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10 Culture Hacks for Digital Transformation


What if after the second time someone tabled a decision the meeting was automatically over? What if you replaced all powerpoint presentations with short memos? What if instead of talking about how a drone could reshape the supply chain, you demonstrated a test flight? Culture can be a big barrier to change and innovation. Culture hacks, some of which can be implemented in less than 48 hours, can move culture from a barrier to an accelerator. “By

Are CIOs Ready To Deal With Hackers?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Hackers pose a serious threat to CIOs, are CIOs ready? Image Credit: Dani Latorre. As CIOs, every day is busy. We’ve got a lot of different things going on that have to do with the importance of information technology and it can be very challenging to try to get everything done.

The EU has released Guidelines for AI Ethics

Perficient - Digital Transformation

It’s here. The European Union (EU) has officially declared AI as an important constituent of their economic growth and have put forth rules and guidelines to “trust” the AI system. Does this mean that the EU is trying to instill “human values” into AI? I don’t think so.

Why blockchain (might be) coming to an IoT implementation near you


Read why Jon Gold says that there is a small but growing overlap between the internet of things and blockchain on Network World : Companies have found that IoT partners well with a host of other popular enterprise computing technologies, and blockchain – the system of distributed trust underpinning cryptocurrencies – is no exception. Yet […]. CTO News

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.

CEOs Look for Growth Opportunities in 2019 CEO Survey


In late 2018, a CEO called together her leadership team to discuss strategies and focuses for the upcoming year.

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Do we need to care about cloud performance?

David Linthicum

Performance issues went away after we migrated our applications and data sets to the cloud, right? That has not been the case. Here’s just a few examples of why. . Most performance issues are traceable back to the application and to the hard fact that the applications must be redesigned and rebuilt to deal with the problem. Database response time is a frequent performance issue and often requires a redesign or even an entire change of the database model.

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90% of data breaches in US occur in New York and California


Cybersecurity firm Risk Based Security (RBS) released an alarming report on data breaches in the first quarter of 2019, revealing a record breaking number of data breaches that exposed billions of documents to theft. “For three years in a row more than one billion records have been exposed in the first quarter of the year, whereas […]. Cyber Security News

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Recession or Not, Act Now to Capture Opportunity


speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno was trailing three competitors when he rounded the final turn of the men's 1,500 meter short track at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Ohno jostled fiercely with two skaters who then wiped out, leaving Ohno to take second place, and his eighth Olympic medal.

Define Your Payment Strategy For B2B eCommerce In China

Forrester IT

As the world’s largest eCommerce market, China appeals to global B2C and B2B brands alike. But China’s B2B eCommerce market is not as mature as the consumer space, and neither is its B2B payment.

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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.

Cloud for healthcare: Avoid these 2 pain points

David Linthicum

The global healthcare cloud computing market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate around 14 % from 2019 to 2026. If you’ve done the math, that puts the market value around USD $40 billion by 2026. When it came to whole industries closing their eyes to the rise of cloud computing, healthcare companies once comprised my biggest group of deniers. Most would not even take meetings, even though the scary public cloud held previously unattainable solutions for them.

DoD Contractors: Your insights needed as part of NDIA study of DFARS on cybersecurity standards


If you do business with DoD you know the importance of complying with DFARS. If you don’t, you will be in violation of your contracts. So really it is not just important to know DFARS, it is mandatory. If you are a small business DFARS compliance can be hard.

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Act Now to Fund Innovation and Growth


speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno was trailing three competitors when he rounded the final turn of the men's 1,500 meter short track at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Ohno jostled fiercely with two skaters who then wiped out, leaving Ohno to take second place, and his eighth Olympic medal.

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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Forrester IT

A Better Mousetrap Is Always Around The Corner The world saw cracks in the armor of Google this week when Alphabet’s earnings reported below analyst estimates. It looks like Amazon and others have found weaknesses in the search-based advertising model — golden geese are mortal after all.

The Right Workforce Turns Data into Rocket Fuel for AI Projects


Breaking down the workforce options for AI developers to structure raw data for machine learning. Here is a look. While it may seem like artificial intelligence (AI) has hit the big time, a lot of work needs to be done before its potential really come to life. In our modern.

How To Reskill Your Workforce For AI (Artificial Intelligence)


Read Tom Taulli explain how you can reskill your employees to work with artificial intelligence on Forbes : AI is considered the most disruptive technology, according to Gartner’s 2019 CIO Survey (it includes over 3,000 CIOs from 89 countries). So yes, this is big reason why there has been a major increase in adoption and […].

