Sat.Mar 18, 2017 - Fri.Mar 24, 2017

Google Drives Into The Business Content Services Segment of ECM

Forrester IT

Several Forrester colleagues and I attended the Google Next conference earlier this month, an event showcasing the Google Cloud Platform portfolio. One message, however, was distinctly NOT cloudy: Google is aiming at the enterprise market. And that includes your enterprise content.

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The barrier to cloud security isn't the technology

David Linthicum

You want solid cloud security, so you work to find the best approach and technology. But that won’t get the job done. The truth is that competent cloud security technology is available, and most IT organizations’ cloud teams are good at finding and using it. But cloud IT doesn’t exist in a vacuum, so having the right approach and technology alone won’t secure your cloud operations. [ The cloud storage security gap—and how to close it. | 5 ways Microsoft has improved SharePoint security. ].

Cardiff man admits terrorist charges after posting encryption instructions on Islamic blog

Computer Weekly

Samata Ullah, a resident of Cardiff, pleaded guilty to five terrorism charges, including developing an encrypted version of an Islamic website and posting videos explaining how to use encryption

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Step-by-Step: Deploy Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) Cluster in Microsoft Azure

IT Pros Rock!

In this short video, we’ll walk through deploying a Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) Cluster to a Microsoft Azure subscription using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Templates. Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) on Microsoft Azure.

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.

Make Omnichannel A Cornerstone Of Your Digital Transformation – The Telco Angle

Forrester IT

Source: Forrester, "Make Omnichannel A Cornerstone Of Your Telecom Digital Transformation" Poor customer experiences remain the Achilles' heel of telcos' digital transformation efforts.

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IT Enterprise Architecture: How to Engage Business Partners and Enhance Digital Innovation

CEB IT

As senior management team sign off on multimillion dollar investments in digitization, thousands of people across all industries are rapidly uncovering new ways to use technology to increase productivity and create a competitive advantage.

PSD2 – time to open and secure APIs and rethink business models

Computer Weekly

With the EU’s Payment Service Directive (PSD2) going into effect in January 2018, banks have no time to waste in preparing for the changes it will bring

The Disruptive Force of Disruption

Forrester IT

Digital disruption is a fairly well understood dynamic: new entrant uses technology in new ways to upend existing business models and disrupt markets. In other words, digital disruption is a distinct force with a distinct life span that is mostly external to traditional markets and businesses. But what if it is more than that? What if it is the canary in the coal mine representing the first signals of a shift in our economy and society?

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How IT Uses Collaboration for Digital Transformation

IT Toolbox

As this series progresses, I’ll address the impact of digital transformation on three stakeholder groups, along with how each can use collaboration solutions like UC to manage these changes. As noted earlier, each group faces distinct challenges, and all of them need to

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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.

IT Project Management: 4 Principles of a High-Impact Dashboard

CEB IT

IT project managers’ job is to steer highly complex and expensive IT projects to completion on time and – if possible – under budget, so a big part of their role is letting everyone know how projects are progressing.

IR35 reforms will harm public sector innovation and competitiveness, say contractors

Computer Weekly

Research from recruitment consultancy Harvey Nash highlights contractor concerns about how the forthcoming IR35 reforms will affect competitiveness and talent recruitment in the public sector

A Spring Break Conversation Topic With Your College Kid

Forrester IT

I don't know about you but this Spring Break is different in my family. My daughter, who has almost finished her first year at a Liberal Arts College, came back for Spring Break with the big question "Mom, what major should I choose?"

5 Ways to Combat VoIP Eavesdropping

IT Toolbox

Phone eavesdropping is back in the headlines, making it a good time to review options for guarding your voice over IP (VoIP) phone system. There’s a rich history to VoIP eavesdropping, including such attacks as Vomit, SIPtap, and Peskyspy. That history is only going to

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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.

What Big Data and Public Speaking Have in Common

CTOvision

Brigg Patten. Public speaking is about turning even boring subjects into an inspiring experience. However, some speakers can make audiences cheer, while others put them to sleep. Genuine passion for the subject and good articulation can help, but successful public speaking engagements take something more. Analytics can actually tell us which elements can transform mere words into a unique experience.

Not as much progress as you’d expect in public cloud adoption

Computer Weekly

Why are many executives still wary of moving enterprise IT systems to the cloud

Aprimo’s Acquisition Of ADAM Software Signals Market Consolidation

Forrester IT

Marketing resource management (MRM) vendor Aprimo snatched up ADAM Software, which bolsters Aprimo's digital asset management (DAM) capabilities and reinforces the consolidation and convergence that we predicted. There are a lot of small DAM vendors, but there has been a move to consolidate. Specifically, the capabilities of MRM, DAM, and content marketing platforms (CMP) continue to blur. MRM vendors like Aprimo help marketers assign tasks, track resources, budget, and review materials.

5 Ways to Save Money on Tech Investment

IT Toolbox

Here we will provide you with some great tips on how to save money on technology and still be satisfied with your purchase

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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 Infrastructure: 7 Implications of Digitization for Infrastructure Operations

CEB IT

Digitization has left few parts of a big company’s operations untouched over the past two to three years.

UK impersonation fraud up 39% in last quarter of 2016

Computer Weekly

Just ahead of the end of the UK tax year, a survey underlines the importance of guarding against business email compromise aimed at stealing data and money

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3 Early Strategies for Defending Your Company Now from Future Cyber Attacks

CTOvision

Carol M. Evenson. Far too often, companies don’t start to worry about digital security until after they experience an attack.

3 Ways CRM Taps into the Growing Demand for Personalization

IT Toolbox

Consumers have made it clear: They want personalized shopping experiences that recognize their preferences across platforms and coordinates all their experiences with a given brand. That’s a challenge for most organizations, which are struggling to learn the best ways to personalize customers’ experiences. Any organization with a customer relationship management (CRM) system, however

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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.

Mashape, Creator of Top Open Source API Management Tool Kong, Raises $18M

Data Center Knowledge

Andreessen Horowitz leads round, spearheaded by Nicira co-founder Martin Casado Read More. Cloud Computing Featured

Security Think Tank: Minimise data to cut costs and comply with GDPR

Computer Weekly

How can organisations maintain usability and keep support costs low without compromising on security

Does How You Look Really Matter?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Studies show that what you wear to work may impact how effective you are Image Credit: Matthew Kenwrick. When you go into the office, how do you dress? Do you put on a suit, find just the right tie, and make sure that your shoes are polished?

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5 Business Tech Trends Changing the Way Employees Collaborate

IT Toolbox

Technology has dramatically changed the way we do business over the past decade. The workplace dynamic has been enhanced through the introduction and evolution of team collaboration. Email and phone calls are now taking a backseat to unified communications. Through software collaboration tools, work teams are discovering new ways to interact with their coworkers and get things done more quickly

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.