Sat.May 12, 2018 - Fri.May 18, 2018

When Comparing Blockchains, Decentralization Comes in Degrees

Datacponomy

Word clouds are an easy way to see which topics within any subject are most prominent. Generate a word cloud from the Reddit cryptocurrency forum or an array of blockchain whitepapers, and one will quickly see that a single term – “decentralized” – is the biggest and boldest. It’s no.

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5 Recommendations on Implementing DevOps CI/CD Pipelines

Social, Agile and Transformation

CI/CD is one of the key devops practices because it enables teams to align on development practices and ensure there is a consistent, reliable, and automated way to deliver applications to multiple compute environment. If you're new to CI/CD, consider reading my InfoWorld posts on What is CI/CD and on getting started with CI/CD. What you'll see is that there are many steps to mature this.

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Welcome the New Project Manager!

Cloud Musings

According to CIO.com , the six traits of highly effective project managers are: Be a strategic business partner who can offer higher-level strategic leadership skills, not just technical management skills, provide significant advantages for organizations of all sizes.

Cloud-based AI: The game-changer not to fret about

David Linthicum

The White House is hosting a conference on the future of artificial intelligence. Executives from 38 companies, including Intel, Oracle, Ford, Boeing, Mastercard, Microsoft, and Accenture, will attend the daylong summit. Why is it happening now? AI is poised to create 2.3 million jobs by 2020, while eliminating another 1.8 million jobs, according to Gartner.

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.

What is the cost of bad data?

Eric D. Brown

How much is bad data costing you? It could be very little – or it could be a great deal. In this article I give an example of what the cost of bad data really is. A few days ago, I received a nice, well designed sales/marketing piece in the mail yesterday.

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Not all Machine Learning is Artificial Intelligence

CTOvision

One of the downsides to the recent revival of popularity of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is that we see a lot of vendors, professional services firms, and end users jumping on the AI bandwagon labeling their technologies, products, service offerings, and projects as AI projects without necessarily that being the case. On the other hand, there […]. Artificial Intelligence AGI AI artificial general intelligence Machine learning

How to deal with bad data in your cloud migration

David Linthicum

Do you have dysfunctional enterprise data? The symptoms are pretty easy to spot, including not having a single source of truth for customers, orders, inventory, etc. Or not be able to properly secure and govern the data, thus being unable to deal with regulations. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

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VC Due Diligence is a two way street

The Investing Edge

Borrowing an enterprise sales term, the “ funnel ” for startup opportunities at a venture firm starts very wide and ends up extremely narrow, and there are numerous stages along the way. From initial call or email to actual funding, there is a massive filtering process.

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Back2Basics: Why B2B Marketers Should Differentiate On Customer Experience

Forrester IT

“To survive in a world of ‘killer competition,’ you can either distinguish yourself from your competitors or offer the lowest price.”

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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.

Security technology and online casinos

Doctor Chaos

Online casinos and playersare at risk from a wide number of security threats £7.5

CIOs Struggle To Keep Their Airlines In The Air

The Accidental Successful CIO

Airlines run on their IT systems and CIOs have to keep these running. Image Credit: Job Garcia.

Chinese Intelligence Operations In America

CTOvision

In part 2 of our Cyberwar series we’ll take a look at how the Chinese government utilizes the US’s open business environment to stage intelligence operations on American soil. Reconnaissance: While there has been a lot of recent press on Cambridge Analytica, the reality is there’s a giant industry that sells information on individuals who play […]. CTO Cyber Security Cyber War Government News China Cybersecurity Cyberwar DHS DoD Machine learning

B2B Marketers Need To Establish Process Rigor (Without The Mortis)

Forrester IT

I had the pleasure of collaborating with fellow Forrester analysts, Jessie Lui and Ryan Skinner, on the subject of marketing process – one of the lynchpin competencies in Forrester’s Marketing Innovation Playbook.

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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.

Building A Collaborative Team

Cloud Musings

Recently, Harvard Business Review cited some insightful research into team behavior at 15 multinational companies.

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Hadoop Evolved: How Industries Are Being Transformed By Big Data

Datacponomy

A 50-year-old man runs on the treadmill and receives an alert on his Apple Watch. The message tells him to get off immediately because his pulse is abnormally high, which puts him at risk of a heart attack. Such a scenario is not far off thanks to Pontem, a platform.

