March, 2016

Top 100 Influencers In Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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Katie Kennedy. Artificial Intelligence is the discipline of thinking machines. It has been a field of growing interest since 1955 when John McCarthy first coined the term, defining it as "the science and engineering of making intelligent machines.".

Why data in the cloud changes everything

David Linthicum

In my conversations this week as a moderator at the Structure Data conference, it was clear that some companies are stretching the boundaries of using data in the cloud. But what patterns are emerging in the use of data in the cloud? Read the InfoWorld reviews: " Amazon eases developers into IoT " and " Azure brings IoT to.Net developers." | Stay up on cloud happenings with InfoWorld's Cloud Computing newsletter. ]. First, we've only starting to see the value of data.

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Corporate IT: Four Risks to Avoid When Your Company is Digitizing

CEB IT

Last week The Economist held its annual “ innovation forum ” in Chicago and, for an event aimed squarely at general business managers rather than IT specialists, the fact that its agenda was so full of digital technology topics is yet more proof of how central tech has become to any business endeavor.

8 Steps for Using Azure AD Service Principal Certificate Authentication with Azure Automation PowerShell Workflow Runbooks

IT Pros Rock!

Lately, I’ve been working with several customers that are getting started with Azure Automation runbooks to help operationalize their Microsoft Azure subscriptions. As part of this process, runbooks need to securely authenticate to Azure with a minimum of administration overhead.

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!

Facebook Data Centers: Huge Scale at Low Power Density

Data Center Knowledge

Assisted by progress in networking technology, extreme disaggregation has enabled unprecedented efficiency gains for the social network Read More. Data Center Design Facebook Featured Networking Open Compute Power

Get the basics first, then go big

Eric D. Brown

I’m not a basketball fan so I wouldn’t normally have caught a great quote from the Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr after a recent loss.

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3 tips for successfully migrating data to the cloud

David Linthicum

If your enterprise is ready to move data to the cloud, you need to think long and hard about how to migrate the right way. The use of public cloud providers as hosts for big data or transactional data is the real killer use of public clouds. Consider how much enterprises spend on data management these days, which can be as high as 70 percent of IT spending. The use of public clouds can drastically reduce those expenditures. [

Corporate IT: The Five Types of Support Your Teams Need for IT Transformation

CEB IT

“Transformation” projects that involve significant upheaval to job descriptions, reporting lines, goals, and funding are an almost constant occurrence in most corporate IT teams around the world. Despite this, many teams still take a project-by-project approach to managing it all.

Exploit Kits 101 – How A Typical Exploit Kit Functions

Doctor Chaos

A Exploit kit is collection of redirection pages, landing pages, exploits and payloads designed to automatically infect users for a revenue stream. Exploit kits are typically not using targeted attacks meaning they try to get any system on the internet that is vulnerable to access their website and usually deliver ransomware. Examples of exploit […]. Hacking exploit hacking malware

Go on a Virtual 360-Degree Google Data Center Tour

Data Center Knowledge

A rare look inside one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated data center Read More. Cloud Computing Data Center Design Data Center Videos Google

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.

Will marketing continue to grow their share of the technology budget?

Eric D. Brown

If you are involved with marketing and/or technology in any large organization, you most likely are hearing a lot about marketing technology (MarTech) and the ‘explosion’ of MarTech people, technology, projects… and budgets.

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What’s The Biggest Data Security Threat In Your Business? The Answer Might Surprise You

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William Hayles. As an admin, it’s your job to be paranoid. But you might be worrying about the wrong things. You might be overlooking the biggest threat to your servers. Pick your poison, folks - there’s no shortage of boogeymen in the cybersecurity space.

The cloud's missing link: Monitoring and management

David Linthicum

Monitoring and management of cloud-based production environments is often an afterthought. Perhaps there is so much to think about -- security, cost management, and governance -- that monitoring and management fall by the wayside. Or perhaps IT believes it simply can use clouds' native tools. Monitoring and management are important to any data center, whether in the cloud or not.

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Apple cloud future: Amazon, Google, Microsoft living on borrowed time?

ComputerWorld Consumerization IT

Apple boots out Amazon AWS -- it's migrating most of its S3 storage to Google's Cloud Platform. Should Jeff Bezos be worried? Apple's are more high-profile bytes moving away from Amazon Web Services, so soon after recent news of the Dropbox mostly-defection.

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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.

