January, 2019

The 4 Phases of the Gartner Blockchain Spectrum

CEB IT

It’s easy to be swept up in the promise and hype of blockchain, but the reality is that most solutions marketed as “blockchain” are missing key components — particularly tokenization and decentralization.

CEOs And Software

Forrester IT

How To Lead The Most Important – and Perplexing — Corporate Domain by John R. Rymer and Jeffrey S. Hammond Summary What if CEOs — not software development and delivery leaders or CIOs — held the keys to the fast, high-quality software delivery that is so crucial to digital business?

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This one skill will make you a data science rockstar

Eric D. Brown

Want to be a data science rockstar? of course you do! Sorry for the clickbait headline, but I wanted to reach as many people as I can with this important piece of information. Want to know what the ‘one skill’ is?

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Now is the time to get serious about your cloud strategy

David Linthicum

IT loves its enterprise data centers. Who can blame IT? Data centers are LED light works of modern art these days. Indeed, I like visiting data centers just to enjoy how they are designed and watch the lights blink. The move away from enterprise data centers has been less aggressive than predicted. It seems that many applications and data sets can’t live anywhere else according to enterprise IT, and while cloud computing is an option, IT views it as a tactical solution. [

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?

10 Ways Machine Learning Is Revolutionizing Sales

CTOvision

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning show the potential to reduce the most time-consuming, manual tasks that keep sales teams away from spending more time with customers. Automating account-based marketing support with predictive analytics and supporting account-centered research, forecasting, reporting, and recommending which customers to upsell first are all techniques freeing sales teams from manually […]. Artificial Intelligence News

SCCM 1810 Known Issues and FIXES

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Happy & Blessed New year 2019 to all of you! I’m trying to help SCCM community with this list of known issues which are already fixed (well, most of them) with the latest slow version of SCCM 1810.

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You’ve Still Got Mail

Forrester IT

It has been more than two decades since AOL popularized email with the catchy “you’ve got mail” greeting. So ubiquitous was it in its heyday that it was the title of a romcom starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

Data Mining – A Cautionary Tale

Eric D. Brown

For those of you that might be new to data, keep this small (but extremely important) thing in mind – beware data mining. What is data mining? Data mining is the process of discovering information and patterns in data.

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2 big mistakes to avoid in edge computing

David Linthicum

More things are being pushed to the edge. Think of the edge as the space between the cloud and whatever device or system is tossing off data. The idea is to do most of the processing at the edge, close to where the data is produced. This approach, called edge computing , provides a much better response time, because there’s no need to send the data back to a central cloud-based data-storage system where it’s processed and then returned all the way back to the device. What is cloud computing?

Artificial Intelligence Systems Can be Fooled

CTOvision

Read why Nidhi Singh says that artificial intelligence systems have their own severe limitations on Entrepreneur : Despite all its benefits and the ease that technology has brought in, the fear that new-age technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and robotics would displace human jobs still looms. However, some researchers don’t agree with the idea that […]. Artificial Intelligence News

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!

How to Handle SCCM Bandwidth Issues with Branch Cache Vs Peer Cache

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In the current world of IT, organizations look for lower operating expenses are investigating technology solutions that can directly lower costs and improve productivity and value add to the business.

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Speed Up Your Digital Business Transformation

CEB IT

Eighty-seven percent of senior business leaders say digitalization is a company priority and 79% of corporate strategists say it is reinventing their business — creating new revenue streams in new ways. But so far, digital change has been slow and disappointing.

What I See Coming For The Channel In 2019

Forrester IT

We have seen more disruption in the channel in the past 18 months than we saw in the past 37 years combined. As a review, here were my 2018 predictions. Private equity will continue its sweep of the channel software space, creating some unicorns along the way. Verdict: As mentioned in the […].

Do you need machine learning? Maybe. Maybe Not.

Eric D. Brown

I’ve recently written about the risks of machine learning (ML) , but with this post I wanted to take a step back and talk about ML and general. I want to talk about the ‘why’ of machine learning and whether you and/or your company should be investigating machine learning.

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.

Moving to the cloud? 3 critical data efforts you must make

David Linthicum

I’m often taken back by the number of enterprises moving the cloud that have not considered data modernization as part of their cloud migration strategy. I know why: the money. However, not doing data modernization as part of moving to the cloud will cost you much more than you think you are saving. Data should be a first-class citizen when it comes to your cloud effort. While the number of things to think for cloud migration about gets longer, don’t let data fall of your radar.

