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Why Startups Should Not Ignore Big Data

CTOvision

Startup businesses are a risky proposition. This means that if things aren’t done in the most effective way possible, businesses will never make it past the first year. The business plan can often determine whether or not a business gets passed the startup phase of the company. When creating a business plan, owners sometimes skip […]. Big Data Cloud Computing CTO CIOs

Digital Store Technologies Take the Stage For Both Customer and Associate Experience

Forrester IT

Digital retail theater is becoming reality for consumers as retailers rush to find ways of attracting and retaining store customers. What is digital retail theater?

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3 Questions CIOs Should Ask Before Reorganizing IT

CEB IT

As digitalization transforms all industries and the world’s companies that operate in them , CIOs have to reorganize their IT teams around a new type of operating model. But there are three questions that CIOs should ask themselves before making staff moves.

UK government wants to give 6,000 teenagers cyber security training

Computer Weekly

Government launches £20m Cyber Schools Programme aimed at students aged between 14 and 18

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!

Kinetica: GPU-accelerated analytics database

CTOvision

With this post we are initializing our coverage of Kinetica. Kinetica offers a GPU-accelerated, in-memory analytics database that delivers truly real-time response to queries on large, complex and streaming data sets: 100x faster performance at 1/10 of the hardware of traditional databases.

Understand the multicloud management trade-off

David Linthicum

One of the trends I’ve been seeing for a while is the use of multiple clouds or multicloud. This typically means having two or three public clouds in the mix that are leveraged at the same time. Sometimes you’re mixing private clouds and traditional systems as well. In some cases even applications and data span two or more public clouds, looking to mix and match cloud services.

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How Wales has evolved into a hotspot for cyber security

Computer Weekly

Wales may be a small country but, in just a few years, it has become a global hotspot for cyber security innovation

The Relationship between AR Tech and Insurance

CTOvision

Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology that involves the use of digital content such as music, text, video and pictures to enhance a real world environment. It is important to point out that this technology does not entirely replace the real world like the virtual reality technology. In this case, a mobile device is normally […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News Artificial intelligence

Should 'Made in America' apply to cloud providers?

David Linthicum

Let’s start by acknowledging the elephant in the room: The top three public cloud computing providers are all U.S.-based, based, so enterprises in the United States, and even in most other countries, are facing a natural U.S.-based based monopoly on public cloud computing technology. So, there is a de facto “buy American” cloud provider policy due to the fact that you really can’t do anything else right now. However, a few evolutions are taking place.

Five ERP Onboarding Mistakes to Avoid

IT Toolbox

There are levels of ERP deployment hell. First there is lengthy planning with lots of stakeholders. Then there is design and build-out with much scope for project creep, budget overruns, technical gotchas and customization boondoggles. Like a game of the Atari classic, Pitfall!, even if you jump and swing over all these obstacles, you still must face a final challenge below

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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.

Cyber security not a priority for most sectors, study finds

Computer Weekly

Despite data breaches costing UK firms nearly £30bn in 2016, cyber security is still not a priority for most UK industry sectors, a study has revealed

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Help Shape The Course of Artificial Intelligence at O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference in San Francisco Sep 17-20 2017

CTOvision

The O'Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference gathers some of the brightest minds in AI to cut through the hype, identify and explain the most promising AI developments, and provide practical case studies, time-saving tips and tricks, and proven best practices you need to use AI right now—as well as the insight you need to see where […]. Artificial Intelligence Big Data CTO Events News

Packet Says Your Data Center Shouldn’t Have an Opinion

Data Center Knowledge

Bare-metal cloud expansion targets companies with latency-sensitive workloads, such as IoT, self-driving cars, AR/VR Read More. Business Cloud Edge Computing Featured Startups

Reasons Why Application Lifecycle Management Is Important

IT Toolbox

ALM outlines methodologies which are to be used during software development and the tools that can help improve efficiency

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.

BP broadens public cloud strategy by adopting Microsoft Azure for data analytics

Computer Weekly

Oil and gas giant reveals details of plans to move its proprietary data lake to Microsoft Azure for data processing purposes

Three Agile Management Practices for Driving Digital Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

When I joined Businessweek ten years ago to lead their digital technology team, I was very surprised that they wanted to develop their own proprietary web applications. Could a magazine owned by a publisher mature a software development practice and deliver new customer experiences? The answer was yes - and as it turns out - many other companies are investing in their software development.

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GoDaddy Drops Curtain on Its Cloud Business… Again

Data Center Knowledge

I know what you're thinking. GoDaddy is in the public cloud business?" Read More. Business Cloud

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How Technology Is Changing Manufacturing and Its Workforce

IT Toolbox

s dig in a bit deeper and take a look at how technology is changing the manufacturing industry, and what can we expect in the future

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.

GDS wants IT suppliers to use its GaaP products – but won’t offer service guarantees

Computer Weekly

The Government Digital Service encourages tech firms to adopt the platform services it has developed – but can’t offer any service or support guarantees

How to Contribute to Go

SPF13

I wrote this presentation with Jessie Frazelle. She made it look very nice and delivered it at the “Go Contributor Workshop” at GopherCon. Some of the instructions are clearly only relevant to that workshop, but the vast majority of the presentation should be helpful to anyone wanting to contribute to Go

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Uber’s New CEO Short List Is Said to Include HPE’s Meg Whitman

Data Center Knowledge

Employees say company has short list of fewer than six CEO candidates Read More. Business Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Turn Your Android Phone into a DSLR Camera

IT Toolbox

This post looks at how you can get the most out of your android camera

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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.

CIA hacking tools for Mac OS and Linux exposed by WikiLeaks

Computer Weekly

WikiLeaks has exposed hacking tools targeting the Mac and Linux operating systems in the latest of its series of leaks allegedly from the US Central Intelligence Agency

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Growing Companies Like Gluon Taking on the Blockchain Model

Galido

A Blockchain is a public ledger database of digital currency transactions that have ever been executed in a particular digital currency network. It is the protocol that digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum are built on top of.

Hackers Breach 400,000 UniCredit Bank Accounts for Data

Data Center Knowledge

Cyberattacks on corporations and banks are accelerating. Read More. Security

Passwords are not lame and they're not dead. Here's why.

IT Toolbox

Everywhere you turn, it seems that someone is proclaiming that passwords are lame, passwords are dead, and so on – you know the jingle. The argument is that passwords don’t work. They’re hard to remember. They’re easily-cracked. Users complain when they have to be complex. I know you’ve heard these things and have even thought them yourself from time to time. Much of

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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.

Getting stuck on OpenStack: Overcoming the open source cloud platform's upgrade barriers

Computer Weekly

Some members of the OpenStack community are finding it a struggle to upgrade to newer versions of the open source cloud operating system. Could customisation be to blame

Are CIOs Ready To Enter The World Of 3D Printed Metal Objects?

The Accidental Successful CIO

As companies start to print 3D metal objects, the CIO is going to be involved Image Credit: gillyan9. Just in case you missed it, the world around us is changing.

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AT&T to Build Edge Data Center Network for Self-Driving Cars, VR/AR

Data Center Knowledge

Plans to deploy edge computing capacity in central offices, at cell sites Read More. Design Edge Computing Internet of Things

Seven Keys for Driving ERP Adoption

IT Toolbox

ERP systems are more powerful than ever, but that only matters if employees are using them. Organizational change management is one of the most important success factors for a new ERP implementation, according to a recent study conducted by Panorama Consulting

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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.