Sat.Aug 25, 2018 - Fri.Aug 31, 2018

Cloud-native devops won’t work without test automation

David Linthicum

It’s 8:00 p.m., and you’re looking to complete a sprint to push out a net new cloud-native application. You make the deadline, but sending the application to the testing group takes two more weeks to push first to deployment and then to ops. Considering the time it took to develop the damn thing from idea to ops, agile development just is not … well … agile. What went wrong?

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Five Way to Finding the Citizen Data Scientists in your Organization

Social, Agile and Transformation

You don't become a data driven organizations by hiring a handful of PhD's and setting them loose on your big data platforms and data sets. Oh you may get tremendous insights, competitive advantages, and even new product offerings through this approach. But becoming data driven is an inside out transformation. And that requires changes in mindset, culture, roles and responsibilities, and.

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7 secrets of effective IT departments

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: As technology continues to evolve and play a larger role in business, more pressure gets placed on IT. They have an amazing opportunity to drive business and play a larger role than ever before.

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The GDPR And The B2B Seller: Keep Calm And Sell On

Forrester IT

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018. It’s been a few months and the repercussions are yet to be fully realized, leaving practitioners anxious and wondering if they have fully prepared.

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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 retrofit the cloud for security: 2 essential steps

David Linthicum

At the majority of enterprises that migrate applications to the cloud, security is an afterthought. This doesn’t mean it’s not important, but that they looking to address security requirements after the workloads and data have already settled in the cloud. I do not recommend this approach. But the reality is that some enterprises take this approach by default and don’t realize their miscalculation until after the fact.

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How to Setup SCCM Cloud Management Gateway as cloud DP


SCCM 1806 onwards you can eliminate Cloud DP from your SCCM infra. In this post, I will explain the process to configure SCCM CMG into Cloud DP. Learn how to Setup Cloud Management Gateway as cloud DP. You can learn how to download content using Cloud Management Gateway.

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So What is CX Strategy Anyway?

Forrester IT

Talk to 10 different customer experience (CX) professionals and you may get 10 different definitions of what a CX strategy is and what it does. One CX professional from a company with more than $65 billion of funds under management confided in us, “[When we started], we didn’t even know what a CX strategy was […]. age of the customer

How to Keep the Human Element in Digital Customer Experience


It’s not a question. Digital customer engagement and service is on the rise. Customers are of the hope that businesses will in day’s to come, implement digital channels to solve service issues and complete transactions.

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Recapping the August 2018 DoDIIS Conference


DoDIIS Stands for DoD Intelligence Information Systems. The yearly DoDIIS conference is sponsored by the Defense Intelligence Agency. It is always a great opportunity for intelligence community technologists to come together and learn from another. For those of us in industry or academia it is a chance to learn the mission needs of government organizations […]. CTO Cyber War News

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.

How to avoid lottery scams and keep your personal details safe

Doctor Chaos

Keeping your personal details safe online is imperative, no matter what you’re trying to do – but when you’re playing the lottery, this can be more important than ever. It’s easy to get swept up in the fantasy of winning all the money you could ever want in your wildest dreams so you need to […]. Cyber cyber

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Beyond The Hype, AI Will Spark A Marketing Renaissance.

Forrester IT

Marketing technology (martech) vendors are heavily pitching AI. However, AI per se is not new and won’t solve CMO’s problems overnight. In fact, many marketers use AI without even knowing it, when they use AI-powered algorithms for programmatic ad buying! The reality is that AI will scale existing data-driven marketing approaches and give modern CMOs […].

It Turns Out That CIOs Want Their Privacy

The Accidental Successful CIO

It turns out that CIOs want to be left alone while at work Image Credit: Josh Hallett. What does your office space look like right now? If your company is like roughly 70% of the firms out there, you have adopted an “open office” format where the walls and cubes have all been removed.

