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The danger of having a cloud-native IT policy

David Linthicum

First, it was “cloud-preferred” policies, then “cloud-first” policies, now it’s “cloud-native” policies. They all mean pretty much the same things, just at different degrees of mandatory public cloud usage. What cloud-native means is that you’re all in with a particular public cloud provider, the single provider of those cloud-native services, with the goal of making the most from your cloud computing investment.

To Be AI-First You Need To Be Data-First

CTOvision

One of the core things we focus on in our Cognilytica AI & Machine Learning training and certification is that machine learning projects are not application development projects. Much of the value of machine learning projects rest in the models, training data, and configuration information that guides how the model is applied to the specific machine learning […]. Artificial Intelligence News ai artificial intelligence Cognilytica data machine learning methodologies ML training

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The Employee Experience Index

Forrester IT

Six years ago, I noticed a pattern in the inquiry calls I was fielding from clients. At the time, many of them centered around things like BYOD, whether to take away local admin rights from PCs, and other decisions driven by escalating fears of security or compliance risks.

Technology CEOs: Create Valuable Buyer Urgency for Shorter Sales Cycles

CEB IT

A buying team at a large manufacturing company saw sales pitches from two different vendors selling similar automation products. The first delivered a solid pitch outlining key product benefits and ended by offering a discount if the company bought by the end of the quarter.

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!

2 reasons to avoid industry-specific cloud technology

David Linthicum

In my years as a cloud computing consultant, I am always taken back by my client’s request to have techs with vertical-specific knowledge help with their cloud projects. Moreover, they seek vertical-specific clouds and cloud services, or clouds that are known to do well in a particular industry or sector and have services aligned with those industries.

Like Kip in Napoleon Dynamite, We love Technology

CTOvision

Dear fellow CTO’s, ready for a smile? Listen to the philosophy of Kip in Napoleon Dynamite, he has a lesson for us all: It is just fun of course, but consider that Kip is saying it is ok to love tech. But the truth is even we CTOs need to realize life is about more. […]. Entertainment

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Deploy AI in B2B Sales

CEB IT

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of life. Devices are full of smart helpers that offer suggestions on when to wake up, go to sleep or take a nap. They recommend new artists for playlists or a movie for the evening. They remind users to be active, stay hydrated and eat healthy. AI technology has become a companion for our daily life with one notable exception: The B2B sales organization.

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The danger of having a cloud-native IT policy

David Linthicum

First, it was “cloud-preferred” policies, then “cloud-first” policies, now it’s “cloud-native” policies. They all mean pretty much the same things, just at different degrees of mandatory public cloud usage. What cloud-native means is that you’re all in with a particular public cloud provider, the single provider of those cloud-native services, with the goal of making the most from your cloud computing investment.

Phishing Campaign Uses Fake Google reCAPTCHA to Distribute Malware

CTOvision

Sucuri researchers discovered that the campaign sent out malicious emails masquerading as a confirmation for a recent transaction. Digital attackers deployed this disguise in the hopes that employees at the targeted bank would click on a link to a malicious PHP file out of alarm. That file was responsible for loading a fake 404 error […]. Cyber Security News

Enable Marketing’s CX Ambitions With Real-Time Interaction Management

Forrester IT

One of our 2019 B2C marketing predictions is that enterprise marketing technology will meld with customer experience (CX) investments to deliver the relevancy and consistency that consumers crave from brands.

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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.

Exploit Everyday AI in the Digital Workplace

CEB IT

Imagine this scenario: Margaret comes into work on Monday, and within an hour, she chats with an online bot to help answer her health insurance questions, uses the speech-to-text function on her mobile phone to send an email to a co-worker and remotely adjusts the thermostat in her office while sitting in a chilly meeting room.

Q&A: Where IBM Sees Growth in Hybrid Cloud

Information Week

Eager to show that it is part of the future, IBM shares some of its perspective on how cloud computing continues to evolve

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Facebook expands its internet infrastructure projects

CTOvision

Like every year, Facebook is using MWC Barcelona to focus on its infrastructure projects. While you may mostly think of Facebook as a social network, the company started launching infrastructure projects for connecting bringing more people online (and onto its network) many years ago. These projects include things like the (now-canceled) solar-powered Aquila drone and plenty […].

Forrester’s Top Customer Experience Research Findings Of 2018

Forrester IT

Forrester’s customer experience (CX) research team published more than 100 reports in 2018. I just released a report that pulls together our most important CX findings from those publications and highlights them in one place.

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.

