Tue.Nov 27, 2018

LIFT Your Emerging Tech Efforts To The Next Level — Part 2

Forrester IT

Forrester Analytics Global Business Technographics Priorities & Journey survey shows that customer-obsessed firms currently have a 93% customer satisfaction rate — far above the 65% experienced by firms not prioritizing and investing in emerging technologies.

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Want A Bigger Bang From AI? Embed It Into Your Apps


Read Alan Zeichick’s article about how companies could make use of artificial intelligence by embedding it into their Apps on Forbes : How might your everyday working life change if you have artificial intelligence and machine learning? Here’s one very simple example. Consider an employee who normally fills out his weekly time card on Thursday afternoon, […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News

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Insights To Action — For Real This Time

Forrester IT

You’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a sequel — a “Part Deux,” so to speak. But in fact, this is Forrester’s inaugural Data Strategy & Insights event. So why “this time”? Because, frankly, you’ve been to other conferences. You’ve been duped by other headlines.

Amazon opens its internal machine learning courses to all for free


On Cyber Monday Amazon had one deal for its customers that’s a little unexpected. The company announced that it has made available, for free, the same machine learning courses that it uses to train its own engineers. It’s a lot of information to digest — from a programming standpoint. According to a newly released statement by […].

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Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

Experience Points: Level Up With Experience Level Agreements

Forrester IT

We habitually use metrics, even when they are not relevant. Our instincts are based on deeply engrained responses to situations and inherent investment biases (time & cost).

4 Reasons That Show How Far Machine Learning Still Has to Go


Read Limesh Parekh list four reasons that show that machine learning and AI still have a far way to go on Entrepreneur : Every day we hear and read about how machine learning is changing the face of technology. From social media to virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa, IoT, and even automobiles, algorithms analyze […]. Artificial Intelligence News

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How artificial intelligence is already dominating our lives


Read how despite warnings from naysayers, artificial intelligence is already dominating our day to day online lives on Fox Business : While many are debating how the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) will impact our futures, especially with jobs — many fail to realize that the technology is already dominating a majority of our daily […]. Artificial Intelligence News

Dear IBM And Red Hat Customers.

Forrester IT

Since IBM’s announced intention to purchase Red Hat for $34 billion, Forrester analysts have received a number of inquiries about the potential acquisition. Outside of our previously published thoughts, we find it unwise to speculate on IBM and Red Hat’s future plans. That said, Forrester has published five Forrester Wave™ evaluations that compare existing products […].

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Actions for Internal Audit on Cybersecurity, Data Risks


The number of cyberattacks continues to increase significantly as threat actors become more sophisticated and diversify their methods. It’s hardly surprisingly, then, that cybersecurity preparedness tops the list of internal audit priorities for 2019. Other data and IT issues are also on the radar for internal audit, according to the Gartner Audit Plan Hot Spots. Cybersecurity topped the list of 2019’s 12 emerging risks, followed by data governance, third parties and data privacy.

Advanced Analytics Is Required To Win, Serve, And Retain Healthcare Customers

Forrester IT

There is an imminent market need to understand what analytic vendors truly help healthcare organizations make sense of their growing data assets and turn them into customer level insights. HCOs need to better understand their customers, whether patient or member, so they can ensure they take the next best action that will lead to […]. advanced analytics application development & delivery healthcare

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

We Have Been Waiting For This One: Alexa will soon be able to read the news just like a professional


The continuous drive to the cloud (especially the AWS cloud) and continuous evolution of machine learning/AI and data analytics means continuous improvement in solutions like Alexa. Soon you could be hearing news in newscaster style on Amazon’s Alexa. Amazon is developing “neural text-to-speech” (NTTS) tech to develop new speaking styles for Alexa. This tool will […]. Artificial Intelligence Cloud Computing CTO News Amazon

How to avoid Cyber Monday stress in your cloud systems

David Linthicum

Did your cloud application, retail or not, make it through Cyber Monday? Most did fine, but some found that a lack of architecture and the lack of enabling technology led to some stressful hours. Today, cloud-based applications that had had as many as 10,000 users a day are now up to 50,000 users a day—and are going quickly to 100,000 and more.

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Using Blockchain to Support Trustworthy Transactions on the IoT

Information Week

Recent computer industry developments set the stage for demonstrations of how blockchain can help to turn Internet of Things networks into trusted environments

How to avoid Cyber Monday stress in your cloud systems

David Linthicum

Did your cloud application, retail or not, make it through Cyber Monday? Most did fine, but some found that a lack of architecture and the lack of enabling technology led to some stressful hours. Today, cloud-based applications that had had as many as 10,000 users a day are now up to 50,000 users a day—and are going quickly to 100,000 and more.

