Sat.Jul 23, 2016 - Fri.Jul 29, 2016

Insights-Driven Business Are Stealing Your Customers

Forrester IT

Is your business digital? Like Domino's Pizza, do you realize that you are not a product or service business, but that you are a software and data business that provides products or services? Do you exploit all of your customer's data to know them inside-out?

HIPPA and Ransomware in the Healthcare Sector: “Your PHI or your life”


Bob Gourley. The threat of ransomware is hitting every sector of the economy. But the biggest, most dangerous and disastrous attacks have been occurring in the more lightly defended parts of industry and government. Healthcare has been especially hard hit. The U.S.

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Left behind: Who suffers in the cloud shift

David Linthicum

Market research firm Gartner states that $111 billion worth of IT spending will shift to the cloud in 2016, and the number will almost double to $216 billion by 2020. That’s a big change. If you didn't see this coming, you haven't been paying attention. Enterprises are moving quickly to the cloud, as they pick the right workloads and pack up as soon as they can (if they can). Download the public cloud megaguide PDF: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Joyent compared.

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Corporate IT: Lessons from Pokémon Go


If you live in Europe, North America, Japan, or Australia, then this past month will probably produced a lot more people in parks and public spaces staring fixedly at their phones.

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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.

Look Who's Running IT Now!

Forrester IT

As CIO Executive Partners at Forrester, we meet technology leaders in almost every industry sector. One theme is clear: The typical career path, leading to CIO has changed. No patience for CIOs to learn new tricks. Companies are now looking to leadership from non-traditional CIO career path sources. Over the past few years, we've noticed an increase in line-of-business leaders being appointed CIO.

DNC hack requires swift, forceful response from Washington


Bob Gourley. Jason Healey provides well-reasoned context on what the US should do about the DNC hacks in an opinion piece in Passcode titled " DNC hack requires swift, forceful response from Washington.".

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Brexit: Why CIOs Need to Revisit Their Strategic Assumptions


Even though markets stabilized once it had sunk in that nothing would happen quickly after the UK’s referendum vote to exit the EU , this will only be a hiatus.

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Microsoft Stream Hopes To Shake Up EVP Market

Forrester IT

Microsoft Stream, the company's enterprise video platform (EVP) bolted onto Office 365 could shake up the EVP market, but don't jump in head first just yet. Video used to be the domain of media and broadcasters, but now enterprises from healthcare to financial services have reason to be doing video.

AFCEA TechNet 2-4 August 2016 in Augusta: Join us there if you can, or track these mission focused issues here at CTOvision


David Highnote. AFCEA’s TechNet Augusta will bring together an array of military and civilian thought leaders and practitioners August 2-4 to help all players better understand the challenges the cyber element introduces into a combat arms fight.

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Revealed: The battle for GDS – how Whitehall mandarins are trying to carve up digital strategy

Computer Weekly

Insiders say senior civil servants want to break up the Government Digital Service and return IT to its previous departmental model

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!

Data Analytics – The importance of Data Preparation

Eric D. Brown

How many of you would go sky diving without learning all the necessary precautions and safety measures necessary to keep you alive? How many of you would let your kid drive your car without first teaching them the basics of driving?

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Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage In US Presidential Election

Forrester IT

Last week, WikiLeaks posted a treasure trove of internal emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The leaked emails demonstrated a clear bias within the DNC against Bernie Sanders and for Hillary Clinton, when the organization claimed to be neutral. The incident: Confirms two of our 2016 cybersecurity predictions : In 2015, we predicted that cybersecurity would become a major issue in the 2016 US presidential election.

Zero Days by Alex Gibney: A documentary examining a watershed event in cyber conflict


Bob Gourley. Alex Gibney is an Academy Award winning filmmaker who has now turned his sights to one of the most significant events in modern cyber conflict, the creation of software designed to execute on a mission of incredible stakes.

Six essential processes for keeping data secure

Computer Weekly

Data security is increasingly vital for organisations as the countdown begins for compliance with new rules imposed by the EU’s general data protection regulation

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.

A step back: A DB2 optimization term, then and now

IT Toolbox

(Posted Friday, July 24, 2016) The terms ?sagable? sagable? non-sagable? became common place in the very first releases of DB2. However, the terms most commonly used today are indexable, stage 1, and stage 2. Since I have been dying to write about something (anything) since retiring, this seemed like a fun subject to attack


My Plantronics Savi 740 just died…so I bought another

Eric D. Brown

I’ve written before about my love of for the Plantronics Savi 740 (see here and here ). Earlier this week, my beloved 740 died. I’m not quite sure what happened but it just stopped working.