Blockchain myths, AMD’s future plans, Apple’s September launch, Alphabet’s China obstacles, Leveraging IoT for business


Busting The Myths And Understanding The True Potential Of Blockchain There has been much excitement about the disruptive potential of blockchain technology, but there is also much confusion. Some people think blockchain is used only with Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies or that it’s only used to enable nefarious, anonymous online transactions. In reality, blockchain is one […]. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency CTO Cyber War Internet of Things News Alphabet Apple Google Intel

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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.

VMware sharpens security focus with vSphere Platinum, ‘adaptive micro-segmentation’

Network World

VMware is expanding its security range with a new version of its virtualization software that has security integrated into the hypervisor. Our flagship VMware vSphere product now has AppDefense built right in,” VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger told the audience at VMworld 2018, which kicked off this week in Las Vegas. Platinum will enable virtualization teams – you – to give an enormous contribution to the security profile of your enterprise.” [See See our review of VMware’s vSAN 6.6

A Good Life Hack

Forrester IT

Quickly: Stop reading the news during your work day — you will be happier and more productive. I was travelling in Europe in June and in a reflective moment I asked myself a simple question: “What one habit could I change that would improve my life?” ” As I surveyed my typical day, I spotted an […]. Counterintuitive CEO

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Why Business Schools Need to Think About Offering Education in Big Data


What’s stopping business schools from catching up to the business world which relies heavily on Big Data and Data Science? Schools that can incorporate these into all areas of their educational offerings will be the ones that prepare students the best for the challenges they’ll face today — and the.

Microsoft’s AI driven Bing Spotlight, AI to replace tasks not jobs, Alphabet’s Chronicle to use AI for cyber security analytics, Pentagon’s AI investment and Wikipedia takes help of AI to weed out toxic posts


‘Bing spotlight’ offers a news hub for information on evolving stories, powered by AI and human editors Microsoft is combining artificial intelligence and the human mind to evaluate a news story. It has launched a new news aggregating tool called Bing spotlight for developing stories in Bing search results. The search stories are compiled by AI […]. Artificial Intelligence News

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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.

Recover Email OneDrive SharePoint Data with Veeam Backup O365


I have explained about backing up Email OneDrive SharePoint data with Veeam backup for Microsoft Office 365. This post describes the option to recover Email OneDrive SharePoint data using Veeam backup for Microsoft Office 365.

You Need A Plan To Adapt To Climate Change — Today

Forrester IT

At Forrester’s upcoming Privacy & Security Europe 2018 Forum, I’ll be presenting on a topic that I’m both personally and professionally passionate about: climate change adaptation.

Four Easy Steps to Intelligent Automation Success

Information Week

If you are losing sleep over concerns about how to implement intelligent automation in your organization, you aren't alone

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Strata Data Conference, September 11–13, 2018, New York


At Strata Data Conference, learn how data is driving innovation and transforming business. You’ll see top minds in technology from leading companies like Airbnb, Google, WeWork, and Uber discuss latest developments in machine learning, data engineering, real time applications, data governance and strategy, and much more. You’ll also network with thousands at the largest gathering […]. CTO Events 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.

SCCM Admins not Comfortable about These Things


System admins are “real” end users for device management product like SCCM. I worked with Cireson to identify most common worries for the different set of SCCM admins, customers, and other industry experts.

Marketers, You Need Better Measurement. Two Companies Can Show You The Light

Forrester IT

Marketers, need inspiration to get started with advancing your marketing performance measurement strategy? Look no further!

Is Digital Reality Ready for the Enterprise?

Information Week

As virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies get ready for the enterprise, the enterprise has to get ready for digital reality

Does Cloud Reliance Lead to a “Digitization Gap” or a “Governance Gap”?


In What is the Digitization Gap and How Can We Manage It? author Bali Kuchipudi warns about the extra stresses that reliance on cloud based IT resources can place on companies. These “digitization gap” stressors are on top of serious management challenges already posed by technology siloes and “shadow IT.” ” As a consideration, perhaps a better way to refer […]. Big Data and Analytics Cloud Computing 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.