March, 2017

The Top Emerging Technologies For Digital Predators

Forrester IT

If you've been following my research, you know I like to divide the business world into three categories of company: Digital Predators successfully use emerging digital technologies to gain market share and/or displace traditional incumbent companies (e.g. Amazon, Lyft, Priceline, AirBnB, Netflix).

Understanding Cloud Computing for Your Business

CTOvision

Carol M. Evenson. Over the last decade, cloud computing has gone from being a buzzword to an essential component of web technology.

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How CIOs Can Help their Firm Digitize

CEB IT

While nearly every senior management team now accepts and understands the benefits of digitizing their products, channels, and operations, there is scant agreement on how to do so – within industries or even individual firms.

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IT pros agree: Security is better in the cloud

David Linthicum

About 42 percent of IT decision-makers and security managers say they are running security applications in the cloud, according to a survey of about 300 IT security pros from Schneider Electric. Almost half of those surveyed said they are likely or extremely likely to move their security operations to the cloud in a few years. In the survey, 57 percent of respondents believe the cloud is secure.

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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!

Step-by-Step: Deploy Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) Cluster in Microsoft Azure

IT Pros Rock!

In this short video, we’ll walk through deploying a Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) Cluster to a Microsoft Azure subscription using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Templates. Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) on Microsoft Azure.

More than a million Gmail and Yahoo account credentials on sale

Computer Weekly

Usernames, email addresses and plaintext passwords of more than a million Yahoo and Gmail accounts are reportedly on sale on the dark web, posing a threat to corporate security

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Update on Apache Spot: Tremendous advancement in cybersecurity data analytics and event management capabilities

CTOvision

Bob Gourley. The trend of applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to the mission of cyber defense is one of the most promising activities in the cybersecurity community.

IT Enterprise Architecture: How to Engage Business Partners and Enhance Digital Innovation

CEB IT

As senior management team sign off on multimillion dollar investments in digitization, thousands of people across all industries are rapidly uncovering new ways to use technology to increase productivity and create a competitive advantage.

The barrier to cloud security isn't the technology

David Linthicum

You want solid cloud security, so you work to find the best approach and technology. But that won’t get the job done. The truth is that competent cloud security technology is available, and most IT organizations’ cloud teams are good at finding and using it. But cloud IT doesn’t exist in a vacuum, so having the right approach and technology alone won’t secure your cloud operations. [ The cloud storage security gap—and how to close it. | 5 ways Microsoft has improved SharePoint security. ].

Improve Deployment Speed and Reduce Overhead with Containers in Windows Server 2016

IT Pros Rock!

Learn how containers work in Windows Server 2016 and how they can be used to increase deployment speed, workload density and decrease server overhead to create a more efficient IT environment.

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.

Cardiff man admits terrorist charges after posting encryption instructions on Islamic blog

Computer Weekly

Samata Ullah, a resident of Cardiff, pleaded guilty to five terrorism charges, including developing an encrypted version of an Islamic website and posting videos explaining how to use encryption

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Google Drives Into The Business Content Services Segment of ECM

Forrester IT

Several Forrester colleagues and I attended the Google Next conference earlier this month, an event showcasing the Google Cloud Platform portfolio. One message, however, was distinctly NOT cloudy: Google is aiming at the enterprise market. And that includes your enterprise content.

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Cybersecurity Due Diligence: Now a best practice in Merger & Acquisition (M&A)

CTOvision

Bob Gourley. Cooley is an international law firm recognized for its technology practice and experience in multiple practice areas, including Mergers and Acquisition (the firm has handled over 1,000 M&A transactions since 2010).

IT Applications: How to Create a Culture of Quality

CEB IT

Over the past several years, those in charge of IT applications teams have emphasized the need for their staff to be as quick as possible in getting applications in to day-to-day use.

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.

In the cloud, you don’t need a college degree

David Linthicum

Like most in this business, I have an advanced degree. I even taught computer science at the college level part-time for eight years before life got too busy. That said, you don’t need a college degree to be successful in cloud computing. In fact, over the last few years, I’ve seen a clear trend toward accepting those without degrees not only in cloud computing specifically but in tech in general. [ To the cloud! Real-world container migrations. |

Windows Server 2016 Storage will Blow Your Mind! – Part 2

IT Pros Rock!

