Sat.Apr 27, 2019 - Fri.May 03, 2019

5 Steps to Become an Effective Digital Leader

CEB IT

It’s accepted fact at your company that your customers prefer to deal with the organization in person, and that human interaction is critical to the business. But what if the opposite is true?

Why Can’t Your IT Department Be More Like Apple?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Why can’t your IT department have all of the qualities of Apple? Image Credit: Bill Alldredge.

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Balance tactical with strategic when thinking cloud

David Linthicum

It’s always been an issue—those who look at IT architecture as something that exists to serve a single application or small systems domain. These days many organizations fail to select a cloud technology to serve enterprise IT as a whole. They deal with a series of tactical application cases that all have one-off cloud architectures. Do that 20 to 30 times, and you’ll have a real problem. The result is predictable.

If You Want To Dominate, Then Disrupt

Forrester IT

Clients never tell us their business wants to be an also-ran. Everyone wants to dominate their market and is searching for the competitive advantage that helps them do it.

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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.

CIO Agenda 2019: Take a Hard and Soft Approach to Cybersecurity

CEB IT

Ninety-five percent of CIOs expect cybersecurity threats to increase and impact their organizations. In most organizations, the CIO is accountable for cybersecurity. But the IT organization alone can’t provide it.

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How Kubernetes can reduce cloud complexity

David Linthicum

A while ago I declared Kubernetes the winner in the container orchestration wars. Although I love being right, many in the cloud industry have framed Kubernetes as the end-all technology that solves all our problems. Thus we have the overuse of Kubernetes to solve all security issues, all infrastructure issues, and even be a complete strategy for technology companies looking for the next lily pad to leap onto. It’s all Kubernetes, all the time. [ Are you ready for the container invasion?

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Is Your Brand Desperate To Differentiate?

Forrester IT

If you’re among the fifty percent of marketers that prioritize “improving customer experiences” over other marketing initiatives or among the majority of marketers that cut agency fees and scope, you may be desperate to differentiate from your competitors.

Improve Customer Experience With Artificial Intelligence 

CEB IT

Better customer experience (CX), which leads to improved customer satisfaction, loyalty and advocacy, is a goal across many organizations. A good understanding of customers is the first step toward an excellent customer experience, and leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) can help accelerate this understanding. Machine learning, natural-language understanding and natural-language processing can help analyze customer sentiment and customer feedback at scale.

Samsung plans $116 billion investment in non-memory chips to challenge TSMC, Qualcomm

CTOvision

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to invest $116 billion in non-memory chips through 2030, to cut its reliance on the volatile memory chip market and develop chips to power self-driving cars and AI-enabled devices. The plan underscores the South Korean firm’s ambition to challenge bigger rivals – Taiwan’s TSMC in contract chip manufacturing and San Diego-based […]. Artificial Intelligence 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.

Convert MSI to IntuneWin Packages Smart Package Studio IntuneWin Tool

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Are you wondering whether there is any GUI tool to convert existing MSI package folder to “ IntuneWin?”

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Your Copywriting Impacts User Experience More Than You’d Think

Forrester IT

As an analyst researching user experience (UX), I’ve recently been conducting UX reviews of many banks’ mobile banking apps for an upcoming report. And I’ve been struck by how many of them contain poorly written content. Copywriting matters.

6 Mindset Traits of Disruptive Digital Leaders

CEB IT

On one side of digital business is the incumbent marketplace player, who prefers to invest only in a solid business case and focuses on predictability over speed and innovation. On the other side is the digital-era market disrupter, who believes in innovation to win big while managing risk by failing fast and prefers to focus on innovation and speed over predictability. Two types of CEO mindsets emerge as the business world shifts to be more influenced by digital business.

OODA Research Report – The Iranian Threat

CTOvision

OODA has released the next report in our threat briefing series, this on focused on the country of Iran. This special report captures insights into the capabilities and intent of the Islamic Republic of Iran, with a special focus on the cyber domain. Our objective: provide insights that are actionable for business and government leaders […]. CTO Cyber War News

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.

List of Free SCCM Catalogs for Third-Party Software Updates

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. I have explained third-party software updates setup in the previous post. I would recommend reading third-party patching setup guide.

The Growing Legal And Regulatory Implications Of Collecting Biometric Data

Forrester IT

In the last few years, biometric technologies from fingerprint to facial recognition are increasingly being leveraged by consumers for a wide range of use cases, ranging from payments to checking luggage at an airport or boarding a plane.

Future-Proof CRM Solutions to Support Digital Business

CEB IT

Pursuing customer-centricity as part of a digital transformation often results in changes to customer relationship management (CRM) applications. This poses a challenge for most CRM and customer experience (CX) leaders, as they need to deliver a 360-degree view of the customer and architect future-proof CRM solutions. . In 2019, the priorities of 40% of organizations will be speed first, then cost and then scope.

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9 types of malware and how to recognize them

CTOvision

Read Roger A. Grimes explain 9 types of malware and how they can affect you on CSO Online : People tend to play fast and loose with security terminology. However, it’s important to get your malware classifications straight because knowing how various types of malware spread is vital to containing and removing them. This concise malware […]. CTO Cyber Security News

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.

SCCM Third-Party Updates Step by Step Background Process Guide Post 3

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Historically, SCCM and SCUP were used for third-party application patching. Good news is that the SCCM 1806 or later removed the dependency of SCUP for deploying third-party software updates.

Companies Must Start Creating Human-Machine Collaborations

Forrester IT

Last year, my colleague J. Gownder and I got to talking about the impact on employees both from companies’ automation efforts and their eagerness to integrate artificial intelligence and robots.

Is a Preannouncement Strategy Right for Your Product?

CEB IT

As a technology product marketer, you want to highlight that your product is disruptive and offers a unique value proposition. But you face a dilemma. Do you divulge the product features ahead of the traditional announcement strategy, which may lead to unmet customer expectations? Or should you release the product in its final form, committing to meet raised expectations?

Four Rules To Guide Expectations Of Artificial Intelligence

CTOvision

Read Joe McKendrick list four ground rules you have to follow to guide the expectations of artificial intelligence on Forbes : Is the world too chaotic for any technology to control? Is technology revealing that things are even more chaotic and uncontrollable than first thought? Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and related technologies may be underscoring […]. Artificial Intelligence 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.

Is AIOps the answer to DevOps teams' ops prayers?

Social, Agile and Transformation

DevOps teams have a two-front battle to keep enterprise and customer facing applications, databases, APIs, and data integrations stable, performing optimally, and secure. On the one hand, there are all the proactive developments that DevOps team want to, and need to, spend their time on including automating CI/CD pipelines, configuring new infrastructure as code, patching environments, AI cloud computing DevOps site performance

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The Biggest Barrier To IT Transformation Is People

Forrester IT

A firm’s people play essential roles in all stages of IT transformation. For companies at the beginner level of maturity, employees must come together to connect the organization.

Ansible Roles Explained | Cheat Sheet

Linux Academy

Roles are a robust feature of Ansible that facilitate reuse and further promote modularization of configuration, but Ansible roles are often overlooked in lieu of straightforward playbooks for the task at hand.

On The Future of Tesla and Full Self Driving Cars

CTOvision

Read why Steve Cheney says advances in 3D image processing and image sensors, which are progressing at Moore’s Law-like pace, will make lidar redundant for self-driving cars in 3 years on his blog : Last week when Tesla launched its dedicated autonomy ASIC, a lot of the focus was on this new hardware which allowed […]. CTO News

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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.