Mon.Apr 01, 2019

Time To Rethink Channel Incentives And Program Management (CIPM)?

Forrester IT

Channel incentives are used to improve indirect sales performance, orchestrate partners’ behavior, and engender channel loyalty.

Navigate the Ever-Changing Terms of Brexit


It’s been almost three years since the U.K. voted in favor of leaving the European Union (EU), and the political stalemate around Brexit continues. The original departure date of March 29, 2019 has been delayed. The EU has granted the U.K. government an extension to April 12, 2019 for Brexit with no deal or May 22, 2019 for Brexit with a deal. This extension only adds further ambiguity around how the outcome of Brexit will impact organizations.

Telcos must prioritize Innovations that extend beyond networking

Forrester IT

Since the birth of cloud computing in early 2000, telecommunications companies have seen business growth thanks to these IT transformational partners.

9 Ways In Which AI Is Transforming Healthcare


Artificial intelligence and machine learning are transforming many areas of the healthcare industry. A lot of this has been made possible in recent years because of the sheer quantity of data produced by healthcare providers and the opportunity to identify patterns and augment the capabilities of existing physicians, clinicians and staff. From robot-assisted surgeries to […].

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.

Forrester Future Fit: How Fit Are You?

Forrester IT

When you want to improve your physical fitness, you turn to the pros — a trainer, maybe a doctor — and you ask them to give you an assessment. They run some tests, generate some numbers, and they review the results with you. They tell you how fit you are and help you make a […]. age of the customer


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Why Tech-Driven Innovation Is The New Imperative — Join Us At The DT&I Forum To Learn More

Forrester IT

In less than seven weeks, we will descend on Chicago for Forrester’s Digital Transformation & Innovation 2019 Forum. Your competitors are delivering new products and services that continually raise the bar, so your imperative to transform is stronger than ever. But getting transformation right is essentially just table stakes; innovation really is the new imperative. […]. emerging technology Innovation future innovation


Step by Step SCCM 1902 Upgrade Guide Production Version


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. This post is to help to perform the SCCM 1902 upgrade. This post is a comprehensive step by step guide to upgrade SCCM infra. Microsoft released SCCM 1902 in the opt-in/slow ring.

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If You Can’t Beat ‘Em– Buy ‘Em

Forrester IT

The lines between agencies, consultancies, and tech services firms are continuing to blur. This convergence is driven in part by an acquisition-heavy strategy. Like in 2017, the last year of acquisitions saw cloud and agency capabilities as most in-demand. But what does this mean for buyers? Your go-to boutique agency may (soon) be part of a […]. age of the customer acquisitions aqui-hire consulting tech acquisitions tech services

Blockchain: Top 4 challenges CIOs face


Blockchain had been heralded as the next gen technology but its hype is fading. Alison DeNisco Rayome takes a look at the reasons why blockchain implementation presents a challege to the CIOs on Tech Republic : By 2023, blockchain technologies are poised to support the global movement of $2 trillion worth of goods and services […]. CTO News


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.

Forrester Future Fit: Next Steps

Forrester IT

Thank you for taking the quick Forrester Future Fit assessment. As you saw, the assessment returns a score of high, medium, or low future fitness. Behind the scenes what we did was statistically rigorous but fairly straightforward: Based on your answers to a handful of key questions, we score you on a scale from 1 […]. age of the customer


Apple Arcade vs Google Stadia: Two game subscription services with nothing in common


Earlier this week, Apple announced a new game subscription service just a week after Google’s big Stadia cloud gaming announcement. While both services might feature a similar subscription model – that’s about all they have in common. In terms of ‘what they offer’ and ‘how they offer it’, they couldn’t be further apart. Google’s Stadia is […]. CTO News

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Running an SCCM Package via PowerShell and Command Line

Mick's IT Blog

While working on a new compliance policy, I ran into a lot of hurdles that needed to be resolved. One of those hurdles was executing an SCCM package via PowerShell. Using the WMIExplorer, I was able to locate a method that allows you to execute an SCCM package as shown below.

Samsung Confirms Galaxy S10 5G Specifications: Exynos Modem 5100


As highly suspected a little over a week ago in our reporting of the pricing of the new Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, the new 5G model in Korea will indeed come powered by Samsung’s own 5G modem chipset. This morning Samsung confirmed the hardware specifications of the model, along with announcing that the S10 5G […]. CTO News

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.

Meta Networks builds user security into its Network-as-a-Service

Network World

Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) is growing in popularity and availability for those organizations that don’t want to host their own LAN or WAN, or that want to complement or replace their traditional network with something far easier to manage. With NaaS, a service provider creates a multi-tenant wide area network comprised of geographically dispersed points of presence (PoPs) connected via high-speed Tier 1 carrier links that create the network backbone.

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6 Steps to a More Secure IoT


Read Vishal Salvi list six steps for businesses to implement the most secure Internet of Things platform on CIO : Concerns about securing the Internet of Things have not stopped firms from implementing IoT. Fueled by the potential of IoT to help reduce costs, improve efficiency, and provide more visibility into all facets of operations, […]. CTO News

4 Common Mobile App Budgeting Blunders and How to Avoid Them


Information Technology Blog - - 4 Common Mobile App Budgeting Blunders and How to Avoid Them - Information Technology Blog. Companies are now focusing on expanding the horizons for their customers.

Microsoft expands its Azure IP Advantage program to include IoT devices and donates 500 patents to the LOT Network


Microsoft today announced a major expansion of its Azure IP Advantage program, which provides its Azure users with protection against patent trolls. This program now also provides customers who are building IoT solutions that connect to Azure with access to 10,000 patents to defend themselves against intellectual property lawsuits. What’s maybe most interesting here, though, is […]. CTO News

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.

Machine Learning, Natural Language Meet to Understand Intent

Information Week

Machine learning and natural language capabilities will bring the power of analytics to more people through semantics

Employee Spotlight – Tia Williams, AWS Training Architect

Linux Academy

Our Training Architects are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of online learning and helping professionals become cloud and Linux experts! Hear from one of our AWS Training Architects, Tia Williams, below and see why she loves working at Linux Academy.

10 Fixes for When Change Brings Your Systems to Their Knees

Information Week

When your systems slow to a crawl the causes may go beyond your technology

SQL CTE (WITH Clause): The Ultimate Guide

Database Star

A Common Table Expression (or CTE) is a feature in several SQL versions to improve the maintainability and readability of an SQL query.

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.

April Intro | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

Welcome to April! I bet you didn’t know April is “ National Car Care Awareness Month.” Yep, it sure is. Why do I bring up car care when this is an information security blog? I do this because it’s all relative. Why do you perform maintenance on your car?

Three Aspects of Change Management

Future of CIO

Closer to reality is that 'change' is continuously happening in the environment of a company. It is nevertheless true that the change itself has become unpredictable and evolutionary. Change cannot be just another thing that needs to be accomplished, it’s the common practice within the organization.

Weekly Update 4-01-19

Linux Academy

We’ve teased you for the past couple of months about new courses releasing this April, and while it is the first of the month, these courses are no joke. Before we jump into all the new content, a quick reminder of some releases from last month.

Q&A: Nancy Harris of Sage Talks Financial Data and the Cloud

Information Week

Machine learning and AI may create more ways for companies with legacy financial data to leverage the cloud

Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

Moving to micro-services, or even working with distributed applications in a traditional environment, brings with it a host of interactions that are often difficult to understand. This session will provide an overview of service mesh, a review of the Istio service mesh itself, and dive into best practices and integration models for integrating the traceability model into a distributed application.