2016

You (probably) don’t need Machine Learning

Eric D. Brown

Statistically speaking, you and/or your company really don’t need machine learning. By ‘statistically speaking’, I mean that most companies today have no absolutely no need for machine learning (ML).

Five Roles IT Professionals Should Use to Deal with the Business

CEB IT

One byproduct of companies investing more and more in digitization projects , and requiring more and more of their managers to be as comfortable using data and digital technology as they are in managing a team , is that IT professionals are dealing with an ever greater diversity of business partners.

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Micro Explanations For Nine Essential AI Technologies

Forrester IT

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not one big, specific technology. Rather, it is comprised of one or more building block technologies. So, to understand AI, you have to understand each of these nine building block technologies.

UKtech50 2016 - The most influential people in UK IT

Computer Weekly

Computer Weekly has announced the seventh annual UKtech50 – our definitive list of the movers and shakers in the UK IT sector

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Challenges, Lessons Learned, and Strategies for Modernizing Software

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can manage the same challenges.

How much cloud is too much cloud?

David Linthicum

I'm often asked: Should all application workloads exist in the public cloud? The right answer is one that most people don't want to hear: It depends. It depends on what industry you're in. It depends on performance expectations. It depends on security requirements. The list goes on. Some enterprises will reach the point where 80 to 90 percent of their workloads exist in the cloud: some will only get to 50 percent. InfoWorld's quick guide: Digital Transformation and the Agile Enterprise.

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Oracle’s Cloud, Built by Former AWS, Microsoft Engineers, Comes Online

Data Center Knowledge

Hosted initially in three Phoenix-metro data centers, the bare-metal cloud will serve as foundation for future cloud VM and container services. Read More. Cloud Computing Featured Oracle

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Cognitio and ThreatBrief in People Magazine: Security tips for the general public

CTOvision

Bob Gourley. One of the key lines of business at Cognitio is our cybersecurity practice. We help enterprises build action plans to mitigate risks and improve their security posture. Increasingly we are also asked to provide tips and techniques for employees to consider in their personal lives.

Snagging Creds From Locked Machines With LAN Turtle Or USB Armory

Doctor Chaos

This is a really cool research by Mubix found at room362 (HERE). The concept is you can use a Hak5 LAN Turtle or USB Armory stick to run responder to steal user credentials while the Windows system is locked. I used the LAN Turtle and found it pretty straight forward. Below is how I setup […].

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Your data project is going to fail

Eric D. Brown

I hate to be the bearer of bad news… but your data project is going to fail. Maybe not the one you’re working on today. Maybe not the one you’re starting next month.

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Design Thinking for Product Teams: Leverage Human Insight Throughout Development

Product teams must increase their exposure hours with customers—seeing and hearing them. Human insights and the design thinking framework can be applied to your development cycle to help you build better products and experiences for your customers.

How to handle the politics of cloud resistance

David Linthicum

Why do cloud projects fail? Why does cloud technology not meet expectations? Why are security models are not transferable to the cloud? How did you end up with performance issues that can’t be fixed? The answer is usually this: resistance from your colleagues. The overwhelming issues that I run into when helping clients move to cloud computing are never the technology -- those issues are easily fixed. It’s the people issues. But don’t despair because there are some actions you can take. [

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Dutch bank ING to spend millions ‘disrupting’ its own business

Computer Weekly

Dutch bank ING used digital technology to reinvent itself following the financial crash, and is about to reinvent itself again, says its global CTO, Brendan Donovan

Corporate IT: How the Best Teams Lead Digitization Efforts

CEB IT

Most senior executives, regardless of background or outlook, will now agree that digitization should be a priority for their company. They realize that intelligent use of data and digital technology will lead to better products, more efficient creation of them, and a more productive way to sell them.

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How To Unlock Tech Industry Digital Transformation

Forrester IT

It's no surprise that tech companies are vested in the digital transformation of their customers. But many tech companies find it difficult to leave their product-centric models behind and focus on customer outcomes.

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.

How to approach machine learning in the cloud

David Linthicum

Artificial intelligence and its machine learning subset are all the rage these days. That was evident when I spoke this week at the AI World event, which was packed with vendors and users seeking to understand what the hell AI and machine learning are—and wanting to know how they could use this old but revitalized technology effectively. Amazon Web Services, Google, IBM, Microsoft , and the other major cloud providers all have machine learning services in their clouds now.

