Sat.Nov 02, 2019 - Fri.Nov 08, 2019

Avoid These 9 Corporate Digital Business Transformation Mistakes

CEB IT

Digital technology has unleashed many trends that will fundamentally transform enterprises, industries and even society as a whole.

AI And Cybersecurity: Plague Or Promise?

CTOvision

Read Bob Bruns take a look at the confluence of artificial intelligence and cybersecurity on Forbes : We hear from our teams every day regarding how cyberthreats to our enterprise are getting more frequent, more sophisticated and more targeted. Cyber intrusions, specifically publicly reported incidents, are on the rise. It’s easy to tune the warnings out, […].

How to future-proof cloud applications

David Linthicum

Chances are, you’re either building a net-new application in the cloud or using native technology such as serverless or machine learning. Or, you’re porting an application to the cloud, either refactoring it to leverage native services, or lifting and shifting with little or no modification to the code or data. How do you ensure these applications last more than a few years on the cloud? In other words, how do you future-proof them? I have a few core recommendations.

Predictions 2020: Cloud Computing Sees New Alliances And New Security Concerns

Forrester IT

In 2020, the cloud computing market will sees interesting new alliances and face new security concerns. Read Forrester's 2020 cloud predictions to find out more. age of the customer cloud computing cloud security prediction private cloud public cloud promoted

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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.

How to use Spikes and Deliver Agile POCs

Social, Agile and Transformation

In my last post, I discussed shallow commitments, an agile tool team can use to negotiate with product owners when they are asked to commit to more stories in a sprint above their velocity and comfort zone. Teams commit as usual and then define several stories that sit in the shallows.

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Data science and cloud computing win most political campaigns

David Linthicum

Back in college I did computer consulting for political consulting firms in the Washington D.C. Working on both sides of the political spectrum, I set up CP/M-based PCs (dating myself) on these new things called local area networks. The idea was to provide basic campaign processes, such as direct mail and phone list management, to support state, local, and federal campaigns. Pretty simple. Fast forward to 2020.

Predictions 2020: Three Big Changes In Store For DevOps

Forrester IT

DevOps teams will see some new trends in 2020 that will impact their work in GRC, introduce new tools, and bring additional business value. Learn more from Forrester Principal Analyst Charles Betz.

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Measuring Marketing is Science, Not Art.

Fountainhead

“If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing.” ~ W. Edwards Deming When in business school, I had the honor of meeting W Edwards Deming while taking a class on operations management.

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Gartner Top 10 Data and Analytics Trends

CEB IT

Traditionally, banks targeted older customers for wealth management services, assuming that this age group would be the most interested.

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An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Customer Satisfaction Can Be A Guarantee

CTOvision

Customers are the core foundation of any business no matter what it is. The vast majority of people are not hard to please despite the horror stories told. There are a few things customers spending money at your business require and honestly they aren’t that hard to give.

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How Much Is CX Actually Worth In Profit for Telecoms?

Forrester IT

We all instinctively believe that great customer experience can bring financial success, but proving this with numbers can be a real challenge. If you are a CX professional working in a telecom, this research is particularly relevant to you.

Windows 10 1909 Deployment Enhancement Enablement Package

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In this post, we will see what is the difference in Windows 10 1909 deployment or update. The screen shots of this post is taken from Microsoft Ignite session by Vivek Singh Gaur.

How to Deal With Digital Disruption 

CEB IT

Digital business. Future of the enterprise. Future of work. Future workforce. Digital society. CIOs have to deal with these forces and futures — and more. The only constant is change. . Businesses are being disrupted and redisrupted constantly. But controlling the disruption isn’t the solution.

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The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

Mozilla partners with Element AI to spearhead ethical artificial intelligence

CTOvision

Mozilla has announced a partnership with Element AI in a bid to advocate for the use of ethical artificial intelligence (AI).

RIP The RFP – This Is Not Your 1990s Vendor Selection Process

Forrester IT

Yes, you read correctly. The RFP (Request For Proposal) is close to extinction. Let me explain why.

Transforming Patient Health: The Power of Data Science in Pharmaceuticals

Datacponomy

By leveraging Data Science, AI, and other digital technologies, the healthcare industry could build complementary health solutions that are personalized to the specific needs of patients. Here is how and why.

Intune Endpoint Security Policies Microsoft Endpoint Manager Updates

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Sneak peak of Microsoft Endpoint Manager security topics discussed in the section hosted by Paul Mayfield, Terrell Cox, and Micro-Scott. More details about the session and Intune Endpoint Security are given below.

Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

Global Firms Under-Insured Despite Breach Concerns

CTOvision

Half of global organizations still don’t have cyber insurance, despite the majority believing cyber-attacks will increase next year, according to FireEye. The security vendor polled 800 CISOs and senior executives across the globe to compile its new Cyber Trendscape Report. More than half (56%) said they believe the risk of attacks will grow next year and 51% […].

Predictions 2020: More Changes For Software Development

Forrester IT

The world of software development will see big changes. Learn Forrester Research's top 5 predictions for the software development market in 2020. application development & delivery chief information officer (CIO) Information Technology low-code platforms prediction promoted

Five Ways to Make Better Data-Driven Decisions in 2020

Datacponomy

Is your organization data-driven? Across industries, data has become a core component of most modern businesses. Here is how budgets and corporate planning reflect this trend.

Intune Policy Sets Collection of Workflows Admin Friendly MEM

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Intune policy sets give user friendly experience to Intune admins. The screenshots are taken from the Ignite session slides and demos by Paul Mayfield, Terrell Cox, and Micro-Scott.

Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

Why is implementing new frameworks, from SCRUM to self-organized teams, so much harder than understanding them? Roy Osherove has the solution. Tune in and learn to recognize what state your team is in, to support them accordingly, and to help them adopt the best practices given where they are today.

8 Tips for More Secure Mobile Computing

CTOvision

Security professionals often talk about the importance of enlisting users as allies in the battle for better security. When it comes to mobile security, that alliance must be a working reality rather than a managerial dream — namely because these handheld machines are typically employee-owned, thus placing their use and precise configuration out of the […].

Forrester Publishes NPS Benchmarks For 260 Brands In 16 Industries

Forrester IT

Forrester has been measuring Net Promoter Score (NPS)* for four years as a part of our annual CX Index survey. Because customer experience (CX) pros have been asking how their firm’s NPS compares to other firms’ scores and what “good” is, we decided to publish our NPS data for the first time.

SCCM Pending Reboot Report

Mick's IT Blog

We wanted a list of servers that are waiting for a reboot. Thankfully, SCCM has a pending restart field that allows admins to see when systems are waiting for a reboot. Our server team wanted that list to be automatically generated and emailed to them daily.

Intune Guided Scenarios with Policy Set Templates Help Admins MEM

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. I learned more about Intune guided scenarios from the Ignite session hosted by Paul Mayfield, Terrell Cox, and Micro-Scott. Most of the screenshots are taken from the demo and slides of the same ignite session.

Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

Moving to micro-services, or even working with distributed applications in a traditional environment, brings with it a host of interactions that are often difficult to understand. This session will provide an overview of service mesh, a review of the Istio service mesh itself, and dive into best practices and integration models for integrating the traceability model into a distributed application.