Sat.Jul 29, 2017 - Fri.Aug 04, 2017

You need a cloud exit plan, even for AWS, Google, Microsoft, or IBM

David Linthicum

The cloud computing infrastructure market—IaaS, PaaS, and private hosting—continues to consolidate around the four major providers, as they maintain or even grow market share at the expense of smaller providers. AWS has continued to grow its revenues more rapidly than the overall market. In other words, AWS is the one to beat, and it will likely remain so for sometime.

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ICO highlights challenge Slack-like tools pose to public sector FOI request compliance

Computer Weekly

The Information Commissioner’s Office outlines how the growing use of cloud-based communication channels could complicate how public sector organisations respond to Freedom of Information requests

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For Digital, discover, streamline and render agile the enterprise before addressing cultural issues (i)

IT Toolbox

continuing from. Culture, a barrier to Digital. McKinsey concludes: "Leaders hoping to strike the right balance have two critical priorities. One is to embed a mind-set of risk taking and innovation through all ranks of the

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Corporate IT: Challenging Colleagues is the Best Way to Help Them

CEB IT

Google recently announced an end to its practice of scanning Gmail users’ emails in order to personalize the ads they see, bringing its personal service in line with the rules it applies to its business accounts.

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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.

Fix your databases now as you migrate to the cloud

David Linthicum

If you have lame databases in your on-premises systems, don’t move them to the cloud. They’ll still be lame databases. As thousands of enterprises move their application workloads and data to the cloud, too many move whatever they have, include their lame databases. It’s easy to just lift and shift them you’ll find the popular on-premises databases also available in the cloud. So you end up with the same limitations, just running somewhere new. Don’t do that.

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Culture, a barrier to Digital

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Information Risk: Third-Party Risk Management Is Failing

CEB IT

Information security teams are busier than they’ve ever been and, although they have been given more funds to cope, there is still a great need to prioritize and focus on the risks that are most likely to harm their business.

What Europe’s New Data Protection Law Means for Data Center Operators

Data Center Knowledge

GDPR will have a wide impact, but few operators are ready. Read More. Regulation Security

How logic games have advanced AI thinking

Computer Weekly

Pitting a chess computer against a chess champion used to be the end goal for machine intelligence. We explore how game play has improved artificial intelligence

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.

Mist Systems is the Cloud WLAN Vendor With a (not so) Secret Weapon

IT Toolbox

Now that we’re years into cloud-enabled networking, it may not be all that exciting to hear from yet another cloud WLAN company. You might see Mist Networks as just another WLAN vendor trying to leverage the cloud to make their pitch, but there’s more here than meets the eye.

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Merck Cyber Attack Will Cause Loss Of Innocent Life

CTOvision

For years we have heard warnings of cyber attacks against manufacturing processes and against infrastructure, and for years we have seen these attacks grow from theoretical to real. We have also seen many who do not know how connected these systems are say that all is well and the threat is being over stated. We […]. CTO Cyber Security News

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Are You Ready for a Multi-Cloud Future?

Data Center Knowledge

Sponsored by: Dell EMC and Intel There are so many conversations around cloud, moving to various types of cloud services, and how to leverage the power of hybrid. But, it’s important to note just how much cloud services – and hybrid, in particular, have been growing and where they are. Cloud SPONSORED

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BT makes firm offer to meet USO broadband commitment

Computer Weekly

BT has made a firm offer to become the designated provider of the 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation broadband service

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.

Six CRM Tips for Better Data Management

IT Toolbox

Garbage in, garbage out. That’s one of the first lessons you learn in Comp Sci 101, and it definitely holds true for CRM. A CRM populated with outdated or inaccurate contact information does little for a company, and often it slows down operations. Sales staff call the wrong numbers. Marketing emails reach old addresses for a lower response rate. Customer service details

Artificial intelligence: the megatrend that’s first among equals

CTOvision

Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t business as usual. Because of complementary advances in natural language processing, machine learning, and image recognition, the range of tasks for which AI is well-suited is growing daily. And when a critical level of AI saturation is reached, we anticipate profound disruption in the world of work. Imagine a barrel perched […]. Artificial Intelligence Big Data CTO Cyber Security Internet of Things News The Future Trends

Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: July 2017

Data Center Knowledge

Here are the most popular stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge last month Read More. Featured

Newcastle to put gigabit broadband in council properties

Computer Weekly

Newcastle City Council is to roll out fibre-to-the-premises broadband in 25 public housing developments

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.

3 ERP Trends in 2017 That Will Define the Years to Come

IT Toolbox

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology has expanded in leaps and bounds over the last few years. As technology continues to evolve, ERP solutions typically experience the same evolution. If companies hope to remain competitive, they must be at the forefront of these new innovations. Fortunately, there aren't always drastic changes to keep up with, and these ERP trends of 2017 will likely

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Five Questions Transformational Leaders and PMOs Should Address When Driving Digital

Social, Agile and Transformation

Let's consider the modern Project Management Office or PMO and what transformational leaders need from this function when driving digital transformation programs. The Role of the PMO Before Transformation In many organizations, the PMO is synonymous with bureaucracy and administration since many focus on tracking projects, managing budgets, defining project management standards, and.

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Alphabet Wants To Fix Clean Energy’s Storage Problem — With Salt

Data Center Knowledge

The latest idea from the X ‘moonshot factory’ is code named Malta. Read More. Energy Google

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Businesses failing to understand GDPR compliance status

Computer Weekly

With less than a year to go before the General Data Protection Regulation compliance deadline, many businesses are floundering, while others are embracing data-centric security to fast-track compliance

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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.

Important Things to Consider When Developing a New App

IT Toolbox

Developing apps can be a complex job, given the fact that there many factors you need to consider before you even start working on a brand new app

The Game of Clouds 2017

Cloud Musings

The AWS Marketplace is growing at breakneck speed, with 40% more listings than last year! This and more insights were revealed when CloudEndure used their custom tool to quickly scan the over 6,000 products available on AWS Marketplace.

Equinix Positioning for “Next Wave” of Cloud Data Center Deployments

Data Center Knowledge

Next-gen apps and lessons of past deployments are driving architectural changes in cloud infrastructure, and the colo giant wants to stay in tune. Read More. Business Cloud Colocation Equinix Featured

Cyber criminals make it difficult to follow the money

Computer Weekly

Following the money is a classic technique used by law enforcement to link criminals to crimes by tracing associated financial exchanges, but that may not be easy in the case of the WannaCry attacks

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.