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Moving your data analytics to the cloud isn’t so easy

David Linthicum

It doesn’t take a genius to understand that the data warehouses and data marts of the past were of little use. Their data was typically too old, the processing too cumbersome, and the costs too high. Today’s cloud-based data analytics have the ability to do things in real time, databases can operate at the “speed of need,” and even small enterprises can bind data analytics processing with the latest “cool kids” technology such as machine learning and predictive algorithms. [

A Renewed Vision For WPP

Forrester IT

The news of Martin Sorrell’s resignation signals a crisis for WPP; its stock dropped 7% Monday and further fueled discussion of breaking up the company into smaller pieces. But rather than bend to the pressure of market volatility, WPP should take this rare moment of reflection to reinvent itself.

Cyber War: The Fastest Way to Improve Cybersecurity?

CTOvision

For all the benefits IT in general and the Internet specifically have given us, it has also introduced significant risks to our well-being and way of life. Yet cybersecurity is still not a priority for a majority of people and organizations. No amount of warnings about the risks associated with poor cybersecurity have helped drive […]. Cyber Security Cyber Threats Cyber War

What CIOs Need To Do About The Disengaged Worker Problem

The Accidental Successful CIO

Old management techniques don’t work with new employees Image Credit: Kevin O’Mara.

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The right way to pick a cloud database

David Linthicum

It’s all the rage these days: moving on-premises data to the cloud. But should you use cloud-native databases or databases that run both in the cloud and on-premises? There are trade-offs between the cloud-native (meaning “cloud-only”) and dual cloud/on-premises options, mostly involving cost and operational efficiency. [ The essentials from InfoWorld: How to choose the right data-integration tools • How Cosmos DB ensures data consistency in the global cloud. |

AI Helps Marketers Target The Right Customers, Across The Right Channels And Content At Scale

Forrester IT

There’s a sense of urgency in Asia to capitalize on AI, not only to compete but to lead globally. Appier, established six years ago in Taiwan, is one of these firms.

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Reimagining the Future of Work in the Enterprise

The Investing Edge

The world of work as we know it is in a state of flux – automation, robotics and other digital innovations are altering the fundamental nature of work.

Are you developing too much code? The rationale for low code alternatives in digital transformation programs

Social, Agile and Transformation

I am concerned that some organizations are developing too much custom code as part of their digital transformation programs. The code may be tied to delivering new mobile experiences to customers, integrating new data sources into a data lake, generating dashboards, or providing collaborative tools for a departmental workflow. Writing too much code can be a mistake for organizations when.

ABM: Just Another Name For Go-To-Market Planning And Execution?

Forrester IT

Top B2B marketing leaders think carefully and thoroughly about which markets represent the best fit for their offerings. Account-based marketing (ABM) is the most recent embodiment of this practice – what is generally called go-to-market strategy. Old timers (like me!)

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Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Actors Targeting Network Infrastructure Devices

CTOvision

It can be really hard for the government to share information with citizens and businesses, for many reasons. We all wish it was easier, but the fact is that complex rules and regulations and the need to operate with some degree of certainty combines with the need to protect sources and methods. Everyone in the […]. CTO Cyber War News

Do You Have the Expertise to be a Big Data Project Manager?

Datacponomy

Are you one of those project management professionals inclined to handle big data proposals? Having a strong project management background would add excellent support to your aspirations. However, for setting up a big data project team, you don’t just need good project management skills.

Extreme Customer Experience Makeover

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Digital innovation continues to disrupt industries at lightning speed. Today’s organizations are transforming their entire business – from strategy to operations, technology to culture – to better deliver value to their customers.

Marketers, You Desperately Need A New Mindset

Forrester IT

You have to feel bad for marketers: For years, they’ve tried to keep pace with changing buyer behaviors and adapt to the cross-device and cross-channel habits of their customers.

I’m afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it.

CTOvision

In doing some background research for a book review I wanted to dig up an article I remember from years ago. Not remembering exactly where I found it I turned to Google, the research assistant all of humanity turns to in times like this. I entered the search terms: Google Making Us Stupid and in […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News SciFi

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4 Ways IT Managers Should Expand Their Skills for Career Growth

Datacponomy

Whether you’re already working in IT management or still on your way up, you should be sure of one thing: that you’re as comfortable working with people as you are working with tech. As a leader in IT, you’re responsible for much more than technology. You’ll likely spend as much –.

Only 50% of ransomware victims recover stolen data

IT Manager Daily

With so many ransom attacks occurring these days, it’s difficult to know what you should do if you become a victim. Many companies might err on the side of caution, paying the ransom to get their files released quickly. But that may not be the best route to take.

