Sat.Jun 10, 2017 - Fri.Jun 16, 2017

Cognitive Search Is The AI Version Of Enterprise Search

Forrester IT

Written by Emily Miller, Senior Research Associate. Stop Wasting Time. More than half (54%) of global information workers are interrupted from their work a few times or more per month to spend time looking for or trying to get access to information, insights, and answers.

3 killer cloud skills that will get you hired today

David Linthicum

One of the most common questions that I’m asked is: "What cloud skills do I need that will get me hired quickly?" First, keep in mind that this is an emerging area, so what employers are looking for is constantly shifting. Second, even if they do hire you for a specific skill, you’ll be asked to retrain and retool as the cloud technology matures. [ A developer’s guide: Get started with serverless computing.

Switch’s Las Vegas Data Center Stronghold Reaches North of 2 Million Square Feet

Data Center Knowledge

Company launches massive, 40MW Las Vegas 10 data center Read More. Colocation North America Switch SuperNAPs

University College London hit by ransomware attack

Computer Weekly

University restricts access to several IT systems and file shares to halt spread of malware

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.

The Chief Enterprise Architect (CEA) role replaces the CIO (iv)

IT Toolbox

continuing from. The CIO in the Cloud era. The IT issue and the Cloud solution (i).

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The 2 cloud security myths that must die

David Linthicum

There seem to be two groups of people out there when it comes to cloud security: There are those who believe that public clouds are systemically unsafe, and those who believe clouds are impenetrable. They’re both wrong. Both of these myths are dangerous, and so they need to die. [ The cloud storage security gap—and how to close it. Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing Report newsletter. ]. Kill this myth: If my data is in a pubic cloud, it’s inherently unsafe.

PaloAlto Networks partners with US Girl Scouts on security skills

Computer Weekly

Palo Alto Networks is partnering with the Girl Scouts of the USA to develop cyber security badges to foster knowledge of the topic and support interest in the profession

Hortonworks Eats IBM.And Loves It

Forrester IT

Big announcement at Dataworks today -- IBM is giving up on Big Insights and partnering with Hortonworks. This seems not unexpected and only mildly interesting until you think deeply about it. Then it hits you: Hortonworks, after digesting Microsoft, is now eating IBM. It's a total reversal from the past, when big fish like IBM would eat little fish like Hortonworks. See my blog post from yesterday for more on this. The tables are turned. Let me explain: Read more. Enterprise Architecture

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The CIO in the Cloud era

IT Toolbox

There are plenty of articles floating around about the role of the CIO today. Clearly, something is on people's mind. What is the problem though?

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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.

The Machine of Tomorrow Today: Quantum Computing on the Verge

Data Center Knowledge

Startups, universities, government labs, and companies like IBM are racing to build computers that could potentially solve some problems that are now intractable. Read More. Design Featured Hardware IBM

10 ways to prevent breaches and minimise impact

Computer Weekly

Attackers are continually adapting to security technologies to fly under the radar, but taking action in 10 key areas can reduce the risk of breaches and minimise their impact, according to a resilience expert

Hortonworks Eats IBM — And Loves It

Forrester IT

Big announcement at Dataworks today -- IBM is giving up on Big Insights and partnering with Hortonworks. This seems not unexpected and only mildly interesting until you think deeply about it. Then it hits you: Hortonworks, after digesting Microsoft, is now eating IBM. It's a total reversal from the past, when big fish like IBM would eat little fish like Hortonworks. See my blog post from yesterday for more on this. The tables are turned. Let me explain: Read more. Enterprise Architecture

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3 Benefits of VoIP for Customer Service

IT Toolbox

The global Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services market is expected to swell to $140 billion by 2021 -- up from $83 billion in 2015. Mobile VoIP and

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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.

Microsoft Joins Hot Open Source PaaS Project Cloud Foundry

Data Center Knowledge

The once notoriously anti-open source company has realized it's making tons of money in the cloud thanks to open source software. Read More. Cloud Design Microsoft Open Source

As EU mobile roaming charges end, industry frets over impact

Computer Weekly

As consumers celebrate the end of mobile roaming charges across the EU, the industry is facing up to the challenges of implementing the new rules

Why Open Source Is Really Disrupting Enterprise Software

Forrester IT

I had an epiphany today about a major reason open source is disrupting enterprise software. This is perhaps one of those things that you have heard so much, you've gone numb to it. All the big giants are still alive and kicking, however; so is this really happening? The answer is yes, however the mechanics are not what you think. It is not simply just a cost play. The acquisition - one of the main weapons that big software vendors had to fight disruptors - is losing effectiveness.

5 ERP Security Concerns You May Have Overlooked

IT Toolbox

The open-office floor plan (both loved and loathed) is a craze that swept corporate America in the past several years, eliminating walls and cubicles in favor of a communal environment. The idea is to increase collaboration and decrease hierarchy, but no matter how open an office became, there were always a few functions that remained behind closed doors — the back office.

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.

BMW’s Connected-Car Data Platform to Run in IBM’s Cloud

Data Center Knowledge

The CarData platform is meant to feed vehicle data to third-party service providers Read More. Cloud Featured IBM Internet of Things

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Amsterdam targets tech talent

Computer Weekly

Dutch capital is working hard to become Europe’s tech startup capital, but startups need skilled engineers and the country has a general shortage of tech talent

On An Agile scaling journey ? Take our survey to find out how you are doing.

Forrester IT

This year I'm excited to have my team colleague Amanda joining me in the bi-annual Forrester Agile at Scale Adoption survey. For the 2017 study we've added a few more questions in areas that we see organizations are struggling with. So in addition to successful Agile team practices, alignment with business stakeholders upstream and downstream with testing and operations, we are looking into more Agile at scale issues like budgeting and DevOps.

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Big Data is Bringing Value to the Healthcare Industry in More Ways Than One

IT Toolbox

In order to make informed decisions regarding patient care, medical professionals require constant update and contact with every patient throughout each diagnosis and treatment

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.

HPE’s Gen10 Servers Will Have Security Drilled into Silicon

Data Center Knowledge

The company's custom silicon enables security at the firmware level. Read More. Design Hardware Hewlett Packard Enterprise Security

Rubrik Alta adds Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV to backup appliance

Computer Weekly

Rubrik backup appliance now support all major physical and virtual server platforms in flash-equipped boxes that range from a few tens of TB to the hundreds

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Lessons Learned From The Recent British Airways Outage

Forrester IT

Like many others, we are trying to wrap our heads around the recent British Airways outage , an event so far-reaching and arguably avoidable that it's difficult to believe such a thing can happen -- yet it did. While our aim is not to criticize BA , this event provides some good lessons for everyone. It's a reminder that bad things can happen, even to a good organization.

The CIO evolves towards the Chief Enterprise Architect (CEA) role (iii)

IT Toolbox

continuing from. The CIO in the Cloud era. The IT issue and the Cloud solution (i).

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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.