Tue.May 15, 2018

What is the cost of bad data?

Eric D. Brown

How much is bad data costing you? It could be very little – or it could be a great deal. In this article I give an example of what the cost of bad data really is. A few days ago, I received a nice, well designed sales/marketing piece in the mail yesterday.

Chinese Intelligence Operations In America

CTOvision

In part 2 of our Cyberwar series we’ll take a look at how the Chinese government utilizes the US’s open business environment to stage intelligence operations on American soil. Reconnaissance: While there has been a lot of recent press on Cambridge Analytica, the reality is there’s a giant industry that sells information on individuals who play […]. CTO Cyber Security Cyber War Government News China Cybersecurity Cyberwar DHS DoD Machine learning

How to deal with bad data in your cloud migration

David Linthicum

Do you have dysfunctional enterprise data? The symptoms are pretty easy to spot, including not having a single source of truth for customers, orders, inventory, etc. Or not be able to properly secure and govern the data, thus being unable to deal with regulations. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

Google Assistant sounds eerily human, The White House forms AI committee, Carnegie Mellon launches AI degree

CTOvision

These are some of the hot topics we are tracking in the domain of Artificial Intelligence: Google Grapples With ‘Horrifying’ Reaction to Uncanny AI Tech We provided our thoughts on Google Duplex here (we think it is cool tech but needs bounding). This is consistent with how others seem to be viewing it. From Boomberg: […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News Training and Education

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Meaningful Measures – Meaningful Change or Meaningless Hype?

Perficient - Digital Transformation

They say the only constant is change and for the most part change is a good thing. However, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with change.

Can AI help bridge the IT security skills gap? | Salted Hash Ep 27

Network World

Host Steve Ragan reports from the show floor at RSA 2018, taking with Oliver Tavakoli, CTO at Vectra Networks, and author of the Thinking Security blog on CSOonline.com, about the types of IT security work that can be off-loaded to artificial intelligence systems

5 Steps to Modernize Your Mainframe with Pair Programming

Perficient - Digital Transformation

It seems like once I stopped mainframe coding in COBOL and RPG and moved to Java, I have been continuously involved in mainframe retirement projects. There may be no bigger and slower moving pending disaster than the state of the corporate mainframe. The mainframe itself stands in stark contrast; they are better and faster than ever. Mainframes perform the core tasks of most traditional corporations. I see numbers like 80% of corporate data. A z13 can process 2.5

Setup Co-Management Cloud DP Azure Blob Storage

Anoop

A Cloud-based Distribution Point (CDP) is an SCCM DP that is hosted in Microsoft Azure. The application packages will be stored in Azure Blob storage. And it is a PaaS (Platform As A Service) solution from Microsoft SCCM. Security Patching of Azure PaaS solution servers is Microsoft’s responsibility. In this post, we will see how to […]. The post Setup Co-Management Cloud DP Azure Blob Storage appeared first on SCCM Intune Real World Enterprise Experience Blog by Anoop C Nair.

Automated Reconciliations with Oracle ARCS [Webinar Q&A Part 2]

Perficient - Digital Transformation

If you missed our recent webinar, How Noble Energy Automated Reconciliations with Oracle ARCS , the recorded event is available for immediate viewing with no registration required! Hear directly from Noble Energy how they moved from a spreadsheet and email-driven account reconciliation process to the cloud. Event attendees enjoyed an extended Q&A session and now you can read the questions asked and answered in this three-part blog series.

Manually Installing Firefox 60 on Fedora 27

Scott Lowe

Mozilla recently released version 60 of Firefox , which contains a number of pretty important enhancements (as outlined here ). However, the Fedora repositories don’t (yet) contain Firefox 60 (at least not for Fedora 27), so you can’t just do a dnf update to get the latest release. With that in mind, here are some instructions for manually installing Firefox 60 on Fedora 27.

Operational Transformation – Benefits of Other Delivery Models

Perficient - Digital Transformation

In my previous blog I discussed the growing use of alternative service delivery models to reduce overall IT costs. As a recap, examples of these delivery models include: Software as a Service (SaaS) or remote hosted agreements where the application vendor provides application support and operational services. Cloud based services where the processing and storage required to support the provider’s IT environment are outside the traditional data center.

Expanding Through M&A in the Insurance Industry

Perficient - Digital Transformation

M&A is always on the table, as it can provide quicker access to more customers through geographic expansion, as well as new business lines and capabilities. It’s also a way to reinforce a company’s innovation strategy. Zurich’s acquisition of Bright Box, a company which provides telematics solutions “that link drivers to their vehicles, and the vehicles to networks of car dealers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs),” is an excellent example of this.

Upcoming Blog Series On TransCelerate Shared Investigator Platform (SIP)

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In an industry that has historically been siloed and secretive, the nonprofit collaboration known as TransCelerate BioPharma, Inc. TransCelerate) is a clear indicator of change.