Sat.May 13, 2017 - Fri.May 19, 2017

Good news: CIOs have stopped fighting the cloud

David Linthicum

I call them the “folded-arm gang”: those CIOs who invite the “cloud guy” into a meeting and then push back on everything you say and do so for no good technical reason. It’s frustrating. But things are changing. CIOs who once pushed back on cloud computing have either changed their minds or have been fired. Either reason is fine with me. [ The cloud storage security gap—and how to close it. | The InfoWorld Deep Dive: How to make document sharing really work in Office 365. ].

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Bombardier signs $700m IBM cloud deal to support business turnaround efforts

Computer Weekly

Canadian vehicle manufacturer inks IBM cloud deal to support five-year push to cut costs and improve efficiency

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Five Factors That Make Deep Learning Different - Go Deep Baby!

Forrester IT

At the highest conceptual level, deep learning is no different from supervised machine learning.

WannaCry shouldn't have made you weep.

IT Toolbox

Again, we have the means to protect against ransomware and vicious worms. We must get better at using them

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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.

The cloud can’t fix poor application performance

David Linthicum

Have you heard the fairy tale that application performance on the cloud is automatically optimized, without any effort from developers or administrators? Too many people believe it’s reality, and not a fairy tale. [ A developer’s guide: Get started with serverless computing. Microsoft Azure Functions locks in on serverless computing. Build ’em now! 5 uses for serverless frameworks. ].

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C-Level Business Executives Are Playing A Bigger Role In Tech Spending, But CIOs Still Remain Dominant

Forrester IT

Tech buying in business and governments is clearly shifting from the sole or primary control of the CIO and the tech management organization and into the hands of business leaders. But how much is this happening? Anecdotal comments and surveys - including Forrester's own Business Technographics surveys - suggest that most tech purchases are now controlled by business executives.

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Voicemail Is Dead. Get over It!

IT Toolbox

Over the past 10 years or so, many authors have written about the death of voicemail, but it lingers, barely surviving. I’m here to tell you that despite apparent survival, it really is dead and it’s about time to just get over it. Sure, traditionalist salespeople still make cold calls and buy lists of contacts, but the basic fact is that most people don’t want even to answer the

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NVIDIA CEO: AI Workloads Will “Flood” Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Data center managers in every industry have to answer some key questions to prepare for AI Read More. Design Featured Machine Learning

Brits expect driverless cars to outnumber normal cars in 15 years

Computer Weekly

Survey shows 42% of people think autonomous vehicles will make roads safer, but 46% admit they would not feel safe as a passenger in a driverless vehicle

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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.

Product Development Must Evolve for the Internet of Things

Forrester IT

Traditional physical products and machinery are steadily being replaced by connected products and assets that shift business models and augment customer relationships with digital experiences and data. But creation of these products is a major challenge for traditional product companies.

4 Strategies for Staying Within Your ERP Budget

IT Toolbox

Even if your company is taking advantage of the latest, most cost-effective enterprise resource planning (ERP) software available, it’s still possible—even probable—that it will spend outside its ERP budget. Various factors come into play to explain this cost overrun, including hidden fees and poor planning. Trying to capitalize on a “good deal” on a system that doesn’t

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Report: AI Tells AWS How Many Servers to Buy and When

Data Center Knowledge

Amazon’s cloud CEO Jassy says company uses Machine Learning for data center capacity planning Read More. Amazon Cloud Featured Machine Learning Manage

Financial services firms advised to ditch private datacentres and invest in cloud

Computer Weekly

DTCC whitepaper claims financial services firms that shun cloud are at heightened risk of running into resiliency, security and performance issues

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.

Data is the perimeter, defend it that way

Forrester IT

Data is the perimeter, defend it that way. Unless you have been living under a rock or possibly hiding in the mountains of Montana with a giant beard and eating way too many government issued MRE's you probably heard about the nuclear bomb of a ransomware attack that kicked off last week. Welcome to the post apocalypse folks.

The Cloud Architect role

IT Toolbox

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Ascent B2B IT Forum – CX in the Age of Innovation: The Convergence of Digital & Physical

The Investing Edge

It’s hard to dispute that we’re living in an increasingly digitally-driven world, proven by the fact that Americans log more than 10 hours of screen time per day presenting a huge, new market opportunity.

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Interview: Mark Potter, CTO, HPE

Computer Weekly

The head of Hewlett-Packard Labs speaks to Computer Weekly about a new era of computing, where memory is no longer a constrained resource

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.

WannaCry Attacks: Communication and Culture More Important than Fancy Technology

CEB IT

While the rate of WannaCry infections slowed down over the weekend , the threat is far from over, especially as researchers now think it may have connections to the North Korean regime.

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5 Must Have PC Peripherals That Will Improve the Quality of Your Life

IT Toolbox

If you were wondering which upgrade or add-on to get for your PC, you are at the right place. Here are 5 must have PC peripherals that will completely change how you perceive and use your computer

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Steps for Fortifying Your Organization’s Data in the Cyber War

CTOvision

Roger Hockenberry. The most recent ransomware attacks should make every executive in every company take notice, and be worried. Last week, I spoke at a cyber event and came with a message: the continued focus on legacy endpoint and network security is almost worthless.

How to simplify IT integration

Computer Weekly

Pressure on IT is mounting and point-to-point integration does not scale. Opening up APIs is one of the approaches now being considered

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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.

Facebook’s Data Center Powerhouse Spawns another Startup

Data Center Knowledge

RStor believes “network is storage.” Read More. Business Facebook Featured Startups

Small Business Owner? Add These Accessories to Your Smartphone.

IT Toolbox

This post looks at some smartphone accessories for business

IBM to retire Emptoris and work with SAP Ariba on next generation digital procurement

Forrester IT

SAP Ariba & IBM today announced a partnership that had been a rumour for a few days now. Part of the deal includes IBM gradually retiring Emptoris and encouraging its customers to migrate to SAP Ariba. link]. It's an ambitious move by SAP Ariba. IBM Emptoris's leadership had an exciting vision of next gen digital procurement but decided they couldn't deliver it without a cost prohibitive replatforming of its various products.

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Half of CIOs have no Brexit plan because of uncertainty

Computer Weekly

Uncertainty caused by the UK leaving the EU has caused a pause in activity for half of CIOs, while the others are accelerating their digital transformation

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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.