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The simple fix so your cloud costs don’t spin out of control

David Linthicum

Gartner predicts that by 2020 organizations that lack cloud cost management processes will on average overspend by 40 percent on the public cloud. It’s like letting your home utility costs get way out of control because there is no monitoring of usage nor efforts to conserve: You’ve kept your AC at 65 degrees during the summer and at 75 degrees during the winter. Eventually the bills come due—and they are big ones.

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Six Ways Big Data Can Refine Your Digital Marketing Efforts


What’s the one thing that all digital marketers must know? The fact that data is king on today’s marketing landscape. Having comprehensive and accurate data is essential for making effective marketing decisions.

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The CIO as Digital Catalyst

Future of CIO

With faster-paced changes, the exponential growth of information, and continuous disruptions often caused by technologies, the businesses are looking to IT for leadership around the competitive application of information & technology in a rapidly changing market.

Customer Experience Index Reveals Brands Lack Human Connection

Forrester IT

Forrester’s 2018 Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) results continue to show that companies are struggling to create and sustain a human connection with their customers.

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!

Your “intelligent” office building is one giant, vulnerable IoT device


We have previously provided context on how the rise of smart cities is creating battlegrounds of the future (see: Smart Cities Cybersecurity Challenge and Getting Real About Smart Cities and Open Data and Modern Battle of Manassas). Now read why J.M. Porup says that smart buildings are at bigger risk from hacking on CSO Online : You’re settling […]. CTO Cyber Security Cyber War Internet of Things News

It's No Longer 'If,' but 'When and How' to Move to Cloud

Information Week

Accept that your organization will migrate to the cloud, but also understand that such a migration requires planning and a staged approach

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14 Hacks For Your CX Business Case

Forrester IT

Eighty-six percent of CX professionals we recently surveyed say that the ROI of CX isn’t well established in their firm. Yikes! To be fair, building a CX business case can be hard.

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The three ‘B’s’ of cybersecurity for small businesses


While big tech company data breaches often make headlines, small and medium businesses who suffer much more data breach or hack attacks seldom make it to the news. In reality, small and medium businesses are more vulnerable to data breaches. In fact, last year, half of the American small businesses have been breached by hackers. It […].

Panacea or Alchemy the Truth About AI

Information Week

Is artificial intelligence a date with the devil or natural evolution

Searching is a lesson in digital forensics

Doctor Chaos

Warning: This blog post contains spoilers about the movie Searching When I went into this movie, the last thing I thought to myself was this is a movie I am going to love. I just wanted to kill some time, and of course, my better half wanted to see this movie, which was my primary […]. Cyber

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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.

New Tech Spotlight: FinTech Investments Reach All Time High In Q2-2018

Forrester IT

FinTech is white hot. Venture capital and private equity firms just can’t get enough of it. You’re probably thinking FinTech has been hyped for years now, but Q2-2018 turned out to be the largest quarter of private investment dollars we’ve seen in this category – EVER.


Internet of Things for healthcare, Renesas buys IDT for $6 billion, Alibaba scraps is US cloud business, ZTE hit by US sanctions, Alibaba and IBM top blockchain patents.


Bringing the Internet of Things to healthcare The Internet of Things (IoT) has become industry-agnostic jargon to describe how technology is currently being embedded in multiple markets, including healthcare, and evolving the way in which business is conducted. The IoT has evolved the way stakeholders currently interact with and will continue to streamline the processes […]. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency CTO News

Yes, Data Is the New Oil in the Digital Economy

Information Week

Leveraged efficiently, data can help an organization understand its customer needs, recruit the right talent, and define a strategy for the 21st century

The Best Free Antivirus Software for Windows 7-10


Information Technology Blog - - The Best Free Antivirus Software for Windows 7-10 - Information Technology Blog. Over 8 years have gone after Windows 7 was introduced it’s as yet the most mainstream Windows out there.

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.

The Key To Marketing And Sales Alignment? The Customer.

Forrester IT

B2B marketers get it. They know they need to operate across their sales and marketing silos to get beyond portfolio-centric campaigns to connect with buyers via specific, contextually relevant content that engages customers across the entire life cycle. The question is no longer why.

