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Examine The Aviation Industry And Cybersecurity at the Global Connected Aircraft Summit 6-8 June in LA

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Bob Gourley. The Global Connected Aircraft Summit will be held 6-8 June 2016 in Hollywood California.

Customer-Obsessed Businesses Driving Infrastructure Transformation

Forrester IT

Customers today are hyper-connected and their connectivity is rewriting the rules of business. Access to mobility, social networks, wearable devices, connected cars and hotels managed by robots are rapidly changing the behaviors of how customers engage and purchase. Think how you watch a film, shop or order a taxi. The disruptive power in the hands of newly tech-savvy customers is forcing every business to evolve into a digital business or perish.

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3 common cloud ROI failures you must avoid

David Linthicum

I see a lot of cloud computing projects fail in that they do not bring the promised ROI. In my book, if a project cannot live up to the projected ROI, it has failed. There are three common cloud mistakes that lead to such ROI failure, each of which you can easily avoid. [ The InfoWorld review roundup: AWS, Microsoft, Databricks, Google, HPE, and IBM machine learning in the cloud. | Get a digest of the day's top tech stories in the InfoWorld Daily newsletter. ].

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IT Applications: Four Roles for Business Analysts to Play on Agile Projects

CEB IT

IT applications teams, whose job it is to develop software for a company in-house, employ business analysts to do a range of tasks that involve talking to IT’s internal customers (anyone else in the company) and help turn customers’ requests into a salient request for either an upgrade or a new piece of software.

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.

Consider This Use Case For Supply Chain and Logistics: Enterprise data preparation with Tamr and Toyota Motor Europe.

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Michael Johnson. The video here examines how Toyota Motor Europe is using Tamr for enterprise data preparation. It is a fantastic use case for any firm or government agency that needs to optimize their supply chain.

It’s Risky Doing Digital Half-way

Forrester IT

I attended a software-related conference recently; I'm not going to say which one as this is about something I observed at the conference, not about the conference itself. Being a software conference, the conference organizers did a lot of the expected digital stuff: registration, reminder emails and conference check-in. Up to the end of the registration process, everything I did with respect to the conference was handled electronically.

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Corporate IT: 5 Steps to Building an IT Integration Plan

CEB IT

Although 2015 was a record year for M&A activity , the heat is now starting to flow out of the market a little. But that still means that a lot of deals done over the past 12 months or so now need to be integrated into the new parent firm or the company on the other side of a merger.

Richard Stiennon interviews eSentire CEO J. Paul Haynes

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Michael Johnson. The video below features two of the most highly regarded people in the Cybersecurity community, Richard Stiennon and J Paul Haynes. Watch for good content on the approach of eSentire.

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Digital Transformation Mumbai 2016 - Guest Q&A with Paul Cobban, DBS Bank

Forrester IT

In my earlier blog post , I talked about why you should attend this year's Digital Transformation Mumbai 2016 Forum. With the event just around the corner, I'm very much looking forward to the various sessions that we have in store that will help India's most senior business leaders understand Forrester's research on the customer-obsessed operating model , which will provide a blueprint for organizations on their digital transformation journey.

MPs’ private emails are routinely accessed by GCHQ

Computer Weekly

Computer Weekly investigation reveals the extent of interception of MPs’ and peers’ email communications and data

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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!

Answers to 6 Questions About DevOps From 25 IT Leaders

CEB IT

“Start small, think big, move fast,” was the collective mantra of 25 IT leaders at a recent meeting in San Francisco to exchange ideas on how to start and how to scale-up a DevOps approach to getting their work done. They had interesting responses to six thorny questions.

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Former CIA tech chiefs to drive cyber intelligence in Australia

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Bob Gourley. Cognitio is featured in this piece from CIO Magazine: Former CIA tech chiefs to drive cyber intelligence in Australia. Australia's cyber security is only as good as its organisations', says former CIA tech chiefs and Cognitio founders.

{Salesforce + Demandware}: DX Reactions and Predictions

Forrester IT

Salesforce made its largest acquisition ever yesterday, acquiring Demandware for $2.8B. Reaction: At first glance these two software vendors compliment each other well because there is so little redundancy -- Demandware filling a commerce gap in the Salesforce portfolio. However, it's more complicated than that. From the DX platform angle, Salesforce is acquiring a competitor.

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Big data and open-source cloud technology help Gulf Air pin down customer sentiment

Computer Weekly

Big data engine that performs sentiment analysis on both Arabic and English textual data helps airline to understand and react rapidly to customer preferences

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.

