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Why you should not worry about cross-tenant cloud attacks

David Linthicum

We’ve all heard the concerns: While public clouds do a good job protecting our cloud-based systems from outside attackers, what about attacks that may come from other public cloud users? These are known as cross-tenant attacks (sometimes called side-channel attacks ), where other tenants on the same public cloud somehow access your data. Should you pay more attention to this fear? No, you should not pay more attention to cross-tenant attack fears. Here’s why. What is cloud computing?

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Beware fake Meltdown and Spectre patches

Computer Weekly

Security experts have warned that cyber attackers will be quick to use the Meltdown and Spectre exploits, but the first attempt to capitalise on them has come in the form of fake updates

Main Street Cybersecurity: 10 Cost Effective Strategies for confronting Ransomware

CTOvision

As we usher in the new year of 2018, we are confronted with an ever-expanding network-borne threat landscape especially from ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malicious software which is used by malicious actors to encrypt systems or data. When the ransom is paid the key is in some cases provided to unlock the data. […].

"We are more successful onboarding new technology versus maturing it" - And five things CIO must do to drive digital platforms

Social, Agile and Transformation

I was speaking with a few CIOs at the SINC USA West conference in Scottsdale late last year on the state of managing digital technology in their organizations. One CIO told me, "We are more successful onboarding new technology versus maturing it." Here's the logic behind his thinking and why this is a real issue for organizations investing in digital platforms When a new technology is. cio cmo digital transformation innovation organizational change

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.

Cloud portability: Why you’ll never really get there

David Linthicum

Portability means that you can move an application from one host environment to another, including cloud to cloud such as from Amazon Web Services to Microsoft Azure. The work needed to complete the porting of an application from one platform to another depends upon the specific circumstances.

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Mac Vs. PC: Which is Better for Your Business?

CTOvision

The debate about Mac vs. PC has been around for quite some time and may not end anytime soon. Some users prefer the Mac because of its elegant and sleek design, intuitive interface, and reliable security. On the other hand, PCs attract a large fan base because they are versatile, readily available, and affordable. Typically, […].

Excited to be working with Connected2Fiber

The Investing Edge

Boston-based Connected2Fiber just announced a new round of funding , which we lead along with Osage Ventures and existing investors Nauta Capital and NXT Ventures. So why did we invest?

Time Series Data: A Difficult Yet Tameable Beast

Datacponomy

It seems like every quarter a new McKinsey report predicts that this will be the year trillions of dollars of IoT potential is unlocked. But while the amount of data IoT produces has skyrocketed, we’re still waiting for that return on investment.

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Dream machines: how IT is changing the world of neuroscience

Computer Weekly

We talk to computer scientist and entrepreneur Jamil El Imad about the cutting-edge intersection of neuroscience and IT

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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.

O’Reilly Strata Business Summit: March 5-8 2018 in San Jose

CTOvision

The next Strata + Hadoop World will be held March 5–8, 2018 in San Jose California. This is the must attend event for business executives and technologists seeking to turn data into the competitive advantage it should be. Save 20% when you register by using the code AFF20. Strata Data Conference is where big data's […]. Artificial Intelligence Big Data Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security Events Internet of Things News

The Deer Hunters: An Information Technology Lesson

Cloud Musings

by Kevin Jackson & Dez Blanchfield In episode four of the “ Pioneers Of Possible ” podcast series, Dez Blanchfield caught up with Max Michaels, General Manager, IBM Network Services in the studio.

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Why You Need Python Machine Learning to Build a Recommendation System

Datacponomy

Recommendation systems are ever-present in our lives today. The largest web giants – such as Google, Facebook and Amazon – use algorithms to help you find search results most relevant to you, based on your previous searches and similar data from other users.

Cisco collaborates with startup for AI health and safety trial

Computer Weekly

Cisco is to work with artificial intelligence startup Cortexica in an Innovate UK-funded project to improve physical safety in the workplace

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.

January 2018 Technology Trends Report

CTOvision

Welcome to this month's Technology Trends report. We produce this report to provide insights you can use regarding the rapidly changing technological landscape. We want to help you find the best ways to leverage new technologies to accomplish both your personal and professional goals. If you would like to change the e-mail address you get this report […]. CTO News

Is A “Walk And Talk” The Best Way To Connect With Your Direct Reports?

The Accidental Successful CIO

The best kind of meetings are the ones that leave you breathless Image Credit: Pero Kvrzica. Think for just a moment about the last meeting that you went to. How did that turn out for you? Can you remember what was said? Even more interestingly, were you any healthier once the meeting was over.

How to Identify Machines Connected via SCCM Cloud Management Gateway

Anoop

SCCM Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) is an Internet client management feature introduced by Microsoft as a pre-release feature in ConfigMgr CB 1610.

Demand for cloud-enabling infrastructure products soared in 2017, IDC research shows

Computer Weekly

IDC's latest cloud IT infrastructure market tracker shows the demand for public and private cloud-enabling servers, storage and Ethernet switches is showing no signs of slowing

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.

Cybersecurity Context From Four Top Experts: Rich Baich, Bill Crowell, Anthony J. Ferrante, Jeremy King

CTOvision

CSO Online has just published an interview conducted by Jeremy King where Jeremy pulled together thoughts and inputs from Rich Baich, Bill Crowell and Anthony J. Ferrante. I've tracked these three leaders for years, and have served on boards with Crowell and have witnessed his leadership style and insightful approach to creating workable cyber risk solutions […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Announcing the Sovrin Whitepaper

Phil Windley

Summary: The Sovrin whitepaper is now available. Identity in real life is much richer than online identity, flexibly and conveniently solving all kinds of thorny problems. Now with Sovrin, we can bring those rich identity transactions online.

Test Your IT knowledge and Win a Gaming Keyboard

Anoop

I shared some posts related to Information Technology (IT) knowledge quiz. One of them was about testing your knowledge in technologies like SCOM, OMS, and Azure. That was an exciting experience for me. Some of the questions were interesting and totally confusing ??

Business needs to reduce cyber threat to payment card data

Computer Weekly

Cardholder data is a prime target for cyber criminals, and that is only likely to increase in the coming year, according to a cloud-based secure payments firm

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.

Free Report From O’Reilly Examines Best Practices Financial Firms Use In Cloud Transitions

CTOvision

Stricter regulations and changing technology have forced financial services organizations to make major changes in the way they handle sensitive data. With a focus on engineering and infrastructure, this O’Reilly report examines the tools and best practices that leading financial firms are using to migrate data to the cloud, build customer event hubs, and adhere […]. Artificial Intelligence Big Data Cloud Computing

Configure TPM During Build Process

Mick's IT Blog

I originally wrote this blog entry when I had first started at my current firm. At the time, I was on a tight schedule to complete a LOT of tasks. Since then, we are going to a 64-bit OS. This required me to revisit the scripts that control the TPM portion of the BIOS.

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Difference Between Content of Windows 10 SAC-T and SAC ISO Media

Anoop

I was wondering whether there is any difference in the content of Windows 10 ISO files which released in two phases. There are two different ISO files released as part of Windows 10 SAC-T and SAC channels. More details about Semi-Annual Channel here.

Cyber attackers upped their game in 2017, warns report

Computer Weekly

Cyber attackers ranging from criminals to nation states have upped their game in the past year, “moving the needle” in terms of tactics, techniques and procedures, a report by a cyber security firm warns

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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.