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Millions of Home Wi-Fi Networks at Risk of Hacking, Cybersecurity Firm Claims


Your home Wi-Fi router may already be hacked or at the risk of hacking. This is what SureCloud researcher Elliott Thompson says. If Thompson’s claim is true, millions of home Wi-Fi networks could be at risk in new ways. Thompson says that hackers can exploit the way saved passwords in the browsers Google Chrome and Opera […]. CTO Cyber Security Cyber War News

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AWS vs. Azure: Users Share Their Experiences

Information Week

Enterprise IT professionals offer their insights into two of the leading cloud platforms, AWS and Azure



It’s easier to get a job if you are an Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Machine Learning (ML) ‘expert’, and investors want to bet on companies which use the words AI or ML in their mission statements. And why should that not be the case? McKinsey estimates AI techniques have the.

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.

Agile Processes Can Transform Companies From Unexpected Places: The VGZ Success Story

Forrester IT

In today’s fast-paced world, you’d be hard-pressed to find an IT shop that isn’t at least experimenting with Agile. The pressure for IT to accelerate and innovate faster than ever before is real. But it’s not just IT that is feeling the heat.

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Americans are changing their relationship with Facebook


The Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal and the news that Facebook was selling sensitive user information has had its effect on how Americans perceive Facebook (also see: Sometimes it seems every cybersecurity story is a Facebook story and The Ethics Of AI and Big Data: Facebook and Cambridge Analytica Are Writing New Case Studies For Us All, and Help […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Define Process – SCCM Deployment Rings for Infra Upgrade


SCCM updates and Servicing got changed drastically in the last few years. I hear feedback from many SCCM admins that they don’t like four(4) months upgrade cycle of SCCM. It’s time to define a new process or revamp your existing process within your organization to remove the frustration about the SCCM upgrade. I will share […].


Information Week

What can go wrong with DevOps? Plenty, but you can still learn from your mistakes and the mistakes of other people

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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.

Not Everyone Deserves To Conduct The Multicloud Orchestra

Forrester IT

Multicloud is a real and increasingly strategic customer choice rather than an accident of poor or nonexistent planning. We all know that; I’ve written about it before.

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Google’s new AI tool to fight pedophiles, Microsoft to power OneDrive with AI, Why bad data will kill AI, Baidu’s EZDL tool for machine learning and how AI is changing ERP


Google releases AI-powered Content Safety API to identify more child abuse images Pedophilia is one of the greatest curses of the Internet with pedophiles using children’s pics posted online for abuse. Google has taken an initiative to control online child abuse with an AI-powered tool called Content Safety API. Content Safety will identify online child sexual abuse […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News

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What to expect when the Internet gets a big security upgrade

Network World

Ready or not, the upgrade to an important Internet security operation may soon be launched. Then again, it might not.

10 Roadblocks to Becoming a Data-Driven Enterprise

Information Week

Nearly 100% of enterprises want to become more data-driven, but less than a third have accomplished that goal

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.

Focus On The Quadruple Aim For Success With AI In Healthcare

Forrester IT

For Artificial Intelligence In Healthcare, The Quadruple Aim Isn’t Just A Goal — It’s A Requirement There is enormous excitement around using artificial intelligence in healthcare, and at the same time, there is growing consensus among healthcare organizations (HCOs) to focus on the “quadruple aim.”

The O’Reilly Velocity Conference | September 30 – October 3 | New York, NY


Come to Velocity to future-proof your systems and your career. You’ll acquire new skills and insights on important topics like systems performance, scalability, automation, microservices, security, leadership, and more. Be sure to check out the all-new Cloud Computing Day with Kubernetes (open to all attendees) and the Kubernetes Application Developer Certification (CKAD) preparation with on-site certification. Use […].

IDG Contributor Network: Visibility is key for devops and the hybrid cloud

Network World

Cloud has undoubtedly become a key component of successful business in recent years, especially when you consider the race to digitally transform. Across the globe, companies are moving their applications and services to the cloud and are consequently reaping the benefits of lower capex and opex as a result. However, with this process, cloud migration is only a beginning for any organization’s digital transformation (DX) journey.

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5 Bad Habits of Ineffective IT Departments

Information Week

The best intentions of an IT group can end up coming back to bite them, leading their projects to fall short of expectations or to fail outright

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.