Datacponomy

The cart before the horse? What are we talking about: You have the perfect scenario in front of you. You or your team just learnt about an exciting way to analyse data, found a new data-source that looks very promising, or were impressed by a new data visualisation tool.

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We love ideas like this: Open-source hardware could defend against the next generation of hacking

CTOvision

Read Prof. Joshua M. Pearce argue that open-source hardware could be the ultimate key against cyber attacks that companies are trying hard to find on The Conversation : You must have heard about open-source software helping in fighting cyber attacks but imagine open-source hardware doing the same job for you in much better way. Imagine you […]. Cyber Security News

Marketers – get your heads out of the clouds!

Forrester IT

It’s frustrating when a customer exhibits purchase intent, but does’t buy because of friction in the customer journey. It’s worse when a store manager or contact center agent is unaware of a digital promotion.

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Intune Admin RBAC Scope Tags Implemenation Guide

Anoop

Intune Scope tags got introduced in Azure portal a few months back. Azure AD global admins are not required for all the Intune admin roles. So it’s better to minimize AAD admin roles in your organization. I would recommend watching the Ignite session BRK3026 by David Falkus & Dave Randall.

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.

How CIOs Can Find Compassion For The Difficult People In Their Lives

The Accidental Successful CIO

Even difficult people need compassion Image Credit: Steve Bridger. As the person with the CIO job, you are called upon to interact with a lot of different people. Some of those people will work for your company and some won’t.

Why It’s So Hard to Punish Companies for Data Breaches

CTOvision

Seems like it will be hard to get firms to improve till we all come to grips with this and sort out how to make firms responsible for their negligence, don’t you think? Read why Josephine Wolff says that it is very hard to punish companies, especially big companies for data breach on The New York […]. Cyber Security News

Research Announcement: Cybersecurity Incident Response Services Wave

Forrester IT

I’m getting ready to kick off a Forrester Wave on Cybersecurity Incident Response Services that should be viewed as a refresh of the Digital Forensics and Incident Response Service Providers Wave published in September of 2017.

Don’t Jack my Crypto

Doctor Chaos

Tony G and Dr. Chaos discuss crypojacking – is it really a problem? How does it lead to greater security threats? What does it really mean for enterprise organizations? Join us for the Dr. Chaos podcast. Podcast

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.