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Be a Digital Transformation Pioneer

CEB IT

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

Perficient - Digital Transformation

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

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.

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

CTOvision

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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Resolving or Revolving?

Forrester IT

It’s that time of year. When folks make up their minds that things are going to change. The gym is full of new members who are eager to get into their journey towards some other semblance of better health, or a beach body, or some change that they desire.

Must-Read Editors’ Picks From 2019

CEB IT

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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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.

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

CTOvision

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.

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.

A Deeper Dive Into Forrester’s Sales Enablement 2020 Predictions: A Conversation With Caroline Robertson (CR) And Mary Shea (MS)

Forrester IT

In October 2019, our team published its Predictions 2020: B2B Marketing And Sales, and in late December we recorded Webinar: B2B Marketing And Sales Predictions 2020: A Conversation With The Analysts Who Made Them.

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

CEB IT

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.

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.

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

CTOvision

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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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.

Shatter The Seven Myths Of Machine Learning

Forrester IT

The best New Year’s resolution? Become machine-learning-literate! It’s good for your organization, your career, and the sanity of your data scientists.

Feedspot Top 20 SCCM Blogs to Follow in 2020

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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

Citrix Vulnerability Puts 80K Companies at Risk

CTOvision

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 […].

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.

2020: The Year Of Digital Products

Forrester IT

Is your firm ready for the roaring twenties? Nigel Fenwick predicts the winners in the next decade will be the businesses that master digital product management.

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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

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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AI and robotics execs look back at tech trends of 2019

CTOvision

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 […].

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.

Three Key Drivers That Alibaba Enables Brands’ Business Growth

Forrester IT

My colleagues Danny Mu, Guannan Lu and I attended Alibaba ONE Business Conference on December 18 in Hangzhou.

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

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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Future Returns: How to Invest in Industrial Internet of Things

CTOvision

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 […].

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.