Tue.Apr 23, 2019

How Automation Is Impacting Enterprises In 2019

Forrester IT

Forrester predicted in late 2018 that automation would become the tip of the digital transformation spear in 2019, impacting everything from infrastructure to customers to business models. Now that we’re four months in, we’ve evaluated whether our five specific predictions are on track.

Why workload-migration metrics get it wrong

David Linthicum

It can take anywhere from a day to two months to move a workload or application to the public cloud. This has been so tough to predict that a few niche consulting firms, public cloud providers, and thought leadership dudes (like me) think they can successfully model this within a few percentages of what it will actually cost and how long it will take. While this is a nice idea, the reality is that a few things can’t be easily modeled, such as bad application and data architecture.

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Anthos Ups Google’s Enterprise Efforts

Forrester IT

(With Dave Bartoletti and John Rymer) The biggest announcement out of the Google Cloud Next conference in early April was the general availability of its Cloud Services Platform but with a new brand name: Anthos.

6 Best Practices for Creating a Container Platform Strategy


“Let’s do something with containers to speed up application delivery.” I&O leaders globally are currently dealing with this demand from their C-level. But the rapid adoption of container technology does not necessarily mean that it is a fit for your organization. Containers can help enterprises modernize legacy applications and create new cloud-native applications that are both scalable and agile.

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 Future Of Health: How Our 2019 Predictions Fared In Q1

Forrester IT

Q1 is in the books. Alexa is HIPAA-compliant, the Amazon-Berkshire Hathaway-J.P. Morgan (ABJ) alliance now has a name — Haven — and the much-anticipated industrywide interoperability efforts got a huge boost with CMS’s proposed policy changes announced at the HIMSS conference.

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The Inclusive Design Imperative: Win And Retain More Customers

Forrester IT

Inclusive design is good for business. I lay out the reasons why in my latest report, “The Inclusive Design Imperative: Win And Retain More Customers,” and explain how you can establish the foundation for it to take hold.

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Impact of Artificial Intelligence in the Healthcare Industry


The milestones achieved by Artificial Intelligence have the world on its toes. Apart from all the industries, it has been touching, the modern healthcare industry has been receiving paramount importance. There has been an exemplary shift in the way patients are diagnosed by doctors because they now have a good amount of actionable data that […]. Artificial Intelligence News

New Report Addressing Your No. 1 Requested Topic For 2019: Speed

Forrester IT

(coauthored by John Rymer) Top priority for Forrester’s C-suite Leadership Boards? Faster responses to customer issues and opportunities. Technology and marketing teams have raised their software delivery speeds but are slowed by other parts of the organization that decide and act more slowly.

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HP aims to secure its PC portfolio with Sure Sense malware blocker


HP on Tuesday announced a bevy of PC updates and new features, as well as the formal release of HP Sure Sense, the company’s new software that uses AI to prevent and block malware in near-real-time, including ransomware and previously unknown malware. HP says Sure Sense is different from other market offerings because it uses deep […]. Artificial Intelligence News

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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.

CX Sydney 2019: What to expect from World Vision CMO Teresa Sperti

Forrester IT

CX leaders have successfully elevated and transformed the practice of CX over the past decade, but what’s next? This year’s CX Forum will focus on how to drive real, disruptive innovation.

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Does your company have an AI ethics dilemma?


Read Alexa Hagerty and Igor Rubinov take a look at the ethical dilemma’s companies face while deploying artificial intelligence on Information Age : While added agility, capacity, and capabilities are welcome additions to any enterprise, blind adoption of AI technologies can come with unintended and unforeseen consequences. Most businesses may not be creating AI, but […]. Artificial Intelligence News

How to Empower Frontline Employees with Mobile Training


Frontline employees are the ones who frequently interact with clients. These customer-facing employees are part of various departments such as sales, marketing, retail, hospitality, etc.

Debunking The Myths And Reality Of Artificial Intelligence


Read Dr. Ahmed El Adl debunk some widely held myths and explain some realities of artificial intelligence on Forbes : A few years ago, it was hard to find anyone to have a serious discussion about Artificial Intelligence (AI) outside academic institutions. Today, nearly everyone talks about AI. Like any new major technology trend, the […]. Artificial Intelligence News

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.

Choosing the Right Virtual Assistant for your Business


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A new bill would force companies to check their algorithms for bias


US lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require large companies to audit machine learning-powered systems — like facial recognition or ad targeting algorithms — for bias. The Algorithmic Accountability Act is sponsored by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), with a House equivalent sponsored by Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY). If passed, it […]. Artificial Intelligence News

Retail Checkout: Who’s Doing it Right?

Perficient - Digital Transformation

It’s no secret that cashiers at retailers are starting to be replaced by self-checkout options. The rise and success of Amazon Go has the retail industry adopting new technologies to remain contenders in customer satisfaction. The majority of big chain retail establishments are implementing new checkout options: express checkout, curbside pick-up, registers for customers to check themselves out, and scan and go.

Are You Ready to Manage AI Risks?

Information Week

Most companies have IT-related risk management programs, but they need to be updated to include the nuances of AI

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.

SQL Alias: A Guide to the SQL Aliases and the SQL AS Keyword

Database Star

What is an alias in SQL? It’s a name you give to a column or a table in your SQL query to make it easier to display the results or to write your query. SQL aliases are a useful feature and are available in all major database vendors, including Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL.

Learn Linux by Doing with New Linux Hands-On Training!

Linux Academy

Linux is all over the place and even powers most of the cloud! 50% of the virtual machines on Azure and over 80% of the virtual machines on AWS run on Linux. Every single major space program in the world, including SpaceX and NASA, are all built on Linux.

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Migrating to the Cloud? Avoid These Five Pitfalls

Information Week

Successful cloud migration often means introducing and adopting a new common language throughout an organization. But there are some guidelines to follow

What’s Happening with PPM / Kintana (And What Are Your Alternatives?)


Members of IT who have been working in the enterprise sector are likely familiar with PPM/Kintana – you may even be using it now. Kintana is an IT management tool that encompasses a variety of components including version control, issue tracking, process and project management, and migration of changes for software such as Oracle E-Business. Read more. The post What’s Happening with PPM / Kintana (And What Are Your Alternatives?) appeared first on Flexagon. DevOps

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.

How TensorFlow Enhances Cloud Marketing Strategies

Information Week

TensorFlow, a machine learning programming library, has been available for Python, but a new JavaScript version introduced machine learning in the browser

Three Practices to Fortify IT Transformation

Future of CIO

Due to rapid change, fierce competitions, and continuous disruptions often led by technologies, IT can no longer feel like it has a monopoly on delivering solutions to the business.

The Corporate Board Director’s Digital Profile II

Future of CIO

Digital organizations are complex systems that are dynamic, self-evolving, self-adaptable, and self-perpetuating. The contemporary corporate board as a top leadership team plays a significant role in overseeing business strategy and exemplifying leadership effectiveness.

The Monthly Keyword Summary: Potentiality Apr. 2019

Future of CIO

From one generation to the next, the substance of leadership does not change, it’s about future, change, and influence. However, digital leadership trends will continue to emerge.

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.