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5G will bring cloud computing to everyone

David Linthicum

I gave a cloud computing talk in a rural Midwest town a few years ago. I went on and on about the benefits of using the cloud. During my talk, I noticed a lot of folded arms and concerned faces. The reason? They did not have high-speed internet available to their businesses, so using a public cloud was not an option for them. I learned that day that you can’t assume everyone has high-speed internet access. Most rural areas don’t, unless they pay for high-latency and high-cost satellite.

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How To Protect Your Servers From DDoS Attacks!

Doctor Chaos

DDoS protected dedicated servers could be one of the solutions to your DDOS attacks. A DDoS attack is a cyber attack that could have detrimental repercussions on a company.

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Laggards Beware! Why Transforming with Data, Analytics, and AI is Needed Today

Social, Agile and Transformation

Several posts ago, I committed to sharing thoughts on changing the culture, applying self organizing principles, getting more people in the organization to collaborate, and gaining adoption of new technologies.

Word Of Mouth Is Less Important For Top-Line Growth Than You Think

Forrester IT

Many companies ask their customers “How likely are you to recommend us to a friend?” However, for most brands, advocacy — positive word of mouth — isn’t the key to revenue growth. Retention and enrichment matter much more.

Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

An interview with Robert Fink, Architect of Foundry, Palantir’s open data platform Part One: Open Data Architectures


Editor’s note: This post is the first of a series of three capturing the result of recent interview/discussions I had with Robert Fink of Palantir. The conversation was wide ranging, hitting on topics of design, development environments and a bit on the philosophy of enterprise tech. Several common themes emerged in those topic areas, including […]. Big Data and Analytics CTO Cyber Security News Tech Careers Palantir

How to deal with data in a multicloud environment

David Linthicum

You are setting up a quick report around sales for the year, and it needs to use three separate databases. One is an object database running on Amazon Web Services. The second and third are relational databases running on Microsoft Azure. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

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Forrester 2018 Mobile Banking Industry Wave™: BBVA Offers World-Class Mobile Banking Services

Forrester IT

Digital banks are not eating the incumbent banks’ lunch (yet!) but they’re certainly demonstrating voracious appetite. In the UK, Monzo recently hit the one million customer mark, whilst Revolut has almost tripled its customers to 2.8 million in a year.

Will blockchain revolutionize the Internet of Things?


Read why Megan Ray Nichols says that blockchain technology can be used to revolutionize the Internet of Things on Euro Scientist : Here is an interesting convergence no one is talking about – blockchain technology and Internet of Things. Blockchain technology is essentially a secure, distributed ledger that can serve as the foundation for many systems. […]. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency CTO Internet of Things News

How to Make Sure that Your Online Casino is Secure

Doctor Chaos

The online casino industry has seen an unprecedented rise in popularity in recent years. More and more players are taking advantage of the convenience online gambling offers, as you can play at any time from the comfort of your home.

Five Ways to Tackle Digital Transformation Without Downtime

Information Week

Imagine rebuilding an airplane in flight. That's how you can modernize your enterprise technology

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Nine AI Marketing Use Cases That Have The Potential To Deliver Business Value

Forrester IT

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in specific marketing applications such as programmatic real-time bidding is now commonplace. Although marketing has yet to adopt it more broadly, new use cases are gathering momentum.

Information Age Presents A CTO guide: Cyber security best practice tips


Like probably all technologists we keep our own lists of best practices. We have shared them multiple times (but hey here they are again: Crucial Point Cybersecurity Best Practices). But we love staying up with what others think and really enjoyed reading the roundup produced by Information age. They do more than just recap a […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Running Kali Linux on Docker

Doctor Chaos

Docker is a great way of running an isolated environment for testing. A few people have been asking me is it possible to run Kali Linux in Docker. Kali is a great use case for Docker under the right circumstances. In all honesty, I have not used it often, but in general, I find Docker […].

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Prepare for the New Normal of Data Privacy

Information Week

In a post-GDPR world, IT and business leaders face unprecedented pressure to demonstrate they are responsible data stewards. Here are six steps that might help

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How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Myth #3: Digital Transformation Requires A Chief Digital Officer

Forrester IT

Do you see the Chief Digital Officer as some kind of digital superhero, swooping in to rescue a dysfunctional business and transform it into a digital powerhouse? The truth is Chief Digital Officers can be very effective with strong CEO backing, but they are not always necessary.


