Sat.Aug 13, 2016 - Fri.Aug 19, 2016

Tracking The Megatrend of Mobility


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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Google Video Chat App Duo Connects iOS And Android, But Fragments The Landscape

Forrester IT

Google this week added yet another chat app to the mix with Duo, a smartphone-only video chat application that bridges the gap between iOS and Android devices. Rather than solve the problem of interoperation between different video chat applications, though, it made another application altogether.

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The second cloud wave is upon us, ready or not

David Linthicum

I often get asked about the next generation of cloud technology -- and most people are disappointed with my answer. The next wave of cloud computing tech is not about a cloud at all; it's about cloud governance and management. We've spent the last 10 years building clouds and moving applications to them. In the United States, about 5 percent of IT workloads now run in the cloud, but that figure will double to 10 percent quickly -- by 2018.

IT Infrastructure: 6 Mistakes to Avoid in Strategic Planning


Although many may feel like they only just finished, corporate functional teams will soon be embarking on strategic planning season once again. Done well, strategic planning does two things.

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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.

Tracking The Megatrend of Bigdata


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.

How British Gas Transformed Customer Engagement And Won Our 2015 EA Award

Forrester IT

Customers' perception of a company depends on their experiences with the organization at every point of contact. Companies can try to change how customers view a brand in a number of ways, such as a new mobile app or an improved complaint-handling process. However, to really improve customer perception, every interaction at every touchpoint must answer questions, suggest new services, and deepen the relationship.

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Cyber attack recovery 300% dearer due to skills shortage

Computer Weekly

The improvement of specialist security expertise is one of the top three drivers for an additional investment in IT security, but many struggle to find people with the skills they need, a report reveals

Amazon AWS: Dominating In Cloudcomputing, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and IoT


Research Team. We have been tracking Amazon for years, but as a reference point consider that in November 2006 BusinessWeek ran a cover story with the title "Jeff Bezos' Risky Bet" where the concept of cloud computing as a business model disruptor was catapulted into the mainstream.

Cisco Takes Next Step To Becoming A Partner For The CIO's BT Agenda

Forrester IT

This week's announcement by Cisco , that it will be restructuring to move away from hardware to further invest in key priority areas in its portfolio, such as security, IoT, collaboration, next generation data center and cloud, did not come as a real surprise to Forrester.

Can Space Weather Kill the Cloud?

Data Center Knowledge

This data center operator believes it’s possible, and they’re doing something about it Read More. Data Center Design Data Center World Downtime Featured Regulation Security

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!

Disaster Tech Lab brings emergency internet to refugee camps

Computer Weekly

Voluntary organisation Disaster Test Lab deploys ruggedised Cradlepoint technology to provide mobile connectivity to 18 refugee camps in Greece

IPSLA: Your IT Early Warning System


Nathaniel Crocker. Some things never change! When applications slow down, users call to complain. How else would we know what’s wrong? Wouldn’t it be nice to know if applications are slowing down before users called? You’d think there would be an app for that.

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Introducing The Forrester Wave: Digital Asset Management Q3 2016

Forrester IT

Today, everyone is a content producer. At Forrester, we've seen many companies do this- whether it's Virgin America's Hollywood-produced in-flight videos, Kohler's partnership with parent bloggers to create YouTube content, or Lego's webisodes available on their website. Customers' interactions with your firm rely on the content you produce at every interaction point. Rich media content adds the soul to these experiences.

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Take a Look inside a LinkedIn Data Center (Video)

Data Center Knowledge

Social network shows off its Northern Virginia data center to IDCA Read More. Data Center Videos LinkedIn

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.

Nearly two-thirds of IT leaders expect a serious data breach

Computer Weekly

Many organisations need to update IT systems to ensure business operations are both truly agile and secure, a report has revealed

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Boston Dynamics: On a mission to build the most advanced robots on earth


Research Team. Boston Dynamics is an engineering company that specializes in building dynamic robots and software for human simulation. Currently a wholly owned subsidiary of Google, Inc.

