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Here’s a little update from Alpin –How Vendor Managers Can Handle Cloud Application Sprawl
SaaS Product Updates
- Smart Compose now available in G Suite! Side effects: realizing that all the data collection Google does means they can imitate you pretty well; the urge to write something differently to spite your machine overlords.
- New Bitbucket feature could make your code reviews MUCH faster and… whoa, did you already click the link?!
- NetSuite discusses their recent release of Banking as a Service (BaaS). Hopefully someday we have an entire alphabet of “as a service” categories. I’m currently working on a Xylophone as a Service (XaaS) app.
Tips and Tricks
- Objectives and key results (OKRs) have been popularized by tech companies. Atlassian’s article on 7 OKR mistakes to avoid is, IMO, the beginning. In 5 years, OKRs will go out of fashion and the cycle will restart.
- How to become a customer-centric CIO, from Workday. Seems like better than being a CIO who says, “Don’t bring me to customer meetings – I’ll only make things worse!”
- Slack offers some helpful insights for collaborating in large chat channels. Which is good, because my prior advice would have simply been “abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”
- From perhaps my favorite guide writer at Github, “Build a Web App with Spring Security in 15 Minutes.” Step #1: Be an expert developer and nearly finish building an app.
- CSO online asks: cloud or on-prem security tech? About 1/3 CISOs still prefer on-prem. The author makes an interesting point — security skill gaps are driving migration to the cloud.
- Do the words, “define security policies at an organizational level” excite you? If so, Azure’s latest security center updates are to drool over.
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