Sat.Sep 24, 2016 - Fri.Sep 30, 2016

How To Unlock Tech Industry Digital Transformation

Forrester IT

It's no surprise that tech companies are vested in the digital transformation of their customers. But many tech companies find it difficult to leave their product-centric models behind and focus on customer outcomes.

Should You Build in-house or Outsource Development of Your Mobile Apps?


Sunil Thomas. Once an enterprise has decided to go down the path of building native mobile apps, there is one critical decision involved –whether to build these apps in-house or to outsource development.

Mobile 368

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IT's secret weapon: The pragmatic hybrid cloud

David Linthicum

Private clouds are not having the impact many people thought they would, though private clouds are a valid architecture and have value in some enterprise problem domains. However, public clouds are far more common in enterprise deployments. You see more hybrid clouds than private clouds, but not the hybrids that vendors are selling.

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Mobility is about to enter the post-app era, says Gartner

Computer Weekly

At an event in South Africa, Gartner analysts look ahead to an era of mobility that goes beyond apps

Mobile 211

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

R.I.P. BlackBerry Phones

Forrester IT

An era has passed. BlackBerry will no longer make phones. RIM opened our eyes when it put the power of digital communications into our pockets. Email on the go was the beginning of the mobile mind shift.

Mobile 375

Dynamic Data Centers


Marty Meehan. Big Data and high performance computing (HPC) are on a collision course – from machine learning to business intelligence, the combined power of clustered servers, advanced networking and massive datasets are merging, and a new Big Data reality is on the rise.

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BlackBerry ends production of mobile phones

Computer Weekly

Canadian firm to focus on a strategy built around software development, including security and applications, and mobile device management

Mobile 206

Bosch And SAP Agree A Strategic Internet Of Things (IoT) Partnership To Facilitate Data Orchestration

Forrester IT

I recently attended an event at which Bosch and SAP announced a major partnership to more closely align their respective cloud and software expertise around the industrial internet of things.

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The 4 Oct Synergy Forum in DC Can Help You Change The World


Bob Gourley. Thank you everyone who is engaging with us at our 4 Oct Synergy Forum in DC. What an incredible turnout.

Latest Microsoft Data Center Design Gets Close to Unity PUE

Data Center Knowledge

Innovation in data center design by cloud giants has widespread implications for their users as well as for the data center industry in general. Read More. Cooling Data Center Design Featured Microsoft Quincy, Wash

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

NGOs challenge UK and US mass surveillance in human rights court

Computer Weekly

Privacy International, Liberty and the American Civil Liberties Union are among 10 human rights groups backing a landmark challenge to mass surveillance in the European Court of Human Rights

Groups 206

Consultancies are adapting to the digital world

Forrester IT

The age of the customer is characterized by customer empowerment, digital technology, and new business models. These factors are changing who buys consulting, what they're expecting, how consultants execute on these projects, and how clients pay for them. As a result, firms including Deloitte, McKinsey, Booz Allen Hamilton, Cognizant and others are changing delivery, hiring and contracting models to: Read more.


Optimizing HPC Program Performance with OpenMP and Reveal


Marty Meehan. What do you do when the performance of the MPI program that distributes your work across many cores and nodes starts to level off? Like any good programmer, you enlist the help of your favorite performance profiler to understand what’s going on.

Snagging Creds From Locked Machines With LAN Turtle Or USB Armory

Doctor Chaos

This is a really cool research by Mubix found at room362 (HERE). The concept is you can use a Hak5 LAN Turtle or USB Armory stick to run responder to steal user credentials while the Windows system is locked. I used the LAN Turtle and found it pretty straight forward. Below is how I setup […].

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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Computer Weekly @ 50 startup interview: Callum Murray, MD, Amiqus

Computer Weekly

We discuss with Callum Murray, managing director of Amiqus, how the company uses machine learning and open data to build tools

Tools 201

Update Your Balanced Scorecard With Business Outcome And Agility Metrics

Forrester IT

We've entered the age of the customer, where powerful customers are disrupting every industry. In response, companies will have to change how they develop, market, sell, and deliver products and services directly to their customers and through their partners.

