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How To Avoid Having Unengaged Employees On Your Team

The Accidental Successful CIO

What you really want is for the members of your IT department to be engaged Image Credit: Ged Carroll. When you have new people join your department, they generally do so with a great deal of excitement – they understand the importance of information technology.

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Running Top-Notch IT with Three Differentiators

Future of CIO

Digital organizations are always on and over-complex, with abundant information and continuous disruptions, IT continues to grow in importance to organizations, both operationally and as a competitive advantage.

Four Types Of Edge Matter To Your IoT Deployments

Forrester IT

The edge, and edge computing, figure prominently in a lot of internet of things (IoT) discussions right now. But where — and what — the edge is very quickly gets complicated. Telecoms operators understand the edge of their network.

The private cloud is now a peripheral to the public cloud

David Linthicum

No matter if you’re looking at Microsoft’s Azure Stack, Amazon Web Services’s Outpost, or Google's Kubernetes Engine (GKE) on premises, that emerging pattern is the same: placing an on-premises version of a pubic cloud’s cloud services that runs on hardware in the data center that you can see and touch. In other words, the private cloud is becoming a public-cloud peripheral more than a traditional decoupled private cloud. InfoWorld explains: What is multicloud?

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.

Top 10 Personal Technologies to Support Digital Business

CEB IT

The idea of an assistant that can schedule meetings and arrange a calendar, order lunch and remind you that you need to leave the office before 4:30 on Thursday to make it across the city to dinner with colleagues doesn’t seem too extraordinary--until you learn the assistant isn’t a person at a desk, but rather a virtual assistant (VA).

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When Design And Algorithms Collide

Forrester IT

Algorithms are a new design material, affecting UX in the form of news feeds, recommendations and propensity scores. Unfortunately, it’s not all going smoothly… Want to learn more? Please reach out with any questions; I’m always happy to discuss over inquiry.

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2019 will be the year of the cloud system maker

David Linthicum

There’s a culture in the US called the maker culture, a hipster phenomenon. Related to the hacker culture, it represents a technology-based extension of the DIY culture that revels in the creation of new devices or systems. I’ve been a maker for years. For me to feel like I’m accomplishing anything, I need to build physical things such as racing drones, motorcycles, books, on-demand video courses, and, yes, cloud-based software systems. If I don’t make things, I feel a bit empty and unfulfilled.

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Is Your Product Development Ready for Zero-Touch User Interfaces?

CEB IT

Cake batter doesn’t mix well with touchscreens. A connected refrigerator with a large touchscreen in the middle of the kitchen is a blessing for a busy working mom who can organize and sync her kids’ school schedules and the weekly grocery list with her smartphone and the fridge. Yet that same “smart” appliance doesn’t feel very smart with a dollop of double chocolate cupcake mix on the touchscreen to-do list. Zero-touch user interfaces (UI) are coming. “As

Senzing: AI powered entity resolution to find who is who and what is what in your data

CTOvision

If you have data you very likely have entity resolution challenges. Entity resolution is the task of figuring out who is who and what is what in your data. It encompasses finding duplicates, correlating, disambiguation and understanding the relationships between people, objects and key metadata. Entity resolution is a key part of many workflows including […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News

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.

IBM Goes All In On Cloud And Sends Collaboration And Experience Products To HCL

Forrester IT

IBM’s journey to rebalance its enterprise software portfolio around areas such as AI, hybrid cloud, and supply chain shifted into high gear with an agreement to sell a group of its collaboration and experience products to HCL Technologies for $1.8 billion, as announced on December 6.

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The private cloud is now a peripheral to the public cloud

David Linthicum

No matter if you’re looking at Microsoft’s Azure Stack, Amazon Web Services’s Outpost, or Google's Kubernetes Engine (GKE) on premises, that emerging pattern is the same: placing an on-premises version of a pubic cloud’s cloud services that runs on hardware in the data center that you can see and touch. In other words, the private cloud is becoming a public-cloud peripheral more than a traditional decoupled private cloud. InfoWorld explains: What is multicloud?

LAPS Privileged Access Management for Windows 10

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Microsoft Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) is just one part of a larger credential theft mitigation and monitoring strategy. But it’s an important pillar in your credential thread mitigation strategy.

