Mon.Jan 21, 2019

The 4 Phases of the Gartner Blockchain Spectrum


It’s easy to be swept up in the promise and hype of blockchain, but the reality is that most solutions marketed as “blockchain” are missing key components — particularly tokenization and decentralization. This “blockchain whitewashing” creates confusion in the market for CIOs and business leaders as they assess the cost-benefit analysis of blockchain. Further, this picture is incomplete and fails to address the evolving nature of blockchain technology.

How Blockchain Technology Can Improve America’s Infrastructure


Read Adam Millsap explain how blockchain technology can help improve USA’s crumbling public infrastructure on Forbes : America’s infrastructure is often described as crumbling, broken-down, and out-of-date by politicians from both sides. While the reality isn’t so dire, there are obvious infrastructure issues throughout the country, such as New York’s subway, D.C.’s s metro, and almost any […]. CTO News


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Top 5 Considerations When Hiring a Data Scientist

Information Week

AI is a hot term in every industry, but don't be a company that just blindly hires a group of data scientists who end up frustrated and unproductive

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How Can 5G Accelerate The Internet Of Things (IoT)?


5G, or fifth generation cellular communications technology, has become a hot topic across industries for its potential impact on emerging technologies, and specifically, the Internet of Things (IoT), which describes the development, manufacture, and use of connected devices. These devices range from small heart-rate-monitors to autonomous vehicles, smart home appliances, intelligent factories, and much more. Together, […]. CTO News

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

Killing Spreadsheets and Empowering Data Driven Organizations

Social, Agile and Transformation

One of the more polarizing discussions I've had with IT leaders on Twitter chats #IdgTechTalk (Thursdays 12pm ET), #CIOChat (Thursdays at 2pm ET) or at conferences is around the use or misuse of spreadsheets. From the comments, you can guess people are either "for" or "against" using spreadsheets, but what we are really saying is, "Use them wisely" and find ways to replace them with more.

Hybrid cloud trends offer lessons for potential adopters


Organizations and IT administrators hoping to follow hybrid cloud trends can save time and energy by planning ahead with these hybrid cloud design, deployment and migration guidelines. A hybrid cloud system mixes private and public cloud platforms with orchestration that enables workload flexibility between them. Hybrid cloud admins can move workloads between on-premises and third-party clouds […]. CTO News

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CIO upfront: The Internet of Things – who pays when things go wrong?


Read Mark Campbell of Russell McVeagh discuss what companies can do to protect themselves on CIO : The internet of things (IoT), the ability of everyday objects to remotely connect to computers, promises connection, convenience and new market opportunities for manufacturers and developers. For the users of smart devices and apps, the convenience factor comes with […]. CTO News

Easy Does It: 6 Great Ways to Improve Your Website Usability


Information Technology Blog - - Easy Does It: 6 Great Ways to Improve Your Website Usability - Information Technology Blog. We all know that feeling of frustration we get when we arrive at a website and find that it’s nearly completely unusable, requiring such an effort of combined patience, guesswork, and trial-and-error to get what you need from it. Whenever we have the option, we go elsewhere for our needs, and we don’t go back there if we can avoid it.

Facebook poaches Google’s AR/VR engineering lead to take over Portal team


Facebook is bringing on the engineering lead for Google’s entire AR/VR team to tackle Portal hardware. Ryan Cairns comes aboard after 12 years at Google, where he was most recently the engineering lead for a team of more than 500 people tackling AR/VR at the big G, including Daydream, Lens and ARCore, according to his LinkedIn. His […]. CTO News

Tips for Finding the Best Photography Equipment


Information Technology Blog - - Tips for Finding the Best Photography Equipment - Information Technology Blog. Choosing photography equipment can be a daunting task for the uninitiated. If you are buying a camera or lens for the first time, you will be overwhelmed with the long list of choices that are available. By merely looking at the technical details, you can easily be confused, especially if you do not know what the terms mean.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Q&A: Cloud Services Offer Retailers New Competitive Edge

Information Week

Incumbent retailers can no longer count on size and scale to fend off startup rivals. Google Cloud's Pravin Pillai discusses how cloud-based solutions can make these enterprises nimbler

7 Effective Ways to Reduce Bounce Rate and Boost Conversion


Information Technology Blog - - 7 Effective Ways to Reduce Bounce Rate and Boost Conversion - Information Technology Blog. When someone takes a cursory look through your home page and then decides “ No, not here. I should look elsewhere! ”, they have bounced. To track your bounce rate, pop into Google Analytics and determine whether you need to do something about it. Every website on this planet has a bounce rate.

Three Aspects of Running Highly Adaptive Digital Organization

Future of CIO

Digital means fast-paced changes, continuous disruptions, overwhelming information, and shortened knowledge life cycle. How successful the individual or the organization can handle such “VUCA” digital new normal depends on how fast and capable they can adapt to changes and overcome upcoming challenges. Here are three aspects of running a highly adaptive digital organization.

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MacX DVD Ripper Pro: Copy and Rip Any DVD in 5 mins [Giveaway]


Information Technology Blog - - MacX DVD Ripper Pro: Copy and Rip Any DVD in 5 mins [Giveaway] - Information Technology Blog. Want to digitize your entire collection of DVDs or family movies? It’s simple; you just need the right tool. In addition to the tireless DVD burner, you will need the application that goes well.

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

CEOs And Software

Forrester's Customer Insights

How To Lead The Most Important – and Perplexing — Corporate Domain by John R. Rymer and Jeffrey S. Hammond Summary What if CEOs — not software development and delivery leaders or CIOs — held the keys to the fast, high-quality software delivery that is so crucial to digital business? Many software leaders tell us […

Creativity and Authenticity

Future of CIO

Being authentic is the state of self-consciousness, self-discovery, and self-improvement. It seems everyone who considers authenticity has his or her own view of it. It is a construct formed in the mind and we know that the mind of every individual is different, the actual mental understanding and subsequent manifestations in action will be different for each individual. Does being authentic gives you the courage to be creative?

Brands: Here Is The Size Of Your Digital Commerce Prize

Forrester's Customer Insights

Consumer-facing brands know that there is proverbial “gold” in generating direct sales through digital commerce — but the big question is the size of the prize. Where will brands place their digital commerce bets, and what will each yield in terms of digital sales, profitability, and customer relationships? The sales opportunity across different digital commerce touchpoints, […].

The Monthly “Change Agent CIO” Book Tuning: “Change Agent” CIO Jan, 2019

Future of CIO

Change is inevitable, organizational change has become a common practice within an organization, but too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. This is the bureaucracy’s way of meeting the challenges. A digital transformation is achieved via dynamic Strategy-Execution-Change lifecycle management, though it is not all linear steps, but an iterative, ongoing and upgoing change continuum.

Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.