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Why It’s Important For Your Organization to Know The Difference Between a Data Scientist and Data Engineer

CTOvision

Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to become a focus for many enterprises and these organizations are increasing realizing how important it is to have the right people and skills in place. In particular, there has been a significant increase in demand for data scientists. Companies are searching and competing for increasingly scarce data scientists as the […].

The Sorry State of Digital Transformation in 2018

Forrester IT

Software eats the world, right? We’ve been saying that for how long now? 1997 in my case, I think.) And we’re still transforming? That’s taking so long is just an indication of just how hard it is for companies to change how they operate.

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If your cloud apps don’t have APIs, you’re doing it wrong

David Linthicum

If you are building new applications on public cloud platforms, you are faced with a choice: Should you build a set of APIs bound to the new cloud application’s application services? Or should you look for another job? I’m seeing many new cloud applications that are built to fail. Not because they are poorly designed, but because they are leaving out the power of using application services with well-defined and designed APIs that let other applications access those services.

5 key enterprise IoT security recommendations

Network World

Not so long ago, the phrase “ consumerization of IT ” was on everyone’s lips. Whole publications and conferences (remember CITE , for Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise?) were created to chronicle the trend of corporations relying on products and services originally created for consumers — which was often easier to use and of higher quality than its business-oriented competitors.

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?

All Enterprise Techies Should Watch HBO’s SciFi Epic Westworld: It will help us dialog over shared experiences on what we will not be creating

CTOvision

Westworld season one was a great mix of science fiction and drama and action and it was done in a way that should help people think through many tech ethics questions, like how do we want to treat our robots? Does treating robots with violence change our nature? Can robots become sentient? HBO has a […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News SciFi

Innovation Requires A Culture Of Diversity And Inclusion

Forrester IT

Successful organizations innovate and differentiate by boosting diversity and inclusion. Diversity is too often an overused phrase and covers many facets of diversity. We think that diversity above all should be about the ability and the courage to communicate “contrarian” thoughts.

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Can Data Analytics Elevate Soccer’s Profile in the U.S.?

Datacponomy

In the world of IT, data’s role as MVP is rapidly becoming an industry standard. But when it comes to athletics, there’s still some room to grow — at least in the case of American soccer. Where some sports have adopted the use of data analytics to shape predictions and.

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The Global Ungoverned Area

CTOvision

There are places on this planet where good, civilized people simply do not voluntarily go, or willingly stay. What elected governments do in safer and more developed parts of the world are carried out in these areas by despots and militias, often at terrible cost to those who have nowhere else to go and no […]. CTO Cyber Security Cyber Threats News cyber Cybersecurity Diplomacy Politics

Your Data Is Worth Nothing, Unless You Use It

Forrester IT

I’m often asked the question, “What’s my data worth?” And, my immediate (and somewhat provocative) response is, “Nothing!” As the data economy heats up, the fear of being left behind leaves some company execs in a cold sweat.

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How Can CIOs Remove The Bias From How They Hire?

The Accidental Successful CIO

To increase diversity in IT, CIOs need to take the bias out of the hiring process Image Credit: Quinn Dombrowski.

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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!

Five Critical Layers of Protection to Ensure Data Security

Datacponomy

With businesses holding more data than ever before, the frequency of cyber breaches grows exponentially. A recent survey showed that there were over 1,792 reported data breaches in 2016 alone. The breaches compromised almost 1.4 billion data records.

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Government Matters TV Explores Email Security Standards, DoD IT and Cloud Security with Bob Gourley

CTOvision

The Global Cyber Alliance continues to coordinate smart guidance, tips and approaches for improving security posture. They are an international, cross-sector organization designed to confront, address, and prevent malicious cyber activity (it is led by the gracious and sociable cyber champion Phil Reitinger). Their most recent report is titled "Top Federal IT Contractors Leave Emails […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Sometimes questions are the fastest path to solutions

Forrester IT

Sometimes questions are the fastest path to solutions By nature, people like to help. Anyone who has ever networked their way into a new job by doing a round of purposeful informational interviews knows this.

How devops practices prevent legacy platforms

Social, Agile and Transformation

Do you fully grasp the long-term business problem devops aims to solve? I'm going beyond the upfront benefits. The alignment of dev and ops teams to build and deploy supportable applications. The ability to release frequently and bring new features to market faster. The monitoring that informs technologists of application issues before end users escalate them. The automation to scale up.

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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.

Why Data Driven Sales Teams are the Most Advantageous

Datacponomy

Today, marketing is more complicated and diverse than it’s ever been. Getting people to come to your website or check out your business is a challenge. When a customer has found their way through your content and into a position where they could convert, that’s where the most difficult task.

