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Legacy System Modernization 101

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: Legacy Modernization is an important, yet complex topic. Because every business is different, modernization needs vary from one company to the next. Which applications should be modernized? Which modernization approach is right for you?

How to Stop Fetishizing AI


Our misguided perceptions of AI confuse the vital public debate about AI’s role in society by mitigating its severity and exaggerating its impact. Artificial Intelligence is sexy.

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Coronavirus: CIO Areas of Focus During the COVID-19 Outbreak


As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, the economic symptoms are emerging. More than a dozen global firms have announced they will miss their financial goals for the upcoming quarter due to the combined impact of supply chain disruptions and dampened customer demand.

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This just in: Cloud computing is hard

David Linthicum

In news that I would file under “duh,” almost 60 percent of U.K. businesses think that cloud has overpromised and underdelivered, according to a report sponsored by the consulting company Capita.

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Challenges, Lessons Learned, and Strategies for Modernizing Software

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can manage the same challenges.

How CIOs Can Hire People With Cybersecurity Skills

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to find a way to solve the shortage of skilled security workers Image Credit: Merrill College of Journalism Press Releases.

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Getting the Most Out of Augmented Intelligence

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Looking for a way to help your organization work smarter and faster? Augmented intelligence is ready to provide added support, new insights, and a competitive edge


What's Propelling Growth for Artificial Intelligence?

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Here are three technology breakthroughs that are acting as catalysts, along with four core roles of AI that are driving it forward

The state of container-based cloud development

David Linthicum

Most applications are stateful. Stateful is when streaming services remember where you left off in a movie even if you switch devices, or mobile applications store users’ preferences or recently opened files.

The Main Difference Between Managed IT Support and Regular IT Support


Information Technology Blog - - The Main Difference Between Managed IT Support and Regular IT Support - Information Technology Blog. When it comes to business IT processes, there are some who assume that the terms managed IT support and regular IT support are interchangeable.

Design Thinking for Product Teams: Leverage Human Insight Throughout Development

Product teams must increase their exposure hours with customers—seeing and hearing them. Human insights and the design thinking framework can be applied to your development cycle to help you build better products and experiences for your customers.

Mainframe developers get boost from BMC acquisition of Compuware

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March 2, 2020 BMC acquires Compuware.

A CIO’s Checklist for Better Presentations


CIOs who want to brand IT, and themselves, as strategic partners need to communicate a compelling vision of how technology can drive revenue and transform business. CIOs need strong ideas — and strong presentation skills to win people over.

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New ConfigMgr Primary Server Installation Step by Step Guide | SCCM


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In this guide you shall learn how to install new Configuration Manager | Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager | SCCM | ConfigMgr Primary Server.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

The Web Application Firewall Market Is Ripe For Disruption

Forrester IT

Let’s face it: Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) rarely excite the security imagination. WAFs have been ubiquitous for at least 15 years and play an important role in detecting and blocking “OWASP Top 10” application level attacks like SQL injection and cross-site scripting.

Organizational Restructuring Myths


More and more organizations undertake significant restructuring initiatives to keep pace with digital transformation demands. Yet few achieve the desired result.

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U.S. Military Adopts New Ethics Guidelines For Artificial Intelligence


The U.S. military has adopted new ethics guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence in its futuristic robot tanks and smart weapons systems, according to a new press release by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Setup ConfigMgr LAB Infrastructure in Azure IaaS | SCCM | MEMCM


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. You can easily setup a ConfigMgr LAB Infrastructure in Azure IaaS. In this post, I try to help you with setting up an SCCM LAB in Azure (Setup ConfigMgr LAB Infrastructure).

Serverless and Containers: How to Choose the Right Application Strategy

Speaker: Tolga Tarhan, Senior Vice President, GM AWS Services at Onica

When it comes to the modern tech stack, one of the fastest changing areas is around containers, serverless, and choosing the ideal path to cloud native computing. How do you as a technology leader point your team in the right direction, especially given how quickly this is evolving?

Retailers And Brands: Clean, Plan, Monitor, Cross-Train, Reassure — Then Repeat

Forrester IT

The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting everything from global stock market vacillations and travel to retail traffic and buying patterns.

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Pandemic Planning - CIO Style

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Technology leadership is never easy. During times of crisis planning and mobilization, it is even harder. So take a deep breath, relax, and read on. I think this will help you.

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How Data Aggregators Are Using Blockchain To Empower Fintech Players


Read Shaan Ray explain how data aggregators are using blockchain in the financial sector on Inc42 : People know their banks and their favorite fintech applications.

Setup Azure Bastion Connect to SCCM Server | ConfigMgr | MECM


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. This is very interesting and exciting for me to connect to ConfigMgr server using Azure Bastion solution. Let’s use Azure Bastion to connect to Configuration Manager Server hosted in Azure.

Add User Tests to Your Agile Process: Reduce Risk in Shipping New Products

Agile has become the go-to methodology for companies that want to reduce the risk involved in shipping new products. But how do you prevent building items nobody wants? If you wait to get user feedback until after development, then you’ve waited too long.

No, It’s Not Just You: In Retail, Commerce Is Almost Never “Headless”

Forrester IT

“Headless commerce” is the ubiquitous, abstract description of the modern commerce suite. Technical folks talk about it as if it’s the new gold standard, and you’re probably wondering if you’re expected to change your entire commerce stack.

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DevOps Gives Nationwide Building Society an Edge on Upstarts

Information Week

Adopting practices for continuous delivery offers organizations a way to remain competitive in the British banking scene

Enter the Tangle, a blockchain designed specially for the Internet of Things


Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) may be interesting ways to track and assure the validity of information as it’s passed between entities or systems, and it has been weighed as a possible data exchange medium for devices and systems within the Internet of Things.

SQL Query All SCCM Applications with no Deployments | ConfigMgr


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Hello, this is my first post here, I have more than 13 years of experience in ConfigMgr. I’m going to start a series of posts related SQL and WQL queries (SQL Query) to help SCCM admins.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.