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The danger of having a cloud-native IT policy

David Linthicum

First, it was “cloud-preferred” policies, then “cloud-first” policies, now it’s “cloud-native” policies. They all mean pretty much the same things, just at different degrees of mandatory public cloud usage. What cloud-native means is that you’re all in with a particular public cloud provider, the single provider of those cloud-native services, with the goal of making the most from your cloud computing investment.

To Be AI-First You Need To Be Data-First

CTOvision

One of the core things we focus on in our Cognilytica AI & Machine Learning training and certification is that machine learning projects are not application development projects. Much of the value of machine learning projects rest in the models, training data, and configuration information that guides how the model is applied to the specific machine learning […]. Artificial Intelligence News ai artificial intelligence Cognilytica data machine learning methodologies ML training

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The Employee Experience Index

Forrester IT

Six years ago, I noticed a pattern in the inquiry calls I was fielding from clients. At the time, many of them centered around things like BYOD, whether to take away local admin rights from PCs, and other decisions driven by escalating fears of security or compliance risks.

Technology CEOs: Create Valuable Buyer Urgency for Shorter Sales Cycles

CEB IT

A buying team at a large manufacturing company saw sales pitches from two different vendors selling similar automation products. The first delivered a solid pitch outlining key product benefits and ended by offering a discount if the company bought by the end of the quarter.

Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

2 reasons to avoid industry-specific cloud technology

David Linthicum

In my years as a cloud computing consultant, I am always taken back by my client’s request to have techs with vertical-specific knowledge help with their cloud projects. Moreover, they seek vertical-specific clouds and cloud services, or clouds that are known to do well in a particular industry or sector and have services aligned with those industries.

Like Kip in Napoleon Dynamite, We love Technology

CTOvision

Dear fellow CTO’s, ready for a smile? Listen to the philosophy of Kip in Napoleon Dynamite, he has a lesson for us all: It is just fun of course, but consider that Kip is saying it is ok to love tech. But the truth is even we CTOs need to realize life is about more. […]. Entertainment

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Deploy AI in B2B Sales

CEB IT

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of life. Devices are full of smart helpers that offer suggestions on when to wake up, go to sleep or take a nap. They recommend new artists for playlists or a movie for the evening. They remind users to be active, stay hydrated and eat healthy. AI technology has become a companion for our daily life with one notable exception: The B2B sales organization.

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The danger of having a cloud-native IT policy

David Linthicum

First, it was “cloud-preferred” policies, then “cloud-first” policies, now it’s “cloud-native” policies. They all mean pretty much the same things, just at different degrees of mandatory public cloud usage. What cloud-native means is that you’re all in with a particular public cloud provider, the single provider of those cloud-native services, with the goal of making the most from your cloud computing investment.

Phishing Campaign Uses Fake Google reCAPTCHA to Distribute Malware

CTOvision

Sucuri researchers discovered that the campaign sent out malicious emails masquerading as a confirmation for a recent transaction. Digital attackers deployed this disguise in the hopes that employees at the targeted bank would click on a link to a malicious PHP file out of alarm. That file was responsible for loading a fake 404 error […]. Cyber Security News

Enable Marketing’s CX Ambitions With Real-Time Interaction Management

Forrester IT

One of our 2019 B2C marketing predictions is that enterprise marketing technology will meld with customer experience (CX) investments to deliver the relevancy and consistency that consumers crave from brands.

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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!

Digital Business Requires Integrated Risk Management

CEB IT

In 2019, organizational risks are turning into significant operational surprises, and the frequency will only increase as digital business requirements grow. There is no longer room for siloed risk management programs. Instead, security leaders must focus on building integrated risk management programs. Risk management programs mitigate the impact of uncertainty on business performance. Risk management programs mitigate the impact of uncertainty on business performance,” says John A.

SCCM Depreciated Features Updated List

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. The post is all about the updated list of SCCM depreciated features. Also, you will be able to check out the unsupported versions of SCCM client operating systems (Windows, Linux, Unix,etc.).

Facebook expands its internet infrastructure projects

CTOvision

Like every year, Facebook is using MWC Barcelona to focus on its infrastructure projects. While you may mostly think of Facebook as a social network, the company started launching infrastructure projects for connecting bringing more people online (and onto its network) many years ago. These projects include things like the (now-canceled) solar-powered Aquila drone and plenty […].

FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech and Marketing Execs

Forrester IT

Are we running out of ideas? As the pace of disruption accelerates, there is an increasingly important focus being put on innovation.

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How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Exploit Everyday AI in the Digital Workplace

CEB IT

Imagine this scenario: Margaret comes into work on Monday, and within an hour, she chats with an online bot to help answer her health insurance questions, uses the speech-to-text function on her mobile phone to send an email to a co-worker and remotely adjusts the thermostat in her office while sitting in a chilly meeting room.

