November, 2019

How to Deal With Digital Disruption 

CEB IT

Digital business. Future of the enterprise. Future of work. Future workforce. Digital society. CIOs have to deal with these forces and futures — and more. The only constant is change. . Businesses are being disrupted and redisrupted constantly. But controlling the disruption isn’t the solution.

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How to future-proof cloud applications

David Linthicum

Chances are, you’re either building a net-new application in the cloud or using native technology such as serverless or machine learning. Or, you’re porting an application to the cloud, either refactoring it to leverage native services, or lifting and shifting with little or no modification to the code or data. How do you ensure these applications last more than a few years on the cloud? In other words, how do you future-proof them? I have a few core recommendations.

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How Big Data Keeps Businesses Secure

CTOvision

Read Magnolia Potter explain how big data can be used to keep your business secure on Inside Big Data Big data has become almost ubiquitous in the world of business. From supply chain and inventory management to HR processes like hiring, big data has proven itself to be a valuable tool. However, big data can […].

IT Compliance - It's whats for dinner.

CIO Musings

NOTE: Please excuse the format of this, it is from my speaking notes for the Public Technology Institute Fall 2019 CIO Leadership forum. I was asked to speak, briefly, on IT compliance. I figured what the heck, make a blog post out of it.

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!

7 Disruptions You Might Not See Coming

CEB IT

It’s not unheard of for someone watching a particular TV series, who likes the outfit of a main character, to hop on a favorite shopping site and order clothes with a similar cut or color. But what if biometrics tracked the exact moment you were particularly engaged in an emotional reaction, noted which character was on screen, and then found and recommended outfit options based on that data? Emotional experiences are just one of seven digital disruptions that CIOs might not see coming.

There’s Just One CX Metric That Matters To Your C-Suite – But You’re Not Reporting It

Forrester IT

I’d be doing you a massive disservice if I didn’t tell you that the one CX metric you must report to your CEO and the rest of your C-suite is not NPS. It’s also not Level of Effort, CSAT, or even Forrester’s beloved Customer Experience Index. It’s: $ I feel compelled to point this out […].

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Looking into an intelligent cloud future

David Linthicum

Do you know what IT will be doing 10 years from now? I can anticipate a few patterns that will remain, but for the most part, we tend to have short attention spans when it comes to technology. Ten years from now I suspect we’ll be focused on a whole new set of technologies and hyped trends, but it’s clear that we’ll do so in the context of the cloud-enabled enterprise.

Travel Back To 1985 For A Guest Lecture By Commodore Grace Hopper on The Future of Computing

CTOvision

Thanks to the power of computing you can watch Commodore Grace Hopper delivering her landmark lecture at MIT Laboratory on 25 April 1985. The entire presentation is excellent and worth listening to.

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Enterprise Guide to Data Privacy

Information Week

Enterprise organizations could be hit with heavy fines if they don't comply with laws (current and upcoming) to protect their customers. CIOs and IT leaders: Are you ready

Gartner Top 10 Data and Analytics Trends

CEB IT

Traditionally, banks targeted older customers for wealth management services, assuming that this age group would be the most interested.

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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.

The 64 Best Channel Podcasts Of 2019

Forrester IT

By Jay McBain and Rob Spee If you haven’t listened to a podcast yet, you’re now in the minority. According to Podcast Insights, 51% of the US population has listened to at least one podcast. Since the first podcast came on the scene in 2004, there are now over 750,000 podcast shows with […].

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Learn How to Sysprep Capture Windows 10 Image using DISM

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. My name is Jitesh Kumar and I have more than 3 years experience in IT Domain, having expertise on Windows 10 deployment, including the various microsoft tools (ConfigMgr ,MDT) and deployment solutions.

I still hate New Year’s cloud predictions, but here are mine

David Linthicum

I’m getting about one a day now, sometimes more. PR people are sharing their client’s deeply profound predictions for cloud computing in 2020, with the hope that I’ll take note. The large majority are along the lines of “Cloud computing will continue to grow in 2020,” or “Machine learning, containers, and serverless computing will still be big in 2020.” Thank you, Captain Obvious, for going out on those limbs.

