Mon.Dec 09, 2019

Do You Recruit Bad Employees As A Matter Of Policy?

Forrester IT

For better or for worse, my family is a customer of a large bank near my home. Once in a while I step in to the branch to update documents for my mother (she still likes to see her account balance in print), or some other such need. Here’s the kicker though: Every time I […].

Rise of the Internet of Things (IoT)


Read Darren Anstee take a look at how the Internet of Things will fare in 2020 on Tech Radar : They are already here. And they might already have outnumbered us. Their proliferation is breath-taking, with an estimated population reaching 125 billion in the next 10 years.

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Avoid Becoming Dumb Money

Forrester IT

Why SMBs Must Consider Upgrading their ERPs to Transform the Business

Social, Agile and Transformation

When your business is small or growing slowly, you can get away with a mix of disparate SaaS tools, spreadsheets, and collaboration over email to manage the business while leaders and employees focus on serving customers. One of those tools is likely an ERP, financial, or accounting system.

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.

FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Forrester IT

Shifting Gender Norms Threaten Brands With Cultural Irrelevance Gender is squarely in our cultural spotlight.

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The One-Sentence Business Case For Customer Experience

Forrester IT

Recently I wrote a post arguing that $ is the one CX metric that matters to executives. The obvious conclusion: You need to design your CX measurement program to track and report $. If you haven’t done that already you should jump on it today.

How Walmart And Others Are Riding A Blockchain Wave To Supply Chain Paradise


Blockchain technology as a potential solution has been applied to all of the large ecosystems that have issues with real-time data access, partners privacy, traceability and auditability. The supply chain ecosystem is no exception to that, as typical product recalls cost $8 million per year and this number can be reduced with the improved track-and-trace […].

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Windows 7 Extended Security Update Step by Step Prerequisite Guide


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Windows 7 is going out of support on 14th January 2019. Hence Microsoft is putting loads of efforts to migrate all the Windows 7 devices to Windows 10 as the best practice.

Sample Database: Olympic Games (ERD and SQL)

Database Star

When you’re learning SQL or database design, it’s helpful to use other databases as a reference. Many articles online refer to Oracle’s HR database, or SQL Server’s AdventureWorks database.

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.

9 Important Cybersecurity Facts


Information Technology Blog - - 9 Important Cybersecurity Facts - Information Technology Blog. Today, data breaches have become something common in the business world, and cybercriminals are always looking for ways to circumvent the current security tools.

Designing human-AI hybrids will be at the center of the future of work

Trends in the Living Networks

The future of work is not about AI replacing humans. It is about designing work so that machines and humans are complementary, not substitutes.

The “Personalities” from Change Management Perspectives

Future of CIO

Change is the new normal with increasing speed. In practice, more than two thirds of change initiatives fail to achieve business expectations.

Intel expert divulges security trends

Tech Republic Security

Intel's Amit Elazari Bar On discussed IoT security, ethical hackers, bug bounties, and more

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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.

The Best “Leadership” Quotes of “Digital Master” to Celebrate #6300 Blog Posting Dec. 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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Top 5 enterprise technologies of the decade

Tech Republic Cloud

Manufacturing IoT, video conferencing, and cloud computing are just some of the biggest advancements of the decade. Tom Merritt lists the five top enterprise technologies of the 2010s

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The Monthly “Digital Master” Book Tuning: Build High Mature Digital Organization by Creating Abundant Synergy Dec. 2019

Future of CIO

Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, process to technology, both horizontally and vertically.

Top 5 enterprise technologies of the decade

Tech Republic Cloud

Manufacturing IoT, video conferencing, and cloud computing are just some of the biggest advancements of the decade. Tom Merritt lists the five top enterprise technologies of the 2010s

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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.

Technical Skills Gap: Time to Think Out of the Box

Information Week

There's a clear way to fill the ever-growing technical skills gap, and it starts with the hiring managers thinking a bit differently than they have in the past


Mental Health…“The Not So Widely Talked About Problem” That Needs To Be On Every Company’s Agenda in 2020

Forrester IT

We are experiencing a mental health crisis. 1 in 5 Americans manage a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year. Up to 80% of people will manage a diagnosable mental health condition in their lifetime.

Reflections on Tech in 2019

Information Week

We look at 2019's most popular content on InformationWeek and put perspective around the technology areas that took off in terms of innovation and adoption


8 Emerging Trends In Big Data Management And Analytics To Watch In 2020


The total amount of digital data created worldwide is expected to more than quadruple to 175 zettabytes by 2025 from 40 zettabytes this year, fueled in part by the exploding number of data-generating edge devices and sensors, according to market researcher IDC.

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.

Data security and the cloud: 3 things your team needs to know


Read Carole Murphy list three things you should keep in mind while using the cloud on Tech Beacon : Increasingly, companies are moving their data and processing to cloud services. It’s easy for this out-of-sight data to be out of mind when it comes to security, but if anything, it should be top of mind […].