The Cambridge Analytica Story: Protect yourself from being Profiled. Part 3

Cambridge Analytica

Now that you’re aware of how companies like Cambridge Analytica is operating, the burning question remains, is there anyway you could protect yourself? Or be more vigilant?

Research and question what you see

Facebook and other news outlets don’t sell you anything but emotions. As uncomfortable as it may sound, we’re highly emotional creatures, easily affected by information that are presented to us; whether they may be true or false. Our first reactions to information is always about “how does this make me feel?”, before every other brain activity sets in.

Hence, it is important that, is a piece of information triggers our emotions, there is a need to verify the source, authencity and agenda behind the release of the information. A simple Google to research on a piece of information is all that is required to distinguish between a fool and a sharp mind, saving yourself from embarrassing moments.

With Google empowering your information research purposes, there is a need to ensure that which ever sites that you are benchmarking information against should be from common or official sources. A simple view on the URL or link of the information can be your first indication of accuracy. Continue reading “The Cambridge Analytica Story: Protect yourself from being Profiled. Part 3”

Workshop : Introduction to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Workshop on Introduction to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

  • Date : 19 May 2018, Saturday
  • Venue : Info Trek, Amcorp Mall, PJ
  • Price : RM99 per pax inclusive of RM100 worth of training voucher

As many organizations are adopting agile frameworks such as Scrum, SAFe, LeSS, Spotify/ING, and Nexus, they are in need of agile leaders who can help them successfully adopt and scale agile for business success. Demands for organization agility is creating a lot confusion in choosing right framework. This workshop will try to have answer for this by exploring all frameworks, adoption techniques and skills to design agile organization based on Product Development or Service Delivery.

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a complete methodology for large-scale, multi-team Agile project teams to carry out this transformation seamlessly. Created by Dean Laffingwell, this framework effortlessly synchronizes the alignment, collaboration, and delivery of multiple agile teams leading the way to enterprise success.  When an enterprise changes its fundamental business process, it is critical to ensure that its team members truly embrace the how and why of Agile. Continue reading “Workshop : Introduction to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)”

Free Workshop – Deploying Ansible and Red Hat OpenShift & Containers

Due to many requests from our previous workshop, Info Trek is organizing yet another Red Hat workshop this coming May 2018.

 Date : 11 May 2018, Friday Venue: Info Trek, Amcorp Mall

This workshop will be covering how this powerful platform can help to simplify your complex areas in your IT Infrastructure. This is a full day hands-on workshop and live demo will be demonstrated by our speaker as well. In this interactive session, you will go through how Red Hat Ansible, OpenShift and Containers works and learn how it apply to relevant use cases.

Deploying apps shouldn’t be so hard. Ansible is the simplest way to deploy your applications. It gives you the power to deploy multi-tier applications reliably and consistently, all from one common framework. You can configure needed services as well as push application artifacts from one common system. Continue reading “Free Workshop – Deploying Ansible and Red Hat OpenShift & Containers”

7 aspects to assess Cloud Readiness

7 aspects to assess Cloud Readiness

More and more organizations are using the opportunities that cloud computing offers them. Both business and IT professionals have often considered the offerings of various suppliers, and the use of the various forms of cloud is increasing at a rapid pace.

But what exactly is the impact of cloud computing on an organization and is the organization prepared and equipped for this? How can an organization get most value from cloud services? We will take a closer look at these questions in this white paper. After presenting the key forms in which cloud services come, we will address each of the seven aspects which are key in assessing whether an organization is cloud-ready: personnel, service, legal and procurement, sustainability, financial, architecture and security, and governance.

This white paper examined the impact of cloud computing on the organization. There is a lot of choice in cloud service types and in the methods to control them. Fortunately, organizations can prepare and equip themselves to ensure best use of cloud services. The cloud offers many opportunities and the threats can be mitigated provided that thought has gone into how it is used. By assessing their ‘cloud readiness’ considering all above mentioned aspects in advance, organizations can work out what they should or shouldn’t do to integrate cloud services in their organizations.

This is important to know, because insufficient preparation can lead to false expectations, unnecessary costs and wasted time and effort. Every organization will have to submit themselves to this test in the period ahead. It is not a question of if, but when and in what form the transition to cloud services will be made. It is important in any case that careful thought, consideration and preparation goes into it.

Check out the whitepaper here.

Source: Quint Wellington Redwood

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