Sat.Dec 30, 2017 - Fri.Jan 05, 2018

5 Interview Questions To Determine Whether the Candidate Shares Your Company’s Core Values

Computer Weekly

When Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, was just out of college, he sold his first company to Microsoft for $265 million. But for him, the sale wasn’t about money—he was actually most concerned about the company culture he had created. “I I just didn’t look forward to going to the office.

4 surprise cloud computing trends for 2018

David Linthicum

First of all, I hate doing yearly predictions. Also, this is the time of year that every PR firm in the country asks me to read the cloud computing predictions of their clients, which are all pretty much wrong and self-serving. So, I’ve put together four cloud predictions for 2018 that you won’t see coming but that should help shape your cloud strategy for the new year. Learn all about the cloud at InfoWorld. Start with the basics: What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know now.

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Call for entries: 2018 Building Team Awards

Eric D. Brown

Building Design+Construction's Building Team Awards recognize newly built (opened or occupied January 1, 2017 or later) projects that best exemplify the collaboration between owner, architect, engineer, and contractor to produce buildings that exhibit architectural and construction excellence.

Vulnerabilities In Almost Every Chip: “Could Something Like This Really happen?”

CTOvision

I've been tracking computer security issues, including vulnerabilities for decades, and have never seen anything quite like this. Newly announced vulnerabilities, which were publicly disclosed by the Register on Tuesday, are in almost every modern computer chip. The vulnerability cannot be changed in hardware of course (you would have to buy new hardware that is designed differently), […]. CTO Cyber Security News

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.

Cloud culture calls for flexible networks

Computer Weekly

Cloud-based workloads demand more flexibility, so how can businesses rethink their WAN strategies to accommodate this

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Are your machine learning models good enough?

Eric D. Brown

Imagine you’re the CEO of XYZ Widget company. Your Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Chief Operations Officer (COO) just finished their quarterly presentations and were highlighting the success from the various machine learning projects that have been in the works.

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Future of SCCM ConfigMgr Intune Admin Jobs

Anoop

I keep getting questions about the future of SCCM Intune admin jobs. I got the similar questions during the last BITPro event. So I thought of writing about the SCCM job opportunities in future.

IoT botnet DDoS attacks predicted after exploit code published

Computer Weekly

Security researchers are urging businesses to ensure they are prepared for large-scale DDoS attacks following the online publication of code to exploit a vulnerability in Huawei HG532 routers

Cooper wants lawmakers to address teacher funding next week

The Investing Edge

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is trying to increase pressure upon General Assembly leaders to address an upcoming class-size mandate by providing school districts more money for additional teachers and classrooms

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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.

2017: A year in review (and a preview of 2018)

Eric D. Brown

2017 was an interesting year for me. I bought a new house in February after being homeless for about 4 months. In October 2016, my wife and I sold our house and spent the 2.5 months of 2016 and the first 1.5 months of 2017 traveling around the Southwest (we spent the time in Colorado and New Mexico).

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Organizations Threatened by Lack of Cybersecurity Talent Available

CTOvision

Data breaches regularly make headlines, and every time a company discovers a weak point in its network, executives scramble to hire people who can find out what went wrong — and fix it. However, that task isn’t as easy as you might think. The fact is, there aren’t enough cybersecurity experts to fill all the […]. CTO Cyber Security News

IT departments have no idea how much they spend on AWS and Azure

Computer Weekly

The complexity of procuring public cloud services means IaaS users often lack a sense of how much their cloud workloads actually cost

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Blockchain and Data Storage: The Future is Decentralized

Datacponomy

2017 was the year when blockchain technology burst into the public consciousness. Even beyond the truly startling rise of cryptocurrencies, we became aware of how a range of markets could be transformed by applications built on the technology.

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.

My ICO experience with Bread (BRD)

Doctor Chaos

In December 2017, I participated in a crypto token ICO (Initial Coin Offering). Lately it seems quite a few of my friends are asking me about my experience in crypto currency as an investment. This article should not be taken as advice, an endorsement, or a recommendation. It is just a random thought of the […]. Cyber

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All Companies Who Interact With European Citizens Must Check Architecture For Compliance With New Data Rules

CTOvision

The European Union's (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. This is not just important for firms that operate in Europe, but any firm that interacts with European citizens. Any company that holds data on EU citizens must comply. The new rules were approved […]. Big Data CTO Cyber Security Government News

The Best Resources On “Differentiated Grading” For English Language Learners

Computer Weekly

Last year, I published a post headlined What Do You Know About “Differentiated Grading” For ELLs? Then, earlier this week, Diane Staehr Fenner sent this tweet and put the same question out on Facebook: We’re doing research on grading #ELLs. Please help!

IT Transformation with Watson

Cloud Musings

Credit: Shutterstock by Kevin Jackson & Dez Blanchfield IBM recently launched an exciting new project in the form of a podcast series produced and hosted Dez Blanchfield , appropriately titled the “Pioneers Of Possible.

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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.

Don’t Click this Link

Doctor Chaos

WEBINAR: Don’t Click This Link Addressing the Human Factor in Cybersecurity Thursday – January 4th – 11:30 a.m. PT/2:30 p.m. ET Register Now Why Attend Email is still the top delivery vehicle for malware, including ransomware, and a preferred method of attackers because of the effectiveness. Phishing attacks have only been increasing and evolving to […]. InfoSec phishing video webinar

5 Online Resources for Learning AngularJS

CTOvision

If you’re a confident front-end web developer, fluent in HTML, CSS, and Javascript, you may wish to expand what your web apps can do without writing custom code yourself. Learning AngularJS can help speed up the development of web apps dramatically, but before diving into Angular development, you’ll need a bit of background knowledge of […]. Cloud Computing CTO News Training and Education

Top UK and US firms still overestimating GDPR readiness

Computer Weekly

Less than five months before the compliance deadline for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), most top UK and US firms are still overestimating their state of readiness, a study suggests

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What CryptoKitties can teach us about the success of blockchain

Datacponomy

As someone who has been struggling with kitten addiction for many years, I was immediately attracted to the idea behind the CryptoKitties virtual feline collectibles game – the first game to utilize Ethereum blockchain. CryptoKitties and I are, it seems, an ideal match.

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.

Secure your SDN controller

Network World

Managing networks has become increasingly complex, and it will remain a challenge as the use of Internet of Things devices continues to grow. This complexity makes it difficult to reconfigure a traditional network in a timely manner to respond to malicious events or fix configuration errors.

Connected Devices, Remote Security: Data Encryption and Security in the Cloud

CTOvision

Security” used to mean worrying about HTTPS certificates on your websites. The notion of a “device” was a browser and all you really had to do was to guarantee that traffic between it and your web servers was encrypted. Then the “bring your own device” (BYOD) phenomenon caused system administrators to worry about things like […]. Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security News

Trackside network to bring 5G to UK rail travellers by 2025

Computer Weekly

The government has launched a consultation on improving mobile connectivity for rail passengers

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How to Stop Seeing Struggle as Something Negative

Datacponomy

Every company I speak to, every leader I coach, I see a constant pattern—virtually everyone sees struggle as something negative. At the heart of this perception, people get too caught up in the idea of struggle to consider what struggle at its core is all about. Most people cannot see themselves objectively, which leads them to fall into the gap of their own weaknesses and shortcomings. Faced with struggle, most people are likely turn to one of these four behaviors: Deny.

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.