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Inside Symantec’s bid to build the Amazon of cybersecurity tools

CIO.com - IT industry - June 13, 2017 - 11:05am

If Sheila Jordan and the rest of Symantec's senior leadership team complete their vision they will transform the company into the Amazon.com of cybersecurity, essentially a one-stop shop where CIOs and consumers alike can buy digital tools to protect their data assets. The Symantec CIO is deploying her IT department's resources to help build out a software subscription platform for SaaS applications, part of a broader strategy to deliver solutions that are more in line with the evolving purchasing preferences of CIOs and CISOs.

"We want it to be like an Amazon experience where with a handful of clicks you can book your cloud security subscription," Jordan tells CIO.com.

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IDG Contributor Network: Two ITIL processes that will protect your existence

CIO.com - Infrastructure - June 9, 2017 - 5:30pm

In my recent blog entry, I talked about the future of the traditional IT organization and the need for sound governance and processes in the implementation of IT solutions, especially if they are leveraged through cloud and outsourced solution suppliers.

IT service management (ITSM) and IT infrastructure library (ITIL) have become the dominant approach and best practices for operational excellence in most IT organizations. Yet, I question why so many have implemented only four or five of the 26 defined ITIL 2011 processes given the strength and magnitude of guidance that the ITIL IT service lifecycle provides.

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IDG Contributor Network: Two ITIL processes that will protect your existence

CIO.com - Infrastructure - June 9, 2017 - 5:30pm

In my recent blog entry, I talked about the future of the traditional IT organization and the need for sound governance and processes in the implementation of IT solutions, especially if they are leveraged through cloud and outsourced solution suppliers.

IT service management (ITSM) and IT infrastructure library (ITIL) have become the dominant approach and best practices for operational excellence in most IT organizations. Yet, I question why so many have implemented only four or five of the 26 defined ITIL 2011 processes given the strength and magnitude of guidance that the ITIL IT service lifecycle provides.

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IDG Contributor Network: Two ITIL processes that will protect your existence

CIO.com - Infrastructure - June 9, 2017 - 5:30pm
IT service management (ITSM) and IT infrastructure library (ITIL) have become the dominant approach and best practices for operational excellence in most IT organizations. Yet, I question why many organizations have implemented only 4 or 5 of the 26 defined ITIL 2011 best-practice processes given the strength and magnitude of guidance in the ITIL IT service life cycle. The front and back door of an IT organization is managing customers and suppliers so, even if you aren’t quite ready to build the IT organization of the future, these practices are equally as important as the more commonly implemented processes of change management and incident management.

IDG Contributor Network: How big data is transforming the automotive industry

CIO.com - IT industry - June 9, 2017 - 1:42pm

The rapidly expanding Internet of Things (IoT) is seeing more and more devices connected to the internet. Traditionally, these have been biometric wearables, home appliances and audio-visual equipment. Automobile manufacturers, however, are making a play to corner this market for their own ends.

Entrenching Wi-Fi into automobiles opens an entirely new avenue of pursuit that entails vehicles communicating directly with the internet for GPS navigation, email and music streaming, for example.

By 2020, the connected car market report states that connected car services will account for approximately $40 billion annually. These services include infotainment, navigation, fleet management, remote diagnostics, automatic collision notification, enhanced safety, usage based insurance, traffic management and, lastly, autonomous driving. The root of these applications is big data, as increasing amounts of data are collected from remote sensors; this information is being interpreted and leveraged to transform the automotive industry into one of automation and self-sufficiency.

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IDG Contributor Network: Why Google might lose the enterprise AI wars

CIO.com - IT industry - June 8, 2017 - 3:25pm

“Google has never understood enterprise,” asserts Chris Nicholson, CEO of Skymind. By contrast, Nicholson gets how businesses think. His company builds Deeplearning4j, the leading open-source enterprise-ready library for deep learning. “You can do anything you want in consumer, because people aren’t paying. In enterprise, your customers hand you eight figure checks and expect top-notch professional service along with golf games and steak dinners.”

The three current leaders in cloud computing services - Amazon (AWS), Microsoft (Azure), and IBM (IBM Cloud) - understand this dynamic very well. While Google is widely acknowledged as the defacto leader in AI research with DeepMind and Google Brain, winning the “Machine Learning As A Service” (MLaaS) wars is much harder than simply releasing free tools like TensorFlow.

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IDG Contributor Network: How to Launch a Successful Video Product Review Campaign

CIO.com - IT industry - June 8, 2017 - 3:18pm

Video content is powerful. From a marketing perspective, user-generated content is even more powerful. But if you’ve never run a user-generated video review campaign in the past, trying to start one from scratch can be a little intimidating. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be difficult.

The Power of Video Product Reviews

The power of video as a content medium is undeniable. All you have to do is take a look at some of the different data points and statistics curated by HubSpot:

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IDG Contributor Network: Plausibility as a data quality metric...Are you kidding, ECB?

