May, 2018

Using a private cloud? Admit your error and go public instead

David Linthicum

Amazon Web Services has announced that Oath, the former Yahoo, has selected AWS as its preferred public cloud provider. Sounds like another routine “win” announcement from a cloud vendor, doesn’t it? But this one is far from routine. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

Google We Have A Problem With Duplex: Cool tech, but needs bounding


Have you seen the really cool demo of Google Duplex? This is a fantastic demonstration that combines voice recognition, machine learning and very capable voice synthesis to show how AI can interact with people to get things done.

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What can you DO with Machine Learning?

Eric D. Brown

Everyone’s talking about machine learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) these days. If you are a CxO or work in IT or marketing, I’d bet that you hear these terms more than you probably want to.

Welcome the New Project Manager!

Cloud Musings

According to , the six traits of highly effective project managers are: Be a strategic business partner who can offer higher-level strategic leadership skills, not just technical management skills, provide significant advantages for organizations of all sizes.

Who Should Provide Your Public Cloud?

Forrester IT

To fuel digital transformations, enterprises are increasingly turning to public cloud services to improve their customer experience, operational excellence, and the broader ecosystem.

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CIOs Struggle To Keep Their Airlines In The Air

The Accidental Successful CIO

Airlines run on their IT systems and CIOs have to keep these running. Image Credit: Job Garcia.

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Not all Machine Learning is Artificial Intelligence


One of the downsides to the recent revival of popularity of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is that we see a lot of vendors, professional services firms, and end users jumping on the AI bandwagon labeling their technologies, products, service offerings, and projects as AI projects without necessarily that being the case. On the other hand, there […]. Artificial Intelligence AGI AI artificial general intelligence Machine learning

What is the cost of bad data?

Eric D. Brown

How much is bad data costing you? It could be very little – or it could be a great deal. In this article I give an example of what the cost of bad data really is. A few days ago, I received a nice, well designed sales/marketing piece in the mail yesterday.

A Path to Hybrid Cloud

Cloud Musings

Cloud computing is now an operational reality across every industry. Organizations that fail to leverage this economic, operational and technology consumption model are merely consigning themselves to irrelevance.

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Marketing Innovation Starts And Ends With Customer Obsession

Forrester IT

Despite all the monumental changes to technology and media which afford marketers the capabilities to build emotion-rich customer relationships, they frequently struggle to rise above roles as brand despots or sales vassals. But don’t blame the tools.

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A New Era Of Technology Is Arriving: Will CIOs Be Ready?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Here comes the future, are you ready to meet it? Image Credit: Michael Coghlan. It can be all too easy for the person with the CIO job to spend their time sitting around thinking about the future. We all know about things like big data, cloud computing, etc.

The right way to manage devops configurations in the cloud

David Linthicum

A common question from people setting up devops in the cloud is where to track configurations. You certainly have a vast array of technologies to help you track configurations, including configuration management (CM) tools such as Puppet , Chef , Ansible , and Cfengine. However, a more fundamental question is: Where should configurations exist? To read this article in full, please click here

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Everyday Threats That Can Fool Even The Savviest Of Techies


If you consider yourself an expert in cybersecurity - or even if you’re somewhat knowledgeable about how to protect yourself online, you probably won’t fall for the standard Nigerian prince email scam. Enter your bank account information below, and we’ll send you a whole bunch of money. Those kinds of tricks are old news, and [.]. CTO Cyber Security News Tech Advice Training and Education

4 Warning Signs an Integration Wall is Approaching


The Integration and API Management markets are growing, expanding in both popularity and use. Enterprise App integration will surpass $33b by 2020, and other markets like iPaaS and Data Integration are growing at double-digit CAGRs.

Building A Collaborative Team

Cloud Musings

Recently, Harvard Business Review cited some insightful research into team behavior at 15 multinational companies.

