Sat.Aug 31, 2019 - Fri.Sep 06, 2019

Does AI Competence Matter?

Information Week

AI and machine learning are becoming more commonplace, but the people using such systems may not be qualified to operate them

Settling the edge computing vs. cloud computing debate

David Linthicum

I’m beginning to hear a lot of noise from the tech press warning that cloud computing is in danger from emerging edge computing technology. As somebody who works on both sides of the network, I want to clear a few things up. Indeed some processing is moving to the edge of the network, when it makes sense. For example, take a vehicle management system that has two sides: the edge computing side and the cloud/central computing side. Both have different roles. What is cloud computing?

Lessons from the Basketball Court for Data Management

Datacponomy

A data management plan in a company is not something that can be implemented in isolation by one department or a team in your organisation, it is rather a collective effort – similar to how different players perform in a basketball court. From the smallest schoolyard to the biggest pro.

The Impact Of Learning On Your CX Transformation

Forrester IT

When Forrester asked business leaders what priority actions they’re taking to improve employee experience, the top response was increasing access to training and skill development.

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.

3 Steps to Improve Strategic Vendor Management

CEB IT

Before you take on a new vendor, stop and consider the impact the relationship will have on your organization — will the vendor will be engaged in your most critical initiatives, systems or business processes? Think beyond scorecards and costs. Do the service and solution strategies align with your architecture and goals? Does the vendor exhibit partnership-like traits? . Relationships with strategic vendors are increasingly key to business performance.

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94% enterprises will use IoT by end 2021: Microsoft report

CTOvision

The Internet of Things (IoT) is seen as profitable and critical to business success and is creating opportunities to leverage more advanced cloud and networking technologies, according to Microsoft’s new report IoT Signals.

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Bake Your Values Into Your Design System — Takeaways From Clarity 2019

Forrester IT

Having a design system is now table stakes for companies that want to scale design, drive a consistent, seamless customer experience, manage design debt and technical debt, and free up designer time to solve new challenges — not re-invent the wheel.

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Agile Continuous Planning to Deliver Solid Roadmaps

Social, Agile and Transformation

Agile teams can't wait till the end of a release to begin planning the next one. The time gap it creates is a tremendous loss of productivity. Furthermore, this approach to planning doesn't simplify drafting roadmaps and forecasts that many organizations require from their agile teams.

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IoT security essentials: Physical, network, software

Network World

Even in the planning stages of a deployment, IoT security is one of the chief stumbling blocks to successful adoption of the technology. And while the problem is vastly complicated, there are three key angles to think about when laying out how IoT sensors will be deployed in any given setup: How secure are the device themselves, how many are there and can they receive security patches. Physical access.

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.

Benefits of OODA Loop Membership: Optimize your decision-making and accelerate your business

CTOvision

Since CTOvision and OODA Loop joined forces last January we have continued to refine and enhance the products and content of both sites. CTOvision is now more focused on enterprise tech. OODA Loop goes far beyond that.

New CEO Pledge Opens A Big Door For EX Improvement

Forrester IT

Last week, Business Roundtable issued new guidance on the role of corporations, as it has periodically since 1978. This revision was significant for employee experience (EX) improvement efforts because, for the first time, employees are included as “important stakeholders” in the language.

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How Do Companies Maximize the Impact of AI & Automation?

Information Week

Here are three ways IT leaders can ensure ethical deployment of AI and automation as well as achieve a positive impact on the organization

HPE's vision for the intelligent edge

Network World

It’s not just speeds and feeds anymore, it's intelligent software, integrated security and automation that will drive the networks of the future. That about sums up the networking areas that Keerti Melkote, HPE's President, Intelligent Edge, thinks are ripe for innovation in the next few years.He has a broad perspective because his role puts him in charge of the company's networking products, both wired and wireless. Now see how AI can boost data-center availability and efficiency. “On

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.

Samsung Files Patent for ‘Programmable Blockchain Solid State Drive’

CTOvision

Local industry news outlet Decenter reported on Sept. 3 that Samsung applied for the “programmable blockchain solid state drive and switch” patent on Jan. 15 and that it has been published on Feb. Details of the newly designed system are sparse, but it will reportedly be used to improve the speed and lifespan of blockchain-aware […].

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The NSW Government Embarks On A Bold Journey To Improve Customer Experience (CX)

Forrester IT

Weak Government CX Harms Mission Performance As customer expectations keep rising, governments around the world struggle to improve customer experience (CX).

Intelligent Resilience

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The Resilience of your Intelligence. Regardless of what department or area you work in it is critical that your company is set up to handle storms and disasters that may come.

Four Ways AI Can Augment Human Capabilities

Information Week

By 2021, organizations worldwide will create nearly $3 trillion of business value via AI, Gartner says

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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.

The Worlds Of AI And Blockchain Are Colliding

CTOvision

Nowadays just about everyone understands the importance of data. And when it comes to AI, the more data the better. Data can be an incredibly valuable and powerful tool and it’s growing at an exponential rate. In just the past two years, 90% of the world’s data was created and companies are needing to store […].

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Insider Threat Gets Its Own National Awareness Month

Forrester IT

The US National Counterintelligence and Security Center has deemed September to be National Insider Threat Awareness Month to increase awareness about insider threats. 2019 is the first year that we’ll be acknowledging insider threat during the month of September.

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How the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will affect you and your business | TECH(talk)

Network World

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is, in some ways, similar to Europe's GDPR. This rule, which goes into effect in 2020, gives individual users more ownership over their own data. Users can even refuse to allow companies to sell their online data.

Python Beats R and SAS in Analytics Tool Survey

Information Week

In Burtch Works' annual survey of the preferred tools of advanced analytics, data, machine learning, AI, and other quantitative professionals, Python pulled ahead of the pack

IBM’s Power-ful open source gift: China wins big, and these are the losers

CTOvision

At the Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit in San Diego, IBM announced it would open-source key technologies in its Power processor. The Armonk, N.Y.-based based technology giant also revealed it would open-source reference designs for the Open Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface and Open Memory Interface, which the company described as architecture-agnostic technologies to maximize memory bandwidth […].

5G In The Manufacturing Sector

Forrester IT

5G and Industrie 4.0 are a very powerful combination. Together, they can lift and shift the manufacturing sector to a much higher level of digitization, in particular by maximizing the mobility, flexibility, and versatility of production.

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Exploit found in Supermicro motherboards could allow for remote hijacking

Network World

A security group discovered a vulnerability in three models of Supermicro motherboards that could allow an attacker to remotely commandeer the server. Fortunately, a fix is already available. Eclypsium, which specializes in firmware security, announced in its blog that it had found a set of flaws in the baseboard management controller (BMC) for three different models of Supermicro server boards: the X9, X10, and X11.

The Importance of Container Management Platforms

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The following is the third blog in a series about software containers and Kubernetes, and their importance in modern application delivery. So far in this series, we have explored why businesses are leveraging containers and the benefits that they bring.

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“Alexa, roll down the windows!” Inside Amazon’s quest to get in your car

CTOvision

The demo house Amazon built inside one of the towers at its Seattle headquarters to show off its Echo smart speakers has a new room, and an important one: a garage. Inside the garage is a concept electric car—or, more specifically, the immobile insides of such a vehicle—that Amazon uses to show automakers the full spectrum […].

Software Delivery Management: ERP for IT redux?

Forrester IT

I attended Jenkins World in San Francisco couple weeks back. One thing that stood out was CloudBees’ advocacy of a new market concept, Software Delivery Management (SDM).