Mon.Apr 22, 2019

ABM: Flash In The Pan Or Here To Stay?

Forrester IT

At the SiriusDecisions 2019 Summit on May 5–8 in Austin, Texas, I will join two of my new colleagues from SiriusDecisions, Service Director Matt Senatore and Senior Research Director Bob Peterson, in presenting our POV on the future of account-based marketing (ABM).

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Mozilla launches its WebThings smart home platform from incubation


For the better part of two years, the folks at Mozilla have been diligently chipping away at Project Things, an open implementation of the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web of Things standard for monitoring and controlling connected devices, and today, they reached a major milestone. Project Things is graduating from its experimental phase with […]. CTO News


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B2C Marketing Predictions So Far: Preference And Privacy Prove Powerful

Forrester IT

Our 2019 B2C Marketing predictions hone in on the impact of rising customer power. Forrester has been evangelizing the age of the customer for a decade, but the message is approaching a crescendo.

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JPMorgan Expanding Blockchain Project With 220 Banks to Include Payments


Investment banking giant JPMorgan Chase is planning to expand an existing blockchain project to include settlement features as it seeks to fend off competition from payments upstarts such as TransferWise and Ripple. The blockchain-based Interbank Information Network (IIN), set up in partnership with Australia’s ANZ bank and the Royal Bank of Canada back in 2017, currently […]. CTO News

Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

Forget What You Read in Winnie the Pooh, the Goal of a Honeypot Isn’t to Get the Adversary Stuck in a Tree.

Forrester IT

Deception Technologies Operate by Identifying Business Use Case Violations Deception technology comes in many different varieties, but foundational to them all is the creation of an asset that has no legitimate business use.

Microsoft acquires Express Logic for its real-time internet of things operating system


Microsoft today announced that it’s acquired Express Logic, a 23-year-old San Diego, California-based developer of real-time operating systems (RTOS) for the internet of things (IoT) and edge devices powered by microcontroller units (MCUs), for an undisclosed amount. The Seattle company notes that Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS — which is designed to scale from resource-constrained, battery-powered […]. CTO News

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5G May Be Holy Grail for Telecom, But Energy Sector Feels Much Anxiety Over New Network


Read why Dipka Bhambhani says that the U.S. energy sector feels anxiety over launch of 5G technology on Forbes : While telecom giants are boasting faster, unlimited wireless connectivity for their mobile phone users under the long-awaited fifth generation wireless network (5G), the energy industry is worried. Energy groups are warning regulators that a 5G rollout […]. CTO News

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A New Era, A New Digital Japan?

Forrester IT

A New Era, A New Digital Japan? On May 1, Japan will get a new emperor, and a new era — Reiwa — will begin. The transition is largely symbolic, as the emperor’s role is ceremonial, but the coming of the Reiwa era also marks the end of the Heisei era, sometimes known as “the […].

Apple spends more than $30 million on Amazon’s cloud every month, making it one of the biggest AWS customers


As Apple and Amazon compete for a greater share of consumer dollars and attention, they also have a particularly intimate business relationship: Apple is spending more than $30 million a month on Amazon’s cloud, according to people familiar with the arrangement. Apple’s cloud expenditure reflects the company’s determination to deliver online services like iCloud quickly and […]. CTO News

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Boeing Case Reveals B2Bs Not Immune To Volatile Brand Crises

Forrester IT

Boeing is learning the hard way that B2B companies are no longer immune from brand crises that typically only affected B2C companies subject to empower customer scrutiny. age of the customer B2B branding

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum: The Fastest and Most Powerful DVD Ripper – Giveaway


Information Technology Blog - - WinX DVD Ripper Platinum: The Fastest and Most Powerful DVD Ripper – Giveaway - Information Technology Blog. If you are looking for reliable and powerful software to decode DVD, then you should definitely try WinX DVD Ripper Platinum.

Introducing Forrester’s Digital Competency Map

Forrester IT

Digital transformation is your opportunity to reimagine your company from the ground up – don’t mess it up with poor, missing, or misallocated talent. Business leaders involved in digital transformation say that finding the right people with the right skills is one of their biggest challenges. To help digital executives we developed the Forrester Digital […].

How A Streaming Music CIO Plans On Turning Things Around

The Accidental Successful CIO

Pandora’s CIO has plans to stop its loss in users Image Credit: Jenni Konrad. Having the CIO job at Pandora would put you right in the middle of a busy and challenging market. Streaming music is very hot right now and there are a lot of different companies that are involved in the market.

Emotional Fitness: How It Feels To Be Ready For The Future

Forrester IT

Forrester Future Fit is a tool for measuring your readiness for the future. A simple, five-minute assessment lets us statistically project whether you are the high-, medium-, or low-fitness group. Take the survey at to learn your score. Read more about future fitness here.

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How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

How to Operationalize Privacy and Data Governance for AI

Information Week

Enterprise approaches to data privacy and governance need a refresh when it comes to AI because things can go wrong at scale, fast

Proactively Identifying Compromised Passwords | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

Happy Monday, and welcome back to Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure. Last week, we covered the importance of password policies and some points that should be covered by those policies.

Data Privacy, Transparency Get New Weapon

Information Week

Osana and its browser plugin, Privacy Monitor, aim to provide consumers with transparency regarding consumer data privacy policies. The company will release data supply chain tools for companies later this year

Machine Learning at Scale: Highlights from The Artificial Intelligence Conference

Social, Agile and Transformation

Last week I attended The Artificial Intelligence Conference in NY sponsored by O'Reilly and Intel. It's my yearly ritual to report on the latest academic research, industry trends, successes, and challenges as more organizations invest people, time, and money in machine learning. From last year's conference I reported here on this blog on my keynote takeaways, and on collaborative AI . about me agile data AI big data data management data scientist innovation

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Corporate Responsibility: A Key to Weathering a Breach

Information Week

How a company handles a breach speaks directly to its character during one of the most high-profile times of its history

Running IT as Innovative Achiever

Future of CIO

Businesses today face numerous challenges, fiery competitions and rapid changes either technologically or economically. Companies across the industrial sector are facing significant transformation.

The Boardroom's Feedback Feedforward Practices

Future of CIO

Digital has the “VUCA” characteristics - velocity, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. It implies both business opportunities and risks on the way.

The Monthly “Performance Master’ Book Tuning: Measure Things Matter to Drive Digital Transformation Apr. 2019

Future of CIO

Corporate Performance Management is a management control from strategy to the shop floor. "If If you can't measure, you can't manage, " legendary management guru Peter Drucker once asserted.

Machine Learning for Builders: Tools, Trends, and Truths

Speaker: Rob De Feo, Startup Advocate at Amazon Web Services

Machine learning techniques are being applied to every industry, leveraging an increasing amount of data and ever faster compute. But that doesn’t mean machine learning techniques are a perfect fit for every situation (yet). So how can a startup harness machine learning for its own set of unique problems and solutions, and does it require a warehouse filled with PhDs to pull it off?