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Unstructured Data: Vulnerable, Uncontrolled, and Getting Bigger Every Day


Unstructured data–data in documents, spreadsheets, images, and other files–accounts for the vast majority of the sensitive information created and stored by a typical organization. These files represent some of an organization’s most valuable assets, as well as some of its greatest security risks. To keep pace with the exponential growth of unstructured data and the […].

Machine learning APIs for Google Cloud Platform

Cloud Musings

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is considered to be one of the Big 3 cloud platforms among Microsoft Azure and AWS. GCP is widely used cloud solutions supporting AI capabilities to design and develop smart models to turn your data into insights at a cheap, affordable cost.

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CIOs Are Asking: Why The Cloud and Why Now?

The Accidental Successful CIO

How should CIOs be thinking about cloud computing? Image Credit: JD Hancock. It goes without saying that every CIO is thinking about cloud computing.

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Ask A Flowchart: What Should I Name My Marketing AI?

Forrester IT

Artificial Intelligence is a big deal in marketing technology. Forrester sees strong potential in AI as an enabling technology for marketing, and it’s great to see many vendors embracing AI to enhance existing offerings and as the basis for new solutions.

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!

Is Cognitive Technology a Better Term than Artificial Intelligence?


One of the challenges for those tracking the artificial intelligence industry is that, surprisingly, there’s no accepted, standard definition of what artificial intelligence really is. As Rodney Brooks puts it starkly in the recently released “This is AI” video, “artificial intelligence doesn’t mean one thing… it’s a collection of practices and pieces that people put […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News ai artificial intelligence cognitive technology machine learning terminology

Cloud misconfiguration: The security threat too often overlooked

David Linthicum

A survey of 300 IT professionals by Fugue, a cloud infrastructure security provider, reveals that most enterprises are vulnerable to security events caused by cloud misconfiguration, including data breaches and system downtime events. From the report: Nine in ten have real concerns about security risks due to misconfiguration, and less than a third continuously monitor for them.

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New Tech Spotlight: Health Tech Puts Wellness In The Hands Of The Customer

Forrester IT

Picture the following: You wake up from a fitful night of sleep feeling under the weather. From your sickbed, a voice assistant gathers your symptoms, accesses your patient history and orders a prescription for you.

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How Google’s DeepMind will train its AI inside Unity’s video game worlds


Alphabet’s DeepMind is partnering with Unity to accelerate machine learning by building virtual environments to develop and test AI algorithms. The collaboration between Unity Technologies (which powers games like Monument Valley and Pokémon Go) and DeepMind will run the software at a giant scale to train algorithms in physics-realistic environments–part of a growing trend in […]. Artificial Intelligence News Google

Why CIOs Will Lead Digital Transformation

Information Week

IT executives, with their view into technology's potential, are leading key innovation efforts, and it looks like more of their peers will do the same


Advantages of Using Cloud Attached SCCM and Intune


This post is based on what is new in SCCM (BRK3035) ignite session by Rob York and Dune Desormeaux (also Jeffrey, Karim, and Avi ). If you have not seen the recording, I would highly recommend watching the session recording. I will cover my notes about Cloud Attached SCCM advantages.

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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.

How I Almost Got Phished And Why Training Isn’t Enough

Forrester IT

I received a text message the other day that looked a lot like what I might get from my bank if I triggered some anti fraud check. The timing was impeccable, I had just used the card to pay for takeout and had walked out to my motorcycle to head home. When I initially got […]. mobile security passwords payments personal identity & data management security & risk zero trust Phishing security and risk security training

Amazon rolls out High Memory Instances for in-memory databases


AWS is looking to push up its leadership position in business cloud computing a notch with the new EC2 high memory instances for in-memory databases like SAP HANA. The new EC2 high memory instances offer a choice of a whopping 6, 9, and 12 terabytes of memory. AWS has said that it is now planning […]. CTO News Amazon SAP

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What Does a Degree in Data Science Really Mean?

Information Week

Whether you need to pursue higher education for a job in data science really boils down to your existing skill set and specific goals

Download SCCM Client Cache Clean Up Script


Do you have problems with SCCM Client cache? In this post, you can learn and download an SCCM Cache Clean Up Script. I will explain how to delete the specific package from SCCM Cache by providing the PackageID /Content ID and also Delete folder which exceeds particular size.

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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.

Do You Need Help With Your Innovation Approach?

