November, 2018

Fix your data before you move it to the cloud

David Linthicum

Data seems to be a forgotten component of a good system architecture. In cloud migrations, I’m often taken back how the data that was bad on-premises is worse in the cloud. What does bad data look like? Poor data structures, redundant data, no single source of truth, and security and compliance issues all top the list. Indeed, too many enterprises have just kicked the data can down the road using cloud computing camouflage. InfoWorld explains: What is cloud-native?

Predictions 2019: Transformation Goes Pragmatic

Forrester IT

Our Predictions 2019 guide, “Transformation Goes Pragmatic,” is live. What do we mean by pragmatism? A sense of realism, practical steps, a desire for tangible outcomes.

Want to speed up your digital transformation initiatives? Take a look at your data

Eric D. Brown

Digital transformation has taken center stage in many organizations. Need convincing? IDC predicts that two-thirds of the CEOs of Global 2000 companies will have digital transformation at the center of their corporate strategies by the end of 2017.

Spatial: This could very well be the future of collaboration

CTOvision

CTOvision analysts have seen 100’s of collaboration tools and 100’s of solutions that build collaboration into workflow, and have seen so many claim to be the future of human brain to brain connectivity that it pays to be skeptical here.

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How Can A CIO Help To Transform WebMD Into An Action Center

The Accidental Successful CIO

Everyone already knows about WebMD Image Credit: Peter Morville. In this modern age in which we are living, what do you do when you start to feel not so good?

2018 AT&T Business Summit: Security “in” and “of” the Cloud

Cloud Musings

While public cloud is undoubtedly an outsized piece of the conversation, news headlines of the latest data breach can make this move a very frightening proposition.

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‘Tis The Season – Your Customers Might Need A Little Nudge

Forrester IT

On November 5, in line with tradition, a huge array of sparkling displays took place across the UK to celebrate Guy Fawkes night (“Remember, remember, the fifth of November. ”).

First 100 Days of a Chief Data Officer

CEB IT

Chief data officers (CDOs) are responsible for a broad agenda that spans data management, analytics, data science, ethics and digital transformation. T hey are impactful change agents leading the data-driven transformation of their organizations.

From Machine Learning to Machine Reasoning

CTOvision

The conversation around Artificial Intelligence usually revolves around technology-focused topics: machine learning, conversational interfaces, autonomous agents, and other aspects of data science, math, and implementation. However, the history and evolution of AI is also inextricably linked with waves of innovation and research breakthroughs that run headfirst into economic and technology roadblocks. There seems to be […].

What Can A CIO Do About The Problem Of Airline Overbooking?

The Accidental Successful CIO

United’s CIO needs to solve their overbooking problem Image Credit: Teka England. Times have been tough for United airlines in the past. There was that event where a passenger was removed from a flight forcibly and everyone filmed it and put it on social media.

My Brush with Royalty: Queen Latifah

Cloud Musings

Queen Latifah! Hip Hop Icon. Movie Star. Television Star. Fashion Model. Songwriter. Producer. Entrepreneurial Genius!?

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Don’t make your cloud migration a house of cards

David Linthicum

I’m often taken aback by the number of mistakes IT made with on-premises traditional systems that it’s now replicating in the cloud. If you have a cruddy applications design or overall architecture and relocate it the cloud, you end up with cruddy IT assets that are now in the cloud. Fact: The cloud is not an automated change agent for bad IT decisions.

Partner Relationship Management (PRM) Comes Of Age

Forrester IT

Maturing Into A Horizontal Channel Management Platform Aligned With CRM and Marketing Automation. Channel and alliance leaders are known to be good jugglers.

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5 Priorities When Buying and Deploying Cloud Offerings

CEB IT

Selecting a suitable cloud provider to trust with your infrastructure, applications and data can be a complicated process. No two cloud providers are the same, and the lack of a framework for assessment makes selecting the right cloud provider a real challenge for any infrastructure and operations (I&O) leader. You don’t want to look back with regret, as the choices you make can have a lasting impact.

5 ways cloud computing will change in the next year

CTOvision

No longer a brand new technology, cloud computing is entering its “young adult years,” according to a Forrester report. The cloud does not function simply as a temporary server anymore, with innovative analytics, machine learning, messaging, Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, and database services all integrated today, said the report. As the cloud comes of age, […]. Cloud Computing CTO News

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Board Meetings are not to be feared, but leveraged

The Investing Edge

The general role of a board is to provide oversight, guidance, feedback, governance and accountability.

