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Digital Myth No. 4: Your Company Needs A Digital Strategy

Forrester IT

When your CEO asks you for your digital strategy, you could go away and huddle up with your team for a month and produce some voluminous document full of TLAs only to have it sit on the shelf for the next two years. Instead, simply give your CEO a copy of your business strategy. After […].

Devops is mandatory for multicloud deployments

David Linthicum

A survey of 1,106 business and technology executives published by the IBM Institute for Business Value, finds that 85 percent of companies are already operating in multicloud environments. Moreover, 98 percent are forecasting they will be using multicloud within three years. These findings should surprise nobody who reads this blog. However, the survey finds that only 39 percent of the respondents have implemented devops processes and tool chains.

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Is Venture Capital investment in AI Realistic or Out of Control?

CTOvision

Anyone observing the news can see that artificial intelligence and machine learning are getting lots of attention. It goes without saying that startups are playing into this trend and raising more money than ever, as long as they have AI or cognitive technologies in their business plans or marketing material. Not only are startups raising […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News The Boardroom ai funding startups vc venture capital

What’s New in Puppet 5?

Cloud Musings

Puppet 5 is released and comes with several exciting enhancements and features that promise to make configuration management much more streamlined. This article will take a comprehensive look at these new features and enhancements.

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Video: Adobe Premiere Rush CC Brings AI-Powered Video Editing To Marketers

Forrester IT

Adobe’s new Premiere Rush CC brings pro-level video editing capabilities to video creators who aren’t pros. It’s part of Adobe’s continued push downmarket to expand its footprint among creatives.

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Steel yourself for the cloud hangover

David Linthicum

A poll of 250 IT decision makers across North America conducted by managed services provider Softchoice that polled found preparation for cloud initiatives is on track. 83 percent of those polled said they had assessed existing applications to determine if they were ready for the cloud, and 82 percent had modernized their data centers in preparation for cloud. Moreover, 72 percent internally communicated the business impact of a cloud strategy. [

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How CIOs Can Find Compassion For The Difficult People In Their Lives

The Accidental Successful CIO

Even difficult people need compassion Image Credit: Steve Bridger. As the person with the CIO job, you are called upon to interact with a lot of different people. Some of those people will work for your company and some won’t.

IBM Bets Big On Security Training And Leadership As A Differentiator

Forrester IT

In late 2016, IBM announced the availability of its full-scale cyber range at the Cambridge, MA headquarters of its security division. With two shifts per day and currently booked out six to eight months, it’s been a huge success for the division.

Marketers – You have too many choices

Eric D. Brown

I have a little secret for everyone in the world of marketing: You have too many choices. There are way too many technology platforms in existence today. Too many ‘tools’ and too many products. You have too many choices when it comes to getting your work done.

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The CISOs Role in Risk Management

CTOvision

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of a company is becoming more and more important as cybersecurity threats increase in both frequency and reach. Every business needs to ensure that their CISO is not only concerned with security, particularly when it comes to any IT systems, but will also be responsible for risk management throughout […]. CTO Cyber Security

How Big Data Is Dishing out Big Solutions for Food Industries

Doctor Chaos

Any business structure can benefit from using data, including the food and beverage industry. Whether they’re distributors or fast food chains, these businesses offer a product people are willing to buy. Judging the details comes down to utilizing data.

Embrace privacy as your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Forrester IT

Your organization faces two powerful trends: The growing pressure of regulatory requirements on data protection that are emerging worldwide. The increasing awareness of privacy rights, which causes customers to take action in their relationship with businesses.

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Driving Digital is now an Amazon Best Seller

Social, Agile and Transformation

Two years ago I was just coming out of my last CIO role and started my new role as a consultant. One year ago my book Driving Digital: The Leader's Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology published and I officially launched my business StarCIO. And today, I'm excited to announce that Driving Digital is an Amazon Best Seller in three categories; Information Management, MIS, and PMP.

Spookstock: Less than a month remains before this secretive, virtuous battle of the bands

CTOvision

JJ Green at WTOP News produced a segment on a very virtuous yearly event called Spookstock which I would like to draw your attention to. JJ’s choice of words and sound in this report are impossible for me to do service to, it is very well done, so I would encourage you to spend 4 minutes […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber War News

Expanding Cybersecurity Skills with Hack The Box

Doctor Chaos

There are several ways to either assess your current hacking skills or increase your prowess. Capture the Flag (CTF) programs are a way of gamifying cybersecurity skills within a fun, interactive, and challenging delivery platform.

