Sat.Oct 15, 2016 - Fri.Oct 21, 2016

The cloud will absorb Windows (and the rest)

David Linthicum

InfoWorld's Eric Knorr has made the compelling point that perhaps Microsoft should get out of the Windows business and instead focus on the public cloud. I get that opinion. In the 1990s, I reviewed client operating systems that included Windows 95, Windows NT, OS/2, and about a dozen versions of Unix. In the back of my mind, I thought that was a fool's errand, that we were focused on the wrong problem.

UK firms could face £122bn in data breach fines in 2018

Computer Weekly

The PCI Security Standards Council is urging firms to act now to avoid exponentially increased penalties under new EU data protection regulations

Oracle’s Cloud, Built by Former AWS, Microsoft Engineers, Comes Online

Data Center Knowledge

Hosted initially in three Phoenix-metro data centers, the bare-metal cloud will serve as foundation for future cloud VM and container services. Read More. Cloud Computing Featured Oracle

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Brexit Makes Customer-Focused Innovation Imperative

Forrester IT

Phote: Cover of Panorama magazine Italia. While uncertainty continues, focusing on innovation is your best chance of success. British Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly said, "Brexit means Brexit."

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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.

The AWS-VMware deal will bear fruit. eventually

David Linthicum

VMware Cloud on AWS is the new cloud partnership that everyone is talking about. However, there's a bigger question: What bets should enterprises place on this collaboration? . The deal certainly has gotten a lot of hype. That's because it puts together the single biggest name in the public cloud space with the most recognizable name in virtualization. The idea is that you'll have an on-ramp to the cloud that enterprises will have a hard time refusing.

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Space: the Ultimate Network Edge

Data Center Knowledge

Inside Laser Light’s plan to beam network connectivity from Earth’s Orbit using military laser tech Read More. Colocation Connectivity Equinix Featured Internet of Things Networking Technology

DevOps and the Mainframe, A perfect match?

Forrester IT

Did someone forget to tell the mainframe it was irrelevant? For many years, the much lauded death of the mainframe has been espoused by many pundits. Many believed the end of the mainframe would be further accelerated with the rapid growth of cloud adoption. I am sorry to report to those naysayers, the mainframe didn't get the message, and lives on, alive and well as the beating heart of many large businesses.

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A Flicker Of Light: A new security stack points the path to safety


Junaid Islam. The last few years have been a difficult time for those who protect data. Defense-in-depth, the gold standard in cyber security, has failed. The basis behind defense-in-depth is to deploy redundant layers of security products to defeat every part the cyber kill chain.

Cloud backup saves data after fire destroys school

Computer Weekly

Data from The Academy secondary school in the seaside town of Selsey was restored just hours after a fire destroyed most of the premises, thanks to a cloud backup agreement set up a year earlier

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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.

Digital Realty to Build Data Center Tower in Downtown Chicago

Data Center Knowledge

Site for the planned 12-story facility is reportedly shovel-ready, but construction crews will not break the ground until a major anchor tenant is on board. Read More. Chicago Colocation Connectivity Digital Realty Featured

Loose Lips Sink M&A Ships

Forrester IT

Companies look for merger & acquisitions opportunities to boost their growth. But when confidential information gets exposed, it throws a monkeywrench into their confidential assessments, strategies and negotiations. Recent news proves this once again. Whether Twitter would be a good fit for SalesForce is a question - but that the news that Salesforce was considering it leaked into the public domain made their decisions harder.

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Don’t fall behind when it comes to migrating to the cloud


Bob Gourley. Cloud computing and cloud storage at one time was once viewed as a risky proposition for businesses; why trust an unknown virtual platform to handle business needs when everything could be safely handled onsite? That viewpoint has changed quicker than many industry watchers and businesses could anticipate, and those organizations that have made the switch are reaping the benefits of more efficient systems, less overall costs and happier users.

Obituary: Jonathan Green-Armytage, former Computer Weekly journalist

Computer Weekly

Computer Weekly marks the passing of one of the great tech reporters from the 1980s and 1990s

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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.

Here are the Top DCIM Software Vendors, According to Gartner

Data Center Knowledge

Three vendors continue to lead; six dropped from Magic Quadrant for failing to meet criteria Read More. DCIM News Management

Private Cloud Adoption Is Alive And Well

Forrester IT

While public cloud's hypergrowth garners a lot of press, we expect opportunities to continue for private cloud solutions. In our recently published Private Cloud Solutions Forecast, 2016 To 2021 ( Global ) we expect the market to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.0% over the 2016-to-2021 period. Private cloud can provide the speed-to-market and scalability of public cloud, yet with enhanced security.

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Cognitio’s Bob Gourley on picking from the ‘thousands’ of vendor solutions


Michael Johnson. Our editor Bob Gourley was featured on FedScoop TV discussing the twin challenge of a Cambrian Explosion of new technologies and a Malthusian Problem that will cause many to die off. The full video is at this link and embedded below: Big Data Cloud Computing CTO News

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How enterprise software development is changing

Computer Weekly

During Computer Weekly’s 50th anniversary event, we held a panel discussion at Skills Matter in London to look into how enterprise software is changing

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.

Creating a Culture of Information Security

Data Center Knowledge

Organizations need to start thinking about information security as an element that enables businesses, facilitating increased competitive advantage that allows them to manage risk and protect all of the dollars that have been spent on creating a brand. This is the first step in securing a business. Industry Perspectives

US Tech Market Poised For Another Year Of Moderate 4% to 5% Growth If Election Results Don't Interfere

Forrester IT

Forrester has just published our fall forecast update for the US tech market (" 2017 US Tech Budgets: The Outlook For Tech Spending Overall And By Industry "), and we are now projecting 5.1% growth for business and government spending on tech goods, services, and staff in 2017. That's a modest improvement from the 4.4% growth we are forecasting for 2016.

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VMware and AWS -- Harder Than It Looks

Chuck's Blog - EMC

One of the bigger pieces of industry news last week was VMware announcing they intend to eventually offer an infrastructure service built on top of a new AWS bare metal offering. My corner of the internet broke for a while as a result. Before

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Cyber security is about big team efforts, says CNI expert

Computer Weekly

Cyber security requires a team approach, based on a good understanding of the threat, to achieve effective resilience, according to Barrie Millett of the Cyber Rescue Alliance

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.

Hackers Take Down Sites From New York to LA in Web-Host Siege

Data Center Knowledge

Hackers hammered servers along the US East Coast with phony traffic until they crashed, then moved westward. Read More. Downtime Hosting Internet of Things Peering Security

What Product Development Orgs Can Learn From The Samsung Crisis

Forrester IT

As details regarding the termination of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone continue to unfold, there are several important lessons, both technological and organizational, that manufacturers and product organizations should take away from their peer's costly product crisis: Read more Categories: PLM. Product Lifecycle Management. Product development. digital business. digital twin. CIO PLM Product Lifecycle Management Product development digital business digital twin

How Much “Data Science” Do You Really Need?


Dennis D. McDonald. Is it really true that "Nearly two-thirds of big data projects will fail to get beyond the pilot and experimentation phase in the next two years, and will end up being abandoned," as suggested by Steve Ranger last year in Your big data projects will probably fail, and here's why? . My take: to be successful you need a collaborative team with multiple skills, effective leadership, good communication -- and a plan.

Desktop virtualisation growth to continue in Asean region

Computer Weekly

Despite barriers such as cost of implementation and customer preference for mobile technologies, desktop virtualisation will see steady growth in the Asean region

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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.