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Skills That Every CIO Needs To Have

The Accidental Successful CIO

In order to lead an IT department, a CIO needs certain skills Image Credit: Gareth Williams. Congratulations on having your company make you the CIO. However, now what? As the person with the CIO job, you are going to have to use your skills to solve a range of challenging technical problems.

Going cloud-native costs more than you think

David Linthicum

There is a bit of sticker shock out there. No, it’s not the big IaaS public cloud bill that will make you gasp, it’s the price of changing applications to take advantage of cloud-native features as they move to the cloud. InfoWorld explains: What is cloud-native? The modern way to develop software. | Get started: Azure cloud migration guide. Tutorial: Get started with Google Cloud. Keep up with the latest developments in cloud computing with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing newsletter. ].

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Six Biggest Recent Data Breaches You’ve Probably Been Affected By


Millions of online accounts have personal data stolen on a daily basis, including from large corporations that users believe to be trusted. Here are just 6 of the recent largest data breaches that you’ve likely been affected by and should cause you to check your accounts more often.

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The AI Revolution in CX Measurement

Forrester IT

Let’s face it, most CX measurement programs could use a revolution – AI or other. Because CX measurement programs are: Crumbling: CX measurement relies too much on surveys. But transactional surveys capture only between 2% and 7.5% of interactions.

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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.

Digital Maturity or Digital Transformation?

Eric D. Brown

Everyone’s working on digital transformation projects. Much like ‘big data’ or ‘machine learning’, digital transformation is a phrase that you hear every day across just about every organization.

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Balbix: Breach avoidance gets you ahead of the game


Balbix’s predictive breach risk platform is the industry’s first system to leverage predictive analytics and AI to provide enterprises with a comprehensive and continuous risk and resilience calculation visualized via a searchable and clickable heat map.

Apple’s Earnings Are Amazing But Not Enough

Forrester IT

Apple’s Tim Cook announced stellar earnings yesterday, exceeding analyst estimates but not surprising us at Forrester. We have predicted for a while that Apple was poised to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company (at the moment of this writing, the company’s market cap stands at $982 billion). Apple’s products are outstanding, and its revenue outlook […]. age of the customer

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What is Data Governance? Data practices that address risk and drive opportunities

Social, Agile and Transformation

I don't like the term 'data governance'. People - and especially leaders don't know what it means and often put up mental walls whenever they hear the word 'governance'. Governance is bureaucratic. It slows organizations down and creates tension. Why would anyone want to back a governance initiative especially one tied to data? But anyone leading data efforts knows data governance is a long. big data cio data management data scientist security

Does Blogging Affect SEO Ranking & Traffic? How?


Information Technology Blog - - Does Blogging Affect SEO Ranking & Traffic? Information Technology Blog. Being a blogger, there are number of questions that come most of the time in your mind and you have to overcome them. Things like: Does blogging affect ranking and traffic?

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.

LeoLabs: Mapping Space The Way It Needs To Be Done


LeoLabs is a Silicon Valley space mapping startup which announced on 26 July 2018 that it has received a series A funding round to pursue improving their capability. LeoLabs tracks spacecraft and debris in low earth orbit with phased-array radars in Midland, Texas and Fairbanks, Alaska.


Forrester IT

Well, it’s happening! My first Forrester report was published this week. Forrester clients can access here). The topic? Cyber security transformation of course! It’s what I have lived and breathed for the last 3.5 years. I have also engaged peer CISOs doing terrific work transforming their firms’ security function and capabilities – I’ve always had […].

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Windows Enrollment Status Screen Troubleshooting


Intune Enrollment status screen (or page) is new to some of us. Enrollment status page policy is a global policy and once enabled it’s applicable for all the users. I hope Microsoft will give us options to deploy different enrollment status screen policies to a different set of users. In this post, we will see […]. The post Windows Enrollment Status Screen Troubleshooting appeared first on SCCM Intune Real World Enterprise Experience Blog by Anoop C Nair.

Why Edge Security is the Way of the Future


In the age of the internet, personal data is more vulnerable to attacks than ever before. Here’s how edge security provides protection for consumers from their information being exposed to the clutches of the dark web.

Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

CTOvision Assessment on the Megatrend of Cloud Computing


There are seven key MegaTrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deeper into the first of these trends, Cloud Computing. We succinctly describe Cloud Computing as the scalable delivery of computational resources. [.]. Cloud Computing CTO News

Siemens Snaps Up Mendix; Low-Code Platforms Enter New Phase

Forrester IT

Siemens announced acquisition of Mendix, a leading low-code development platform, for $730 million in cash, or 7-8 times annual revenues, we estimate. Yes, that’s the $83 billion industrial powerhouse, Siemens. Mendix will join Siemens’ $13 billion Digital Factory software division, but operate independently and as it did before the acquisition (scheduled to close in October […]. age of the customer

Cisco pays cool $2.3 billion for hot security company Duo

Network World

Cisco today laid out $2.35 billion in cash and stock for network identity, authentication security company Duo. According to Cisco, Duo helps protect organizations against cyber breaches through the company’s cloud-based software that verifies the identity of users and the health of their devices before granting access to applications with the idea of preventing breaches and account takeover.

How Businesses Are Being Changed by Technology


Information Technology Blog - - How Businesses Are Being Changed by Technology - Information Technology Blog. The business world really didn’t change much for a century after the Industrial Revolution. Most people don’t think we’ll ever see this happen again though.

Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

Why is implementing new frameworks, from SCRUM to self-organized teams, so much harder than understanding them? Roy Osherove has the solution. Tune in and learn to recognize what state your team is in, to support them accordingly, and to help them adopt the best practices given where they are today.

Fidelis Cybersecurity: A Platform To Detect, Investigate and Stop Advanced Cyberattacks


Fidelis is the leader in automated detection and response.

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Make Startup Acquisitions Part Of Your Digital Business Growth Strategy

Forrester IT

Since 2007, the startup landscape has exploded as investors have funded 10,187 startups in categories as diverse as insurance, artificial intelligence, and healthcare (see below figures).

Help Your Business Understand the Need for Self-Service

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Self-service. Movie rentals. Restaurant reservations. Shopping. Ordering. Shipping. Self-service plays an active role all across our consumer lives, however, some businesses are slow to catch on, leaving client and buyers’ expectations shattered.

4 Ways Technology Can Enhance Your Small Business


Information Technology Blog - - 4 Ways Technology Can Enhance Your Small Business - Information Technology Blog. Running a small business takes a lot of hard work, and there are many challenges you’ll have to overcome as you strive to grow your company.

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.

InfoWarCon is Coming 1-3 Nov in Leesburg VA


InfoWarCon18 is coming! This event has a reputation for bringing together great thought leaders in information warfare. It always attracts a nice cross section of military leaders, academics, strategists, cyber thought leaders and thinkers from around the world. Every InfoWarCon to date has provided a fantastic venue for examining the current, future and potential hostile [.]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber War Events News

Insider Threat Has Undergone A Digital Transformation

Forrester IT

Before the internet gave us ubiquitous connectivity, selling secrets was hard. Finding buyers and sellers required research, relationship building, and connection in person or by phone. Exchanging data was harder. It required physical media and data exchange had to be done in person. You’ve likely seen old spy movies where spies had microfilm with top-secret […]. age of the customer

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How to Upgrade SCCM Infra to 1806 Production Version


Microsoft released SCCM 1806 update via fast ring (opt-in). You won’t be able to see this SCCM production version update in your SCCM console because this is only available an opt-in (fast ring) option. You have to run a PowerShell script to enable fast for your environment. Once you run the PS script, this 1806 […]. The post How to Upgrade SCCM Infra to 1806 Production Version appeared first on SCCM Intune Real World Enterprise Experience Blog by Anoop C Nair.

Benefits Of Blogger Outreach and How It Can Help You Long Term


Information Technology Blog - - Benefits Of Blogger Outreach and How It Can Help You Long Term - Information Technology Blog. If you’re looking for sustainable ways to plan for a marketing strategy, you might be considering adopting different kinds of campaign styles.

Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

Moving to micro-services, or even working with distributed applications in a traditional environment, brings with it a host of interactions that are often difficult to understand. This session will provide an overview of service mesh, a review of the Istio service mesh itself, and dive into best practices and integration models for integrating the traceability model into a distributed application.