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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Former CIA Officer Richards J. Heuer


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

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.

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How the Splash Customer Team Transformed the Company

The Investing Edge

Customer account management, which includes customer success, customer support and implementation is the key to a growing a SaaS business.

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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Do Companies Need a Chief AI Officer (CAIO)?


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

How to avoid lottery scams and keep your personal details safe

Doctor Chaos

Keeping your personal details safe online is imperative, no matter what you’re trying to do – but when you’re playing the lottery, this can be more important than ever. It’s easy to get swept up in the fantasy of winning all the money you could ever want in your wildest dreams so you need to […]. Cyber cyber

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Why Do CIOS Pick The Wrong Person?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Despite trying very hard, CIOs sometime pick the wrong person Image Credit: Jamwhy. The person with the CIO job has a lot of responsibility on his or her shoulders.

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Process to FIX SCCM Client Health Issues


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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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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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


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

A discussion around Artificial Intelligence

Doctor Chaos

Join Aamir Lakhani and Keith Rayle as they discuss artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cyber security. Podcast Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning

Can CIOs Learn From How Hospitals Are Modernizing?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs can learn from what hospitals are currently doing Image Credit: KOMUnews Follow. As the person with the CIO job, the rest of the company generally turns to you in order to get direction on how the company should move forward.

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Profile Size Reporting

Mick's IT Blog

While in the middle of the planning phase for the Windows 10 rollout, we wanted a report on the size of the My Documents and Desktops of all users. These will be the folders we have decided to back up. USMT is not possible in our environment due to the cross-architectures.

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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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AI In Retail? Nope – Start With Automation

Forrester IT

Stories of thrilling, new AI use cases in retail have been popping up in our tech news feeds, whether computer vision, facial recognition, or elimination of human workers. But these sensational accounts miss an important piece of the AI learning curve.

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Blockchain and Sex Work: How the Technology is Gaining Traction


Sex sells: and clearly, so does bitcoin. From strippers in Las Vegas to sex workers in Amsterdam, it seems like everyone is eyeing virtual currencies. In this article, we’ll explore some of the good, the bad, and the everything in between ways in which blockchain is entering these X-Rated industries. Porn The porn industry has … Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News

Your Guide to Cryptocurrency Tax Policy in the USA

Doctor Chaos

Cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin, powered by blockchain technology, is a digitized asset widely traded for speculative gain and buying goods and services. The meteoric rise of cryptocurrencies has powered a $7 billion economy, benefiting over 6 million active users, a third of whom are based in the US. The fact that cryptocurrency isn’t legal tender and […]. Crypto Currency bitcoin crypto currency

How Can CIOs Help Their Companies Use Algorithms To Set Prices?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Algorithms represent the next step forward in dynamic pricing Image Credit: x6e38. The reason that the IT department exists is to provide assistance to the rest of the company.

Twelve Things I Learned from One Year After Publishing Driving Digital

Social, Agile and Transformation

I'm celebrating the one year anniversary of Driving Digital: The Leader's Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology. Since then, it's been a wonderful year of speaking, writing, advising and consulting on everything tied to digital transformation from strategy to agile, devops, data governance, low code, AI, product development and other related topics. To commemorate this. about me cio digital transformation it management leadership organizational change

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For cloud deployments, ‘it works’ is not good enough

David Linthicum

“It works.” That’s a term used to go right along with “success,” but these days it means that you’ve gotten an instance of a cloud solution up and running. But it’s typically falling short in some way that those that use the term “it works” don’t yet understand. If you have an IT problem to solve using cloud computing technology, there are about 5! five factorial) solutions, and they all “work.” However, only one solution pattern and corresponding technology solution are the most optimal.

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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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Google Being naive or what with China move, Blockchain and Healthcare, Opportunities in IoT, ICE’s Bakkt cryptocurrency exchange, Apple hits $1 trillion milestone


These are some of the stories we are tracking in the world of IT: Google Is in China Cloud Talks With Tencent, Others It has been a while now that US tech majors like Google and Facebook have kept out of China due to its censorship laws. However, this is going to change soon. Google […].

Install Dell Command Configure in WinPE

Mick's IT Blog

Dell Command | Configure can be of great use in the WinPE environment. It allows you to configure and/or query the BIOS before an operating system is laid down. This is easy to do. The first thing is to determine the architecture of the WinPE environment.

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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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