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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Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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 […].

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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The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, Tech Leader, VUE Expert, and Full Stack Developer

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

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.

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.

3 Great Ways to Sabotage Your Digital Transformation

Information Week

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

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.

4 Mistakes that Might be Ruining your SEO Efforts

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - 4 Mistakes that Might be Ruining your SEO Efforts - Information Technology Blog. SEO is one of the most elusive fields there is. And even the most seasoned experts are often completely in the dark once new updates and algorithm changes are introduced.

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

Office 365 ProPlus Client Package Creation Made Easy and Fast

Anoop

Office 365 ProPlus Client package creation made accessible in the latest version of SCCM. In this post, you will learn how to create Office 365 ProPlus client application. I have already created a video tutorial to explain the process of Office 365 ProPlus client application creation wizard.

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Benefits of DAS Installation You Probably Need Right Now

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Benefits of DAS Installation You Probably Need Right Now - Information Technology Blog. In this digital era, communication has been made easier with various channels such as cellular phones, computers, email, and social networking sites.

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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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 […].

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

Attracting the Good Kind of Attention: 5 Keys to Developing a Stellar Inbound Marketing Strategy

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Attracting the Good Kind of Attention: 5 Keys to Developing a Stellar Inbound Marketing Strategy - Information Technology Blog. The good kind of attention for a business involves consumers who already have an interest in the products or services offered.

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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