Sat.Aug 13, 2016 - Fri.Aug 19, 2016

The second cloud wave is upon us, ready or not

David Linthicum

I often get asked about the next generation of cloud technology -- and most people are disappointed with my answer. The next wave of cloud computing tech is not about a cloud at all; it's about cloud governance and management. We've spent the last 10 years building clouds and moving applications to them. In the United States, about 5 percent of IT workloads now run in the cloud, but that figure will double to 10 percent quickly -- by 2018.

Cyber attack recovery 300% dearer due to skills shortage

Computer Weekly

The improvement of specialist security expertise is one of the top three drivers for an additional investment in IT security, but many struggle to find people with the skills they need, a report reveals

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Google Video Chat App Duo Connects iOS And Android, But Fragments The Landscape

Forrester IT

Google this week added yet another chat app to the mix with Duo, a smartphone-only video chat application that bridges the gap between iOS and Android devices. Rather than solve the problem of interoperation between different video chat applications, though, it made another application altogether.

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Can Space Weather Kill the Cloud?

Data Center Knowledge

This data center operator believes it’s possible, and they’re doing something about it Read More. Data Center Design Data Center World Downtime Featured Regulation Security

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.

Heathkits but better: Get started with IoT

David Linthicum

Remember the Heathkit you got when you were a kid? These science kits included all the stuff you needed to make solar-powered radios, sound meters, and alarms. I loved mine, even when I lost the wires and left it out in the rain. What if there were an equivalent science kit for the internet of things? Well, there is. Seeedstudio has the Intel Edison and Grove iOT Starter Kit that uses Amazon Web Services for the data and processing engine.

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IT Infrastructure: 6 Mistakes to Avoid in Strategic Planning


Although many may feel like they only just finished, corporate functional teams will soon be embarking on strategic planning season once again. Done well, strategic planning does two things.

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Take a Look inside a LinkedIn Data Center (Video)

Data Center Knowledge

Social network shows off its Northern Virginia data center to IDCA Read More. Data Center Videos LinkedIn

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4 Ways to Use CRM to Increase Retail Sales

IT Toolbox

Many businesses and organizations have come to rely on their customer relationship management (CRM) application, making it one of their most useful and reliable tools for simplifying management tasks. CRM software can be an invaluable resource for managing more than your business relationships, however: You can use your CRM system to increase retail sales, as well, making your business more profitable

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Nearly two-thirds of IT leaders expect a serious data breach

Computer Weekly

Many organisations need to update IT systems to ensure business operations are both truly agile and secure, a report has revealed

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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.

Tracking The Megatrend of Mobility


Bob Gourley. There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for C loud Computing, A rtificial Intelligence, M obility, B ig Data, R obotics, I nternet of Things, C yberSecurity.

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Foto Friday – Logan Pass Walkway

Eric D. Brown

This is a black and white of Hidden Lake Overlook Trail at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Sigma 8-16mm. See more photos in my flickr photostream and/or my 500px portfolio.


3 Ways Mid-Sized Businesses Benefit from Cloud-Based ERP

IT Toolbox

There’s no argument that cost is the most compelling reason for mid-sized organizations turn to cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Companies that fall under the mid-sized umbrella often don’t have the available capital to invest in an in-house ERP application as well as all the equipment and personnel needed to operate it, yet they need the advantage of ERP.

Robot Wars: Team Storm uses modern IT to breathe new life into legacy machines

Computer Weekly

Robot Wars’ Team Storm is applying the principles of DevOps, IoT and real-time data analytics in advancing the design of its machine, while setting out to inspire a new generation to get into robotics

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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.

Tracking The Megatrend of Bigdata


Bob Gourley. There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for C loud Computing, A rtificial Intelligence, M obility, B ig Data, R obotics, I nternet of Things, C yberSecurity.

Is Data Classification a Bridge Too Far?

Cloud Musings

Today data has replaced money as the global currency for trade. McKinsey estimates that about 75 percent of the value added by data flows on the Internet accrues to “traditional” industries, especially via increases in global growth, productivity, and employment.

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3 Ways Mobile CRM Can Improve Customer Engagement

IT Toolbox

Customer relationship management (CRM), a long-established core technology upon which businesses everywhere rely, is still rapidly evolving and growing. According to Gartner, the CRM industry will be worth $37 billion by 2017, expanding at a compound annual growth rate of 15 percent each year until then. At the same time, the mobile landscape continues to mature: According

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Expect ransomware arrests soon, says bitcoin tracking firm Chainalysis

Computer Weekly

Law enforcement organisations are set to ramp up arrests of cyber criminals behind ransomware attacks, according to financial technology startup Chainalysis

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.

Amazon AWS: Dominating In Cloudcomputing, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and IoT


Research Team. We have been tracking Amazon for years, but as a reference point consider that in November 2006 BusinessWeek ran a cover story with the title "Jeff Bezos' Risky Bet" where the concept of cloud computing as a business model disruptor was catapulted into the mainstream.

How CIOs Can Deal With The Problem Of Silos

The Accidental Successful CIO

Silos exist inside and outside of IT, CIOs need a plan to deal with them Image Credit: Rex Hammock. As the person with the CIO job at your company, you have control over the domain of IT. If you want it to happen in your department, then it’s going to happen.

Why Haven't You Switched from PSTN to VoIP, Yet?

IT Toolbox

Switching to a new voice over IP (VoIP) system from a public switched telephone network (PSTN) can be difficult if you don’t know where to start. If you’re interested in making the change to a new VoIP system and are ready to get rid of old phone lines, there’s no better time to make it happen. VoIP helps all businesses save money as well as increase production and efficiency

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Financial sector faces era of cyber mega heists

Computer Weekly

Banks and other financial institutions are threatened by a new breed of elite cyber criminals running professional operations that will use any means to achieve their goals, says Barclays security chief

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.

IPSLA: Your IT Early Warning System


Nathaniel Crocker. Some things never change! When applications slow down, users call to complain. How else would we know what’s wrong? Wouldn’t it be nice to know if applications are slowing down before users called? You’d think there would be an app for that.

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CoreSite Cranks Up Data Center Construction Spending

Data Center Knowledge

Land deal in Virginia part of biggest annual capital deployment in company history Read More. Colocation CoreSite Data Center Strategies Deals Featured Investing Supply and Demand Washington DC Area

Voice Is Transforming Unified Communications

IT Toolbox

After years of being taken for granted, the humble medium of voice is unlocking a higher level of productivity through unified communications. Cognitive computing services available through the cloud and accessible through a single line of code or application programming interface (API) are combining with voice over IP to provide everything from enhanced security to emotion detection in a range

Google takes on FaceTime and Skype with Duo

Computer Weekly

Google is betting on simplicity, cross-platform functionality and privacy concerns to attract smartphone uses to its Duo video-calling app

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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.