Iran’s Hacker Hierarchy Exposed: The Islamic Republic of Iran Makes Maximum Use of Contractors and Universities to Conduct Cyber Operations

CTOvision

On 9 May Levi Gundert, Sanil Chohan, and Greg Lesnewich of Recorded Future provided a detailed assessment on the nature of the cyber threat from Iran titled: Iran’s Hacker Hierarchy Exposed. This report was widely cited in the press and immediately raised the bar for quality in strategic cyber threat intelligence (I saw several other […]. CTO Cyber Security Cyber Threats Cyber War News

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ServiceNow Offers A Refreshing Take On Customer-Centricity With Their Customer Service Application

Forrester IT

I attended ServiceNow’s Knowledge18 conference, held in Las Vegas on May 7-10. It’s a well attended conference by 18,000 people who use one or more of their cloud service management, HR, security and customer service products which are all built on an enterprise-grade platform. At the conference, there was a lot of emotion spent talking […]. CRM applications customer relationship management (CRM) customer service solutions CRM customer service CX

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.

IT Career Options IT Pros Vs. DevOps Vs. Developers

Anoop

Choose a career which you love the most. I studied computer science and selected my job as IT Pro. I learned programming languages like Basic, Fortran, COBOL, and C. But, it was my choice to be an IT Pro and IT Admin. So, there is nothing wrong to be an IT Pro career. We will […]. The post IT Career Options IT Pros Vs. DevOps Vs. Developers appeared first on SCCM Intune Real World Enterprise Experience Blog by Anoop C Nair. SCCM featured IT Career Options IT Pros Vs. DevOps Vs. Developers

Cisco CEO trumpets Catalyst 9K advances, software business success

Network World

Industry bellwether Cisco revealed some important financial numbers this week – its revenues were $12.5 billion, up 4 percent for the third quarter year-over-year, with product revenue up 5 percent. But one of the of the more interesting tidbits is that the company said it was selling some 40 Catalyst 9000 systems a day in and has installed 2,700 of the big boxes this quarter bring the total to 5,800 since its introduction in 2017.

Don’t Get Distracted: The Equifax Breach Might Not The Big Issue Here

CTOvision

I am not happy about the massive Sep 2017 Equifax breach (or any other breach). All of us have a right to be angry with this leadership failure. But I worry, emotions like anger at this breach might be distracting us from bigger issues. Like do we want companies that aggregate data on U.S. citizens […]. CTO Cyber War News

All Brands Need A Full-Fledged Digital Commerce Strategy

Forrester IT

The internet has enabled brands to sell more of their products to an ever-expanding universe of shoppers, but digital distribution has also added complexity to the relationship between brands and retailers and other channel partners. All brands need to set parameters around the digital sales of their goods, regardless of the type of brand or […].

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.

My Perficient Teammates Made Me Feel Right at Home My First Day

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Our Perficient colleagues share how they live and breathe our core values. Here, Lauren Taylor, an associate technical consultant, writes about her experiences with her teammates at Perficient. I knew I made the right choice to work at Perficient my first day on the job.

The Enterprise of Thing's troubling lack of security

Network World

When it comes to security and manageability, Enterprise of Things (EoT) devices must have far more stringent requirements than consumer IoT devices, which often have virtually no built-in security. Indeed, enterprise use of consumer-grade IoT is highly risky. Making the matter even more urgent is the growing number of deployed EoT devices, which is expected to increase significantly over the next two to three years. (I

Facebook gives sensitive user information to advertisers, White House emails not protected, Discounted cyber insurance, Intel’s unethical conduct

CTOvision

These are some of the cybersecurity stories CTOvision is tracking. For others see our portal into all things cybersecurity and cyberwar. Facebook lets advertisers target users based on sensitive interests CTOvision has been tracking the Facebook data issues for quite a while and will continued to keep you in the loop (see The Ethics Of […]. CTO Cyber Security Cyber War News

Transform Federal IT To Accelerate Constituent Experience (CX)

Forrester IT

Federal agencies striving to meet their mission objectives increasingly adopt digital technologies to improve constituents’ experience.

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.