Johna Till Johnson

About Johna Till Johnson

Johna Till Johnson is CEO and Senior Founding Partner of Nemertes Research, where she sets research direction and works with strategic clients. She has decades of experience in technology design, deployment, and operations. Under her leadership, Nemertes has emerged as a leading trusted advisor to Fortune-50 and other world-class organizations. Her recent work includes: Developing a next-generation network strategy for a Fortune-50 organization Architecting the data-center strategy and roadmap for a leading financial-services firm Developing a global WAN strategy for a pharmaceutical company Optimizing operations for a Global-2000 media firm Researching and writing a groundbreaking report correctly predicting today's Internet challenges A widely regarded expert, Johna regularly speaks at numerous trade shows, conferences, and seminars, including Navigator360, IDG’s IT Roadmap, and Interop. She also writes an incisive column in Network World.

Upcoming Webinar – Disruptive Technologies: A Quarterly Update

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December 19, 2018 11am ET Register here Quantum computing. Quantum cryptography. What are they? Find out why vendors like IBM, Microsoft, Intel, and others are placing a bet on these technologies, and what they mean for enterprise technology. Join Nemertes' CEO and resident futurist Johna Till Johnson for a quarterly update on these disruptive technologies. [...]

Upcoming Webinar – IoT Series [Ep.1]: Foundations — Architecture and Framework

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December 18, 2018 11am ET Register here Everyone talks about IoT, and many organizations are implementing it and reaping the business benefits. But even those who have had IoT projects deployed for years may not have a comprehensive architecture and framework in place to help guide technology decisions and streamline operations. Join Nemertes CEO Johna [...]

Upcoming Webinar – Next-Generation Security: Containers

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December 13, 2018 11am ET Register here Companies are increasingly moving to an architecture based on microservices and containers, as part of an overall move to DevOps, Agile, and cloud-first development. But are they taking the right steps to secure those containers? This Webinar provides a feature-functionality comparison of the leading providers of container security, [...]

Upcoming Webinar – Crafting a Next-Generation Enterprise Architecture

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November 27, 2018 11am ET Register here Enterprise Architecture is dead. Long live Enterprise Architecture! In the face of DevOps and Agile development methodologies, many enterprises have backed off entirely from the concept of an enterprise architecture. That's a mistake. Enterprise Architecture is needed more urgently than ever before--but not the old, silo-ed, inflexible architecture. [...]

Slack Frontiers NYC 2018: Highlight and Takeaways

By | October 11th, 2018|Blog, Unified Communications and Collaboration|

Last week my colleague Irwin Lazar and I attended the Slack Frontiers conference in NYC. We both walked away impressed. Sure, we've been Slack fans since Nemertes moved on to the platform in 2016. And Irwin consistently hears good things about the platform in his research into Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC). In our most recent [...]

Webinar Replay – Taking an Operational Approach to Next-Generation Security

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You've been breached. Now what? You may think you know the answer, but in this cloud-first, mobile-first environment, it's time to rethink your incident response policy. This webinar covers how to modify your security operations to take into consideration your next-generation security architecture and protect assets wherever they reside: on prem, in the cloud, or [...]

Webinar Replay – Making the Move to Cloud, Securely

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Your company's adopted a cloud-first strategy. Your DevOps initiative is steaming along, and your processes are lean and agile. But how well are you protecting cloud-based resources? Do you even know what's in the cloud, and who has access to it? Using Nemertes' real-world data, find out from the most successful organizations how to implement [...]

Super Micro Spy Chip Hack: How Real?

By | October 6th, 2018|Blog, Security and Risk Management|

The Supermicro chip Source: Bloomberg Should you be worried about the Chinese Supermicro spy chip revelations? In a nutshell, yes. If you're among the organizations using Supermicro server boards: Run, do not walk, to your server rooms and examine the boards in minute detail. And regardless of what server hardware you use, it's [...]

DevOps is Coming To Enterprise Architecture!

By | October 4th, 2018|Blog|

DevOps is Coming! In character as Paul Revere. Photo by WSTA Last month I presented the keynote at an afternoon seminar on Enterprise Architecture held by the Wall St. Technology Association (WSTA). I also moderated a panel session on the topic. Other presenters and panelists included folks from AT&T, JP Morgan, Xebia Labs, Myriad [...]

SD-WAN, Next-Gen Branches, DevOps and More: AT&T Summit 2018

By | September 28th, 2018|Blog, Cloud and Networking, Digital Transformation, Next-Generation Endpoints|

Not just a box: Firewall, router, SD-WAN, and WAN optimizer! AT&T's Universal CPE It’s always fun seeing something you’ve helped with reach fruition. So I was thrilled yesterday at the AT&T Summit to finally see the universal CPE (uCPE) device. AT&T has made the uCPE  a centerpiece of its Flexware in-net SD-WAN solution. [...]