Sat.Oct 20, 2018 - Fri.Oct 26, 2018

Three More Ways To Advance Your Innovation Efforts

Forrester IT

As our research has shown, most companies today have pretty immature innovation efforts and one of the biggest hold-backs is their corporate culture. Sadly, most human’s fear change and thus this mentality can keep you from being a driver of market shifts.

The forced march to cloud computing

David Linthicum

Four of the Top 5 spenders on R&D are also public cloud providers (Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Apple), according to Bloomberg. The focus of most enterprises these days—cloud, cloud, and more cloud—is why current innovation focuses on the cloud, especially the public cloud platforms. Of course, Bloomberg’s data doesn’t dinstiguish between cloud-specific R&D and other R&D.

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Customer Engagement: A Data-Driven Team Sport

Eric D. Brown

What would you do if you had so much data about your customers that you know could know (almost) everything about your customer when they contacted you?

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Cyber Defenders In Polite Rage Mob Take Pot-Shots At Former NSA Director

CTOvision

I have seen some real rage mobs on Twitter. Some of them get really horrid and full of hate. But I just saw one that was polite. Maybe this is the way people should exchange ideas on Twitter. The interaction I’m talking about was discussed in a Cyberscoop post by Sean Lyngaas titled “Ex-NSA employees […]. CTO Cyber War News

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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.

Making Sense of Enterprise Marketing Technology (EMT)

Forrester IT

Making sense of the enterprise marketing technology (EMT) landscape can easily overwhelm even the most dedicated martech aficionado. 2018’s “Martech 5000” is astonishingly closer to 7,000 vendors, rendering vendor differentiation difficult and vendor selection a nightmare.

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Want to change the culture? Start with your front line support teams!

Social, Agile and Transformation

Imagine your customer is having a small crisis. In my case, I was on a flight that went through repeated delays; first when the aircraft needed maintenance at the gate, then when the pilot aborted the takeoff, and then a third time when the airline finally had us switch planes. All told, my flight was four hours delayed. It wasn't a crisis for me, but it was for some passengers that were more.

Zeek Is New Name for Bro

CTOvision

Bro is a widely used open source platform for network security/monitoring. The name Bro was picked years ago by the creator of Bro (Vern Paxson) as a reminder that monitoring comes hand in hand with the potential for privacy violations (Bro like in Orwell’s Big Brother).

These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For: B2C Marketers And CDPs

Forrester IT

Six months ago we started a conversation about customer data platforms (CDPs).

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How Blockchain is Boosting Renewable Energy

Datacponomy

The explosion in renewable energy projects on blockchain is already promising—there are 122 startups operating in the space, with nearly half launching since 2017. More impressively, these startups have raised over $320 billion between the second quarter of 2017 and the first of 2018.

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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.

Expanding the AWS Cloud – An AWS Region is coming to South Africa!

All Things Distributed

Expanding the AWS Cloud—An AWS Region is coming to South Africa! Today, I am excited to announce our plans to open a new AWS Region in South Africa! AWS is committed to South Africa's transformation.

How to Pick the Best Technology Stack for Your Product

CTOvision

A tech stack is how you create web and mobile applications. It’s a combination of different programming languages, frameworks, and tools to form the frontend and backend, also known as the client and server side. You can think of a tech stay like a series of layers built on top of each other. This helps […].

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This I Tell You, Brother; You Can’t Have One Without The Other: Brand And CX Together At Long Last

Forrester IT

“Love and marriage, love and marriage They go together like a horse and carriage This I tell you, brother You can’t have one without the other” – Frank Sinatra The New Yorker once wrote of Sinatra that “he sounds the way you would sound if you could speak the things you feel.” ” In my line […].

Three questions you need to answer to succeed in data-driven projects

Datacponomy

The success of data-driven projects has quite a few challenges and barriers. Here is a look at how you could overcome them by simply asking yourself three questions. Data has become probably the most valuable asset that companies could have nowadays.

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3 Great Ways to Sabotage Your Digital Transformation

Information Week

Hint: They all have to do with how you treat your developers

What businesses need to know before integrating a blockchain solution

CTOvision

Read JB Lee explain how should businesses effectively harness the disruptive potential of blockchain technology on e27: The blockchain revolution is going full steam ahead, and as we move away from the bitcoin-as-blockchain conversation, the more we uncover the scope of what this technology can really do for businesses, governments, and everyday people. Blockchain, the brainchild […]. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency CTO News

Turn Voice And Language Innovation Into A Conversational Strategy

Forrester IT

To shift from brand monologues to two-way dialogues, many brands are embracing live chat and piloting marketing initiatives on new conversational interfaces such as chatbots and voice-based assistants.