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The Data-Driven Marketing Revolution Will Be Televised

Forrester IT

I recently heard L.L. Bean’s chief sales and brand officer walk through the company’s brand refresh and corresponding marketing campaign. He showed some TV spots (most of which elicited laughs, like this winner), and I was reminded of the company’s expanded TV spend. Is TV dead? Hardly.

An Outage In An Exchange Causes CIO Problems

The Accidental Successful CIO

A NYSE outage is staring to raise concerns about the IT infrastructure Image Credit: Christine Puccio.

Cloud-based AI: The game-changer not to fret about

David Linthicum

The White House is hosting a conference on the future of artificial intelligence. Executives from 38 companies, including Intel, Oracle, Ford, Boeing, Mastercard, Microsoft, and Accenture, will attend the daylong summit. Why is it happening now? AI is poised to create 2.3 million jobs by 2020, while eliminating another 1.8 million jobs, according to Gartner.

Automation is Not Intelligence


You know you’re in the middle of a hype cycle when every industry has products that use some buzzword, regardless of whether or not they have the technical merit or legitimacy to actually use that buzzword. This is where we currently are with regards to the market for Artificial Intelligence (AI) products and services. Cognilytica [.]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News AI automation intelligence ML pe vendors

VC Due Diligence is a two way street

The Investing Edge

Borrowing an enterprise sales term, the “ funnel ” for startup opportunities at a venture firm starts very wide and ends up extremely narrow, and there are numerous stages along the way. From initial call or email to actual funding, there is a massive filtering process.

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Cloud Musings

240 million results are returned in 1.06 seconds (as of May 28, 2018) when you search for cloud computing in a Google search. With that much information available, and that many conversations active around the globe; Do we really know what cloud is? Are we confident in knowing what cloud can do?

Back2Basics: Why B2B Marketers Should Differentiate On Customer Experience

Forrester IT

“To survive in a world of ‘killer competition,’ you can either distinguish yourself from your competitors or offer the lowest price.”

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Why CIOs Should Stop Putting Employees In Boxes

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to stop classifying their employees by placing them in a box Image Credit: jon jordan. As the person with the CIO job, you by necessity meet a lot of people. Many of these people work for you and so it’s important that you remember who they are.

How to secure SaaS: Understanding the cloud’s security layers

David Linthicum

When you address security in the cloud for your enterprise use, you need to think of it in several layers: To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

Adapting the U.S. Approach to Strategic Deterrence In An Age Of Rapid Technology Change


Deterring strategic attack on the United States, and its allies and partners, has been a central goal of U.S. national security strategy since at least the advent of the nuclear age. While the goal has remained consistent, the challenges in meeting the goal have not.

Security technology and online casinos

Doctor Chaos

Online casinos and playersare at risk from a wide number of security threats £7.5

Artificial Intelligence and the Project Manager

Cloud Musings

Organizations use teams to create wealth, market share, customer service, competitive advantage, and organizational success. Effective teams accomplish their assigned end goals by engaging in collaboration as a joint learning activity.

The US Federal Government Still Ranks Near The Bottom Of Forrester’s Customer Experience Index

Forrester IT

The White House requires federal agencies to “provide a modern, streamlined, and responsive customer experience across government, comparable to leading private sector organizations.”

Ascent B2B IT Forum: Reimagining the Future of Work in the Enterprise

The Investing Edge

The proliferation of technology is impacting our everyday lives in a big way. From navigating our route to work to facilitating mundane everyday tasks, technology is proving as disruptive as anything we’ve ever experienced.

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Cloud security: The skills gap is delaying cloud migration

David Linthicum

A new report from McAfee highlights the skills gap when it comes to security in the cloud. The report reveals that one in four organizations using infrastructure as a service (IaaS) or software as a service (SaaS) have experienced cybersecurity threats that compromised some data. Moreover, one in five were infiltrated by advanced attackers targeting their public cloud infrastructures. Because the lack of cloud security talent at companies puts them at more risk for data breaches.

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