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Open source in 2020: The future looks bright

Tech Republic Cloud

Jack Wallen offers up predictions on open source, Linux, docker engines, automation, and more for the coming year

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Three Questions to Unpuzzle IT Investment

Future of CIO

IT is the core of the business today and must, therefore, be visible and present all the time. IT needs to be considered a line of business, not a cost center. CIOs need to show the value of IT with Return on Investment and tell the business management how well an IT investment repays the company.

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The Top Six Cloud Computing Trends of 2019


Read Jay Chapel list six cloud computing trends of 2019 on DevOps : Cloud computing was one of the hottest topics in technology and business media throughout 2019. This is no surprise as the cloud sector has been growing rapidly for the last few years. Synergy Research Group recently reported a 37% overall growth year-over-year […].

IoT security: Why it’s your biggest nightmare

Network World

The internet of things encompasses connected devices on a massive scale, actionable data and innovative business models – and it also brings unprecedented security headaches

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.

The true value of cloud-based AI isn’t what you think

David Linthicum

Artificial intelligence is one of those concepts that was hot in the 80s, kind of went away, and now is red hot. Most point to AI’s new features and functions to explain its growing popularity, but it’s actually because public cloud computing has made it affordable. For a few hundred bucks a month you can have some pretty heavy-duty AI systems in place that would have cost millions 10 to 15 years ago.

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Nike Is Setting The Standard For Omnichannel Loyalty In Every Industry

Forrester IT

As 2019 winds down, I’m getting more questions about what’s going to be new and next in loyalty in the coming year. Most marketers understand that earning loyalty is bigger than rewards programs and incentives, that it’s important to treat different customers differently.

Top 5 IT Smarter With Gartner Articles in 2019


From emerging technologies to strategic ones, 2019 was the year of IT trends and artificial intelligence (AI). The top IT articles for Smarter With Gartner had a definite pattern this year, looking into the upcoming decade at key trends and highlighting the anxiety and excitement that surround AI. In case you missed them, here’s the top IT articles from 2019. 1 — 5 Trends Appear on the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2019.

3 signs you have a cloud culture problem

David Linthicum

Why does cloud computing fail within enterprises? It’s not the technology—that works fine. The majority of failed projects can be traced back to a toxic culture that killed cloud computing before it got off the launch pad. How do you spot these issues before they affect your cloud success? Here are three surefire indicators of a company culture that isn’t conducive to the cloud. Also on InfoWorld: VMware Cloud on AWS? These customers are all in ]. The slow walk.

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My Top Books 2019: Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship, AI

Social, Agile and Transformation

One of my 2019 new year resolutions was to read more books. I signed up for GoodReads and stated a reading challenge with a modest goal of finishing twelve books. I finished twenty-four, and many of these books are great reads for entrepreneurs, CIOs, and other digital transformation leaders.

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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.

Employee Safety Is For Sale

Forrester IT

In our “Predictions 2020: Cybersecurity” report, we projected that the anti-surveillance economy would grow by 15%.

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4 Ways to Use Big Data to Grow Your Business in 2020


Big data is one of the most diverse tools marketers can use when growing their business. Essentially, big data is the act of analyzing large quantities of data to make informed business decisions. Before machine programming allowed us to track everything from sales to user engagement, we had to put together the numbers one at a […].

MECM 1910 is Generally Available Now!


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM) 1910 is generally available now. Microsoft released the opt-in version of MECM 1910 in 30th Nov 2019.

How to Market Your Business Online Without Spending a Penny


Information Technology Blog - - How to Market Your Business Online Without Spending a Penny - Information Technology Blog. Take a minute to think about all of your business expenses. There’s rent, utilities, stock, employee wages, office supplies, and more. The list goes on and on.

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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.

AI Is A New Kind Of Creative Partner

Forrester IT

Brands and agencies have always placed creativity at the heart of advertising. But as digital channels proliferate, the cost, complexity, and demand for media’s measurability have driven the emphasis to marketing technology.

8 enterprise web application development trends to watch in 2020

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: As digital technologies transform the business landscape, web development becomes increasingly important. In the near future, those who keep up with changing development trends will have an advantage over those who don’t.

Picks on AI trends from Data Natives 2019


A sneak-peek into a few AI trends we picked for you from Data Natives 2019 – Europe’s coolest Data Science gathering. We are about to enter 2020, a new decade in which Artificial Intelligence is expected to dominate almost all aspects of our lives- the way we live, the way.

Best Practices in Publishing & Distributing eBooks at Scale


Every once in a while, there comes a revolutionary technology that disrupts the entire industry.

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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.

You Probably Won’t Recognize the Next Great B2B Marketplace

Forrester IT

I hear this a lot lately: “My boss told me we need to get on marketplaces. What are the best practices?” After a few minutes unpacking the situation we get to the part about the day-in-the-life of the customer. That’s when I generally hear crickets.

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The Advantages Of Using Cloud Phone Systems


Information Technology Blog - - The Advantages Of Using Cloud Phone Systems - Information Technology Blog. So what is a cloud phone system? A cloud phone system is what is sometimes referred to as VoIP. This means Voice Over Internet Protocol.


The Overall Benefits of Cloud Adoption

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The following is the tenth and final blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance.

Windows 10 Software Update Patching Options with Intune WUfB


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In this post, you will get more details about Windows 10 Software Update Patching Options with Intune. How do you patch Windows 10 devices managed with Intune?

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.

2019 Saw Industrial IoT Software Platforms Get Richer

Forrester IT

My colleague Michele Pelino and I published “The Forrester Wave™: Industrial IoT Software Platforms, Q4 2019” recently, and we’ll be discussing the findings in more detail in a webinar on 30 January.

How to protect the enterprise from holiday attacks

Network World

Attackers often take advantage of the holidays to launch attacks. Use these Microsoft settings to deter them

Event Promotion Guide: Effective Event Marketing Tools 


Information Technology Blog - - Event Promotion Guide: Effective Event Marketing Tools - Information Technology Blog. Work on promoting an event can seem like a lot of troubles.

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Sample Database: University Rankings (ERD and SQL)

Database Star

Do you want to practice SQL on something other than the basic default database? Here’s a sample ERD and data for a university ranking database. When you’re learning SQL or database design, it’s helpful to use other databases as a reference.

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.