Sat.May 14, 2016 - Fri.May 20, 2016

Corporate IT: The Four Barriers that Hinder Digitization in Your Firm


While being a fairly nebulous term, digitization has changed and is changing companies beyond recognition. The ability to use technology and digital information to accomplish tasks that once required human judgment and action are almost too numerous to count at most firms.

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You Don’t Think You Need An Online Video Platform? Think again.

Forrester IT

If your idea of "doing video" means having a YouTube channel, then you need to up your game. While a freemium player like YouTube can be an important part of an overall video strategy, it shouldn't be the only part.

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An Update On The Megatrend of Cloud Computing


Bob Gourley. There are seven key MegaTrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for C loud Computing, A rtificial Intelligence, M obility, B ig Data, R obotics, I nternet of Things, C yberSecurity.

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Arizona may force CIOs to adopt the cloud

David Linthicum

Move to the cloud -- or else! That's the basic thrust of a proposed Arizona state law, S.B. 1434 , now awaiting Governor Doug Ducey's approval or veto. This law would require state agencies to shift their IT resources and operations to the cloud (public and/or private).

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Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

Corporate IT: How to Stop Digitization Turning Your Firm into a Digital Gulliver


The idea of digitization, which is essentially the change from accomplishing any tasks by physical or “analog” means to using digital technology and data, is as old as computing itself.

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Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter: The New Cyberweapons Of Choice

Forrester IT

New social media scams and marketing #fails are common fodder for water cooler banter today - even a recent episode of HBO's Veep ran a joke where the President blames a Chinese cyberattack for sending an ill-advised tweet.

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HANA on the Azure cloud brings IT a new choice -- at a cost

David Linthicum

On Tuesday, SAP and Microsoft announced that they are now buddies, working together to better integrate their cloud services. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivered the news in person on stage at SAP’s annual conference. Under the new relationship, Microsoft will deliver broad support for the SAP HANA in-memory database and business applications on its Azure cloud. Also, there are new integrations between Microsoft Office 365 and SAP cloud applications.

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5 CRM Statistics Every Entrepreneur Should Understand

IT Toolbox

Customer relationship management (CRM) has become a necessity for organizations of all sizes. The tools in these software suites make it easier to offer amazing customer service, implement targeted marketing strategies and provide a host of other benefits. For any budding entrepreneur who's still on the fence about CRM, these statistics should make the decision an easy one.

Linux vs Unix Hot Patching – Have We Reached The Tipping Point?

Forrester IT

The Background - Linux as a Fast Follower and the Need for Hot Patching. No doubt about it, Linux has made impressive strides in the last 15 years, gaining many features previously associated with high-end proprietary Unix as it made the transition from small system plaything to core enterprise processing resource and the engine of the extended web as we know it.

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Is Virtual Reality the Next Revolution in Healthcare?


Rick Delgado. When we think of virtual reality, it usually relates to video games and general entertainment, but technology is doing more than just giving the masses a chance to live roleplay as a superhero -- it’s helping us with our health. VR has been in action for longer than you’d imagine, with its hands in healthcare even decades ago.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Cloud security concerns rise as investment grows, report shows

Computer Weekly

Cloud security concerns are evolving with the increasing adoption of cloud computing, but continue to top the list of barriers to adoption, a study reveals

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Answering Your Top 5 Questions about VoIP Telephone Systems

IT Toolbox

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone systems are becoming more popular for both home and business use. For businesses, the advantages over traditional telephone systems include more features and flexibility, as well as lower cost. Find out if VoIP is right for you by reviewing these answers to the top five most commonly asked questions. How Does VoIP Work?

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Mobilize The Internet Of Things

Forrester IT

Businesses can obtain major benefits -- including better customer experiences and operational excellence -- from the internet of things (IoT) by extracting insights from connected objects and delivering feature-rich connected products. The mobile mind shift requires businesses to proactively support these IoT benefits for nonstationary connected objects that exist as part of IoT solutions.

Cluster-as-a-Service an OpenStack Summit Presentation


Katie Kennedy. We thank Piotr Wachowicz of Bright Computing for the content of this post.

