December, 2019

Is cloud migration iterative or waterfall?

David Linthicum

Cloud migration projects have two dimensions. First, they are short-term sprints where a project team migrates a handful of application workloads and data stores to a single or multicloud. They act independently, with little architectural oversite or governance, and last between two to six months. [ Also on InfoWorld: Sorry, Linux. Kubernetes is now the OS that matters ]. Second, is the longer-term architecture including security, governance, management, and monitoring.

How to Get Started With Master Data Management

CEB IT

Travelling from Christchurch to London, you’d never expect a stopover of 413,786 hours in Bangkok. Or a return flight that left prior to your departure date. A rather surprised traveler was offered both by an online travel portal in 2016. The story quickly went viral, demonstrating the impact that poor data quality can have. Poor data quality is the unintended consequence of data silos and a lack of data and analytics governance.

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What Do CIOs Need To Know About Managing Millennials?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to know a few basic things in order to lead millennials Image Credit: ITU Pictures. I’m hoping that we can all agree that the nature of our IT department’s workforce has been changing over the past few years.

DDoS: An Underestimated Threat

CTOvision

Read why Marc Wilczek says distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have become more common, more powerful, and more useful to attackers on Dark Reading.

Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

Just How Much Do Design And Data Science Collaborate?

Forrester IT

What if I told you that less than half of design teams frequently work with analytics or data science employees during an iterative design process? It’s hard to be “dataful” without talking to people who have lots of data (to borrow a phrase from design author John Maeda).

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Digital Transformation Increases Success, But There’s Still Work to Do

Perficient - Digital Transformation

My last blog outlines how banks are implementing digital transformation strategies. In the final blog of this series, I examine how digital transformation increases success but also highlights where work needs to be done.

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10 Ways to Quickly Reduce IT Costs

CEB IT

I t’s often said that “you can’t cut your way to growth,” but you can cut your way to survival. From natural disasters and terrorist attacks to a tanking economy or an aggressive new competitor, there are many reasons why an organization may need to make immediate cost savings simply to stay in business. Gartner recommends taking a structured and ongoing approach to cost optimization.

How AI is Revolutionizing the Banking Sector

CTOvision

Read Oliver Smith explain how artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the banking sector on Infosec Magazine : Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming ubiquitous in recent years and its uses are seen in every industry from health, to travel, to banking, to hospitality and finance. According to the IHS Markit’s “Artificial Intelligence in Banking” report, the global […].

The Overall Benefits of Cloud Adoption

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The following is the tenth and final blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance.

How To Prove That Fixing Customer Experience Problems Cuts Costs

Forrester IT

There’s an alternative approach to proving the economic value of CX, and it has some advantages: The math is simple and it’s hard to argue against. What’s more, you’ll be measuring something that executives like in good times and love in bad times: cost savings. age of the customer

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

The true value of cloud-based AI isn’t what you think

David Linthicum

Artificial intelligence is one of those concepts that was hot in the 80s, kind of went away, and now is red hot. Most point to AI’s new features and functions to explain its growing popularity, but it’s actually because public cloud computing has made it affordable. For a few hundred bucks a month you can have some pretty heavy-duty AI systems in place that would have cost millions 10 to 15 years ago.

Learn How to Troubleshoot SCCM Task Sequence Debugger

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In this post, we are going to discuss about a tool Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager “Task sequence debugger“ which helps with above challenges.

Gartner Top 10 Trends Impacting Infrastructure & Operations for 2020

CEB IT

Infrastructure and operations (I&O) has seen significant disruption in recent years, spurred by the rapid growth of the cloud and the shift to hybrid IT. A business located in the U.S. might host its website on public cloud infrastructure while storing customer information and backups across private cloud infrastructure in data centers in India and in the U.K.

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The 10 Best Examples Of How Companies Use Artificial Intelligence In Practice

CTOvision

All the world’s tech giants from Alibaba to Amazon are in a race to become the world’s leaders in artificial intelligence (AI). These companies are AI trailblazers and embrace AI to provide next-level products and services.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

6 Ways to Maximize Digital Transformation Success

Information Week

Enterprise organizations will shift from what is being used to how it is being used. Maximizing what is already in place will become the priority

Make Edge Computing A Key Investment for 2020

Forrester IT

Traditional technologies are no longer addressing the growing needs of modern business, that’s why a massive quantity of tech and telecom vendors, and now a significant amount of enterprises & government agencies are all expanding their investments in Edge Computing for 2020.

