Sat.May 14, 2016 - Fri.May 20, 2016

Corporate IT: The Four Barriers that Hinder Digitization in Your Firm


While being a fairly nebulous term, digitization has changed and is changing companies beyond recognition. The ability to use technology and digital information to accomplish tasks that once required human judgment and action are almost too numerous to count at most firms.

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Arizona may force CIOs to adopt the cloud

David Linthicum

Move to the cloud -- or else! That's the basic thrust of a proposed Arizona state law, S.B. 1434 , now awaiting Governor Doug Ducey's approval or veto. This law would require state agencies to shift their IT resources and operations to the cloud (public and/or private).

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You Don’t Think You Need An Online Video Platform? Think again.

Forrester IT

If your idea of "doing video" means having a YouTube channel, then you need to up your game. While a freemium player like YouTube can be an important part of an overall video strategy, it shouldn't be the only part.

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5 CRM Statistics Every Entrepreneur Should Understand

IT Toolbox

Customer relationship management (CRM) has become a necessity for organizations of all sizes. The tools in these software suites make it easier to offer amazing customer service, implement targeted marketing strategies and provide a host of other benefits. For any budding entrepreneur who's still on the fence about CRM, these statistics should make the decision an easy one.

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.

Corporate IT: How to Stop Digitization Turning Your Firm into a Digital Gulliver


The idea of digitization, which is essentially the change from accomplishing any tasks by physical or “analog” means to using digital technology and data, is as old as computing itself.

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Cloud security concerns rise as investment grows, report shows

Computer Weekly

Cloud security concerns are evolving with the increasing adoption of cloud computing, but continue to top the list of barriers to adoption, a study reveals

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Answering Your Top 5 Questions about VoIP Telephone Systems

IT Toolbox

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone systems are becoming more popular for both home and business use. For businesses, the advantages over traditional telephone systems include more features and flexibility, as well as lower cost. Find out if VoIP is right for you by reviewing these answers to the top five most commonly asked questions. How Does VoIP Work?

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Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter: The New Cyberweapons Of Choice

Forrester IT

New social media scams and marketing #fails are common fodder for water cooler banter today - even a recent episode of HBO's Veep ran a joke where the President blames a Chinese cyberattack for sending an ill-advised tweet.

Enterprise Networking in a Cloud World

Cloud Musings

Enterprises must rethink network management in the cloud computing world. This new reality is driven by the rise of software defined networking , the virtualization of everything and a business imperative to create and deploy even newer information delivery models.

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.

Copenhagen creates marketplace for trading data

Computer Weekly

Organisations in Copenhagen can buy and sell previously unavailable data on a data marketplace set up by the city government

Addressing the Top VoIP Implementation Challenges

IT Toolbox

VoIP adoption rates remain high in the enterprise, with Frost and Sullivan predicting a $9.35 billion market by 2019. Your communications tools play a critical role in the enterprise's business processes, but you have concerns about VoIP implementation challenges. Learn how to identify common VoIP deployment

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An Update On The Megatrend of Cloud Computing


Bob Gourley. There are seven key MegaTrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for C loud Computing, A rtificial Intelligence, M obility, B ig Data, R obotics, I nternet of Things, C yberSecurity.

Foto Friday – Sunrise through the Clouds

Eric D. Brown

This is another capture of a cloudy sunrise over Myrtle Beach. This was captured with a Canon 5DSR and a Canon 16-35 f/4 sitting on a Gitzo 1228 MK2 Tripod. See more photos in my flickr photostream and/or my 500px portfolio.

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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.

Theft of customer data is top Asean retailer worry

Computer Weekly

Southeast Asian retailers say securing customer payments is a major challenge as new payment technology is forced on them by market and consumer pressure

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How VoIP Can Streamline and Centralize Business Communications

IT Toolbox

VoIP is fast becoming the most popular communications solution for businesses looking to reduce costs, improve service and give their employees the tools required to run a modern, fast-paced business. Here's something you may not know -- approximately 50 percent of a voice call is silence. That's call-time you are paying for on a conventional, or legacy, telephone system. VoIP addresses

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Google: AlphaGo Powered by Custom AI Chip

Data Center Knowledge

Claims custom ASIC's performance "orders of magnitude" higher than any commercially available CPU or GPU Read More. Big Data Blades Cloud Computing Google Infrastructure

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Linux vs Unix Hot Patching – Have We Reached The Tipping Point?

Forrester IT

The Background - Linux as a Fast Follower and the Need for Hot Patching. No doubt about it, Linux has made impressive strides in the last 15 years, gaining many features previously associated with high-end proprietary Unix as it made the transition from small system plaything to core enterprise processing resource and the engine of the extended web as we know it.

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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.

Lessons from LinkedIn data breach revelations

Computer Weekly

There are several important lessons to be learned from revelations about LinkedIn's 2012 data breach, say security experts

How CRM Revolutionizes the Sales Process

IT Toolbox

A killer sales process -- a systematic series of steps that track interaction with your prospects from their first point of engagement through to the closing of a sale -- can generate bigger revenue for your brand. Outdated, inaccurate data and software prevent your sales teams from nurturing prospects and connecting with customers. CRM software can revolutionize your sales process by making it

How Long Will the Cloud Data Center Land Grab Last?

Data Center Knowledge

Leases signed with hyperscale cloud providers have become a windfall for data center landlords who have the ability to deliver large data halls Read More. Cloud Computing Colocation CoreSite CyrusOne Data Center Strategies Digital Realty Dupont Fabros Equinix Featured Investing Supply and Demand

Mobilize The Internet Of Things

Forrester IT

Businesses can obtain major benefits -- including better customer experiences and operational excellence -- from the internet of things (IoT) by extracting insights from connected objects and delivering feature-rich connected products. The mobile mind shift requires businesses to proactively support these IoT benefits for nonstationary connected objects that exist as part of IoT solutions.

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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.

Employers offering apprenticeships should spread the word

Computer Weekly

The Skills Funding Agency says firms training apprentices should share the experience with other businesses

5 of the Hottest Trends in VoIP for Business

IT Toolbox

The way we connect is changing all the time, and the world is getting smaller with each technological development. While the changes are great for people with friends or relatives halfway around the world, businesses are really leading the revolution. They need communication methods that let them work with people in remote locations, connect with customers in different places and effectively

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What’s Driving (and Inhibiting) DCIM Software Adoption?

Data Center Knowledge

Analysts forecast steady but slowing DCIM market growth for next four years Read More. DCIM News Featured Infrastructure Management

What CIOs Can Learn From An Upgrade Of Inflight Web Services

The Accidental Successful CIO

Airline CIOs are going to have to make some tough in-flight internet decisions Image Credit: Christopher Doyle. Back in the day, airline passengers could be assured that their time in the air meant that they had an excuse to unplug and step away from the constant need to do more and more work.

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.