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Explore Computer Vision To Boost Your Brand

Forrester IT

The importance of logos, visuals, pictures, and videos is nothing new to advertising and marketing.

CIOs And The Problem Of Social Engineering

The Accidental Successful CIO

Social engineering is how the bad guys get employees to say too much Image Credit: Alexandre Formagio. So let’s pretend for a moment that you’ve switched sides.

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What AIOps Could Mean for the Future of Remote Work

Information Week

There may be a special role AI can play in monitoring systems populated by teams and individuals who operate remotely

3 Ways CIOs Get the Growth Mindset Wrong

CEB IT

When researchers told teachers that a certain group of children were high performers with greater intelligence than other students, teacher expectations for the higher-performance students increased.

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Challenges, Lessons Learned, and Strategies for Modernizing Software

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 manage the same challenges.

Can you partition a database between public clouds and on-premises?

David Linthicum

I get this request a lot: We have a single, huge database and want to keep part of the data on-premises and part of the data in the cloud. Is that possible? Of course. Enough time and money can solve all problems. The real question is not “can we,” but “should we?”

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IT Disappoints Business on Data and Analytics

Information Week

Business groups inside organizations express their disappointment with IT in terms of data and analytics in a new survey that looks at priorities and areas at risk for failure

6 Outdated Ideas That Harm Your Digital Business

CEB IT

grocery chain Tesco generates $150 million in supply chain efficiencies via analytics. Oil and gas giant BP saves $7 billion a year with Internet of Things (IoT) sensors. Hershey saves $500,000 per batch of candy with machine learning and IoT.

Cloud computing is even greener than we thought

David Linthicum

The idea that cloud computing is green really depends on whom you’re talking to. Some say data center growth is driven by those evil cloud providers.

What Does “Artificial Intelligence” Really Mean?

CTOvision

Read Rob Toews explain what artificial intelligence means on Forbes : Years ago, Marvin Minsky coined the phrase “suitcase words” to refer to terms that have a multitude of different meanings packed into them. He gave as examples words like consciousness, morality and creativity.

Design Thinking for Product Teams: Leverage Human Insight Throughout Development

Product teams must increase their exposure hours with customers—seeing and hearing them. Human insights and the design thinking framework can be applied to your development cycle to help you build better products and experiences for your customers.

Top 3 Takeaways from the Kronos-Ultimate Merger Announcement

Forrester IT

The HCM technology market is a hotbed of M&A activity. So, to anyone who follows it, this merger shouldn’t be a huge surprise. In fact, when private equity firm Heller & Friedman acquired Ultimate Software around this time last year, the writing was on the wall.

Future-Proof Your Application Strategy

CEB IT

A leading retail bank in India recently revamped its consumer application. Within three days, bank customers downloaded the app 100 million times. Unfortunately, the users began reporting errors in stock account details whenever they restarted the app.

Install a New SCCM Management Point Role|ConfigMgr

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Configuration Manager|SCCM Management Point (MP) provides policy and service location information to clients client devices. In this post, you shall learn how to install a New Management Point Role.

7 business areas ripe for an artificial intelligence boost

CTOvision

Read Joe McKendrick list seven business areas which could use artificial intelligence boost on ZDNet : Artificial intelligence has captured everyone’s imagination, but what can we expect from the technology?

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Four Takeaways About Modern Design From Figma’s Config Conference

Forrester IT

Recently, Gina Bhawalkar and I attended Figma’s Config customer conference. For those unfamiliar with Figma, it’s a design and prototyping tool known for supporting collaborative design processes.

10 Analytics and AI Startups You Should Know About

Information Week

These young companies are examples of how startups are helping enterprises harness the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning

How to Upgrade Microsoft Edge Browser Using ConfigMgr|MECM

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Learn how to upgrade Microsoft Edge chromium based browser using ConfigMgr. I have a blog post to explain Deploy Microsoft Edge Patches with SCCM Software Updates.

The New Business of AI (and How It’s Different From Traditional Software)

CTOvision

Read Martin Casado and Matt Bornstein write about AI-centric businesses face scaling challenges and lower gross margins due to high compute usage and ongoing human support compared to traditional software firms on Andreessen Horowitz : At a technical level, artificial intelligence seems to be the future of software.

Serverless and Containers: How to Choose the Right Application Strategy

Speaker: Tolga Tarhan, Senior Vice President, GM AWS Services at Onica

When it comes to the modern tech stack, one of the fastest changing areas is around containers, serverless, and choosing the ideal path to cloud native computing. How do you as a technology leader point your team in the right direction, especially given how quickly this is evolving?

A Belated Gift For Retailers: Holiday 2019 Recap Webinar

Forrester IT

This blog post is part of Forrester’s Holiday 2019 retail series. During the past few weeks, retailers have begun to release their quarter 4 earnings – which includes holiday results for many of them.

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Upgrading to both Windows 10 1903 and 1909 with Configuration Manager

Mick's IT Blog

The time has come to do another creator update to the corporate systems. We skipped the 1903 upgrade because of the Windows 7 to Windows 10 deployment that completed just after the release of 1903. It was too soon to start another creator update project, so we waited until 1909.

Gartner MQ, Forrester Wave: A Disservice to Innovation?

Fountainhead

Note : Read this blog more as a wakeup call to vendors than as a criticism of Industry Analysts. By inadvertently playing into analysts’ narrow definition of products and categories, vendors can become distracted from their real goal – pursuing meaningful, valuable, and unique innovation. Prologue Industry analysts have an important job in the technology industry: To help customers better understand trends, technologies, and vendors, so they can make better, more confident purchasing decisions.

97% of IT leaders majorly concerned by insider data breaches

CTOvision

An Egress study has found that 97% of IT leaders are concerned that data will be exposed by their own employees, leading to insider breaches.

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Add User Tests to Your Agile Process: Reduce Risk in Shipping New Products

Agile has become the go-to methodology for companies that want to reduce the risk involved in shipping new products. But how do you prevent building items nobody wants? If you wait to get user feedback until after development, then you’ve waited too long.

Morgan Stanley Grows Its Brokerage Business With E-TRADE Acquisition

Forrester IT

Morgan Stanley announced today that it is acquiring discount broker E-TRADE for $13 billion, bringing 5.2 million new customer accounts and $360 billion in assets in the biggest takeover of a US bank since the financial crisis.

MECM 1910 Hotfix Rollup Update KB 4537079 Installation Guide

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Let’s learn how to install SCCM rollup update hotfix KB 4537079 (1910 Hotfix Rollup update). Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager 1910 rollup update is released now and this comes with many fixes.

How to Sharpen the Blurriness in Edge Computing

Information Week

IT and end users need to collaborate and agree on policies and procedures for edge security, software updates, asset management and technology deployment

How organizations should handle data breaches

CTOvision

Read Lance Whitney explain how organizations should handle data breaches on Tech Republic : Hackers and cybercriminals rely on the failure of consumers and companies alike to properly protect themselves. Weak passwords, vulnerabilities in software and systems, exposed sensitive information.

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More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.