Thu.May 17, 2018

VC Due Diligence is a two way street

The Investing Edge

Borrowing an enterprise sales term, the “ funnel ” for startup opportunities at a venture firm starts very wide and ends up extremely narrow, and there are numerous stages along the way. From initial call or email to actual funding, there is a massive filtering process.

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Facebook gives sensitive user information to advertisers, White House emails not protected, Discounted cyber insurance, Intel’s unethical conduct

CTOvision

These are some of the cybersecurity stories CTOvision is tracking. For others see our portal into all things cybersecurity and cyberwar. Facebook lets advertisers target users based on sensitive interests CTOvision has been tracking the Facebook data issues for quite a while and will continued to keep you in the loop (see The Ethics Of […]. CTO Cyber Security Cyber War News

All Brands Need A Full-Fledged Digital Commerce Strategy

Forrester IT

The internet has enabled brands to sell more of their products to an ever-expanding universe of shoppers, but digital distribution has also added complexity to the relationship between brands and retailers and other channel partners. All brands need to set parameters around the digital sales of their goods, regardless of the type of brand or […].

Cisco CEO trumpets Catalyst 9K advances, software business success

Network World

Industry bellwether Cisco revealed some important financial numbers this week – its revenues were $12.5 billion, up 4 percent for the third quarter year-over-year, with product revenue up 5 percent. But one of the of the more interesting tidbits is that the company said it was selling some 40 Catalyst 9000 systems a day in and has installed 2,700 of the big boxes this quarter bring the total to 5,800 since its introduction in 2017.

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Take Interconnected Approach to Drive Digitalization

Future of CIO

The increasing pace of technological advances and exponential growth of information have clearly impacted the nature and scope of opportunity that the business could ever experience and risks the business exposes to.

Continued Convergence Of Analytics Products And Services

Forrester IT

I’ve been watching this trend with great curiosity (and first wrote about it in 2008). On the one hand, software product vendors are slowly but surely migrating from just selling products to selling solutions — and solutions always require professional services. IBM led the trend when it acquired PwC Consulting in 2002. For the last few […]. advanced analytics analytics applications big data IT consulting

Perficient and IBM Host Blockchain Event in Denver

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Blockchain is leading many of the most successful companies to an integrated ecosystem with their customers and suppliers to deliver the speed, convenience, trust and transparency demanded by the market.

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Three Aspects of the Board Refreshment

Future of CIO

The digital paradigm is an emerging ecosystem of principles, policies, and practices that set limits or boundaries, also provide the guidance for problem-solving or creating something new under the digital rules.

Microsoft Teams Direct Routing now in Public Preview!

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Over the past few months Microsoft has discussed the concept of Bring Your Own Trunk (BYOT) which was briefly outlined in their roadmap.

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 5/18/2018

Future of CIO

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing. The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 2.5 million page views with 4600+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc.

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What is blockchain technology?

Network World

Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin has garnered most of the media coverage and hype to date, but keep your eye on blockchain – this new technology is poised to change IT in much the same way open-source software did a quarter century ago

3 Reasons to Start Change Management Work Early

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Have you ever been cooking and realized somewhere along the process that you missed a key ingredient? Once you’ve figured it out, you’re left with three options: Start over. Skip the ingredient altogether. Throw it in anyway and hope for the best. When we choose the third option, our dish usually doesn’t taste quite like we expected. We don’t get the result we were looking for. Companies tend to attack projects much like #3 when it comes to change management.

Explaining the %WINDIR%Installer Folder

Mick's IT Blog

While recently writing an MSI uninstaller script, I needed to be able to associate the GUID with the applications name. In the process, I was finally able to associate the MSI files inside the Installer folder with the application. You may wonder why you want to know this.

Mastering the Art of Data and Analytics to Transform Customer Experience

Perficient - Digital Transformation

“Art is never finished. Only abandoned.” – Leonardo Da Vinci. It’s no secret that the reason why some companies are more successful than others comes down to one thing: these firms prioritize understanding their customers to meet their rising expectations. According to Salesforce , 75 percent of consumers expect a consistent experience wherever they engage, whether it’s on a website, social media, mobile or in person.

Data Lakes and the Information Governance Critical Success Factor

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Since my last post I’ve been working for a client that is actively engaged in establishing a Data Lake for the purpose of supporting their analytics efforts, but also looking to “re-architect” the way their systems collaborate by using this Data Lake environment to control and consolidate all information-sharing interactions within their environment.

Respect Driven Development

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Respect Driven Development is not an attempt to add to the Agile alphabet soup of X Driven Development like TDD, BDD, DDD or FDD. I consider it to be more of an attitude than a process. The idea started to germinate the more I worked on Big Data projects, which have not always turned out to be beneficial for all.

SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization Deadlines

Perficient - Digital Transformation

In a new guide , we discuss the background of the SEC’s Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules and the potential effects on individual financial institutions. The snippet below shares some deadlines the new rules present. Form N-PORT. If you are a larger entity with net assets of over $1 billion, you were initially required to comply by June 1, 2018. The SEC has granted a nine-month delay, but you must still gather and maintain all the required data as of June 1, 2018.