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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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.

What Makes A Payments App Successful?

Forrester IT

Excellence in digital experience is fast becoming a non-negotiable expectation that customers have from a brand. The thing about expectations is that once they rise, they become par for the course. Payments apps are no exception! We recently analysed seven apps from Indian payments providers.

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.

Feedspot Top 20 SCCM Blogs to Follow in 2020

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

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.

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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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.

SQL UPDATE Statement: A Complete Guide

Database Star

Have you ever needed to update data that was already in a table? Learn how to do this with the SQL UPDATE Statement. This post applies to Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. What Is the SQL UPDATE Statement?

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Research Report: How Data Breaches Affect the Enterprise

CTOvision

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, […].

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.

The WAF-Bot Management Acquisition Waltz

Forrester IT

With F5 Networks buying themselves a $1 billion Christmas present in Shape Security, it’s a good time to review the state of the bot management market. The Shape Security sale caps off a year of bot management acquisitions by web application firewall (WAF) vendors.

10 Tips for the Localization of Your Content in 2020

Galido

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.

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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

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 […].

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.