Digital Business Requires Integrated Risk Management

CEB IT

In 2019, organizational risks are turning into significant operational surprises, and the frequency will only increase as digital business requirements grow. There is no longer room for siloed risk management programs. Instead, security leaders must focus on building integrated risk management programs. Risk management programs mitigate the impact of uncertainty on business performance. Risk management programs mitigate the impact of uncertainty on business performance,” says John A.

SCCM Depreciated Features Updated List

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. The post is all about the updated list of SCCM depreciated features. Also, you will be able to check out the unsupported versions of SCCM client operating systems (Windows, Linux, Unix,etc.).

How AI Enabled Chatbots Can Help Your Business

CTOvision

AI enabled chatbots are rapidly becoming part of our every day lives. They are being adopted by many different industries and being used on the front line of customer engagement. Chatbots can be integrated into customer support service teams to answer common or basic questions. They can also suggest products or services based on customer preferences […]. Artificial Intelligence News ai AI enabled chatbot artificial intelligence chat bot chatbot Cognilytica use cases

FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech and Marketing Execs

Forrester IT

Are we running out of ideas? As the pace of disruption accelerates, there is an increasingly important focus being put on innovation.

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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.

Optimize Your Application Organizational Structure

CEB IT

In the application industry, one of the most common questions for leaders is how to choose the “right” structure to achieve optimal business results and delivery for their organizations. The advent of digital business has huge ramifications on the future of the application organization. New models of business engagement, different skills, and the increased number of an organization’s applications that directly touch the customer are requiring a different design of the application organization.

What CIOs and CTOs Can Learn From Smart Cities

Information Week

Municipal IT leaders manage a lot of complexity; improving government efficiency, protecting citizens, and making cities attractive places to work, live and visit

RSA Week Is Here

CTOvision

The about 30,000 members of the cybersecurity community come together every year during the RSA conference in San Francisco to catch up with old friends and associates, learn the latest tech approaches and exchange best practices and lessons learned. I’ll be there most of the week, spending most of the time in meetings regarding our […].

What I Learned From Global E-Commerce Leaders Forum In LA

Forrester IT

I try to attend at least one Global E-Commerce Leaders Forum (GELF) event every year. It’s a great event for brand and retail leaders in charge of global strategy to catch up on the latest and greatest, share woes, and celebrate successes.

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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.

Protecting the IoT: 3 things you must include in an IoT security plan

Network World

With many IT projects, security is often an afterthought, but that approach puts the business at significant risk. The rise of IoT adds orders of magnitude more devices to a network, which creates many more entry points for threat actors to breach. A bigger problem is that many IoT devices are easier to hack than traditional IT devices, making them the endpoint of choice for the bad guys. IoT is widely deployed in a few industries, but it is in the early innings still for most businesses.

It's up to Smart Humans to Stop Being Stupid About AI

Information Week

As AI becomes a bigger and perhaps transformative technological force, it's crucial to recognize that artificial intelligence is only as good as the genuine human thinking that goes into it

Airline seats now equipped with cameras

CTOvision

The traveling public should pay attention to this one. Is this a violation of your privacy? Not in any legal sense, you are pretty much in a public place when on commercial air. But still it could be so creepy and such a violation of what we believe should be a private time that it […]. CTO Cyber Security News

The Four Faces of Rapid Development

Forrester IT

Heads up: We’re revising our market segments and vendor assessments in and around low-code development platforms and digital process automation (DPA). This post explains the changes we’re making in 2019. We’re making this change in response to client requirements.

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.

SCCM IBCM Vs CMG Changes – Revolutions – Really?

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Isn’t a revolution (really?) happening with Digital Transformation? Let’s check the SCCM internet client management revolutions. In this post, I will try to give a quick SCCM IBCM Vs CMG comparison. What is SCCM Internet Client Management? Managing SCCM clients from the internet is called Internet client management. There are two (2) methods to manage […].

Cisco warns a critical patch is needed for a remote access firewall, VPN and router

Network World

Cisco is warning organizations with remote users that have deployed a particular Cisco wireless firewall, VPN and router to patch a critical vulnerability in each that could let attackers break into the network. The vulnerability, which has an impact rating of 9.8 out of 10 on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System lets a potential attacker send malicious HTTP requests to a targeted device.

Artificial Intelligence Hype Is Real

CTOvision

The story of Artificial Intelligence hype has a considerable business history in 2019. AI is increasingly being absorbed into just about every business sector. Once an investment in the future, it is now an optimization of machine learning in the present. What was once a buzzword for an unspecified time carries with it now the […]. Artificial Intelligence News

Innovation Platforms — Not Software-Only

Forrester IT

Every enterprise should be using an innovation platform to help track, drive and evaluate its innovation efforts. However, do not limit this effort to an innovation management software solution. As noted by my colleague, Dan Bieler, you need a continuum of collaboration tools.

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.