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2 big mistakes to avoid in edge computing

David Linthicum

More things are being pushed to the edge. Think of the edge as the space between the cloud and whatever device or system is tossing off data. The idea is to do most of the processing at the edge, close to where the data is produced. This approach, called edge computing , provides a much better response time, because there’s no need to send the data back to a central cloud-based data-storage system where it’s processed and then returned all the way back to the device. What is cloud computing?

Do you need machine learning? Maybe. Maybe Not.

Eric D. Brown

I’ve recently written about the risks of machine learning (ML) , but with this post I wanted to take a step back and talk about ML and general. I want to talk about the ‘why’ of machine learning and whether you and/or your company should be investigating machine learning.

CEOs And Software

Forrester IT

How To Lead The Most Important – and Perplexing — Corporate Domain by John R. Rymer and Jeffrey S. Hammond Summary What if CEOs — not software development and delivery leaders or CIOs — held the keys to the fast, high-quality software delivery that is so crucial to digital business?

The 4 Phases of the Gartner Blockchain Spectrum

CEB IT

It’s easy to be swept up in the promise and hype of blockchain, but the reality is that most solutions marketed as “blockchain” are missing key components — particularly tokenization and decentralization.

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.

It’s time to kick your ERP system to the curb and go SaaS

David Linthicum

According to Cisco’s Global Cloud Index , 59 percent of all cloud workflows were delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS) by 2019. But infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) dropped to 28 percent from 44 percent in 2013, and that platform-as-a-service (PaaS) was only 13 percent for workloads delivered. To read this article in full, please click here

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Retailers: Use In-Store Sensor Tech To Understand And Enhance Customer Experiences

Forrester IT

Sensor-based technologies have been around for a while now — remember all the beacon hype? — and are now rapidly gaining traction.

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How Digital Twins Simplify the IoT

CEB IT

Trucks today are computers on wheels. Thanks to modern telemetry systems and other technologies they are constantly communicating data points, such as location, motion or engine status, to various business units and systems of their organization. The problem: Trucks often send multiple messages containing the same data over multiple channels at different times.

Why CIOs Should Care About Two Factor Authentication

The Accidental Successful CIO

Everybody needs two factor authentication, but just exactly what is it? Image Credit: Dave Crosby. As everyone in the CIO position knows, keeping the company’s systems and applications secure is a top priority and has a lot to do with the importance of information technology.

Snapshot: Data Scientist Salaries and Jobs in Europe

Datacponomy

Here is what a recent report says about job opportunities for Data Scientists across Europe including salaries and benefits, job motivations, programming languages used, tech skills and what people want most from their work.

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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.

Telecom-Only = Disrupted

Forrester IT

My theme at PTC’19 this week was that telecommunications and colocation companies who maintain a focus on their traditional value propositions will be fully disrupted by 2025.

Future-Proof Your Data and Analytics Workforce

CEB IT

Data and analytics leaders cannot master today’s opportunities and challenges of digital business using yesterday’s roles and organization design. Chief data officers (CDOs) consistently mention lack of relevant skills or staff as one of the top internal roadblocks to success. The Gartner 2018 CEO Survey highlights a similar pattern, with respondents listing a “lack of appropriate talent and capability in the workforce” as the biggest inhibitor to digital business progress.

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Trojan malware is back and it’s the biggest hacking threat to your business

CTOvision

Trojan malware attacks against business targets have rocketed in the last year, as cybercriminals alter their tactics away from short-term gain and in-your-face ransomware attacks towards more subtle, long-term campaigns with the aim of stealing information including banking information, personal data, and even intellectual property. Figures from security company Malwarebytes Labs in a new report suggest […].

2 big mistakes to avoid in edge computing

David Linthicum

More things are being pushed to the edge. Think of the edge as the space between the cloud and whatever device or system is tossing off data. The idea is to do most of the processing at the edge, close to where the data is produced. This approach, called edge computing , provides a much better response time, because there’s no need to send the data back to a central cloud-based data-storage system where it’s processed and then returned all the way back to the device. What is cloud computing?

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.

Retailers: Extend Omnichannel Capabilities To The Customer, Not Just Operations

Forrester IT

Omnichannel investments, including in-store pickup and endless aisle, continue to be top strategic investment for digital business professionals at retail organizations.

