Mon.Aug 19, 2019

The Importance Of Defining Event ROI In The B2B Marketing Mix

Forrester IT

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” ” This question, first attributed to philosopher George Berkeley in 1710, raises questions about observation and perception.*

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Agile Planning Business Roadmaps, Architecture Standards, and DevOps Releases

Social, Agile and Transformation

Agile planning doesn't end when stories are written, accepted by the team, sized, and ready for development. Story writing is one aspect of agile planning, but it's not the only one. At StarCIO, agile planning is done at several levels depending on the complexity of the requirement.

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CX SF 2019: Don’t Claim A Good CX Until Customers Say They’ve Succeeded

Forrester IT

Shortly after I joined Forrester’s customer experience (CX) research team, I took a trip out to San Francisco to visit with some of my old friends and contacts in the tech industry. While there, I asked each one a simple question: “What do you do for your customers?”

SCCM Task Automation Application Deployment Updates – Patch My PC Review 2

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. This post is the continuation of “SCCM Application Creation Automation – Patch My PC Review 1.” ” In this post, Review #2, you are going to see more details from the SCCM side. Let’s see how Patch My PC can help with SCCM automation activities like third-party software updates and application creation. Introduction SCCM third-party software […].

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.

The Future of Retail ; From Store to Stage

Forrester IT

Did you know that 90 former Toys R Us big box stores are now Urban Air Adventure Parks? link] Here at Forrester we’ve been anticipating that retail, entertainment and hospitality would ultimately merge. We discussed the trend here : [link] and have more researh in the pipeline for you.

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Reflections On Bosch Connected World 2019

Forrester IT

Bosch ConnectedWorld — Bosch’s premier customer and partner event held annually in Berlin — has become a destination event for European internet of things (IoT) professionals. age of the customer internet of things (IoT) IoT analytics IoT security IoT software platforms industrial IoT IoT

Finding Answers In Your Data Should Not Be a Chore

Perficient - Digital Transformation

I hate looking for clothes to wear, especially if I’m in a hurry. Sometimes life gets crazy and my favorite shirt may still be in the dryer, or I can’t find the match to a sock I already have in my hand. Something easy can turn into a chore very quickly when things aren’t organized.

FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Forrester IT

The Great Gender Blur And Its Impact On The Future Of Marketing Marketing stands at the threshold of a monumental cultural shift – the great gender blur. The male-female binary and all its associated tropes that have pervaded brand marketing for decades are on shaky ground.

Beat the Odds: How to Conquer Common AI Challenges

Information Week

Some of the keys to success with an AI implementation may seem basic, but they really can make a difference

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.

Recommendations for Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Flexagon

Oracle OpenWorld 2019 in San Francisco is coming up quickly. It’s the biggest Oracle event of the year with a lot of great presentations and amazing influencers. Flexagon’s President, Dan Goerdt, is a conference veteran, attending and speaking at over 10 events in 2019. I sat down to ask Dan about what he is most. The post Recommendations for Oracle OpenWorld 2019 appeared first on Flexagon.

Outlook is Good for Health Care, Thanks to Big Data

Information Week

Technology improvements in recent years are making it possible to overcome the decades of siloed, inaccessible, consumer data

Make Radical Shift to Improve IT Organizational Maturity

Future of CIO

Information Technology is permeating into every corner of the organization and continues to grow in importance to the company.

How Younger Employees Communicate in the Enterprise

Information Week

Millennial and Zennials are well established in the workplace. So, are their communication preferences different from those of Baby Boomers and GenX

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.

The Best “Rule”Quotes of “Digital Master” Aug. 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.”

The VoIP connection: Don’t be jittery with bad audio quality

Spearline Testing

Have you ever had a jumbled up conversation, where you and your friend are saying two completely different things, crossing over and having the most incoherent discussion? A little bit frustrating, isn't it? This is a widespread problem when it comes to calls online.

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The Monthly Learning Summary: Knowledge and Expert Power Aug. 2019

Future of CIO

High organizational learning relates to high response in recognizing and addressing system constraints, adapt to the ever-changing environment.

Seeking Big A.I. Advances, a Startup Turns to a Huge Computer Chip

CTOvision

Tucked in the Los Altos hills near the Stanford University campus, in a low-slung bunker of offices across from a coffee shop, is a lab overflowing with blinking machines putting circuits through their paces to test for speed, the silicon equivalent of a tool and die shop.

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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.

What you need to know about Cloudera vs. AWS for big data

CTOvision

When it merged with fellow big data management vendor Hortonworks in January 2019, Cloudera Inc. gained a better chance to compete with cloud providers’ Hadoop offerings — setting up an AWS faceoff. The upcoming Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) will be an open source, cloud-hosted big data offering meant to challenge Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) — […].

Blockchain: a friend to digital continuity and lightweight workflow tool

CTOvision

Read Nick Ismail explain how blockchain technology can be an aid to digital continuity on Information Age : Blockchain is a friend to digital continuity. And, here’s why. There is a very natural connection between the way that blockchain can make data traceable on the abstract engineering layer across the physical supply chain. In the aerospace […].

Beware: In IIoT, Overreliance On Edge Can Lead To ‘Premature Optimization’

CTOvision

Read why Satish Gannu says that overreliance on technology could lead to premature optimization on Forbes : One piece of (not always popular) advice I give industrial internet of things customers is to resist being swept up in the hype-wave of edge computing. Research company IDC has forecast that 40% of internet of things (IoT)-created […].

Ikea goes all in on smart home tech

CTOvision

Ikea is formalizing what has recently become all too obvious: the company is making a major bet on smart home tech as a source of new revenue. To do this, Ikea announced that it will invest heavily in a new “Ikea Home smart” business unit with end-to-end responsibility for its burgeoning portfolio of smart devices. […].

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.