March, 2020

Can public clouds keep up with the pandemic surge?

David Linthicum

As more and more businesses switch to virtual work from home “offices,” cloud computing and cloud-based systems suddenly have new credibility.

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Agile, DevOps, and COVID-19

Forrester IT

Every other Friday, we have a meeting of the “DevOps Theme Team,” a group of Forrester analysts focused on next generation IT management approaches. We talk about Agile and DevOps, of course, but also extend into related areas like portfolio management and security.

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Enterprise AI Goes Mainstream, but Maturity Must Wait

Information Week

An O'Reilly survey illustrates how enterprise groups are moving more applications into production, but also how companies face cultural and talent focused barriers

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Leading a Defensive to Offensive Transformation Strategy Post COVID-19

Social, Agile and Transformation

There is something quite magical watching pro athletes in a one on one situation. A soccer player defending a striker from getting by or a basketball player holding ground so that the point guard doesn't drive to the basket.

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!

Can AI Predict Global Pandemics Like The Coronavirus?

Forrester IT

If you want to use ML to predict sparse events, then you are going to need a whole lot more sparse events. Maybe we don’t have the direct data to predict the big events like the coronavirus outbreak, but we are very likely to have the data to predict one or more proxy events for an outbreak.

Create Contingency Plans for Events Canceled Due to COVID-19

CEB IT

Events rank as one of the most effective ways of generating leads for technology marketers. Technology and service providers spend an average of 11% of the marketing programs budget on third-party tradeshows, according to the Gartner 2019 Tech Marketing Benchmarks Survey.

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Get ready for the post-pandemic run on cloud

David Linthicum

“Cloud-computing providers are emerging as among the few corporate winners in the coronavirus pandemic as office and store closures across the U.S. have pushed more activity online,” as reported by the Wall Street Journal.

Getting the Most Out of Augmented Intelligence

Information Week

Looking for a way to help your organization work smarter and faster? Augmented intelligence is ready to provide added support, new insights, and a competitive edge

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What is Proactive Data Governance?

Social, Agile and Transformation

If you go to most business leaders to discuss data governance, you are likely to get a glazing stare that screams, "What the heck are you talking about?" And then your mind races to figure out where to begin. Data policies? Data security? Data quality? Data cataloging? Master data management?

Four Phases Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

Forrester IT

In looking at the experiences of the Asian countries that entered the COVID-19 crisis in January, I believe that the pandemic will play out over four phases in the US. Phase One (Infection) ran from January through mid-March.

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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.

Five Core Virtues For Data Science And Artificial Intelligence

CTOvision

Read Aaron Burciaga list the five core virtues for data science and artificial intelligence on Forbes : Virtues should be digitized.

4 Actions to Be a Good Leader During COVID-19 Disruption

CEB IT

COVID-19 is causing a humanitarian crisis of global proportions, with hundreds of thousands of lives disrupted. Sadly, we’re not nearing the end of the crisis. In my day-to-day, I work with executive leaders and their teams on preparing for enterprise transformation.

Cloud computing finally getting green cred

David Linthicum

A new study found that the computing output of data centers jumped six fold from 2010 to 2018, but their energy consumption rose only six percent.

Cloud 361

Pandemic Planning - CIO Style

CIO Musings

Technology leadership is never easy. During times of crisis planning and mobilization, it is even harder. So take a deep breath, relax, and read on. I think this will help you.

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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.

Configure User Driven Installation UDI Using ConfigMgr | SCCM

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Let’s see how to Configure User Driven Installation UDI using ConfigMgr.

Three Steps To Improving Customer Experience In The Middle Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

Forrester IT

Read the three essentials of customer experience that every organization should prioritize during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. age of the customer customer experience customer experience management pandemic promoted special report

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Elon Musk Provides Context on Make vs Buy in the Federal Ecosystem

CTOvision

Every large enterprise faces decisions on whether to code something using internal talent, code something using contractors, or buy a commercial product. For complex and sometimes hard to understand or explain reasons, the government has always had a hard time optimizing on these decisions.

Ask These Questions Before Deploying Remote Access Technology

CEB IT

Over the past two decades, remote access became a stable, but often neglected, technology. Now, coronavirus (COVID-19) changed the way employees need to work.

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.

3 cloud architecture problems that need solutions

David Linthicum

For the most part, cloud architecture is not that exciting. By now we know basically what works, what does not, and the process to get to the right target architecture. This means both the meta or logical architecture and added technology to get to the physical architecture.

Supercomputers Recruited to Work on COVID-19 Research

Information Week

A consortium forms to crunch data that might help researchers get a better understanding of the virus faster

Coronavirus challenges remote networking

Network World

As the coronavirus spreads, many companies are requiring employees to work from home, putting unanticipated stress on remote networking technologies and causing bandwidth and security concerns.

Responding To Coronavirus: A Playbook For Marketing And Communications

Forrester IT

Marketing and comms teams should take a leading role in supporting their organization’s response to the coronavirus. Read this post to understand the most critical actions to take now. age of the customer B2B marketing pandemic promoted

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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.

Thinking About Coronavirus? Don’t be like the Mayor of Amity Island

CTOvision

Among the many reasons JAWS was such good fiction is how realistic Mayor Vaughn’s character was. The stubborn politician refused to listen to reason or facts. If he would have taken action he could have avoided disaster.

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10 Pillars of Pandemic Preparation

CEB IT

Just 12% of more than 1,500 people polled in a Gartner business continuity webinar on March 6 believe their businesses are highly prepared for the impact of coronavirus, while 26% believe that the virus will have little or no impact on their business.

This just in: Cloud computing is hard

David Linthicum

In news that I would file under “duh,” almost 60 percent of U.K. businesses think that cloud has overpromised and underdelivered, according to a report sponsored by the consulting company Capita.

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5 New Ways DevOps Will Leverage the Cloud

Information Week

It's impossible to know what the future will bring for DevOps in the cloud, but the areas highlighted here are sure to play a role

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Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

How enterprise networking is changing with a work-at-home workforce

Network World

As the coronavirus spreads, public and private companies as well as government entities are requiring employees to work from home, putting unforeseen strain on all manner of networking technologies and causing bandwidth and security concerns.

Micro UIs: Microservices Are Visual, Too

Forrester IT

Stop Conflating Microservices With APIs Too often in client conversations, Forrester hears the terms “microservice” and “API” used interchangeably. To make your architecture and design patterns stronger, separate the two.

Technology and Leadership Lessons From Admiral Archie Clemins

CTOvision

I received word yesterday of the passing, far too young, of Archie Clemins. He passed after a two year battle with cancer. Upon hearing of this terribly sad news I was overcome with a rush of memories, some of which I want to capture here for their valuable leadership lessons.

Coronavirus: CIO Areas of Focus During the COVID-19 Outbreak

CEB IT

As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, the economic symptoms are emerging. More than a dozen global firms have announced they will miss their financial goals for the upcoming quarter due to the combined impact of supply chain disruptions and dampened customer demand.

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How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.