January, 2020

How CIOs Can Lead Organizational Culture

CEB IT

At Imperial College London, the CIO was transitioning his team from waterfall to agile methodology when he discovered a serious workplace culture problem. Employee engagement was low. He was having trouble getting his staff members to own their inclusion goals.

What are Seven Types of Big Data Debt

Social, Agile and Transformation

As more organizations have embarked on agile software development over the last five years as part of digital transformation programs, the term technical debt is more widely understood.

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The Future Of The CISO – Six Types Of Security Leaders

Forrester IT

When starting a project like the Future of the CISO – it’s a daunting exercise. While we don’t always share the background inspiration for our research, this time it’s quite important and will shed some light on how we arrived here. When we started planning this research in 2018 and working on it in 2019, […].

Cloud AI is like nuclear power

David Linthicum

In a recent speech, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai called for new regulations in the world of AI, with the obvious focus that AI has been commoditized by cloud computing. This is no surprise, now that we’re debating the ethical questions that surround the use of AI technology: most especially, how easily AI can weaponize computing—for businesses as well as bad actors.

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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.

CIOs Need To Get Ready For Continuously Learning Models

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to prepare for a world where models run everything Image Credit: Bander AlMutlaq. If you are the person with the CIO job, the rest of the company is looking at you for help in making your company more competitive.

3 Expert Questions to Focus on Winning Digital Transformations

Social, Agile and Transformation

About a year ago, around this time a year, I spoke to a CIO about how to best kickoff digital transformation initiatives. His question, "How do I start? How do I find opportunities that will make a business impact and have the potential to drive transformation?"

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Tolerable security risk is a spectrum

David Linthicum

It’s 5:00 a.m. sometime in 2018. The phone rings. It’s the cloudops team reporting a potential breach where gigabytes of customer data may have been compromised. You spend the next year toughening up cloud security, allocating four times what you spent in the previous year. The board of directors is happy to fund the additional tools and people. As we say: “You can’t have too much security.”.

This One Little Configuration Change Will Make It Harder For People To Steal Your Information

CTOvision

Editor’s note: We are aiming this tutorial at the non-technical person. Please share with anyone in your life who could benefit from this. -bg

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4 Trends Impacting Cloud Adoption in 2020

CEB IT

Cloud computing is firmly established as the new normal for enterprise IT. Across industries, cloud continues to be one of the fastest-growing segments of IT spend. With greater spend, however, comes greater responsibility for CIOs to invest budgets wisely, and a bigger impact if things go wrong. “CIOs looking to prepare their organization to thrive in the upcoming turns must take a differentiated approach to cloud computing,” says Gregor Petri , Vice President Analyst, Gartner.

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Guess what? GDPR enforcement is on fire!

Forrester IT

Yes, you read the title of this blog well: GDPR enforcement is on fire! Fines might not always be particularly high, but our analysis shows that – at least in terms of volume – Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) are rapidly increasing their GDPR enforcement activities.

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!

IIS Troubleshooting Tips for SCCM Admins|MP DP IIS Error Codes

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Really quick one to segregate the IIS HTTP Error Codes which will be useful at time of troubleshooting SCCM/ConfigMgr/MEMCM Management Point and Distribution Point – server related communication issues.

10 Enterprise IT Transformation Trends to Watch for 2020

Information Week

Communications giant Verizon shares its insights on the potential technology drivers that may reshape industries this year

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2 suggestions for surviving the 2020 cloud job explosion

David Linthicum

The market for public cloud services is predicted to hit $331.2 billion by 2022. If you’re keeping track, this would make the cloud services industry three times bigger than IT services as a whole according to a new study from Seen by Indeed. Seen by Indeed also reports that between October 2015 and October 2019, the share of cloud computing jobs, per million, increased by 55 percent.

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Cloudera: Extract Benefit From All Your Data And Work Across Clouds

CTOvision

We have tracked Cloudera from the very beginning and have watched as it has continually innovated in ways that help both enterprises and the open source community deliver more value.

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.

