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What your provider won’t tell you about cloud security

David Linthicum

Everyone loves insider tips. In the case of cloud computing, the tips that matter are mostly about cloud security approaches and technology. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

Marketing Innovation Starts And Ends With Customer Obsession

Forrester IT

Despite all the monumental changes to technology and media which afford marketers the capabilities to build emotion-rich customer relationships, they frequently struggle to rise above roles as brand despots or sales vassals. But don’t blame the tools.

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What can you DO with Machine Learning?

Eric D. Brown

Everyone’s talking about machine learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) these days. If you are a CxO or work in IT or marketing, I’d bet that you hear these terms more than you probably want to.

Google We Have A Problem With Duplex: Cool tech, but needs bounding


Have you seen the really cool demo of Google Duplex? This is a fantastic demonstration that combines voice recognition, machine learning and very capable voice synthesis to show how AI can interact with people to get things done.

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An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Cloud security: The skills gap is delaying cloud migration

David Linthicum

A new report from McAfee highlights the skills gap when it comes to security in the cloud. The report reveals that one in four organizations using infrastructure as a service (IaaS) or software as a service (SaaS) have experienced cybersecurity threats that compromised some data. Moreover, one in five were infiltrated by advanced attackers targeting their public cloud infrastructures. Because the lack of cloud security talent at companies puts them at more risk for data breaches.

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Ascent B2B IT Forum: Reimagining the Future of Work in the Enterprise

The Investing Edge

The proliferation of technology is impacting our everyday lives in a big way. From navigating our route to work to facilitating mundane everyday tasks, technology is proving as disruptive as anything we’ve ever experienced.

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Sony to Impede Gaming Piracy With Blockchain Integration

Doctor Chaos

Sony has announced plans to reduce the piracy of its games by introducing a form of digital rights management (DRM) that relies on the blockchain instead of third-party operators. What Is Digital Rights Management?


Adapting the U.S. Approach to Strategic Deterrence In An Age Of Rapid Technology Change


Deterring strategic attack on the United States, and its allies and partners, has been a central goal of U.S. national security strategy since at least the advent of the nuclear age. While the goal has remained consistent, the challenges in meeting the goal have not.

HaiDiLao Cooks The Competition With Memorable Customer Service

Forrester IT

How to differentiate your brand in highly competitive markets, especially when competitors promptly copy anything that works? Learn from HaiDiLao, China’s most popular chain of hot-pot restaurants. HaiDiLao evokes positive emotions from customers with memorably crafted human interactions.

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The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

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.

10 competitors Cisco just can't kill off

Network World

10 competitors Cisco just can't kill off Image by IDG / jesadaphorn, Getty Images Creating a short list of key Cisco competitors is no easy task as the company now competes in multiple markets.

Why CIOs Should Stop Putting Employees In Boxes

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to stop classifying their employees by placing them in a box Image Credit: jon jordan. As the person with the CIO job, you by necessity meet a lot of people. Many of these people work for you and so it’s important that you remember who they are.

In Cybersecurity, Accountability Could be the Ultimate Innovation


When accountability is used as innovation, it not only drives social change but also helps solve seemingly intractable problems. Here’s a recent example: In the fall of 2014, CVS decided to stop selling cigarettes. The company would forego $2 billion in revenue, because “the sale of tobacco products is inconsistent with our purpose – helping […]. CTO Cyber Security News

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Map Your Way To Digital Technology Mastery

Forrester IT

Forrester defines digital transformation as harnessing digital assets to continually improve customer outcomes while increasing operational agility. Digital transformation is a state of being, it’s not something with definitive beginning and ending points, but a constant state of motion.

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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.

How Is Data Science Transforming Web Development?


Web app development is about to undergo a significant revolution triggered by the rise of data science. So far, developers have created apps based on focus groups, surveys and educated guesses about the needs and wants of users. This old way of working is biased and cannot include the input.

Procurement in a Virtual Business World

Cloud Musings

Today, companies are undergoing a dramatic change in their environment and processes. Many groups these changes together as “Digital Transformation,” but that industry buzzword fails to describe the essential details associated with this change.

Facebook Seeks A Public Policy Manager, Cybersecurity Threat Disruption


My sincere hope is that one of our CTOvision readers is selected for a position that Facebook has just advertised for. The job, titled a Public Policy Manager for Cybersecurity Threat Disruption, is a recognition that the companies we trust with our data should, and will, play greater roles in protecting our data, including leaning […]. CTO Cyber Threats Cyber War News

Marketing Innovation Requires “Process, Process, Process!” (Channeling Jan Brady)

Forrester IT

Marketing has come a long way but it is not yet customer-obsessed. To address this gap, we’re pleased to announce the launch of Forrester’s new The Marketing Innovation Playbook. It’s time for companies to undergo a marketing makeover. This playbook guides brands through assessing four pillars: Mindset, Talent, Process, and Insights. Marketing innovation” and “process,” you […].

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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.

Food Delivery Via Drones: A Reality in Iceland


Goldman Sachs predicts that a $100+ billion market opportunity for drones will exist until 2020 – and that’s not just for military usage.

Taking the Canadian Insurance Industry Digital

Cloud Musings

“Digital disruption isn’t just for hip start-ups. Incumbents can not only compete but actually lead radical industry change if they pay attention to the way their business model is shifting and act boldly in response.

How Amazon and Starbucks are Impacting the Cryptocurrency Market


According to statista, Amazon and Starbucks reported net sales of $178 billion and $2.88 billion in 2017, respectively, evidence these two companies are major players with global presence. Recently, both Amazon and Starbucks have showed intention to use blockchain technology and/or virtual currency in their systems. Amazon hinted at this move through a survey targeting […]. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency CTO News

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Learn How To Elevate Digital At Forrester’s Digital Transformation Forum Mumbai 2018

Forrester IT

While the idea of digital has been around for years now, Indian firms are still at the beginner stage of digital maturity. Let’s face it – being digital is hard, especially for executives who are yet to come to terms with transformative impact it has on their organization.

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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.

Zuckerberg’s False Promises: Examining The Ethics of Data in the Social Media Era


During his appearance before the United States Senate’s Commerce and Judiciary committees, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did quite the job tiptoeing through a minefield of potentially threatening inquiries.

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Getting grounded in IoT networking and security

Network World

download. Getting grounded in IoT networking and security. The internet of things already consists of nearly triple the number of devices as there are people in the world, and as more and more of these devices creep into enterprise networks it’s important to understand their requirements and how they differ from other IT gear. To read this article in full, please click here

What The Board Needs To Know About the GDPR


Executives in businesses around the globe have been tracking The European Union's (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect 25 May 2018. Those who operate primarily in the EU have had plenty of time to focus on this and no excuses for not paying attention. Those who operate primarily elsewhere also have […]. CTO Cyber Security News The Boardroom

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Introducing Forrester’s Asset Intelligence Model (AIM) For Asset Management

Forrester IT

During my presentation at RSA Conference 2018 this year, I discussed what I refer to as the “Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle of Asset Management,” which states that it’s impossible to maintain an asset inventory list in a constantly evolving environment.

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.