Wed.Jan 09, 2019

Blame Replaces Strategy: Enterprise IT War Rooms Causing Incalculable Losses

DevOps.com

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.

Add Value with a Dashboard Refresh: What You Need to Know

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Dashboards and analytics can really set your application apart, but that doesn't mean you can implement them and forget about them. Are they adding value to your product? Do your users benefit from them anymore? What should be improved, and what do we have the resources to improve? Join Miles Robinson, former UX and Design Manager, as he explains the different ways to refresh your dashboards - and how to determine what's the best path to product dashboard success. You'll leave with an understanding of how to figure out the best next steps specifically for you and your application.

Building Amazing Apps, Part 1: Optimizing the Front End

DevOps.com

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

DevOps.com

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.

How to Build a Product Marketing Strategy for Your Software Solution

Altexsoft

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.

How AIOps Helps You Get More Out of DevOps

DevOps.com

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.

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.

The Complete Predictive Analytics Lifecycle for Application Teams

Speaker: Sriram Parthasarathy, Senior Director of Predictive Analytics, Logi Analytics

Applications with predictive analytics are able to deliver massive value to end users. But what steps should product managers take to add predictive analytics to their applications? In this webinar, we’ll walk through an end-to-end lifecycle of embedding predictive analytics inside an application. Find out how a real-world application decided what predictive questions to ask, sourced the right data, organized resources, built models, deployed predictive analytics in production, and monitored model performance over time.

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

DevOps.com

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, […].

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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Announcing OODA: A Company Addressing Next Generation Security Challenges

CTOvision

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: OODA.com Industry Veterans Launch New Company to Address Next Generation Security Challenges Security, […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber War News

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.

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5 Key Considerations for Top-Notch Product Dashboards

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

So you want to set your product apart with the latest analytics, but you’re not sure where to start. How do you know what your customers want? And how can you make sure that you’re solving their problems? And wait a second, is it even feasible for your team to take this on right now? Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, as he covers five key considerations for you to keep in mind when you’re updating your software or app to offer the latest in embedded dashboards. You’ll leave with a better understanding of where to begin on creating actionable, insightful dashboards.

Git Checkout at Previous Timeframe

David Walsh

In the past I’ve blogged about checking out branches created on a specific date as well as sorting git branches by date , but one frequent usage of git and dates is checking out a commit at a given time in the past.

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.

State Management in Angular Using Firebase

Toptal

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

My Capgemini Experience

Capgemini

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.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

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.

Walk on Grass

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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.

The state of test automation: 7 key trends to watch

TechBeacon

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

UX and Design Tips for Better Dashboards: Product Manager Laura Klein Explains How to Improve Your Analytics

Speaker: Laura Klein, Principal at Users Know and Author of UX for Lean Startups

No one makes poorly designed products on purpose. And yet we have so many of them in our lives. That's why Laura Klein, product manager and UX designer, has a set of tips to help application teams improve their embedded dashboards and reports.

Ten Blockchain Benefits for Supply Chain Management

Trigent

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

Bloomberg Deploys Apstra

Apstra

Over the last five years, Bloomberg built a beautiful new and iconic European headquarters in the city of London that pushes the envelope in architectural design. The building won the prestigious Stirling Prize for design. This building is also home to Bloomberg’s Television media production network.

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KanbanStats V: Single numbers

Marcusoft

This post is all about just aggregating and averaging out to a single number… and then I can’t control myself but start to lay that number out over the individual weeks too. That, and we will use the Gauge-chart for the first time in my life.

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Strategic procrastination and software design

Wolk Software Engineering

I want to share a straightforward but yet compelling software design and architecture technique that has been very effective for me over the last couple of years.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

Choosing the Right Software Development Partner (with or without an RFP), Part 1: Evaluating Longevity

Atomic Spin

Finding the right custom software development firm for your project is a tough job. Even a thorough RFP process won’t save you if you’re not looking for the right things. Software projects are notorious for being late, over budget, and frustrating.

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I'm Programmer

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JANUARY 2019 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

TechTalk

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

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