April, 2019

How CIOs Are Using Algorithms To Tell People What To Do

The Accidental Successful CIO

Algorithms can sometimes make better decisions than people can Image Credit: x6e38. As the person with the CIO job, one of your main tasks is to assign work to the various people who work for you.

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The Secret to DevOps Success

CEB IT

Richard, an infrastructure and operations (I&O) leader at a large manufacturing organization, has been tasked by his CIO to develop an DevOps initiative to help the company better scale its software releases and updates. This is the first time that Richard is working on this type of initiative. He is unsure about how to approach it and concerned about being successful.

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3 signs you’re going overboard with cloud features

David Linthicum

I’ve been working with new trendy tech for years, and one of the things that’s been driving me crazy is not the speed at which things move but the fact that my clients want to keep up at any cost. There are several new features (aka cloud services) that are announced or released from public cloud providers monthly, not just at their user conferences: new database services, new AI services, new blockchain services, new serverless services, new container services.

Stop Trying To Replace Your Agents With Chatbots — No, Seriously!

Forrester IT

Customer service organizations have been looking for ways to cut costs for decades. Now that chatbot mania has taken over, many are jumping on the bandwagon and attempting to replace their human agents with chatbots.

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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.

OK I Fell For A Huge Fake Because I Wanted To Believe It: Amazon Blimp Delivery

CTOvision

There are some cool videos going around that show an Amazon blimp launching baby drone delivery bots. This is so neat and so believable because we all know Amazon has been working on drones and considering blimps. As for me, I believed it because I wanted to.

SCCM Third-Party Software Updates Setup Step by Step Guide Post 1

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. SCUP helped many of us to deploy third-party software updates for many years. Now, SCCM doesn’t require SCUP to deploy Third-party updates. Let’s dive into the SCCM third-party software updates setup.

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CIOs: Break Through Culture Barriers to Enable Digital Transformation

CEB IT

Although 64% of CIOs perceive culture as a barrier to achieve their digital ambitions, 25% perceive culture as an enabler, according to Gartner research. Change is the new normal. The right culture is one of the most important requirements to achieve digital transformation.

3 things about cloud and IoT you need to consider

David Linthicum

The internet of things (IoT) and cloud-based providers are bound at the hip. That said, most people don’t understand how, why, or what to expect. I’ve been asked some good questions that drove me to do some research and testing. Perhaps the answers are of interest to you as well. Do you store the data in the cloud or the IoT device? This depends on a lot of things, but I have two rules of thumb: [ InfoWorld explains: What is multicloud? The next step in cloud computing. |

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How Automation Is Impacting Enterprises In 2019

Forrester IT

Forrester predicted in late 2018 that automation would become the tip of the digital transformation spear in 2019, impacting everything from infrastructure to customers to business models. Now that we’re four months in, we’ve evaluated whether our five specific predictions are on track.

Will Artificial Intelligence Enhance or Hack Humanity?

CTOvision

This week, I interviewed Yuval Noah Harari, the author of three best-selling books about the history and future of our species, and Fei-Fei Li, one of the pioneers in the field of artificial intelligence.

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!

How to Change Office 365 Update Channel with SCCM Run Script

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. My name is Sharad Singh, and I have more 15 years of experience in IT and SCCM technologies, MS Intune. This post is my first one here in this blog!

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Data Privacy Regs are Coming, and the Number 50 is Worrisome

Information Week

It's time for businesses to unite and back a single federal data privacy law. If not, we might end up with 50 different laws

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Cloud to Represent 75% of Total Spend on CRM in 2019

CEB IT

In 2019, spending on software as a service (SaaS) will reach approximately $42 billion and represent 75% of total customer relationship management (CRM) software spend, continuing the rapid decline of on-premises deployments.

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Who will benefit the most from 5G

David Linthicum

The growth of 5G cellular technology has gotten a lot of people excited, including those who are looking for 5G to provide a larger market for cloud computing, and most important, to simplify both connectivity and security. The question is: Who will have the most to gain? Enterprises that consume 5G? The cloud computing providers? The telecommunications companies that sell 5G?

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.

Time To Rethink Channel Incentives And Program Management (CIPM)?

Forrester IT

Channel incentives are used to improve indirect sales performance, orchestrate partners’ behavior, and engender channel loyalty.

11 Artificial Intelligence Trends Every Business Must Know in 2019

CTOvision

Read Sohaib Khalid list 11 artificial intelligence trends every business should know about on Read Write : Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a game changer for global businesses, opening doors to innumerable possibilities. With the integration of AI in businesses, the global economy is excepted to grow exponentially in the coming years. Although the introduction […]. Artificial Intelligence News

SCCM Step by Step Guide to Update Windows ADK and WinPE Versions

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. I think, most of the SCCM admins missed this latest Windows 1809 ADK change. In this post, you will see what are the ADK and WinPE changes concerned for SCCM admins.

