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When Cyberattacked, Should CIOs Share Information About The Experience?

The Accidental Successful CIO

When they are attacked, CIOs have to decide how much they want to share Image Credit: Blogtrepreneur. The person with the CIO job, you, is the person who is responsible for securing the company against attacks from outside.

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Serverless cloud computing is the next big thing

David Linthicum

Serverless computing in the cloud is a good idea— serverless computing is not just for the datacenter. Serverless cloud computing means the ability to get out of the business of provisioning cloud-based servers, such as storage and compute, to support your workloads, and instead use autiation at the cloud provider to allocate and deallocate resources automatically. Although there are cost advantages of serverless cloud computing, the real advantage is simplicity.

5 Breakthrough Technologies to Combat Insider Threats in 2018


According to a PwC – US State of Cybercrime Survey, 44% of data breaches are attributed to the insider threat. An insider is anyone that has administrational access to manipulate your sensitive data. This includes employees, CEOs and contract workers, to name a few. Whether it’s malicious or negligent intent, compromised data is still compromised at [.].

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Alexa, How Do I Fix Healthcare?

Forrester IT

Disruption is Bringing Much Needed Innovation to Healthcare Disruption is not new to healthcare, but the entrance of established brands from other industries signals a level of disruption that hasn’t been seen before. Healthcare Organizations take note, innovate now or become irrelevant tomorrow.

Four Data Analytics Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them


Data science has gone through a rapid evolution, fueled by powerful open source software and more affordable and faster data storage solutions. Universities have adapted to the increasing demand as well and are graduating analytically trained students at an unprecedented pace.

3 common machine learning mistakes to avoid

David Linthicum

I’m a big fan of cloud-based machine learning and deep learning, and AI in general. After all, you can’t be a geek without imagining having a conversation with an artificially intelligent being that can answer questions and carry out your bidding! That’s said, I’m also seeing cloud-based machine learning and deep learning misapplied over and over again. All have easy fixes for the most part, and certainly cloud-based machine learning is here to stay. But use it wisely and appropriately. [

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Your 2018 Guide To Cyberinsurance Is Here!

Forrester IT

Forrester’s 2018 Guide To Cyber Insurance Today, no one is 100% secure – believing otherwise is hubris of Icarian proportions. This reality is a core reason why more organizations are turning to cyber insurance.

Meeting notes for your agile and scrum meetings? Here's why they are important and some options to implement

Social, Agile and Transformation

My question for the agile scrum masters, coaches, and team leads today is whether or not you are documenting meeting notes after planning sessions, standups, and other common scrum meetings? You might be tempted to do away with meeting notes as a relic of the past. In fact, if you have a small collocated team that has a long tenure working together, then I agree that it might be overkill to. about me agile planning big data enterprise 2.0


Staying Ahead of Digital Commerce Trends: What You Need to Know

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Digital innovation continues to disrupt industries at lightning speed. Today’s organizations are transforming their entire business – from strategy to operations, technology to culture – to better deliver value to their customers.

HBO’s Westworld: The Man In Black is a special kind of Twitter user


HBO’s Westworld is a modern take on the Michael Crichton SciFi tale of a robotic amusement park. The HBO version has a new twist. The creators/writers were all exposed to years of Twitter, which has influenced every episode and the entire arch of two seasons of the show. Now that season two is wrapping up, [.]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News Robots SciFi

Why AT&T’s Acquisition of AppNexus Is A Big Deal

Forrester IT

The rumors were swirling during the Cannes Lions Festival last week, though I don’t think I expected it to happen so fast. But it did. Yes, AT&T has acquired adtech company AppNexus, in news confirmed today. Here are the headlines, from my point of view: AT&T + Time Warner = plugs and pipes meet content. […]. advertising age of the customer B2C marketing digital marketing media media buying programmatic buying adtech

5 major IT/Business alignment stumbling blocks

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: For over a decade now, the “IT/business alignment” concept has been a top priority for business leaders…and with good reason. Technology impacts your business more today than ever in the past. You absolutely need your IT department aligned with business objectives.

The Rise of 5G: A Culture Shift in Data Analytics


Over the last several years, the global database market has made significant strides toward leveraging real-time information.

Congrats Cloudera For Recognition as as Winner of Microsoft 2018 Partner of the Year


If you use Twitter to track trends in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Analytics you should follow Amr Awadalla (@awadallah) and Mike Olson (@mikeolson). As co-founders of Cloudera they track AI and ML pretty closely and both post insightful content on topics of community interest. They also proudly post news of Cloudera. In following Amr [.]. Big Data and Analytics CTO News

Robotics Quotient at the New Tech and Innovation Forum

Forrester IT

I’m excited for clients to attend Forrester’s New Tech and Innovation Forum, July 18-19 in Boston, MA. This year’s theme is Putting It All Together: The Power of Exponential Tech.

Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams Deep Dive: Part 4

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Welcome to part 4 of our Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams Deep Dive series! If you are just joining us for the first time, I recommend going back to look at the previous blog articles on this topic.

Three Perspectives of the Digital CIO’s Dynamic Role

Future of CIO

There are many roles to be served by an enterprise's IT leadership.

AI Fights Fraud Better Than Humans


The following are some of the AI topics we are following: Is There a Smarter Path to Artificial Intelligence? Some Experts Hope So The never-ending debate about AI continues unabated as new technologies using AI are being developed. For the past five years, the hottest thing in artificial intelligence has been a branch known as deep [.]. Artificial Intelligence News

New Leaders Emerge As Businesses Are Disrupted More Rapidly

Forrester IT

When you think about digital disruption, Uber-like firms come to mind: digital businesses blind-siding well entrenched industries like taxis, hotels or razors with new business models and experiences anchored on a simple strategy – value creation.

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How to Use Communities to Impact Workplace Culture

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The key to success is putting people first. When companies apply a people-first approach, it pays — literally. Putting that into action can be another story.

Four Tips To Plug Into the Data Community


Artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, financial technology, and various connected devices are evolving the data-tech game on a day-to-day basis.

Good Cybersecurity is Not Glamorous


One of the more common reasons why most organizations push back on spending for cyber security is the lack of a “return on investment.” All that fancy, shiny cyber-y stuff costs a lot of money without providing a clear benefit that is commensurate with the expenditure. Firewalls are expensive. IDS/IPS are expensive. SIEMs are expensive. [.]. CTO Cyber Security The Boardroom

Retailers Still Struggle To Differentiate Through Customer Experience

Forrester IT

The barrier has never been lower for retail shoppers to compare offerings and try new companies. Superior customer experience (CX) helps foster loyalty and, at the end of the day, CX leaders grow revenue faster than CX laggards. However, we found that most retailers continue to struggle at delivering great experiences to their customers. Forrester […]. age of the customer customer experience customer experience index (CX Index) online retail retail

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Shortcut GPO for Root Network Share

Mick's IT Blog

If you have tried adding a GPO to create a shortcut to the root network share, contoso for instance, then you have probably seen that it is not working. The solution is to not use Shell Object and not File System Object.

How Blockchain Can Supercharge the Network Effect


The network effect is a curious phenomenon that describes the group’s benefit that ensues as each new member joins and begins using the same product or service. It applies to several industries and ideas, and can be found in examples like eBay, the popular auction site. As more people join.

Twitter adds USB key verification, Florida names first Crypto Officer, Comcast’s data breach, WPA3 is finally here and why rebranding cybersecurity is necessary


Twitter adds support for login verification with a USB key Twitter has taken a step towards providing better security by adding support for login verification through physical USB security keys, such as YubiKey. Twitter said that the above exercise was a part of a two-factor authentication process and will protect Twitter accounts from being hacked. [.]. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency CTO Cyber Security News

Amazon Amplifies Healthcare Disruption, As it Promised, With Acquisition of Pill Pack

Forrester IT

Amazon is Ready to Deliver Healthcare to Your Doorstep Today’s acquisition of Pill Pack further solidifies Amazon’s entrance to healthcare and amplifies their focus on rising healthcare costs and the need to deliver a better healthcare experience for consumers. Amazon already has many ways of interacting with consumers and a high level of stickiness among […]. age of the customer healthcare amazon amazon alexa customer experience Patient Experience

Running a Business-Driven Digital IT Organization

Future of CIO

At today’s information-driven business dynamic, IT continues to grow in importance to organizations, both operationally and as a competitive advantage.

The Salesforce Rap Battle! Config ‘D vs. Custom ‘JZ

Perficient - Digital Transformation

To Object or Not Object, That Is The Question.

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Google to add signature for non playstore APKs, Microsoft and EY’s blockchain tool, CIO advise for tackling constraints in innovation,


The following are some of the tech topics we are tracking: Google Updates File Signature Checks for Android Apps APKs from private websites have long been the threat vectors for Android smartphones. Google has taken an initiative to stop such APKs from spreading malware or remotely taking over the smartphone by adding a file signature [.]. CTO News