From InfoWorld: To succeed with the cloud, you need real governance

Most enterprises don’t have a well-developed governance approach for the cloud, not even an idea of a technology solution.

Enterprises are overwhelmed these days with other technology changes, including not just the move to cloud but devops, machine learning, and whatever other shiny objects pop up out of the market.

I view governance as the consistent enforcement of policies to place limits on how, when, why, and for what purpose a resource such as data, processes, APIs, storage, or compute is used. The best way to think about governance is as a series automated guardrails, in the form of policies, that keep you from running off a curvy road.

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From InfoWorld: IDG Contributor Network: Before you build your bot: what it takes to make a successful chatbot

With hundreds of new bots popping up daily, it seems everyone is exploring chatbot development. In fact, the chatbot market size is estimated to grow from $703.3 million in 2016 to $3.2 billion by 2021. In an ever-expanding sea of chatbots, how do y…

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From InfoWorld: RacerD detects hard-to-find race conditions in Java code

Facebook has begun offering broad access to RacerD, a tool intended to tackle the longstanding problem of race conditions in software.

RacerD had been available as a prototype, accessible in Facebook’s open source code base only through a series of backdoor options, said codeveloper Sam Blackshear, a Facebook research scientist. Now, the tool will run by default in Facebook’s open source Infer static analysis tool for bug detection. Initially, RacerD is available only for Java code. But plans call for expanding coverage to other languages, including C++.

With race conditions, overlapping processes trying to access the same data concurrently can cause conflicts in programs. These concurrency errors can be difficult to debug or even reproduce. “This has really been a hard problem� in computing for about 50 years, said Peter O’Hearn, a research scientist on the Infer team and co-author of RacerD.

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From InfoWorld: BrandPost: 4 Steps One Business Took on Its Journey to Digital Transformation

By Gary Thome, Vice President and Chief Technologist, HPE Software-Defined and Cloud Group
As I travel the world and talk with customers, each has a similar yet different story: Their business is changing and often factors completely out of their co…

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From InfoWorld: IDG Contributor Network: 5 key observations on cloud-native security

While the term “cloudâ€� used to be the main topic of discussion in the technology industry, “cloud-nativeâ€� is taking its place—and with it, “cloud-native security.â€� There are many elements to keep in mind as more organizations begin to …

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