Sat.Nov 03, 2018 - Fri.Nov 09, 2018

Opportunity Lost: Data Silos Continue to inhibit your Business

Eric D. Brown

According to some estimates, data scientists spend as much as 80% of their time getting data in a format that can be used. As a practicing data scientist, I’d say that is a fairly accurate estimate in many organizations.

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Data commercialization isn’t easy – and many initiatives will fail.

Forrester IT

The hype around big data got several things right: data volumes are big and growing quickly. Digital transformation – as well as the growing adoption of IoT and the ubiquity of the device (aka “mobile phone”) that we all carry with us – has accelerated the growth of data.

What it Takes to Succeed in Tech; Lessons from an Accidental CTO

Information Week

To really find success in business, let curiosity lead you and never stop learning

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Spatial: This could very well be the future of collaboration

CTOvision

CTOvision analysts have seen 100’s of collaboration tools and 100’s of solutions that build collaboration into workflow, and have seen so many claim to be the future of human brain to brain connectivity that it pays to be skeptical here.

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Don’t make your cloud migration a house of cards

David Linthicum

I’m often taken aback by the number of mistakes IT made with on-premises traditional systems that it’s now replicating in the cloud. If you have a cruddy applications design or overall architecture and relocate it the cloud, you end up with cruddy IT assets that are now in the cloud. Fact: The cloud is not an automated change agent for bad IT decisions.

‘Tis The Season – Your Customers Might Need A Little Nudge

Forrester IT

On November 5, in line with tradition, a huge array of sparkling displays took place across the UK to celebrate Guy Fawkes night (“Remember, remember, the fifth of November. ”).

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New Quantum Machine Learning Algorithm Could Crush Big Data

CTOvision

Read Zayan Guedim explain how a new hybrid system combines classical machine learning techniques with quantum computation to optimize the management of the power grid on Edgylabs blog : Strategically deployed across the grid, Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) are sensor devices that measure currents and voltages at a particular time. PMUs generate huge amounts of data that help […]. Big Data and Analytics CTO News

How to get your company to handle the cloud truth

David Linthicum

As a technologist, I can get the cloud technology to work. Always. But the ability to change the culture to adapt to cloud technology is what’s hard, and, in some cases, impossible. It’s important to understand your own culture and what changes need to be made around the adoption of cloud computing. A team of authors from IBM agree with me on this point.

Predictions 2019: Transformation Goes Pragmatic

Forrester IT

Our Predictions 2019 guide, “Transformation Goes Pragmatic,” is live. What do we mean by pragmatism? A sense of realism, practical steps, a desire for tangible outcomes.

My Brush with Royalty: Queen Latifah

Cloud Musings

Queen Latifah! Hip Hop Icon. Movie Star. Television Star. Fashion Model. Songwriter. Producer. Entrepreneurial Genius!?

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How Businesses Can Get The Most From Artificial Intelligence With Purpose-Built “AI Infrastructure”

CTOvision

In a new report, IDC states that the days of a single architecture dominating all compute in the datacenter are over. Artificial intelligence initiatives have become priorities for businesses, and most of the standard infrastructure being used in the datacenter is not suitable for the data-intensive nature of AI workloads. The performance and I/O of your […].

Board Meetings are not to be feared, but leveraged

The Investing Edge

The general role of a board is to provide oversight, guidance, feedback, governance and accountability.

Predictions 2019: Customer Experience Comes Under Fire

Forrester IT

Let’s face it: 2018 was not a fabulous year for customer experience. On average, CX quality was flat, with Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) scores showing little movement for the third year in a row.

Five Ways to Justify your DevOps Investment

Social, Agile and Transformation

Nothing in life and business is free. In the case of DevOps, you'll have to invest in new practices, technologies and culture change in order to get the benefits. For some of you working in traditional organizations, this may require you to justify the investment - maybe not in financial terms - but in clear delivery, operational excellence, and other KPIs that are meaningful to the business.

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AI in the Context of Digital Transformation

CTOvision

In the enterprise, no buzzword is as buzzy as the term “digital transformation”. If you spend any amount of time reading whitepapers, analyst research, or attending webinars you’ll see the term digital transformation used in conjunction with a wide range of enterprise-focused technologies ranging from data centers to application development, to enterprise architecture and AI […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News ABP ai ai-first Autonomous Business Process digital transformation future

What is Transport Layer Security (TLS)?

