January, 2020

How CIOs Can Lead Organizational Culture

CEB IT

At Imperial College London, the CIO was transitioning his team from waterfall to agile methodology when he discovered a serious workplace culture problem. Employee engagement was low. He was having trouble getting his staff members to own their inclusion goals.

What I See Coming For The Channel In 2020

Forrester IT

Preparing for this years list of future channel trends has been an immersive experience to say the least. In 2019, I was able to talk to 497 companies one-on-one about their channel strategy and programs, including 130 of those face-to-face.

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Cloud computing is the unheralded hero at CES 2020

David Linthicum

I’m speaking at CES 2020 this year. This is the first non-cloud-focused event I’ve attended in years, and I’m looking forward to learning about new things. What strikes me though is that this is actually a cloud event in disguise. Although cloud is certainly a topic at CES , I’m not sure that those who are attending and exhibiting understand how foundational public cloud computing is to the success of almost all consumer-focused electronic devices.

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China – The First Artificial Intelligence Superpower

CTOvision

China is on its way to becoming the first global superpower for Artificial Intelligence. The People’s Republic of China has the most ambitious AI strategy of all nations and provides the most resources worldwide for its implementation.

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.

What are Seven Types of Big Data Debt

Social, Agile and Transformation

As more organizations have embarked on agile software development over the last five years as part of digital transformation programs, the term technical debt is more widely understood.

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10 Must-Read Business Books for 2020

CEB IT

Smarter With Gartner helps its readers stay ahead of business and technology trends. Every year, our readers flock to articles on emerging tech, leadership and the future of work. In 2019, Gartner experts authored two books to help leaders tackle those same issues and dig deeper on what matters most to their business. We asked our Smarter With Gartner Expert Advisory Board members to recommend their must-read books for business executives in 2020.

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Elements Of Reputation: Traits That Indicate A Thoughtful Tech GTM Strategy

Forrester IT

How do you build reputation? How do you gain trust and sustain it? These questions are as fundamental for every organization as it is for every individual personally. Trusting a company is even more critical from a buyer perspective.

Your excess server resources are wanted in the cloud

David Linthicum

Although not a new concept, we are now looking at the opportunity for those who have private servers with excess capacity to rent that capacity to a cloud service provider that can dole out those compute and storage systems on demand to anyone who needs them. If you’re thinking ride-sharing for servers, you’re not far off. In this scenario the cloud service provider is really just a broker sitting between those needing cloud services and those who have servers that can be shared.

The Dali Lama As A Business Strategist: His words underscore the need for informed action

CTOvision

The Dali Lama just posted some very wise thoughts for our consideration: Time never stands still, it’s always moving on. The past is beyond our control, but the future is still in our hands. To shape it we must use our intelligence and make an effort. We can change our circumstances.

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.

3 Expert Questions to Focus on Winning Digital Transformations

Social, Agile and Transformation

About a year ago, around this time a year, I spoke to a CIO about how to best kickoff digital transformation initiatives. His question, "How do I start? How do I find opportunities that will make a business impact and have the potential to drive transformation?"

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How CIOs Waste Their Employee’s Time

The Accidental Successful CIO

It’s what we don’t know that can cause time to be wasted Image Credit: Harry. As is the case with all CIO’s, you’d like to be the best boss that you can possibly be.

Be a Digital Transformation Pioneer

CEB IT

Steve Jobs. Sara Blakely. Mark Zuckerberg. What do they have in common? They led and grew their businesses with inventions that started or changed entire industries. But they didn’t do it themselves — behind them were leaders as committed to disruption as they were. And whether the product was the iPhone or something else, this ethos permeated the entire executive committee. It isn’t surprising that CEOs are eager to lead change within their own industries.

Shatter The Seven Myths Of Machine Learning

Forrester IT

The best New Year’s resolution? Become machine-learning-literate! It’s good for your organization, your career, and the sanity of your data scientists.

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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.

Tolerable security risk is a spectrum

David Linthicum

It’s 5:00 a.m. sometime in 2018. The phone rings. It’s the cloudops team reporting a potential breach where gigabytes of customer data may have been compromised. You spend the next year toughening up cloud security, allocating four times what you spent in the previous year. The board of directors is happy to fund the additional tools and people. As we say: “You can’t have too much security.”.

This One Little Configuration Change Will Make It Harder For People To Steal Your Information

CTOvision

Editor’s note: We are aiming this tutorial at the non-technical person. Please share with anyone in your life who could benefit from this. -bg

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2020 Predictions: Agile - Devops - SRE, Low-code, and AI

Social, Agile and Transformation

It's been several years since I blogged on new year predictions. My last one published in 2017 covered blockchain (just getting started), AI (breakthroughs coming), talent gaps (growing challenge), and the importance of social business (even more critical).

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Feedspot Top 20 SCCM Blogs to Follow in 2020

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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.

10 CIO Resolutions for 2020

CEB IT

January is a popular time for resolutions. Work out twice a week. Read more books. Try 100 different fruits and vegetables. But what should be on a CIO’s list? Professional resolutions aren’t that different from personal ones. Look for ways to reduce waste (both time and resources) and develop skills in new areas.

Five Consumer Lessons From The 2010s: #3

Forrester IT

Today I present the third of five key consumers lessons to take away from the 2010s. You can find the previous two here and here.

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Cloud spending set to outpace traditional computing

David Linthicum

According to IDC, in 2019 the public cloud saw little change in market share, making up just more than 30 percent of the overall cloud IT infrastructure market. Of course, this is likely to grow significantly, expected to reach almost 40 percent by 2023. However, it’s a bit of a surprise that IDC is also expecting public and private cloud spending to outperform “traditional IT spending” in 2020. We can define traditional as anything that’s not a private or public cloud.

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Five Highly Anticipated Blockchain Trends You Should Know In 2020

CTOvision

Read Venkatesan Ellappan list five highly anticipated blockchain trends for 2020 on Inc24 : Blockchain, since its inception, has been one of the most demanded and talked about technology among all the new age technologies the industry has been working with.

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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.

Will financial advice be delivered primarily through Netflix-like subscription platforms?

Trends in the Living Networks

A report just released by McKinsey, On the cusp of change: North American wealth management in 2030 , offers some interesting perspectives.

Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager PowerShell Upgrade Script

Mick's IT Blog

With the advent of Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager 1910, I started researching the upgrade requirements. I happened to run into a great blog post by fellow MVP Martin Bengtsson on what should be done before the upgrade takes place.

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The Top 10 Cloud Myths

CEB IT

Myths continue to plague cloud computing. These misconceptions can slow enterprises down, impede innovation and stoke fear. Although cloud computing has become much more mainstream in the last five years, some of the myths that circulated during its advent still persist today.

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NRF 2020: Robotics Realize Real Time Retail

Forrester IT

I’ve just returned from NRF 2020. There were more than 40,000 attendees and 800 exhibitors from 99 countries. They showed how to deliver real-time Retail, applying technology to win, serve, and retain the most demanding retail customers.

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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.