February, 2019

5 AI Myths Debunked

CEB IT

“AI will automate everything and put people out of work.” “AI AI is a science-fiction technology.” Robots will take over the world.” The hype around artificial intelligence (AI) has produced many myths, in mainstream media, in board meetings and across organizations. Some worry about an “almighty” AI that will take over the world, and some think that AI is nothing more than a buzzword. The truth is somewhere in the middle.

What cloud computing can learn from good BBQ

David Linthicum

You can’t beat good BBQ. As long as I’ve been eating, I’ve loved the taste of BBQ cooked correctly, and I’ve loved the science of getting BBQ right, no matter brisket, ribs, pulled pork, or chicken. Vegans may want to sit this blog out.) What’s clear to me is that the process and ingredients that it takes to make your cloud computing project work are directly related to how you get a perfectly smoked piece of meat. Here’s a bit of advice about both. InfoWorld explains: What is multicloud?

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CIOs Need To Understand The Risk Of Internet Connected Devices

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to ask the right questions before connecting everything to the internet Image Credit: Ryan. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock for a while, you may not be aware of this thing that is being called the “internet of things” (IOT).

Like Kip in Napoleon Dynamite, We love Technology

CTOvision

Dear fellow CTO’s, ready for a smile? Listen to the philosophy of Kip in Napoleon Dynamite, he has a lesson for us all: It is just fun of course, but consider that Kip is saying it is ok to love tech. But the truth is even we CTOs need to realize life is about more. […]. Entertainment

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Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

Why is implementing new frameworks, from SCRUM to self-organized teams, so much harder than understanding them? Roy Osherove has the solution. Tune in and learn to recognize what state your team is in, to support them accordingly, and to help them adopt the best practices given where they are today.

The Use of Behavioral Science Has Moved Beyond Marketing

Forrester IT

Marketers have been using behavioral economics to understand and exploit the irrationality of consumers long before the Golden Age of Advertising.

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The CIO’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence

CEB IT

A chatbot that answers consumers’ questions and directs them to the appropriate place or person is a common example of artificial intelligence (AI), and one most people have experienced personally. But it’s just one way to apply AI technologies.

Why cloud computing suddenly seems so hard and expensive

David Linthicum

A survey of 100 IT decision-makers in companies with 500 or more employees conducted by NetEnrich found that 85 percent claimed either moderate or extensive production use of cloud infrastructure. What’s not surprising, and what I’ve been saying here, 80 percent stated that they have moved at least a quarter of all workloads to the public cloud. But there is trouble in paradise.

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How Can CIOs Teach Their Employees About Cybersecurity?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs know that training employees is the key to keeping their network secure Image Credit: Merrill College of Journalism Press Releases.

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The Internet Has A New Problem: Repeating Random Numbers!

CTOvision

Digital Certificates are a foundational building block of the Internet. They are used to verify the identity of e-commerce sites, the authenticity of software and encrypt data. Not surprisingly, cyberattackers try to create fake Certificates or get the Private Keys for real ones to steal data or intercept communications. No one really worried about the […]. CTO Cyber Security News china cyberattack

Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

Moving to micro-services, or even working with distributed applications in a traditional environment, brings with it a host of interactions that are often difficult to understand. This session will provide an overview of service mesh, a review of the Istio service mesh itself, and dive into best practices and integration models for integrating the traceability model into a distributed application.

The Green New Deal Is Your Solution To Climate Change Risks

Forrester IT

If you are reading this for the snark and jokes, thank you. We are so sorry to disappoint you, because we’re not sure how to make corporate climate risks funny. Instead, let’s have a sober discussion about climate risk, and you can leave the jokes in the comment section.¹ What Is It?

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5G Wireless Technology Connecting Healthcare

Cloud Musings

Healthcare is in the middle of massive change. Called digital transformation by many, this term describes the industry’s pursuit of the many promises offered by connected patients, connected caregivers, and connected hospitals.

A CIO’s Roadmap for Culture Change [Infographic]

CEB IT

Today’s culture ch ange programs lack the flexibility needed to enable strategic business change. To aid transformation CIOs and IT leaders need to develop a culture change journey roadmap in 9 steps. swg_ad id="17991"].

Containers: The pros and cons you may not know about

David Linthicum

“We are using containers” is the battle cry of enterprises looking to get to the ultimate in performance, scalability, and portability. Well, some of that can happen. But there are limitations as well. Here’s my guidance around what value containers actually bring to the enterprise—and what they don’t bring. Compare container operating systems: Alpine Linux , CoreOS Container Linux , RancherOS , Red Hat Project Atomic , and VMware Photon OS. | Learn how to get started with Kubernetes.

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Wells Fargo’s CIO Drops The Ball

The Accidental Successful CIO

Wells Fargo outage results in customers not being able to access to accounts Image Credit: Mike Mozart. If you were the CIO of a major bank responsible for the importance of information technology, what do you think that your #1 job responsibility would be?

