Sat.Jan 07, 2017 - Fri.Jan 13, 2017

In The Digital World, CIOs Need To Help The Business Move Faster

Forrester IT

Too many businesses believe that their digital business strategy is actually a roadmap, or a series of IT projects. Being digital is a capability - in your business it impacts the culture, metrics, organization, skills, and finally - the technology. As a CIO, one of the most important roles you'll play is helping to make the business FAST - removing friction points from processes and enabling new capabilities to be developed as required by the customer, partners, and business stakeholders.

3 Bear Essential Digital Risk Vulnerabilities in the Cyber War of Influence


Crystal Lister. This article increases awareness for organizations seeking to enhance their security posture regarding three aspects of digital risk exploited by Russia as part of its larger effort to influence the 2016 U.S. election process.

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3 reasons why 2017 will see massive cloud migration

David Linthicum

How many Global 2000 enterprise applications are on the public cloud right now? You’ll see estimates of 20 to 30 percent, but that overstates the reality. When all outsourced hosting is taken into account—which includes SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS—many analysts estimate that 20 to 30 percent of workloads are currently on the cloud. But a better metric is to look at what enterprise applications have migrated to an IaaS or a PaaS platform, which is how most enterprises measure their presence in the cloud.

Corporate IT: Five Trends for 2017


The outlook for CIOs in the world’s big companies will be shaped this year by ever more intensive efforts to digitize , and by the uncertainty and rapid pace of change that stem from these efforts. Here are five trends to take into account.

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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!

Welcome to 2017: The year of #DevOps

Forrester IT

We are eager to announce a beacon of light to help penetrate the post-holiday fog: Forrester's DevOps Benchmark Survey for 2017 is officially live! Led by myself and Researcher Elinor Klavens , this benchmark survey serves as the backbone for a large portion of our DevOps research, facilitating the identification and tracking of trends and supporting our research including predictions for the future.

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Options For Protecting Your DNS At Home Or At Work


Bob Gourley. Our post on Five Suggestions To Reduce Your Digital Risk generated quite a bit of attention in social media. Thanks as always for sharing things we write. Clearly for many of you this one seemed to be something you wanted friends and family to see and we appreciate that. The post also generated a common question/suggestion. Many of you asked which DNS services should be considered. There are many good options and at first glance it can be hard to decide which is most relevant.

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Corporate IT: 5 Mistakes to Avoid in Your 2017 Strategic Plan


Done well, IT strategic planning does two things. First, it builds clear connections between IT activities and investments, and the business goals that IT helps its company hit.

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Digital Customer Experience ROI: (How To) Show Me The Money

Forrester IT

Forrester's clients frequently ask us how to build the business case for customer journey mapping, particularly for digital experiences and digital products. We have proven that better customer experiences drive revenue in industries with low switching costs. But what about investments in customer journey mapping?

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Update On The Megatrend of CloudComputing


Bob Gourley. There are seven key MegaTrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for C loud Computing , A rtificial Intelligence , M obility , B ig Data , R obotics , I nternet of Things , C yberSecurity.

There is no shortage of open data. The question is, is anyone using it?

Computer Weekly

The UK government’s data portal,, currently shows 36,552 published datasets available, but how usable are they, and is anyone actually downloading them

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.

Corporate IT: Show Why You’re Valuable by Telling a Good Story


One of the most pressing concerns for IT professionals at many levels is how to describe the value of what they do to those outside of the function. Everyone likes to be recognized when they’ve accomplished good work but, for functional teams like IT, it goes beyond that.

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Customer Obsession Will Remake App-Development Tools

Forrester IT

Application-development leaders shifting to modern techniques are like acrobats performing above a flimsy net. The tools and technologies they need to support the planning, execution, and evaluation of customer-focused applications just aren't widely available yet. The biggest gaps are in portfolio management, test-and-learn development environments, and digital application platforms. This report provides an overview of the tools and technologies application-development leaders need.

3 Ways To Actually Make Big Data Work For Your Business


Brigg Patten. Big Data is a big business opportunity thanks to its transformative and disruptive nature. Every business, regardless of size, should understand the significant potential of big data if it has any goal of staying ahead of the competition in a world where the market is constantly changing. It is unfortunate that not many know what big data is, or how to deal with it, but that is partly because the term does not have a precise definition.

TechUK launches framework to build public trust in the IoT

Computer Weekly

Tech sector association techUK wants to help overcome public distrust in the internet of things

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.

