Sat.Jul 22, 2017 - Fri.Jul 28, 2017

UK government wants to give 6,000 teenagers cyber security training

Computer Weekly

Government launches £20m Cyber Schools Programme aimed at students aged between 14 and 18

Should 'Made in America' apply to cloud providers?

David Linthicum

Let’s start by acknowledging the elephant in the room: The top three public cloud computing providers are all U.S.-based, based, so enterprises in the United States, and even in most other countries, are facing a natural U.S.-based based monopoly on public cloud computing technology. So, there is a de facto “buy American” cloud provider policy due to the fact that you really can’t do anything else right now. However, a few evolutions are taking place.

3 Questions CIOs Should Ask Before Reorganizing IT

CEB IT

As digitalization transforms all industries and the world’s companies that operate in them , CIOs have to reorganize their IT teams around a new type of operating model. But there are three questions that CIOs should ask themselves before making staff moves.

Switch Offers to Build Custom-Size Data Centers Anywhere Clients Choose

Data Center Knowledge

Turns MOD design used for its campuses into single-tenant product Read More. Colocation Design Switch SuperNAPs

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.

How Wales has evolved into a hotspot for cyber security

Computer Weekly

Wales may be a small country but, in just a few years, it has become a global hotspot for cyber security innovation

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Five ERP Onboarding Mistakes to Avoid

IT Toolbox

There are levels of ERP deployment hell. First there is lengthy planning with lots of stakeholders. Then there is design and build-out with much scope for project creep, budget overruns, technical gotchas and customization boondoggles. Like a game of the Atari classic, Pitfall!, even if you jump and swing over all these obstacles, you still must face a final challenge below

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Digital Store Technologies Take the Stage For Both Customer and Associate Experience

Forrester IT

Digital retail theater is becoming reality for consumers as retailers rush to find ways of attracting and retaining store customers. What is digital retail theater?

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Cyber security not a priority for most sectors, study finds

Computer Weekly

Despite data breaches costing UK firms nearly £30bn in 2016, cyber security is still not a priority for most UK industry sectors, a study has revealed

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Why Startups Should Not Ignore Big Data

CTOvision

Startup businesses are a risky proposition. This means that if things aren’t done in the most effective way possible, businesses will never make it past the first year. The business plan can often determine whether or not a business gets passed the startup phase of the company. When creating a business plan, owners sometimes skip […]. Big Data Cloud Computing CTO CIOs

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.

Reasons Why Application Lifecycle Management Is Important

IT Toolbox

ALM outlines methodologies which are to be used during software development and the tools that can help improve efficiency

Three Agile Management Practices for Driving Digital Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

When I joined Businessweek ten years ago to lead their digital technology team, I was very surprised that they wanted to develop their own proprietary web applications. Could a magazine owned by a publisher mature a software development practice and deliver new customer experiences? The answer was yes - and as it turns out - many other companies are investing in their software development.

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BP broadens public cloud strategy by adopting Microsoft Azure for data analytics

Computer Weekly

Oil and gas giant reveals details of plans to move its proprietary data lake to Microsoft Azure for data processing purposes

Kinetica: GPU-accelerated analytics database

CTOvision

With this post we are initializing our coverage of Kinetica. Kinetica offers a GPU-accelerated, in-memory analytics database that delivers truly real-time response to queries on large, complex and streaming data sets: 100x faster performance at 1/10 of the hardware of traditional databases.

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.

How Technology Is Changing Manufacturing and Its Workforce

IT Toolbox

s dig in a bit deeper and take a look at how technology is changing the manufacturing industry, and what can we expect in the future

Packet Says Your Data Center Shouldn’t Have an Opinion

Data Center Knowledge

Bare-metal cloud expansion targets companies with latency-sensitive workloads, such as IoT, self-driving cars, AR/VR Read More. Business Cloud Edge Computing Featured Startups

GDS wants IT suppliers to use its GaaP products – but won’t offer service guarantees

Computer Weekly

The Government Digital Service encourages tech firms to adopt the platform services it has developed – but can’t offer any service or support guarantees

How to Contribute to Go

SPF13

I wrote this presentation with Jessie Frazelle. She made it look very nice and delivered it at the “Go Contributor Workshop” at GopherCon. Some of the instructions are clearly only relevant to that workshop, but the vast majority of the presentation should be helpful to anyone wanting to contribute to Go

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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.

Turn Your Android Phone into a DSLR Camera

IT Toolbox

This post looks at how you can get the most out of your android camera

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GoDaddy Drops Curtain on Its Cloud Business… Again

Data Center Knowledge

I know what you're thinking. GoDaddy is in the public cloud business?" Read More. Business Cloud

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CIA hacking tools for Mac OS and Linux exposed by WikiLeaks

Computer Weekly

WikiLeaks has exposed hacking tools targeting the Mac and Linux operating systems in the latest of its series of leaks allegedly from the US Central Intelligence Agency

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Are CIOs Ready To Enter The World Of 3D Printed Metal Objects?

The Accidental Successful CIO

As companies start to print 3D metal objects, the CIO is going to be involved Image Credit: gillyan9. Just in case you missed it, the world around us is changing.

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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.

Passwords are not lame and they're not dead. Here's why.

IT Toolbox

Everywhere you turn, it seems that someone is proclaiming that passwords are lame, passwords are dead, and so on – you know the jingle. The argument is that passwords don’t work. They’re hard to remember. They’re easily-cracked. Users complain when they have to be complex. I know you’ve heard these things and have even thought them yourself from time to time. Much of

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Uber’s New CEO Short List Is Said to Include HPE’s Meg Whitman

Data Center Knowledge

Employees say company has short list of fewer than six CEO candidates Read More. Business Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Getting stuck on OpenStack: Overcoming the open source cloud platform's upgrade barriers

Computer Weekly

Some members of the OpenStack community are finding it a struggle to upgrade to newer versions of the open source cloud operating system. Could customisation be to blame

The Relationship between AR Tech and Insurance

CTOvision

Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology that involves the use of digital content such as music, text, video and pictures to enhance a real world environment. It is important to point out that this technology does not entirely replace the real world like the virtual reality technology. In this case, a mobile device is normally […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News Artificial intelligence

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.