Sat.Aug 25, 2018 - Fri.Aug 31, 2018

Cloud-native devops won’t work without test automation

David Linthicum

It’s 8:00 p.m., and you’re looking to complete a sprint to push out a net new cloud-native application. You make the deadline, but sending the application to the testing group takes two more weeks to push first to deployment and then to ops. Considering the time it took to develop the damn thing from idea to ops, agile development just is not … well … agile. What went wrong?

Devops 176

Five Way to Finding the Citizen Data Scientists in your Organization

Social, Agile and Transformation

You don't become a data driven organizations by hiring a handful of PhD's and setting them loose on your big data platforms and data sets. Oh you may get tremendous insights, competitive advantages, and even new product offerings through this approach. But becoming data driven is an inside out transformation. And that requires changes in mindset, culture, roles and responsibilities, and.

Data 110

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

7 secrets of effective IT departments

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: As technology continues to evolve and play a larger role in business, more pressure gets placed on IT. They have an amazing opportunity to drive business and play a larger role than ever before.

Tools 63

The GDPR And The B2B Seller: Keep Calm And Sell On

Forrester IT

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018. It’s been a few months and the repercussions are yet to be fully realized, leaving practitioners anxious and wondering if they have fully prepared.

B2B 371

Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

Recapping the August 2018 DoDIIS Conference


DoDIIS Stands for DoD Intelligence Information Systems. The yearly DoDIIS conference is sponsored by the Defense Intelligence Agency. It is always a great opportunity for intelligence community technologists to come together and learn from another. For those of us in industry or academia it is a chance to learn the mission needs of government organizations […]. CTO Cyber War News

How to retrofit the cloud for security: 2 essential steps

David Linthicum

At the majority of enterprises that migrate applications to the cloud, security is an afterthought. This doesn’t mean it’s not important, but that they looking to address security requirements after the workloads and data have already settled in the cloud. I do not recommend this approach. But the reality is that some enterprises take this approach by default and don’t realize their miscalculation until after the fact.

How To 204

More Trending

Beyond The Hype, AI Will Spark A Marketing Renaissance.

Forrester IT

Marketing technology (martech) vendors are heavily pitching AI. However, AI per se is not new and won’t solve CMO’s problems overnight. In fact, many marketers use AI without even knowing it, when they use AI-powered algorithms for programmatic ad buying! The reality is that AI will scale existing data-driven marketing approaches and give modern CMOs […].

Blockchain myths, AMD’s future plans, Apple’s September launch, Alphabet’s China obstacles, Leveraging IoT for business


Busting The Myths And Understanding The True Potential Of Blockchain There has been much excitement about the disruptive potential of blockchain technology, but there is also much confusion. Some people think blockchain is used only with Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies or that it’s only used to enable nefarious, anonymous online transactions. In reality, blockchain is one […]. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency CTO Cyber War Internet of Things News Alphabet Apple Google Intel

Apple 195

Four Easy Steps to Intelligent Automation Success

Information Week

If you are losing sleep over concerns about how to implement intelligent automation in your organization, you aren't alone

How To 132

It’s a Bot World: The Present Role of Online Bots

Doctor Chaos

The internet is a vast and confusing place; a medley of code, hosts, databases and information. When your average Joe does the online shopping or chats on Facebook, they only see the surface, the end result, but there’s so much more happening underneath. Take bots, for example.

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!

So What is CX Strategy Anyway?

Forrester IT

Talk to 10 different customer experience (CX) professionals and you may get 10 different definitions of what a CX strategy is and what it does. One CX professional from a company with more than $65 billion of funds under management confided in us, “[When we started], we didn’t even know what a CX strategy was […]. age of the customer

Microsoft’s AI driven Bing Spotlight, AI to replace tasks not jobs, Alphabet’s Chronicle to use AI for cyber security analytics, Pentagon’s AI investment and Wikipedia takes help of AI to weed out toxic posts


‘Bing spotlight’ offers a news hub for information on evolving stories, powered by AI and human editors Microsoft is combining artificial intelligence and the human mind to evaluate a news story. It has launched a new news aggregating tool called Bing spotlight for developing stories in Bing search results. The search stories are compiled by AI […]. Artificial Intelligence News

Tools 183

Is Digital Reality Ready for the Enterprise?

Information Week

As virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies get ready for the enterprise, the enterprise has to get ready for digital reality

SCCM Admins not Comfortable about These Things


System admins are “real” end users for device management product like SCCM. I worked with Cireson to identify most common worries for the different set of SCCM admins, customers, and other industry experts.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

You Need A Plan To Adapt To Climate Change — Today

Forrester IT

At Forrester’s upcoming Privacy & Security Europe 2018 Forum, I’ll be presenting on a topic that I’m both personally and professionally passionate about: climate change adaptation.

