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From Machine Learning to Machine Reasoning


The conversation around Artificial Intelligence usually revolves around technology-focused topics: machine learning, conversational interfaces, autonomous agents, and other aspects of data science, math, and implementation. However, the history and evolution of AI is also inextricably linked with waves of innovation and research breakthroughs that run headfirst into economic and technology roadblocks. There seems to be […].

The Characteristics of Digital Management

Future of CIO

How to avoid the coming cloud integration panic

David Linthicum

You are trying to get an end-of-quarter report out and you’re having some trouble. It seems that while sales are recorded on a public cloud system, inventory is recorded on an on-premises system. You need to combine both data stores for the report, and you have no way of doing so. How was this allowed to happen?

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Is Your Data Strategy Ready To Keep Up?

Forrester IT

I remember a few years ago when, as enterprise architects, we sat around in the office of the VP of architecture and planned our data strategy on the whiteboard. Replace that clunky warehouse with a modern appliance? Check. Enterprise data model? Of course! The dreaded data governance plan?

5 ways cloud computing will change in the next year


No longer a brand new technology, cloud computing is entering its “young adult years,” according to a Forrester report. The cloud does not function simply as a temporary server anymore, with innovative analytics, machine learning, messaging, Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, and database services all integrated today, said the report. As the cloud comes of age, […]. Cloud Computing CTO News

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First 100 Days of a Chief Data Officer


Chief data officers (CDOs) are responsible for a broad agenda that spans data management, analytics, data science, ethics and digital transformation. T hey are impactful change agents leading the data-driven transformation of their organizations.

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Tier It Up: A Winning Strategy For Customer Success Management Programs

Forrester IT

When my B2B clients on Forrester’s Customer Experience (CX) Council first start considering a customer success management (CSM) program to boost their retention and enrichment, I often hear that initial flash of concern: How do I scale the same CSM practices across my entire book of business?

Reducing the risk of targeted phishing attacks


For us the big way to reduce the chance of targeted phishing attacks is to use the email by a major cloud provider like Google or Microsoft, and configure it appropriately. But we should all keep looking for tips. Read John Randall’s article about how small and medium businesses could reduce the risk of targeted […]. Cyber Security News

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5 Priorities When Buying and Deploying Cloud Offerings


Selecting a suitable cloud provider to trust with your infrastructure, applications and data can be a complicated process. No two cloud providers are the same, and the lack of a framework for assessment makes selecting the right cloud provider a real challenge for any infrastructure and operations (I&O) leader. You don’t want to look back with regret, as the choices you make can have a lasting impact.

Want to speed up your digital transformation initiatives? Take a look at your data

Eric D. Brown

Digital transformation has taken center stage in many organizations. Need convincing? IDC predicts that two-thirds of the CEOs of Global 2000 companies will have digital transformation at the center of their corporate strategies by the end of 2017.

Channel Software Tech Stack (2019) – INFOGRAPHIC

Forrester IT

(CLICK FOR HIGH RES) The channel technology stack is a group of technologies that brands leverage to manage and improve their indirect sales process and partner programs. Often, the focus of channel technologies is to make difficult processes easier, automate workflows, measure multi-tier activities, and drive more efficient spending, coverage, and partner communication. The channel […].

A New AWS Snowball Edge Provides The Power Of The Cloud In Disconnected Environments


For the last decade enterprise architects have all known the importance of engineering continuous connectivity to cloud services. If you want to use the cloud you have to have a path to it. For parts of the enterprise who may operate at the edge, where connectivity can be an issue, it has been hard to […].

How to Build a Business Case for Application Modernization


The act of “modernizing” is everywhere — in cities people may not have lived in a decade ago, in major markets like medicine, transportation and journalism, and of course, most notably in IT. With change comes hesitation and discomfort in moving to the next phase, particularly with application modernization. As a result, an extra layer of convincing management to buy into the proposed change comes into play.

Five Tips to Becoming a More Agile Business

Information Week

Companies across every industry will need to become more nimble and responsive to remain competitive in today's fast changing marketplace

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The Forrester Wave™: Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs), Europe, Q4 2018

Forrester IT

I published my first Forrester Wave™ today, covering the managed security services provider (MSSP) market in Europe.

