October, 2018

How the cloud has made you more secure

David Linthicum

Wow, we are near to having 20 percent of our enterprise workloads in the cloud and the world has not collapsed around us—despite such predictions even just three years ago. One of the big fears was over security. But your information is actually safer in the cloud than it is in your own data center. At work are three factors. [ IDG Research: The state of the cloud: How enterprise adoption is taking shape.

Machine Learning Is Transforming Data Security

Eric D. Brown

Data is the lifeblood of any organization today so it should be easy to understand that security of that data is just as important (if not more important) that the data itself. It seems that data security (or rather the lack thereof) has been in the news regularly over the last few years.

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The CISOs Role in Risk Management

CTOvision

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of a company is becoming more and more important as cybersecurity threats increase in both frequency and reach. Every business needs to ensure that their CISO is not only concerned with security, particularly when it comes to any IT systems, but will also be responsible for risk management throughout […]. CTO Cyber Security

If You’re Not Prioritizing Employee Experience Improvement, You’re Doing It Wrong

Forrester IT

There is ample evidence that improving employee experience leads to better business results. Briefly, firms that improve employee experience find that they get better work performance and more discretionary effort from employees.[i]

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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?

Digital Transaction Guide: Steps to Being Completely Anonymous Online

Doctor Chaos

We currently live in the world that we are being careful of our personal information from being leaked outside our comfort box. However, there are some people who are not careful enough that they are not aware of the possibilities that their information is now in another’s hands.

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Go To the Next Level

Information Week

Continued broad development of AI technologies and concepts require new approaches to collaboration between industry organizations and academia

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Office 365 ProPlus Client Package Creation Made Easy and Fast

Anoop

Office 365 ProPlus Client package creation made accessible in the latest version of SCCM. In this post, you will learn how to create Office 365 ProPlus client application. I have already created a video tutorial to explain the process of Office 365 ProPlus client application creation wizard.

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Cyber Defenders In Polite Rage Mob Take Pot-Shots At Former NSA Director

CTOvision

I have seen some real rage mobs on Twitter. Some of them get really horrid and full of hate. But I just saw one that was polite. Maybe this is the way people should exchange ideas on Twitter. The interaction I’m talking about was discussed in a Cyberscoop post by Sean Lyngaas titled “Ex-NSA employees […]. CTO Cyber War News

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Digital Myth No. 4: Your Company Needs A Digital Strategy

Forrester IT

When your CEO asks you for your digital strategy, you could go away and huddle up with your team for a month and produce some voluminous document full of TLAs only to have it sit on the shelf for the next two years. Instead, simply give your CEO a copy of your business strategy. After […].

Marketers – You have too many choices

Eric D. Brown

I have a little secret for everyone in the world of marketing: You have too many choices. There are way too many technology platforms in existence today. Too many ‘tools’ and too many products. You have too many choices when it comes to getting your work done.

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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!

Why CIOs Will Lead Digital Transformation

Information Week

IT executives, with their view into technology's potential, are leading key innovation efforts, and it looks like more of their peers will do the same

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The forced march to cloud computing

David Linthicum

Four of the Top 5 spenders on R&D are also public cloud providers (Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Apple), according to Bloomberg. The focus of most enterprises these days—cloud, cloud, and more cloud—is why current innovation focuses on the cloud, especially the public cloud platforms. Of course, Bloomberg’s data doesn’t dinstiguish between cloud-specific R&D and other R&D.

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Remote Assistance for Intune Managed Windows Device

Anoop

iOS, Windows, and Android Devices managed by Intune can be administered remotely using TeamViewer. TeamViewer has options integrate with Intune. This TeamViewer integration gives an out of box experience from Intune console.

Spookstock: Less than a month remains before this secretive, virtuous battle of the bands

CTOvision

JJ Green at WTOP News produced a segment on a very virtuous yearly event called Spookstock which I would like to draw your attention to. JJ’s choice of words and sound in this report are impossible for me to do service to, it is very well done, so I would encourage you to spend 4 minutes […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber War News

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.

Climate Change Is Transforming Business

Forrester IT

It may not seem like it yet, but climate change is altering the world so drastically that all enterprises will need to undergo a transformation to avoid going extinct.

