Sat.Jun 11, 2016 - Fri.Jun 17, 2016

Fear your on-premises security, not the cloud

David Linthicum

A new research report from cloud security provider CloudLock argues that more than a quarter of cloud workloads used in corporate environments are "high risk." Of course, CloudLock is biased; it makes a living spreading FUD about security, tapping into old-school IT fears about cloud computing. Its conclusions are largely foregone. Although this is yet another self-serving report from a vendor, it's a good opportunity for me to make sense of this information for everyone else.

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Why leaving EU would be disastrous for UK digital scene

Computer Weekly

Startups and government minister discuss the risks that leaving the EU would bring to the UK IT industry

Four Trends in IoT Big Data Usage

IT Toolbox

Data from connected devices is ramping up, but are businesses ready? There will be more than 28 billion connected devices by 2020 , according to research firm, IDC. Each of these devices generates data that potentially can improve operations, customer service, product offers

The Downside Of digital Labs For Financial Innovation

Forrester IT

The race to digital is heating up in financial services (FS) organizations; increasingly, the engine making this happen is Agile. Quite simply, it is software that makes any financial business truly digital.

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.

Uh-oh: The NSA wants in on IoT

David Linthicum

When asked whether the internet of things would be a boon for the NSA or merely a whole lot of digital noise to sift through, NSA deputy director Richard Ledgett replied, "Both.". Should we be worried? Safeguard your data! The tools you need to encrypt your communications and Web data. • The tools you need to encrypt your communications and Web data. InfoWorld's encryption Deep Dive how-to report. Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security newsletter. ].

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Five Forces Driving Collaboration

IT Toolbox

When businesses begin considering Unified Communications, decision-makers quickly discover how difficult UC is to define. This is actually both a strength and a weakness, and the process of developing a working understanding of UC usually gives rise to new questions that place this decision in a more strategic light. Initially, discussions about UC tend to be voice-centric, where the phone system

What Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal Means for the Digitization of Business


Microsoft bought LinkedIn for $26 billion this week in what is the tech industry’s third biggest acquisition ever , and Microsoft’s biggest by a large margin.

New LinkedIn Data Center Strategy Similar to Microsoft’s

Data Center Knowledge

Social network recently shifted to hyperscale data center approach Read More. Data Center Strategies Deals LinkedIn Microsoft

Singapore banks adopt voice biometrics for user authentication

Computer Weekly

Banks in Singapore are rolling out biometric technology to improve customer services by speeding up the authentication process

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.

What Can CRM Do for Small Business?

IT Toolbox

Many small businesses wonder whether they truly need to incorporate a customer relationship management (CRM) platform into their business processes. So many other options are out there—so many tools, programs, and applications. Is a CRM system necessary? The simple answer is yes. The more complicated answer is, why wouldn’t you take advantage of every tool available to aid you in building

Government IT: Take a Collaborative Approach to Change Management


It’s in the nature of large organizations to change, whether they’re trying to make a profit or serving a government in the public sector. In fact, the average organization has experienced five big changes in the past three years, according to CEB data.

How Much Water Do Apple Data Centers Use?

Data Center Knowledge

Water use by the company’s data centers is growing much faster than water use by its corporate facilities Read More. Apple Cooling Featured

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Cyber crime cost UK business more than £1bn in the past year

Computer Weekly

UK businesses have reported a 22% increase in cyber crime in the past year, resulting in more than £1bn in losses

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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.

4 Reasons to Standardize CRM Reporting in Your Company

IT Toolbox

The concept of everyone in the company getting all the information they need to do their job automatically is enticing to companies. Creating a framework and infrastructure in which typical businesspeople scattered throughout the company can create their own reports and views of historical data has been the stated goal of many generations of software products. Unfortunately, businesses rarely approach

Networking the Cloud for IoT - Pt. 2 Stressing the Cloud

Cloud Musings

Dwight Bu e s & Kevin Jackson This is Part 2 of a three part series that addresses the need for a systems engineering approach to IoT and cloud network design. Part 1 is Networking the Cloud for IoT - Pt. 1: IoT and the Government.)

An Update on the Megatrend of Robotics


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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Datacentre security: Why operators must give cyber and physical threats equal attention

Computer Weekly

Datacentre operators often talk up the physical security measures they have in place, but are they at risk of overlooking cyber threats

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.

How ERP Increases Profitability

IT Toolbox

Profit is the goal of being in business and ERP exists to increase profitability. That's an oft-repeated truism, but exactly how does ERP increase profits? It turns out there are a number of ways a well-functioning ERP system works to increase company profits. The first thing to understand about ERP is that is affects nearly every aspect of your operation

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Networking the Cloud for IoT – Pt 3 Cloud Network Systems Engineering

Cloud Musings

Dwight Bues & Kevin Jackson (This is Part 3 of a three part series that addresses the need for a systems engineering approach to IoT and cloud network design. Networking the Cloud for IoT - Pt. 1: IoT and the Government , Networking the Cloud for IoT - Pt.

Succinct Introduction To The Tamr Enterprise Data Unification Platform


Michael Johnson. This short video below captures the key differentiators and unique capabilities of Tamr. Businesses across every sector and all government agencies have mission-critical questions to ask and most all have the data assets they need to answer them.

How MI5 and MI6 gather your personal data for surveillance

Computer Weekly

Publicly released documents shed light on the many databases and sources used by the intelligence services to gather bulk personal data about UK citizens

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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.

5 Essential VoIP Features That Boost Efficiency

IT Toolbox

Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP as it is better known, is a technical piece of software that allows businesses to manage customers in a prompt, professional manner. It also enables colleagues to communicate to one another from different locations in real-time. As a business grows, it's inevitable that new measures will need to be put into place to ensure that high call volumes can be managed

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Second Google Data Center Comes Online in Ireland

Data Center Knowledge

Says too early to talk about implications of Brexit vote later this month Read More. Dublin Europe Google

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Senators Mark Warner and Cory Gardner announce creation of Senate Cybersecurity Caucus


Bob Gourley. On Tuesday at an American Enterprise Institute event today on Capitol Hill, U.S. Mark R.

UK industry asked to help youth avoid career in cyber crime

Computer Weekly

Crest and the NCA call on UK industry to help support initiatives aimed at recruiting technically talent people into IT and IT security as an alternative to cyber crime

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.