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Big Data: Out of the Server Room and Into the World

CTOvision

Modern business data acquisition, analytics, and warehousing have increased in both scale and frequency in recent years. The rapid development of new technologies to deal with these massive quantities of data has given birth to the so-called "Big Data" revolution. As a result, there are few industries that are isolated from the growing need to […]. Artificial Intelligence Big Data CTO News Business data IT

Now’s the time to do deep learning in the cloud

David Linthicum

The AWS Re:invent conference is coming up, and predictions are starting to fly around what Amazon Web Services will announce there. A sure bet is that it will announce some sort of deep learning cloud service. Of course, Google, Microsoft, and IBM won’t be far behind; indeed, both IBM and Microsoft have their own special deep learning projects in the works, called Brainwave and Distributed Deep Learning, respectively. So, what’s the difference between machine learning and deep learning?

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Corporate IT: How to Improve the Customer Experience You Provide

CEB IT

The experience that companies provide for their customers has become incredibly important to many senior executive teams.

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Cyber security a business necessity

Computer Weekly

Cyber security is a business necessity, according to the T-Mobile security chief in Poland

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Machine Learning for Builders: Tools, Trends, and Truths

Speaker: Rob De Feo, Startup Advocate at Amazon Web Services

Machine learning techniques are being applied to every industry, leveraging an increasing amount of data and ever faster compute. But that doesn’t mean machine learning techniques are a perfect fit for every situation (yet). So how can a startup harness machine learning for its own set of unique problems and solutions, and does it require a warehouse filled with PhDs to pull it off?

5 Powerful Ways Businesses Benefit From Data Visualization

CTOvision

Data visualization can play a pivotal role in helping businesses improve their sales goals and budgeting while expanding and better planning sales territories. With companies increasing their amount of data each year, data visualization makes sense to help organize and analyze data for meaningful value. Additionally, data visualization aids in real-time monitoring, for time-sensitive cases. […]. Big Data

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Centralized security in the cloud is the best security model

David Linthicum

It’s 6:00 a.m. on a Monday morning. You get an automated text from your security systems that a DDOS attack was attempted, but new security policies downloaded several hours earlier proactively protected the systems from the attacking IP address. All is well. The alternative is not good—meaning that you had no idea of the DDOS attack, and now you’re playing cloud security whack-a-mole to fend off the attack until you can put more permanent solutions in place.

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Making public cloud ERP work for your business

Computer Weekly

If you work with specialists, migrating ERP to the public cloud can bring big business benefits – but it’s not for everyone

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How Algorithms Can Be Used to Predict Great Literature

CTOvision

Just like in music industries, book publishing bases its popularity on hits. More importantly, most experts feel that the process of predicting best-selling work is an art by itself. Most of the time, the aforementioned faculties serve the institution well. However, in other situations, they do not perform so well. For instance, when it comes […]. Big Data Education literature

Data and Culture go hand in hand

Eric D. Brown

A few weeks ago, I spent an afternoon talking to the CEO of a mid-sized services company.

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The Impact of IT on Education: 5 Great Elearning Platforms

IT Toolbox

Businesses have flourished due to lower expenses for numerous in-house processes, people have started communicating more easily, but education has also greatly changed

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!

GE opens up on how its move to the AWS public cloud is progressing

Computer Weekly

The multi-national conglomerate claims to have migrated more than 2,000 apps to the AWS cloud, as its digital transformation efforts continue apace

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How Big Data Can Tell You Which Book to Read Next

CTOvision

If you enjoy to read, but still haven't decided on your next book to cozy up with on that upcoming rainy day, your smartphone might be able to suggest one. Artificial intelligence (AI) through big data is now able to rank literature for deciding which will be the next bestseller - a kind of recommendation […]. Big Data Artificial intelligence Books

SCCM ConfigMgr Troubleshooting Steps for Newbies with Flowcharts

Anoop

SCCM is not dead, and many newbies are trying to learn SCCM. Instead, this is the most happening time for an SCCM engineer. SCCM + Intune Co-management opens up many new opportunities for SCCM engineers. Enterprises are getting ready for Windows 10 migrations.

The Chatbot Hype of 2017:5 Reasons Bots are Crucial for SMBs

IT Toolbox

Twenty years ago it was all about chatting with people, today it is a brand new concept ? chatting with bots

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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.

Don't use cost savings to secure senior management DevOps buy-in, CIOs advised

Computer Weekly

IT leaders may find themselves unlikely to succeed by promising senior management DevOps-induced cost savings, according to PuppetConf panel

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State of the Go Nation – Gotham Go 2017

SPF13

This talk is an overview of the entire Go project. It covers “what we’ve done”, “why we did it” and “where we are going” as a project. It highlights our accomplishments, challenges and what the Go Project is doing to address our challenges.