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Best Practice Response Can Mitigate Data Breaches Quickly

CTOvision

Read why Sue Poremba says that best practice response can help companies mitigate data breaches quickly on Security Boulevard : Data breaches are fairly common nowadays but it is the time that the company takes to identify the breach and notify its users that counts. It generally takes about six months for a company to […]. Cyber Security News

Top 5 Considerations When Hiring a Data Scientist

Information Week

AI is a hot term in every industry, but don't be a company that just blindly hires a group of data scientists who end up frustrated and unproductive

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The 5 Digital Transformation Identities of Financial Services Organizations

CEB IT

One-third of financial services CIOs identified digital as their top business priority for 2019, up by more than 8% from last year, according to Gartner. Digital business usually means different things for financial services CIOs,” says Juergen Weiss , Practice Vice President at Gartner. “We

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.

Channel Data Is A Competitive Differentiator

Forrester IT

Leverage Channel Data To Give Partners A Better Experience: Winning In The Channel Requires Data-Driven Program Innovation Brands that provide an enhanced partner experience grow faster than their peers, are more profitable, and drive higher customer satisfaction and retention downstream.

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The Data Mining Trap

Eric D. Brown

In a post titled Data Mining – A Cautionary Tale , I share the idea that data mining can be dangerous by sharing the story of Cornell’s Brian Wansink, who has had multiple papers retracted due to various data mining methods that aren’t quite ethical (or even correct).

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Thinking about blockchain? Do it in the cloud

David Linthicum

According to figures provided to CoinDesk from jobs site Indeed.com, searches for roles involving bitcoin, blockchain , and cryptocurrency dropped by 3.06 percent from October 2017 to October 2018. My experience is that enterprises are dealing something that turned out to be much more complex than the hype led them to believe. So, many enterprises have shelved blockchain efforts, opting instead to spend the money on cloud migration. InfoWorld explains: What is multicloud?

Facebook AI Research (FAIR) turns five: What has accomplished and where they are headed

CTOvision

From Facebook on Facebook AI Research (FAIR) : Five years ago, we created the Facebook AI Research (FAIR) group to advance the state of the art of AI through open research for the benefit of all — it’s an effort to understand the nature of intelligence so that we might create intelligent machines. Since then, FAIR […]. Artificial Intelligence News

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.

Most CEOs Don't Know Where to Deploy AI Within their Business

Information Week

Think through your customer and supplier relationships, as well as your operational efficiency to identify the best areas for artificial intelligence

Cloud Shift Impacts All IT Markets

CEB IT

Through 2022, growth in enterprise IT spending for cloud-based offerings will be faster than growth in traditional (non-cloud) IT offerings , making cloud computing one of the most disruptive forces in IT markets since the early days of the digital age. When organizations are faced with IT spending decisions, the consideration of using cloud services for new initiatives or replacing existing systems causes a shift in spending from traditional IT solutions to cloud.

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It’s Time To Mainstream ABM

Forrester IT

When account-based marketing (ABM) burst onto the scene in 2015, it was positioned by a number of vendors as the death of traditional marketing.

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SCCM MSIX App Deployment Guide to Deploy 7Zip.MSIX

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. I have shared my experience with MSI to MSIX conversion process in the previous blog post. In this post, you will learn how to create SCCM MSIX app deployment.

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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.

Cloud migration checklist: The 3 key areas to focus on

David Linthicum

2019 is the year that enterprises are hitting the accelerator on their cloud migrations. Last year, the typical company wanted 100 or so workloads in the cloud at the end of 2018. This year, the goal is to move well over a 1,000 by the end of 2019. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

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Announcing OODA: A Company Addressing Next Generation Security Challenges

CTOvision

Editor’s note: The below is from the press release for the launch of my new firm, OODA LLC. I’m very excited about this new venture and intend on making a positive difference in addressing several next generation security challenges. For more see: OODA.com Industry Veterans Launch New Company to Address Next Generation Security Challenges Security, […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber War News

Expert Predictions on SaaS Use in 2019

Information Week

Analysts and solution provide expect new approaches to how enterprises and users utilize SaaS

How Digital Twins Simplify the IoT

CEB IT

Trucks today are computers on wheels. Thanks to modern telemetry systems and other technologies they are constantly communicating data points, such as location, motion or engine status, to various business units and systems of their organization. The problem: Trucks often send multiple messages containing the same data over multiple channels at different times.

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.