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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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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!

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.

Cloudops: The neglected part of cloud migration

David Linthicum

It’s 2:00 a.m. A pager goes off in a suburban home. A bleary-eyed woman makes her way to a terminal hooked up to a 1200-baud modem. She works until 6:00 a.m. to fix the system problem remotely, this time just having to edit and restart a data load job, then monitoring the log to ensure that things are fixed. If you’re thinking that’s so 1980s, you’re right.

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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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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.

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?

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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


Fidelis is the leader in automated detection and response.

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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.

The increasing divergence in performance of organizations: why innovators own the future

Trends in the Living Networks

I have long pointed to the increasing divergence in performance of organizations as a dominant feature of today’s business landscape.

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.


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 […].

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

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.

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.

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.

Facebook’s Latest Earnings Report Should Not Alter Marketers’ View Of Social Ad Spending

Forrester IT

Facebook’s Q2 2018 earnings call was not well received by investors as evidenced by the stock’s 19 percent price drop equating to the largest-ever loss in market value in one day for a US traded company. But if you’re a marketer looking to forecast your spending on social advertising over the next several years, Facebook’s latest […]. advertising B2C marketing budgeting media buying social marketing social media spend analysis

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AWS Snowball Edge And Hyper Converged Infrastructure Will Revolutionize Global Enterprises


The recent announcement by Amazon AWS of a portable Snowball EC2 compute platform represents a significant advance in hybrid cloud/data center computing. When combined with a Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) super computer and Zero Trust Network, enterprises across a broad range of vertical markets can transform their operational model. 1st Generation Hybrid: Two-Stack Architecture The 1st generation [.].

Digital Marketing For Beginners


Information Technology Blog - - Digital Marketing For Beginners - Information Technology Blog. The term “digital marketing” may seem a bit daunting when you do not have any experience.

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Migration to Skype for Business Server 2019 – Phase 2 (part 2)

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Welcome back! Today we’ll be discussing the second phase of your migration to Skype for Business Server 2019. If you are just joining us for the first time I’d recommend back tracking to my Phase 1 blog article.

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.

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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We Learn From Death


Why are we perpetually surprised (or not, depending on how you look at it) at the failure of so many at both the organizational and individual level to take cybersecurity seriously? I would argue that most people are placing cybersecurity exactly where it should be when it comes to the myriad risks in their lives, [.]. Cyber Threats


Best Data Management Tips for Small Businesses – How Remote DBA Expert can help you?


Information Technology Blog - - Best Data Management Tips for Small Businesses – How Remote DBA Expert can help you? Information Technology Blog. It is essential to make sure that all your data regarding the company are well organized to profit and prosper from it.

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.

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.