5 Driving Digital Predictions for 2019

Social, Agile and Transformation

With Thanksgiving behind us and the new year approaching, it's time to take stock on where we collectively are in our various transformational journeys. You'll see that I have a mixed message in my predictions. While some technologies and transformation programs will see increases in 2019, there will be strong culture and financial headwinds that will challenge CIO, CDO, CEO, Boards and. about me AI big data cio citizen development data management DevOps digital transformation enterprise 2.0

Don’t let AWS Re:Invent blind you to your real cloud needs

David Linthicum

I went to Amazon’s AWS Re:Invent trade show this week for the first time ever. It’s more of a place to meet people than to learn about what’s latest with Amazon Web Services these days, but AWS does a great job in updating the faithful on what’s new, what’s relevant, and what tech IT will be using in the next year. But you need to be careful about what you take back from these trade shows. They’re full of information and advice in service of the vendor’s agenda. Not yours.

Predictions 2019: Customer Experience Comes Under Fire

Forrester IT

Let’s face it: 2018 was not a fabulous year for customer experience. On average, CX quality was flat, with Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) scores showing little movement for the third year in a row.

Become a Strategic Partner to Your CEO

CEB IT

Picture the scene: The company’s strategic planning session for 2019 starts in 15 minutes, but Jay, the CIO, still hasn’t received a meeting invitation. Instead, 15 minutes later, he sees the chief financial officer, chief operating officer, chief security officer, chief marketing officer and chief human resources officer enter the meeting room and shut the door behind them. Does this situation feel familiar? If it does, you may think that your role has been sidelined.

Please Spread The Word: Cybersecurity Scholarships From (ISC)² and the Center for Cyber Safety and Education

CTOvision

The following info comes via friends at isc2.org, please share this with any you believe eligible: Each year, (ISC)² and the Center for Cyber Safety and Education partner together to offer scholarships to students around the world. There are three categories of scholarships in this program: Graduate, Undergraduate and Women’s. All are open to students […]. CTO Cyber Security News Training and Education

You Need a Chief Data Officer. Here’s Why.

Eric D. Brown

Big data has moved from buzzword to being a part of everyday life within enterprise organizations. An IDG survey reports that 75% of enterprise organizations have deployed or plan to deploy big data projects.

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Improving Customer Experience by Automating Incident Response

Social, Agile and Transformation

The tools and practices of IT Operations have to get better and easier. Every IT Ops engineer has the job of responding to alerts when a website is down or unresponsive. To restore service, the engineer follows a certain procedure to restart the web server and validate that the website is operational. Maybe it happens again a few days later and another engineer repeats the procedure to restore. AI cio cloud computing crisis management customer experience DevOps it management

3 tips for negotiating with your public cloud providers

David Linthicum

The last time you renewed or got a new contract in place with a big pubic cloud provider, how did your negotiations go? For most enterprises this past year, such negotiations did not go very far. These days, the amount of money on the table is much larger, and the public cloud providers are starting to negotiate more like enterprise software providers—like IBM, Oracle, Adobe, and SAP—than like public cloud utilities. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

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2018 Marked 20 Years of Customer Experience Research at Forrester!

Forrester IT

I didn’t want to leave 2018 without noting a milestone for all of us here at Forrester who cover customer experience. It was 20 years ago, all the way back in September of 1998, when we inaugurated our customer experience research by publishing our first report about CX.

Actions for Internal Audit on Cybersecurity, Data Risks

CEB IT

The number of cyberattacks continues to increase significantly as threat actors become more sophisticated and diversify their methods. It’s hardly surprisingly, then, that cybersecurity preparedness tops the list of internal audit priorities for 2019. Other data and IT issues are also on the radar for internal audit, according to the Gartner Audit Plan Hot Spots. Cybersecurity topped the list of 2019’s 12 emerging risks, followed by data governance, third parties and data privacy.

Picking The Best Password Managers: Advice meant to share with friends and family

CTOvision

This post provides information on password managers for personal and small business use. Please share with any business associates, friends or family you think can benefit from these tips. Password managers automatically remember and fill in passwords for you. And they do that with an architecture designed to deliver this convenience with more security. You […]. Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security News

Is your data ready to help you make game-changing decisions?

Eric D. Brown

Organizations today are facing disruption on all fronts, which should viewed as a good thing as it allows organizations to redefine their strategies, their markets and re-create their organization to be better prepared for the future.

Five Ways to Justify your DevOps Investment

Social, Agile and Transformation

Nothing in life and business is free. In the case of DevOps, you'll have to invest in new practices, technologies and culture change in order to get the benefits. For some of you working in traditional organizations, this may require you to justify the investment - maybe not in financial terms - but in clear delivery, operational excellence, and other KPIs that are meaningful to the business.

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How to avoid the coming cloud integration panic

David Linthicum

You are trying to get an end-of-quarter report out and you’re having some trouble. It seems that while sales are recorded on a public cloud system, inventory is recorded on an on-premises system. You need to combine both data stores for the report, and you have no way of doing so. How was this allowed to happen?

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