Sat.Jun 18, 2016 - Fri.Jun 24, 2016

Microsoft’s Acquisition Of LinkedIn Will Not Translate Into A Revolution Of Enterprise Social Networking

Forrester IT

In a report , Forrester discussed arguments made by Microsoft regarding the potential benefits of the tie-up. There are some additional aspects that I also consider important when discussing the implications of the tie-up: Read more Categories: Enterprise Social Networking. Innovation. LinkedIn.

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An Update on the Megatrend of the Internet of Things


Bob Gourley. There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for C loud Computing, A rtificial Intelligence, M obility, B ig Data, R obotics, I nternet of Things, C yberSecurity.

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To move to the cloud, you may need to fire your CIO

David Linthicum

CIOs are not necessarily from IT; they can come from all parts of the company. Indeed, when I was a corporate dude running around the hall of a Global 2000 company, I often reported to a CIO who came from the accounting group or from production. CIOs were almost always political animals, focused more on interpersonal relationships with the other executives than on the technical tasks at hand. And that's not always a bad thing because they do tend to obtain fatter budgets for IT.

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Brexit: Questions CIOs Should Ask Now


The UK has voted to leave the European Union. While Brexit volatility has started with a bang, the consequences for CIOs and other business leaders when markets settle down are not yet fully understood. Uncertainty Reigns.

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

With Brexit, A Customer-Focused Agenda Is More Important Than Ever

Forrester IT

Yesterday's decision by UK citizens to leave the European Union ("Brexit") brings about short-term uncertainties and unintended consequences that will make it harder for UK businesses to keep customers and attract talent. While times of high-market volatility can tempt firms to panic and cut spending on customer-focused initiatives, now is the time to drive innovation in order to win, serve, and retain customers.

The Cyber Threat updated for 2016: Kindle version provided free 22, 23, 24 June 2016


Bob Gourley. Thanks to we are able to provide our readers with a free copy of the Kindle version of our book on The Cyber Threat during a special three day promotion running 22, 23 and 24 June 2016.

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Government IT: How to Prevent Ransomware from Extorting Your Organization


Computer hackers are an industrious bunch. The cyber attacks they stage are constantly evolving, and now pose a real threat to organizations and agencies in the public sector in particular.

Brexit and technology: How network effects will damage UK IT industry

Computer Weekly

Although largely ignored in the Brexit debate, network effects will damage the UK's high-tech industry if Britain leaves Europe

See How Active Threat Protection Keeps Small and Mid-sized Businesses Safe


Michael Johnson. The number of cyber threats targeting small to mid-sized enterprise has never been greater, and what’s troubling is that most mid-market organizations aren’t aware that they’re a prime target. These attacks are becoming more sophisticated and much harder to detect.

Expert panel explores the new reality for cloud security and trusted mobile apps delivery

IT Toolbox

As enterprises and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) alike weigh the balance of apps and convenience with security -- a new dynamic is emerging. Security concerns increasingly dwarf other architecture considerations

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

How To Protect Your Children From Online Predators And Cyberbullying

Doctor Chaos

Written by Hilary Smith While the web is a useful tool, it can be very dangerous as well, particularly for our kids. However, not all sites are bad. The Internet can be a learning tool, for your children to visit educational websites. We have dreaded the online predator: who could act like a child and […]. InfoSec infosec

Computer Weekly announces the 50 most influential women in UK IT 2016

Computer Weekly

Computer Weekly announces its top 50 list of the most influential women in UK IT, including 2016 winner Maggie Philbin


IT must ditch ‘Ministry of No’ image to tackle shadow IT


Len Padilla. With enterprises increasingly dependent on shadow IT, enterprise IT departments must stop being seen as the ‘Ministry of No’ and start engaging with users to help them get the business-critical applications they need to do their jobs. The increase in employees going rogue and purchasing shadow IT without the permission, control or knowledge of the IT department is a growing trend, and one that business departments are increasingly relying on.

