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?

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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.

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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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.

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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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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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.

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?

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.

Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

Why is implementing new frameworks, from SCRUM to self-organized teams, so much harder than understanding them? Roy Osherove has the solution. Tune in and learn to recognize what state your team is in, to support them accordingly, and to help them adopt the best practices given where they are today.

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.

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, […].

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.

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.

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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.

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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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 […].

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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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.

Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

Moving to micro-services, or even working with distributed applications in a traditional environment, brings with it a host of interactions that are often difficult to understand. This session will provide an overview of service mesh, a review of the Istio service mesh itself, and dive into best practices and integration models for integrating the traceability model into a distributed application.

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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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. […].

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?

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.

Digital Transformation Challenges IT Leaders

Information Week

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

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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 […].

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.

Why analytics platforms are failing your Data Scientists

Datacponomy

With a saturated analytics and business intelligence (A&BI) market, why are we still struggling to make analytics platforms work for Data Scientists? And perhaps more importantly, why are we failing to see a return on our expensive Data Science initiatives?

User Adoption – There is a Domo App for that

Perficient - Digital Transformation

We Don’t Like Change. For me, and for a lot of people, when you have to make a change in your daily routine it isn’t welcomed with open arms. I think it is human nature to find an excuse to get out of making a change, even if that change will help you.

How businesses can reduce the financial impact of data breaches

CTOvision

Read Lance Whitney explain how businesses can reduce the financial impact of data breaches on the Tech Republic : Data breaches can be costly for an organization in terms of lost or stolen data, customer mistrust, legal investigations, and recovery efforts. As a result, the sheer financial costs of a data breach can severely weaken […].