The Top 10 Cloud Myths

CEB IT

Myths continue to plague cloud computing. These misconceptions can slow enterprises down, impede innovation and stoke fear. Although cloud computing has become much more mainstream in the last five years, some of the myths that circulated during its advent still persist today.

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What I See Coming For The Channel In 2020

Forrester IT

Preparing for this years list of future channel trends has been an immersive experience to say the least. In 2019, I was able to talk to 497 companies one-on-one about their channel strategy and programs, including 130 of those face-to-face.

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Deploy Microsoft Edge Patches with SCCM Software Updates|ConfigMgr Part 1

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Let’s see how you can enable and deploy Microsoft Edge patches with Configuration Manager Software Updates.

Digital Innovation is Everywhere

Information Week

Here are 6 digital innovation technologies and how they could be deployed in various markets. It's not just about the customers

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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?

Cloud spending set to outpace traditional on-prem

David Linthicum

According to IDC, in 2019 the public cloud saw little change in market share, making up just more than 30 percent of the overall cloud IT infrastructure market. Of course, this is likely to grow significantly, expected to reach almost 40 percent by 2023. However, it’s a bit of a surprise that IDC is also expecting public and private cloud spending to outperform “traditional IT spending” in 2020. We can define traditional as anything that’s not a private or public cloud.

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Internet of Things presents the next frontier of cyberattacks

CTOvision

Read why Asaf Ashkenazi says that the risk of cyberattacks on the Internet of Things has increased on ITProPortal : Today’s rapidly growing global network of internet of things (IoT) devices brings with it new levels of convenience to the lives of everyday consumers.

10 Must-Read Business Books for 2020

CEB IT

Smarter With Gartner helps its readers stay ahead of business and technology trends. Every year, our readers flock to articles on emerging tech, leadership and the future of work. In 2019, Gartner experts authored two books to help leaders tackle those same issues and dig deeper on what matters most to their business. We asked our Smarter With Gartner Expert Advisory Board members to recommend their must-read books for business executives in 2020.

Shatter The Seven Myths Of Machine Learning

Forrester IT

The best New Year’s resolution? Become machine-learning-literate! It’s good for your organization, your career, and the sanity of your data scientists.

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.

ConfigMgr 1910 Known Issues Bugs Fixes|SCCM

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. ConfigMgr 1910 is in slow ring now (GA’d) and 1910 update will be available for all SCCM infrastructure with online Service Connection Point.

The Changing Role of IT in the Customer Experience Era

Information Week

The role of IT as just a back-office function within an organization is a thing of the past

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3 devops and cloud computing myths debunked

David Linthicum

The global devops market size should reach $12.85 billion by 2025. This according to a study by Grand View Research, predicting an 18.6 percent compound annual growth rate during the forecast period. Driving this is the usual suspects, including an increasing trend of enterprises automating business processes, and the rise in adoption of cloud computing.

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The Dali Lama As A Business Strategist: His words underscore the need for informed action

CTOvision

The Dali Lama just posted some very wise thoughts for our consideration: Time never stands still, it’s always moving on. The past is beyond our control, but the future is still in our hands. To shape it we must use our intelligence and make an effort. We can change our circumstances.

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.

10 CIO Resolutions for 2020

CEB IT

January is a popular time for resolutions. Work out twice a week. Read more books. Try 100 different fruits and vegetables. But what should be on a CIO’s list? Professional resolutions aren’t that different from personal ones. Look for ways to reduce waste (both time and resources) and develop skills in new areas.

With Good Foundations, Augmented Reality Offers A Great Way To Engage With IoT Data

Forrester IT

Augmented reality (AR) and the internet of things (IoT). In principle these two hot technologies are a great match, with data streaming from IoT-connected machines to be used by AR-wielding engineers on the factory floor.

7 lessons learned from 20 years of professional speaking

Trends in the Living Networks

It is exactly two decades since I became a professional speaker. I had paid my dues over the previous four years speaking frequently for free at conferences.

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The Facial Recognition Debate

Information Week

One small step for tech, one giant leap for privacy? It is up to our society to create clear boundaries that will enhance the positive and control the negative

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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.