Sat.Sep 30, 2017 - Fri.Oct 06, 2017

HMRC accused of suppressing IR35 stakeholder views on public sector contractor walkouts

Computer Weekly

Stakeholders are accusing HMRC of trying to suppress their take on how the tax avoidance reforms are affecting contractors, following claims their views were omitted from the latest IR35 Forum minutes


The cloud computing wars have forgotten the enterprise

David Linthicum

At this week’s Oracle OpenWorld conference, Oracle chairman Larry Ellison announced his company’s new autonomous database product. However, Larry being Larry, he took several minutes to disparage Amazon Web Services, especially its Redshift database technology. AWS dominates the cloud market. Now that Oracle is fully committed to gunning for the exploding cloud marketplace, AWS stands in Ellison’s crosshairs.

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The Preparation of the Enterprise for the Digital Transformation (ii)

IT Toolbox

continuing from. The Preparation of the Enterprise for the Digital Transformation. Do model the target Enterprise around services (SOA, APIs, web services, even microservices. so that complexity is hidden from stakeholders

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The Data Way

Eric D. Brown

The world has become a world of data. According to Domo , the majority of the data (roughly 90% of it) that exists today has been created within the last two years. That’s a lot of data. Actually…that’s a LOT of data.

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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.

Business needs help to act on cyber security advice

Computer Weekly

Organisations need help to act on all the information they receive about cyber security, the London Digital Security Centre has learned since its inception in 2015

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VoIP for 2018 and Beyond

IT Toolbox

VoIP is an acronym that anyone who uses the internet probably knows or will see before long. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a technology that turns a broadband internet connection into a regular phone line. That means you can make voice calls over your internet connection.

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Kinetica Brings GPU Acceleration to Tableau


Tableau is transforming the business world by making it easy to visualize and understand data.

Computer Weekly announces the Most Influential Women in UK IT 2017

Computer Weekly

Computer Weekly has announced the list for Most Influential Women in UK IT 2017, including this year’s winner Sherry Coutu


Customer Service Week and The Future of Work: Where Are We Headed?

The Investing Edge

This week marks the 25th annual Customer Service Week , a nationally recognized event that celebrates the importance of customer service and the people who are associated with this increasingly significant business element.

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 Preparation of the Enterprise for the Digital Transformation (i)

IT Toolbox

continuing from. The Preparation of the Enterprise for the Digital Transformation. To cope with the increasing complexity and change, any enterprise is confronted increasingly with, the enterprise, have to be gradually virtualised starting

5 Steps to Prepare Your Organization for Artificial Intelligence

Social, Agile and Transformation

Last week I delivered a keynote talk at Synechron's InSync Charlotte event around developing the data driven organization. The talk showed the audience the alignment between digital transformation and data driven practices and how evolving data practices should address small data (through citizen data science programs) and big data governance that can enable organizations to be organizationally. agile data AI big data cio digital transformation organizational change

Cyber security industry key to solving skills gap

Computer Weekly

In the face of a growing shortage of cyber security skills around the world, the security industry itself needs to do more to attract people

Richard Branson Guide To True Leadership For CIOs

The Accidental Successful CIO

Richard Branson has become successful by being a great leader. Image Credit: Pedro Ribeiro Simões. When it comes to management, things are actually pretty easy. You have people who work for you, they need to do what you tell them to do or you’ll fire them. End of story.

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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.

More Gee Whiz for the Netscout AirCheck G2

IT Toolbox

There are two kinds of wireless support people in the world- those who have the Netscout AirCheck G2 and those who want it. The G2 (as us hipsters call it) has settled into the market as the one portable tool to have if you can only have one portable Wi-Fi tool. It’s just that handy, as I wrote about before in these blogs:

Five General Maintenance Tasks Every Webmaster Needs To Do


You are no longer a web student… today, you become a webmaster! But what does that mean, exactly? What does a webmaster do? Or, more to the point, what does a good webmaster do? Whether you’re an aspiring webmaster, an experienced one looking to improve their game, or a hiring manager that wants to know […]. Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security News

Investigatory Powers Tribunal faces challenge in appeal court over mass hacking

Computer Weekly

Appeal court will decide whether UK citizens have the right to challenge controversial decisions made by Britain’s most secret court, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal


The Rise of the Fintechpreneur, and Why It Matters


The financial technology field is rapidly expanding, but remains in flux and continues to be unpredictable. Fintech’s use of AI, algorithms, and modern technologies can transform traditional banking, but still faces some resistance.

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 Digital enables us today to outsource the Digital problem

IT Toolbox

In the not so far past, when companies were adopting a new IT technology, they hired the necessary IT skills in the enterprise. But today, the Digital pace makes keeping up with the technology change a challenge.

Your Next Computer. in the Cloud ?


For years, the “virtual PC” has been the dream of users and corporations alike. After all, why do millions of us lug around a laptop with our Windows desktop stuck to it?

Much GDPR prep is a waste of time, warns PwC

Computer Weekly

Many organisations are not paying enough attention to technology in their preparations for the General Data Protection Regulation and risk compliance failure

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What Went Wrong At Delta?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Delta had a very bad day and it was the CIOs responsibility Image Credit: Caribb. Just in case you don’t remember, the U.S. carrier, Delta airlines, suffered a major melt down when their headquarters experienced a power outage.

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.

Benefits of E-Learning for IT Companies

IT Toolbox

Similarly to studying at the university, this requires proper organization and personal investment to get the results

How Big is the Hosted Desktop (DaaS) Market - Part 2


Originally published on Citrix Blogs As I mentioned in Part 1 of this Blog, “how big is the cloud-hosted desktop market?” is still the top inquiry I get from our Citrix Service Provider ( CSP ) partners looking to enter the market.

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Most Influential Women in UK IT 2017: Rising Stars

Computer Weekly

Computer Weekly reveals the judges’ choice for this year’s female Rising Stars of the UK technology industry

SINET 16 Innovator Winners: Every year this list highlights firms every enterprise tech professional should track


The Security Innovation Network (SINET) is on a mission. This group coordinates and collaborates among many stakeholders in the business community, government and the world of tech innovation to move the state of cybersecurity forward. SINET knows that effective cybersecurity is required to facilitate economic growth, protect critical infrastructure and maintain political stability. Under the […]. Artificial Intelligence Big Data CTO Cyber Security 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.