Wed.Jul 24, 2019

Know When To Up The Digital Table Stakes

Forrester IT

Starbucks just decided to share its market-leading digital capabilities with a company called Brightloom. In return they get a seat on the Brightloom Board and a share in the company. Why did Starbucks make this move now? Is this part of a larger digital business strategy?

Data breach fallout haunts companies long after the fact


Read Cliff Stanton explain how data breaches continue to affect companies even after they happen on Helpnet Security : Data breaches have become a priority in most business’ cybersecurity agenda. The series of breaches that companies experienced in 2018 emphasized what security experts have warned about – that threats are ever-present and persistent. Last year, […].

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Upcoming Price Transparency Laws Will Impact Healthcare: Get Ahead With These Three Steps

Forrester IT

Price transparency has come to the fore. In January of this year, hospitals have been required to publish what was once closely guarded pricing lists to the public. This has caused confusion for consumers.

Ransomware: Why cities have become such a big target for cyberattacks – and why it’ll get worse


Read Danny Palmer’s article on why ransomware affects cities and why it will continue to be so on ZDNet : Ransomware once seemed to be on the decline, but it’s now gained a new lease of life — and additional notoriety — after crooks identified a lucrative new set of targets for their file-encrypting malware. Once […].

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.

Business Intelligence (BI) market consolidation – what to expect next?

Forrester IT

The past two years have seen a significant divergence in the maturity of the supply and the demand sides of the BI market. This divergence will influence market dynamics for the next two years and affect enterprise insights leaders making strategic vendor and platform decisions. Specifically, the: Supply side is very mature. BI technology has […]. analytics applications business intelligence google Looker salesforce Tableau

Why data breaches keep happening


In my 26 years working as an IT professional I’ve been fortunate to steer clear of a major data breach, which has adversely impacted my workplace either from a financial or reputational standpoint. I’ve had some close calls: One organization had a proxy server hacked and used to send spam emails and another had an […].

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How businesses can reduce the financial impact of data breaches


Read Lance Whitney explain how businesses can reduce the financial impact of data breaches on the Tech Republic : Data breaches can be costly for an organization in terms of lost or stolen data, customer mistrust, legal investigations, and recovery efforts. As a result, the sheer financial costs of a data breach can severely weaken […].

Reports: As the IoT grows, so do its threats to DNS

Network World

The internet of things is shaping up to be a more significant threat to the Domain Name System through larger IoT botnets, unintentional adverse effects of IoT-software updates and the continuing development of bot-herding software.

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How Can CIOs Become More Successful?

The Accidental Successful CIO

It turns out that what time of day we work to become more successful matters Image Credit: DennisM2. I would like to be more successful. Would you?

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How to set up Azure AD to spot risky users

Network World

You have several options to set up alerts in Azure Active Directory to help spot risky user behavior

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!

Lessons in Efficiency from a No-Code Use Case: Project HOME

Information Week

A nonprofit for housing sees a 30% reduction in time spent on contract management, thanks to a no-code development platform

SQL Concatenate: A How-To Guide with Examples

Database Star

String concatenation is the process of joining two string values together. Let’s see how to do it in several different databases. What is String Concatenation in SQL? The definition of concatenate means to join two things together.

In Taxing Times, Blockchain Systems Could Minimize Disruption

Information Week

Blockchain has the potential to cut through multilayered, complex transactions to streamline processes, improve margins, and grow top line revenue

Equifax’s data breach disaster: Will it change executive attitudes toward security?


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.

CIOs as De Facto “Chief Innovation Officer”: How to Manage Intensive Digital Innovation

Future of CIO

Innovation is what leads to differentiation. Technology is often the disruptive force behind innovation, and information is the most time-intensive piece of digital innovation puzzle.

RiskIQ Evil Internet Minute Report: Every Minute, $2,900,000 is Lost to Cybercrime


Every year RiskIQ provides a succinct articulation of key cyber crime metrics in an Evil Internet Minute report.

The Corporate Board "Performance Fit"

Future of CIO

Business performance can be affected by numerous factors of which governance is one of them. Performances are not just numbers with metrics, they are numbers in context, results related to business goals. The corporate board is one of the most crucial governance bodies in the modern enterprise.

The Self-organization Disappearance

I'm not lost, I'm wondering

One issue is core to the failure of self-organisation in many of these approaches. We sold a new work practice that is predicated on a new culture of work, but we left out the culture change. The traditional management culture of efficiency, allocation, command and control embraced the new practices where required, but managed out the threatening and risky self-organisation. When culture is our expectation of how to behave in groups, that expectation will shape any fancy new process or practice.

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 Monthly Foresight: Perceive the Future via Multidimensional Views July 2019

Future of CIO

The effects of an increasingly digitized world are now reaching into every corner of businesses and every aspect of organizations.

Leading a self-organizing team

I'm not lost, I'm wondering

So, if the Scrum Master doesn’t have the authority, and the Product Owner doesn’t have the expertise, whose job is it to build a better Scrum team? In traditional agile frameworks, from Scrum to SAFe to Kanban, the answer is that the team itself is responsible for continuous improvement. That’s not the way people work. Andy Whitehouse – Leading a self-organizing team. Pound of Obscure


How to find the best low-code development platform: Ask these 9 questions

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: A growing trend, low-code development claims to address many of the common challenges facing businesses today. But, how do you choose the best platform for your business? How can you avoid surprises or “gotchas” when selecting a tool?

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