Sat.Jun 11, 2016 - Fri.Jun 17, 2016

The Downside Of digital Labs For Financial Innovation

Forrester IT

The race to digital is heating up in financial services (FS) organizations; increasingly, the engine making this happen is Agile. Quite simply, it is software that makes any financial business truly digital.

An Update on the Megatrend of Robotics

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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Fear your on-premises security, not the cloud

David Linthicum

A new research report from cloud security provider CloudLock argues that more than a quarter of cloud workloads used in corporate environments are "high risk." Of course, CloudLock is biased; it makes a living spreading FUD about security, tapping into old-school IT fears about cloud computing. Its conclusions are largely foregone. Although this is yet another self-serving report from a vendor, it's a good opportunity for me to make sense of this information for everyone else.

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What Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal Means for the Digitization of Business

CEB IT

Microsoft bought LinkedIn for $26 billion this week in what is the tech industry’s third biggest acquisition ever , and Microsoft’s biggest by a large margin.

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!

Why leaving EU would be disastrous for UK digital scene

Computer Weekly

Startups and government minister discuss the risks that leaving the EU would bring to the UK IT industry

Succinct Introduction To The Tamr Enterprise Data Unification Platform

CTOvision

Michael Johnson. This short video below captures the key differentiators and unique capabilities of Tamr. Businesses across every sector and all government agencies have mission-critical questions to ask and most all have the data assets they need to answer them.

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Government IT: Take a Collaborative Approach to Change Management

CEB IT

It’s in the nature of large organizations to change, whether they’re trying to make a profit or serving a government in the public sector. In fact, the average organization has experienced five big changes in the past three years, according to CEB data.

Philippines government data breach is a warning to Asean region

Computer Weekly

Security is a rising concern in the Asean region, with fears fuelled by incidents such as the recent data hacking incident in Manila

Senators Mark Warner and Cory Gardner announce creation of Senate Cybersecurity Caucus

CTOvision

Bob Gourley. On Tuesday at an American Enterprise Institute event today on Capitol Hill, U.S. Mark R.

Four Trends in IoT Big Data Usage

IT Toolbox

Data from connected devices is ramping up, but are businesses ready? There will be more than 28 billion connected devices by 2020 , according to research firm, IDC. Each of these devices generates data that potentially can improve operations, customer service, product offers

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.

New LinkedIn Data Center Strategy Similar to Microsoft’s

Data Center Knowledge

Social network recently shifted to hyperscale data center approach Read More. Data Center Strategies Deals LinkedIn Microsoft

Singapore banks adopt voice biometrics for user authentication

Computer Weekly

Banks in Singapore are rolling out biometric technology to improve customer services by speeding up the authentication process

The biggest Google I/O 2016 news in 10 minutes

CTOvision

Michael Johnson. At this year’s Google I/O, Assistant got chattier and found its way into several new Google products: the messenger Allo and the Echo-like speaker Home. Android N also got some improvements and a mobile VR platform called Daydream. Big Data Video

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Five Forces Driving Collaboration

IT Toolbox

When businesses begin considering Unified Communications, decision-makers quickly discover how difficult UC is to define. This is actually both a strength and a weakness, and the process of developing a working understanding of UC usually gives rise to new questions that place this decision in a more strategic light. Initially, discussions about UC tend to be voice-centric, where the phone system

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 Much Water Do Apple Data Centers Use?

Data Center Knowledge

Water use by the company’s data centers is growing much faster than water use by its corporate facilities Read More. Apple Cooling Featured

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Cyber crime cost UK business more than £1bn in the past year

Computer Weekly

UK businesses have reported a 22% increase in cyber crime in the past year, resulting in more than £1bn in losses

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Bob Flores Providing Context on Cybersecurity

CTOvision

Michael Johnson. This video features Cognitio Partner Bob Flores speaking about Cyber Security and the need to well implemented security on premise, in the cloud, and with consumers and their end user devices. Great context!