California imposes new regulations on ‘internet of things’ devices

CTOvision

As people shop for loved ones this holiday season, internet-enabled gadgets are often at the top of the list. These gifts may be an automated vacuum cleaner, a doorbell with a camera or a Furbacca, a toy that combines Furby and Chewbacca and interacts with a smart device. These contraptions—collectively referred to as the “internet […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Internet of Things News

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.

Farming Innovation And Climate Change Adaptation

Forrester IT

Every company will face disruption from new market entrants and innovations that seek to solve some of the world’s most difficult issues.

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2019 will be the year of the cloud system maker

David Linthicum

There’s a culture in the US called the maker culture, a hipster phenomenon. Related to the hacker culture, it represents a technology-based extension of the DIY culture that revels in the creation of new devices or systems. I’ve been a maker for years. For me to feel like I’m accomplishing anything, I need to build physical things such as racing drones, motorcycles, books, on-demand video courses, and, yes, cloud-based software systems. If I don’t make things, I feel a bit empty and unfulfilled.

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The Virtues of (Personal) Networking

Fountainhead

I’ve taken a bit of hiatus from blogging as I’ve settled-into my new gig at WSO2. But I’m back with a career and social observation that applies to everyone.

Why are we still at risk from email hacking?

CTOvision

Email remains the main communication tool for businesses. If an email account is hacked it can allow the attacker access to the personal, sensitive, or confidential information in the mail storage; as well as allowing them to read new incoming and outgoing email and to send and receive as the legitimate owner. With advances in medicine […]. Cyber Security News

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.

Omnichannel And Personalization: Make A Lasting Impression In The Marketplace

Forrester IT

With the holiday season in full flight, creating a memorable customer experience is more imperative now than ever. Watch the video below to learn how omnichannel and personalization tie together to generate a lasting impression for a consumer.

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Fix SCCM Scan Timeout Errors – SCCM WSUS Maintenance

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. This post will help you to fix SCCM WSUS maintenance. This post will help the admins who manage the SCCM infrastructure. There are several other blogs about the same topic, but I’m sharing my implementation experience with this post. I have been inspired by the blogs mentioned in the references section of this post. Related […].

Improving Quality of Life in Future Cities: Data as a Tool to Promote Sustainability

Datacponomy

The challenges facing cities in the 21st century are greater than ever. A new focus is required to overcome the emerging social, technological, economic, environmental, and political forces exerting pressure on cities. This new focus must address how to create cities that are sustainable– for citizens, for business and for. The post Improving Quality of Life in Future Cities: Data as a Tool to Promote Sustainability appeared first on Dataconomy.

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AT&T is the first major US carrier to support eSIM on iPhone

CTOvision

eSIMs are finally getting a foot in the door in the US. Alongside the news that Apple has officially released iOS 12.1.1 to the public, which includes eSIM support, AT&T has become the first major US carrier to support eSIM for iPhone. The eSIM is designed to mitigate the faff and frustration associated with traditional SIM […]. CTO News

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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.

A Simple Solution To Machine Learning Bias

Forrester IT

Machine learning models may occasionally suggest an undesirable action. The action might be either biased or unethical. Or just bad for business. Most of the time the suggestion won’t be wrong. How can developers protect against these bad outcomes?

SCCM.MSIX Conversion Process

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. SCCM 1810 or later comes with a new feature to convert MSI packages to MSIX. In this post, I will share you my experience of using the SCCM MSIX package conversion feature (SCCM MSIX Conversion Process). I will also share the process which I followed to make this MSIX package work on Windows 1809 device. MSIX […].

Top 5 Principles in Becoming 'Agile' During Digital Transformation

Information Week

Organizations embarking on a digital transformation utilizing Agile concepts should give close consideration to these principles and the accompanying Do's and Don'ts

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Workplace AI: Emerging technologies, ethical questions

CTOvision

Read why Maria Korolov says that there are some ethical questions in using artificial intelligence at the workplace on CIO : AI is making quick inroads into the workplace. Equally capable of whipping up informed predictions in a flash and completing specific tasks on a scale that humans can’t match, artificial intelligence is being applied […]. Artificial Intelligence News

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.