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When serverless is a bad idea

David Linthicum

Simply put, serverless systems remove you from having to deal with infrastructure issues, such as storage and compute server provisioning or operations. Indeed, many refer to serverless as “no-ops,” but it’s really “reduced-ops,” or as my friend Mike Kavis likes to say, “some-ops.”

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Gartner Top 7 Security and Risk Trends for 2019

CEB IT

During a business strategy meeting, the CISO of a national transportation system presented a slide with a proposed risk appetite statement for the organization: This organization has no appetite for safety risk exposure that could result in injury or loss of life to the public, passengers or the workforce. All safety targets are met and improved year over year. We are willing to accept risks that may result in financial loss.

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How to Deal with the Fuzzy Front End of Change and Digital Transformation

Future of CIO

It is the “VUCA” digital new normal with higher volatility, uncertainties, complexity, and ambiguities The digital paradigm arises out of new knowledge; the emerging trends are the digital shapers to reinforce the very characteristics of the digital business such as enlightenment, “always-on,” or people-centricity, etc.

Waste Not, Want Not: Can Food Tech Help?

Forrester IT

As the saying goes, if we waste now, we might want it later, and regret the waste. Well, it’s even worse that that in the global food system. We waste now, and we want it at the same time. One of the paradoxes around food is that we have both too much and too little […].

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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.

The human side of cloud migration

David Linthicum

The organization must change around the use of cloud computing. This is a fact that most won’t dispute. How it changes, and what changes, is where the conflict begins. Keep in mind that we’re not simply replacing on-premises servers with virtual ones in the cloud.

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The Future of Enterprise IT: Insights that can drive your decisions today

CTOvision

Predicting the future is hard. We have tried just about every way humanity has come up with, and frankly every model has flaws. But we have found some methods that can be very informative for decision-makers.

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The Cost Of Losing Creativity

Forrester IT

Agencies’ creative perspective, the very currency of the business, is at risk and can only be realized by shifting billions from tech to fund creative differentiation. The value of agency creativity is at risk of disappearing.”

What are you avoiding?

Eric D. Brown

I’m sure we’ve all been there. We have 100 things to do and we pick 90 things to get done and avoid those last few items that we just don’t want to do. They are on our ‘to-do’ list for a reason. We put them there…or more likely…someone put them there for us.

AI Experts: Your country needs you

CTOvision

If you are in the DC area and have a technology, service or smart approach to government use of AI please join your community 24-26 June at the Reagan Center for AI World Gov. Use the discount code below to register: AI World Gov is coming! Mark your calendars now for this 24-26 June 2019 […].

Gartner Top 10 Security Projects for 2019

CEB IT

When George took over as the CISO of a retail company, IT security was relatively simple. But as the organization has grown — adding online ordering, more employees and a host of cloud-based platforms and technology to support digital business across the organization — so have the security vulnerabilities. Plus, increased attacks and phishing attempts make it difficult to know what security projects to focus on and where to get the most ROI.

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!

Navigate Forrester’s Data Economy Research

Forrester IT

It’s not hard to see the signs that the data economy is heating up. Virtually all decision makers want to be insights-driven. They mine their own data, yet increasingly they want incremental insights that drive further differentiation and competitive advantage.

SCCM Third-Party Patching Round Table Discussions

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. I have many steps by step guides about SCCM third-party patching, and I’m going to share the more details in the upcoming webinar round table discussions.

Preventing AI From Going Wrong: A webinar for OODA Members

CTOvision

OODA Network Members are invited to participate in our webinar on mitigating risks due to AI on Thursday 20 June 2019 at 2pm.

Gartner Keynote: Leverage Automation for Modern Security

CEB IT

When Amy, the CISO of a healthcare provider, looked at cloud security across the enterprise, she realized the default access control models were creating a variety of access issues. BeWell’s infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers defaulted to a secure state, allowing only the owner access. On the flip side, software as a service ( SaaS ) providers defaulted to totally open access.

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.

The State Of Social Advertising: Pretty On The Outside, Ugly On The Inside

Forrester IT

On the outside: Social media’s total global advertising spend is expected to balloon to $110 billion by 2022 (with Facebook taking 75% of the global spend market). Social networks are happy. Investors see dollar signs. Marketers feel justified in their spending.

Why Data Now Makes Every Company a Tech Company

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Along with countless others in the IT consulting space, I’ve written about the challenges facing businesses as they undergo their various digital transformation initiatives.

Algorithmia: AI Layer that automates the deployment process for Machine Learning

CTOvision

Algorithmia’s serverless infrastructure is custom built to host scalable AI models and advanced algorithms. Add your code and Algorithmia automatically generates API pipelines for hassle-free deployment and maintenance-free scalability.

Foto Friday – The Grand Canyon

Eric D. Brown

In February I had the opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. When I was younger, I’d been a few times but I’d never been out since I got into photography.

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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?

How To Improve UX For Employees

Forrester IT

Recently, I attended Rosenfeld Media’s Enterprise Experience Conference, as an input to research I’m conducting about enterprise UX.

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Benefits of Application Modernization: Get Insights from Data

Perficient - Digital Transformation

A little over a decade ago, one of the world’s largest online retail brands launched a technology to support its business operations. Cloud computing (as it was called in 2006) was considered an emerging technology, and yet it spawned a revolution. Which company is behind it all?

A16z Provides Insights Into Digitization

CTOvision

The video below provides insights that can be of use to any enterprise embarked on digital transformation (which these days is most every enterprise).

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How to Land a Job in Cloud Computing

Information Week

These 9 tips can help you transition from a traditional IT role to a lucrative position in cloud computing

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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.

Game Of (Rods And) Cones: Will Computer Vision Rule The Enterprise?

Forrester IT

(Jeremy Vale coauthored this post.) Brace yourself: Computer vision is coming. “The Long Night” is finally over, and enterprises see the opportunity more clearly than ever. With AI replacing biological rods and cones, computer vision is now a must-have weapon in every firm’s arsenal.

How CIOs Can Do A Good Job Of Delivering Bad News

The Accidental Successful CIO

One of the jobs of a CIO is to be able to deliver bad news Image Credit: Still The Oldie. Let’s face it, as CIOs we’d all like to be liked. We enjoy the parts of our job that are fun and which have to do with the importance of information technology.

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Business Decisions, Including Due Diligence, Require New Insights Into The Age of Geopolitical Risk

CTOvision

The convergence of trends like globalization, rapidly advancing technology, cyber espionage and trade wars mean we live in an age that requires new understanding of geopolitical risks to business operations, as well as risks to mergers and acquisition.

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The Impact of Convergence on IT Strategies

Information Week

According to industry hype, the latest emerging technology will change everything. No technology is an island, however, which is where things get interesting

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.

DTC Disruptors Solve Three Escalating Tensions In Consumer Decision Making

Forrester IT

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Integrate Ansible With FlexDeploy Workflows

Flexagon

Ansible is an open-source automation tool that provides a simple way to automate applications and IT infrastructure. It allows you to manage configurations, deploy applications, start and stop middleware, and much more. Ansible works by running modules on remote hosts.

Apple’s AR Glasses Could Transform Multiple Industries

CTOvision

Apple has been working in Augmented Reality since the launch of the iPhone, at first by just driving research and fueling imagination, but then by powering real AR that uses the computational power of the iPhone and its cameras plus smart software to drive both Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality applications. But the biggest gains […]. CTO News Apple

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Post-Hadoop Data and Analytics Head to the Cloud

Information Week

Data and analytics in the cloud era may favor platforms based on platforms that are more flexible than Hadoop. But that doesn't mean there's no future for the early big data technology

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.