August, 2018

Skills That Every CIO Needs To Have

The Accidental Successful CIO

In order to lead an IT department, a CIO needs certain skills Image Credit: Gareth Williams. Congratulations on having your company make you the CIO. However, now what? As the person with the CIO job, you are going to have to use your skills to solve a range of challenging technical problems.

Data Maturity before Digital Maturity

Eric D. Brown

I recently wrote about Digital Maturity vs Digital Transformation where I proclaimed that its more important to set your goal for digital maturity rather than just push your organization toward digital transformation initiatives.

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Going cloud-native costs more than you think

David Linthicum

There is a bit of sticker shock out there. No, it’s not the big IaaS public cloud bill that will make you gasp, it’s the price of changing applications to take advantage of cloud-native features as they move to the cloud. InfoWorld explains: What is cloud-native? The modern way to develop software. | Get started: Azure cloud migration guide. Tutorial: Get started with Google Cloud. Keep up with the latest developments in cloud computing with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing newsletter. ].

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Five Ways To Plan For B2B Journey Mapping Success

Forrester IT

Journey mapping can be an energizing and eye-opening exercise in customer empathy. As advisors to B2B CX and Marketing Leaders in the Forrester Leadership Boards (FLB), we come along on many journey mapping “journeys”.

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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?

Former CIA Officer Richards J. Heuer

CTOvision

Today we learned of the passing of Richards J. Dick) Heuer. So many of us were influenced by Dick Heuer and his writings. His first public writing on the discipline of intelligence analysis began in 1979 upon his retirement from the CIA. Later he would pull together his many articles to form the basis of […]. Big Data and Analytics CTO News

Process to FIX SCCM Client Health Issues

Anoop

Computers running the SCCM client are the clients of SCCM server infra. When the SCCM clients are unhealthy or are reporting problems with accessing SCCM server infra, your SCCM infra is not providing much value.

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It’s a Bot World: The Present Role of Online Bots

Doctor Chaos

The internet is a vast and confusing place; a medley of code, hosts, databases and information. When your average Joe does the online shopping or chats on Facebook, they only see the surface, the end result, but there’s so much more happening underneath. Take bots, for example.

The biggest risk in cloud computing is not doing it

David Linthicum

Gartner’s latest quarterly report “Emerging Risks Report” surveyed 110 senior executives about risk, audit, finance, and compliance at large global organizations. Not surprisingly, they identified cloud computing as the top concern for the second consecutive quarter. Moving to the cloud means changing major business processes, which adds risk, and the cost of risk. Risk took in the form of cybersecurity disclosure and legal compliance ranked among the top concerns of the executives surveyed. [

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Bad CX Surveys? Not With This Checklist!

Forrester IT

CX surveys are the butt of jokes in dinner party conversations and comedy sketches. On social media, people gleefully tweet examples of surveys gone wrong. Just type the three words CX, survey, and fail into a Twitter search… But this is no laughing matter if you are in a CX role.

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Make Way for Cobots

CTOvision

Czech writer Karel ?apek apek first coined the term ‘Robot’ in his 1920 play R.U.R. about a dystopian future in which artificial, manufactured “roboti” act human-like and perform tasks in servitude to their human masters, only to later to form a rebellion that leads to the extension of the human race. Many of the visions and […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News Robots

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!

How to Setup SCCM Cloud Management Gateway as cloud DP

Anoop

SCCM 1806 onwards you can eliminate Cloud DP from your SCCM infra. In this post, I will explain the process to configure SCCM CMG into Cloud DP. Learn how to Setup Cloud Management Gateway as cloud DP. You can learn how to download content using Cloud Management Gateway.

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Is Digital Reality Ready for the Enterprise?

Information Week

As virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies get ready for the enterprise, the enterprise has to get ready for digital reality

IDG Contributor Network: Security serves as an essential component to growing an enterprise with SD-WAN

Network World

As enterprises endeavor to expand domestic and global footprints, agile network infrastructure connectivity across geographies continues to prove an ongoing challenge. In particular, ensuring that data shared over these networks is protected from unauthorized access is a primary directive in today’s evolving cyber threat landscape.

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The cloud will soon drive your car

David Linthicum

I’m a car guy. I’m also a cloud guy. So, it is natural I would want to connect the two. But it’s not just me. In fact, the car-cloud connection is already happening. Cars have been pretty stupid in the past, even with all of the computerization and automation that has come in recent model cars. They still can’t diagnose and fix themselves. Most cannot drive without a person controlling them.

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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.

