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Budget 2017: TechUK demands datacentre energy reform to stop post-Brexit market slump

Computer Weekly

TechUK airs fears over long-term growth and prosperity of UK datacentre market post-Brexit, without urgent government help on rising energy costs

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You want innovation? You’ll have to go to the cloud

David Linthicum

Are we at the tipping point with cloud computing? As more technology comes out on public clouds, cloud technology seems to be pushing the limits of innovation. It’s still an emerging approach, yet the degree of innovation in the public cloud seems to have surpassed the innovation of technologies that remain on premises. A case in point is the abundance of machine learning technology that’s now based in the public cloud. But the trend does not stop there.

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Cloud, Agile and What Startups Can Teach the Enterprise

CTOvision

Software engineering is still a young discipline. Until the Agile Manifesto challenged the accepted waterfall-based development model, software creation borrowed most of its processes from that of hardware. But those older, hardware-like methodologies failed to take advantage of software’s biggest benefit: that it’s soft. What has emerged in the last 15 to 20 years is […]. CTO News

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Digital Transformation Drives Mainframe’s Future

Cloud Musings

Digital Transformation is amplifying mainframe as mission critical to business growth more than ever before. With 70% of the world’s corporate data and over half of the world’s enterprise applications running on mainframe computers, they are at the core of just about every transaction.

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The Endpoint Imperative: Global Security Compliance. Are you ready?

Cloud Musings

China has its Cybersecurity Law. Next May, the General Data Protection Regulation – or GDPR –goes into effect for the European Union. Research shows most organizations just aren’t ready for these and other measures.

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EE conducts UK’s first 5G mobile network test

Computer Weekly

Mobile operator has successfully conducted the first test of an end-to-end 5G network architecture in the UK

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How CRM’s Are Creating Time For High Priority Tasks

CTOvision

How CRM's Are Creating Time For High Priority Tasks Customer Relationship Management (CRM) provides a business with centralized application software to carry out its daily activities. The software manages a business, tracks customers, identifies a target market, receives customer feedback, analyzes data, tracks sales, manages tasks and documents, ensures sales mobility and facilitates social media […]. News Business

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Artificial Intelligence as a Service – AI off the shelf

Datacponomy

In recent years, tech giants such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft and IBM (along with a slew of startups) have all begun to offer what’s known as Artificial Intelligence as a service (AIaaS). These services, in a nutshell, make a wide range of AI algorithms available to the public. Examples for.

What Should A CIO Do When You Feel Overwhelmed?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Sometimes life can get to be just too much for us Image Credit: Joselito Tagarao. Can we talk about THOSE days? You know the ones that I’m talking about – the ones that just show up and slap you in the face.

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Business crucial to cyber crime fight, say UK cyber cops

Computer Weekly

Business has a crucial role in fighting cyber crime in terms of intelligence sharing and pursuing cyber criminals, according to the country’s top cyber cops

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Garrison: Secure Web Browsing

CTOvision

With this post, we are initializing our coverage of Garrison Technology, a revolutionary provider of ultra-secure web browsing. Internet access for government employees presents one of the gravest threats to enterprise cyber security today. Compromises on federal networks via spear phishing, watering hole attacks and drive-by-downloads permits cyber attackers ranging from criminals to nation states […]. Company CTO Cyber Security News Security Companies

10 Cool Hidden Slack Features

IT Toolbox

Let us have a look at 10 of the coolest Slack features you probably don?t t know about

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Taking a look at “Hyper-personalization”

Datacponomy

The sudden evolution of the phone from a single-function device for making calls to a multifunctional pocket computer is one that’s already changed how we conduct business and live our lives a great deal.

Europe not ready for imminent cyber strikes, say infosec professionals

Computer Weekly

Information security leaders in Europe believe a major breach of critical infrastructure is coming and that data breaches in their own organisations are imminent – yet most are not ready

5 (more) big challenges facing CIOs and IT leaders in 2018

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: As business technology goes through a fundamental shift, the role of the CIO is changing. In the coming years, CIOs will face new challenges and take on new roles. The most successful CIOs are those that recognize and adapt to these changes.

