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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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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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.

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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Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

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

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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SDN an essential component of future public sector networks

Computer Weekly

Public sector organisations need to adopt software-defined networking to deliver more agile and resilient networks that bring fit-for-purposes services to users and citizens

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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.”


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.

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 Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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 Future of Artificial Intelligence in Education


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

A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace


A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace, 1986 to 2012 by Jason Healey is a well researched, well history of how humanity is using the Internet to seek to impose their will on others. It contains the lessons learned in previous episodes of our history. This book is a first of its kind. It provides a comprehensive history […]. CTO Cyber Security News Training and Education

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.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

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

How to Deploy and Install Office 365 Applications via SCCM CB


We can deploy Office 365 apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) to clients using SCCM CB. Beginning from SCCM CB version 1702, from Office 365 Client Management dashboard, you can start the Office 365 application Installer.

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Board of Advisors vs. Board of Directors


According to conventional business wisdom, behind every successful company is a successful board. But what makes a board successful? And how do you know which kind of board your company needs? At Indian River Advisors, we know that if you pay attention to what drives value in your company, when you want to sell the company […]. CTO Cyber Security News

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

Machine Learning for Builders: Tools, Trends, and Truths

Speaker: Rob De Feo, Startup Advocate at Amazon Web Services

Machine learning techniques are being applied to every industry, leveraging an increasing amount of data and ever faster compute. But that doesn’t mean machine learning techniques are a perfect fit for every situation (yet). So how can a startup harness machine learning for its own set of unique problems and solutions, and does it require a warehouse filled with PhDs to pull it off?

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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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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Raise Your Cyber Defenses By Attending The O’Reilly Security Conference NY Oct 29-30 2017


The O'Reilly Security Conference brings together in-the-trenches security practitioners from organizations of every size, across a wide breadth of industries to share actionable insight in a supportive, hype-free environment. It covers interesting successes (and failures), provocative ideas, practical how-tos, proven best practices, and effective new approaches that can benefit all defenders. This gathering brings together […]. CTO Cyber Security Events News

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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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

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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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?

How to Deploy Dell Bios Firmware Updates Via SCUP and SCCM CB


SCUP 2017 has four 3rd party software update catalogs. Dell, HP, Fujitsu, and Adobe are those four 3rd party software update catalog providers in SCUP 2017 Preview version.

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Enterprise Architecture is an MBA subject

IT Toolbox

Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.

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

Nextcloud’s file storage solution gets a security boost

Network World

Nextcloud today released a preview of Nextcloud 13, its online file storage solution for enterprise and individual users. What makes this release so interesting? End-to-end file encryption. When we’re talking about the needs of big businesses, keeping files secure is absolutely critical.

Digital Change 2007 to Now: Measurement and Testing

Perficient - Digital Transformation

When you think about analytics and optimization, you see perhaps the largest changes between now and 2007. I’ll note what I saw in 2007 and surrounding years. I’m sure there are plenty of exceptions but this seemed to be what we saw: Web analytics was used.

5 cities that are ranking as the newest IT hubs

IT Toolbox

When Steve Jobs said, "It's not faith in technology. It's faith in people," he could have been referring to the latest IT trends. Thanks to a healthy economy, affordable residential and commercial rental rates, the technological influence of freelancers and a Gig Economy, 2017 promises to be a great year in tech. But where are the places that IT workers will converge? Here is a surprising list of five

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Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.