Sat.Sep 23, 2017 - Fri.Sep 29, 2017

Hybrid cloud? Private cloud? Public cloud? Multicloud? How to choose

David Linthicum

My article “ Don’t waste your time with a hybrid cloud ” has gotten many people seeing red, and I can understand why. Many enterprise IT shops, and most enterprise technology companies, have pledged allegiance to the hybrid cloud model. The intellectual dishonesty of cloud-architecture purists.

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Gartner: Alibaba outperforms AWS, Microsoft and Google in public cloud revenue growth

Computer Weekly

While Amazon remains leader of the IaaS and public cloud market, Gartner’s figures highlight emerging competitive pressure from Alibaba on the other runners and riders in the market

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3 Tactics to Increase Women in IT


While women make up nearly half of the global workforce, they represent only 31% of IT employees and, at the leadership level, that number drops even lower to 22%, according to CEB data.

The Pre-Season Crazy Is Setting in For 802.11ax- Keep Your Eyes Open and Your Skepticism Handy

IT Toolbox

Did you get your order for 802.11ax Wi-Fi gear placed yet? What do you mean “no”? Why, just take a look at these article titles- how could you not have taken the plunge yet? Okay, so maybe I’m being a wee bit silly. But then again… If you are in the business


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.

It’s hangover time for enterprise cloud computing

David Linthicum

Now that enterprises have done serious work in the cloud, they’re a bit unhappy with their cloud technology providers. It turns out that migrations are not so easy, and service levels aren’t what they expect. According to a recent report by 451 Research, three quarters of organizations are willing to pay a premium for enhanced services from their cloud technology providers. Just under half (48.7 percent) of the 600 IT pros polled said they would pay to enhance their security, 43.3

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Be pragmatic, not dogmatic

Eric D. Brown

I’m currently reading Scott Brinker’s book Hacking Marketing: Agile Practices to Make Marketing Smarter, Faster, and More Innovative (awesome book – look for a much more complete review here soon) and came across a line in Chapter 7 that says “Be pragmatic, not dogmatic.”


The role of Views in Enterprise Architecture

IT Toolbox

Views are representations of aspects of a system, usually illustrated as partial architecture diagrams. Views filter EA to show only the aspect of interest. They look like slices, sections or computerised scans through a three dimensional architecture representation.

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a WordPress Blog


Many are looking for the right way to start a blog. It can be a terrifying thought especially for those who have little to no technical knowledge. But, do not despair! Here is the most comprehensive guide on how to start a WordPress blog. The process is easy to follow whether you may be 20 […]. CTO Mobile Trends blogging Cybersecurity information technology

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Barriers to enterprise adoption of DevOps

Computer Weekly

As enterprises join the continuous delivery movement, we look at some of the challenges to DevOps adoption

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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.

How to Implement Agile on Lowcode and aPaaS Development Platforms

Social, Agile and Transformation

A colleague and friend recently asked me whether agile practices were appropriate when managing development on lowcode or aPaaS (application Platform as a Service) technologies. These higher level languages enable developers to write a class of applications faster and maintain them easier by providing development environments, programming constructs, and other tools. Many of these platforms.

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Is EA going anywhere?

IT Toolbox

This is a legitimate question after so many years of status quo.There is no proof that EA, as the Enterprise Model, exists today. There is no EA model, I could see, we can inspect and navigate but stories about the hard EA experience.

6 Places Poised to be the New Silicon Valley Tech Hubs


The image of a group of computer programmers working in their garage somewhere in Silicon Valley is well known. Start-ups have taken over America’s economy and Silicon Valley has never been stronger. This is changing as more and more people flood the computer science industry. All across America, cities are enticing young entrepreneurs and programmers. […]. CTO Cyber Security News The Future Trends Entrepreneur Redbox Tech Hubs

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Firms look to security analytics to keep pace with cyber threats

Computer Weekly

Traditional approaches to cyber security no longer enable organisations to keep up with cyber threats, but security analytics is an increasingly popular addition to the cyber arsenal

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.

More SMB Love Needed

Cloud Musings

In a recent post, titled “ 10 Surprising Facts About Cloud Computing and What It Really Is ”, Zac Johnson highlighted some interesting facts about cloud computing in the SMB marketplace: Cloud Computing is up to 40 times more cost-effective for an SMB, compared to running its own IT system.

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Is EA going anywhere? To evolve EA needs to (i)

IT Toolbox

continuing from. Is EA going anywhere? Enterprise Architecture (EA) will be increasingly required by stakeholders. For instance, once shareholders, the owners of the company, understand its value, they would want the blueprint of the enterprise to understand

Palantir: Augmenting Human Intelligence, Not Replacing It


With this post we are initiating coverage of Palantir Technologies. Palantir has been around for 10 years now, and is widely known in the enterprise IT world for their work in big data analytics. They provide infrastructure to enterprises seeking to make optimal use of their data.

Three adds in-store sign language service for deaf customers

Computer Weekly

Mobile operator pilots in-store sign language service to support the needs of its deaf customers

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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 Future of Artificial Intelligence in Education


Artificial Intelligence has the potential to greatly improve and change education systems across the world.

4 New Trends in VoIP Technology

IT Toolbox

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is quickly becoming the de facto communication tool for businesses big and small. Available in a variety of formats, including hosted and cloud, VoIP can be tailored to suit the needs of almost any company. Likewise, as an internet-based technology, the cost advantage of having one phone and data provider is often significant. As VoIP becomes increasingly popular

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Congrats to Codeship – Ranked as a Top 5 Continuous Integration Vendor by Forrester

The Investing Edge

Ascent Portfolio company Codeship was recently ranked as a Top 5 Continuous Integration Vendor by Forrester’s Wave™ report, surpassing competitors like IBM, Atlassian, and JetBrains (see the report here: Forrester Wave Report on Continuous Integration tools ). According to Forrester, Codeship excelled due to its product vision and execution for the Codeship Pro product and the company’s overall market presence.

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African anti-malaria programme thrives on strong data culture

Computer Weekly

Path health organisation is fuelling its anti-malaria programme in Zambia, and other African countries, with data analytics from Alteryx, Tableau, and others

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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.

Data-driven Marketing Insights at your Fingertips


Does a swipe mean more than click? Does a hover indicate indecision and a firm push mean certainty? As touchscreens begin to dominate internet interaction, can we learn more from a human gesture than we did from the click of a mouse? And if we can, what are the benefits?

Enterprise Architecture is an MBA subject

IT Toolbox

Just Exactly How Much Should You Be Paying Your Workers?

The Accidental Successful CIO

The question is are you paying too much or too little? Image Credit: Refracted Moments™. As the person at your company who has the CIO job and who understands the importance of information technology, it turns out that you have an additional job. This is building the best IT team possible.

Large scale IoT deployments double in 12 months

Computer Weekly

Vodafone’s fifth annual look at the IoT market reveals that the percentage of companies with more than 50,000 connected devices has effectively doubled in the past year

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.