Where Are My Salesforce Report Formats In Lightning Experience?

Perficient - Digital Transformation

If you have recently moved to Salesforce Lightning and are now trying to build a report, you might be wondering where are the report formats? There’s now no longer a drop down where you can choose Summary vs. Matrix, or Joined. So what happened to them? Rest assured, they’re still there.

Man Meets Machine: Managing the Digital Workforce

Information Week

It is critical for businesses to design a framework in which their digital workforce will thrive, while pairing it with smart change management and governance approaches

Transforming the manufacturing industry with internet-of-things

CTOvision

Read Mike Russell explain how the Internet of Things is transforming the manufacturing industry on Dynamic Business : In a highly competitive global marketplace, businesses are searching for and adopting revolutionary technology and processes to stay relevant. Today, many enterprises believe that The Internet of Things (IOT) is the key driver of digital initiatives, placing it […]. CTO Internet of Things News

The Forrester Wave™: CRM Suites, Q4 2018 — The Role Of CRM In Business Transformation

Forrester IT

In my last post, I highlighted the top five ways that CRM suites are evolving today. CRM suites today (1) support different business models and organizational sizes; (2) operationalize intelligence to impact outcomes; (3) offer vertical editions; (4) expose platform services; and (5) invest in ecosystems of value (AKA, application exchanges). Read more about this […]. CRM applications

Five Steps to Achieve Digital Breakthrough

Future of CIO

Today’s organization is an organic living thing thriving at the expanded business ecosystem. Digitalization disrupts not only the functional and business boundary but also industry and geographical territories.

Can Purpose Be Found in the Mess of Modern Work?

Information Week

Building a great workforce starts with leadership's understanding of how to help employees buy into what the organization is trying to accomplish, beyond completing day-to-day tasks

Yahoo Fined $50M Over Data Breach

CTOvision

Yahoo has agreed to pay $50 million in damages and provide two years of free credit-monitoring services to 200 million people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen as part of the biggest security breach in history. The restitution hinges on federal court approval of a settlement filed late Monday in a 2-year-old lawsuit […]. Cyber Security News The Boardroom

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GDPR And Google Q3 2018 Results: Are We Out Of The Woods Yet?

Forrester IT

As I listened to Google’s Q3 2018 earnings conference call, the Taylor Swift song “Out Of The Woods” kept playing in my head. This is the part where I pretend I tried to fight it. But let’s be honest, I didn’t mind.) As with the relationship in the song, I wondered if we were indeed […].

Ethics to Ecotech: 5 Unmissable Talks At Data Natives 2018

Datacponomy

The pace of life and industry is accelerating at an unprecedented rate. Interconnected tech, inconceivably fast data processing capabilities and sophisticated methods of using this data all mean that we’re living in fast-forward.

The best enterprise level firewalls: Rating 10 top products

Network World

You know you need to protect your company from unauthorized or unwanted access. You need a network-security tool that examines the flow of packets in and out of the enterprise, governed by rules that decide whether that flow is safe, malicious or questionable and in need of inspection. You need a firewall. Recognizing that you need a firewall is the first – and most obvious -- step.

To beat Bloomberg, Symphony is letting banks’ bots talk with each other

CTOvision

Here is a messaging App which has specifically made for the financial industry. Symphony, a secure messaging app for financial industry that also lets bots at different institutions talk to each other and settle trades looks to take on Bloomberg the behemoth of financial trading. However, the CEO of Symphony explained that the company’s goal as […]. CTO News

Avoid The Upcoming AI Backlash With Your Sales Teams, Get Them On Board

Forrester IT

The rise of AI in sales technology only makes it easier for sales managers to keep tabs on salespeople—salespeople say. AI gives sales managers more visibility into a sales rep’s daily activities and control into the sales process, potentially subverting the spirited sales culture. In the wrong hands, AI can be turned into a micromanagement tool It’s unfortunate, really, because AI […]. artificial intelligence (AI) sales

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Configure OBIEE Cache Purge with Event Polling Table

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Introduction. An event polling table (S_NQ_EPT) is a way to identify for the Oracle BI Server that one or more physical tables have been updated. Each row that is added to an event table highlights a single update on a single table.