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How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Analytics and Privacy: Yes, the Two Can Co-Exist

Information Week

For all the talk about the burden that privacy regulations might place on businesses, it turns out that those regulations actually can help companies leverage their data

Is your data ready to help you make game-changing decisions?

Eric D. Brown

Organizations today are facing disruption on all fronts, which should viewed as a good thing as it allows organizations to redefine their strategies, their markets and re-create their organization to be better prepared for the future.

9 Reasons Why Women Leave Tech Jobs

Information Week

If you think most women quit because they just don't like working in IT or because their jobs don't offer the work-life balance or parental leave they need, think again


What will be hot for Cisco in 2019?

Network World

Software, software and more software. That seems to be the mantra for Cisco in 2019 as the company pushes software-defined WANs, cloud partnerships, improved application programs and its over-arching drive to sell more subscription-based software licenses.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

The 7 Step to Develop and Deploy Data Loss Prevention Strategy


Information Technology Blog - - The 7 Step to Develop and Deploy Data Loss Prevention Strategy - Information Technology Blog. It is not that only large enterprise should worry about Data Loss Prevention because now even small companies of all sizes are the target for hackers. Having a DLP in place.

Refine Your Enterprise’s Approach to AI in 2019

Perficient - Digital Transformation

2019 is the year to stop letting obstacles get in the way of enterprise AI adoption. Of course implementing AI tech comes with its challenges, but addressing two big obstacles may be the key to success.

Why Your Business Needs to Invest in Oracle EBS Development Tools


Oracle’s E-Business Suite is a significant investment for businesses, not just in the initial implementation, but in ongoing customizations and upgrades. The system’s built-in features are only the beginning, with many businesses customizing EBS to fit their processes and needs.

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Tips for More Effective Invoicing for Your Business


Information Technology Blog - - Tips for More Effective Invoicing for Your Business - Information Technology Blog. Invoicing is both the highlight and bane of a business’s existence. On the one hand, sending out an invoice indicates a completed task and increased revenue.

Machine Learning for Builders: Tools, Trends, and Truths

Speaker: Rob De Feo, Startup Advocate at Amazon Web Services

Machine learning techniques are being applied to every industry, leveraging an increasing amount of data and ever faster compute. But that doesn’t mean machine learning techniques are a perfect fit for every situation (yet). So how can a startup harness machine learning for its own set of unique problems and solutions, and does it require a warehouse filled with PhDs to pull it off?

The Sovrin Ecosystem

Phil Windley

Summary: Sovrin is a vibrant ecosystem with many players. This post talks about the relationships of some of those players. People often ask me how Sovrin relates to Evernym or Hyperledger Indy. It can be confusing, so I created a diagram that seems to help.

Pros Vs. Cons: Is Addressable TV Right For Your Marketing Strategy?


Information Technology Blog - - Pros Vs. Cons: Is Addressable TV Right For Your Marketing Strategy? Information Technology Blog. Did you know that you can actually broadcast your commercial to specific target audience only? This technology is already available, and it’s called Addressable TV.

Trust Must Be Earned at Every Point During the Client Experience

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Whether you think Facebook users don’t understand what information of theirs is subject to disclosure (user’s fault) or Facebook needs to provide more education and acknowledgement of risk to its users (Facebook’s fault), no one can argue it’s been a rocky year for the company as it works to regain user trust.

Compliance and Regulation: Impacting on the Global Business Community


Information Technology Blog - - Compliance and Regulation: Impacting on the Global Business Community - Information Technology Blog.

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Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Updating the Futurist Influence Rankings and Keynote Speaker Influence Rankings algorithms

Trends in the Living Networks

Just over three years ago we launched our Futurist Influence Rankings and Keynote Speaker Influence Rankings. These both use a simple algorithm to combine measures of online impact including web traffic and social media impact to rank the influence of prominent futurists and keynote speakers.

What are the best ways to measure audio quality in a telecoms network?

Spearline Testing

Poor audio quality often means a customer can’t complete the objective of their call. It has a negative effect on average call duration, customer experience and call abandonment rates for contact centres.

The CIO as Chief Improvement Officer: Three Perspectives of Next Level of Digital Maturity

Future of CIO

With increasing pace of changes and exponential growth of information, how successfully the organization can handle digital disruption depends on how fast and capable they can adapt to changes.

Three Digital Barriers Limit the Board’s Strategic Oversight Effectiveness

Future of CIO

Organizations across the sectors are steadily moving into the digital era with characteristics of hyperconnectivity and fierce competitions. There’s knowing unknown, there’s unknowing unknown.

Microservices: The Dark Side

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 shed light on the dark side of microservices.