Wed.Jan 09, 2019

Blame Replaces Strategy: Enterprise IT War Rooms Causing Incalculable Losses

The concept of a “war room” is time-honored. One of the early examples is the Churchill War Rooms, an underground bunker that allowed Britain’s leaders to plot the allied route to victory during World War II.

How Should CIOs Give Negative Feedback?

The Accidental Successful CIO

It’s critical the CIOs give negative feedback, but they need to do it correctly Image Credit: Daniel Friedman. We’ve all been there.

How to Protect Your Small Business from a Hacker Attack

The Crazy Programmer

Data breaches and compromised websites frequently used to spread malware can be risky for your business; including small businesses. In fact, small or medium-sized businesses are likely to suffer more consequences of cyber-attacks than large enterprises.

Data architecture vs backend architecture

Erik Bernhardsson

A modern tech stack typically involves at least a frontend and backend but relatively quickly also grows to include a data platform. This typically grows out of the need for ad-hoc analysis and reporting but possibly evolves into a whole oil refinery of cronjobs, dashboards, bulk data copying, and much more. What generally pushes things into the data platform is (generally) that a number of things are.

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.

Building Amazing Apps, Part 1: Optimizing the Front End

There are millions of apps available today, and it’s incredibly easy for any user to download and install any of them with just a few taps on a screen or click of a mouse. If you want to build and deliver an app that will amaze users, you need to be able to differentiate from […].

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Red Hat Adds Support for Nested Workflows to Ansible Automation Framework

Red Hat today announced it is adding support for nested playbooks created using the open source Ansible automation framework within one another, which, in turn, will make it easier to automate complex IT processes.

Steeltoe: Modernize.Net Apps for a Microservices Architecture

The New Stack

Pivotal sponsored this post. David Dieruf. David is a part of the tech marketing team within Pivotal, bringing a focus of.NET related technologies. He has been writing C# for as long as it’s been a thing. In his spare time he enjoys breaking things, only to fix them.

How AIOps Helps You Get More Out of DevOps

DevOps may seem like an overused term. It involves taking an application’s source code and running it in an environment. It can cover the processes, the technology or even the people that maintain the technology that is running those very processes.

Announcing OODA: A Company Addressing Next Generation Security Challenges


Editor’s note: The below is from the press release for the launch of my new firm, OODA LLC. I’m very excited about this new venture and intend on making a positive difference in addressing several next generation security challenges. For more see: Industry Veterans Launch New Company to Address Next Generation Security Challenges Security, […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber War News

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.

Maturing DevOps adoption increasingly embraces the database, new Redgate research finds

Third annual State of Database DevOps Survey sees closer collaboration between teams, enabling compliance and faster code deployment, and the wider use of DevOps practices across both database and application development. Cambridge UK, Wednesday 9 January 2019 – DevOps adoption is increasing and spreading across organizations, bringing together application and database development, driving business benefits, […].

The Need for Time Series Data Is Now

The New Stack

Mark Herring, CMO, InfluxData. Mark Herring is a well-rounded silicon-valley executive with proven experience in taking complex technology and making it understandable to the broader audience. Currently, Herring is Chief Marketing Officer at InfluxData.

What are The key Factors To Determine Whether To Build Or Buy Custom Software?

Sunflower Lab

There has always been an eternal debate on build vs. buy custom software. It still exists. Companies at times get confused whether to build custom software or buy pre-built software. Neither of them is bad.

Principles of Good Large-Scale Agile

The New Stack

Johan Karlsson. Johan Karlsson is a Senior Consultant at Perforce Software and works closely with customers, colleagues and partners, with a strong focus on Agile. Prior to his current role, Johan held senior roles at Hansoft, which was acquired by Perforce in 2017.

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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.

Workflow vs. Workflow Automation - What's the Difference?


Is workflow the same thing as workflow automation? While some people may use these terms interchangeably, there's a world of difference between the two concepts. enterprise automation enterprise automation platform workflow auotmation

Fluentd’s Role as a Data Collector in Today’s Cloud Native World

The New Stack

Open source Fluentd has emerged as an open source data collector for massive amounts of log data from often many different sources — in a way that is especially useful for cloud native deployments on Kubernetes.

My Capgemini Experience


Saturdays in Williams Brice Stadium. Lazy Sunday afternoons on the horseshoe. Adventures along the river front. Being a student at the University of South Carolina developed not only a love for strong community, but also gave me a love for the city of Columbia and all that it had to offer.

State Management in Angular Using Firebase


Without proper state management, your Angular app will become a UX nightmare. But even with that solved, persisting state across sessions and devices can be tricky. This tutorial shows how to leapfrog that challenge using Firebase

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.

How to Build a Product Marketing Strategy for Your Software Solution


Fun fact: Popular mouthwash Listerine was initially marketed as a surgical antiseptic. When it entered the market in 1881, dentists used it to clean their instruments, but by the 1920s, people were buying it to get rid of bad breath. What had changed? Not the composition, but the marketing strategy.

The state of test automation: 7 key trends to watch


Prior to my Automation Guild conference each year, I survey the community about the issues they're struggling with. I also speak with many testing thought leaders on my weekly Test Talks podcast. App Dev & Testing, Testing, Automation Guild, Application Testing, Test Automation, Automation Guild 2019

Top Trends for Entrepreneurs in 2019

Strategy Driven

Entrepreneurs need to understand the changing markets that they are involved in. No matter their sector, failure to understand what modern consumers are looking for and the best ways to meet those needs, is one of the main reason for business failure.

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I'm Programmer

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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!

Using Big Data in the Classroom

Strategy Driven

Businesses the world over are leaping into the use of big data. The analysis of the vast amounts of consumer data is helping business to create more effective marketing strategies and streamline their business process. However, it’s not just businesses that are using this valuable tool.

JANUARY 2019 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday


JANUARY 2019 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday The holidays are behind us and here we are, already well into a brand new year. They seem to come and go faster and faster, the older I get. One constant, though (at least for the past sixteen years) is that when the second Tuesday of the month […]. Patch Central Patch Tuesday


Ten Blockchain Benefits for Supply Chain Management


Blockchain, as a distributed database that stores digital information securely is transforming supply chain management in the manufacturing space. BI for manufacturing blockchain healthcare Industry Blockchain Technology

Zayo’s DDoS Solution Thwarts Attack on Upscale Retailer


Dedicated Internet Access with DDoS Protection Powers eCommerce. Thanks to an appearance of their CEO on reality television, a high-end retailer is now expanding its online presence to serve more rural markets.

Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.