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Time for Transformational Cybersecurity Part II


The last post, Transformational Cyber Security Part I, discussed exciting inventions that turn cybersecurity upside-down by preventing malware from freeloading CPU instructions in a properly configured software defined data center (SDDC), thereby rendering on-premise cyber attacks null and void. It also discussed root-of-trust encrypted metavisor technology that protects applications and data operating in the cloud. […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Automation, AI, And Robotics Are Critical CIO Targets

Forrester IT

We’ve just released a major new report, The CIO’s Guide To Automation, AI, And Robotics.

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What Can CIOs Learn From The Evolution Of Smartphones?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Smartphones have matured and CIOs can learn from this Image Credit: Nokia Connect. CIOs exist in order to help their companies do more things and do them faster.

Cloud migrations: Don’t settle for just some operational savings

David Linthicum

I’ve stopped thinking of simple migration to the public clouds as “success.” Yes, businesses do benefit. You decrease operational costs by a certain amount, if you plan correctly, and you certainly increase the convenience of not having to deal with hardware and software. But all that gets you to just 10 to 20 percent in savings. What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know now.

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Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

Assessments on AWS Snowball and AWS Snowball Edge Post Confirmed By User Feedback


In March I opined on the remarkable engineering in AWS Snowball and AWS Smowball Edge. There are many trends in tech now and some of them, like the specific capabilities in this cloud computing domain, can seem like they are slow to develop till they are right on you. This is one of those times […]. Big Data and Analytics Cloud Computing CTO News

A Social Take On Social Selling

Forrester IT

Social selling is one of my B2B Marketing and Sales team’s top inquiry topics. We’ve also helped numerous clients plan and execute effective social selling programs.

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What Facebook and the CLOUD Act mean for cloud privacy

David Linthicum

Enterprises have enough to worry about with the data breaches that seem to occur each week, but now you're learning that social networking systems are gathering and using all sorts of data about everyone. Not only information about you, your friends, and your family, but your peers and employees. Some of that information was not knowingly provided to them.

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Will There Be Another AI Winter?


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an area that’s getting a lot of attention lately. Many companies are thinking about how they can incorporate AI products and services into their company, and how AI can help enhance their workforce. There is a lot of hype right now, but is this technology around to stay or is it […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News

What Question Must Your Messaging Answer?

Forrester IT

Account-based marketing (ABM), demand generation, social selling, channel marketing, go-to-market strategy, marketing mix, campaign execution and almost anything that today’s B2B marketer worries about hinges on having relevant content that engages your buyers.

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The Role of Big Data and Mobile Apps in Healthcare


For those with chronic health issues or life-threatening illnesses, the line of specialists and procedures can seem endless. Moreover, each time a new practitioner or clinic is visited, the patient is required to fill in long and complicated forms – especially if a medical insurance is involved.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

empow – Delivering on the Unmet Promises of Cybersecurity

The Investing Edge

I am thrilled to announce Ascent’s investment in our newest portfolio company, empow. While I am excited for all of our investments, this one feels special in that it exhibits several of the core themes of Ascent’s strategy: It’s a thesis driven investment based on months of research and outreach. It’s partnering with an exceptional entrepreneur from across the Atlantic to help build a US presence. It’s revitalizing a relationship with an outstanding CEO of a prior Ascent investment.

Looking for Blockchain Innovation During RSA 2018


Dear readers, I'll be in the San Fransisco area during RSA. I'm on a mission to learn more about real world solutions and companies that leverage blockchain and will be using my trip to focus on that. Of course I'll also spend time doing other things I love like spending a bit of time on […]. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency CTO Cyber Security News

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SAP’s Customers’ CIOs Face Some Urgent Crucial Decisions

Forrester IT

The CIOs of SAP customers need to pay close attention to the vendor’s announcement earlier today with details on how it intends to modernize its software licensing model.

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How GDPR Will Affect Data Science


By now, any data professional worth his or her salt should know about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This EU law, set to be enforced in May 2018, has sent shockwaves (and a fair bit of fear) across many industries and professions. But, perhaps the one area set to.

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How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

IBM tweaks its z14 mainframe to make it a better physical fit for the data center

Network World

IBM is widening its mainframe range with some narrower models – ZR1 and Rockhopper II – that are skinny enough to fit in a standard 19-inch rack, which will answer criticisms of potential customers that the hulking z14 introduced in July 2017 too big to fit in their data centers (see photo above). In addition to new, smaller, packaging for its z14 hardware, IBM is also introducing Secure Service Container technology.

