Sat.Jul 20, 2019 - Fri.Jul 26, 2019

Robotic Process Automation: Is RPA Ready for Big Business?

Information Week

Despite the positive market forecasts, a closer look at RPA brings to light challenges that indicate the technology is still in its infancy

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How to find the best low-code development platform: Ask these 9 questions

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: A growing trend, low-code development claims to address many of the common challenges facing businesses today. But, how do you choose the best platform for your business? How can you avoid surprises or “gotchas” when selecting a tool? In this article, we explore 9 questions to ask before choosing a low-code tool. photo credit: BenjaminNelan via pixabay cc Low-code development is on the rise.

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The Vivid Shape, Texture, and Architecture of Digitally Mature Organization

Future of CIO

With rapid changes and frequent disruptions, organizations need to possess certain characteristics and capabilities such as responsiveness, speed, flexibility, and adaptability to survive. They have to develop and deliver products and services with consistent quality to their customers and stakeholders while maintaining or improving their competitive advantage.

Hybrid cloud is not what it used to be

David Linthicum

Back in the good old days when the cloud was cool, but nobody knew what it was, hybrid cloud was a pairing of public and private cloud. Indeed, hybrid cloud was popular because it allowed us to say we were moving to cloud computing while placing the majority of our cloud bets on private cloud. We got a cloud we could still physically touch, with the option of moving to public cloud in the future.

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The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

9 Steps to Successful Functional Strategic Planning

CEB IT

In the 2019 Gartner Strategy Agenda Poll, 60% of corporate strategists cite slow strategy execution as their biggest challenge for the year. The objective sounds simple enough: Define the organization’s strategy and make resource-allocation decisions to pursue it. So what goes wrong? . The problem — paradoxically — is that many organizations lack a coherent plan for their strategic planning that properly translates lofty enterprise goals into functional objectives.

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Data breach fallout haunts companies long after the fact

CTOvision

Read Cliff Stanton explain how data breaches continue to affect companies even after they happen on Helpnet Security : Data breaches have become a priority in most business’ cybersecurity agenda. The series of breaches that companies experienced in 2018 emphasized what security experts have warned about – that threats are ever-present and persistent. Last year, […].

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For cloud support, enterprises should consider DIY

David Linthicum

I took my relatively new truck to a dealership this week to diagnose, and hopefully fix, a rubbing noise that occurs at random times. After a day at the shop, the truck came back with “no problem found.” And, of course, I heard the noise again on the way home. The end of the story is that with a few Google searches I found the likely cause of the problem. It’s now corrected with a $4.50 part off of Amazon.

Key Questions to Evaluate and Plan for Enterprise 5G

CEB IT

Several service providers have launched commercial 5G services in a handful of markets, and others have announced plans for later in 2019 and beyond. Today, other than general descriptions of 5G networking’s performance capabilities, service providers have left businesses with numerous unanswered questions on the sourcing and procurement of 5G services. . Less than 45% of communications service providers (CSPs) globally will have launched a commercial 5G network by 2025.

Ransomware: Why cities have become such a big target for cyberattacks – and why it’ll get worse

CTOvision

Read Danny Palmer’s article on why ransomware affects cities and why it will continue to be so on ZDNet : Ransomware once seemed to be on the decline, but it’s now gained a new lease of life — and additional notoriety — after crooks identified a lucrative new set of targets for their file-encrypting malware. Once […].

What is New in SCCM 1906 New Features a Walkthrough

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Let’s discuss and give you a walkthrough of new features of SCCM 1906 (SCCM 1906 New Features) production version. I have already explained and shown most of these new features in the video tutorial. Subscribe to this Blog via eMail Upgrade SCCM to 1906? I have discussed all the upgrade scenarios in the following blog […].

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Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

When it comes to the IoT, Wi-Fi has the best security

Network World

When it comes to connecting internet of things (IoT) devices, there is a wide variety of networks to choose from, each with its own set of capabilities, advantages and disadvantages, and ideal use cases. Good ol’ Wi-Fi is often seen as a default networking choice, available in many places, but of limited range and not particularly suited for IoT implementations.

Use Multichannel Marketing to Generate More Demand

CEB IT

More is better when it comes to the number of channels technology product marketers need to best convert leads into customers. That’s the take-away from a recent Gartner survey of 500 technology and service providers with $10 million or more in revenue. . Many technology and service providers focus investment on limited channels rather than spreading their marketing spending too thin across too many channels,” says Christy Ferguson , Senior Director Analyst, Gartner.

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Microsoft Invests $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence Startup OpenAI

CTOvision

Microsoft is investing $1 billion in OpenAI, a San Francisco-based research lab founded by Silicon Valley luminaries, including Elon Musk and Sam Altman, that’s dedicated to creating artificial general intelligence (AGI). The investment will make Microsoft the “exclusive” provider of cloud computing services to OpenAI, and the two companies will work together to develop new technologies. […].

Learn How to Setup Azure AD Device Cleanup Rules

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In one of the recent blog posts, I shared step by step guide to Setup Automatic Intune Device Cleanup Rules. The Azure AD device cleanup options were bit sketchy when I wrote that post. In this post, you will learn options to Setup Azure AD Device Cleanup Rules. Introduction I stumbled across an Azure AD […].

