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. This “blockchain whitewashing” creates confusion in the market for CIOs and business leaders as they assess the cost-benefit analysis of blockchain. Further, this picture is incomplete and fails to address the evolving nature of blockchain technology.

CEOs And Software

Forrester's Customer Insights

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? Many software leaders tell us […

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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? It isn’t python or R or Spark or some other new technology or platform. It isn’t the latest machine learning methods or algorithms. It isn’t being able to write AI algorithms from scratch or analyze terabytes of data in minutes.

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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

Building Evolvable Architectures

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Parsons, CTO of ThoughtWorks

The software development ecosystem exists in a state of dynamic equilibrium, where any new tool, framework, or technique leads to disruption and the establishment of a new equilibrium. Predictability is impossible when the foundation architects plan against is constantly changing in unexpected ways. It’s no surprise many CIOs and CTOs are struggling to adapt, in part because their architecture isn’t equipped to evolve. This webinar will discuss what’s at stake if companies continue to use long term architecture plans.

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?

What You Need to Know About Augmented Analytics

Information Week

As enterprises travel on a digital transformation path, they need to stay current with analytics, but it's not a linear journey

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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. Microsoft can fix the critical issues on the fly with new cloud connected updates and servicing. Let’s […].

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. Data mining is the first step taken in the Data -> Information -> Knowledge -> Wisdom conversion process.

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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

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. [

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

You've finally done it: You've won over C-Suite and your DevSecOps team is up and running. You feel ready to take on rising security threats while continuously delivering quality software updates. But how do you monitor your new program? Are you truly able to gauge the state of your projects? To ensure the success of this new breed of a team, you need to know the metrics to look at and how to advocate these metrics to C-Suite and stakeholders. Join Shannon Lietz, Leader and Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and learn to lead your DevSecOps team to the top.

Six IoT predictions for 2019

Network World

This time of year, it can seem like the world is swimming in predictions for the new year, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is no exception. In fact, in fast-evolving areas like IoT, multitudes of trends and opportunities and challenges are in play, making predictions ridiculously easy — just about anything can happen, and probably will. Also read: Gartner’s top 10 IoT trends for 2019 and beyond | Get regularly scheduled insights: Sign up for Network World newsletters ].

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Future-Proof Your Data and Analytics Workforce

CEB IT

Data and analytics leaders cannot master today’s opportunities and challenges of digital business using yesterday’s roles and organization design. Chief data officers (CDOs) consistently mention lack of relevant skills or staff as one of the top internal roadblocks to success. The Gartner 2018 CEO Survey highlights a similar pattern, with respondents listing a “lack of appropriate talent and capability in the workforce” as the biggest inhibitor to digital business progress.

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5 Data and AI Trends for 2019

Information Week

What are some of the big data-oriented trends for enterprise programs and culture in 2019? Here's a look

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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. Do you need machine learning? Maybe. Maybe not. The first question you have to ask yourself (and then answer) is this: Why do you want to be involved with machine learning?

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

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

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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Windows 10 Version Numbers & Build Numbers

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In this post, I will try to keep the Windows 10 version Numbers and Windows 10 build numbers. There was many issues about Windows 10 upgrades and quality of upgrades. There are less number of hotfixes released in the latest versions of Windows 10. So Windows 10 quality is getting stabilized with new versions. Windows […].

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.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

How Retail is Advancing AI, IoT

Information Week

Combining computer vision, IoT, and AI creates a system that delivers more value than those three technologies in isolation, as the retail industry is highlighting

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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). Recently, Gary Smith over at Wired wrote an article called The Exaggerated Promise of so-called Unbiased Data Mining with another good example of the danger of data mining.

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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

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?

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How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

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. This blog post will help you to design SCCM Bandwidth optimization tips and tricks. I will cover the SCCM and Delivery Optimization (DO) design options […].

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The Evolution of Enterprise Architecture

CEB IT

The most consistent pattern of digital business is making IT less about individual technologies, and more about technology-enabled business models and solutions. For today's enterprise architectur e (EA), this same pattern is inspiring architects and technology innovation leaders to design and deliver new operating models, with business outcomes now at center stage.

What Do Tech's Most Powerful Women Have in Common?

Information Week

When the IBM Watson Personality API analyzed these female tech leader's words, it identified nine traits as being most dominant

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First step to becoming a hacker: Linux!

Network World

If you're contemplating a career in cybersecurity and haven't come up to speed on Linux, now's the time to get ramped up and here's one easy way to do it. This new book from no starch press was written with people like you in mind.

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Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

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

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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Windows Autopilot Troubleshooting – Beginners Guide

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Windows Autopilot is Azure service to provision windows 10 build. Autopilot service is to simplify Windows OOBE and it happens primarily at Windows 10 OOBE stage. You will learn about basics of Windows Autopilot Troubleshooting from this post. The Basics In the OOBE stage of autopilot deployment, there can be many issues which result in failure. […].

How Product Managers Can Identify and Plan for Technology Disruption

CEB IT

Product managers can improve product life cycle management by scanning the horizon to spot truly disruptive technologies. However, there is a big difference between scanning the horizon using a mystical crystal ball and using a radar system. One portends to show you a specific future with no evidence base behind it, while the other uses a scientific approach to provide a rougher, yet more useful, picture of what objects exist in your sphere of visibility so you can plan, decide and act.

Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.