Wed.Nov 27, 2019

Last-Minute To-Dos For A Positive Customer Experience This Holiday Season

Forrester IT

This blog post is part of Forrester’s Holiday 2019 retail series. The season of sales is here, and retailers are preparing for an influx of site traffic, store visitors, and (hopefully) purchases.

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Build a Winning Investor Pitch Presentation


Investors see hundreds of pitch presentations every year from companies addressing similar problems with similar technology. How can yours stand out in a crowded market? Tech company CEOs must effectively differentiate their solution to raise capital, says David Adams , Senior Director Analyst, Gartner. Otherwise, they face long and protracted venture capital fundraising processes or may fail to attract investors altogether.

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Define New Relationships With CX Champions Programs

Forrester IT

Every few years, we round up examples of customer experience (CX) champions (or “ambassadors”) programs: programs that enable CX teams to broaden their reach by training employees or leaders in CX best practices and/or formalizing their roles in CX project implementation.

Deploy Microsoft Edge Browser with SCCM Endpoint Manager


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Let’s see how easy you can deploy New Microsoft Edge browser using Endpoint Manager SCCM.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

The 11 Vision-ary Computer Vision Platforms That Democratize Developing And Deploying AI Solutions

Forrester IT

Looking to extract a wide range of insights from images and video? Or develop new AI applications with vision capabilities? Or create vision-based solutions to drive operational efficiency, customer insight, customer engagement, or safety? You need a computer vision (CV) platform.

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LVMH Acquires Tiffany & Co.: Why It’s A Prudent Match

Forrester IT

LVMH (Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE) is acquiring Tiffany & Co. for approximately €14.7 billion (or $16.2 billion). For LVMH, this will strengthen its presence in the US market and position in the jewelry category (alongside Bulgari), making it more competitive with the likes of Richemont (which counts Cartier among its brand houses or […]. age of the customer digital business digital transformation mergers & acquisitions (M&As) retail acquisition luxury

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GPUs Continue to Dominate the AI Accelerator Market for Now

Information Week

As enterprises embark on AI and machine learning strategies, chip makers like NVIDIA, Intel and AMD are battling to become the standard hardware providers

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The most important cloud advances of the decade

Tech Republic Cloud

The technology gained momentum in the 2010s as companies started moving workloads off premises and cloud giants emerged

The sinister timing of deepfakes and the 2020 election

Tech Republic Security

Education and legislation are needed to combat the significant threat of deepfakes

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Patch Connect Plus Simplified Customized Deployment for SCCM


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. ManageEngine Patch Connect Plus (PCP) is an add-on that integrates with Microsoft SCCM to automate patching of third-party applications.

3 Ways Technology Can Be Used to Improve Your Personal Finances


Information Technology Blog - - 3 Ways Technology Can Be Used to Improve Your Personal Finances - Information Technology Blog. With the new year fast approaching, now’s the time to start considering what changes you are going to make in 2020.

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Adapt or Perish: Why Modernize IT Operations

Information Week

Operations teams can learn to identify and act to remove roadblocks to necessary changes that might help organizations modernize more quickly


Microsoft and AT&T to offer customer preview of Azure running on 5G edge network

Tech Republic Cloud

Initially available to a limited set of customers, the Network Edge Compute technology "weaves Microsoft Azure cloud services into AT&T network edge locations closer to customers," Microsoft says

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Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Developing the Developer: How to Attract and Keep Top Talent

Information Week

Organizations must have a clear business strategy that aligns software development to wider business objectives. Here are four tips to help in this effort

Accenture's myNav simulates cloud architectures for current and future business needs

Tech Republic Cloud

New platform helps clients make a business case and predict financial impact of moving to the cloud

Understand Connected Shoppers In Southeast Asia

Forrester IT

Forrester forecasts that more than 294 million adults in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam are online in 2019 and that 56% of them, 164 million, shop online.

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How to back up Nextcloud

Tech Republic Cloud

Learn how to back up your Nextcloud installation in order to avoid data loss

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An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Technical Debt: A Data Center Security Risk You Can't Afford

Information Week

Legacy applications can leave massive security holes and must be dealt with, no matter how critical they are

Five Thinking Forces Behind Creativity

Future of CIO

Being creative is the kind to "think outside the box" for idea generation and problem-solving. The most important characteristic of being creative is to act without fear and let you self-conscious express itself.

How One Company Reduced Deployment Time by 500%


Struggling without DevOps For 10 years, Starkey stumbled through code deployments with a custom automation solution. It didn’t get the best results, but it was all they had. They wanted a better, more reliable, more sustainable solution, but it wasn’t a top priority. Senior developers noticed that the team wasn’t getting the results they wanted. The post How One Company Reduced Deployment Time by 500% appeared first on Flexagon. Case Studies DevOps FlexDeploy

The Best “Appreciation” Quotes of “Digital Master” to Celebrate Thanksgiving Holiday Nov. 2019

Future of CIO

" Digital Master ” is a series of guidebooks (28 + books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.”

The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

The Monthly “12 CIO Personas” Book Turning: The Digital CIO with Contemporary Intelligence Nov. 2019

Future of CIO

The digital CIOs have to wear different colors of hats and master multiple leadership personas and management roles effortlessly.