Forrester IT

Businesses turn to innovation consulting services vendors to strengthen their own innovation capabilities. These businesses want to strengthen their own competencies to drive sustainable innovation over the longer term


FireEye unmasks a new North Korean threat group


FireEye researchers have identified a distinct North Korean hacking group called APT38, which focuses almost exclusively on financial crimes. The researchers claimed that the group has already tried to steal $1.1 billion so far. The researcher said that APT38, is distinct from other Pyongyang-linked hackers because of its overriding financial motivation — as opposed to […]. CTO Cyber Security News

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Digital Transaction Guide: Steps to Being Completely Anonymous Online

Doctor Chaos

We currently live in the world that we are being careful of our personal information from being leaked outside our comfort box. However, there are some people who are not careful enough that they are not aware of the possibilities that their information is now in another’s hands.


10 Ways AI Will Alter the Future of Work

Information Week

No matter what industry you're in, artificial intelligence is likely to affect your job. Here's how

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.

What makes a superstar security leader?

Forrester IT

I’m so excited about my latest contribution to our research on “How To Become A Superstar Security Leader” (led by my fabulous colleagues Claire O’Malley and Chris McClean). I often get asked by clients and colleagues I speak to: “what does a modern day CISO look like?

Defending Against Insider Threats, Innovative Organizations Increasingly Rely on Deception


We live in a world where breaches are now inevitable. Few would argue with this statement, yet many enterprises have not adapted their broader cyber security strategy to reflect our new shared reality—the need for cyber resilience. Last year, the Ponemon Institute found 56 percent of organizations have suffered a data breach of some sort that was caused […].

Windows Autopilot Deployment Scenarios – On-Prem Hybrid Domain Join


Windows Autopilot deployment Scenarios and upcoming features are announced in the Ignite 2018. This post is based on the two sessions BRK3014 and BRK3015 by Tanvir Ahmed and Michael Niehaus. New Windows Autopilot capabilities and expanded partner support simplify modern device deployment. Most catching phrase related to Windows Autopilot for me is “White Glove” Read this post to […].

CompTIA Names Top 10 Emerging Technologies

Information Week

New technologies keep on coming, but which are better to invest in now versus later? CompTIA's recently released a prioritized list of top 10 emerging technologies. We compared it with CompTIA's latest State of the Channel Report

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The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Flipkart To Cross $1 Billion In Sales During This Year’s Big Billion Days

Forrester IT

On October 6, 2014, Flipkart launched “Big Billion Day,” which falls during the festive season in India that accounts for 40% of key Indian brands’ total annual sales.


Facebook data breach: 4 simple steps to stay safer right now


You must have read about the latest massive Facebook data breach which could have leaked personal identifiable information including phone numbers of more than 50 million users last week. Luckily for those whose data has been stolen, there have been no signs that the hackers leaked any user data online or published content. However, as […]. CTO Cyber Security News

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What is the future of Internet of Things (IOT) – Blockchain?


Kevin Ashton, the man who coined the term “Internet of Things” (IoT), wrote in 1999: “If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things – using data they gathered without any help from us – we would be able to track and count everything, and greatly.

Why It's Time IT Gets a Seat at the Table

Information Week

The growing importance and complexity of IT mean that the CIO needs a seat at the table when it comes to driving innovation


Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

The Day Of The Machine Is Here: Are We Human Enough To Seize It?

Forrester IT

You’re an executive, an employer, or maybe an up-and-comer in your organization, but either way, you have surveyed the moment and you know that big things are poised to happen. Unlike the big things of the past — the Internet or mobile — the change won’t be the result of consumers embracing a shiny new object or buying into a […]. automation digital disruption robotics promoted

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You have always known there is a threat of hardware attacks: Get ugly details here


It is important to remember the threat of hardware based attacks. They have always been a threat vector, but hardly ever in the news. Now that part has changed. Bloomberg Businessweek has just run a well researched story into a hardware attack that is incredible in scope. The overall theme of the attack will not […]. CTO Cyber Security Cyber War News

Application List Report

Mick's IT Blog

We have started the Windows 10 upgrades and part of this process is installing applications for users that are not included in the standard build. One option is to use the SCCM Resource Explorer for a list of apps installed. The problem with that is it is a blanket report. It shows everything and all we were wanting is a report of the additional apps installed after a build.

Troubles Downstream: IoT Meets the Sewer

Information Week

Sewer spills are a messy, dangerous problem inherent with antiquated municipal infrastructure. Here's how IoT and analytics are helping

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.