June, 2020

Gartner Top 9 Security and Risk Trends for 2020

CEB IT

The shortage of technical security staff, the rapid migration to cloud computing, regulatory compliance requirements and the unrelenting evolution of threats continue to be the most significant ongoing major security challenges. However, responding to COVID-19 remains the biggest challenge for most security organizations in 2020.

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The Pandemic Recession Demands a Digital Response

Forrester's Customer Insights

Digital transformation was never optional. But most firms treated it that way, applying digital technology in dribs and drabs — until COVID-19 shuttered economies and forever altered the patterns of life and work and commerce. That is, until uncertainty and volatility became the new normal. Companies leapt into adaptive mode. And they seized digital to […].

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Technology and Its Limits: Transformation is About People

Information Week

In the argot of today's technology world, transformation is about "People + Machine." The machine alone is, well, just a machine

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Accelerate Digital Transformation With The Right Strategic Partner

Forrester's Customer Insights

In March 2020, as the implications of a global shutdown of physical offices became apparent, executives responsible for digital initiatives went into overdrive. If your firm is already digitally advanced, it’s likely to be faring far better than less advanced competitors by now. But no matter where your firm is today on it’s pandemic-induced digital […]. Age of the Customer digital business digital disruption digital transformation

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Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Do Channel Vendors Need Public Relations Anymore?

Forrester's Customer Insights

The communications industry is facing a perfect storm of converging forces, from COVID-19 to the rise of influencer marketing and even AI. At Forrester, we research around 10,000 global technology vendors that utilize indirect sales and often get asked about the value of PR in the channel. A trend that is affecting many channel leaders […].

Use These First Principles To Succeed With Robotic Process Automation In 2020

Forrester's Customer Insights

Let’s just say that one measure of the hype that surrounds any emerging technology is the amount of new (and largely superfluous) jargon that it generates. Enterprise automation market needs pragmatic advice The market for Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has been in hypergrowth for a while now. RPA, and its extension into intelligent automation (IA), […].

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Jump-Start Your E-Commerce Platform in 3 Steps

CEB IT

Social-distancing norms and lockdown measures during the COVID-19 pandemic have increased the need for customers to shop online. Brands that had a strong digital presence find themselves at an advantage in catering to this increased online traffic. Those that did not invest in creating a robust digital commerce experience find themselves losing customers to peers and face a much more slowed recovery post-pandemic.

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The CIO?s Guide to Serverless Computing

CEB IT

The term “serverless computing” is a misnomer: The technology eliminates the need for infrastructure provisioning and management, but certainly does not eliminate the need for servers. It is not surprising, then, that market confusion still exists on what serverless computing is and the benefits of adopting it within an enterprise.

ACM calls for governments and businesses to stop using facial recognition

Venture Beast

ACM, one of the largest computer science orgs in the world, today called for the halt of facial recognition use by governments and businesses in the U.S. Read More. AI Business category-/Law & Government

IBM donates machine learning tooling to enable ‘responsible’ AI

CTOvision

IBM Corp. is donating three open-source artificial intelligence development toolkits to LF AI, an organization within the Linux Foundation that maintains open-source machine learning tools. The LF AI Technical Advisory Committee […].

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How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

Microsoft is buying CyberX to bolster its Azure IoT security

Network World

Microsoft has announced it will purchase the industrially focused network security vendor CyberX for an undisclosed sum in an effort to bolster the security capabilities of its Azure IoT platform. The acquisition strikes at the heart of two key IIoT security pain points.

Business Intelligence before Artificial Intelligence

Information Week

BI is the transformation of data from services, including software and assets, into accessible insights and reports. But, otherwise, why is BI important

WVD Architecture Changes for v2| New Portal Admin Experience

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Well, it’s not officially WVD v2, instead, it’s new Portal for WVD with new Admin Experience. However, the WVD architecture for the 2020 spring update is changed significantly with the WVD spring release. WVD New Arm Object Model The following are the main changes in the high-level architecture with Windows Virtual Desktop spring release (a.k.a […].

Lack of Skills Threatens Digital Transformation

CEB IT

Even before there was a coronavirus pandemic, boards ranked digital/technology disruption as their top business priority for 2020 — followed by obtaining the talent needed to execute tech transformation. But COVID-19 has escalated digital initiatives into digital imperatives, creating urgent pressure on HR leaders to work with their CEO, CFO and CIO to rethink skills needs as business models change at light speed.

Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

Transforming the Workforce with Governed Citizen Development

Social, Agile and Transformation

It’s an unprecedented time to be a CIO or any technology leader. On the one hand, technology organizations are working hard on digital transformation and developing many new customer and employee-facing applications. On the other, IT is now running double duty by supporting more remote working employees and then responding to other COVID-19 business needs. There’s never been greater demand on. cio citizen development digital transformation enterprise 2.0

Cloud computing vs. edge computing

CTOvision

Read Nick Offin explain the difference between cloud computing and edge computing on Tech Radar : Cloud computing isn’t exactly a new concept. Its benefits are well known in the […].

