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Is the Cloud Secure?

CEB IT

Cloud security breaches consistently make news headlines. Yet, the stories of these breaches are often framed with vague explanations — a “misconfigured database” or mismanagement by an unnamed “third party.”. The ambiguity that surrounds cloud computing can make securing the enterprise seem daunting. Concerns about security have led some CIOs to limit their organizational use of public cloud services.

Consumer data might be the new oil, but who gets to decide how it’s used?

Datacponomy

From the Cambridge Analytica scandal to GDPR and data breach headlines, the idea that consumers should know how their data is used is gaining traction with governments and consumer groups. What does this trend mean for companies that rely on consumer data for their business model?

Can microsegmentation help IoT security?

Network World

The Internet of Things ( IoT ) promises some big benefits for organizations, such as greater insights about the performance of corporate assets and finished products, improved manufacturing processes, and better customer services. The nagging security issues related to IoT, unfortunately, remain a huge concern for companies and in some cases might be keeping them from moving forward with initiatives.

5 Ways to Drive Customer Centricity: Advice for the CIO

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Who do you consult when Outlook isn’t working? What about when issues arise with your messaging platforms? Or, worse yet – when your customer experience platforms aren’t working properly? You likely answered “IT” when thinking about these situations.

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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 supercharge your data lakes

Tech Republic Cloud

Learn how to improve the performance of your organization's data lakes and analytics

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CDOs Must Take the Lead to Improve Data Literacy

CEB IT

Literacy is no longer defined as just the ability to read and write. There are several other skills people must master in order to solve problems and gain knowledge. Data literacy — the ability to read, write and communicate data in context — is among the most important abilities for organizations today. By 2020, 80% of organizations will initiate deliberate competency development in the field of data literacy. “By

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Cybercriminals using gifs to corrupt Drupal sites

Tech Republic Security

Hackers are taking advantage of vulnerabilities in the Drupal CMS platform by using malicious code disguised as gifs

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7 Prerequisites on Whether to Improve Deployment Frequencies with DevOps

Social, Agile and Transformation

In my last post, I advised that having CI/CD automation is very important to drive frequent and reliable releases, however, it is not a sufficient process or steps to establish responsible releases.

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Cloud architecture that avoids risk and complexity

David Linthicum

One of the truisms about cloud architecture is that there are typically 100x100 architecture solution patterns. They all work, but only one is the right solution. If your head is swimming, let me explain. Indeed, many technology stacks and approaches will solve the same problems using cloud-based technologies.

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.

Accelerate the Time to Market for Your Products

CEB IT

There’s a problem with productivity. . Product managers need to bring their products to market at the right time and in the right way.

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A Simple Recipe To Calculate How Much Value For Customers Your Firm Delivers (And To Find Critical Gaps)

Forrester IT

Are you trying to understand how much value you deliver to customers? In my research on value for customers, I came across an interesting method called potential gain in value (PGV). I want to share it with you because PGV gives you a simple way to approximate the value delivered.

The Missing Puzzle Piece in SCCM 3rd Party Patching Live Free Webinar

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. The Missing Puzzle Piece in SCCM 3rd Party Patch management webinar is coming soon. This webinar will give you an opportunity interact live with me and ask questions about SCCM third-party patching (with LIVE DEMO).

Be prepared for microservices challenges

David Linthicum

Last week I wrote about how containers are becoming popular attack targets both inside and outside of a public cloud. This week let’s drill down on a common byproduct of containers: microservices. Microservices is both an architecture and a way of deploying applications. Indeed, microservices is a term used to describe the practice of breaking up an application, within a container or not, into a series of smaller specialized parts.

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.

Technology Trends for the Future of Government

CEB IT

Forward-looking government officials know that, in a digital society , “Policy is the technology and technology is the policy.” Any government service delivered at scale is underpinned by a host of technologies. If the success of these business projects is compromised by poor implementation of technology, then the political objectives are compromised too. Implementing a digital government strategy is a journey that will span multiple budget cycles and political administrations.

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The Impact Of Brexit On CISOs

Forrester IT

Today we see some signs of optimism from the EU and the UK about the potential to conclude a withdrawal agreement following private talks between the UK and Ireland yesterday.

SCCM Driver Import Driver Package Creation Process Guide

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Hello folks, In this blog post, I will try to share my experience on how to import SCCM Driver Import and create a driver package in SCCM. It also includes how to integrate into the SCCM task sequence.

Low-tech social engineering attacks

CTOvision

Frank Abagnale is probably the most famous low-tech hacker since Son’ka the Golden Hand and the man who stole the Mona Lisa, Vincenzo Peruggia. Abagnale famously impersonated various professions, including a doctor and a pilot, to help facilitate his financial scams where he used false identities to forge checks and cash them in. Abagnale ended […].

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.

VMware builds security unit around Carbon Black tech

Network World

VMware has wrapped up its $2.1 billion buy of cloud-native endpoint-security vendor Carbon Black and in the process created a new security business unit that will target cybersecurity and analytics to protect networked enterprise resources. When VMware announced the acquisition in August , its CEO Pat Gelsinger said he expected Carbon Black technology to be integrated across VMware’s product families such as NSX networking software and vSphere, VMware's flagship virtualization platform.

Key Takeaways And Our Take On Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Forrester IT

Allen Bonde and I chat about key takeaways and our take on the recent Oracle OpenWorld 2019 event. age of the customer

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WVD Custom Image Creation using Windows 10 non Multi-User SKU?

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Windows virtual Desktop image building process is essential to understand for a WVD IT Pro. I cover WVD custom image creation related steps & questions in this post.

Exciting use cases of Artificial Intelligence in four industry sectors

CTOvision

As the digital transformation of businesses and services continues with full force, artificial intelligence (AI) has become somewhat of a buzzword in the technology sector. While it’s true that we haven’t quite reached the level of technology sophistication often shown off in Hollywood blockbusters, there already are a variety of use cases where machine learning […].

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.

Engage Millennials with Better Banking

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Exploring what’s essential to consumers is a primary step to gaining, retaining, and cross-selling in the banking industry. However, millennial stereotypes regularly fool financial institutions, botching their marketing strategies with incorrect beliefs.

CEO Departure Gives SAP The Chance To Refocus On Customer Priorities — But Also Brings Risks

Forrester IT

Last night, SAP’s CEO of the past 9-plus years, Bill McDermott, announced his plan to resign.

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OGB Appreciation Day: A New Version of Oracle Express

Database Star

For 2019, I am thankful for Oracle releasing the latest version of Oracle Express. I use Oracle Express a lot. I use it to write and run code for articles on this website, to test different features, and to do other work with the database.

Apple May Have Acquired Motion Capture Company IKinema

CTOvision

Apple may have recently acquired UK-based motion capture company IKinema, based on evidence from company filings and information shared by a MacRumors reader. IKinema offers animation technology that’s used for games, virtual reality, and more. Earlier this year, for example, IKinema partnered with Ubisoft for IKinema’s RunTime software for character creation. IKinema specialized in technology that […].

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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.