5 Tips for Teams Using ERP Systems

IT Toolbox

Those engaged in serious business in the 21st century know the importance of and benefits associated with an Enterprise Resource System (ERP) that's integrated across departments. Getting the system up and running is only one leg of the ERP journey, however. Taking full advantage of your ERP's capabilities is a team sport. Keeping

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Getting the CMO Onboard with Agile Marketing Practices

Social, Agile and Transformation

In my last post, I shared 5 Reasons Why Marketing Organizations Must be Driving Digital and in this post, I'm following up on agile marketing. Many of the marketing departments I've worked with are in fact practicing some form of ad hoc agile. In some cases, timelines are fixed, like when the marketing department is hosting an event or when there is a holiday driven promotion. Other times, agile planning cio cmo digital transformation organizational change

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IT in 2018 underpinned by bots, automation and software-defined

Computer Weekly

The need for speed in IT will drive many to deploy software-defined infrastructure and adopt continuous deployment practices next year

A Look at Ada’s AI-Powered Health Companion

Datacponomy

Ada’s AI-powered health companion helps individuals understand and manage their health. In practice, Ada works much like a GP in your pocket, asking relevant, personalized questions, enabling people to self-assess their symptoms and identify possible causes and appropriate next steps.

Guide Share Europe 2017 - my impressions part 1

IT Toolbox

The Guide Share Europe (#GSEconf) conference, which is held at Whittlebury Manor each year, is brilliant. Not only do you get to catch up with old friends and colleagues, you get given a host of goodies (of various quality) from vendors, and, most importantly, you get to hear the latest thinking in mainframe environments

Forrester predicts what’s next for IoT

Network World

What’s in store for the Internet of Things (IoT) in 2018? That’s the question on many people’s minds in the fast-growing IoT industry. One set of answers can be found in a new report from Forrester, called Predictions 2018: IoT Moves From Experimentation To Business Scale.

Machine data for good: How Splunk is partnering with firms to make the world a better place

Computer Weekly

Machine data firm Splunk expands its Splunk4Good pledge to help military veterans and young people train for tech careers and end human trafficking

Insightful Problem-Solving

Future of CIO

Either for individuals or businesses, problem-solving is one of the most crucial skills to keep things moving forward, and achieve the well-planned result.

Cloud-based Licensing Proving to be Unbelievably Cheaper Than On-Prem

IT Toolbox

The reality is that if you want to install and run your applications on-premise, software developers do not want your business because they can see the difference in the costs of support for on-premise customers vs cloud-based

Docs should help design medical IoT

Network World

Doctors — particularly the ones that work in emergency rooms — need to have strong stomachs and level heads, since they see illness and injury at their most serious. Violence, accidents and serious diseases are all a matter of routine in the ER. Dr. Christian Dameff is a faculty member at UC San Diego’s medical school, has seen all of that and more, since he’s also a white-hat hacker and expert in medical IoT security.

ICO pushes for jail terms for personal data snoops

Computer Weekly

Information Commissioner’s Office says it backs prison sentences for anyone abusing their position to access personal data unlawfully

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CIOs as “Chief Interpretation Officer”: How to Improve Communication Effectiveness

Future of CIO

CIOs as “Chief Interpretation Officer” is the new digital leadership perspective of harnessing communication and people centricity for accelerating digital transformation.

Mistakes to Avoid Before Starting ERP

IT Toolbox

Mistakes at the beginning of an endeavor are notoriously difficult to fix. This is especially true of complex processes like implementing an ERP system. Errors at the beginning of the implementation can doom the project no matter how well it is executed. Unfortunately such early mistakes are all too common in ERP implementations with often disastrous results for the project.

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