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How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Copenhagen creates marketplace for trading data

Computer Weekly

Organisations in Copenhagen can buy and sell previously unavailable data on a data marketplace set up by the city government

Addressing the Top VoIP Implementation Challenges

IT Toolbox

VoIP adoption rates remain high in the enterprise, with Frost and Sullivan predicting a $9.35 billion market by 2019. Your communications tools play a critical role in the enterprise's business processes, but you have concerns about VoIP implementation challenges. Learn how to identify common VoIP deployment

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Modern CRM Drives Engagement, Relationship And Revenue

Forrester IT

CRM technologies are more than two decades old. In the early days of CRM, companies leveraged these solutions to provide "inside-out" efficiencies - operational efficiencies for sales, marketing, and customer service organizations. CRM aggregated customer data, analyzed that data, and automated workflows for front line personnel.

Giving a Voice to Those Who Cannot Speak


Katie Kennedy. Through the combination of a wireless connected EEG headset from Emotiv and an assistive communication app called :prose by Smartstones , a California-based company, is giving a voice to those who have difficulty verbally communicating.

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?

Theft of customer data is top Asean retailer worry

Computer Weekly

Southeast Asian retailers say securing customer payments is a major challenge as new payment technology is forced on them by market and consumer pressure

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How VoIP Can Streamline and Centralize Business Communications

IT Toolbox

VoIP is fast becoming the most popular communications solution for businesses looking to reduce costs, improve service and give their employees the tools required to run a modern, fast-paced business. Here's something you may not know -- approximately 50 percent of a voice call is silence. That's call-time you are paying for on a conventional, or legacy, telephone system. VoIP addresses

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Security and risk professionals: Team up with your marketing peers to design your customers' privacy experiences

Forrester IT

The battle over ad blockers has never been fiercer: Their popularity with consumers is skyrocketing across the globe. Ad blockers offer a better online experience and have become easier to use. But consumers like them as a way to protect their privacy and their data from being misused. Firms increasingly think that their best bet is to block the blockers. But a recent study has shown that this strategy is just a losing game, as it has contributed to the deep decline in traffic figures.

Announcing The New CTOvision Mobile App: Track tech topics anywhere anytime on iOS and Android devices


Bob Gourley. We have just updated the CTOvision Mobile application to take advantage of hot new design styles and more of the features today's enterprise technologists expect in a mobile app. The upgrade is available for for iPhone , iPad and Android users. The application focuses on content we create for technologists, so you will find our blog content and tech write-ups featured prominently in the app.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Lessons from LinkedIn data breach revelations

Computer Weekly

There are several important lessons to be learned from revelations about LinkedIn's 2012 data breach, say security experts

How CRM Revolutionizes the Sales Process

IT Toolbox

A killer sales process -- a systematic series of steps that track interaction with your prospects from their first point of engagement through to the closing of a sale -- can generate bigger revenue for your brand. Outdated, inaccurate data and software prevent your sales teams from nurturing prospects and connecting with customers. CRM software can revolutionize your sales process by making it

Navigate The Crowded Enterprise File Sync And Share Market By Asking These 3 Questions

Forrester IT

Forrester defines Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) as the technologies that "allow organizations to share and replicate content across multiple devices, distributing files to employees and/or customers or partners outside the enterprise". Two Forrester Waves on the EFSS market were published recently, segmenting this crowded market into two categories: cloud solutions and hybrid solutions.

Moving Toward a Framework for Resilient Cybersecurity: Orchestrating Responses to Threats


Dan Cybulski. This post was written by Cognitio and sponsored by Verisign.

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.

Employers offering apprenticeships should spread the word

Computer Weekly

The Skills Funding Agency says firms training apprentices should share the experience with other businesses

5 of the Hottest Trends in VoIP for Business

IT Toolbox

The way we connect is changing all the time, and the world is getting smaller with each technological development. While the changes are great for people with friends or relatives halfway around the world, businesses are really leading the revolution. They need communication methods that let them work with people in remote locations, connect with customers in different places and effectively

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Google Invites Us To "Daydream" In Virtual Reality

Forrester IT

At Google I/O today, the company announced a new mobile-centric VR offering called Daydream. The nicely-named Daydream VR offering builds off of a mobile device platform, much as the Samsung Gear VR add-on device does for Samsung S7 smartphones. Daydream combines three elements: Android N smartphones optimized for VR. As Samsung has shown, it takes a high-end smartphone with deep pixel density and great graphics performance to effectively drive VR experiences.

Updating the CTOvision Assessments of the Megatrends of IT


Bob Gourley. We organize and report on the megatrends of enterprise IT in seven major categories. You can easily remember these categories by the simple mnemonic acronym Cambric. Cambric stands for: C loud Computing. A rtificial Intelligence. M obility. B ig Data. R obotics. I nternet of Things. C yberSecurity. Advances in these seven technologies are closely interrelated. Individually they are important and will change businesses and government.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.