Sat.Feb 09, 2019 - Fri.Feb 15, 2019

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, And Mixed Reality Do Bring Value To Industry

Forrester IT

Back in August of last year, I asked for good examples of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality, and mixed reality (MR), all together known as extended reality.

Gartner Predicts the Future of AI Technologies

CEB IT

If you’ve noticed an uptick in product recommendations based on your Amazon purchases, or GPS services that are increasingly accurate in displaying congested traffic areas, it’s because artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere. AI adoption in organizations has tripled in the past year , and AI is a top priority for CIOs. Yet early AI initiatives have a high probability of failure due to misalignment with business requirements and lack of agility.

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Automation in the Office: Different Ways to Do It

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Automation in the Office: Different Ways to Do It - Information Technology Blog.

What cloud computing can learn from good BBQ

David Linthicum

You can’t beat good BBQ. As long as I’ve been eating, I’ve loved the taste of BBQ cooked correctly, and I’ve loved the science of getting BBQ right, no matter brisket, ribs, pulled pork, or chicken. Vegans may want to sit this blog out.) What’s clear to me is that the process and ingredients that it takes to make your cloud computing project work are directly related to how you get a perfectly smoked piece of meat. Here’s a bit of advice about both. InfoWorld explains: What is multicloud?

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Machine Learning for Builders: Tools, Trends, and Truths

Speaker: Rob De Feo, Startup Advocate at Amazon Web Services

Machine learning techniques are being applied to every industry, leveraging an increasing amount of data and ever faster compute. But that doesn’t mean machine learning techniques are a perfect fit for every situation (yet). So how can a startup harness machine learning for its own set of unique problems and solutions, and does it require a warehouse filled with PhDs to pull it off?

Top 5 ABM Planning And Execution Pitfalls To Avoid

Forrester IT

Extra, extra! Read all about it! TOPO declares that“86% of account-based organizations report improved close rates and 80% say it is driving increased customer lifetime value!”

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Automation and Artificial Intelligence: How machines are affecting people and places

CTOvision

At first, technologists issued dystopian alarms about the power of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) to destroy jobs. Then came a correction, with a wave of reassurances. Now, the discourse appears to be arriving at a more complicated understanding, suggesting that automation will bring neither apocalypse nor utopia, but instead both benefits and stress alike. […]. Artificial Intelligence News

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3 reasons you shouldn’t use chatbots

David Linthicum

Cloud-based chatbots are almost old technology now; they’ve been around for four years. And reception has been decidedly mixed. Last week, researchers at several collaborating institutions unveiled the formal write-up of something called the “Second Conversational Intelligence Challenge,” which was a competition among chatbots that took place during December 2018’s NeurIPS artificial intelligence conference.

Pragmatism Rules Finovate Europe 2019

Forrester IT

Finovate Europe is back in full swing, so we wanted to share our impressions of day one. Here are Benjamin’s thoughts: And some further reflections by Aurélie and myself. financial services

IBM AI fails to beat human debating champion

CTOvision

After suffering defeat to AI at Go and Dota 2, the battle between man and machine was starting to look a little one-sided. But a human has finally notched up a win against our future robot overlords.

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How to Become a Product-Centric Organization

CEB IT

Redesigning the organization as a digital business should be on every CIO’s mind. However, digital business designs often do not scale because the organization fails to modify its business model and operating model to support its strategy. “We We surveyed business leaders around the world, and while 66% of leaders think that they are digitally transforming their business, only 11% of CEOs are actually doing so,” says Lars Van Dam , Vice President Analyst, Gartner.

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Desktop Support Network Troubleshooting Tips for Beginners

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. This post is a continuation of my old post “How to Learn Desktop Support Engineer Skills“ Desktop support engineers are an integral part of the IT support world.

Get Ready To Tackle CCPA

Forrester IT

California is taking the lead in the US on privacy regulation with the adoption of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Security and privacy professionals whose companies have consumers in California must get their implementation plans together now.

Top 10 Ways Internet of Things and Blockchain Strengthen Supply Chains

CTOvision

Read Louis Columbus list the top 10 ways in which combining Internet of Things and Blockchain technology could strengthen enterprise supply chain on Business2Community : Combining blockchain’s distributed ledger framework with the Internet of Things’ (IoT) proven real-time monitoring and tracking capability is redefining supply chains. Blockchain shows potential for increasing the speed, scale, and […]. CTO News

Calculate Potential Market Share Size for a New Product or Service

CEB IT

“How did the product manager get leadership interested in that new product idea?”. “He He showed them a billion-dollar total addressable market!”.

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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.

What cloud computing can learn from good BBQ

David Linthicum

You can’t beat good BBQ. As long as I’ve been eating, I’ve loved the taste of BBQ cooked correctly, and I’ve loved the science of getting BBQ right, no matter brisket, ribs, pulled pork, or chicken. Vegans may want to sit this blog out.) What’s clear to me is that the process and ingredients that it takes to make your cloud computing project work are directly related to how you get a perfectly smoked piece of meat. Here’s a bit of advice about both. InfoWorld explains: What is multicloud?

