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When it comes to the cloud, don’t start with technology

David Linthicum

It’s easy to get caught up in the technology of cloud computing. We’ll certainly see that occur at the annual AWS Re:Invent show this week, where hundreds of providers will show off new and shiny technology. But don’t get stuck in the weeds. What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know now. Also: InfoWorld’s David Linthicum explains how to move into a cloud career from traditional IT. ].

Businesses bracing for GDPR data deletion requests

Computer Weekly

Businesses are concerned that data deletion requests under the GDPR will have a significant or even crippling effect, with many unprepared to meet the expected demand

One Bitcoin Transaction Consumes One Week Worth of Electricity for Your Home

IT Toolbox

As the Bitcoin hype is increasingly rising so does its exorbitant energy consumption

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The Endpoint Imperative: The Perimeter is Dead; Long Live the Perimeter!

Cloud Musings

Cloud, mobility and the Internet of Things have obliterated the traditional perimeter that protected organizations. The result: Higher productivity, but bigger challenges for security, data protection, and mobile device management.

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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.

AWS and Azure dominate the cloud. Neither should win

David Linthicum

As we close out another AWS Re:Invent conference, it’s become apparent that we have the AWS ecosystem and the Azure ecosystem. Although there are a few others in the marketplace, Google and IBM to name two, most investment and interest have been focused at the Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure public clouds thus far. Even the big enterprise technology providers have realized that they must focus on providing technologies that are complementary to AWS and/or Azure.

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4 Common ERP User Complaints and How to Remedy Them

IT Toolbox

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are used by thousands of companies all over the world. They aid companies in various business process, helping them improve productivity, efficiency, and profits. No matter how good an ERP system is, though, or how flawless the implementation seems, nothing is perfect. There will be complaints, especially from those who spend the most time using the software

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How big data technology is transforming fraud investigations


The inside story of the Paradise Papers leak With more than 1,4 terabytes of data, the Paradise Papers is the illustration of the new possibilities for the fraud investigation world. Conducting investigations is a challenge in the age of big data.

Stuff Worth Reading – November 2017

The Investing Edge

We’re fully into the cold weather in New England, watching the snow-guns fire away in the northern ski areas, recovering from Thanksgiving, and closing in on year-end numbers. We wish you all a blockbuster Q4. Here’s some of what we’ve been reading: . Industry Themes. In Innovation That Matters 2017 , sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and others, Boston leads the country as an innovation hub for the second year in a row.

TfL forges ahead with 4G for the Tube after successful test

Computer Weekly

Having built a pilot 4G network for ESN on the Waterloo & City Line during the summer, TfL is pressing ahead with plans to roll out mobile broadband for all London Underground users

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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.

5 VoIP Trends That Are Pushing Enterprises to Evolve

IT Toolbox

These days, an increasing number of enterprises are choosing Voice over Internet Protocol technology because of the value it adds to their organizations. But this solution-based software isn't new. In fact, although it has been in the telecommunications field for two decades, it is only now starting to get the recognition and growth it truly deserves as key decision-makers realize its potential.

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Industry Verticals Tackle Unstructured Data

Cloud Musings

Organizations around the world are struggling to cope with the current data explosion. A vital characteristic of this data is that it is unstructured and represents things like email, images, and videos.

Should CIOs Be Working With “Engines”?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Perhaps you need an engine to power your IT shop Image Credit: Jorge Quinteros. As the person with the CIO job, you have a lot of challenges facing you. One of the biggest is how you are going to use your limited IT resources to meet the needs of the entire company. CTO Werner Vogels urges enterprises to get their encryption act together

Computer Weekly

During the closing keynote of AWS Re:Invent 2017, CTO, Werner Vogels, warned enterprises of the perils of overlooking encryption

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.

What to Know About ERP Security

IT Toolbox

Security for your ERP system starts with the system itself and needs to extend down through the operating system to the bare iron. While, it’s not top-of-mind, security is critical – as a couple of cases making the evening news demonstrate. Security is a job, but it doesn’t have to be a major time sink. The biggest part of day-to-day security on an ERP system

New Technology Has Changed The Face of Education


With the advancement of technology over the past few years, we have seen a major change in the education sector. The way children are taught and the way the children are interacting with the teachers has changed a lot with the advancement of technology.

Overview Windows 10 Co-Management with Intune and SCCM


Co-Management is another buzz word in device management world. What is this co-management? Windows 10 co-management is a dual management capability available with Windows 10 1709 version (Fall Creators Update) and later.

‘Sound policy’ to prosecute hackers in UK, says former DPP in Love case

Computer Weekly

The former director of public prosecutions (DPP), Ken Macdonald, said in written evidence in Lauri Love’s extradition case that it is normal practice to prosecute hackers accused of attacking US servers in the UK – rather than extradite them to the US

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.

Five Enterprise Security Threats to Watch Today

IT Toolbox

One of the keynotes at this year’s OracleWorld in San Francisco was about the automated security built into Oracle’s new self-driving database. CEO Larry Ellison made a big deal about the dangers of cyberattack in a world where every part of a business is driven by software, and how the threat is getting beyond what humans can effectively manage. Whether that is

Automation and Effective Attack Frameworks: The Lifeblood of Today’s Red and Blue Teams


With the constant threat of cyber attacks looming, the old adage “It’s not a matter of if you’re going to be breached, it’s a matter of when” still rings true. It’s no secret that the number of cyber attacks have sharply increased against organizations, each of them more destructive than.


Short URLs for Lazy Microsoft Intune Admins


Are you a Lazy Microsoft Intune Admin? You don’t want to type and click on Intune blade? Here are some shortcuts for lazy admins like me

HPE Superdome Flex in-memory supports Big Bang research

Computer Weekly

Stephen Hawkin’s Cosmos research group takes delivery of a Superdome HPC to enable it to test theoretical models of the Big Bang

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.

Class Room Vs. Online Learning

IT Toolbox

If you have never taken an online course, you may want to look at the pros and cons

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5 Business Intelligence Trends to Watch in 2018

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: Driven by new technologies and data growth, the BI landscape is shifting dramatically from traditional BI solutions of the past. These changes create amazing opportunities for those who jump on board. In this article, you’ll learn more about why BI is changing and where it’s heading.

Video Tutorial SCCM 1710 New Features Overview Plus Upgrade Guide


Microsoft SCCM team released the latest production version 1710 of SCCM/ConfigMgr. The version is published as an opt-in option. This release of SCCM CB 1710 production version won’t show automatically in your SCCM console. This release is called Fast Ring production release of SCCM CB 1710.

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GDPR likely to affect internal processes heavily, warns lawyer

Computer Weekly

Businesses should not overlook the fact that the EU’s new data protection laws may require fundamental changes to internal business processes, warns a data protection lawyer

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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.