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Machine learning in Palo Alto firewalls adds new protection for IoT, containers

Network World

Palo Alto Networks has released next-generation firewall (NGFW) software that integrates machine learning to help protect enterprise traffic to and from hybrid clouds , IoT devices and the growing numbers of remote workers. The machine learning is built into the latest version of Palo Alto's firewall operating system – PAN 10.0 – to prevent real-time signatureless attacks and to quickly identify new devices – in particular IoT products – with behavior-based identification.

Study: Cloud Migration Gaining Momentum

Information Week

A new survey finds that organizations plan to migrate the majority of their applications to the cloud over the next year. Microservices and SRE are also gaining steam

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eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

Create SCCM Automatic Deployment Rule | ADR | ConfigMgr

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. ConfigMgr ADRs are Automatic Deployment Rules created for automatic deployment of Software Updates (monthly patches). Let’s learn to create SCCM Automatic Deployment Rule (ADR) to make monthly patching easy for Configuration Manager Admins. The assumption here is that you already have a manual patching process in place for your organization. Now the requirement is to […].

4 Lessons Learned From Cloud Infrastructure Adopters

CEB IT

What are the benefits and risks of cloud? What are best practices for managing and governing cloud resources? How should we organize the IT team to best embrace cloud? Although cloud has reached mainstream adoption , many infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders are still asking these questions as they navigate their cloud journeys.

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By chasing the big might, you might just ignore the small

Eric D. Brown

It seems like people are always looking for the ‘next big thing.’ ’ They want that ‘big’ thing to get the ‘big’ improvement for themselves or their organizations. They’re looking something that takes them from A to Z without the effort to get to B, C, D, etc. Chasing that big idea can easily push yourself / your organization into a lull.

How will artificial intelligence impact the immediate future of society?

CTOvision

Read Dr. Raul V. Rodriguez explain how artificial intelligence will impact the lives of ordinary people on DataQuest: Mechanization and automation of processes have brought about important social changes throughout […].

Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

Know-It-All CIOs Are The Source Of The Problem

The Accidental Successful CIO

Know-it-all CIOs don’t think that they need input from anyone Image Credit: Charles Kremenak. CIOs who are excited about their jobs and who are ambitious often like to act like they know everything. This kind of behavior becomes very visible to everyone that they work with. As they move on in their career, these CIOs often start to realize that, despite the importance of information technology, just how little they actually did know. Acting this way can be a severe career limiter for CIOs.

How Cloud Is Enabling Autonomous Systems

Information Week

The soft economy just gave cloud adoption a shove. Get ready for more autonomous IT resources

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Deploy Windows 10 2004 Using SCCM | ConfigMgr | MEMCM

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In this post, You will learn about bare metal deployment using the configuration manager (Windows 10 2004 Using SCCM). The bare metal scenario occurs when you have a blank machine you need to deploy or an existing machine you want to wipe and redeploy without needing to preserve any existing data. Introduction The setup starts […].

10 IT Cost Optimization Techniques for Private and Public Sector Organizations

CEB IT

When a business executive asks her CIO to reduce operating costs, together they evaluate their IT spending and cost drivers. They calculate how IT costs impact the delivery of IT services, as well as their effect on business costs and revenue. However, they neglect to evaluate its impact across other business units (BUs) in the organization.

Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.

Scalable learning founded on small group collaboration and extended networks will drive organizational success

Trends in the Living Networks

In my recent conversation with John Hagel on The Virtual Excellence Show , one of the topics John shared insights on was scalable learning, which he has substantially focused on in recent years. For an excellent framing of the subject see his article in Harvard Business Review Great Businesses Scale Their Learning, Not Just Their Operations.

3 Ways Big Data Analytics Can Make You A Better Leader

CTOvision

Read Bethany Garner explain the three ways in which big data analytics can help you become a better leader on Business Because : When it comes to making smart, informed […].

5 Ways to Better Manage Technical Debt

Social, Agile and Transformation

There are specific topics that will get CIO and IT leaders to vent. Talk about show many spreadsheets bounce around through email, midyear budget cuts, or hundreds of projects everyone won't prioritize, and you'll get an earful. But there's one topic that will get them out of their seats and red in the face with anger. That topic is technical debt. agile planning cio DevOps innovation leadership software development

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10 Cyberattacks on the Rise During the Pandemic

Information Week

Cybercrime and cyber espionage have skyrocketed during COVID-19 lockdowns. Are your work-from-home employees aware of these security traps

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!