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When Comparing Blockchains, Decentralization Comes in Degrees

Datacponomy

Word clouds are an easy way to see which topics within any subject are most prominent. Generate a word cloud from the Reddit cryptocurrency forum or an array of blockchain whitepapers, and one will quickly see that a single term – “decentralized” – is the biggest and boldest. It’s no.

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5 Recommendations on Implementing DevOps CI/CD Pipelines

Social, Agile and Transformation

CI/CD is one of the key devops practices because it enables teams to align on development practices and ensure there is a consistent, reliable, and automated way to deliver applications to multiple compute environment. If you're new to CI/CD, consider reading my InfoWorld posts on What is CI/CD and on getting started with CI/CD. What you'll see is that there are many steps to mature this.

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Welcome the New Project Manager!

Cloud Musings

According to CIO.com , the six traits of highly effective project managers are: Be a strategic business partner who can offer higher-level strategic leadership skills, not just technical management skills, provide significant advantages for organizations of all sizes.

The Data-Driven Marketing Revolution Will Be Televised

Forrester IT

I recently heard L.L. Bean’s chief sales and brand officer walk through the company’s brand refresh and corresponding marketing campaign. He showed some TV spots (most of which elicited laughs, like this winner), and I was reminded of the company’s expanded TV spend. Is TV dead? Hardly.

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CIOs Struggle To Keep Their Airlines In The Air

The Accidental Successful CIO

Airlines run on their IT systems and CIOs have to keep these running. Image Credit: Job Garcia.

Cloud-based AI: The game-changer not to fret about

David Linthicum

The White House is hosting a conference on the future of artificial intelligence. Executives from 38 companies, including Intel, Oracle, Ford, Boeing, Mastercard, Microsoft, and Accenture, will attend the daylong summit. Why is it happening now? AI is poised to create 2.3 million jobs by 2020, while eliminating another 1.8 million jobs, according to Gartner.

Not all Machine Learning is Artificial Intelligence

CTOvision

One of the downsides to the recent revival of popularity of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is that we see a lot of vendors, professional services firms, and end users jumping on the AI bandwagon labeling their technologies, products, service offerings, and projects as AI projects without necessarily that being the case. On the other hand, there […]. Artificial Intelligence AGI AI artificial general intelligence Machine learning

Back2Basics: Why B2B Marketers Should Differentiate On Customer Experience

Forrester IT

“To survive in a world of ‘killer competition,’ you can either distinguish yourself from your competitors or offer the lowest price.”

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VC Due Diligence is a two way street

The Investing Edge

Borrowing an enterprise sales term, the “ funnel ” for startup opportunities at a venture firm starts very wide and ends up extremely narrow, and there are numerous stages along the way. From initial call or email to actual funding, there is a massive filtering process.

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How to deal with bad data in your cloud migration

David Linthicum

Do you have dysfunctional enterprise data? The symptoms are pretty easy to spot, including not having a single source of truth for customers, orders, inventory, etc. Or not be able to properly secure and govern the data, thus being unable to deal with regulations. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

Iran’s Hacker Hierarchy Exposed: The Islamic Republic of Iran Makes Maximum Use of Contractors and Universities to Conduct Cyber Operations

CTOvision

On 9 May Levi Gundert, Sanil Chohan, and Greg Lesnewich of Recorded Future provided a detailed assessment on the nature of the cyber threat from Iran titled: Iran’s Hacker Hierarchy Exposed. This report was widely cited in the press and immediately raised the bar for quality in strategic cyber threat intelligence (I saw several other […]. CTO Cyber Security Cyber Threats Cyber War News

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Security technology and online casinos

Doctor Chaos

Online casinos and playersare at risk from a wide number of security threats £7.5

B2B Marketers Need To Establish Process Rigor (Without The Mortis)

Forrester IT

I had the pleasure of collaborating with fellow Forrester analysts, Jessie Lui and Ryan Skinner, on the subject of marketing process – one of the lynchpin competencies in Forrester’s Marketing Innovation Playbook.

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Hadoop Evolved: How Industries Are Being Transformed By Big Data

Datacponomy

A 50-year-old man runs on the treadmill and receives an alert on his Apple Watch. The message tells him to get off immediately because his pulse is abnormally high, which puts him at risk of a heart attack. Such a scenario is not far off thanks to Pontem, a platform.