Strata Data Conference, September 11–13, 2018, New York


At Strata Data Conference, learn how data is driving innovation and transforming business. You’ll see top minds in technology from leading companies like Airbnb, Google, WeWork, and Uber discuss latest developments in machine learning, data engineering, real time applications, data governance and strategy, and much more. You’ll also network with thousands at the largest gathering […]. CTO Events News

How to Keep the Human Element in Digital Customer Experience


It’s not a question. Digital customer engagement and service is on the rise. Customers are of the hope that businesses will in day’s to come, implement digital channels to solve service issues and complete transactions.

How To 151

Get to a State of Continuous Integration and Development

Information Week

It's time to get control of your application development processes and stop the code creep with DevOps

Devops 106

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?

Marketers, You Need Better Measurement. Two Companies Can Show You The Light

Forrester IT

Marketers, need inspiration to get started with advancing your marketing performance measurement strategy? Look no further!

Does Cloud Reliance Lead to a “Digitization Gap” or a “Governance Gap”?


In What is the Digitization Gap and How Can We Manage It? author Bali Kuchipudi warns about the extra stresses that reliance on cloud based IT resources can place on companies. These “digitization gap” stressors are on top of serious management challenges already posed by technology siloes and “shadow IT.” ” As a consideration, perhaps a better way to refer […]. Big Data and Analytics Cloud Computing CTO News

VMware sharpens security focus with vSphere Platinum, ‘adaptive micro-segmentation’

Network World

VMware is expanding its security range with a new version of its virtualization software that has security integrated into the hypervisor. Our flagship VMware vSphere product now has AppDefense built right in,” VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger told the audience at VMworld 2018, which kicked off this week in Las Vegas. Platinum will enable virtualization teams – you – to give an enormous contribution to the security profile of your enterprise.” [See See our review of VMware’s vSAN 6.6

Vmware 100

Making Sense of User Consent Under GDPR

Information Week

Organizations need to understand which U.S. sales and marketing practices are allowed under GDPR, and which are not


B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

A Good Life Hack

Forrester IT

Quickly: Stop reading the news during your work day — you will be happier and more productive. I was travelling in Europe in June and in a reflective moment I asked myself a simple question: “What one habit could I change that would improve my life?” ” As I surveyed my typical day, I spotted an […]. Counterintuitive CEO

Travel 209

InfoWarCon Will Be 1-3 Nov in Leesburg VA


As an officer in the Navy years ago, InfoWarCon helped me think through emerging trends and gave me (and many others) new mental models for the age of cyber conflict. This was also the place I met many friends who I have continued to learn from ever since. Event leader and founder Winn Schwartau coined […]. CTO Cyber War Events

Trends 174

How to avoid lottery scams and keep your personal details safe

Doctor Chaos

Keeping your personal details safe online is imperative, no matter what you’re trying to do – but when you’re playing the lottery, this can be more important than ever. It’s easy to get swept up in the fantasy of winning all the money you could ever want in your wildest dreams so you need to […]. Cyber cyber

How To 100

Stop Talking Gobbledygook to the Business

Information Week

For all of the promise that AI and machine learning have for an enterprise, you won't realize the technology's potential if data scientists blather in data science speak

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.

The 19 Essential Technologies Of Experience Design Are Ready For Prime Time

Forrester IT

Companies are recognizing the difference that good experience design (XD) makes to winning and retaining customers. And experience design pros – the makers of these experiences, defining and refining them based on customer understanding – know that having the right technology in place can multiply their impact. We know this because my Forrester colleagues and […]. age of the customer

T-Mobile data breach, Windows 10 zero-day, crashing App troubleshooter can leak private info, Air Canada’s App hacked, NASAA investigating 200 ICOs


T-Mobile Says Hackers Accessed Data on Millions of Customers One of the premier telecom operators in the US has suffered a massive data breach. The telecom operator, T-Mobile said in a statement that hackers gained entry into its web servers and may have access to personal identifiable information of 2.5 million T-Mobile customers. The company said […]. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency CTO Cyber Security News Microsoft

Mobile 163

It Turns Out That CIOs Want Their Privacy

The Accidental Successful CIO

It turns out that CIOs want to be left alone while at work Image Credit: Josh Hallett. What does your office space look like right now? If your company is like roughly 70% of the firms out there, you have adopted an “open office” format where the walls and cubes have all been removed.

7 Data-Related Reasons Companies Fall Short of Promises

Information Week

Customer-centricity, customer journeys, data as an asset. They're easy to say, much tougher to do

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.