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Customer Engagement: A Data-Driven Team Sport

Eric D. Brown

What would you do if you had so much data about your customers that you know could know (almost) everything about your customer when they contacted you?

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The Transformation of Healthcare with AI and Machine Learning

Information Week

Artificial intelligence and machine learning already are having an impact in a sector that concerns all of us, healthcare

Serverless cloud computing: Don’t go overboard

David Linthicum

There are lots of big cloud shows coming up, and the core themes will be containers, devops integration, and more serverless computing services, such as databases, middleware, and dev tools. Why the focus on serverless computing? It’s a helpful concept, where you don’t have to think about the number of resources you need to attach to a public cloud service, such as storage and compute.

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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.

Install SCCM Console on a Windows 10 Machine

Anoop

You can install SCCM console on a Windows 10 machine and perform all the admin tasks from your local machine. I would recommend using remote SCCM console than using the console in the site server. In this post, you will learn how to install SCCM console remotely on a Windows 10 machine.

Robots On The High Seas: Intel partners with Rolls-Royce to develop autonomous cargo ships

CTOvision

OK this is cool. We all know robots are coming. Imagine what they can do on the high seas! What if this lowers the cost of international commerce? Should be good for all. A rising tide raises all boats! Rolls-Royce is partnering with Intel to use Xeon Scalable processors on ships and in datacenters as […]. CTO News Robots Intel

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Three More Ways To Advance Your Innovation Efforts

Forrester IT

As our research has shown, most companies today have pretty immature innovation efforts and one of the biggest hold-backs is their corporate culture. Sadly, most human’s fear change and thus this mentality can keep you from being a driver of market shifts.

Foto Friday – Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

Eric D. Brown

Sunrise over Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Made with Sony A7rIII and Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens. Click the photo to be taken to a larger version on 500px. See more photos in my 500px portfolio.

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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.

The Coming Wave of Regulation over Facial Recognition

Information Week

More applications utilizing facial recognition are inevitable in the public and private sectors, and those will generate plenty of new rules and regulations

Cloud misconfiguration: The security threat too often overlooked

David Linthicum

A survey of 300 IT professionals by Fugue, a cloud infrastructure security provider, reveals that most enterprises are vulnerable to security events caused by cloud misconfiguration, including data breaches and system downtime events. From the report: Nine in ten have real concerns about security risks due to misconfiguration, and less than a third continuously monitor for them.

Download Intune Configuration Spreadsheet

Anoop

I’m sharing my Intune design and architecture experience in this post. Intune configuration spreadsheet will help you in your Intune design work. For Intune Configuration projects, below are the challenges faced by consultants. Intune have many settings for different OS platforms.

Is Cognitive Technology a Better Term than Artificial Intelligence?

CTOvision

One of the challenges for those tracking the artificial intelligence industry is that, surprisingly, there’s no accepted, standard definition of what artificial intelligence really is. As Rodney Brooks puts it starkly in the recently released “This is AI” video, “artificial intelligence doesn’t mean one thing… it’s a collection of practices and pieces that people put […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News ai artificial intelligence cognitive technology machine learning terminology

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.

Making Sense of Enterprise Marketing Technology (EMT)

Forrester IT

Making sense of the enterprise marketing technology (EMT) landscape can easily overwhelm even the most dedicated martech aficionado. 2018’s “Martech 5000” is astonishingly closer to 7,000 vendors, rendering vendor differentiation difficult and vendor selection a nightmare.

Will Digital Healthcare Technology Disrupt Independent Physicians

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Why fear change? Change is good and has developed the world into what it is today. Change partners with adaptation, to promote a new way of doing things. However, is change in the healthcare industry putting independent physicians at risk? With the increased usage of digital healthcare technology, will the independent physician still be able to maintain the walk-in base of customers?

3 Great Ways to Sabotage Your Digital Transformation

Information Week

Hint: They all have to do with how you treat your developers

Multicloud does not eliminate vendor lockin

David Linthicum

Not to name names, but I’ve been reading in several publications that one of the main reasons to go to multicloud is to avoid vendor lockin. While I can see the logic behind this assumption—that having more cloud providers means you can be more independent—the reality is much different.

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.