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Forrester's Top Emerging Technologies To Watch: 2017-2021

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UKtech50 2016 - The most influential people in UK IT

Computer Weekly

Computer Weekly has announced the seventh annual UKtech50 – our definitive list of the movers and shakers in the UK IT sector

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I’m joining the Go team at Google

SPF13

I am honored to share that I have joined Google as a member of the Go team and will be primarily based in NYC. Why I joined. My passion has always been building great products, ecosystems and experiences through open source. The desire to create transformative experiences has led me down some wonderful and life changing roads. I’ve been fortunate enough to combine that passion with employment for most of the last decade. I encountered MongoDB soon after it’s inception.

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Cognitio’s Bob Flores, Ex-CIA CTO, Featured in IDG TechWorld Providing Context On the Cyber Threat

CTOvision

Bob Gourley. Cognitio's Bob Flores, former CTO of the CIA, was just featured in IDG TechWorld providing context on the state of the cyber threat. From the article: The former CTO of America's Central Intelligence Agency , Bob Flores, has said the gravest cyber security threat facing the world is the lack of protection for critical infrastructure and the internet of things – and that it's worth challenging narratives about attacks from nation states that get repeated without criticism.

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Considering Low-Code? How to Select the Best Platform to Suit Your Needs

Is low-code only suitable for ‘Citizen Developers’ and small operations? Is it suitable for complex applications? Is it faster, more efficient? Discover how to research and select the right development platform to fit your needs by downloading today!

You (probably) don’t need Machine Learning

Eric D. Brown

Statistically speaking, you and/or your company really don’t need machine learning. By ‘statistically speaking’, I mean that most companies today have no absolutely no need for machine learning (ML). The majority of problems that companies want to throw at machine learning are fairly straightforward problems be ‘solved’ with a form of regression.

Business Intelligence Skills

Forrester IT

So you have gone through the Discover and Plan of your Business Intelligence (BI) strategy and are ready to staff your BI support organization. What skills, experience, expertise and qualifications should you be looking for? Read more Categories: Analytics. big data. business insights. business intelligence. systems of insight. Analytics Application Development big data business insights business intelligence systems of insight

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Predictions 2017: CEOs Invest Billions To Transform Operations With Digital Tech

Forrester IT

You've been creating digital customer experiences for years now. You've built a successful app. You've assembled a martech/adtech stack. You may even have started swinging at omnichannel delivery or harnessed AI or piloted a connected product. So it's time to declare victory on digital transformation, right? Think again. Digital customer experiences are only the shining faces of a digital business.

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DevOps and the Mainframe, A perfect match?

Forrester IT

Did someone forget to tell the mainframe it was irrelevant? For many years, the much lauded death of the mainframe has been espoused by many pundits. Many believed the end of the mainframe would be further accelerated with the rapid growth of cloud adoption. I am sorry to report to those naysayers, the mainframe didn't get the message, and lives on, alive and well as the beating heart of many large businesses.

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How To Unlock Tech Industry Digital Transformation

Forrester IT

It's no surprise that tech companies are vested in the digital transformation of their customers. But many tech companies find it difficult to leave their product-centric models behind and focus on customer outcomes. That's just one of the findings from the research published on digital transformation in the tech sector. True customer obsession demands an outside-in perspective.

Artificial Intelligence: Fact, Fiction. How Enterprises Can Crush It

Forrester IT

Forrester surveyed business and technology professionals and found that 58% of them are researching AI, but only 12% are using AI systems. This gap reflects growing interest in AI, but little actual use at this time. We expect enterprise interest in, and use of, AI to increase as software vendors roll out AI platforms and build AI capabilities into applications.

Build Your Open Data Lakehouse on Apache Iceberg

Speaker: Veena Vasudevan and Jason Hughes

In this webinar, Dremio and AWS will discuss the most common challenges in data architecture and how to overcome them with an open data lakehouse architecture on AWS. Sign up now!

Forrester Predictions: Ten Key Developments In Cloud Computing Shape The Industry In 2017

Forrester IT

I'm pleased to announce that Forrester's cloud computing predictions for 2017 published this morning! Check out Predictions 2017: Customer-Obsessed Enterprises Launch Cloud's Second Decade. Our cloud team has gathered ten key developments in cloud computing that will shape this industry in 2017 -- and what you should do about them today.

