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


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

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.

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.

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The Security And Privacy Implications Of Drones

Forrester IT

Over the past few years, drones have transitioned from military-only applications into a strategic asset that is transforming a range of industries such as construction, real estate, insurance, and agriculture.

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

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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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

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.

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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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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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

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.

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 […].

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.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.