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Gartner Top Security Projects for 2020-2021

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“Are you trying to ensure security for your remote workforce but don’t want to hinder business productivity?” ” “Are you struggling with identifying risks and gaps in security capabilities?” ” “Where should CISOs focus time and resources?”

Why Now Is the Time to Accelerate Digital

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As organizations begin to shift from the recovery phase of COVID-19 to the renewal, many are focused on what comes next and capitalizing on the changes made to the business during COVID-19.

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5 Trends Drive the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2020

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In most cities in China, citizens and visitors must download Health Code — an app that indicates COVID-19 status — to access many public and private spaces and services.

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Prioritize Digital Business Initiatives to Accelerate Into the Future

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The events of 2020 have caused many organizations to push digital initiatives forward at unprecedented speed. This acceleration of digital business means making choices about which initiatives move forward or slow down.

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6 Trends on the Gartner Hype Cycle for the Digital Workplace, 2020

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When employees were sent home from their offices en masse amid the global onset of COVID-19, many businesses scrambled to adopt technology solutions to enable their teams to work remotely.

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5 Emerging Technologies Explained by Gartner Experts

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Bidirectional brain machine interface, generative artificial intelligence (AI) and DNA computing are a few examples of the technologies highlighted on the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2020.

Build a Defensible Cybersecurity Program in 3 Steps

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As the risks of digitalization evolve and cybersecurity threats grow, there’s only one way for security and risk leaders to effectively protect the organization — institute a continuous, sustainable security program.

The Everywhere Enterprise: A Gartner Q&A With David Cappuccio

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Cloud migrations picked up at the onset of the coronavirus outbreak as organizations shifted to support remote work. However, some workloads had to remain on-premises.

Top Actions From Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Security, 2020

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Cloud computing has proven battle-ready. During COVID-19, cloud demonstrated it can support unplanned and unexpected needs. Organizations may no longer question its utility, but security remains a commonly cited reason for avoiding it.

How Data and Analytics Leaders Can Master Governance

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Forty-two percent of data and analytics leaders do not assess, measure or monitor their data and analytics governance, according to a recent Gartner survey. Those who said they measured their governance activity mainly focused on achieving compliance-oriented goals. swg_ad].

Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

Gartner Keynote: Balance Risk, Trust and Opportunity in an Uncertain World

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2020 has been a year of immense challenge for organizations, and especially for those tasked with securing them. When COVID-19 swept the world, security and risk leaders were suddenly responsible for securing remote employees on an extremely aggressive timeline.

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Decide Now How Much to Recalibrate IT Strategic Plans

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Few strategies and strategic plans, if any, will survive COVID-19 unchanged. The pandemic recovery has prompted a reset in business strategy , and CIOs and other technology leaders have to determine whether, and by how much, to rethink the IT strategic plan and recalibrate execution.

5 Questions to Cut Through the AI Security Hype

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The hype around artificial intelligence (AI) has led to exaggerated expectations. For security leaders, the reality is that current AI technology, including machine learning (ML) techniques, can augment security capabilities.

Avoid 5 Pitfalls When Building Data and Analytics Teams

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The primary mission of many data and analytics leaders and chief data officers (CDOs) consists of building an effective data and analytics team to establish data and analytics as a strategic discipline within their organization.

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What Digital Business Acceleration Means to Today’s Organizations

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When surveyed, seven out of 10 boards of directors say they intend to accelerate their digital initiatives , but in what areas should organizations accelerate?

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Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

5 Strategic Cost Optimization Action Items for Security Leaders

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Eighty-two percent of security and risk leaders do not adjust their budgets based on environmental or business impact, which means they operate in a silo and are not aligned with the business.

Gartner Keynote: Balance Risk, Trust and Opportunity in an Uncertain World

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2020 has been a year of immense challenge for organizations, and especially for those tasked with securing them. When COVID-19 swept the world, security and risk leaders were suddenly responsible for securing remote employees on an extremely aggressive timeline.

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The Leader Checklist to Foster Trust on Remote Teams

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The COVID-19 pandemic has revolutionized the way people work. To maintain the safety and well-being of the workforce, the majority of organizations across the world have adopted a remote work culture. Accurate expectation-setting and transparency of data are key to build mutual trust and lead successful remote teams. Gartner research shows that organizations with high levels of trust increase their average employee engagement by 76% over those with low levels of trust.

The CIO’s Guide to Distributed Cloud

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Organizations that hesitate to commit to a total migration to the public cloud model use a combination — or hybrid — of private-cloud-inspired and public cloud styles of computing. That is why, over the past three years, Gartner client requests to discuss hybrid cloud have grown 15%.

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Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.

Use COVID-19 Downtime to Upskill for Digital

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Due to COVID-19 business shifts, one organization experienced an imbalance of resources across the company.

