Tue.Jul 09, 2019

Don’t wait up for the open cloud

David Linthicum

The “open cloud” is often tossed out as the savior for cloud computing in general. Of course, there is nothing to save. Public cloud usage is exploding by any measure. However, we are challenged by proprietary, or less open, public clouds that lead to lock-in.

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Hot or Hype: The Top Retail Tech Investments For 2019

Forrester IT

In today’s increasingly competitive retail market, every technology initiative is pitched as do-or-die. So how do you make smart decisions about which technologies to invest in, to start testing, or to forego?

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Facebook open-sources DLRM, a deep learning recommendation model

CTOvision

Facebook today announced the open source release of Deep Learning Recommendation Model (DLRM), a state-of-the-art AI model for serving up personalized results in production environments.

Catch The 2019 Experience Platform Wave

Forrester IT

Mark Grannan and I just completed our fourth evaluation of the major software vendors focused on digital experiences: Acquia, Adobe, BloomReach, Episerver, Liferay, OpenText, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP, and Sitecore.

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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.

Artificial Intelligence Is Improving How Companies Do Business

CTOvision

People communicate mostly through natural language—not equations or Excel spreadsheets or structured daily reports. This has historically posed a challenge for marketers because while the words we use are full of consumer insights, they have been generally inscrutable to analytical tools. This is, of course, changing. With natural language processing and machine-learning software, companies can […].

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Andrew Ng on Jumping Into Artificial Intelligence: Five Considerations For Creating An AI Company

CTOvision

The advice from Andrew Ng, former founder of Google Brain, former chief scientist at Baidu and founder and chief executive of Landing AI, on artificial intelligence (AI) is to just jump in. “It It is a big journey, but jumping in is not hard,” says Ng. And indeed, in the past few years we’ve seen many […]. Artificial Intelligence News

Have we lost the cancer battle? No! – say Big Data and Machine Learning

Datacponomy

Can you fight cancer with the help of Big Data and Machine Learning? How can these technologies help in the procedure of diagnosis, drug discovery and treating cancer? Cancer is an ailment with a long tail distribution.

SCCM Third-Party Software Updates Troubleshooting Part-2

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Microsoft has added the outstanding feature “Third Party Software Updates” in SCCM, but still, you have some dependency on SCUP, or you say it as Update Publisher.

The state of AI in 2019: Breakthroughs in machine learning, natural language processing, games, and knowledge graphs

CTOvision

AI is one of the most rapidly growing domains today. Keeping track and taking stock of AI requires not just constant attention, but also the ability to dissect and evaluate across a number of dimensions. This is exactly what Air Street Capital and RAAIS founder Nathan Benaich and AI angel investor, and UCL IIPP Visiting […].

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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.

Real Hands-On Labs at Linux Academy

Linux Academy

Because we know that our learners appreciate every opportunity to prepare for their certification exams, as well as careers, we built a scenario-based resource we call Hands-On Labs.

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IDC: For 1 in 4 companies, half of all AI projects fail

CTOvision

Despite enterprises’ best efforts, painless AI deployments appear destined to remain elusive for all but the most dogged adopters. A recent study conducted by analysts at International Data Corporation (IDC) found that of the organizations already using AI, only 25% have developed an “enterprise-wide” AI strategy, and it found that among those in the process […]. Artificial Intelligence News

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Tips For Running A Better Business

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Tips For Running A Better Business - Information Technology Blog. Your company may be getting by okay, but this type of mentality isn’t going to allow you to truly grow and expand over the years.

The Monthly “Digitizing Boardroom” Book Tuning: The Corporate Board’s Best and Next Practices II July 2019

Future of CIO

Modern corporate boards play significant roles in guiding businesses in the right direction and achieve expected business results.

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.

6 Reasons Why You Must opt for Online Leadership Training

Kitaboo

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other – John F. Kennedy. As Kennedy rightly points out, leadership and learning go hand in hand. Not everyone is a natural leader. Some need to hone and polish their skills and ability to work in a leadership position. With the right amount of training and industry experience, one can become an efficient leader, someone who can lead and inspire the team to work hard to achieve better outcomes.

Transform your IT Help Desk

Information Week

CIOs: Now is the time to upgrade the level of professional management within your help desk function. Here's how

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Real Hands-On Labs at Linux Academy

Linux Academy

Because we know that our learners appreciate every opportunity to prepare for their certification exams, as well as careers, we built a scenario-based resource we call Hands-On Labs.

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Chief Data Officers: Biggest Mistakes, Best Practices

Information Week

CDOs are everywhere today, but are they really doing an effective job? Here's how you and your organization can make the most of data and analytics investments

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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.

Big Data Structures

Linux Academy

“Big data” has slowly transitioned from a buzzword to a part of everyday life, but it’s still somewhat mysterious. What exactly is big data? And what are relational and non-relational databases (buzzwords you may also know)? . Our new Big Data Fundamentals course offers a high-level overview of the types of big data, its architecture, and some main technologies that use it. Here, we’ll take a quick look at the three main types of big data: structured, semi-structured, and unstructured.

I'm not lost, I'm wondering - Untitled Article

I'm not lost, I'm wondering

Like all organizational models, waterfall is mainly a theory of collaboration. By putting the most serious planning at the beginning, with subsequent work derived from the plan, the waterfall method amounts to a pledge by all parties not to learn anything while doing the actual work. Instead, waterfall insists that the participants will understand best how things should work before accumulating any real-world experience, and that planners will always know more than workers.

Deal with Ambiguity to Thrive in the “VUCA” World

Future of CIO

We live in the “VUCA” new normal with characteristics such as high velocity, diversification, ambiguity, unpredictability, over-complexity, nonlinearity and increased flux. Ambiguity is a term used to describe a circumstance in which an investment is made, but the outcome is uncertain.

The Best “Strength” Quotes of “Digital Master” July 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.”

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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.