Don’t Get Distracted: The Equifax Breach Might Not The Big Issue Here

CTOvision

I am not happy about the massive Sep 2017 Equifax breach (or any other breach). All of us have a right to be angry with this leadership failure. But I worry, emotions like anger at this breach might be distracting us from bigger issues. Like do we want companies that aggregate data on U.S. citizens […]. CTO Cyber War News

Cisco CEO trumpets Catalyst 9K advances, software business success

Network World

Industry bellwether Cisco revealed some important financial numbers this week – its revenues were $12.5 billion, up 4 percent for the third quarter year-over-year, with product revenue up 5 percent. But one of the of the more interesting tidbits is that the company said it was selling some 40 Catalyst 9000 systems a day in and has installed 2,700 of the big boxes this quarter bring the total to 5,800 since its introduction in 2017.

Transform Federal IT To Accelerate Constituent Experience (CX)

Forrester IT

Federal agencies striving to meet their mission objectives increasingly adopt digital technologies to improve constituents’ experience.

My Perficient Teammates Made Me Feel Right at Home My First Day

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Our Perficient colleagues share how they live and breathe our core values. Here, Lauren Taylor, an associate technical consultant, writes about her experiences with her teammates at Perficient. I knew I made the right choice to work at Perficient my first day on the job.

Facebook gives sensitive user information to advertisers, White House emails not protected, Discounted cyber insurance, Intel’s unethical conduct

CTOvision

These are some of the cybersecurity stories CTOvision is tracking. For others see our portal into all things cybersecurity and cyberwar. Facebook lets advertisers target users based on sensitive interests CTOvision has been tracking the Facebook data issues for quite a while and will continued to keep you in the loop (see The Ethics Of […]. CTO Cyber Security Cyber War News

The Enterprise of Thing's troubling lack of security

Network World

When it comes to security and manageability, Enterprise of Things (EoT) devices must have far more stringent requirements than consumer IoT devices, which often have virtually no built-in security. Indeed, enterprise use of consumer-grade IoT is highly risky. Making the matter even more urgent is the growing number of deployed EoT devices, which is expected to increase significantly over the next two to three years. (I

All Brands Need A Full-Fledged Digital Commerce Strategy

Forrester IT

The internet has enabled brands to sell more of their products to an ever-expanding universe of shoppers, but digital distribution has also added complexity to the relationship between brands and retailers and other channel partners. All brands need to set parameters around the digital sales of their goods, regardless of the type of brand or […].

Are you book smart or street smart? Maybe neither!

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Back in 2011, I was getting to know my new team on a project. I’m not exactly sure how the conversation started, but the question came up if we thought we were book smart or street smart? So rather than make up my rationale for one or the other, I thought the best answer would come from asking a friend. I called Derrick, one of my best friends from high-school and after warning him that he was on the speaker phone with my colleagues, I asked “Hey, am I book smart or street smart?”

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Google Assistant sounds eerily human, The White House forms AI committee, Carnegie Mellon launches AI degree

CTOvision

These are some of the hot topics we are tracking in the domain of Artificial Intelligence: Google Grapples With ‘Horrifying’ Reaction to Uncanny AI Tech We provided our thoughts on Google Duplex here (we think it is cool tech but needs bounding). This is consistent with how others seem to be viewing it. From Boomberg: […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News Training and Education

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Is IT Viewed as an Inhibitor or the Driver of Change

Future of CIO

We live in a technological world and every day more and more technology affects the way we live and work. Great opportunity, danger, and disruption are around every corner. However, many IT organizations are still perceived by business as a support function, slow to change.

CX For Gov IT: Driving Federal IT Performance Using CX Principles

Forrester IT

The reality is that most Federal IT leaders are under increased scrutiny to deliver increased value and productivity from technology investments at the lowest cost. Simply performing a top-to-bottom technology rationalization effort will no longer make their organization instantly lean and agile.

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New Retention Policies in Microsoft Teams

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Technology is a beautiful thing! It is crazy to think about how far we have come in the last 10 years with regards to our communication capabilities. With all these improvements and enhancements come the need for companies to adapt to that change.

Clairvoyance™ An Early Warning System to Prevent Insider Threats

CTOvision

Editor's note: I have tracked the team and technologies of ICG Solutions for several years and reached out to ask that they provide CTOvision readers with an update. I believe their approaches are unique and worth investigating for multiple use cases, including use cases around protecting enterprises from damaging activity perpetrated by people in positions […]. CTO Cyber Security News

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What ‘re Crucial Elements to Run Paramount Digital IT

Future of CIO

Information is growing exponentially and change is inevitable, IT makes the influence on almost every aspect of business nowadays. CIOs have to deal with constant ambiguity, increasing complexity, rapid change, and unprecedented uncertainty.