2018

Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerability Fixes Have Started, But Don't Solve Everything

The Investing Edge

Meltdown and Spectre Fixes Arrive—But Don't Solve Everything. Security

The evidence is in: The cloud’s advantages are now clear to business

David Linthicum

One of the likely outcomes of moving to the public cloud is altering how products are designed, a recent Harvard Business Review article shows. With cloud, there is closer collaboration between corporate IT departments and business units—sales, finance, forecasting, and even customer interaction. In fact, the HBR article shows that many IT departments have jointly developed products with their customers.

"We are more successful onboarding new technology versus maturing it" - And five things CIO must do to drive digital platforms

Social, Agile and Transformation

I was speaking with a few CIOs at the SINC USA West conference in Scottsdale late last year on the state of managing digital technology in their organizations. One CIO told me, "We are more successful onboarding new technology versus maturing it." Here's the logic behind his thinking and why this is a real issue for organizations investing in digital platforms When a new technology is. cio cmo digital transformation innovation organizational change

Main Street Cybersecurity: 10 Cost Effective Strategies for confronting Ransomware

CTOvision

As we usher in the new year of 2018, we are confronted with an ever-expanding network-borne threat landscape especially from ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malicious software which is used by malicious actors to encrypt systems or data. When the ransom is paid the key is in some cases provided to unlock the data. […].

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Challenges That CIOs Face In The Upcoming Year

The Accidental Successful CIO

Being a CIO is even harder to do right now Image Credit: Greg on the Run. There is a certain thrill that runs through all of us when we assumed the CIO position.

Building A Collaborative Team

Cloud Musings

Recently, Harvard Business Review cited some insightful research into team behavior at 15 multinational companies.

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How to Develop a Comprehensve Innovation Framework

Future of CIO

Innovation is not serendipity. Working in an innovation garden not only takes passion but also needs the process and hard work. A systematic innovation approach is to depict innovation as a system, rather than a traditional process.

Innovation - Plant Your Garden Well

CIO Musings

?Innovation is a big topic in civic circles these days. Creating value out of new approaches and ideas is at the heart of this. But first, an interesting example of innovation. The picture below is of bio-sensitive tatoo ink.

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White House Staffers Can't Use Personal Smartphones Anymore, and More Security News This Week

The Investing Edge

Meltdown and Spectre, dossier drama, and more of the week's top security news. Security

Lack of cloud skills and training begin to take a toll

David Linthicum

According to a recent report by cloud and datcenter vendor Rackspace, “Nearly three quarters of IT decision-makers (71 percent) believe their organizations have lost revenue due to a lack of cloud expertise. On average, this accounts for 5 percent of total global revenue, or $258,188,279 per organization.” That’s a pretty good hunk of cheddar! This is a real issue and it’s starting to get noticed by enterprises leadership, and even by the stockholders. What is cloud computing?

Don't write another line of code without reading this

Social, Agile and Transformation

Every once and awhile I get to review other people's code. One year it was 1.4 million lines of PERL code running a SaaS website developed in the late 1990s. There was another time that I ended the relationship with a BI vendor because the platform required several hundred lines of code to produce a very basic bar chart. I once reviewed a homegrown ERP developed with tens of thousands (and.

How the Internet of Things is Influencing a New Cybersecurity Era

CTOvision

Cybersecurity is the new chief concern for every organization. Recent global attacks like Wannacry and NotPetya have proved that hackers aren’t sparing any institution in their latest show of might. Most companies have thus resulted in the internet of things, and it's cybersecurity features to help keep their digital assets safe. But does IoT offer […]. Artificial Intelligence Cyber Security News

Beware the Models

Eric D. Brown

“But… all of our models have accuracies above 90%…our system should be working perfectly!”. Those were the words spoken by the CEO of a mid-sized manufacturing company.

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.

Amazon Flirts With Banks And Their Customers: Here’s What You Should Do

Forrester IT

Like a football team captain at a junior high dance, Amazon just sauntered up to a big group of people and started dropping hints about its sweet moves on the dance floor. Okay, that’s not exactly what’s happening here, but it sure felt like that to many bank executives who heard the […].

Why CIOs Should Stop Putting Employees In Boxes

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to stop classifying their employees by placing them in a box Image Credit: jon jordan. As the person with the CIO job, you by necessity meet a lot of people. Many of these people work for you and so it’s important that you remember who they are.

The Ascent of Object Storage

Cloud Musings

Over the past few years, the data storage market has changed radically. The traditional hierarchy of directories, sub-directories, and files referred to as file storage has given way to object storage , individual storage objects.

4 Warning Signs an Integration Wall is Approaching

Fountainhead

The Integration and API Management markets are growing, expanding in both popularity and use. Enterprise App integration will surpass $33b by 2020, and other markets like iPaaS and Data Integration are growing at double-digit CAGRs.

Microsoft Compatibility Reporting Tool Spectre and Meltdown Patch

Mick's IT Blog

Ever since the Spectre and Meltdown issues arose, we have been waiting on patching, at least reliable patching. Microsoft has taken it on itself to patch systems for the vulnerability.

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Security technology and online casinos

Doctor Chaos

Online casinos and playersare at risk from a wide number of security threats £7.5

You need an ‘I’ve been hacked’ plan for your cloud

David Linthicum

A study that was conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM Resilient and found that 77 percent of respondents admit they do not have a formal cyber security incident response plan. About half of the 2,800 respondents reported that they didn’t even have an informal response plan.

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6 Easy Ways to Lead Product Owners and Drive Meaningful MVPs

Social, Agile and Transformation

It isn't easy to put governance and guardrails on product managers and product owners. You trust them to engage customers and prospects across segments, capture needs from users of competitive products, and understand strategic requirements of internal stakeholders. You task them to develop product visions that deliver value and convenience to end users. You ask them to engage designers to.

Now That You Are A Soldier In The Cyber War You Must Know Your Cognitive Biases

CTOvision

None of us wanted this cyber war. But now that it is here all of us are targets. Even before the cyber war we were being overwhelmed with data.

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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.

4 Ways AI Will Improve the Way You Work

Computer Weekly

When AI springs to mind, you can’t help but think of the endless possibilities it could bring. With machine learning, robotics, and more, breaking new grounds year after year. It’s exciting to think where we could be by 2030.

Twenty Goals That Are Just Plain Better Than “Growing Revenue”

Forrester IT

Dear Marketers, I know how important it is to you to grow revenue. I also know how that focus will help expand your remit — to align with your organization’s strategic priorities and rally around an explicit path to revenue.

What’s The Best Way For A CIO To Communicate?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Communication is key to the CIO job Image Credit: Harald Link. When you hold the CIO position, because of the importance of information technology you have a great deal of responsibility. This means that you have to come up with ways to let everyone who works for you know what you want them to accomplish. In a word, you have to communicate. As easy as this may sound to do, it turns out that it’s actually quite difficult to do well.

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Experience “The Big Pivot”

Cloud Musings

Graeme Thompson, SVP/CIO Informatica The Big Pivot Podcast explores Digital transformation and its effect on every business in every industry.

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