February, 2019

Super Bowl Ads Indicate Big Businesses Think You Are Afraid of AI

CTOvision

Tom Loftus provided an insightful review of some of Super Bowl ads in the 4 Feb 2019 Wall Street Journal. Like AI parody in SNL, these ads really poked fun at computers: Seriously, did anyone catch the commercials?

The CIO’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence

CEB IT

A chatbot that answers consumers’ questions and directs them to the appropriate place or person is a common example of artificial intelligence (AI), and one most people have experienced personally. But it’s just one way to apply AI technologies.

Maria Lensing: The Network Platform for Healthcare’s Future

Cloud Musings

As a girl, Maria and her family traveled to Memphis, Tennessee to get cancer treatment for her sick brother. The miracle she observed, as the healthcare providers saved her brother’s life, ignited a passion for healthcare.

Top 5 ABM Planning And Execution Pitfalls To Avoid

Forrester IT

Extra, extra! Read all about it! TOPO declares that“86% of account-based organizations report improved close rates and 80% say it is driving increased customer lifetime value!”

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Why cloud computing suddenly seems so hard and expensive

David Linthicum

A survey of 100 IT decision-makers in companies with 500 or more employees conducted by NetEnrich found that 85 percent claimed either moderate or extensive production use of cloud infrastructure. What’s not surprising, and what I’ve been saying here, 80 percent stated that they have moved at least a quarter of all workloads to the public cloud. But there is trouble in paradise.

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Wells Fargo’s CIO Drops The Ball

The Accidental Successful CIO

Wells Fargo outage results in customers not being able to access to accounts Image Credit: Mike Mozart. If you were the CIO of a major bank responsible for the importance of information technology, what do you think that your #1 job responsibility would be?

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Gartner Predicts the Future of AI Technologies

CEB IT

If you’ve noticed an uptick in product recommendations based on your Amazon purchases, or GPS services that are increasingly accurate in displaying congested traffic areas, it’s because artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere. AI adoption in organizations has tripled in the past year , and AI is a top priority for CIOs. Yet early AI initiatives have a high probability of failure due to misalignment with business requirements and lack of agility.

5G Wireless Technology Connecting Healthcare

Cloud Musings

Healthcare is in the middle of massive change. Called digital transformation by many, this term describes the industry’s pursuit of the many promises offered by connected patients, connected caregivers, and connected hospitals.

The Green New Deal Is Your Solution To Climate Change Risks

Forrester IT

If you are reading this for the snark and jokes, thank you. We are so sorry to disappoint you, because we’re not sure how to make corporate climate risks funny. Instead, let’s have a sober discussion about climate risk, and you can leave the jokes in the comment section.¹ What Is It?

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What cloud computing can learn from good BBQ

David Linthicum

You can’t beat good BBQ. As long as I’ve been eating, I’ve loved the taste of BBQ cooked correctly, and I’ve loved the science of getting BBQ right, no matter brisket, ribs, pulled pork, or chicken. Vegans may want to sit this blog out.) What’s clear to me is that the process and ingredients that it takes to make your cloud computing project work are directly related to how you get a perfectly smoked piece of meat. Here’s a bit of advice about both. InfoWorld explains: What is multicloud?

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CIOs Want To Know: Is Tape Making A Comeback?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Is it time for magnetic tape to come back as a storage option? Image Credit: Scott Beale. Securing the company’s data is one of the primary jobs of the person with the CIO job.

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Booz Allen’s Cyber threat analysis provides actionable recommendations for business and governments

CTOvision

Booz Allen has just released a report we would like to endorse and most highly recommend you review. Their 2019 Cyber Threat outlook is particularly relevant because it is informed by real practitoners. This is our favorite kind of asesssment since practitoners have skin in the game. Booz Allen is also in a good position […]. CTO Cyber Security News

The Recipe for a Digital Workplace

CEB IT

A digital workplace enables new, more effective ways of working; raises employee engagement and agility; and exploits consumer-oriented styles and technologies.

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Tulane University SoPA Selects "Architechting Cloud Computing Solutions"

Cloud Musings

Last week, Packt Publishing announced that " Architecting Cloud Computing Solutions " by Kevin L.

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Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, And Mixed Reality Do Bring Value To Industry

Forrester IT

Back in August of last year, I asked for good examples of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality, and mixed reality (MR), all together known as extended reality.

The cloud’s weakest security links aren’t where you're looking

David Linthicum

You pride yourself on your cloud computing security strategy and tool stack. Indeed, your system made up of many security solutions is both proactive, and self-updating. So, you’ll never have to worry about new security attacks that you’re not prepped to defend—well, almost.