The GDPR And The B2B Seller: Keep Calm And Sell On

Forrester IT

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018. It’s been a few months and the repercussions are yet to be fully realized, leaving practitioners anxious and wondering if they have fully prepared.

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Do Companies Need a Chief AI Officer (CAIO)?

CTOvision

The short answer to the above question is “no”. But let’s get into the specifics. Clearly for many companies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the range of Cognitive Technologies are strategic to their businesses and organizations. Indeed, for many companies, AI is as fundamentally important to their long-term well being as their IT organizations and finances. … Artificial Intelligence CTO News ai CAIO CIO Google management Microsoft planning

Move SCCM Intune Hybrid to Standalone – It’s Official Now

Anoop

How many of you are still managing Intune hybrid devices from SCCM console? This post is significant for those SCCM admins. Those SCCM admins have a great learning opportunity to migrate SCCM hybrid setup to Intune standalone. Microsoft announced their support details of SCCM Intune Hybrid to Standalone. Related Posts – 8 Reasons to Select Intune […].

Eliminating Performance Bottlenecks on Web-Based AI

Information Week

The end-to-end cloud ecosystem must mature rapidly to support enterprise deployment of AI and machine learning applications

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.

Blockchain Technology Will Revolutionize These Five Industries

Datacponomy

Analysts forecast that bitcoin will achieve a total value of $1.2 trillion towards the end of 2018.

How health care should take advantage of the cloud

David Linthicum

The cloud has come to the health care sector, and it’s having an impact by saving some money. However, that’s not the real value of cloud computing for this sector, a sector that affects us personally at some point in our lives. Black Book Research found that 93 percent of hospital CIOs are actively acquiring the staff to configure, manage, and support a HIPAA-compliant cloud infrastructure.

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Can Agencies Change Their Business Model Fast Enough?

Forrester IT

Agencies are no longer the exclusive marketing and business partner for CMOs. CMOs bring agency work in house and aggressively manage agency fees. Global consultancies like Accenture and Deloitte target CMOs and new business and technology stakeholders with experience agency services.

Recapping the August 2018 DoDIIS Conference

CTOvision

DoDIIS Stands for DoD Intelligence Information Systems. The yearly DoDIIS conference is sponsored by the Defense Intelligence Agency. It is always a great opportunity for intelligence community technologists to come together and learn from another. For those of us in industry or academia it is a chance to learn the mission needs of government organizations […]. CTO Cyber War News

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.

SCCM 1806 Production Version is Released in Slow Ring

Anoop

Microsoft released SCCM 1806 update via SLOW ring on 17th Aug 2018. If you have an online service connection point, the 1806 update will be available in SCCM console. There is no need to run the opt-in PS script anymore to make SCCM 1806 available.

Stop Talking Gobbledygook to the Business

Information Week

For all of the promise that AI and machine learning have for an enterprise, you won't realize the technology's potential if data scientists blather in data science speak

Here is everything you want to know about Sports Analytics

Datacponomy

Analytics provide insights, analysis provide results, in real-time too! Every sport in the world today has some form of analytics programmed to it. If we’re talking about sports analytics, I have to bring up the “Moneyball” reference.

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How to retrofit the cloud for security: 2 essential steps

David Linthicum

At the majority of enterprises that migrate applications to the cloud, security is an afterthought. This doesn’t mean it’s not important, but that they looking to address security requirements after the workloads and data have already settled in the cloud. I do not recommend this approach. But the reality is that some enterprises take this approach by default and don’t realize their miscalculation until after the fact.

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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.

The AI Revolution in CX Measurement

Forrester IT

Let’s face it, most CX measurement programs could use a revolution – AI or other. Because CX measurement programs are: Crumbling: CX measurement relies too much on surveys. But transactional surveys capture only between 2% and 7.5% of interactions.

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Ethical Concerns of AI

CTOvision

Artificial Intelligence is seen by many as a great transformative tech and the possibilities seem almost limitless to what it can eventually do. Will AI systems one day drive us around? Do our laundry? Mow our lawn? Raise our kids? Fight wars? Kill humans? These questions make people shift from thinking purely about the functional … Artificial Intelligence CTO News

Troubleshoot Intune Managed Application Deployments Errors

Anoop

In this video, you will see the enhanced options of Intune Troubleshooting blade. Intune Managed Application troubleshooting options for Windows devices are explained in this post. This feature is still in Intune public preview.

IaaS: Alternative Cloud Providers for the Enterprise

Information Week

There are alternatives to IaaS providers like AWS, Google, and Microsoft Azure. Here are a handful of other providers that give enterprises more choices on price, stability, and ease of use

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.