Why Organizations Choose a Multicloud Strategy


For an enterprise using cloud services across multiple geographies, finding just one public cloud infrastructure provider to meet its needs is a struggle. In organizations like this, the decision to use a multicloud strategy is clear. The 10 biggest public cloud providers will command, at a minimum, half of the total public cloud market until at least 2023. In fact, most enterprise adopters of public cloud services use multiple providers.

Your Technology Investments May Not Deliver The Productivity Gains You Expected

Forrester IT

Improving productivity has traditionally been a key justification for technology investments. However, trends in overall US productivity indicate that increases in tech spending no longer raise overall US productivity as much as in the past.

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Azure Certifications and Roadmap

Linux Academy

** Updated May 6, 2019 **. Microsoft has restructured its Azure certifications into a role-based model that it states will more directly focus on the building of skills and knowledge aligned to job roles.

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The Internet of Things Will Fundamentally Change eCommerce


Read Kyle Kucharski explain how the Internet of Things adoption could change the way eCommerce sites as Amazon etc operate on PC Mag : The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way consumers shop online, and businesses are scrambling to figure out how to use consumers’ 24/7 interconnectivity to their advantage. According to data compiled […]. CTO News

The MSE CIO’s Guide to Citizen IT


One of the competitive advantages of midsize enterprises (MSEs) is that IT and business users work closely together — and business leaders don’t hesitate to communicate needs for new IT functionalities and capabilities. But that is also where the challenge begins. The average MSE employs 10 to 30 IT experts, 12% of whom are developers,” says Christian Hestermann , Senior Director Analyst, Gartner.

A global point of view: online luxury retail

Forrester IT

How digital will change luxury retail? What are the key online luxury retail trends in the West and Asia Pacific? My colleague Michelle Beeson and I shared our point of views. B2C ecommerce global ecommerce online retail retail social commerce

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Why Tech Sales Professionals Should Read Driving Digital

Social, Agile and Transformation

Being a SaaS or enterprise technology sales professional isn't easy. It's hard to get meetings. It's hard to understand the industry, business challenges, the full breadth of technology capabilities of the products or services being sold, and the competitive landscape. It's hard developing meaningful relationships with technology and digital executives. It's extraordinarily hard to. about me big data cio digital transformation organizational change

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella Throws the Doors Open Ahead of Build


Microsoft hasn’t always had a reputation for being “open,” but CEO Satya Nadella and the rest of his executive team would like you to think that its approach to software has changed. Not only that it has changed, but that Microsoft has evolved its strategy during a time when some of its top competitors are […].

The TAR command | Bash Basics

Linux Academy

I was sitting in a talk that was being given by Ell Marquez at Linux Fest North West and at the start of her talk, there was a comic. In this comic, it indicates that to defuse the bomb, you have to be able to enter a TAR command without Googling. Of course, they are all doomed.

Forrester’s 2019 CIO Predictions Redux: Innovation And Adaptiveness Accelerate

Forrester IT

They say the best thing about being an economist is making your next prediction and not telling people why your last prediction may have been wrong. Well, we aren’t economists, so we are going to revisit Forrester’s 2019 CIO predictions to see if they have come to fruition. Let’s review.


How Perficient Helps Businesses Leverage Technology to #RewriteTomorrow

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Digital disruption is happening at lightning speed, and its impact spares no industry or business. Today’s technologies allow consumers to own every experience, forcing business leaders to re-examine every aspect of their business models.

Top 5 Configuration Mistakes That Create Field Days for Hackers


Sometimes it’s the little things that lead to big consequences. When it comes to cybersecurity, hacks more often than not stem from minor missteps – or even completely preventable, obvious mistakes. Common security mistakes and overlooked misconfigurations can open the door for attackers to drop malware or exfiltrate data – or even sabotage operations. Avoid the […]. Cyber Security News

Self-Sovereign Identity at IIW: We Have Liftoff

Phil Windley

Last week was the 28th semi-annual Internet Identity Workshop (IIW). There were 129 session conducted by people from all over the world and about many different aspects of identity. There were technical discussions, standards works, policy debates, and lots of demonstrations.

Reimagine Mobile To Activate Your Total Brand Experience

Forrester IT

I focus a lot of my research on marketing innovation and have been working on mobile (first as marketing guy at a telco in 1998 then as an analyst) for more than 20 years.

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