Thu.Nov 08, 2018

Predictions 2019: Transformation Goes Pragmatic

Forrester IT

Our Predictions 2019 guide, “Transformation Goes Pragmatic,” is live. What do we mean by pragmatism? A sense of realism, practical steps, a desire for tangible outcomes.

AI in the Context of Digital Transformation


In the enterprise, no buzzword is as buzzy as the term “digital transformation”. If you spend any amount of time reading whitepapers, analyst research, or attending webinars you’ll see the term digital transformation used in conjunction with a wide range of enterprise-focused technologies ranging from data centers to application development, to enterprise architecture and AI […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News ABP ai ai-first Autonomous Business Process digital transformation future

Predictions 2019: B2B Marketing And Sales — Mission Possible

Forrester IT

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Kubernetes Meets Big Data


Organizations yearn order and simplicity over chaos and confusion, but the data-driven era we live in challenges these desires on a daily basis. Seemingly every day, massive amounts of transactional and streaming data is being introduced into enterprises.

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.

The Content Localization Gap: Bridging the gulf between tech buyer expectations and vendor content

Forrester IT

B2B buyers increasingly expect contextual content tailored to their unique circumstances, which means an ongoing challenge for B2B technology marketers is crafting engaging content that appeals to customers across different touchpoints.

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Predictions 2019: Consumer Power Pushes Marketers To Better Data And Experiences

Forrester IT

“I get knocked down, but I get up again.” — Chumbawamba Halfway through the 20-year-long age of the customer, empowered consumers are more informed about their purchases, demand data privacy, and dictate the experiences that they want.

The Deadly 7: Why So Many IT Transformations Fail

Information Week

Solid planning and effective execution of that plan can help an IT transformation set the stage for a new era of enterprise success

Does Africa Present An Opportunity For The Chinese Clouds?

Forrester IT

Africa is home to 20% of our planet’s land and 16% of its people, but none of the hyperscale public clouds run from data centers there — yet.

6 Tips to Make Service Cloud Migrations Easier

Perficient - Digital Transformation

In a crowded marketplace, business value is becoming more about offering a great customer experience throughout a customer lifetime as opposed to a one-off sale. How does your business measure up to today’s service challenges?

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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.

Predictions 2019: Cloud Computing Comes Of Age As The Foundation For Enterprise Digital Transformation

Forrester IT

Last year, Forrester predicted that cloud computing would radically accelerate enterprise transformation everywhere. After a decade of powering small and medium business success — and giving disruptive companies the tools and technologies they needed to compete head on with the world’s largest firms — cloud was poised to drive significant enterprise change in the very firms being […]. cloud computing cloud storage predictions 2019 workload management promoted

Essential Technology Ingredients Every Business Needs


Information Technology Blog - - Essential Technology Ingredients Every Business Needs - Information Technology Blog. Your company isn’t going to survive too long without being willing to adopt a few different technology ingredients and solutions.

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Predictions 2019: This Is The Year to Invest in Humans, As Backlash Against Chatbots and AI Begins

Forrester IT

For some time, the burning question has been: Will robots replace humans? While the proliferation of robotic process automation (RPA) has reduced headcount in the back office, it’s a different story for customer service and sales. In a Forrester survey, 46% of companies said sales and marketing are leading the investment in and adoption of […]. artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots customer experience customer service solutions online chat predictions 2019 sales

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FlexDeploy for Continuous: Continuous Integration and Issue Tracking


Recently I started a blog series regarding FlexDeploy’s support for Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, specifically for SOA/MDS, OSB, WebLogic Resource Management, and Oracle Integration Cloud. The series kicked off with a WEBINAR covering the topic.

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.

What To Expect On Singles’ Day 2018

Forrester IT

Singles’ Day, the world’s largest online shopping festival, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. There’s no doubt that we will see another record-smashing year, although gross merchandise volume (GMV) will no longer be the highlight. Singles’ Day has always been Alibaba’s testbed for new business models and technologies, and this year is no exception. AI and […].

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CIO Strategies for AI Business Success

Information Week

Your AI program should have short-term and long-term goals and milestones. Here's how CIOs can reset executive expectations and deliver results with their artificial intelligence programs

Predictions 2019: Software Innovation Builds Upon Cloud, Collaboration, AI, And More

Forrester IT

As we move into 2019, Forrester sees digital transformation as a continued driving force for the software industry, pushing teams to accelerate their innovative efforts. Last year, Forrester predicted that a host of enabling technologies, such as serverless computing, integrated DevOps tools, AI+ML, and low-code platforms, would enable digital transformation efforts. We also predicted the […]. agile application development & delivery digital transformation predictions 2019

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How to Increase Website Conversion Rates – 5 Awesome Steps


Information Technology Blog - - How to Increase Website Conversion Rates – 5 Awesome Steps - Information Technology Blog. Conversion rates are the percentage of prospective customers taking the specific actions you want.

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.

This Is A Story All About. Stories: One Takeaway From The #DMWF

Forrester IT

Like the opening sequence of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the social media landscape is getting “flipped-turned upside down” by the ascendance of stories. Well, that may be a bit dramatic, but they are certainly starting to make waves. Stories are growing in popularity as a mode of sharing and consuming content on social media. […]. advertising B2C marketing digital marketing social marketing social media

To Nurture IT Talent in a Tough Market, Think Differently

Information Week

Hiring IT pros these days calls for new approaches to get closer to candidates and to make your company stand out as the best option

Introducing The Forrester Wave™: Marketing Measurement And Optimization Solutions In Asia Pacific, Q4 2018

Forrester IT

I am excited to announce the publication of The Forrester Wave™: Marketing Measurement And Optimization Solutions In Asia Pacific, Q4 2018. In our first 36-criteria evaluation of marketing measurement and optimization solutions in Asia Pacific (AP), we identified the seven most significant vendors — Analytic Partners, Data2Decisions, Datalicious, Fractal Analytics, Impact, Neustar, and Nielsen […].

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Does Passion Fuel Creativity?

Future of CIO

Passion is an emotion, which is something that comes from within, the bottom of your heart, with the strong sense of connection with "self," not only the reasoning of your mind. What fuels passion? It is a combination of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. It comes both from heart and mind.

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.

10 signs you may not be cut out for a systems analyst position

10 Things

The need for systems analysts is increasing, but not everyone is suited for the job. Check out this list of possible indications that you'd be happier pursuing a different career path

Running Digital Organization by Following Dynamism, Holism, and Taoism as Principles

Future of CIO

With hyperconnectivity and interdependence as the digital characteristics, digital leaders need to determine what the future needs to look like, what the digitalization must look like, and how they can navigate through digital new normal and thrive in the exponential digital era.

B2B Lead Generation Trends for 2019


Information Technology Blog - - B2B Lead Generation Trends for 2019 - Information Technology Blog. Applying B2B lead generation strategies help your business increase leads, maximize ROI, and most importantly grow your sales. “ The best advertising is what satisfied customers do ” Philip Kotler.

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The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 11/8/2018

Future of CIO

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing. The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 2.5 million page views with 5100+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc.

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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.