Geeky ways to celebrate Friday the 13th

Network World

You're in luck We've cobbled together a slew of things for the geeky among you to do on Jan. 13 -- Friday the 13 th that is th. And we suggest you do it up because you won’t get another chance until Oct. 13, 2017. Don’t miss the day!

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Reap The Benefits While Avoiding The Pitfalls: The Three Key Challenges That Could Derail Your AI Project

Forrester IT

It's been abundantly clear for a while that in 2017, artificial intelligence (AI) is going to be front and center of vendor marketing as well as enterprise interest. Not that AI is new - it's been around for decades as a computer science discipline.

Travelers are Finding Ways to Save Money with Big Data


Rick Delgado. We’d all love to see the world. It’s on our bucket list to travel more, and we always brag to friends and families about the day where we’ll get to pack a suitcase and take off to explore the globe. But let’s face it. Who really has the cash? With bills, holidays, and general day-to-day expenses, any pocket money we have certainly isn’t enough to book an plane to the Bahamas for a week. At least – not without big data it isn’t.

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How serverless computing could help enterprises cut cloud complexity

Computer Weekly

As some enterprises find the reality of cloud fails to live up to the hype, Clive Longbottom explains why serverless computing could help firms attain the operational benefits they're looking for

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.

Microsoft Wants to Patent an Underwater Data Center Reef

Data Center Knowledge

Patent application describes ways to make the cloud an attractive home for marine life Read More. Data Center Design Microsoft

Skynet is

Forrester IT

In the Terminator franchise, the rise of uncontrollable artificial intelligence (AI) result in threats to the existence of mankind. While the movies provide a stark image of where AI may take us, the risks have a basis in reality. I will leave it to my colleague, Martha Bennett, to talk about the challenges that AI presents to today's tech leaders. Check out her blog here: [link]. Read more.

Updating CTOvision Assessments on Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things and Cybersecurity


Bob Gourley. One of the enjoyable things about estimating the future is there is always a new consideration. It is a dynamic task that is never done. This is especially true in analyzing the future of enterprise technology, where things are moving incredibly fast. We try to find balance in tracking the future of technology by focusing on the metatrends, those very powerful forces that sweep over us all (whether we want them to or not).

Case study: The Alan Turing Institute takes cloud-first stance on data science research

Computer Weekly

Computer Weekly meets the Alan Turing Institute team and finds out how using cloud-first thinking can help achieve its goal of becoming a global force to be reckoned with in data science research

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Mapping the Customer Journey

IT Toolbox

Every interaction between your company and a customer can be viewed as a journey. To provide the best possible service to your customer you need to understand the steps in the journey and what you can do to improve your customer's overall experience. A useful tool to understand the process is a customer journey map. This is a graphical illustration of all the steps the customer

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Skynet is nearing awareness?

Forrester IT

In the Terminator franchise, the rise of uncontrollable artificial intelligence (AI) result in threats to the existence of mankind. While the movies provide a stark image of where AI may take us, the risks have a basis in reality. I will leave it to my colleague, Martha Bennett, to talk about the challenges that AI presents to today's tech leaders. Check out her blog here: [link]. Read more.

CTO as a Service: Leverage proven enterprise technologists to further your business objectives


Bob Gourley. Cognitio was established by a high powered group of enterprise technologists from industry and government. We provide C-level consulting services and strategic support for companies of all sizes. We have a particular expertise in service to firms seeking to leverage emerging technologies to the benefit of end customers. Our CTO as a Service offering puts a seasoned executive on your team. This leader comes with an understanding of how technology really works.

UKCloud cuts cloud storage pricing for public sector customers and sticks boot into US rivals

Computer Weekly

Public sector-focused cloud provider claims latest round of price cuts means its services are cheaper to use than some of its US counterparts

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

New Years Resolutions - Technology Style!

CIO Musings

New Years is a great time for reflection. A new start. A new set of opportunities. A time to do things differently. While you are cleaning out your closets and figuring out which gym to join, spend some time planning how you can do some new great things in your technology life. Here are five places to start. I've left "Backup your stuff" off the list this year. If you aren't already doing that, I can't help you. Security - Let face it folks, it is time to get serious about information security.

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4 Benefits of Cloud Technology for Business Purposes

IT Toolbox

s take a look at some ways in which this technology is directly improving business processes

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Microsoft to Reorganize Partner, Service Teams, Promises No Job Cuts

Data Center Knowledge

Changes to affect teams under Worldwide Commercial Business group Read More. Shared

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Cyber security scare stories could sharpen focus at banks

Computer Weekly

There are continual cyber attacks on banks, and although most are repelled, there is significant room for improvement

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.