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Steps to Take to Beat the Insider Threat in 2018


Hackers get the headlines, but a data breach is more likely to originate inside your own office walls. Errors, negligence and malicious intent by employees are the leading causes of security incidents but remain the least reported. Why do employees pose so much risk? The list of reasons is long: busy schedules that lead to sloppiness […]. CTO Cyber Security News

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Where To Invest Your Adtech And Martech Dollars

Forrester IT

As a B2C marketer, do you know how you should spend your technology budget? Where should you invest and from which technologies should you divest? These questions can keep marketers up at night as they think about ways to provide contextually relevant experiences to their consumers.

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empow – Delivering on the Unmet Promises of Cybersecurity

The Investing Edge

I am thrilled to announce Ascent’s investment in our newest portfolio company, empow. While I am excited for all of our investments, this one feels special in that it exhibits several of the core themes of Ascent’s strategy: It’s a thesis driven investment based on months of research and outreach.

Machine Learning for Builders: Tools, Trends, and Truths

Speaker: Rob De Feo, Startup Advocate at Amazon Web Services

Machine learning techniques are being applied to every industry, leveraging an increasing amount of data and ever faster compute. But that doesn’t mean machine learning techniques are a perfect fit for every situation (yet). So how can a startup harness machine learning for its own set of unique problems and solutions, and does it require a warehouse filled with PhDs to pull it off?

Microsoft Intune Training Course Intune Certification


Microsoft Intune training course from Microsoft learning is free of cost. But if you need a verified certificate then, you need to pay around USD 99$. Microsoft Course Number INF260x – Microsoft Azure Security Services includes one module on Microsoft Intune device management solution. If this is your first edX course, I would recommend you check […].

In Defense Of 3% Of Google’s Employees And Their (And Everyone’s) Right To Have Opinions


On 4 April the New York Times and then many others reported that thousands of Google employees signed an open letter asking Google to stop working on an Artificial Intelligence project with the US military. The letter, addressed to Google's chief executive Sundar Pichai, sought to cancel any involvement anyone from Google might have with […]. CTO Cyber War News

Apple’s Brand Playbook Unlocked

Forrester IT

Do you want to be like Apple? In 2010, Apple ranked as the 17th most valuable brand in the world. Just three years later, it had garnered the top spot and has remained there. Since 2010, Apple’s brand value has increased at a compound annual growth rate of 36%, while the entire “brandscape” has grown […].

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Microservices using Java, Docker & Cloud Containers

Perficient - Digital Transformation

This post describes some of the common considerations for developing microservices in Java & deploying the microservice on cloud containers offered by Google cloud (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS) & IBM cloud. 1. Microservices Considerations. a. Organizational Considerations.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

One in five serverless apps has a critical security vulnerability

Network World

Serverless computing is an emerging trend that is likely to explode in popularity this year. It takes the idea of a smaller server footprint to the next level. First, there were virtual machines, which ran a whole instance of an operating system. Then they were shrunk to containers, which only loaded the bare minimum of the OS required to run the app. This led to a smaller footprint. Now we have “serverless” apps, which is a bit of a misnomer.

The Cloud Security Alliance Hosts 5th Annual Federal Summit on 15 May 2018


The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. It is a member-driven organization. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by […]. Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security Events News

AI Will Drive Product Improvements In ePurchasing And CLM, But Not New Revenues

Forrester IT

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a widely-discussed topic in the software market.

[GUIDE]: API Best Practices in Healthcare

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Healthcare costs continue to rise, especially with changing consumer demands, and evolving technology solutions. Furthermore, technology leaders find themselves overwhelmed with the added challenge of upgrading legacy technology infrastructure and adopting new development methods. We understand these challenges and recently authored a white paper to guide healthcare professionals through the application programming interface (API) adoption process.

Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.

Getting to Base Camp: A Conversation with Pete Williams on the Mistakes Made in AI Implementation


Machine learning and AI are the latest technologies transforming business — carrying on from digitization and big data. It is difficult, however, to pull apart the hype from implementation and distinguish the realities from the marketing jargon.

SitScape and AECOM announce five-year strategic partnership


As an advisor to SitScape I've been in a position to watch the capabilities of that firm evolve over time, from their beginnings as an incredibly functional and fast integrator of visualizations to what is now an incredible provider of enterprise grade collaborative user-defined visualization and solutions. It has been great watching them grow in […]. CTO News

Back2Basics: Sharing B2B Marketing Best Practices With Mark Eardley Of

Forrester IT

Earlier this year, Forrester’s South African PR team approached me with an opportunity to share a bit of our B2B thought leadership worldwide. Mark Eardley, Johannesburg-based author and a regular column contributor to, came across our team’s predictions for 2018.

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The Need for a Seamless Shopping Experience

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Have you heard of omnichannel retail? If not, you’ve probably experienced it.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.