November, 2016

Micro Explanations For Nine Essential AI Technologies

Forrester IT

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not one big, specific technology. Rather, it is comprised of one or more building block technologies. So, to understand AI, you have to understand each of these nine building block technologies.

Cognitio’s Bob Flores, Ex-CIA CTO, Featured in IDG TechWorld Providing Context On the Cyber Threat

CTOvision

Bob Gourley. Cognitio's Bob Flores, former CTO of the CIA, was just featured in IDG TechWorld providing context on the state of the cyber threat.

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2017 is the year the cloud zooms like a rocket

David Linthicum

It’s now obvious that 2016 was the inflection point for cloud computing, so the questions for 2017 are set: How big will it get? When will it experience rapid growth? Also, what part of the market will grow the fastest? Here are my predictions. Download the public cloud megaguide PDF: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Joyent compared. Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing Report newsletter. ]. Explosive growth in migrated workloads.

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Corporate IT: How the Best Teams Lead Digitization Efforts

CEB IT

Most senior executives, regardless of background or outlook, will now agree that digitization should be a priority for their company. They realize that intelligent use of data and digital technology will lead to better products, more efficient creation of them, and a more productive way to sell them.

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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.

Your data project is going to fail

Eric D. Brown

I hate to be the bearer of bad news… but your data project is going to fail. Maybe not the one you’re working on today. Maybe not the one you’re starting next month.

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Dutch bank ING to spend millions ‘disrupting’ its own business

Computer Weekly

Dutch bank ING used digital technology to reinvent itself following the financial crash, and is about to reinvent itself again, says its global CTO, Brendan Donovan

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CTOvision Named To BizTech’s List Of Top 30 Must-Read Blogs For the Small to Mid-sized Business

CTOvision

Bob Gourley. We are pleased to report that CTOvision has been named to BizTech's list of the top 30 "Must-Read" blogs for small to mid-sized businesses, ranking as number 2 of 30. The small to mid-sized market includes all firms under 2000 people in size, which is 90% of the businesses in the U.S.

How to approach machine learning in the cloud

David Linthicum

Artificial intelligence and its machine learning subset are all the rage these days. That was evident when I spoke this week at the AI World event, which was packed with vendors and users seeking to understand what the hell AI and machine learning are—and wanting to know how they could use this old but revitalized technology effectively. Amazon Web Services, Google, IBM, Microsoft , and the other major cloud providers all have machine learning services in their clouds now.

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IT Governance: Lessons from the Simple Sabotage Field Manual

CEB IT

The Simple Sabotage Field Manual was created in 1944 by the predecessor of the CIA. It was distributed to disgruntled citizens of enemy states to help them destabilize their governments by taking disruptive actions.

54-Terabit Submarine Cable Linking Asian Nations Goes Live

Data Center Knowledge

There would be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, except you’d need scuba divers: One of the world’s most ambitious optical network connection projects is now officially complete, and beginning the process of opening itself up for business. Japan’s NTT Communications, representing a partnership of major.

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!

UK firms neglecting cyber security, say 74% of IT managers

Computer Weekly

Most UK firms lack the time and resources to ensure adequate cyber security and data protection, according to a survey of IT managers

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Meet The Digital Architects Of Your Technology Strategy

Forrester IT

When Jeffrey Hammond , Mark Grannan , and I dove into our most recent developer survey, we unearthed a fascinating group of developers we call "digital architects."

Hyper-segmentation – How to Avoid Cyber Disasters

CTOvision

Nathaniel Crocker. There is a new kind of disaster that is currently striking all our agencies—cyber disaster. Unlike natural disasters, man-made disasters are avoidable. Like other man-made disasters, we need to find a way to prevent cyber disasters.

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Cloud computing’s next gambit: Data as a service

David Linthicum

The American Heart Association (AHA) announced a strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services: the launch of a cloud-based data marketplace for researchers and clinicians. The idea to target products for a vertical market is not new. What’s new is our ability to put meaningful data on public clouds that doctors and researchers can use to better understand the patterns of some disease. This is a great leap forward, considering that heart disease is the No. 1 killer in this country.

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.

Why IT Chiefs of Staff are Shaping Business Strategy

CEB IT

Nearly half of all IT chiefs of staff say they want to get more involved in helping to set business strategy, but only 28% say they are currently involved in this process, according to CEB data.

