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The Automation We Need Is Not The Automation We Deserve

Forrester IT

At TechEd Barcelona last month, SAP announced that its was adding Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to its software suite, starting early 2019. Two aspects of this announcement are particularly interesting.

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What Can CIOs Do In Order To Increase Diversity In The IT Department?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs know that a more diverse IT department operates better Image Credit: Oregon Department of Transportation. Would it be ok if we took a moment and talked about diversity? Let’s face it, the world of IT and most of our IT departments are not really models of diversity.

You Need a Chief Data Officer. Here’s Why.

Eric D. Brown

Big data has moved from buzzword to being a part of everyday life within enterprise organizations. An IDG survey reports that 75% of enterprise organizations have deployed or plan to deploy big data projects.

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Opinion: Anyone with desire and a computer can have a successful career in AI


An opinion on Artificial Intelligence. Everything I have observed for decades leads me to believe that with hard work anyone can succeed in a career in AI. Of course this is a technical field, but it is actually not the most technical field. Everything a person needs to know about the tech of AI can […]. Artificial Intelligence Training and Education

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Partner Relationship Management (PRM) Comes Of Age

Forrester IT

Maturing Into A Horizontal Channel Management Platform Aligned With CRM and Marketing Automation. Channel and alliance leaders are known to be good jugglers.

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The ‘born in the cloud’ advantage is real, but not absolute

David Linthicum

You often see companies, especially new ones, state that they are “born in the cloud.” But what does that mean? It means that the company was founded at a time where all of its IT assets have always been and are currently in the cloud. It has never owned physical servers or understands what a data center is. Such “born in the cloud” companies were very rare when the cloud was new; it seemed that cloud computing’s real purpose was for startups.

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Working in Cybersecurity: Life on the front lines, in the C-suite, and everywhere in-between


I am excited to announce a new book by Michael Tanji titled “Working in Cybersecurity” (and very happy to be among those profiled in the book). Michael has been a pioneer in modern cyber security and digital risk mitigation. He is a former soldier and intelligence officer who at one point managed the how the […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber Security Cyber War News

Stop trying to get every customer to love you

Forrester IT

Very quietly last month, Path, the social media network founded by Shawn Fanning (Napster) and former Facebook executive Dave Morin, closed its doors after 18 years.

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How to deal with big cloud acquisitions like IBM’s Red Hat purchase

David Linthicum

We’ll see more big deals like IBM’s purchase of Red Hat next year. Here’s why: The big enterprise tech companies are losing market share to the cloud, so they are looking to buy back the market share they are losing. In this case, IBM is trying to grow its hybrid cloud business. Indeed, cloud computing is eroding big enterprise tech providers’ profitability by removing hardware and software from enterprise data centers.

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Your Features are too BIG! Defining Epics, Features, and Stories in Agile Development

Social, Agile and Transformation

How you define a feature impacts your agile mindset and may impact the culture and collaboration you are trying to achieve. Following up from my recent article on InfoWorld on 5 tips on configuring Jira for multiple teams, I thought to describe some of the antipatterns in defining features and some best practices. Let's first look at the antipatterns. What a Feature Isn't require(["mojo/. agile planning agile software development organizational change product management standards

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Machine learning: more than a buzzword


Read why Paul Fermor says that machine learning has more to it than just being a buzzword on Tech Radar : While artificial intelligence has long been heralded as the nextgen technology, many businesses are still afraid to dabble into it considering its very complicated nature. The IT industry has a severe case of Buzzword […]. Artificial Intelligence

Red Hat Acquisition Gives IBM A Much-Needed Booster Shot Of Open Source And Cloud DNA

Forrester IT

Yesterday, IBM announced its intention to purchase Red Hat for $34B.

How to deal with big cloud acquisitions

David Linthicum

We’ll see more big cloud deals next year. Here’s why: The big enterprise tech companies are losing market share to the cloud, so they are looking to buy back the market share they are losing. Indeed, cloud computing is eroding big enterprise tech providers’ profitability by removing hardware and software from enterprise data centers. Although many promote cloud computing, it’s the traditional stuff where they make their big margins. [

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Windows 10 Devices should be Connected to DMZ?


Human vulnerabilities are more dangerous than Windows 10 Endpoint security vulnerabilities. However, we need to make sure endpoints are adequately protected to avoid any security violations. In this post, you will Windows 10 Security considerations and a security checklist.

Important Reminder: Spookstock Is Coming!


