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.

If You Want To Dominate, Then Disrupt

Forrester IT

Clients never tell us their business wants to be an also-ran. Everyone wants to dominate their market and is searching for the competitive advantage that helps them do it.

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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?

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

Convert MSI to IntuneWin Packages Smart Package Studio IntuneWin Tool

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Are you wondering whether there is any GUI tool to convert existing MSI package folder to “ IntuneWin?”

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

The Growing Legal And Regulatory Implications Of Collecting Biometric Data

Forrester IT

In the last few years, biometric technologies from fingerprint to facial recognition are increasingly being leveraged by consumers for a wide range of use cases, ranging from payments to checking luggage at an airport or boarding a plane.

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.

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

List of Free SCCM Catalogs for Third-Party Software Updates

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. I have explained third-party software updates setup in the previous post. I would recommend reading third-party patching setup guide.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

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.

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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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

Data Privacy Regs are Coming, and the Number 50 is Worrisome

Information Week

It's time for businesses to unite and back a single federal data privacy law. If not, we might end up with 50 different laws

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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.

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.

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?

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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SCCM Third-Party Updates Step by Step Background Process Guide Post 3

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Historically, SCCM and SCUP were used for third-party application patching. Good news is that the SCCM 1806 or later removed the dependency of SCUP for deploying third-party software updates.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

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.

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.

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

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

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

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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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.

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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Q&A: Rosalind Radcliffe, Chief Architect for DevOps at IBM

Information Week

The distinguished engineer at the company, and speaker at Interop, talks about making it easier to develop on IBM Z mainframes

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Serverless and Containers: How to Choose the Right Application Strategy

Speaker: Tolga Tarhan, Senior Vice President, GM AWS Services at Onica

When it comes to the modern tech stack, one of the fastest changing areas is around containers, serverless, and choosing the ideal path to cloud native computing. How do you as a technology leader point your team in the right direction, especially given how quickly this is evolving?