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Be a Digital Transformation Pioneer


Steve Jobs. Sara Blakely. Mark Zuckerberg. What do they have in common? They led and grew their businesses with inventions that started or changed entire industries. But they didn’t do it themselves — behind them were leaders as committed to disruption as they were. And whether the product was the iPhone or something else, this ethos permeated the entire executive committee. It isn’t surprising that CEOs are eager to lead change within their own industries.

9 Ways to Improve IT and Operational Efficiencies in 2020

Information Week

Facing economic uncertainty, many IT leaders are looking to become more efficient while also investing in the latest technology


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Your excess server resources are wanted in the cloud

David Linthicum

Although not a new concept, we are now looking at the opportunity for those who have private servers with excess capacity to rent that capacity to a cloud service provider that can dole out those compute and storage systems on demand to anyone who needs them. If you’re thinking ride-sharing for servers, you’re not far off. In this scenario the cloud service provider is really just a broker sitting between those needing cloud services and those who have servers that can be shared.

Forrester Predicts Cloud Market Shifts in 2020


Forrester has released its anticipated yearly predictions for cloud computing, giving businesses something to consider as they enter 2020.

Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

As Hackers Target Mobile Payment Apps, Here’s How to Keep Them at Bay


Read Carlos Asuncion explain how you can prevent hackers from targeting your mobile payment apps on Dark Reading : Consumers love paying for goods and services with their smartphones. But as more retailers release their own mobile apps with in-store payment options, the threat of fraud must be carefully considered. Retailers offering in-store purchasing through […].

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Bias: AI's Achille's Heel

Information Week

Bias can result in undesirable AI outcomes. A recent DataRobot survey says organizations are most concerned about its impact on trust and their reputations

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Must-Read Editors’ Picks From 2019


Our readers have their favorite Smarter with Gartner articles, but so do our editors. Each year, we publish hundreds of articles across nine categories, and a few stand out as must-reads for executives across the business. We’ve selected our favorite articles from the past year. Here they are in case you missed or want to revisit them. IT Digital Transformation: 10 Culture Hacks for Digital Transformation. CIOs spend up to 70% of their time dealing with meetings and email.

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The Dali Lama As A Business Strategist: His words underscore the need for informed action


The Dali Lama just posted some very wise thoughts for our consideration: Time never stands still, it’s always moving on. The past is beyond our control, but the future is still in our hands. To shape it we must use our intelligence and make an effort. We can change our circumstances.

Wanted: More types of machine learning

David Linthicum

ML (machine learning) is handy stuff. Now that public cloud computing has made it cheap, I’m seeing all types of cloud-based applications applying this technology effectively. Basically, there are three types of machine learning. Also on InfoWorld: AI, machine learning, and deep learning: Everything you need to know ]. Supervised learning means we have to train the knowledge base directly, providing labels for data, such as an image being a person, animal, or plant.

How to Create a Culture of Innovation

Information Week

Here are five key techniques to support and encourage entrepreneurship in your employees -- while simultaneously keeping everyone moving in the right direction

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Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

Analysts Answer: What Challenges Will Product Marketers Face in 2020?


Product marketers face many challenges going into 2020, whether it’s sharing ownership of a customer problem, proving impact on business goals or the increasing expectations for marketing. Smarter With Gartner asked some of our analysts about what those challenges are, what they mean and how to face them head on. Helping buyers build confidence. Hank Barnes, Distinguished VP Analyst.

FedScoop Reports Palantir’s support of the Army’s massive data problem


The federal government’s leading tech media brand FedScoop has just published an insightful look inside Palantir’s support to some of the Army’s most critical mission needs.

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Feedspot Top 20 SCCM Blogs to Follow in 2020


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Great to start the year 2020 by announcing that this blog ( is part of Feedspot Top 20 SCCM blogs to follow in the year 2020. 😍😍😍👌👌 Subscribe to this blog NOTE!