Stop! Don't Let Your Business Fall off the Digital Disruption Cliff

Social, Agile and Transformation

Have you ever seen the industry you're working in walk off a digital cliff? I have, and let me tell you it isn't pretty and it happens fast. Once an industry begins transforming to a digital business with digital only competitors, incumbents have to move early, quickly and intelligently through a digital transformation. These businesses have to bring in new talent, invest in digital. about me digital transformation media and publishing organizational change

How Open Source is Changing Data Center Networking

Data Center Knowledge

As telcos race to virtualize networks, open source communities are where networks of the future are forged Read More. Connectivity Equinix Facebook Featured Infrastructure Networking Virtualization

5 Things That CIOs Need To Be Doing In Order To Protect Their Networks

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs had better be doing all five of these network protection actions Image Credit: svenwerk. By now I think that we all realize that we are living in dangerous and challenging times.

Organizations Affiliated with the National Cancer Moonshot Can Now Leverage Advanced Machine Learning and Analytics and Interoperablity Solutions From Tamr

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Katie Kennedy. During President Obama's 2016 State of the Union Address, Vice President Joe Biden was called to lead a new, national “Moonshot” initiative to eliminate cancer. Last month, the White House announced a new $1 billion initiative to jumpstart this effort.

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.

Moving to the cloud? First choose the right apps

David Linthicum

Most enterprise IT shops have more than 1,000 applications they must understand or relearn before moving any of them to the cloud. You simply can't move your apps en masse. Because some workloads make sense for the cloud, and some do not. Here's my guide on how you can assess which are good candidates for a move to the cloud.

Dr. Chaos Security Podcast – March 29th, 2016 – Exploit Kits

Doctor Chaos

Chaos Security Blog: www.DrChaos.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/aamirlakhani Exploit Kits are tools attackers use to compromise and control systems. They are used to distribute malware such as remote access toolkits (RATs) and Ransomware such as CryptoLocker. They are used by criminals and groups from all over the world. Join my co-host Anthony Giandomenico (https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonygiandomenico) as we […]. Podcast exploit podcast

Alexa voice commands can now be spoken into Amazon's smaller Echo Dot

ComputerWorld Consumerization IT

Amazon on Thursday announced a sleek new hockey-puck shaped, Alexa voice-controlled device called Echo Dot, a smaller $89.99 version of the larger, more expensive Echo tower. The tower was first introduced in November 2014. Both the Echo and the Echo Dot are promoted as being able to easily control lights, music and other functions in a home or small office via Alexa voice commands. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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LinkedIn Adopting the Hyperscale Data Center Way

Data Center Knowledge

Social network’s infrastructure team rethinks its strategy so it can scale better Read More. Blades Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Featured LinkedIn Networking Oregon

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.

The Problem With Healthcare Records

The Accidental Successful CIO

Turning paper into electronic records is turning out to be harder then expected Image Credit: benben. In the U.S., the government is investing a great deal of money into transforming the country’s medical system.

Arizona Technology Council Holds Cybersecurity Summit 5 May 2016: Roger Hockenberry Keynotes

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Katie Kennedy. You can take steps to reduce your digital risk and enhance security. Learning lessons and networking with other professionals is critical to doing just that.

Apple and Dropbox dump AWS -- should you?

David Linthicum

Both Apple and Dropbox are moving at least some of their cloud services away from Amazon Web Services' public IaaS cloud. Apple reportedly is moving part of its cloud infrastructure to Google's Cloud Platform, while Dropbox is moving to its internal infrastructure (that is, its own private-cloud data centers). No one should be surprised, and no one should take this to mean that AWS is in trouble.

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10 Best Practices in Configuring your Agile Project Management Tools

Social, Agile and Transformation

If you are serious about agile development then you most likely selected a tool to enable team collaboration and manage the backlog, sprints, and releases. While I have heard of some teams and even organizations staying low tech and using stickies, cards, or spreadsheets, it's really hard to scale to multiple teams, manage distributed teams, or develop metrics to support process improvements.

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.

Bitlocker Access is Denied

Mick's IT Blog

We recently started getting access is denied when trying to enable bitlocker on our Dell Latitude E7440 models. At first we thought it was a problem with the laptop itself upon the first occurrence of it. We were able to image all other models with no problems.

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Why OCP Servers are Hard to Get for Enterprise IT Shops

Data Center Knowledge

Part one of our interview with the Open Compute Project’s co-founder Amir Michael Read More. Blades Data Center World Facebook Featured Google Open Compute

Does It Make Sense To Grade Your IT Employees?

The Accidental Successful CIO

How do IT workers feel when they get graded? Image Credit: Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL). As the person with the CIO job, it’s your responsibility to stay on top of the quality of the employees that you have working in your IT department.

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The Battle For Your Head Is Underway: VR from Oculus, Sony, HTC/Valve competing at GDC2016

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Bob Gourley. GDC2016 is the largest game developer conference in the globe. By all accounts it will be the biggest yet for virtual reality. It has become so huge a sub-conference has been organized called the Virtual Reality Developers Conference ( VRDC ).

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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.