We have written before about the incredible virtuous Spookstock, a battle of the bands type event which raises money for two very important and worthy charities, the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. JJ Green at WTOP News produced a segment on Spookstock which I would like to draw your attention to. JJ’s choice of […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber War News

Join us at CX Europe 2018 for insight into customer understanding and other key CX priorities

Forrester IT

Forrester’s customer experience Forums are in their tenth year — from our first one in 2009 in New York, they’ve grown and spread to San Francisco, London, Singapore, and other cities around the world and become yearly destinations for CX pros far and wide.

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What is WPA3? Wi-Fi security protocol strengthens connections

Network World

The Wi-Fi Alliance has introduced the first major security improvement to Wi-Fi in about 14 years: WPA3. The most significant additions to the new security protocol are greater protection for simple passwords, individualized encryption for personal and open networks, and even more secure encryption for enterprise networks. The original Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) standard was released back in 2003 to replace WEP, and the second edition of WPA came the year after.

Key Metrics to Measure Performance of Your Healthcare App

Perficient - Digital Transformation

In today’s digitally savvy world, consumers-patients-members expect to interact with healthcare organizations across a number of mobile devices whilst on the go, just as they do with organizations across other industries. As a result more and more healthcare providers and payers are leveraging mobile apps to connect with consumers-patients-members to make their services more accessible and efficient.

The Global Race for AI Dominance


When people hear about the race for Artificial Intelligence (AI) dominance, they often think that the main competition is between the US and China. After all, the US and China have most of the largest and most well funded AI companies on the planet, and the pace of funding, company growth, and adoption doesn’t seem […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber War News ai Apple china Cognilytica dominance france germany Global japan korea russia united states

How To Fail And Not Get Fired

Forrester IT

For years now we’ve been promoting the concept of “fail fast” like failure is awesome, something to aspire to. In many ways, it is. Thomas J. Watson Sr, the Chairman of IBM in its industrial heyday, advised “If you want to succeed, double your failure rate.”

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Machine Learning with a twist: How trivial labels can be used to predict policy changes


A clever algorithm that has digested seven decades’ worth of articles in China’s state-run media is now ready to predict its future policies. The research design of this “crystal ball” can also be applied to tackling a variety of other problems.

The recent right-to-repair smartphone ruling will also affect farm and industrial equipment

Network World

Last week, the tech press made a big deal out of a ruling by the Librarian of Congress and the U.S. Copyright Office to allow consumers to break vendors’ digital rights management (DRM) schemes in order to fix their own smartphones and digital voice assistants. According to The Washington Post , for example, the ruling — which goes into effect Oct. 28 — was a big win for consumer right-to-repair advocates. To read this article in full, please click here

We Have Watched This Evolving: Artificial Intelligence Has A Big-Time Trust Issue


Read why Joe McKendrick says that AI has a big trust issue on Forbes : We’re reaching the point in which an AI-driven purchasing system can collect sales and shipping orders, looks at historical trends, and pre-orders and prepays for batches of materials for production before the demand is even apparent — without active human oversight. […]. Artificial Intelligence News

How To Navigate The Corporate And Startup Dance

Forrester IT

(By Carl Doty at Forrester Research and Nader Ghaffari at Venture Scanner) Successfully engaging with the startup community will not only give corporations a competitive advantage but can also mean the difference between future relevance or demise.

Enabling Third-party Custom Catalogs for Patching in SCCM


It wasn’t that long ago when Microsoft applications were the only ones facing cyber attacks, but that’s no longer the case. Failing to patch third-party (3rd party) applications can leave IT infrastructure exposed to cyber attacks as well.

How to Identify Machine Learning Talent

Information Week

With so many organizations competing for AI and machine learning talent, an OpsRamp executive shares his thoughts on the questions to ask candidates

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A Perfect Team: How Blockchain Can Drive the Internet of Things


Read why Anoop Nannra says that blockchain technology and Internet of Things can be a perfect mix for businesses on IOT Evolution World: It’s not surprising that emerging technologies like blockchain and the Internet of Things draw a great amount of interest among enterprises. These technologies separately come with the significant potential to improve challenges that organizations […]. CTO Internet of Things News

The Top Mistakes That Will Haunt Your Digital Projects

Forrester IT

I’ve been waiting for today to use a Halloween-themed title to promote a topic Chris Condo and I have been discussing for a long time: the most common missteps we see clients make in their digital services projects.

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How to Improve Your Instagram Reach


Information Technology Blog - - How to Improve Your Instagram Reach - Information Technology Blog. Every brand or business want to gain more visibility for their posts on Instagram.

3 Ways to Stretch Your Tech Budget

Information Week

To make your tech budget go further, break out of the status quo and focus on where tech investments will be most effective