Sat.Jun 15, 2019 - Fri.Jun 21, 2019

When serverless is a bad idea

David Linthicum

Simply put, serverless systems remove you from having to deal with infrastructure issues, such as storage and compute server provisioning or operations. Indeed, many refer to serverless as “no-ops,” but it’s really “reduced-ops,” or as my friend Mike Kavis likes to say, “some-ops.”

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Gartner Top 7 Security and Risk Trends for 2019

CEB IT

During a business strategy meeting, the CISO of a national transportation system presented a slide with a proposed risk appetite statement for the organization: This organization has no appetite for safety risk exposure that could result in injury or loss of life to the public, passengers or the workforce. All safety targets are met and improved year over year. We are willing to accept risks that may result in financial loss.

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How to Deal with the Fuzzy Front End of Change and Digital Transformation

Future of CIO

Waste Not, Want Not: Can Food Tech Help?

Forrester IT

As the saying goes, if we waste now, we might want it later, and regret the waste. Well, it’s even worse that that in the global food system. We waste now, and we want it at the same time. One of the paradoxes around food is that we have both too much and too little […].

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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.

The human side of cloud migration

David Linthicum

The organization must change around the use of cloud computing. This is a fact that most won’t dispute. How it changes, and what changes, is where the conflict begins. Keep in mind that we’re not simply replacing on-premises servers with virtual ones in the cloud.

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How CIOs Can Do A Good Job Of Delivering Bad News

The Accidental Successful CIO

One of the jobs of a CIO is to be able to deliver bad news Image Credit: Still The Oldie. Let’s face it, as CIOs we’d all like to be liked. We enjoy the parts of our job that are fun and which have to do with the importance of information technology.

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The Cost Of Losing Creativity

Forrester IT

Agencies’ creative perspective, the very currency of the business, is at risk and can only be realized by shifting billions from tech to fund creative differentiation. The value of agency creativity is at risk of disappearing.”

Gartner Top 10 Security Projects for 2019

CEB IT

When George took over as the CISO of a retail company, IT security was relatively simple. But as the organization has grown — adding online ordering, more employees and a host of cloud-based platforms and technology to support digital business across the organization — so have the security vulnerabilities. Plus, increased attacks and phishing attempts make it difficult to know what security projects to focus on and where to get the most ROI.

AI Experts: Your country needs you

CTOvision

If you are in the DC area and have a technology, service or smart approach to government use of AI please join your community 24-26 June at the Reagan Center for AI World Gov. Use the discount code below to register: AI World Gov is coming! Mark your calendars now for this 24-26 June 2019 […].

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.

5 Activities to Improve the Culture of Agile DevOps Teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

It's getting close to summer months and many agile devops teams are working hard to close out their Q2 commitments. The summer months are a great time to bring people and teams together to recalibrate on priorities and revitalize their commitment to collaboration.

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Navigate Forrester’s Data Economy Research

Forrester IT

It’s not hard to see the signs that the data economy is heating up. Virtually all decision makers want to be insights-driven. They mine their own data, yet increasingly they want incremental insights that drive further differentiation and competitive advantage.

Gartner Keynote: Leverage Automation for Modern Security

CEB IT

When Amy, the CISO of a healthcare provider, looked at cloud security across the enterprise, she realized the default access control models were creating a variety of access issues. BeWell’s infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers defaulted to a secure state, allowing only the owner access. On the flip side, software as a service ( SaaS ) providers defaulted to totally open access.

Preventing AI From Going Wrong: A webinar for OODA Members

CTOvision

OODA Network Members are invited to participate in our webinar on mitigating risks due to AI on Thursday 20 June 2019 at 2pm.

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.

What are you avoiding?

Eric D. Brown

I’m sure we’ve all been there. We have 100 things to do and we pick 90 things to get done and avoid those last few items that we just don’t want to do. They are on our ‘to-do’ list for a reason. We put them there…or more likely…someone put them there for us.

How To Improve UX For Employees

Forrester IT

Recently, I attended Rosenfeld Media’s Enterprise Experience Conference, as an input to research I’m conducting about enterprise UX.

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Develop a CIO/CHRO Partnership to Drive Talent Management

CEB IT

Talent management tops CEOs' list of the top four organizational competencies needed to excel at strategy delivery. The next three competencies are “tech-oriented” and far outside the comfort zone of most chief HR officers (CHROs). But they are central to the CIO’s domain.

Algorithmia: AI Layer that automates the deployment process for Machine Learning

CTOvision

Algorithmia’s serverless infrastructure is custom built to host scalable AI models and advanced algorithms. Add your code and Algorithmia automatically generates API pipelines for hassle-free deployment and maintenance-free scalability.

Why Data Now Makes Every Company a Tech Company

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Along with countless others in the IT consulting space, I’ve written about the challenges facing businesses as they undergo their various digital transformation initiatives.

The State Of Social Advertising: Pretty On The Outside, Ugly On The Inside

Forrester IT

On the outside: Social media’s total global advertising spend is expected to balloon to $110 billion by 2022 (with Facebook taking 75% of the global spend market). Social networks are happy. Investors see dollar signs. Marketers feel justified in their spending.

Foto Friday – The Grand Canyon

Eric D. Brown

In February I had the opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. When I was younger, I’d been a few times but I’d never been out since I got into photography.

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Business Decisions, Including Due Diligence, 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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Benefits of Application Modernization: Get Insights from Data

Perficient - Digital Transformation

A little over a decade ago, one of the world’s largest online retail brands launched a technology to support its business operations. Cloud computing (as it was called in 2006) was considered an emerging technology, and yet it spawned a revolution. Which company is behind it all?

Game Of (Rods And) Cones: Will Computer Vision Rule The Enterprise?

Forrester IT

(Jeremy Vale coauthored this post.) Brace yourself: Computer vision is coming. “The Long Night” is finally over, and enterprises see the opportunity more clearly than ever. With AI replacing biological rods and cones, computer vision is now a must-have weapon in every firm’s arsenal.

Thoughts on Libra

Phil Windley

Summary: Facebook has announced their Libra cryptocurrency. This is good news for cryptocurrencies and market-incentivized networks. I worry that Libra's financial inclusion might come with an attendent loss of privacy or autonomy.

A16z Provides Insights Into Digitization

CTOvision

The video below provides insights that can be of use to any enterprise embarked on digital transformation (which these days is most every enterprise).

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Reimagining the Way Life Sciences Companies Do Business

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is a term that is being thrown around quite a bit in every industry and sector. But it is frequently misunderstood or misrepresented. Companies are trying to stay relevant and current by adopting specific new technologies to claim their move towards digital transformation.

DTC Disruptors Solve Three Escalating Tensions In Consumer Decision Making

Forrester IT

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What are the SportsTech opportunities in Europe?

Datacponomy

Here is what a recent report says about opportunities for startups in Sports Technology in Europe. With 1500 startups and 900 new investment deals, it is safe to say that the field is vast and possibilities in the sector are booming. What is a SportsTech startup? How are these startups.