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What Can CRM Do for Small Business?

IT Toolbox

Many small businesses wonder whether they truly need to incorporate a customer relationship management (CRM) platform into their business processes. So many other options are out there—so many tools, programs, and applications. Is a CRM system necessary? The simple answer is yes. The more complicated answer is, why wouldn’t you take advantage of every tool available to aid you in building

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.

Company wants full access to your social media accounts to spy for landlords, employers

Network World

If a UK startup has its way, then you will hand over full access to your social media accounts – “including entire conversation threads and private messages” – so it can be scraped and analyzed to help potential landlords and employers decide if you are a risk worth taking.

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Datacentre security: Why operators must give cyber and physical threats equal attention

Computer Weekly

Datacentre operators often talk up the physical security measures they have in place, but are they at risk of overlooking cyber threats

Using Big Data to Combat Gang Violence

CTOvision

Rick Delgado. Big data has been used to tackle a wide variety of problems. Most of those problems usually fall within the realm of the business world, but data science has steadily expanded to include even more use cases in various fields. One issue that has been talked about in recent years is the use of big data analytics in fighting crime.

4 Reasons to Standardize CRM Reporting in Your Company

IT Toolbox

The concept of everyone in the company getting all the information they need to do their job automatically is enticing to companies. Creating a framework and infrastructure in which typical businesspeople scattered throughout the company can create their own reports and views of historical data has been the stated goal of many generations of software products. Unfortunately, businesses rarely approach

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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.

9 Important SEO Tools of 2015-2016

Galido

Each year, SEO takes a new approach with various search engines. Here are some tools to help keep you competitive. CBT Nuggets. When it comes to Search Engine Optimization, education is incredibly important.

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How MI5 and MI6 gather your personal data for surveillance

Computer Weekly

Publicly released documents shed light on the many databases and sources used by the intelligence services to gather bulk personal data about UK citizens

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Why every organization needs Business Process Management

CTOvision

Bob Larrivee. AIIM ’s Chief Analyst Bob Larrivee believes that Business Process Management has become an important tool for business, but maintains that organizations could still get more out of their BPM systems to make sure all aspects of operations are running at their optimum level. Business Process Management (BPM) is a very powerful tool, which Gartner sums up neatly when it describes it as ‘a discipline that improves enterprise performance by driving operational excellence and agility’.

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How ERP Increases Profitability

IT Toolbox

Profit is the goal of being in business and ERP exists to increase profitability. That's an oft-repeated truism, but exactly how does ERP increase profits? It turns out there are a number of ways a well-functioning ERP system works to increase company profits. The first thing to understand about ERP is that is affects nearly every aspect of your operation

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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.

Gartner: DDoS defenses have been backsliding but starting a turnaround

Network World

Distributed denial-of-service attacks have been getting bigger and lasting longer, and for the past few years defenses haven’t kept pace, but that seems to be changing, Gartner analysts explained at the firm’s Security and Risk Management Summit.

UK industry asked to help youth avoid career in cyber crime

Computer Weekly

Crest and the NCA call on UK industry to help support initiatives aimed at recruiting technically talent people into IT and IT security as an alternative to cyber crime

What Kind of Management Structure Is Needed to Govern a Data Analytics Program?

CTOvision

Dennis D. McDonald. Introduction. When thinking about developing a new data analytics program, two questions you need to address are: What services do you need to provide? To whom do you need to provide these services? I’m assuming here that your organization already provides products or services of some sort and that, through a new or enhanced data analytics program, you want to take advantage of the data associated with these products or services.

5 Essential VoIP Features That Boost Efficiency

IT Toolbox

Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP as it is better known, is a technical piece of software that allows businesses to manage customers in a prompt, professional manner. It also enables colleagues to communicate to one another from different locations in real-time. As a business grows, it's inevitable that new measures will need to be put into place to ensure that high call volumes can be managed

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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.