How VoIP Transforms Small Businesses into Big Players

IT Toolbox

In a highly competitive market, small businesses need any leg-up they can find. It's not enough to offer a unique product or better customer service - sometimes it all comes down to dollars. If small businesses and startups were able to significantly reduce their overhead costs, they could effectively expand their reach and have a greater impact on their market. This is exactly what voice over Internet

An Update on the Megatrend of Mobility

CTOvision

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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It's About Time That Salesforce Fixed Its Gaping Commerce Hole

Forrester IT

Salesforce announced today their intent to acquire Demandware for $2.8 billion - its largest acquisition to date. This move adds a commerce to its CRM portfolio. It's an acquisition long due, with the question of why it took Salesforce so long to fill their gaping hole in CRM functionality - commerce functionality that its formidable competitors such as Oracle and SAP already have.

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Skype for Business: One year on, so what are the results?

Computer Weekly

It’s now a year since Microsoft transitioned the Lync unified communications suite into Skype for Business, but has the enterprise embraced or shunned it

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?

Why SMBs need to be Thinking about Hosted VoIP

IT Toolbox

I write regularly about all variations of this topic, as ongoing research keeps showing new things. There is a lot for decision-makers to understand about VoIP itself, just as there is for the hosted services model. Building on that, there is a lot to learn about the hosted VoIP opportunity, and from there, the bigger picture around Unified Communications and collaboration. Aside

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How Google Fiber Could Upset The Entire Broadband Industry

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Amy Medeiros. Google Fiber seemingly started as an experiment - but it’s become clear it’s not going anywhere. Move over, Comcast and Time Warner. Google’s here to stay. It’s really no secret that the two biggest ISPs in the United States aren’t exactly well-liked by their customers. Comcast has repeatedly been labeled the most hated organization in the country , and Time Warner Cable gets just about as much flak.

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Established Chinese cloud providers hope to succeed in Europe's public cloud market

Forrester IT

When we think about the public cloud, the list of credible providers can sometimes seem rather short. The Great Wall of China. Source: Paul Miller). In North America, Europe, and elsewhere, the same few names tend to dominate. But not in China. There, big local brands continue to command impressive market share. And now they're looking to expand into new territories, including Europe.

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My first IoT project: A guide for businesses

Computer Weekly

We’ve all had a good giggle about having our fridges hacked – but now it’s time to get real. What are the first steps enterprises should take when implementing their first internet of things project

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.

Test post – for App

CEB IT

Does this work? Committees and Boards of Directors Compliance & Legal Finance Financial Services Government Human Resources Information Technology Innovation & Strategy Marketing & Communications Performance and Value Measurement Procurement & Operations Risk & Audit Sales & Service

Using Commerce Data to Fuel Innovation – Bruce Andrews at Strata + Hadoop World 2016

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Michael Johnson. This video from Strata + Hadoop World 2016 captures Bruce Andrews from the U.S. Department of Commerce as he explains how commerce data can catalyze progress. This is good context that gives a snapshot into some of the benefits open data approaches can have to the economy.

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It’s Elementary, My Dear Watson: Developers Will Build Cognitive Experiences Bit-By-Bit

Forrester IT

It seems like nearly everyone is ready (or at least willing) to add intelligence to their applications. Despite the enthusiasm, developers building cognitive applications have encountered some real growing pains. The way we're going about things, it's almost begun to feel like the promise of cognitive computing would collapse like the AI hype in the 1980s or the first robotics hype in the 1960s and 70s. Thankfully, instead cognitive breaking down, we're breaking down cognitive.

Human error causes more data loss than malicious attacks

Computer Weekly

Stupid humans, you are the weakest link, at least according to the ICO

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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.

Build Your Hybrid Cloud – Enhanced VMWare Disaster Recovery to Azure

IT Pros Rock!

Your environment can be protected by automating the replication of the virtual machines based on policies that you set and control. Azure Site Recovery can protect Hyper-V, VMware and physical servers and you can use Azure or your secondary datacenter as your recovery site. Click to Play Episode.

Eight Ways Consumers can Protect Their Home Networks

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Cesare Garlati. Consumers need to understand that security problems don’t end with their laptops and phones, the same concerns are valid for any connected device in the home and the same security rationale must be applied, especially for routers where it is the first, last and only line of defense to every device in the home. Not attending to wireless network security is like leaving a door unlocked to your house, inviting cybercriminals in to access information on your life, family and finances.

Will Big Data make traditional ETL tools obsolete?

IT Toolbox

In his article Big data analytics architecture requires integration push , Ed Burns writes “For most businesses that have embraced big data analytics, the IT world in which the enterprise data warehouse was the

Blockchain and the CIO: a new model for IT

Computer Weekly

The most important emerging technology for the enterprise – and therefore the CIO – is not big data, the social web, artificial intelligence, robotics or the cloud – it’s blockchain

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.