Hortonworks HDP 2.5: Improved Security and Data Governance


Charles Hall. At Hadoop Summit in San Jose on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, Hortonworks announced a new release of its Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) Hadoop distribution, version 2.5,

Most cloud applications not GDPR-ready, report reveals

Computer Weekly

Just 2% of more than 15,000 enterprise cloud application analysed are GDPR-ready, according to a cloud risk report

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?

5 Ways to Address VoIP Call Quality Issues

IT Toolbox

How many times do you walk to someone's office because you can't understand what they're saying on the phone? Do your customers get frustrated and hang up when they call for assistance? You have a VoIP call quality problem. Companies switching from legacy PBX systems to modern VoIP technology sometimes overlook the changes needed to optimize voice and video quality. You no longer use dedicated phone

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Intel Finally Releases Its Rack Scale Design to Open Source

Data Center Knowledge

Just a few weeks ahead of its upcoming IDF conference in San Francisco, Intel announced Thursday that the data center asset utilization platform it has been assembling since 2013 is now ready to be shared with the open source community. Rack Scale Design (RSD, no longer called “Rack Scale.

Changing Government Requirement For Market Research to Continuous Market Assessment


Bob Gourley. During interview today with I'll be discussing an observation many of us in the enterprise technology community have been discussing lately. There is a growing consensus in the enterprise tech community (CIO, CTO, CISO) regarding the Cambrian Explosion of great capabilities in the tech sector. Although this is an incredibly exciting time to be an enterprise technologist, this explosion of capabilities presents new challenges.

Windows Mobile shrinks as Microsoft prioritises productivity and platforms

Computer Weekly

Microsoft prepares to axe 2,850 jobs as it culls smartphone business and majors on productivity and platforms

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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.

How to Handle Cloud-Based VoIP Vendor Disappearances

IT Toolbox

Many companies want to make their mark in the $204 billion cloud-computing industry. Startups bring innovative ideas to the market, while well-established businesses expand their product selection with cloud-based services. The vendor volume has a major downside, however, since organizations can fail and take your VoIP service with them. The last thing you want is to lose critical communication

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How Can CIOs Deal With The Challenge Of Creating Very Large Networks?

The Accidental Successful CIO

As networks keep getting larger and larger, CIOs need to have a plan Image Credit: Marc Smith. I’m pretty sure that you would agree with me if I told you that your enterprise network will just be getting bigger and bigger over time.

Will We See You At The DoDIIS Conference in Atlanta 1-3 August?


Bob Gourley. The Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems ( DoDIIS ) Conference is in Atlanta next week. I'll be attending seeking to connect with old friends, see new technology demonstrations and, more importantly, listen to people from across the intelligence community express their views on mission needs. This is an unclassified conference so I'll work hard to capture what I learn and reflect that in our reporting here at CTOvision.

UK education system failing to support cyber security profession

Computer Weekly

Countries and companies must act quickly to address the cyber security skills shortage through improvements in education, workforce diversity, training opportunities, security technology and data collection, a report says

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.

Choosing the Right Partner for Unified Communications

IT Toolbox

Most analysis about Unified Communications focuses on the solution, such as features, applications, the underlying technology, etc. This knowledge is essential for making good decisions, but is far from complete, especially if you’re just getting up to speed on UC. Not only are there many applications to integrate into a seamless user experience, but the UC value proposition is constantly

Achieve the Highest Level of Email Security


Email security is an on-going concern for all businesses that rely on computers, but by employing the right services whilst educating your staff on the various issues surrounding it, you can keep threats to a minimum.

Things To Do Right Now About Your Cybersecurity Workforce Crisis


Bob Gourley. Intel Security has released Hacking the Skills Shortage , a report revealing the current cybersecurity workforce crisis. The report is full of interesting observations. For example, 71% of respondents admitted that this lack of talent has had a direct and negative effect on their organization. The shortage in cybersecurity skills has done measurable damage to companies.

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Researcher uncovers UK government threat to privacy

Computer Weekly

Despite concerns about the draft Investigatory Powers Bill, a legal researcher has highlighted that existing legislation is a much bigger threat to privacy than most UK citizens realise

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.