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Customer Experience: France Is Lagging Behind

Forrester IT

After New York City, San Francisco, Sydney, Singapore, and London, Forrester hosted its first event dedicated to customer experience in Paris, France. It was a great pleasure for me to host about 150 leaders in a unique venue, the Parc des Princes (PSG’s football stadium!!),

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What the New U.S. Intelligence Strategy Says About Cyber Threats

CTOvision

The United States intelligence strategy for 2019 has been released, covering seven specific themes. Here’s how the United States Intelligence Community will deal with cyber threats: “Despite growing awareness of cyber threats and improving cyber defenses, nearly all information, communication networks, and systems will be at risk for years to come. Our adversaries are becoming […]. Cyber Security News

IBM Takes Watson AI to AWS, Google, Azure

Information Week

IBM is leveraging Kubernetes to enable its Watson AI to run on public clouds AWS, Google, and Microsoft Azure. The move signals a shift in strategy for IBM

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Microservices: The Dark Side

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 shed light on the dark side of microservices.

3 reasons you shouldn’t use chatbots

David Linthicum

Cloud-based chatbots are almost old technology now; they’ve been around for four years. And reception has been decidedly mixed. Last week, researchers at several collaborating institutions unveiled the formal write-up of something called the “Second Conversational Intelligence Challenge,” which was a competition among chatbots that took place during December 2018’s NeurIPS artificial intelligence conference.

Join The Progressive Web App Movement

Forrester IT

Now that Apple supports the progressive web app (PWA) standards that Google pioneered, it’s time to join organizations such as eBay, Financial Times, Flipkart, Starbucks, and West Elm in the movement to build progressive web apps that combine the discoverability and reach of the web with the experience and engagement of an app. As a […]

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Cybersecurity and the Need for SSL Monitoring

CTOvision

Read why Kameerath Kareem says that SSL monitoring is a must for app security for every organization on DZone : The cybersecurity industry is constantly striving to stay well prepared and well ahead of new threats. Data protection was in the spotlight all through 2018. It’s a common practice for applications to collect user data like […]. Cyber Security News

Azure IaaS Learning Opportunity Webinar?

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. I have explained the Azure learning process in the previous post. This post will give you an opportunity to “Keep yourself updated – Virtual Networking” as I explained in the above post.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

How 3 Companies Increased Deployment Speed for their Oracle Tools by Up to 8x

Flexagon

The speed of software development and release today would have been almost unimaginable ten years ago. In 2018, over half of developers wanted to deploy builds more frequently than every week, with 16 percent saying they’d prefer to release builds every hour.¹

In The Era Of Shutdowns, Federal Agencies Can Reinvent Citizen (And Employee) Experience

Forrester IT

Never let a serious crisis go to waste! Senior government executives would be wise to listen to Winston Churchill’s wisdom! We’re living in the era of shutdowns, when funding disruption is the norm.

One in three enterprises can’t protect themselves from data breaches

CTOvision

One in three enterprise companies do not believe they have the capabilities required to fend off a cyberattack leading to a data breach, research suggests. According to a survey involving over 600 cybersecurity professionals in business conducted by Balbix on behalf of the Ponemon Institute, organizations are having severe difficulties in implementing modern security solutions to […]. Cyber Security News

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How do Push Notifications Work in Web Applications?

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - How do Push Notifications Work in Web Applications? Information Technology Blog. There is no shortage of communication alternatives for modern-day marketers.

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.

That VPN may not be as secure as you think

Network World

If you’re a VPN subscriber and have ever wondered just how secure the supposedly encrypted pipe that you’re using through the internet is — and whether the anonymity promise made by the VPN provider is indeed protecting your privacy— well, your hunches may be correct. It turns out several of these connections are not secure. Academics say they’ve discovered a whopping 13 programming errors in 61 separate VPN systems tested recently.

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Maximize Your Tech Investment By Making Sense Of The Digital Intelligence Tech Landscape

Forrester IT

Digital Disruptions Complicates Digital Intelligence Needs Digital intelligence (DI) – the practice of understanding and optimizing digital customer engagements – has been around for as long as the internet itself. But it has not remained stagnant.

Uber releases Ludwig, an open source AI ‘toolbox’ built on top of TensorFlow

CTOvision

Want to dive earnestly into artificial intelligence (AI) development, but find the programming piece of it intimidating? Not to worry — Uber has your back. The ride-hailing giant today debuted Ludwig, an open source “toolbox” built on top of Google’s TensorFlow framework that allows users to train and test AI models without having to write […]. Artificial Intelligence News

The New Workforce: 3 Tactics to Secure your Digital Future

Information Week

Both individual employees and their employers need to take action to prepare for a future where people increasingly work alongside machines

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?