Mon.May 20, 2019

Survey Finds CI/CD Adoption Has Long Way to Go

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Self-serve data platform

Martin Fowler

One of the main concerns of distributing the ownership of data to the domains is the duplicated effort and skills required to operate the data pipelines technology stack and infrastructure in each domain.

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One Skill to Build Trust

In this post I'd like to discuss "Empathy - why it is important in teams and what you can do if you struggle with it". First, we all know what the role of the Scrum Master is, right? The role of the Scrum Master is to "ensure that everyone understands and enacts Scrum". Scrum Guide November 2017.


Security: Are You Doing DevOps Right?

Phil Kernick, co-founder and CTO of cybersecurity specialist CQR Consulting, has no fundamental problem with DevOps, but asks, from a security perspective, “How many people do it right?”

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Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

Invitation for Scrum Day India 2019

The 2019 edition of Scrum Day India is happening on Saturday 20 July 2019, in Gurgaon (Delhi NCR). Sanjay Saini, owner of Agile WOW ("Agile Ways of Working"), kindly invited me, as an independent Scrum Caretaker, to open and close the event.


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Reducing UI Bugs with Automated Visual Testing

Gorilla Logic

Current software development emphasizes the delivery of value and quality to customers as quickly as possible. However, in order to accomplish this, quality must be ensured on many levels.

Not a Fad: The Cloud is Ginormous & Getting Ginormous-er

A Cloud Guru

The economic impact of the U.S. cloud is now larger than the entire agriculture sector, a new IA report finds. Certification Career

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AWS Lambda Pricing: Low, But Unpredictable


Today’s entry into our exploration of public cloud prices focuses on AWS Lambda pricing. Low costs are often cited as a benefit of using serverless.

GitLab Deploys the Crossplane Control Plane to Offer Multicloud Deployments

The New Stack

Code repository GitLab is using the Crossplane universal control plane to provide its users with a way to easily deploy their application code across multiple clouds.

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The Changing Role of CX Testing in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Diego Lo Giudice and Chad Hendren

With new competition emerging every day, businesses are transforming themselves, and using software as a means to drive differentiation. Digital transformation has become a key initiative for businesses across the globe, and CX is ground zero. Register now for this webinar and hear from Cyara and their guest speaker, Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester, how testing and QA practices are changing to enable and accelerate digital transformation.

AI-Backed Image Background Removal (Sponsored)

David Walsh

I’ve worked on dozens of eCommerce sites in my career and many of them were hamstrung by the same pain points: tax collection, payment customization, and image optimization.

How One IT Professional Supports a Faith-Based Nonprofit in the Pacific Northwest


A variety of factors can impact a nonprofit's ability to optimize its IT setup. However, as the world hurtles ever more rapidly into a cloud-first, tech-centric reality, it's more important than ever to make IT needs a central part of a nonprofit's planning strategy — not an afterthought.

WordPress Co-Founder Mike Little on the Importance of Open Source

The New Stack

At the end of 2002, b2/cafelog, or simply B2, an open source web news and blogging tool, which generated pages dynamically from the contents of its MySQL database, was abandoned by its creator.

Four short links: 20 May 2019

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Account Hygiene, Conversational AI Playbook, Unix Time Falsehoods, and Testing/Debugging Machine Learning. Basic Account Hygiene to Prevent Hijacking (Google) -- SMS 2FA blocked 100% of automated bots, 96% of bulk phishing attacks, and 76% of targeted attacks.

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

Applitools: AI to Make Visual Testing Smarter

The New Stack

A new phone in a new size might delight consumers, but it’s a headache for organizations trying to standardize the look of their applications across devices.

Once Again, Symantec Recognized as a Leader in Email Security


Symantec Named a Leader in Email Security by Third-Party Evaluators


CRN Recognizes 22 Dell Technologies Leaders as 2019 Women of the Channel

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

In the Global Partner Summit general session during Dell Technologies World 2019, Joyce Mullen, President, Dell EMC Global Channel, OEM & IoT, spoke of the joint success Dell Technologies and our partners have achieved together. “… Nothing is holding us back, and nothing is holding us down.

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How MSPs Can Succeed in the Cloud Security Market


If you own or work for an MSP, you’ll likely understand the struggles of developing the perfect solution for your clients. Besides all the difficulties that go along with pricing your services, deciding which services will sell well and should be bundled together can be a real challenge.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

5 Mistakes New College Grads Make as They Enter Entrepreneurship

Strategy Driven

It’s that time of year again. Thousands of qualified college graduates are getting set to enter the workforce. They were promised that their hard work and diligence will earn them an attractive job and a high chance of success.

Spotify begins testing its first hardware: a car smart assistant


Spotify is about to begin publicly testing its first hardware: a voice-controlled smart assistant for cars, meant to help Spotify learn how people consume audio while they’re driving. As part of the test, some Premium users will receive the device for free.

Changing an Email address for a newly married user


So, we have a user who has just got married, we need to change their corperate email address to reflect this, Changes will have to be made in AD as were using a hybrid set up. So am I correct in thinking that I would just edit their primary SMTP address to the new name, and then add the old name as an alias of that? would that just change the email address and leave their log in credentials for the domain as the previous, which is what we have agreed upon with them.


DXC employee volunteers construct IT School in Colombia


The indigenous Wayuu children in the remote La Guajira region of northern Colombia now have a bright yellow, two-classroom, IT school — thanks to DXC Technology and hardworking employee volunteers in the North and Central Europe (NCE) region. The school — a first for DXC — was inaugurated February 22 as the successful finale of […]. Career Corporate Responsibility Leadership and Success DXC Cares

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Building IoT Applications with Containers

Aqua Security

Docker and Arm Announcement. At DockerCon earlier this month, Docker and Arm announced a joint venture in which new Docker-based solutions will be available to the Arm ecosystem.

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Managed EDR Accelerates Cyber Response for Government Agencies


Bolstering defenses at the endpoint can help agencies blunt new threats from attackers targeting systems to disrupt operations

7 Signs Your Career is Impacting Your Relationship

Strategy Driven

A high-pressure job cannot only impact your general health and personal happiness, but it could also be taking its toll on your relationship with your partner.

Siemplify Closes $30M in Series C Financing

Ask the "Right" Questions: Your Analytics-Guided Product Strategy

Speaker: Yoav Yechiam, Founder and Head Instructor, productMBA

Analytics are highly important for product managers - and yet, analytic implementations often fail to actually help us. It's not the technology, and it's not the tactics. In most cases, it's our approach that's misguiding us! Analytics are there to answer important product questions, not just to collect data. How can we be mindful of our analytics so they enable us, rather than confine us? Join Yoav Yechiam, Founder and head instructor at productMBA, as he explains best practices for a data-guided strategy that helps product managers get to the "why" of their biggest product goals.