DCK Exclusive: TierPoint CEO Jerry Kent Talks Strategy

Data Center Knowledge

In an interview with Data Center Knowledge, TierPoint CEO Jerry Kent reviewed significant 2016 achievements which will set the stage for growth in 2017, and beyond. Read More. Featured TierPoint

Cyber security image putting women and girls off, says panel

Computer Weekly

There is still a lot of work to be done to change the perception of cyber security and corporate culture to attract more women to the profession, according to a panel of security professionals

VMware Is Evolving As A Powerful Provider Of Cloud-Based Offerings

Forrester IT

With Lauren Nelson. We recently attended VMworld 2016 Europe in Barcelona. The event, which attracted about 10,000 visitors, has established itself as an important destination for anyone with an interest in virtualization-related topics.

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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?

How Far has Face-Tracking Technology Come in 2016?

CTOvision

Ellie Martin. The latest Snapchat lens that gives you fox ears may be nothing more than a passing distraction to send to your friends, but that lens, colloquially known as a “filter,” utilizes surprisingly advanced face tracking technology.

3 key cloud trends you'll see at AWS Re:Invent

David Linthicum

Amazon Web Services’ Re:Invent cloud event is this month, and already I’m getting emails around announcements. Here are the three key trends that will be highlighted not only at the show but in the broader world of cloud providers and users in the next few months. An updated tactical push from AWS. We'll see many tactical announcements around every topic, including security monitoring services, better service discovery, and better scaling algorithms.

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Darknet Podcast with Aamir Lakhani

Doctor Chaos

I had the pleasure of being on the Brakeing Down Security podcast. We had a great conversation around Darknet and investigations. Check out the awesome podcast in the links below! Direct Link: [link] iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/2016-045-aamir-lakhani-discusses/id799131292?i=1000377812439&mt=2 i=1000377812439&mt=2 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7Gto0VAf5E

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Equinix VP: New Power Models Make Open Source Necessary

Data Center Knowledge

Changes to the way newer, highly scalable servers consume power made it necessary for the world’s leading colo provider to change the way networks connect to those servers, says Equinix’ chief scientist. Read More.

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.

HyperGrid launches HyperCloud containerised hybrid cloud platform

Computer Weekly

Hyper-converged appliance maker HyperGrid promises full two-way workload portability between on-premise hardware, private cloud and public cloud services in HyperCloud launch

Blockchain’s Potential For IoT Solutions

Forrester IT

"IoT is not a feasible concept without a solution that allows for the direct interaction between machines and devices. Blockchain is a technology that can help to unlock this piece of the puzzle.". Matthew Spoke, CEO, Nuco.

Cybersecurity Protocols to Implement in an Always-Connected Workforce

CTOvision

Carol M. Evenson. It used to be that workers would come into the office, sit at their desk, work for eight hours (with a break for lunch in there somewhere), and then go home. Now, however, work is moving out of the office and into, well… everywhere else.

Containers in the enterprise: The good, the bad, the ugly

David Linthicum

Containers are popular among the technology elite such as the leaders of hot startups and cloud providers. Enterprises don’t fall into that category. They manufacture tires, run banks or airlines, or operate another traditional businesses, so their needs may or may not be aligned with the vision of Silicon Valley.

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.

PoisonTap ($5) Can Hack Your Locked Computer In One Minute

Doctor Chaos

Joseph Muniz, aka the security blogger wrote a great article on PosionTap. The original article can be found here.

Azure Stack in 6 Months, Says HPE Exec

Data Center Knowledge

The timeframe is finally tightening for the release of Microsoft’s long awaited data center operating platform, Azure Stack, based on the same platform that runs the company’s public cloud service — at least from the perspective of Microsoft’s partners. In remarks made during the Tuesday general.

Lancaster University hails potential of AI software to cut datacentre power consumption

Computer Weekly

Lancaster University reveals details of its work to create an AI-based, self-assembling software system that could improve the efficiency of datacentres

Predictions 2017: CEOs Invest Billions To Transform Operations With Digital Tech

Forrester IT

You've been creating digital customer experiences for years now. You've built a successful app. You've assembled a martech/adtech stack. You may even have started swinging at omnichannel delivery or harnessed AI or piloted a connected product. So it's time to declare victory on digital transformation, right? Think again. Digital customer experiences are only the shining faces of a digital business.

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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.