Sat.Sep 01, 2018 - Fri.Sep 07, 2018

The simple fix so your cloud costs don’t spin out of control

David Linthicum

Gartner predicts that by 2020 organizations that lack cloud cost management processes will on average overspend by 40 percent on the public cloud. It’s like letting your home utility costs get way out of control because there is no monitoring of usage nor efforts to conserve: You’ve kept your AC at 65 degrees during the summer and at 75 degrees during the winter. Eventually the bills come due—and they are big ones.

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Six Ways Big Data Can Refine Your Digital Marketing Efforts


What’s the one thing that all digital marketers must know? The fact that data is king on today’s marketing landscape. Having comprehensive and accurate data is essential for making effective marketing decisions.

The CIO as Digital Catalyst

Future of CIO

With faster-paced changes, the exponential growth of information, and continuous disruptions often caused by technologies, the businesses are looking to IT for leadership around the competitive application of information & technology in a rapidly changing market.

Customer Experience Index Reveals Brands Lack Human Connection

Forrester IT

Forrester’s 2018 Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) results continue to show that companies are struggling to create and sustain a human connection with their customers.

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.

Searching is a lesson in digital forensics

Doctor Chaos

Warning: This blog post contains spoilers about the movie Searching When I went into this movie, the last thing I thought to myself was this is a movie I am going to love. I just wanted to kill some time, and of course, my better half wanted to see this movie, which was my primary […]. Cyber

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It’s easier to get a job if you are an Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Machine Learning (ML) ‘expert’, and investors want to bet on companies which use the words AI or ML in their mission statements. And why should that not be the case? McKinsey estimates AI techniques have the.

14 Hacks For Your CX Business Case

Forrester IT

Eighty-six percent of CX professionals we recently surveyed say that the ROI of CX isn’t well established in their firm. Yikes! To be fair, building a CX business case can be hard.

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Windows 7 EOL Preparation Tips for IT Professional


Microsoft released Windows 7 Professional version back in 2009 22nd October. Windows 7 is already out of mainstream support. January 14, 2020, is the date when Windows 7 will go out of extended support (already out of mainstream support).

Your “intelligent” office building is one giant, vulnerable IoT device


We have previously provided context on how the rise of smart cities is creating battlegrounds of the future (see: Smart Cities Cybersecurity Challenge and Getting Real About Smart Cities and Open Data and Modern Battle of Manassas). Now read why J.M. Porup says that smart buildings are at bigger risk from hacking on CSO Online : You’re settling […]. CTO Cyber Security Cyber War Internet of Things News

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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.

Four Data Challenges Posed by the Connected Car


Car-generated data is set to transform the auto industry and the consumer driving experience, but there are significant challenges along the way. What’s the most disruptive trend in the auto industry today? If you answered “electric engines” or “self-driving cars,” not so fast.

New Tech Spotlight: FinTech Investments Reach All Time High In Q2-2018

Forrester IT

FinTech is white hot. Venture capital and private equity firms just can’t get enough of it. You’re probably thinking FinTech has been hyped for years now, but Q2-2018 turned out to be the largest quarter of private investment dollars we’ve seen in this category – EVER.


IDG Contributor Network: Visibility is key for devops and the hybrid cloud

Network World

Cloud has undoubtedly become a key component of successful business in recent years, especially when you consider the race to digitally transform. Across the globe, companies are moving their applications and services to the cloud and are consequently reaping the benefits of lower capex and opex as a result. However, with this process, cloud migration is only a beginning for any organization’s digital transformation (DX) journey.

Internet of Things for healthcare, Renesas buys IDT for $6 billion, Alibaba scraps is US cloud business, ZTE hit by US sanctions, Alibaba and IBM top blockchain patents.


Bringing the Internet of Things to healthcare The Internet of Things (IoT) has become industry-agnostic jargon to describe how technology is currently being embedded in multiple markets, including healthcare, and evolving the way in which business is conducted. The IoT has evolved the way stakeholders currently interact with and will continue to streamline the processes […]. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency CTO 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.

Define Process – SCCM Deployment Rings for Infra Upgrade


SCCM updates and Servicing got changed drastically in the last few years. I hear feedback from many SCCM admins that they don’t like four(4) months upgrade cycle of SCCM. It’s time to define a new process or revamp your existing process within your organization to remove the frustration about the SCCM upgrade. I will share […].

The Key To Marketing And Sales Alignment? The Customer.

Forrester IT

B2B marketers get it. They know they need to operate across their sales and marketing silos to get beyond portfolio-centric campaigns to connect with buyers via specific, contextually relevant content that engages customers across the entire life cycle. The question is no longer why.

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What to expect when the Internet gets a big security upgrade

Network World

Ready or not, the upgrade to an important Internet security operation may soon be launched. Then again, it might not.

Millions of Home Wi-Fi Networks at Risk of Hacking, Cybersecurity Firm Claims


Your home Wi-Fi router may already be hacked or at the risk of hacking. This is what SureCloud researcher Elliott Thompson says. If Thompson’s claim is true, millions of home Wi-Fi networks could be at risk in new ways. Thompson says that hackers can exploit the way saved passwords in the browsers Google Chrome and Opera […]. CTO Cyber Security Cyber War 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.

The Best Free Antivirus Software for Windows 7-10


Information Technology Blog - - The Best Free Antivirus Software for Windows 7-10 - Information Technology Blog. Over 8 years have gone after Windows 7 was introduced it’s as yet the most mainstream Windows out there.

Agile Processes Can Transform Companies From Unexpected Places: The VGZ Success Story

Forrester IT

In today’s fast-paced world, you’d be hard-pressed to find an IT shop that isn’t at least experimenting with Agile. The pressure for IT to accelerate and innovate faster than ever before is real. But it’s not just IT that is feeling the heat.

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5 Tips For Making the Most Out of Your Tech Conference Experience


The old saying goes “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”- and in the tech industry, this sentiment is truer than ever. When careers are forged by meeting the right employer or investor at the right time, networking is a vital skill- thus, conferences become a key facet.

Americans are changing their relationship with Facebook


The Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal and the news that Facebook was selling sensitive user information has had its effect on how Americans perceive Facebook (also see: Sometimes it seems every cybersecurity story is a Facebook story and The Ethics Of AI and Big Data: Facebook and Cambridge Analytica Are Writing New Case Studies For Us All, and Help […]. CTO Cyber Security News

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.

It's No Longer 'If,' but 'When and How' to Move to Cloud

Information Week

Accept that your organization will migrate to the cloud, but also understand that such a migration requires planning and a staged approach

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Not Everyone Deserves To Conduct The Multicloud Orchestra

Forrester IT

Multicloud is a real and increasingly strategic customer choice rather than an accident of poor or nonexistent planning. We all know that; I’ve written about it before.

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Learn How to Remove SCCM Cloud DP


SCCM 1806 onwards you don’t have to have Cloud DP. SCCM Clients can use SCCM CMG to download content. You can save the cost of Azure PaaS server by removing SCCM Cloud DP. In this post, you will learn the steps to remove SCCM cloud DP.

Google’s new AI tool to fight pedophiles, Microsoft to power OneDrive with AI, Why bad data will kill AI, Baidu’s EZDL tool for machine learning and how AI is changing ERP


Google releases AI-powered Content Safety API to identify more child abuse images Pedophilia is one of the greatest curses of the Internet with pedophiles using children’s pics posted online for abuse. Google has taken an initiative to control online child abuse with an AI-powered tool called Content Safety API. Content Safety will identify online child sexual abuse […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO 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.