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


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?

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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.

The Future Of Work Is An Adaptive Workforce

Forrester IT

To Build An Adaptive Enterprise, Build An Adaptive Workforce The future of work isn’t something that happens to you — it’s something you create for your company and your own career. Unfortunately, C-level technology and business leaders are often uncertain on how to do it.

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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!

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.

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9 Steps to Successful Functional Strategic Planning


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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IoT And Blockchain: Are We There Yet?

Forrester IT

The internet of things (IoT) and blockchain. They should go together like strawberries and cream, right?

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.

Key Questions to Evaluate and Plan for Enterprise 5G


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


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 […].

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.

Making The Smart City Safe And Secure

Forrester IT

According to UN projections, 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050. As cities grow, municipal governments are investing in infrastructure and applications to improve operations, services for constituents, and the overall urban experience.

Digital Transformation Challenges IT Leaders

Information Week

Tech disruption is uprooting traditional business practices while creating new responsibilities -- and opportunities -- for IT


Use Multichannel Marketing to Generate More Demand


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


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. […].

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.

CX SF 2019: The Way To Innovate

Forrester IT

Companies commonly ask me these innovation questions: What emerging technology should I invest in this year? We’re piloting [new technology] — where do we start? How do we manage innovation when we’re busy with incremental improvements?

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.

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


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


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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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.

A Pragmatic Guide To Brand Value

Forrester IT

The Value Of Brand Valuing a brand can be a deeply divisive exercise. To most marketers, there is an axiomatic simplicity to brand value. Questioning it, or attempting to validate it, can well be an exercise in futility and mathematical mumbo jumbo.

What is New in SCCM 1906 New Features a Walkthrough


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.

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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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Why data breaches keep happening


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 […].

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Many Blockchain Use Cases Need IoT To Succeed, And More

Forrester IT

Many of the most advanced and successful blockchain projects involve use cases related to supply chain and logistics, ranging from documentation management and goods tracking to trade finance.

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How Tracking Systems Have Evolved During the Last Decade


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.

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Learn How to Setup Azure AD Device Cleanup Rules


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.

Uber open-sources Plato for developing and testing conversational AI


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 […].

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.

Know When To Up The Digital Table Stakes

Forrester IT

Starbucks just decided to share its market-leading digital capabilities with a company called Brightloom. In return they get a seat on the Brightloom Board and a share in the company. Why did Starbucks make this move now? Is this part of a larger digital business strategy?

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


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


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, […].

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.