Mon.Mar 23, 2020

Can AI Predict Global Pandemics Like The Coronavirus?

Forrester IT

If you want to use ML to predict sparse events, then you are going to need a whole lot more sparse events. Maybe we don’t have the direct data to predict the big events like the coronavirus outbreak, but we are very likely to have the data to predict one or more proxy events for an outbreak.

Four Agile Workstreams in a Data Driven Organization

Social, Agile and Transformation

In this episode of 5 Minutes with @NYIke, I share a four-step process to start getting your organization more data-driven. You can start with any of the four steps.

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Agile, DevOps, and COVID-19

Forrester IT

Every other Friday, we have a meeting of the “DevOps Theme Team,” a group of Forrester analysts focused on next generation IT management approaches. We talk about Agile and DevOps, of course, but also extend into related areas like portfolio management and security.

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Will The Next Pop Music Hit Be Completely AI Generated?


Read Kathleen Walch’s article about how AI is helping artists produce music. Nothing is more human than creativity. Humans have the ability to think, process, and create original and beautiful poetry, literature, works of art, and music.

Challenges, Lessons Learned, and Strategies for Modernizing Software

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can manage the same challenges.

ROI Business Cases Help Differentiate During Economic Uncertainty

Forrester IT

In times of economic uncertainty, business executives look for increased clarity and confidence to support significant investments. In 2019, Forrester commissioned a survey of 747 technology buying decision makers at global enterprises to identify marketing and sales content preferences.

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More Trending

Forrester’s EX Index Reveals What Other Surveys Don’t

Forrester IT

Most engagement surveys in the industry focus on a broad set of factors set against the employee life cycle, from on-boarding to off-boarding.

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Microsoft to prioritize cloud access for first responders and emergency services


Microsoft is planning to prioritize access to its cloud-based Azure services to first responders, emergency services, and critical infrastructure if there are capacity constraints.

FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Forrester IT

Better Late Than Never: There’s Still Time To Improve Your Pandemic Plans Companies are showing renewed interest in business continuity and revising their pandemic plans in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Last week, federal banking regulators issued additional guidance to help banks and their customers cope with the financial fallout of the outbreak. And, a review of the risk sections of the annual reports for the Fortune 50 showed that about half […].

Everything you need to know about… Big Data


The Big Data hype isn’t new, but it shows no signs of slowing down. Whether you’re at the start of the big data journey or implementing it with AI teammates, big data plays a vital role in today’s business.

Design Thinking for Product Teams: Leverage Human Insight Throughout Development

Product teams must increase their exposure hours with customers—seeing and hearing them. Human insights and the design thinking framework can be applied to your development cycle to help you build better products and experiences for your customers.

Forecasting In A Time Of Rapid Change: Tips For CIOS And Tech Vendor CEOs In Charting The COVID-19 Outlook

Forrester IT

Tips and techniques in preparing tech market forecasts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Where to get data, how to form models, and where to scale back. age of the customer business technology (BT) chief information officer (CIO) Information Technology pandemic promoted special report

Full list of top companies leveraging blockchain


China’s search giant has numerous blockchain ventures, including a canine version of Cryptokitties, which enables millions of Chinese to adopt and trade cute digital puppies, each distinct, that “live” on the blockchain.

Enterprise Guide to Robotic Process Automation

Information Week

RPA is a fast-growing category of software, driven by global enterprise digital transformation efforts. Is it ready for prime time? This guide covers the benefits, best practices and use cases today

Internet of Things – opportunity or risk?


Read Andrea Gaglione take a look at whether the Internet of Things are an opportunity or a risk to businesses on IT Pro Portal : The Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem has radically evolved in the last two decades, facilitated by the evolution of distributed network technologies.

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.

FIX Failed to Run Search on WUAgent Error 0x8007000e |SCCM |ConfigMgr


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Another troubleshooting blog post to help the Configuration Manager community. Let’s see how to fix Failed to Run Search on WUAgent Error 0x8007000e.

Digital Innovation: Start by Wooing Your Own Workplace

Information Week

IT executives can drive successful outcomes for companies looking to expand on their internal technologies by adopting a product management mentality

How to protect your organization and remote workers against ransomware

Tech Republic Security

Phishing emails and unsecure remote desktop protocol access are two common types of attack methods used to spread ransomware, says cyber breach firm Beazley Breach Response Services

Reviewing the debate on balancing privacy and health in a pandemic

Trends in the Living Networks

The issues I raised in my recent blog post We can stop the pandemic in its tracks, we just need to lose all privacy. Are we prepared for that? are, fortunately, becoming very much a topic of public debate. Here are some of the more interesting articles that have recently emerged framing this very important conversation. A piece in Wired on The Value and Ethics of Using Phone Data to Monitor Covid-19 provides a good frame around the issues from a mainly US perspective. “As

Serverless and Containers: How to Choose the Right Application Strategy

Speaker: Tolga Tarhan, Senior Vice President, GM AWS Services at Onica

When it comes to the modern tech stack, one of the fastest changing areas is around containers, serverless, and choosing the ideal path to cloud native computing. How do you as a technology leader point your team in the right direction, especially given how quickly this is evolving?

Pitfalls to Avoid in the COVID-19 Rush to Work from Home

Information Week

As everybody rushes to set up workstations at home amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, there are some obstacles to avoid


Post-coranavirus planning calls for more (not less) investment in tech

Network World

The coronavirus crisis is just beginning. But it will end. And how you fare after the pandemic depends on what you do right now. Here are four areas to focus on


3 ways to revamp the hiring process for cybersecurity jobs

Tech Republic Security

Deloitte expert recommends using tactics to compete for the pool of security pros, including offering new incentives like student loan repayment

Google Sheets: Tips every user should master

Tech Republic Cloud

Whether you are a Google Sheets beginner or an advanced user, you'll benefit from these step-by-step tutorials

Add User Tests to Your Agile Process: Reduce Risk in Shipping New Products

Agile has become the go-to methodology for companies that want to reduce the risk involved in shipping new products. But how do you prevent building items nobody wants? If you wait to get user feedback until after development, then you’ve waited too long.

Cybercriminals now recycling standard phishing emails with coronavirus themes

Tech Republic Security

The latest malicious COVID-19 campaigns are repurposing conventional phishing emails with a coronavirus angle, says security trainer KnowBe4

HackCorona: 300 participants, 41 nationalities, 23 solutions to fight COVID-19 outbreak


In just one day, the HackCorona initiative gathered over 1700 people and 300 selected hackers came up with 23 digital solutions to help the world fight the COVID-19 outbreak during the 48-hour long virtual hackathon by Data Natives and Hacking Health. Here are the results.

7 Emerging Technologies In 2020


Information Technology Blog - - 7 Emerging Technologies In 2020 - Information Technology Blog. According to market research, the U.S. eCommerce sector will generate $600 billion in sales by 2024. Online shopping has become the new norm with eCommerce transforming the retail space.

IT Planning and Transformation

Future of CIO

Information and technology recharge the digital business with the power to respond to changes quickly and innovate relentlessly. With the exponential growth of information and frequent disruptions, CIOs should play the strategic leadership role with broader leadership responsibilities, make proactive planning and IT transformation. The degree of IT planning has a positive correlation with the degree of uncertainty and unpredictability.

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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.