April, 2019

How CIOs Are Using Algorithms To Tell People What To Do

The Accidental Successful CIO

Algorithms can sometimes make better decisions than people can Image Credit: x6e38. As the person with the CIO job, one of your main tasks is to assign work to the various people who work for you.

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The Secret to DevOps Success

CEB IT

Richard, an infrastructure and operations (I&O) leader at a large manufacturing organization, has been tasked by his CIO to develop an DevOps initiative to help the company better scale its software releases and updates. This is the first time that Richard is working on this type of initiative. He is unsure about how to approach it and concerned about being successful.

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3 signs you’re going overboard with cloud features

David Linthicum

I’ve been working with new trendy tech for years, and one of the things that’s been driving me crazy is not the speed at which things move but the fact that my clients want to keep up at any cost. There are several new features (aka cloud services) that are announced or released from public cloud providers monthly, not just at their user conferences: new database services, new AI services, new blockchain services, new serverless services, new container services.

Stop Trying To Replace Your Agents With Chatbots — No, Seriously!

Forrester IT

Customer service organizations have been looking for ways to cut costs for decades. Now that chatbot mania has taken over, many are jumping on the bandwagon and attempting to replace their human agents with chatbots.

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Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

OK I Fell For A Huge Fake Because I Wanted To Believe It: Amazon Blimp Delivery

CTOvision

There are some cool videos going around that show an Amazon blimp launching baby drone delivery bots. This is so neat and so believable because we all know Amazon has been working on drones and considering blimps. As for me, I believed it because I wanted to.

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CIOs Want To Run Their IT Department Like Adobe

The Accidental Successful CIO

Adobe has a satisfied workforce, how can CIOs have the same thing? Image Credit: a_bul16. Being the person with the CIO job is hard work. You try and you try and you try to do a good job but it always seems like you are somehow falling further and further behind.

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CIOs: Break Through Culture Barriers to Enable Digital Transformation

CEB IT

Although 64% of CIOs perceive culture as a barrier to achieve their digital ambitions, 25% perceive culture as an enabler, according to Gartner research. Change is the new normal. The right culture is one of the most important requirements to achieve digital transformation.

3 things about cloud and IoT you need to consider

David Linthicum

The internet of things (IoT) and cloud-based providers are bound at the hip. That said, most people don’t understand how, why, or what to expect. I’ve been asked some good questions that drove me to do some research and testing. Perhaps the answers are of interest to you as well. Do you store the data in the cloud or the IoT device? This depends on a lot of things, but I have two rules of thumb: [ InfoWorld explains: What is multicloud? The next step in cloud computing. |

How Automation Is Impacting Enterprises In 2019

Forrester IT

Forrester predicted in late 2018 that automation would become the tip of the digital transformation spear in 2019, impacting everything from infrastructure to customers to business models. Now that we’re four months in, we’ve evaluated whether our five specific predictions are on track.

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.

Will Artificial Intelligence Enhance or Hack Humanity?

CTOvision

This week, I interviewed Yuval Noah Harari, the author of three best-selling books about the history and future of our species, and Fei-Fei Li, one of the pioneers in the field of artificial intelligence.

Survive and Thrive With Digital Transformation

Cloud Musings

First cloud computing then multi-cloud. How can we get ahead of this digital transformation nightmare? These are the laments heard in conference rooms and board meeting around the world.

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Is An Open Office The Right Solution For Your IT Department?

The Accidental Successful CIO

An Open Office removes walls, but does it create too much noise? Image Credit: Jaysin Trevino. Can you remember the day when if you wanted to talk with your boss you would go walking down the hall to his or her office?

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Increase Retention With a Customer Success Mindset

CEB IT

When the sales team lands a new account, product marketer Monika knows her job has just begun.

The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, Tech Leader, VUE Expert, and Full Stack Developer

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

Who will benefit the most from 5G

David Linthicum

The growth of 5G cellular technology has gotten a lot of people excited, including those who are looking for 5G to provide a larger market for cloud computing, and most important, to simplify both connectivity and security. The question is: Who will have the most to gain? Enterprises that consume 5G? The cloud computing providers? The telecommunications companies that sell 5G?

