Fri.Jun 07, 2019

3 reasons to put ERP in the cloud

David Linthicum

ERP systems are the last strongholds of processes and data that enterprise IT refuses to move to the cloud. ERP holds most of the relevant business data, and without that data the business would not exist. Thus, many companies are delaying migrating ERP to the cloud or refusing altogether.

Design Thinking Can Deliver an ROI of 85% or Greater

Forrester IT

The Benefits of Design Thinking Are Quantifiable and They’re Compelling By Ryan Hart (Principal Analyst, CX) and Benjamin Brown (Senior Consultant, Total Economic Impact) Design thinking has historically enjoyed “blind support” among executive leaders based on its perceived value.

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Analytics Without Behavior Change Is Just Expensive Artwork

Information Week

IT leaders should keep in mind that a good data analytics design starts with understanding how data is being used within their enterprise organizations

Infosecurity Europe 2019: Incremental Evolution Rather Than Revolution

Forrester IT

I have spent the last three days attending Infosecurity Europe 2019, the largest security trade show in the UK and Europe. As ever, before coming I have tried to predict the big theme or trends that CISOs should take note of.

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Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

Announcing Instant Hands-On Labs for Google Cloud

Linux Academy

Nothing gives us more joy than announcing new features and enhancements that add to the learning experience. Today, we’re happy to announce instant labs are now part of our Google Cloud Consoles in the Linux Academy Cloud Playground!

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Data Is the Lifeblood of Sales Intelligence Programs

Information Week

Turn sales professionals into their own data masters. Help them organize disparate data, which can lead to intelligence and actionable insights

Robo-Advice Claims Another Victim: FORR in 3 Video

Forrester IT

In this episode of our video blog series FORR in 3, Vijay Raghavan and I discuss the challenges of robo-advice, some of the latest failures in this space, and what this means for a technology market that has seen over $2 billion investment in the last decade.

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Priceline and RB Health Share Advice on Scaling Up AI

Information Week

Consumer-facing enterprises discuss how they use AI and algorithms at scale to address their problem-solving needs

The FTD Lesson For Long-Standing Brands: Don’t Rest On Your Laurels

Forrester IT

FTD Gets Caught In A Terrible Game Of Pickle Century-old floral delivery stalwart FTD filed for Chapter 11, sending shivers through C-suites of venerable brands everywhere. In a growing US flower market, this pioneer should have dominated.

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Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

Why is implementing new frameworks, from SCRUM to self-organized teams, so much harder than understanding them? Roy Osherove has the solution. Tune in and learn to recognize what state your team is in, to support them accordingly, and to help them adopt the best practices given where they are today.

Leverage “SWOT” to Assess IT Organizational Maturity

Future of CIO

"SWOT" as a strong instrumental tool, in particular, helps an organization put a category (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) to certain characteristics of the organization, giving them relevance in a strategy management processes.

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PEAK Human: Help Your Employees Ascend Above Your Organizational Chaos

Forrester IT

Before an organization undertakes any transformation, restructuring, or automation initiative, it needs to ask: What do our employees need to become so that they can thrive in an environment with more chaos and uncertainty?

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The Monthly “Unpuzzling Innovation” Book Tuning: Perfecting the Art of Innovation June 2019

Future of CIO

Digital is the age of innovation. And innovation is what leads to differentiation. There are many ways to differentiate and, therefore, there are many ways to pursue innovation.