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

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


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

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.

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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.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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


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

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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Future of SCCM ConfigMgr Intune Admin Jobs


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.

5 Online Resources for Learning AngularJS


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

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

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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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Future Of Work 2018: 10 Predictions You Can’t Ignore

Future of CIO

The start of winter is often referred to as the “holiday season.” But it might also be called the “prediction season.” When it comes to human capital management (HCM), most predictions tend to be variations of the same things.

Organizations Threatened by Lack of Cybersecurity Talent Available


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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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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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Blockchain and Data Storage: The Future is Decentralized


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.

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


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

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!

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


More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Fix to SCCM CB Preview 1712 Redist Download Issue


A new preview version of SCCM/ConfigMgr CB version 1712 has released. This release is the last SCCM CB release of the year 2017. SCCM CB 1712 release has some exciting new features which we (Microsoft MVPs) discussed in the previous MVP summit in November.

Hiring Success 2018: All The Confirmed Speakers Attending HR Tech’s Next Big Event


SmartRecruiters’ Hiring Success 2018 is already set to be the defining HR and recruitment conference of the year. Taking place in San Francisco from March 12th-14th, HS18 will consist of numerous workshops, firesides and presentations with some of the foremost speakers, thinkers and innovators in today’s HR space. Below is the current list of confirmed speakers, and we will keep things updated as more speakers and their session plans for HS18 becomes available.

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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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

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

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.

Indigo: Recruiting Platform Adds Joy to Customer and Employee Experience


With 89 superstores and 124 smaller shops, Indigo is Canada’s largest book, gift and speciality retailer. With a business that big, it is clear recruitment has to be conducted via a decentralized hiring model. Indigo currently boasts a staff of 6,100 with the retailer taking on around 4,000 new hires every year. All together, this mighty team brought in almost a billion dollars in 2016.

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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


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.

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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.

Meltdown and Spectre exploits: Cutting through the FUD

Network World

There is lots of information circulating about the new exploits of computer chips from Intel and others announced in the past few days. Some of it has been accurate, and some has been sensationalist and overblown. There is much technical information with high level of details available for both Meltdown and Spectre , so I won’t get into a lot of technical detail here. Rather, I’ll focus on the higher-level issues affecting business and personal computer users.

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Amazing Business Radio: David Horsager

Future of CIO

The Most Important Business Strategy: Create Trust. Shep Hyken Interviews David Horsager, Author of The Trust Edge. Do your customers trust you? . ? ? ? <span

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7,000 Associations Use This #1 Association Management Software (AMS)

Computer Weekly

If you're wondering if Association Management Software can make an impact at your organization, you've come to the right place, because in this article I’m going to share the #1 association management software used by over 7,000 associations. Association-Management-Software ams

What CryptoKitties can teach us about the success of blockchain


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.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.