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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

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.

A CIO’s Roadmap for Culture Change [Infographic]

CEB IT

Today’s culture ch ange programs lack the flexibility needed to enable strategic business change. To aid transformation CIOs and IT leaders need to develop a culture change journey roadmap in 9 steps. swg_ad id="17991"].

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

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.

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AI Creates The CRISPR For Corporate DNA

Forrester IT

Every company has a specific DNA. You may think DNA is the brand or values. But corporate DNA is what makes a company tick, not what the company is. Talent, operations, technology, and data make up your base pairs.

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 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

The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

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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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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How machine learning can drive retail success

Datacponomy

After retailers suffered a bad year with bankruptcies, store closures and lower store footfall, we discuss why now is the time for retailers to invest in data and advanced technologies to boost consumer relations. Bricks and mortar retailers would sooner forget 2018. The year that brought 16 U.S.

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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 […].

Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

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.

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.

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

Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

Why is implementing new frameworks, from SCRUM to self-organized teams, so much harder than understanding them? Roy Osherove has the solution. Tune in and learn to recognize what state your team is in, to support them accordingly, and to help them adopt the best practices given where they are today.

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.

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.

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

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

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 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.

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.

CIOs Need To Understand The Risk Of Internet Connected Devices

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to ask the right questions before connecting everything to the internet Image Credit: Ryan. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock for a while, you may not be aware of this thing that is being called the “internet of things” (IOT).

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 […].

Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

Moving to micro-services, or even working with distributed applications in a traditional environment, brings with it a host of interactions that are often difficult to understand. This session will provide an overview of service mesh, a review of the Istio service mesh itself, and dive into best practices and integration models for integrating the traceability model into a distributed application.