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AWS ElasticSearch Setup


Adam Gerhart. This is the first of a two-part post on getting Amazon's version of ElasticSearch set up in AWS. We go over the basics of setting up an AWS ES cluster and then tackle supplying the cluster with data via Logstash. Amazon has taken all the fun (read: difficulty) out of creating an ElasticSearch cluster. Instead of installs, configurations, and server management, we have been relegated to filling out forms and clicking buttons! What a world we live in.

Amazon, Google Detail Next Round of Cloud Data Center Launches

Data Center Knowledge

Amazon plans Paris data centers, while Google unveils eight new cloud locations planned for 2017 Read More. Amazon Cloud Computing Data Center Strategies Google

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Trust issues stifling digital economy growth, study shows

Computer Weekly

Businesses that have products and services based on trust have a significant opportunity to future-proof their business, but those who do not risk being side-lined, a study shows

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Talos ShadowGate Take Down: Global Malvertising Campaign Thwarted

Doctor Chaos

Cisco’s research team Talos posted a interesting article on their recently work with GoDaddy to take down large malvertising campaign. The original post can be found HERE. This article includes a fantastic explanation of exploit kits and gates.

Nlyte Software is the First to Address Federal DCOI Reporting and Validation


Marty Meehan. As federal budgets face tighter scrutiny, government agencies at all levels have been seeking innovative ways to operate more efficiently at lower cost without compromising security. Consolidating and optimizing government data centers is an important way to shift more IT resources from back-office activities to value-added services.

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Data Center Stocks are Hot Internationally

Data Center Knowledge

Bevan Slattery’s Nextdc is the most expensive stock in Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index Read More. Asia-Pacific Colocation Investing

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Yahoo security still poor despite massive breach, claims Venafi

Computer Weekly

Yahoo is likely to have been a victim of its own encryption and security is still poor despite the huge breach that hit the company in 2014, according to security firm Venafi

A CIO Always Has To Maintain Credibility

The Accidental Successful CIO

Credibility is hard to get and easy to lose in the world of IT Image Credit: Quick question for you: if I asked someone that you know if you were a credible person , what would they tell me?

Creepy clowns cause sheriff to consult with FBI and Homeland Security

Network World

If you are going to be dressing up in a costume for Halloween, you might want to avoid dressing like a creepy clown, considering the sinister clown hysteria sweeping the nation. You don’t want to wear a clown costume in Kentucky where a sheriff contacted the FBI and Homeland Security over the “creepy clown” threat. In fact, in Gallatin County, Kentucky, the sheriff warned that people behind “clown threats” might face charges of “inducing panic and terroristic threatening.”

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Google Will Lend You Its Own Engineers to Keep Your Cloud Apps Running Smoothly

Data Center Knowledge

Customer Reliability Engineers to work as part of customer teams to ensure reliability of critical cloud apps Read More. Cloud Computing Enterprise Google

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.

Lax perimeter security exposes bank to hacker extortion attempt

Computer Weekly

Failure to follow standard network security best practice has exposed a Californian investment bank to cyber criminals’ demands

The spiraling cost of college textbooks

Doctor Chaos

written by Aamir Lakhani September 30th, 2016 Every college student will tell you textbooks are expensive. If they don’t, their parents certainly will. Textbook prices have been steadily rising through the years, which is expected. What is not usual, however, is the rate of increase. One recent estimate stating they have increased a whopping 1,041% […]. Cyber


Alexa, Siri, and Cortana Voice Controls Going Mainstream

Social, Agile and Transformation

Alexa has over 3000 skills. The iPhone 7 goes wireless, a step Apple is taking to get users to leverage Siri more frequently and easily. Microsoft is broadening Cortana's AI capabilities. .

Interxion CFO Sees Silver Lining in Brexit

Data Center Knowledge

The company may benefit from accelerated move to the cloud as a result of the UK vote to leave the EU. Read More. Amsterdam Cloud Computing Colocation Data Center Strategies Enterprise Europe Featured Frankfurt Interxion Investing London Regulation Supply and Demand

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.