If You Are In The VA/MD/DC Area And Lead Change Via Tech Join The Cloud Security Alliance 27 Sep


You likely know the Cloud Security Alliance, an organization many in the technology community volunteer with because of its virtuous focus on promoting best practices for Cloud Computing. The newly reformed DC chapter of the cloud security alliance is now back in action! This local chapter is a great way to engage directly with peers in […]. Artificial Intelligence Cloud Computing Events News

Cisco unearths 13 “High Impact” IOS vulnerabilities you need to patch now

Network World

Cisco today exposed 13 vulnerabilities in its IOS and IOS XE switch and router operating software that the company said should be patched as soon as possible. The vulnerabilities were detailed in Cisco’s twice-yearly dump of IOS exposures. All have a High Impact security rating and fixes should be evaluated by users quickly. Also see Invaluable tips and tricks for troubleshooting Linux. ].

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Blockchain: 5 Use Cases for the Enterprise

Information Week

Everybody talks about blockchain, but is anybody really doing it? Here's a look at five use cases across industries

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?

Busting The Two Myths Of Low-Code Platforms

Forrester IT

Not everyone is on board with low-code development platforms, even though they are a key part of a strategy to accelerate app delivery. Why do many pro developers shun low-code? Two reasons: Low-code will limit the kinds of apps I can build and the scale of apps. Low-code will lock out me out of […]. application development & delivery digital transformation low-code platforms

Manage Insider Threat Risk and Prevent ‘Big Brother’ Perception


Read Crystal Lister of CPSG explain how companies can manage insider threat better without creating a big brother perception among employees on OODA Loop : Insider threat remains the top cybersecurity risk that companies face. The flipside of the coin is too much monitoring of the employees can hit their morale and create a big brother […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Tired of Selecting the Applicable Third-party Updates Manually?


Tired of selecting the applicable Third-party Updates manually? Microsoft SCCM has been around the block for nearly 25 years. It might have been hard for admins to get the initial streak, but once learned, it has turned out to be a good patching solution for Microsoft applications.

AI & Machine Learning: An Enterprise Guide

Information Week

A collection of information resources designed to help enterprise IT professionals launch and advance their artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation initiatives

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

The Day Of The Machine Is Here: Are We Human Enough To Seize It?

Forrester IT

You’re an executive, an employer, or maybe an up-and-comer in your organization, but either way you have surveyed the moment and you know that big things are poised to happen.

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IBM announces cloud service to help detect and mitigate AI bias


This is another in a long stream of reports on mitigating challenges of bias and ethics in big data and Artificial Intelligence. Bias is a serious problem in artificial intelligence (AI). Research shows that popular smart speakers are 30 percent less likely to understand non-native U.S. accents, for example, and that facial recognition systems such […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News IBM

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How to Raise Premier Support Case for Intune


Microsoft is moving Premier Support case request for Intune into Azure Portal. If your organization is having a premier support contract with Microsoft, you should login to the Azure portal to raise a premier support case for Intune issues.

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The Robots are Coming: Safeguard Your Job

Information Week

Get ready for a radical shift in job roles and functions, with greater value being placed on different or new skillsets


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.

Rushed Privacy Features Results In Sloppy Security

Forrester IT

Facebook Loses More User Data (This Time Unintentionally) Facebook announced that it experienced a breach this week that lost 50 million user’s data. Ironically, the breach happened in part due to exploited bugs in three features developed to give users more control over their privacy. Some quick key lessons to take away from this breach: […]. cybersecurity privacy security & risk promoted

5 Questions Retailers Should Ask Before Using The Internet Of Things In Stores


Read Kass Dawson list five questions that every retailer who intends to use Internet of Things connected devices in their stores should be ready for on Ad Age : McKinsey estimates that by 2025, the potential economic impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) in retail could be anywhere from $410 billion to $1.2 trillion annually. […]. CTO Cyber Security Internet of Things News

Improving Debt Collection with Predictive Models


FICO scores will be soon improved by predictive analytics. This new approach is more accurate and can extend to the entire debt management process. Badly assessed financial risks were at the core of the financial crisis in the late 2000s. Banks and credit companies used faulty models which did not.

5 Tips for Success: Mother to Daughter, Engineer to Engineer

Information Week

Women play an important role in building an innovative workforce, so it's critical to support to the next generation of women technologists and empower their careers

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.