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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's Customer Insights

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. If I was able to answer their […]. employee engagement employee journey employee experience EX EX Index

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 Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

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.

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

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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.

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.

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 […].

SCCM Deprecated 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 Unsupported features. Also, you will be able to check out the unsupported versions of SCCM client operating systems (Windows, Linux, Unix,etc.). I’m not planning to cover the unsupported operating systems for SCCM site system/site server/SQL roles in this post. Updated List of SCCM Unsupported Features […].

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

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. The buying team said they’d be in touch because “our current solution isn’t great but it’s not broken enough to buy this quarter.”.

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.

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

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 […].

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

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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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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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.). I’m not planning to cover the unsupported operating systems for SCCM site system/site server/SQL roles in this post. Updated List of SCCM Depreciated Features […].

Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

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.

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.

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 […].

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

Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

Understanding AI - 3 Must Read AI Books for CIO and IT Leaders

Social, Agile and Transformation

s Last year I keynoted several talks on AI in the Enterprise: Finding Quick Wins and Avoiding Speed Bumps???. This talk is on the practical side of getting started with machine learning. Among my recommendation, I suggest IT leaders invest in data quality and other data governance efforts, perform POCs with some of the more mature AI areas, and find partners that can educate and validate. about me AI cio future of work innovation organizational change

ICANN urges adopting DNSSEC now

Network World

Powerful malicious actors continue to be a substantial risk to key parts of the Internet and its Domain Name System security infrastructure, so much so that The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is calling for an intensified community effort to install stronger DNS security technology. Specifically ICANN is calling for full deployment of the Domain Name System Security Extensions ( DNSSEC ) across all unsecured domain names.

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

Robotic Process Automation Gains Momentum

Information Week

Robotic process automation software is growing fast in enterprises. Here's why it can be an attractive option for businesses racing into digital transformation

Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.

How Much Does Application Release Automation Software Cost?

Flexagon

As enterprises move toward complete CI/CD pipelines and augment the processes they already have in place, they regularly add key capabilities to their IT toolsets. Application release automation software is often one of the first new tools to be considered. Applications, including custom built and packaged applications (such as Oracle EBS), can greatly improve business. Read more. The post How Much Does Application Release Automation Software Cost? appeared first on Flexagon. DevOps

Linux security: Cmd provides visibility, control over user activity

Network World

There's a new Linux security tool you should be aware of — Cmd (pronounced "see em dee") dramatically modifies the kind of control that can be exercised over Linux users. It reaches way beyond the traditional configuration of user privileges and takes an active role in monitoring and controlling the commands that users are able to run on Linux systems. Provided by a company of the same name, Cmd focuses on cloud usage.

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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

Empowering Teachers Will Help Address the US Skills Gap

Information Week

America's dedicated teachers are the key to transforming how students learn the skills necessary to fuel the US economy

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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!