Join Top Social CIO at the First #CIOChatLive!

Social, Agile and Transformation

If you're a CIO, CISO, or CTO and want to connect with the brightest, most socially vocal group of CIOs then please join us for the first ever #CIOChatLive in Boston on March 14-15th! If you are not familiar with #CIOChat, it's a twice per week gathering on Twitter that you can follow with this hashtag. On Thursday at 2pm ET, moderator Myles Suer sends out 4-5 questions around a topic while.

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Sophisticated new phishing campaign targets the C-suite

CTOvision

A new phishing campaign to steal login credentials is being launched on businesses – specifically the C-suite. Researchers at GreatHorn first discovered the campaign which targets senior executives by claiming to be from the company’s CEO. The fake email regards the rescheduling of a board meeting. By following the link from this email and users are greeted […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Calculate Potential Market Share Size for a New Product or Service

CEB IT

“How did the product manager get leadership interested in that new product idea?”. “He He showed them a billion-dollar total addressable market!”.

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The Accidental Successful CIO Podcast Now Available!

The Accidental Successful CIO

Good news! The Accidental Successful CIO blog is now being supported by a brand new podcast called (what else) “The Accidental Successful CIO” This new podcast is available on the Anchor podcasting service (just purchased by Spotify!). If you don’t have time to read the latest The Accidental Successful CIO updates, then listen to them! Click here to visit the podcast’s home page. Happy listening! The post The Accidental Successful CIO Podcast Now Available!

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Scoring Big With Data: The New Age Of Analytics In Sports

Forrester IT

Sports: the games we know and love. We love to play and watch these games so much, in fact, that in the US, there are only two days during the year when the four major pro sports leagues aren’t playing a game (i.e., MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL).[i] i] One of the most anticipated games in […].

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3 ways the cloud and data centers work well together

David Linthicum

Will data centers will go away as the public cloud grows like crazy? Both are growing to keep up with the booming economy. But getting them to work and play well together will be a challenge. You may also recall the hybrid cloud , which was a paired private cloud and public cloud. Most in the tech field now consider hybrid cloud out of date, and instead push the concept of “hybrid IT.”

Can Big Data Help Provide Affordable Healthcare?

Datacponomy

Big Data and AI can help with the growing care provider shortage. Here is how and why. One percent of the global population possesses 40-percent of all the world’s wealth, a persistent issue for which economists and politicians have debated about for some time.

Automation and Artificial Intelligence: How machines are affecting people and places

CTOvision

At first, technologists issued dystopian alarms about the power of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) to destroy jobs. Then came a correction, with a wave of reassurances. Now, the discourse appears to be arriving at a more complicated understanding, suggesting that automation will bring neither apocalypse nor utopia, but instead both benefits and stress alike. […]. Artificial Intelligence News

A Data and Analytics Leader’s Guide to Data Literacy

CEB IT

Imagine an organization where the marketing department speaks French, the product designers speak German, the analytics team speaks Spanish and no one speaks a second language. Even if the organization was designed with digital in mind, communicating business value and why specific technologies matter would be impossible. That’s essentially how a data-driven business functions when there is no data literacy.

Celebrating 400 Practical Articles on Driving Digital Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Today I celebrate my 400th post on Social, Agile, and Transformation. It’s been an incredible journey starting from my days of being a hands-on CTO at a social media travel startup, through three careers of being a transformational CIO in data businesses, and now as President of StarCIO, author of the Amazon best seller Driving Digital, speaker, and contributing editor at CIO and InfoWorld.

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Join The Progressive Web App Movement

Forrester IT

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3 reasons you shouldn’t use chatbots

David Linthicum

Cloud-based chatbots are almost old technology now; they’ve been around for four years. And reception has been decidedly mixed. Last week, researchers at several collaborating institutions unveiled the formal write-up of something called the “Second Conversational Intelligence Challenge,” which was a competition among chatbots that took place during December 2018’s NeurIPS artificial intelligence conference.

Directing Innovation: Course for company directors to keep ahead of disruption

Trends in the Living Networks

For many years I have been working with company directors on framing and driving innovation in their organizations. From this March I will be applying this experience as Course Director for a new program run by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), titled Directing Innovation.

IBM AI fails to beat human debating champion

CTOvision

After suffering defeat to AI at Go and Dota 2, the battle between man and machine was starting to look a little one-sided. But a human has finally notched up a win against our future robot overlords.

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