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Quantum Computing: The Potential Cure For Cancer?

CTOvision

Think about the first time you encountered the Internet. Did you have any idea that you could not live without it or let alone make a living without it? This paradigm shift has ushered a digital revolution and influence our lives in ways we still have yet to experience. I think back to 1991, working […]. Big Data and Analytics CTO News

Creating The CX-Centric Utility

Forrester IT

Outage management is a defining moment for utilities and thus provides a great way to reimagine the relationship between utilities and their customers. Absent an outage, most consumers don’t give a whole lot of thought to their utility company – flip a switch and the expected happens. The outage – especially prolonged outages – changes […]. customer experience digital disruption energy & utilities internet of things (IoT

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Artificial Neural Networks: Solving Challenges in Health Sciences

Perficient - Digital Transformation

There is a lot of buzz in healthcare and life sciences right now around Artificial Intelligence, and the potential uses for Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) and Deep Learning to solve for all manner of messy and complex problems.

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.

Coherence and Decentralized Systems

Phil Windley

Summary: Building decentralized system requires more than defining a few specifications and hoping for the best. In order to thrive, decentralized systems need coherence, the social organization necessary to get otherwise independent actors to cooperate.

How to Setup Co-Management – Introduction – Prerequisites

Anoop

Co-management is device manageability feature of Windows. It’s a solution that provides a bridge from traditional to modern management and gives you a path to make the transition using a phased approach. This post is based on the presentation Rajul, and I had given at GAB 2018. Co-Management Related Posts Overview Windows 10 Co-Management with Intune […].

Do You Work For A Financial Services Provider? Then Take This Survey!

Forrester IT

Forrester is conducting research on how financial services companies are using Video to win, serve, engage, and retain customers. As part of this research, we want to hear from you!

MarTech: 5 Disruptions Happening to Marketing

Perficient - Digital Transformation

What trends do you think are disrupting marketing right now? Advertising overload? Privacy concerns with Facebook? While those are certainly disrupting, at the MarTech West conference Scott Brinker spoke about the five disruptions he sees.

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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.

Internet exchange points team up to bring better MANRS to the internet

Network World

Spreading bad routing information to your neighbors on the internet isn’t just bad manners, it could be bad for business. That, at least, is the message that the Internet Society (ISOC) wants to spread, as it calls on internet exchange points (IXPs) to help eliminate the most common threats to the internet’s routing system. [ Don’t miss customer reviews of top remote access tools and see the most powerful IoT companies. | Get daily insights by signing up for Network World newsletters. ].

Business Process Automation 101: Understanding the Basics

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: Business process automation (BPA) is the technology-enabled automation of business processes. It is performed to improve efficiency through the automation of manual processes. In this article, we explore the basics of BPA, and explain why it’s so important to your business.

Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2018

Forrester IT

Huawei hosted its annual Analyst Summit in Shenzhen, China, recently. As in 2016, Huawei reported strong financial growth in 2017. Revenues were up 16%, EBIT, by 19%, and cash flow from operations by 96%.

The 2018 MarTech Landscape is Here

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Today at the MarTech West conference in San Jose, Scott Brinker and team unveiled the 2018 MarTech Landscape chart. Scott has produced The Marketing Technology Landscape chart since 2011.

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.

5 key enterprise IoT security recommendations

Network World

Not so long ago, the phrase “ consumerization of IT ” was on everyone’s lips. Whole publications and conferences (remember CITE , for Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise?) were created to chronicle the trend of corporations relying on products and services originally created for consumers — which was often easier to use and of higher quality than its business-oriented competitors.

Oracle Java Runtime Installer

Mick's IT Blog

As often as Java must be updated, I wanted to have an auto installer that would make the update a breeze. The way this installer has been written is it will first determine if the system is x86 or x64. At that point, it will uninstall the old version first and then install the x86 if the system is 32-bit, or it will install the x86 and x64 versions if the system is 64-bit. The parameters are the same for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions so you can define the parameters once.

Stop Playing “Telephone” With Data And Analytics. Change The Game With The GQMD Framework

Forrester IT

Too many firms today are playing a data-to-insights game of telephone. In the data analytics version, the insights you deliver fail to drive many actions that improve outcomes. The insights tumble into a gap between you and your budget-holding stakeholders who drive actions and have accountability for outcomes. The larger your gap, the more competitors […

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Perficient’s Award-Winning Partnership with Salesforce

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Take a closer look at Perficient’s award-winning partnership with Salesforce. We have implemented more than 3,000 Salesforce solutions that empower businesses to become more responsive, efficient, and relevant.

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?