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.

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


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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.

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.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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


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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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

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

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

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


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.

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

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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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 […].

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

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Beyond microservices; Software architecture driven by machine learning

Social, Agile and Transformation

It's not a question of if, it's a question of when and how AI and machine learning will change our programming and software development paradigms. Today's coding models are based on data storage, business logic, services, UX, and presentation. A full stack developer elects to build a three-tiered web architecture using an MVC framework. An IoT application calls for an event-driven. AI big data data management innovation IOT software development

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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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?

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

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

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.

9 creative recruitment strategies to hire developer on a budget

Hacker Earth

Recruiting top-class talent is challenging in itself and doing it on a low budget can be quite a daunting task!

Getting Started with Testing in Python

Linux Academy

Python is an amazing programing language that can be used for almost anything. Once you’ve learned the basics of writing Python code, a great next step to improve the code that you’re writing is to introduce automated tests. Let’s take a look at how you can get started with testing in Python, what automated tests are, the various kinds of test, testing tools that we can use in Python, and finally writing a few example tests.

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.

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.

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.

The Best “Vision” Quotes of “Digital Master” Mar. 2019

Future of CIO

" Digital Master ” is the series of guidebooks (27+ books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.”

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The Monthly “IT Innovation” Book Tuning: Running IT as Innovation Threshold Apr 2019

Future of CIO

Within abundant information and emergent digital technologies, IT is a key component of holistic business mindset to re-imagine “what is possible” - unleashing business potentials and improving business efficiency, effectiveness, agility, and maturity.