Q&A: Where IBM Sees Growth in Hybrid Cloud

Information Week

Eager to show that it is part of the future, IBM shares some of its perspective on how cloud computing continues to evolve

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How AI Enabled Chatbots Can Help Your Business

CTOvision

AI enabled chatbots are rapidly becoming part of our every day lives. They are being adopted by many different industries and being used on the front line of customer engagement. Chatbots can be integrated into customer support service teams to answer common or basic questions. They can also suggest products or services based on customer preferences […]. Artificial Intelligence News ai AI enabled chatbot artificial intelligence chat bot chatbot Cognilytica use cases

Forrester’s Top Customer Experience Research Findings Of 2018

Forrester IT

Forrester’s customer experience (CX) research team published more than 100 reports in 2018. I just released a report that pulls together our most important CX findings from those publications and highlights them in one place.

Machine Learning for Builders: Tools, Trends, and Truths

Speaker: Rob De Feo, Startup Advocate at Amazon Web Services

Machine learning techniques are being applied to every industry, leveraging an increasing amount of data and ever faster compute. But that doesn’t mean machine learning techniques are a perfect fit for every situation (yet). So how can a startup harness machine learning for its own set of unique problems and solutions, and does it require a warehouse filled with PhDs to pull it off?

Optimize Your Application Organizational Structure

CEB IT

In the application industry, one of the most common questions for leaders is how to choose the “right” structure to achieve optimal business results and delivery for their organizations. The advent of digital business has huge ramifications on the future of the application organization. New models of business engagement, different skills, and the increased number of an organization’s applications that directly touch the customer are requiring a different design of the application organization.

SCCM IBCM Vs CMG Changes – Revolutions – Really?

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Isn’t a revolution (really?) happening with Digital Transformation? Let’s check the SCCM internet client management revolutions. In this post, I will try to give a quick SCCM IBCM Vs CMG comparison. What is SCCM Internet Client Management? Managing SCCM clients from the internet is called Internet client management. There are two (2) methods to manage […].

RSA Week Is Here

CTOvision

The about 30,000 members of the cybersecurity community come together every year during the RSA conference in San Francisco to catch up with old friends and associates, learn the latest tech approaches and exchange best practices and lessons learned. I’ll be there most of the week, spending most of the time in meetings regarding our […].

What I Learned From Global E-Commerce Leaders Forum In LA

Forrester IT

I try to attend at least one Global E-Commerce Leaders Forum (GELF) event every year. It’s a great event for brand and retail leaders in charge of global strategy to catch up on the latest and greatest, share woes, and celebrate successes.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

What CIOs and CTOs Can Learn From Smart Cities

Information Week

Municipal IT leaders manage a lot of complexity; improving government efficiency, protecting citizens, and making cities attractive places to work, live and visit

Protecting the IoT: 3 things you must include in an IoT security plan

Network World

With many IT projects, security is often an afterthought, but that approach puts the business at significant risk. The rise of IoT adds orders of magnitude more devices to a network, which creates many more entry points for threat actors to breach. A bigger problem is that many IoT devices are easier to hack than traditional IT devices, making them the endpoint of choice for the bad guys. IoT is widely deployed in a few industries, but it is in the early innings still for most businesses.

Airline seats now equipped with cameras

CTOvision

The traveling public should pay attention to this one. Is this a violation of your privacy? Not in any legal sense, you are pretty much in a public place when on commercial air. But still it could be so creepy and such a violation of what we believe should be a private time that it […]. CTO Cyber Security News

The Four Faces of Rapid Development

Forrester IT

Heads up: We’re revising our market segments and vendor assessments in and around low-code development platforms and digital process automation (DPA). This post explains the changes we’re making in 2019. We’re making this change in response to client requirements.

Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.

SCCM Deprecated Features Updated List

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. The post is all about the updated list of SCCM Unsupported features. Also, you will be able to check out the unsupported versions of SCCM client operating systems (Windows, Linux, Unix,etc.). I’m not planning to cover the unsupported operating systems for SCCM site system/site server/SQL roles in this post. Updated List of SCCM Unsupported Features […].

How machine learning can drive retail success

Datacponomy

After retailers suffered a bad year with bankruptcies, store closures and lower store footfall, we discuss why now is the time for retailers to invest in data and advanced technologies to boost consumer relations. Bricks and mortar retailers would sooner forget 2018. The year that brought 16 U.S.

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Artificial Intelligence Hype Is Real

CTOvision

The story of Artificial Intelligence hype has a considerable business history in 2019. AI is increasingly being absorbed into just about every business sector. Once an investment in the future, it is now an optimization of machine learning in the present. What was once a buzzword for an unspecified time carries with it now the […]. Artificial Intelligence News

Innovation Platforms — Not Software-Only

Forrester IT

Every enterprise should be using an innovation platform to help track, drive and evaluate its innovation efforts. However, do not limit this effort to an innovation management software solution. As noted by my colleague, Dan Bieler, you need a continuum of collaboration tools.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.