CIO.com - IT industry - June 7, 2017 - 1:31pm

In Financial Services companies, It is a long game explaining to the business about the benefits of good data quality. Historically any data quality initiatives were being downgraded by CFOs / CEOs while regulatory initiatives were prioritised. Data professionals were longing to create a structured framework for data governance and data quality. After a long period, Data professionals are delighted that the banking industry is coming to terms with data governance and data quality initiatives largely driven by regulatory pressures such as BCBS 239.

Certain regulators are taking the data quality regime to the next level by defining data quality in a more holistic way. For example European Central Bank (ECB) has included “Plausibility” as a measure of data quality. ECB has broken Plausibility in to two; “Stability” and “Outlier analysis”.

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IDG Contributor Network: Era of integrated platforms

CIO.com - IT industry - June 7, 2017 - 1:09pm

As health systems continue to extend their services beyond inpatient and outpatient care, incorporating a robust integrated platform has become mission critical for CIOs. This article will highlight the three key ingredients for integrated platforms from an operator’s perspective:

1.)     The ability to scale while maintaining interoperability with legacy systems,

2.)     Drive patient engagement,

3.)     Add innovation.

Before we dive into the three ingredients, it is important to first define what an integrated platform is.  An integrated platform is comprehensive of a practice management system, a billing system that keeps pace with the changes in healthcare reimbursement, and a robust electronic health records system that promotes interoperability across the care continuum.

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Digital transformation sparks sales of U.S. IT services abroad

CIO.com - IT industry - June 7, 2017 - 11:05am

With all the talk of U.S. trade deficits, one tech sector is beginning to shine. Fueled by interest in digital transformation, American IT services firms are running a significant surplus, exporting software and digital services to foreign companies seeking to overhaul their business processes.

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IDG Contributor Network: Have you had your Bezos moment? What you can learn from Amazon

CIO.com - IT industry - June 6, 2017 - 1:28pm

When people and companies grow wildly successful, we often forget that they have the same number of hours in the day as everyone else. Yet, we often find ourselves speculating, how do they do what they do…and how do they do it so well? 

For Amazon, the answer might not be so clear-cut to the everyday user. Yes, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos is a visionary and fearless leader. However, his company–as big as it has grown–seems to change, bend and release new products and services faster than everyone else. How is it possible?

I believe Amazon’s transformation from an online bookstore to one of the world’s most successful internet companies started in 2002. More specifically, when Jeff Bezos issued the infamous Bezos Mandate to his internal development teams regarding how software was to be built at Amazon:

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IDG Contributor Network: Strategic guidelines for CIOs to lead the digital age

CIO.com - IT industry - June 5, 2017 - 2:20pm

It’s safe to state that digital innovation has already paved the way for everyday technologies, such as the laptop computers, the Internet, mobile phones and tablets, social media and cloud computing, and it keeps bringing more new technologies, such as the most recent arrivals that include 3D printing, immersive computing, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), while Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics are beginning to reach their long-promised and over-hyped potential. Whenever it is stated that, from a technological perspective, such innovations are quite disruptive, it must be understood that the way digital innovation has transformed the way companies do business and the way is influencing every aspect of human activity is a true and ongoing revolution. The new digital world is drastically changing how people live, communicate, manufacture, produce, learn, collaborate and make decisions, even the most critical ones, in a way that is breaking down traditional barriers to entering markets, such as access to capital for innovation, distribution, customers, information and talent.

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IDG Contributor Network: Blockchain-enabled “smart contracts” solve problems in administering IT ecosystem services

CIO.com - IT industry - June 5, 2017 - 1:09pm

Businesses are moving into a software-defined world with usage-based service contracts and an “Everything-as-a-Service” ecosystem of providers. But there’s a problem: Contracts have not kept up with the desire to buy things in an as-a-service model in an ecosystem. Thus, the contracts provide no accurate way to account for usage adjustments that need to be made. This is a huge, nettlesome problem for service providers and customers, which I’ve recognized for years. Now there is finally a powerful solution, and I’m excited to share with you how blockchain-enabled “smart contracts” can solve this dilemma.

The problem

Companies want to pay for services based only on usage and only pay when they get the results. In addition, companies are moving to as-a-service models delivered across an ecosystem instead of services delivered by just one party. Our current contracting structure is woefully inadequate to administer this environment. No one contract between two entities can appropriately administer usage-based services delivered in an as-a-service (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS) and delivered by multiple providers.

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IDG Contributor Network: Upgrade Your Skills to be a Tech Savvy Executive

CIO.com - IT industry - June 5, 2017 - 1:00pm

The pace of change today is unlike anything we’ve experienced in our lifetimes, and it’s only getting faster.  Even relatively tech-savvy people can be overwhelmed sometimes.  Many older, “seasoned,” executives often find their heads spinning while Millennials are seemingly born with the latest gadgets in their hands – or at least trained on them before they even go home from the hospital.

So how can older business leaders keep up with advances in technology?