Dutch bank ING to spend millions ‘disrupting’ its own business

Computer Weekly

Dutch bank ING used digital technology to reinvent itself following the financial crash, and is about to reinvent itself again, says its global CTO, Brendan Donovan

Hugo goes global

SPF13

Hugo is going Global! Hugo 0.17, released today, is our best and fastest release ever! Hugo 0.17 is nearly twice as fast as Hugo 0.16 and adds full support for multilingual websites with i18n support throughout all of Hugo. Hugo is going global with our 0.17 release. We put a lot of thought into how we could extend Hugo to support multilingual websites with the most simple and elegant experience.

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A Timeline of Big Data Analytics

CTOvision

Rick Delgado. The world seems to run on big data nowadays. In fact, it’s sometimes difficult to remember a time when businesses weren’t intensely focused on big data analytics. It’s equally difficult to forget that big data is still relatively new to the mainstream. The amount of data being generated in the world today is immense, and it’s only getting bigger. Some experts predict that by the year 2020, that volume of digital data will reach as high as 40 trillion gigabytes.

The Ultimate Guide to Hardening Windows Servers

IT Professional looking to harden your servers? ThreatLocker’s got you covered. The Ultimate Guide to Hardening Windows Servers offers tips and best practices to help mitigate cyber threats, better protect your servers, and secure your endpoints. Download today!

2017 Predictions: Big Data, Digital, and Virtual Care Key to Engage Healthcare’s Empowered Consumer

Forrester IT

The healthcare industry is changing rapidly as its consumers begin to demand more of the organizations from whom they receive care and insurance. Not only are healthcare consumers sharing more financial risk for the insurance and care they receive, but they are increasingly purchasing insurance outside of group contracts via exchanges or Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Emerging Technologies To Power Your Systems Of Insight

Forrester IT

In 2014, I recognized something was a bit off with all the big data excitement and I started interviewing companies to get to the bottom of it. In 2015, Ted Schadler and I published the first of my ideas in the report " Digital Insights Are The New Currency Of Business." " In that report, we pointed out what was wrong - big data only focused on how to turn more data into more insight. It didn't say anything about how to turn that insight into more action.

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DevOps The Code To Delivering With Velocity, Quality And Agility

Forrester IT

Every business today is under pressure from a startup that is disrupting their traditional market. We have seen this in the taxi industry with Uber [i] , ATOM Bank is revolutionizing banking [ii] and Airbnb the hotel industry. iii] The overused statement that today every business is a software business, is resonating in every industry and we are all under pressure to not only deliver faster, we must do so with quality and add value to our respective businesses.

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Tell Your Board How Business Technology Will Help Win Customers

Forrester IT

Customers are more powerful than ever, and nothing is slowing that trend. Your Board is the primary body for setting, monitoring, and adapting strategy. Ensuring that the Board, and the C-suite, is equipped with the proper insight and knowledge is a requirement. Research shows that CEOs rank technological change as the second-most-pressing factor for companies after economic factors.

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Data Value Scorecard Report

This report examines the quantitative research of data leaders on data value and return on investment.

Forrester Predictions: Ten Key Developments In Cloud Computing Shape The Industry In 2017

Forrester IT

I'm pleased to announce that Forrester's cloud computing predictions for 2017 published this morning! Check out Predictions 2017: Customer-Obsessed Enterprises Launch Cloud's Second Decade. Our cloud team has gathered ten key developments in cloud computing that will shape this industry in 2017 -- and what you should do about them today.

The #1 Barrier To Effective Digital Transformation

Forrester IT

In a recent post, I wrote about how digital experiences shape customer perceptions of value. But it's easy to forget that your organization's culture also shapes your customer's perception of value. Earlier this week I was moderating a panel on digital transformation at a Software AG event in New York.

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In 2017, Digital Transformation Budgets Will Top The Billion-Dollar Bar

Forrester IT

Check out our Predictions 2017: In Digital Transformation, The Hard Work Of Operational Excellence Begins piece that went live this morning. It has more predictions and more detail from from my coauthors Nigel Fenwick and Martin Gill. You've been creating digital customer experiences for years now. You've built a successful app. You've assembled a martech/adtech stack. You may even have started swinging at omnichannel delivery or harnessed AI or piloted a connected product.

