Tue.Apr 09, 2019

CIO Power Politics: How to Say No Assertively [Video]


“How do I say no assertively without damaging relationships and minimize collateral damage?”. This is one of the most common questions Tina Nunno , Distinguished Vice President Analyst, Gartner receives during conversations with CIO s.

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The Forrester Wave: Loyalty Technology Platforms, Q2 2019 Is Now Live

Forrester IT

I’m excited to share that our evaluation of loyalty technology providers — The Forrester Wave™: Loyalty Technology Platforms, Q2 2019 — is now live. In our 28-criterion evaluation, we identified the top 13 loyalty technology vendors – Aimia, Annex Cloud, Brierley+Partners, Cheetah Digital, Clutch, Collinson, Comarch, CrowdTwist, Epsilon, ICF Next, Kobie, Merkle/HelloWorld, and SessionM – […].

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3 signs you’re going overboard with cloud features

David Linthicum

I’ve been working with new trendy tech for years, and one of the things that’s been driving me crazy is not the speed at which things move but the fact that my clients want to keep up at any cost. There are several new features (aka cloud services) that are announced or released from public cloud providers monthly, not just at their user conferences: new database services, new AI services, new blockchain services, new serverless services, new container services.

Insights for your enterprise approach to AI and ML ethics: Advice for the C-Suite


This post is the third in a series of three based on interviews of Courtney Bowman and Anthony Bak of Palantir. The first post laid a foundation which can help any organization seeking to establish an ethics policy and program around AI and ML. The second post picked up from there and dove into the […]. Artificial Intelligence News

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

The Questions CIOs Need To Be Asking About Their Firm’s Cloud Application Exposure

Forrester IT

In my tech market forecasts, I am starting to see the intersection of two worrisome trends: software subscription fees for multi-tenant SaaS or for single-instance hosted software are rising rapidly, with a growing percentage related to existing software as opposed to new, and with a high percentage having fixed annual fees or fees tied to metrics […].

An Offensive Defense: Lessons from the Equifax and Marriott Breaches


In 2017, credit reporting agency Equifax announced the compromise of the personal data of 145 million U.S. consumers and limited information of residents of Canada and Great Britain, including names, addresses, Social Security numbers and birth dates.

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SCCM Step by Step Guide to Update Windows ADK and WinPE Versions


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. I think, most of the SCCM admins missed this latest Windows 1809 ADK change. In this post, you will see what are the ADK and WinPE changes concerned for SCCM admins.

The Google AI Ethics Board With Actual Power Is Still Around


Two weeks ago, Google established an external panel of experts to review thorny ethical issues related to artificial intelligence. It quickly imploded. After a staff revolt over the panel’s members, the company disbanded the panel on Thursday afternoon. Its members never even got the chance to meet. The episode illustrates the difficulty Google is having as […]. Artificial Intelligence News

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6 Digitization Trends Coming From AI and Blockchain

Information Week

By themselves and working together, AI and blockchain are shaping the future of business

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AI technology: When to build, when to buy


Read Maria Korolov’s guide for businesses to shop for AI tech goods on CIO : Artificial intelligence is fast becoming a business imperative. Whether it’s to improve efficiency, find new business opportunities, or keep up with — or get ahead of — the competition, companies across all industries are exploring the business benefits of AI, […]. Artificial Intelligence News

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

5 Ways to Use Digital Signage Solutions to Increase Customer Engagement


Information Technology Blog - - 5 Ways to Use Digital Signage Solutions to Increase Customer Engagement - Information Technology Blog. While architects and design consultants understand the importance of digital signage solutions for promotional and wayfinding purposes, many businesses do not.

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AI systems should be accountable, explainable, and unbiased, says EU


The European Union today published a set of guidelines on how companies and governments should develop ethical applications of artificial intelligence. These rules aren’t like Isaac Asimov’s “Three Laws of Robotics.” They don’t offer a snappy, moral framework that will help us control murderous robots. Instead, they address the murky and diffuse problems that will […]. Artificial Intelligence News

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Four Basic Steps to Prevent Your Data Lake from Becoming a Swamp

Information Week

Despite their great promise, data lakes have received a lot of negative buzz in recent years due to their lack of governability and general success

Facebook creates an AI-based map of Africa to help with crisis relief


Facebook has created AI-based population maps before, but it’s now generating them on a truly massive scale. The social site is releasing new, ultra-detailed population density maps that cover the “majority” of Africa, helping relief agencies know where to go when providing aid. The technique is similar to what Facebook has used before, but tweaks […]. Artificial Intelligence News

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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

All You Need to Know About WCAG 2.1 Compliance


Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 are the latest standards for digital accessibility of web content on desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. These guidelines aim to make web content more accessible and user-friendly to people with various disabilities including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, and neurological disabilities. By making their websites WCAG 2.1 compliant, companies can reach a wider audience. WCAG 2.1

Choosing the Right AWS Certification For You

Linux Academy

There are currently 6 AWS certification exams, and 4 specialty AWS certification exams. These are the: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner. AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Level (AWS CSA). AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional Level (AWS CSAP).

Let's Make a Deal: Negotiating with IT Vendors

Information Week

The big enterprise IT vendors -- IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP -- all want you to buy more and pay more. Here are some tactics for you to protect your organization and get the best deal as you plan and engage in negotiations with them

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Learn Google Cloud by Doing with New Google Cloud Training!

Linux Academy

Ready to learn Google Cloud by doing? From new courses to new labs, we have a ton of exciting new Google Cloud updates at Linux Academy ( where you can get the most Google Cloud training on this planet! ).

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Never receive a false notification with Spearline alerts

Spearline Testing

" Spearline notifies us of any potential issue before our customers do. " " Arnold Chencinski, Senior Voice Network Engineer, Zoom Video Communications. Why Spearline alerts? Personally verified by us.

Onward to the Next Chapter in ForAllSecure’s Journey


Welcome back to the second installment of the ForAllSecure Journey series. In my previous post , we took a look back at ForAllSecure’s history. In today’s piece, I’d like to share not only my vision for the future, but also an exciting announcement


Running Faster IT

Future of CIO

In the industrial age, IT had a reputation as a controller and IT was not fast enough to respond to changes. Ironically, often technology is the disruptive force behind the business transformation.

New! Introducing our enhanced reporting engine.equipping you with even more intelligence

Spearline Testing

We are pleased to announce that from April 2019, we will be giving our customers access to a new and enhanced reporting generator. We have been working hard on creating a flexible engine to allow us to create reports quickly so that you can get the important data you need to make crucial decisions in your business. We have designed powerful intelligent reports which will be available in email and PDF format.

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

The BoD’s Strategic Oversight of Three Important Corporate Capitals

Future of CIO

The Monthly “100 Digital Pitfalls” Book Tuning: Leading Digital Transformation by Overcoming Obstacles Apr. 2019

Future of CIO

Digital makes a significant impact on how we think, live, and work. There is a mix of old and new, physical and virtual, order and chaos.