Sat.May 09, 2020 - Fri.May 15, 2020

Don’t Succumb To Social Media Stockholm Syndrome

Forrester IT

We are excited to launch the new vision report for our social marketing playbook. It might be controversial, but we are here to give companies permission to break up with social media. Yes, you read that right. Social media is a quagmire, and marketers contributed to the mess.

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Blockchain ‘has significant use cases for 5G’


Jiang Wei, the chairman of China Telecom Blockchain and Dig­i­tal Econ­omy Joint Lab­o­ra­tory, explained in an interview published on a Chinese news portal, Cebnet, that blockchain technology has significant use […].


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Security Experts Must Connect Cybersecurity to Business Outcomes


Cybersecurity has been on board agendas for at least a decade, but the recent coronavirus outbreak puts a spotlight on the disconnect between executive understanding of cybersecurity and their organization’s actual capabilities.

The Internet of things in 2020: More vital than ever

Network World

If you work in IT, you’re probably safely ensconced at home right now, clinging to your laptop at the edge of your company’s network. The shift from office to home has been momentous. But it’s also symbolic of a larger trend: The network edge has become as important as the network core.

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!

Business Resilience Is No Longer Optional

Forrester IT

Too many business and technology leaders have referred to the global pandemic as a black swan — an entirely unpredictable and devastating event.

Amazon launches cognitive search service Kendra in general availability


Amazon today launched Kendra, an AI and machine learning-powered service for enterprise search, in general availability. Kendra debuted in preview last December during Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent 2019 in […].

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ConfigMgr 2002 Production Version is Generally Available | SCCM


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MEMCM) 2002 is generally available now. Microsoft released the opt-in version of MECM 2002 on April 1, 2020.

Distinguish Hot From Hype In Retail Tech Investments For 2020

Forrester IT

In the highly competitive world of commerce, retailers and brands must invest in tech initiatives that will differentiate them, drive revenue growth, and keep their customers satisfied.

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Learn OPSWAT’s Unique Contributions To Cybersecurity 13 May 2020: From SDP to Endpoint Configuration Control In One Well Thoughtout Approach


Register now for a 13 May 2020 virtual panel I’ll be participating in with Bob Flores, former CTO of the Central Intelligence Agency and Michael Hylton of OPSWAT as we […]. CTO Events News Opswat

How to Communicate Important COVID-19 Data


Up until a few months ago, the words “flatten the curve” didn’t mean anything to people outside of the medical field. Now, it’s an oft-repeated social media rallying cry to encourage people to practice social distancing and stay home.

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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.

Learn How to Collect SCCM Client Logs Using ConfigMgr Console


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Let’s learn how to collect SCCM client logs using the ConfigMgr Console. This log collection feature got introduced in the Configuration Manager version 2002.

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The Future Of Financial Brands: Less Financial, More Brand

Forrester IT

A new crop of challenger brands, such as Alibaba, Amazon, Apple, Google, Starbucks, T-Mobile, Tencent, and Walmart, are on the prowl in the financial services category. And that should have traditional financial brands worried — very worried.

Meeting Exposes Shortcomings In Government’s AI Plans


Read Ronald Schmelzer’s article in Forbes about the White House’s plans to support and grow the AI industry in the United States. Governments around the world are getting increasingly more […]. Artificial Intelligence AI forbes machine learning ML news ronald schmelzer

3 Actions for Cloud Providers to Support Customers Through COVID-19


Is the public cloud model scalable? Is it resilient enough to handle unforeseen spikes in demand? D o public cloud providers maintain excess capacity to rapidly deploy new services? Are supporting infrastructure requirements sufficiently robust?

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.

COVID-19 IT Layoffs and the Future of Work

Information Week

Layoffs hit technology jobs in April, too, as the COVID-19 shock wave whacked employment, and organizations may be accelerating their automation plans to protect workers and cut costs


Think Adaptive For The 2020s

Forrester IT

In 2020 successful businesses will focus less on accurately predicting the future years in advance. Instead they will become the kind of company that proactively adapts and shape-shifts as events unfold. Forrester's adaptive strategy provides a framework for success.

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Common Sense Comes Closer to Computers


Read John Pavlus explain how researchers are working to build AI with common-sense reasoning, such as the COMET system, which combines symbolic reasoning and neural language modeling on Quanta : […].

Console Connections | Admins Recently Connected ConfigMgr Console | SCCM | FIX


Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Let’s learn how many admins connected to the ConfigMgr console (Console Connections). Microsoft introduced view recently connected consoles feature with SCCM 1902 version.

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.

IT Spending Forecast: Unfortunately, It's Going to Hurt

Information Week

Gartner is forecasting an IT spending decline of 8% in 2020 with devices as the hardest hit category. Public cloud spending, however, will rise

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CyberArk Scoops Up Idaptive

Forrester IT

Yesterday, Privileged Identity Management (PIM) vendor CyberArk announced the acquisition of IDaaS vendor Idaptive from private equity firm Thoma Bravo for $70M in cash.

Data Breaches Wipe 7.2% Off Average Company Share Price


New insight has calculated that a data breach could wipe as much as 7.2% off a company’s share price. It’s the equivalent of up to $8.8 million in cash terms […].

What is IoT? The internet of things explained

Network World

The internet of things (IoT) is a catch-all term for the growing number of electronics that aren't traditional computing devices, but are connected to the internet to send data, receive instructions or both.

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.

The Best Ways to Gain Control Over a Multi-Cloud Environment

Information Week

Driving this to full potential requires planning, a commitment to standardization and compatible management tools. Here are steps to take to reach these goals

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Summit 2020: Lessons In Resilience And Customer Centricity

Forrester IT

Forrester analysts share how B2B companies can help their clients and themselves navigate uncertainty. B2B marketing customer centricity

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What Are The Best Big Data Cloud Storage Providers? Here Are The Top 6


Unless you have the resources for building and maintaining large amounts of IT infrastructure, the best place for most organizations’ Big Data these days is in the cloud. Using cloud […].

Cisco, others, shine a light on VPN split-tunneling

Network World

As the work-from-home trend grows due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for secure access to enterprise resources continues to grow and with it the demand for ever-more VPN. For example demand for commercial virtual private networks in the U.S.

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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.

Has AI Failed the Pandemic Test?

Information Week

In the first real test of AI in a crisis, the results are mixed. While many individual applications are helping, the tech remains immature and unable to address complex public policy issues

COVID-19, Automation and You

Forrester IT

The COVID-19 crisis has made automation a boardroom imperative, not just as a mechanism for cost takeout, but also as a tool for risk mitigation and business resiliency.

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Sophos: Paying Ransom Can Double Attack Recovery Costs


Organizations that decide to pay their ransomware attackers may end up doubling the overall cost of recovery, according to a new report from Sophos. The UK-headquartered security firm polled 5000 IT […].

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Driving Competitive Advantages with Master Data Management

Social, Agile and Transformation

Do you feel like your databases are more like data vaults? The data vault contains all the information on customers, prospects, products, operations, and finances, only no one knows how to unlock it and discover its secrets. Getting inside the vault is only the start of the challenges.

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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.