Sat.Apr 27, 2019 - Fri.May 03, 2019

5 Steps to Become an Effective Digital Leader

CEB IT

It’s accepted fact at your company that your customers prefer to deal with the organization in person, and that human interaction is critical to the business. But what if the opposite is true?

Why Can’t Your IT Department Be More Like Apple?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Why can’t your IT department have all of the qualities of Apple? Image Credit: Bill Alldredge.

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Balance tactical with strategic when thinking cloud

David Linthicum

It’s always been an issue—those who look at IT architecture as something that exists to serve a single application or small systems domain. These days many organizations fail to select a cloud technology to serve enterprise IT as a whole. They deal with a series of tactical application cases that all have one-off cloud architectures. Do that 20 to 30 times, and you’ll have a real problem. The result is predictable.

Will Artificial Intelligence Enhance or Hack Humanity?

CTOvision

This week, I interviewed Yuval Noah Harari, the author of three best-selling books about the history and future of our species, and Fei-Fei Li, one of the pioneers in the field of artificial intelligence.

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.

CIO Agenda 2019: Take a Hard and Soft Approach to Cybersecurity

CEB IT

Ninety-five percent of CIOs expect cybersecurity threats to increase and impact their organizations. In most organizations, the CIO is accountable for cybersecurity. But the IT organization alone can’t provide it.

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How Kubernetes can reduce cloud complexity

David Linthicum

A while ago I declared Kubernetes the winner in the container orchestration wars. Although I love being right, many in the cloud industry have framed Kubernetes as the end-all technology that solves all our problems. Thus we have the overuse of Kubernetes to solve all security issues, all infrastructure issues, and even be a complete strategy for technology companies looking for the next lily pad to leap onto. It’s all Kubernetes, all the time. [ Are you ready for the container invasion?

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OODA Research Report – The Iranian Threat

CTOvision

OODA has released the next report in our threat briefing series, this on focused on the country of Iran. This special report captures insights into the capabilities and intent of the Islamic Republic of Iran, with a special focus on the cyber domain. Our objective: provide insights that are actionable for business and government leaders […]. CTO Cyber War News

Improve Customer Experience With Artificial Intelligence 

CEB IT

Better customer experience (CX), which leads to improved customer satisfaction, loyalty and advocacy, is a goal across many organizations. A good understanding of customers is the first step toward an excellent customer experience, and leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) can help accelerate this understanding. Machine learning, natural-language understanding and natural-language processing can help analyze customer sentiment and customer feedback at scale.

Your Copywriting Impacts User Experience More Than You’d Think

Forrester IT

As an analyst researching user experience (UX), I’ve recently been conducting UX reviews of many banks’ mobile banking apps for an upcoming report. And I’ve been struck by how many of them contain poorly written content. Copywriting matters.

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.

Is AIOps the answer to DevOps teams' ops prayers?

Social, Agile and Transformation

DevOps teams have a two-front battle to keep enterprise and customer facing applications, databases, APIs, and data integrations stable, performing optimally, and secure. On the one hand, there are all the proactive developments that DevOps team want to, and need to, spend their time on including automating CI/CD pipelines, configuring new infrastructure as code, patching environments, AI cloud computing DevOps site performance

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Samsung plans $116 billion investment in non-memory chips to challenge TSMC, Qualcomm

CTOvision

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to invest $116 billion in non-memory chips through 2030, to cut its reliance on the volatile memory chip market and develop chips to power self-driving cars and AI-enabled devices. The plan underscores the South Korean firm’s ambition to challenge bigger rivals – Taiwan’s TSMC in contract chip manufacturing and San Diego-based […]. Artificial Intelligence News

6 Mindset Traits of Disruptive Digital Leaders

CEB IT

On one side of digital business is the incumbent marketplace player, who prefers to invest only in a solid business case and focuses on predictability over speed and innovation. On the other side is the digital-era market disrupter, who believes in innovation to win big while managing risk by failing fast and prefers to focus on innovation and speed over predictability. Two types of CEO mindsets emerge as the business world shifts to be more influenced by digital business.

Companies Must Start Creating Human-Machine Collaborations

Forrester IT

Last year, my colleague J. Gownder and I got to talking about the impact on employees both from companies’ automation efforts and their eagerness to integrate artificial intelligence and robots.

Managing Storage in Kubernetes

Linux Academy

Kubernetes is a container orchestration tool that incorporates the idea of pods as ephemeral items. This temporary nature would have us assume that storage would be difficult to manage. In reality, the opposite is true. Kubernetes allows you to natively create and manage storage decoupled from pods.

