Wed.May 22, 2019

Primer: The Who, What and Why of Service Mesh

The New Stack

If you’ve been hearing about service mesh — perhaps you’ve noticed that Istio seems to be everywhere — you might be wondering if you need a service mesh.

Tech Pros: Plan for Failure to Breed Success

Veteran tech pros will tell you: Failure does not always mean failing at something; it often means failing to do something. Failure can be unpredictable and accidental, but usually, a lack of preparedness causes the most significant incidents.

Why is Serverless Technology Ideal for Startups

Cabot Solutions

Ever wonder why serverless technology is ideal for startups Join us as we explore the benefits startups can enjoy when they go serverless

Story Points Revisited

Ron Jeffries

I like to say that I may have invented story points, and if I did, I'm sorry now. Let's explore my current thinking on story points. At least one of us is interested in what I think. Dark-Agile Dark-Scrum success Agile-Related SAFe


Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut, Head of Product, Nextdoor

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

DevOps Security Champion: Who, What and Why?

In general, DevOps is a process and culture of organizations to get applications out the door faster and with higher quality. To do so, security champions are essential. In DevOps, security champions work as a backup mechanism in various projects and take multiple leadership roles.

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How to Optimize Your Website for Voice Search Technology


There is nothing new about voice search. It has, however seen increased usage in the past few years. Voice search has become a premiere feature that marketers use to target their customers more easily.

Malicious Bot Attacks: Why They're More Dangerous than Ever


Malicious bots remain a dangerous and persistent threat. Here’s how to beat them

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Five Ways to Achieve Real-Time Visibility of Your Cloud Infrastructure


Lumeta CloudVisibility Community Edition – Free Trial Now Available. There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception. Aldous Huxley. Wise words.

10 Ground Rules for Red Teams


An effective Red Team offers huge value to your defensive strategy, but you have to be prepared to face up to some hard truths

Contact Center Cloud Migration Done Right

Speaker: Sheila McGee-Smith, Founder and Principal Analyst, McGee-Smith Analytics

Many companies are in the midst of migrating their contact center to the cloud. Understanding how best to execute the transition of premises to cloud is part of that process. Join contact center industry analyst and No Jitter blogger Sheila McGee-Smith as she discussed tried and true best practices for avoiding the potential pitfalls of CX migration.

Omni-channel retailers: Top 3 companies with successful customer experiences.


In an era where the traditional brick & mortar is almost dead, retailers are creating more and more omni-channel practices to make the customer experience more engaging.

DevOps and Networking: Working to Achieve Nirvana

Enterprises don’t own the cloud, just the experience. If there’s an outage or even a hiccup in the performance or network service, it’s on the network and application teams (not the cloud provider) to fix it.

Four short links: 22 May 2019

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Software-Defined Memory, SQL Analyzer, Wolfram Engine, and Victims of Passion. Software-Defined Memory in Warehouse-Scale Computers (ACM) -- when you're Google, you invent new types of memory. In this case, a cheaper, but slower, "far memory" that is slower than DRAM but faster than Flash.

Digital healthcare: Improving outcomes through cloud-based insight


by Mutaz Shegewi Digital transformation in healthcare can no longer be ignored when seeking to improve outcomes.

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

KubeMove: Move Data Across Kubernetes Clusters Without Proprietary Extensions

The New Stack

A new project initiated by the folks behind OpenEBS seeks to provide a code base that would allow Kubernetes users to move data freely across clusters. KubeMove includes a Kubernetes Operator and API.

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DataRobot and Project Wine: An Elegant Blend of Data Science


Getting started with the DataRobot Python API for multi-class classification. AI Education

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Leadership styles for directing small teams

Lead on Purpose

Leadership differs depending on the size of the group you’re leading. For most product managers, the people they lead work on different teams and the individuals they need to influence don’t report to them.

5 DevOps infrastructure challenges—and how to overcome them


As DevOps continues to be adopted by companies, many of them are finding that a variety of roadblocks—including infrastructure—are hindering their progress. DevOps, DevOps Transformation, Scaling DevOps

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How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

Stop the Presses: Media Coverage as a Prioritization Metric for Vulnerability Management


We wondered whether mainstream media coverage of vulnerabilities changed how companies perform vulnerability management. So we asked them. Here’s what we learned. In technical circles, vulnerabilities have always been news. More often now though, vulnerabilities are mainstream news. They are regularly covered in business outlets read by company leaders who may not otherwise get involved in the nitty gritty of vulnerability management. . 2018 was a big year for vulnerabilities in the media.

Budgeting & Forecasting for AWS


You’ve probably heard it before, and you’ll hear it again: costs on the cloud are hard to manage. We’ve all known for a while it’s a big problem, and it has finally become a high priority for businesses that use the cloud.

NS1 Launches DDI for Modern Distributed Enterprise Application Infrastructure

Next Generation DDI Reduces Friction and Complexity in Deploying and Delivering Applications in Distributed Environments at Scale NEW YORK –May 22, 2019– NS1, the leader in next generation DNS and application traffic management solutions, today announced its new Enterprise DDI solution.

Chatbot – the ultimate cost saver


Artificial technology in all its forms has been changing the different commercial sectors- for better or for worse. Its implementation has been seen throughout different industries, affecting the way of doing business as well as the way in which they communicate with customers.

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Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

A serverless glossary


With Serverless, it’s not the technology that’s hard, it’s understanding the language of a new culture and operational model. Serverless architecture has coined some new terms and, more confusingly, re-used a few older terms with new meanings. This glossary will clarify some of them. An app is a term without an exact technical definition, it’s a general term that includes ‘web services’ and ‘things running inside private networks that only do things for your organization.’.

Harbor Project Learns to Share

The New Stack

The release of Harbor 1.8 revealed a number of new features, including the ability to share Harbor with other registries. Previously, Harbor, designed for container images and Helm Charts, could only extend other registry instances.

The Comprehensive List of Agile Conferences


The only Agile conference list you will ever need. This list contains 116 Agile conferences all around the world. It is arranged by month and includes insights about notable conferences, locations, and ticket prices

If You Can See It, You Can Secure It: Anomaly Detection in the Cloud


No matter what you sell to customers, you are in the data business. Data is used to help your people make better decisions, deliver better products and services, and maintain competitive advantages.

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Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've ever launched an MVP, you know that the journey has only just begun. How do you figure out what to do next? You know that you need to look at how different user segments react, but how do you quickly distinguish signal from noise so you can iterate and improve? Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your journey to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a new skill set, ready to make the most of your launches.