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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's Customer Insights

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. If I was able to answer their […]. employee engagement employee journey employee experience EX EX Index

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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Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

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.

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

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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.

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.

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

Cisco warns a critical patch is needed for a remote access firewall, VPN and router

Network World

Cisco is warning organizations with remote users that have deployed a particular Cisco wireless firewall, VPN and router to patch a critical vulnerability in each that could let attackers break into the network. The vulnerability, which has an impact rating of 9.8 out of 10 on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System lets a potential attacker send malicious HTTP requests to a targeted device.

Checklist Report: Preparing for the Next-Generation Cloud Data Architecture

Data architectures have evolved dramatically. It is time to reconsider the fundamental ways that information is accumulated, managed, and then provisioned to the different downstream data consumers.

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. The buying team said they’d be in touch because “our current solution isn’t great but it’s not broken enough to buy this quarter.”.

Understanding AI - 3 Must Read AI Books for CIO and IT Leaders

Social, Agile and Transformation

s Last year I keynoted several talks on AI in the Enterprise: Finding Quick Wins and Avoiding Speed Bumps???. This talk is on the practical side of getting started with machine learning. Among my recommendation, I suggest IT leaders invest in data quality and other data governance efforts, perform POCs with some of the more mature AI areas, and find partners that can educate and validate. about me AI cio future of work innovation organizational change

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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ICANN urges adopting DNSSEC now

Network World

Powerful malicious actors continue to be a substantial risk to key parts of the Internet and its Domain Name System security infrastructure, so much so that The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is calling for an intensified community effort to install stronger DNS security technology. Specifically ICANN is calling for full deployment of the Domain Name System Security Extensions ( DNSSEC ) across all unsecured domain names.

How to Empower Your Users So You Can Create a Great Product

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Join Johanna Rothman, Author and Consultant, for her session that will discuss why instead of designing for the users, CTOs and their teams should collaborate with empowered users to create a great product together.

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.

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

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

Linux security: Cmd provides visibility, control over user activity

Network World

There's a new Linux security tool you should be aware of — Cmd (pronounced "see em dee") dramatically modifies the kind of control that can be exercised over Linux users. It reaches way beyond the traditional configuration of user privileges and takes an active role in monitoring and controlling the commands that users are able to run on Linux systems. Provided by a company of the same name, Cmd focuses on cloud usage.

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A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

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 […].

ICANN urges adopting DNSSEC now

Network World

Powerful malicious actors continue to be a substantial risk to key parts of the Internet and its Domain Name System security infrastructure, so much so that The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is calling for an intensified community effort to install stronger DNS security technology. Specifically ICANN is calling for full deployment of the Domain Name System Security Extensions ( DNSSEC ) across all unsecured domain names.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Robotic Process Automation Gains Momentum

Information Week

Robotic process automation software is growing fast in enterprises. Here's why it can be an attractive option for businesses racing into digital transformation

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 […].

Are AI And ML The Answers To The Data Tsunami?

CTOvision

Read Birger Thorburn article about how artificial intelligence and machine learning can handle data on Forbes : In our digital age, advanced analytics including artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have become valuable tools in business decision making. Businesses are gathering and processing more data than ever before and investing considerable resources to drive analytics-based […]. Artificial Intelligence News

How Much Does Application Release Automation Software Cost?

Flexagon

As enterprises move toward complete CI/CD pipelines and augment the processes they already have in place, they regularly add key capabilities to their IT toolsets. Application release automation software is often one of the first new tools to be considered. Applications, including custom built and packaged applications (such as Oracle EBS), can greatly improve business. Read more. The post How Much Does Application Release Automation Software Cost? appeared first on Flexagon. DevOps

The Beauty and Brains of Actionable Data: How to Go From Concept to Reality

Speaker: Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC Dept. of Health & Human Services, and Chief Technology Officer at SolonTek

Join Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC DHHS, and Chief Technology Officer, SolonTek, to learn how you can capitalize on your ideas by blending internal with external while leveraging them into a cohesive strategy for both the short term and the long term.

It's up to Smart Humans to Stop Being Stupid About AI

Information Week

As AI becomes a bigger and perhaps transformative technological force, it's crucial to recognize that artificial intelligence is only as good as the genuine human thinking that goes into it

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.). 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 Depreciated Features […].

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 […].

Decentralized Identifiers

Phil Windley

Summary: Decentralized identifiers are one of the foundational ideas for supporting self-sovereign identity. This post describes how decentralized identifiers work. Decentralized identifiers are one of several foundational technologies for building a metasystem for self-sovereign identity. I wrote about verifiable credentials and their exchange previously.

The Unexpected Cost of Data Copies

This paper will discuss why organizations frequently end up with multiple data copies and how a secure "no-copy" data strategy enabled by the Dremio data lake service can help reduce complexity, boost efficiency, and dramatically reduce costs.