"We are more successful onboarding new technology versus maturing it" - And five things CIO must do to drive digital platforms

Social, Agile and Transformation

I was speaking with a few CIOs at the SINC USA West conference in Scottsdale late last year on the state of managing digital technology in their organizations. One CIO told me, "We are more successful onboarding new technology versus maturing it." Here's the logic behind his thinking and why this is a real issue for organizations investing in digital platforms When a new technology is. cio cmo digital transformation innovation organizational change

Main Street Cybersecurity: 10 Cost Effective Strategies for confronting Ransomware


As we usher in the new year of 2018, we are confronted with an ever-expanding network-borne threat landscape especially from ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malicious software which is used by malicious actors to encrypt systems or data. When the ransom is paid the key is in some cases provided to unlock the data. […].

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Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerability Fixes Have Started, But Don't Solve Everything

The Investing Edge

Meltdown and Spectre Fixes Arrive—But Don't Solve Everything. Security

Lack of cloud skills and training begin to take a toll

David Linthicum

According to a recent report by cloud and datcenter vendor Rackspace, “Nearly three quarters of IT decision-makers (71 percent) believe their organizations have lost revenue due to a lack of cloud expertise. On average, this accounts for 5 percent of total global revenue, or $258,188,279 per organization.” That’s a pretty good hunk of cheddar! This is a real issue and it’s starting to get noticed by enterprises leadership, and even by the stockholders. What is cloud computing?

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IT Transformation with Watson

Cloud Musings

Credit: Shutterstock by Kevin Jackson & Dez Blanchfield IBM recently launched an exciting new project in the form of a podcast series produced and hosted Dez Blanchfield , appropriately titled the “Pioneers Of Possible.

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PowerShell Backup Bitlocker Recovery Password One-Liner

Mick's IT Blog

While writing the solution for a secure and safe deployment of BIOS updates, I had to come up with a one-liner to backup the Bitlocker recovery password to a file named.txt in a secured UNC path. Yes, we already have MBAM, but I wanted an extra layer of safety in the event something went wrong when applying the BIOS updates to the Bitlockered machines, thereby requiring the recovery password.

Announcing the Sovrin Whitepaper

Phil Windley

Summary: The Sovrin whitepaper is now available. Identity in real life is much richer than online identity, flexibly and conveniently solving all kinds of thorny problems. Now with Sovrin, we can bring those rich identity transactions online.

How blockchain will kill the invoice


Skepticism in the digital era is an emerging pattern in which technologies are treated with a certain degree of dismissal immediately following an initial wave of excitement and expectation. Perhaps this is meant to reassure businesses that carrying on comfortably is an acceptable option.

If data is the new oil, we’re still digging wells

Social, Agile and Transformation

Amazing to watch how much data technologies and practices have evolved over the last 10-15 years. Despite a myriad of new nosql, big data, self-service BI, data governance, data prep, machine learning, and now artificial intelligence platforms that have come to market over this time frame, the fact is many organizations are still in early stages of maturing modern data management practices. agile data big data cio data management data scientist future of work organizational change

Dedrone: Leading provider in airspace security


Dedrone is the leading provider in airspace security. They created the first automated software platform that detects drones and mitigates all known drone threats. They are attracting lots of attention in the security community, as well as from investors.

White House Staffers Can't Use Personal Smartphones Anymore, and More Security News This Week

The Investing Edge

Meltdown and Spectre, dossier drama, and more of the week's top security news. Security

4 surprise cloud computing trends for 2018

David Linthicum

First of all, I hate doing yearly predictions. Also, this is the time of year that every PR firm in the country asks me to read the cloud computing predictions of their clients, which are all pretty much wrong and self-serving. So, I’ve put together four cloud predictions for 2018 that you won’t see coming but that should help shape your cloud strategy for the new year. Learn all about the cloud at InfoWorld. Start with the basics: What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know now.

Drive More Impact From Data And Analytics With Insights Storytelling

Forrester IT

We said this a year ago, but alas, we have to say it again. There’s a big insights-to-actions gap out there. Firms continue to invest in data, people, and technology, but in 2017, data and analytics pros reported basing fewer business decisions on data (45%) than in 2016 (49%). If you don’t feel pressured by […]. customer insights customer intelligence data insights analytics big data culture change insights-driven organization

4 Ways AI Will Improve the Way You Work

Computer Weekly

When AI springs to mind, you can’t help but think of the endless possibilities it could bring. With machine learning, robotics, and more, breaking new grounds year after year. It’s exciting to think where we could be by 2030.

