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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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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.

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. |

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Global Cyber Alliance Release: Perhaps the most important of the 2018 RSA Conference Season

CTOvision

Every year the RSA conference brings together members of the cybersecurity community for a week of presentations, discussions, tech demos and socials. Concurrent with the event there is always a flurry of press releases. Many are designed to highlight a company’s product or service. Many, like the annoucement of the new Microsoft led coalition of […]. CTO Cyber Security News

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.

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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.

6 Metrics That Matter For B2B Marketers And 6 Bonus Fun Facts

Forrester IT

In 2017, 92% of global B2B marketing decision makers said that improving the ROI of marketing or effectiveness of marketing would be among their top marketing initiatives over the 12 months that followed. Turns out this was a bit of a pickle, because 77% of the same group of respondents said that lacking the ability […

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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.

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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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.

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 –.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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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

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.

What is Salesforce Connect?

Perficient - Digital Transformation

For developers that were around at the time, the development and publishing of “Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)” drivers in the 1990’s was a game-changer for the development of client/server applications.

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

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

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.’

Using Cynefin Framework for Complicated HC Projects

Perficient - Digital Transformation

So far in this blog series I have discussed using the Cynefin framework for providing guidance in determining the best SDLC methodology to use for a particular type of project defined by the framework as well as delving into the Chaotic type of project.

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