Sat.Oct 07, 2017 - Fri.Oct 13, 2017

Cyber security a business necessity

Computer Weekly

Cyber security is a business necessity, according to the T-Mobile security chief in Poland

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Centralized security in the cloud is the best security model

David Linthicum

It’s 6:00 a.m. on a Monday morning. You get an automated text from your security systems that a DDOS attack was attempted, but new security policies downloaded several hours earlier proactively protected the systems from the attacking IP address. All is well. The alternative is not good—meaning that you had no idea of the DDOS attack, and now you’re playing cloud security whack-a-mole to fend off the attack until you can put more permanent solutions in place.

Corporate IT: How to Improve the Customer Experience You Provide


The experience that companies provide for their customers has become incredibly important to many senior executive teams.

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Top Ways Tech Can Figure Out Major Business Concerns

IT Toolbox

All businesses are faced with challenges. Technology can help you to figure out your challenges, and provide you with solutions to fix them


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.

Making public cloud ERP work for your business

Computer Weekly

If you work with specialists, migrating ERP to the public cloud can bring big business benefits – but it’s not for everyone

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Data and Culture go hand in hand

Eric D. Brown

A few weeks ago, I spent an afternoon talking to the CEO of a mid-sized services company.

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The Impact of IT on Education: 5 Great Elearning Platforms

IT Toolbox

Businesses have flourished due to lower expenses for numerous in-house processes, people have started communicating more easily, but education has also greatly changed

GE opens up on how its move to the AWS public cloud is progressing

Computer Weekly

The multi-national conglomerate claims to have migrated more than 2,000 apps to the AWS cloud, as its digital transformation efforts continue apace

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State of the Go Nation – Gotham Go 2017


This talk is an overview of the entire Go project. It covers “what we’ve done”, “why we did it” and “where we are going” as a project. It highlights our accomplishments, challenges and what the Go Project is doing to address our challenges.


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.

11 years, 1400 blog posts…and a pretty graph

Eric D. Brown

As part of a tutorial on Text Analytics and Visualization I just finished over on technical blog called Python Data (where I blog about using python for data analysis), I took a look at all 1400 posts over the last 11 years (11 years!).

The Chatbot Hype of 2017:5 Reasons Bots are Crucial for SMBs

IT Toolbox

Twenty years ago it was all about chatting with people, today it is a brand new concept ? chatting with bots


Don't use cost savings to secure senior management DevOps buy-in, CIOs advised

Computer Weekly

IT leaders may find themselves unlikely to succeed by promising senior management DevOps-induced cost savings, according to PuppetConf panel

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Algorithms will out-perform Doctors in just 10 years time


The power of Algorithms to calculate, contemplate and anticipate the needs of patients is improving rapidly and still has no sign of slowing down. Everything from patient diagnosis to therapy selection will soon be moving at exponential rates. Does that mean the end of doctors? Not quite.

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.

Big Data: Out of the Server Room and Into the World


Modern business data acquisition, analytics, and warehousing have increased in both scale and frequency in recent years. The rapid development of new technologies to deal with these massive quantities of data has given birth to the so-called "Big Data" revolution. As a result, there are few industries that are isolated from the growing need to […]. Artificial Intelligence Big Data CTO News Business data IT

How the SEC breach resembles immature teenage behavior

IT Toolbox

If you were like me growing up, you had some temper tantrums where you expressed your emotions perhaps a little too much. As I got into my mid-to-late teens, I remember it happening quite often. In one particular situation, I got into a pretty heated fight with my older sister and, thanks to my sister wearing a cast on her foot, my bedroom door ended up with a hole in it. To prevent our dad from


Executive interview: David Mahon, CSO, CenturyLink

Computer Weekly

David Mahon, chief security officer of CenturyLink, discusses why cyber security is actually the business strategy

How to Setup SCCM CB and InTune Co-Management


Many organisations are looking for a more simplified management options for Windows devices. There are two ways of management. First one is. The Traditional way of management and the second is the Modern way of management.

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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 A CIO Can Do About Eliminating Dead Wood In The IT Department

The Accidental Successful CIO

The one thing that you don’t want to have in your IT department is dead wood Image Credit: Iain Farrell. Who works in your IT department? Is it a bunch of fired up people who arrive at work each and every day ready to take on the world?

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How one CRM support platform is creating flexibility for employees and clients

IT Toolbox

One of the most modern solutions for empowering the workforce and enhancing performance went live this week as Verint Systems unveiled its new Verint Workforce Optimization (WFO) suite of applications. WFO is designed to integrate secure mobile access, enabling managers and employees to get work done from anywhere, at anytime. The launch comes as more companies

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Will the review of Verify fix the UK's digital identity problems?

Computer Weekly

The rumoured review of the UK government’s identity assurance programme provides the ideal opportunity to fix problems and accelerate progress

SCCM ConfigMgr Troubleshooting Steps for Newbies with Flowcharts


SCCM is not dead, and many newbies are trying to learn SCCM. Instead, this is the most happening time for an SCCM engineer. SCCM + Intune Co-management opens up many new opportunities for SCCM engineers. Enterprises are getting ready for Windows 10 migrations.

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.

Stuff Worth Reading – October 2017

The Investing Edge

Welcome to our third post highlighting articles relevant to entrepreneurs in New England and beyond. As you enjoy this gorgeous New England fall, please let us know if you find an article you would like to have us feature by sending it along to Baiyin at Ascent. And join us on Twitter at Baiyin Zhou ( @ BaiyinVC ) and Eric Schultz ( @ ericebs ). Industry Themes. Between Equifax, Yahoo, and WannaCry, we’ve got cybersecurity on our minds. So should you.

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Cloud or Local? Choosing Your CRM System

IT Toolbox

One important decision to make in choosing a CRM system is whether you want it to be hosted locally or in the cloud. Both approaches have their good and bad points and today both offer a lot of choices. In the SMB market the choices are split about equally and both offer mixes of features suitable for running a small or medium business. It comes down to whichever you feel

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London issues call to arms to cyber security community

Computer Weekly

Cyber security community called on to help educate capital’s small businesses about cyber crime and give them practical advice

The New Way We'll Start our Digital Day


This post originally published on Citrix Blogs The desktop-centric world is dead. Here’s why — and how — it will be replaced. When industries shift very slowly, sometimes the most significant changes go completely unnoticed.

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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.