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

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.

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.

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

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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

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 to do when hackers break into your cloud

David Linthicum

There are two major types of public cloud computing attacks: single-tenant and cross-tenant. A cross-tenant attack is the stuff of IT nightmares, but it has not yet occurred. (In In a cross-tenant attack, the hackers gain root-level access to the cloud and thus access to most or all of the tenants -- including you.). Single-tenant breaches are more likely to occur. In these attacks, the hacker has compromised one or more machine instance, but can't go beyond that.

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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

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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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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

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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 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.

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

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

CTOvision

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.

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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

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.

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.

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

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Dynamic Data Centers

CTOvision

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.

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

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: opensource.com. Quick question for you: if I asked someone that you know if you were a credible person , what would they tell me?

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.

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

CTOvision

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

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

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. .

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.

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

Optimizing HPC Program Performance with OpenMP and Reveal

CTOvision

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.

Oracle Reduces Ellison’s Pay to $41.5 Million, Co-CEOs Cut

Data Center Knowledge

The three executives were among the 20 highest-paid in the U.S. last year. Read More. Executive Oracle

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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.

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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.