Mon.Jun 10, 2019

Future Of Retail: How Social Communities Will Impact Brands And Retailers In 2019

Forrester IT

Here’s what retailers and brands can expect and should focus on regarding social communities and social media for the rest of 2019. B2C marketing predictions 2019 retail social marketing social media promoted

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Recorded Future Posts Assessment on Geopolitical and Supply Chain Risks From the Huawei Monoculture


I’ve been reading cyber threat intelligence assessments since the beginnings of the digital age. Not sure if I’ve seen a million of them but it sure seems like I have.


Chase Closes Finn: Lessons For Other Digital Banks

Forrester IT

On June 6, JPMorgan Chase announced it would be closing its digital-only bank Finn, a little under a year after it was launched. Digital banking is a tough business, and we’ve seen far more examples of failures than successes over the past two decades.

Empowering IT: Revealing a More Powerful DevOps Strategy

Social, Agile and Transformation

I like to ask DevOps teams and engineers what should be a simple question, "What is your devops strategy and what are your priorities?" The answer I get is often a mix of what they are working on now (often CI/CD) and a word or two about the importance of a DevOps culture.

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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.

Salesforce buys Tableau to actualize data-driven engagement

Forrester IT

Salesforce announced today its’ intent to acquire Tableau Software. This move adds a robust data visualization and insights solution to their customer engagement portfolio. Unlike other acquisitions, Tableau will operate under its own brand post acquisition. Tableau Software offers an enterprise BI solution to access, combine and cleanse data from disparate sources. It allows users […]. age of the customer customer relationship management (CRM) data; BI; CRM

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Forrester’s Take On Salesforce’s Acquisition Of Tableau: What It Means For Customers

Forrester IT

Salesforce’s acquisition of Tableau is no big surprise. Despite the massive price tag, it fits perfectly with the SaaS giant’s ambition to be come an insights-rich platform for all things customer. Watch this video to hear our take on what it means for customers. (I I realize this video looks like it was shot from inside […]. age of the customer

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Amazon on how businesses can implement AI


This succinct video by AWS gives a high level overview of AI, with a focus on machine learning and deep learning. It hits both opportunity and challenges head on and gives tips on how more businesses can leverage AI via AWS. Several use cases are also provided. For more see our Guide to AI.

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Building Connected Experiences Starts with IoT’s 3 Core Business Scenarios

Forrester IT

Clients often ask us – how does IoT or smart home technology affect my market and company? Arielle, Annalise and I worked with a health insurer who asked us that question. That client work led to a new report, “Build A Connected Health Experience With Smart Home And Devices”. We started by reviewing how the […]. age of the customer chief information officer (CIO) digital business healthcare internet of things (IoT) connected experiences connected products

GitLab: A single application for the entire DevOps lifecycle


GitLab is a single application for the entire software development lifecycle. From project planning and source code management to CI/CD, monitoring, and security. For an overview see: And for more see: Infrastructure Companies

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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.

BI vendor landscape is going through significant changes – what can you do to protect your investments?

Forrester IT

The Business Intelligence (BI) market is going through a round of significant consolidation. Earlier this month Sisense acquired Periscope Data, last week Google announced its intention to acquired Looker, and today Salesforce announced the intention to acquired Tableau Software. A smaller company, LogiAnalytics has also been on an acquisition spree, acquiring Zoomdata today and Jinfonet […]. Fueling Machine Intelligence


Forge provides a platform of technology that performs real-time monitoring of global information. It is then transformed and enriched by NLP technology and parsed into a knowledge base before being syndicated into structured and machine-readable data feeds.

How to Get Started With Information Asset Management


As external cloud services , IT/OT convergence, the Internet of Things and digital business continue to increase, IT leaders have less purview over the technology assets that determine business outcomes. This continuously changing environment introduces an increasing variety of technologies and proliferation of assets to be managed.