Wanted: More types of machine learning

David Linthicum

ML (machine learning) is handy stuff. Now that public cloud computing has made it cheap, I’m seeing all types of cloud-based applications applying this technology effectively. Basically, there are three types of machine learning. Also on InfoWorld: AI, machine learning, and deep learning: Everything you need to know ]. Supervised learning means we have to train the knowledge base directly, providing labels for data, such as an image being a person, animal, or plant.

The Most Asked Questions in 2019 Related to SCCM Intune More

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. The top five (5) questions!! Let’s discuss about the most asked questions in 2019 through this post. I keep getting many messages/questions via all social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.).

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?

Top 5 IT Smarter With Gartner Articles in 2019

CEB IT

From emerging technologies to strategic ones, 2019 was the year of IT trends and artificial intelligence (AI). The top IT articles for Smarter With Gartner had a definite pattern this year, looking into the upcoming decade at key trends and highlighting the anxiety and excitement that surround AI. In case you missed them, here’s the top IT articles from 2019. 1 — 5 Trends Appear on the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2019.

How can attackers abuse artificial intelligence?

CTOvision

Read how the cybercriminals can target artificial intelligence devices on Helpnet Security : But a new report published by the SHERPA consortium – an EU project studying the impact of AI on ethics and human rights – finds that while human attackers have access to machine learning techniques, they currently focus most of their efforts […].

Grand Canyon Majesty – Foto Friday

Eric D. Brown

Grand Canyon Majesty — If you’ve never seen a sunset (or sunrise) over the grand canyon, you are missing out. This image is from my most recent trip on a workshop with @don_smith_photography and @garyhartphoto to the canyon to chase storms and lightning.

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2020: The Year Of Digital Products

Forrester IT

Is your firm ready for the roaring twenties? Nigel Fenwick predicts the winners in the next decade will be the businesses that master digital product management.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Simplifying data management in the cloud

David Linthicum

Let’s face it. We’re painting ourselves into a corner given the number of special-purpose, cloud-native databases we’re placing into production. This without regard to how we should be using those databases in ways that allow for easy access and understanding of data. Today, they are typically coupled to applications, and have a tactical and not a strategic purpose. This is not the purpose of data, and not the promise of the cloud.

New Microsoft Edge Browser Deployment with Intune MEM

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Microsoft Edge browser deployment guide using Endpoint Manager Intune. Intune team created an out of box experience to create an Intune application for new edge browser (chromium based) deployment.

Must-Read Editors’ Picks From 2019

CEB IT

Our readers have their favorite Smarter with Gartner articles, but so do our editors. Each year, we publish hundreds of articles across nine categories, and a few stand out as must-reads for executives across the business. We’ve selected our favorite articles from the past year. Here they are in case you missed or want to revisit them. IT Digital Transformation: 10 Culture Hacks for Digital Transformation. CIOs spend up to 70% of their time dealing with meetings and email.

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DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman switches to Google

CTOvision

Mustafa Suleyman, the co-founder of British artificial-intelligence firm DeepMind, has announced that he is joining Google. He had previously said he was taking time off from DeepMind.

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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.

Are you eating your brain?

Eric D. Brown

I know — Are you eating your brain? — is a strange title…but stick with me here. I’m listening to an audiobook titled Understanding Complexity by Scott Pag e and heard an interesting bit of trivia about a marine animal called the Sea Squirt.

A Deeper Dive Into Forrester’s Sales Enablement 2020 Predictions: A Conversation With Caroline Robertson (CR) And Mary Shea (MS)

Forrester IT

In October 2019, our team published its Predictions 2020: B2B Marketing And Sales, and in late December we recorded Webinar: B2B Marketing And Sales Predictions 2020: A Conversation With The Analysts Who Made Them.

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3 cloud security 'hacks' to consider today

David Linthicum

Are you the cloud security person, or cloudsec/cloudops, as it’s often called? The person who controls the cloud deployment, including all security such as IAM (identity and access management), encryption services, and application and user authentication? I have some observations about cloud security to share. First, enterprises typically don’t have a good-fitting security solution.

Windows 10 Software Update Patching Options with Intune WUfB

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In this post, you will get more details about Windows 10 Software Update Patching Options with Intune. How do you patch Windows 10 devices managed with Intune?

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.