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How to Setup SCCM CB and InTune Co-Management

Anoop

Many organisations are looking for a more simplified management options for Windows devices. There are two ways of management. First one is. The Traditional way of management and the second is the Modern way of management.

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How the SEC breach resembles immature teenage behavior

IT Toolbox

If you were like me growing up, you had some temper tantrums where you expressed your emotions perhaps a little too much. As I got into my mid-to-late teens, I remember it happening quite often. In one particular situation, I got into a pretty heated fight with my older sister and, thanks to my sister wearing a cast on her foot, my bedroom door ended up with a hole in it. To prevent our dad from

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Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.

Executive interview: David Mahon, CSO, CenturyLink

Computer Weekly

David Mahon, chief security officer of CenturyLink, discusses why cyber security is actually the business strategy

11 years, 1400 blog posts…and a pretty graph

Eric D. Brown

As part of a tutorial on Text Analytics and Visualization I just finished over on technical blog called Python Data (where I blog about using python for data analysis), I took a look at all 1400 posts over the last 11 years (11 years!).

Algorithms will out-perform Doctors in just 10 years time

Datacponomy

The power of Algorithms to calculate, contemplate and anticipate the needs of patients is improving rapidly and still has no sign of slowing down. Everything from patient diagnosis to therapy selection will soon be moving at exponential rates. Does that mean the end of doctors? Not quite.

How one CRM support platform is creating flexibility for employees and clients

IT Toolbox

One of the most modern solutions for empowering the workforce and enhancing performance went live this week as Verint Systems unveiled its new Verint Workforce Optimization (WFO) suite of applications. WFO is designed to integrate secure mobile access, enabling managers and employees to get work done from anywhere, at anytime. The launch comes as more companies

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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.

Will the review of Gov.uk Verify fix the UK's digital identity problems?

Computer Weekly

The rumoured review of the UK government’s identity assurance programme provides the ideal opportunity to fix problems and accelerate progress

What is a firewall?

Network World

Network-based firewalls have become almost ubiquitous across US enterprises for their proven defense against an ever-increasing array of threats. A recent study by network testing firm NSS Labs found that up to 80% of US large businesses run a next-generation firewall. Research firm IDC estimates the firewall and related unified threat management market was a $7.6 billion industry in 2015 and expected to reach $12.7 billion by 2020. What is a firewall?

How to Delete Windows.OLD Folder from Windows 10 Device

Anoop

Don’t not try to delete Windows.OLD folder from Windows 10 device via Windows Explorer. You won’t be able to remove Windows.old folder via Windows explorer. I have tried many times to delete this folder via windows Explorer but, never succeeded.

Cloud or Local? Choosing Your CRM System

IT Toolbox

One important decision to make in choosing a CRM system is whether you want it to be hosted locally or in the cloud. Both approaches have their good and bad points and today both offer a lot of choices. In the SMB market the choices are split about equally and both offer mixes of features suitable for running a small or medium business. It comes down to whichever you feel

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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.

London issues call to arms to cyber security community

Computer Weekly

Cyber security community called on to help educate capital’s small businesses about cyber crime and give them practical advice

IDG Contributor Network: How smart cities can protect against IoT security threats

Network World

Smart cities, which were once confined to the realms of science fiction books, are rapidly becoming a reality all around the globe. Unfortunately, like all revolutionizing innovations, smart cities are developing their own unique challenges alongside of their perks. So what are industry insiders and tomorrow’s city planners doing to face these challenges?

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What A CIO Can Do About Eliminating Dead Wood In The IT Department

The Accidental Successful CIO

The one thing that you don’t want to have in your IT department is dead wood Image Credit: Iain Farrell. Who works in your IT department? Is it a bunch of fired up people who arrive at work each and every day ready to take on the world?

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WLA- A New WLAN Professionals Organization Takes Wing

IT Toolbox

You may have heard about the fledgling WLAN Advisory Board in the last couple of years, if you hit the right industry conference along the way. The WLANAB was borne out of frustration with widely varying approaches to WLAN design, and the resultant variance in quality of network performance. Here’s an early

Serverless and Containers: How to Choose the Right Application Strategy

Speaker: Tolga Tarhan, Senior Vice President, GM AWS Services at Onica

When it comes to the modern tech stack, one of the fastest changing areas is around containers, serverless, and choosing the ideal path to cloud native computing. How do you as a technology leader point your team in the right direction, especially given how quickly this is evolving?