The second in a three part series covering the amazing storage features found in Windows Server 2016. In this second video we will focus on the amazing capabilities provided by Storage Replica features in Windows Server 2016. Windows Server 2016 Storage Replica. [ 1:10 ] What is Storage Replica? [

Country as a service becoming reality in Estonia

Computer Weekly

Programme to help foreigners set up businesses in Estonia through virtual residency is gathering pace

Bosch Connected World 2017 – Lessons From IoT Practitioners

Forrester IT

With Paul Miller. In March 2017, Bosch hosted its annual internet-of-things (IoT) conference, Bosch Connected World (BCW), in Berlin. Since last year, the event has doubled in size, attracting 2,500 attendees from businesses and vendors. This jump reflects the growing interest in IoT.

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.

Digital Risk of Data Increases When Employees Leave

CTOvision

Crystal Lister. Employee turnover can potentially have serious effects on an organization’s productivity, morale, profit, financial resources, and increase an organization's digital risk posture.

How to Ease the Corporate IT versus Product IT Dilemma

CEB IT

CIOs at technology companies are all too familiar with the power tussle that comes from setting a corporate IT strategy that doesn’t align with a more ad-hoc technology strategy pursued by product teams who often have more specialized skills and experience than the IT team anyway.

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Containers are right for many cloud apps—but not all

David Linthicum

I like containers—I really do. They provide a built-in architecture for and reward a distributed systems approach to development, and they offer portability. Indeed, a good deal of my work involves designing and deploying containers, both for existing and new applications. But there can be too much of a good thing, and I see signs that containers are used where they don't fit. It’s common for technologists to chase the hype cycle, and containers are the current flavor of the month.

How Linux Conquered the Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Linux’s ubiquity in the data center wasn’t by design. It was the effect of a powerful and unpredictable undercurrent. Read More. Blades Featured Microsoft Oracle composable infrastructure Dirk Hohndel Erin Chapple Git history Linus Torvalds linux linux foundation Mark Hinkle open source

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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.

Thorn CEO on using machine learning and tech partnerships to tackle online child sex abuse

Computer Weekly

The CEO of US-based no-profit Thorn explains how cross-industry collaboration and machine learning is helping her organisation stay one step ahead of online child sex abusers

The Cloud Is Disrupting Hadoop

Forrester IT

Forrester has seen unprecedented adoption of Hadoop in the last three years. We estimate that firms will spend $800 billion in Hadoop software and related services in 2017. Not surprisingly, Hadoop vendors have capitalized on this -- Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR have gone from a "Who?"

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Defense in Depth: Protecting the Organization’s Data

CTOvision

Marty Meehan. Editor's note: in this post, Cognitio's Marty Meehan provides context on an economical, scalable and highly secure defense in depth solution leveraging PKWARE's Smartcrypt and QuintessenceLabs. - The stakes get higher every day.

Changing Change Management in Government IT

CEB IT

Asking employees of any organization to work with different people, on different priorities, or in different ways is never easy. For government employees this can include navigating an administration transition , implementing a new policy, or adapting the organization in the face of funding changes.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

The path to cloud success goes through your data

David Linthicum

Last week, Google showcased its enterprise cloud offerings at the Google Cloud Next conference, trying to show it could meet the needs of businesses, not only schools and small companies. The underlying pattern I saw in Google’s presentations was data. Increasingly, I see the same focus on data among all cloud providers. It’s not Google alone that understands the need for data. Data should also be your IT organization’s measure of success in the cloud.

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Here are the Submarine Cables Funded by Cloud Giants

Data Center Knowledge

Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are fueling a submarine cable construction boom (illustrated) Read More. Amazon Connectivity Facebook Google Microsoft

Cyber attack on Barts NHS trust exploited zero-day vulnerability

Computer Weekly

A cyber attack that forced parts of Barts NHS trust offline in January 2017 has been blamed on previously unknown malware that was able to bypass the antivirus systems, highlighting a common weakness in cyber defences

Platforms Are The Foundation For New Value Creation

Forrester IT

While a lot has been written about consumer-facing platforms like Facebook and Uber, the platform impact on business-to-business relationships has not been as extensively investigated. However, these "business platform models" are transforming the way how traditional businesses create value.

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How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.