Tue.Nov 05, 2019

Avoid These 9 Corporate Digital Business Transformation Mistakes

CEB IT

Digital technology has unleashed many trends that will fundamentally transform enterprises, industries and even society as a whole.

Money20/20: My Five Key Takeaways

Forrester IT

I had the privilege of attending Money20/20 in Las Vegas in late October. Over three days, I had more than 20 meetings with the best thinkers in payments. Here are my five key takeaways: The distinguishing lines between merchants and fintechs continue to blur.

Data science and cloud computing win most political campaigns

David Linthicum

Back in college I did computer consulting for political consulting firms in the Washington D.C. Working on both sides of the political spectrum, I set up CP/M-based PCs (dating myself) on these new things called local area networks. The idea was to provide basic campaign processes, such as direct mail and phone list management, to support state, local, and federal campaigns. Pretty simple. Fast forward to 2020.

What Will Mobile Commerce Look Like In 2030?

Forrester IT

mCommerce in 2030 will not be mini eCommerce. In an upcoming stream of research, my colleague Julie Ask and I asked a simple question: What will mCommerce look like in 2030? We identified six technology categories that will be key in evolving your company’s future mobile solution.

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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.

Questioning The Long-Term Importance Of Big Data In AI

CTOvision

Read Rob Toews take a long hard look at the long term importance of big data in artificial intelligence on Forbes : No asset is more prized in today’s digital economy than data. It has become widespread to the point of cliche to refer to data as “the new oil.” ” As one recent Economist headline […].

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Micron: Why a memory chip maker is moving into AI processing

CTOvision

I did a double-take last week when Micron Technology, one of the world’s largest memory chip makers, acquired artificial intelligence hardware and software startup Fwdnxt. The move could be very interesting. If it bears fruit, Fwdnxt could bring Micron into direct competition with partners such as Intel and Nvidia, as Micron believes that memory and AI […].

Predictions 2020: Wealth And Investment Firms Will Copy Fintech Strategies

Forrester IT

Wealth and investment management firms will look to protect revenue and thwart disruption by taking cues from fintech companies. age of the customer banking fintech wealth management promoted

Microsoft debuts Azure Synapse Analytics, updates database offerings

CTOvision

Workflow automation was a predictable focus as Microsoft Ignite kicked off in Orlando, Florida this morning. To this end, the company took the wraps off new cloud-hosted AI, data analytics, and managed database services in preview and announced updates to existing offerings like Azure SQL Database Edge. Perhaps the headliner is Azure Synapse Analytics, a […].

Predictions 2020: Medicare, Price Transparency, And Virtual Care Take Center Stage In Healthcare

Forrester IT

With more volatility expected in 2020, read Forrester's predictions for the US healthcare market, focusing on Medicare For All, the executive order on price transparency, and the growth of virtual care. age of the customer healthcare prediction promoted

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.

SCCM Pending Reboot Report

Mick's IT Blog

We wanted a list of servers that are waiting for a reboot. Thankfully, SCCM has a pending restart field that allows admins to see when systems are waiting for a reboot. Our server team wanted that list to be automatically generated and emailed to them daily.

Predictions 2020: Retailers Seek An Edge Amid Uncertainty

Forrester IT

As social, political, and economic forces create murky conditions for retailers, they will explore new ways to differentiate themselves. Read our predictions. age of the customer prediction retail promoted

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WVD End User Experience Availability Updates from Ignite

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) End User Experience, Availability updates. The details from Microsoft Ignite 2019 WVD updates sessions on Day 1. All the screenshots are taken from session slides and demos.

Mapping Trends, Part Two: Indoor Positioning And Mapping Standards

Forrester IT

The mapping industry is massively underperforming its potential to drive the physical future of business and life.

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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.

MSIX Updates from Ignite Reliability Network Disk-space

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. MSIX updates from Microsoft Ignite by John Vintzel. He covered loads of stuff in his demo filled session! All the screenshots are taken from session demo and presentation.

Predictions 2020: Old Rivalries And New Entrants Will Preoccupy Bank Execs

Forrester IT

Incumbent banks will be challenged on multiple fronts in 2020. Read our predictions. age of the customer banking fintech prediction promoted

Boeing's insecure networks threaten security and safety

Network World

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing's insecure networks leave the company--and potentially its aircraft--at risk of exploitation. Security researcher Chris Kubecka uncovered these threats in April, and new reporting by CSO's J.M. Porup reveals little has been done to patch these vulnerabilities.

How Much Is CX Actually Worth In Profit for Telecoms?

Forrester IT

We all instinctively believe that great customer experience can bring financial success, but proving this with numbers can be a real challenge. If you are a CX professional working in a telecom, this research is particularly relevant to you.

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.

Basics of Windows Dynamic Update Explained Update Management

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. This is the key take away from Windows Dynamic Update. I was not close to this topic until this point of time. The session from Steve DiAcetis was very useful to understand the basics of Windows 10 Dynamic Update.

Understand The eSourcing Software Provider Landscape

Forrester IT

Sourcing software helps firms create, organize, and manage sourcing events that will allow them to get the best deals on direct materials, indirect materials, and services. Generally, eSourcing software vendors fall into one of three market segments — source-to-contract suite vendors, eSourcing specialists, and industry/geographic sourcing platforms — and should be evaluated by their size, […]. age of the customer

Boeing's unsecure networks threaten security and safety

Network World

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing's unsecure networks leave the company--and potentially its aircraft--at risk of exploitation. Security researcher Chris Kubecka uncovered these threats in April, and new reporting by CSO's J.M. Porup reveals little has been done to patch these vulnerabilities.

7 Ways to Prevent Technology from Interrupting Your Sleep

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - 7 Ways to Prevent Technology from Interrupting Your Sleep - Information Technology Blog. There’s a good chance that you’re guilty of indulging in a few late-night electronic activities from time to time.

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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.

MSIX Updates from Ignite Reliability Network Disk-space

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. MSIX updates from Microsoft Ignite by John Vintzel. He covered loads of stuff in his demo filled session! All the screenshots are taken from session demo and presentation.

8 Ways to Enhance Sales Enablement Strategy with a Mobile-First Approach

Kitaboo

Being a sales executive is not an easy job. Sales reps are expected to always be on the move, find potential prospects, keep interacting with them and build a rapport, and add to that the tremendous pressure of chasing leads and converting them to clients.

WVD End User Experience Availability Updates from Ignite

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) End User Experience, Availability updates. The details from Microsoft Ignite 2019 WVD sessions on Day 1. All the screenshots are taken from session slides and demos.

VMware amps security with in-house, Carbon Black technology

Network World

VMware is moving quickly to meld its recently purchased Carbon Black technology across its product lines with an eye toward helping users protect their distributed enterprises. VMware just closed the $2.1 billion buy of cloud-native endpoint-security vendor Carbon Black in October and in the process created a new security business unit that will target cybersecurity and analytics to protect networked enterprise resources. More about edge networking To read this article in full, please click her

Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

Moving to micro-services, or even working with distributed applications in a traditional environment, brings with it a host of interactions that are often difficult to understand. This session will provide an overview of service mesh, a review of the Istio service mesh itself, and dive into best practices and integration models for integrating the traceability model into a distributed application.