BlackBag Technologies: Forensic software for analyzing Windows, Mac, iPhone, Android Devices


Blackbag has been developing innovative forensic acquisition & analysis software solutions for Windows, Android, Mac & iPhone since 2003. They also provide webinars and training around use of their solutions. For an overview of their approach see: For more see:

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.

How Chatbots Can Help Your Business and Customers


How Chatbots Can Help Your Business and Customers ~ It’s 2:30 on a sunny Friday afternoon. You’re just finishing up your day at work, a little tired and ready to bolt out of the office as soon as the clock strikes 3:00. Your computer is fading in and out of focus as you daydream about. Read more.

Fuzzbuzz: Fuzzing on autopilot


Fuzzbuzz is a platform that continuously tests your code for bugs and vulnerabilities with fuzzing. Internally, Fuzzbuzz uses AFL’s fuzzing algorithm, which has a proven track record of finding hundreds of critical bugs and vulnerabilities.

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How to Setup Automatic Intune Device Cleanup Rules


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In this quick blog post, you will learn more details about how to setup Automatic Intune device cleanup rules. This cleanup task is similar to SCCM maintenance tasks.

Cloud Trends in 2019: Containers as a Base

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The following blog comes from an interview with Perficient’s Principal of Cloud Consulting, Joel Thimsen, and is part of a series on cloud trends with experts from within Perficient. It was just six years ago that containers truly came to the attention of the business world with Docker.

Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

Moving to micro-services, or even working with distributed applications in a traditional environment, brings with it a host of interactions that are often difficult to understand. This session will provide an overview of service mesh, a review of the Istio service mesh itself, and dive into best practices and integration models for integrating the traceability model into a distributed application.

The History of Cryptography

Linux Academy

Have you ever sent a hidden message to someone? You probably have, in one form or another. Maybe you created a secret language as a kid or passed notes in class written in invisible ink. Today, you might use a common secure messaging service like iMessage. If any of these sound familiar to you, congratulations! You’ve used cryptography. What Is Cryptography? At its most basic, cryptography is the practice of concealing messages from anyone besides the intended recipient.

Will AI and Machine Learning Break Cloud Architectures?

Information Week

AI and machine learning are powered by lots of data, so much so that one futurist thinks today's cloud architectures aren't enough

Wireless Security | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

Wireless security is not only a huge subject, but it’s also extremely important. Remember: Wireless signals are not contained to copper or fiber like a wired network — these signals leave your office and your building and travel a good distance.

A Leap into Learning Kubernetes

Virtualized Greek

So, it’s been awhile, right? I opened my big mouth and put it out there that I’d do a video series installing Kubernetes (K8s) and OpenFaaS on 3-Node Intel NUC cluster. Of course, I’ve never installed K8s and other than

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Four Things Modern CIOs Need to Know

Information Week

Chief information officers stand at the forefront of how companies make and adapt to technological change. Here are four takeaways from the MIT CIO Symposium that they should keep in mind

Weekly Update 6-10-2019: What are Databases?

Linux Academy

This week, we’re all about databases; what they are, the different types of databases, and how to install them. While we go over what databases are and some of the various types of databases in this blog, we don’t go into how to work with them.

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Kubernetes Advantage: Considerations for a Multi-Cloud World

Information Week

As more IT leaders deploy Kubernetes into mainstream production environments, the ecosystem around Kubernetes will grow and drive innovation

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Leverage Systems Thinking to Understand and Enforce Digital Characteristics

Future of CIO

The hyperconnectivity nature of digital organization breaks down the functional, geographical, or even organizational border. The businesses today become much more nonlinear, interconnected, and interdependent than ever.

The Best “Gravitas” Quotes of “Digital Master” June 2019

Future of CIO

" Digital Master ” is the series of guidebooks (27+ 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.”

The Monthly “IT Innovation” Book Tuning: Embracing the Creative Side of IT June 2019

Future of CIO

Within abundant information and emergent digital technologies, IT is a key component of holistic business mindset to re-imagine “what is possible” - unleashing business potentials and improving business efficiency, effectiveness, agility, and maturity.