Sat.Apr 22, 2017 - Fri.Apr 28, 2017

Government must extend machine learning support across education and industry

Computer Weekly

The Royal Society believes the UK is well placed to make the most of machine learning, but it is early days and technical and policy issues need addressing

The 3 biggest mistakes to avoid in cloud migrations

David Linthicum

I’ve heard many times that if you’re not making mistakes, you’re not making progress. If that’s true, we're seeing a lot of progress made this year in cloud migrations! Here are the three errors that I see enterprises repeatedly committing. [ To the cloud! Real-world container migrations. | Dig into the the red-hot open source framework in InfoWorld’s beginner’s guide to Docker. ]. Mistake 1: Moving the wrong apps for the wrong reasons to the cloud.

Corporate IT: Time to Start Building Your Leadership Team for 2020


As IT teams grapple with the digitization of their companies and industries, they must also – and as a result – help transform their company’s strategy and outlook on digitization , and the entire IT operating model to boot.

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Fileless Malware: You should already be prepared

IT Toolbox

The buzzword "fileless malware" is increasingly causing fear, uncertainty, and doubt. But we should already have controls in place

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.

One in eight people have suffered a healthcare data breach

Computer Weekly

A quarter of victims had their NI number compromised and 18% saw their biometric identifiers compromised, but most people trust healthcare providers with their data

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Apple’s Leased Data Center Energy Use Quadrupled Since 2012

Data Center Knowledge

Colocation energy use now accounts for nearly one-quarter of Apple’s total data center energy consumption Read More. Apple Cloud Computing Colocation Featured

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What Is IP Tracking and What You Need to Know About It

IT Toolbox

What tool can help you grab all the information you need about your online visitors and turn it to your advantage

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Court grants Lauri Love appeal against extradition

Computer Weekly

Alleged hacker’s appeal court hearing will be the first major test of the UK’s forum bar, designed to protect vulnerable people from extradition


Pushing Computers to the Edge: Next Generation Security and Privacy Controls for Systems and IoT Devices


Bob Gourley.

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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.

DevOps, Invest For Velocity And Quality!

Forrester IT

Delivering exceptional customer experiences and product for your business take speed and flexibility. More than ever before, speed and flexibility are required from every part of your organization, business and IT alike. DevOps provides your business leaders, enterprise architects, developers and I&O leaders a philosophy to achieve, not only the velocity that customers desire but also drive innovation and enforces quality. One example is ING.

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Enterprise Architecture and Agile do muddy the waters of Digital Transformation

IT Toolbox

In " Architecture is Dying – Why EA and Agile isn’t enough to stop Shadow IT ", Barry O'Reilly writes for IASA, " an association for all IT architects ", that "architecture is dying". Barry expects though a backlash

Education key to reducing systems attacks, says university security manager

Computer Weekly

Central Lancashire University’s IT networks and security manager says educating users is key to avoiding cyber security flaws

IBM Launches Four Cloud Data Centers in US

Data Center Knowledge

Expanding cloud network strategically important in competition with rivals like AWS and Azure Read More. Cloud Computing Featured IBM

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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.

Windows Server 2016 – Azure-Inspired Software Defined Networking (SDN) in YOUR Datacenter!

IT Pros Rock!

The Azure-inspired Software Defined Networking (SDN) stack that is built into Windows Server 2016 reduces the complexity and cost of network infrastructure. Not only that, you can now define your network infrastructure so that it is portable to your application requirements.

The Effects that Augmented Reality Will Have on Healthcare

IT Toolbox

Augmented reality is the future, and it will impact many areas of health care

Nordea strikes partnership with Swedish mobile payment startup

Computer Weekly

Nordic bank links up with payments startup in its latest fintech project

Cloud Giants Disagree on the Future of Corporate Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Google, Microsoft paint contrasting pictures of enterprise data centers’ relationship with cloud Read More. Cloud Computing Google Microsoft

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.

A Tutorial For Enhancing Your Home DNS Protection


Bob Gourley. Editor's note: We are aiming this tutorial at the non-technical person. Please share with anyone in your life who could benefit from this. -bg. Have you ever seen a picture of an old fashioned telephone operator?

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7 Awesome Ways You Can Earn Money Online

IT Toolbox

In case you need cash, you can always turn to the internet to try and make an extra buck

Cyber espionage up, but basic defences still down, DBIR shows

Computer Weekly

Organisations are still failing to address basic security issues and well-known attack methods, Verizon’s latest Data Breach Investigations Report reveals for a second year in a row

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Forrester Methodology To Selection Business Intelligence Implementation Service Providers

Forrester IT

Business Intelligence (BI) pros continue to look for outside professional services. Forty-nine percent of decision makers say their firms are already engaging and/or expanding their engagements with outside data and analytic service providers, and another 22% plan to do so in the next 12 months. There are two main reasons for this sustained trend: Read more. Application Development

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.

36 Shades of Hybrid IT

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shutterstock Everyone has heard of the 50 Shades of Grey. But do you know the “36 Shades of Hybrid IT”? These shades are a new way of describing the 36 point solutions across a hybrid IT environment.

Origins of Linking LANs

IT Toolbox

In an organizational context, networks provided the means for allowing the computing power available to be used to its most complete extent

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Barclays to create 1,750 UK IT jobs over three years

Computer Weekly

Barclays bank is creating nearly 2,000 IT jobs at a delivery centre in north west England

Shoptalk 2017: Retail is dead, long live retail!

The Investing Edge

Discussion about the future of retail has never been more lively and opinions around what’s to come are diverse. The headlines on any given day offer much to think about, and questions have no simple answers. Is ecommerce killing the traditional shopping model? Is retail dying?

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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.