Future Of Work 2018: 10 Predictions You Can’t Ignore

Future of CIO

The start of winter is often referred to as the “holiday season.” But it might also be called the “prediction season.” When it comes to human capital management (HCM), most predictions tend to be variations of the same things.

Future of SCCM ConfigMgr Intune Admin Jobs


I keep getting questions about the future of SCCM Intune admin jobs. I got the similar questions during the last BITPro event. So I thought of writing about the SCCM job opportunities in future.

Getting Access to the Microsoft PowerShell Gallery in Windows 7

Mick's IT Blog

Over the past three years, I have not had a need to use the Microsoft PowerShell Gallery on the Windows 7 machines. While working on the Spectre/Meltdown issue, it finally hit me that I needed to use it on the Windows 7 machines. It was kind of hard to find clear and concise instructions on installing it on those machines. Windows 10 is a breeze, but there were extra steps. Luckily, all of the Windows 7 machines already met the required criteria.


The Endpoint Imperative: In a Software World, Hardware Does Matter

Cloud Musings

Hardware matters. From productivity to security to innovation, make sure your machines can keep up. Intel’s Sarah Wieskus joins The End Point Imperative: A Podcast series from Intel to discuss the importance of stable, optimized hardware in today’s digital world. Kevin L.

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Blockchain and Data Storage: The Future is Decentralized


2017 was the year when blockchain technology burst into the public consciousness. Even beyond the truly startling rise of cryptocurrencies, we became aware of how a range of markets could be transformed by applications built on the technology.

Call for entries: 2018 Building Team Awards

Eric D. Brown

Building Design+Construction's Building Team Awards recognize newly built (opened or occupied January 1, 2017 or later) projects that best exemplify the collaboration between owner, architect, engineer, and contractor to produce buildings that exhibit architectural and construction excellence.

How the Internet of Things is Influencing a New Cybersecurity Era


Cybersecurity is the new chief concern for every organization. Recent global attacks like Wannacry and NotPetya have proved that hackers aren’t sparing any institution in their latest show of might. Most companies have thus resulted in the internet of things, and it's cybersecurity features to help keep their digital assets safe. But does IoT offer […]. Artificial Intelligence Cyber Security News

Wi-Fi Alliance announces WPA3 to secure modern networks

Network World

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is an odd place to announce an enterprise product, but the Wi-Fi Alliance used the massive trade show — which has more or less taken over where Comdex left off — to announce a major upgrade to Wi-Fi security. The alliance announced the Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3) , a new standard of Wi-Fi security that greatly increases the security capabilities of the wireless standard.

Cloud portability: Why you’ll never really get there

David Linthicum

Portability means that you can move an application from one host environment to another, including cloud to cloud such as from Amazon Web Services to Microsoft Azure. The work needed to complete the porting of an application from one platform to another depends upon the specific circumstances.

The actual upshot of the recent NPS debate

Forrester IT

Many clients have asked me about my thoughts on the recent blog post by Jared Spool who says Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a harmful metric. I then usually mention that he is making excellent points but that there is another post by Aga Szóstek who says the believe in a silver bullet is the true […]. customer experience Uncategorized culture cx measurement CX metrics Net promoter score NPS voc

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Why GDPR is great for SMEs

Computer Weekly

SME laggards facing potential fines for non-compliance should wake up and smell the tasty carrot of a leaner, smarter business post-GDPR


Amazing Business Radio: David Horsager

Future of CIO

The Most Important Business Strategy: Create Trust. Shep Hyken Interviews David Horsager, Author of The Trust Edge. Do your customers trust you? . ? ? ? <span

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Financial Practices are Outdated for the Transformation Era - (And here's what you can do about it)

Social, Agile and Transformation

In talking with technology leaders about their transformational programs, the discussion often evolves to a gripe session on the mismatch between ingrained financial practices and the types of organizational practices required in transformation programs. Agile, cloud objectives misaligned with financial practices The gripes look like - We’re practicing agile on sprint and release. agile planning cio cloud computing digital transformation innovation organizational change

Is your business falling behind? 5 technologies you should already be using in 2018

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: Technology is evolving faster than ever, and plays an increasingly important role in the business world. Is your company keeping up? In this article, we explore technologies and/or processes that are absolutely essential in 2018.