Fri.Oct 04, 2019

The Client Book Club

Forrester IT

This week, Forrester’s Board of Clients was in Cambridge. This amazing group advises the company on strategy, new products, and improving our service. Over the years, they have had a big influence on how we work and where we are going — this year, the discussion was particularly valuable.

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Fend off the increasing container attacks in the cloud

David Linthicum

The computer security company Skybox Security released an update to its 2019 Vulnerability and Threat Trends report. As the name implies, this report analyzes the computer vulnerabilities in play during the first half of 2019. Some of the key findings included the rapid growth of vulnerabilities in cloud containers.

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A Lesson On Facial Recognition, Privacy, And GDPR From The Far North

Forrester IT

(Jeremy Vale coauthored this post.)

What Financial Firms Want in Cloud Adoption Strategies

Information Week

Lead technologists from three financial institutions shared their infrastructure transformation needs at New York Enterprise Tech Meetup

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?

The Key To Your AI Transformation: Think Like A Supervillain

Forrester IT

Want to take over the world using AI? Contrary to popular belief, AI isn’t going to design a plan for AI-enabled world domination for you. And don’t hold your breath, it won’t be doing so anytime soon.)

AWS billing is broken and Kubernetes won't last, says irreverent economist Corey Quinn

Tech Republic Cloud

The Duckbill Group's outspoken co-founder Corey Quinn shares his thoughts on the cloud industry, Walmart's paranoia about AWS, why Docker is nearly out of money, and why Larry Ellison "is not people

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Three vital ethical issues highlighted by the vast potential of neural interfaces

Trends in the Living Networks

Last week I participated in a TV panel discussion on the implications and ethics of neural interfaces , together with the fascinating cyborg artist Neil Harbisson and Oxford University neuroethicist Stephen Rainey. A video of the full program is below.

The Future Of Services: An Interview On Why We’re Launching This Research

Forrester IT

This is an interview that Allen Bonde and I did to launch our coverage of the future of services. Markets and firms are changing dramatically under the relentless forces unleashed by technology. Customers’ expectations rise continuously. Firms die or thrive based on their ability to reinvent their businesses to reach and serve customers. And […]. age of the customer

Changing Mindsets on IT Automation

Information Week

Enterprises are not fully on board yet and in some cases stuck in manual mode. Here are four key areas to consider to get on the road to automation

Using AI to Automate Customer Service


Information Technology Blog - - Using AI to Automate Customer Service - Information Technology Blog. Improving quality of service provided to the customers is a top priority for any company these days- regardless of aspects like segment and size of the business.

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!

Recording Upskill SCCM Admins Webinar SCCM in Cloud Era


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Many of you attended the Webinar on upskilling the SCCM admins in the Cloud Era. This post is the follow-up post to let you know the details about the Webinar.

How To Stay Safe When Gaming Online


Information Technology Blog - - How To Stay Safe When Gaming Online - Information Technology Blog. Any action we take online requires being alert and taking security seriously. Whether browsing, downloading any file, sending an e-mail. Also when we play online we must exercise caution.

How ingress/egress charges ruin any benefit of multicloud (and how to fix it)

Tech Republic Cloud

Dumping workloads in the cloud and running analytics on it is a really quick way to run up a gigantic bill

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Customer Retention Strategies


Information Technology Blog - - Customer Retention Strategies - Information Technology Blog. Increasing customer base is a priority for any company but it is also important to focus on retaining existing or loyal customers.

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.

How OEMs can steer channel partners toward XaaS

Tech Republic Cloud

As XaaS solutions become more popular, OEMs must deliver, but they need channel partners to be on board. Here's how to make that happen

A Quick Look at ManageEngine’s Enhanced Add-on for SCCM


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In this post let’s go ahead and check ManageEngine’s enhanced add-on for SCCM current branch. This is the sponsored post by ManageEngine to get more details about their new features of the Patch Connect Plus! Introduction Patch Connect Plus aids in patching with Microsoft SCCM by completely automating third-party application patching. While this is good, […].

The Virtue of Systems Thinking

Future of CIO

Every system is like three sides of a coin, this side, that side and the integrative relationship between them. Systems Thinking is a way of understanding complexity, the interconnectivity between the parts and the whole. Every system is a construct of the mind.

Hardest tech roles to fill (+ solutions!)

Hacker Earth

Technology has evolved drastically over the last decade and is only expected to continue transforming. With the changing landscape, the skill sets that organizations look for in tech professionals is also changing.

Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.

The Best “Clarity” Quotes of “Digital Master” Oct. 2019

Future of CIO

" Digital Master ” is a series of guidebooks (28 + 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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Hardest tech roles to fill (+ solutions!)

Hacker Earth

Technology has evolved drastically over the last decade and is only expected to continue transforming. With the changing landscape, the skill sets that organizations look for in tech professionals is also changing.

The Monthly “Digital Master” Book Tuning: Build Digitally Competitive Organization Oct. 2019

Future of CIO

Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, process to technology, both horizontally and vertically.