2017 is the year the cloud zooms like a rocket

David Linthicum

It’s now obvious that 2016 was the inflection point for cloud computing, so the questions for 2017 are set: How big will it get? When will it experience rapid growth? Also, what part of the market will grow the fastest? Here are my predictions. Download the public cloud megaguide PDF: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Joyent compared. Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing Report newsletter. ]. Explosive growth in migrated workloads.

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Hugo goes global

SPF13

Hugo is going Global! Hugo 0.17, released today, is our best and fastest release ever! Hugo 0.17 is nearly twice as fast as Hugo 0.16 and adds full support for multilingual websites with i18n support throughout all of Hugo. Hugo is going global with our 0.17 release. We put a lot of thought into how we could extend Hugo to support multilingual websites with the most simple and elegant experience.

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54-Terabit Submarine Cable Linking Asian Nations Goes Live

Data Center Knowledge

There would be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, except you’d need scuba divers: One of the world’s most ambitious optical network connection projects is now officially complete, and beginning the process of opening itself up for business. Japan’s NTT Communications, representing a partnership of major.

Serverless and Containers: How to Choose the Right Application Strategy

Speaker: Tolga Tarhan, Senior Vice President, GM AWS Services at Onica

When it comes to the modern tech stack, one of the fastest changing areas is around containers, serverless, and choosing the ideal path to cloud native computing. How do you as a technology leader point your team in the right direction, especially given how quickly this is evolving?

The Report The Cybersecurity Commission Should Have Sent To the President and President Elect

CTOvision

Bob Gourley. On 1 December The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity issued their key deliverable, the report on Securing and Growing The Digital Economy. That is a good report.

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Cloud computing’s next gambit: Data as a service

David Linthicum

The American Heart Association (AHA) announced a strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services: the launch of a cloud-based data marketplace for researchers and clinicians. The idea to target products for a vertical market is not new. What’s new is our ability to put meaningful data on public clouds that doctors and researchers can use to better understand the patterns of some disease. This is a great leap forward, considering that heart disease is the No. 1 killer in this country.

Data Analytics – Data Modeling, a Necessary first step

Eric D. Brown

What do you think of when you hear the term ‘data modeling’? Just typing ‘data modeling’ almost made me go to sleep. Who am I kidding…I’m a data geek and this stuff is interesting…but some folks aren’t quite as excited by this stuff as I am.

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Cloud computing's true value can't be measured in dollars

David Linthicum

The new Trends in Cloud Computing report from CompTIA states that “many large IT departments see the cloud primarily as a great way to cut expenses. And that’s a major reason why the cloud -- public, private or hybrid -- is an increasingly relevant factor in IT growth.”. What company doesn't want to save money? Still, these kinds of reports drive me crazy for two reasons. Download the public cloud megaguide PDF: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Joyent compared.

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Add User Tests to Your Agile Process: Reduce Risk in Shipping New Products

Agile has become the go-to methodology for companies that want to reduce the risk involved in shipping new products. But how do you prevent building items nobody wants? If you wait to get user feedback until after development, then you’ve waited too long.

Gary McKinnon: Why Lauri Love should be spared the nightmare of extradition

Computer Weekly

Computer activist Lauri Love should be spared a life sentence in a US jail, says former hacker Gary McKinnon

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Corporate IT: The Four Barriers that Hinder Digitization in Your Firm

CEB IT

While being a fairly nebulous term, digitization has changed and is changing companies beyond recognition. The ability to use technology and digital information to accomplish tasks that once required human judgment and action are almost too numerous to count at most firms.

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Artificial Intelligence: Fact, Fiction. How Enterprises Can Crush It

Forrester IT

Forrester surveyed business and technology professionals and found that 58% of them are researching AI, but only 12% are using AI systems. This gap reflects growing interest in AI, but little actual use at this time.

Machine learning hits the cloud -- and more businesses

David Linthicum

"Computing that can think" has been an IT battle cry for the last 30 years, but the price of artificial intelligence has been out of reach for most enterprises. Enter the cloud -- along with its cost efficiency -- and perhaps a revised business case for thinking machines. Amazon Web Services, Google, and Microsoft are all on board, and they each have some kind of practical AI offering.

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.