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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.

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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.

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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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?

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

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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Use-Case Selection Will Make Or Break Your AI Strategy in Healthcare

Forrester IT

The use of AI in healthcare has moved beyond just science fiction to actual practical applications of the technology in various pockets of the healthcare ecosystem.

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.

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.

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!

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.


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.

Windows Autopilot Hybrid Domain Join Step by Step Implementation Guide


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In most of the Windows Autopilot deployments, Windows 10 machine is Azure AD joined. But the majority of the organizations still rely upon On-premise on-prem Active directory join.

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.

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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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

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.

SCCM Global Conditions Step by Step Guide to Check Office 365 ProPlus Version


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In this post, I am going to give you all end to end walkthrough of the process of creating an SCCM Global Conditions rule to check the Office 365 ProPlus version numbers.

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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.

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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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 […].

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.

The Maturing AI Hype Cycle

Information Week

Negative feedback adds a brake to the irrational artificial intelligence (AI) exuberance

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.

Future Of Retail: How Brands Will Address Employee Experience In 2019

Forrester IT

To help retailers and brands, I’m delighted to continue our series, “Applying 2019 Predictions To Retail.” Last week, my colleague Claudia Tajima spoke with Harley Manning about how customer experience (CX) is affecting retailers in 2019.

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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 […].

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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5 Ways Edge Tech is Transforming Travel and Transportation

Information Week

If you are wondering about the role of edge technologies, consider how they help companies and individuals in the travel and transportation sectors

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.

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.

I Thought I Had Seen Some Crazy Things In The Intelligence Community, But Nothing Like Nuking The Moon


I love a good history book. And love reading insider info on the mysteries of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Which means I have been looking forward to Vince Houghton’s “Nuking The Moon” for quite a while. Vince is a special kind of historian, a person who not only looks for facts and meaning, but is […]. CTO Cyber War Entertainment News


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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Why IoT Development is Heading to Agile

Information Week

Applying legacy software development approaches to IoT projects is inefficient and counterproductive. For a growing number of organizations, Agile is the answer

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Serverless and Containers: How to Choose the Right Application Strategy

Speaker: Tolga Tarhan, Senior Vice President, GM AWS Services at Onica

When it comes to the modern tech stack, one of the fastest changing areas is around containers, serverless, and choosing the ideal path to cloud native computing. How do you as a technology leader point your team in the right direction, especially given how quickly this is evolving?