Tue.Jan 14, 2020

10 Must-Read Business Books for 2020


Smarter With Gartner helps its readers stay ahead of business and technology trends. Every year, our readers flock to articles on emerging tech, leadership and the future of work. In 2019, Gartner experts authored two books to help leaders tackle those same issues and dig deeper on what matters most to their business. We asked our Smarter With Gartner Expert Advisory Board members to recommend their must-read books for business executives in 2020.

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Tolerable security risk is a spectrum

David Linthicum

It’s 5:00 a.m. sometime in 2018. The phone rings. It’s the cloudops team reporting a potential breach where gigabytes of customer data may have been compromised. You spend the next year toughening up cloud security, allocating four times what you spent in the previous year. The board of directors is happy to fund the additional tools and people. As we say: “You can’t have too much security.”.

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Five Highly Anticipated Blockchain Trends You Should Know In 2020


Read Venkatesan Ellappan list five highly anticipated blockchain trends for 2020 on Inc24 : Blockchain, since its inception, has been one of the most demanded and talked about technology among all the new age technologies the industry has been working with.

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The Future Of Contact Center Work: How To Source New Agent Talent

Forrester IT

As AI and automation infuse the contact center, the role of the is agent changing. Contact centers are already seeing: Agents losing their jobs. Modern self-service technologies are giving customers the ability to find answers to frequently asked questions and to resolve simple issues. This takes away the routine work of generalists and tier 1 […]. age of the customer automation customer relationship management (CRM) customer service solutions Ai automation customer service; AI

How AI Can Radically Change Your Business

AI is quickly becoming mainstream, thanks to its value-driving capabilities. Yet, even with such widespread attention, it still is one of the most misunderstood technologies out there. Here's how to make the most out of it and bring a positive change to your company.

Trusona Is Poised To Improve How We Securely Authenticate With Systems


Editor’s note: I first met Trusona via the Security Innovation Network (SINET) and later thanks to Evan Weisel of W2Comm I was treated to an in person demo and discussion with CEO Ori Eisen while at Blackhat.

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AMD vs. Intel: Which CPU is likely to be faster this year?


Read Gordon Mah Ung compare AMD and Intel on PC Mag : This year we’ll see an historic fight for laptops, as AMD’s first truly competitive mobile CPU seeks to dethrone Intel’s decades-long dominance.

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How can you be AI ready?


Organizations implementing AI have increased by 270 per cent over the last four years, according to a recent survey by Gartner. Even though the implementation of AI is a growing trend, 63 per cent of organizations haven’t deployed this technology. What is holding them back: cost, talent shortage?

Why big data may help you sleep better at night


There are two technologies that Sleep Number’s launching at CES this year. Two years ago, we launched our 360 platform, which is a fully integrated heating and cooling temperature bed that allows us to really optimize the comfort of each individual. This is our Climate 360 smart bed–it has the ability to warm the feet, […].

All You Wanted to Know About Digital Textbooks


Surely by now every individual who has access to digital technology knows what digital textbooks are. But there is still a need to further elaborate certain facts about e-textbooks , just to ensure that all those who are new to converting books to eBooks are on the same page.

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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.

The Internet of Things Is Changing the World


Read why Irving Wladawsky-Berger explain how the Internet of Things promises to bring many benefits, including a new generation of smart, connected products on Wall Street Journal : The Internet of Things has been a long time coming. Ubiquitous or pervasive computing, which is computing happening anytime and anywhere, dates to the 1990s, when devices […].

C-Suite Whispers: Considering an event-centric data strategy? Here’s what you need to know


Digital transformation dominates most CIO priority lists pertaining to questions such as: How will digital transformation affect IT infrastructure? Will technology live on-premise or in the cloud? Depending on where that data lives, an organization requires different skill sets.

Moving security operations to the cloud


Read Jon Oltsik explain how to move your security operations to the cloud on CSO Online : It’s also important to remember that these security operations challenges are exacerbated by the ongoing cybersecurity skills shortage as there just aren’t enough skilled bodies to throw at problems. Looking to get off this security operations treadmill, many organizations […].

What to do if you're still running Windows 7

Tech Republic Security

Your best bet is to finish a migration to Windows 10 ASAP, but there are other options in the interim, says content delivery company Kollective

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.

Get Your Enterprise Ready for 5G

Information Week

While you might think of 5G wireless as a cool consumer tech concept, don't lose sight of the fact that it will have a significant impact on enterprise IT

Why Financial Services Firms Must Focus on Digital Transformation

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Digital transformation can be confusing. If a company has all its books and records maintained by computers, isn’t it already digital? If it has a functional web presence and even conducts business transactions via an integrated B2B or B2C portal, doesn’t that qualify as digital?

IT Careers: Top 10 US Cities for Tech Jobs

Information Week

If you would consider relocating to further your IT career, these cities offer some excellent options


SQL DATEDIFF Function Guide and Examples

Database Star

The SQL Server DATEDIFF function lets you find the difference between two dates in a range of different units. Learn how to use it and see a range of examples in this guide.

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.

Micron expects significant improvements in bandwidth and performance for business servers

Tech Republic Data Center

At CES 2020, Micron announced it is now sampling next-gen DDR5 RAM


Cloud computing in 2020: More hybrid customers and massive growth in China

Tech Republic Cloud

Alluxio founder also says pyTorch or TensorFlow will emerge as the top choice among machine learning frameworks

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How to restore a Nextcloud backup

Tech Republic Data Center

With a Nextcloud backup in place, it's time to learn how to restore those backups to a new instance of the on-premises cloud server

All You Wanted to Know About Digital Textbooks


Surely by now every individual who has access to digital technology knows what a digital textbook is. But there is still a need to further elaborate certain facts about e-textbooks, just to ensure that all those who are new to converting books to eBooks are on the same page. Yes, there are some publishers out there who are yet to make the shift from print to digital. And for them, this blog is going to prove more than informative.

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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.

How to protect your Windows 7 computers and data after Microsoft cuts off support

Tech Republic Security

With no bug fixes or patches available for Windows 7 after Jan. 14, Veritas CIO John Abel offers tips to safeguard the PCs in your organization

The Best “Youness” Quotes of “Digital Master” Jan, 2020

Future of CIO

Culture and brand have an intricate relationship. Culture delivers“Youness” message and becomes the way you discover yourselves, do business to delight customers. It is your brand promise.

All About BIND DNS: Who, How, & Why

Linux Academy

BIND: A Short History. BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) is a software collection of tools including the world’s most widely used DNS (Domain Name System) server software.

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The Monthly “IT Innovation” Book Tuning: Breakthrough Innovation Jan, 2020

Future of CIO

Breakthrough innovation is disruptive, with high returns and high risks.

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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.