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Manufacturing Firms Could Do Better With A Focus On Customer Experience

Forrester IT

Companies are turning to digital to do one of the three things: improve customer experience (CX) using digital technologies; improve their operational efficiency to better serve customers; and launch new business models. The manufacturing and industrial sectors are undergoing a similar transformation. In my recent discussions with leaders in this market, Industry 4.0 and smart factory dominate the conversations, but the discussions quickly shift to the Internet of things (IoT).

TCO Considerations of Using a Cloud Data Warehouse for BI and Analytics

Enterprises poured $73 billion into data management software in 2020 – but are seeing very little return on their data investments. 22% of data leaders surveyed have fully realized ROI in the past two years, with 56% having no consistent way of measuring it.

Gary McKinnon: Why Lauri Love should be spared the nightmare of extradition

Computer Weekly

Computer activist Lauri Love should be spared a life sentence in a US jail, says former hacker Gary McKinnon

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Blockchain And IoT: Not Ready For Primetime, But Now’s The Time To Start

Forrester IT

Few would disagree that for IoT to live up to its promises, devices will sooner or later need to communicate directly, autonomously and securely with each other. Well-architected blockchain-based systems can help deliver those requirements, but they're not available or even feasible today. In many ways, that's a good thing, because it opens up great opportunities to get things right. So let's start by looking at the challenges that IoT and blockchain ecosystems participants must address.

Cognitio and ThreatBrief in People Magazine: Security tips for the general public

CTOvision

Bob Gourley. One of the key lines of business at Cognitio is our cybersecurity practice. We help enterprises build action plans to mitigate risks and improve their security posture. Increasingly we are also asked to provide tips and techniques for employees to consider in their personal lives. Every person with a computer or phone has information at risk and should take personal responsibility for improving their security posture.

IoT Software Platform Wave Evaluation Helps Firms Navigate The Complex Solution Landscape

Forrester IT

As businesses pursue digital initiatives, I&O execs must assist their line-of-business colleagues with addressing software, security, data, and business analytics integration complexity associated with deploying these IoT solutions. Digital opportunities to use IoT include: Read more Categories: IoT. cloud coomputing. IT Infrastructure IoT cloud coomputing

12 Considerations When Evaluating Data Lake Engine Vendors for Analytics and BI

Businesses today compete on their ability to turn big data into essential business insights. Modern enterprises leverage cloud data lakes as the platform used to store data. 57% of the enterprises currently using a data lake cite improved business agility as a benefit.

Velocity with quality mandates a model based approach to ARA tools and DevOps

Forrester IT

DevOps velocity mandates change velocity. Enterprises today are focusing on delivering applications faster to drive customer experiences and drive business transformation to meet rising expectations. For some, faster delivery is simply faster time to disappointment where the delivery process is shoddy and speed is the only metric. Speed without quality in an oxymoron - and extremely dangerous.

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Loose Lips Sink M&A Ships

Forrester IT

Companies look for merger & acquisitions opportunities to boost their growth. But when confidential information gets exposed, it throws a monkeywrench into their confidential assessments, strategies and negotiations. Recent news proves this once again. Whether Twitter would be a good fit for SalesForce is a question - but that the news that Salesforce was considering it leaked into the public domain made their decisions harder.

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The No. 1 Barrier To Effective Digital Transformation

Forrester IT

In a recent post, I wrote about how digital experiences shape customer perceptions of value. But it's easy to forget that your organization's culture also shapes your customer's perception of value. Earlier this week, I was moderating a panel on digital transformation at a Software AG event in New York. In opening the event, Kevin Niblock , Software AG's North America President and COO, described digital business as "a cultural phenomenon."

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Grading Forrester’s 2016 Cybersecurity Predictions Plus A Sneak Peek Into Our 2017 Predictions

Forrester IT

Every fall Forrester's Security & Risk team comes together to make a set of predictions on the issues that will have the greatest impact on our clients in the next year. We don't make broad, Nostradamus-like predictions like "There will be a breach at a large company in a great city." Instead, we go out of our way to make detailed predictions that force us to take strong stances, can easily prove wrong or right and are actionable by security and risk professionals.

Checklist Report: Preparing for the Next-Generation Cloud Data Architecture

Data architectures have evolved dramatically. It is time to reconsider the fundamental ways that information is accumulated, managed, and then provisioned to the different downstream data consumers.