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OODA Loop Launches A New Series Of Market Based Assessments Aimed At Your Success

CTOvision

Technology driven business transformation is never equal. Some businesses will not grasp the nature of change quick enough. Others will see new opportunities for innovation and will execute in ways that lead to market domination.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

GPUs Continue to Dominate the AI Accelerator Market for Now

Information Week

As enterprises embark on AI and machine learning strategies, chip makers like NVIDIA, Intel and AMD are battling to become the standard hardware providers

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Understand the 4 Common CTO Personas

CEB IT

The chief technology officer (CTO) is one of the least understood and most broad of all C-suite positions. The role is often tasked with pursuing multiple abstract goals such as “ driving innovation ,” “identifying emerging technologies ” or simply “managing IT operations.”

Predictions 2020: Three Big Changes In Store For DevOps

Forrester IT

DevOps teams will see some new trends in 2020 that will impact their work in GRC, introduce new tools, and bring additional business value. Learn more from Forrester Principal Analyst Charles Betz.

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Windows 10 1909 Deployment Enhancement Enablement Package

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In this post, we will see what is the difference in Windows 10 1909 deployment or update. The screen shots of this post is taken from Microsoft Ignite session by Vivek Singh Gaur.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Data science and cloud computing win most political campaigns

David Linthicum

Back in college I did computer consulting for political consulting firms in the Washington D.C. Working on both sides of the political spectrum, I set up CP/M-based PCs (dating myself) on these new things called local area networks. The idea was to provide basic campaign processes, such as direct mail and phone list management, to support state, local, and federal campaigns. Pretty simple. Fast forward to 2020.

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Can Artificial Intelligence Learn to Learn?

CTOvision

Read Jun Wu’s article about how artificial intelligence can learn to learn on Forbes : As businesses integrate Artificial Intelligence into their systems, technology professionals are looking at a new frontier of AI innovation. This is in the area of Meta-Learning.

Robotic Process Automation: 4 Key Considerations

Information Week

Project sponsors and managers of automation initiatives should carefully consider building these elements into their projects from the outset

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Avoid These 9 Corporate Digital Business Transformation Mistakes

CEB IT

Digital technology has unleashed many trends that will fundamentally transform enterprises, industries and even society as a whole.

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Predictions 2020: IoT Expansion Brings Even More Change

Forrester IT

Business use of the internet of things continues to expand. Read Forrester's predictions on what to expect from the IoT market in 2020. age of the customer internet of things (IoT) IOT platforms IoT security prediction promoted

How to Use Enterprise State Roaming ESR Feature for Windows Autopilot Deployment

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Let’s see what Enterprise State Roaming (ESR) feature of Azure AD is. Also, let’s go through and understand how useful is ESR feature for Windows Autopilot Deployment.

Active vs. passive cloud management tools

David Linthicum

Today there are two major categories of cloud performance tools in the market: active and passive. Passive cloud management tools. Most cloud computing management tools are passive. Passive tools provide you with information about issues within the cluster of cloud systems, and will perhaps even recommend a course of action, but they do not actually take corrective action. Also on InfoWorld: VMware Cloud on AWS? These customers are all in ].

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Software Acquisition and Practices in Government: Build or Buy?

CTOvision

This post is the next in our series focusing on building vs buying software for government uses. Also see our CTOvision Study on Build Vs Buy in Government and How Do Leaders In Government Decide GOTS or COTS?

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.

When Planets Align: Edge Computing's Game-Changing Potential

Information Week

Emerging technologies that leverage edge computing will take years -- potentially decades -- to emerge. The smart move is to wait for the hype to settle

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Create a Data-Driven Culture by Influencing 3 Areas

CEB IT

Christine was recently appointed chief data officer (CDO) in a retail organization in the U.K. to develop a data-driven strategy.

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Yet More DevOps Trends (2020)

Forrester IT

So, we issued our 2020 DevOps predictions. We were limited in number and format and there were a lot of great ideas. Here are some of the additional trends Forrester is tracking in DevOps for 2020: The end of plan/build/run and stage gates.

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What is SCCM Cloud Attach Tenant Attach Client Attach WOW MECM

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. I hope you already heard about the SCCM cloud attach (wait, MECM Cloud Attach) many times before. Let me tell you cloud attach is a bit different now!

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.