Sat.Oct 19, 2019 - Fri.Oct 25, 2019

Why CIOs Need to Move From Defense to Offense

CEB IT

Two-thirds of directors see digital and technology disruption as their number one business challenge, according to Gartner’s 2020 Board of Directors survey. Over half say digital initiatives are one of their top priorities for the next two years.

When Should Responsible DevOps Teams Increase Deployment Frequency

Social, Agile and Transformation

In my last few posts, I've been challenging the wisdom that more frequent deployments are better. I've also shared what DevOps teams must consider as prerequisites and processes beyond CI/CD to enable reliable deployments. Consider reading the following posts for more details: CI/CD is not Enough!

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Thinking about the security of IoT and the cloud

David Linthicum

Most of those who implement IoT linked with centralized cloud systems have little clue about security solutions for these architectures. You need to keep a few things in mind. First, this is all about data security. You’re persisting data on the IoT device, let’s say within a drone, and you’re transmitting data to a centralized server, such as a database on a public cloud.

Generate Better Leads? Make ABM Engage Buyers? Start With Your Messaging!

Forrester IT

What is the most effective way to generate qualified leads and make your account-based marketing (ABM) strategies pay off? Start with a customer-centric message. This advice sounds laughably basic but proves to be very difficult to accomplish in practice. Few get it right. How do I know?

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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.

CIO Agenda 2020: Do You Have A Clear and Consistent Business Strategy?

CEB IT

Have a clear and consistent overall business strategy. . This seems like a simple, common-sense business rule, but it is one that organizations struggle with often.

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Don’t kludge serverless cloud applications

David Linthicum

It’s a funny business. Once we remove some core steps from application development (such as having to provision cloud resources like storage and compute) developers take this freedom to an illogical yet understandable conclusion. In some cases, planning and design is being tossed out the window. Considering that serverless is self-provisioning, and applications can be designed and built dynamically on the fly, and if we’re not doing infrastructure planning, well, why not? [

WeBank Is Driving Financial Inclusion At Scale In China

Forrester IT

Around the world, the financial services industry has historically underserved or even excluded millions of consumers, and SMBs (small and medium businesses) that have long been considered unprofitable customer segments.

Gartner Top Strategic Predictions for 2020 and Beyond

CEB IT

In Japan, one restaurant is exploring artificial intelligence (AI) robotics technology to enable paralyzed employees to remotely pilot robotic waiters. JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft and Ford are hosting virtual career fairs tailored to the needs of neurodiverse candidates.

A data breach could be game over for a brand

CTOvision

Data security is a legitimate worry for today’s consumers around the world, Ping Identity survey reveals. Approximately one half (49%) of respondents report that they are more concerned about protecting their personal information than they were one year ago.

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.

Don’t botch serverless cloud applications

David Linthicum

It’s a funny business. Once we remove some core steps from application development (such as having to provision cloud resources like storage and compute) developers take this freedom to an illogical yet understandable conclusion. In some cases, planning and design is being tossed out the window. Considering that serverless is self-provisioning, and applications can be designed and built dynamically on the fly, and if we’re not doing infrastructure planning, well, why not? [

UiPath Layoffs Have Little To Do With The RPA Market

Forrester IT

UiPath has reduced its workforce by several hundred employees.[i] i] The business has grown at an incredible pace, as have several other providers such as Automation Anywhere. Overall, there is nothing we see that indicates a flattening or slowing of robotic process automation (RPA’s) growth.

The Reality of Blockchain

CEB IT

Generally, anyone looking to open a restaurant would need to go to various government agencies to obtain the required certifications. For example, the owners may need a health certification, worker’s comp certification or a liquor license depending on the type of establishment.

Chrome and Firefox will now alert you about data breaches involving your accounts

CTOvision

Mozilla has launched Firefox 70 for Windows, Mac, and Linux with new features such as social tracking protection, a Privacy Protections report, and a native data breach notification service for your saved logins.

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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.

CIOs Want To Know: How Do Phishing Attacks Happen?

The Accidental Successful CIO

To stop a phishing attack, you need to know how they work Image Credit: Pankaj Kaushal. Let’s agree on one thing: the people who work at your firm are smart people. Right? There’s no way that they would fall for one of those phishing attacks that we read about in the paper all the time. Or is there?

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Roku Buys DSP Dataxu: Good For Roku, But For Everyone Else?

Forrester IT

Roku announced yesterday that it’s buying demand-side platform (DSP) Dataxu for $150 million in cash and stock. Just another instance of advertising technology (adtech) consolidation, maybe? Not so fast. Let’s break down what it means.

The Gartner 2020 CIO Agenda: Winning in the Turns

CEB IT

Digital. Digital. Digital. For the past few years, organizations have been told there is only one road to success: Digital. . But with 40% of organizations now reporting they’re at scale for digital endeavors, it’s time for leaders to focus on a new word: Uncertainty. .

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Google Provides Formal Announcement on Quantum Supremacy

CTOvision

After reviewing all of Google’s announcement and watching their roll out video I believe they all deserve a hearty congrats for what they have accomplished. It is hard to find analogies that fit but in some ways it is like the 14 Oct 1947 breaking of the sound barrier by Chuck Yeager.

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.

See You at DOAG 2019?

Flexagon

DOAG is Deutsche Oracle Anwendergruppe, the German Oracle Users Group. This year, DOAG will be held November 19-22 in Nuremberg. There will be over 400 lectures, a wide variety of activities, and all-things Oracle! It will be a great learning experience for all Oracle users and fans.

The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Marketing Software Suites, Q3 2019 — A Tale Of Dueling Priorities Fueled By Customer Obsession

Forrester IT

The story of enterprise marketing software suites (EMSS) is one of relentless expansion. Originally conceived for its namesake — marketing — EMSS has grown to offer a consolidated source of marketing functionality spanning customer engagement, advertising, measurement, and resource management.

Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020

CEB IT

Human augmentation conjures up visions of futuristic cyborgs, but humans have been augmenting parts of the body for hundreds of years. Glasses, hearing aids and prosthetics evolved into cochlear implants and wearables. Even laser eye surgery has become commonplace. .

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To beat Amazon Go, Standard Cognition buys cashierless DeepMagic

CTOvision

Valued at $535 million, autonomous retail startup Standard Cognition has emerged as a soon-to-be tech giant and the best hope for merchants to compete with Amazon Go.

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.

Cost breakdown of VoIP: How small businesses can save money?

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Cost breakdown of VoIP: How small businesses can save money? Information Technology Blog. Communication is integral for the operations of a business, regardless of whether it is big or small. Landlines helped companies communicate, but now are being quickly replaced.

Predictions 2020: 3 Big Changes In Store For DevOps

Forrester IT

In this blog, I want to discuss what we’re predicting in the area of DevOps for 2020, and as a bonus, look at some trends that didn’t quite make the cut as predictions. So what are we saying this year? While our full report is here [to be linked], here are a few tidbits: Chaos […].

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Gartner Keynote: Find Your Digital Business TechQuilibrium

CEB IT

During the last major recession, Shell reduced arctic exploration efforts, bought a power utility and invested in electric charge points, becoming the top provider in several countries. .

Fraud with a deepfake: the dark side of artificial intelligence

CTOvision

Read how the dark side of artificial intelligence was exploited by cybercriminals on Panda Security Blog : Over the last few years, fake news has been a major worry.

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.