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10 Ways to Quickly Reduce IT Costs

CEB IT

I t’s often said that “you can’t cut your way to growth,” but you can cut your way to survival. From natural disasters and terrorist attacks to a tanking economy or an aggressive new competitor, there are many reasons why an organization may need to make immediate cost savings simply to stay in business. Gartner recommends taking a structured and ongoing approach to cost optimization.

The CIO as a Master of Both IT Management and Governance

Future of CIO

Digital paradigm means hyperconnectivity, interdependence, integration, and diversity. Digital technology is often the disruptive force behind change and information is permeating into every core process in modern organizations.

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Is cloud migration iterative or waterfall?

David Linthicum

Cloud migration projects have two dimensions. First, they are short-term sprints where a project team migrates a handful of application workloads and data stores to a single or multicloud. They act independently, with little architectural oversite or governance, and last between two to six months. [ Also on InfoWorld: Sorry, Linux. Kubernetes is now the OS that matters ]. Second, is the longer-term architecture including security, governance, management, and monitoring.

20 Mobile Trends for 2020

Forrester IT

I have just published a post sharing some of our marketing predictions for 2020. It made me realize Forrester no longer publish dedicated “mobile” predictions. Because, mobile has simply become a key driver and enabler of business transformation. Mobile is embedded everywhere.

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How AI Can Radically Change Your Business

AI is quickly becoming mainstream, thanks to its value-driving capabilities. Yet, even with such widespread attention, it still is one of the most misunderstood technologies out there. Here's how to make the most out of it and bring a positive change to your company.

Gartner Top 10 Trends Impacting Infrastructure & Operations for 2020

CEB IT

Infrastructure and operations (I&O) has seen significant disruption in recent years, spurred by the rapid growth of the cloud and the shift to hybrid IT. A business located in the U.S. might host its website on public cloud infrastructure while storing customer information and backups across private cloud infrastructure in data centers in India and in the U.K.

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Break down those cloud security silos

David Linthicum

Do you have good cloud security? If you said yes, I bet it’s just around a small group of applications that were built during a short sprint. The group quickly picked and installed a cloud security solution that worked well for those applications and data stores, or that they considered best of breed. Now add other sprints, other workloads and data stores, along with best-of-breed security solutions, all seemingly effective. Repeat 20 to 50 more times.

Holiday Highlights From Cyber Week: What’s Happened Since 2014

Forrester IT

This blog post is part of Forrester’s Holiday 2019 retail series. For several years, market research firm Bizrate Insights has surveyed US shoppers during Cyber Week.

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Automated Knowledge in 2020: What to expect from AI & Machine Learning

Datacponomy

The year 2019 will be remembered in the software world as the year when containerization, cloud native architectures, and Machine Learning broke out into the mainstream. As we approach the end of the decade, it’s time to look forward to the year 2020 and make some predictions about where these.

DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman switches to Google

CTOvision

Mustafa Suleyman, the co-founder of British artificial-intelligence firm DeepMind, has announced that he is joining Google. He had previously said he was taking time off from DeepMind.

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.

Focus on cloud security integration between silos

David Linthicum

Do you have good cloud security? If you said yes, I bet it’s just around a small group of applications that were built during a short sprint. The group quickly picked and installed a cloud security solution that worked well for those applications and data stores, or that they considered best of breed. Now add other sprints, other workloads and data stores, along with best-of-breed security solutions, all seemingly effective. Repeat 20 to 50 more times.

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Do You Recruit Bad Employees As A Matter Of Policy?

Forrester IT

For better or for worse, my family is a customer of a large bank near my home. Once in a while I step in to the branch to update documents for my mother (she still likes to see her account balance in print), or some other such need. Here’s the kicker though: Every time I […].

Why SMBs Must Consider Upgrading their ERPs to Transform the Business

Social, Agile and Transformation

When your business is small or growing slowly, you can get away with a mix of disparate SaaS tools, spreadsheets, and collaboration over email to manage the business while leaders and employees focus on serving customers. One of those tools is likely an ERP, financial, or accounting system.

Rise of the Internet of Things (IoT)

CTOvision

Read Darren Anstee take a look at how the Internet of Things will fare in 2020 on Tech Radar : They are already here. And they might already have outnumbered us. Their proliferation is breath-taking, with an estimated population reaching 125 billion in the next 10 years.

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.

6 Ways to Maximize Digital Transformation Success

Information Week

Enterprise organizations will shift from what is being used to how it is being used. Maximizing what is already in place will become the priority

Avoid Becoming Dumb Money

Forrester IT

The Dos And Don’ts Of Accelerating Innovation With Corporate Venture Capital One former VC partner I spoke with for my research on corporate venture capital (CVC) — “Accelerate Open Innovation Via Corporate Venture Capital” — said he believed there was a direct correlation between the number of CVCs formed in a year and a looming […]. age of the customer digital business digital disruption digital transformation Innovation technology-driven innovation

Windows 7 Extended Security Update Step by Step Prerequisite Guide

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Windows 7 is going out of support on 14th January 2019. Hence Microsoft is putting loads of efforts to migrate all the Windows 7 devices to Windows 10 as the best practice.

Cost of data breaches in 2019: The 4 worst hits on the corporate wallet

CTOvision

Read Taylor Armerding list four worst data breaches of 2019 on Security Boulevard : Corporations that don’t keep their data secure may soon long for the good old days when the “only” expenses they had to worry about from a data breach were recovery costs, brand damage, lawyers’ fees, and potential class-action lawsuits. Because soon […]. News

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.

Designing human-AI hybrids will be at the center of the future of work

Trends in the Living Networks

The future of work is not about AI replacing humans. It is about designing work so that machines and humans are complementary, not substitutes.

FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Forrester IT

Shifting Gender Norms Threaten Brands With Cultural Irrelevance Gender is squarely in our cultural spotlight.

Microsoft Intune Vs Jamf macOS Device Management Enhancements

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Let’s see what are the different macOS device management options with Jamf and Microsoft Intune. Andy Cerat & Neil Johnson had a great session in Ignite 2019 and they discussed following topics.

AWS Offers Help for Enterprise Machine Learning Efforts

CTOvision

The struggle is real, as they say, when it comes to getting machine learning into production. That was one of the big messages of 2019 as enterprises completed successful machine learning pilots but found it much more difficult to put their efforts into production let alone scale them across the whole organization. Even though everyone seems […].

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

What’s hot for Cisco in 2020

Network World

As the industry gets ready to gear up for 2020 things have been a little disquieting in networking land. That’s because some key players – Arista and Juniper in particular – have been reporting business slowdowns as new deals have been smaller than expected and cloud providers haven’t been as free-spending as in the past. Get regularly scheduled insights by signing up for Network World newsletters.].

The One-Sentence Business Case For Customer Experience

Forrester IT

Recently I wrote a post arguing that $ is the one CX metric that matters to executives. The obvious conclusion: You need to design your CX measurement program to track and report $. If you haven’t done that already you should jump on it today.

SCCM Admin Web Console SoftwareCentral Review Post 1

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In this post, let’s learn some of the options to have the SCCM admin web console. I shall go-through the overview of SoftwareCentral SCCM admin web console features with a series of posts.

Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity… Is The Glass Half-Empty or Half-Full?

CTOvision

There’s a tremendous amount of buzz surrounding A.I. these days. Some believe it will present us with innovative solutions to a myriad of problems, others believe it will signal the demise of all mankind. In an effort to learn more about the current state of this exciting technology, and cut through the noise, I jumped […].

The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.