4 Ways to Use CRM to Increase Retail Sales

IT Toolbox

Many businesses and organizations have come to rely on their customer relationship management (CRM) application, making it one of their most useful and reliable tools for simplifying management tasks. CRM software can be an invaluable resource for managing more than your business relationships, however: You can use your CRM system to increase retail sales, as well, making your business more profitable

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How CIOs Can Deal With The Problem Of Silos

The Accidental Successful CIO

Silos exist inside and outside of IT, CIOs need a plan to deal with them Image Credit: Rex Hammock. As the person with the CIO job at your company, you have control over the domain of IT. If you want it to happen in your department, then it’s going to happen.

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?

Robot Wars: Team Storm uses modern IT to breathe new life into legacy machines

Computer Weekly

Robot Wars’ Team Storm is applying the principles of DevOps, IoT and real-time data analytics in advancing the design of its machine, while setting out to inspire a new generation to get into robotics

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Women Who Code Launches Job Board Catered Directly to Tech Professionals


JL Lewitin. Women Who Code (WWCode) is an international non-profit that empowers career aged professionals to achieve success in technology. They do this through a series of over 60 Networks around the world which host technical talks, study groups, hackathons, and other career development and social events.

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3 Ways Mid-Sized Businesses Benefit from Cloud-Based ERP

IT Toolbox

There’s no argument that cost is the most compelling reason for mid-sized organizations turn to cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Companies that fall under the mid-sized umbrella often don’t have the available capital to invest in an in-house ERP application as well as all the equipment and personnel needed to operate it, yet they need the advantage of ERP.

Don’t Let Brexit Choke Internet Traffic With EU, Operators Urge

Data Center Knowledge

British telcos and data center operators push UK to adopt EU's data protection rules Read More. Colocation Europe London Regulation

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.

Expect ransomware arrests soon, says bitcoin tracking firm Chainalysis

Computer Weekly

Law enforcement organisations are set to ramp up arrests of cyber criminals behind ransomware attacks, according to financial technology startup Chainalysis

Update Your CTOvision Newsletter Preferences


Bob Gourley. With this post I would like to remind you that it is easy to manage your CTOvision newsletter preferences. If you are not on our distributions you can sign up here.

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3 Ways Mobile CRM Can Improve Customer Engagement

IT Toolbox

Customer relationship management (CRM), a long-established core technology upon which businesses everywhere rely, is still rapidly evolving and growing. According to Gartner, the CRM industry will be worth $37 billion by 2017, expanding at a compound annual growth rate of 15 percent each year until then. At the same time, the mobile landscape continues to mature: According

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Cisco Shares Fall After CRN Report of as Many as 14,000 Job Cuts

Data Center Knowledge

Move would mean laying off 20 percent of the tech giant's global workforce Read More. Cisco Staffing

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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.

Financial sector faces era of cyber mega heists

Computer Weekly

Banks and other financial institutions are threatened by a new breed of elite cyber criminals running professional operations that will use any means to achieve their goals, says Barclays security chief

Improbable: Simulation platform technology


Research Team. Improbable is developing an operating environment that makes building simulated worlds possible. Improbable is developing SpatialOS; a distributed operating system that makes building simulated worlds possible.

Why Haven't You Switched from PSTN to VoIP, Yet?

IT Toolbox

Switching to a new voice over IP (VoIP) system from a public switched telephone network (PSTN) can be difficult if you don’t know where to start. If you’re interested in making the change to a new VoIP system and are ready to get rid of old phone lines, there’s no better time to make it happen. VoIP helps all businesses save money as well as increase production and efficiency

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Spirit of Competition: Nutanix Certifies Cisco USC Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

No deal or joint product, but channel partners can now offer certified Nutanix-on-UCS solutions Read More. Cisco Convergence Featured Nutanix certification Greg Smith (Nutanix) ucs Virtualization

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.