A low-pressure way to start is by introducing technology in your personal life.  Become more familiar with apps and gadgets on your own time so it’s easier in more formal, high-pressure business settings.  Just as many of us learned to make the transition from typewriters to computers, faxes to emails, and from landlines to pagers to cell phones in our personal lives, we now need to accelerate our ability to learn in a faster, more agile way in the professional world.  Believe it or not, kids (or even grandkids) can be great teachers for us!  Smartphones are super computers in your pocket, and with thousands of new apps being added per day, the options are endless.  Try video chats with family members around the world.  Not only do you get to catch up with people in a more personal way, you get more comfortable with the technology.  Use cloud storage for personal files.  Not only does it free up valuable real estate on your devices, but using a very simple and user-friendly tool like Dropbox or Google Drive gets you more comfortable with the technology, which you can then implement and refine in the workplace.

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IDG Contributor Network: The 5 key components to creating a goal-oriented technical operation

CIO.com - IT industry - June 5, 2017 - 1:00pm

I have been accused in the past of using a “gotcha” question. For those who do not know what that means, a “gotcha” question usually has no incontrovertible answer. “What is the meaning of life?” is probably the most popular example (although most of us know that answer to be 42). My accused gotcha question to IT decision makers is simply: “How do you know IT had a successful month?”

 The answer I’m usually given is short sighted and incomplete, a combination of uptime/fire fighting/upgrades and SLAs. The best answer is, “We met or exceeded all of our defined objectives.” Getting everyone on board with that as the best answer though, can be problematic. The traditional mindset of IT is to be focused mostly on tactical tasks; keeping the lights on stuff. While that will get you to a certain level of IT Nirvana, eventually it will lead to a lot of problems.

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IDG Contributor Network: Why a hackathon may not be a good strategy for your company

CIO.com - IT industry - June 1, 2017 - 6:45pm

Hackathons, or hackfests, are getting a lot of buzz for being a collaborative, crowdsourced way of generating new product or service ideas. Sometimes they’re even touted for ideas that drive change and create a competitive advantage. But if that’s what you have in mind for a hackathon at your company, prepare for a letdown.

The buzz isn’t all hype. Entirely new companies (such as GroupMe, which was acquired by Skype) have been birthed from hackathons. And Facebook’s “like” button originated in an internal hackathon at Facebook. Some hackathons resulted in government entities capturing new ideas on how to improve government services. And an increasing number of companies find hackathons to be an effective strategy for improving employee engagement.

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WWDC 2017: Our Top 3 Predictions

CIO.com - IT industry - June 1, 2017 - 8:00am
Here's what you can expect to be announced during the WWDC keynote on Monday, June 5.

IDG Contributor Network: Why Google is betting big on AI

CIO.com - IT industry - May 30, 2017 - 6:20pm

The recent Google I/O conference saw the internet giant unveil is artificial intelligence intentions. From modest machine learning beginnings, Google has unveiled products that intend to revolutionise our daily lives and bring machine learning into all current applications.

As the development of mobile applications hit the tech world by storm a few years ago, now is the time of AI and Google intends to capitalise with a regime change. In addition to improving the functionality of Google Home, Search and Photos, the media giant unveiled a new innovation called Google Lens. Home can recognise voices, Search recognises and recommends search results, and what Google Lens brings to the table, is interpreting the surroundings and taking actions based on that information. Along with these innovations, improvements to existing technology have made inroads towards a completely AI focused brand.

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IDG Contributor Network: Business is playing a bigger role in tech buying, but the CIO will still dominate

CIO.com - IT industry - May 30, 2017 - 6:17pm

CIOs find themselves at a crossroads: tech buying in business and governments is clearly shifting from the sole or primary control of the CIO and the tech management organization and into the hands of business leaders. But how much is this happening? Anecdotal comments suggest that most tech purchases are now controlled by business executives.

However, in our newly-published research, “C-Suite Tech Purchasing Patterns,” Forrester finds that the business role in tech purchases is growing mostly in the front-end stages of identifying a business need for a technology solution and picking out potential vendor solutions. CIOs and their teams still play a major role in choosing the actual solution, implementing it, and making it sure it works correctly. Business executives will control all phases of the tech purchase process for only 6 percent of total all new U.S. tech purchases by 2018, up from 4 percent in 2013.

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IDG Contributor Network: What the Rise of the Exoskeleton means for the Future of Work

CIO.com - IT industry - May 30, 2017 - 3:55pm

When you hear the word exoskeleton, you might think of super suits that boost physical abilities, perhaps you imagine something from science fiction. However, there is a real change that is occurring in places like Lowes where workers get a boost while lifting or in Mt Sinai hospital where patients regain their physical mobility.  We can now enhance our ability beyond what we were originally designed to do using exoskeletons.

Beyond physical exoskeletons, there is an opportunity to provide a virtual exoskeleton for the knowledge worker.  Exoskeletons focus on taking our human abilities and increasing them using huge amounts of data and sophisticated algorithms.   Rather than replacing workers, this mix of human skill and AI will propel workers into faster and better productivity across a wider range of outputs.  While this might be a silent revolution, it is already delivering results.

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