The Bill Codifying The New Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Is Short and Sweet


The nation has a new federal agency. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) was created out of several existing organizations within the DHS. The CISA was codified by a law signed by the President on 16 November 2018. I read what DHS said about CISA (see more here). Then thought I should spend a […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Drive Innovation in Manufacturing


Recent Gartner research found that more than one-third of manufacturing CIOs say growth is the top priority for their organizations. Yet the manufacturing industry tends to be focused on the present — companies staying on top of orders and making operations run smoothly. How will enterprises deal with disruptions in the future? To answer this question, manufacturers shouldn’t gaze into a crystal ball; they should check with the CIO.

How Effective Is AI Crime Prediction? Evaluating Our London Crime Prediction Model


Last year, we set up a prediction model on crime in London. We had established the model already, grounded in open data, but updated it to make predictions about 2017. We took the data provided by the police in the greater London area, and by enriching this data with Points.

Nine More Questions for 3M Industrial Group Marketing Leader, Penny Wise

Forrester IT

This year’s B2B Marketing and Sales Forum wrapped up just over a month ago, but I wanted to continue the great conversation I started with Penny Wise, Marketing Director – Industrial Business Group at 3M and get to more of the great questions posed by our Forum audience.

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CTOvision Named To Top 10 Tech Blogs Every CTO Should Follow

CTOvision has named CTOvision to its list of Top 10 Tech Blogs Every CTO Should Follow. From their write-up: As a CTO, you need to stay up to date on the latest and greatest in the tech world. Following new trends and developments is a must if you don’t want to fall behind the competition. […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO CTOvision Admin News

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DNS over HTTPS seeks to make internet use more private

Network World

Unauthorized interception of DNS traffic provides enough information to ascertain internet users’ thoughts, desires, hopes and dreams. Not only is there concern for privacy from nearby nosey neighbors, but governments and corporations could use that information to learn about individuals’ internet behavior and use it to profile them and their organization for political purposes or target them with ads.

Amazon Redshift and the art of performance optimization in the cloud

All Things Distributed

People often ask me if developing for the cloud is any different from developing on-premises software. It really is.

Google’s Plan To Fix Healthcare With AI

Forrester IT

For years, Alphabet (Google’s parent company) has let its businesses build out their own healthcare solutions without imposing an overarching healthcare strategy. As a result, the company now has no less than six different businesses pursuing healthcare initiatives without a unifying objective. Verily — Alphabet’s primary healthcare business — is a research organization that spun out of […

Artificial intelligence is here to disrupt industries. Are we ready?


Read why Luke McCormack says that AI will disrupt industries and we should be ready for it on HCA Mag : Artificial Intelligence technologies and capabilities are driving digital transformation, growth, and opportunity in nearly every sector. So, why is it that AI can have such a massive impact, and should your organization jump on the […]. Artificial Intelligence

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 11/22/2018

Future of CIO

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing. The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 2.8 million page views with 5100+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc.

Open Source at 20: What's Next?

Information Week

As the open source movement reaches the two-decade milestone, thoughts turn to the movement's achievements and future goals

Moving Your Contact Center To The Cloud: Top Trends Fueling The Market

Forrester IT

Transitioning your contact center to the cloud isn’t just for smaller businesses; it can help brands of all sizes boost agility and access to new features. In our new report, “The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Contact Centers, Q3 2018,” we identified the 11 most significant vendors in the space and evaluated them to help you select […]. application development & delivery customer communication customer service solutions

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Oh Now They Tell Me! AI is not “Magic Dust”


Andrew Moore is the new head of Google’s Cloud AI business, a unit that is striving to make machine-learning tools and techniques more accessible and useful for ordinary businesses. To that end, his team announced several new tools today. These include AI Hub, a modular framework for connecting different machine-learning components, and Kubeflow Pipelines, software that […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News

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The Amplification of Innovation Effect

Future of CIO

The definition of innovation is simple - to gain benefit by doing something different. Digital innovation has an expanded scope with a full-color spectrum. Innovation has to result in something which leads us to a better state than where we are today.

Why Banking Industry Cloud Strategies Lag Behind

Information Week

Research shows that banks have been slow to embrace the cloud, but maybe the reasons behind their reluctance don't apply any more