9 types of malware and how to recognize them

CTOvision

Read Roger A. Grimes explain 9 types of malware and how they can affect you on CSO Online : People tend to play fast and loose with security terminology. However, it’s important to get your malware classifications straight because knowing how various types of malware spread is vital to containing and removing them. This concise malware […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Future-Proof CRM Solutions to Support Digital Business

CEB IT

Pursuing customer-centricity as part of a digital transformation often results in changes to customer relationship management (CRM) applications. This poses a challenge for most CRM and customer experience (CX) leaders, as they need to deliver a 360-degree view of the customer and architect future-proof CRM solutions. . In 2019, the priorities of 40% of organizations will be speed first, then cost and then scope.

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Is Your Brand Desperate To Differentiate?

Forrester IT

If you’re among the fifty percent of marketers that prioritize “improving customer experiences” over other marketing initiatives or among the majority of marketers that cut agency fees and scope, you may be desperate to differentiate from your competitors.

Ansible Roles Explained | Cheat Sheet

Linux Academy

Roles are a robust feature of Ansible that facilitate reuse and further promote modularization of configuration, but Ansible roles are often overlooked in lieu of straightforward playbooks for the task at hand.

On The Future of Tesla and Full Self Driving Cars

CTOvision

Read why Steve Cheney says advances in 3D image processing and image sensors, which are progressing at Moore’s Law-like pace, will make lidar redundant for self-driving cars in 3 years on his blog : Last week when Tesla launched its dedicated autonomy ASIC, a lot of the focus was on this new hardware which allowed […]. CTO News

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Is a Preannouncement Strategy Right for Your Product?

CEB IT

As a technology product marketer, you want to highlight that your product is disruptive and offers a unique value proposition. But you face a dilemma. Do you divulge the product features ahead of the traditional announcement strategy, which may lead to unmet customer expectations? Or should you release the product in its final form, committing to meet raised expectations?

Differentiate Your Brand With An Experience Architecture

Forrester IT

“When everyone is super, no one will be.” Little did The Incredibles villain Syndrome know that he was predicting the challenge of digital experiences, and customer experience itself. Those scores are flat or down over the last three years.) Sure, your coffee app and online retail store work great.

Cisco issues critical security warning for Nexus data-center switches

Network World

Cisco issued some 40 security advisories today but only one of them was deemed “ critical ” – a vulnerability in the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Mode data-center switch that could let an attacker secretly access system resources. The exposure, which was given a Common Vulnerability Scoring System importance of 9.8

Four Rules To Guide Expectations Of Artificial Intelligence

CTOvision

Read Joe McKendrick list four ground rules you have to follow to guide the expectations of artificial intelligence on Forbes : Is the world too chaotic for any technology to control? Is technology revealing that things are even more chaotic and uncontrollable than first thought? Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and related technologies may be underscoring […]. Artificial Intelligence News

Managing Storage in Kubernetes

Linux Academy

Kubernetes is a container orchestration tool that incorporates this idea of pods as ephemeral items. This temporary nature would have us assume that storage would be difficult to manage. In reality, the opposite is true. Kubernetes allows you to natively create and manage storage decoupled from pods.

T-Mobile MONEY’s Checking Account: Game Changer?

Forrester IT

On April 18th, T-Mobile officially launched its T-Mobile MONEY checking account, after a soft launch late last year.

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10 Hot IoT security startups to watch

Network World

The internet of things is growing at breakneck pace and may end up representing a bigger economic shift in networking than the internet itself did, making security threats associated with the IoT a major concern. This worry is reflected by investments being made in startups that focus on stopping threats to the IoT , the industrial IoT ( IIoT ) and the operational technology (OT) surrounding them. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

Your Reference To OODA Special Reports

CTOvision

OODA Loop provides actionable intelligence, analysis, and insight on global security, technology, and business issues. Our free newsletter keeps our readers up to date on a daily basis, and our special reports and advisories provide insights for those that need deeper insights into key markets and topics of executive interest. OODALoop offers additional insights and […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber War News

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Ansible Roles Explained | Cheat Sheet

Linux Academy

Roles are a robust feature of Ansible that facilitate reuse and further promote modularization of configuration, but Ansible roles are often overlooked in lieu of straightforward playbooks for the task at hand.

It’s Spring: Time To Dust Off Forrester’s Blockchain Predictions

Forrester IT

More than six months have passed since I wrote Forrester’s predictions 2019 report for distributed ledger technology (DLT, AKA blockchain). In the blockchain world, that’s ages ago. As I keep being asked how those predictions are shaping up, and having just attended two excellent events in New York, now’s a good time to take stock. […]. age of the customer blockchain emerging technology predictions 2019

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