How to change the HTTP listening port in Apache

Tech Republic Security

If you find port 80 is a security risk on your network, you can change the Apache listening port to something non-standard

Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

John Cusack Practical Quotes on Strong Digital Leadership

Social, Agile and Transformation

Every once and a while, I draw inspiration from movies and actors/actresses. I have a post paying tribute to the great movie. What about Bob? Baby Steps - A Guide to Digital Transformation.

Citrix Vulnerability Puts 80K Companies at Risk


A critical flaw has been discovered in two Citrix products, placing 80,000 companies in 158 countries at risk. The easily exploitable vulnerability could allow attackers to obtain direct access to a company’s local network and to access a company’s credentials. It could also be used to launch denial of service and phishing attacks and to implant malware […].

Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager PowerShell Upgrade Script

Mick's IT Blog

With the advent of Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager 1910, I started researching the upgrade requirements. I happened to run into a great blog post by fellow MVP Martin Bengtsson on what should be done before the upgrade takes place.

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How to gather feedback with a Google Site

Tech Republic Cloud

Learn five ways to assemble information via a Google Site in this tutorial

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Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.

The 'Not This Year' Tech Trends for 2020

Information Week

Analyst firm ABI Research paired its upbeat predictions for tech concepts in 2020 with a real-world look at the ideas that aren't quite ready for prime time

AI and robotics execs look back at tech trends of 2019


As 2019 winds down, every news media and technology site is pausing to reflect on the biggest trends of the past year. Some aspects of robotics and artificial intelligence are advancing rapidly; others, not so much. What should AI and robotics developers recall as they prepare for a new year? Sudhir Jha, senior vice president […].

Install Configuration Manager PowerShell Module

Mick's IT Blog

I wanted to install the Configuration Manager PowerShell module on my admin machine. After investigating a little, the module does not exist in the Microsoft PowerShell gallery.

Deciphering Intune’s Scope w.r.t Bitlocker Drive Encryption – Part 3


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. This is the 3rd article of the Bitlocker series. Links to previous parts are mentioned below. Give them a read if you have not yet! Part 1 – Bitlocker Unlocked with Joy – Behind the Scenes Windows 10 Part 2 – Device Encryption – Bitlocker made Effortless Today in this post, we will be talking […]. The post Deciphering Intune’s Scope w.r.t

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

5 important tasks for G Suite administrators

Tech Republic Cloud

Review your organization's G Suite settings to ensure they reflect company user, device, and app needs

Future Returns: How to Invest in Industrial Internet of Things


Read Rob Csernyik’s article about how to invest in the Industrial Internet of Things on Barrons : Smart home products like Google Nest, Ring, and smart refrigerators have kept consumers ahead of the curve of the Internet of Things (IoT), which refers to the interconnection of everyday objects via the internet. As household and commercial […].

10 Tips for the Localization of Your Content in 2020


Information Technology Blog - - 10 Tips for the Localization of Your Content in 2020 - Information Technology Blog. Modern business has the best chance of growing to a global level.

Most popular tech stories of 2019

Network World

Insider Pro subscribers pick the Top 10 articles published in our debut year


The Complete Guide to Distributed Tracing

Distributed tracing is a diagnostic technique that reveals how a set of services coordinate to handle individual user requests. Distributed tracing helps enable loosely coupled work across teams for fast, independent problem-solving.

How to change the HTTP listening port in Apache

Tech Republic Security

If you find port 80 is a security risk on your network, you can change the Apache listening port to something non-standard

Research Report: How Data Breaches Affect the Enterprise


Despite the escalation of cybersecurity staffing and technology, enterprises continue to suffer data breaches and compromises at an alarming rate. How do these breaches occur? How are enterprises responding, and what is the impact of these compromises on the business? This report, one of three to come out of Dark Reading’s annual Strategic Security Survey, […].

Why You Should Include Podcasting In Your Marketing Mix In 2020


Information Technology Blog - - Why You Should Include Podcasting In Your Marketing Mix In 2020 - Information Technology Blog. If you didn’t know already -podcasts are quickly becoming one of the coolest, freshest ways to reach out to consumers.

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How to get maximum protection from MFA in Office 365

Network World

Follow these steps to ensure your multi-factor authentication for Office 365 is effective

Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.