February, 2020

Which multicloud architecture will win out?

David Linthicum

You would have to be living under a rock not to notice that multicloud deployments have become the new normal, for many reasons. The core arguments I’m hearing are the notions of avoiding lock-in and picking best-of-breed cloud services.

Where to Place Your Machine Learning and AI Bets

Social, Agile and Transformation

A few weeks ago, I published my 2020 predictions and stated explicitly that enterprises must demonstrate AI and Machine Learning wins. So, in this post, I survey several recent research surveys to determine where organizations should place their bets.

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Should CIOs Kill Off Passwords?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Is there a better way to secure applications and websites? Image Credit: Mike Corbett. When your IT department creates a new website for users to access, how do they go about securing it? If you are like most IT departments, you require users to make use of a unique username and a password.

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Moving AI Forward: Why You Need to Slow Down Now to Scale Later

Information Week

Companies looking to truly take advantage of AI's full potential must first address the most common problems that again and again hold the industry back

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.

3 Ways CIOs Get the Growth Mindset Wrong

CEB IT

When researchers told teachers that a certain group of children were high performers with greater intelligence than other students, teacher expectations for the higher-performance students increased.

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How To Fight Bias In ML-Based Experiences

Forrester IT

Recently, I interviewed Carol Smith about AI and ethics — she’s a Senior Research Scientist at Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute, and she told me: “You’re bringing yourself to the projects you do at work, and we’re all biased and flawed.

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Where autonomous vehicles and edge computing have arrived

David Linthicum

According to a recent report by DEC Research, North America held the dominant position in the autonomous farm equipment market, with a revenue of more than $26 billion. The growth in the use of tractors and combine harvesters endowed with auto steering and the rising use of drones in farm operations can be credited for this large revenue generation.

Delight Employees and Empower IT to Shine at ITSM

Social, Agile and Transformation

Wake up! No one likes opening service desk tickets or using ITSM tools. Employees expect self-service capabilities and easy to use technologies.

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3 Ways to Embrace Proactive Data Ethics

CEB IT

Should a K-12 education system collect data from school laptops to assess student performance? Or a car manufacturer collect and share data on vehicle trips to inform smart city programs?

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Harnessing Big Data: Can Our Laws and Policies Keep Up?

CTOvision

Read Tim Molino explain how we can achieve big data revolution if our policies and laws are in order on Information Week : We are just at the beginning of the big data revolution. What was merely a prediction a few years ago is happening today.

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!

No matter how different your business is, you are in CX

Forrester IT

GetWhen I describe what customer experience management requires to be able to transform a CX vision into reality, I often hear from my audience: “this is interesting, but we are different“ The nature of that difference is then often stated as: we are operating in B2B, not B2C; or we operate in a heavily regulated […].

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Setup Azure Bastion Connect to SCCM Server | ConfigMgr | MECM

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. This is very interesting and exciting for me to connect to ConfigMgr server using Azure Bastion solution. Let’s use Azure Bastion to connect to Configuration Manager Server hosted in Azure.

Cloud computing is even greener than we thought

David Linthicum

The idea that cloud computing is green really depends on whom you’re talking to. Some say data center growth is driven by those evil cloud providers.

6 Keys to Digital Transformation Success

Information Week

Nearly every enterprise is undergoing a digital transformation. Some are more successful than others. Here are 6 factors shared by the successful ones

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 Outdated Ideas That Harm Your Digital Business

CEB IT

grocery chain Tesco generates $150 million in supply chain efficiencies via analytics. Oil and gas giant BP saves $7 billion a year with Internet of Things (IoT) sensors. Hershey saves $500,000 per batch of candy with machine learning and IoT.

A brief history of artificial intelligence

CTOvision

Read why Steven Nunez says despite huge advances in machine learning models, AI challenges remain much the same today as 60 years ago on InfoWorld : In the early days of artificial intelligence, computer scientists attempted to recreate aspects of the human mind in the computer.

Peachtree Corners – One of the Smartest Smart Cities

Forrester IT

This modern suburban city outside Atlanta, Georgia is driving one of the most empowering and successful Smart City initiatives on the planet.

Windows 10 1909 Upgrade Using SCCM Task Sequence|ConfigMgr

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Running Out of update….?? Its Time to Upgrade your Operating System to Windows 10 1909 Upgrade. Let’s learn how to create an upgrade Windows 10 Task Sequence.

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?

Are containers a good choice for your applications?

David Linthicum

The application container market is set to grow from $762 million in 2016 to $2.7 billion by 2020. This according to 451 Research’s latest Cloud-Enabling Technologies Market Monitor report.

5 Hot network-automation startups to watch

Network World

With the combined challenges of tight IT budgets and scarcer technical talent, it’s becoming imperative for enterprise network pros to embrace automation of processes and the way infrastructure responds to changing network traffic.

Top CX Trends for CIOs to Watch

CEB IT

Chatbots , virtual assistants and robots drive seamless and effortless experience, and their usage is bound to increase.

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97% of IT leaders majorly concerned by insider data breaches

CTOvision

An Egress study has found that 97% of IT leaders are concerned that data will be exposed by their own employees, leading to insider breaches.

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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.

The Three Ways Companies Value Customer Success Programs

Forrester IT

In the three years since publishing our first report on the customer success discipline’s relationship to customer experience management, I’ve had many conversations with Forrester clients about bringing customer success management into a business.

Windows 10 WMI Explorer Details for Configuration Manager|Intune

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In this series of posts, we discuss about Windows 10, SCCM Server, and SCCM Client related WMI namespaces & classes. WMI Explorer is the community tool helps to search through WMI classes. What is WMI?

Can you partition a database between public clouds and on-premises?

David Linthicum

I get this request a lot: We have a single, huge database and want to keep part of the data on-premises and part of the data in the cloud. Is that possible? Of course. Enough time and money can solve all problems. The real question is not “can we,” but “should we?”

Fighting the Coronavirus with Analytics and GIS

Information Week

The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus a global emergency. Here's how governments and the general public are using analytics to track the outbreak

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 4 Dimensions of the CIO’s Personal Leadership

CEB IT

Digital society requires a CIO mindset shift away from striving for stability and toward leading through constant uncertainty. This means leading in all directions to address ever-changing IT and business demands.

Businesses understand the value of big data, but employees aren’t being trained to use it

CTOvision

Read Brandon Vigliarolo explains why there is a vast data skill gap in big data technology on the Tech Republic : A study from Accenture and data analytics firm Qlik has discovered a massive problem in the big data world: A skills gap that is costing companies billions of dollars.

The Power Of Technology-Driven Innovation

Forrester IT

Peter F. Drucker once said, “If you want to do something new, you have to stop doing something old”, and yet most firms stick with what they know and focus on incremental improvements.

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Intune Win32 App Deployment Challenges System32 Vs Syswow64

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Last year, I wrote couple of posts on Intune win32 based app deployment (Part 1 and Part 2). For both posts, many Intune admins shared their challenges.

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.