3 Features Your Small Business Website Needs to Have

IT Toolbox

Even if you run your business offline, you still need to have a powerful online presence because it is a great marketing tool for your business

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

How TierPoint Quietly Built a Data Center Empire in Secondary Markets

Data Center Knowledge

Flying generally under the radar, the private equity-backed data center roll-up has grown from a small local player to a service provider of national scale Read More. Colocation Featured Services Site Selection TierPoint

Micro-segmentation key to new approach to infosec, says Unisys

Computer Weekly

Micro-segmentation enables organisations to improve data security at reasonable cost without compromising agility, governance, risk and compliance, says Unisys

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Coming Events of Interest To The Enterprise Tech Professional


Bob Gourley. The following are some of the events we are tracking in our CTO Events Calendar. We maintain this calendar as reference for our readers and keep it up to date with events we believe to be of high value to technologists seeking to track emerging trends, learn what peers are doing and find new ways of doing things. Coming events include: Velocity. June 20 - June 21. Santa Clara Convention Center , 5001 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara , CA 95054 United States. Google Map.

The Benefits of Using CRM Data for Programmatic Advertising Campaigns

IT Toolbox

Programmatic advertising automates a significant portion of the ad buying process, which frees up your staff's time for other high-skill tasks. You define your target audience for a campaign through a demand side platform (DSP), which connects you to ad inventory from relevant publishers. Machine learning and other artificial intelligence technology allow programmatic campaigns to find consumers

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

How To Protect Your Children From Online Predators And Cyberbullying

Doctor Chaos

Written by Hilary Smith While the web is a useful tool, it can be very dangerous as well, particularly for our kids. However, not all sites are bad. The Internet can be a learning tool, for your children to visit educational websites. We have dreaded the online predator: who could act like a child and […]. InfoSec infosec

Why cloud disruption will shift the dynamics of IT budgets

Computer Weekly

Cloud computing is set to become one of the most disruptive forces of IT spending since the dawn of the digital age

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Slow Waning of the Enterprise Data Center in Numbers

Data Center Knowledge

Data center industry survey confirms rapid shift from on-prem to cloud and colo Read More. Cloud Computing Colocation Data Center Strategies Enterprise

How Businesses Can Successfully Implement VoIP Services

IT Toolbox

Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony services provide businesses with a host of benefits. From lowered costs to increased security, the advantages over legacy phone systems are numerous. Of course, these benefits don't simply materialize overnight. VoIP implementation can take a bit of work, but as long as a business utilizes the following tips, the transition can be seamless. Prepare

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The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Advice from Technology Dads on Celebrating Father's Day

Social, Agile and Transformation

Happy Father's Day! I find fellow tech dad's to have an interesting perspective on raising their children. So with that in mind, here's my advice for Techie Dads on this Father's Day. Drop the Technology - I'll get this post out, then turn the tech off for the day to spend time with the family and kids. . Teach your Kids to Code - Not today, but make a commitment to find a tool, an. about me

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Singapore to block internet access for its public servants from 2017

Computer Weekly

From May 2017, most of Singapore’s public servants will not be able to access the internet from their workstations

Global Telia Outage Disrupts Popular Internet Services

Data Center Knowledge

Major customer says carrier reliability poor over last 60 days Read More. Connectivity Downtime Infrastructure

5 Ways to Boost VoIP Call Quality

IT Toolbox

Voice over IP (VoIP) is a terrific communications tool on which businesses increasingly rely to move their work forward, but especially for IT teams new to handling telephony in-house, it can be challenging to manage well at the outset. VoIP makes stronger demands on network quality than most other applications, and users tend to notice (and complain) right away if call quality slips. Here are five

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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.

Hard Drive Space Analyzer for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS


It’s amazing how fast hard drive space can fill up. But what do you do when it does, and how do you know what’s hogging up all your hard drive space? Sorting through files, drilling through folders, and blindly deleting files is not enough.

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Think like attackers, says HPE cyber security strategist

Computer Weekly

Organisations need to think of cyber attackers as adversaries and competitors focused on stealing data, maximising their profit and minimising their risk, says HPE security strategist Tim Grieveson

Uptime: Colocation Firms are Building Fewer Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

The trend toward building fewer but larger facilities continues Read More. Colocation Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Enterprise Featured

CRM Your Way to Success

IT Toolbox

Any CEO will tell you that it's a hard climb to reach the heights of success, especially in an uncertain economy. This is why more companies are looking at investing in software solutions which help them to increase sales and reduce operational costs. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) technology is one of the most popular choices for enterprises because it is multi-functional and versatile

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.