Wed.Jul 17, 2019

Do Your Company’s Research Practices Lead To Better Decision Making?

Forrester IT

“Understand your customers! Do research!” Anyone who has even paid even a passing glance to the world of CX and UX over the last decade has surely heard this mandate is one form or another.

What’s Preventing You From Becoming A Better CIO?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to learn to listen to what their employees are trying to tell them Image Credit: Benson Kua. Hopefully we’d all like to become better CIOs. This is a great goal, the challenge that most of us are facing is that it just is not clear exactly what we need to do in order to make this happen.

Customers Value Sustainability — Brands And Retailers Must, Too!

Forrester IT

Is it just us, or is the conversation about retail social and environmental impact getting louder? My colleague Luis and I are certainly hearing a lot more about it.

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Flaw in Iomega, LenovoEMC NAS devices exposes millions of files on the Internet


A vulnerability in legacy Iomega and LenovoEMC network-attached storage (NAS) devices has led to many terabytes of potentially sensitive data being accessible to anyone via the Internet. Iomega Corporation was acquired in 2008 by EMC.

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 Security Snapshot: Forrester Time Machine

Forrester IT

At Forrester, it is our goal to be ahead of the market trends so we can advise clients what is to come and how they should prepare. Each year, we publish a series of predictions reports about what be of primary concern for various roles over the course of the year.

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Planes, Fuel, Seats, Bags, Meals, and Airline Profit – But What About CX?

Forrester IT

True or false? – Passenger experience drives airline profit! If you’d like to test yourself and your CX/marketing department on how well you can attest to the truth in the above statement, ask yourself: “How much is CX improvement worth in annual profit?” and, conversely, if you’re in a finance role, ask: “How much of […]. age of the customer

Patch Chrome with SCCM 3rd Party Software Update Feature


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. You can patch Chrome with SCCM 3rd Party Software Update Feature. In this post, you will see the details about how to patch Chrome with SCCM 3rd party software update the custom catalog.

Why Temenos’ Acquisition Of A Small AI Software Vendor Is Relevant Beyond The Size Of Its Business

Forrester IT

Temenos has announced that it has acquired Logical Glue, a small vendor of financial-services-specific AI software covering use cases like credit scoring and underwriting. While Logical Glue has been successful on its own, Temenos has not acquired the firm because of the size of its business: Temenos is positioning the acquired software capabilities as an […].

How Is Network Security Complexity Holding You Back?


Read Brian Remmel explain how network security complexity can hamper the functioning of organizations on Cisco Blog : At its most fundamental level, the objective of network security is a simple one. Organizations need to protect their people, assets, and the data that travels across and resides within their networks. They do this by setting […].

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.

Benefits of Application Modernization: Deliver Exceptional CX

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Whether you’re building new apps or modernizing legacy ones, cloud provides the agility and scalability your business needs to deploy faster and access advanced IT capabilities.

Savvy Hackers Breached Sprint Customer Accounts Through Samsung Website


This breach is worth studying for what it reveals of attacker tactics. It should also inform defenders, like Sprint, of the importance of using commonly accepted best practices for protecting data. US mobile network operator Sprint said hackers broke into an unknown number of customer accounts via the “add a line” website. “On June 22, […].

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What the Financial Services Industry Stands to Teach Us about Digital Transformation

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The financial services industry serves as a prime example of one that’s poised for rapid digital transformation. Since the economic meltdown in 2008, many financial services firms have been focused on regulatory compliance.

Does this put downward pressure on Bitcoin prices? 55,000 cryptocurrency users affected in Bitpoint’s $28 million hack


Embattled cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint has revealed that roughly half of its 110,000 users were affected by last week’s $3.02 billion yen ($28 million) hack, reports The Mainchi. Speaking at a Tokyo press conference, Bitpoint president Genki Oda noted that of the 3.02 billion yen stolen, customers owned 2.06 billion yen ($19 million), while 960 million yen […].

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.

Where to Get Trusted IT Planning Advice

Information Week

IT planning authorities are everywhere, but finding truly knowledgeable experts with your organization's best interests at heart can be a challenge


How to manage Microsoft Windows BitLocker

Network World

Use these techniques to inventory your network to determine which devices have BitLocker

What's Holding Back Edge Computing for Enterprises?

Information Week

The combination of technology readiness and business appetite puts us a little closer to wide-scale availability of a new breed of IT infrastructure

Black Hat USA, Linux Academy’s next stop.

Linux Academy

Linux Academy is officially a sponsor of Black Hat USA. Next month you can stop by our booth #1273 (near Theater B) to put your skills to the test and win BIG! Literally, you can win an extremely rare & enormous Linux Academy penguin.

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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.

“Change Fit” Leadership

Future of CIO

We live in a world where change is the new norm and if we don't embrace it, accept it, roll with it or make it happen, we're not going to be successful. While there are many components of leadership, one of the most important ones is the ability to adapt, model and influence change.

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Black Hat USA, Linux Academy’s next stop.

Linux Academy

Linux Academy is officially a sponsor of Black Hat USA. Next month you can stop by our booth #1273 (near Theater B) to put your skills to the test and win BIG! Literally, you can win an extremely rare & enormous Linux Academy penguin.

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Charting Digital Paradigm Shift by Exploring Rationale, Intuitive, and Strategic Side of IT

Future of CIO

Information Technology is permeating into every corner of the organization. IT organization is in the middle of a sea change.

Spousevitivities at VMworld 2019

Scott Lowe

This year VMworld —VMware’s annual user conference—moves back to San Francisco from Las Vegas. Returning to the Bay Area with VMworld is Spousetivities , which is happening again this year for the 11th year at VMworld. Better get your tickets sooner rather than later, there’s quite a good chance these activities will sell out! Registration is open right now.

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 Monthly Keyword Summary: Inclusiveness July 2019

Future of CIO

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