Sat.May 11, 2019 - Fri.May 17, 2019

Are You Ready For Big Data?

The Accidental Successful CIO

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How to Make Workplace Safety Training Modules Future Ready

Kitaboo

Safety training is an indispensable part of organizational training. Every employee who joins an organization has to undertake health and safety training in order to understand the safety practices and protocol of that place.

Five Aspects of Digital Workforce Readiness

Future of CIO

Today’s digital workforces are multigenerational, multicultural, multi-geographical, multitasking, and multi-devicing.

Why your cloudops staff is quitting

David Linthicum

It’s Monday morning and you have another letter of resignation on your desk. This time from a woman who was doing performance monitoring and cloud-system tuning. Last week it was a database operations administrator, and two more from the cloudops team quit the week before. What happened?

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.

The Rise, Fall, And Rise Again Of The Integrated Developer Toolchain

Forrester IT

The recent merger of CloudBees and Electric Cloud is a sign of the times in the world of DevOps as integrated DevOps solutions come back into vogue. Not too recently, this would have been looked down upon as a step in the wrong direction when it comes to innovation and providing value to developers.

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Cybercriminals Favor Targeting Top Executives, Small Businesses, Money: Verizon Data Breach Report

CTOvision

Verizon published last week the 12th edition of its Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) based on real-world data from 41,686 confirmed security incidents and 2,013 data breaches spanning 86 countries worldwide.

Why you likely don’t need an internal cloud broker

David Linthicum

You need a public cloud-based relational database to support a new application. You submit a request, not directly to a specific cloud provider, but to an internal cloud broker.

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The New Era Of Marketing Strategy

Forrester IT

Marketing has been a story of eras: from mass marketing to the direct marketing era to digital marketing, and now data-driven marketing.

CIO Power Politics: How to Defuse Urgent Requests [Video]

CEB IT

While every IT project is important to the business unit or person requesting it, the CIO is often the one who decides what is actually “urgent” and what isn’t. The challenge exists in communicating that prioritization without damaging relationships.

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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.

Artificial Intelligence Needs Data Diversity

CTOvision

Read why Naga Rayapati says that artificial intelligence needs data diversity on Forbes : Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are generally hungry for data, a trend which is accelerating. A new breed of AI approaches, called lifelong learning machines, are being designed to pull data continually and indefinitely. But this is already happening with other AI […].

3 Foundational Practices for IoT Data Processing

Social, Agile and Transformation

IoT isn't just a capability you plug into an existing enterprise architecture. It requires validating existing capabilities and investing in new foundational ones.

It’s Time To Transform Insurance Claims

Forrester IT

My house is almost a hundred years old. And while it might have some lovely period features (often estate agent speak for dilapidation), it also requires constant care. This makes good home insurance vital.

3 Kick-Off Initiatives for Cost Optimization

CEB IT

At least once a year, midsize enterprise (MSE) CIOs should sit down and ask a very important question: “Are we too busy managing hardware and applications to be an effective strategic partner?”. An honest “yes” answer can have a variety of implications, from how IT is viewed by the business to the efficacy of cost optimization and strategic planning.

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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.

Google says it will address AI, machine learning model bias with technology called TCAV

CTOvision

Extreme addresses networked-IoT security

Network World

Extreme Networks has taken the wraps off a new security application it says will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to help customers effectively monitor, detect and automatically remediate security issues with networked IoT devices.

What’s Hot In Insurance Tech In 2019?

Forrester IT

In 2019, the pressure on insurance business and technology leaders isn’t letting up. Earlier this year in Forrester’s “How Five Drivers Will Shape Insurance Business Technology Investments In 2019” report and webinar, we examined the drivers shown here that are shaping insurance business priorities.

5 Approaches to Cloud Applications Integration

CEB IT

Cloud-based applications are proliferating as organizations adopt software as a service (SaaS) and cloud-native development to enable digital business. At the same time, the number of options available for integrating these applications with each other and with on-premises systems is growing. This puts cloud integration on the priority list of every solution architect. Gartner predicts that by 2021, over 75% of midsize and large organizations will have adopted a multicloud or hybrid IT strategy.

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 six biggest cybersecurity risks facing the utilities industry

CTOvision

The utilities industry is rapidly modernizing its infrastructure, adding more digitized equipment and connectivity across devices, plants, and systems. This evolution to “smart infrastructure” represents a positive, paradigm shift for the industry. Unfortunately, the security policies of many utilities have not evolved along with it, leaving them incredibly vulnerable. Utilities are investing heavily to modernize infrastructure. In […]. Cyber Security News

SCCM Co-Management Virtual LAB from Microsoft

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In this post, you will see more details about SCCM Co-Management Virtual LAB. Many IT Pros use Microsoft Virtual LABs as their free training resource.

Reviewing Forrester’s 2019 New Tech Predictions — How’d We Do So Far?

Forrester IT

Back in November, Forrester outlined its 2019 predictions for a set of hot emerging technologies. We identified which markets were likely to command big investments in the new year and even predicted that GE would turn a corner this year. Let’s see how we did so far with a few of them.

5 Pitfalls to Avoid as the New CIO

CEB IT

It can be difficult to predict exactly how your first day as a CIO will go. Whether you’re new to the CIO role, or a seasoned professional, the first day will have some surprises, a few expected challenges, and probably lots of paperwork to read. It’s a given that you want to succeed in this new role, but to do so, you must first avoid common pitfalls of a new CIO. “On

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.

Business Decisions Require New Insights Into The Age of Geopolitical Risk

CTOvision

The convergence of trends like globalization, rapidly advancing technology, cyber espionage and trade wars mean we live in an age that requires new understanding of geopolitical risks to business operations, as well as risks to mergers and acquisition.

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Windows Autopilot Hybrid Azure AD Join Troubleshooting Tips

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Windows Autopilot Hybrid Azure AD Join troubleshooting is new to most of us. I thought of sharing my experience of troubleshooting issues related to Hybrid Domain Join scenarios with Windows Autopilot.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Equal Access Is Good Business

Forrester IT

Yesterday, my LinkedIn feed lit up with posts from individuals and companies stating their commitment to digital inclusion. Because it was Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a day aimed at getting everyone talking and learning about digital accessibility and inclusive design.

What is the real difference between Data Science and Software Engineering Teams?

Datacponomy

Although there are lots of similarities across Software Development and Data Science , they also have three main differences: processes, tooling and behavior. Find out. In my previous article, I talked about model governance and holistic model management.

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.