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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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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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.

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.

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.

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).

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Video: 2019 Research Themes (And A Few Resolutions)

Forrester IT

Like most people, I consider November a good time to start thinking about the clean slate a new year brings. There is lots of room to reflect on one year and get ready for the next one with a bit more, well, “resolve,” so to speak. I’ll be an all-around better person, for sure. A […].

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

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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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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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.

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

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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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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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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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.

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 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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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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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.