Network World

Despite the goal of keeping Web communications private, flaws in the design and implementation of Transport Layer Security have led to breaches, but the latest version – TLS 1.3 – is an overhaul that strengthens and streamlines the crypto protocol. What is TLS? TLS is a cryptographic protocol that provides end-to-end communications security over networks and is widely used for internet communications and online transactions.

Predictions 2019: Employee Experience Moves To Center Stage

Forrester IT

Companies and executives are paying attention to employee experience as never before. There are good reasons for this attention. Chief among them is the historically low unemployment rate, which gives employees options that they are taking advantage of.

How Deep Learning can solve the problem of global climate change

Datacponomy

With the help of a use case, Dr Patrick Vetter, Head of Competence Center Data Science at Supper and Supper GMBH explains how a deep learning methodology can locate and segment wind turbines on satellite imagery.

How The Internet Of Things Is Keeping Us Safe

CTOvision

We enjoyed seeing Forbes write on how IoT is contributing to safety in cities and airports: Preventing bad things from happening—whether intentional or accidental—has become a shared responsibility for all of us. “If If you see something, say something” has become a mantra many of us are familiar with. Public buildings and private business locations have been […]. CTO Internet of Things News

The Security Missing From 5G

Information Week

For all of the excitement about the coming 5G mobile networks, there are a few words of caution from security experts

Predictions 2019: Expect A Pragmatic Vision Of AI

Forrester IT

Last year, Forrester predicted that firms would struggle with new technologies, particularly artificial intelligence. This prediction came true: Firms continued with AI experiments that lacked meaningful results. Adoption has now slowed (51% adoption in 2017; 53% adoption in 2018).

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Kubernetes Meets Big Data

Datacponomy

Organizations yearn order and simplicity over chaos and confusion, but the data-driven era we live in challenges these desires on a daily basis. Seemingly every day, massive amounts of transactional and streaming data is being introduced into enterprises.

Pulumi: SaaS multicloud app deployment service

CTOvision

Pulumi seeks to “Program the Cloud” They provide infrastructure for serverless containers.

Why SaaS Cannot Be Ignored by Today's Businesses

Information Week

Now is the time for companies to transition to a SaaS model, if they haven't already done so

Predictions 2019: Financial Services Firms Shift Their Focus To Operational Efficiency

Forrester IT

In the decade since the global financial crisis, much of the financial services industry has made a strong recovery. While many governments are still nursing large debts, most banks, investment management firms, and insurance companies have long since returned to good health.

How to use your iPad Pro as a laptop replacement

ComputerWorld Consumerization IT

I’ve been using an iPad Pro instead of a laptop for long haul travel since early 2017. In this series of reports, I hope to share some of how iPad Pros can be used to replace laptops. Where we are now with Apple's iPad. Apple’s iPad opened up the enterprise for the company. Huge interest among business leaders led to wide adoption and opened industry up to approving use of iPhones in business. These days, iOS is rapidly growing share in the sector. To read this article in full, please click her

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FBI and Intel Community Release Framework to Thwart Insider Threats

CTOvision

The multi-agency push to prevent illegal disclosures from the next Edward Snowden acquired some practical tools with the release on Nov. 1 of the “Program Maturity Framework” compiled by the National Insider Threat Task Force. The 19 “maturity elements” outline steps for senior management and line employees to implement in such areas as training, legal protections […]. Cyber Security News

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The Deadly 7: Why So Many IT Transformations Fail

Information Week

Solid planning and effective execution of that plan can help an IT transformation set the stage for a new era of enterprise success

Midsize Digital Agencies = Experience Success

Forrester IT

Our “midsize digital experience agency” Wave came out today. While nobody likes the word “midsize,” we all should pause and consider why bigger doesn’t always mean better.

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How Do You Describe Salesforce?

Perficient - Digital Transformation

“What Exactly Is Salesforce?” ” I sometimes run into people that have not heard of Salesforce. It doesn’t happen very often. But when I do, I try to figure out how to best describe what Salesforce is to them.