How Security and Risk Leaders Can Prepare for Reduced Budgets

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In the wake of a global pandemic, a CIO of a large tech firm asked the chief information security officer (CISO) to reduce spend by 10%.

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Use This 3-Phase Framework to Navigate the COVID-19 Downturn

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The current state of the world may make it difficult for executives to see beyond the daily communications about employee safety and closed offices to the next phases of quiet and, eventually, recovery.

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8 Macro Factors That Will Shape the 2020s

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COVID-19 might dominate the headlines, but it’s just one of eight key factors that will reshape business in this decade. The global pandemic will have long-lasting and far-reaching impact on the business world, but other shifts in macrobusiness environment areas — such as oil prices, weakening international relationships and climate change — have not gone away. Highly leveraged debt, crumbling international alliances and bubble-like asset prices.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

CIOs: Ask 3 Questions Before Updating Strategy Post-Pandemic

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As organizations move beyond the immediate response to COVID-19 and reset business strategy , CIOs have to decide how best to contribute. While CIOs have continually re-evaluated operations during the pandemic, they must now focus on more strategic priorities: making their enterprise more resilient and better able to respond to uncertainties, capturing value from new digital opportunities and enabling digital business outcomes. Read more: A Framework for Executive Decision Making During COVID-19.

Lack of Skills Threatens Digital Transformation

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Even before there was a coronavirus pandemic, boards ranked digital/technology disruption as their top business priority for 2020 — followed by obtaining the talent needed to execute tech transformation. But COVID-19 has escalated digital initiatives into digital imperatives, creating urgent pressure on HR leaders to work with their CEO, CFO and CIO to rethink skills needs as business models change at light speed.

What Functional Leaders Should Know About Scenario Planning

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The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a wide range of strategic planning activities. As the focus turns largely to recovery and renewal , functional leaders are increasingly pulled into enterprise conversations about likely outcomes when the way forward is neither clear nor certain. They also have to plan for a range of potential outcomes for their own functions.

Are Your New Remote Workers Visible to Security Operations?

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Due to coronavirus, companies are seeing an unprecedented amount of remote work. Whether mandated by the government or the organization, businesses are asking many (if not all) employees to work from home.

The Complete Guide to Distributed Tracing

Distributed tracing is a diagnostic technique that reveals how a set of services coordinate to handle individual user requests. Distributed tracing helps enable loosely coupled work across teams for fast, independent problem-solving.

The Top 10 Cloud Myths

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Myths continue to plague cloud computing. These misconceptions can slow enterprises down, impede innovation and stoke fear. Although cloud computing has become much more mainstream in the last five years, some of the myths that circulated during its advent still persist today.

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Gartner Top 9 Security and Risk Trends for 2020

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The shortage of technical security staff, the rapid migration to cloud computing, regulatory compliance requirements and the unrelenting evolution of threats continue to be the most significant ongoing major security challenges. However, responding to COVID-19 remains the biggest challenge for most security organizations in 2020.

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How to Pick Your Best Cost Initiatives

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As the scale of remote work surges during the coronavirus pandemic, should you cut your spending on contracts around data security, cloud storage and virtual private networks? If you view cloud storage as a bloated indirect spend item in your budget, you might say yes.

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10 IT Cost Optimization Techniques for Private and Public Sector Organizations

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When a business executive asks her CIO to reduce operating costs, together they evaluate their IT spending and cost drivers. They calculate how IT costs impact the delivery of IT services, as well as their effect on business costs and revenue. However, they neglect to evaluate its impact across other business units (BUs) in the organization.

Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

The 15-Minute, 7-Slide Security Presentation for Your Board of Directors

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When the request comes in to give a cybersecurity presentation to the board, security leaders should jump at the chance to educate the executives. However, a lengthy, in- depth presentation is more likely to leave the board scratching their heads than directing resources the right way. Security and risk leaders will be presenting to the board at least on an annual basis, with some on a more frequent rotation. .

4 Lessons Learned From Cloud Infrastructure Adopters

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What are the benefits and risks of cloud? What are best practices for managing and governing cloud resources? How should we organize the IT team to best embrace cloud? Although cloud has reached mainstream adoption , many infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders are still asking these questions as they navigate their cloud journeys.

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The Best Ways to Organize Your Data Structures

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Data hubs, data lakes and data warehouses are all significant areas of investment for data and analytics leaders to support increasingly complex, diverse and distributed data workloads. Gartner research found that 57% of data and analytics leaders are investing in data warehouses, 46% are using data hubs and 39% are using data lakes. Data hubs, data lakes and data warehouses are not interchangeable alternatives.

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6 Outdated Ideas That Harm Your Digital Business

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grocery chain Tesco generates $150 million in supply chain efficiencies via analytics. Oil and gas giant BP saves $7 billion a year with Internet of Things (IoT) sensors. Hershey saves $500,000 per batch of candy with machine learning and IoT.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.