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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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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!

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.

How the cloud has made you more secure

David Linthicum

Wow, we are near to having 20 percent of our enterprise workloads in the cloud and the world has not collapsed around us—despite such predictions even just three years ago. One of the big fears was over security. But your information is actually safer in the cloud than it is in your own data center. At work are three factors. [ IDG Research: The state of the cloud: How enterprise adoption is taking shape.

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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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3 Great Ways to Sabotage Your Digital Transformation

Information Week

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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

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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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.

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

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 […].

The Digital Transformation Tipping Point is Here

Information Week

Organizations are well underway on their digital transformation projects and many are now in the process of scaling these efforts

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Envisioning the future so that it compels action

Trends in the Living Networks

The current issue of Brunswick Review features an interview with me titled Visions of Tomorrow. While it is a wide-ranging interview, as often, I was asked about the role of the futurist. Below are some of my ideas on thinking about the future and taking action from the article.

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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.

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

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 […].

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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

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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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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.

Cisco “Small and Mighty” Report Highlights SME Vulnerability

CTOvision

Nearly half of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) experience a day of downtime resulting from a breach or cyber-security incident – and are much more likely to pay out following a ransomware attack. This is according to a new report from Cisco that questioned 1,816 SMBs in 26 countries. It found that breaches of customer data […]. Cyber Security News

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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

Modern Advances in Disaster Alert Technology

Information Week

When lives are on the line information can make the difference between survival and tragedy. Here's a look at the technology organizations are using to communicate with the public and employees before, during, and after a disaster occurs

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Intune Read-Only Admin and Scoped Admin Console Experience

Anoop

This post is the continuation my previous post – Intune Admin RBAC Implementation Guide with Scope tags and Scope groups. In this post, you will learn what is the Intune read-only admin experience after implementing the Role Based Access Control(RBAC) solution with scope tags and scope groups.

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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.

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

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

Bridging the IT Talent Gap: Find Scarce Experts

Information Week

When hiring gets tough, IT leaders get strategic. Here's how successful organizations seize the experts their competitors' only wish they could land

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SCCM Preview Expired – Now what?

Anoop

SCCM is expired and now what are the options to fix the issue. My SCCM preview version got expired, and I wanted to get back on track with SCCM preview versions. SCCM Preview Version Validity One SCCM Preview version is valid only for 90 days or 3 months. This version should NOT be installed in the […]. The post SCCM Preview Expired – Now what? appeared first on SCCM Intune Real World Enterprise Experience Blog by Anoop C Nair. SCCM featured SCCM is Expired

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.