Phishing Campaign Uses Fake Google reCAPTCHA to Distribute Malware

CTOvision

Sucuri researchers discovered that the campaign sent out malicious emails masquerading as a confirmation for a recent transaction. Digital attackers deployed this disguise in the hopes that employees at the targeted bank would click on a link to a malicious PHP file out of alarm. That file was responsible for loading a fake 404 error […]. Cyber Security News

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, And Mixed Reality Do Bring Value To Industry

Forrester IT

Back in August of last year, I asked for good examples of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality, and mixed reality (MR), all together known as extended reality.

Tulane University SoPA Selects "Architechting Cloud Computing Solutions"

Cloud Musings

Last week, Packt Publishing announced that " Architecting Cloud Computing Solutions " by Kevin L.

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Technology CEOs: Create Valuable Buyer Urgency for Shorter Sales Cycles

CEB IT

A buying team at a large manufacturing company saw sales pitches from two different vendors selling similar automation products. The first delivered a solid pitch outlining key product benefits and ended by offering a discount if the company bought by the end of the quarter.

3 ways the cloud and data centers work well together

David Linthicum

Will data centers will go away as the public cloud grows like crazy? Both are growing to keep up with the booming economy. But getting them to work and play well together will be a challenge. You may also recall the hybrid cloud , which was a paired private cloud and public cloud. Most in the tech field now consider hybrid cloud out of date, and instead push the concept of “hybrid IT.”

CIOs Want To Know: Is Tape Making A Comeback?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Is it time for magnetic tape to come back as a storage option? Image Credit: Scott Beale. Securing the company’s data is one of the primary jobs of the person with the CIO job.

Booz Allen’s Cyber threat analysis provides actionable recommendations for business and governments

CTOvision

Booz Allen has just released a report we would like to endorse and most highly recommend you review. Their 2019 Cyber Threat outlook is particularly relevant because it is informed by real practitoners. This is our favorite kind of asesssment since practitoners have skin in the game. Booz Allen is also in a good position […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Shopping For AI Talent? Beware Of Unicorns

Forrester IT

At the dawn of big data, data scientists were the unicorn of the hour. Talk to any one of these rarities, and they would say there were only about 100 of them in the world. When executives woke up to the potential of big data, it was also at the same time we were dealing […].

Join Top Social CIO at the First #CIOChatLive!

Social, Agile and Transformation

If you're a CIO, CISO, or CTO and want to connect with the brightest, most socially vocal group of CIOs then please join us for the first ever #CIOChatLive in Boston on March 14-15th! If you are not familiar with #CIOChat, it's a twice per week gathering on Twitter that you can follow with this hashtag. On Thursday at 2pm ET, moderator Myles Suer sends out 4-5 questions around a topic while.

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Gartner Predicts the Future of AI Technologies

CEB IT

If you’ve noticed an uptick in product recommendations based on your Amazon purchases, or GPS services that are increasingly accurate in displaying congested traffic areas, it’s because artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere. AI adoption in organizations has tripled in the past year , and AI is a top priority for CIOs. Yet early AI initiatives have a high probability of failure due to misalignment with business requirements and lack of agility.

The cloud’s weakest security links aren’t where you're looking

David Linthicum

You pride yourself on your cloud computing security strategy and tool stack. Indeed, your system made up of many security solutions is both proactive, and self-updating. So, you’ll never have to worry about new security attacks that you’re not prepped to defend—well, almost.

How machine learning can drive retail success

Datacponomy

After retailers suffered a bad year with bankruptcies, store closures and lower store footfall, we discuss why now is the time for retailers to invest in data and advanced technologies to boost consumer relations. Bricks and mortar retailers would sooner forget 2018. The year that brought 16 U.S.

OpenAI’s new multitalented AI writes, translates, and slanders

CTOvision

OpenAI’s researchers knew they were on to something when their language modeling program wrote a convincing essay on a topic they disagreed with. They’d been testing the new AI system by feeding it text prompts, getting it to complete made-up sentences and paragraphs. Then, says David Luan, VP of engineering at the Californian lab, they […]. Artificial Intelligence News

Top 5 ABM Planning And Execution Pitfalls To Avoid

Forrester IT

Extra, extra! Read all about it! TOPO declares that“86% of account-based organizations report improved close rates and 80% say it is driving increased customer lifetime value!”

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Understanding AI - 3 Must Read AI Books for CIO and IT Leaders

Social, Agile and Transformation

s Last year I keynoted several talks on AI in the Enterprise: Finding Quick Wins and Avoiding Speed Bumps???. This talk is on the practical side of getting started with machine learning. Among my recommendation, I suggest IT leaders invest in data quality and other data governance efforts, perform POCs with some of the more mature AI areas, and find partners that can educate and validate. about me AI cio future of work innovation organizational change