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PowerShell One-Liner to Configure the NIC Power Management Settings

Mick's IT Blog

While working on a series of one-liners for configuring the NIC on machines, I created this needed to makes changes to the power management settings of the NIC.

Mother of All Breaches Exposes 773 Million Emails, 21 Million Passwords

CTOvision

A little over two weeks have passed since we celebrated New Year without having to hear about a data breach in progress. The wait is finally over. In what’s being called the largest data breach literally ever, which in an era where data breaches are almost commonplace really means something, we have a breach that leaked almost […].

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It’s time to kick your ERP system to the curb and go SaaS

David Linthicum

According to Cisco’s Global Cloud Index , 59 percent of all cloud workflows were delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS) by 2019. But infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) dropped to 28 percent from 44 percent in 2013, and that platform-as-a-service (PaaS) was only 13 percent for workloads delivered. To read this article in full, please click here

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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.

Cunning plans are in short supply in 2019 Brexit Britain

Forrester IT

I expected (naively some may think) by now that with a withdrawal deal secured by the UK and the EU that I would be able to update my earlier report published last summer.

Killing Spreadsheets and Empowering Data Driven Organizations

Social, Agile and Transformation

One of the more polarizing discussions I've had with IT leaders on Twitter chats #IdgTechTalk (Thursdays 12pm ET), #CIOChat (Thursdays at 2pm ET) or at conferences is around the use or misuse of spreadsheets. From the comments, you can guess people are either "for" or "against" using spreadsheets, but what we are really saying is, "Use them wisely" and find ways to replace them with more.

How Blockchain Technology Can Improve America’s Infrastructure

CTOvision

Read Adam Millsap explain how blockchain technology can help improve USA’s crumbling public infrastructure on Forbes : America’s infrastructure is often described as crumbling, broken-down, and out-of-date by politicians from both sides. While the reality isn’t so dire, there are obvious infrastructure issues throughout the country, such as New York’s subway, D.C.’s s metro, and almost any […]. CTO News

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Intune Version Numbers -Service Release Numbers with Feature Details

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. In this post, I will list down the Intune version numbers. I don’t think there is nothing called Intune version numbers. But the Intune monthly releases versions are known as Intune service releases.

The Three Customer Service Megatrends In 2019

Forrester IT

As AI Eats Jobs, Agents Are More Valued Great customer service is not just about cutting costs or making operations more efficient. Instead, it’s a systematic reinvention of established technology, data, and operations — leveraging automation, data, and agents together to exploit each of their unique strengths. Trend 1: AI upends customer service operations. Automation and AI […]. customer service solutions customer service; AI

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How SD-WAN can improve your security strategy

Network World

Data breaches and security threats are a top concern among IT leaders, yet it’s harder than ever to hire skilled security professionals. That has organizations looking for ways to more easily improve their security strategy. One option is to implement a software-defined WAN ( SD-WAN ). I recently talked with Hamza Seqqat, director of solutions architecture at Apcela , to get his take on how SD-WAN affects security strategy.

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How Can 5G Accelerate The Internet Of Things (IoT)?

CTOvision

5G, or fifth generation cellular communications technology, has become a hot topic across industries for its potential impact on emerging technologies, and specifically, the Internet of Things (IoT), which describes the development, manufacture, and use of connected devices. These devices range from small heart-rate-monitors to autonomous vehicles, smart home appliances, intelligent factories, and much more. Together, […]. CTO News

Email Marketing Tips to Improve Customer Loyalty

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Email Marketing Tips to Improve Customer Loyalty - Information Technology Blog. With all of the new ways to reach customers online, email marketing continues to be the most effective way to find new customers and stay connected with current customers.

NRF Big Show 2019 Impressions And Trends

Forrester IT

Last weekend at the NRF Big Show 2019, I walked for miles back and forth across the crowded conference red carpet, meeting with several retailers, brands, and vendors to discuss the current and future state of commerce.

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Cisco patches serious SD-WAN software security holes

Network World

Cisco has patched security vulnerabilities in four packages of SD-WAN Solution software that address buffer overflow, arbitrary file override and privilege access weaknesses that could have led to denial-of-service attacks or access problems.

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