How Business Transformation is Fundamentally Different from Innovation

Social, Agile and Transformation

An interesting debate transpired during the last #CIOChat on Thursday at 2pm around Myles Suer's question, "How is #innovation fundamentally different from business transformation?" I had significant feedback to my tweets and decided to dedicate this week's blog post to detail my perspective. I provided a two-tweet answer require(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function(L) { L.start({"baseUrl". about me digital transformation innovation

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?

Increase Retention With a Customer Success Mindset

CEB IT

When the sales team lands a new account, product marketer Monika knows her job has just begun.

When to declare cloud application migration failure

David Linthicum

One of the hip terms that you hear a great deal in Silicon Valley is “fail fast.” This means to find out what does not work so you can move on to what does. It’s solid advice, for the most part. However, failing in some enterprises’ IT shops may get you put out of the organization, so many IT pros avoid failure at any cost—or at least never declare failure, even if it means spending millions of dollars in dealing with ineffective systems that are costly to run or even hurt the business.

Apple ITP 2.1: What It Is, What It Means, and Why It Matters

Forrester IT

Apple first introduced Intelligent Tracking Protection (ITP) in 2017, but the latest update (2.1) creates a new set of challenges for advertisers, publishers, and tech vendors that make money from online behavioral advertising (OBA), attribution, web analytics, testing, and personalization.

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Is Your Business Ready for the Internet of Things?

CTOvision

Read why Aviva Leebow Wolmer says that adopting the Internet of Things is must for businesses on Entrepreneur : Ten years ago, it would have been strange to stand alone in a room and tell that someone named “Alexa” to order pizza — but today, most of us take in stride the virtual assistance that […]. CTO News

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.

List of Free SCCM Catalogs for Third-Party Software Updates

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. I have explained third-party software updates setup in the previous post. I would recommend reading third-party patching setup guide.

10 Questions before starting a Machine Learning POC

Social, Agile and Transformation

37% of organizations have implemented artificial intelligence in some form according to Gartner. Since AI is a a broad category of algorithms covering cognitive, natural language, pattern recognition and other areas, I suspect the number of organizations experimenting with machine learning or deep learning is a lot smaller. Yet there are daily stories of different organizations benefiting. agile data AI big data data management data scientist innovation leadership

CIO Agenda 2019: Take a Hard and Soft Approach to Cybersecurity

CEB IT

Ninety-five percent of CIOs expect cybersecurity threats to increase and impact their organizations. In most organizations, the CIO is accountable for cybersecurity. But the IT organization alone can’t provide it.

AI systems are biased, and cloud availability makes it worse

David Linthicum

According to Gartner Research, from now until the year 2022, 85 percent of AI projects will deliver erroneous outcomes due to bias in data, algorithms, or the teams responsible for managing them. Moreover, 85 percent of Americans currently use at least one AI-powered device, program, or service , the Gallup polling organization reports. This bias is something I’ve known for a while as I followed AI systems from the late 1980s.

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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.

Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) Brand Growth Will Boost Social Ad Spending

Forrester IT

In recent years, a wave of so-called digitally native direct-to-consumer (DTC) startups have burst onto the scene and have grown in popularity. Consumers are increasingly purchasing products and services such as mattresses, shoes, razors, and groceries from the over 400 DTC firms now in operation.

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6 Essential Skills Cybersecurity Pros Need to Develop in 2019

CTOvision

It’s definitely a job seeker’s’ market out there in the cybersecurity employment pool. According to an about-to-be-released report from ISSA and ESG, 74% of organizations today have been impacted by the cybersecurity skills shortage. Meantime, a report released last month from ISACA says that 60% of organizations need a minimum of three months to fill […]. Cyber Security News

Convert MSI to IntuneWin Packages Smart Package Studio IntuneWin Tool

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Are you wondering whether there is any GUI tool to convert existing MSI package folder to “ IntuneWin?”

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Gov’t warns on VPN security bug in Cisco, Palo Alto, F5, Pulse software

Network World

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning that some VPN packages from Cisco, Palo Alto, F5 and Pusle may improperly secure tokens and cookies, allowing nefarious actors an opening to invade and take control over an end user’s system. The DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warning comes on the heels of a notice from Carnegie Mellon's CERT that multiple VPN applications store the authentication and/or session cookies insecurely in memory and/or log files.

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.