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

Reports: As the IoT grows, so do its threats to DNS

Network World

The internet of things is shaping up to be a more significant threat to the Domain Name System through larger IoT botnets, unintentional adverse effects of IoT-software updates and the continuing development of bot-herding software.

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Make IT Cost Optimization a Key Component of Successful M&A

CEB IT

Mergers and acquisitions are similar to home renovation projects. Even the most exact planning, budgeting and scheduling will often fail to anticipate every delay, expense or hidden problem. Nonetheless, these highly disruptive events are on the rise. When Gartner asked CEOs about their approach to mergers, acquisitions and divestitures in its 2019 CEO Survey , more than half said acquisitions are the bigger focus this year. Only 9% of respondents said their focus was more about divesting assets.

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Mastering Cloud Management – Get Connected

CTOvision

Read Chris Hill’s article about cloud management on Infosec Magazine : One of the biggest lessons learnt throughout the cloud management journey is that the cloud doesn’t simply recreate a customer’s environment up there in the ether. It’s different, and with the Cloud Industry Forum suggesting that almost nine in ten (89%) UK businesses are […].

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Expect AI Flash Mobs of Fake News

Information Week

Truth imperiled by coordinated attacks using deepfake videos and new NLG-powered fake news articles

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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.

How Tracking Systems Have Evolved During the Last Decade

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - How Tracking Systems Have Evolved During the Last Decade - Information Technology Blog. Technology evolves at a rapid rate, and global tracking systems are no different. In all industries, this technology is transforming the businesses with innovative product expansion.

How Can CIOs Become More Successful?

The Accidental Successful CIO

It turns out that what time of day we work to become more successful matters Image Credit: DennisM2. I would like to be more successful. Would you? I think that there are several points during the year that we all have the realization that we’d like to be able to accomplish more based on the importance of information technology than we are currently able to do. When one of these times swings around, we make a promise to ourselves to get more done, become more creative, etc.

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Why data breaches keep happening

CTOvision

In my 26 years working as an IT professional I’ve been fortunate to steer clear of a major data breach, which has adversely impacted my workplace either from a financial or reputational standpoint. I’ve had some close calls: One organization had a proxy server hacked and used to send spam emails and another had an […].

Robotic Process Automation: Is It Ready for Big Business?

Information Week

Despite the positive market forecasts, a closer look at RPA brings to light challenges that indicate the technology is still in its infancy

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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.

Techniques and Tools of Link Building that Work!

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Techniques and Tools of Link Building that Work! Information Technology Blog. In current times, link building campaigns have become more of a norm rather than an exception. Given their numerous benefits, it is imperative that you have appropriate links in place to gain good search engine rankings. Links continue to be the primary factor for Google rankings in 2019.

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Don’t Use Kubernetes Until You’ve Asked This Question

Linux Academy

If you run Kubernetes in production, you must be incredibly intelligent. That’s not a compliment; it’s a requirement. Corey Quinn (@QuinnyPig) April 25, 2019. Kubernetes technology has skyrocketed in popularity for the last few years. More and more organizations are using it to power their infrastructure, and as a result, there’s an influx of individuals learning how to use the technology in order to get a new job, upskill for an existing job, or simply to stay up-to-date with the latest tech.

Uber open-sources Plato for developing and testing conversational AI

CTOvision

Designing conversational AI isn’t as Sysiphean as it sounds. Tools like Google’s Dialogflow, Microsoft’s Bot Framework, and Amazon’s Lex make it easier than it used to be, and the folks at Uber hope to eliminate any remaining barriers with a development platform all their own. It’s called Plato Research Dialog System, and it was released […].

Reap the Benefits of IT Automation

Information Week

Among the keys to successful IT automation is the need to ensure that senior management understands the importance of IT infrastructure, and then to show them the real business benefits

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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.

What is Cloud Migration – Techniques and Best Tools

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - What is Cloud Migration – Techniques and Best Tools - Information Technology Blog. When we refer to the data of a certain company, there are many people who think of a large server located in a room of the company. But this is a thing of the past. In parallel to the evolution of new technologies, with the Internet as the main axis, more and more companies are choosing cloud migration.

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Don’t Use Kubernetes Until You’ve Asked This Question

Linux Academy

If you run Kubernetes in production, you must be incredibly intelligent. That’s not a compliment; it’s a requirement. Corey Quinn (@QuinnyPig) April 25, 2019. Kubernetes technology has skyrocketed in popularity for the last few years. More and more organizations are using it to power their infrastructure, and as a result, there’s an influx of individuals learning how to use the technology in order to get a new job, upskill for an existing job, or simply to stay up-to-date with the latest tech.

We All Have The Need For Speed: Slack’s new desktop app loads 33 percent faster and uses less RAM

CTOvision

Slack is unveiling a new version of its desktop app for Windows and macOS today that promises big performance improvements. Slack has rebuilt its desktop app to focus on speed, and the company claims Slack will now launch 33 percent faster than before. The Slack app will even use 50 percent less RAM than before, […].

Going Up? Otis Elevator Hits Digital Transformation Button

Information Week

Otis pioneered predictive maintenance before most heard the phrase Internet of Things. Now the 166-year-old company is prepping the elevator of the future

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!