Sat.Sep 22, 2018 - Fri.Sep 28, 2018

5G will bring cloud computing to everyone

David Linthicum

I gave a cloud computing talk in a rural Midwest town a few years ago. I went on and on about the benefits of using the cloud. During my talk, I noticed a lot of folded arms and concerned faces. The reason? They did not have high-speed internet available to their businesses, so using a public cloud was not an option for them. I learned that day that you can’t assume everyone has high-speed internet access. Most rural areas don’t, unless they pay for high-latency and high-cost satellite.

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How To Protect Your Servers From DDoS Attacks!

Doctor Chaos

DDoS protected dedicated servers could be one of the solutions to your DDOS attacks. A DDoS attack is a cyber attack that could have detrimental repercussions on a company.

Laggards Beware! Why Transforming with Data, Analytics, and AI is Needed Today

Social, Agile and Transformation

Several posts ago, I committed to sharing thoughts on changing the culture, applying self organizing principles, getting more people in the organization to collaborate, and gaining adoption of new technologies.

Word Of Mouth Is Less Important For Top-Line Growth Than You Think

Forrester IT

Many companies ask their customers “How likely are you to recommend us to a friend?” However, for most brands, advocacy — positive word of mouth — isn’t the key to revenue growth. Retention and enrichment matter much more.

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.

How to deal with data in a multicloud environment

David Linthicum

You are setting up a quick report around sales for the year, and it needs to use three separate databases. One is an object database running on Amazon Web Services. The second and third are relational databases running on Microsoft Azure. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

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An interview with Robert Fink, Architect of Foundry, Palantir’s open data platform Part One: Open Data Architectures


Editor’s note: This post is the first of a series of three capturing the result of recent interview/discussions I had with Robert Fink of Palantir. The conversation was wide ranging, hitting on topics of design, development environments and a bit on the philosophy of enterprise tech. Several common themes emerged in those topic areas, including […]. Big Data and Analytics CTO Cyber Security News Tech Careers Palantir

Forrester 2018 Mobile Banking Industry Wave™: BBVA Offers World-Class Mobile Banking Services

Forrester IT

Digital banks are not eating the incumbent banks’ lunch (yet!) but they’re certainly demonstrating voracious appetite. In the UK, Monzo recently hit the one million customer mark, whilst Revolut has almost tripled its customers to 2.8 million in a year.

Improving Debt Collection with Predictive Models


FICO scores will be soon improved by predictive analytics. This new approach is more accurate and can extend to the entire debt management process. Badly assessed financial risks were at the core of the financial crisis in the late 2000s. Banks and credit companies used faulty models which did not.

Running Kali Linux on Docker

Doctor Chaos

Docker is a great way of running an isolated environment for testing. A few people have been asking me is it possible to run Kali Linux in Docker. Kali is a great use case for Docker under the right circumstances. In all honesty, I have not used it often, but in general, I find Docker […].

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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.

Will blockchain revolutionize the Internet of Things?


Read why Megan Ray Nichols says that blockchain technology can be used to revolutionize the Internet of Things on Euro Scientist : Here is an interesting convergence no one is talking about – blockchain technology and Internet of Things. Blockchain technology is essentially a secure, distributed ledger that can serve as the foundation for many systems. […]. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency CTO Internet of Things News

Nine AI Marketing Use Cases That Have The Potential To Deliver Business Value

Forrester IT

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in specific marketing applications such as programmatic real-time bidding is now commonplace. Although marketing has yet to adopt it more broadly, new use cases are gathering momentum.

16 Best Big Data Programs at Prestigious  MBA Schools


We live in a world of 1’s and 0’s, a world of data. Consumers and businesses send and receive enormous amounts of data all day, every day. From smartphones that learn how the user behaves to purchasing decisions that inform marketing messaging to analytics that can isolate flaws in a.

How to Raise Premier Support Case for Intune


Microsoft is moving Premier Support case request for Intune into Azure Portal. If your organization is having a premier support contract with Microsoft, you should login to the Azure portal to raise a premier support case for Intune issues.

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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.

Information Age Presents A CTO guide: Cyber security best practice tips


Like probably all technologists we keep our own lists of best practices. We have shared them multiple times (but hey here they are again: Crucial Point Cybersecurity Best Practices). But we love staying up with what others think and really enjoyed reading the roundup produced by Information age. They do more than just recap a […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Myth #3: Digital Transformation Requires A Chief Digital Officer

Forrester IT

Do you see the Chief Digital Officer as some kind of digital superhero, swooping in to rescue a dysfunctional business and transform it into a digital powerhouse? The truth is Chief Digital Officers can be very effective with strong CEO backing, but they are not always necessary.


How CIOs Can Manage Their Millennial Managers

The Accidental Successful CIO

Millennial managers require special attention from the CIO Image Credit: CommScope. I really hate to share this with you – but, you’re getting old. How can we tell this? Simple, millennials are starting to become managers in your IT department.

Tired of Selecting the Applicable Third-party Updates Manually?


Tired of selecting the applicable Third-party Updates manually? Microsoft SCCM has been around the block for nearly 25 years. It might have been hard for admins to get the initial streak, but once learned, it has turned out to be a good patching solution for Microsoft applications.

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.

If You Are In The VA/MD/DC Area And Lead Change Via Tech Join The Cloud Security Alliance 27 Sep


You likely know the Cloud Security Alliance, an organization many in the technology community volunteer with because of its virtuous focus on promoting best practices for Cloud Computing. The newly reformed DC chapter of the cloud security alliance is now back in action! This local chapter is a great way to engage directly with peers in […]. Artificial Intelligence Cloud Computing Events News

How To Use Emotion To Deliver Your Brand Promise

Forrester IT

In a recent workshop with the marketing team of a large European brand, we discussed the importance for marketers to deliver their brand promise. About 45% of marketers now report to be in charge of the customer experience.

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Cisco unearths 13 “High Impact” IOS vulnerabilities you need to patch now

Network World

Cisco today exposed 13 vulnerabilities in its IOS and IOS XE switch and router operating software that the company said should be patched as soon as possible. The vulnerabilities were detailed in Cisco’s twice-yearly dump of IOS exposures. All have a High Impact security rating and fixes should be evaluated by users quickly. Also see Invaluable tips and tricks for troubleshooting Linux. ].

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Vembu BDR Suite v3.9.1 Update 1 and Essentials Updates


Vembu technologies recently announced the latest update to their Vembu BDR Suite V3.9.1 Update 1. This BDR suite helps you to backup Virtual (VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V) and Physical (Windows/Linux Server & Workstation) environments. Vembu BDR suite V3.9.1 Update 1 supports vSphere 6.7.

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.

Manage Insider Threat Risk and Prevent ‘Big Brother’ Perception


Read Crystal Lister of CPSG explain how companies can manage insider threat better without creating a big brother perception among employees on OODA Loop : Insider threat remains the top cybersecurity risk that companies face. The flipside of the coin is too much monitoring of the employees can hit their morale and create a big brother […]. CTO Cyber Security News

The Day Of The Machine Is Here: Are We Human Enough To Seize It?

Forrester IT

You’re an executive, an employer, or maybe an up-and-comer in your organization, but either way you have surveyed the moment and you know that big things are poised to happen.

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Predictive Analytics 101: Getting Started and Avoiding Mishaps

Information Week

Predictive analytics, offering a data-enabled view into what is likely to happen, are key to driving organizational change

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The Role of Digital Marketing in the Development of Business


Information Technology Blog - - The Role of Digital Marketing in the Development of Business - Information Technology Blog. Earlier, small businesses were focused on competing within the local market.

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.