Consumer Marketing 2018 Follow-Up: Jenny Storms Answers Your Questions

Forrester IT

One of the positive consequences of having fantastic speakers and robust conversations at Consumer Marketing this year is that we have a backlog of questions from the audience that we weren’t able to address on stage.

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Craxel’s Digital Trust Platform, Data Security and Your Identity

CTOvision

Editor's note: We learned of Craxel and saw this post on their site and asked Dave Enga for permission to publish it here for your reference. It seems that Craxel can provide a key part of a comprehensive strategy to protect information. This approach should fit well with other modern approaches, including a Software Defined […]. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency CTO Cyber Security News

It’s Tax Season: How Big Data Is Transforming The Filing Process

Datacponomy

People all over the United States have been preparing themselves for the impact of tax reforms passed in 2017. Of course, some of these changes provide massive benefits to businesses and individuals, while others remove certain deductions we’ve become accustomed to.

Digital CIOs as Anthropologist: How to Run a People-Centric IT organization

Future of CIO

Contemporary CIOs are no longer just glorified geeks, but business savvy strategists and versatile digital executives. Great CIOs have multiple personas, varying personalities, and impressive leadership profiles.

Digital Transformation Unlocks Business Opportunity

Forrester IT

My first job (other than being a barman at college) was designing and developing an ERP system for a ship repair yard on the River Tyne. This was Circa 1995, a time when the ship building and repair industry in the UK was twitching its last death spasms. It was an industry in the final […]. digital transformation Forum

Cognilytica’s Weekly Newsletter on AI and Related Topics

CTOvision

Cognilytica is an AI focused analyst firm. They are known for their industry-leading market research and deep bench of knowledgeable experts on AI. They really know AI because they stay immersed in its implementation and adoption. Their analysts publish research reports, whitepapers and briefing notes for clients. They also provide insights via a weekly newsletter. […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber Security News

API Management Use Cases in Healthcare

Perficient - Digital Transformation

In our latest healthcare guide , we highlight the importance of application programming interfaces (APIs) in driving business and consumer value. As organizations shift their legacy infrastructure in IT modernization projects, APIs will be at the center of their initiatives alongside containers, microservices, and other serverless technologies. During the journey to API adoption, there is no doubt that technology executives and leaders will be asking questions around common use cases.

How to Deal with the Sameness and Differences in Making a Leap of Digitalization

Future of CIO

The digital transformation is now spreading rapidly to enable organizations of all shapes and sizes to explore the new possibilities and unlock their business potential.

The Data Digest: Facebook’s Heaviest Users Are Concerned About Online Privacy But Fail To Act Accordingly

Forrester IT

I would like to introduce myself as a new member of Forrester Data’s data science team. Before joining Forrester, I studied economics at McGill University, where I developed a skillset in quantitative analysis and knowledge of the incentive-driven behaviors fueling today’s consumer-driven economy.

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The Internet of Things: Explained

CTOvision

The proliferation of technologies across the world has led to a global environment of interconnected devices that allow us to communicate with one another constantly. This exponential growth, in essence, is The Internet of Things. It is the chief idea of bringing all of our lives online so that they can be made safer and […]. CTO Internet of Things News

Salesforce Lightning Migration Framework & Assessment

Perficient - Digital Transformation

It’s clear to see Salesforce’s product roadmap hinges on Lightning. The challenge question for users is how and when is the right time to migrate over to Lightning? All Successful Salesforce Projects Begin With These Steps. Determine first where you are – an honest assessment.

CIOs as “Chief Improvement officer”: Three Alignments to Advance IT

Future of CIO

There are very few businesses today can state that IT does not play a significant role in the day to day operations or even long-term strategic positioning. But many IT organizations are still perceived as an isolated support function to “keep the lights on.’

Facebook Backtracks On Users’ Privacy One More Time.

Forrester IT

Written with Paul McKay, Senior Analyst at Forrester. After Mark Zuckerberg’s hearing in front of the US Congress last week, Facebook announced some changes to its terms of use and privacy policy. Facebook introduced the changes to enable users to manage their data privacy more easily. It is also a first step to comply with […

Fingbox: Giving you something you need now more than ever, awareness and control over your home network

CTOvision

Fing is a nice app that runs on your smartphone or tablet that will show you who else is on your network. It puts a nice interface on capabilities like Ping, Traceroute and many others and presents information in a way that is fast. You can find links to download the app at Fing.io, and […]. CTO Cyber Security Internet of Things News