Time To Rethink Channel Incentives And Program Management (CIPM)?

Forrester IT

Channel incentives are used to improve indirect sales performance, orchestrate partners’ behavior, and engender channel loyalty.

11 Artificial Intelligence Trends Every Business Must Know in 2019

CTOvision

Read Sohaib Khalid list 11 artificial intelligence trends every business should know about on Read Write : Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a game changer for global businesses, opening doors to innumerable possibilities. With the integration of AI in businesses, the global economy is excepted to grow exponentially in the coming years. Although the introduction […]. Artificial Intelligence News

Are citizens prepared for the data implications of smart cities?

Datacponomy

What are the fears around data while exploring potential use cases to demonstrate the value for the ‘smart citizen’? Here is a look.

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.

How A Streaming Music CIO Plans On Turning Things Around

The Accidental Successful CIO

Pandora’s CIO has plans to stop its loss in users Image Credit: Jenni Konrad. Having the CIO job at Pandora would put you right in the middle of a busy and challenging market. Streaming music is very hot right now and there are a lot of different companies that are involved in the market.

Cloud to Represent 75% of Total Spend on CRM in 2019

CEB IT

In 2019, spending on software as a service (SaaS) will reach approximately $42 billion and represent 75% of total customer relationship management (CRM) software spend, continuing the rapid decline of on-premises deployments.

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Avoid these 2 cloud computing career pitfalls

David Linthicum

People come to me all of the time looking to reengineer their IT career with a cloud computing makeover. While this is typically a good move, I find that as the world of cloud computing becomes more complex, those looking to get higher-paying cloud computing jobs are making some wrong calls. Here’s two of the most common. Mistake No. 1: Going too wide. I’ve often explained the benefit of being a jack of all trades, and master of some to people wanting to become a cloud computing architect.

Want To Launch An Extended Reality (XR) Experience? Start With Employee Use Cases

Forrester IT

After returning from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last year, where I walked miles to test every virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experience, one thing was clear: They aren’t ready for mainstream consumer use. But what about for employees?

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Is Your Business Ready for the Internet of Things?

CTOvision

Read why Aviva Leebow Wolmer says that adopting the Internet of Things is must for businesses on Entrepreneur : Ten years ago, it would have been strange to stand alone in a room and tell that someone named “Alexa” to order pizza — but today, most of us take in stride the virtual assistance that […]. CTO News

How can you be AI ready?

Datacponomy

Organizations implementing AI have increased by 270 per cent over the last four years, according to a recent survey by Gartner. Even though the implementation of AI is a growing trend, 63 per cent of organizations haven’t deployed this technology. What is holding them back: cost, talent shortage?

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How Business Transformation is Fundamentally Different from Innovation

Social, Agile and Transformation

An interesting debate transpired during the last #CIOChat on Thursday at 2pm around Myles Suer's question, "How is #innovation fundamentally different from business transformation?" I had significant feedback to my tweets and decided to dedicate this week's blog post to detail my perspective. I provided a two-tweet answer require(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function(L) { L.start({"baseUrl". about me digital transformation innovation

CIO Agenda 2019: Take a Hard and Soft Approach to Cybersecurity

CEB IT

Ninety-five percent of CIOs expect cybersecurity threats to increase and impact their organizations. In most organizations, the CIO is accountable for cybersecurity. But the IT organization alone can’t provide it.

How Kubernetes can reduce cloud complexity

David Linthicum

A while ago I declared Kubernetes the winner in the container orchestration wars. Although I love being right, many in the cloud industry have framed Kubernetes as the end-all technology that solves all our problems. Thus we have the overuse of Kubernetes to solve all security issues, all infrastructure issues, and even be a complete strategy for technology companies looking for the next lily pad to leap onto. It’s all Kubernetes, all the time. [ Are you ready for the container invasion?

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Apple ITP 2.1: What It Is, What It Means, and Why It Matters

Forrester IT

Apple first introduced Intelligent Tracking Protection (ITP) in 2017, but the latest update (2.1) creates a new set of challenges for advertisers, publishers, and tech vendors that make money from online behavioral advertising (OBA), attribution, web analytics, testing, and personalization.

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