Marketers – get your heads out of the clouds!

Forrester IT

It’s frustrating when a customer exhibits purchase intent, but does’t buy because of friction in the customer journey. It’s worse when a store manager or contact center agent is unaware of a digital promotion.

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Install SCCM Console on a Windows 10 Machine

Anoop

You can install SCCM console on a Windows 10 machine and perform all the admin tasks from your local machine. I would recommend using remote SCCM console than using the console in the site server. In this post, you will learn how to install SCCM console remotely on a Windows 10 machine.

Why It’s So Hard to Punish Companies for Data Breaches

CTOvision

Seems like it will be hard to get firms to improve till we all come to grips with this and sort out how to make firms responsible for their negligence, don’t you think? Read why Josephine Wolff says that it is very hard to punish companies, especially big companies for data breach on The New York […]. Cyber Security News

League of Legends Champ Loses $200k to Sim-Swap Hack

Doctor Chaos

There’s been a growing trend in the world of cybercrime recently; that of sim-swapping, a new and subversive type of identity theft.

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Research Announcement: Cybersecurity Incident Response Services Wave

Forrester IT

I’m getting ready to kick off a Forrester Wave on Cybersecurity Incident Response Services that should be viewed as a refresh of the Digital Forensics and Incident Response Service Providers Wave published in September of 2017.

PowerShell One-Liners to ensure Dell system is configured for UEFI when imaging

Mick's IT Blog

While planning and configuring the Windows 10 upgrades, we had to also include the transition to UEFI from BIOS. I wanted to make sure that when the build team builds new models that they are configured for UEFI when applicable, otherwise the build fails within seconds after it starts.

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We love ideas like this: Open-source hardware could defend against the next generation of hacking

CTOvision

Read Prof. Joshua M. Pearce argue that open-source hardware could be the ultimate key against cyber attacks that companies are trying hard to find on The Conversation : You must have heard about open-source software helping in fighting cyber attacks but imagine open-source hardware doing the same job for you in much better way. Imagine you […]. Cyber Security News

Don’t Jack my Crypto

Doctor Chaos

Tony G and Dr. Chaos discuss crypojacking – is it really a problem? How does it lead to greater security threats? What does it really mean for enterprise organizations? Join us for the Dr. Chaos podcast. Podcast

Volkswagen Partners With Azure To Drive Transportation Innovations

Forrester IT

Volkswagen’s recent announcement to build its automotive cloud platform on Microsoft Azure is yet another example of the types of tech-driven innovation efforts transportation leaders are taking to position themselves as customer experience leaders.

Intune Admin RBAC Scope Tags Implemenation Guide

Anoop

Intune Scope tags got introduced in Azure portal a few months back. Azure AD global admins are not required for all the Intune admin roles. So it’s better to minimize AAD admin roles in your organization. I would recommend watching the Ignite session BRK3026 by David Falkus & Dave Randall.

Beware: Sneaky subscriptions are plaguing the App Store

CTOvision

Apple’ App store is plagued with some top utility apps on the App Store that are making millions of dollars by using dark patterns, tricking users into signing up for subscriptions. While subscriptions have been the mainstay for Apple and App developers, accounting for $10.6 billion in consumer spending on the App Store in 2017, and […]. Cyber Security News Apple

Twilio Signal Conference – Day 1 Thoughts and Takeaways

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Yesterday kicked off Twilio’s Signal conference and of course the buzz everywhere was about Flex, the contact center application platform that Perficient has been working with for a few months in Dev preview.

If You’re Not Prioritizing Employee Experience Improvement, You’re Doing It Wrong

Forrester IT

There is ample evidence that improving employee experience leads to better business results. Briefly, firms that improve employee experience find that they get better work performance and more discretionary effort from employees.[i]

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Company as a platform: a key concept for technology-enabled strategy

Trends in the Living Networks

Last week I gave the keynote on Technology Leadership in an Accelerating World and chaired the C-Level Executive Luncheon at the Oracle Impact conference in Bangkok, Thailand.

Not Sure What To Do With This Info: IBM brings artificial intelligence to the heart of cybersecurity strategies

CTOvision

We love reading the tech news, and this report on the use of AI by IMB is certainly news. But based on IBM’s track record we are not sure what to do with this particular topic right now other than to track it from afar. If everyone else starts using this then consider it yourself. […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News IBM