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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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.

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

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It Turns Out That CIOs Want Their Privacy

The Accidental Successful CIO

It turns out that CIOs want to be left alone while at work Image Credit: Josh Hallett. What does your office space look like right now? If your company is like roughly 70% of the firms out there, you have adopted an “open office” format where the walls and cubes have all been removed.

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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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.

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

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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The missing piece of the Smart Contract Puzzle

Datacponomy

While there has been a lot of hype around the efficiency of a smart contract, can it replace the traditional way of working? What are the challenges and what is the role blockchain has to play in this shift? Smart contracts have been touted as an evolutionary leap in legal.

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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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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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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

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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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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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

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.

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.

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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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.

Blockchain and Sex Work: How the Technology is Gaining Traction

CTOvision

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

Four Easy Steps to Intelligent Automation Success

Information Week

If you are losing sleep over concerns about how to implement intelligent automation in your organization, you aren't alone

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