Sat.Sep 07, 2019 - Fri.Sep 13, 2019

'Cloud only' policies are as bad as 'no cloud' ones

David Linthicum

Here’s what Gartner said back in 2016 : “By 2020, a corporate ‘no cloud’ policy will be as rare as a ‘no internet’ policy is today. Cloud-first, and even cloud-only, is replacing the defensive no-cloud stance that dominated many large providers in recent years. Today, most provider technology innovation is cloud-centric, with the stated intent of retrofitting the technology to on premises.”

Blockchain: hype vs reality

CTOvision

Read Stuart Burns take a look at the hype of blockchain technology on Computer Weekly : Industry experts believe blockchain is a technology that has the potential to affect the business of most IT professionals in the next five years. Analyst Gartner has forecast that by 2023, blockchain will support the global movement and tracking […].

How Innovation Labs Can Drive Digital Business

CEB IT

Google X. Amazon Lab126. Microsoft Research. IBM Garage. Facebook Reality Labs. Nearly every tech giant today boasts an innovation lab of their own, where ideas blossom and new products are born. The creation of an innovation lab is a popular tactic among technology leaders to foster growth and promote new ideas. Whether a physical or virtual space, these centers are dedicated to helping a company stay on the cutting edge of its industry.

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How To Pick The Right Partners To Accelerate True Digital Transformation

Forrester IT

Let’s face it, digital transformation efforts frequently over-promise and under-deliver. Many “transformations” fail to deliver on expectations simply because they are not really transformative.

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.

The Internet: Privacy Enabler or Detractor?

Information Week

The Internet has created more individual privacy than any technology in human history. So why are we constantly told otherwise

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Improve cloud performance with these 3 tips

David Linthicum

Those who face cloud computing performance issues are quick to simply increase the number of resources that an underperforming workload has available. This means adding more storage to deal with storage I/O performance, adding more cores/CPUs to deal with processor-bound workloads, or increasing available memory so that virtual storage I/O is avoided altogether. The cloud providers would give the same advice.

Are You Ready For AI And Automation?

Forrester IT

The Future of work is a constellation of innovations that address new or accelerating challenges for companies that aim to be customer-obsessed.

Everything you want to know about GDPR’s Right to be Forgotten in Blockchain

Datacponomy

What is the big problem with the right to be forgotten (right to erasure, Article 17) under the GDPR? As Blockchain generally is immutable, and the GDPR requires personal data to be deleted – many people therefore conclude that it is impossible to store any kind of personal data on.

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Are You Predator or Prey?

CEB IT

CIOs might encounter situations where despite having the framework for a new centralization plan or rolling out a new architecture, they encounter resistance in the organization. The answer is that often the plan is solid, and the resistance is coming from a political issue versus a technical one. .

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.

15 Reasons Why StarCIO Agile Planning Drives Results!

Social, Agile and Transformation

I have been introducing different aspects of StarCIO Agile Planning. Last week I shared how continuous planning is used to deliver solid roadmaps. Prior to that, I posted on how StarCIO Agile Planning drives architecture standards and developing great products! Get the white paper!

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Rome Was Not Built In A Day, And Neither Are Digital Businesses

Forrester IT

As I’m returning from the Eternal City, where I’ve had the chance to walk around Rome’s Baroque architecture gems and explore its awe-inspiring art collections, I cannot stop myself from reflecting on how much talent, courage, and leadership it took to transform and build such an incredible city.

How DataOps Can Accelerate Your Data Journey

CTOvision

Read Mike Capone’s article about how data management can help you transform your business on Forbes : The potential for data to transform organizations is huge, but the ability to achieve this potential is continually threatened by the inherent vastness of data and the ever-increasing needs of data consumers. Many organizations are trying unsuccessfully to […].

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Analyst Answers: How IT Leaders Should Invest in Data and Analytics

CEB IT

Data and analytics continues to evolve as digital business takes off. Ahead of Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019 , Smarter With Gartner reached out to experts presenting at the event to ask them how IT leaders should invest in data and analytics. Create a data-driven strategy. Mike Rollings, Gartner VP, Analyst. Data and analytics has a much more expansive role in generating business value. It is a set of enterprise capabilities in support of a wider digital transformation strategy.

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.

What Can CIOs Do To Boost Workplace Diversity?

The Accidental Successful CIO

The key to diversity starts with data analytics Image Credit: Ron Mader. As CIOs, because of the importance of information technology we spend our days surrounded by servers and making decisions about things like firewalls and moving into the cloud.

Cameras And Displays Sell Phones; Services Create Sticky Customers

Forrester IT

Apple held its annual fall product event in Cupertino, CA this morning. Apple continued to put forth exciting products AND services that will differentiate it from its obvious competition. age of the customer Apple consumer mobile devices

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Latest SCCM CMG Implementation Guide with EHTTP Certificate

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In previous post part 1, we discussed SCCM Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) architecture, and it’s a role in co-management environment.

3 Ways to Keep Managers Aligned With Corporate Strategy

CEB IT

Recent Gartner polls of strategy leaders reveal that slow strategy execution is a top challenge for 2019, but keeping everyone on the same page in today’s large and complex organizations is a distinct obstacle. . 70% of chief strategists express little confidence in their ability to close the gap between strategy and execution.

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.

To secure industrial IoT, use segmentation instead of firewalls

Network World

The internet of things (IoT) has been top of mind for network and security professionals for the better part of the past five years. This has been particularly true for the area of industrial IoT (IIoT). Connected industrial devices are nothing new, but most IT people aren’t familiar with them because they have been managed by operational technology (OT) teams. More and more, though, business leaders want to bring OT and IT together to drive better insights from the combined data set.

Build An Adaptive Workforce For Customer Obsession

Forrester IT

Henry Ford’s old dictum — “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black” — doesn’t apply in the age of the customer. Meeting customer desires and needs is paramount for success, but it’s getting harder to do so.

Intune Win32 App Failure Log Collection Backend Secrets

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Today in this post, I will talk about the Intune Win32 app log collection back-end process. This Intune log collection feature got introduced in Feb 2019.

Moving to an Agile “New” Big Data Paradigm

Perficient - Digital Transformation

A few years ago, I was in the middle of getting together a conceptual architectural document for a project that required very agile methodologies based on microservices and cross- functional teams.

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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.

IBM z15: Multicloud makes the case for why mainframes still matter

Tech Republic Data Center

IBM's rethinking what a mainframe should be in the age of cloud computing. Here's why it matters for the enterprise

Apple Puts the Promise of Health Innovation in the Hands of Consumers…Pun Intended

Forrester IT

“Today’s announcement carries our commitment to health even further by engaging with participants on a larger scale than ever before.”

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8 AI Trends in Today's Big Enterprise

Information Week

A new KPMG report provides an inside view into how big companies are investing in and deploying artificial intelligence and machine learning technology

Driving Data

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Stuck In Rush Hour. A few days ago I was driving home from Atlanta during rush hour and my phone died. All I could see in front of me were brake lights and red lights. Not a huge deal, I knew where I wanted to go and I knew how to get there.

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Top desktop as a service (DaaS) providers: Amazon, Citrix, Microsoft, VMware, and more

Tech Republic Cloud

Desktop as a service adoption lags behind on-premise VDI, but the popularity of cloud-hosted desktops is growing. Here's a look at the top DaaS providers and their services

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